Describe all intervention strategies employed by the school to improve the academic performance of students identified by the early warning system.
In order to address academic concerns in ELA and Math at BMV, the following have been implemented:
*A math special was continued for grades K-1to promote math fluency and a STEM special was created for grades 3-5.
*Intensive math and reading courses are established for upper school students.
*Students indicated as failing ELA and/or math and students scoring a Level 1 and 2 on the FSA receive extra instruction in his/her area of weakness.
*ELO offered to students predicted not proficient in reading and/or math as evidenced by the 2017-18 FSA as well as teacher input.
*Quarterly monitoring of all K-5 students' reading proficiency utilizing the school-based progress monitoring plan and common assessments.
*Data chats with all teachers and support staff/administration 4 times per year (aligned to the school-wide progress monitoring timeline) to target struggling students and discuss plans to remediate in the classroom and offer support outside the classroom.
*All students in grades kindergarten through eight not making behavioral, academic, or social progress will be referred to a grade level case manager to facilitate the RTI process.
*Twice a month the CPST/RTI meets to discuss student progress academically and behaviorally. Interventions available to assist in this progress are suggested, discussed, and altered.
*Montessori materials and hands-on manipulatives will be utilized to enhance the math and ELA curriculum.
*In order to provide rigor, enrichment, and remediation students in kindergarten through eighth grade will utilize the computer based programs including but not limited to Wordly Wise, IREADY, Achieve 3000 and Soar to Success.
*ELA teachers school-wide in grades two through eight are implementing the Core Connections writing strategies in order to align writing instruction with the rigor of the Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS).
In order to address attendance concerns at BMV, the following has been implemented:
*In order to positively impact student achievement, increase daily average attendance, and decrease early sign-outs, BMV has created an attendance plan in alignment with Broward County's policies and procedures. Addressed in this plan are students with excessive absences, early sign-outs, and tardies.
*During the 2017-2018 school year, eighth grade students had the largest number of students with attendance below 90%.
*School social worker and guidance counselor are aware of students with excessive attendance concerns. They meet with parents and/or guardians in order to be proactive and offer assistance.
In order to address behavioral concerns at BMV, a school-wide behavior plan was created focusing on the Montessori values of "respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the environment." In order to involve parents in their child's growth socially, emotionally and educationally, Parent Universities addressing various topics will be presented at SAC monthly meetings.