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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

Pompano Beach ES (0751)

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

0751 ELA 5 2018-19

Thursday

2nd, 4th

8/23/2018 - 5/23/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

5

0751 ELA 4th 2018-19

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/22/2018 - 5/22/2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4

0751 ELA 3rd 2018-19

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

8/21/2018 - 5/21/2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3

0751 ELA 2 2018-19

Monday

2nd, 4th

8/20/2018 - 5/20/2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

2

0751 ELA K 2018-19

Thursday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/16/2018 - 5/16/2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre K, K

0751 ELA 1 2018-19

Friday

1st, 3rd, 5th

8/17/2018 - 5/17/2019

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1

 


 

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

72

20.80

1.40

0.00

51.40

18.10

01

81

27.20

4.90

0.00

33.30

11.10

02

72

11.10

2.80

0.00

36.10

6.90

03

101

18.80

7.90

0.00

36.60

7.90

04

73

19.20

5.50

0.00

53.40

16.40

05

82

18.30

6.10

0.00

26.80

11.00

 

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

All students in kindergarten through fifth grade are administered the Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) running record a minimum of three times throughout the school year.  In addition to the BAS assessment, students in grades first through fifth take periodic School City Assessments in reading and math once per month to monitor progress toward grade level standards and expectations.  All third, fourth, and fifth grade students take school-level science assessments once per quarter to monitor progress in science. 

All students K-5 participate in core literacy, math, and science instruction.  Teachers utilize school-level pacing guide and Journeys as a resource to plan grade level instruction for all students.  All students participate in small group guided reading during the 90 minute reading block to receive individualized instruction based on students' needs. Teachers in K-5 utilize Go Math and the district's pacing guide to plan grade level instruction in math for all students.  Students in grades 3-5 also engage in math club with the Acaletics Math Program for 30 minutes daily as part of their core math instruction. All teachers utilize Science Fusion and the school's pacing guide to address Science Standards at each grade level K-5.  

Supplemental programs in reading include Language Arts Florida Standards Ready Books from Curriculum Associates and iReady Computer program.  Supplemental programs in math include Math Florida Standards Ready Books from Curriculum Associates and iReady Computer program.  Supplemental programs in science include Science Boot Camp.  These materials are supplemental and range from 3-5 grades.  The iReady Computer program is used from K-5 for both reading and math.  Supplemental materials are used daily for a minimum of 45 minutes per week.  Supplemental program in writing includes resources from Core Connections to supplement and enhance core instruction in writing for all students K-5.

Intervention programs for reading include Words Their Way, Phonics for Reading, Rewards, and Blueprint for Comprehension Intervention.  Each of these interventions are strategically assigned to students based on their needs as identified through Diagnostic Assessments.  Intervention programs for math include Strategic Interventions, Intensive Interventions, and Touch Math.  Each of these interventions are strategically assigned and used with students based on their needs as identified through Diagnostic Assessments and CPST meetings.  

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

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

8/28/2018 - 5/30/2018

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

School-Counseling-Plan-Calendar.pdf

10/17/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.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.

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

SAF-By-Laws-10-4-2018.docx

October

SAF ByLaws

11/13/2018

SAF-Sign-In-10-4-2018.pdf

October

None

11/13/2018

SAF-Minutes-10-4-2018.docx

October

None

11/13/2018

SAF-Agenda-10-4-18.docx

October

None

11/13/2018

2018-19-SAC-Composition-Report.pdf

September

None

10/17/2018

SAC-Sign-Ins-10-4-2018.pdf

October

Developed

10/5/2018

SAC-Minutes-10-4-2018.docx

October

Developed

10/5/2018

SAC-Agenda-10-4-2018.docx

October

Developed

10/5/2018

SAC-ByLaws-9-13-2018.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/2/2018

SAC-Sign-Ins-9-13-2018.pdf

September

None

10/2/2018

SAC-Minutes-9-13-2018.docx

September

None

10/2/2018

SAC-Agenda-9-13-2018.docx

September

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?

English Language Arts - The overall percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on the 2018 Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) was 30 percent. Average learning gains in ELA ws 42 percent and the Lowest 25 percent making gains in ELA was 57 percent.  
Mathematics - The overall percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on the 2018 FSA Mathematics was 42 percent.  Average learing gains was 50 percent and the lowest 25 percent of students making gains was 38 percent. 
These areas were chosen based on trend data.  The percentage of students making learning gains has decreased in both math and ELA for both categories (overall population and lowest quartile). 

 

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?

To increase performance in the SES Band, Tier I instruction will be scaled-up to improve the quality of teaching and learning in order to increase performance within our SES band. 
 

 

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

ELA - The ELA Block will be modified to enhance and support a balanced literacy approach for teaching which includes modeled, shared, guided and independent opportunities for all students.  These opportunities will be adjusted for each individual student based on their level of need according to bi-weekly progress monitoring data for standards and the Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) results. 

  • Teachers will attend professional development in BAS, Read Alouds, Guided Reading, and Close Reading.
  • Teachers will receive consistent coaching and support in the instructional planning and delivery of lessons.
  • Students will be assessed bi-weekly on standards taught to ensure progress towards proficiency.
  • Students will receive feedback and opportunities for reteaching/enrichment based on performance on the bi-weekly assessments
  • Push-in support (Academic Tutors) will be provided to students struggling to demonstrate mastery (specifically for those in the bottom quartile). 

Math - The math block will be modified to enhance and support small group instruction for all students.  This level of instruction will be adjusted based on the performance and needs of students within each classroom. 
  • Teachers will attend professional development in Calendar Math, Small Group Instruction for Math, and Utilizing resources to enhance instruction.
  • Teachers will receive consistent coaching and support in the instructional planning and delivery of lessons.
  • Students will be assessed bi-weekly on standards taught to ensure progress towards proficiency.
  • Students will receive feedback and opportunities for reteaching/enrichment based on performance on the bi-weekly assessments
  • Push-in support (Academic Tutors) will be provided to students struggling to demonstrate mastery (specifically for those in the bottom quartile). 

 

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

ELA - Writing assessments are administered monthly to all students in grades 3-5 to monitor progress in writing for both the informative and opinion style of writing. 
ELA - The Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) is administered to all students a minimum of 3 times per year to monitor student progress and determine instructional targets for reading. 
ELA - Bi-weekly standards mastery assessments are being used to monitor student progress on grade level standards and expectations.  
ELA - Quarterly Show What You Know assessments are administered and reviewed to all students in grades 3 - 5. 
Math - Standards Mastery Assessments are administered at the end of Each Chapter of Go Math to monitor student progress in K-5. 
Math - Quarterly Show What You Know assessments are administered and reviewed to all students in grades 3 - 5. 

 

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

Academic Tutors have been hired to provide additional push-in support to students not demonstrating proficiency or progressing towards academic school goals in both math and reading.  These tutors service individuals and small groups of students in grades 3 - 5. 

Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is provided to students in need of Tier III support for reading based on their academic needs.

 

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)?

Classroom walkthroughs are conducted by administration and coaching staff to ensure all classroo instruction is accessible to the full range of learners.  Coaching support and feedback is provided to teachers to support the effectiveness of teacher planing and lesson delivery.  
All teachers attend PLCs every 7 days to plan and discuss quality teaching opportunities accessible for all students. 

 

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

Classroom walkthroughs are conducted by administration and coaching staff to ensure Tier I Standards-based instruction is implemented properly and effectively in classrooms.   Coaching support and feedback is provided to teachers to support the effectiveness of teacher planing and lesson delivery.  
?All teachers attend PLCs every 7 days to plan and discuss quality teaching opportunities accessible for all students. 
All student data is monitored by teachers, coaches, and administration to make recommendations, adjustments and changes for students based on the level of need and progress being made toward reaching proficiency on standards-based assessments and BAS. 

 

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 students have access to a blance of literary and informational texts, a full resource room is available to all teachers.  This resource room offers more than 5,000 books for teachers and students to have access to a variety of text to supplement core instruction. 
Core Instruction materials more than 5,000 leveled books from the Resource Room, Social Studies leveled books, Scholastic Science leveled books, Florida Ready LAFS student books, and Scholastic online Guided Reading Programs at all grade levels K-5.  These resources support a core balanced literacy approach for instruction.  
Supplemental materials for grades K-5 include iReady, Accelerated Reader, iStation, and Discovery Learning to enhance/support the quality of core instruction and the materials available through a variety of mediums. 
Intervention materials for grades K-5 include Phonics for Reading, Question/Answer/Relationships (QAR), Rewards, Words Their Way, and Leveled Literacy Interventions (LLI) for students to ensure students have access to specific materials and programs based on their skill deficit and need. 

 

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

Pompano Beach Elementary School utilizes multiple programs throughout the school year to ensure students are developing the social and emotional skills based on the five competencies.  
Programs include:

  • Restorative Circles
  • Sanford Harmony
  • Cloud 9
  • Class Dojo (Growth Mindset)
  • LEAPS

 

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

Social and Emotional Learning Programs utilized in school include Sanford Harmony, Cloud 9, Class Dojo (Growth Mindset) and LEAPS. 
These skills are taught explicitly through:

  • Cloud 9 (tier I)
  • Personal Goal Setting (tier I)
  • Motivational Quotes (tier I)
  • Monthly Spotlight (tier 1)
  • Kiwani's Kids (Tier II)
  • Peer Mediation Program (Tier II)
  • Friendship Group (Tier III)
  • Parent/Teacher/Student Conferencing (Tier III)
These skills are integrated through school-wide programs such as Cloud 9, Sanford Harmony, Read Alouds, Monthly Cultural Celebrations, and I'm Thumbody. 

 

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

All teachers and students at Pompano Beach Elementary School strive to build social awareness and interpersonal skills to maintain positive relationships. All teachers and students make an effort to develop self-awareness and self-management skills to demonstrate positive behaviors creating a safe and nurturing learning environment. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
PLCs, Analyzing Data, Professional Development, Instructional Modeling by Coaches, and Monitoring student progress frequently to ensure student learning and alignment of instruction. Classroom Teachers, Coaches, and Administration 6/4/2019 Balanced Literacy, Read Alouds, Benchmark Assessment System, Small Group Instruction for reading and math, Calendar Math, Acaletics, and Using Manipulatives in Math $4,642.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2018-(4)-Revised.pdf 10/3/2018