Using the research in Turning Points 2000 and This We Believe, Successful Schools for Young Adolescents, a whole school assessment helps you plan for the future by looking at your current practices. The process combines a self-study with observations from a visiting team to formulate a report with commendations and recommendations. At your request, NELMS can help design your professional development plan for the next three to five years. The program includes a planning phase, a three-day on-site visit, and a final assessment report.
After many years of research and filed testing in schools throughout New England, the New England League of Middle Schools Assessment Program has proven to be highly successful. The assessment process reflects effective middle school practices.
The NELMS Assessment:
Seven areas are examined using the overarching indicator to ensure success
for every student:
Assessments provide valuable data to help focus positive change in school programs and practices. This data gathering instrument is based on landmark documents published by the Association of Middle Level Education's This We Believe and Turning Points 2000.
What is the typical timeline for a full assessment?
Typically the assessment has three major phases:
Phases one, two, and three can be completed in as few as four school months.
What are the budget considerations?
For the 2016–2017 school year, the comprehensive, middle level focused Whole School Assessment is offered as a service to the profession for only $5,500 for members. Compare our price to what others are charging and ask yourself, do any of them have the middle level experience and depth of understanding that NELMS has?
Other monetary considerations?
Are there other options?
How is a successful assessment recognized?
The Executive Director of the New England League of Middle Schools will issue a document acknowledging the successful completion of the assessment process by your school. The text will signify that the programs, services, and curriculum in place at your school have been assessed by NELMS. While the document does not have an expiration date, the value of periodic reassessment is obvious.
NELMS can also custom design as Assessment Program to better
meet your school's needs.
NELMS Whole School Assessments Validate Your Direction!
For further information call, fax or write.
Professional Services Team
New England League of Middle Schools
50 High Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Tel. (978) 557-9311 Fax: (978) 557-9312