The Committee considers comprehensive and objective evaluation of the effectiveness of the curriculum to be of primary importance. The Superintendent will provide for the translation of the stated instructional goals into objectives, and appraisal of their implementation, in order to:
- Determine educational needs and provide information for planning.
- Indicate instructional strengths and weaknesses.
- Determine the suitability of programs in terms of community requirements.
- Show the relationship between achievement and the stated goals of the Melrose Public Schools.
- Provide data for public information.
Elements of this evaluation process may include:
- Testing programs such as nationally standardized general achievement tests, nationally standardized tests in specific subject areas, and tests administered by other agencies.
- Study of school achievement records.
- Study of students’ high school and drop-out records.
- Use of outside services, participation in regional research studies, contracted evaluation services. (Evaluation services at cost to the district must be approved by the Committee in advance of expenditure.)
- Teacher and parent evaluation of student behavior.
- Department of Elementary and Secondary Education specialists and services.
- Evaluation by regional accrediting association(s).
- Evaluation by other agencies.
- District-determined measures (DDM’s).
An evaluation of the curriculum and its effectiveness will be made periodically and reported to the Committee by the Superintendent.
MSC first vote: 11/18/14
MSC second vote: 12/9/14