Middle Level Strategies 2017-2018

Strategic Objective Priority Strategies Trends & Measures

Evidence of Learning

Identify multiple indicators to measure what students are learning

  • Rollout of district-level middle school assessments aligned to Evidence of Learning Framework ($1,113,000)
  • External review of written, taught and learned curriculum in math and language arts in grades 6-8 ($446,089)

Readiness: In 2017-2018, student data around readiness of students for the next grade level will be determined and reported at grade 8.

Transition: Grade level transition data to be reported supports the successful transition of students at the end of grade 6.

Strategic Objective Priority Strategies Trends & Measures

Expanding Options and Access to Programs

Increase access to programs and resources needed for all children to be academically successful

  • Establish STEM Education extracurricular activities in every middle school ($95,000)
  • Expand achievement - focused programs that increase opportunities and outcomes for students in all middle schools (i.e., Minority Scholars Program) ($457,311)
  • Participation in STEM activities by demographic (FY18 baseline year)
  • Participation in after-school achievement focused programs (FY18 baseline year)
Strategic Objective Priority Strategies Trends & Measures

College and Career Readiness

Graduate students who have the knowledge and skills to qualify for and succeed in entry level job or credit-bearing postsecondary coursework without the need for remediation

  • Develop and begin implementation of counseling model to effectively prepare students for college and career using Naviance
  • Create individual high school course planner for all grade 8 students ($85,000)
  • Grade 8 students completing Naviance Career Planner
  • Percentage of parents accessing Naviance Career Planner (Baseline data will be available Dec 2017)
Strategic Objective Priority Strategies Trends & Measures

Social/Psychological Well-being

Acquisition of knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand personal health and wellness, manage emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

  • Implement digital literacy content in middle school to include topics on responsible use of technology, accessing valid and reliable information, relationships, self-image, and identity.
  • Provide strategies for students with identified behavior goals for increased learning and academic success
  • Develop tools to monitor restorative justice implementation ($1.9M Grant)
  • Students completing digital learning courses (FY18 baseline year)
  • Attendance
  • Suspensions (Available Upon Public Release)