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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

Coconut Palm ES (3741)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

B

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

3741 ELA K

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

9/26/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

K

3741 ELA 1

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

9/26/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1

3741-ELA2

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

9/26/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2

3741_ELA3-5

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

9/26/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3, 4, 5

3741 Math 3-5

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

9/26/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3, 4, 5

3741 ELA ASD

Tuesday

2nd, 4th

9/26/2018 - 6/4/2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

128

12.50

0.80

0.00

48.40

9.40

01

128

14.10

0.80

0.00

31.30

7.80

02

144

10.40

0.00

0.00

17.40

2.10

03

141

14.20

1.40

0.00

19.10

5.00

04

162

7.40

1.20

0.00

19.10

2.50

05

137

19.00

0.00

0.00

24.80

4.40

 

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

Below are the interventions strategies are school will be using for those students that identified by the early warning system 

  • Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) used quarterly
  • Materials used: I-Ready, Leveled Literacy Intervention(LLI), Write-In Readers, Journey's Tool Kit 
  • Saxon phonics will be using for primary grades (K-2)
  • The Direction Insturction program is used in the primary grades (K-2)
  • Support staff push in to assist with lowest 30% percent of students in grades 3-5

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

2nd, 4th

9/1/2018 - 5/31/2019

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Counseling-plan.pdf

10/17/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

3741_10172018_SEL-Action-Plan-2018-(1).docx

11/30/2018

 


 

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

SAC-1-24-19-meeting.docx

February

None

2/7/2019

SAC-1-24-19-sign-in-sheet.jpeg

February

None

2/7/2019

SAC-12-20-18-sign-in-sheet.jpeg

December

None

2/7/2019

SAC-11-15-18-agenda-.docx

November

A+ Funds

2/7/2019

SAC-10-25-18-meeting.docx

October

None

2/7/2019

Coconut-Palm-_-MID-YEAR-REFLECTION-FORM-_-2018-2019.docx

February

Monitored

2/1/2019

SAC-1-24-19-agenda.docx

January

A+ Funds

1/24/2019

SAC-12-20-18-meeting.docx

December

None

1/24/2019

11-15-2018-SAF-sign-in.docx

November

A+ Funds

12/12/2018

11-15-2018-SAC-sign-in.docx

November

A+ Funds

12/12/2018

A+-Vote-Sign-in-Sheet.jpeg

November

A+ Funds

12/12/2018

SAC-11-15-18-meeting.docx

November

A+ Funds

12/11/2018

SAC-12-20-18-agenda.docx

December

Monitored

12/11/2018

3741_APlusballot2018.docx

November

A+ Funds

12/4/2018

Comp.-report-_-SAC_2018-2019.docx

October

None

11/6/2018

SAC&SAF-meetings-for-2018-2019.docx

October

None

10/25/2018

SAF-10-25-18-Sign-In.jpeg

October

Monitored

10/25/2018

SAC-10-25-18-Sign-in.jpeg

October

Monitored

10/25/2018

3741_SAC_BYLAWS-2018-2019.docx

October

SAC ByLaws

10/18/2018

3741_SAC-SAF_sigin_9-26.pdf

September

Developed

10/18/2018

Coconut-Palm-SAC-10-25-18-agenda.docx

October

Monitored

10/18/2018

Coconut-Palm-SAC-9-27-18-minutes.docx

September

Developed

10/18/2018

Coconut-Palm-SAC-9-27-18-agenda.docx

September

Developed

10/18/2018

 


 

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?

According to our data, we will focus on Math for improvement.  All grade levels constructed a scope and sequence for the 2018-2019 school year to ensure all standards are taught with time for practice and review.   Teachers will be given professional development to assist with how they are teaching the standards.  Intermediate grades will collaborate in a PLC with a focus on Math, spiraling between grade levels. Additional resources are being used as "bell ringers" across grade levels to practice and review math concepts. Mountain Math for all grade levels are posted in main hallway for additional practice in math during non classroom times. Teachers will include hand-on inquiry for their students to grasp concepts.   

 

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?

Teachers will use small groups, including enrichment and reinforcement of skills with all students.  Teachers will provide differentiated instruction with in the classroom in Math. Teacher will follow the scope and sequence that grade levels constructed at the beginning of the school year. Coconut Palm will continue to use iReady for all students in Math.  Students will be expected to complete 45 minutes with a passing rate each week in Math. Teachers will be using Math "bell ringers" across all grade levels in Math.  Intermediate grades will also use other Math resources provided by the county in the classrooms to enhance the rigor of Math. Teachers will include hand-on inquiry for their students to grasp concepts. 

 

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

Some of the BEST practice(s) were not done in past years, therefore the focus on Math as a whole school is how we are scaling up. We are increasing the amount of time as well as the rigor in the classrooms and in the school hallways for Math. 

 

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

Coconut Palm uses i-ready data to monitor progress of all students in Math.  All students take three diagnostics throughout the school year and are  expected to take standard mastery tests once a month.  In addition, students are completing at least 45 minutes of iready lessons a week. All this data is collected and monitored by teachers, administration and coaches.  Students who are considered lowest quartile students are also tracked as a group by grade level.  Teachers meet with administration and coaches every other month, however, this data is monitored by teachers on a weekly basis.  Assistant Principal monitors the classroom usage weekly with reminders to teachers to ensure all students complete their expected iReady minutes.

 

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

Coconut Palm has continuous progress monitoring to ensure all students are making progress. Students identified as not making progress will be referred to RtI/MTSS for additional assistance.  Additional small groups will be required for any student not making enough progress.Students will be invited to participate in any after school academic camps.  These students are closely monitored and provided any assistance they may need.

 

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)?

Coconut Palm ensures that instruction is accessible to the full range of learners by providing support systems. 
We ensure that all the needs of all our learning are met by providing tools and resources. The teachers are provided professional development in areas of need.
We are not very aware of the UDL, we started getting training for the Literacy coaches last school year, however training stopped.  

 

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

School administration collects lesson plans regularly to make sure all teachers are used standards to guide instruction. Administration completes observations and walkthrough regularly. Administration and support staff will be doing data chats to support teachers with creating a balanced literacy classroom.

 

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?

Grades K-2nd are using Journey's (student edition, leveled readers, tool kit, etc.), Social Studies read alouds, i-Ready tool kit, and Science read alouds that were given to us from the County as our core programs in literacy. Grades 3rd - 5th are also using Journey's (student edition, leveled readings, tool kit, etc), i-Ready tool kit, Social Studies curriculum, and canvas to integrate technology into their daily lesson. Teachers also use materials from the school resource room for supplemental materials. All grades also use the Leveled Literacy Inventory (LLI), Direct Instruction (DI), Journey's tool kit, and Journey's decodable readers as intervention programs with fidelity.

All students have access to a balanced of literary and information text by having open access to our schools library daily. Students also use digital resources to access different texts via Tumblebooks, Epicbooks, Scholastic digital short reads and Scholastic leveled library. 

 

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

Students learn how to make positive choices when interacting with classmates by role playing, using read alouds to give examples and expectations of positive choices. Through read alouds and think aloud questioning students are able to identify approaches to resolving conflicts constructively. Every school day students are praised for demonstrating appropriate social and classroom behavior with our school wide behavior charts and are shown examples of expected behaviors through our character traits program. 

 

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

Our school uses character trains and read alouds to help students develop self-awareness and self-management skills. We are also focusing on social-awareness and interpersonal skills to maintain positive relationship with Quarterly Ice Breaker activities k-5, Hispanic Heritage Month, Daily Read Aloud k-5, Black History month, morning meetings, small counseling groups, k,3,5-
Classroom counseling lessons

 

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

At Coconut Palm Elementary we provide the highest quality education where we imbed the Social Emotional standards into our everyday practices and school wide activities.  In partnership with all school staff and the community we help students be mindful, successful life-long learners and problem solvers. 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teachers 5/31/2019 Workshop for Canvas $0.00
PLCs per grade level all teachers and support staff 5/14/2019 $0.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE-18_19.pdf 10/18/2018