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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

Everglades ES (2942)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

A

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

Science PLC

Wednesday

1st, 3rd, 5th

-

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

5

2942 ELA STEAM 4

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Pre K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2942 ELA ESE/PreK

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Pre K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

2942 ELA 5

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

5

2942 ELA 4

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

4

2942 ELA 3

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

3

2942 ELA 2

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

2

2942 ELA 1

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

1

2942 ELA K

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

8/29/2018 - 4/24/2019

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

K

 


 

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

149

13.40

0.00

0.00

14.10

4.00

01

154

4.50

0.00

0.00

15.60

1.30

02

191

9.90

0.00

0.00

11.00

3.70

03

188

4.30

0.00

0.00

3.20

0.50

04

218

9.20

0.00

0.00

6.40

1.80

05

241

7.90

0.00

0.00

7.10

1.20

 

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

1.  Our school uses the following progress monitoring tools/assessments:

  • BAS (ELA) is performed quarterly.
  • Classroom Assessments (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) are given weekly or biweekly.
  • Keystones (ELA, Science, Social Studies) are given monthly.
  • BSA (ELA, Math, Science) is given in January.
  • FSA (ELA, Math, Science) is given in April and May.
  • End of the Year Test is given in May.
2.  The following insturctional materials are used at our school:
  • Journeys (Core/Remediation/Enrichment)
  • GoMath (Core/Remediation/Enrichment)
  • Phonics for Reading (Intervention)
  • Early Reading Intervention (Intervention)
  • Journeys Toolkits (Intervention)
  • Intermediate Rewards (Intervention)
  • Broward Schools CARE Packages and Interdisciplianry Instruction through Broward Schools Conceptual Topics (Remediation/Enrichment)
  • Intergrated Learning Systems- Learning.com, NewsELA, TenMarks, Accelerated Reader, Vocabulary.com (Remediation/Enrichment)
3.  Our school ensures fidelity by meeting with instructional staff on a regular basis to disaggregate data and plan curriculum in order to meet the needs of all students.  These meetings include Faculty Meetings, Leadership Meetings, Data Chats, RtI and Professonal Learning Communities.

4.  Our school ensures that all classroom instruction is accessible to a full range of learners through use of Differentiated Instruction, Intergrated Learning Systems, Multimedia Presentations, a variety of classrooms resources and digital devices.  

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday

2nd, 4th

9/17/2018 - 5/21/2019

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

EvergladesGuidancePlan.pdf

10/26/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

10/17/2018

 


 

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

SAF_SignIn-Agenda_Nov5.pdf

November

None

11/6/2018

SAC_SignIn-Agenda-SACSAFMinutes_Nov5.pdf

November

Monitored

11/6/2018

SACcomposition.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

SAF_SignIn-Agenda_Oct22.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

SAF_SignIn-Agenda_Oct8.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

SAC_SignIn-Agenda-SACSAFMinutes_Oct22.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

SAC_SignIn-Agenda-SACSAFMinutes_Oct8.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

SAF_BYLAWS.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

10/25/2018

SAC_BYLAWS.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/25/2018

SurveysReport-Student-Everglades.pdf

October

None

10/10/2018

SurveysReport-Staff-Everglades.pdf

October

None

10/10/2018

SurveysReport-Parents-Everglades.pdf

October

None

10/10/2018

SACSAFDates.docx

October

None

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 data derived from 2017-18  Florida Standards Assessment test, 66% of students in our lowest 25% subgroup made learning gains in reading. For the 2018-19 school year 72% of students in our lowest 25% subgroup will make learning gains in ELA.

 

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?

  • Developing and implementing successful PLC's using C.A.R.E. Cycle
  • Data chats each PLC Cycle
  • Frequent progress monitoring to ensure progress and adjustment of curriculum to meet iindividual needs. 
  • Collaborate with schools to find initiatives that have proven to impact student learning
  • Learning goals and performance scales
  • Focus on additional resources to increase Early Literacy skills.
  • Implementing a Balanced Literacy Program that meets the needs of all learners
  • Following RTI process to identify student weaknesses and create action steps to remediate those areas

 

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

The best practice that we are scaling-up will be accomplished by providing adequate release time for professional development that is developed with and by teachers; driven by data for identifying deficits in skill areas, aligning activities with instructional focus; pooling all resources; including ongoing assessment of student learning and evaluating effectiveness of activities. In addition, teachers will plan interdisciplary instruction based on Florida Standards to address struggling students needs. The plans are to include scaffolding of the levels of DOK and more rigorous performance task to demonstrate individual mastery of standards.

  • Teachers will analyze achievement data to reveal instructional needs, implement more rigor with reading support after exposure and training of online tools as well as other district approved resources
  • Teachers will monitor student engagement and interaction with reading resources.
  • Individual as well as group instructions will be monitored and adjusted as necessary for continuous improvement.
  • Teachers will develop exemplars of good work that meet standards and reflect the instructional focus.
  • Teachers will use multiple assessment tools aligned with teaching standards for remediation and enrichment.

 

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

School level progress monitoring is collected by use of BAS, Keystones, standards assessments, curriculum aligned assessments, integrated learning system assessements such as iStation, NewsELA, Learning.com and TenMarks, as well as FSA data.  Collection of reading group data for fluidity and monitoring of student progress School level progress monitoring occurs on the Broward County Assessment Period schedule AP1-AP3, and on a monthly basis per grade level.

 

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

Fidelity of students not progessing toward school and distrcit goals is ensured by monitoring student progress through the RTI process.  Also through the use of iStation progress will be monitored amongst the different tiers.  Small group interventiosn will be used consistently in the classroom.

 

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)?

Everglades ensures that all teachers plan high quality instruction to meet the needs of all learners by involving effective teaching practices and differentiation of instruction based on student need and instructional levels. Collaborative planning and PLCs support teachers with individual classroom needs.

 

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

Tier 1 standards-based classroom instruction is being implemented properly and effectively through support of the school Literacy Coach.  Teachers are actively attending training sessions on Balanced Literacy through Broward County Professional Development as well as through regular in-house collaboration meetings and integrating Balanced Literacy stratgeies into PLC practices. Teachers are using exemplar lessons for shared and interactive reading via the Elementary Learning Canvas course.

 

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?

  • Students are able to  make the home-school connection by logging on to Broward Single Sign on (Broward SSO) to access textbook, digital lessons, and district approved research search engines such as GALE.
  • The school also purchased the Scholastic resource library that provides non-fiction  informational text for ELA, Social Studies, and Science
  •  NewsELA intense reading comprehension of current events (monitored and assigned by grade level teachers and STEAM) provides a great resource.
  • District Social studies content libraries
  • Science A to Z and district provided science leveled readers
Students have access to a rich variety of literary and informational texts through use of our school Media Center, online resources such as NewsELA or Tumblebooks, approved online search engines such as GALE through Broward SSO, onsite Scholastic resource library, and PTA donations for teachers to fund meaningful and varied classroom libaries. Teachers actively collaborate with the Media Specialist in order to choose meaningful literature to support classroom instruction. Intervention prgrams include iStation, Phonics for Learning, Fundations, LLI and Journeys Read-In Writer.

 

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

Broward County Public Schools Social and Emotional learning Standards are being integrated via a balanced literacy program inthe classroom. Students are regularly exposed to content rich material that includes SEL standards during core instruction. Our school cultural initiative has begun through the equity action plan, and is being implemented in proper phases.

 

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

Students are participating in Monthly Character Education lessons, It Starts with Hello program and school-wide kindness program.

 

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

Our school-wide policy supports the social emotional learning for our students by taking part in various prgrams such as: Listener program, Latinos in Action, It Starts with Hello, Otter-pals, communication of SEL initiatives with families, community members and all stake holders.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Utilization of Integrated Learning Systems such as: iStation, Vocabulary.com, Accelerated Reader, and NewsELA. Administrators, Reading Coach, Facilitator, Classroom Teachers 5/25/2019
PLC teams will work together to develop meaningful learning goals and relevant performance scales in order to monitor student progress and ensure all standards and DOK levels are being successfully implemented. Administrators, PLC Facilitator, Classroom Teachers 5/25/2019
Formative assessments will be given bi-monthly. Results will be used to guide student instruction. Administrators, Curriculum Coach, Classroom Teachers 5/25/2019
Provide Differentiated Instruction through small group Reading Application, Journeys Intervention/Enrichment, Phonics For Reading, and Reading Pull-out/Push-in programs and After School Tutorial Camps Administrators, Reading Coach, Instructional Coach, Classroom Teachers 5/25/2019 District offered Reading Training sessions as needed
Ensure students' needs are met through progress monitoring and RTi interventions. CPS Team, Classroom Teachers 5/25/2019

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
2942_10062017_2942_10212016_EvergladesBPIE2015.pdf 10/10/2018