NELMS Focus Assessment

A Focus Assessment is designed for schools that want:

  • A specific tool to confirm quality of a program and to receive recommendations for growth
  • A vehicle to ascertain if instructional practices are fully implemented horizontally and vertically throughout the school
  • An "outside" viewpoint grounded in middle level research and best practices
  • A cost effective tool
  • A report which can provide direction with specific commendations and recommendations

A knowledgeable and experienced middle level educator will spend a day at your school to observe focus area classes or programs, interview teachers, students, and administrators, and review available data such as tests, curriculum, and committee work. Larger schools may require additional days or more than one assessor for an additional cost. A report will be issued within 30 days for you to use to develop future goals.

Focus Assessments are available in:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Unified Arts
  • Advisory
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Facilities
  • Teaming

NELMS Focus Assessments are available for $1,800 per day for members, $2,200 for non-members plus expenses for the assessor. Schools must be a current NELMS Comprehensive member to participate in the Focus Assessment program.

NELMS can also custom design as Assessment Program to better meet your school's needs.

NELMS Focus Assessments Validate Your Direction!

For further information call, fax or write.

Professional Services Team

New England League of Middle Schools

50 High Street
Suite 10

North Andover, MA 01845

Phone: (978) 557-9311

Fax: (978) 557-9312