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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

Lyons Creek MS (3101)

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

Professional Learning Community for Reading, LA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Electives

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

8/22/2018 - 5/29/2019

8:35 AM - 9:25 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: 9/18/2019)

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

720

87.00

75.00

39.00

185.00

29.00

07

642

98.00

75.00

42.00

146.00

35.00

08

696

99.00

109.00

4.00

147.00

85.00

 

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

We use a variety of intervention strategies to improve the academic performance of students. The strategies used for Math are: CSA Holistic, CSA Cycle Assessments, MAFS Standards based instruction, 'Go Math!', Math pull outs and differentiated instruction. The strategies used for Reading are: Achieve 3000, Newslea, Vocabulary.com, CSA Holistic Assessments and CSA Cycle Assessments.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Thursday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

8/20/2018 - 5/30/2019

9:25 AM - 3:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Counseling-Plan_Lyons-Creek-Middle.pdf

10/19/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(2).pdf

10/19/2018

 


 

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

Report_LCMS_Student.pdf

11/5/2018

Report_LCMS_Staff.pdf

11/5/2018

Report_LCMS_Parent.pdf

11/5/2018

 

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

April-SAC-Agenda-Minutes-Sign-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/1/2019

March-2019-SAC-Minutes-Agenda-Sign-in.pdf

May

Monitored

5/1/2019

February-Agenda-Minutes-Sign-in-2019.pdf

May

Monitored

5/1/2019

Jan-2019-SAC-Minutes-Agenda-Sign-in.pdf

May

Monitored

5/1/2019

Dec-2019-SAC-Agenda-Minutes-Sign-In.pdf

December

Monitored

5/1/2019

Nov-SAC-Agenda-2018-Minutes-Sign-In.pdf

November

Monitored

5/1/2019

Mid-Year-Reflection-19.pdf

January

Monitored

1/31/2019

SAC-Minutes-and-Sign-In-October-23.pdf

October

Monitored

12/11/2018

Agenda-SAC-October-23-2018.doc

October

Monitored

12/11/2018

A+-Ballot_Voting_Minutes_Signin.pdf

October

A+ Funds

12/11/2018

SAC-Agenda-Minutes-Sign-in-September-9-2018.pdf

October

Developed

10/26/2018

SAC-Composition.pdf

October

Developed

10/26/2018

SAC-ByLaws-2018-2019.html

October

SAC ByLaws

10/17/2018

SAC_SAF_DATES_2019.pdf

October

Developed

10/17/2018

 


 

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?

As evidenced in our 2017-2018 FSA score data, our main academic focus area for the 2017-2018 school year for improving student achievement is English Language Arts.  Although data supports Lyons Creek Middle School being ranked in the top 15% of level 3 or above compared to other middle schools, we still have several growth areas.  We will focus on scaling up instructional strategies, as well as ensure that all tasks are directly aligned to the standards that are being taught. Sharing best practices with other high-performing schools will enable our school to close the gap and provide our teachers with the best resources and strategies to be able to increase learning gains.

 

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?

Weekly Professional Learning Communities will be centered around content alignment, student engagement, and best practices specific to the standard of the week.  These PLC’s will lead to an increase engagement in learning, support a well-paced lesson, and help the teachers provide students with opportunities to practice skills and deepen understanding.  

 

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

Phase I- Defining the Need for Change
a) Identify the Problem- a practice or set of practices that its impeding the provision of high-quality teaching- analyze the root causes, and reformulate the problem as a challenge.
b) Identify and agree on the desired change, its purpose, the anticipated results, as well as the potential obstacles.  (Why are we doing this? How will the services benefit from doing it? What may make it hard to achieve?)
Phase II- Planning for Demonstration and Scale-Up
a) Select a dedicated point person
b) With the point person, identify and analyze relevant effective practices from other settings.
 

 

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

School-Leve Progress Monitoring is collected after every Instructional Round which is about 4-6 weeks.  LCMS uses USA Test Prep as its progress monitoring tool.

 

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

The Response to Intervention model is Lyons Creek Middle School’s way of ensuring the fidelity of students not progressing towards school and district goals.  Classroom teachers and coaches provide various strategies and interventions for 6 weeks.  During this time the student is monitored to see if the response to the strategies and interventions are helping the student move toward the goal of proficiency or is there a deeper issue.  The RTI team meets at the culmination of the 6 weeks to determine next steps and a plan of action for the student.

 

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)?

Weekly Professional Learning Communities will be centered around content alignment, student engagement, and best practices specific to the standard of the week.  These PLC’s will lead to an increase engagement in learning, support a well-paced lesson, and help the teachers provide students with opportunities to practice skills and deepen understanding.  

 

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

At the beginning of the school year all staff was trained on the school-wide behavior plan. All students were trained on negative and positive behavior. Once staff and students were trained then teachers and administrators monitor student behavior throughout the school year.

 

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?

6th Grade Intensive Reading- National Geographic Inside Text Level A/Achieve 3000
     7th Grade Intensive Reading- National Geographic Inside Text Level B/ Achieve 3000
     8th Grade Intensive Reading- National Geographic Inside Text Level C/ Achieve 3000
     6th Grade Language Arts- Collections Text Book/Newsela
     7th Grade Language Arts- Collections Text Book/Newsela
     8th Grade Language Arts- Collections Text Book/Newsela

 

Please complete this section based on 2018-2019 end-of-year results.
Instructional Implications: Discuss the success of specific strategies/activities and provide a rationale as to why those academic improvements occurred as a result of those strategies.

Lyons Creek Middle School maintained their "A" grade and increased 23 points overall. Math Achievement increased by 5 points, which was a result of our Professional Learning Communities and Help Academy an after school tutoring program. We increased 8 points for math learning gains overall. Science increased 2 points due to Saturday camp and hands-on activities in the classroom. Furthermore, Social Studies increased 3 points from the previous year due to PLC's. On the other hand, we decreased in ELA for our lowest 25% percentile due to lack of collaboration within the ELA and reading group, however, during the 2019-2020 school year the ELA team and the reading department is working collaboratively to reinforced reading through all content areas.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Professional Learning Community, Professional Development and Help Academy Vernicca Wynter 10/19/2018 Standards-Based and Student work training $6,000.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
3101_11022017_3101_10232016_BPIE.pdf 11/5/2018