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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

Walker ES (0321)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

C

Executive Summary

Download/View Executive Summary

 


 

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

Walker Elementary Grade Level PLC

Monday

8/20/2018 - 5/20/2019

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4

 


 

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

106

26.40

0.00

0.00

23.60

9.40

01

124

25.80

1.60

0.00

28.20

9.70

02

108

26.90

0.00

0.00

20.40

8.30

03

113

23.00

5.30

0.00

46.00

15.00

04

138

21.70

4.30

0.00

47.80

13.00

05

124

20.20

4.80

0.00

45.20

11.30

 

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

Walker Elementary employs a variety of programs to assist our students in improving academic success. For one and a half hour of the school day, the students in K-5 receive intensive instruction during Intensive Hour. During this hour, students are instructed in small groups, in specific reading strands/standards, or through specific intensive reading programs such as Fundations in grades K-2, Phonics for reading in grades 1-5, and Super QAR we Use in grade 5.  At Walker Elementary, technology is paramount.  Students in K-5 use IReady to strengthen their skills in Reading and Math; in grades K and 1, students use Innovations for Learning (IFL), in 1st-grade students, and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is used in grades 1st and 2nd grades. We use small group interventions and  I-Ready to strengthen students skill in Math. 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday
Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

8/27/2018 - 6/5/2019

-

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Walker_Counseling_Plan.pdf

10/18/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

0321__Walker_SEL_Plan.docx

11/30/2018

 


 

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.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

0321students_AdvancED_Elementary_2018-(1).xls

10/18/2018

0321_AdvancED_Staff_2018-(1).xls

10/18/2018

0321_AdvancED_Parents_2018-(1).xls

10/18/2018

 

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_Agenda-_May.docx

May

None

5/31/2019

May_SignIn.pdf

May

None

5/31/2019

May-SAC-and-SAF-Joint-Meeting.doc

May

Developed

5/31/2019

April-Signin.pdf

May

Monitored

5/31/2019

SAC-Agenda-4-25-18.docx

May

Monitored

5/31/2019

April_SAC_Mins.doc

May

Developed

5/31/2019

Walker-SAC-SAF-Meeting-Dates.pdf

May

None

5/29/2019

SAF-Bylaw-Walker.docx

April

SAF ByLaws

4/23/2019

SAC&SAFJointSignIn.pdf

January

Monitored

4/23/2019

SAC&SAFJointMinutes.doc

January

Monitored

4/23/2019

SAC&SAFAgenda.docx

January

Monitored

4/23/2019

SAC_Agenda-_Feb.docx

February

Monitored

4/23/2019

SAC_A+_-Minutes-October.doc

October

A+ Funds

4/18/2019

SAC-Minutes-February-27--2019-.doc

February

Monitored

3/14/2019

SAC_February.pdf

February

Monitored

3/14/2019

SAC_JAN_SignIn.pdf

January

Monitored

2/22/2019

SAC-Agenda-.docx

January

Monitored

2/22/2019

SAC_JanMinutes.doc

January

Developed

2/22/2019

WalkerElem_Mid-Year-Reflection-2019.pdf

January

None

2/8/2019

WalkerElem_Mid-Year-Reflection-2019.docx

January

None

1/31/2019

SAC_NOV_SIGNIN.pdf

November

Monitored

1/31/2019

SAC-Agenda-11-28-18-1.docx

November

Monitored

1/31/2019

SAC-Minutes-November-28--2018.doc

November

Monitored

1/31/2019

A+_SignIn.pdf

October

A+ Funds

11/19/2018

A+_Voting_SignIn.pdf

November

A+ Funds

11/19/2018

A+_Results.pdf

November

A+ Funds

11/19/2018

SAC--A+Agenda.docx

October

A+ Funds

11/9/2018

A+-Ballot.doc

November

A+ Funds

11/9/2018

SAC_August_Signin.pdf

August

Monitored

10/26/2018

SAC_September_Signin.pdf

September

Monitored

10/26/2018

SAC-Agenda-8-29-18.docx

August

Monitored

10/26/2018

Walker_SAC-Minutes-August-25--2018.doc

August

Monitored

10/26/2018

SAC-Agenda-9-26-18.docx

September

Monitored

10/26/2018

Walker_SAC-Minutes_September.doc

September

Monitored

10/26/2018

Walker_SAC-Composition.pdf

October

Monitored

10/23/2018

Walker_SAC_Bylaws.pdf

October

Monitored

10/23/2018

 


 

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?

As evidenced in the SES Band Data, we were 23% proficient in Reading based on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA), placing Walker in the lowest 300 schools and lowest in our SES band. We will be focusing on reading achievement during the 2018-2019 school year.

 

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 be implementing a balanced literacy apporach across the board in grades K-5. Teachers will received training on small group instruction and how to use students BAS level to differentiate guided reading instruction.  In addition, teachers will be tracking student data based on standards mastery, as evident by i-Ready standards mastery tool. This will guide personalized instruction during guided reading. All teachers and support staff will be providing intensive instruction during the hours of 1:15pm to 2:30pm Monday through Friday targeting our lowest bottom quartile students in Reading.  

 

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

Teachers will be tracking student data based on standards mastery, as evident by i-Ready standards mastery tool. This will guide personalized instruction during guided reading. All teachers and support staff will be providing intensive instruction during the hours of 1:15pm to 2:30pm Monday through Friday targeting our lowest bottom quartile students in Reading.  

 

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

I Ready standards mastery (Monthly)
BAS (Quarterly)
School City (Monthly)

 

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

Administration conducts monthly data chats with teachers in grades K-5.

 

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)?

Classroom teachers are scheduled for common planning where they follow modified district Instructional Focus Calendars to create a cohesive instructional design per grade level. Teachers meet on a weekly basis for a PLC where they discuss their common goals and bring classroom student data for best practices. 

 

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

We ensure Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively using classroom data such as BAS, or summative 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
LAFS Book
LLI
Fundations
Journeys Tool Kit
Write in Readers

 

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

Our teachers use the mindfulness program to implement Broward County Public Schools Social and Emotional Learning Standards to ensure students are developing social and emotional skills.

 

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

We use the mindfulness program school-wide to teach the five competencies. 

 

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

We have a mentoring program that focuses on the social and emotional learning for students that provides each student with a mentor that will have a weekly meeting with the student to talk about different topics that focus on academics and social and emotional skills.  

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
We will implement a FSA Camp James Frye and Jodianne Martin 5/10/2019 $6,000.00
We will implement a balanced literacy approach and focus on small group instructions. Classroom Teachers, Administration, and Support Staff 5/24/2019
We will implement I-Ready All School Staff 6/5/2019 ongoing $18,920.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
Walker_BPIE.pdf 10/17/2018