Select School Year

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

Country Isles ES (2981)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

Executive Summary

Download/View Executive Summary

 


 

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

Authentic Grade level PLC

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/8/2018 - 4/18/2019

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM

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

152

14.50

0.70

0.00

22.40

7.20

01

154

13.00

0.60

0.00

24.00

5.20

02

167

8.40

0.00

0.00

18.60

1.20

03

184

8.70

0.00

0.00

14.10

3.30

04

184

12.50

0.50

0.00

13.00

2.20

05

194

14.40

0.00

0.00

17.00

5.70

 

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

  • Communication with parents
  • Small group instruction
  • Research based reading programs ( Super QAR, LLI, Write-In Reader, Fundations, Phonics for Reading, Quick Reads)
  • Double dose instruction
  • Progress monitoring assessments (BAS) 
  • Behavior Modification Plans
  • Positive Reinforcement

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Monday

1st, 3rd

8/27/2018 - 5/13/2019

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

2981_CountryIslesElem_SchoolCounselingPlan201819.pdf

10/18/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

2981__CountryIslesElementary_SEL_ActionPlan2018.pdf

10/15/2018

 


 

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

Surveys-Report-Staff-CIE.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

Surveys-Report-Student-CIE.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

Surveys-Report-Parent-CIE.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

SchoolComposition18_19.pdf

October

None

10/26/2018

2981_CountryIslesES_SignInAgendaMinutes_09172018.pdf

September

Developed

10/17/2018

CountryIsleElementary_SAF_ByLaws201819.pdf

August

SAF ByLaws

10/15/2018

SAF-Meeting-Dates-2018-2019.pdf

August

None

10/9/2018

SACMeetingDates2018-2019.pdf

September

None

10/9/2018

SAC-ByLaws2018_19.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

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?

The focus content area is reading. After observations and collaboration with SES band schools, Country Isles will use  Fundations as the tool to improve phonics/reading in the lower grades. We will focus on our primary students meeting proficiency, therefore increasing our FSA scores when they enter the intermediate grades. LLI is another internvetion that will be implemented. In addition, after gathering data through BAS, teachers willl align small group instruction based on individual targets.

- iReady Reading diagositc will be administred three times a year and anazylzed to identify each individual childs growth, strength and weaknesses.
- After the standard is taught, Standard mastery asssessments will be used to determine proficiency in grades 3-5.

 

 

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 we are scaling up is Authentic PLC's. Through Authentic PLC's, staff will analyze data and monitor progress on reading goals:

  • Assess student progress quarterly with the iready standard mastery/diagnostic assessment
  • Review and montior who is project for profiency at the end of the year
  • Discuss interventions and specific area of weakeness to be addressed at each grade level
  • Indivdual data monitoring thorugh administrative collaboration with teachers
  • Understanding the standards to meet the needs of students in the classroom
  • Making sure the work matches the Depth of Knowledge in rigor needed to meet proficiency
  • Appropriate interverntions are in place to target the lowest 25% through small group instruction
  • Differentiated hands on centers

 

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

We'll meet biweekly and review student data on standards. Through the PLC cycle, we will collaborate as educators to meet the needs of our students. By remediating and reteaching concepts when needed within centers/cooperative groups, students will learn from each other. Teachers will analyze class work in ensure rigor of each standard. 

 

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

School level progress is monitored through iReady and BAS.
The BAS is administered three times a year and the iReady progress monitoring is administered three times a year.
RTI Intervention Programs are also being monitored through Phonics for Reading, Fundations, and Write in Reader (on going in data and RTI meetings)

 

 

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

The school ensures the fidelity of students not meeting school and district goal by monitoring them through the RTI/MTSS process, Data meetings with administration to review the progress of students and discuss the interventions, PLC discuss team data and rememdiation/enrichment needed to move students to the next level. Students are referred to the RTI/MTSS team and the team works collaboratively to ensure that the needs of the students are being met. 

 

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)?

After assessments are given, instruction is differentaited based on the students needs. Students are taught at their level in smal group instruction in Reading and Math. Planning is based on the class make up and leveled books are chosen to teach the standards and enhance decoding skills. 

 

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

Elementary School Focus:
- Balanced Literacy
- Through PLC collaboration, team meetings and data meetings

 

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?

Texts used for core supplemental, and intervention programs at each grade level include:
- Leveled Readers
- Resorce Room
- Classroom Libraries

Digital Resources Include:
- Newsela
- Readworks
-iReady toolbox
-Journeys

 

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

Country Isles Elementary utilizes Morning Meetings to ensure that all students are developing and practicing social and emotional skills. During Morning Meetings, the students are provided with opportunities to connect with their peers and practice active listening and speaking skills. The School Counselor provides whole group counseling to each class in grades K-5. During these lessons, the students learn about the character traits and are provided with opportunities to develop insights about themselves and others.

 

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

Country Isles Elementary integrates the fiive Social Emotional Learning competencies school-wide and in the classroom in the following ways:

Self Management: Guidance Lessons on Mindfulness, Morning Meeting, Brain Breaks, Safe Space within the classroom, GoNoodle, Behavior Reflection Forms, P.R.I.D.E, CHAMPS 

Social Awareness: Biography reports, bulletin boards with student generated work reflecting cultural differences within our community, Bucket Filling, debates, pair share

Relationship Skills: Start with Hello program, Whole Gourp Counseling on how to use an "I statement"

Self- Awareness: Guidance Lessons on self-esteem, Morning Meeting, Brain Breaks, Safe Space within the classroom, Behavior Reflection Forms, P.R.I.D.E

Responsible Decision Making: Clasroom Guidance Lessons on Respect, literacy citcles, Classroom Guidance Lessons teaching S.M.A.R.T. goals, CHAMPS

 

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

School wide SEL programs/activities: school wide mentoring programs
- Start with Hello
- Whole Group Classroom Guidance Lessons
- Child Safety Matters Program
- Small Group Counseling for Tier 2 intervention
- Leaps

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
PLC collaboration on standard driven instruction, iReady standard mastery assessments, Keystone for standard mastery, interim assessments to review standard mastery, iReady interim assessments for standard mastery, and conceptual units. Administration, Instructional Staff, Support Staff 6/5/2019 iReady, BAS, Balanced Literacy $5,000 for FSA Camp and Materials

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
2981_10202017_BPIE_2015.pdf 10/25/2018