Mansfield Township School District
2016-2017 District Goals
1. As a result of the Spring 2016 Record of Academic Assessment in grades K-2 writing, there is a need to focus on the improvement of writing scores. Therefore, in order to establish a baseline, a pre-assessment will be administered to all students in grades K-2. There will be a 5% increase in the percentage of Grades K-2 students that will perform on grade level by January 2017 and a total of a 10% increase in the percentage of Grades K-2 students performing on grade level by June 2017. In June 2016, Grades K-2 average percent proficient was 58%. The Superintendent will monitor the progress of the K-2nd grade students throughout the year by reviewing data submitted by the K-2nd grade teachers. She will meet with K-2nd grade teachers throughout the year to review writing data and complete walkthroughs during writing instruction.
2. Under the direction of the Superintendent, a needs assessment was completed by the Mansfield Township School District staff which reflected School-based performance data. The Mansfield Township School District Professional Development Committee, in consultation with the Superintendent, identified Mathematics as areas of weakness. Therefore, using MyMath Assessments there will be an 10% increase in the average percentage of Grade 3-6 students by January 2017 and a total of 15% increase in the percentage of Grade 3-6 students by June 2017. In June 2016, Grade 3-6 average percent proficient was 58.75%. The Superintendent will monitor the progress of the Grade 3-6 students throughout the year by reviewing data submitted by Grade 3-6 teachers such as assessment data and diagnostic information.
3. In order to improve the climate of the district and increase levels of enthusiasm and trust, the Superintendent, in collaboration with the Board of Education and the Administration, will help identify district issues and create a survey. The survey will include a subset of questions designed to elicit school-specific and grade level specific data. The survey will be administered by the October 12, 2016 Superintendent’s Administrative meeting. Action plans will be created based on the results under the direction of the Superintendent, in collaboration with the administration team and the Board of Education, and said action plans’ implementation will be monitored by the Superintendent by making School Climate a topic at her administrators’ meetings. There will be a 10% increase of average score between the pre-assessment survey in the fall of 2016 and the post assessment survey in the spring of 2017.
4. As a means to increase public relations and provide the community and parents with valuable resources and information, the Superintendent, in partnership with the Board of Education, will provide a variety of monthly communications. Through conversations with parents there was a desire and a need to have community meetings. The community did not feel they knew and/or understood enough what was taking place in the classrooms. The communication will include a mix of topics/communication vehicles from various staff and teachers for a broadened perspective. These vehicles will “spotlight” BOE happenings (discussion topics for the upcoming Board meeting i.e. HIB FAQ; Budgetary challenges; PARCC results; STEM programming, etc.), school happenings and MTSD accomplishments and increase the use of Twitter (@MTES_JHES), Instagram ( Mansfield TSD) and Facebook (Mansfield Township School District).
5. The Superintendent, in collaboration with the Board, will develop a Communications Committee comprised of three Board Members to work in partnership with the Superintendent to ensure the overall effectiveness of community communications including the development and distribution of on-going communications (including oral, written and social media). The community members who do not have students in our schools need to be informed of the programs and instruction taking place due to their taxes.