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Student Performance and Improvement

The Student Performance and Improvement team provides schools with unparalleled levels of service to ensure that the district effectively and efficiently implements continuous improvement systems that support, measure, and inform the district's work in the areas of teaching and learning, professional development, and educator effectiveness. This includes managing the district's student data systems, including the Data Warehouse, and working closely with school‐level personnel to provide real‐time information and data.

School Improvement

The District and School Improvement team provides schools with unparalleled levels of service to ensure that the district effectively and efficiently implements continuous improvement systems that support, measure, and inform the district's work in the areas of teaching and learning, professional development, and educator effectiveness.

Our team supports schools through the following:

  • Providing technical assistance to learning teams
  • Supporting the implementation of the district improvement plan
  • Providing support and technical assistance to schools as they build their school improvement plan
  • Gathering and analyzing instructional walkthrough data
  • Conducting regional professional development aligned to the district professional development plan

RtI/PBIS

The mission of RtI/PBIS in Milwaukee Public Schools is to provide support to ensure that academic and social-emotional needs of all  students are met. The vision of RtI/PBIS in Milwaukee Public Schools is for every student to experience school as a place where staff meets them where they are academically and behaviorally to provide them with the tools they need to become productive citizens.

RtI PBIS District Team 

Our team supports school through the following:

  • Attending and coaching PBIS Tier 1 team meetings
  • Attending and coaching building intervention team (BIT) meetings
  • Coaching of schoolwide and classroom behavior supports
  • Coaching and technical assistance with behavior and academic interventions
  • Coaching and technical assistance with all six phases of the RtI process for behavior and academics

Assessment

Our mission is to empower educators and school leaders to improve instruction and student achievement through the use of data obtained from student testing. We provide the tools that help staff understand both assessment data and how to connect data to effective instructional practices. Ultimately, student achievement improves when assessment data is used systematically and strategically. We believe in ethical use of assessments and data, decisions based on facts, collaboration, and connectivity between curriculum, assessment, instruction, and continuous improvement. We are committed to providing accurate, timely, and meaningful data that is easily accessible and user-friendly for schools.

Our team supports schools through the following:

  • Training school and district staff in the appropriate administration of assessments to ensure the accuracy and validity of assessment results
  • Ensuring the alignment of assessment practices to academic standards
  • Providing instruction and support to educators and district leaders in the effective use of student academic data
  • Coordinating the processes for distribution and collection of all district assessments
  • Measuring, collecting, and providing expertise in student academic assessment results
  • Coordinating formal and informal assessments that drive the decision-making processes to achieve classroom, school, and district goals

Data Dashboard

The data support team is committed to supporting staff in data collection and analysis that inform data-driven decision making. The Data Dashboard mConnect page is a one-stop location for resources to help staff optimize usage of MPS dashboard metrics and reports.

Our team supports schools through the following:

  • Data Download — Each month,  you will find a new tip for accessing data or a featured report.
  • Data Requests — New Online Data Request Form
  • Dashboard Resources — This area offers resources to support your navigation of the MPS dashboard.
  • FAQs — We will provide answers to commonly asked questions about the MPS dashboard.
  • Data Link — We invite you to share your questions, comments, and new ideas about the MPS dashboard.

Infinite Campus

Our goal is to provide unparalleled levels of service and support to all our schools, students, and parents. We support the use of Infinite Campus for all members of the school community and advocate standards-based grading to increase student achievement.

Our team supports schools through the following:

  • Providing Infinite Campus district training documentation and support to students, parents, teachers, and administrators
  • Supporting curriculum specialists, teachers, and all members of the school community with standards-based grading philosophy
  • Collaborating with different departments and the Technology Support Center in the functionality of Infinite Campus
  • Preparing courses and standards for use within Infinite Campus
  • Providing technical assistance to all users of Infinite Campus
  • Supporting the implementation of the district improvement plan

 

Contact

Dr. Melanie Stewart
Director of the Department of Student Performance and Improvement
Phone: 414-475-8751
Email: stewarmr@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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