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southern association of schools sacs presentation of the standards

Southern Association of Schools (SACS) Presentation of the Standards

J. W. Arnold Elementary School

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

Myron Allen, Principal

216 Stockbridge Road

Jonesboro, GA 30236

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1. What does the school most want the SACS Team to know about each standard as the team begins their work?

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 1 vision and mission
Standard 1: Vision and Mission
  • Drives Instruction and is Aligned with our School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Effectively Communicated
  • Electronic-based Profile and Data Information Systems (AS400, Thinkgate, Encore, etc.)
  • Collaborative Planning, Common Assessment and Data Analysis
  • Leadership monitors Teaching and Learning
  • Revised when appropriate

Our mission is preparing students to become

successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 2 governance and leadership
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
  • Policies and Procedures are Implemented, Monitored and Effectively Communicated
  • Visionary Instructional Leader
  • Teachers are Leaders
  • Ongoing Observations and Evaluations
  • Ongoing Data Analysis
  • Shared-decision Making Process involves all Stakeholders
  • Ongoing PD

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 3 teaching and learning
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
  • Aligned Curriculum (GPS Framework, Pacing Guides, Assessment Calendar)
  • 21st Century Classroom
  • Collaborative Planning, Common Assessments, Data-driven decisions
  • Ongoing PD
  • Media and Support Programs (SPED, EIP, Counseling, etc.)

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 4 documenting and using results
Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results
  • Drives SIP
  • Collaborative Lesson Planning
  • Data Analysis Planning
  • Common Assessments
  • Response-to-Intervention (RTI)
  • Student-Support Team (SST)
  • Progress Monitoring

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 5 resources and support systems
Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems
  • School, district and state aligned recruitment, evaluation and retention process
  • Teacher Support Specialist-Mentors
  • Ongoing PD
  • Analyze Vision, Mission SIP, Data, and Programs to identify needed resources
  • Guidance Counseling Services
  • Safe and orderly environment

Our mission is preparing students to become

successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 6 stakeholders and communication relationship
Standard 6: Stakeholders and Communication Relationship
  • Open-door Policy
  • Surveys
  • Better-Seeking/School Council Team
  • Learning Communities (Meet-and-Greet, Parent Education Night, Connect Ed.,etc.)
  • PTA, RTI/SST, IEP Meetings
  • News Letters, Agendas, Conferences, etc.

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 7 commitment to continuous improvement
Standard 7: Commitment to Continuous Improvement
  • Vision, Mission aligned with SIP
  • Curriculum Alignment
  • Common Planning and Assessments
  • Data Analysis
  • Ongoing PD
  • Instructional Programs (RTI/SST, EIP, etc.)
  • Guidance Counseling Program

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

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2. What information about each standard does the school wish to highlight?

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 1 vision and mission11
Standard 1: Vision and Mission
  • Aligned with SACS Standards and our SMART Goals and SIP
  • Guides Teaching and Learning
  • Highly Communicated
  • Contributes to overall Success

Our mission is preparing students to become

successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 2 governance and leadership12
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
  • Highly Communicated Policies/Procedures
  • Shared-decision Making Process
  • 52% certified staff with advanced degree
  • Book Studies

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 3 teaching and learning13
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
  • Resource-rich (abundance of materials)
  • Student Survey results reveal:
    • 92% Teachers encourage and motivate
  • Parent/Stakeholders Survey results reveal
    • 98% Teachers have high expectations
  • Staff Survey reveal
    • 98% Parents are provided learning information

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 3 teaching and learning14
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
  • School-wide 2010-% CRCT Met/Exceeded
    • 94% Reading (99% 1st grade)
    • 89% Language Arts
    • 82% Math
    • 85% Science
    • 88% Social Studies

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 3 teaching and learning15
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
  • G5WA 21010-% Met/Exceeded
    • 89%-exceeded the State by 16% and the County by 23%
  • Academic Status 2008-2010
    • AYP
    • Distinguished Title 1 Targeted Assistance

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 4 documenting and using results16
Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results
  • Variety of Electronic Data Systems
  • Data analysis training/support
  • Data Conference Room
  • ½ day data planning
  • Highly communicated to all stakeholders

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 5 resources and support systems17
Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems
  • Resource-rich
  • 100% Highly Qualified Staff
  • 37% certified staff at Arnold 10 + years
  • Parent/Stakeholder Survey results reveal:
    • 98% students have access to a variety of resources

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 6 stakeholders and communication relationships
Standard 6: Stakeholders and Communication Relationships
  • Parent/Stakeholder Survey results reveal:
    • 100% of parents feel welcomed
    • 98% receive general information
    • 98% Arnold promote communication
    • 98% regular parental involvement
  • Staff Survey results reveal
    • 100% Principal clearly communicates expectations
    • 98% Communication is open

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 7 commitment to continuous improvement19
Standard 7:Commitment to Continuous Improvement
  • Foundation/Focus: Vision/Mission, Goals (aligned with SIP)
  • Staff Retreat
  • Ongoing collaborative planning and data analysis
  • Ongoing PD
  • Numerous Instructional Programs

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

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3. What artifacts does the school wish to bring to the team’s attention that demonstrate the school’s adherence to one or more standards?

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 1 vision and mission21
Standard 1: Vision and Mission
  • Highly Communicated
    • Posted in corridors
    • Documented on letterhead, news letters
    • Meetings

Our mission is preparing students to become

successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 3 teaching and learning22
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
  • Posted: Schedules, Standard(s)/EQs, Vision/Mission
  • Curriculum Framework, Pacing Guides, Lesson Plans, Common Assessment
  • Collaborative Planning Minutes
  • Assessment results (CRCT, common, etc.)
  • Surveys

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 4 documenting and using results23
Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results
  • Data Conference Room
  • Data Notebook
  • Data posted in corridors
  • Collaborative Planning Minutes
  • Parent ITBS/CRCT Results Letter
  • Agendas (PD, PTA, Meetings, etc.)

Our mission is preparing students to become

successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 6 stakeholders and communication relationships24
Standard 6: Stakeholders and Communication Relationships
  • Abundance of parental/stakeholder involvement activities
  • Sign-in Sheets (PTA, Volunteer, etc.)
  • Surveys

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

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4. What processes and practices does the school wish to explain that demonstrate how the school is meeting the standard?

Our mission is preparing students to become

successful citizens and lifelong learners.

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Accountability and Commitment

  • Alignment (vision/mission, curriculum, etc.)
  • Electronic-based Applications (profile/data)
  • Collaboration, lesson and data analysis planning, assessment, progress monitoring
  • Continuous PD
  • Focus-walks, evaluations, etc.
  • Effective communication (shared-decision)

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

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5. What does the school want the team to look for and/or verify with regard to each standard as it conducts its review?

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 1 vision and mission28
Standard 1: Vision and Mission
  • Visible Communication (written)
  • Electronic-based Applications (profile/data)
  • Alignment (Curriculum, SIP)
  • Posted

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 2 governance and leadership29
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
  • Student Handbook/Agendas
  • Minutes: BST/QCT, School Council, SST, Team Planning, PTA
  • Data Notebooks
  • Surveys

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 3 teaching and learning30
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
  • Interactive 21st Century Classroom Activities
  • Collaborative Lesson Planning
  • Aligned Curriculum, Pacing Guides, Lessons
  • Data Notebook/Data Conference Room
  • Media and Technology Plan

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 4 documenting and using results31
Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results
  • Electronic-based Applications
  • SIP
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Data Conference Room/Notebook
  • Surveys
  • Correspondence (written)

Our mission is preparing students to become

Successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 5 resources and support systems32
Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems
  • CCPS and Arnold’s Website
  • Teacher Support Specialist Mentors
  • Financial Records
  • Visitors/Volunteers Sign-in/Sign-out
  • Cleanliness of building
  • Counselor’s Handbook/School-based Guidance Plan

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.

standard 6 stakeholders and communication relationship33
Standard 6: Stakeholders and Communication Relationship
  • Minutes (BST/QCT, School Council, PTA)
  • List of Parental Involvement Activities
  • Student Agendas, Newsletters, Website
  • Surveys

Our mission is preparing students to become

successful citizens and lifelong learners.

standard 7 commitment to continuous improvement34
Standard 7: Commitment to Continuous Improvement
  • Vision/Mission Statement
  • SIP
  • 21st Century Digital Classrooms
  • Data Conference Room/Notebook
  • Instructional Programs (SPED, EIP, High Potential, Counseling)
  • Ongoing PD

Our vision is to provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive, responsible members of a global society.