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:
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