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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

New Renaissance MS (3911)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

C

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

3911 ESE 6-8

Tuesday
Thursday

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

8/21/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

3911 Science 6-8

Tuesday
Thursday

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

8/21/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

3911 Social Studies 6-8

Tuesday
Thursday

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

8/21/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

3911 Mathematics 6-8

Tuesday
Thursday

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

8/21/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

3911 Language Arts 6-8

Tuesday
Thursday

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

8/21/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

3911 Unified Arts 6-8

Tuesday
Thursday

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

8/21/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:35 AM - 9:20 AM

6, 7, 8

3911 Reading 6-8

Tuesday
Thursday

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

8/21/2018 - 5/23/2019

8:35 AM - 9:20 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

431

9.50

16.90

3.90

38.70

15.80

07

450

17.60

12.90

4.90

38.00

15.10

08

455

20.20

16.90

3.10

37.40

16.50

 

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

A majority of these students have been placed in a Tier 2 Intervention for Literacy and Mathematics. Students are monitored regularly by the school counselor and curriculum coaches, Referral placements are made to the education center when needed. Identified students will accelerate and be given a mid-year promotion.

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/28/2018 - 6/12/2019

9:45 AM - 1:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

NEW-RENAISSANCE-SCHOOL-COUNSELING-PLAN.pdf

9/14/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-NRMS.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

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

November

SAC ByLaws

11/2/2018

UPDATED-SAC-DATES-2018-19.pdf

November

None

11/2/2018

SAC-October-23.2018-minutes.docx

October

None

10/23/2018

September-25.18-guest-sign-in-sheet-(Anti-Bullying--Progress-Monitoring--SAC).pdf

October

None

10/18/2018

SAC-attendance-9.25.18.pdf

October

None

10/17/2018

SAC-agenda--September-9.25.18.docx

October

None

10/9/2018

September-2018-SAC-Minutes.docx

October

None

10/9/2018

NRMS-SAF-minutes-4.17.docx

April

None

4/23/2018

 


 

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?

ELA and Mathematics will be the focus for improving student data. These areas were chosen due to the amount of points needed in each content area to advance the school's grade to a letter grade of "B" at the end of the year. Student achievement data from the FSA for both content areas  was taken into consideration.

 

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?

The Best Practices 1 and 2 will be scaled up to improve teaching and learning in order to increase performance within the SES Band. 

 

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

The teachers will collaborate with other teachers within their SES and share best practices. The utilization of  CFA andi-Ready data will be used to identify benchmarks in most need of remediation. Teachers will be trained in every level of the RtI process in order to better identify students in most need of Tier II and III strategies.

 

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

New Renaissance Middle School is collecting data bi-weekly using I-Ready in reading and math. This data will be used to conduct data chats with the teachers in order to make specific improvements in each area.

 

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

Teachers provide regular updates to administration and coaches based on baseline data, CFA data, and general classroom observations. Through the RTI process, students who are identified as needing support are met with, parents involved, and monitored weekly by the academic coaches.

 

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)?

Through classroom walkthroughs and rigor walks, administration and coaches look for UDL for effective instructional practices. Teachers are given feedback for improvement on how to meet all learners.

 

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

Through CAP (Cavalier Action Plan) Chats with administration and coaches, support staff specifically outlines how they are supporting TIER 1 standards based classroom instruction. The use of I-ready diagnostic testing and standards mastery tests allows teachers in reading and math to see how students are properly progressing.

 

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?

Collections, Inside, Scope, and novel based books are used at each grade level for core, supplemental, and intervention programs. Students across all ability levels are exposed to high level texts regardless of their reading level.

 

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

Each month, an SEL skill is chosen and shared on the morning broadcast, faculty meetings, and PLC time. Teachers are given strategies to share with the students. Our SEL liaison, community liaision, and support facilitators go around to each classroom and monitor these strategies. Also, teachers have adopted "wishing wells" for students to share with each other.

 

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

Through monthly SEL activities, students interact with the skill in all classrooms. For example, the first month of SEL skills is "STAR" which stands for STOP/SMILE, TAKE A BREATH, AND RELAX. Students hear this message multiple times a day. The SEL team has established a monitoring calendar where SEL skills are explicitly taught in each classroom.

 

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

With the Community Foundation of Broward, New Renaissance has acquired a community liaision and additional support facilitator in order to specifically target SEL strategies within the lowest quartile of students. NRMS has also parterned with 5000 role models in order to provide additional mentorship for students. Students are able to seek out multiple areas for assistance if needed on campus.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
P.D. Learning Loft- Fran Rubio Katz Administration 11/6/2018 3 hour session Title One Funds

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE_2018.pdf 10/3/2018