Need for Change

In the last decade, student achievement as measured by the state assessment known as TCAP was low at all school levels, persistent achievement gaps existed and the graduation rate lagged that of the state.

Student achievement

Once considered a typical suburban school district, economic and demographic shifts within the larger metropolitan region significantly changed the face of the district in a relatively short time to resemble that of an archetypal urban district with: low-income, majority minority enrollment, aging facilities and high mobility.

Changing Demographics

What we needed was to develop a systemic approach to schooling that ensured continuous rigorous learning and demonstrated performance (proficient or better) within and across all schools from the time our learners first entered preschool through graduation.

To achieve our moral imperative of “Proficiency for all” we embarked on a journey to create an authentic Learner-centered, Competency Based System.