Our School Improvement Plan
Below you will see both goals and strategies that our school is using to try to reach them. The goals are determined by federal No Child Left Behind legislation. In each category there is a designated percentage of students that must pass the state test in order to meet the goal. Starting in 2002 the percentage of students not meeting standard was required to decline significantly every third year. The schedule ends with the requirement that all students meet standard by 2014.
Goal Area 1: Reading
• 88% of third through fifth grade students will meet the state standard, as measured by the state reading assessment by 2011
• 82.8% of 6th grade students will meet the state standard, as measured by the state reading assessment by 2011Reading Strategies
• Reading is scheduled in common blocks (90 minutes in the primary grades)
• Beyond the blocks, students are grouped based on achievement level, which often means that they move to another teacher for their reading period.
• Student progress toward meeting state standards is assessed on a regular basis.
• Assessment results are examined by instructional data teams. Strategies are revisited based on the results.
• Teachers receive classroom support and professional development.
Goal Area 2: Mathematics
• 58% of third through fifth grade students will meet the state standard, as measured by the state math assessment by 2011
• 58.7% of sixth grade students will meet the state standard, as measured by the state math assessment by 2011 math Strategies
• Math is taught in 70 minutes blocks.
• Teachers are monitoring student progress by using pre and post testing.
• Low achieving students receive additional support.
• Teachers are implementing new K-5 math curriculum aimed at increasing student achievement.
• They are engaged in planning and training for ongoing implementation with the support of a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) who has been specifically assigned to support math teaching.
• Teachers are communicating with parents about the new curriculum and how they can support their children at home.