Pop open the bottles of bubbly! The schools of Cleveland ISD have made tremendous gains, with Cleveland Middle School (CISD) earning all 7 academic distinctions they were eligible for during the 2016/2017 school year!  Below are the highlights from the Houston Chronicle article by Vanesa Brashier (8/21/17).

… Accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency show significant gains for Cleveland ISD. All of the district’s campuses achieved the highest accountability rating of “Met Standard” with one campus — Cleveland Middle School — earning distinctions in all seven areas of testing. The distinctions are for English-Language Arts-Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Top 25 Percent Student Progress, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.

Eastside Intermediate School earned distinctions for mathematics, Top 25 Percent Student Progress, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.

Northside Elementary School received distinctions for mathematics and Top 25 Percent Student Progress.

“I am ecstatic about the results. I am proud of our staff and faculty. Cleveland ISD has the hardest-working faculty I’ve been around and I mean that,” said Superintendent Dr. Darrell Myers. “We will continue to get better and better. We are starting to see the results of seeds the faculty planted over the last couple of years.”

When asked about the secret to success for Cleveland ISD, Maria Silva, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, gave credit to The Fundamental 5 (Cain & Laird), a framework for instructional delivery, introduced by Dr. Myers and implemented by the CISD staff when he became superintendent…

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn…

  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Upcoming Conference Presentations: The Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
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