KPI’s for Success

Thanks to a generous donation by Insightformation, Inc. Headquartered in Golden Valley, MN, Playing ACES CHESS is able to maintain community awareness of program success via their InsightVision (IV) community collaboration platform.   This in-kind donation allows Playing ACES CHESS to engage a strategic approach to building community support and assure operational transparency.  Playing ACES CHESS will serve as a national demonstration model in the effective use of their web-embed feature as a public facing strategy alignment tool to show collaboration (goals and their measures) in action.

Over the next 3-5 years Playing ACES CHESS will use the InsightVision platform to support for K-12 chess in this area.  This includes the ability for funders to see and support annual fundraising and the pubic to know how Playing ACES CHESS will transparently manage major funding to support program elements!  Below is a starting example of the power and flexibility of this systems-based community collaboration tool.  To see another example of its use click on the City of Bellingham, Washington to see how they are using the tool.

{The below KPIs are under development and update.}

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[su_tab title=”Mentor Development Goals“] In order to have broad program reach Playing ACES CHESS must develop a sustainable cadre of chess program mentors (aka basic coaches).  We do this via collaboration with valued resources like Madison House Student Volunteers and the UVA Curry School’s Day in the Life Service Learning Volunteers to list a couple.[/su_tab]
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[su_tab title=”Schools-based Program Participation Goals“] Playing ACES CHESS seeks to engage K-12 students from all public-private-home school venues in and around Albemarle County and Charlottesville City.  When able Playing ACES CHESS wants to engage over 2000 students every week learning and playing chess.   Participation goals are broken down as follows:

  • ACPS (All Albemarle County Schools)
  • CCPS (All Charlottesville City Schools)
  • PVT (All Private Schools)
  • HM (All Home School Groups)

Clicking on the links above will take you to a list of individual school chess programs associated with the groupings.

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(ACPS KPI Here)  and (CCPS KPI Here) and (PVT KPI Here) and (HM KPI Here)

Under Construction

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[su_tab title=”Non-Schools-based Participation Goals“] Playing ACES CHESS seeks to engage K-12 students in a variety of non-school-based venues in and around Albemarle County and Charlottesville City.  When able Playing ACES CHESS wants to engage students learning and playing chess.   Additionally, Playing ACES CHESS wants to establish a series of Chess Summer and Winter Day Camps focusing on introducing Elementary and Middle Schools students. Participation goals for these venues are broken down as follows:

Clicking on the links above will take you to a list of individual school chess programs associated with the groupings.

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(B&GC KPI Here)  and (C4K KPI Here) and (JMRL KPI Here) and (CRC KPI Here)

Under Construction

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[su_tab title=”Funding Goals“] Playing ACES CHESS has four major funding areas:

trophy01(1) Equipment (tournament quality chess sets and durable tournament quality chess clocks)
(2) Tournament management software
(3) Prizes and awards for regular rated and unrated chess tournaments
(4) Support for students with financial challenges to attend major chess events e.g.

Major events may include but are not limited to the following:

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[su_tab title=”Quality Chess Set Goals“]

ComboSet04This figure is a combination of chess sets owned not only by Playing ACES CHESS, but also those sets owned, mainly by private schools, that are available to be loaned to Playing ACES for major events.  Playing ACES CHESS maintains a detailed of list of owned and available assets for various club and event level needs.  Quality chess sets are critical to allowing K-12 students that have never [/su_tab]
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[su_tab title=”Quality Chess Clocks Goals“]

Chess ClockThis figure is a combination of chess clocks owned no only by Playing ACES CHESS, but also those chess clocks owned, mainly by private schools that are available to be loaned to Playing ACES for major events.  Playing ACES CHESS maintains a detailed of list of owned and available assets for various club and event level needs.  Chess clocks are critical to actively managing both rated and unrated chess events.  [/su_tab]
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[su_tab title=”Unrated Event Goals“] Playing ACES CHESS would like to use a series of regular (at least ever other week – see attached possible school year and summer competitive plan) unrated chess events as part of skills development for K-12 players not yet fully committed to earning and maintaining a USCF Chess Rating.   The goal would be to have at least 48 players per event participate.  This means an annual goal of > 1200 unrated players engaging in these events annually. The importance of using unrated tournament and match events cannot be overstated.  Just have chess classes without competition is like have a school or community soccer program and then not having games to help develop skills and introduce kids to a friendly and safe competitive environment.  Parents should understand how chess tournaments are different than other events like a football or soccer game.  [/su_tab]
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[su_tab title=”Rated Event Goals“] Playing ACES CHESS would like to host a minimum of 12 rated events a year (estimated 60 rated rounds per student annually) with a minimum of 120 rated players per monthly rated event.  That would mean and annual participation of > 1400 K-12 rated players.   This is in addition to the other events VSCA available to K-12 rated players via other locations are Virginia.  [/su_tab]
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