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School Improvement Plan (SIP)

The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a live document that is subject to change based on School Advisory Council (SAC) recommendations.

School Name

Pompano Beach MS (0021)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

C

Executive Summary

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BEST PRACTICE #1

A Focused and Authentic PLC

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES (PLC)

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is a process in which teachers work in teams and use student information to develop strategies to improve their classroom practices.

PLC Name

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Grade

Grade Level

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

Enrichment/Magnet

Tuesday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

Social Studies

Tuesday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

Language Arts

Tuesday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

Science

Tuesday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

Math

Tuesday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

Reading

Tuesday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #2

An Embedded High Quality RtI Process

RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI)

Response to Intervention (RtI) uses student academic and behavior information to identify students with learning and behavior needs to guarantee that those in danger of failure and/or retention are receiving assistance and support.

 

Graduation/College and Career Readiness (Early Warning Indicators)

Data For: 2017-2018 (Last updated: 7/18/2018)

Grade

Student Enrollment

% of students with attendance below 90%

% of students with 1 or more suspensions

% of students with course failure in ELA or Math

% of students level 1 in ELA or Math

% of students exhibiting 2 or more Early Warning Indicators

06

415

12.30

21.20

8.40

37.30

20.20

07

374

10.40

19.00

8.30

32.10

17.10

08

355

15.50

16.60

5.90

29.30

16.60

 

Describe all intervention strategies employed by the school to improve the academic performance of students identified by the early warning system.

Early Warning Indicators

  • lack of interest in education and alienation from school
  • falling behind academically in school
  • fear of violence on the way to school or at school
  • alienation from authority
  • lacks parental supervision
  • lack of parental support for education
  • drug and alcohol abuse
  • working long hours while attending school, resulting in chronic exhaustion
  • lack of significant consequences for failure to attend school
  • problems at home that require supervising younger children or helping dysfunctional adults

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

2nd, 4th

8/30/2018 - 5/16/2019

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday

3rd, 5th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

pompano.pdf

10/18/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(1).docx

10/18/2018

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #3

Optimal Internal/External Relationships

ACCREDITATION PROCESS

The Accreditation Process leads schools to critically evaluate teaching and learning with a focus on academic excellence. All stakeholders (parents, students, staff, and community) are part of the accreditation process.

 

Self-Assessment Ratings

Accreditation Standard

Overall Rating

Purpose and Direction

Governance and Leadership

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

Resources and Support Systems

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

 

Explain the activities in which your school will participate to increase your overall rating. Include specific details.

No Evidence/Artifacts

 

SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL (SAC)

Each school has a School (SAC) to facilitate the development and monitor progress of the annual School Improvement Plan. Agendas and minutes reflect annual needs assessment, SIP monitoring and allocation of Accountability Funds.

 

SAC Upload Center

File Name

Meeting Month

Document Type

Uploaded Date

SAF-Sign-In---Oct-2018.pdf

October

None

10/19/2018

SAC-Sign-In-Oct-2018.pdf

October

Monitored

10/19/2018

SAC-Agenda-Oct-2018.pdf

October

Monitored

10/19/2018

SAF-Minutes-Sept-2018.pdf

September

SAF ByLaws

10/19/2018

SAF-Sign-In-Sept-2018.pdf

September

SAF ByLaws

10/19/2018

SAF-Agenda-Sept-2018.pdf

September

SAF ByLaws

10/19/2018

SAC-Minutes-Sept-2018.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/19/2018

SAC-Sign-In-Sept-2018.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/19/2018

SAC-Agenda---Sept-2018.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/19/2018

SAC-By-Laws.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/11/2018

2018-2019-SAC-Meeting-Dates.docx

September

None

9/11/2018

 


 

BEST PRACTICE #4

Scaling Up BEST Practices

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

School improvement is based on a continuous improvement model, using research-based accepted best practices, which align with student achievement needs, insure student progress, and may be revised when appropriate.

 

Goals

As evidenced in the SES Band Data, which content area(s) will be the focus for improving student achievement and why was this area chosen?

The area of concern is Mathematics. FSA Math Scores went down from 47% in 2017 to 42% in 2018, a 5% decrease. Several assessments have been administered school- wide to increase the weakest area of concern.  At Pompano Beach Middle, we practice standard driven instruction to meet the needs of the students. Content areas meet in professional learning communities twice a month to deconstruct the standards, collaborate, and devise high yield instructional strategies and activities. Evidence is found in the PLC meeting minutes,’ teacher lesson plans and data collection.

 

What specific BEST Practice(s) will be implemented or scaled-up to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance within the SES Band?

We will continue to be proactive in increasing our learning gains this year to ensure that every student is receiving personalized instruction. Continuous follow-up will be assessed to ensure mastery within each core subjects to increase learning gains. As a measurable mean to ensure data reflect the outcome, we will continue to scale up our use of data to compare pre-assessment data with common formative assessment data and identifying the point gains between the two. Data will be collected for every standard and benchmark. Students that don't exhibit learning gains will be offered extended learning opportunities.

 

Describe in detail how the BEST Practice(s) will be scaled-up.

Best practices will be scaled up by monitoring each student’s progress by assigning bi-weekly or monthly reports and goal tracking sheets to empower them to be responsible for their own learning. Teachers will assist with helping each student to assess his or her weakest area(s) by completing their goal sheets to assist with keeping up with their levels and where improvement is needed the most. This combined with online instructional programs that students can utilize from home will enable them to maximize their achievement and improvement by identifying the areas that shows the biggest room for improvement.
 

 

 

What specific school-level progress monitoring data is collected and how often?

We practice standard driven instruction to meet the needs of the students. Content areas meet in professional learning communities twice a month to deconstruct the standards, collaborate, and devise high yield instructional strategies and activities. Evidence is found in the PLC meeting minutes,’ teacher lesson plans and data collection.

 

 

 

 

 

How does the school ensure the fidelity of students not progressing towards school and district goals?

The school ensures that each teacher knows how to align and break down each standard upon prepare for an exciting lesson through our school-wide PLC. Each meeting is centered around the Florida Department of Education curriculum for each grade level to accurately align each lesson with the classroom setting. Each grade level instructor is responsible for ensuring that every student knows the standards and can explain the standards that are written within the classroom and placed on the white board.

 

How does the school ensure that all classroom instruction is accessible to the full range of learners using Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) for effective instructional design (planning) and delivery (teaching)?

At the beginning of the school year, every teacher is trained on differentiated instruction.  Teachers are also trained on how to access individual students demographic, academic, behavioral and risk factor data.  Many teachers utilize Canvas and other technological resources so students can have access outside of the classroom. 

 

How does the school ensure Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively?

There is a department chair day every month, where the department chairs observe classrooms and share data with administration. Content area meetings are held bi-weekly for teachers to plan together and discuss content and classroom practices.  All teachers are required to keep a data spreadsheet to monitor student progress across standards. Administrators observe classrooms and teachers team teach.  Data is submitted to department chairs and administrators on a monthly basis.  

 

Describe texts used for core, supplemental, and intervention programs at each grade level. How does the school ensure students have access to a balance of literary and informational text in a variety of mediums?

Students in 6, 7, and 8 grade use the Collections book. Newsela, Common lit, Vocabulary.com, Stem Scope, Study Island, Khan Academy, Tween Tribune, Readworks.org, Flocabulary, short stories, novels and newspaper articles. Rewards is used for remedial readers. Daily Tiger Tune-Up offers 80% informational text and 20% literary.  

 

 

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
2018-19-BPIE.pdf 11/5/2018
2018-19-Best-Practices-in-Inclusive-Education.docx 10/17/2018