• School Quality 


    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:

  • Pulse Check
  • Request Tier 2 Support
  • School Quality Review (SQR)

    • 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, 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.





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    Megan Traum, Executive Director of School Quality




    Meagan Coggins, Manager of School Quality