• Progress Update 2 for Drake ES:

     

    Professional Development:

    • Progress:
      • PD for ELL strategies
      • PD for SBAC resources
      • PD for Equity
    • Barriers:
      • Time for PD
    • Next steps:
      • Continued PD for SBAC resources
      • PD for Benchmark Curriculum

     

    Family Engagement:

    • Progress:
      • We have hosted academic related activities/events for parents to support academics at home
        • Parent meetings
        • Back to school
        • Parent conferences
        • Literacy and Math Night
      • We have been communicating new attendance policy to parents
        • Monthly newsletter
        • Parent meeting
      • Barriers:
        • Students who miss many days of school
          • Making up instruction
        • Next steps:
          • Monitor participation at events
          • Monitor student attendance and work with families

     

     

    Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment:

    • Progress
      • Teachers have been using the new benchmark curriculum with fidelity to address ELA
        • Students provided RAZ kids accounts for independent practice
      • Teachers utilize Envisions and Bridges for Math.
        • Students provided DreamBox accounts for independent practice
      • Teachers utilize assessment data to plan instruction for Math and ELA
        • Teachers common plan with grade level colleagues
      • School wide walk to learn focused on skill-based instruction for small groups of students
    • Barriers
      • Teachers are still learning new ELA curriculum
        • Time consuming
        • ELA curriculum presents challenges with increased rigor for students
      • Next Steps
        • Professional development for Benchmark
        • Time for planning