M³ Goals

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO CLOSING EQUITY GAPS SO ALL STUDENTS SUCCEED.

CONNECTING LEARNING

  • Building and supporting individual academic and career plans for every student through an equity lens
  • Creating curriculum connections in English, math and science for grades K-16
  • Bringing MPS, MATC and UWM faculty together to strengthen culturally responsive teaching practices, better understand our students, grow capacity across multiple modes of learning

TRANSITIONING SUCCESSFULLY

  • Connecting MPS students through experiences and programs at MPS, MATC and UWM that support transition to college
  • Expanding M³ College Connections and in school dual enrollment courses with MATC and UWM so students can earn college credits prior to graduation
  • Empowering families to support their children’s success through the M³ Parent Institute and other resources

DRIVING COMPLETION

  • Improving advising and student support to increase success
  • Increasing FAFSA (financial aid) completion and scholarships so more students can access college
  • Creating opportunities for work-based and experiential learning including internships

WE’RE EMPOWERING STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO BUILD THE FUTURE THEY WANT AND DESERVE, AND ENSURING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND OUR REGION THRIVE.

 

 


 

M³ Metrics & Strategies

Metric:

Increase the FAFSA completion rate for MPS high school seniors.

Source: US Dept. of Education, completion by High School report

Goal Groups:

1, 2 & 4

Strategies:

  • Increase school level leadership by setting FAFSA goals and establishing a school implementation team
  • Facilitate professional development for school staff on the revised FAFSA process.
  • Increase awareness by parents and the community of the FAFSA’s importance.

Metric:

Increase four-year completion rates for MPS high school students

Source: MPS

Goal Groups:

1 & 2

Strategies:

  • Increase school level leadership by setting FAFSA goals and establishing a school implementation team
  • Ensure parents are prepared to advocate for their child’s academic success.
  • Provide students with access to credit recovery and other options to remain on-target with credit accumulation.

Metric:

Increase enrollment of MPS graduates in postsecondary institutions within one year following graduation.

Source: MPS and National Student Clearinghouse

Goal Groups:

1 & 2

Strategies:

  • Conduct outreach to students, parents, educators and volunteers.
  • Identify and promote pathways to college and career
  • Increase awareness and enrollment in MATC Promise and Panther Track Options
  • Promoting college readiness through curriculum alignment

Metric:

Increase number of MPS students earning college credits at MATC and UWM through Youth Options, Course Options, Dual Enrollment and Transcripted Credits.

Source: MATC and UWM

Goal Groups:

1, 2, 3 & 4

Strategies:

  • Increase options for dual enrollment
  • Provide options that accommodate for transportation needs, recognize differences in student levels and utilize cohorts where practical to do so
  • Increase staff and student awareness of dual enrollment options
  • Align gateway courses so students have an option to complete both 200 level courses and Advanced Placement
  • Use technology to expand course options

Metric:

Ensure 6th-12th grade students have an individualized Academic Career Plan (ACP) with career and educational pathways identified.

Goal Groups:

1 & 2

Strategies:

  • Design and implement a plan for all students to complete and update an ACP annually.

Metric:

Engage parents of 9th and 10th grade MPS students in the six-week M3 Parent Institute course at all MPS High Schools.

Goal Groups:

2

Strategies:

  • Provide information on postsecondary options, entrance requirements and readiness recommendations.
  • Support parents as advocates for their child’s academic success.
  • Increase awareness of programs and services at MPS, MATC and UWM.

Metric:

Increase the number of MPS graduates attending MATC and UWM who complete credit level math within their first year.

Source: MATC and UWM

Goal Groups:

3

Strategies:

  • Design and implement a professional development series to ensure curriculum alignment between MPS and MATC/UWM and to develop faculty and staff leaders in English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science.
  • Address math deficiencies prior to high school graduation to ensure readiness for college level work.
  • Provide for early math placement testing and begin remediation, including Saturday while students are still in high school.

Metric:

Increase opportunities for MPS, MATC and UWM students to provide perspective on student engagement, voice and safe spaces within our institutions.

Goal Groups:

5

Strategies:

  • Identify meaningful strategies based on student input.
  • Establish a baseline with input from student engagement events including “Our Voice, Our Future”.
  • Establish a framework for continued student input.