Postsecondary Planning System FAQ

What is the Say Yes Postsecondary Planning System?

  • It is a way to connect students and their families with services and programs. This support will help them on their path to success.
  • It tracks 30+ indicators for each student. These indicators give a picture of the whole student. Each indicator tells us if the student is on track to succeed.
  • If a student is not on track, he or she can be connected to helpful services. They also can receive extra support. The school will help make these connections. This school person is called the family support specialist.

Where does the information about the student come from?

  • It comes from the school system.
  • It comes from other organizations working with the students.
  • It comes from parents and guardians. Each year, they are asked to complete a survey about their student.
  • It comes from the students. Students in fifth grade and above fill out a survey each year.
  • It comes from the teachers who also complete a survey for each student.

Which schools will have the PPS?

All CMSD schools will have PPS by the 2022-23:

  • 15% will start in 2019-20
  • +25% will start in 2020-21
  • +30% will start in 2021-22
  • +30% will start in 2022-23


Which schools will begin in ’19-’20?

They include (pre)K-8 schools: Almira, Buhrer Dual Language Academy, Joseph M. Gallagher, Marion-Sterling, Mary M. Bethune, Memorial, Michael R. White, Miles Park, Orchard,  and Wilbur Wright. They also include high schools: John Adams College & Career Academy, John Marshall School of Civic & Business Leadership, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies, Max S. Hayes High School, New Tech East, and Rhodes College & Career Academy.

If you or your child attends one of the schools listed above, please click here for more information.

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