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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

Dave Thomas (3651)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

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

Math 7-12

Thursday

1st

8/9/2018 - 4/4/2019

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Social Studies 7-12

Thursday

1st

8/9/2018 - 4/4/2019

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Science 7-12

Thursday

1st

8/9/2018 - 4/4/2019

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

ELA 7-12

Thursday

1st

8/9/2018 - 4/4/2019

12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

 


 

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

07

2

100.00

50.00

50.00

0.00

50.00

08

105

23.80

7.60

0.00

0.00

2.90

09

11

90.90

18.20

18.20

0.00

27.30

10

48

70.80

25.00

10.40

0.00

25.00

11

164

82.90

12.80

3.00

0.00

13.40

12

402

83.60

12.20

2.70

0.00

12.20

 

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

We will use RtI process to address students with academic performance as identified by the early warning system. BASIS 3.0 will be the tool teachers will use to indicate strategies used in the classroom prior to an RtI referral. Teachers will use such strategies as calling parents and providing one on one remediation. Teachers will collaborate with coaches to conduct push in and pull outs. Teachers will identify students learning styles and provide differentiated instruction accordingly. Teachers will monitor student academic progress through the use of USA Test Prep, Khan Academy and other common formative assessments for progress monitoring.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

1st

10/3/2018 - 5/1/2019

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Wednesday

1st

10/3/2018 - 5/1/2019

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

School-Counseling-Activity-Calendar_2018-2019_legal-size.pdf

10/8/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018.pdf

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.

 

Evidence/Artifacts

Standards and Indicators

File Name

Standards & Indicator

Upload Date

DTEC_Student-Surveys.pdf

10/18/2018

DTEC_Staff-Survey.pdf

10/18/2018

DTEC_Parent-Survey.pdf

10/18/2018

 

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

DTEC_SAF_Oct_Agenda_Min_Signin.pdf

October

None

10/23/2018

DTEC_SAC_Oct_Agenda_min_Signin.pdf

October

None

10/23/2018

DTEC_SAC_SAF_meeting_dates.pdf

October

None

10/19/2018

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

October

SAC ByLaws

10/18/2018

Committee-Membership.pdf

October

None

10/16/2018

DTEC_Sept_SAF_minutes_signinsheets.pdf

October

Approved

10/2/2018

DTEC_Sept_SAC_minutes_signinsheets.pdf

October

Approved

10/2/2018

 


 

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?

The focus will surround the following EOC area: Algebra, US History, and Biology. ELA focus will continue to surround preparation for FSA and writing prompts through the use of document camera to enlarge materials during teacher-led discussions. The ELA teachers will also use USA Test Prep and Khan Academy as a tool for common formative assessments for progress monitoring. Based on Florida Assessment results these are the goals for improving student achievement:
By June 2019, the percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on the Algebra I, Geometry EOC, and Algebra II EOC will increase by 2%.
By June 2019, the percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on the FSA ELA will increase by 2%.
By June 2019, the percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on the Biology EOC and 8th Grade FCAT Science will increase by 2.0%.
By June 2019, the percentage of students demonstrating proficiency on the US History EOC and Civics EOC will increase by 2.0%.

 

 

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?

Some assessments are proven reliable and bias-free, therefore, teachers will disseminate data and plan accordingly for future assessment and monitoring as we strive for student success. Teachers will receive ongoing training via PLCs on Professional Study Days and Early Release Days.

 

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

Teachers will meet during professional study days for training and PLC meetings. USA Test Prep and Khan Academy will be used by ELA to assess students, provide remediation and enrichment based on the data. All other content areas will continue to administer CFAs and conduct data chats. 

 

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

Common Formative Assessments (CFA)s are provided on a monthly basis that is aligned with Florida Standards as discussed in the PLC meetings. Teachers are conducting data chats with students after each CFA. In addition, the PLC facilitators conduct walkthroughs to provide feedback on instructional practice aligned with Florida standards.
 

 

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

RtI interventions, parent conferences, counseling, and guidance monitoring student progress.

 

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)?

Teachers are trained during professional development days on how to effectively reach all students within the classroom. ESE specialist and speech and language pathologist are available to give added support for any student that is in need.

 

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

Classroom walkthroughs, instructional coach visitations, lesson plan review, and observations.

 

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?

ELA uses collections and reading uses EDGE for supplemental material used is NewsEla, Khan Academy, and USA Test Prep. 
Math uses Geometry and Algebra nation and for supplemental material HRW is used.
Science uses Fusion and for supplement material HRW is used.
Social Studies uses The Americas, Magruders, New Waves of Syncing and supplemental material HRW is used.
During their PLC meetings, teachers find many materials that can help students and each teacher has weekly lab days where to access any other material they feel is needed by students.

 

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

We have a variety of programs that educate students on healthy social emotional wellbeing and how to become a wholistic anatomist individual.

 

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

In the classroom the teachers give referrals to the social worker, family counselor, and behavioral specialist.  We have guest speakers that come to help staff understand social emotional concerns experienced by our challenging population.  

 

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

Staff uses tools to help students transition from unhealthy social emotional concerns to healthy and positive coping skills.  

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Monthly assessments to ensure students are mastering the standards provided by their content area teachers. Classroom teachers and instructional coaches. 6/3/2019 Instructional coaches will provide training if needed through PLCs. $1950.00 from SAC funds

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
DTEC_BPIE.pdf 10/18/2018