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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

Heron Heights ES (3961)

School Year

2018 - 2019

School Grade
(2017 - 2018)

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

Balanced Literacy

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

2nd, 3rd, 4th

10/9/2018 - 5/16/2019

8:15 AM - 1:50 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

171

8.80

0.00

0.00

1.20

0.00

01

180

12.20

0.00

0.00

6.70

1.70

02

188

6.40

0.00

0.00

3.20

0.00

03

170

4.70

0.00

0.00

4.70

0.00

04

218

6.00

0.00

0.00

11.00

0.50

05

190

12.60

0.00

0.00

9.50

1.60

 

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

 

RtI Team Meeting Schedule

Day(s) of Week

Week(s) of Month

Start/End Dates

Start/End Times

Wednesday
Friday

3rd, 4th

9/24/2018 - 5/22/2019

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

Heron-Heights-Elementary-Equity-School-Action-Plan-2018_final-(2).docx

10/17/2018

Counseling-Plan-2018.pdf

9/23/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SELActionPlan2018-Update.docx

11/30/2018

Heron-Heights-Elementary-Equity-School-Action-Plan-2018_final-(2).docx

10/17/2018

SEL-Action-Plan-2018-.docx

10/17/2018

 


 

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

SEL-Harmony-Agenda-.pdf

10/18/2018

SWH_ParentBrochure_1-21-(1).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

10-22-18-SAC-meeting-with-ballot-and-results.pdf

October

A+ Funds

2/15/2019

MIDYEAR-Review-2019.pdf

January

Monitored

1/31/2019

SAC-agenda-12-17-2018.pdf

December

None

1/27/2019

11-19-18-SAC-Minutes.pdf

November

Monitored

1/27/2019

SAC-Composition-Report.pdf

December

None

12/11/2018

SAC-Meeting-Days.docx

September

Monitored

11/14/2018

10-22-18-SAC-Minutes.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/31/2018

SAC-102219-Agenda.pdf

October

A+ Funds

10/31/2018

SAF-Bylaw-.pdf

September

SAF ByLaws

10/31/2018

SAC-AGENDA-09242018.pdf

September

Developed

10/17/2018

SAC-ByLaws.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

10/15/2018

9-24-18-SAC-Minutes.pdf

September

Developed

10/15/2018

 


 

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 content are area we will continue to focus on relates to reading instruction. We noticed marginal increases in ELA achievement levels (79% to 83%) However, we also noticed a 14 percent decrease in the lowest 25% making gains in reading. This may translate to improvements in proficiency levels however, our goal is to continue to make strides with our lowest 25%, a group which encompasses our ELL population and ESE populations. In order to continue with this positive trend, out team and stakeholders opted to focus on improving student achievement in reading by improving teacher practice and abilities to use data (i.e. BSA, BAS, formative assessment strategies) through professional learnign communities.

 

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 practice Heron Heights will scale up will be our PLC's. We made changes in the way our PLC's were run and we woudl like to further enhance this by incorporating the four principles of a data driven instructional framework. 

 

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

  1. Teachers will be given 2 hours each month to meet during the school day with their PLC team. During this time the coaches will be available to provide support and guidance if needed.
  2. The first set of PLC's will be guided by administration and support. The leadership team felt that it was important to set the expectations for authentic PLC engagement.
    • Goal setting
    • Roles and responsibilities of team members
    • Group v.s Team
    • Common
    • Developing NORMS
    • Creating Protocols for examining teacher practice and analyzing student work
  3. This year we will focus on creating a data driven instruction.
  4. Data chats were the precursor to our PLC's this year. This allowed teachers to identify TAPP students. Targeted Instruction. Analyze Effectively. Plan based on student needs. Progress Monitor Performance. 
  5. The strategies and instructional practices required to 
  6. Teams will work towards creating the conditions for a data driven climate: Assessment; Analysis; Action; Culture
  7. Teams will be guided to create create common formative assessments. 

 

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

Teachers will create rigorous common interim assessments based on standards. Work together in PLC teams to identify best instructional practice for the student they have targeted; They will analyze the common interim assessment data for these students; plan instruction that best meets the needs of these students; then monitor their progress and performance during remediation. (TAPP - Target. Analyze. Plan. Progress Monitor) 

 

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

Administrators and coaches conduct quarterly data chats to discuss TAPP students. We review data, review Tier 1 instructional practices, if it is determine that the deficit is not a Tier I instructional issue, then a reccommendation for RTI is made. 

 

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)?

  • The coaches meet with teachers based on observation cycles in order to increase effective instructional design and practices. 
  • Teachers express a desire to meet with coaches to discuss UDL.
  • Teams meet to discuss effective strategies.
  • Administration and coaches monitor the development of effective planning and the delivery of instruction. 

 

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

We are currently addressing Tier 1 instruction through our PLC's. From there, coaches complete observation cycles in order to assist teachers with Balanced Literacy instruction. Currently, that focus is on the effective implementation of the interactive read aloud process. 

  1. Teachers identify an appropriate text.
  2. Teacehrs plan before, during and after reading activities.
  3. Teachers use the prompting guide and the continuum to identify help develop targeted questions.
  4. Coaches observe process and provide feedback.

 

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?

  • Core: We use leveled readers and Journeys.
  • Supplemental Materials: Leveled Readers; Science and Social Studies Leveled Readers, NEWSELA, Short Reads, Scholastic
  • Intervention: LLI; Fundations
Teachers are supplied with leveled reading libraries that contain both fiction and non-fiction texts and genre libraries that contain both types of texts. During team meetings teachers discuss ways to use both fiction and non-fiction texts to in whole group, small group, and during interactive read alouds.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
PLC, Observations, Coaching, FSA Resources Administrator, Coaches 5/31/2019 Balanced Literacy, Professional Learning $7,843.00
LEAPS, Start with Hello, Sanford Harmony, SPBP Counselor, Administration, Teachers 5/31/2019 Start With Hello Training; Sanford Harmony

BPIE Files

File Name Uploaded Date
BPIE-2019-HHE.pdf 5/31/2018