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Performance Framework

Innovation Department

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Instructional Shifts



September 12, 2018

The first Performance Framework Brief: Volume 1 is now available!



Performance Framework Goals, Purpose and Process




Effective instructional and assessment practicesinstructional coherence, and meaningful learning opportunities that promote student agency are hallmarks of the VUSD Performance Framework. The VUSD Performance Framework bridges multiple grades and elements of learning, as well as bridges early learning and the K-12 learning pathway.


The Performance Framework will be solidly grounded in research and evidence-based practice, as well as integrate input from all stakeholders. The Framework will be developed over the course of three years. 


The initial phase of development includes cycles of design and refinement based on input and feedback from teachers and administrators, as well as ongoing review of literature. Guidance and recommendation will primarily come from monthly P-3 Continuum Teacher Think Tank Meetings. Teachers will provide input, feedback and recommendations on the structure, content and function of the Performance Framework.



Jenny Peirson


Phone: 760-726-2170 ext 92010





Performance Framework Manifesto 2017-2018 (In Progress)

Interested in learning more about what a Performance Framework is? Read the (in progress) Vista Unified Performance Framework Manifesto. This comprehensive document will ultimately include teacher generated competencies and expectations for student performance from preschool to graduation in academics, social-emotional learning, and self-regulation. 


Archive: Performance Framework Teacher Development Work Session Agendas 2017-18

January 22, 2018


February 13, 2018


Contact Us

Jenny Peirson


Phone: 760-726-2170 ext 92010

Performance Framework Development

How will the VUSD Performance Framework be developed and by who? Teachers will be the drivers of this important work and several standing organizations will provide ongoing feedback throughout the development process. Please see info graphic below for information on the iterative development process and feedback cycles. 


Are you interested in providing input on the development of the Vista Unified Performance Framework? Any questions or comments are welcome. Contact Jenny Peirson at