Irvington Community Middle School provides a challenging and engaging curriculum for all students. Students receive individualized attention in a small-classroom environment that is optimal for learning.
As a public school, ICMS participates in the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+), which is a high stakes summative assessment measuring student comprehension of content taught according to the Indiana Academic Standards. We also use a second student progress assessment tool developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) called MAP – Measures of Academic Progress. This is a formative assessment tool that teachers can use to modify instruction accordingly throughout the school year. Three times per year, students are assessed for growth in the areas of Reading, English Language Usage, and Mathematics. The faculty uses the data from the NWEA to help students set goals and celebrate achievement.
Our teachers come from both traditional school of education programs and the newer Transition to Teaching program, which is focused on preparing persons interested in teaching as a second career or recent college graduates who have decided to embark on a teaching career. ICMS students benefit from this rich blend of traditional classroom expertise and those who bring their business experience and insight into the world of education. All teachers at ICMS utilize “Best Practices,” which are instructional strategies based on thorough research. We are very proud of the highly qualified ICMS teaching staff and their dedication to their students’ educational excellence.