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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

Deerfield Beach HS (1711)

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

17111_Guidance_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_ESE PASS_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_ESE Support_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_CTE_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_CBA_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_World Language_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_US History_11

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

11

1711_World History_9-10

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2018

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10

1711_ESE_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_PE/ROTC_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_AP/IB_World Language

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_Environmental Science_9-10

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10

1711_College Readiness_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_Libral Arts Math_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_Reading B_11-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2018

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

11, 12

1711_Reading A_9-10

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10

1711_ESOL_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2018

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_AP/IB_English

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_English_A_11-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

11, 12

1711_English_B_10

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

10

1711_English_A_11-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

11, 12

1711_Chemistry_ 10-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

10, 11, 12

1711_Business 9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

2:30 PM - 12:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_Biology_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_Arts Electives_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_AP/IB_Social Studies_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_Algebra 1_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

1711_Geometry_9-12

Thursday

1st

9/6/2018 - 5/9/2019

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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: 8/7/2019)

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

09

641

27.50

24.80

30.30

43.00

37.40

10

686

30.00

17.90

34.70

39.30

36.90

11

633

28.80

6.80

25.90

63.10

24.20

12

607

46.60

8.90

14.30

72.70

25.20

 

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

At Deerfield Beach High School, our Response to Intervention Team includes grade level Assistant Principals, our school Social Worker, our School's Psychologist, our ESE Specialist, and our Literacy Coach. We meet weekly or more often to assist our students with their academic and social emotional needs.   We use mentors, Behavior Plans, Academic Progress Reports, and Tutoring for interventions.  Our school Social Worker meets regularly with our most At-Risk students.  Our school counselors meet with our students who require assistance. Our school's psychologist is available to assist with any extra testing that might be necessary.  

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

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

8/11/2018 - 6/4/2018

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

ASCP-2018-2019.pdf

10/16/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

1711_10182018_SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(1).pdf

1/18/2019

 


 

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

2018-eProve-Student-Survey.pdf

4/18/2019

2018-eProve-Staff-Survey.pdf

4/18/2019

2018-eProve-Parent-Survey.pdf

4/18/2019

 

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

SAC-May-Agenda2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/31/2019

saf-may-agenda-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/31/2019

4-29-19-SAC-SAF-Minutes.pdf

April

Monitored

5/31/2019

SAC-April-Agenda2019.pdf

April

Monitored

5/31/2019

SAF-April-2019-Agenda.pdf

May

Monitored

5/31/2019

April-SAC-SAF-2019-Sign-In.pdf

April

Monitored

5/31/2019

May-2019-SAC-SAF-Sign-in.pdf

May

Monitored

5/31/2019

SAC-SAF-Jan-Sign-in.pdf

May

Monitored

5/30/2019

5-20-19-SAC-SAF-Minutes.pdf

May

Monitored

5/30/2019

3-18-19-Minutes.pdf

March

Monitored

5/30/2019

SAF-March-2019-Agenda.pdf

March

None

4/25/2019

SAC-March-Agenda2019.pdf

March

Waiver Application

4/25/2019

March-2019-SAC-SAF-Sign-In.pdf

March

Waiver Application

4/25/2019

March-2019-SAC-SAF-Sign-In.pdf

March

Waiver Application

4/25/2019

2-25-19-SAC-and-SAF-Minutes.pdf

February

Monitored

4/25/2019

SAF-SAC-February-Agenda2019.pdf

February

Monitored

4/25/2019

FebSAF-SAC2018-Sign-in.pdf

February

Monitored

4/25/2019

01-28-19-SAC-and-SAF-Minutes.pdf

January

Monitored

4/25/2019

SAC-January-Agenda2019.pdf

January

Monitored

2/22/2019

SAF-January-2019-Agenda.pdf

January

None

2/22/2019

11-26-18-(2)SAC-SAF-Minutes-rev..pdf

November

Monitored

2/22/2019

Deerfield-Beach-High-School-SAC-and-SAF-Meeting-Dates.pdf

January

Developed

2/8/2019

Mid-Year-Reflection-2019-Deerfield-Beach-HS.pdf

January

None

1/31/2019

SAC-Meetings--2018.pdf

January

A+ Funds

1/18/2019

SAC-SAF-November-Agenda2018.pdf

November

SAC ByLaws

1/18/2019

10-29-18-(2)-SAC-SAF-minutes.pdf

October

Monitored

1/18/2019

SAC-SAF-October-Agenda2018.pdf

October

Monitored

1/18/2019

9-24-18--SAC-SAF-Minutes.pdf

September

Monitored

1/18/2019

SAC-SAF-September-Agenda2018.pdf

September

Monitored

1/18/2019

8-27-18-SAC-SAF-Minutes.pdf

August

Developed

1/18/2019

SAC-August2018Agenda.pdf

August

Monitored

1/18/2019

OctSAC-SAFSign-In2018.pdf

October

Monitored

12/14/2018

SAF-November-Sign-In2018.pdf

November

Monitored

12/14/2018

SAC-November-Guest-Sign-In2018.pdf

November

Monitored

12/14/2018

SAC-November-Member-Sign-In-2018.pdf

November

Monitored

12/14/2018

SAC-SAF-November-Agenda2018.pdf

November

SAC ByLaws

12/14/2018

Deerfield-HS-SAC-Composition.pdf

November

Monitored

11/2/2018

SAC-SAF-September-Sign-In.pdf

September

Monitored

10/23/2018

SAC-SAF-August-Sign-In.pdf

August

Monitored

10/23/2018

DBHS-bylaws---SAF.pdf

August

SAF ByLaws

10/23/2018

SAC-Bylaws.pdf

August

SAC ByLaws

10/23/2018

 


 

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 SES band data we will focus on the areas of Literacy and Mathematics. We are concerned with our students performance in both areas because they are graduation requirements. 

 

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?

 At Deerfield Beach High School, we will provide staff development in specific strategies to improve instruction and student learning for our students in the lowest quartile for our Reading and Math teachers.  We will also participate and carefully monitor the activities and data of our Professional Learning Communities. We will also use collaborative assessments and work harder to provide effective feedback to both teachers and students.  Classroom Walk-throughs will be conducted through our Reading Across Content Area Classrooms (RACC) and regularly scheduled Classroom Walk-throughs are scheduled for classes not participating in RACC.  Quarterly data chats will be conducted by Content Area Assistant Principals. Reading teachers and Administrators will also conduct student data chats

 

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

 As we are focusing on improving the student learning gains in ELA, Algebra 1, and Geometry, we will provide Learning Station Training for our Intensive Reading Teachers and Math and Literacy Training for Algebra and Geometry Teachers. Reading Teachers will utilize the Assessment tools in the Achieve 3000 Program to monitor student progress in ELA standard mastery.  Small Group instruction through Learning Stations will be a component of every Reading class.  English teachers will collaborate with Reading teachers to monitor Junior and Senior activities on Khan Academy.

 

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

Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) –Beginning, Middle, and End of Year.
Achieve 3000 Level Set- Beginning, Middle, and End of the Year.
Reading Standards Mini-Assessments (USA Test Prep) - Every Three to Six weeks

 

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

Our Response to Intervention Team (RTI) has provided training to assist teachers with implementing Tier 2 and Tier 3 Interventions. They meet every Tuesday to assess, monitor, and manage RTI referrals on BASIS. Deerfield Beach High School has a plethora of Extended Learning Opportunities for students not progressing towards school and district goals.  For example, we have Saturday School, the YMCA After-School Program, and English Language Learner Camp. 
We also have several Mentorship Programs such as Investing in Women’s Future (IWF), Mentoring Tomorrow Leaders (MTL), and the College and Career Readiness Mentoring Group. Our School Counseling Department assists students with their Social and Emotional 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)?

To ensure that all classroom instruction is accessible to our diverse population of student learners, we utilize differentiated instruction, ELL Learning Strategies, and ESE Learning Strategies.  We have a full range of English Language translation dictionaries. We also make effective use of our PLC’s to build the capacity of instructional design for all teachers.

 

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

Our administrators conduct regular walk-throughs and observation using the I-Observation tool.  Feedback is given after walk-throughs or observations. Our department chairs assist teachers with lesson planning through their PLC’s

 

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?

ELA and Reading- Our English students use the District Adopted and approved Collections Series.  Our students enrolled in the Reading classes are using the Edge Series.  We use Achieve 3000, Vocabulary.com, Khan Academy, and Newela technology based programs as well.

Algebra I and Geometry- Larson Algebra I and Hold McDougal Geometry.  Each student at Deerfield Beach High is provided a math textbook for their course. Students are provided with additional workbooks to supplement their math skills. Teachers use project based learning to show the students a real world perspective to the mathematics they are learning. Students use computer based instruction on a weekly basis to prepare for the EOC exams and to research and design projects. Teachers use the internet and videos to enhance the mathematical learning.

 

Please complete this section based on 2018-2019 end-of-year results.
Instructional Implications: Discuss the success of specific strategies/activities and provide a rationale as to why those academic improvements occurred as a result of those strategies.

Our Graduation Rate improved from 91% to 93%.  We credit our school's SAT tutoring programs and Kahn Academy.  Meeting the Reading Requirement is a major reason that our Seniors do not graduate.  By incorporating  programs to assist with SAT Prep and the Florida State Standards for ELA, we were able to assist our students with meeting the Reading requirement.  We also used State Accountability Funds to purchase additional SAT tests for students who needed more support.  

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Learning Stations Charlotte Jackson 11/30/2018 Learning Station Training n/a
Khan Academy Charlotte Jackson 6/1/2019 Khan Academy for Reading Teachers n/a
YMCA Math Tutoring Inez McNair and Charlotte Major-Shipman 6/1/2019 n/a
Interactive Word Wall Charlotte Jackson and Robert Snow 6/1/2019 Interactive Word Wall and Literacy and Math Trainings n/a
Monitoring of SAT and ACT Fee Waivers Charlotte Jackson 6/1/2019 $2,600.00
Achieve 3000 Usage Charlotte Jackson 6/1/2019 Training on Achieve 3000 n/a
Literacy in Math Charlotte Jackson 10/4/2018 Two Column Note Taking n/a
Learning Stations Charlotte Jackson 6/1/2019 Learning Station Training n/a

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2018(3).pdf 1/22/2019
BPIE-School-Level-Self-Assessment-for-_-DEERFIELD-BEACH-HIGH-SCHOOL.html 10/18/2018
BPIE-School-Level-Self-Assessment-for-_-DEERFIELD-BEACH-HIGH-SCHOOL.html 10/18/2018