Franklin County Schools

2016-18

School Name: Edward Best Elementary                 Principal: Stephanie Brooks

Part 1:

Conduct a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (Timeline: March-May 2016)

  • Step 1: Identify your School Improvement Team (SIT)
  • School staff and parent representatives shall constitute a school improvement team and the team shall be elected by their respective groups by secret ballot.
  • Parents shall be elected by parents of children enrolled in the school in an election by either the parent/teacher organization or the largest organization of parents formed specifically for the election.
  • Parents, serving on school improvement teams shall reflect the racial and socioeconomic composition of the students enrolled in the school and shall NOT be members of the building-level staff.
  • Team meetings shall be held at convenient times to assure substantial parent participation.
  • All school improvement plans shall be data-driven.
  • Shall include a duty-free lunch period for every teacher.
  • The principal shall submit plan to the local board of education only if the proposed school improvement plan has the approval of a majority of the staff who voted on the plan.

School Improvement Team Member (s)

Role(s)

Stephanie Brooks

Principal

Katie Beer

Assistant Principal

Dale Stephens

Instructional Coach

Maurice White

EC

M. Murphy

Kindergarten

D. Bolton

1st Grade

R. Senter

2nd Grade

V. Willis

3rd Grade

S. King

4th Grade

L. Bendel

5th Grade

J. Stewart

Specials

D. Jones

Other Certified

K. Benitez

Teacher Assistant  

A. Hinton

Parent

  • The School Improvement Team was elected by the staff on the 1st Day of School, August 22, 2015. A Google form ballot was sent to all staff members on August 11, 2016. All staff members were included on the ballot and each person in the school voted for the member of the team. Mrs. Brooks used the Google form to tally the votes and announced the elected members to the staff.
  • The parent was selected by the PTA organization.
  • Step 2: Understand and Assign Tasks

Ensure all understand the purpose and desired outcomes of the process

What do we want to accomplish?   How do we facilitate the process?   What are the time constraints?

Identify roles and responsibilities for each team member that ensures…

  • A wealth of data sources are gathered
  • Open, honest, and unbiased collaboration occurs
  • Step 3: Collect and Organize Data

Establish a plan for gathering and processing data

Data Sources

  • Student Achievement Data
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Technology
  • Family/Community Involvement
  • Early Childhood Assessment Data
  • Teacher Quality
  • School (e.g., culture, climate, organization)
  • Perceptions*
  • Longitudinal data is also an important consideration (examination of progress over time, patterns and trends)

Collection of Data

  • Establish a detailed plan or roadmap
  • What data is missing?  What are the essential questions to ask to ensure data reflects the entire school?
  • How should the data be organized?
  • Collection of Valid and Reliable Data (e.g. surveys, focus groups)
  • Use of consistent worded survey items
  • Develop scripts for focus groups that are followed carefully
  • Use trained interviewers to reduce biases in data collection

  • Step 4: Analyze the Data

Data analysis based upon perceptual data, professional development, technology, etc. can be gathered and analyzed prior to EOG/EOC results. Current EOG/EOC data will be analyzed as part of the FCS  Leadership Planning Session on June 21, 2016.

Strengths Based Upon Data:

Areas of Concern Based Upon Data:

3-5 Math -70.7 School Composite Based On 2015-16 EOG Results

3-5 Reading-64.7-School Composite Based on 2015-16 EOG Results

5th Science-80% School Composite Based on 2015-16 EOG Results

2nd Grade Reading Data-48%-Based on 2015-16 Case 21 Benchmark Assessments-(2016-17 3rd Grade Students)

3-5 Math-77% School Composite Based on 2016-17 EOG Results

5th Science-81% School Composite Based on 2016-17 EOG Results

3-5 Reading-61% School Composite Based on 2016-17 EOG Results

K-2 Text Reading Comprehension- 42 % Proficiency Based on 2016-17 Mclass Results-K-45.7% / 1st-32.4%  / 2nd-47.7%

http://www.fcschools.net/dynimg/_OFAAA_/docid/0x78860754C1AA3B84/1/Our%2BBlueprint.pngPart 2: Complete the School Improvement Plan (May-August 2016)Each school should have 3-4 goals, each aligned to the strategic plan. These goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound). These goals should be based upon a comprehensive needs assessment by the School Improvement Team.  

School Vision:  To develop future ready citizens through the cooperative efforts of students, staff, families and the community.

School Mission: Edward Best will provide students with a data driven, rigorous curriculum and empower children with the tools necessary to become well-rounded, college and career ready individuals.

FCS Blueprint Goal:

FCS Blueprint Objective(s)

Specific

 School Goal(s)

(Must be measurable):

Strategies/Action Steps to Meet Goal:

Resources/Funding

Allocated

(include funding source)

Person(s) responsible for monitoring/

reporting

Timeline for Monitoring/

Reporting

Artifacts/Evidences of Successful Completion

Goal 4

Increase overall % of students at Advanced Level on Tech Skills.

70% of Students in 4th Grade will demonstrate proficiency of 50% or higher on Elem Skills Assessment by April 2017.

Embed objectives from Elementary Skills Checklist within daily instruction.

Technology Lab-Achieve 3000 3-5 Students

Offer PD during Faculty Meetings from Empower Ed Team, IC and Media Coordinator.

Offer Parent

Technology Night in October 2017.

Computer Software & Supplies-Title 1

Computer Hardware-Title 1

K-5 Teachers

D. Jones

SIT Members

Quarterly by Assessments

Monthly-SIT Meetings

Lesson Plans

Parent Sign In Sheet

Classroom Projects Based on Elementary Technology Checklist.

Digital Assessment -April 2018

Goal 3

Increase the overall percentage of FCS students proficient in reading to 75%

60% of students in K-2 will demonstrate reading proficiency on TRC Mclass assessment by May 2018.

Provide KinderKamp to parents/students before attending Kindergarten.

Offer a Parent Information Session  in the fall.

-Include  Daily 90 minutes uninterrupted Reading Block in master schedule which includes Wilson Fundations.

Offer daily Intervention Time that includes Small Group Instruction.

K Teachers, IC  & Administrators will evaluate Mclass and  Assessment Data during weekly PLC Meetings.

Meet with School Improvement Team monthly to review progress of goals.

Training for IA’s to support reading instruction.

Implement TRC stem questions during guided reading instruction.

Resources for reading block and intervention-Title 1 Funds

Supplies/Materials for

Professional Development-Parent Involvement Funds

Wilson Fundation Kit

K-2 Teachers

Administrators

Instructional Coach

School Improvement Team

Administrators & Instructional Coach

Daily Walkthroughs

Assessments-BOY, MOY & EOY

Weekly-PLC/Data Meetings

Weekly-Progress Monitor Students Based on Yearly PM calendar.

Parent Sign In Sheets

EOY Mclass Assessment TRC Data.

PLC & Data Meeting Sign In Sheets.

Daily lesson plans that focus on grade level standards including  90 minute block, small groups and daily intervention time.

Goal 3

Increase the overall percentage of FCS students proficient in reading to 75%

Increase the overall percentage of students in Grades 3-5 proficient in reading to 73% by June 2018.

Evaluate/analyze data ( MClass, Case 21, STAR Reading, RCD Assessments) by grade level teachers during PLC Meetings to differentiate instruction.

Provide 90 min Daily Reading Block.

Offer Intervention Time daily which includes small group instruction.

Offer  ESL Parent Night.

Provide Reading Tutors for Students in grades 3-5.

 

Provide Teacher Canvas Pages for Parent Communication.

Provide daily reading practice with programs such as Renaissance Reading. Headsprout, Spelling City and Fluency Tutor.

Attend the Ron Clark Academy to help with student engagement and collaboration.

Walkthrough instrument used to note higher levels of engagement and collaboration among students.

Meet with School Improvement Team monthly to review progress of goals.

Parent Involvement

Supplies/Materials-

Title 1

Achieve 3000-Title 1

Resources for reading block and intervention-Title 1 Funds

Teachers

Administration

Instructional Coach

School Improvement Team

-Weekly-Assessments

-Quarterly-Benchmarks &

Post Assessments

-End Of Year-End of Grade Test

Data from Case 21 Benchmarks

Accelerated Reading Data

Post Assessment Results

EOG Reading Results

PLC/Data Meeting Sign In Sheets

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Parent Sign In Sheets

Goal 2

Increase the overall percentage of FCS students proficient in math to 75%

Increase the overall percentage of students in grades 3-5 proficient in math  to 82% by June 2018. 

Evaluate/analyze data (Case 21, STAR Math, RCD Assessments) by grade level teachers during PLC  Meetings and use to differentiate instruction.

Provide Daily Math Block with centers and small groups.  

Offer daily intervention time which includes small group instruction.

Provide Math Tutors for Students in Grades 3-5 from Sept to May.

Provide Teacher Canvas Pages for Parent Communication.

Provide daily classroom math practice with resources  such as Test Ready.

Offer Intervention Time Daily which includes small group instruction.

Offer an EOG Parent Workshop in May.

Offer an ESL Parent Night.

Meet with School Improvement Team monthly to review progress of goals.

Parent Involvement

Supplies/Materials- Title 1 Funding.

Resources for Math Block & Intervention-Title 1

Teachers

Administration

Instructional Coach

School Improvement Team

Weekly-Assessments

-Quarterly-Benchmarks &

Post Assessments

-End Of Year-End of Grade Tests

Data from Case 21 Benchmarks

Star Math Data

RCDS Post Assessment Results

EOG Math Results

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PLC & Data Meeting Sign In Sheets.

Parent Sign In Sheets

Statement of Assurances/SIP Team Signatures:

The School Improvement Team has a plan in place to provide duty-free lunch to our teachers.

Principal Signature: Stephanie Brooks                                                Date: 9-7-17

The school staff has voted on the proposed School Improvement Plan, and the majority of staff agree with the plan.

Principal Signature:                                                                Date:

I was actively involved in the School Improvement Process at our school.

Signatures of School Improvement Team Members:

Part 3: Review the School Improvement Plan Prior to Submission (August 2016)

When the plan is submitted to the district level for review, the “FCS School Improvement Plan Rubric” will be used as the criteria by which this will be evaluated. Please take time to review your plan in relation to the rubric to ensure that the plan is completed at a high level.

Part 4: Submit the Plan to the District for Review (August 31, 2016)

Please forward the electronic version of the plan to Dr. Schuhler via email by August 31, 2016)

Please forward a hard copy of the plan, with statement of assurances (duty-free lunch, attestation of staff vote) and signatures of SIP team members, along with a hard copy of the plan, to Dr. Schuhler’s office by August 31st.

Part 5: District Plan Review (by September 30, 2016)

Plan will be reviewed at the district level utilizing the “FCS School Improvement Plan Rubric.” Feedback will be given and appropriate adjustments made

Part 6: Plan Presented to Board (at October 2016 FCS Board Meeting)

Franklin County School Improvement Plan                                                   2016-18