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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

Dillard 6-12 (0371)

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

All 8 Dillard 6-12 PLC Meeting Dates

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 4/4/2019

12:15 PM - 2:50 PM

6, 7, 8, 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: 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

06

132

23.50

50.80

21.20

50.00

46.20

07

129

22.50

32.60

17.10

48.10

35.70

08

171

32.20

25.70

23.40

62.00

44.40

09

530

33.20

21.70

26.40

34.90

35.10

10

530

36.20

18.70

21.10

35.10

30.60

11

388

37.60

13.70

33.00

10.30

28.40

12

392

51.00

6.10

7.90

2.80

11.20

 

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

In the area of reading, we will use Achieve 3000, USA TestPrep, and NewsELA, a program that uses current news stories to provide practice in informative texts in all reading classes to address and assess comprehension skills. Teachers will also utlize Vocabulary.com to address vocabulary deficiencies. In the area of mathematics, Algebra Nation, Khan Academy, and MyHRW (the textbook website) as well as USA TestPrep will be used with high risk students. In the area of science, remediation centers will be used to address areas of weakness as a means to differentiate instruction and weekly common assessments will be used to monitor student performance. EdPuzzle will also be used as a means of remediation of all students in biology.

Saturday Camp and the YMCA Afterschool Tutoring Programs will be offered to all students for remediation and enrichment in the areas of reading, math, science, and social studies.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Friday

3rd

9/14/2018 - 5/17/2018

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

1819-AGP.pdf

10/17/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.pdf

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

0371_SACComposition.pdf

November

None

11/8/2018

0371_SAFAgendaMinutes_101718.pdf

October

None

11/8/2018

0371_AgendaMinutesSignIn_101718.pdf

October

Monitored

10/29/2018

September-Agenda-and-Minutes.pdf

October

Monitored

10/21/2018

SAC-SAF-Meeting-Schedule.pdf

October

Monitored

10/21/2018

Student-Survey-(Middle-and-High).pdf

October

None

10/19/2018

Parent-Survey.pdf

October

None

10/19/2018

Staff-Survey.pdf

October

None

10/19/2018

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/13/2018

 


 

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 a continued area of focus for improving student achievement.  A strategic plan to impact literacy performance by developing student ability to read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently is a state and school goal. As evidenced in our Reading Diagnostic Assessment, 70% of the tested students need explicit reteaching or are considered “bubble” students in their preparedness to meet college and career readiness goals of reading and comprehending texts independently and proficiently.  Only 17% of our tested students in grades 6-10 are performing at or above proficiency. 

 

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?

To improve teaching and learning by providing high-quality instruction, the Literacy Department developed an intensive review schedule to target individual classroom instruction with standards aligned resources supporting a common instructional focus calendar (IFC).  Within Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), teachers analyze Common Form Assessment Data (CFA) to realign instructional delivery for targeted standards.  The CFAs are administered every two weeks in coordination with the English Language Arts IFC.  This data analysis also results in reinforcement learning opportunities, during the instructional day, being created for the purposes of remediation and enrichment.

 

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

To ensure a standards-focused lesson implementation, the school-based literacy coach will design and model reinforcement lessons for the ELA department.  In addition, the literacy coach will share and model high-impact instructional strategies for content area teachers to support the school learning goals via monthly team or department meetings and during the weekly leadership meetings.  These strategies include implementing a blended learning environment, increasing student engagement, and standards-based instructional strategies.

 

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

Common Form Assessments are administered every 2-3 weeks based on the instructional focus calendar.  It is imperative that the curriculum, instruction and assessment. The data is compiled and reviewed by the literacy coach and the administrative team during the weekly leadership meetings. Using the District C.A.R.E (Curriculum, Assessment, Remediation, Enrichment) Cycle as the guideline, the data collected is used to:
Remediate: Peer tutoring, Remediation, student data chats, reteaching, additional practice, instructional technology such as Learning Ally, USA Test Prep and CommonLit.org, FloridaStudents.org
Enrich: Student mentor roles, project- based learning, extension activities, instructional technology such as NEWSELA, CommonLit.org, CPALMS and FloridaStudents.org.

 

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

Students are placed in accordance with the district intensive reading placement chart and use the adopted curriculum.  The core curriculum provides, modeled reading and writing, shared reading and writing, guided reading and writing, independent reading and writing.  In addition, Common Lit.org, Achieve 3000, USA Test Prep, and NewsELA are programs used to provide practice in informative texts to address and assess comprehension skills.  Vocabulary.com is used to address vocabulary deficiencies.  Khan Academy is used to provide a prescriptive approach to developing SAT critical skills.
 
Saturday Camp and the YMCA Afterschool Tutoring Program is available to all students for remediation and enrichment in all academic areas.

 

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)?

UDL focuses on all teachers planning high quality core instruction to meet the varied needs of all learners. It involves the use of effective teaching practices and the intentional differentiation of instruction.  ELA and Reading teachers use FSA, CFA Data, FAIR and formative assessments to adjust instruction as needed.  Using the Curriculum Pathways resources, teachers have a planned guide to implement core curriculum and the instructional technology that supports the learning.  Teachers are involved in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that introduce and model research-based instructional strategies that provide options for students to engage in the learning through various access points.

 

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

Progress Monitoring for Tier 1 Standards-Based Instruction is conducted by the Literacy Coach and AP over Literacy.

Accountability area                   Monitoring ToolFrequency                          TeachersFrequency             Literacy Team
Student Achievement                  Standards-based reports (Grade Cam)          Weekly                                  Monthly
                                                    Achieve 3000 reports                                      Weekly                                  Monthly
                                                    FAIR-FS reports                                              3x/year                                  3x/year

Alignment to Curriculum Map      Gradebook, Lesson Plans, Agendas,              Daily                                    Weekly
                                                     Instructional Focus Calendars
                                                     Classroom walkthroughs                                                                             Weekly

Assessment Administration         Assessment Calendar                                     Monthly                                Quarterly
                                                    School assessment report showing grade      Following all                         Following all
                                                     level and number of students tested              assessment windows           assessment windows

Professional Development          PD calendars                                                  Monthly                                 Quarterly
 
 
 
 
 

 

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?

Print Resources for Standards-based Instruction (Core)
The core curriculum addresses students’ individual reading needs, but also simultaneously challenges them to master grade level Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS). The texts selected scaffold and differentiate instruction in a way that students are engaged and able to demonstrate understanding of increasingly complex text.

  • 6-8 Grades: Inside
  • 9th and 10th Grades: Edge
  • 11th & 12th Grades Retakes: Reviewing ELA
  • All Grades: Common Core Workbooks
 
Online Resources for Standards-based Instruction (all grade levels)
Technology resources are infused in each unit, not only with the online components of the program, but also through alignment of the Achieve 3000 non-fiction articles, CPALMS lessons and Vocabulary.com Word Lists.

 

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

Dillard 6 -12 teachers  integrate SEL assignments into their curriculum allowing students to share their "life" experiences.  We also celebrate student success monthly, offer student led workshops, counseling services and conversations.

 

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

The 5 competencies are incorporated in teachers' curriculum making Decision Making Assignments in class Administrative, as well as Counseling meetings.

 

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

Dillard 6 -12 support SEL by followng the monthly or semester wheel within the classrooms and in passing.  LEAP, YMCA Family Night, SGA sponsored activities and school clean ups are just some of the activies and mentoring programs that are being offered. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Shifting from Teacher-Directed to Student Directed Instruction through student-led discussions 2. Integrate novel instruction into the curriculum. Arlizia Smith and Denise Davenport 11/30/2018 School based and district PDs (i.e., Question Formulation Technique (QFT), Socratic Seminars and Student Led Academic discussions, Novel-Integration Training) $0.00
Designing lessons that demonstrate blended learning 2. Using instructional technology to enrich, extend and enhance instruction and learning (i.e., Collections, NewsELA, Canvas, Commonlit.org, FloridaStudents.org) 3. Develop model classrooms to build school capacity Arlizia Smith and Denise Davenport 12/14/2018 School based and district PDs (Canvas, Collections, Blended Learning Stations, NewsELA) $0.00
Targeting students with Zeros and 6s. 2.Practicing Close Reading and Annotation Arlizia Smith and Denise Davenport 10/26/2018 School based and district PDs (Building Better Writers, Developing Text-based Writers) $0.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE-2018.pdf 10/18/2018