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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

New River MS (0881)

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

7th Grade Science

Friday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

7

Departmental (ELA, Math, Reading, Science, Social Studies)

Friday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

6, 7, 8

Math All Grades

Thursday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

6, 7, 8

8th Grade US History

Thursday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

12:40 PM - 2:10 PM

8

7th Grade Civics

Thursday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

11:45 AM - 12:25 PM

7

6th Grade Science

Thursday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

6

Marine Science

Thursday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

6, 7, 8

6th Grade Social Studies

Thursday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

1:20 PM - 2:05 PM

6

Reading All Grades

Thursday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

8:40 AM - 9:15 AM

6, 7, 8

ELA All Grades

Wednesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

6, 7, 8

8th Grade Science

Wednesday

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

8

Reading All Grades

Wednesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

8:40 AM - 9:15 AM

6, 7, 8

Math All Grades

Tuesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

6, 7, 8

6th Grade World History

Tuesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

1:20 PM - 2:05 PM

6

8th Grade US History

Tuesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM

8

7th Grade Civics

Tuesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

11:45 AM - 12:25 PM

7

Marine Science

Tuesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

6, 7, 8

6th Grade Science

Tuesday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

6

ELA All Grades

Monday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

3:10 PM - 4:00 PM

6, 7, 8

7th Grade Science

Monday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

7

8th Grade Science

Monday

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

8/22/2018 - 6/4/2019

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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

563

16.20

29.00

1.80

33.70

20.80

07

515

18.30

27.40

0.60

35.50

22.10

08

522

20.30

19.70

3.10

27.80

16.50

 

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

  1. What specific school – level progress monitoring data is collected and how often at school level to determine that students are progressing toward the school and district goals?  Data is collected monthly via Common Formative Assessments in each grade level and subject area.  Teachers also perform weekly "check outs" which are informal assessments such as "tickets out the door" or summaries of the lesson to ensure progression toward the learning goal.  In addition, teachers are having data chats with students as well as discussing the data in their professional learning communities (PLCs) when planning lessons collaboratively.
  2. What instructional materials including core, supplemental, and intervention programs are used to inform instruction based on students' needs? The core materials include the math textbook Go-Math, and for ELA Collections, Civics is Florida Civics, Science is Stemscopes, I-ready, Easy CBM for interventions, district Sharepoint resources.
  3. How does the school ensure the fidelity of students not progressing towards school and district goals receiving appropriate interventions? ELA and Math coach monitor the lowest quartile and schedule students appropriately.  In addition, support facilitators push in to classrooms to assist struggling students.  Those students are also encouraged to attend our morning tutoring program as well as Saturday camps in the Spring.
  4. How does the school ensure that all classroom instruction is accessible to the full range of learners using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles? Teachers provide muliple means of representation by using the online textbooks in addition to the hard copies.  Many classrooms are equipped with technology such as laptop carts, Recordex, Promethean boards, and interactive response systems.  In addition, we have district support facilitators that are training teachers on how to differentiate the ways that students can express what they know.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

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

8/21/2018 - 6/6/2019

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Tuesday

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

8/29/2018 - 5/28/2019

9:30 PM - 11:30 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

open_ascp.fmp12

10/16/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

10/16/2018

 


 

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

0881_SACSIGNIN_03202019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/20/2019

0881_SAF_AGENDA_03072019.docx

March

None

3/8/2019

SAC_003072019_agenda.docx

March

Monitored

3/8/2019

0881_SignIn_03072019.pdf

March

Monitored

3/8/2019

SignIn_0881_02072019.pdf

February

Monitored

2/12/2019

SAC_02042019_agenda.docx

February

A+ Funds

2/11/2019

New-River-Middle-School-SAC-meeting-minutes-020719.docx

February

Developed

2/11/2019

MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM--Final.docx

January

Monitored

1/24/2019

0881_SAC_minutes_011019.docx

January

A+ Funds

1/23/2019

SAF-Minutes-12-6-2018-New-River.docx

December

None

1/9/2019

SAF-Minutes-11-1-2018-New-River.docx

November

None

1/9/2019

SAF-Minutes-10-4-2018-New-River.docx

October

None

1/9/2019

0881_SACMIN_12062018.docx

December

Developed

1/8/2019

SAC_01102019_agenda.docx

January

Developed

1/8/2019

0881_SAF_AGENDA_01102019.docx

January

None

1/8/2019

0881_SACSignin_21062018.pdf

December

Monitored

12/11/2018

0881_SAF_AGENDA_12062018.docx

December

None

12/5/2018

SAC_12062018_agenda.docx

December

Developed

12/5/2018

0881_SAC_-min110118-.docx

November

Developed

12/5/2018

New-River-Middle-School-SAC-meeting-minutes-110118.docx

November

A+ Funds

11/2/2018

0881_SAF_AGENDA_11012018.docx

November

None

11/2/2018

SAC_11012018_agenda.docx

November

Developed

11/2/2018

SAC-Calendar-18-19.docx

November

Developed

11/2/2018

0881_SAC_COMP_2018.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/26/2018

0881_10042018_SACSAF_SIGNIN.pdf

October

Developed

10/18/2018

October-SAC-Minutes-.docx

October

Developed

10/15/2018

0881_SAF_AGENDA_10042018.docx

October

Developed

10/1/2018

SAC_1004018_agenda.docx

October

Developed

10/1/2018

0881_EXECUTIVE_SUMMARY.pdf

September

Monitored

9/11/2018

0881_SAF_SGININ09062018.pdf

September

None

9/11/2018

0881_SAC_SIGNIN_09062018.pdf

September

Monitored

9/11/2018

0881_SAF_MIN_09062018.docx

September

None

9/11/2018

0881_SAF_AGENDA_09062018.docx

September

None

9/11/2018

0881_SAC_MIN_090618.docx

September

A+ Funds

9/11/2018

SAC_09062018_agenda.docx

September

Monitored

9/11/2018

SAC-Calendar-18-19.docx

September

Monitored

9/11/2018

0881_SACBYLALWS_18-19.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/11/2018

 


 

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?

SES Band Data indicates that Reading and Math should be a focus for improving student achievement.  We are seeking to increase the percentage of students scoring level 3 or higher in ELA and Math by 3% as reported on the FSA.

 

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 Professional Learning Community model will be scaled up amongst grade level and content areas to increase performance within the SES Band. Particular attention will be given to the "Super 7" strategies that demonstrate results in Reading and Math.  NRMS will collaborate with Apollo Middle to learn more about their reading and writing clinics. The literacy coach will observe writing clinics in action.  

 

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

BEST practices including PLC and RtI will be scaled up through continued training and peer support. Video recording of exemplary lessons occurs.  Teachers are encouraged to peer evaluate each other’s lessons.  

 

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

Data is collected monthly via Common Formative Assessments in each grade level and subject area.  Teachers also perform weekly "check outs" which are informal assessments such as "tickets out the door" or summaries of the lesson to ensure progression toward the learning goal.  In addition, teachers are having data chats with students as well as discussing the data in their professional learning communities (PLCs) when planning lessons collaboratively.

 

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

ELA and Math coach monitor the lowest quartile and schedule students appropriately.  In addition, support facilitators push in to classrooms to assist struggling students.  Those students are also encouraged to attend our morning tutoring program as well as Saturday camps in the Spring.

 

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)?

Teachers provide muliple means of representation by using the online textbooks in addition to the hard copies.  Many classrooms are equipped with technology such as laptop carts, Recordex, Promethean boards, and interactive response systems.  In addition, we have district support facilitators that are training teachers on how to differentiate the ways that students can express what they know.

 

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

Teachers were trained by district personnel in the RtI/MTSS process and the use of BASIS to ensure that they had access to the data needed to effectively plan their lessons.  All teachers are required to maintain a data binder that is periodically checked by department heads and administrators.  The information in the data binder is updated monthly based on results from formal and informal 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?

The core materials include the math textbook Go-Math, and for ELA Collections, Civics is Florida Civics, Science is Stemscopes, I-ready, Easy CBM for interventions, district Sharepoint resources.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Teachers will help students learn self-regulation strategies in every class such as Reep, Garcia 6/10/2019 SEL lessons with Fran Rubio Katz $8,000.00
Morning care program with tutoring specifically for ELA and Math. Mr. Garcia, Ms. Bennett, Ms. Lendick 6/10/2019 $5,250.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
2018-BPIE-Assessment.pdf 10/16/2018