- Conferences & Seminars
- Sponsors & Exhibitors
- Awards & Recognition
- School Assessment Programs
- Teacher Resources
- Parent Resources
- State & National Links
- NELMS .21
- Center for Database Educating
By customizing the process for each school, NELMS is saying, "Let's learn about your unique problems, think and plan together, and then work to increase achievement. We will do whatever it takes to help you implement best practices in your school and district."
Based on National Middle School Association's This We Believe, Successful Schools for Young Adolescents, the position statements and beliefs of NELMS, Breaking Ranks in the Middle and Turning Points 2000, our Individualized School Improvement Plan helps educators in schools create high performing middle level schools that allow for high level learning with each and every young adolescent. This plan is custom designed for you.
NELMS custom designs our plan and services based on current research, knowledge of young adolescents as learners, middle school best practices, and inferences drawn from our data analysis. We look at a variety of documents and data from your school, as well as information garnered by the highly acclaimed NELMS assessment process to establish the foundation for your school improvement activities.
NELMS works within a structure based on principles and research results derived from effective middle level education.
When you work with NELMS you can expect these results:
As the direction becomes clear and the necessary steps known, NELMS will immediately focus on leadership, curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Leadership skills include:
Curriculum, instruction, and assessment is based on state standards and how young adolescents learn best through the development of:
The development of effective leadership is imperative! The school leaders will plan and develop a vision of "what works" at the middle level to guide them as they make important decisions. We will assist you in developing a substantial group of teacher leaders who will help to nurture and sustain the renewal.
NELMS requires these School District and Central Administration Commitments:
For all of us to be successful, NELMS requires certain support and conditions from the school district and central administration. The entire system must be aligned in purpose and deed for this systemic reform to be achieved.
Our process is focused on student learning. We will not be drawn away from this mission. We advocate systematic standardsbased reform aligned with state standards. However, we offer you flexible implementation; not a lockstep, "canned" approach, and we offer participating schools the opportunity to network with other schools to learn and gain a wider perspective of "what works." For over thirty years, NELMS has been with middle level schools as they seek to meet the ongoing challenges of educating young adolescents. We will be with you now and in the future to insure your success!