Mendham Township Middle School

The following links detail two specific academic goals per school:
2016-2017

Building Goal #1:

By May, 2017, 51%, 69%, 95%, and 98% of the students in grades 5-8 respectively will score at least a 4 on a teacher-made rubric evaluating a social studies performance based research writing task - synthesizing three artifacts. Through diligent analysis of running records, students will receive additional and more individualized instruction via both Language Arts and social studies teachers throughout the 2016-2017 school year in order to achieve this goal.   

 

 

Building Goal #2:

By May, 2017, 100% of the students in grades 5 and 6 will successfully utilize a “virtual reality perspective” via Google Expeditions to construct deeper meaning for 8 distinct science (4) and social studies (4) learning objectives.  During this pilot year, teachers will work cooperatively across content areas to identify specific procedures to enrich lessons, projects, writing prompts, and problem solving tasks by utilizing virtual reality / Google Expeditions hardware and software.  Upon conclusion of the pilot and program analysis, the Google Expeditions project may be replicated across all grade levels.  Although students in grades 7 and 8 will not be part of this clinical process and goal, they will have ample opportunities to utilize Google Expeditions through out the 2016-2017 school year.  

 
 
 
 
2015-2016

Building Goal #1 (2 year goal) :

By May, 2016, 80% (10% improvement over year 1) of the students in grades 6-8 will increase one performance level on pre/post rubric scores evaluating a performance based research writing task - synthesizing three artifacts.  Language Arts, social studies, and science teachers will team up to develop seamlessly integrated and authentic performance based on-demand reading/writing assessments.  Through a yearlong clinical process, Language Arts teachers will collaborate to develop a precise school-wide instructional practice to address the Research Task including new rubrics, reading, organizational (graphic organizers), writing, and editing strategies.  There will be a positive correlation to growth in the PARCC PBA Research Task results.

 

 

Building Goal #2:

By May, 2016, 100% of the students in grades 5-8 will successful engineer STEM projects during science class designed to support the recently renewed science curriculum.  Teachers will work cooperatively and secure a multitude of materials to create and implement STEM units at every grade level. 

 
 
2014 - 2015

Building Goal #1:

By May, 2015, 50% of students in grades 5-8 will increase one performance level; and by May, 2016, 70% of the students in grades 6-8 will increase one performance level on pre/post rubric scores evaluating a performance based research writing task - synthesizing three artifacts.  Language Arts, social studies, and science teachers will team up to develop seamlessly integrated and authentic performance based on-demand reading/writing assessments.  Through a yearlong clinical process, Language Arts teachers will collaborate to develop a precise school-wide instructional practice to address the Research Task including reading, organizational (graphic organizers), writing, and editing strategies. There will be a positive correlation to growth in the PARCC PBA Research Task results.

 

 

Building Goal #2:

By May, 2015 70% of the students in grades 5-8 will increase one performance level as measured by a reading / narrative writing pre/post rubric score. Performance based on-demand reading/ narrative writing assessments will be seamlessly integrated into a multitude of current novels and classroom readings to authenticate and decontextualize the learning process for students.  There will be a positive correlation to growth in the PARCC PBA Narrative Writing Task results.

 
 
 
2013-2014

By May 2014, 80% of students in grades 6 and 8 will increase no less than one level on the NJ Holistic Scoring Rubric by greater exposure to and understanding of “informational and explanatory prompts” and related rubrics as defined in CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.2, “Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.”

 
By May 2014, 80% of students in grades *7 and 8 will earn at least and 85% on a teacher made post-test to demonstrate accuracy in interpreting data they collect, organize, and display in the form of tables, bar charts, and other representations, by integrating 4 problem solving / graphing units into science instruction throughout the school year – including 4 formative assessments and a post-test.    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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