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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

Coral Springs K-8 (2551)

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

Literacy PLC

Tuesday

3rd

9/25/2018 - 4/16/2019

8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Pre K, 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

73

19.20

2.70

0.00

31.50

9.60

01

97

22.70

5.20

0.00

38.10

14.40

02

97

20.60

5.20

0.00

38.10

10.30

03

116

20.70

4.30

0.00

32.80

6.00

04

94

21.30

2.10

0.00

33.00

9.60

05

105

14.30

5.70

0.00

37.10

8.60

06

47

8.50

8.50

6.40

27.70

8.50

07

30

0.00

13.30

6.70

43.30

13.30

08

23

13.00

8.70

0.00

47.80

8.70

 

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

Coral Springs K-8 uses the following intervention strategies to improve the academic performance of student identified by the early warning system:  

  • Primary grades are using Leveled Literacy Intervention
  • Push-in support from administration and specials teachers
  • Academic camps
  • Interventionist to work with students in the lowest quartile
  • Acaletics for mathematics in grades 3-5
  • iReady Toolbox
  • USA Test Prep for grades 6-8
  • SchoolCIty
  • Differentiated Class Libraries

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

10/10/2018 - 6/4/2019

9:00 AM - 1:45 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Hicks-School-Counseling-Plan.pdf

10/18/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2019.docx

10/18/2018

 


 

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-Meeting-Dates.pdf

October

None

11/2/2018

Coral-Springs-PK-8-SAC-Committee-Membership.pdf

November

None

11/1/2018

Bylaws.pdf

October

ByLaws

10/19/2018

Oct-16-upload.pdf

October

None

10/19/2018

Oct-2-upload.pdf

October

None

10/19/2018

 


 

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?

For the 2018 - 2019 school year, our focus for improving student achievement is in the area of Math.  Our focus on Math is not just improving the amount of 3rd - 5th grade students score proficient on the FSA, but also closing the gap within the lowest 30%.  When looking specifically at the Math data, the trend shows that across the board our weakest area comes within the area of data and measurement.  As a leadership team, it was decided that this would be our school wide focus as a result of less than average results on the 2018 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?

During the 2018-2019 school year, we will have a variety of different best practices being implemented to improve teaching and learning to increase our Math data in the SES Band. Throughout the entire school we have implemented Bear Blitz allowing students to be exposed to content prior to teaching. We also use Acaletics as a resource to support instruction in the classroom.  Focusing still on the different technology infused programs, school-wide students use I-Ready as a way to not only catch up on standards they are low in, but teachers are also expected to assign specific lessons based on areas the child deomonstrates a deficiency  in math.  Being able to differentiate allows teachers to assign one standard but on the grade level that is fit for that student. Besides a variety of computer based programs to help increase performance, we are focusing our PLCs for grades 3rd - 5th in Math.

 

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

Throughout the school year, there will be a variety of ways in how our BEST practices will be scaled up. First off, teachers will be expected to submit bi - weekly  progress monitoring assessments of their lowest 25% in Math through I-Ready. Teachers will additionally have bi-weekly data chats with their lowest 30% and continue to track their students based on their I-Ready data.

Teachers will be provided professional development in math strategies through district based training.  Addtionally, school based profesisonal development will be implemented on standards deconstruction.  The leadership team will do walkthroughs to see what strategies and skills have been implemented since the training.

PLC groups will be implemented focusing on a all Math standards. Within the PLCs teachers will be highly encouraged to conduct coaching cycles to support the content and data discussed at the PLCs. An administrator or Coach will attend each PLC in grades 3-5, to monitor that teachers collaborate and share their best practices. 

 

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

i-Ready school based data is collecte bi-weekly.  Teachers will utilize form A as an instructional tool and assess form B for progress.  Grade levels not achieving 50% or better will have re-teach and re-assess as needed.

 

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

We ensure fideliy through ongoing progress monitoring, data conversations, and classroom walkthroughs.  Teachers submit daily schedules to be added to the academic playbook to ensure the schedule allows for remediation and enrichment opportunities. 

 

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)?

The school ensure this by conducting daily classroom walkthroughs, monitoring daily schedules, strategically planning PLCs, and conducing bi - weekly data chats. 

 

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

Through various data conversations, frequent progress monitoring, daily classroom walkthroughs and feedback conversations. 

 

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?

Journeys is the core for reading and Go Math the core for math at each grade level.  We use write in readers, phonics for reading, Super QAR all dependent on the needs of the students.  For math we use the personal math trainer, go math resources, and IReady.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
FSA Camps, Pull-Out Support, ELO Literacy Coach/Administration 5/31/2019 Secondary Learning ELA, Core Connections, District based opportunities $1,500.00
ELO, Small Group Instruction, Pull-Out/Push - In Support, FSA Camp Literacy Coach/Administration 5/31/2019 District based training, school based training, vendor training $1,500.00

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