POLICY 2020 AND ENDS MONITORING

The Mercer Island School District's Board of Directors systemically measures the District's attainment of Board Policy 2020. On a monitoring cycle established by the Board, the superintendent must show reasonable progress toward organizational accomplishment of the Board's 2020 Policy annually.
 
The District Profile is a snapshot of our student performance across a variety of grade levels and multiple areas measured against Board-approved Fundamental 2. It enables us to reflect on our achievement over time and analyze patterns and trends. The District Profiles for Fundamental 2 are available at District Profile and District Profile AP Addendum.
 
Board Monitoring of Policy 2020's Fundamentals:
 
Fundamental 1
 
Create a more personalized learning environment where student-centered education is responsive to students' strengths and learning styles, interests and passions. Superintendent Interpretation of Fundamental 1. The Board of Directors approved the Superintendent's interpretation for Fundamental 1 at the Oct. 16, 2014 Board meeting. The board selected indicators from the Educational Effectiveness Survey (EES), which is administered to staff, students and parents annually. Fundamental monitoring occurs annually.
 
Fundamental 2
 
Maintain the highest standards in the areas of fine arts; health/fitness; literacy - reading, writing and communications; mathematics; science; social studies, and world languages. Superintendent Interpretations of Fundamental 2. The Board of Directors approved the Superintendent's interpretations for Fundamental 2 at the Oct. 30, 2014 Board meeting. The 2014 District Profile for Fundamental 2 is available here. The Board of Directors previously approved the Superintendent's interpretations for Fundamental 2 at the Nov. 10, 2011 Board meeting. The 2013 District Profile for Fundamental 2 is available at District Profile.
 
Fundamental 3
 
Develop self-awareness, emotional/social intelligence, responsible decision-making and citizenship. Superintendent Interpretations of Fundamental 3. The Board of Directors approved the Superintendent's interpretations for Fundamental 3 at the Jan. 10, 2013 Board meeting.
 
Fundamental 4
 
Encourage and enable students to be academic entrepreneurs and risk-takers who can choose to pursue academic passions and interests beyond traditional curriculum and beyond the traditional classroom  environment. Superintendent Interpretations of Fundamental 4. The Board of Directors approved the Superintendent's Interpretation for Fundamental 4 at the Jan. 16, 2014 Board meeting.
 
Fundamental 5
 
Cultivate and foster thinking and process skills such as analytical and critical thinking, cross-discipline thinking, creativity, innovation, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and information and technology literacy in curriculum design. Superintendent Interpretations of Fundamental 5. The Board of Directors approved the Superintendent's interpretations for Fundamental 5 at the Sept. 9, 2014 Board meeting. The Board of Directors voted on August 28, 2014 that the Superintendent was in compliance with Fundamental 5.
 
Fundamental 6
 
Cultivate Global Awareness and embrace diversity, with a focus on respect, acceptance, and understanding real-world problems, issues, concerns, commonalities, differences and interdependence. Superintendent Interpretations of Fundamental 6. The Board of Directors voted on June 12, 2014 that the Superintendent was in compliance with Fundamental 6.