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 content area of focus for improving student achievement will be Reading Proficieny due to the FSA data.
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?
Teachers will engage in weekly Professional Learning Communities (PLC) with the Literacy Coach, to improve instructional planning and lesson delivery.
This will include: identifying target standards and aligning resources
identifying High Yield Stratgies to effectively deliver lessons
reviewing student data to provide differentiated instruction
Sharing Best Practices with team
Literacy Coach and teachers will collaborate weekly for reading lessons plans to identify and align instruction with state standards.
Describe in detail how the BEST Practice(s) will be scaled-up.
Literacy Coach will share knowledge from all District Professional Learning with teachers to ensure teachers receive a variety of methods, resources and strategies for implementing High Quality instruction.
Teachers will participate in weekly professional learning led by instructional coaches, meet with content area team members, to review and plan instruction with a focus on standards-based lessons.
Quarterly Data Analysis will drive instructional practices/resources to be used to remediate and/or enrich students. (i.e. Coach and administration will monitor schoolwide scores as students complete assessments and meet quarterly with teachers to discuss data, trends, and instruction)
Literacy Coach and teachers will have a desiganted day/time every week to plan for the next week's Instructional Focus and discuss previously covered standards.
Coaches will create Quarterly Goals to better progress monitor grade level/school-wide areas of success and/or concerns.
What specific school-level progress monitoring data is collected and how often?
School City Assessments-monitored monthly
iReady Data-monitored quarterly
Benchmark Assesment System (BAS)-is monitored quarterly
How does the school ensure the fidelity of students not progressing towards school and district goals?
School has an extended day to include an extra hour for reading intervention daily.
Response to Intervention (RTI) Process-students working substantially below grade level based on data and teacher observation are referred for the RTI process.
Interventions-based on student's deficiency they receive extra academic support based on student data.
Additional small group instruction is provided, daily as pull/push-in support for targeted students.
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)?
Teachers collaborate weekly with Instructional Coaches to design High Quality lessons to meet the needs of all learners.
Teachers use a variety of instructional practices to meet the needs of the full range of learners in their classroom i.e. provide options for perception,clarify syntax and structure, activate or supply background knowledge, provide options for expression and communication and foster collaboration and community.
How does the school ensure Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively?
Literacy Coach develops a standards-based Instructional Focus Plan to include implementation of a Balanced Literacy Approach. Teachers are provided with a training at the beginning of the year to identify how to effectively implement the Focus Plan. Additionally, support is provided on a weekly basis with a Professional Learning Community led by the Literacy Coach.
Coach and Administrators are conducting weekly Classroom Walkthroughs to monitor implementation and provide support as needed.
Coaches use the Coaching Cycle and provide immediate feedback to help with corrective actions and provide individualized teacher support.
The schoolwide schedule includes an uninterrupted 90 minute reading block.
Instruction is explict, systematic, scaffolded, differentiated and guided by data.
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 is the Core Program for grades K-5.
Supplemental Programs include: District created Interactive Read Aloud (IRA) Lesson Plans, Scholastic Readers
Interevntion Programs include: Phonics for Reading, Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI), Journeys Tool Kit and Write-In Reader
School Reading Resource Room- to include leveled text with a variety of genres for students.