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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

Bennett ES (0201)

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

Implementing Thinking Maps PLCs

Monday
Wednesday

1st, 3rd

8/20/2018 - 1/16/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 


 

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

KG

60

21.70

0.00

0.00

20.00

10.00

01

50

20.00

0.00

0.00

38.00

6.00

02

54

14.80

1.90

0.00

14.80

3.70

03

62

14.50

3.20

0.00

35.50

8.10

04

53

13.20

1.90

0.00

39.60

3.80

05

74

18.90

1.40

0.00

33.80

4.10

 

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

Intervention strategies that have been put in place to improve the academic performance of students identified by the early warning system include the following

  • parent contact
  • parent conferences
  • letters home
  • social worker, guidance counselor, and administration will provide interventions for students and their families
  • LLI
  • small group guided reading
  • Phonics for Reading
  • I-Ready
  • Go Math Reteach
  • Push-In support
  • Manipulatives
  • I-Ready Tool Box

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

1st, 3rd

8/20/2018 - 6/4/2019

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

School-Counselor-Plan.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

SAC-Meeting-Dates.pdf

October

None

10/25/2018

Bennett-SAC-Composition-Report.pdf

October

None

10/25/2018

SAC-BY-LAWS.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/18/2018

 


 

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?

Reading is the focus for improving school achievement because we ranked 88 out of 137 schools in our SES band.

 

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?

  • Tier I curriculum will be scaled up to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance in reading.

 

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

  • Reading Coach will provide modeling of Guided Reading to ensure that teachers are adequately delivering lessons. 
  • Bi-monthly PLCs on Reading strategies
  • Small group instruction is closely monitored by administration to ensure fidelity
  • Suppport Staff provide push-in/pull-out support for bubble students and students in the lowest quartile.

 

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

The following data is collected:

  • Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) for ELA
  • I-Ready Diagnostic Checkpoints for ELA & Math 
  • Bi-weekly Schoolcity Assessments for Reading, Math and Science

 

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

To ensure the fidelity of tsudents progressing towards schoo, and district goals, we will do the following:

  • Monitor students attendance
  • Implement Tier II RTI strategies as needed
  • Provide differentiation of reading instruction

 

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)?

The school ensures that all classroom instruction is accessible to the full range of learners using UDL for effective instructional planning and delivery by doing the following:

  • Balanced Literacy components are modeled by the Literacy Coach.
  • Teachers attend district held Balanced Literacy training.
  • PLC on effective components of Balanced Literacy Instruction.

 

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

The schools ensures Tier I Standards-based classroom instruction is implemented properly and effectively by conducting walkthroughs and observations during the reading boack to observe Balanced Literacy.

 

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?

Journeys (core)
I-Ready (supplemental program)
LLI, Phonics for Reading for intervention

 

How does your school implement the Broward County Public Schools Social and Emotional Learning Standards to ensure students are developing social and emotional skills?

  • Harmony Kits in grades K-5
  • District Character Education (monthly trait focus) 
  • Start with Hello (Sandy Hook Promise Program)
  • Pro Social Clubs

 

In which ways are the five competencies of the Social Emotional Learning explicitly taught and/or integrated school-wide and in the classroom?

  • School Counselor provided a brief overview of the HARMONY SEL kit
  • School Counselor conducted a Start with Hello lesson in grades 2-5
  • Monthly Character Trait lessons
  • Daily Morning Meetings
  • Participation in school-wide initiatives such as Peace Week and Anti-Bullying Week, and Mix It Up at Lunch.

 

How does your school-wide policy and practices support the social emotional learning for students?

  • Our school-wide SEL initatives promote empathy, appreciating diversity and respect for others.
  • Partneerships with mental health counselors and the Listeners Program provide extra support for those students that need it.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Conduct weekly RTI meetings to review the needs of students needing assistance. Rebeca Morgado 5/24/2019 N/A $0.00
Implement a Professional Learning Community Calendar to ensure schoolwide focus MiMi Jensen 5/24/2019 N/A $0.00

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