Our goal is to have 90% to 100% of all of our students proficient or advanced in reading and math within the next three years!
Our Math ,Reading, Writing Curriculum
We continue to use Scott Foresman (K-5) and Holt (6-8) as our math programs. These programs are based on the National Standards of Mathematics and include the MPS Mathematics Framework. Just some of the reasons we chose these math programs were: the parent connection (homework), the differentiated lessons for all students, and the tie to literacy. Each grade level uses district Classroom Assessments Based on Standards (CABS) provided by MPS, as well as common rubrics for scoring. Each assessment lists the learning target that it assesses. Writing is stressed in each classroom as well as being incorporated into reading, math, science and social studies. All classrooms use 6+1 Traits Program to build upon and improve writing scores Teachers will model, and, through direct instruction, teach the elements of proficient writing.
Data driven Instruction
Teachers meet monthly to analyze all monthly CABS in reading, writing, and math. Strategies are discussed on how low achieving students can improve. These monthly meetings give grade level teachers an opportunity to discuss and analyze students’ scores in order to address the needs of non-proficient students. Grade levels (3rd-8th) analyze District Benchmark results to guide instruction. Teachers share solid teaching strategies at our monthly staff meetings. These strategies will be used to assist teachers in improving student learning by planning future professional development.