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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

The Quest (1021)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

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

Quest Center PLC

Tuesday

8/8/2018 - 5/15/2019

8:40 AM - 9:30 AM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

 


 

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: 9/18/2019)

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

1

0.00

0.00

0.00

N/A

0.00

01

1

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

02

2

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

03

6

2.00

0.00

0.00

4.00

0.00

04

5

2.00

0.00

0.00

4.00

0.00

05

7

3.00

0.00

0.00

6.00

0.00

06

8

3.00

0.00

1.00

7.00

1.00

07

6

3.00

0.00

0.00

6.00

0.00

08

13

3.00

0.00

0.00

9.00

0.00

09

6

1.00

0.00

0.00

6.00

0.00

10

7

2.00

0.00

0.00

6.00

0.00

11

12

5.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

12

51

12.00

0.00

0.00

1.00

0.00

 

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

Thursday

4th

10/25/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

10/19/2018

 


 

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

Quest-Staff-Survey.pdf

10/19/2018

 

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

May-agenda_attendance_min.pdf

May

Monitored

5/29/2019

April-Agenda_attendance_minutes.pdf

April

Monitored

4/24/2019

Feb-Agenda_attendance_minutes.pdf

February

Monitored

4/24/2019

MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-2019.pdf

January

None

1/31/2019

Agenda--min--sign-1_22_19.pdf

January

Monitored

1/23/2019

Oct-Agenda-Sign-in-Minutes.pdf

October

Monitored

11/5/2018

Committee-MembershipTheQuest.pdf

November

None

11/5/2018

The-Quest-SAM-Report-Broward-2018-(1).pdf

October

Developed

10/16/2018

SAF-By-laws-18-19.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/15/2018

SAC-Dates.pdf

October

Developed

10/15/2018

 


 

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?

Based on the 2018 FSAA data and SES Band, The Quest Center will be focusing on English Language Arts (ELA). In the area of English Language Arts, the highest learning gains in our SES Band scored a 45% in ELA learning gains our ELA learning gains were 25%.

 

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 Quest Center will utilize Professional Learning Communities to review and analyze student learning via Common Formative Assessments. Based on the collaboration of grade level and team teachers teachers will provide data-driven instruction based on the results of three week Common Formative Assessments. 

 

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

Teachers will submit three week pre and post-test data to administration. While in PLC, teachers will discuss student learning /achievement and successful instructional strategies. Teachers will also during PLC ensure that the assessments and activites are aligned with the learning goal. 

 

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

Pre and post Common Formative Assessments are used as school monitoring data. The data is taken weekly.  

 

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

Studnets who score a 75% or below on the first test recieve a nother full week of remediation instruction and have an opportunity after the week to take the post test again.

 

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)?

An instructional coach is assigned to each teacher for a two week period. The instructional coaches conduct at least one 30min observation and provide strategies to improve the planning and delivery of instruction.

 

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

School focus on aligning activities and assessments to standards at access points

 

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?

Core text comes from Attainment aligned to student grade levels and Unique Learning Systems. Other supplements for instruction come from Boardmaker online, STAR, EDmark, and MeVille to Weville.

 

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

Our students celebrate the demonstration of the district's core character traits. 

 

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

Self-awareness - we explicityly teach our students how to request their wants and needs via picture icons, augmentative devices,  and/or verbally. 
Self-management- students are taught relaxation and deescalation strategies (FBA/PBIP), use of visual schedules to transition throughout the classroom and school
Responsible Decision Making- Quest SPACE station school-wide behavior plan 
Relationship skills- Social stories, Character awareness
Social Awareness- Character awareness, social stories, social scripts
 

 

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

Safety Patrol Club
School clubs
 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Student Progression Chats Michelle Laurent, DeAnna Nieves, John Vezza, Leigh Townley 5/31/2019
Weekly PLC meetings Michelle Laurent  5/31/2019
Behavior Chats and PBIP Chats DeAnna Nieves 5/31/2019 Teachers will collaborate with behavior support team and leadership team for additional strategies to effectively manage student behavior throughout the day. $800.00
Data Checkpoints Michelle Laurent, DeAnna Nieves, Leigh Townley, John Vezza  5/31/2019 Teachers will collaborate with leadership team and team leaders to ensure that data is used for data driven instruction
Bi-monthly Behavior Tech Data Review DeAnna Nieves 5/31/2019 Training in data entry and analysis of graphs/trendlines, ABA strategies $800.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2015.pdf 10/19/2018