Assessment – Priority 7 Detail

Vision – We engage all students in learning, raising the aspirations of all students by embracing them in a learning environment designed to meet the needs of all learners.  We provide a comprehensive curriculum aligned with state and national standards that challenges and prepares all learners from Pre K to 12 and beyond.  The curriculum is research-based and consistently integrates best practices to provide a focus that is aligned horizontally and vertically across all grades and addresses the needs of all students.  The Melrose Public Schools employs highly-qualified teachers and administrators who engage students in a positive and dynamic manner, are student-focused, and work individually and collaboratively to effectively deliver instruction and assessment and advance student performance in all areas of learning.  (excerpt:  Melrose Public Schools Strategic Plan 2010-2015)

Theory of Action -If educators plan instruction with clear learning objectives, develop a culture and climate that fosters strong relationships within the school community, design a current and well-articulated curriculum, and apply the best instructional practices, then teaching and learning will advance and realize high levels of growth and personal success for all learners.

Strategic Objective – Assessment and Data: Employ authentic assessment data to inform teaching and learning in order to advance student performance.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – Social and Emotional Learning: Collect and analyze assessment data to determine fidelity of PBIS systems within the school community.
PBIS Leadership Teams and Behavior Support Teams apply data to continually improve PBIS implementation.



Summer professional development held to support school based and district PBIS teams on the systems and data needed as part of PBIS.

A district PBIS team has been formed and continues to meet this fall and winter. The team has self-assessed several times to determine progress towards elements of a PBIS system.  Tier I structures are being developed.

Every school has their own PBIS team in place.  Each team has begun looking at office referral data and other school based data.

MVMMS was awarded a Safe and Supportive Schools grant for DESE.  Over the next 6 months a team of educators at the middle school will convene to assess SEL and PBIS programs and develop an action plan.