School TSSA Goal and Plan
|School:||Valley High School||2021-2022 School Plan|
|John Dewey is credited with saying, "We don't learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience."|
|Reflect on 2020-2021 TSSA Plan -- Consider the following questions or create your own: |
How has our TSSA plan supported our schools' vision, mission, and beliefs?
How has our plan supported the District's vision, mission, and beliefs?
How has our plan improved school performance and student academic achievement?
What action steps have had the greatest impact on school performance and student achievement?
What have we learned?
What are our next steps?
|Last year's goal was to increase Valley's graduation rate to 67% or above. We are thrilled to say that we made it! Our graduation rate was 74%. We attribute our success to several things: 1. Being in Turnaround has demanded significant self-reflection and goal-setting. Through the Turnaround process, we have created a strong leadership team that is committed to representing our teachers and supporting our PLC. 2. Our mission is to empower students as agents of their own lifelong success and what better proof of that than a continually increasing graduation rate? This goal will never slip to the back of our minds again.|
|2021-2022 TSSA Plan|
|Gather and review evidence of school improvement and academic achievement to identify needs and create 2020-2021 TSSA plan and goals. Evidence could include: school vision and mission, existing school plans (Land trust, Accreditation, 60-day action plans, etc.), JELL Self-Assessment, PLC meeting notes, school data (Tableau dashboards, stakeholder surveys, benchmarks, Acadience, Data Gateway, etc.) USBE categories: academic achievement, academic growth, WIDA, advanced coursework, graduation rate, ACT|
|Component 1: Safe, Supportive and Collaborative Culture|
|Component 2: Effective Teaching and Learning in Every Classroom|
|Component 3: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum|
|Component 4: Standards-Referenced Instruction and Reporting|
|Review and summarize available school data in order to determine school goal(s).|
|We will continue to use graduation rate data until we are out of Turnaround. Even then, we will still keep it in mind so we do not let it put us in Turnaround status again. We are hoping that the class of 2021 graduate rate is at least 80%, but we are still waiting on those numbers. When we have had 2 years of 67% or above and we are out of Turnaround, then we will expand our goals to include other data. We feel that getting out of Turnaround is our top priority.|
|Determine school goal|
|School goal using USBE reporting categories from above:|
|Achieve a graduation rate of 67% or above|
|TSI SCHOOLS -- Targeted School improvement -- Identify school TSI subgroup(s)|
|EL||Year of TSI (1, 2, 3, 4)|
|SpED||Year of TSI (1, 2, 3, 4)|
|Low SES||Year of TSI (1, 2, 3, 4)|
|Other||Year of TSI (1, 2, 3, 4)|
|TSI SCHOOLS -- Targeted School improvement Goal --|
|School goal(s) specifically addressing TSI subgroup(s):|
|JSD Board TSSA Framework: Schools will build, strengthen, or maintain a school-based coaching program, focused on new teacher induction, TSI, high-impact instruction, and digital learning.|
|JELL Alignment: 2.3.5 We provide instructional coaching as a method for educators to observe, practice, and discuss effective teaching.|
|Align Action Steps with Board Framework Component of Coaching|
|See detailed information regarding coaching within the Framework||Elementary||Secondary|
|Record the name and email of your schools Instructional Coach funded partially through Teaching & Learning.|
|Instructional Coach (Name and Email)|
|Jenny Witzel-Burke (email@example.com); Ruth Bradford (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|How will you use coaching to address your school goals?|
Coaches will mentor all teachers in technology and all teachers in teaching strategies
|1 Ruth attends all district tech coach meetings. She conducts mini-lessons in PLC as well as new teacher meetings. She also works with individual teachers upon request.|
|2 Jenny coaches new teachers and their mentors in mentoring and teaching strategies.|
|3 Jenny builds positive relationships with all teachers in the building.|
|4 Jenny will begin using the Swivl for coaching cycles with teachers who request it. She will also observe all new teachers multiple times, as well as cover their classes when they would like to observe other teachers in action.|
|5 Teachers who have positive relationships with their peers and are coached regularly will reflect and refine |
practice more often. This will lead to increased clarity in instruction and student achievement. Therefore, a good
coaching program will increase graduation rates.
|TSI SCHOOLS -- TSI Team to Address Goals|
|Possible TSI Team members: Instructional Coach (Name and Email), ELD Teacher Lead, Teacher Specialist||ESL Endorsed||In Progress||COMMENTS|
|How will your TSI Team use coaching to address TSI subgroups?|
|Is this component implemented within your school land trust plan?|
|The land trust plan focuses on increasing graduation rate. Scheduled Professional Development and increase technology usage are in-line with goal 1 and 5 of Landtrust.|