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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

Millennium MS (4772)

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

Grade Level Content Area PLCs

Monday
Friday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

8/27/2018 - 5/10/2019

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

 


 

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

530

5.80

18.30

3.00

28.30

10.00

07

529

8.30

16.30

7.90

29.90

13.80

08

534

8.40

21.70

9.00

20.60

13.10

09

77

3.90

1.30

1.30

1.30

0.00

 

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

Tuesday

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th

9/17/2018 - 5/20/2019

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

School Counseling Plan File

File Name Upload Date

4772_guidanceplan1819.pdf

10/5/2018

 

Social Emotional Learning

School Wide Social Emotional Learning Plan (SEL)

File Name Upload Date

SEL-Action-Plan-2018N.docx

11/29/2018

 


 

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

4772_SACmtg4Nov2018.pdf

November

Monitored

11/28/2018

4772_SACmtg3Oct.pdf

October

Developed

10/26/2018

4772_SACComposition.html

October

Developed

10/23/2018

SAC-Dates-1819N.docx

October

Developed

10/16/2018

4772_SACbylWS1819.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/28/2018

4772_sacMTG92518.pdf

September

SAC ByLaws

9/28/2018

4772_11022017_4772_mmssafbylaws1819.docx

September

SAF ByLaws

9/26/2018

4772_SACmtg828.pdf

August

SAC ByLaws

8/29/2018

 


 

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?

As evidenced by the 2017-2018 school data based on FSA and EOC exams, there was a decline in overall learning gains in mathematics.  The lowest 25% maintained above the 50% in learning gains, however, the bubble students did not have the anticipated gains we had strived for.  One of the reasons, we believe, is that the number of students who were at level 3 and above were placed into an Algebra math class instead of math advanced (FSA class).  This decreased our denominator for FSA math scores for learning gains.  We did , however increase our ACCELL points from 74% to 79%.
Our ELA data showed an increase of 3% for proficiency and maintained at the 56% for learning gains overall. The lowest 25% growth in ELA increased by 5%, ut still fell belwo the 50%, at a 48%.  For the 2018-2019 school year, our goal is to increase ELA learning gains for the lowest 25% to 55% which woud be a 7% increase.
Our 8th grade Science data increased by 2% from 49% of students passing with a Level 3 and above to 51% passing at that level.  Thi year we are aiming for an increase of 4% to 55% showing proficiency on the 8th grade Science assessment.  Our science department will utilize more hands-on labs and performance task writing in their classrooms, to increase the rigor.
 

 

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?

We will increase the opportunities for Extended Learning time for our maintenance level students with our FSA Saturday camps and an after-school Math tutoring program that will be offerred four days a week.  Students will be encouraged to attend these sessions and will also receive extra credit if they attend at least 80% of sessions available.
Additionally, there was an increase in Math support this year, with a Middle School math coach and a High School math coach that will both support all math teachers with instructional delivery methods. An after-school tutoring program will be available twice per week for all grade levels.
The school also purchased a technology-based math reteach program, I-Ready, that will begin second quarter.
The I-ready program will also be used for ELA classes, and an after-school tutoring program will begin second quarter twice per week for ELA.  

 

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

Best practices will be scaled up with an increase of site-based professional learning sessions as well as an increase of family math nights each quarter.  There will also be more teacher modleing by support staff and coaches.  Learning stations will be utilized as well as performance tasks provided by the District in all math classes.

ELA and Science classes will use Performance Tasks and mini-assessments that include rigorous questioning that model the rigor of the end of year assessments.  Additionally, BEST strategies (Buiding Effective Strategies for Teaching) will be used with all students as graphic organizers and templates to increase comprehension.  These will be uploaded to our One-drive folder so teachers can access the strategies at all times.
Mini-workshops will be used to model effective instructional practices in all content areas.

 

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

There is a filemaker databse our school has in-house called utilities.  This is where all mini-assessment data is held and anaylzed by the Leadership team.  Students will also participate in biweekly data chats with their math teachers.  teachers participate in quarterly dat chats with Adminitstration and Support Staff.  There are bimonthly Leadership team meetings where instructional practces and data area discussed and analyzed.  All Department Chairs and team Leaders participate in these Leadership meetings.
 

 

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

Course Revovery options will begin earlier this year, and students who are not mastering the standards each quarter will have two options to recover the material.  They will be in labs during their elective times or attend Saturday course recovery sessions. The Odyssey program will be utilized and data will be pulled weekly on these students. Our Reading Coach will administer FAIR at least twice priot to the FSA assessment window for data analysis. our school's Guidance Director will ensure staff are trained on the Odyssey reports components so they can monitor their course recovery classes.

 

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 school uses Instructional Focus Calendars as well as aligned Curriculum Maps to ensure there is fidelity in teaching of the necessary standards with all grade  level and content areas.  Department Chairs assist in monitoring this by conducting classroom walk throughs and provide feedback during department meetings.  They then implement new strategies during their PLC time and prepare lessons.

 

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

Title 1 strategies are being used with all students through our B.E.S.T program (Building Effective Strategies for Teaching).  The 200 graphic organizers and research-based strategies are posted on our one-drive folder where all teachers can access and download these to use with their students.  The students maintain a BEST log sheet where they document at least 10 strategies a quarter in their reading and math classes.

 

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?

Students have balanced litracy opportunities through our Balanced Literacy curriculum as well as novel study and speech/debate passages.  The Reading Coach provides all teachers with the students' FAIR scores and the teachers begin to differentiate their instruction based on this data.  The schoolwide TIP project (Team Interdisciplinary Project) reinforces the balanced literacy approach by infusing a novel for each project.

 

 

Strategies & Activities

Strategies Persons responsible Deadline Professional Development Budget
Increased reading centers, I-Ready program, Vocabulary infusion Reading Coach, Holly Bagwell, Language Arts Chair, Ms.Holt 5/10/2019 Monthly and ongoing, early release days $500.00
I-Ready Math program, modeling for teachers Jen Schorr, Cindy Pluim, Syreeta Hamilton 5/10/2019 I-Ready professional learning during Early Release Days $2,000.00

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