Performance Management - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Performance Management

Performance Reviews

Performance Management is an essential tool for high-performing organizations. In many situations, it is the most important responsibility of a manager. When done well, performance management results in numerous important outcomes for an organization, its supervisors, and its employees, including:

  • clarify job responsibilities and expectations
  • enhance individual and group productivity
  • develop employee capabilities to their fullest extent through effective feedback and coaching
  • drive behavior to align with the organization’s core values, goals, and strategy
  • improve communication between employees and managers

We are are now using a web-based performance management tool, Agile, by SilkRoad Technology, for all non-faculty staff. Implementation of this tool will help IMSA achieve the outcomes listed above, as well as increase participation, reduce time and money spent on the process, and provide a clear view of employees’ performance across the Academy. The FY20 timeline is detailed below:

  • Performance Review release – April 6, 2020
  • Self Review due – Date April 20, 2020
  • Supervisor Review due – May 8, 2020
  • Review Meeting completed – May 29, 2020


Performance Review Training (12 minute video)

Core Competencies

Goal Planning

Additionally, we have implemented the Goal Planning portion of this system. The goal module has been released and is available for you to input your FY21 goals. You will have an opportunity to present your goals to your supervisor and record progress throughout the school year. We encourage you to use SMART Goals:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

Additional information on smart goals can be found in the short presentation here.

All FY21 Goals should be submitted no later than Monday, September 14, 2020.

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