Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
5/21/2021 - 7:00 PM  
Accountability and Research  
Equity Climate Survey  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
AE - School Division Goals and Objectives  
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Agenda Item Summary:
From June 1 to June 20 Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) will be conducting an equity climate survey with the purpose of measuring perceptions of the current climate and equity within ACPS. This innovative approach blends a traditional climate survey with an equity audit. The equity climate survey is a new initiative tied directly to the ACPS Equity for All Strategic Plan. The survey is provided as an attachment to this brief. The information gathered from the climate survey will further illuminate potential areas of inequities within our environment. These data will be a part of informing school and department improvement planning over the summer and serve as progress measures for the ACPS 2025 strategic plan.  
As a component of the new Equity for All strategic plan, ACPS will be administering an equity climate survey to staff, students, and families. The survey will combine elements of a traditional climate survey and past ACPS equity audits to create an instrument that gauges school and division climate through the specific lens of equity.  
The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review this information for an understanding of the ACPS climate survey administration.  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent