District publishes first quarterly review of progress for 2014-15 school year


For Immediate Release: November 24, 2014

Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson (608) 663-1903

The Madison Metropolitan School District released its first quarterly review of progress for the 2014-15 school year today, as the district continues to follow through on implementation of its strategic framework.

 “Our improvement strategy, as captured in our strategic framework, is no longer a laundry list of ever-changing initiatives, but instead a set of inter-related, long-term work aimed at eliminating the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. “This year, we are again staying incredibly focused on the day-to-day work of great teaching and learning. I’d like to thank all of our educators for their incredibly hard work this first quarter on behalf of student learning.”

This quarter, schools started off the school year with strong School Improvement Plans in place, professional learning centered around great teaching across the district and better tools and resources coming from Central Office aimed at removing the institutional barriers that stand in our way.

As outlined in the strategic framework, the district conducts a deep review of progress once a quarter – from school teams, to central office, to the Board of Education. The process allows teams to examine both implementation and outcomes, identify strengths and challenges, collaboratively problem-solve and make adjustments where needed.

Read more about the district’s progress in the full quarterly review available at www.mmsd.org/quarterly-review.