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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

2016 - 2017

School Grade
(2015 - 2016)

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

Shaping The World of Geometry EOC

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Exponential Growth Through Algebra II EOC

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Solving for Algebra I EOC

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Experiencing Literacy Through Science

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Literacy Strategies for ESE

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Unity Through Art of Literacy

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Literacy Strategies to Support Industry Certifications

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Literacy Through Foreign Languages

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

College and Career Readiness for English

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Test Prep Strategies for ACT/SAT/FSA

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Foundations of Literacy Strategies

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

ELA Strategies for PSAT/FSA

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Conquering The US History EOC

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

The Science Behind Passing The Biology EOC

Thursday

1st

9/1/2016 - 5/4/2017

12:30 PM - 2:40 PM

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: 2015-2016 (Last updated: 9/20/2016)

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

09

394

10.15

30.20

24.40

46.90

33.50

10

381

13.91

21.78

19.70

51.30

28.61

11

367

10.90

24.80

16.60

28.40

21.25

12

320

15.31

21.25

8.80

9.90

11.56

 

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

In order to improve academic performance of students identified by the early warning system, our school are employing many intervention strategies. For starters, we have the after school tutorial program. This program provide students the opportunity to receive free tutoring for content classes and ACT prep. Students also have the opportunity to participate in study hall. During this time, students can work to complete their online courses or do remediation and enrichment practice via our online software programs.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

9/14/2016 - 5/24/2017

9:00 AM - 11:00 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

3.0

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.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

SAC_bylaws_1617.pdf

10/29/2016

Highly-Qualified.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.1)


9/20/2016

Stranahan_SACMinutes10_15.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.2)


9/20/2016

School-Report.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4)


9/20/2016

Guidance-Dept.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.6)


9/20/2016

Support-Services.docx

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.12)


9/20/2016

Leadership-Meeting.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.3)


9/20/2016

Media-Center-Services.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.4)


9/20/2016

Training-Plan.pdf

Standards Training


9/20/2016

SAC.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.3)


9/20/2016

SIP.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.1)


9/20/2016

Technology-Resources.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.5)


9/20/2016

CARE-Mini-Action-Plan---Alg-1-Mini-PLC.docx

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.6)


9/20/2016

Grading-Policy.docx

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.10)


9/20/2016

iObservation-Sample.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.6)


9/20/2016

PROFESSIONAL-STUDY-DAY-AGENDA-12-3.doc

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.3)


9/20/2016

Mission-and-Belief-Statement.docx

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.2)


9/20/2016

Accreditation--Artifact.pdf

Standards Training


9/20/2016

Teacher-Look-For-Report.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.3)


9/20/2016

Sample-Master-Schedule.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.1)


9/20/2016

Schedule-ELA-Reading-FSA.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.2)


9/20/2016

Stranahan_SACMinutes10_15.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.5)


9/20/2016

Stranahan-SAC-and-Family-Night-Invite.doc

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.8)


9/20/2016

SHS-Schoowide-Positive-bahavior-Plan-Agenda-9-22.doc

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.4)


9/20/2016

SHS-PLC-Selection-Sheet-15-16.doc

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.5)


9/20/2016

PROFESSIONAL-STUDY-DAY-AGENDA-1-14.doc

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.4)


9/20/2016

preplanning15.docx

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.1)


9/20/2016

Fafsa-Workshop-01-2016.docx

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.7)


9/20/2016

October-Assessment-Testing-Calendar.docx

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.1)


9/20/2016

2015_College_Fair_Final.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.7)


9/20/2016

Admin-Duties-15-16.docx

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.2)


9/20/2016

Assist-Self-Assessment.pdf

Required Action 1:


9/20/2016

Soaring Dragons

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.9)


9/20/2016

New Teacher Program

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.7)


9/20/2016

Artifacts Evachecklist.doc

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)


9/20/2016

Artifacts Literacy Skills and Strategies.docx

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.3, 3.6, 3.11)


9/20/2016

Artifacts Student Government.docx

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.5)


9/20/2016

Artifacts Student Code of Conduct 2014.docx

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.3)


9/20/2016

2015 World Language Data

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.2)


9/20/2016

 

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-Composition-Report.pdf

November

None

12/3/2016

Stranahan-Bylaws.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/31/2016

16_17-Meeting-Dates.pdf

October

None

10/31/2016

16-17-Self-Assessment.pdf

October

None

10/29/2016

 


 

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?

40% of the 9th and 10th grade students scored a level 3 or above on the 2016 FSA ELA assessment. According to our SES Band Data, literacy will be our focus for improving student achievement. We believe that implementing literacy skills across all curricula areas will lead to an increase in student achievement.

 

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?

Professional Learning Communities were formed with a literacy focus. We are also utilizing the CARE process and completing common assessments. Furthermore, we plan to implemement the following school-wide literacy initiatives.

                          ~ Dragons Unite! Newsletter
                          ~ Literacy Skill of the Month
                          ~ Word of the Day
                          ~ LiteracyTrivia
        
 

 

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

Last school year, our professional learning communities only met once a month. This school year, our professional learning communities will continue to meet monthly, but has a focus on literacy now. In addition, teachers that do not teach end-of-course subjects will also implement reading strategies within their classes. Some professional learning communities participants that has common planning have also started to meet weekly to do curriculum planning and share best practices.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Kamara Sanon, Donna Newbold 6/1/2017 $5,000 $15,888.00