The Vision - Connections to KDE Strategic Plan
Equity | Achievement | Integrity | Quality | Opportunity | Access
As in past plans, a Kentucky Education Technology System Master Plan objective is always to align with the KDE Strategic Plan to further the vision of each and every student empowered and equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to pursue a successful future. The core values found in the KDE Strategic Plan and shared in this Master Plan for Education Technology are Equity, Achievement, and Integrity (Figure 1). Equally, KDE and KETS value equity so that each student has the opportunity to graduate from high school with the education and skills needed to be successful. KDE and KETS value high academic achievement and support for the development of every student empowered through technology. Additionally KDE and KETS value integrity, basing technology empowered decisions on multiple, accurate, and applicable sources of evidence.
Figure 1: Core values as identified in the Kentucky Department of Education Strategic Plan (Accessible Description).
Quality, opportunity and access permeate the Master Plan as well as parallel the KDE Strategic Plan in many areas. Together the two plans set the stage for student success and provide guide points or map markers to keep KETS on course. Knowing where we've been and where we are heading allows KETS to remain true to its core values and serve Kentucky's students alongside the KDE Strategic Plan.
One objective in particular from the Strategic Plan targets the introduction of an updated School Report Card (SRC) to reflect tenets of the new accountability model. The KETS Master Plan establishes conditions that allow KDE and OET to provide guidance to shareholders aimed at schools and districts making progress toward providing high quality opportunity and access to all students.
Additional connections exist in the objectives and identified strategies of both the Strategic Plan and the Master Plan. Both plans seek to leverage partnerships with a variety of shareholders and support district improvement efforts by building the collective expertise of educators through positioning resources to ensure opportunity and access for all students.
A shared mission and vision (Figure 2) strategically make students the focus, further directing the work to ensure achievement of agency and school district goals.
Figure 2: Connecting the Kentucky Department of Education vision, mission, and goals (Accessible Description).
Ensuring a high quality education that leads to a successful future for each Kentucky student is not possible without addressing key elements of quality, opportunity and access [Figure 3]. These elements combined with rigorous instruction and quality resources provide a foundation that will propel students and the state forward for years to come.
Figure 3: Key elements to all Kentucky Department of Education plans (Accessible Description).
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Technology Planning and Project Management
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2020 ext. 2202
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