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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

Horizon ES (2531)

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

Jan Richardson ( ELA) Grades K-5 ( Different grade levels meet on different days and times during the week) Math Grades 3-5 (Meetings will be on Thursdays)

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

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

8/27/2018 - 5/24/2019

2:00 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: 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

85

21.20

0.00

0.00

15.30

4.70

01

103

10.70

1.90

0.00

20.40

3.90

02

88

15.90

4.50

0.00

17.00

6.80

03

111

13.50

2.70

0.00

8.10

0.90

04

107

12.10

2.80

0.00

22.40

5.60

05

97

14.40

2.10

0.00

26.80

8.20

 

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

Early academic screening to identify students with difficulties and low performance scores to determine placement of students (ELA and Math) into the RTI process is done during the school year by classroom teachers, support staff, and administration.The school employes a reading teacher ( who works a 53% week) who pulls small groups of struggling readers in grades 3-5. The school also has three additional staff members that teach LLI to grades K-4 along with a resource teacher who pulls small groups in grades 1-5. We have volunteers from the American Reads Program and America Counts Program who work with critically low students on a one-to-one basis. The school is using i-ready remediation and acaletics (math) computer programs to assist in targeting low performance students. 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

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

9/26/2018 - 5/22/2019

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Counseling-Plan-2018-2019.pdf

10/18/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(3).docx

10/16/2018

 


 

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-compostion_2531.pdf

September

None

11/7/2018

SAF-bylaws-18_19.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

10/25/2018

SAC-10_11_2018.pdf

October

Monitored

10/19/2018

SAC-09_06_2018.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/13/2018

 


 

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?

We will continue to work on improving our student achievement in the subject areas of Math/ELA in grades 3-5. This area was chosen due to our FSA scores from the 2017-2018 school year.

 

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 will utilize the i-ready program in both Math and ELA. Also, we will continue the Math program Acaletics to align with our math standards. Teachers will also have morning Math and ELA to improve basis math skills and reading skills in grades K-5. We will also start in February FSA camp for both Math and ELA for our lowest performing students. Resource teacher and reading teacher will also do push-in into classrooms that have the lowest quartile students for extra support in both Math and ELA.

 

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

In February, FSA camp will be offered to our lowest performing students. Acaletics math program will focus in on our lowest 30 percentile in grades 3-5, where teachers will make smaller group instruction. ELA will target the lowest 30 percentile with LLI groups, small group instruction and individual lessons on i-ready computer program. Support staff will also be working with our lowest performing students. Best practices will be scaled up also, by grade and vertical teaming aligned to the standards. We will also again have the support in Math from the Acaletics help center and the i-ready help desk for added support for student achievement.

 

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

We collect data by the following:
BAS every quater and every new student to Horizon
i-ready reading and math monthly standards mastery test
Schoolcity quarterly testing in ELA, Math and Science (3 times per year)
Acaletics Math monthly scrimmage
Teacher made tests and projects
Formal and informal testing and quizes
3rd grade leadership test

 

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

We will have students who are not making progress in the areas of ELA and Math work in small group instruction with classroom teacher,  LLI instructors will push-in and pull-out low performing students, Reading Coach and Resource teacher will provide materials and support, America Reads and Counts will provide individual tutor support, i-ready and myon computer programs for individual lessons in reading, and all low performing students will be invited to FSA/i-ready camp for added reinforcement of skills.

 

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)?

Data chats for data collection from teachers to make sure that teachers are aware of where students currently performing. Teachers also attend bi-weekly PLC meetings to ensure that instruction materials are being delivered effectively. Administration also does feedback walk-throughs to ensure that effective instruction is being used on a daily basis. 

 

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

PLC planning for both ELA and Math along with classroom walk-throughs from Administration and support staff. Teachers also have resources from reading coach and other support staff.

 

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?

All grades K-5 have the following for core, supplemental and intervention:
i-ready reading and math, myon reading program, Journeys (ELA), Go Math, and Stemscopes Science.
Grades 2-5 LAFS books
Grades 3-5 LAFS books, and Acaletics Math
Reading resource room for all grade levels (ELA,Math,Social Studies, and Science)
Classroom teachers have tools to balance the variety of mediums. Support staff also supplies teachers with materials that may be needed in all subject areas.

 

How does your school implement the Broward County Public Schools Social and Emotional Learning Standards to ensure students are developing social and emotional skills?

We have weekly class meetings in grades K-5 to discuss issues that students may be having and to go over classroom rules and expectations. Harmony lessons are also taught by classroom teachers and the leaps program is also used in many classroom for reinforcement of social skills and behavior. We also have positive referrals that are given out by classroom teachers, support staff and administration. Each quarter we also have started our all star dance for students in grades 2-5. Guidance counselor also has lesson that are shared with individuals and classrooms when needed.

 

In which ways are the five competencies of the Social Emotional Learning explicitly taught and/or integrated school-wide and in the classroom?

Self awareness, Self management, Social awareness, Relationship skills, Responsible decision making
All five competencies are taught in the classroom on a weekly basis. Teachers use Harmony lessons and leaps. They also intergrade the 5 competencies   into different subject areas when they are teaching specific skills. Our school also uses the five competencies in our lunch room, hallways, recess, and specials. The students are aware that them must work on making the right choices in all aspects of the school environment. The skills are taught to ensure that all students will be successful as learners as well in life.  

 

How does your school-wide policy and practices support the social emotional learning for students?

Our SEL programs ensure that our students are given the tools to be successful citizens in and out of school. We support students by teaching strategies that will help them in decision making and building positive relationships. These lessons will be a guide to help them with their future path in life.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Continue to use Stategies/Activities that will increase student skills in the areas of ELA, Math, and Science Administration and Support Staff 6/4/2019 Professional Development will depend on the needs of the students and teachers $4,057.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2015.pdf 10/25/2018