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    Provide all students access to challenging and culturally responsive learning experiences that meet their individual needs.

     

    2.1 Develop and implement coherent systems for collecting and using student learning data to better understand the needs of individuals and groups of students. 

    2.2 Develop and implement consistent systems to identify and address students’ individual needs for the full range of  learners. 

    2.3 Foster culturally responsive and inclusive communities and environments that provide equal access. 2.4 Ensure excellence in the continuum of educational programming for Student Support Services. 2.5 Ensure, quality, coherence and equitable access for courses and programs.

  • 2.1 Develop and implement coherent systems for collecting and using student learning data to better understanding the need of individuals and groups of students.

    • Identify a committee to lead this initiative.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: October, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Identify a district-wide system for storing student learning data and providing access to individual student learning profiles and data sets for groups of learners.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: December, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: FY22 Budget Impact Estimate: Northborough - $40,000, Southborough - $30,000 and Regional - $30,000
    • Develop system-wide agreements on what data will be collected and monitored for all students.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough
      • Date: February, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Develop and begin to implement systems for how data is used to inform school improvement planning, instruction and equity.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA), and curriculum leadership team (PreK-12)
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Explore ways that the new student information system (PowerSchool) can gain real-time insight into student performance, behavioral trends, and key demographic information to personalize instruction and learning.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director of Instructional Technology and Digital Learning, administrative assistants, guidance faculty, and building principals
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact

    2.2 Develop and implement consistent systems to identify and address students’ individual needs for the full range of learners.

    • Reconvene District Committee focused on multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) to review plans that were previously developed.
      • Person Responsible: Assistant Superintendent and Director of English Language Education
      • Date: October, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Inventory and assess current practices for student support teams and their intersection with special education programs and staff.
      • Person Responsible: Assistant Superintendent, Director or English Language Education, and Directors of Student Support Services
      • Date: January, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Engage in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education sponsored professional learning related to MTSS and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
      • Person Responsible: MTSS District Committee
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Develop a plan for implementation of MTSS including professional learning for educators in the district for 2021-2022.
      • Person Responsible: MTSS District Committee
      • Date: April, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: FY22 Budget Impact Estimate: Northborough - $8,000, Southborough - $6,000 and Regional - $6,000
    • Review and implement District Curriculum Accommodation Plan.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA), curriculum leadership team (PreK-12), and educators
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact

    2.3 Foster culturally responsive and inclusive communities and environments.

    • Administer a baseline assessment of District and school-based faculty and staff understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy and unconscious bias.
      • Person Responsible: Working Group and Director of English Language Education
      • Date: November, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Build capacity of the system and school leaders to lead conversations about culturally responsive pedagogy and unconscious bias.
      • Person Responsible: Working Group and Director of English Language Education
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: FY21 Budget Impact Estimate: Northborough - $2,000, Southborough - $1,500 and Regional - $1,500
    • Create and launch professional learning pathways for administrators, faculty, and staff that can build upon their understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy and unconscious bias.
      • Person Responsible: Working Group and Director of English Language Education
      • Date: May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact

    2.4 Ensure excellence in the continuum of educational programming for Student Support Services.

    • Continue to develop educators’ expertise to teach specialized reading programs.
      • Person Responsible: Directors of Student Support Services
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: FY22 Budget Impact Estimate: Northborough - $8,000, Southborough - $6,000 and Regional - $6,000
    • Research, select, and implement a universal dyslexia screening tool that identifies students at risk for reading difficulties and plan interventions based on data.
      • Person Responsible: Assistant Superintendent, Directors of Student Support Services and PreK-8 Reading Teachers
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: FFY22 Budget Impact Estimate: Northborough - $4,000, Southborough - $3,000 and Regional - $3,000
    • Enhance partnerships with community and state agencies to provide resources that support all students ( transition services, FSP, Providers’ Symposium, consultants).
      • Person Responsible: Assistant Superintendent, Director of English Language Education, Directors of Student Support Services
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Assess and expand inclusionary practices to determine the impact on student learning.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA), and curriculum leadership team (PreK-12)
      • Date: October, 2020 - June, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: FY22 Budget Impact Estimate: Northborough - $2,000, Southborough - $1,500 and Regional - $1,500

    2.5 Foster culturally responsive and inclusive communities and environments.

    • Identify the committee to lead this initiative.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: October, 2020
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Develop and articulate cycle and process for ongoing internal curriculum and program review and evaluation.
      • Person Responsible: Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA)
      • Date: April, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: No predicted budget impact
    • Conduct an equity audit of courses and programs.
      • Person Responsible: Director of English Language Education
      • Date: May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: Estimate: Northborough - $2,000, Southborough - $1,500 and Regional - $1,500
    • Set goals for improvements in course offerings, programs, and student participation in particular courses or programs.
      • Person Responsible: Assistant Superintendent, and Northborough, Algonquin, and Southborough Administrators leadership team (NASA), and curriculum leadership team (PreK-12)
      • Date: May, 2021
      • Status [future work, in process, completed]: 
      • Budget Impact: Estimate: No predicted budget impact