2011-2012

School Improvement Plan
















 

 

 

School:

Midway Elementary

District:

Claiborne Co.

Analysis of last year’s final results:

Areas of Greatest Progress:

Areas of Greatest Challenge:

 

Proficient/Advanced
RLA 4th grade: 4.0% gain
RLA 6th grade: 4.0% gain
RLA 7th grade: 4.0% gain
RLA 8th grade: 5.0% gain
 
Math 4rd grade: 13% gain
Math 5th grade: 17% gain
Math 7th grade: 11% gain
Math 8th grade: 2% gain
 
Economically Disadvantaged:
 
RLA 6th grade: 12% gain
RLA 8th grade: 8% gain
 
Math 4th grade: 5% gain
Math 5th grade: 14.7% gain
Math 6th  grade:    3% gain
Math 8th grade: 8% gain
 
All white subgroup:
 
RLA grades 3 to 8: 0.4 % gain
Math grades 3 to 8: 4.6% gain
 
(Note: Midway Elementary has only one ethnic group – white; insufficient numbers to report other groups.)

Proficient/Advanced
RLA 3rd grade: -7.0% loss
RLA 5th grade: -9.0% loss
 
 
 
Math 3rd grade: -11% loss
Math 6th grade: -7% loss
 
 
 
Economically Disadvantaged:
 
RLA 3rd grade: -16% loss
RLA 4th grade: -5 % loss
RLA 5th grade: -11% loss
RLA 7th grade: -5% loss
 
Math 3rd grade: -18% loss
Math 7th grade: -2% loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Note: Midway Elementary has only one ethnic group – white; insufficient numbers to report other groups.)

 

Source of Progress:

Source of Challenge:

 

Midway Elementary contributes the gains in 4th, 7th and 8th grades to the following attributes:
·   The implementation of Discovery Education
·   Discovery Education probes used for: assessment, differentiated learning centers, homework, resources.
·   Extended learning programs – Bell Kids and LEAPS
·   In-school tutoring
·   Technology cart
·   Teacher in-service on data and rigor
·   Teacher developed action plans toward future growth
·   Parent Involvement
Economically disadvantaged student gain’s were contributed to:
·   Before and after school tutoring
·   Free school supplies
·   Supplemental food (Second Harvest Food Bank)
·   Alert Now messaging
·   Provided cellular phone service for parents without phones in order for them to stay in touch with the school.

Challenges at Midway Elementary are in 3rd & 5th grades RLA and 3rd & 6th grades math:
·   Teachers needed more professional development with differentiated instruction (identified by the schools individual teacher effect improvement plan).
·   Teachers needed more professional development with centers and rigorous strategies (identified by the schools individual teacher effect improvement plan).
·   Teachers’ subject strengths needed to be utilized to provide a higher quality of instruction.
·   A schedule needed to be developed to provide looping in grades 3 to 8 to help foster a better more useful knowledge of students.
·   More access to computer programs needed to be utilized to help foster an individualized instructional plan for each student.
·   Economically Disadvantaged students needed to be subjected to a more rigorous curriculum with emphasis to fill in the gap of missing knowledge.
·   Economically disadvantaged students needed to be enrolled in programs to provide more variety of instruction as well as more access to computer based programs to meet individual needs.
·   We are currently behind (7%) the FTTT goal for 3rd grade reading (32%).
·   We are currently behind (6.4%) the FTTT goal for 7th grade math (28%).

Goals for this school year:

Overall Achievement Goals: (Aligned to First to the Top Goals)

 

Midway Elementary student reading/language arts will increase early grades (3rd to 8th) proficiency on the TCAP test. The 3rd grade (all subgroup) goals will mirror the systems FTTT and strive to increase from 25 % in 2010-2011 to 35 % in 2011-2012. All other grade levels will strive for a 10% increase in proficient and advanced students in the reading/language arts/writing areas of the TCAP test in 2011-2012 moving from an overall 44% to 54% in the all subgroup.
1.  Midway Elementary student mathematics achievement scores on the TCAP test for 3rd to 8th graders (All subgroup) will increase from 21.6% in 2010-2011 to 31% in 2011-2012 to mirror the district FTTT 7th grade math goal. All other grade levels will strive for a 10% increase in proficient and advanced students in the math area of the TCAP test in 2011-2012 moving from an overall 26.7% to 3
7% in the all subgroup.

 

Subgroup Goals: (List each subgroup individually)

 

Midway Elementary will increase the reading /language arts/writing achievement scores for economically disadvantaged 3rd to 8th grade students from 30% in 2010-2011 to 54% in 2011-2012.
1.  Midway Elementary will increase the mathematics achievement scores for economically disadvantaged 3rd to 8th grade students from 23.3% in 2010-2011 to 37% in 2011-2012.
2.  Midway Elementary will increase the reading /language arts/writing achievement scores for the white subgroup 3rd to 8th grade students from 37% in 2010-2011 to 54% in 2011-2012.
3.  Midway Elementary will increase the mathematics achievement scores for the white subgroup 3rd to 8th grade students from 27.1% in 2010-2011 to 37% in 2011-2012.

 

Other Required Goal Areas:

 

1. Midway Elementary will continue to meet or exceed the attendance of 93%.

Plan for this school year:

Key strategies to achieve goals:

 

Teachers will be strategically departmentalized by subject strengths in grades 3-8.
1.   Looping will be incorporated as follows 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th to promote knowledge of students and help make sure individual needs are met.
2.  Provide professional development and establish professional learning communities to strengthen knowledge of differentiated instruction, increasing rigorous classroom strategies, and utilizing centers to promote student knowledge and retention.

 

Key strategies to achieve progress for students with the greatest need:

 

Bimonthly data team meetings identifying individual teacher and/or student needs.
1.   Utilize Discovery Education Formative Assessment as a benchmark to identify student progress and individual needs requiring further instruction.
2.  Provide individualized instruction during before school Extended learning Program to address areas of weakness for low achieving students in 2011-2012.
3.  Utilize computer based programs for reading and math intervention to meet individual student needs (IXL math, Fastt math, Read Naturally, Study Island, Education City, etc.).
4.  Provide a summer school program to address low achieving students individual needs. The focus will be to better prepare students for the coming year by lessoning the gap in knowledge with an individual plan for each student.

 

Projected costs and funding sources for key strategies:

 

The Extended learning before school program will cost $31,320.00 for teachers to implement the program for grades 3rd through 8th for the school year 2011-2012 (provided by FTTT funding).
1.  The Summer Extended Learning Program will cost $6200.00 for teachers to implement the program (provided by FTTT funding).
2.  IXL will cost $2250 for one year (already purchased with school’s general fund money).
3.  Study Island cost $ 2270.00 for one year (already purchased with previous grant and Title I money for two years).
4.  Education City was bought for six years with Special Education funds approximately 3 years ago.
5.  Fastt math was purchased and rights to use now owned by Midway Elementary with grant money.
6.  Professional Development will vary depending on vendor. Each session is approximately $250.00. Some Professional learning centers provided by in house individuals who have received training (funds will come from the schools general fund and Title I money).

7.  Other strategies will be in house placements of teachers and scheduling.

Benchmarks for Progress

Benchmark:

Timeline:

 

Teachers will be strategically departmentalized by subject strengths in grades 3-8. Data evaluations will be utilized to identify most effective teachers.

July 2011 with a follow up data evaluation in July 2012

 

Looping will be incorporated as follows 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th to promote knowledge of students and help make sure individual needs are met.

August 2011 with a follow up evaluation in July 2012

 

Bimonthly data team meetings identifying individual teacher and/or student needs. Data will be presented monthly to teachers during teachers meetings allowing them to self assess the information for ineffectiveness or individual student weaknesses.

Meetings begin in August utilizing TCAP and TVAAS. Beginning in September, Discovery Education assessment and updated TVAAS scores will be analyzed for teacher and student needs.

 

Provide professional development and establish professional learning communities to strengthen knowledge of differentiated instruction, increasing rigorous classroom strategies, and utilizing centers to promote student knowledge and retention.
 

PD will be provided throughout school year. Teachers will research areas of need from professional presenters and request permission to attend. PLC’s will be offered bimonthly to increase knowledge of rigor & technology.

 

Utilize Discovery Education Formative Assessment as a benchmark to identify student progress and individual needs requiring further instruction.

September 26, November 21, February 27

 

Provide individualized instruction during before school Extended learning Program to address areas of weakness for low achieving students in 2011-2012.

October 2011-May 2012 6:50-7:50 AM

 

Provide a summer school program to address low achieving students individual needs. The focus will be to better prepare students for the coming year by lessoning the gap in knowledge with an individual plan for each student.
 

Summer 2012 (3 weeks, June 4-21 Monday thru Thursday from 8:00-12:00)

 

Utilize computer based programs for reading and math intervention to meet individual student needs (IXL math, Fastt math, Read Naturally, Study Island, Education City, etc.).