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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

Westglades MS (3871)

School Year

2017 - 2018

School Grade
(2016 - 2017)

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

3871 Related Arts

Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

3871 ELA 8

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

8

3871 World History 6

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

6

3871 SS 7

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

7

3871 Science 8

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

8

3871 Science 7

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

7

3871 Science 6

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

6

3871 Reading 6-8

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/18/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

3871 Math 7

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

7

3871 Guidance/ESE 6-8

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

3871 ESE 6-8

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

6, 7, 8

3871 ELA 7

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

7

3871 ELA 6

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/15/2017 - 5/15/2018

8:15 AM - 9:10 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: 2016-2017 (Last updated: 8/29/2017)

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

6

604

7.90

5.60

0.30

8.40

3.50

7

571

10.00

3.00

1.90

9.80

2.80

8

580

12.40

5.70

0.30

11.40

4.70

 

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

The early warning indicators that we look at to identify students is to: 

  • Use BASSIS to identify kids by risk indicators which identify low test grades and attendance issues to ensure the needs fo the students are being met.
  • Inform parent/guardian with parent communication.
  • Indentify kids that recieved record three (3) Universal (Tier 1)  Supplement Supports & Strategies.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Tuesday

2nd

9/5/2017 - 5/29/2018

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Tuesday

2nd

9/5/2017 - 5/29/2018

9:20 AM - 11:15 AM

 


 

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

3.33

Governance and Leadership

3.83

Teaching and Assessing for Learning

3.25

Resources and Support Systems

3.43

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

3.4

 

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

Our school will continually try to improve our rating by utilizing different methods and strategies to ensure growth.  Our self-assessment results indicate that our focus and vision can increase by utilizing the various tools described within the assessment.  Ensuring that we have a school with open communication lines and maintaining our focus on student achievement and professional development will help Westglades improve our overall rating and increase our stakeholder participation.

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

2018_05_18_SAF-Minutes.pdf

May

SAF ByLaws

5/30/2018

2018_04_27_SAF-Minutes.pdf

April

SAF ByLaws

5/30/2018

2018_03_16_SAF-Minutes.pdf

March

SAF ByLaws

5/30/2018

2018_01_2_Backpack-Strategies-for-Parents--Students.pdf

January

SAF ByLaws

5/30/2018

2017_12_15_WMS_SAF_Minutes.pdf

December

SAF ByLaws

5/30/2018

2017_10_13_WMS_SAF_Minutes.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

5/30/2018

Attendance-May18.pdf

May

Monitored

5/19/2018

3871_Westglades_Minutes_051818.pdf

May

Monitored

5/19/2018

May2018-SACAgenda.pdf

May

Monitored

5/19/2018

3871_Westglades_Minutes_42718.pdf

April

Monitored

5/15/2018

Attendance-April27.pdf

April

Monitored

4/29/2018

April2018SACAgenda.pdf

April

Monitored

4/29/2018

Attendance-March16.pdf

March

Monitored

3/21/2018

3871_Westglades_Minutes_31618.pdf

March

Monitored

3/21/2018

March2018SACAgenda.pdf

March

Monitored

3/21/2018

SIP-Mid-Year-Reflection-2018.pdf

January

Monitored

1/26/2018

2018-01-19-SAF-Agenda-WESTGLADES-MIDDLE-SCHOOL.pdf

January

SAF ByLaws

1/25/2018

Attendance-January19.pdf

January

Monitored

1/25/2018

3871_Westglades_Minutes_11918.pdf

January

Monitored

1/25/2018

Jan2018SACAgenda.pdf

January

Monitored

1/25/2018

2017-11-17-WMS_SAF-Agenda.pdf

November

Monitored

12/20/2017

Dec2017SACAgenda.pdf

December

Monitored

12/20/2017

Attendance-December15.pdf

December

Monitored

12/20/2017

3871_Westglades_Minutes_121517.pdf

December

Monitored

12/20/2017

2017-12-15-WMS_SAF-Agenda.pdf

December

Monitored

12/20/2017

3871_Westglades_Minutes_111717.pdf

November

Monitored

11/27/2017

Attendance-November17.pdf

November

Monitored

11/27/2017

Nov2017SACAgenda.pdf

November

Monitored

11/27/2017

Committee-Membership-Westglades.pdf

September

Developed

11/3/2017

Westglades_A_Ballot1718-(1).pdf

October

A+ Funds

11/2/2017

2017-10-13-WMS_SAF-Agenda-2.0.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

11/2/2017

2017-09-29-WMS_SAF-Minutes.pdf

September

SAF ByLaws

11/2/2017

2017-09-15-WMS_SAF-Agenda.pdf

September

SAF ByLaws

11/2/2017

2017-05-19-WMS_SAF-Minutes.pdf

September

SAF ByLaws

11/2/2017

Oct2017SACAgenda.pdf

October

Monitored

11/2/2017

3871_11022017_2017-2018SAC-Meeting-Dates(1).pdf

September

Developed

11/2/2017

3871_11022017_3871_11012017_WMS_A_Results-(1).pdf

October

A+ Funds

11/2/2017

Sept2017SACAgenda.pdf

September

Developed

11/2/2017

Oct2017SACAgenda.pdf

October

A+ Funds

11/1/2017

Westglades_A_VotingSignIn1718.pdf

October

A+ Funds

11/1/2017

3871_Westglades_Minutes_101317.pdf

October

A+ Funds

11/1/2017

Attendance-October-13.pdf

October

Monitored

10/15/2017

3871_Westglades_Minutes_101317.pdf

October

Monitored

10/15/2017

3871_Westglades_Minutes_92917.pdf

September

Developed

10/15/2017

2017-10-11-SAF-Bylaws-.pdf

October

SAF ByLaws

10/15/2017

SACComposition-Report17.pdf

September

Developed

10/9/2017

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/9/2017

Attendance-September-29.pdf

September

Developed

10/9/2017

 


 

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

How does the school ensure classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level Florida Standards? What evidence is collected to ensure that classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level standards?

To ensure that classroom instruction is aligned to grade-level Florida Standards, teachers will collaborate to discuss standards through the use of Instructional CARE Weekly update form use through Professional Learning Communities, Data Chats led by grade level and content area assistant principals, as well as the implementation of curriculum binders to monitor student growth.

 

In addition to using texts from core, supplemental, and intervention programs, how does the school ensure students have access to informational text for each content area in a variety of mediums?

Westglades uses a variety of resources to ensure that students have access to informational text for each of the content areas. Westglades’ Parent Resource night and Parent Resource website give parents and students a variety of resources that allow them access to information text. In addition, we offer free afterschool tutor for students as well as at home access to NEWSELA for independent reading.

 

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, Westglades will focus on improving teaching and learning for students in our lowest 25% in Reading and Mathematics. These two subgroups are the lowest percentage of growth within each of the school grades subsections.

 

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?

To improve teaching and learning within our lowest 25% in English/Language Arts, teachers will utilize NEWESLA across content areas, progress monitor using the FAIR-FS for formative assessments in Reading, and targeted interventions and instructional strategies.

To improve teaching and learning within our lowest 25% in Mathematics, teachers will utilize iReady and/or other technology resources across the 5 strands tested on FSA, progress monitor using formative assessments and assessment retakes, as well as targeted interventions and instructional strategies. 

 

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

Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics teachers will meet with grade-level/department assistant principal to discuss student data. Teachers will monitor student progress using Reading and Mathematics assessment data.

 

Please complete this section based on 2017-2018 end-of-year results.
Instructional Implications: Discuss the success of specific strategies/activities and provide a rationale as to why those academic improvements occurred as a result of those strategies.

Instructional Implications: To scale up BEST practices and accomplish our school goals we created a comprehensive professional development plan which includes the following:

  • Continuous improvement on aligning and unwrapping the standards
  • Looking at student work 
  • School-wide focus on lesson plan support and feedback 

 

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
To improve teaching and learning within our lowest 25% in Mathematics, teachers will utilize iReady and/or other technology resources across the 5 strands tested on FSA, progress monitor using formative assessments and assessment retakes, as well as targeted interventions and instructional strategies. Administration/Leadership Team 6/1/2018 nstructional Implications: To scale up BEST practices and accomplish our school goals we created a comprehensive professional development plan which includes the following: Continuous improvement on aligning and unwrapping the standards Looking at student work School-wide focus on lesson plan support and feedback $4,608.00

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
3871_10252016_BPIE_2015_WGMS.pdf 11/2/2017