During the summer of 2008, nearly 60 districts used Academic Support Summer Enhancement Grants (Fund Code 625-B) to design Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP) templates and pilot them with Class of 2010-2012 students in Academic Support programs. Many used and/or modified the Department's EPP template and/or Mass Career Plan models, available on the Department's EPP website.
The page includes a sampling of these districts' templates and supporting documents. Brief descriptions are provided along with the district name, to differentiate one from the other. As with all such documents, these are not specifically endorsed or recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. However, we share them here so that they may serve as helpful resources for other districts. If you have questions, please contact the Secondary School Services unit via firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-338-3322.
Includes a description of courses taken and additional enrichment opportunities.
Includes personal goals and a breakdown of particular strands and standards in ELA and math.
Includes a breakdown of strengths and challenges.
Traces course work for students back to 7th grade. Has course recommendations based on standards in which students may be weak.
Includes schedule of courses, and advisor and student driven strengths and weaknesses.
Screenshots of an online version of Gateway's EPP template.
Created in Excel with 3 different templates based on scoring in Needs Improvement or Failing.
Structured in a way that may be easier for some parents and students to read.
Begins with a note to the parents about the EPP and invites them to set up a meeting to discuss the EPP. Lists various stages of the learning process
Includes post graduation plans and career cluster plans.
Includes a strong focus on a student's strengths and weaknesses.
Old Colony Regional Vocational:
Includes some specific strands that students may work on.
Serves as a tool, particularly for 9th graders and their families, to familiarize them with expectations around meeting the standards.
Includes detailed strengths, challenges, and additional supports needed.
Sample letter to parents that may be relatively easy for many parents and students to read.
Student survey concerning EPP related strengths and weaknesses.
Teacher survey concerning EPP related strengths and weaknesses.
PowerPoint with information describing the High School's EPP process;
Classroom based progress report for individual students for the EPP
Letter to Parents and guardians, soliciting family input regarding the student's strengths and weaknesses.
EPP timeline for Newton's 2008-2009 school year.
District developed, standards based, Secondary Portfolio Handbooks - Student Edition
District developed, standards based, Secondary Portfolio Handbooks - Faculty Edition
EPP Process for Wilmington High School;
Teacher Input sheet on the strengths and weaknesses of particular students.
District's three year plan for students at-risk of not passing the 10th grade MCAS tests - ELA
District's three year plan for students at-risk of not passing the 10th grade MCAS tests - Math