2016-17 Elementary School Improvement Plan

2016-2017 CSIP

Pope Elementary 2016-2017 CSIP
Mission/Vision
 
       
   
Mission
Our mission is to ensure that every student, without exception and without excuse, meets or exceeds standard in reading, writing, math and science, and develops strong moral character  
   
Vision
We will do whatever it takes to create a school that knows no limits to the academic and social success of every student.
   
Core Belief
We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they so choose to attend.
   
DATA- In Progress

   
Pope Elementary
Student Growth Goals
2016– 2017
   
Math
By May 2017, the % of 2nd – 6th grade students meeting standard on the Monthly Math Computation Assessment will increase from 58.5% to 80%.
    
By May 2017, the % of 2nd – 6th grade students meeting standard on Star Math will increase from 76.2% to 95%.
    
Reading
By May 2017, the % of K– 6th grade students achieving a DIBELS Composite Score that is at or above Benchmark will increase from 69.9% to 80%.
    
By May 2017, the % of 2nd – 6th grade students achieving a STAR Scale Score at or above benchmark will increase from 61.6%% to 75%.
   
Science
Creating grade level assessments that will allow students to measure grade level  proficiency in Science. (In Progress)
   
Attendance
We will have 96% or higher average daily attendance for the school during the 2016 – 2017 school  year.
    
We will have 96% or higher average daily attendance for each class and grade level.
   
We will have 95% of students     (Approx. 503 students) with 9 absences or less (95% attendance) during the school year.
   
Improvement Activities
Staff Professional Development

 
Focus of all staff development during the 2016 – 2017 school year will be on:
  
Implementation of Common Core State Standards
  
Smarter Balanced Assessment
  
Response to Intervention (RTI)
  
AVID Strategies

 

NEU Systems
 
 
School Wide Initiatives
 
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Academic

  
Identification of Essential Standards in Reading and Math
  
Alignment of curricular materials to grade level identified standards
  
Development of common formative assessments to measure student progress toward identified standards
  
Use of grade level intervention block to provide additional support to students identified as needing additional help as identified through administration of common formative assessments
  
Year-long and incremental grade level goals set in reading and math
  
Screening assessments administered in reading (DIBELS/STAR) and Math (Computational /STAR)
  
Grade level teams meet weekly to discuss student progress, coordinate instruction, and develop intervention plans
  
Principal and support staff meet with grade level teams every seven weeks to discuss student progress
 
Social-Emotional/Behavioral
  
School wide common behavioral  expectations based on core traits of Respect, Responsibility, and Safety
  
Positive rewards and recognition for demonstrating expected behaviors
  
School wide assemblies to review behavioral expectations and celebrate school, class, and individual effort and progress
  
Weekly recess meetings to  review behavioral expectations
  
Biweekly Intervention Team  meetings to develop action plans for students demonstrating challenges with behavior, social/emotional needs, and attendance
 
No Excuses University (NEU)
  
Establishment and ongoing monitoring of six school-wide systems—Culture of Universal Achievement, Collaboration, Standards Alignment, Assessment, Data Management and  Analysis, Academic and Behavioral Interventions.
  
Development of a college going culture and students belief in their ability to attend college
  
Student goal setting
  
Increasing student ownership for academic success
 
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
  
Explicit teaching of organizational skills
  
All students maintain binders and daily planners
  
Depth of Knowledge/Levels of Questioning
  
Student collaboration
  
Note taking
 
 
Academic Action Plans
 
Reading

Ensure alignment of instruction with grade level identified essential standards and engage in an ongoing cycle of assessment and strategic intervention based on individual student need.
 
Focus on exemplary first  instruction in reading
  
Building-wide consistent use of 90 minute literacy block
  
Minimum of 45 minutes of differentiated instruction using Walk-to-Read or workshop model
  
Posting, discussion, and assessment of daily learning targets
  
Commitment to implementing the district-adopted Journeys curriculum as aligned to Common Core State Standards
  
Instruction and focus on Fry High Frequency words
  
Subject specialization at 5th and 6th grade
 
Use best practices in assessment to monitor teaching and learning
  
Universal Screener--DIBELS Benchmark assessment for all students K – 6 and STAR Reading assessment  for all students 2nd – 6th . 
  
DIBELS Progress Monitoring
  
K -1st Grade RW Unit Assessments
  
Use of CORE Multiple Measures in diagnosing specific student needs
  
Weekly Journeys assessments used as instructional tool as well as assessment tool (2nd – 6th)
  
Use of grade level developed common formative assessments to measure student progress toward essential standards
  
Intervention Material Periodic and Unit assessments
  
Smarter Balanced Assessment
 
Provide skill-specific, strategic interventions in reading based on individual student need.
  
Implementation of a 30 - 45 minute grade level intervention time
  
Students most “at-risk” receive a daily double-dose of instruction in LAP room (K - 4) 45 minutes/day
  
Small group re-teaching, pre-teaching, and differentiated instruction during workshop time or Walk-to-read
  
Use of district-adopted reading intervention materials
  
Cross grade-level Walk-to-Read for selected individual students
 
Other initiatives aimed at forming partnerships with families and developing our students’ reading skills
  
Pope Family Reading Night
  
First Grade Parent Partnership Nights (Fall and Spring)
  
Good Samaritan Readers (1st and 2nd Grade)
  
Use of Accelerated Reader as a school-wide system of motivating and monitoring reading practice
 
Math
Ensure alignment of instruction  with grade level identified essential standards and engage in an ongoing cycle of assessment and strategic intervention based on individual student  need.

 
Focus on exemplary first math instruction.
  
Daily posting and discussion of learning targets
  
Consistent use of a 60 - 75 minute daily math block
  
Daily Number Corner Instruction
  
Intentional use and teaching of math vocabulary defined by the test and item specifications for the SBA
  
Increase depth of knowledge to align with rigor expected of students on SBA
  
Daily use of Rocket Math to increase fluency
  
Subject specialization in 5th and 6th grade
 
Use best practices in assessment to monitor teaching and learning.
  

Administer a monthly computation assessment in grades 1-6.
  
Administer the September Math Computational Screener three times per year.
  
Administration of STAR Math assessment 4 times per year
  
Use of grade level developed common formative assessments to measure student progress toward essential standards
  
SBA
 
Provide skill-specific, strategic interventions in mathematics based on individual student need.
  
Effective use of daily 30 - 45 minute grade level intervention block
  
Small group instruction to provide opportunities for pre-teaching and re-teaching of critical concepts.
  
Use of IXL math
 
Pope staff will form partnerships with parents and provide support to benefit student learning.
    
Provide math activities and websites for parents to use at home with their students
  
IXL math and Xtramath.com use encouraged at home
 
Parent, Family, and Community Involvement
Each of our schools strives to   engage with the community (PSD School Board Direction – Communication,   Engagement and Involvement).  Specific examples/plans of this parent and community engagement can be found by
clicking here to see the school’s annual performance report.   
 
Use of Technology
In each of our schools, technology is a primary tool to facilitate instruction and these tools have a positive   impact on student learning. Technology also allows our school to communicate effectively with parents through a variety of innovative means. We also use various district software applications for student intervention as we continue to develop Response to Intervention (RTI) systems in our school.
 
We use the following software applications for this work:
  
Blackboard/Edline websites: Contains teacher instructional materials and guidelines; communication for parents, and student access to instructional materials.
STAR ­Reading and Math Assessments: Diagnostic assessments to provided benchmark indicators on student performance in reading and math.
PerformancePLUS: Repository for all state, district, and building assessment data; data available to analyze student performance by school teams.
Blackboard Connect: Communication tool to inform parents on important school information and student learning events.
Results:  Will be posted at end of the 2016-2017 school year.

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