graphic that explains the Baldridge strategy

The Baldrige framework is based on core values and concepts thatrepresent beliefs and behaviors found in high-performing organizations:

  • Systems perspective
  • Visionary leadership
  • Student-centered excellence
  • Valuing people
  • Organizational learning and agility
  • Focus on success
  • Managing for innovation
  • Management by fact
  • Societal responsibility
  • Ethics and transparency
  • Delivering value and results

With the Baldrige framework, you evaluate and improve your processes along four dimensions:

  • Approach: How systematic are your key processes?
  • Deployment: How consistently are your key processes used throughout your organization?
  • Learning: Have you evaluated and improved your key processes? Have improvements been shared within your organization?
  • Integration: How do your processes address your current and future organizational needs?

You evaluate your results along four dimensions:

  • Levels: What is your current performance?
  • Trends: Are the results improving, staying the same, or getting worse?
  • Comparisons: How does your performance compare with that of other organizations or with benchmarks?
  • Integration: Are you tracking results that are important to your organization? Are you using the results in organizational decision making?

Baldrige in Education at Hampton Middle School:
  • Use of data notebooks by all students in all classes to track and chart personal performance data.
  • Goal setting each quarter by all students.
  • Quality student and quality teacher factors identified and posted in the classroom.
  • Development of grade level vision and mission statements.
  • Strategic planning with action steps and learning targets in all classes.
  • Data walls to show class progress.
  • Class celebrations when success is achieved.
  • Students are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning.
  • Students are encouraged to be response-able to the success of the class.
  • Use of flowcharts to simplify classroom procedures.
  • Feedback tools to improve instruction.

Baldrige in Action at Hampton Middle School:

Baldridge at Godwin Middle

characteristics of a Hampton Student

6th Grade Mission

Class Data

Behavior Place Cardsclassroom pictureBaldridge in Education