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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

Banyan ES (2001)

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

Banyan Science PLC

Wednesday

1st, 3rd

8/22/2018 - 5/22/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3, 4, 5

Banyan Elementary Reading

Thursday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 5/22/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2, 3, 4, 5

Banyan Math PLC

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/22/2018 - 5/22/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

90

14.40

3.30

0.00

36.70

7.80

01

85

14.10

0.00

0.00

35.30

9.40

02

100

15.00

0.00

0.00

14.00

2.00

03

110

10.00

1.80

0.00

24.50

4.50

04

128

7.00

0.00

0.00

35.90

2.30

05

114

16.70

0.00

0.00

23.70

3.50

 

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

The intervention strategies used are the BAS system, which are perfromed 3 times yearly, as well as Easy CBM across Rti comprehension intrvention.  We also look at monthly standards mastery mock assessments, as well as IReady assessments given 4 times yearly . 
IReady is our supplemental curriculum for Grades K-5, Leveled Literacy LLI, Quick Reads, and Journeys Write in reader are used for small intervention groups. 
The CPS team meets on a weekly basis to moinitor all students in RtI, and how they are progressing towards their individual goals, all students are closely monitored by the Reading Coach, RtI Coordinator, and clssroom teacher.   When students are not progressing, their interventions are revised or the amount of time needed to implement the interventions is adjusted. 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday

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

9/3/2018 - 6/6/2019

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Guidance-Plan-.pdf

10/23/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.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-minutes-Sept2618.docx

November

Developed

11/8/2018

sacompisition2018.pdf

October

None

10/30/2018

 


 

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?

Reading will be the focus this year for improving student achievement due to our FSA Score dropping 5 percentage point last year and reading is the foundation for all subject areas.

 

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?

We wil be implementing Professional learning communities, in order to increase performance within the SES Band. 

 

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

We will conduct weekly Professional Learning Communities with a laser focus on guided reading.  In PLC’s we will be analyzing students’ data, collaboratively developing differentiated lesson plans utilizing the Continuum as a guide, work collaboratively to unwrap the Florida State Standards, and monitor the progress of all students with special attention given to our lowest quartile group. This planning will include step by step instructions, research base remediation and enrichment components, various teaching materials, strategies, and websites information that will enhance student achievement. All teachers in Grades K-2 will be required to attend the Guided Reading Training. Administration and the Literacy Coach will monitor their progress through weekly walkthroughs and provide constructive feedback. In addition, we will be progress monitoring with standard base assessments in Grades K-1 and a computer base assessment (i.e., iReady) in Grades 2-5 that align closely to the actual Florida State Assessment (FSA) given in April through May. Our data chats will focus on analyzing monthly mock data, sharing best teaching practices, enhancing instructional plans, and monitoring the academic progress of all students with special attention given to our lowest quartile group. Finally, the Literacy Coach will do the following: conduct monthly PD; model Guided Reading Lessons on an as needed basis; identify a time to meet with teachers to ensure rigor and complexity is embedded in centers; provide teachers with a framework for the literacy block; and identify what the teachers and students should be doing differently at each stage of instruction

 

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

The specific school level progress data we will be collecting will montly Mock Assessments given 4 times a year starting in November and ending in April, ths is in conjunction with I-Ready Assessments which are done 3 times a year, once at the beginning of the year, the second is in January, and the last one is in May.  These assessments are given, and used in data chats between teachers and  administration to address weaknesses, and strengths and the interventions which will be used to help in curriculum planning based on the classroom 

 

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

We conduct weekly Response to Intervention meetings to monitor data, discuss and develop action plans as needed to ensure that all students are progressing academically. We facilitate bi-weekly professional development to strengthen teachers’ teaching skills, and administration conduct weekly walkthroughs to ensure that productive teaching and learning is taking place

 

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)?

We utilize the following three principals of (UDL):

  • Multiple means of representation: Video captioning and video description (i.e., adding text or audio to describe what happens in a video to support access by persons with visual difficulties); highlighted vocabulary in subject matter content, such as science and social studies materials; main ideas offered through graphic organizers; vocal directions matched with printed and visual/image representations (e.g., pictured directions in learning centers); pre-teaching opportunities for new vocabulary and concepts; color shading used for emphasis; visual cueing for feedback during class.
  • Multiple means of action and expression: Models of expert performance provided using differing approaches; paired voice with visual displays; outlines of subject matter content; use of Interactives: Elements of a Story to teach narrative structures.
  • Multiple means of engagement: Choice of topics for projects; simple self-monitoring checklists in learning centers for students to self-assess completion and accuracy; consistent attention-getting techniques that use visual as well as auditory cues; paired peers to share small-group activities.
 
 
 

 

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 core reading program we use for Kindergarten through fifth grade is Journey’s. We use Ready and the Scholastic Readers for our supplement programs. K-3 uses Leveled Literacy Instruction (LLI) for their intervention program and in 4th and 5th we use Journeys Write in Reader and Journey’s Toolkit. In addition, we ensure that all students have access to a variety of text in their classroom libraries, school book room and Scholastic shorts reads.

 

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
Banyan-BPIE.pdf 10/23/2018