Presentations and Documents

Below are presentations and other documents about the Middle School Design and Improvement work for Norwalk Public Schools.  

Additional materials will be added as they are become available.

2016 Initiative Report: Middle School Design and Improvement Initiative
June 2016
An executive summary from Dr. Michael Connor, Chief Academic Officer, reporting on progress to date on the Middle School Design and Improvement initiative

2016-2017 Professional Learning Plan

June 2016
NPS Middle School professional learning plan and design for from Dr Michael Connor, Chief Academic Officer.

What We Know About Adolescent Reading
April 2016 
​From the International Center for Leadership in Education.

Rigor/Relevance Frameworks
April 2016 
Instructional Strategies and the Rigor/Relevance Framework

MS Scheduling Options
April 2016 
Presented by committee member Craig Creller, this PowerPoint was part of a discussion on approaches and questions around middle school schedules.

Hanover Research 
April 2016 
Hanover Research discussed approaches to middle school scheduling, including block schedules and flexible options.  

Middle Grades Design and Improvement Committee Outline of Work
March 2016
Purpose, conceptual framework, research design elements, implementation and preliminary timeline. Includes an performance analysis overview of Norwalk Middle Schools based on SBAC and CMT data

School Intervention Discussion
October 2016
Facilitators and Questions discussed

MS Redesign Presentation
October 2016
Placement/Gains Analysis

Building Agency in a Student Driven Environment
November 9, 2016