Comprehensive Improvement Plan for Schools

Rationale

School improvement efforts focus on student needs through a collaborative process involving all stakeholders to establish and address priority needs, district funding, and closing achievement gaps between identified subgroups of students. Additionally, schools build upon their capacity for high-quality planning by making connections between academic resources and available funding to address targeted needs.

Operational definitions of each area within the plan

Goal: Long-term three to five year target based on Kentucky Board of Education required goals. Schools may supplement with individual or district goals.

Objective: Short-term target to be attained by the end of the current school year.

Strategy: Research-based approach based on the 6 Key Core Work Processes designed to systematically address the process, practice or condition that the district will focus its efforts upon in order to reach its goals/objectives.

Activity: The actionable steps used to deploy the chosen strategy.

Key Core Work Processes: A series of processes that involve the majority of an organization’s workforce and relate to its core competencies. These are the factors that determine an organization’s success and help it prioritize areas for growth.

Measure of Success: the criteria that you believe shows the impact of our work. The measures may be quantifiable or qualitative, but they are observable in some way. Without data on what is being accomplished by our deliberate actions, we have little or no foundation for decision-making or improvement.

Progress Monitoring: is used to assess the plan performance, to quantify a rate of improvement based on goals and objectives, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.

Guidelines for Building an Improvement Plan

·          There are 6 required District Goals: Proficiency, Separate Academic Indicator, Achievement Gap Closure, Graduation rate, Growth, and Transition readiness.

·          There are 5 required school-level goals:

For elementary/middle school: Proficiency, Separate Academic Indicator, Gap, Growth, and Transition readiness.

For high school: Proficiency, Separate Academic Indicator, Gap, Graduation rate, and Transition readiness.

·          There can be multiple objectives for each goal.

·          There can be multiple strategies for each objective.

·          There can be multiple activities for each strategy.


1: Proficiency

Goal 1:  (State your Proficiency Goal)

Increase the Proficiency score from 71.8% to 90% as measured by the KPREP assessment for grades 3-6 by May 2023.

Which Strategy will the school/district use to address this goal? (The Strategy can be based upon the six Key Core Work Processes listed below or another research-based approach. Provide justification and/or attach evidence for why the strategy was chosen.)

Which Activities will the school/district deploy based on the strategy or strategies chosen? (The links to the Key Core Work Processes activity bank below may be a helpful resource. Provide a brief explanation or justification for the activity. 

Identify the timeline for the activity or activities, the person(s) responsible for ensuring the fidelity of the activity or activities, and necessary funding to execute the activity or activities.

Objective        

Strategy

Activities to deploy strategy

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring Date & Notes

Funding

Objective 1:

Ninety percent of students will score 80% or higher on Reading District Common Assessments during the 2018-2019 school year.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data to develop a system of tracking student performance and in order to make instructional decisions as well as develop a system to ensure students take responsibility for their own learning.

Teachers will use formative/summative assessments, District Common Assessments, and STAR assessments to analyze patterns in students’ learning.  Additionally, teachers will design lessons and develop strategies to meet the needs of students as determined by the assessments.

District Common Assessments & STAR Assessments

Universal Screening Windows, District Common Assessments (end of each unit)

$0 (district funded)

RTI teachers will be a part of Quarterly Child Study Team and Progress Monitoring RTI PLC.

STAR Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

Quarterly Meeting

$0 (district funded)

Administration will be a part of PLC meetings and monitor student assessments.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded/or resource already purchased)

Students will set growth goals on all Pre-assessment District Common Assessment (pre-assessments) and will track the acquisition of the goals in his/her leadership notebook.

District Common Assessment (Post Tests)

On Going

$0 (district funded)

KCWP 5: Design, Align and Deliver Support to monitor learning before, during, and after instruction.

Formative Assessments will be generated based upon each District Common Assessment.  These assessments will be administered to determine student needs and instructional course of actions to meet the needs of students.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Through the Striving Readers Grant, a cohort of teachers will attend research based professional development regarding Literacy Strategies.  Additionally, our school based Literacy Coach will be conducting observations and modeling lessons to coach teachers through effective instruction implementation.

STAR Assessments & District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (Grant Funded)

Objective 2:

Ninety percent of students will score 80% or higher on Math District Common Assessments during the 2018-2019 school year.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data to develop a system of tracking student performance and in order to make instructional decisions as well as develop a system to ensure students take responsibility for their own learning.

Teachers will use formative/summative assessments, District Common Assessments, and STAR assessments to analyze patterns in students’ learning.  Additionally, teachers will design lessons and develop strategies to meet the needs of students as determined by the assessments.

District Common Assessments & STAR Assessments

Universal Screening Windows, District Common Assessments (end of each unit)

$0 (district funded)

RTI teachers will be a part of Quarterly Child Study Team and Progress Monitoring RTI PLC.

STAR Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

Quarterly Meeting

$0 (district funded)

Administration will be a part of PLC meetings and monitor student assessments.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Students will set growth goals on all Pre-assessment District Common Assessment (pre-assessments) and will track the acquisition of the goals in his/her leadership notebook.

District Common Assessment (Post Tests)

On Going

$0 (district funded)

KCWP 5: Design, Align and Deliver Support to monitor learning before, during, and after instruction.

Formative Assessments will be generated based upon each District Common Assessment.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

2: Separate Academic Indicator

Goal 2 (State your separate academic indicator goal):

Increase the Separate Academic Indicator score from 62.5% to 85.5% as measured by the KPREP assessment for grades 3-6 by May 2023.

Which Strategy will the district use to address this goal? (The Strategy can be based upon the six Key Core Work Processes listed below or another research-based approach. Provide justification and/or attach evidence for why the strategy was chosen.)

 KCWP 1: Design and Deploy Standards

  • KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

  • KCWP 3: Design and Deliver Assessment Literacy

  • KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data

  • KCWP 5: Design, Align and Deliver Support

  • KCWP 6: Establishing Learning Culture and Environment  

Which Activities will the district deploy based on the strategy or strategies chosen? (The links to the Key Core Work Processes activity bank below may be a helpful resource. Provide a brief explanation or justification for the activity.

  • KCWP1: Design and Deploy Standards Classroom Activities

  • KCWP2: Design and Deliver Instruction Classroom Activities

  • KCWP3: Design and Deliver Assessment Literacy Classroom Activities

  • KCWP4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data Classroom Activities

  • KCWP5: Design, Align and Deliver Support Classroom Activities

  • KCWP6: Establishing Learning Culture and Environment Classroom Activities

In the following chart, identify the timeline for the activity or activities, the person(s) responsible for ensuring the fidelity of the activity or activities, and necessary funding to execute the activity or activities.

 

 

                    Objective              

Strategy

Activities to Deploy Strategy

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring Date & Notes

Funding

Objective 1:

Increase the number of Proficient/Distinguished in Science from 20% to 40% as indicated on the 2019 KPREP assessment by May 2019.

 KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction for teachers to determine the most appropriate and effective high yield strategies in order to ensure congruency to the intent of the learning target.

 Purchase & provide professional development STEM curriculum Resources (Mystery Science , Stemscopes, & Foss Kits)

 Classroom Formative & Summative Assessments

On Going

 $25,000 (Lowes Education Partner’s Grant)

 Vertical PLC’s quarterly regarding Science

 Classroom Formative & Summative Assessments

On Going

 $0

Objective 2

Increase the number of Proficient/Distinguished in Writing from 55% to 65% as indicated on the 2019 KPREP assessment by May 2019.

  KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction for teachers to determine the most appropriate and effective high yield strategies in order to ensure congruency to the intent of the learning target.

 Striving Readers Grant: Professional Development & Coaching visits with Literacy Coach.

Classroom Formative & Summative Assessments

On Going

 $0 (Grant Funds)

 Writing Scrimmages with PLC analysis of student Work samples.

 Student work from Writing Scrimmages

On Going

 $0 (Grant Funds)

3:  Gap

Goal 3: (State your Gap Goal)

Increase the Gap Group combined Reading and Math proficiency scores from 45.5% to 65% as measured by the KPREP, May 2023.

Which Strategy will the school/district use to address this goal? (The Strategy can be based upon the six Key Core Work Processes listed below or another research-based approach. Provide justification and/or attach evidence for why the strategy was chosen.)

Which Activities will the school/district deploy based on the strategy or strategies chosen? (The links to the Key Core Work Processes activity bank below may be a helpful resource. Provide a brief explanation or justification for the activity. 

Identify the timeline for the activity or activities, the person(s) responsible for ensuring the fidelity of the activity or activities, and necessary funding to execute the activity or activities.

Objective

Strategy

Activities to deploy strategy

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring Date & Notes

Funding

Objective 1:

Increase Reading Proficiency scores for Free and Reduced Lunch Students from 50.8% to 60% while decreasing the number of novice from 23.4 to 14 by May 2019.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data to develop a system of tracking student performance and in order to make instructional decisions as well as develop a system to ensure students take responsibility for their own learning.

Teachers will use formative/summative assessments, District Common Assessments, and STAR assessments to analyze patterns in students’ learning.  Additionally, teachers will design lessons and develop strategies to meet the needs of students as determined by the assessments.

District Common Assessments & STAR Assessments

Universal Screening Windows, District Common Assessments (end of each unit)

$0 (district funded)

RTI teachers will be a part of Quarterly Child Study Team and Progress Monitoring RTI PLC to discuss progress of students with intervention instruction.  All tier 2 & 3 students in grades 3-6 will receive LLI instruction based upon their individual assessed level.

STAR Assessments, LLI Assessments, LLI Assessments

Quarterly Meeting

$0 (district funded)

Administration will be a part of PLC meetings and monitor student assessments.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Track Student Data using an electronic data wall.  The data wall will be used as discussion points in PLC meetings in order to determine student needs and track progress.  Subgroups will be tracked by Gap group to ensure students’ needs are met.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0

Objective 2:

Increase Math Proficiency scores for Free and Reduced Lunch students from 40.3% to 50% while decreasing the number of novice from 31.5 to 20 by May 2019.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data to develop a system of tracking student performance and in order to make instructional decisions as well as develop a system to ensure students take responsibility for their own learning.

Teachers will use formative/summative assessments, District Common Assessments, and STAR assessments to analyze patterns in students’ learning.  Additionally, teachers will design lessons and develop strategies to meet the needs of students as determined by the assessments.

District Common Assessments & STAR Assessments

Universal Screening Windows, District Common Assessments (end of each unit)

$0 (district funded)

RTI teachers will be a part of Quarterly Child Study Team and Progress Monitoring RTI PLC to discuss progress of students with intervention instruction.  All tier 2 & 3 students in grades 3-6 will receive Do the Math instruction based upon their individual assessed level.

STAR Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

Quarterly Meeting

$0 (district funded)

Administration will be a part of PLC meetings and monitor student assessments.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Develop common formative assessments for each Math Unit of study to identify RTI needs via Google Forms.  Results will be analyzed and instruction planned specifically for groups of students during RTI (Tier 1 & Tier 2).

Google Forms Assessment

On Going

$0

Track Student Data using an electronic data wall.  The data wall will be used as discussion points in PLC meetings in order to determine student needs and track progress.  Subgroups will be tracked by Gap group to ensure students’ needs are met.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0

4: Graduation rate        

Goal 4:  (State your Graduation rate Goal)

N/A for Elementary Schools

5: Growth

Goal 5 (State your Growth goal):

Students will increase growth on District Common Assessments by increasing the proficiency score by 10% each year for Reading and Math.  Targeted cumulative proficiency score for each grade level will be 85% by May 2023.

Which Strategy will the school/district use to address this goal? (The Strategy can be based upon the six Key Core Work Processes listed below or another research-based approach. Provide justification and/or attach evidence for why the strategy was chosen.)

Which Activities will the school/district deploy based on the strategy or strategies chosen? (The links to the Key Core Work Processes activity bank below may be a helpful resource. Provide a brief explanation or justification for the activity. 

Identify the timeline for the activity or activities, the person(s) responsible for ensuring the fidelity of the activity or activities, and necessary funding to execute the activity or activities.

Objective

Strategy

Activities to deploy strategy

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring Date & Notes

Funding

Objective 1:

Ninety percent of students will score 80% or higher on Reading District Common Assessments during the 2018-2019 school year.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data 

Teachers will use formative/summative assessments, District Common Assessments, and STAR assessments to analyze patterns in students’ learning.  Additionally, teachers will design lessons and develop strategies to meet the needs of students as determined by the assessments.

District Common Assessments & STAR Assessments

Universal Screening Windows, District Common Assessments (end of each unit)

$0 (district funded)

RTI teachers will be a part of Quarterly Child Study Team and Progress Monitoring RTI PLC.

STAR Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

Quarterly Meeting

$0 (district funded)

Administration will be a part of PLC meetings and monitor student assessments.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Continual monitoring of student acquisition of standards (teachers will reteach and reassess students not making 80% or higher.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Students will set growth goals on all Pre-assessment District Common Assessment (pre-assessments) and will track the acquisition of the goals in his/her leadership notebook.

District Common Assessment (Post Tests)

On Going

$0 (district funded)

KCWP 5: Design, Align and Deliver Support

Formative Assessments will be generated based upon each District Common Assessment.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Design targeted lessons based upon analysis of continual assessments administered to students formative and summative in nature to ensure acquisition of knowledge.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Through the Striving Readers Grant, a cohort of teachers will attend research based professional development regarding Literacy Strategies.  Additionally, our school based Literacy Coach will be conducting observations and modeling lessons to coach teachers through effective instruction implementation.

STAR Assessments & District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (Grant Funded)

Objective 2:

Ninety percent of students will score 80% or higher on Math District Common Assessments during the 2018-2019 school year.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data

Teachers will use formative/summative assessments, District Common Assessments, and STAR assessments to analyze patterns in students’ learning.  Additionally, teachers will design lessons and develop strategies to meet the needs of students as determined by the assessments.

District Common Assessments & STAR Assessments

Universal Screening Windows, District Common Assessments (end of each unit)

$0 (district funded)

RTI teachers will be a part of Quarterly Child Study Team and Progress Monitoring RTI PLC.

STAR Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

Quarterly Meeting

$0 (district funded)

Administration will be a part of PLC meetings and monitor student assessments.

STAR Assessments, District Common Assessments, LLI Assessments, Do the Math Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Develop common  formative assessments for each Math Unit of study to identify RTI needs via Google Forms.  Results will be analyzed and instruction planned specifically for groups of students during RTI (Tier 1 & Tier 2).

Google Forms Assessment

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Continual monitoring of student acquisition of standards (teachers will reteach and reassess students not making 80% or higher.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Students will set growth goals on all Pre-assessment District Common Assessment (pre-assessments) and will track the acquisition of the goals in his/her leadership notebook.

District Common Assessment (Post Tests)

On Going

$0 (district funded)

KCWP 5: Design, Align and Deliver Support

Formative Assessments will be generated based upon each District Common Assessment.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

Design targeted lessons based upon analysis of continual assessments administered to students formative and summative in nature to ensure acquisition of knowledge.

District Common Assessments

On Going

$0 (district funded)

6: Transition readiness

Goal 6 (State your Transition Readiness goal):

Increase the number of Intermediate ready students by increasing the percentage of above benchmark to 80% in both Reading and Math as assessed by the STAR assessment by May 2023.

Which Strategy will the school/district use to address this goal? (The Strategy can be based upon the six Key Core Work Processes listed below or another research-based approach. Provide justification and/or attach evidence for why the strategy was chosen.)

Which Activities will the school/district deploy based on the strategy or strategies chosen? (The links to the Key Core Work Processes activity bank below may be a helpful resource. Provide a brief explanation or justification for the activity. 

Identify the timeline for the activity or activities, the person(s) responsible for ensuring the fidelity of the activity or activities, and necessary funding to execute the activity or activities.

Objective

Strategy

Activities to deploy strategy

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring Date & Notes

Funding

Objective 1:

Increase the number of preschool students that are Kindergarten ready from 38% to 45% as assessed Aug. 2019.

KCWP 6: Establishing Learning Culture and Environment - Continuous Improvement Activities

 to communicate with parents in order to address barriers to learning.

Preschool teacher will analyze Brigance data to reflect upon practice and determine next steps in delivering high quality instruction.

2019 Brigance Screener

2018-2019 School Year

$0 (district funded)

Preschool and Kindergarten teachers will collaborate to develop strategies that will best prepare students for the transition to Kindergarten.

2019 Brigance Screener

2018-2019 School Year

$0 (district funded)

Family Educators will work with families who have children ages 0-5  in order to educate families regarding at home instruction to prepare children for Kindergarten.

2019 Brigance Screener

2018-2019 School Year

$0 (Grant funded)

Objective 2:

Increase the number of students scoring above benchmark on the STAR Reading assessment exiting 3rd grade from 58% to 68% by May 2019.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction to determine the most appropriate and effective  high yield strategies to implement in order to ensure congruency to the intent of the learning target.

Teachers will actively participate in the Striving Readers Grant Cohort to attend professional developments and share strategies with other teachers during strategy meetings.  Reading Coach will observe and model research based strategies in the classroom.

STAR Reading Assessment

On going

$0 (Grant funded)

Teachers will implement “Words Their Way” into Literacy instruction in order to develop a foundation of phonics and reading fluency.

STAR Reading Assessment

On going

$0 (Grant funded)

Objective 3:  Increase the number of students scoring above benchmark on the STAR Math assessment exiting 3rd grade from 69% to 80% by May 2019.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction to determine the most appropriate and effective  high yield strategies to implement in order to ensure congruency to the intent of the learning target.

All students will receive instruction from Do the Math Curriculum in order to build a foundation of number sense.  Tier 2 & Tier 3 students will receive instruction based upon their gaps in learning.

STAR Math assessment

On going

$0 (district funded)

District Math Coach will observe teachers and model research based strategies.  District Math Coach will conduct mini pds in strategy meetings throughout the year.

STAR Math assessment

On going

$0 (district funded)

SBDM Approved:  November 20, 2018

Debra LaSala, Principal