The School Quality Department, as a part of the supports provided to schools from the CMSD Academics Division, provides schools and departments with processes, protocols, & tools in order to better provide formative feedback, grow best practices, and support planning at the school & district levels. The School Quality department is an integral part of the Chief of Schools Division as it provides qualitative support across the district using a 3-Tiered Support Model:
- Tier I: Qualitative Supports for all Schools: Projects include analysis, updating, training, management, & logistics for the Pulse Check tool school visits and dashboard that help better understand emerging trends across all schools within the district’s portfolio of schools.
- Tier II: Departmental/Selected Schools/Network Qualitative Supports: Assists in the creation and implementation of research work either "in flight” or starting, the with facilitation and analysis of focus groups &/or instructional observations as needed or requested.
- Tier III: School Quality Reviews: CMSD has continued its partnership with stakeholders to grow the portfolio of high-performing district schools. This work includes providing a comprehensive assessment of the quality for schools in the district as identified by a multi-factored analysis. The comprehensive assessment will be an evidence-based process that includes data and information gathered on academic programs and performance, school climate, and operations. As a component of this assessment process, has partnered with CMSD to develop a protocol for a school quality review process aligned to CMSD initiatives and goals, as well as a reporting template that will be used to document and communicate findings of the school quality review.
Megan Traum, Executive Director of School Quality
Meagan Coggins, Manager of School Quality