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%
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:
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.