School Improvement Plan

Science: Goal:The faculty, staff, and families of Peace Dale Elementary School will support and engage all students to reach increasingly higher levels of academic  science proficiency.


Objective

Action  Step

Unit of Measure

Data

Responsibility

Baseline Data

Students will improve science NECAP scores by 5%





Students will be introduced to GEMS Net Science Kits and utilize strategies for inquiry based science:

  • notebooks

  • text supporting content


Students will utilize the scientific process appropriate to their level


Connect previous learning to current units



Participate in inquiry tasks regularly aligned to their grade level


Answer questions based on their unit of study using key vocabulary



Use notebooks to hold scientific information including- graphs, pictures, labels and writing all tied to science content and scientific strategies and process.


Have students to use notebooks to synthesize information within a unit




In other classes except science students will connect the relevance of the inquiry process



Grade 4 teachers will present science requirements for grade 4 students success in NECAP connecting content across grade levels- using  benchmark student work samples

Informal


Science notebook observation


Utilize NECAP test sample questions and data to drive instruction





Formal:

End of unit science assessments


NECAP

NECAP test scores analysis





Science test scores and/or formative/ summative assessments where applicable

Teachers, principal


















Itinerant teachers





Grade 4 teachers and principal

60% met benchmark 2014



Writing- Goal: The faculty, staff, and families of Peace Dale Elementary School will support and engage all students to reach increasingly higher levels of academic writing proficiency.


Objective

Action Step

Unit of Measure

Data

Responsibility

Baseline

Students will participate in writing instruction based on Writer’s Workshop Model  and Columbia University Teachers College




Students will write in a minimum of four units of study


Students will write daily building stamina and knowledge about writing within a genre


Students will write using mentor texts and authors



Train with Columbia University and district coaches to plan and implement writing lessons


Utilize resources and lessons aligned to writing units of study


Differentiate instruction through conferring with students


Confer with students to assist with goal setting for each student


Calibrate for scoring of end of unit assessments to determine student needs and accomplishments



Informal:


Observation

Conferring notes


Formal:

End of unit assessments

Rubrics to score student writing


Composite scores reflective of student growth for each unit using pre and post writing samples

District, principal, coaches, Classroom teachers






Classroom teachers






classroom teachers and coaches





Teachers, students and coaches



Coaches and teachers

On demand writing
















End of year




Math- Goal:The faculty, staff, and families of Peace Dale Elementary School will support and engage all students to reach increasingly higher levels of academic math proficiency.


Objective

Action Step

Unit of Measure

Data

Responsibility

Baseline


Students will receive academic support based on need:


  • Numeracy

  • Computational fluency

  • Geometry and measurement



Students will receive core instruction daily with opportunity for differentiation within the daily lesson


Homework will reflect practice of past and current unit of study




Use intervention block  to support students in need of math support and enrich those that are on or above grade level


After school intervention program for grade 2 students


Regularly scheduled data days to analyze progress of students


Develop PMPs for students falling below benchmark based on unit assessments and STAR data



STAR test data



District end of unit assessments



PMP progress monitoring





Test data




classroom teacher


coaches


principal




STEM Coordinator, principal and intervention teacher





parents






The Whole Child-Goal: The faculty, staff, and families of Peace Dale Elementary School will support and engage all students to reach increasingly higher levels of social, emotional and behavioral proficiency.


Objective

Action Step

Unit of Measure

Data

Responsibility

Baseline

Students will demonstrate expected behaviors outlined in school wide PBIS and Olweus anti bully program


Students will self select learning targets, self monitor and show positive growth with making appropriate choices for physical, social and emotional well being


Students will  receive supports and intervention based on need

Build cultural proficiency of all students- celebrating diversity

All staff and students will receive Olweus training


Explicitly teach Olweus Anti bullying strategies


Survey students (grade4) based on previous data re: hot spots for bullying behavior


Yellow slips will be used to process and track behavioral data, and determine needs


Establish PBIS student ambassadors


Establish behavior team to assist teachers with tier  supports

Organize school wide learning celebration opportunities- PBIS assemblies, Celebration of Learning night- expanded, cultural events offered by PTO, DLI program family communication


Promote school initiatives including :DLI, writing, the arts


Skyward and yellow slip information




Olweus survey



PBP/

progress monitoring




2x a month meet w/ team


Survey


test data Estralita

PBIS team






PBIS team



Behavior team,

principal, parents



classroom teachers, itinerant teachers and principal



Staff, parents, students





Cultural competency standards


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