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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

Broward Estates ES (0501)

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

3-5 FSA Test Administration Procedures

Tuesday

4th

4/23/2019 - 4/23/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Helping Students Deal With Test Anxiety

Tuesday

2nd

4/9/2019 - 4/9/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Follow-Up: Preparing Students for Test Success

Tuesday

4th

3/19/2019 - 3/19/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

3-5 Preparing Students for Test Success

Tuesday

2nd

3/5/2019 - 3/5/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Follow-Up: K-5 Hands on Science

Tuesday

4th

2/19/2019 - 2/19/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Hands-On Science

Tuesday

2nd

2/5/2019 - 2/5/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Follow - Up: Using Technology to Engage Students in Learning

1/22/2019 - 1/22/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Using Technology to Engage Students in Learning

Tuesday

2nd

1/8/2019 - 1/8/2019

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Analyzing Student Data - I-Ready Diagnostic #2

Tuesday

3rd

12/18/2018 - 12/18/2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Follow- Up - Analyzing Student Work

Tuesday

5th

11/27/2018 - 11/27/2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Analyzing Student Data K-5 Writing

Tuesday

5th

10/30/2018 - 10/30/2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

K-2 Analysis of Student Work - Focused on the implementation of the BCPS Interactive Read-Aloud Lessons 3-5 Implementation of Student Work - Focus on the implementation of center activities aligned to Mathematical Practices

Tuesday

3rd

10/16/2018 - 10/16/2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

K-2 Literacy Centers/3-5 Literacy Center Activities Aligned to Mathematical Practices

Tuesday

1st

10/2/2018 - 10/2/2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

K-2 Implementing the BCPS Interactive Reading Lesson Plan

Tuesday

3rd

9/18/2018 - 9/18/2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2

Analyzing Student Data-I-Ready Diagnostic 1 & RTI Referral Submission

Tuesday

2nd

9/4/2018 - 9/24/2018

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 


 

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

56

25.00

0.00

0.00

42.90

16.10

01

63

19.00

1.60

0.00

44.40

4.80

02

58

12.10

0.00

0.00

46.60

6.90

03

76

14.50

0.00

0.00

31.60

6.60

04

94

16.00

1.10

0.00

41.50

6.40

05

68

19.10

1.50

0.00

32.40

10.30

 

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

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday
Thursday

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

10/1/2018 - 5/23/2019

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

0501_SchoolCounselingPlan_2018_2019.pdf

11/2/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

0501_SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(1).doc

10/17/2018

 


 

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

0501_SAC-MeetingDates_2018_2019.doc

November

None

11/2/2018

0501_SACMEEETINGMINUTES_090518_.doc

November

Developed

11/2/2018

0501_SAF-Bylaws-.doc

November

SAF ByLaws

11/2/2018

0501_SAC-ByLaws2018.pdf

November

SAC ByLaws

11/2/2018

0501_9518_SACSIGNINSHEET_.pdf

November

Developed

11/2/2018

0501_9518_SACAGENDA.pdf

November

Developed

11/2/2018

0501_101718_SACMINUTES.pdf

November

Monitored

11/2/2018

0501_101718_SACSIGNINSHEET_.pdf

November

Monitored

11/2/2018

0501_101718_SACAGENDA_.pdf

November

Developed

11/2/2018

BEES-SAC-11_2_18.pdf

November

None

11/2/2018

 


 

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?

Instructional coaches provide teachers with school-wide instructional focus calendars for each subject ares.  During the 21 day instructional cycle, the teachers must teach standards, assess the students understanding and provide remediation for students that didn't score a 70% or higher. Evidence that is collected to ensure that classroom instruction is aligned is data from school wide Show What You Know assessments progress reports from iready reading and math.  Instructional coaches also meet with grade levels during common planning to assist teachers in planning and providing resources.  Class room walk throughs and observations are also conducted by administration as well as instructional coaches.

 

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?

In addition to using texts from core supplemental, and intervention programs, we have purchased the National Geographic magazines to extend content area learning. This resource provides relevant content across subject matters, adjusted based on grade level. We also have access to Newsela, which is a site that offers current event articles across various content areas. This site allows the reader to adjust the Lexile level of the passages to meet the needs of the readers and the teacher can assign articles to the students to read. Our reading resource room is an additional source for informational text and teachers are supported by the Literacy Coach as they select text to address student needs as well as the Language Arts Florida Standards that address integrating knowledge and information, which our FSA data indicated as an area for growth across our school.

 

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

As evidenced in our SES Band Data, Literacy is our greatest area of need. We have selected to focus on this area due to the lack of student proficiency that we are continually faced with. Our trend data indicates growth in learning gains, but proficiency is still lacking. Honest reflection and collaborative conversations have made it clear that the issues our 3rd-5th grade readers struggle with our rooted in a lack of foundational skills. Our Benchmark Assessment Data as well as our iReady reading data indicates a need for phonics and vocabulary instruction in the intermediate grades. To cease this issue, our team is focused on instructional support for primary teachers and researched based interventions for our primary students. This work is in an effort to ensure that all K-2 students are proficient in reading by the start of third grade. 

 

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

This year we will scale up small group guided reading instruction as a BEST Practice. Research shows that teacher integration of literacy-related instructional strategies facilitates student learning across all content areas. With the use of content-specific information, it is through the literacy skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and presenting that students acquire and retain content knowledge and content-specific abilities. As a result, Broward Estates will scale-up this BEST practice by the following: Data-Driven Instruction, Standards-Based Lessons, Effective Teaching Strategies, Ability Grouping, Timed Rotations, One-on-One Instruction and  reoccurring Teacher Feedback. 

 

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

Small group guided reading instruction as a BEST Practice will be scaled up in detail by the following:  

  • Rereading familiar texts
  • Book introduction
  • Reading of a new text
  • Post-reading discussion
  • Follow-up activities
 In addition, guided reading binders will be provided to all K-3 teachers on Friday, October 20th which will include look fors, lesson plan templates, information on shared and interactive read alouds, and decoding and comprehension strategy reference sheets. The Fountas and Pinnell prompting guides will also be distributed. Each grade level will receive modeling and push-in support on how small group guided reading is took look like in their individual classrooms. 

 

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)?

To ensure that learning is accessible for all learners, our teachers deliver instruction in whole group first, which allows them to teach the standards at grade level, to all students. Then, the teachers address the ability and skill needs of students through small group instruction. These method of instructional delivery ensures that all learners have access to grade level and ability level content.

 

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

Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction at Broward Estates Elementary will be implemented properly and effectively through a balanced literacy approach.  The Balanced Literacy Approach has five elements to develop our scholars into lifelong readers which include read-alouds, guided reading, shared reading, independent reading and word study.  Each area will be supported through our professional development calendar and professional learning communities.  In addition, our Literacy Coach will conitnually model and monitor the expectations for the Balanced Literacy Approach. 

 

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?

To ensure that all students have access to a balanced literacy block, the teachers facilitate the following:
-Whole group interactive read alouds using BCPS created lesson plans and science/social studies based text
-Whole group shared reading lessons using complex text and grade appropriate reading strategies
-Small group guided reading using our Scholastic Leveled Library
-RTI interventions using the Journeys Toolkit 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Support integrated instruction via PLCs, PD, and Coaching Support Literacy Coach 5/31/2019 Bi-weekly professional development and PLC's to support this goal
Support standards based instruction via PLCs, PD, and Coaching Support Tamara Florence; Rasheeda West; Cyntheria Hunt 5/31/2019 Bi-weekly professional development and PLC's to support this goal
Support Interactive Read Alouds via PLCs, PD & Coaching Support Tamara Florence; Rasheeda West; Cyntheria Hunt 5/31/2019 Bi-weekly professional development and PLC's to support this goal

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
0501_BE-BPIE_2018.pdf 11/1/2018