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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

Margate MS (0581)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

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

Lieracy:ELA Reading/Writing

Tuesday

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

1/8/2019 - 5/28/2019

8:25 AM - 9:05 AM

6, 7, 8

S.T.E.M

Tuesday

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

1/8/2019 - 5/28/2019

8:25 AM - 9:05 AM

6, 7, 8

Technology Infused Instruction

Tuesday

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

8/22/2018 - 5/28/2019

8:25 AM - 9:05 AM

6, 7, 8

Department CARE PLC

Monday

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

8/20/2018 - 6/2/2019

8:25 AM - 9:05 AM

6, 7, 8

PLC Positive Behavior Intervention

Tuesday

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

8/28/2018 - 12/18/2018

8:25 AM - 9:05 AM

6, 7, 8

PLC Marzano Design Question & Elements

Tuesday

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

8/28/2018 - 12/18/2018

8:25 AM - 9:05 AM

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: 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

417

7.40

25.20

10.30

29.70

18.50

07

463

12.70

24.40

7.30

38.00

20.70

08

421

14.50

21.40

8.80

32.50

19.00

 

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

At Margate Middle we have programs and courses that meet the needs of all learners. We offer intensive enrichment in reading to bridge
the academic gap each day by scheduling a 90 minutes reading block. For students who are meeting expectation we offer enrichment to
push them beyond expectations. Margate Middle is a STEM school. In this program we offer students real world experience getting them
ready for the 21st century and college and career ready.

 At Margate Middle we implement variety of opportunities for students to meet the challenges as they continue to strive for academic
proficiency in all academic areas.
To help bridge the learning gap we offer Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) which includes before
school tutoring at the Morning Computer Labs, after school tutoring grouped with teachers by specific subject areas, as well as Saturday
cademic 
camps offered to all students . In addition, during the academic school day students are pull out during their electives to get further
assistance in the areas identified as not on track to meet profieciency. 

ELA- Reading and Language Arts teachers use computer based programs such as NewsELA, Achieve 3000, USA TestPrep, iXL,
MobyMax and Vocabulary.com to
 help students stay on track with reading success.

Science- Science teachers utilize MobyMax and STEMSCOPE to supplement and enhance instruction through interactive simulations of science concepts in smallor whole group.Students manipulate key variables, generate and test their own hypotheses. Students are able to work at their own pace to
achieve mastery of a science concepts 
taught in class.
 
Civics- iCivics is used to supports individual, small group, and whole-class learning through readings, activities, discussions and games.
iCivics is an effective tool used for increasing student knowledge in civics.

Math- IReady, BuzzMath and Khan Academy: Focuses on learning and practicing math skills allowing students to achieve mastery
through immediate feedback. 
Teachers are able to monitor student progress from generated reports. Students are remediated and enrichments
are provided in order to meet the needs of all learners 
in and outside the traditional classroom.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

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

9/4/2018 - 5/28/2019

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Margate-Middle_ASCP.pdf

10/17/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

Margate-Middle_SEL-Action-Plan-2018(-2).docx

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.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

Report_MMS_Parent.pdf

11/6/2018

Report_MMS_Staff.pdf

11/6/2018

Report_MMS_Student.pdf

11/6/2018

 

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

SAC-Meeting-Minutes-January-15.docx

February

Monitored

3/7/2019

SAC-Agenda-February-26.docx

February

None

3/7/2019

MGM-MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-201819.pdf

February

None

2/1/2019

SAC-NOV-Sign-In-for-SIP-Upload.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

A-Plus-Ballot-#-2-for-staff.docx

December

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

MMS-A+-October-Voting-Sign-in.pdf

October

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

SAC-OCT-Sign-in.pdf

October

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Agenda-January-15.docx

January

Monitored

1/31/2019

A-plus-ballot-for-staff.docx

October

A+ Funds

1/31/2019

SAC-Meeting-Minutes-Oct-16.docx

October

A+ Funds

1/7/2019

SAC-Nov-Minutes-for--SIP-upload.pdf

November

A+ Funds

12/14/2018

SAC-Nov-Agenda-for-SIP-Upload.pdf

November

A+ Funds

12/14/2018

A+-Staff-Voting-Sign-In.pdf

November

A+ Funds

12/14/2018

SAC-Sign-In-Oct1618.pdf

October

A+ Funds

11/9/2018

SAC_SAF-SEPT-Sign-In.pdf

September

None

11/6/2018

SAC_SAF-AUG-Sign-in.pdf

August

None

11/6/2018

SAC-Meeting-Dates.docx

November

None

11/6/2018

SAF-Sept-Agenda.docx

September

None

11/6/2018

SAF-AUG-Agenda.docx

August

None

11/6/2018

SAC-Agenda-August-23.docx

August

Monitored

11/6/2018

SAC-Meeting-Minutes-Aug-23.docx

October

Monitored

10/16/2018

SAC-Agenda-Sept-18.docx

September

SAC ByLaws

10/16/2018

SAC-Meeting-Minutes-Sept-18.docx

October

SAC ByLaws

10/16/2018

 


 

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?

Margate Middle School will focus on improving student achievement from the 2017-2018 School Year to the 2018-2019 in the following areas;
 
Math [from 60 to 65] , Science [from 56 to 60], Reading/Language Arts [from 59 to 62 ] and Civics [72 to 80]. In addition, Margate Middle will focus on raising parental involvement through Title I to improve student achievement.

 

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 and students have access to Newsela, CommonLit, IReady, USA Test Prep, Online Testing Resources and Online textbooks. Teachers will have access to various technology resources and professional development on site.

 

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

BEST Practices: implementation of sevearl monitoring systems that records school-wide student growth and achievement.
Teachers participate in weekly PLC's that focus on sharing best practices in target area such as instructional planning of SEL, Math, ELA, Social Studies, and STEM courses Extended learning opportuinities are made availble for CORE content areas on Saturday's, before and after school.
 

 

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

Common Formative assessment data is collected every six weeks and utilized to inform instruction for remediation and enrichment
School Level programs utilized for progress monitoring is as follows:
ELA - Achieve 3000 (Diagnostic and Midterm) , Mini Assessments created by grade level PLC.
Math - iReady district assessment and My. HRW
Science - STEMscopes and Mini Assessments created by grade level PLC
Social Studies-  Mini Assessments created by grade level PLC
 

 

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

Team meetings, department meetings and RTI is held weekly to discuss student data and progress towards goals.

 

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 best practices identified will be utilized on a daily basis in all of the core content area courses.  Teachers are provided professional development in which they receive resources and review the UDL websites, differentiated insturction and various instructional strategies. Implementation of strategies will be monitored through observations using the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

 

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

Teachers will use formative assessments daily, weekly or monthly in order to inform instruction and provide remediation and identify learning gaps needed for students. 
 

 

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?

Students use Vocabulary.com in all content areas. Newsela, Achieve3000, Collections , Readworks  STEMscopes, Scholastic and adopted social studies materials.
Clearly articulated expectations, goals, learning outcomes, and course requirments to increase student motivation and improve learning. 
Meaningful and timely feedback to students to improve learning gains in core subject areas. 
Differentiating instruction to meet individual student needs by scaffolding and accommodating ESLS ,ESOL and low performing students.
Specific to Instructional Practices include: Workshops, Professional Development
Extended learning opportunities include: Pullout/Push-in, Saturday Camp, Before and AfterSchool Tutoring

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
implementation of writing strategies and support ELA Department Chairs and Literacy Coach 5/28/2019 Team Meetings
Curriculum Night with hands-on activities and instruction emphasized in each content area. Department Chair, Lead Teachers, Administrators 5/28/2019 Team Meetings
Provide extended learning opportuites (before and after school tuteroing sessions, hands-on curriculum, reading, math, and science immersion days and enrichment Saturday camps K. Murray, Rod Daniel 5/28/2019
Subject Area PLC's K. Murray, K. Coke, Rod Daniel 5/28/2019
Staff development PLC's ( PBS, Marzano Super 7, Cognitive Rigor matrix Kari Murray, Collette Williams, Elisabeth Joseph, Celeste-McGill Franklin, Amar Fernandez, Ashford O'Neal 5/28/2019 Team Meetings
Quarterly and yearlong STEM projects that promote reading across content areas, especially Math and Science Rod Daniel, Cliff Wiggins 5/28/2021 Grade Level Meetings
science resource night, science immersion Mr. Bass
Technology/STEM PLC's Rod Daniel, Clfford Wiggins 5/28/2019 Team Meetings

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
0581_11012017_MMS_BPIE.pdf 11/6/2018