MASTER - Rio PLC Team Worksheet 13-14
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Rio PLC Worksheet/Record Sheet
District Goal:Elementary School Learning ObjectiveMiddle School Learning ObjectiveHigh School Learning Objective
Every student will show growth in literacy for the 2013-2014 school year.SLO during 2013-14 is to exceed the average for the number of students achieving "Typical Growth" on the MAP reading test in 3, 4 & 5 grade. The 3rd graders will increase to 57%, the 4th graders will increase to 58%, and 5th graders will increase to 61%. SLO during the next 3 school years is to increase the number of students scoring advanced or proficient in reading to above 40% on the state standardized test. SLO during the next 3 school years is to increase the number of students scoring advanced or proficient in reading to above 40% on the state standardized test.
PLC Team Name:Team Contact:Team Members:
2nd-3rdJen ProchnowJen Prochnow, Chris Jordan, Polly Vilstrup, Sue Horsman, Bonnie Olson, Kristin Machkovech
Our PLC Norms:
Be prepared. Respect others' ideas. Stay focused and stick to the agenda.
Sample SLO/PLC GoalOur SLO/PLC Team Goal Is:Focus Area
Write a SMART goal - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. Example: By the end of the 2013-2014 school year, each of the 8th grade students will show an 10% increase in reading comprehension using our own assessment of individual reading strategies. By the end of the 2013-2014 school year, 80% of all second and third grade students will increase their lexile levels by 100 points or more. (CCSS-ELA-Literacy. RF. 2.4) _x__Literacy
___School Climate
Base Data and Rationale: What is your pre-assessment tool? Summarize the baseline data collected. Based on the data, explain why the PLC selected the student learning objective (SLO)/PLC team goal. Learning Content: What content will the SLO/PLC team goal address? What standard will be the focus?Student Population: Who is included in the SLO/PLC team goal?Interval: How long will you focus on the SLO/PLC team goal?Assessment/Evidence Source(s): How will you measure the outcome of the SLO/PLC team goal?Targeted Growth: What is the goal for student growth? Strategies and Supports:What methods or interventions will lbe used to support your SLO/PLC team goal? What support does your team need?
We used the beginning of the year SRI assessment to give us baseline data on each student. Based on the results, a large number of students are still in the Beginning Reader level. Therefore, our focus is going to be on increasing students lexile levels.Reading is our content and literacy is our focus. CCSS-ELA-Literacy. RF. 2.4 All second and third grade students at Rio Elementary SchoolThis goal will be focused on throughout the 2013-2014 school year. (Sept. to May)Students will be measured quarterly by taking the SRI computerized reading test. This year's goal will be that 80% of all second and third grade students will make atleast a 100 point lexile level gain on SRI assessment.Methods: Small group guided reading, whole group instruction, Storylord strategies, Into The Book strategies, Individualized instruction, BookIt reading program, TITLE services, vocabulary games and activities, volunteer readers/listeners, book bags sent home, independent reading, shared reading, paired reading/reading buddies, journal writing/sharing, library support, poem binders, computer/IPAD websites and APPS, SMARTBOARD lessons, phonics lessons, reading comprehension activities . Support: Additional technology (laptops, tablets, smartboards), volunteer readers, membership
Meeting Dates:Members Present:Topic of DiscussionStudent Artifacts/WorkCommitments for next meeting:Concerns or Questions:
August 27, 2013Jen, Polly, Sue, Chris, Kristin, BonnieWe discussed this year's goal. We talked about the needs of this year's 2nd and 3rd grade students. We discussed at length how focused we should be. Bonnie discussed vocabulary and her speech students' needs. We will bring student data and information for finalizing our SMART goal.
September 27, 2013Jen, Polly, Sue, Chris, Kristin, BonnieWe discussed finalizing this year's goal. We brought student beginning of the year data. SRI results, MAPS testing results, Running record results, and binder assessment results from the beginning of the yearContinue to bring student work samples and data. Bring information and samples of guided reading running record results. We are concerned about beginning readers and students not reading at grade level, behaviors in the classroom that impact time of instruction, lack of reading outside the classroom,
October 11, 2013Jen, Polly, Sue, Chris, Kristin, BonnieWe updated and fixed our original PLC form. 3rd grade teachers began analyzing MAP Testing results. Student concerns and reading interventions, including an EZ reader for student who reads too fast and skips lines. Compared MAP and SRI lexiles levels for comparison. Often the MAP is lower than the SRI.MAP results for 3rd grade. SRI results for 2nd and 3rd.Brainstorm and bring strategies, games, and websites to share for high and low readers.
October 25, 2013Bonnie,PollyWe discussed 3rd grade MAP scores and how they correlated with our SRI scores. We discussed which students were the neediest and strategies to meet their needs and activities we are using to increase their SRI scores. We brainstormed computer reading programs and activities to motivate our high acheiving students and ways to keep them engaged in higher level reading activities.MAP results for 3rd grade and SRI beginning of the year resultsBring end of first quarter SRI results and compare results with beginning of the year SRI score to determine on-going progress in relationship to PLC goal that was set.Are we meeting the needs of the more advanced students in each classroom? Are we meeting individual needs of low functioning students?
November 15, 2013Kristin, Jen, Bonnie, Chris, SueLooking at SRI scores. Students improving from 2nd to 3rd grade or if they are the same. Strategies to help lower students like read aloud for SRI. Will we have to re-evaluate our goal in January? Some kids have already met the 100 point goals. Is the beginning of the year data valid in 2nd grade because they have never taken the test before. Not understanding how to answer the questions after reading a passage. Often they are much lower than normal. Can we get subs to help with testing? Giving more individual attention from the classroom teacher. Having students who always finish early use the ixl website because they added language arts this year. Along with other websites that the 2nd grade teachers have linked on their website.SRI results for 1st quarter compared to beginning of the year. What gains were made?Continue to send books home with students for reading. Bring a list of strategies we have tried, including reading minutes at home, test prep for SRI.Can we get subs so students can get more individual attention from the classroom teacher for testing?
December 13, 2013Jen, Polly, Sue, Chris BonnieWe discussed Pam's review of our PLC worksheet. We went through some of the data and talked about how to meet the needs of students of students who are not meeting our goal. We compared scores with students last year and now in third grade. We also talked about modifying our goal so that we continue to challenge the students who have already met our goal. SRI results, reports from Raz-kidsContinue with daily reading with volunteers and send home daily reading activities. We have all started with the Raz-kids program. We are noticiing students not using the program as we would be wanting them to. They are finding ways to get points, yet not really read. What should we be expected for kids who have already met the 100 lexile goal. We are wondering what will be done with SRI? Any updates?
January 31, 2014Jen, Polly, Sue, Chris, BonnieWe shared all of our SRI quarterly scores. We talked about progress and gains with the students. Third grade shared their MAP scores and we compared those scores with the SRI results. Most of them were very consistent, but a few were quite different. Brainstormed what we have been focusing on. We talked about the students that are not making gains and what strategies can be done. Talked about the reading comprehension book and activities second grade has been doing. We have focused on the strategies more and seems to be helping a lot. Discussed trying to have smaller groups for testing. Many attending issues with the group and may help with results. SRI results from end of quarter (2nd and 3rd), MAP results from mid year (3rd), Continue with reading volunteers, focusing on lower achieving students. Focus on reading strategy lessons. Third grade is going to look at purchasing the book, too. Bring student samples, concerns, successes. Contining to try to meet the needs of all students. Trying to make sure higher level students are making gains, too.
February 20, 2014Polly, Sue, Chris, Jen, Kristin, BonnieWe discussed behavior and academic concerns in 3rd grade. The time taken away from academics and the other students not feeling safe in the classroom. How it affects the data with the classes with students who are constantly interrupting. Sharing ideas about what has been done in the past grades. Shared Daily Reading Comprehension books with strategies. 2nd grade has seen gains with them.SRI resultsMay have next quarters SRI results for next time.
February 21, 2014
March 7, 2014Polly, Sue, Bonnie, Jen, Chris, KristinShared resources (comprehension strategies, etc) Discussed about students missing headings, diagrams in non fiction books. DIfferent websites for resources like Teachers Pay Teachers, ABC Teach, Super Teacher Worksheets, IXL. Spent time working on the Smart Board as a group, sharing lessons and asking/answering questions for each other.Spelling testsWill have 3rd quarter SRI results for next timeWe just met two weeks ago and have no new data yet. Our time would be better spent at the end of the quarter with new data. Need to ask PTO if they will pay IXL subscription.
April 22, 2014Sue, Polly, Chris, Jen, BonnieDiscussed concerns with behaviors and instructional time lost with the third grade groups. Second graders show great academic skills and high test scores, but very social and competitive. Brainstormed ideas for next year. What is the best use of resources, at the fourth grade level???? Concerns for higher kids that see, hear and have to deal with all of the commotion every day. Discussed modifications that have been made and what improvements have been seen in both second and third grades. Bonnie showed a new visual, tactile program she has started with some students/groups. This multi-sensory approach is to be used for improved oral language and writing. We looked at 2nd and 3rd grade SRI 3rd quarter results. Talked about gains and a few students that did not show growth. Discussed possible reasons for results. Brainstormed other modifications that could be made for test taking. Shared some new resource books being used in both grades. These focus on comprehension and phonics skills. End of 3rd quarter SRI results for 2nd and 3rd grades, shared growth charts from test results. End of year results? (depending on mtg date), SRI, MAP scores, compare, portfolio work/testing samplesHUGE concerns for the kids going to fourth grade. Academic time lost is evident in test scores. Much time and energy is given to behaviors and higher kids are not being challenged. Are we really presenting on May 23rd?
May 23, 2014 (Presentations)Sharing 4th quarter SRI results. 2nd grade has all students out of beginning reader. 97% 2nd grade, 86% total met goal. 1 in 2nd grade and 9 in 3rd did not make the goal. Did not count students who were not here all year. Discussed the difficulties in 3rd grade this year and the few students that did not make the goal and possible reasons.Making/sharing our presentation
PLC Meeting DefinitionsNORMSCheck in or Check out on the Norms at each meeting (this can be asking if they are still working and if not, what do we need to do.) Or ask if we need to make any changes with the norms. The point is that this is YOUR way of holding each other accountable so the meetings are productive for everyone.
ROLESFor a group to work together well, it is important that someone takes responsibility for different roles. These can be assigned, rotated or random - you decide. It is essential that there be a facilitator, a recorder (for the minutes as well as the commitments), a timer and an encourager.
AMOUNT OF TIMEMinimum expectation is that you meet each month for 60 min. This is necessary so that there is enough time to build connections with each other as well as to have enough time for the work. Please do not break this into two 30 min. sessions or combine it with another team meeting.
STUDENT LEARNING GOALRemember that this is the focus for this year so keep it in focus. Your individual PLC meeting may address other learning that is building up to your year end measure of that learning goal and that is totally acceptable. Just make sure that the group remembers what you decided on as your year's focus.
COMMITMENTSClose each meeting with a quick review of the commitment of each person for the next PLC meeting. This should also be typed into your notes but a verbal summary is good to ensure that everyone has the same understanding.
Four Crucial Questions that are at the CORE of each PLC and your day-to-day conversations about learning: Which of the following Domain(s) for teaching does your PLC address? (See handout for description of what is included in each of the domains.)
1. What do we want each student to learn?1. Planning and preparation
2. How will we know when each student has learned it?2. Classroom Environment
3. How will we respond when a student experiences difficulty in learning?3. Instruction
4. How will we respond when they already know it?4. Professional Responsibilities
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