Leland & Gray 2015-16 Title I Action-Plan

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Goal 1: To improve students’ understanding and skills in reading and writing.
2016 Targets: 85% of 8th graders and 80% of 11th graders meet proficiency on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) reading exam.
2016 Targets: 75% of 8th graders and 60% of 11th graders meet proficiency on the SBAC writing exam.

Action Steps

Measures

People Responsible

Timeframe

1a. Provide professional development for teachers to integrate instructional differentiation, compelling content, and academic support during and outside of classes to support higher expectations of struggling students

SBAC exams,
teacher training, teachers/staff supervision  evaluation

All teachers, principal, support staff

July 2015-June 2016

1b. Utilize a literacy coach to develop professional development activities for adolescent literacy training

In-service, faculty meeting activities, small-group and one-one teacher/staff support

Principal, superintendent, literacy coach

July 2015-June 2016

1c. Offer English Support courses for gr. 7-12, before school and after school

Enrollment in academic support classes

English teachers, principal

July 2015-June 2016

1d. Provide additional small-group and one-on-one tutoring and other literacy-rich activities to students who consistently fail to demonstrate literacy skills on grade level. This may include the use of technology and technology integration

SBAC exams,
teacher training, student attendance

English teachers, staff, literacy coach, special educators and staff

July 2015-June 2016

 

Goal 2: To improve students’ conceptual and problem-solving skills in mathematics.
2016 Targets: 80% of 8th graders and 40% of 11th graders meet proficiency on the SBAC mathematics exam.

Action Steps

Measures

People Responsible

Timeframe

2a. Provide professional development for teachers to integrate instructional differentiation, compelling content, and academic support during and outside of classes to support higher expectations of struggling students

SBAC exams
teacher training, teachers/staff supervision  evaluation

Math teachers, principal, support staff, WCSU math coach

July 2015-June 2016

2b. Expand mathematics curriculum into other subject areas, particularly science and social studies, for enhancing logical thinking and problem-solving

Teacher training, teachers/staff supervision  evaluation

Math coach, teachers, principal

July 2015-June 2016

2c. Enroll nearly every student in Algebra I by 9th grade, and every student in college-preparatory Geometry by 10th grade

SBAC exams, course enrollment

Math teachers, principal, school counselors

July 2015-June 2016

2d. Increase the percentage of students participating in college-preparatory math courses, including the completion of Algebra II before graduation

Course enrollments

Math teachers, principal, school counselors

July 2015-June 2016

2e. Offer Math Support courses in gr. 7-9 and Algebra II for students during the school day, before school and after school, including peer tutoring

Enrollment

Math teachers, principal, support staff

July 2015-June 2016

2f. Provide additional math instruction to students who continue to perform below grade-level, such as small-group and one-on-one tutoring and summer classes that include other educational engagement activities. This may include the use of technology.

Student participation, monitoring of course grades

Math teachers, principal, special educators and support staff

July 2015-June 2016

 

Goal 3: To improve students’ conceptual and problem-solving skills in science and technology.
2016 Targets: 40% of 8th graders and 11th graders meet proficiency on the SBAC science exam.

Action Steps

Measures

People Responsible

Timeframe

Align science curriculum and assessment in grades 5 through 11 in the five union schools

NECAP exams, Grade Level Academic Meetings (GLAM)

Science and gr. 5-6 elementary teachers, principals

July 2015-June 2016

Empower a teacher to provide professional learning opportunities and supports for faculty/staff in technology integration to improve student learning. This includes assistive technology for students with special needs.

Documentation of opportunities and supports offered and utilized

Technology integration specialist

July 2015-June 2016

Increase the percentage of students participating in college-preparatory science courses, including earth science, chemistry, physics, and dual-enrollment and advanced placement courses

Course enrollments

Science teachers, school counselors, principal

July 2015-June 2016

 

Goal 4: To improve student engagement and school climate; to increase student attendance and resilience; and to reduce substance abuse and other at-risk behavior.
2016 Targets: 90% of students feel safe at school; that their teachers hold high expectations; and that they feel respected and fairly treated, based on the Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together (YATST) survey. 100% of students in gr. 7-9 will have personalized learning plans developed with their advisor and signed by their parent/guardian.

Action Steps

Measures

People Responsible

Timeframe

Provide a high-quality Advisory program that includes training in restorative justice, developing personalized learning plans (PLPs), and awareness of community-based learning (CBL) requirements, all of which connect every student to a faculty member on a daily or weekly basis

Curriculum materials for PLP and CBL, Advisory activities, completed PLPs, student climate survey and/or focus group

School counseling dept, campus supervisor, full faculty

July 2015-June 2016

Provide a case manager for regular education in the Class of 2019, who are identified as at-risk of engaging in unhealthy behaviors and dropping out of school

Written plan of prevention and intervention, documentation of meetings and interventions

Identified teacher who serves as case manager, school counseling dept

July 2015-June 2016

Goal 4: To improve student engagement and school climate; to increase student attendance and resilience; and to reduce substance abuse and other at-risk behavior. (continued)

Train middle school students in safe technology usage based on the Digital Wish curriculum and other evidence-based strategies, particularly regarding personal electronic devices (PEDs) and social media

Documentation of training, parent permission PED forms for students

Technology integration specialist, middle school teachers

July 2015-June 2016

Provide enrichment and fitness activities bringing students and personnel together on a regular basis during and outside the school day

Attendance for assemblies, Spirit, co-curricular activities

Administration, Spirit advisor, all faculty/staff

July 2015-June 2016

Provide substance-abuse prevention and other wellness activities for students and parents in collaboration with partner agencies

Activities for students and parents, meetings with partners

Administration, Student Assistance Professional, West River Valley Thrives

July 2015-June 2016

Facilitate student access to physical and mental health services; identify and address other barriers to student learning based on a whole-child approach

Student/family referrals for health insurance, mental health services, and dental care

Administration, school nurse and counselors, Windham Central School Health Advisory Committee

July 2015-June 2016

Develop a new school safety team for building emergencies in consultation with area professionals and community organizations, and coordinate with union elementary schools and central office

Updated and disseminated emergency plans

School administration, Windham Central

July 2015-June 2016

 

Goal 5: To increase faculty involvement in school leadership and to improve the effectiveness of professional learning (PL)
2016 Target: Faculty members will contribute to the planning, implementation, and assessment of all PL activities, and analyze data on the PL’s impact on student learning

Action Steps

Measures

People Responsible

Timeframe

Develop a leadership group during a two-day summer retreat by building a team of faculty-admin partners and reviewing student data

Attendance, exit survey

Principal, director of student services, 4 faculty members

August 2015

Foster the continued development of the new leadership group through weekly meetings that focus on faculty PL and student data

Participation of group members

Principal, director of student services, 4 faculty members

July 2015-June 2016