The Five District Partnership (5DP) is a joint educational effort among the Massachusetts districts of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Winthrop to improve instruction and academic achievement.Follow 5DP on Twitter
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The Five District Partnership (5DP) is a joint educational effort among the Massachusetts districts of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere and Winthrop to improve instruction and academic achievement. It was born in 2012 after research showed a high rate of mobility among students within the districts. The statewide shift to adopt Common Core State Standards has made it an ideal time to unite the work among these schools.
Questions or problems? Please contact Cove Johnstone Davis.
Faced with struggling student achievement and a highly mobile inter-district student population, the 5DP seeks to mitigate the gap in student achievement and maximize resources by aligning curriculum, performance standards, assessments, instruction, resources and professional development across the five districts.
The Vision of the 5DP is to collaborate around four central areas: student achievement, efficiency, educator relationships and fiscal prudence. To do this, the districts will focus on creating opportunities for, but not limited to:
The 5DP intends for these opportunities to happen at all levels, from teachers and curriculum directors to principals and superintendents. The tools and technologies, some of which are featured on this website, provide schools with access to and information about these pooled resources.
The goals listed here are likely to evolve. We intend to create a shared set of goals for educators in the districts, and inspire other inter-district initiatives.
Mary M. Bourque (Chelsea)
Frederick F. Foresteire (Everett)
Charles Grandson (Malden)
Dianne Kelly (Revere)
John J. Macero (Winthrop)
Cove Davis (email@example.com)
Chelsea: Katie Schubmehl, Sarah Kent, Michele Sodergren
Everett: Janice Gauthier, Fran Connolly, Patricia Massa
Malden: Pat Dailey, Janice Raymond, TBA
Revere: Matt Costa, Christina Porter, Tonia D’Eramo
Winthrop: Frank Woods
Others: Mary Jackmann, Leah Tuckman, Lauren Updegrove (DSAC)
If you have questions about whether you can use 5DP materials, or you would like to use these materials for commercial purposes, please write a request to Cove Davis or call us at 617-466-5113.
The Five District Partnership in collaboration with the COSMIC Center at UMASS Boston have received a Massachusetts Math and Science Partnership grant to further content training for middle school science teachers in the five districts focusing on content knowledge, the new draft science standards, and writing and refining high quality assessments for use as District Determined Measures. This page is dedicated to sharing information about this exciting project.
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Massachusetts bases its education standards off Common Core State Standards, which were developed to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. The 5DP is connecting local educators to create common curriculum maps known as Yearlong Plans (YLPs) across all grades and subjects that align to state standards.
Understanding by Design is tool utilized for educational planning focused on "teaching for understanding" advocated by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins. The 5DP is dedicated to creating UbD units for all grades and subjects that are aligned to commonly agreed upon yearlong plans throughout the districts.
Do you have Content Area Resources to share? Contact Cove Johnstone Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is in the process of upgrading MCAS to better measure the critical thinking skills students need for success in the 21st century. The new test, informally called "MCAS 2.0," will build upon the best aspects of the MCAS assessments that have served the Commonwealth well for the past two decades. The test will include innovative items developed by PARCC, along with new items specifically created to assess the Massachusetts learning standards. MCAS 2.0 will be designed to be taken on a computer. The plan is to phase in computer-based testing so that computer-based tests are fully administered statewide in 2019, with many students participating as well in 2017 and 2018.
Please contact the 5DP’s Executive Administrator for Curriculum and Development, Cove Davis, and let the 5DP know how we can support your efforts.
The Vision of the 5DP is to collaborate around four central areas: student achievement, efficiency, educator relationships and fiscal prudence.
The materials and resources presented by The Five District Partnership (5DP) are intended for educational use and not for commercial purposes. No materials found on our website may be reproduced without express permission. The 5DP retains all copyright associated with any original materials found here.