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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

Driftwood MS (0861)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

Executive Summary

Download/View Executive Summary

 


 

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

Language Arts 6-8

Monday
Tuesday

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

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2018

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

Reading 6-8

Monday
Tuesday

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

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2018

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

Social Studies 6-8

Monday
Tuesday

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

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2018

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

Science 6-8

Monday
Tuesday

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

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2018

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

Math 6-8

Monday
Tuesday

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

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2018

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

Magnet 6-8

Monday
Tuesday

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2018

8:35 AM - 9:20 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

516

16.10

16.10

2.10

30.20

15.70

07

463

15.80

21.20

2.60

30.20

17.10

08

499

19.60

28.90

2.40

20.20

17.40

 

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

Teachers will...

  • Provide equal access to Class-wide Tier 1 strategies.
  • Not need to enter documentation in BASIS.
  • Not need to progress monitor.
  • Analyze class-wide performance through data
Frequency:continuous
Persons involved: Classroom Teacher, Student
 

Supplemental Strategies:

  • Start Problem Identification.
  • Collect baseline data on Academic Assessment Form.
  • Graph data on Academic Assessment Form.
  • Document supplemental strategies in BASIS.
  • Determine strategy next step.
  • Refer to CPS Team, if outcome is poor or questionable.
Frequency: Every pre-determined assessment (per department) until student reaches benchmark or functional independence Persons involved: Classroom Teacher, Team Teachers, Student, Guidance Counselor
 

Collaborative Problem Solving Team Referral

  • Supplemental Strategies are not showing a positive outcome.
  • Student is not near the expectation or peer aim line.
  • Graph trend line is questionable or poor.
  • Performance discrepancy is not closing or closing slowly
  • Refer student to CPS Team for more support.
Frequency: As needed based on sufficient student documentation
Persons Involved: Team Teachers, Parent/Guardian, Guidance Counselor, Instructional Coach, Administrator, Student, Support Staff
 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

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

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2018

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

DMS-School-Counseling-Plan.pdf

11/7/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Plan-2.docx

11/28/2018

 


 

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

Mid-Year-Reflection-2019.pdf

December

Monitored

12/14/2018

sept-27-sign-in.pdf

November

Developed

11/19/2018

oct-25-sign-in.pdf

October

Monitored

11/19/2018

oct-25-mins.pdf

October

Monitored

11/19/2018

sept-27-mins.pdf

November

Developed

11/19/2018

Committee-Membership.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

11/19/2018

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/17/2018

SAC-mtg-dates-1819.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/17/2018

 


 

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?

Math is our area of greatest weakness

 

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?

teaching and assessing
resources and support system
using results for continuous improvement

 

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

Teachers will use:
PLC time to assess instructional methods and results
BCPS resources to improve instruction
data to modify instruction

 

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

common assessment every quarter
pre/post test for the year

 

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

ELO for math instruction

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
increase family involvement Department Chairs 6/5/2018 PLC
teachers will instruct students on how best to use planner book to stay organized and improve time management skills individual teachers 6/5/2018 PLC $5,000.00
Reading & Lang Arts teachers will follow Legacy Writes program to infuse necessary ELA skills Literacy Coach 6/5/2018 PLC $5,000.00
Civics Afterschool Review Social Studies Dept Chair 6/5/2018 PLC $3,000.00
Biology Afterschool Review Science Dept Chair 6/5/2018 PLC $3,000.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE.pdf 11/15/2018