Falmouth Public Schools is dedicated to providing all of our students with challenging, relevant, and up-to-date learning experiences. The district frequently monitors student achievement and engages in conversations with faculty and staff about our instructional practices. Beginning in March 2017, the Falmouth Public Schools partnered with the HILL for Literacy. The HILL worked with our district in developing a literacy needs assessment to help determine our district's strengths and areas for growth. In addition to the needs assessment, the HILL helped the district develop a District Literacy Plan and timeline. All final documents and project updates will be posted to this site as they become available. Please check back frequently.
Literacy Leadership Subgroups
Because our work is so intensive and encompasses many important areas related to a strong district literacy program, our work has been divided into five subgroups. Each group is responsible for several action steps articulated in the district's Literacy Action Plan. Below is a listing of our five subgroups and a description of their responsibilities:
- Leadership Routines and Systems: To implement leadership routines and systems necessary to institute evidence-based literacy practices with a tiered instructional model and build capacity to ensure sustainability of the school-wide literacy model.
- Consistent Knowledge Base: To create a consistent knowledge base and common language among teachers that is based on the overview of reading, current reading research, and evidence-based practices in reading instruction.
- Multi-Tiered Instructional Model: To effectively use core, supplemental, and intervention curricula in a multi-tiered instructional model at each grade level (K-6).
- Family Engagement: To develop and implement a family engagement model that supports parent/guardian involvement and student learning at home.
- Data Based Decision Making: To establish a framework and process for using scientifically based dynamic assessments to make instructional decisions at the district, school, grade, classroom, and individual student levels.