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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

Stranahan HS (0211)

School Year

2017 - 2018

School Grade
(2016 - 2017)

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

US History EOC - Striving For That Five!

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Social Studies of Literacy

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

The Algebra 2 & Above Team

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

World Language Community of Practice

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Unified Arts - Literacy Envision PLC

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Science Literacy Team

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Literacy Extraordinaire

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Literacy 11-12

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Interdisciplinary Science Vocabulary 11-12

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Guidance

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Geometry - The Third Dimension

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:36 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

CTACE - Certification Is Our Middle Name

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

Algebra I EOC

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/2/2018

7:10 AM - 7:35 AM

9, 10, 11, 12

 


 

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: 2016-2017 (Last updated: 8/29/2017)

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

9

395

16.50

37.50

21.30

46.00

35.20

10

377

18.30

23.90

24.70

53.40

31.60

11

325

24.00

32.30

36.00

69.80

43.10

12

346

26.30

20.80

15.60

73.00

22.50

 

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

In an effort to improve academic performance of students, we implented summer curriculum planning for all FSA EOC tested areas. Teams of teachers joined together to create content area instructional focus calendars and common assessments during the summer of 2017. Moreover, we revamped our Professional Learning Communities. We have implemented a school-wide plan focused on literacy instructional strategies across all curriculum areas, reorganized our PLC groupings, and started professional development trainings that are aimed at enfusing the CARE Cycle that will increase student engagement within the classrooms.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

1st, 3rd

9/20/2017 - 5/16/2018

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 


 

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

3.33

Governance and Leadership

3

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

2.92

Resources and Support Systems

2.43

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

3.0

 

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

1. Purpose and Direction: The school will implement school-based initatives that will addresss student achivement. These initatives will be shared decisions made by stakeholders.
2. Governance and Leadership: The school will implement and communicate processes and procedures that were made in agreement with stakeholders.
3. Teaching and Assessimg Learning: Teachers will attend Marzano' Training facilited by Employee Evaluation Department to dig deeper and obtain a better understanding of Domain 1. Morover, all professional learning communities will have a literacy focus.
4.Resources and Support Systems: Utilizing the SMART Inititative funds, the school will provide more opportunities for students to use technology in the classrooms to increase student achievement.
5. Using Results for Continuous Improvement: All teachers will have data-driven classrooms. Teachers will utilize data to drive instruction within the classroom to promote student achievement.

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

Stranahan_HS_PSD_2_01302018(Pt2).pdf

February

Waiver Application

2/8/2018

Stranahan_HS_PSD_2_01302018(Pt1).pdf

February

Waiver Application

2/8/2018

SHS_January_SigninSheet.pdf

February

Monitored

2/8/2018

SHS_December_SigninSheet.pdf

December

Monitored

2/8/2018

SHS_November_SigninSheet.pdf

November

Monitored

2/8/2018

SHS_January_Minutes.pdf

February

Monitored

2/8/2018

SHS_November_Minutes.pdf

November

Monitored

2/8/2018

-SAC-Composition-Updated.pdf

February

Monitored

2/8/2018

SHS_December_Minutes.pdf

December

Monitored

2/5/2018

SHS_January_Agenda.pdf

January

Monitored

2/5/2018

SHS_December_Agenda.pdf

December

Monitored

2/5/2018

SHS_November_Agenda.pdf

November

Monitored

2/5/2018

SHS_October_Minutes.pdf

October

Monitored

2/5/2018

SIP-Mid-Year-Reflection-2018.pdf

February

Monitored

2/2/2018

SHS_October_Agenda.pdf

October

Monitored

10/27/2017

SHS_October_Signin-Sheet.pdf

October

Monitored

10/27/2017

SAC-Composition.pdf

October

Monitored

10/27/2017

SAFflyer-17-18.docx

October

Monitored

10/23/2017

SACflyer-17-18.pdf

October

Monitored

10/19/2017

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/19/2017

 


 

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

How does the school ensure classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level Florida Standards? What evidence is collected to ensure that classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level standards?

Stranahan High School ensures that teachers are teaching appropriate content and standards by utilizing common assessments, lesson plan checks, and walkthroughs. Instructional staff participate in a variety of meetings where best practices can be shared based off of common assessments disseminated to every student in the school. These common assessments allow teachers to adjust their pace and style because the assessments provide raw data on the success of teaching a standard. This data will let both teachers and administrators know which classes need enrichment and which classes need remediation. Teachers also turn in their finished lesson plans biweekly so administrators have documentation of what each class is teaching. Walkthroughs – both evaluative and non-evaluative – are also utilized to ensure that teachers are working with appropriate content and strategies. Both administrators and department heads circulate classrooms to get an overall idea of what is going on in each room.

 

In addition to using texts from core, supplemental, and intervention programs, how does the school ensure students have access to informational text for each content area in a variety of mediums?

Stranahan gives students virtually unlimited access to texts and practice digitally. This year, the school is utilizing Khan Academy, Achieve3000, ACT COACH, Vocabulary.com, CommonLit.org, NewsELA.com, and a variety of other online resources that students can practice anywhere, anytime. Furthermore, teachers differentiate instruction, whereby they may add an informational text to build background knowledge if the student has a need for it. Stranahan also maintains their after school Dragon Heat schedule. During this time, students have the option to receive extra assistance on every state test including FSA, EOCs, SAT, and ACT. 

 

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?

Stranahan’s chosen area to target for the 2017-2018 school year is literacy. This was chosen because the school lost 3 points in this category toward the school grade, but gained points in other core subject areas. Also, if students can read, they can increase their overall comprehension in all subject areas from HOPE to anatomy.  

 

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?

Classroom instruction is driven by school-wide communication and alignment. Both communication and alignment help connect the classes so that students are exposed to a structured set of vocabulary and general organization. Meetings on these days also enforce teacher accountability, as common assessment data is shared here and best practices can be pooled for long-term use. This makes teaching more efficient for all participants, and it will also help to eliminate strategies or lessons that don’t work for the population of students at Stranahan.  Teachers attend general faculty meetings, department meetings, and PLCs. Meeting on a schedule ensures that teachers are effectively communicating and they provide a platform for sharing best practices; teachers are also held accountable for teaching effectively via monthly common assessments. The data is shared during each meeting so all faculty has a well-rounded idea of the academic performance of the population overall. 

 

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

Communication is key to the success of students at Stranahan. Faculty meetings are held on early release days. Department meetings are held weekly. Biweekly PLCs employ teachers of the same students cross curriculum. Meeting on a schedule ensures that teachers are effectively communicating and they provide a platform for sharing best practices; teachers are also held accountable for teaching effectively via monthly common assessments. The data is shared during each meeting so all faculty has a well-rounded idea of the academic performance of the population overall.

Because teachers are communicating so much, it is also imperative that there is an alignment both in curriculum and cross curriculum. The school is working to have all English I classes, for example, working with the same content and standard at the same time. This allows teachers to collaborate, eliminating any lessons that would be redundant for our students; it also allows teachers to expand on each other’s’ work. This creates the most dynamic and engaging lessons for our students, and it’s tailor-fitted to their needs based on common assessments

 

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
0211_Stranahan_BPIE_2017-2018.pdf 10/19/2017