• School Quality Review

    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) envisions 21st Century Schools of Choice in which students will be challenged with a rigorous curriculum that considers the individual learning styles, program preferences, and academic capabilities of each student, while engaging the highest quality professional educators, administrators, and support staff available. In alignment with the district’s goals for excellence in learning and teaching, CMSD strives to:

    • create excellence by fostering high quality learning and teaching in every classroom, in every school across the city of Cleveland;
    • ensure equity, so that every child and educator have the support, access, resources, and care that they need; each and every day, in every school, in order to ensure that each student graduates prepared for college, career, and life success;
    • establish environments were the learning is full of joy and adventure for all students and adults;
    • grow the number of high-quality district and charter schools, and close or replace failing schools; 
    • focus the district’s central office on its role in school support, while transferring authority and resources to schools; 
    • invest and phase in high-leverage school reforms across all levels; and increased accountability for all schools in the district through the district partnership with the Cleveland Transformation Alliance (CTA).

    Specifically, 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 of each school in the district. 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, SchoolWorks 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 during the 2019-2020 school year.

    Megan Traum, Executive Director of School Quality Review - 216-838-0389