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Sherman Elementary School

School Improvement Plan 2017-2018

 

 

Tacoma School District

 

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

 

2017-18

 

Sherman STEAM Elementary

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

Target Area: Reading

 

SMART GOAL:

 

  • 23 4th and 5th Grade students who scored Level 2 on Reading 2017 SBA will increase scores one level as measured by 2018 SBA.

 

 

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?

 

 

Classroom Instruction

Integrations of ELA priority standards into PBL units

·         Comprehension

·         Collaboration

·         Problem Solving

·         Application to real world problems

 

 

 

Align daily formatives and Standards Mastery assessments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class Core Instruction/interventions

·         Readers’ Workshop, Café models

·         Small Group-Signs for Sounds, Read Naturally

·         Skills are taught separately and integrated into PBL units

·         1:1 w. Teacher or tutor

 

 

 

 

 

Out of class interventions

·         LRC-Reading Mastery, Moby Max

·         LAP-LLI

·         Volunteer tutors-TSI, Read to/with

·         After School Club-Moby Max

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Review and planning

 

·         Team Data meetings

·         iReady data review meetings with Coach

·         Data Days

·         Late Start days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat-Jan

Jan-May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

Principal, Coach, Classroom Teachers,

Para Educators, Buck Institute staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DART team, Tara Edmond, Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers, Tara Edmond, Nancy Williams, Evergreen practicum students

 

 

 

 

 

LRC, LAP, Paraeducators, Volunteer coordinator, parent/community volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Staff

 

 

 

 

 

August PBL 101, August, October, January Data Day, staff meetings, progress monitoring meetings

Online resources: Theme Sparks for PBL rubrics, Gr level plan time, Late Start Wednesdays

Informational texts at multiple levels, classroom libraries, online sites for literature,Microsoft Office PD

 

 

 

Late Start October, August PD, Fanily Liaison trains Paraeducators on Signs for Sounds

 

 

 

 

Para Educators,Moby Max, Signs for Sounds, Leveled readers, Computer lab, PTSA funds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PBL unit plans, leveled readers, informational texts

 

 

Formative assessments, docs on OneNote, iReady for September,January and May, PBL rubrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly check ins with Tara Edmond

Monthly check ins with Tara Edmond, Anne Tsuneishi, Britte Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Street Unit pre/post, exit slips, DRA, iReady January and May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRA, PM , iReady, Reading Mastery levels aligned with IEP goals, LLI tracking sheets and reports

Pre/post Moby Max, DRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August, October, January Data Day agendas, PBL unit plans on OneNote, Late Start agendas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Area: 4/5th Grade Math

SMART GOALS:

 

28 students who scored Level 2 on 2017 SBA Math will increase scores at least one level as measured by 2018 SBA.

 

 

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?

 

Classroom Instruction based on 5D and High Yield Strategies-Collaboration, Problem solving skills applied to real world problems. Math instruction is both separate and integrated into PBL units. Habits of Mind, Habits of Interaction used daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In class interventions

 

 

 

Data Review and planning

·         Gr level Data meetings

·         Data PLC-CCSS, 5D and High Yield Strategies foci

·         Data Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Staff, Classroom Teachers, LAP, LRC,Coach, Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers, Para Educators

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers,

Coach, Para Educators

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dev at Data Days, Late start days, staff meetings, gr level meetings, Habits of Mind/Interaction posters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher designed materials, Engage NY

 

 

 

Optional Hours

ThinkCentral classroom assessments, Data meeting protocols , DART staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iReady September, January, May

Math journals, quizzes and exit slips. Engage NY pre/post unit tests, Math Expressions unit tests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Expressions unit tests,Engage NY Pre/Post unit tests,

Classroom assessments

 

 

 

Data meeting outcomes statements

PLC and Data Day agendas and outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Area: Project Based Learning

 

SMART GOALS:

 

Deepen implementation of Project Based Learning

 

 

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?

 

 

 

 

STEAM Team Leadership development-Increase membership to include all grade levels in decision making

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Development

Summer training and Late Start Wednesdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Year

 

 

 

STEAM Team-Julanne Boyd,Ana McCall Laura Hoffard, Tara Edmond, Anne Tsuneishi, Ron Stanley, Zoe Zachmeier

 

 

 

STEAM Team, Coach, Principal

 

 

 

Extra Pay/Extra Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEAM Innovation budget, Buck Institute training, Technology District hours

 

 

 

Staff PD agendas and outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buck Institute training, Late Start agendas, OneNote PBL units

 

 IMPROVEMENT GOAL:   PARTNERSHIPS

 

 Target Areas:

 

  • Community partnerships for PBL

 

SMART GOAL:

 

Focus:

 

21st Century Skills: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity.  To increase student achievement by exposing students to real world problems and community resources

 

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?

 

Team planning for expert visitors, field trips

 

 

 

 

 

 

SharePBL/STEAM experiences with community

 

 

 

 

 

 

Develop list of resources

All year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Year

All Staff, Merilee Tanbara, Kyle Roffler

 

 

 

 

 

 

All staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All staff

Lists of previous volunteers, lists of organizations (WaSTEM, Tacoma STEAM Network, PEI, Laser, YMCA, Tacoma Public Utilities, PTSA, Family professionals

 

 

School Board presentations, Tacoma STEAM Network, TPA and other principals network, Teaching and Learning Department staff

 

 

 

OneNote document

OneNote PBL units with expert, speaker, field trip, resource lists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of presentations and meetings shared at staff meetings, Calendar of events

 

 

 

 

 

May Late Start-Review list and update for next year’s use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  SAFETY

 

Target Area:

 

  • To create and maintain a safe learning environment that promotes academic achievement.

                                                                                                                   

 

SMART GOAL:

 

To reduce suspensions from 7 in 2016-17 to 2 in 2017-18

 

 

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?

 

Use of District’s Intervention Framework

·         Social Emotional learning

 

 

 

 

 

·         Data team meetings

 

 

 

 

 

·         ROAR Assembly presentations

 

 

 

·         Mindfulness

 

 

 

 

·         Tier 3 behavior plans

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

As needed

 

 

 

 

 

As needed

Counselor, Classroom Teachers, Family Liaison, Principal, Celesta Smith

 

 

 

All staff

 

 

 

 

 

Staff Members/students

 

 

 

 

 

All staff

 

 

 

Celesta Smith, Jay Schneller, Karen Jaskar,

 

 

 

Karen Jaskar, Jay Schneller, Theora Palmer, Nancy Williams, Anne Tsuneishi, parents

Schedules, Safeschool training

Classroom instruction Mindfulness, Zones of Regulation, Second step, Bully Busters, Anti Bullying daily message, Friendship groups

 

 

Planning time make up for Classroom Teachers provided by Nancy Williams, Tara Edmond

 

 

 

TWCI monthly meetings, PD with staff

 

 

 

 

Monthly assemblies

 

 

 

Ebersole/Hammond training in August,Staff Mindfulness workshops, Parent Mindfulness workshops, Foss High School Key Club

 

 

 

Daily behavior support plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule of lessons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data meeting plans and follow up data.

 

 

 

 

List of awardees, pictures in hall, presentations by ROAR kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre/post study w/ UWT 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan summaries/feedback re: attendance, academics, behavior

 

  

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  EARLY LEARNING

 

 Target Areas: 5th gr Math

 

 

SMART GOAL:20/28  5th graders who scored Level 1or 2 Math 2017 SBA will increase 2018 score at least one level

 

 

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?

 

In class interventions

 

 

 

Leveled individual practice

 

 

Small group instruction

 

 

 

 

Prof. Development

 

 

 

Sept-June

 

 

 

Oct-June

 

 

Nov-March

 

 

 

 

Oct. Nov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers

 

 

ClassroomTeachers and Para Educator

 

 

 

Tara Edmond, Roy Tatlonghari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher designed materials, below level readers

 

 

MobyMax, Engage NY

 

 

Teacher designed materials

 

 

 

 

Mathematical HOM, HOI, best practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAProgress Monitoring

Journals, Classroom formatives

 

iReady

 

 

iReady, Teacher created formatives

 

 

 

Grade level agreements, plans and formatives that are embedded in PBL units

 

 

 

 Target Area: 5th Grade Reading

 

 SMART GOAL:

 

10/17 of Level 1and 2 ,SBA 2017 in Reading will move up at least one level as measured by SBA 2018.

 

 

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?

In class interventions

Para educator tutoring

 

Data team meetings

 

 

 

 

Professional Development

 

 

 

 

 

Tier 2 interventions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use of data tools

All year

 

 

3x year

 

 

 

 

Data Days, Late start days

 

 

 

 

 

All year

 

 

 

 

 

 

All year

Classroom Teachers, Para Educator,

 

Karen Jaskar, Tara Edmond, Nancy Williams, Anne Tsuneishi

 

Tara Edmond, Anne Tsuneishi

 

 

 

 

Tara Edmond, Classroom Teacher, Judy Randall, Ginger Byrne

 

 

 

DART team, Tara Edmond, all Teachers

iREady, DRA, leveled readers

 

 

data meeting protocols, data pulled from Eschool+, iReady, DRA

 

 

 

CCSS, 5D Curriculum and Pedagogy rubric,

Assessment data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Power BI SBAC/iReady tools to determine students, planning time during late start days, intervention plans

iReady, DRA

 

 

Identified instructional changes recommendations based on data analysis

 

 

PBL plans for instruction, assessment, novel sets, informational texts on OneNote

 

 

Fall/Winter iReady and DRA

 

 

 

 

 

 

iReady results analysis in late January and May