The mission of the Pine-Richland School District is to Focus on Learning for Every Student Every Day. Within the PRSD Strategic Plan, long-term and short-term goals outlined in the Teaching and Learning category form the foundation for continuous improvement. One of the short-term goals for 2016 - 2017 was to design and pilot an in-depth program review. This initial work was conducted in the areas of Science and Health & Physical Education. For 2017 - 2018, this short-term strategic goal continued with refinements to the process implemented by the Mathematics and Business & Computer Science Departments. Further information about the purpose and process for this work is outlined in a final report.
The Mathematics Department and Business & Computer Science Departments were identified as areas for further study. The report outlines the process, findings, and recommendations from that work. As an organization, it is understood that the pace of change may be dependent upon the impact of that change on other aspects of the educational program. The committee utilized the action priority matrix to evaluate each recommendation and established an implementation timeline with associated cost estimates.
One element of the in-depth program review was the establishment of a departmental philosophy and vision as seen in the above vision. For mathematics, the department identified a set of key concepts for consideration ranging from the fundamental skills associated with math facts through the beauty of math that some students find as they progress into more advanced concepts. As a result, the vision is captured through the above image and words.
You can review the recommendations and complete report.