Montpelier Board of School CommissionersMission, Ends, & Indicators

Mission, Ends, & Indicators

The Montpelier Board of School Commissioners has established “ends” policies which describe the outcomes that the district expects for all students. These policies create a framework within which all student learning occurs. The board has also created "indicators" to measure the district's progress in meeting the "ends." The board regularly reviews these indicators to evaluate student performance.

OUR MISSION:  “Students will be capable, motivated contributors to their local, national, and world communities.”


  • Student-centered education
  • Excellence
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Passion
  • Courage
  • A Safe, Healthy, and Caring Environment


1. Students master a core body of knowledge based on reliable measurements such as state standards and locally developed assessments.

Indicators: (emphasis on trends relative to a relevant comparison group such as students from across the state)

  • DRA
  • SAT Scores
  • Profiles

2. Students apply cognitive skills and core knowledge across disciplines, and are able to think critically and flexibly, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and solve problems creatively.


  • Service Learning Projects
  • Learning portfolios of meaningful work


3. Individual students at all ages and ability levels engage in rigorous, relevant, and inspiring learning which prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Indicators: (emphasis on trends for subgroups and/or relative to relevant comparison group)

  • AP participation rates and scores
  • Drop-out rate
  • Evidence of quality, including awards and other recognitions
  • Post-secondary plans
  • Surveys that measure passion for learning
  • Senior-level exit surveys to measure passion
  • Post-graduate feedback sessions
  • Tech student success measures
  • Correlation of subject-matter grades with standardized assessments
  • Subgroup data (e.g., gender or income) on indicators for Ends #1
  • Learning portfolios of meaningful work


4. Students demonstrate good citizenship skills by acting responsibly and showing respect for themselves and others.

Indicators: (emphasis on trends)

  • Bullying/harassment reports
  • School climate surveys
  • Learning portfolios of meaningful work
  • Co-curricular participation rates
  • Discipline reports

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