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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

Ramblewood MS (2711)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

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

ESE Department PLC

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/17/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Electives Department PLC

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/17/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Language Arts Department PLC

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/17/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Social Studies Department PLC

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/17/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Reading Department PLC

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/17/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Science Department PLC

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/17/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

Math Department PLC

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/17/2018 - 5/31/2019

8:20 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

 


 

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: 8/7/2019)

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

06

448

11.20

7.60

3.60

34.70

10.90

07

446

16.80

6.70

7.60

24.30

11.00

08

400

12.80

12.00

12.00

21.10

15.30

 

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

At Ramblewood Middle school we use the following strategies to improve the academic performance of students:

CARE tutoring on Wednesdays, differentiated instruction, small groups, graphic organizers, Pinncacle notes, parent phone calls, providing visual aids, simplifying directions, students seated near teacher, Achieve 3000, USA Test Prep, Compass Learning and using short formative assessments. 

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday

1st, 3rd

9/9/2019 - 5/18/2020

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday

2nd, 4th

8/23/2018 - 5/23/2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Guidance-Plan-2019-20.pdf

9/11/2019

Guidance-Plan-2018-19.pdf

10/3/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-2.docx

10/3/2018

 


 

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.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

CartRotation2019D.xlsx

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.5)


10/3/2018

RMS-SAFE-TEAM-HANDBOOK-18-19.docx

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.1, 2.2)


Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)

10/3/2018

RMS-CODE-RED-DRILLS-18-19.docx

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.1, 2.2)


10/3/2018

PERIMETER-CHECK-LOG.docx

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.1, 2.2)


Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)

10/3/2018

Start-with-Hello-PPT.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.6, 4.7)


10/3/2018

 

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

RMS-SAC-Meeting-May-16.docx

May

Monitored

5/16/2019

sac-sign-in-05162019-(1).pdf

May

Monitored

5/16/2019

RMS-April-SAC-SAF-Attendance.pdf

April

A+ Funds

4/18/2019

RMS-SAC-Meeting-April.docx

April

Monitored

4/18/2019

RMS-SAC-SAF-Meeting-march.docx

March

Monitored

3/21/2019

RMS-March-SAC-SAF-Attendance.pdf.pdf

March

None

3/21/2019

RMS-February-SAC-SAF-Attendance.pdf

February

None

2/21/2019

MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM.docx

February

None

2/1/2019

RMS-January-SAC-SAF-Attendance.pdf

January

None

1/28/2019

RMS-January-SAC-SAF-Guest-Attendance.pdf

January

None

1/28/2019

2711-SAF-MINUTES-011719.pdf

January

None

1/17/2019

2711-SAC-MINUTES-011719.pdf

January

Monitored

1/17/2019

2711_SAC_Minutes_111518.pdf

November

Monitored

11/16/2018

2711_SAF_Minutes_111518.pdf

November

None

11/16/2018

2711-SAF-Bylaws-18-19.docx

November

SAF ByLaws

11/7/2018

2711-SAC-ByLaws-18-19.pdf

November

SAC ByLaws

11/7/2018

RMS-October-SAC-SAF-Attendance.pdf

October

None

11/7/2018

RMS-September-SAC-SAF-Attendance.pdf

September

None

11/7/2018

RMS-SAF-Minutes-10-18-18.pdf

October

None

10/29/2018

RMS-SAC-Minutes-10-18-18.pdf

October

Monitored

10/29/2018

2018-2019-SAC-PTO-Meetings.docx

August

None

10/9/2018

2711_SAF_MINUTES_9202018.docx

September

None

10/9/2018

2711_SAC_Minutes_092018.docx

September

Monitored

10/9/2018

 


 

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?

Based on our most recent data, Ramblewood will focus on improving student achievement in the area of ELA.  This area was chosen because it displayed the lowest learning gains of 47%.

 

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 practices that will be scaled-up to improve teaching and learning is Ramblewood's "Teachers Opening Doors (TOD) and CARE Wednesdays.  TOD will be held during 2nd quarter (11/15/18).  During TOD, teachers will open their classrooms and invite their colleagues to showcase their lessons.  This allows teachers to share best practices.  Moreover, our core teachers will collaborate in our SES band to share ideas, lesson plans and work samples this year.  CARE is held every Wednesday from 8:20 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Students are allowed into the school during those times for extra tutoring from whichever class they decide they need help in.  

 

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

The Teachers Opening Doors activity will be scaled-up by including visits from adminstrators, teachers from surrounding schools and also district personnel.  CARE Wednesday will be scaled-up by ensuring that all teachers are participating and also be giving incentives to students who attend.

 

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

Ramblewood Middle participates in a monthly common formative assessment cycle.  Power standards are decided on and specifically taught during the month.

 

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

Students who are not progressing toward school and district goals are referred to the RTI team.  The student is then given the needed supports to help them achieve school and district goals.  Also, Formal iObservation by administration help to ensure satate standard are being taught and the rigor of the lessons.  

 

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)?

Professional development is provided to all teachers to provide effective and varied planning and teaching methods.  Also, Formal observations by administration and one on ones with the teacher are conducted to ensure that classroom instruction is effective for our students different learning abilities. 

 

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

Tier 1 academic strategies are provided to teachers during professional development meetings.    Lesson plans outlining tier 1 strategies are completed by teachers and submitted to administration. Also, Formal observations by administration and one on ones with the teacher are conducted to ensure that tier 1 standards based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively.

 

 

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?

Ramblewood Middle uses the following to ensure that students have access to a balance of literacy and informational text in a variety of mediums:

Newsela 
Achieve 3000
IXL.com

Content area specific workbooks
District provided printed textbooks
District provided online textbooks 

Media center books 

 

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

Ramblewood Implements SEL standards by using the Sandy Hook Promise - Starts with Hello program, peer mentoring, peer counseling curriculum, recognizing random acts of kindness, the school's kids or character program and the Naviance online program.

 

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

Ramblewood MIddle teaches the SEL competencies school-wide and in the classroom using the following programs:
Peer counselors come into language arts classes to present Sandy Hook Promise - Start with Hello program
Weekly recognizing random acts of kindness, the recognized child gets certificate and ice cream pass
At lunches, ice cream passes are passed out to students completing Naviance goal setting
The school participated in school-wide, classroom and after care peace week presentations
Students are taught conflict mediation skills
 

 

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

Ramblewood Middle's school-wide policy and practices establish positive student relationships that require cooperation, communicating resepctfully and constructively resolving conflicts with others.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Teachers Opening Doors and CARE Wednesdays Lynne Bonny and Kathleen Neville 5/31/2019 N/A N/A
Teachers Opening Doors Lynne Bonny 5/31/2019 n/a n/a
CARE Wednesdays Kathleen Neville 5/29/2019 n/a n/a

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2018.pdf 10/18/2018