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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

McNicol MS (0481)

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

Curriculum Team

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/22/2018 - 5/22/2019

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

6, 7, 8

 


 

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: 8/7/2019)

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

277

7.60

35.40

8.30

45.00

24.20

07

252

7.10

23.40

19.80

43.20

27.40

08

294

5.80

16.30

15.00

50.20

20.70

 

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

Identified students will receive one or more of the following interventions:

  • Invited to Saturday Camp- extended learning opportunity
  • scheduled for a pull-out opportunity with instructional coach
  • assigned staff member as a mentor (mentor role includes one-on-one conferencing regarding academic progress)
  • monitor student with a daily progress report to be completed by each teacher and reviewed by both parent and counselor or administrator
  • request parent conference
  • Administrative data chat with students
  • I-Ready lab 
  • Homework help ( once a week)

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

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

8/23/2018 - 5/30/2019

2:25 PM - 3:25 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Annual-Counseling-Plan-18.19.pdf

10/12/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

10/12/2018

 


 

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

MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-2019.docx

2/1/2019

 

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

0481_02012019_MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-2019.docx

February

None

2/1/2019

SAF-9.20.18.pdf

December

None

12/17/2018

0481_08132018_SAC-2018-2019-dates.pdf

December

None

12/14/2018

SAC-11.15.18.pdf

November

Developed

12/14/2018

SAC-ByLaws-18-19.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

11/19/2018

Committee-Membership.pdf

November

None

11/19/2018

SAC-10.25.18-upload.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/31/2018

SAC-9-20-18.pdf

October

None

10/2/2018

 


 

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?

We are continuing to focus on ELA.  We want to maintain the high degree of performance we achieved last year in the performance in all grades.  We want to maintain this progress this school year to ensure this trend continues.  We will also be focusing on Mathematics for all grade levels based on our FSA data. 

By May of 2019 the following goals will be met:
ELA: Will move from
Proficiency: 37% to 44%
LG: 47% to 52%
Low 25%: 45% to 50%

MATH: Will move from 
Proficiency: 42% to 47% 
LG: 43% to 48%
Low 25%: 43% to 48%

SCIENCE: Will move from 
Proficiency:39% to 44%

Civics:
Proficiency:73% to 77%
 

 

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?

The BEST practices that will be implemented to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance in the SES band are as follows:
Differentiated Instruction
The effective scaffolding of literacy instructional strategies
Data chats with teachers and students to analyze data and identify areas of improvement.
Utilizing the RtI early warning signs to identify students 

 

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

McNicol Literacy teachers will begin in July 2018 with district support with a strong focus on scaffolding standards and lessons through effective lesson planning and through authentic PLC's.  Lesson modeling and inter-visitations will occur on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

The math and science team will work with a strong focus on differentiated instruction.  Also the i-Ready development team and district support with plan, model, and assist monitor this process within both departments.

 

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

Common assessments are given at the end of each Unit in each grade level, about once every 4 weeks. In between the common assessment, PLC time the teachers will create share best practices to close the gap with small projects, activities and other resources to enhance the day-to-day lessons. Data from these in class supplements are also discussed and analyzed to remediate and enrich students.

 

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

Invited to Saturday Camp- extended learning opportunity
scheduled for pull-out opportunity with instructional coach
assigned staff member as a mentor (mentor role includes one-on-one conferencing regarding academic progress)
monitor student with daily progress report to be completed by each teacher and reviewed by both parent and counselor or administrator
Request parent conference
Administrative data chat with 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)?

The School will ensure that all classrooms instruction is accessible using UDL through lesson plan checks, classroom observations, walkthroughs, and formative and summative assessments. 

 

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

The school will ensure that all classrooms instruction is accessible using  UDL through lesson plan checks, classroom observation, walkthroughs, and formative and summative assessments. 

 

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?

Collections: 6th, 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and Reading 
Inside Books:  B and C Book-6th, 7th and 8th grade. 
NewsELA and Vocabulary.com:   Internet-based instruction program providing thousands of articles with activities that align with Florida State Standards.  

The Instructional Focus Calendar for Language Arts and Reading includes standards for informational text as well as literature and anchor text for each collection of stories which are a variety of literature and nonfiction.   

 

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

In order to develop self-awareness and Self-management skills, we implement  SEL lessons using the Hands-on classroom curriculum in all 1st-period classes. Staff encourages and implement the school's core value of using the 4 B's to build a culture of accountability.  

 

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

In order to develop self-awareness and Self-management skills, we implement  SEL lessons using the Hands-on classroom curriculum in all 1st-period classes. Staff encourages and implement the school's core value of uisng the 4 B's to build a culture of accountability.  

 

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

Our school's culture encourages students to be aware of their thoughts, feelings,  and emotions. Which enables them to empathize with others and control emotions. Students are given tools to manage their behavior and seek support when needed. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Weekly meetings with students and parents biweekly meetings with guidance and teachers Dierdre Benka-Coker 5/25/2019 0 $0.00
Quarterly data chats with all students and teachers DACYANY IBARRONDO 4/2/2019 0 $0.00
All ELA teachers will work with TNTP through each PLC cycle in order to ensure these opportunities are planned for. DACYANY IBARRONDO 4/3/2019 TNTP $0.00
ELOs Department Chairs and Coaches 5/18/2019 Na $10,000.00
Interdisciplinary curriculum Choudlyne Poitevien, Ashley Cadet-Henry, and Jenelle Mcleod 1/11/2019 PBL workshops with Buck institute NA
PLC, Common Planning, CFA Lara Ruddy, Janelle Mcleod,and Ashley cadet-Henry 5/31/2018 Weekly PLC meetings to crate CARE packets/resources and share best practices. NA

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE-2018-2019.pdf 12/10/2018