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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

Indian Ridge MS (3471)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

A

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

Math, Science, SS, Enrichment, Reading, ELA, ESE/Guidance

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/14/2018 - 6/4/2019

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: 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

06

658

10.50

10.20

2.90

13.80

6.50

07

703

14.70

8.50

2.60

13.90

7.00

08

633

14.80

13.10

2.80

12.30

9.60

 

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

  • Daily Report
  • Stress pass
  • Peer tutoring
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Student Conferences
  • Plan set up by Guidance
  • Small group instruction
  • 504 Accommodations
  • ESE accommodations as designated by the IEP
  • ESOL Strategies
  • Mentoring
  • Consultation with guidance and teachers
  • Alternate scheduling
  • Double-block Reading classes
  • Level One Math classes
  • Progress Monitoring through USATestPrep

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2018 - 6/5/2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

ASCP2019.pdf

10/19/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.docx

10/18/2018

 


 

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

November-Agenda--Sign-in--Minutes.pdf

November

Monitored

12/4/2018

3471_IRMS_A+-Ballot-2018.docx

October

A+ Funds

12/4/2018

SAC-2018-19-Meeting-Dates-(1).doc

August

None

11/4/2018

SAF-October-2018.pdf

October

None

11/4/2018

SAC-Composition-2018-2019.pdf

September

None

10/25/2018

October-Minutes--Agenda--and-Sign-in.pdf

October

Monitored

10/18/2018

October-Minutes--Agenda--and-Sign-in.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/18/2018

September-2018_-Agenda--Minutes--Signin-sheet.PDF

September

Approved

10/18/2018

SAC-ByLaws-18-19-Final.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/27/2018

 


 

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?

IRMS continues to focus on Mathematics.  IRMS want to maintain the high degree of performance we achieved last year in the performance in all grades.  We want to maintain this progress this school year to ensure this trend continues.  IRMS will also be focusing on ELA 7th grade as evidence showed an area of weakness. 

 

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?

  • Based on FAIR score results the reading coach identified weaknesses by grade level and addressed reading strategies to improve reading scores by individual teachers based upon reading strands.
  • Improve analysis of student data by all staff.
  • Better match teachers with specific groups of students based upon their academic need.
  • Staff develoopment through PLC's on the application of the depth of Knowledge Levels.  Test Item Specification, Modeling Strategies and Remediation strategies.
  • Targeting specific students to address their academic needs with "pull out" programs.

 

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

Best Practices will be shared and discussed during Professional Learning Communities to:

  • Engage in professional conversations regarding student achievement and data.
  • Sharing and modeling with peers best instructional practices and methodologies.
  • Engaging in student/teacher and teacher/administration conversations regarding academic progress.

 

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

School-level progress monitoring data

  • Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) (monthly)
  • Summative Assessments (yearly)
  • Informal Assessments (daily)
  • Pinnacle (daily)
  • Observations (daily)

 

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

  • Morning Tutor
  • Remediation within the classroom
  • Pull outs
  • Learning Strategies Class
  • Support Faciliators assisting struggling students
  • Resource Room

 

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)?

  • Instructional Focus Calendars
  • CFA's
  • Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Observations
  • Data Chats
  • PLC's
  • Professional Development
Evidence 
  • Portfolios 
  • Observations 
  • Progress Monitoring of data collected
  • District Assessments 
  • USATest Prep Reports 

 

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Classroom Observations
  • PLC's (CARE cycle)
  • Data Chats

 

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?

  • Blended learning classes (laptop carts in core classes)
  • Digital Literacy Learning Systems (Mobymax, Edmarks)
  • NewsELA
  • Canvas

 

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

1. Second Step Program 
2. “Starts with Hello” Sandy Hook Initiative 
3. GSA Afterschool Club
4. Peer Counseling Class (mediation, awareness, suicide prevention, domestic violence, effective communication)

 

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

1. Second Step Program 
2. “Starts with Hello” Sandy Hook Initiative 
3. GSA Afterschool Club
4. Peer Counseling Class (mediation, awareness, suicide prevention, domestic violence, effective communication)

 

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

1. Second Step Program
2. “Starts with Hello” Sandy Hook Initiative
3. GSA Afterschool Club
4. Peer Counseling Class (mediation, awareness, suicide prevention, domestic violence, effective communication)

The school-wide policy and practices support the social emotional learning of students by training Peer Counselors to education the students on a range of SEL topics.
 
 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
"Pull out" Sessions, Staff Development and Best Practices through PLC's, Remediation and Enrichment Activities, PBL Administration, Leadership Team, Literacy Coach 6/5/2019 $15, 000

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
3471_05052017_BPIE_2015_2016.pdf 10/18/2018