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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

Tequesta Trace MS (3151)

School Year

2016 - 2017

School Grade
(2015 - 2016)

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

GRADE 8 LANGUAGE ARTS

Wednesday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

8

GRADE 7 LANGUAGE ARTS

Tuesday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

7

GRADE 6 MATH

Monday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

6

GRADE 6 LANGUAGE ARTS

Monday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

6

READING ALL GRADES

Thursday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

GRADE 8 SCIENCE

Thursday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

8

GRADE 7 SOCIAL SUDIES

Thursday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM -

7

GRADE 6 SOCIAL STUDIES

Thursday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

6

GRADE 8 SOCIAL STUDIES

Wednesday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

8

COMMUNICATION SKILLS TEACHERS

Wednesday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

GRADE 7 MATH

Tuesday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 PM - 9:00 AM

7

SVE TEACHERS

Tuesday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

GRADE 7 SCIENCE

Tuesday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

7

STUDENT SUPPORT

Monday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

6, 7, 8

GRADE 6 SCIENCE

Monday

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

8/29/2016 - 5/29/2017

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

6

 


 

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: 2015-2016 (Last updated: 9/20/2016)

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

497

8.05

2.82

0.20

12.70

2.21

07

487

9.86

8.42

1.00

19.60

6.78

08

552

14.67

8.51

0.70

16.60

7.43

 

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

Intensive reading classes for level 1 &2 readers
Reading for all 6th graders
Recovery contracts for students have not met course requirements - every 9 weeks
Peer Tutoring through the Peer Counseling class
Wednesday Morning tutoring by Junior Honor Society and Peer Counselors with 2 teachers who volunteer to
monitor and organize
Guidance assistance in organizational skills, time management, daily/ weekly monitoring of grades and work
completion
Tutoring resources
Daily checklists, visual schedules, weekly assistance from support staff
Positive behavior interventions with tangible rewards
Increased parent contact
Small group reinforcement of skills
Dedicated ESOL support pull-out system
Student Support PLC targets low performing students with intervention strategies such as mentoring, teacher consultation and parent contact.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

8/22/2016 - 3/29/2017

-

Thursday

1st, 3rd

9/1/2016 - 5/25/2017

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

 


 

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

3.93

Governance and Leadership

3.94

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

3.86

Resources and Support Systems

3.88

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

3.87

 

Explain the activities in which your school will participate to increase your overall rating. Include specific details.

Professional growth is valued and monitored by the intentional scheduling of days, times, and content for
PLCs. Master Schedule was created to have several departments/grade levels with common planning to
increase collaboration, planning, and data driven best practices shared and instruction. PLCs are planned 
for the maximum utilization of time and resources.
Administrators participate in PLCs and professional development in an effort to support the policies and
procedures of the district's C.A.R.E. packages for subject areas and the B.E.S.T. practices as outlined
by the District. Continued use of surveys both formally and informally assist in the monitoring of the 5
Standards of Quality. We have placed a parent survey box (for informal feedback) in the Front Office.
Results are monitored by Administration.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

Nissen-reviewed-the-SIP-with-members-of-SAC.docx

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.5)


11/10/2016

Evaluative-Element-Scoring-by-Observer-2016-11-01T15_34_29.031Z.xls

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4)


11/10/2016

MASTER-Observations-ASSIGNMENTS.xls

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.2, 2.6)


11/10/2016

2016-2017-Self-Assessment.pdf

10/20/2016

Letter-to-parents-2016-TTMS-Literacy-Workshop.docx

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4, 5.5)


9/20/2016

Chart-F-April-2016.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.3)


Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.2)

9/20/2016

explained-with-goals-Literacy-Workshop.docx

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.3)


9/20/2016

TEQUESTA-3151_02052016_MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4)


9/20/2016

SAFETY-INSPECTION-2015-TTMS.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)


9/20/2016

MEDIA-CIRCULATION-2015.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.4)


9/20/2016

BOOK-FAIR-INVOICE-2015-TTMS.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.4)


9/20/2016

2015-SAFETY-PLAN-TTMS.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)


9/20/2016

SCIENCE-82015-DOC-2.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.3, 5.4)


9/20/2016

SCIENCE-82015-DOCUMENT.pdf

9/20/2016

SCIENCE-82015-DOCUMENT.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.3, 5.4, 5.3, 5.4)


Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.3, 5.4, 5.3, 5.4)

9/20/2016

ESE-SUPPORT-SCHEDULE-2015-2016.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.12)


9/20/2016

School-Improvement-Plan-(SIP)_-Tequesta-Trace-MS-(3151)-2015---2016.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.2)


9/20/2016

APlusDistributionFunds.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.3)


9/20/2016

pre-approved-classes-2016-2017.doc

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.2)


Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.1)

9/20/2016

Literacy-Pull_Outs-_-CAB.txt

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.4)


Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.12)
Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.1)

9/20/2016

AGENDA-Nov-2015--PTA.pdf

Standards Training


9/20/2016

AUG-2015-PLAN-DAY-ASSIST.pdf

Standards Training


9/20/2016

NOVEMBER-SAC-AGENDA-ASSIST.pdf

Standards Training


9/20/2016

Life-Science-CFA-2-Benchmark-Item-Analysis.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.3, 2.6)


9/20/2016

Life-Science-CFA-2-Benchmark-Results-Summary.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.4)


9/20/2016

3911_TechnologyPolicy.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.1)


9/20/2016

TTMS-SIP-DEC_2015.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.3)


9/20/2016

TEACHER-TRAINING-SCALES_RUBRICS.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.5)


9/20/2016

STUDENT-ASSESSMENT-1-_-2015.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.1)


9/20/2016

HQ-TEACHERS-2015.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.1)


9/20/2016

BEHAVIOR-ASSEMBLY-2015-_-1.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.5)


9/20/2016

EMR-DRILL-PROCEDURES-2015.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.7)


9/20/2016

SUPPORT-STAFF-STUDENT-SERVICES.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.6)


9/20/2016

4.2-MATERIALS-TEXTBOOKS-2015.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.2)


9/20/2016

2015Morning-Schedule.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.5)


9/20/2016

NEW-TEACHERS-ORIENTATION-MEETINGS-2015.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.7)


9/20/2016

LEADERSHIP-DISCUSSION-CROSS-CURRICULUM-2015.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.11)


9/20/2016

IAQ-FINDINGS-2015.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)


9/20/2016

Health-Inspection-cafe.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)


9/20/2016

Fwd_-A-Moment-of-Science-_-CAB.txt

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4)


9/20/2016

Computer-Usage-for-Diagnostic-_-CAB.txt

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.4, 4.5)


9/20/2016

COUGAR-CHALLENGE-FLYER-TTMS.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.8)


9/20/2016

comparison-of-scores-SES-bands-PLC.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.2)


9/20/2016

CROSS-CURRICULA-LESSONS.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.5)


9/20/2016

IAQ-Assessment-Request-Form-2.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.3)


9/20/2016

Melmood-syllabus-15-16.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.1)


9/20/2016

Manning--FAIR-Student-directions.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.5)


Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.4)

9/20/2016

Behavior-Assembly-version2.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.9)


9/20/2016

TTMS-Volunteer-Breakfast-2015-Agenda.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.8)


9/20/2016

rubric-2015.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.6)


9/20/2016

Diez-assessment-2015.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.3)


9/20/2016

Mrs.-Bello-Quarter-1-Lesson-Plans-2015-2016-GEM-6-pds-2,3.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.4)


9/20/2016

201516-Cooper-Quarter-1-Lesson-Plan-Science-final-2.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.2)


9/20/2016

2015Preplanning-Week.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.6)


9/20/2016

L_ARTS-WRITING-RUBRIC-2015.pdf

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.10)


9/20/2016

2015-TTMS-principal-message.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.5)


9/20/2016

EXEMPTION-OF-MIDTERMS-2015.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.5)


9/20/2016

2015---2016-Faculty-Handbook.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.4, 2.5, 2.4)


Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.4, 2.5, 2.4)

9/20/2016

SUPPORT-STAFF-REPONSIBILITIES-2015_16.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.3)


9/20/2016

2015-staff-acknowledgement-of-policies-and-procedures-2015.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.2)


9/20/2016

AP-Expectations.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.3)


9/20/2016

15---16Agenda-and-Discipline-for-DRAFT.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.1, 2.5, 2.1)


Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.1, 2.5, 2.1)

9/20/2016

Leadership-Notes-Augugust-2015.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.4)


9/20/2016

NEWSLETTER-TTMS-9_2015.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.2)


9/20/2016

MISSION-STATEMENT_1ST-PAGE-OF-STUDENT-PLANNER.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.1, 1.3)


9/20/2016

Tequesta-Trace-MS-Self-Assessment.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.1)


9/20/2016

3151_AccreditationPlan_10092015.pdf

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
(1.1)


Standards Training

9/20/2016

3151-Grading Policy-08272015.doc

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
(3.10)


9/20/2016

AP Expectations.pdf

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous
(5.3)


9/20/2016

Teacher Evaluation.pdf

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
(2.6)


9/20/2016

Evacuation.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.7)


9/20/2016

TTMS_TECHNOLOGY-LETTER-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

TTMS-EMERGENCY-SAFETY-EMAIL-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

SCHOOLWIDE-DISC-PLAN-FOR-SIP.pdf

9/15/2016

pre-approved-classes-2016-2017.doc

9/15/2016

PINNACLE-DIRECTIONS_COMMUNICATION.pdf

9/15/2016

NAVIANCE-EMAIL-FROM-PRINCIPAL-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

LAFS_Language_Standards_Grades_6.7.8.pdf

9/15/2016

L_ARTS-WRITING-RUBRIC-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

JA-WORLD-INFO-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

FIRE-DRILL-ATTENDANCE-FORMS.pdf

9/15/2016

EXEMPTION-OF-MIDTERMS-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

EMERGENCY-DRILL-MEMO-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

EARLY-RELEASE-CHARACTER-ED-LESSON-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

EARLY-REL-CHARACTER-ED-EMAIL-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

0072468-ffea_mid.pdf

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
(4.6)


9/15/2016

21ST-CENTURY-INFO-2016.pdf

9/15/2016

immunizations-2016.doc

9/15/2016

2016-duty-post-map.cwk

9/15/2016

SCHOOLWIDE-DISC-PLAN-FOR-SIP.pdf

9/15/2016

20161st-day-procedures.doc

9/15/2016

2016-staff-acknowledgement.doc

9/15/2016

2016---2017-Faculty-Handbook.pdf

9/15/2016

TEQUESTA-TRACE-MIDDLE-SCHOOLPreplanning-2016.docx

9/15/2016

2016staf-acknowledgement.doc

9/15/2016

2016Moning-and-PLC--Schedule.doc

9/15/2016

2016-2017Agenda-and-Discipline-for-DRAFT.pdf

9/15/2016

2016-17-Open--House--Staff--Information.doc

9/15/2016

3151_Agenda_091416.docx

9/15/2016

3151_BYLAWSTTMS_1617PASSED-UPLOAD.pdf

9/15/2016

351_Minutes_MAY92016-TO-UPLOAD.pdf

9/15/2016

 

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

3151_051017_SAFAgenda-(2).docx

May

None

5/2/2017

3151_02082017_3151_Agenda.docx

May

Monitored

5/2/2017

TTMS-SPBP-2017-18-(2).docx

May

None

5/2/2017

3151_4717_sacignin4.pdf

April

Monitored

4/27/2017

3151_4717_sacsignin3.pdf

April

Monitored

4/27/2017

3151_4717_scsignin2.pdf

April

Monitored

4/27/2017

3151_3817_sacsignin.pdf

April

Monitored

4/27/2017

3151_1112017_Agenda.docx

April

Monitored

4/27/2017

3151_040517_Agenda-(2).docx

April

Monitored

4/27/2017

3151_03082017_Minutes.docx

March

Monitored

4/27/2017

3151_121516_sacsignin.pdf

December

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_121516_sacsign2.pdf

December

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_4717_sacsignin3.pdf

April

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_4717_scsignin2.pdf

April

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_4717_sacsignin.pdf

April

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_3817_sacsignin4.pdf

March

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_3817_sacsignin2.pdf

March

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_3817_sacsignin.pdf

March

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_12152016_safsignin.pdf

December

None

4/17/2017

3151_2082017_SAFAgenda.docx

February

None

4/17/2017

3151_SAFMINUTES_2817.docx

February

None

4/17/2017

3151_SAFMINUTES_11117.docx

January

None

4/17/2017

3151_SAFMINUTES_121516.docx

December

Monitored

4/17/2017

3151_SAFsignin_272017.pdf

February

None

4/17/2017

3151_Agenda_100516.docx

October

Monitored

3/21/2017

3151_12142016_3151_Agenda.docx

December

Monitored

3/21/2017

3151_02082017_Minutes.pdf

March

Monitored

3/21/2017

3151_ACsignin_272017.pdf

February

None

3/21/2017

3151_sAcsignin_1112017.pdf

November

None

3/21/2017

3151_030817_Agenda-(2).docx

March

Monitored

3/21/2017

3151_02082017_3151_SAFAgenda.docx

February

Monitored

3/3/2017

3151_TTMS-MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-2017.docx

March

None

3/3/2017

3151_01192017_3151_1112017_SAFAgenda-(4).docx

January

None

3/2/2017

3151_Minutes_12416.docx

December

A+ Funds

3/2/2017

3151_Minutes_11117.docx

January

Monitored

3/2/2017

3151_1112017_SAF-SIGNIN.pdf

January

Monitored

2/2/2017

3151_1112017_SAC-SIGNIN.pdf

November

Monitored

2/2/2017

3151_1112017_SAFAgenda.docx

January

None

1/19/2017

3151_aplusresults_12212016.doc

December

A+ Funds

1/19/2017

3151_plusvotesignin_122116.pdf

December

A+ Funds

1/19/2017

3151_aplusballot_122116.doc

December

A+ Funds

1/19/2017

3151_aplusminutes_121416.docx

December

A+ Funds

1/19/2017

3151_aplusproposals_121416.doc

December

A+ Funds

1/19/2017

3151_Minutes_11916.docx

November

Monitored

12/19/2016

3151_SAF-2016Bylaws.docx

December

Monitored

12/19/2016

3151_12142016_SAFAgenda.docx

December

None

12/19/2016

3151_12142016_Agenda.docx

December

Monitored

12/19/2016

NOV-2016-SIGN-IN-TTMS.pdf

November

Monitored

12/5/2016

SPET-SIGN-IN-TTMS.pdf

December

Developed

12/5/2016

OCT-SIGN-IN-TTMS.pdf

October

Monitored

12/5/2016

3151_11092016_3151_Agenda_100516.docx

November

Monitored

12/2/2016

3151_10062016_3151_Minutes.docx

November

Monitored

12/2/2016

3151_11092016_3151_Agenda_100516.docx

November

Monitored

11/17/2016

2016-2017-Self-Assessment-TTMS.pdf

October

None

10/21/2016

3151_Minutes_091416.docx

September

Monitored

10/10/2016

3151_Agenda_100516.docx

October

Monitored

10/10/2016

Committee-Membership-TTMS-2016.pdf

October

Developed

10/8/2016

3151_MeetingDates_TTMS

September

Monitored

9/16/2016

351_Minutes_050916.docx

September

Monitored

9/15/2016

3151_Agenda_091416.docx

September

Developed

9/15/2016

3151_BYLAWSTTMS_1617.docx

September

SAC ByLaws

9/15/2016

 


 

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 the SES Band Data provided, Tequesta's main area of concentration is Science at 70% proficiency.  Reading and Math gains for the lower 25th percentile are also low (56% and 60% respectively).  It is important to note that our lower 25th percentile includes our Level 3 students as well.  7th grade civic scores are above the district scores by 11 points, however  lower than schools that have  lower proficiency on FSA ELA and math assessments.

With our large ELL population, a focus is being placed on exposure to ELA conventions and the monitoring of student progress.

Since Tequesta changed SES Bands (from 8 to 9) our goal is to increase in all areas that are assessed by at least 3%age points.




 

 

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?

  • Increasing the use of common assessments 
  • Increasing the use of common language across the subject areas as it relates to writing
  • Increasing the use of PLCs as it relates to examining data and student achievement
  • Adjusting the PLC schedule to accommodate the variety of planning times and increase face to face time for teachers to collaborate best practices
  • Hire an additional ESE Support Facilitator and a parttime ELL Aide to assist with the progress of our ESE and ELL students
  • ELL A1 and A2 students are invited and encouraged to attend specialized tutoring after school
  • 8th grade Science classes are focusing on "Flashback Fridays" that reinforce and at times reteach concepts that are covered by the 6th and 7th grade curriculi.
  • 8th grade science teachers will work with the district science personnel to ensure that lessons and concentration on standards are focused
  • 7th grade civics teachers will increase rigor in the classroom, will increase the use of test-specs, will increase their knowledge and use of standards, and increase the practice of data sharing and best practices during PLC time
     

 

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

  • Students have been placed according to their proficiency level in particular math and reading scores.
  • Through weekly PLCs and common planning time, ELA students will collaborate and share data-driven strategies.
  • Reading/Critical Thinking teachers will practice writing short response answers to text-dependent questions while using the Achieve 3000 program.
  • Teachers across the subject areas will also practice grammar, spelling, punctuation and writing short response sentences to questions in daily warm up actvities and through their curriculum.
  • The Literacy Coach will provide writing strategies to content area teachers through PLCs.
  • Students who scored on the "bubble" of Level 2 and 3 on 2015 FSA ELA will use the Heinneman Publications "Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing Middle School" program on a weekly basis through our TTMS Literacy Workshop. 
  • Science teachers will continue bulid on what was learned from last year's experience with instructional cycles in weekly PLC meetings and special meetings throughout the year. 
  • 8th grade Science teachers are implementing "Flashback Fridays" that reinforce and at times reteach concepts that are covered by the 6th and 7th grade curriculi.
  • An ELL Aide has been hired to facilitate the curriculum for our large ELL population.
  • The 7th grade civic teachers will visit other civic teachers to learn what their school is doing to score higher than our students at TTMS.  
  • Data chats concentrating on specific standards will be implemented during PLC time.
  • Teachers will receive a TDA to plan together and use what was learned from the other teachers' best practices. 
     

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Clerical will assist with monitoring ESOL students and eligibility. Paul Micensky 20016-10-05 none $8,000.00
PLCS concentrate on teaching and learning strategies utilizing data from USA TestPrep and other teacher made assessments. Department Heads and Maddox/Nissen/Gomez (APs) 5/31/2017 $500.00