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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

Atlantic West ES (2511)

School Year

2017 - 2018

School Grade
(2016 - 2017)

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

Instructional Improvement

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/6/2017 - 5/30/2018

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

K, 1, 2, 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: 2016-2017 (Last updated: 8/29/2017)

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

110

23.60

0.90

--

4.50

1

98

19.40

3.10

--

9.20

2

108

13.90

0.90

--

5.60

3

136

13.20

1.50

56.20

11.00

4

121

14.90

3.30

51.30

9.10

5

126

8.70

2.40

31.90

2.40

 

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

1. School level progress monitoring data includes iReady diagnostic for reading and math and BAS (Benchmark Assessment System) for reading. The iReady diagnostic assessment is administered three times a year. The BAS is administered quarterly schoolwide and more frequently for below level students. 
2. Instuctional materials for reading include the guided reading resource book room and Ready Florida materials.  Intervention instructional materials for reading are leveled literacy intervention, Fundations, Quick Reads and Phonics for Reading.  Go Math is the core instructional material schoolwide for math.  Supplemental and intervention math materials include iReady lessons, Ready Math books, Touch Math and Moving with Math. 
3.The school ensures the fidelity of students not progressing towards school goals receiving appropriate interventions through grade level and individual teacher data chats. During grade level professional learning communities, teachers analyze data and plan differentiated instruction using the CARE cycle. Progess monitoring of individual students is conducted through the RTI process. 
4. The school ensures that all classroom instruction is accessible to the full range of learners by providing individual assessments to all students in order to focus on each students' individual needs.  Students with individual education plans and 504 plans receive appropriate accomodations for instruction and assessments in order to meet each students' individual needs.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday

2nd, 4th

9/11/2017 - 5/29/2017

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Monday

2nd, 4th

9/11/2017 - 5/29/2017

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 


 

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

3.33

Governance and Leadership

4

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

3.58

Resources and Support Systems

3.71

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

3.6

 

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

Standard 1 Purpose and direction - Atlantic West Elementary (AWE) will continue to work to share the purpose and direction of the school through the use of social media (Ie: Facebook page or twitter). AWE's mission,  purpose, and STEAM program will be shared with the community through Pre School Visitations and by inviting community members and partners to participate in Title 1 Family Nights and the Museum Showcases held 4 times per year.  The school will continue to use data analysis to drive classroom instruction, remediation and enrichment. Currently the school improvement plan is closely aligned to the goals of the STEAM grant goals and district initiatives. This will continue to be shared at monthly SAC meetings, through the newsletter and will be also communicated through the website and social media sites.
Standard 2 - While processes and procedures are strong at Atlantic West, there are always opportunities to improve in this area. The leadership and staff continue to respond to feedback from district instructional visits and make adjustments in instructional and classroom practice. Professional development continues through PLC's focused on improving Tier 1 instruction in both ELA and Mathematics. 
Standard 3 - Atlantic West teachers continue to revise and improve on the STEM curriculum developed over the last two years. Teachers continue to work toward raising the rigor of classroom activities  that lead to master the Florida Standards. One area of strong focus is adding writing to all subject areas through journal reflection, research, and focusing on providing evidence from text. The next revision of the integrated STEM units will include a reseach focus and a quarterly technology product. In addition, Target Benchmarks will be identified for ELA and MAth and a detailed focus calendar developed through a process of collaboration at all grade levels PLC's. 
Standard 4 - Atlantic West continues to work on using scheduling creatively to provide maximum time for additional support to teachers. 
Standard 5-Regular data meetings with individual teachers as well as teams focuses on strengths and weaknesses in instruction. Staff will continue to focus on improving Tier 1 instruction and learning. Staff will continue to learn to use BASIS for recording and analyzing data for continuous improvement.

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

awe-_-sac_may_7.pdf

May

None

5/9/2018

AWE_SAC_04_23_2018.pdf

April

Developed

4/24/2018

AWE_SAC_04_09_2018.pdf

April

None

4/24/2018

SAC_02_26_2018.pdf

February

None

4/24/2018

AWE_SAC_01_2018.pdf

January

Monitored

2/6/2018

AWE_SAC_12_2017.pdf

December

Monitored

2/6/2018

AWE_SAC_11_2017.pdf

November

Monitored

2/6/2018

AWE_SAC_10_2017.pdf

October

Monitored

2/6/2018

AWE_Mid-Year-Reflection_2018.pdf

January

Monitored

1/30/2018

Committee-Membership-(AWE).pdf

December

Developed

12/1/2017

Self-Assessment-2017-2018.pdf

October

None

10/19/2017

2511_SAC_SAF_10_09_17.pdf

October

Developed

10/16/2017

SACMTG_09_25_2017.pdf

September

Monitored

10/3/2017

AWE_SAC_Bylaws_2017.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/3/2017

AWE_SACMTG_08_28_2017.pdf

August

None

10/3/2017

SAF-Bylaws_2017.docx

October

SAF ByLaws

10/3/2017

 


 

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?

AWE ensures that classroom instruction is aligned throught the use of:

  • Focus Calendars and Assessment Calendars Aligned by Standards for each grade level
  • I-Ready is used to collect Data of Standard Mastery in both ELA and Math Standards
  • Teachers collect and anayzle Data from IReady and BAS Assesments to target students who need remediation and to differentiate instruction
Collected Documents:
  • Teacher Lesson Plans
  • Assessment Data, BAS Aassessments, IReady Data
  • Student Work Samples

 

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?

AWE developed a reading resource room where both narrative and informational titles are kept for interactive read-alouds, shared reading, and guided reading.  This room houses a wide variety of titles that correlated with our science and social studies curriculum as well as other informational texts.  Teachers have access to a check-out system where they may check out an unlimited amount of titles to utilize in their classroom.  Teachers are utilizing a balanced approach through fiction and informational through their whole group and guided reading group lessons.  In addition, our school has acquired several volunteers who are able to keep our media center circulation open throughout the school day and school week.  Students have access to informational text at their discretion or recommendation by the teacher.

 

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?

Atlantic West's overall proficiency for ELA 2017 was 40% and ELA 2016 was 39%, an increase of 1% overall. 3rd Grade Proficiency in 2017 was 31%   and in 2016 was 36%  indicating a decrease of  5%. In 2016 FCAT Science proficiency was 39% in 2015 and in 2017 the proficiency score was 53%. We believe that the 14% increase was impacted by the STEAM program curriculum review and revision along with the continuum across grade levels of students participating inthis curriculum. The ELA overall proficiency decreased 1%, however, overall learning gains and gains in the in our lowest 25% increased from 45% to 51% and 36% t0 47% respectively.  In Math,overall proficiency dropped from the 2015-16 49% to 40%, a decrease of 9%. Learning gains overall and in the lowest 25% also indicated a decrease. Therefore, AWE will focus on literacy and math. For the school year 2017-2018, 46% of students will demonstrate proficiency or higher in ELA and 43% in MAFS and as measured by the FSA.

 

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?

The BEST Practice to be scaled up this year is the BP#1 PLC and BP#2 is the RtI Process. Teachers will monitor students' progress through IReady and BAS data along with authentic student work.

 

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

Each grade level PLC meets once every other week for two hours. Additionally, grade levels have 3 all day planning sessions prior to the quarter. During this year's PLC teachers are choosing a curriculum focus based on ELA and Math data. Teachers will work through the CARE cycle throughout the year to monitor student growth and enhance best teaching practices based on student needs. AWE used Title One Funds to obtain support of an outside consultant to grade level team in ELA Standards based curriculum and instructional delivery. Primary teachers will track and analyze BAS data. Intermediate teachers are tracking and monitoring IReady Standards Mastery Assessments data. Students are using "Right on Track" folders to monitor their own data and standards mastery progression. The school has adopted a district recommended parent invite for RTI meetings. This has increased participation in RTI meetings. Furthermore, AWE has utilized the assistance of district RTI coaches. These coaches participate in RTI meetings and deliver best-practice strategies to all members of the RTI teams. Additionally, the RTI coaches model the most recent data collection strategies by introducing new data collection methods such as entering tier 1 interventions in the BASIS system, graphing, and behavior monitoring. Also, the RTI team has redefined the referral process so that general education teachers are identifying more struggling students in a more strategic manner. The refinement of this process has insures tier 2 and 3 interventions are being implemented with fidelity, thus reducing Exception Student Education (ESE) referrals. And, staff is implementing behavior plans for students requiring behavior modification. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Grade Level PLC's, Grade Level Planning Days, Development of Focus Calendar for instrucion of targeted goals, Related Arts Suppot in review and revision of UBd Curriculum Units Diane Eagan, Principal, Jounice Lewis, Asst. Principal, Rosemary Puia, reading Coach, Amy Oppy, Math coach, Jennifer Forest, Science Coach, Mrs. Luckenbach, Magnet Coordinator 6/7/2018 All Grade Level PLC's will meet every other week for 2 hours. Teachers will paricipate in planning focus calendars with the assistance of an outside consultant to include targeted goals for instruciton and differentiation, coaches will support in review and revision of UbD Untis $11,880.00
Assistance from district RTI team, PDs on RTI delivered by Amber Boles & Tiffany Moore Tiffany Moore-district RTI coach, Amber Boles-district RTI coach, Amy Oppy-co-facilitator, Rosemary Puia-co-facilitator 6/7/2018 professional develpment will be delivered by the district RTI team-Amber Boles & Tiffany Moore NA

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
2511_09302016_AWE.BPIE-15-16.pdf 10/18/2017