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Vertical Teams

Vertical Team Presentation 4/20/2015


Ensure effective curriculum, instruction and assessment aligned to the Common Core State Standards, National Standards and State Standards in the core academic subject areas.

Multi-Year  Goal:

Vertical teams in Literacy, Mathematics and Science will work to complete curriculum, instruction and assessment maps to guide teacher instruction. A Social Studies team will begin its work in 2015-16.

  • Develop/finalize a multi-year plan for improvement that is communicated to the Mauston School community.
Intended Outcome:
  • A multi-year plan that sets outcomes, informs PD planning and guides improvement work for PLCs.
  • Curriculum, Instruction and assessment in the classrooms that is based on research drawn from the expertise within the District.
  • Vertical alignment with curriculum and assessment built on the standards
Evidence of Success:
  • Increased numbers of students perform at grade level based on District benchmark and summative assessments.
  • Focused professional learning that has an impact on classroom instruction.
Person(s) Responsible:
  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • EE Coaches
  • Director of Teaching and Learning

Vertical Team Worksites

RtI Workspace

The RtI Workgroup is planning procedures to systemize how we respond to students who are struggling or excelling in learning. 

ELA Vertical Team

The ELA vertical team is working to ensure an rigorous curriculum built on the Common Core State Standards that is aligned 4K-12 in the areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

This team set a ELA vision for Mauston:
To prepare collaborative, self-directed learners who are able to read, write, and communicate effectively in a global society.

Workshop Model

During the summer of 2014, teachers gathered to develop common lessons and assessments using the Workshop model. This site houses information by and for the teachers.

Math Vertical Team

The vertical team for mathematics is working to ensure an aligned curriculum and instruction in the area of mathematics 4K-12.

Technology Vertical Team
This is a collaborative page for the technology team members. Documents from the meetings will be found here as well as resources.

The Science Vertical Team is working to ensure a modern science curriculum 4K-12.

Social Studies Vertical Team

Members of the Social Studies Vertical team are beginning their work in the 2015-16 school year.