Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment- Priority 2 Detail

Vision – Melrose Public Schools Vision Statement:  Every student will be an engaged, challenged, enriched, and self-directed learner. (6/27/17)

Mission – Melrose Public Schools Mission Statement: The Melrose Public Schools will provide and sustain a thriving and dynamic teaching and learning environment, preparing every student to excel in their authentic life and global citizenship, as supported by an engaged community. (6/27/17)

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 – Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment:  Develop and plan high quality curriculum and systems of assessment that enhance student centered, personalized, and self-directed learning.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY – continue to revise curriculum units and assessments that align to content area and habits of learning standards as well as integrate technology.

 

Updates

Global Language performance task prompts are being revised for all exams and common assessments to reflect the principles of proficiency.

General music and instrumental music continue to work on their common assessment tool which includes Google Forms and recording/storing technology.

Middle school math is using enVision 2.0 which aligns with MCAS 2.0.  Teachers are giving online assessments and are using prompts that are aligned with constructed response questions.

Humanities department is assessing current Civics elective at MVMMS as a pilot for impending requirement that all middle school students complete a civics course.