At Madison, we engage in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to continually assess the progress of our students in math, reading, writing and language development and to continuously explore ways to improve. In an effort to target academic improvement, we are continuing the focused and dedicated work of the PLC process by developing a guaranteed and viable curriculum in ELA, creating quality common formative assessments to measure student progress toward the Common Core Essential Elements. The Madison Center’s School Improvement Plan (SIP) incorporates Michigan Department of Education’s Common Core Essential Elements for English language arts, mathematics and writing.
We use the curriculum, Unique Learning System, which addresses the state standards. We also integrate assistive technology and engineering the classroom for communication. This past school year, we have adopted a new writing curriculum, First Author. A school wide Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) program is also integrated program wide.