P-Metrx allows the classification of the operational environment, administrative routines, resources, teaching practices, etc. with an ability to cross-reference against other school systems with similar or dissimilar operational factors against the actual performance results of students.  Utilizing an appropriate examination format will allow analysis of the conditions that produce student outcomes, an objective evaluation of the educational environment. 
The primary objective of P-Metrx is to build capacity by assisting schools to think strategically, design objective, standards-based systems and reliance upon data-informed decision making.  Building capacity must focus on development of sustainable, systems-based approaches that allow schools to run efficiently every day.  Essential operational factors may include key functional processes and the composition of the school’s management structure, addressing the most important factors that influence how the school operates.  This also includes how dominant aspects of the school, details of the student population and how quantified factors for their success (or lack of success) can be clearly articulated. 
Performance Planning:
In most educational management structures, each operational level faces a different version of the same overall problem.  As a result, the concept “Improvement at Scale” implies not just to improvements in a single system or management level, but rather throughout the organization.  It is also characterized as improvement at a defined rate and across many highly varied contexts.  Improvement is therefore change, with a specific and unified direction, sustained over time that moves the entire organization to improved performance while minimizing variations in efficiency among individual management functions. 
P-Metrx is an investigative process that provides data and analysis leading to credible management competence.  The process is used to align resources and focus efforts on identifying, managing, evaluating and improving internal operational processes aligned to each school’s overall focus and educational priorities.  Values to key characteristics of a school must be defined and quantified against universal performance indicators for analysis, comparison and measurable improvements. 

As a mathematical model possessing quantified outcome objectives, managers are able to influence both the structure and dynamics of the entire organization and enhance their ability to achieve stated goals.  Performance Metrics is a system-wide analysis process resembling a comprehensive problem-solving exercise over-time.