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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

Seminole MS (1891)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

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

ELA PLC

Monday

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

9/27/2018 - 5/20/2018

7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

6, 7, 8

Social Studies PLC

Monday

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

9/27/2018 - 5/20/2019

7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

6, 7, 8

Science PLC

Monday

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

9/27/2018 - 5/20/2018

7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

6, 7, 8

Math PLC

Monday

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

9/27/2018 - 5/20/2018

7:15 AM - 7:45 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: 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

06

388

44.00

44.00

31.00

83.00

22.00

07

373

45.00

59.00

35.00

110.00

30.00

08

455

74.00

68.00

37.00

112.00

87.00

 

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

Students are identified for early warning interventions during bi-weekly team meetings. Teachers print Pinnacle grade sheets and identify which students are struggling in their class and what interventions have been put into place. The teams discuss if the students' needs are so significant that they would benefit from RtI. Teachers work with guidance to ensure that the student is receiving the necessary support. 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

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

8/22/2018 - 5/28/2018

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

seminole.pdf

9/28/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(1).docx

10/17/2018

 


 

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

SAC_SignIn_05162019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/21/2019

SAC-Minutes_051619-(1).pdf

May

Monitored

5/21/2019

_SAC_Agenda_051619.pdf

May

Monitored

5/21/2019

SAC-Meeting-Notes-4-10-19.docx

May

Monitored

5/21/2019

SAC-Meeting-Notes-2-13-19.docx

May

Monitored

5/21/2019

SAC_SignIn_03132019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/11/2019

SACSignIn_041019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/11/2019

SAC_Agenda_041019.pdf

April

Monitored

4/11/2019

SAC-Meeting-Notes-3-13-19.docx

April

Monitored

4/11/2019

_SAC_Agenda_031319.pdf

April

Monitored

4/11/2019

SAC-Meeting-Notes-1-16-19.docx

February

Monitored

2/27/2019

1891_SignInSheets_021319.pdf

February

Monitored

2/27/2019

1891_SACAgenda_021319.pdf

February

Monitored

2/27/2019

1891_2019_MidYearReflection.docx

January

None

1/30/2019

1891_SignInSheets_011619.pdf

January

Monitored

1/29/2019

1891_SACAgenda_011619-(1).pdf

January

Monitored

1/29/2019

SAC-Meeting-Notes-12-5-18.docx

December

Monitored

1/29/2019

1891_Composition.pdf

October

None

12/11/2018

1891_SignInSheets_120518.pdf

December

Monitored

12/6/2018

1891_SACAgenda_120518.pdf

December

Monitored

12/6/2018

SAC-Meeting-Notes-11-14-18.docx

November

Monitored

12/6/2018

1891_SACAgenda_111418.pdf

November

Monitored

11/15/2018

1891_SignIn_111418.pdf

November

Monitored

11/15/2018

1891_SAC-Dates.docx

November

None

11/7/2018

SAC-Agenda-101018.pdf

October

Monitored

10/17/2018

SAC-Agenda-091218.pdf

October

Developed

10/17/2018

SAC-ByLaws_20182019.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/17/2018

SAC-Meeting-Notes-10-10-18.docx

October

Monitored

10/17/2018

School-Advisory-Council-Meeting-Notes-9-12-18.docx

October

Developed

10/17/2018

Scanned_from_a_Lexmark_Multifunction_Product10-10-2018-090406.pdf

October

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?

Based on SES Band Data and student test scores we will be focusing on increasing student achievement in the areas of the Reading FSA and Science FCAT, especially for our stuents in the lowest quartile. These areas were chosen because they show the largest need for growth. By focusing on the lowest quartile we will be able to increase our learning gains and our reading proficiency. Also, by increasing reading proficiency we will then increasae science scores and Civics EOC scores. 

 

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?

In order to improve our teaching and learning teachers are beginning to break down the standards in the new Florida Standards. Teachers use the Learning Scales and Rubrics to determine which part of the standard students need remediation or can be provided with enrichment. The students are aware of what they should be learning and how various classroom lessons connect to the standards. Through, PLC's teachers are creating lessons following the Marzano guide, as well as, creating action plans based on their areas of needs. Teachers are working together to disaggregate data and use the data to determine classroom discussion and lessons. Teachers will also be using their data to lead planning sessions and discussions with administration. 

 

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

Teachers are working together during their common planning time to find meaningful and interesting ways to create lessons that include the Marzano instructional strategies.  They are using the data from the CFA's (common formative assessments) to drive their instruction, in tandem with the learning scales and rubrics. Through the common planning, teachers are disaggregating CFA data to create lessons that either remediate or provide opportunities for enrichment. Teachers are also working within their teams to plan cross-­curricular activities so that students can experience real-­world application of the Florida Standards.All tachers have access to computer carts or labs, therefore, they are utilizing technology based lessons and instruction. 

 

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

Each department gives a monthly common formative assessment based on the standards they have taught that month. After testing is completed teachers recieve the data and use it to drive thier instruction. Teachers also complete a data chat form that is used during the monthly Principal Data Chats. These take place with the Principal and grade level and subject area AP. Teachers are aware of their data on a monthly basis. 

 

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

Since teachers are always aware of how their students are progressing in their classes, they are also always planning remediation lessons and reteaching as needed. This happens through the Friday Focus activities in both math and ELA. Science uses the Science Dailies for remediation of weak skill areas. These are done daily through the classroom do now. Teachers are also in constant communication with the Support Facilitators in order to help their ESE students who might not be progressing towards the school and district goals. 

 

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)?

Due to our school schedule, teachers are able to meet during a common planning by subject area. During this time they plan and design lessons that focus on the school and district goals, quality instruction, and blended learning. They also share best practices and discuss pedagogy. While working together teachers are able to plan and implement research based teaching and learning strategies. Teachers also discuss effective lesson planning during the weekly team meetings and ESE PLC. 

 

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

Administrators are part of the weekly common planning time. They provide input and support. They also are in classrooms to help teachers effectively provide instruction. The leadership team consistently discusses progress monitoring and classroom instruction. This ongoing discussion and area of focus ensures that all teachers are implementing tier 1 standards in their classrooms. 

 

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?

Teachers use a variety of resources to provide informaitonal text in a variety of mediums.The math department offers a free Mathematics Camp after school to all students. In Math Camp, students get extended assistance through games, competitions, and technological interactions. In addition, students have access to USATestPrep which offers additional practice through quizzes, instruction, games, and performance tasks designed by standard.The English Language Arts department uses a variety of technology to engage the students and enrich their learning. We use Coach Digital as one of our resources to remediate our lower quartile students and to also enrich our higher achievers. We re-enforce the ELA standards through a fun Friday Focus program that allows the students to critically think. In science and social studies the students receive informational text through Newsela, Read Works and Science World. 

 

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.

ELA Learning Gains increased 2% which is just short of our school's goal. We also had our learning gains decrease by 2%. However our science proficiency increased by 3%. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Remediation/Recovery Program William Deklavon 6/4/2019
FSA Virtual Camp William Deklavon 6/4/2019
Math Camp William Deklavon 6/4/2019
Incentives for ELO Shantell Curry 6/4/2019
Reading for all students William Deklavon 6/4/2019
Double Dose for Math for Levels 1 and 2 William Deklavon 6/4/2019
Coach Digital for ELA common formative assessments Shantell Curry 6/4/2019
USATestPrep for common formative assessments (Math, SS, Sci) Jill Fiorentino 6/4/2019
Reading, Math & Science Pullout William Dekalavon 6/1/2019

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
1891_100118_BPIE.pdf 10/1/2018