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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

Thurgood Marshall ES (3291)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

C

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

TME PLC

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

9/12/2018 - 5/15/2019

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pre K, 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

55

25.50

0.00

0.00

34.50

14.50

01

64

14.10

3.10

0.00

54.70

10.90

02

55

16.40

0.00

0.00

30.90

5.50

03

67

20.90

4.50

0.00

38.80

7.50

04

84

14.30

3.60

0.00

29.80

6.00

05

90

28.90

5.60

0.00

37.80

14.40

 

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

1.  The data we use to monitor student progress is I-Ready, BAS, and SchoolCity.
2.  Our goal is to provide quality Tier 1 instruction in all classrooms using standard based instruction supplemented with Journey, LAFS,  Newsela , and Social leveled books with conceptual topics. for Reading. For Math, we are using Go Math supplemented with MAFS as our Tier 1 instruction.  The interventions used to ensure studenets are progressing are Phonics for reading, I-Ready, Leveld Literacy Interventions, and Reading Mastery.
3. Students not progressing are appropriately grouped and receive intervention during the extended hour.  All students participate in a walk to read model.
4.  All classroom instruction is differientiated to address all learners.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

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

9/11/2018 - 5/28/2019

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

School-Counselor-Plan.pdf

10/16/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

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

10/16/2018

 


 

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-Minutes-August.docx

November

None

11/13/2018

October-SAC-sign-in-sheets.pdf

October

Developed

11/8/2018

October-minutes-2018.docx

October

Monitored

11/8/2018

October-SAC-agenda-2018.docx

October

Monitored

11/8/2018

Thurgood-SAC-Meeting-Schedule-2018_19.docx

August

None

11/7/2018

Thurgood-SAC-11_1_18.pdf

November

None

11/7/2018

SAC-ByLaws-(Thurgood-Marshall-).html

August

SAC ByLaws

11/2/2018

August-2018-Agenda.docx

August

Developed

10/25/2018

August-2018-SAC-minutes.docx

August

SAC ByLaws

10/25/2018

 


 

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 evident of the SES Band 3 data, Literacy will be chosen to imprive student achievement.  Currently only 26% of students in grades 3, 4 and 5 are proficient.

 

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?

  • Visit the top 2 schools in the same SES 3 to improve our practice at Thurgood Marshall
  • Planning and Teaching the standards with rigor and relevance at every grade level
  • Correlating the standards with activities and assessment
Utilizing Learning Goals and Performance Scales to drive instruction
  • Tracking and monitoring the progress of our lowest 25% to increase learning gains.
  • Focus on instructional strategies by using Marzano High Frequency Elements.
  • Implementating monthly CARE cycles
  • Monitoring quarterly data templates to track students progress
  • Monthly data chats -individual and team chats to discuss progress of all students, remediation and enrichment activities based on Schoolcity and Iready Standards mastery Assessments
  • Streamlining online resources to meet the needs of all students - implementing iReady to drive targeted instruction- Grades K,1,2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Writing Program -grades 4 & 5

 

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

Professional Development will be provided to teachers that focus onstandards based instruction.  Teachers will also be trained in BAS to successfully screen their students for deficiencies and to provide the targeted intervention. During data chats teachers will be shown how to analyze their students scale scores and compute how many points they will need to make a learning gain. The team will also analyze the weakest strands for each student, group them acordingly and plan instruction to teach the strand with rigor. . Will organize a Family Academic Nights to keep parents informed of all the schools initiatives and programs. 
Professional Learning Community(PLC) will tke place bi-monthly utilizing Florida Standard Learning Progression to identify gaps and correct the learning necessary to close the gaps.

 

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

Data is collected on a bi-weekly basis to monitor the school-level progress.  Grades 3-5 use SchoolCity to assess and monitor progress.  Grades K-2 use resources provided by the instructional coaches to assess and monitor thier students.  Teachers then participate in data chats with administration to discuss class and indvidual student progress a  s well as interventions and resources used.

 

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

To ensure the fidelity of students that are not progressing, the school implements Response to Intervention (TRI) strategies.  We strive to have a strong Tier 1 instructions and inplement Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategies for those studnts not progressing towards school and district goals. 

 

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)?

 The school encourages teachers to implement the four curricular pillars of UDL: (a) instructional goals, (b) instructional delivery methods, (c) instructional materials, and (d) student assessments. May classrooms also implement thngs like, posting goals. assignment options, flexible work spaces, regular and specific feedback, and digital/audio text.  

 

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

Literacy is focused on all the components of Balance Literacy.  We a train our teachers (every other Thursday)on a different component to ensure the program is being taught with fidelity.  

 

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?

The core for the district is Journeys,but we use Balance Literacy model in our literacy block.  It is supplemented with LAFS books.   Our intervention resource is Wordly Wise that is implemented daily.

 

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

All teachers at Thrgood Marshall implement a morning meeting to ensure students developing social and emotional skills.  The guidance counselor and Social Worker has provided different activities and resources teachers can use.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Frequent walkthroughs, bi-monthly standards based and data driven PLC's, weekly curriculum, Bloomfield and Jones 6/3/2019

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
TME_BPIE.pdf 11/7/2018