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CPS District Planning Process

Action Plan Diagram

Cambridge Public Schools, in partnership with our families and community, will provide all students with rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning as well as the social, emotional, and academic supports each student needs to achieve their goals and postsecondary success as engaged community members. CPS students and staff, as members of a learning organization engaged in continuous improvement, will demonstrate a growth mindset and embrace risk taking and innovation.

Listed below are initiatives emerging out of the action planning process. Watch this space for more details as this work unfolds.

Equity & Access
1.1 Student Goal-Setting
1.2 Cultural Proficiency Training
1.3 Dynamic Diversity
1.5 Level Up
      1:1 Technology

Engaging Learning: Students & Staff

2.2 Rigorous, Joyful, Culturally Responsive Learning
2.3 Transformative Professional Learning
2.4 Innovation and Design Lab

Whole Child as an Individual
3.1 Social Emotional Learning Framework
3.2 Inclusive Practices
3.4 Multi-tiered System of Support

Family & Community Partnerships
4.1 Families as Partners
4.4 Expanded and Aligned Partnerships

Implementation & Progress Monitoring
5.1 Continuous Improvement Process
5.2 Grade Span Review
5.5 Targeted Support for Schools

district plan

Rigorous, Joyful, and Culturally Responsive Learning + Personalized Support Builds Postsecondary Success and Engaged Community Members


By implementing this plan for all students—providing the tailored instruction and supports each student needs to achieve academically and meet their individual goals—we will accomplish the following outcomes for all students and each student group:
  • Grade 3 reading: proficiency
  • Grade 8 math: proficiency and growth by student group
  • Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors enrollment: proportionality
  • Percentage of teachers of color
  • School climate survey (TBD): students, staff, and family perceptions
  • Students’ meaningful connections with adults (Teen and Middle School Health surveys)
  • Chronic absenteeism