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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

Nova Blanche ES (1282)

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

1282 ELA K, 1282 ELA 1, 1282 ELA 2, 1282 ELA 3, 1282 ELA 4, 1282 ELA 5

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/22/2018 - 5/22/2019

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 


 

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

121

9.10

0.00

0.00

21.50

2.50

01

126

6.30

0.80

0.00

27.00

2.40

02

125

6.40

0.00

0.00

12.00

0.00

03

127

9.40

0.80

0.00

26.80

5.50

04

132

6.80

0.80

0.00

21.20

3.80

05

132

8.30

0.00

0.00

22.70

2.30

 

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

The intervention strategies employed by Nova Blanche Forman to improve academic performance identified by the early warning system are:  Small reading and math groups using research based interventions. They include: Phonics of Reading, Cars/Stars, iReady, Quick Reads, Super QAR, Words their Way. Go Math Intervention, Stems/Stams, & iReady Math. Differentiated instruction. Multi-tiered Instructional Model. 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/4/2018 - 5/28/2019

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

ascp2019.pdf

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

SAFbylaws.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

10/29/2018

Nova-Blanche-Forman-SAC-Committee-Membership.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

SACbylaws.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/25/2018

SAF-Meeting-Schedule-2018.pdf

October

None

10/25/2018

Nova-Blanche-Forman-School-Advisory-Meeting-Dates-2018.pdf

October

None

10/25/2018

septsacminutes.pdf

September

Monitored

10/18/2018

septSACAgendaandsignin.pdf

September

Monitored

10/18/2018

AugSACAgendaSigninMinutes.pdf

August

Monitored

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?

The content areas that will be the focus for improving student achievement are: ELA, Math, and Science. 
                

 

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 specific BEST Practices that will be implemented to improve teaching and learning are: Consistent small group instruction, Intervention group pull out in reading and math, consistent monitoring of small group instruction and intervention groups, Interventions identified and done with fidelity. Better placement of teachers based on their teaching strengths, better collaboration amongst grade level teas, Schedule modified to provide more common team planning time. PLC implementation with fidelity using CARE Cycle. 
 
 

 

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

Monthly leadership meetings to discuss progress monitoring
 Utilize knowledge gained at Seasons of Learning and Summer Leadership Week to more effectively monitor classroom instruction and provide more specific feedback
Collaborate with schools in our Cadre & SES Band for resources and Best Practice
Teachers share best practices through collaborative schools visits
Teacher planning days schedule to include dissemination of information from trainings (DBQ, Small Group Guided Reading, Standards Based Math Instruction, Personal Math Trainer, and Standards Based Science Curriculum)
Conference grant recipients share information & “Lessons Learned”
Additional training for teachers including in content areas, iReady & in Professional Learning Communities.
Enrichment clubs (Speech/Debate, Chess, Robotics & Math)

 

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

The specific School-level progress monitoring data that is collected: iReady,  (end of each instructional cycle)  teacher formative assessments (end of each instructional cycle),  & RtI Data (weekly), Keystone Data (end of each instructional cycle). CARE cycle implemented & discussed during Professional Learning Communities.  Benchmark Assessment System by Fountes and Pinnell  (3 times a year). 
 

 

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

Our school ensures the fidelity of students not progressing toward school and district goals through the RtI process, Data Chats, and ESE services. 

 

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)?

Our school ensures all classroom instruction is accessible to the full range of learners using UDL for effective instructional design (planning and delivery (teaching) through: common planning, flexible learning environments and through differentiate instruction.  

 

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

Our school ensures Tier 1 Standards-Based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively through scope and sequence, following instructional focus calendar, classroom walk troughs, observations, lesson plans, looks fors, student work, data chats formative and summative 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 texts used for core: Journeys. 
Supplemental:  iReady. Leveled Bookroom (includes both literary and informational text at all levels as well as social studies and science based level readers). Stems Scopes are also integrated into the curriculum. 
Intervention Programs Include: Cars, Phonics for Reading, Level Literacy Intervention.
 

 

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 school implements the Broward County Public Schools Social and Emotional Learning Standards in their lesson plans. Additionally, thourgh our Social Emotional Learning Plan and Repsonse to Intervnetion. 

 

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

The five competencies of the Social Emotional Learning explicitly taught and/or integrated school-wide and in the classroom through lesson plans and classroom guidance lessons, school wide activities, and through Social Emotional Learning Plan. 
 

 

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

Our school-wide policy and practices support the social emotional learning for students through mentoring programs, guidance lessons, teacher social emotional lessons, our social emotional plan, and professional development. 
 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
PLC Trainings, Attendance, CARE Cycle, and Sharing best practices Administration 6/4/2019 PLC Training
Prescribed interventions RtI Team and classroom teachers 6/4/2019 BASIS Training, Small Group Guided Reading
Guided Reading Groups, Benchmarks Assessment System Assessment (BAS) Administration, PLCs. Classroom Teachers, Literacy Coach, and Administration 6/4/2019 PLCs, Small Group Guided Reading Training, BAS Training

BPIE Files

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