When applying for the Gates Foundation grant tin 2009, we committed to achieve the following academic outcomes for MCS students by the end of the 2013–2014 school year:
We believe we can produce these dramatic gains in student achievement by ensuring an effective teacher for every child, in every class, every year,
The underlying premise is straightforward: of all school-level factors, it is the effectiveness of a child’s teacher(s) that most greatly impacts how much he or she learns. Simply put: students learn more when they are better taught.
To realize our goals, we are implementing the following strategies:
Like any major transformation, this is a journey with evolving milestones. The best measure of where we are is how far we have come.