Navigate Up
Sign In

School Improvement Plan

Tacoma School District

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

2017-2018

 

Fern Hill Elementary

 

Vision

What We Want to Be: We are an outstanding school where all students and staff exhibit high standards of achievement and critical thinking skills; we are socially responsible contributing members of our community.

 

Mission

What we do: We relentlessly teach the Whole Child to be successful through nurturing partnerships and quality instruction.

 


 

 


IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Target Area: 5th Grade Math

SMART GOAL:

55% of continuously enrolled fifth graders will score at Basic or above on the May district Math Expressions CCSS End of Year assessment.

55% of continuously enrolled 5th grade students will score at grade level (527-540) or above as measure on I-Ready math assessment by June 2018.

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES

NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

 

MONITORING

PROGRESS

What ongoing

FORMATIVE or SUMMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

·         Title I small group support and instruction

·         Differentiated instruction within the classroom setting

·         70 minutes of dedicated math instruction daily.

·         Math instruction aligned with Common Core

·         Math homework support through Communities in Schools Homework club each Wednesday after school.

·         Fern Hill GATE program.

·         Regularly scheduled PLC and Team meetings to discuss assessment data and differentiated instruction.

 

 

9/17

 

9/17

 

9/17

 

 

 

10/28/17

 

 

 

9/17

 

 

 

10/17

Title I staff,

 

Classroom teachers,

Instructional coach, support staff.

 

Classroom teachers,

Instructional coach, support staff.

 

CIS coordinator, classroom teachers,  mentors

Classroom teacher, instructional coach and administration

On-going professional development in choosing and utilizing formative assessment to drive differentiated instruction.

 

All staff book study to develop/improve differentiation strategies for all students.

 

Compensation for professional development planning.

Progress will be monitored using the Sept., January, and end of year Math Expressions CCSS, Quick Quizzes and end of unit Math Expressions assessments, as well as i-Ready data

 

 


 

Target Area: 5th Grade Reading

 

SMART GOALS:

All continuously enrolled 5th grade students will demonstrate growth or meet standard as measured on DRA. Students scoring level 30 will increase their score to level 40 by June 2018.

Current: Fall 5th grade i-Ready on grade level: Logan 7/25         Ryan 5/25      Owen 5/6

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal?

 

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

 

WHO IS

RESPONSIBLE?

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

 

RESOURCES

NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

 

MONITORING

PROGRESS

What ongoing

FORMATIVE or SUMMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

·         Fifth grade students will receive a portion of instruction at their instructional level during reading block.

·         All fifth grade students will receive literacy instruction utilizing inquiry strategies.

 

·         Title I small group instruction for students needing interventions.

 

·         Staff development for close and guided reading strategies will be provided throughout the school year.

 

·         Training for staff in differentiation and literacy framework to manage literacy instruction will be offered throughout the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/17-6/18

 

 

 

10/17-6/18

 

 

9/17-6/18

 

 

 

10/17-6/17

 

Classroom teacher, instructional coach, and support staff.

 

Classroom teacher, librarian, instructional coach and support staff.

 

Title I Staff

 

Guided Reading Materials/ Literacy Framework

 

Title I staff

 

 

Resources for guided reading strategies.

 

Additional support to enable classroom teachers to DRA assess their students.

 

 

Compensation for professional development planning.

Those students who scored below grade level will be progress monitored every two weeks using DRA progress monitoring materials.  Student progress will be tracked using monthly data meetings with classroom teacher, administrator, and coach using data folders and data walls.

 

Those students receiving Title interventions will be monitored each reporting period, using report card data and conferencing with classroom teacher/parents.

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:   PARTNERSHIPS

 

Target Areas:

  • Welcoming Environment/Engaged Families and Parents

  • Effective Communication

  • Partners Supporting Student Success

 

SMART GOAL:

The percentage of parents attending partnership conferences will reach 95%. 200 + parents attending back to school night

Increase school-wide daily attendance from 94% to 96%.

 

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the partnership goal?

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

RESOURCES  /  PROF DEV NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity

MONITORING PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE

evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student success?

 

 

Collaborate with families to increase opportunities for more “engaging” parent involvement that allows all parents to participate in their child’s learning.  Opportunities will be offered in literacy, math and science, including parent conferences.

 

 

Create an environment where students and their families see attendance as a primary responsibility, with an emphasis on primary grades. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-17-6-18

 

 

 

 

9-17-6-18

 

All staff

 

 

 

 

 

All staff, principal

 

 

Title funds.

 

 

 

Recognize students with perfect attendance at the end of each trimester.  Include information regarding the importance of attendance in school newsletters. 

.

Number of parents attending events.

 

Number of events scheduled.

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance will be tracked by our Community in Schools coordinator.

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  SAFETY

Target Area:

  • To create and maintain safe learning environments that promote academic achievement.    

SMART GOAL:

Fern Hill will create and maintain a safe learning environment that promotes academic achievement by increasing the number of students who are recognized for displaying positive behavior each month and by designing and teaching classroom lessons that promote this behavior. 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the safety goal?

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

RESOURCES  /  PROF DEV NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

MONITORING PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

Continue to Implement effective strategies learned from The Whole Child Initiative,

 

Provide HIB training and monitor incidents in this area.

 

Staff will receive training in trauma and Second Steps

 

 

Safety Committee will be the Climate committee members. Review of safety issues monthly.

 

Monitor of safety drills and their effectiveness.

 

Positive behavior recognition through the use of blue “Falcon” tickets and Create/deliver classroom lessons to teach pro-social behaviors at the beginning of the school year, after each break, as needed to teach/reinforce skills. 

 

Students will be recognized at

awards assemblies monthly.

9/17-6-18

 

 

 

9/17-year

 

 

 

 

9/17

 

 

Year round.

 

 

 

 

 

Year round

 

 

Year round

All staff and principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal, counselor and SCDM

 

 

 

Principal, Climate committee

 

 

 

 

 

All building staff

 

 

TWCI committee/classroom teachers

 

Fern Hill TWCI Committee, staff

 

District HIB policy and related materials

Bully Blockers program/video

Second Steps lessons in the classroom

Activities that reinforce self-regulation and resiliency

 

Small “reward” incentives to give to those students whose names are chosen in the weekly drawing

 

 

 

Trade books/curriculum to aid in the development/delivery of these lessons.

 

Awards assemblies

 

 

 

Number of Fern Hill Falcon tickets suspensions and major infractions issued+ throughout the school year.

 

 

Keep minor and major infraction data recorded on office discipline spread sheet and ESPlus.  Number of HIB reports

 

Recording of emergency drills online and outcomes.

 

 

 

Teachers will keep a record of lessons taught.  This data will be tracked by the TWCI committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  EARLY LEARNING

 

Target Areas: 3rd Grade Reading

 

SMART GOAL:

  1. Students assessed on the DRA, scoring at or below 28, will increase their score by an average of 1 level by March and an average of 2 levels by June (or meet benchmark)

  2. 30% of students will increase their Overall Scale Score as measured by I Ready by 10 points by March and 20 points by June.

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal?

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

RESOURCES

NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

MONITORING

PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE or SUMMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

 

Third grade students will receive a portion of instruction at their instructional level during reading block

 

 

LAP small group instruction for students needing interventions.

 

Staff development in the Literacy Framework will be offered.

 

Training for staff in utilizing strategies and differentiating instruction will be offered throughout the school year.

 

 

 

 

9/17-6/18

 

 

 

 

 

9/17-6/18

 

 

 

10/17-6/18

Classroom teachers, instructional coach, support staff.

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, instructional coach.

 

LAP teacher

 

 

 

DRA testing designated periods

 

 

 

Compensation for professional development planning.

Those students who scored below grade level will be progress monitored every two weeks using DRA materials.  Student progress will be tracked each month with the classroom teacher, principal, and coach using pocket chart data walls. 

 

Students who are significantly below grade level will be served by LAP using the Fountas and Pinnell

Intervention materials.

 

I-Ready Data used to monitor progress quarterly.

 

 

Target Area: 3rd Grade Math

 

SMART GOAL:

  1. 15% of 3rd grade students are scoring at or above Early 3rd on the I Ready math screening in October

    25% of 3rd grade students will score at or above Early 3rd on the I Ready math screening (By June 2017).

    55% of third graders will score at Basic or above on the May Math Expressions CCSS assessment

 

IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY

What strategies are you using to achieve the academic excellence goal, the collaboration goal, or the safety goal?

TIMELINE

When will this activity begin and end?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Who will provide the leadership for this activity?

RESOURCES  /  PROF DEV NEEDED

What are the existing and/or new resources that will be used to accomplish this activity?

MONITORING PROGRESS

What ongoing FORMATIVE evidence will be gathered to show this activity is making a difference in student learning?

·         Title I small groups support and instruction

·         Differentiated instruction within the classroom setting

·         70 minutes of dedicated math instruction daily.

·         Math instruction aligned with Common Core

·         Math homework support through Communities in Schools Homework club each Wednesday after school.

·         Fern Hill GATE program.

 

9/17-6/18

 

917-6/18

 

9/17-6/18

 

 

 

10/28/17

 

 

 

 

9/17-6/18

Title I staff,

 

Classroom teachers,

Instructional coach, support staff.

 

Classroom teachers,

Instructional coach, support staff.

CIS coordinator, classroom teachers,  mentors

 

 

Classroom teacher, instructional coach and administration

 

.

All staff book PD to improve differentiation strategies for all students.

 

Hands-On Fraction kits

Hands-On Equation kits

 

On-going professional development in designing/utilizing formative assessment to drive differentiated assessment.

 

 

Compensation for professional development planning.

Progress will be monitored using the Interim Math Assessment provided by OSPI in January as well as Math Expressions unit test administered at the beginning and end of each math unit test.

 

Monthly data meetings will be held with the classroom teacher, principal, and coach to track progress using data wall pocket charts.

 

 

Current Fall DATA

 

I-Ready Math Data Fall 2017 Standard View

Grade

N > 1 Level Below

%  > 1 Level Below

N < 1 Level Below

% < 1 Level Below

N On or Above Level

% On or Above Level

1st

8

18%

35

78%

2

4%

2nd

5

12%

33

78%

4

10%

3rd

21

39%

25

46%

8

15%

4th

17

32%

22

42%

14

26%

5th

15

27%

26

46%

17

27%

 

 

I-Ready Reading Data Fall 2017 Standard View

Grade

N > 1 Level Below

%  > 1 Level Below

N < 1 Level Below

% < 1 Level Below

N On or Above Level

% On or Above Level

1st

7

16%

33

73%

5

11%

2nd

8

19%

22

52%

12

29%

3rd

20

37%

9

17%

25

46%

4th

14

26%

27

51%

12

23%

5th

21

38%

18

32%

17

30%