Taft Middle School Looking at the Big Picture
Leadership Team Tasks • Set and communicate direction of the building • Make site-based decisions • Monitor all aspects of the School Improvement Plan • Review and act upon incoming data • Communicate progress of SIP and PDSA Cycles
Taft’s Leadership Team Steve Archibald ~ Principal Tom Pardonek ~ Associate Principal Paul Hayes ~ Quality Liaison Mary Pruden ~ Quality Liaison Jill Anderson Wendy Frese Courtney Hogan Beth Meade
Why? Defining the System • To define the purpose of the Leadership Team • To establish the relationship between the Leadership Team and the Staff • To facilitate the development of the SIP • To monitor the SIP Goals and our progress • To communicate changes to staff
Customers Defining the System • Primary Customers are the Taft Staff • Secondary Beneficiaries are the Students
The 2004-2005 System Defining the System • No Leadership Team • SIP Committees by Goal • Inconsistent alignment between PDSA Cycles and SIP • SIP Goals defined only by ITBS • SIP Goals seldomly reviewed PDSA
What do our PDSA Cycles focus on this year? Assess Current Situation: Part 1
Taft PDSA Cycles by Areas of Study Taft Student Progress PDSA
Science Writing Social Emotional Behavior Math Reading Technology PDSA Cycles Assess Current Situation How are Taft students progressing in the areas we are studying? PDSA Area of Study Graph
Social Emotional Behavior A Taft survey was developed and administered. Data has not yet been compiled.
Technology • According to NCLB and the State of Iowa, all 8th graders will take a Technology Proficiency Test • Like other goal areas, everyone is responsible for technical proficiency • CRCSD is in the process of defining Technology Proficiency • CRCSD is in the process of creating a Technology Proficiency Test
PDSA Cycles • All Taft employees will be engaged in the PDSA Cycle process • Current projects in this category are widely varied • There is no central connection for these projects • These projects will be realigned to Taft’s goals
Writing • There is no standardized building-wide assessment in writing that is routinely done. • The district is piloting an assessment this year based on the 6+ Traits of Writing.
What do we DO when students struggle? By the way… Assess Current Situation:Part 2
Interventions/Processes Currently in Place to Help Struggling Students
What alternatives do we suggest for students who struggle? Assess Current Situation:Part 2 PDSA
Analyze Causes The Leadership Team is at this point right now.
Timeline 2005-2006 • December 2005: Leadership Team begins to meet. • January – February 2006: Leadership Team defines the current situation at Taft. • February 13: Taft Staff provide feedback for SIP SMART Goals. • February 23: Leadership Team meets with Jay Marino to write SMART GOALS. • April – May 2006: Taft Staff work on aligning PDSA Cycles to SIP SMART Goals. PDSA