Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolData and GoalsSeptember 16, 2013Personalize,Engage, Connect
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolAttendance/Tardy 2012-2013 Students Average % Present for the Year Absences 1208 6.43 96.45 Tardies 1208 3.39 Absences - # of students missing 10 or more days: 287 Tardies - # of students tardy 10 or more days: 119 2011-2012 Students Average % Present for the Year Absences 1102 5.81 96.81 Tardies 1102 3.42 Absences - # of students missing 10 or more days: 220 Tardies - # of students tardy 10 or more days: 107
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolAttendance/Tardy 2012-2013 Excused Unexcused Excused Unexcused Vacations Absences Absences Tardy Tardy 6367 752 1579 2581 407 2011-2012 ExcusedUnexcused Excused Unexcused Vacations Absences Absences Tardy Tardy 6074 696 1398 2727 390
PSSA Data2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolKeystones 2012-2013 May 2013 Algebra I Grade 8 Advanced Proficient Basic 86 60 14 Grade 7 25 1 January 2013 Geometry Grade 8 28 2
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 UNLOCKING THE FUTURE
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 2. Implement, and monitor EDM materials to ensure alignment to Common Core Standards. (http://www.everydaymath.com) a. Training for all teachers in the new EDM technology. b. Align EDM materials to the Common Core Standards. c. Monitor implementation through classroom observations and monthly content meetings.
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 1.2.1 UMASD students are provided with instruction that is designed to meet individual student learning needs, learning styles, interests, and employ culturally sensitive and responsive practices in an effort to maximize student learning for every student. 1. Continue to employ a combination of school-based teams (data teams, student assistance teams, child study teams, DVMSA) to collect and analyze intersecting data and research in order to personalize instruction and create a culturally responsive learning environment (alignment to 1.3.1) a. Data teams and the PASS team meet weekly to analyze data in order to personalize instruction and to provide support for all students. b. Teachers and counselors document data analysis through Team Guidelines.
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 c. Teams of teachers and administrators participate in the Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Gap Consortium Workshops. They will share culturally sensitive practices during grade level and content meetings. d. Diverse students will attend DVMSA leadership conference. e. Through Community of Caring culturally sensitive and culturally responsive practices will be infused throughout the curriculum. f. Three diverse groups of students will follow “Owning Up” Curriculum – a research based culturally responsive curriculum to assist at risk minority students.
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 1.2.3 UMASD employs research-based programs to ensure intervention and extension opportunities for all students. 1. Teachers will document Individual Student Plans on Google docs as a method of intervention for at-risk students. 1.3.1 UMASD employ a balanced assessment plan that includes common assessments, benchmark testes, end of year exams, regular formative and summative assessments. 1. Continue to publish an annual assessment plan which includes summative assessments to be used by schools to monitor progress in science. a. Examine science, curriculum, scores and standards for re- alignment of curriculum and instruction.
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 1.3.2 UMASD continuously analyzes student performance on state assessments. PSSA/Keystones to assess strengths and weakness for all students in mathematics, reading, science, and writing as well as to set targets for improvement (Alignment to 1.4.2) 1. All schools will continue to employ a combination of school-based teams (data teams, student assistance teams, child study teams, student achievement teams, DVMSA) to collect and analyze intersecting data and research in order to personalize instruction and create a culturally responsive learning environment as strategies to close the achievement gap between student groups as well as the gap between achievement and growth for individual students. (alignment to 1.2.1) a. Teachers will be trained in the new Assessment Tracker and in data analysis of student performance. b. Teachers will mine data and document in Team Guidelines, monitoring for at-risk students through Individual Student Plans on Google Docs.
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 1.5.1 All UMASD staff will be involved in ensuring smooth transitions for all students during every step of the process. 1. Develop a transition plan to be updated annually a. Counselors provide “coffee with counselors” for parents of incoming 5th graders. b. Principals schedule summer building tours and Transition Night program for parents and students.
Upper Merion Area Middle SchoolGoals 2013-2014 2.1.2 Implement a parent engagement plan (parent partnership) 1. Develop a parent engagement plan. a. Middle School will study results of Climate Survey. b. Middle School Action Team will develop an NNPS 2013-2014 plan. c. Middle School will implement service learning model aligned to standard-based curricula.