Mission, Vision & Values
Heartland AEA has a distinct mission and core values. Staff members strive every day to fulfill the Agency’s mission and make a difference in people’s lives. Heartland AEA also has four student achievement goals that drive its continuous improvement efforts.
To improve the learning outcomes and well-being of all children and youth by providing services and leadership in partnership with families, schools and communities.
To nurture learners, empower choice and enrich lives.
Caring – Proactive – Collaborative
At Heartland AEA, we believe:
- Education is everyone’s responsibility.
- Learning impacts the quality of life people enjoy.
- An educated citizenry is essential for a civil, prosperous and democratic society.
Goal 1: Increase learning growth for students as measured by the number of districts/schools demonstrating growth in student performance.
Goal 2: Decrease gaps in achievement between students in underperforming groups and all students (underperforming groups include students with disabilities, English Language Learners, students living in poverty and all racial/ethnic groups).
Goal 3: Increase in annual graduation rates until all districts are at 100 percent.
Goal 4: Increase the core preparation rate of high school graduates until all students meet gateways for post-secondary education/career success.