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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

Lanier-James Ed Center (0405)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

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

PLC

Tuesday

-

8:45 AM - 9:15 PM

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

07

11

72.70

90.90

36.40

0.00

72.70

08

23

82.60

95.70

56.50

0.00

82.60

09

11

90.90

63.60

45.50

0.00

81.80

10

21

71.40

95.20

81.00

0.00

81.00

11

13

92.30

92.30

53.80

0.00

84.60

12

10

70.00

70.00

10.00

0.00

60.00

 

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

When students are assigned to Lanier-James Education Center, they are assigned a mentor who is a member of the support staff.  The mentor sees their mentees each day when they distribute their daily point sheets to them each morning.  The mentor monitors the academic progress and the behavior of each of their mentees.  

Academic interventions are provided by classroom teachers for students on an individual basis.  The class size makes it possible for students to receive one-on-one instruction and support.  Teachers work closely with parents as well as other staff members to provide the needed support. If additional support is needed, the student is referred to the RtI team which will meet and then monitor the student as well as provide additional interventions and/or support as needed by each student. 

Individual student data is disaggregated.  Student credits are monitored throughout the year.  The guidance counselors enroll students who are in need of recovery in recovery courses.  Students who are identified as ESE receive additional support via pull-outs and/or push-ins from the ESE specialist and the ESE support facilitators. 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

10/8/2018 - 5/20/2018

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

LJEC-Annual-School-Counseling-Plan.pdf

10/25/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-2018.docx

10/23/2018

 


 

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

LJEC-2018-19-SAC-ByLaws.docx

October

SAC ByLaws

10/24/2018

2018-19-Meeting-Schedule.pdf

October

None

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?

Mathematic, Social Studies, Reading and English Language Arts will be the focus for improving student acheivement as evidenced by the majority of our students scoring level 1 on FSA ELA and mathematics and not achieving passing scores on Civics and U.S. History EOC's.  Teachers will work together during bi-monthly instructional planning meetings to review literacy goals and plan for instruction that encourages students to read across content areas. This is a best practice that will consistently expose students to complex text and build the stamina they need when facing the rigor of FSA and EOC exams.

 

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 work together during bi-monthly intructional planning meetings to review literacy and mathematics goals and plan for instruction that encourages students to read across content areas. This is a best practice that will consistently expose students to complex text and build the stamina they need when facing the rigor of FSA and EOC exams.

 

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

The best practice of instructional planning for literacy across the content areas will be scaled up during the weekly professional development meetings and will focus on increasing the use of project based learning and digital tools that will build interest and engagement with readers.

 

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

Data chats will be conducted on a quarterly basis with all teachers to discuss and monitor student progress.  Throughout the school year, teachers will assess students and monitor mastery of ELA and mathematics standards.  Teachers will chart progress and provide remediation and enrichment for students.

 

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

Teachers will chart progress and provide remediation for students not progressing towards school and district goals.

 

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

Staff development takes place throughout the year.  Administration and coaches will visit classrooms regulary to provide support and model teaching.  Teachers will plan with the literacy coach to be sure that the correct standards are being taught.  Administration will visit classrooms a minimum of twice a week and check lesson plans to be sure that standards are being taught.

 

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

Social Emotional Learning will be taught in all disciplines, however, the elective teachers will embed the competencies into their curriculum area.  Elective teachers will utilize LEAPS and Suite 360 as the SEL curriculum.

 

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

The five competencies of Social Emotional Learning will be taught in all disciplines, however, the elective teachers will embed the competencies into their curriculum area.

 

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

Support staff will monitor students they are assigned to mentor to be sure students' social and emotional needs are being met.                                                                                                                                   

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Language arts, reading, and mathematics teachers will meet bi-weekly to plan lessons together. The literacy coach will conduct trainings specifically geared towards all teachers in the ELA PLC. Data chats will be conducted on a quarterly basis with all teachers to discuss and monitor student progress. Throughout the school year, teachers will assess students and monitor mastery of ELA and mathematics standards. Teachers will chart progress and provide remediation and enrichment for students. Administration, Literacy Coach 5/31/2019 Language arts, reading, and mathematics teachers will meet bi-weekly to plan lessons together. The literacy coach will conduct trainings specifically geared towards all teachers in the ELA PLC. Language arts, reading and mathematics teachers will participate in district trainings and meetings conducted outside of the building. $5,000.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
0405_10202016_BPIE_Lanier-James.pdf 10/18/2018