Profile of a Graduate to guide District’s academic priorities
Last spring, our academic team conducted 71 focus groups involving more than 670 parents, teachers, students, business and industry partners, city government officials and administrators. More than 2,100 data points were collected to put together the Profile of a Graduate document.
This work reflects our community’s priorities and expectations of the skills and knowledge sets Dublin City Schools graduates should possess. The document is divided into three sections: knowledge, skills, and habits. Under knowledge, identified priorities include: well-rounded curriculum, global awareness, civic engagement, college and career readiness, digital literacy, career exposure, financial literacy and internship opportunities. Under skills and habits, traits such as the ability to think critically, problem solving, time management, perseverance, strong work ethic, kindness, empathy, responsibility and self-awareness were among those named as high priorities by our community.
“The amount of input we received about the skills, knowledge and traits our graduates should possess provides us with excellent data regarding our community’s priorities,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “Standardized test results are nowhere to be found in this document. It is our job to grow thinkers, not test takers. The Profile of a Graduate will help guide our work and inform or curricular decisions.”