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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

Cooper City HS (1931)

School Year

2017 - 2018

School Grade
(2016 - 2017)

A

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

Geometry

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11

Marine Biology

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

10, 11, 12

Chemistry

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

10, 11

US History

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

11, 12

World Language

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

World History

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

10, 11, 12

PE/JROTC

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Algebra PLC

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11

Guidance

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Geography 9

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9

Fine Arts

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

ESE

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

ELA 9

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9

ELA 12

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

12

ELA 11

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

11

ELA 10

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

10

CTE

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10, 11, 12

Biology/Earth Space Science

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

9, 10

Alg2/AP/Upper level Math

Thursday

1st

8/14/2017 - 5/3/2018

12:00 PM - 12:45 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: 2016-2017 (Last updated: 8/8/2018)

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

09

573

9.10

4.70

12.40

13.40

8.00

10

628

11.00

7.50

7.80

19.40

9.70

11

608

14.30

6.10

11.20

34.70

12.80

12

537

31.30

1.90

6.30

62.90

5.00

 

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

Multi-tiered system of support (Mtss)
Early Warning Indicators

  1. Teacher identifies and reports patterns of behavior, to the respective School Counselor, in the areas of:
    1. Social skills
    2. Productivity/Organization
    3.  Adjustment
    4. Attention
    5. Conduct
    6. Physical Health
  2. Rti Team reviews:
    1. Cumulative File:
      1. Identify whether problem is recurring or new.          
      2. Review conferences, interim reports from elementary and middle school.
      3. Review psychological or psychosocial reports when available.
      4. Guidance completes MTSS Worksheet identifying:
        1. Health Issues
        2. Schools Attended History
        3. Attendance
        4. Special Programs
        5. Discipline
        6. Interventions
  3. Intervention Options:  
    1. Tier 1 – Universal Level-class-wide strategies for all students.
a. Reading- Universal in all academic classes.
b. Math- Universal in all academic classes. 
c. Behavior- Strategies in general education classroom: positive reinforcement, contracting, etc.
               Phone call home.  
               Referral to Guidance/ Administration 
       2. Tier 2 - Small group or individualized strategies (for at-risk students)
a. Reading- NewsELA
         Achieve 3000
         Improving Reading Classes
         English 4 for College Readiness
b. Math- Double Block Math Classes
         Math College-Ready
c. Behavior- Mentoring
                   Individual Contract 
                   Weekly Check in/out (designated suppot staff member)
                   Functional Behavior Assessment (as needed).
       3.  Tier 3 - Highly individualized strategies (may include special education)
a. Reading- Enrichment/Remediation Camps
              Pull-out
              Small Groups
              Push-in
b. Math-  Enrichment/Remediation Camps
    Small groups 
    Push-in
c. Behavior- Daily check- in/out w/AP, Social Workder, Counselor, and other suppot staff 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

1st, 3rd

8/22/2017 - 5/29/2018

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

 


 

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

3.67

Governance and Leadership

3.83

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

3.58

Resources and Support Systems

3.43

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

3.4

 

Explain the activities in which your school will participate to increase your overall rating. Include specific details.

Through Curriculum Council and department PLC's, data will be disaggragated and analyzed for opportunities for improvement. Action plans will be developed based upon these outcomes and implemented in PLC's and the classroom with the assistance of Department Heads who participate in Curriculum Council. For example, survey data indicates a lag in the continous improvement survey results. This will be improved through an examination of our assessment data which indicated academic performance issues in Algebra I and Geometry. This data will be shared through Curriculum Council and PLC's where strategies will be developed and implemented in the classroom. 

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

New-Waiver-Application.pdf

February

Waiver Application

2/8/2018

Mid-Year-Reflection_2018.pdf

February

Monitored

2/1/2018

SAC-November-Meeting-2017.pdf

November

A+ Funds

1/30/2018

SAC-October-Meeting-2017.pdf

October

A+ Funds

1/30/2018

SAF-Meeting-Schedule.pdf

November

None

11/3/2017

School-Advisory-Committee-Meeting-Schedule.pdf

November

None

11/3/2017

SAC-September-Meeting.pdf

September

Monitored

11/3/2017

SAC-August-Meeting.pdf

August

SAC ByLaws

11/3/2017

SAC-Bylaws-2017-2018.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/26/2017

SAC-Composition-Report.pdf

October

None

10/26/2017

 


 

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

How does the school ensure classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level Florida Standards? What evidence is collected to ensure that classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level standards?

Professional Learning Communities (PLC) will be developed into teams by subject and grade level. A collaborative culture will be promoting ownership and leadership within the group. Members will be develop meeting norms and take on individual roles. The PLC goal will be created addressing an increased percentage of learning gains and proficiency. PLC's will meet monthly with the Data Team protocol implemented. Common Formative Assessments (CFA) will be utilized across the subject area and data will be analyzed after each unit for remediation and enrichment oppurtunities. Previous CFA and EOC data will be used to analyze progress. 

 

In addition to using texts from core, supplemental, and intervention programs, how does the school ensure students have access to informational text for each content area in a variety of mediums?

Online textbooks are availible for most subjects. Some additional resources that students have free access to are USA Test Prep for Science, NewsELA for Literacy, and Algebra Nation for Math. All teachers use Canvas as a online medium to their classroom. The online platform provides access to materials such as videos, power points, teacher notes, tutorials, syllabus, and other information.   
 

 

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 focus for improving student achievement are as follows:  Language Arts, 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?

In order to improve teaching and learning we will continue to scale up the following BEST practice: 

  • Marzano’s “Scales and Learning Goals”
  • Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (GRRM)
  • Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (Word Recognition and study) 
  • Explicit Reading Instruction through Close Reading Strategies
  • Progress Monitoring and Data Chats
  • Differentiated Instruction

 

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

In order to increase performance within the SES band, teachers have received professional development regarding the Marzano’s high yield learning strategy, Scales and Learning Goals. Teachers will deconstruct their course standards with the students.  Students and teachers will use performance scales to monitor a student’s understanding and mastery of the standard.  Teacher’s will continue to use common assessments.  In order to enrich students who are performing at or below level on their learning scale, teachers will provide activities that address real world applications (problems and solutions) of implementation of the particular standard that go beyond what was taught in the classroom.

 

Please complete this section based on 2017-2018 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.

Through our Professional Learning Communities (PLC) we developed teams by subject and grade level. The PLC goal was to address learning gains and proficiency. Common Formative Assessments (CFA) have been utilized across all core  subject area and data was analyzed after each unit for remediation and enrichment opportunities. As a result, the school grade maintained it’s A standing with a 17 point increase overall (664). In addition, ELA proficiency is at 74% and Math proficiency is at 71%. Our biggest improvement was in Lowest Quartile gains in Math increased from 35% to 54%. Overall Science proficiency is at 74%, Social Studies proficiency 83%, and our Acceleration increased by 5% as oppurtunities were provided to students to take courses and followed up by our Career and Success Adviser.  Graduation rate is 95%.  

 

BPIE Files