MARINE JR. ROTC DEPARTMENT REPORT
In an effort to improve instruction and student performance, in the last two years MCJROTC has done the following:
● Employed guided discussions that are both, teacher and student led.
● Used Classroom Performance System (CPS) – A lesson-based course of instruction in Leadership Education, Personal Growth and Responsibility, Career Development, General Military Subjects, and Public Service.
● Monitored student performance through built‐in assessments.
● Embedded grading rubrics.
● Provided interactive activities for students.
● Graphed student performance data.
● Developed a variety of practical application-°©‐based assessments in many different subjects including military history, marksmanship, physical fitness, life skills, and many others.
● Developed team building skills.
● Used a variety of instructional strategies to ensure students are engaged in class.
● Focused on developing students’ critical thinking and communication skills, both oral and written, with a strong emphasis on ELD.
MCJROTC uses System Approach to Training, which includes five phases:
1. Analyze ‐ Reinforces and develops students’ critical thinking skills.
2. Design ‐ Helps students to develop concepts to meet critical thinking requirements for each period of instruction, and to accomplish required objectives. 3. Develop ‐ Develops curriculum to meet the needs from design phase to enhance all students’ ability to learn.
4. Implement ‐ Prepares class, guides students, administers assessments, and reflects on students’ outcomes.
5. Evaluate ‐ Collects, manages, evaluates, and analyzes student data.
How MCJROTC tracks and evaluates student performance:
● Encourages all students to take advantage of after school support programs.
● Determines learning style of each student - visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner.
● Evaluates students’ learning style based on a survey given during the first week of school and tracked during the grading period.
● Collects data from students’ performance in different assessments given over each grading period.
● Identifies and counsels all students in MCJROTC that are not passing all classes with a grade of C or better.
● Identifies students that are not performing to standard in MCJROTC course.
● Identifies students who are failing. Assigns these students to do refresher training with a peer mentor.
● Coordinates with and formulates study plan with other teachers that have the same students that are not passing with a C or better.
● Encourages teachers to have students in MCJROTC that are in their class to form small study groups and work together. Uses senior cadets as group and peer leaders.
● Increases monitoring of students’ grades through Schoolloop.
● Informs and encourages students to monitor their grades through weekly meetings with their teachers.
● Encourages students to make-°©‐up missed assignments by using tutorial and after school meetings with teachers
● Offers students opportunities for extra credit by doing tests, community service, and other school related events.
● Develops action plans for students that are not performing well due to family or social problems through various programs
● Promoted small group development and interaction through peer monitoring.
● Developed a parent outreach program to increase awareness of their child’s performance.