• Progress Update #3

     

    School Performance Plan Implementation:  Using data from your winter interim assessment(s) please provide a short narrative (100 words or less) to capture your progress in the implementation of your School Performance Plan thus far.

     

    Professional Development

    We have had two site visits from Solution Tree- All instructional leads met with coach one time and ELA, Math, and SS met the second time

    ELA, Math, SS, Science finalizing priority standards

    Teams and departments are meeting regularly to continue to focus on academic achievement utilizing the learning cycle

    Time to meet with coach and time zone difference

    Social Studies released one day in February to work on Priority standards and curriculum Map- one last visit from Solution Tree Coach

     

     

     

    Family Engagement

     

     

    Once per month- FACE conducts Second Cups of Coffee- Back to School BBQ, Title I CSI/TSI Review, Families Talking Together (HOPES), Family Stability Meetings, The Importance of Attending School Daily, Report Card Review, Family Relationships, Casa Latina (know your rights), Nevada HOPES.

    HOME VISITS- We are on track to meet our goal for visiting our families.

    Various working schedules of families, 18 Languages spoken at SMS although we provide material in Spanish.

    Continue Second Cups of Coffee (Job Connect to support families in gaining employment, and Casa Latina -follow up with know my rights and conduct at least two-family nights.

     April 16, 2020 Feeder school transition meetings

    Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

     

    Teams and counselors collaborate every week to monitor the progress and validity of intervention time. Are students responding? And if not, how are we responding?

    EL Department continues to share Ellevation data and strategies for all teachers to implement.

    The SMS 21st Century program continues to celebrate tremendous growth and success demonstrated through our increased enrollment (46 students Fall of 2019 to 70 students Winter 2020), faculty and community members referrals and recommendations, as well as the commitment of staff members. 

    Time to meet and various outside duties of teachers impacts the consistency of collaborative meetings

    A few of our obstacles remain around the areas of transiency, funding issues to support academic and enrichment activities, and hiring and retention of qualified teacher assistants. In the future we hope to increase our attendance by maintaining an average daily attendance of 100 students and 300 parents. 

     In the future we hope to increase our attendance by maintaining an average daily attendance of 100 students and 300 parents.  We would also like to increase community involvement by creating partnerships and opportunities for community members as guest instructors, to expose students to additional resources and opportunities. 

     

    Elementary and Middle Schools report interim data here:

    6th  Winter MAP

    Math: 17% of our students performed at or above grade level

    Reading: 40% of our students performed at or above grade level

     

    7th Winter Map

    Math: 38% of our students performed at or above grade level

    Reading: 51% of our students performed at or above grade level

     

    8th Winter Map

    Math: 47% of our students performed at or above grade level

    Reading: 45% of our students performed at or above grade level

          1. Did you meet the targets established after the Fall interim assessment? SMS will retake the MAP       

              Assessment  in the Spring and compare results.

     

    □ Yes

    X No

    What if any adjustments will you make to your 2020-2021 School Performance Plan?

     

    What adjustments will you make to your 2020-2021 School Performance Plan?

            2. What targets will you set for the spring benchmark based on this initial data?

    6th Grade Math will meet a 5% increase of students performing at or above grade level

    6th Grade Reading will meet a 7 % increase of students performing at or above grade level

    7th Grade Math will meet a 5% increase of students performing at or above grade level

    7th Grade Reading will meet a 7 % increase of students performing at or above grade level

    8th Grade Math will meet a 3% increase of students performing at or above grade level

    8th Grade Reading will meet a 4% increase of students performing at or above grade

    level

     

    Our SMART goal for ELA embedded was to have 85% growth in each grade level.

     

    6th Grade – Goal met

    EA- Create an original short story

    89% Growth

     

    7th Grade – Goal met

    EA- Create an original myth

    88% growth

     

    8th Grade – Goal not met

    EA- Write an argumentative letter

    56% growth

     

    Noted Successes:

    • Using 1 rubric for each students’ baseline and summative piece was very helpful.  The students can see where they were on the baseline, then use the rubric to improve as well as see what they achieved. 

     

    • 2 to 3 weeks was the optimal amount of time to complete the summative essay. 

     

    • Resources we used in Springboard and supplemented with supported growth.

     

    Areas for Growth Going Forward:

    Keep all student work in a folder of some kind in the classroom to prevent lost work. 

     

    Continue using 1 rubric of both the baseline and the summative assessment.

     

    Continue using a color-coded (SUTCCW formula) template to scaffold essays.

     

    To ensure a significant increase in completed summative assessments going forward within the building, teachers will check progress at the half-way mark during writer’s workshop and any student would is not ready to begin the final draft process, that student will be asked to join one of us during lunch to get caught up so an on time completion happens.  We also agreed to make more parents phone calls to ensure our families are supporting students in finishing.

     

    Upon looking at the difference in the Springboard rubrics we all used for all 3 grade levels, we have decided that we need to clean up some of the wording so that we are maintaining the same level of rigor across all 3 grade levels in such a way.