Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

It's tough to get a true sense of how well your district is doing if you examine your goals in isolation. To make your self-assessment easier, CoSN is offering our members access to a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) through the ActPoint KPI Management System as part of a partnership with the Council of the Great City Schools. These KPIs will give your district access to business-class benchmarking—stop guessing and start truly assessing!

Participate in the CoSN KPI Benchmark Project!

We are pleased to present the CoSN ActPoint® KPI Benchmark Project. CoSN members will be provided with access to three key performance indicators. They are: Devices – Average age of Computers, IT Spending Per Student, and Network – Bandwidth Per Student (kbps).

How it works

Districts complete the 27 question survey. The questions will ask for specific data points that go into the equations for the key performance indicators. If there are survey questions which do not apply to your district please enter N/A. Your district will be assigned an anonymous ID number for benchmarking purposes. Your district will be able to benchmark your performance on each KPI compared to districts of similar enrollment size, geographic proximity, free and reduced price meal eligibility, and other filter options. There is no charge for CoSN Members to participate in the demonstration project!

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Sample Benchmarking Report

The “Managing for Results” report has produced millions of dollars in savings, and for good reason. CFOs, COOs, and CIOs from the nation’s largest school systems helped create more than 500 Key Performance Indicators, which were vetted to help districts become more efficient and effective. At the heart of the Managing for Results report is ActPoint KPI, a low-cost, online performance management tool that allows district leaders to compare financial and operational performance with peer districts. 

Download the Sample Report

More Information on the Full CoSN/Actpoint KPI Program