THEORIES OF ACTION
Every MISD staff member shall have a growth mindset and a “no excuses” philosophy.
Midland ISD shall begin to transition from the Managed Instruction theory of action to an Earned Autonomy theory of action with the goal of having implemented a System of Great Schools theory of action by 2027.
In an Earned Autonomy theory of action, the central administration shall directly administer some campuses and shall grant varying levels of autonomy to other campuses. The central administration shall clearly define operational thresholds that deserve higher levels of autonomy and the specific autonomies earned, consistent with the Board’s student outcome goals and constraints.
The administration shall methodically identify paths for perfor mance improvement, align educator incentives with student performance, and ensure that educator placement is a function of student needs rather than adult preferences.