APQC Education helps education leaders capture, scale and sustain transformation to improve student outcomes. We help educators redesign outdated or inefficient processes and break down functional silos which saves time, saves money and empowers people.

This work occurs through the implementation of Process and Performance Management methodologies and the identification of best practices.

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Save the date! 2016 APQC Education
North Star Conference

The 2016 APQC Education North Star Conference will be September 13-15, 2016 and we do hope that you can join us. Save the date now and look for registration details next month.

If you missed the 2015 APQC Education North Star Conference, then you missed a great event! Henry Hipps, with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provided an excellent keynote on how to spark and spread innovation in K12. We celebrated Dr. Jack Grayson's retirement, heard from educators using PPM all over the U.S. and Australia, and introduced a Colloration Cafe concept, which allowed attendees the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge of great North Star success stories.

All of the conference presentations are avaialbe as free downloads here.



Show Your Work

Process Thinking in Education, as represented by Process and Performance Management (PPM), is a proven, reliable methodology that enables campus and district leaders to embrace change, improve student outcomes and save precious time and money. At its heart, PPM is a systematic way of showing your work in the day-to-day activities of a school or district.

To read more about how you can start using this powerful methodology today, click here.



Process Classification Framework

New and Improved! The PCF was originally created to identify key processes in businesses and was then customized for the needs of K-12. The common taxonomy allows APQC and educational organizations to identify and compare processes, set and compare metrics and establish best practices. This latest version incorporates changes and updates from our North Star Community.
We are very thankful for all the cooperation and insights to assist in creating this latest version.

Access your free copy of the PCF for Education.



"I highly recommend (APQC) training to other districts..."
Sean Dusek, Assistant Superintendent
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Alaska

"I think the (APQC) training is amazing."
Anyur Simsirel, Principal
Westbourne Grammar School, Victoria, Australia

"The Process and Performance Management training has been instrumental in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of (the district)..."
Dr. Harold J. Vollkommer, Deputy Superintendent
San Bernardino City Unified School District, California

"... this work will result in higher levels of customer satisfaction and cost savings to the district well in excess of $100,000 in the next school year."
Richard A. Carranza, Superintendent
San Francisco Unified School District, California

"... (this training) will also allow us to realize tens of thousands of dollars per year savings..."
Dr. Scott P. Myers, Director of Teacher Licensure
Kansas State Department of Education

"We believe (this training) has increased everyone's appreciation of what it takes to make a successful school district run efficiently and effectively."
Dr. Randy Poe, Superintendent
Boone County Schools, Kentucky

"I have been in education for 42 years but have never seen a project like APQC/s North Star that has the potential to completely transform the educational system in this country. "
Dr. Michael Perich, Former Director, System-wide Continuous Improvement
Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland

"Joining the North Star network has been one of the best professional development decisions I have made as a Superintendent. "
Dr. Jerry Wilson, Superintendent
Worcester County Public Schools, Maryland

"We believe that our partnership with APQC will be instrumental in the transformation we are seeking."
Guy Chamberlain, Associate Superintendent
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina

"Process and Performance Management training has been instrumental in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of (our district)."
Dr. Eric L. Cunningham, Associate Superintendent
Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System, North Carolina

"The four day Process and Performance Management training was invaluable..."
Thomas Tucker, Superintendent
Lorain City Schools, Ohio

"I highly recommend (APQC) training to other districts..."
Dr. David Pennington, Superintendent
Ponca City Public Schools, Oklahoma

"This collaborative training allowed us to come together to discuss and apply processes in a most productive manner."
Dr. Raymond D. Gualtieri, Superintendent
North Allegheny Schools, Pennsylvania

"This work has led to a deeper, clearer understanding of where to best use our limited resources and provide a better, more customer friendly experience..."
Dr. Mike Waldrip, Superintendent
Coppell ISD, Texas

"We look forward to a long-term relationship as we continue our journey to transform CFISD into an even more efficient and effective high-performing district."
Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Texas

"The Process and Performance Management Training has been instrumental in improving the efficient and effectiveness of Edgewood ISD."
Eddie Ramirez, Chief Finance and Operations Officer
Edgewood ISD, Texas

"Under the direct leadership and support of APQC, Frisco ISD has ... begun the evolution to business processes throughout the district."
Bob Allen, Director of Integration and Innovation
Frisco ISD, Texas

"Our district remains committed to Process and Performance Management."
Dr. Terry Grier, Superintendent
Houston ISD, Texas

"The work with APQC is integral to our quest to align our business practices with Baldrige/Performance Excellence principles..."
Dr. Steven M. Constantino, Superintendent
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, Virginia

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Orange County Public Schools, FL -
In 2012, Florida’s Orange County Public Schools began development of a two-year digital curriculum pilot program in response to changing student, workforce, community, and legislative requirements. The long-term goal was to have devices for all students and a digital curriculum to support personalized learning. As a recipient of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant, the district enlisted the support of APQC Education in 2015 to identify and document the processes to curate digital content. The grant focused on developing district understanding of Master Planning for Innovation (MPI), a systems-oriented approach to help organizations define their customers, products and services, structure, objectives, and work processes.
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