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School Improvement Plan

Tacoma School District

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

2016 – 2017

 

Building:  Washington Elementary

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Target Area:  5th Grade Reading

SMART GOAL:

Fifth grade students will improve from 72% meeting standard on the Fourth grade Smarter Balance English Language Arts Assessment to 75% meeting standard on the Fifth grade Smarter Balance English Language Arts Assessment.

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 in making a difference in student learning?

Teachers will design and deliver their instruction as prescribed in the 5D+ Model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will continue to implement the state’s Common Core for Literacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All teachers will continue to use Differentiated Instruction in their classrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will use I -Ready as a screener to help determine students placement in Guided Reading and Readers Workshop materials.  Teachers in grades 1 – 5 will test all of their students with DRA to help with that determination and be able to pinpoint need for intervention, grade level or acceleration.

 

 

Teachers will make use of formative assessment in Literacy.

 

 

 

The Instructional Coach will continue to support all teachers in the endeavor to improve Literacy instruction.

 

 

 

 

 

Continue to collaborate around student performance data to improve student achievement.

 

 

 

Provide additional support for students performing below benchmark Support may include, modified instruction, classroom environment changes, extended learning time, specialized materials, tier 2 & 3 interventions (provided by certificated staff), Leveled Literacy Instruction, and tutoring provided by parent volunteers and middle school students.

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 6/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 6/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16– 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach, para-educators, tutors and Principal.

District curriculum and instructional materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Libraries

Fresh Read Books

Guided Reading Books

Poetry cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use of Guided Reading books that are leveled for Differentiated Instructional use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I – Ready and DRA materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheet. 

 

 

Training material from District teaching and Learning Dept.

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports, student performance data for I-Ready and DRA

 

 

Instructional materials to support interventions and enhancements.

I-Ready Literacy Test, I-Ready Progress Monitoring DRA, DRA progress monitoring, WA Kids, Kindergarten Reading Portfolio and Grade level Common Formative Assessments.                         These assessments will be sources of data to be used at monthly student growth goal meetings.  Meetings to monitor student achievement progress in Literacy and plan Tier 2 & Tier 3 intervention as well as acceleration.

 

 

 

This can be observed through Learning Targets as well as through lesson plans built around The Common Core for ELA.  Many staff also write the standard on the board near the Learning Target.

 

 

Teachers will continue to implement aspects of differentiated instruction through the use of Guided Reading leveled books.  The Instructional Coach will support teachers by modeling differentiated instruction lessons they could implement.  The principal will look for examples of differentiated instruction while doing walk-throughs.

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheet, Depth of Knowledge.

 

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheet.

 

 

 

 

I – Ready Test, I – Ready Progress monitoring, DRA, DRA progress monitoring,

 

 

 

 

WA Kids, Kindergarten Reading Portfolio. 

Use this data to determine intervention or enrichment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  5th Grade Math

Smart Goal: 

Fifth grade students will improve from  67% meeting standard on the Fourth grade Smarter Balance Math Assessment to 75% meeting standard on the Fifth grade Smarter Balance Math Assessment.

 

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 in making a difference in student learning?

 

Teachers will design and deliver their instruction as prescribed in the 5D+ Model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will continue to implement the state’s Common Core for Mathematics.

 

All teachers will continue to use Differentiated Instruction in their classrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff from fifth Grade, second Grade and (1) 4th grade will continue to participate in Math Studio training and will implement Math Studio strategies.

 

Make use of frequent formative assessment in mathematics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide additional support for students performing below benchmark (levels 1 & 2).  Support may include, modified instruction, classroom environment changes, extended learning time, specialized materials, tier 2 & 3 interventions, and additional tutoring provided by parent volunteers and middle school students.

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16– 9/17

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/16 – 10/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional coach and principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional coach and principal

 

 

Information on Differentiated Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional Coach and principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional Coach and principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach, para-educators, tutors and principal

 

 

School District curriculum and instructional materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School District curriculum and instructional materials

 

 

School District curriculum and instructional materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Studio trainer from TDG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formative assessments from Math Expressions as well as teacher made formative assessments (entry & exit tasks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional materials to support interventions and enhancements.

 

I – Ready math Assessment, I – Ready progress monitoring, Smarter Balance Assessment Pre, Mid and Post-tests, math Expressions unit assessments, quick quizzes, and classroom work will be sources of data used at monthly Student Growth meetings to monitor student progress in math and plan interventions and enhancements as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will continue to implement aspects of differentiated instruction.  The Instructional Coach will support teachers by finding more examples of differentiated instruction lessons.  The principal will look for examples of differentiated instruction while doing walk-throughs.

 

 

Workshop attendance rosters and principal walk-through observations and feedback.

 

 

 

 

Monthly Student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheets, implementation of differentiated instruction, review of Depth of Knowledge information, implementation of intervention blocks for math, continued plans for enrichment.

 

 

Smarter Balanced Practice Assessments, Math Expressions Unit assessments, quick quizzes and daily class work will be a sources of data used at monthly Student Growth meetings to monitor student progress in Math and plan interventions and enrichment.  I-Ready Math Instructional Practice Tier 2 Intervention

 

 

 

Improvement Goals: Partnerships

Target Areas:

ü  Welcoming environment/engaged families

ü  Effective communication

ü  Partners supporting student success

Smart Goals:

The average percentage of parents who responded positively to the questions on the climate survey was 90%.  Our goal is to increase positive response to 95% on 2017 Climate Survey.

 

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 in making a difference in student learning?

 

A welcoming environment that strongly encourages parent and community participation in school activities.  This will include:

 

ü  Community Volunteer Program

ü  PTA Meetings

ü  Parent-Teacher Conferences

ü  Meet & Greet

ü  Open House

ü  National Walk To School Day

ü  Veteran’s Day Assembly

ü  MLK day Assembly

ü  Annual Book Fair

ü  After School Arts Programs

ü  Evening of The Arts

ü  Lego-Robotics

ü  Bricks for Kids

ü  Green Schools Program

ü  Computer Coding

ü  Junior daffodil Parade

ü  Room Parent Teams

ü  Family Skate Nights

ü  Read Across America

ü  School Musicals/Plays

ü  Sock Hop dance

ü  Celebration of Learning

ü  Young Ambassadors

ü  Talent Show

 

 

Continue Outreach For family And Community Engagement.  This will include:

 

ü  Friday Information Packets From Each Classroom

ü  PTA Newsletter And Website

ü  Community Wide Calls Via School Messenger

ü  Student Teaching Support Activities with Pacific Lutheran University, University Of Washington (Tacoma) and University of Puget Sound

 

 

 

 

 

Use Strategies from Culturally Responsive Classroom.

 

ü  Visual representations represent all cultural groups.

ü  Routine, rituals and schedules are established.

ü  Use of cooperative groups with defined roles.

ü  Allow students to help each other or to work together when reading text.

ü  When giving assignment directions they could be given globally or in step by step manner.

ü  Opportunities are given for modeling ideas and concepts before students demonstrate or test their understanding.

ü  Students are given ways to process and internalize information that has been presented.

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

Principal, Teachers, PTA, Community Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal, Teachers, PTA, Community Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principals, Instructional Coach and Teachers

 

People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach, para-educators, tutors and principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information on Culturally Responsive Classroom Strategies.

 

Record of Volunteer Hours

 

Record of Parent Attendance

 

Records of Guest Attendance

 

Records of Student Attendance

 

Record of Parents participation in Running Events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses on 2016 Climate Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responses on 2016 Climate Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improvement Goal:  Safety

Target Area:

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

Smart Goals:

Parent positive responses on the 2016 Climate Survey will improve from 90% to 95% positive responses on the 2017 Climate Survey.

Student positive responses on the 2016 Climate Survey will improve from 80% to 85% positive responses on the 2017 Climate Survey.

Staff positive responses on the 2016 Climate Survey will improve from 92% to 96% positive responses on the 2017 Climate Survey.

 

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 in making a difference in student learning?

 

We will update school safety plan including Earthquake drills, Lockdown drills, Shelter In Place and Fire Drill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will continue to support a system of consequences that does not require out-of-school consequences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will continue to track students with one or more disciplinary infractions who are not at grade level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will hold monthly safety meetings as part of our PBS/Safety committee meetings.

 

 

 

 

Implementing PBS in the cafeteria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/16 – 10/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

Principal, Teachers, Specialists, Support Staff, Custodial Staff, Instructional Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal and members of PBS/safety committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal, teachers & support staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principal and members of the PBS/Safety committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cafeteria staff, Custodian, TWCI chairs, principal & Instructional Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evacuation Routes, Explanations for each type of drill.  Staff feedback after each drill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Progressive Discipline model will be used as well as in school consequences unless student has physically harmed another student, brought illegal substances or a weapon.

 

 

 

Disciplinary data as well as academic data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff trained in PBS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Training all staff, bracelets, data sheets in the cafeteria, student data collectors, teachers to reinforce

 

Observation and staff feedback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student must be accompanied by a discipline write up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student discipline

forms will be tracked by student, grade level and teacher.  Academic data will also be tracked to see what effect student discipline has on student’s academic well- being.

 

Minutes from PBS/Safety committee meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data sheets in cafeteria points totaled daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPROVEMENT GOAL:  Early Learning

Target Area:  3rd Grade Reading

SMART GOAL:

Third grade students will improve from 73% meeting standard on the 2016 third grade Smarter Balance English Language Arts Assessment to 78% meeting standard on the 2017 Third grade Smarter Balance English Language Arts Assessment.

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 in making a difference in student learning?

 

Teachers will design and deliver their instruction as prescribed in the 5D+ Model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will continue to implement the state’s Common Core for Literacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All teachers will continue to study Differentiated Instruction and how to deliver it in their classrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will make use of formative assessment in Literacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Instructional Coach will continue to support all teachers in the endeavor to improve Literacy instruction.

 

 

 

Continue to collaborate around student performance data to improve student achievement.

 

 

 

 

 

Provide additional support for students performing below benchmark on I-Ready Literacy Test.  Students in tier 2 & Tier 3 will receive support through The Leveled Literacy LAP Intervention, during Guided Reading groups or during the ½ hour intervention block at each grade level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 6/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 6/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/16 – 9/17

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach and Principal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District curriculum and instructional materials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom Libraries

Fresh Read Books

Guided Reading Books

Poetry cards

 

 

 

 

 

Information on Differentiated Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheet. 

 

 

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheet. 

 

 

Monthly student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheet. 

 

 

 

 

I – Ready, DRA progress monitoring and Classroom Common Formative Assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-Ready Literacy Test, I-Ready Progress Monitoring DRA, DRA progress monitoring, WA Kids, Kindergarten Reading Portfolio and Grade level Common Formative Assessments.                         These assessments will be sources of data to be used at monthly student growth goal meetings.  Meetings to monitor student achievement progress in Literacy and plan Tier 2 & Tier 3 intervention as well as acceleration.

 

 

 

This can be observed through Learning Targets as well as through lesson plans built around The Common Core for ELA.  Many staff also write the standard on the board near the Learning Target.

 

Teachers will continue to implement aspects of differentiated instruction.  The Instructional Coach will support teachers by finding more examples of differentiated instruction lessons.  The principal will look for examples of differentiated instruction while doing walk-throughs.

 

 

 

 

Data will be shared at Monthly Student Growth meeting reports and recorded on student performance data spread sheet.

 

 

Data will be shared at Monthly Student Growth meeting reports and recorded on student performance data spread sheet.

 

Data will be shared at Monthly Student Growth meeting reports and recorded on student performance data spread sheet.

 

 

 

Data will be shared at Monthly Student Growth meeting reports and recorded on student performance data spread sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Area:  3rd Grade Math

Smart Goal:

 Third grade students will improve from 67% meeting standard on the 2016 Third grade Smarter Balance Math Assessment to 72% meeting standard on the 2017 Third grade Smarter Balance Math Assessment.

 

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 in making a difference in student learning?

 

Teachers will design and deliver their instruction as prescribed in the 5D+ Model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will continue to implement the state’s Common Core for Mathematics.

 

All teachers will continue to study Differentiated Instruction and how to deliver it in their classrooms.

 

Third Grade Staff will continue to participate in Math Studio training and will implement Math Studio strategies.

 

Make use of frequent formative assessment in mathematics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provide additional support for students performing below benchmark (levels 1 & 2).  Support may include, modified instruction, classroom environment changes, extended learning time, specialized materials, tier 2 & 3 interventions, and tutoring provided by parent volunteers and middle school students.

 

 

 

 

9/15 – 9/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/15 – 9/16

 

 

 

 

9/15 – 9/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/15 – 10/16

 

 

 

 

 

9/15 – 9/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/15 – 9/16

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional coach and principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional coach and principal

 

 

Information on Differentiated Instruction

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional Coach and principal

 

 

 

 

Instructional Coach and principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classroom teachers, Instructional Coach, para-educators, tutors and principal

 

 

School District curriculum and instructional materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School District curriculum and instructional materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Studio trainer from TDG

 

 

 

 

Formative assessments from Math Expressions swell as teacher made formative assessments (entry & exit tasks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructional materials to support interventions and enhancements.

 

Smarter Balance Assessment Pre, Mid and Post-tests, math Expressions unit assessments, quick quizzes, and classroom work will be sources of data used at monthly Student Growth meetings to monitor student progress in math and plan interventions and enhancements as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Teachers will continue to implement aspects of differentiated instruction.  The Instructional Coach will support teachers by finding more examples of differentiated instruction lessons.  The principal will look for examples of differentiated instruction while doing walk-throughs.

 

Workshop attendance rosters and principal walk-through observations and feedback.

 

 

Monthly Student Growth meeting reports, student performance data spread sheets, implementation of differentiated instruction, review of Depth of Knowledge information, implementation of intervention blocks for math, continued plans for enrichment.

 

 

Smarter Balanced Practice Assessments, Math Expressions Unit assessments, quick quizzes and daily class work will be a sources of data used at monthly Student Growth meetings to monitor student progress in Math and plan interventions and enrichment.

 

 

 

 

 

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