Pillar 1: Excellent teaching & learning, everywhere.
Lowell Public School System establishes high expectations for
excellent teaching and learning by focusing on overarching,
instructional strategies including inquiry and reflective practice,
data-informed decision making, and academic discourse supported through
collaborative and continual professional learning opportunities.
Indicator: Freshman Failure Rate
There will be a 25% reduction in the Freshman Failure Rate, from the
2017 baseline of 11.27%
Target rate: 8.45%
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is
incorporating "Success in Grade 9" as a measure in the new school and
district accountability calculations. The 25% reduction may be adjusted
to align with state accountability requirements when the state
accountability structure is finalized.