School Performance Goals
Sparks Middle School will utilize the Professional Learning Community Model of continuous improvement through ongoing collaborative work in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve increased student achievement with our identified English Learners and students with Individualized Education Plans.
Sparks Middle School expects to see all students (with special attention to our EL and IEP student population) increase their proficiency levels. In Smarter Balanced testing, MAP assessments, Aimsweb monitoring, and observational data. Our students will show an increase of 5-7% of all student populations, reaching proficiency.
Increase student achievement for english and math for all students by focusing on core instructional practices in implementing varied grouping through effective differentiation instructional strategies, social emotional learning, 21st Century (technology) in the classroom, and culturally responsive practices.
By the end of the 2019/20 school year, the percentage of students meeting proficiency in reading, according to Smarter Balanced will increase from 38% to 45% and the percentage of students meeting proficiency in math will increase from 19% to 24% proficient.
By the end of the 2019/20 school year, SMS will increase the percentage of students identified as EL on a trajectory to exit out within 5 years, as measured by ACCESS AGP (16%to 20%).