Goal 1: Increase the students exceeding expectations in the area of math on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT).
Measureable Goal: Increase the students exceeding expectations in the area of math as follows: Grade 3-from 69% to 75%, Grade 4-from 55% to 65%, Grade 5-from 36% to 65%.
According to our winter CAAS data, third grade is projected to have 67% of students exceed expectations on the CRCT, fourth grade is projected to have 60% of students exceed standards on the CRCT and fifth grade is expected to have 59% of students exceed standards on the CRCT.
The administration continues to observe classroom instruction, specifically looking for teachers to be using the required problem of the day and emphasizing real world experiences with geometry and measurement.
Teachers use the Challenge Day/Gifted Day as their Home Challenge Day where students are intentionally grouped for additional math practice. This takes place one day per week.
Teachers continuously use data to differentiate their instruction and group students for math instruction.
Teachers follow the state’s scope and sequence for teaching the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.
Teachers implement specific interventions for students falling below the 25th percentile in math on the Easy CBM screener and the students’ progress is monitored.
Focus Area: Implementation of School Wide Assessments for Tier 1
Goal 2: Provide professional development for all classroom teachers and special education teachers in the area of math.
Measureable Goal: All math teachers will engage in math-centered professional development.
Dr. Lynn Hart has met with each grade level and Special Education teachers for one full day emphasizing best teaching practices for geometry and measurement.
Several teachers attended math training provided by Metro RESA. The training focused on the Common Core Standards.
Focus Area: Response to Intervention
Goal 3: Implement a consistent Response to Intervention (RTI) plan by providing assessment and support to students on all tiers of the Pyramid of Intervention.
Measureable Goal: 98% of students will meet or exceed expectations on the Criterion Reference Competency Test in reading and mathematics.
To date, two universal screener windows have been opened to screen all of our students in reading and math. Any students falling below the 25th percentile is required to have a research-based intervention put into place by the classroom teacher. The classroom teacher is responsible for monitoring the success of the intervention through the progress monitoring process. The administration is responsible for assuring that all students falling below the 25th percentile have an intervention in place and that the intervention is being monitored. The third universal screener window will open on April 28.
All teachers were trained on how to use Easy CBM in August and September. Teachers were trained on how to use Easy CBM screeners and progress monitoring tools. Easy CBM is Mary Lin’s universal screener and progress monitoring tool.
Teachers and the administration meet frequently to discuss which interventions to implement for students who fall below the 25th percentile, such as PALS math and PALS Reading.
Focus Area: Student, Parent and Community Engagement
Goal 4: Continue to sustain a positive relationship with the PTA, Foundation and Local School Council. Increase the percentage of PTA memberships.
Measureable Goal: Increase the percentage of PTA memberships from 85% to 95% by the end of the year. Meet monthly with the Local School Council
The administration meets monthly with the Local School Council and the PTA. We currently have 492 PTA members.
Focus Area: Safe and Supportive Learning Environment
Goal 5: To create and sustain a positive school culture that promotes academic excellence for all students.
Measureable Goal: Decrease students referred to Tier Two and Tier Three for Behavior from 10% to 5%. This percentage is based upon last year’s referrals.
The administration has suspended two students to date. We have decreased the number of Tier Two and Tier Three behavior referrals to 5%.
Teachers and Administrators will respond to parent emails and phone calls within a 24 hour time period. This has been monitored by the number of complaints the front office has received.