M3 Goals

3

Align curriculum and services from middle school to post-secondary education to create a seamless system

4

Create and cultivate a culture of learning in which there is an expectation to continue education after high school

5

Engage the student voice, provide safe spaces, and commit to equity and inclusion

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.

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016: 45%
2016-2017: 60%
2017-2018: 65%
2018-2019: 70%
2019-2020: 75%
2020-2021: 80%

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.

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016: 58.2%
2016-2017: 62%
2017-2018: 65%
2018-2019: 68%
2019-2020: 70%
2020-2021: 72%

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

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016: 43.8%
2016-2017: 48%
2017-2018: 51%
2018-2019: 54%
2019-2020: 57%
2020-2021: 60%

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

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016: 223 students (MATC)
2016-2017: 5% increase
2017-2018: 10% increase
2018-2019: 15% increase
2019-2020: 20% increase
2020-2021: 25% increase

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.

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016: not measured
2016-2017: 50%
2017-2018: 90%
2018-2019: 90%
2019-2020: 90%
2020-2021: 90%

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.

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016: 16 courses
2016-2017: 40 courses
2017-2018: 45 courses
2018-2019: 50 courses
2019-2020: 60 courses
2020-2021: 50 courses

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.

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016:
57% MATC,
64% UWM
2016-2017:
60% MATC,
67% UWM
2017-2018:
63% MATC,
69% UWM
2018-2019:
66% MATC,
71% UWM
2019-2020:
68% MATC,
75% UWM
2020-2021:
70% MATC,
79% UWM

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.

Targets: (Current: 2015-2016)

2015-2016:
not measured
2016-2017:
Establish a baseline to understand student perspective of engagement, student voice and safe spaces
2017-2018: Monitor and respond
2018-2019: Monitor and respond
2019-2020: Monitor and respond
2020-2021: Monitor and respond

NOTE:

The Metrics and Strategies above represent initial M-cubed efforts, and will be reviewed annually. Additional metrics and strategies will be added in 2017 for key outcomes in later years, including:

• Student persistence at MATC and UWM

• Student graduation from MATC and UWM

• Workforce placement following graduation