What is Outcome Base Continuous Improvement (OBCI)?
Camden County Schools’ Outcome Based Continuous Improvement (OBCI) model, in the simplest of terms, is a school improvement and strategic planning process that sets clear standards for observable, measurable outcomes and creates an environment where we hold one another accountable for those outcomes.
OBCI is founded on the belief that decisions about schools should be driven by the outcomes we'd like children to display at the end of their educational experiences. Planning efforts focus on clear expectations for what teaching should accomplish and plans are agile enough to adjust instruction, assessment and supports as necessary to accomplish those expectations.
Strategic planning efforts are aligned with our Board’s Vision, Purpose and Beliefs, informed by the values of the community and by effective schools research. Five Strategic Focus Areas provide a framework for organizing staff into Focus Area Work Groups who use core data revealing progress toward the outcomes and critical issues that threaten growth. Groups develop Action Plans which operationalize their work with strategies to meet Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound (SMART) objectives. These action plans are communicated to internal and external stakeholders during periodic performance reviews, reports at administrative and Board meetings and publications to reinforce accountability and ensure the transparency needed to build public trust and confidence.