Garrison NCA School Improvement Update 2008-2009 Plan Completion May 13, 2009
RCS Student Achievement Expectations • 1st Grade students will have 80% in addition and subtraction facts – Level 18 (18%) • 2nd Grade students will read to learn by grade 3 = Level M (82%) • 3rd Grade students will summarize their thoughts and concepts in simple paragraphs – Pass Indiana Writing Assessment – Score of 4, 5, or 6 (53%) • 4th Grade students will have 80% in multiplication and division facts – Levels 26 & 27 (82%) • 6th Grade students will read expository text at grade level and write grade appropriate reports – Reading Level Y ( 50%) and Pass Indiana Writing Assessment – Score of 4, 5, or 6 (62%)
RCS Social Achievement Expectations • Attendance = 80% of students 95% or higher • Discipline = 85% of students with no office referrals and 97% of students with no suspensions • 6th Grade Graduation Plan in place- (100% of Garrison 6th grade has a plan in place.) • 76% of 6th grade eligible students enrolled (as of today) in 21st Century Scholars program.
Garrison Goal 1 – Language Arts • Students write narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive texts demonstrating a command of Standard English. Must demonstrate research, organizational and drafting strategies and an awareness of the audience and purpose for writing. (End of Grade 6) • Garrison students will improve student writing process and application scores by 6% each year as measured by ISTEP+. • Fall to Spring 08-09 Writing Prompts show % growth • Utilize the 6+1 Writing Traits rubric – same used for ISTEP+. • Fall 07 – Fall 08 = 12% decrease (59% - 47%)
Garrison Goal 2 – Mathematics • Number Sense = Understanding the number system is the basis of mathematics. (End of 6th grade = relationship between fractions and decimals, negative numbers, relate percentages to fractions and decimals and learn to use ratios. Find multiples and factors of whole numbers to solve problems involving fractions.) • Garrison students will demonstrate a minimum of 5% growth in the area of Number Sense in Math on ISTEP+. • Everyday Mathematics Spring Assessments • Fall Acuity = Baseline • ISTEP+ Fall 07 – Fall 08 = 5%increase (78% - 83%)
Math Stars Wall • Math Facts in a Flash • Program began in mid October 2008 • Computer based accelerated program to encourage students to memorize and obtain math facts in the basic 4 operations of : • Addition = 290 • Subtraction = 122 • Multiplication = 52 • Division = 35 • All Levels = 25
Literacy Data Wall • Located in Staff Lounge • Goal is to have all students in Green (above level) or Yellow = (On Level) • Students names listed as: • Above level = Green = 178 • On Level = Yellow = 97 • Below Level = Red = 58 83% on or above grade level. 17% below grade level.
Literacy Levels – End of each Trimester • Kdg = A – B - C • 1st = E – G - I • 2nd = J – K - M • 3rd = N – O - P • 4th = Q – R - S • 5th = T - U - V • 6th = W – X - Y
Author’s Corner • Fall, Winter, and Spring Writing Prompt • Each classroom will select one writing piece to be nominated to the “Author’s Corner” • A date and time for Author to bring literary piece to share with Principal and other selected Author’s. • Writing will be honored on the Author’s Corner Wall of Fame.
Garrison Wall of Fame • Positive Behavior Expectations Character Award = 2 students per classroom nominated by teacher • Attendance • Outstanding = 97% or better • Perfect = 100% • Honor Roll • Principal’s Honor Roll = 90% in all academic subjects • Teacher’s Honor Roll = 80% or better in all academic subjects • Principal’s Effort Award = Exemplary effort but not on Honor Roll
Professional Development • On-going weekly Literacy Collaborative Frameworks training by coaches • Math Facts in a Flash = new software program training – all staff • 6+1 Traits Training = 100% of faculty trained by Summer 2008 • Leveled Literacy Intervention Training = 15 teachers – Summer of 2008 • Primary and Intermediate Teams collaboration on assessment of Writing Prompts
Response to Intervention • Tier 1 Intervention = In the classroom, extra assistance from teacher for student who is behind • Tier 2 Intervention = Out of the classroom with additional small group assistance in area of weakness (Title 1, LLI, Wilson) • Tier 3 Intervention = Out of the classroom with additional one on one assistance in area of weakness (Reading Recovery, My Reading Coach, after school tutoring, possible referral to special education)
Engaging Students in the Community • K-Kids • Food Drive- Community • Book Drive- School • Interclub Activity – Ice Skating • Fundraising for club activities • Mock Election • “Vote for Me” Program • West End Bank Employees • Bank meeting/shadowing Tellers • Academic Teams • Spell Bowl • Math Bowl • Science Bowl • Sixth Grade Camping Trip • Veteran’s Day Program • Circle the State with Song Choir • Creation of Cup Stacking Team • National Elementary Honor Society
Vision 2011 • Garrison Elementary School will be the educational institution of popular choice in Wayne County. Our constituents will want their children to attend Garrison School because of the actualized and perceived levels of student achievement, quality of instructional practices, and the overall excellence in educational climate.
Recognition and Accomplishments • 97% Attendance Rate (96.6%) • Exemplary School Status (P.L. 221 Guidelines) • Four Star Recognition • Language Arts (Top 25 %) • Mathematics (Top 25 %) • Total Percent Passing (Top 25 %) • Attendance Rate (Top 25 %)
Achievement Measurements and Benchmarks • 90% of our students passing statewide assessments in all areas measured (77.8%-Fall 2008 – a 5.6% increase) • Growth demonstrated by 100% of the student body from pre to interim to post test assessments • 50% of the student body (Grades 3-6) attaining honor roll status (70%-Fall 2008 62% - Winter 2009)
Safe and Disciplined Environment • Students and all adult staff members valued and respected • Classroom instruction free of interruption resulting from student misbehavior • Full implementation of Positive Behavior Support with MOP/AAAA • Suspensions reduced by 10% each year • Character is promoted by all constituents
The Curriculum and School Program • Written and practiced curriculum aligned to Indiana Academic Standards • Curriculum that meets the enrichment and remedial needs of all students (Logos, ASPIRE, Leveled Literacy Intervention, Reading Recovery, Title 1) • More academic team opportunities that encourage extensions to student learning (Spelling Bee, Math Bowl, Spell Bowl, and Science Bowl Teams) • Creation of civic opportunities to further develop the character of our students (K-Kids Club, West End Bank Garrison Branch, National Elementary Honor Society)
Parental and Community Involvement • Parents eager to participate in the classroom, lunchroom, recess setting, and the office. • Continue active Study Buddy program. • Half time School Social Worker. • Give and take relationship with the community (a more concerted effort to give) Communities in Schools.
Technology • Current technological experiences provided to our students • Technological opportunities linked to our curriculum • Enrichment and remediation opportunities to supplement our other resources (Math Facts in a Flash, My Reading Coach) • New computer lab for 2009-2010
Classroom Instruction • Diagnostic and prescriptive by nature • Standards-driven • Creative, rigorous, and relevant • Engaging / hands-on / relevant • Big picture always kept in perspective (enduring understanding vs. familiarity)
Assessment • Aligned to academic standards • Acuity (ELA and Math) • DIBELS/PPVT • 6+1 Traits Writing • Deemed important and valuable by all constituents • On-going to foster diagnostic and prescriptive education
School Personnel • Enjoying their profession as if there is nothing in the world they would rather be doing; • Seeing children for the blessing they truly are; • All staff highly qualified to meet the diverse needs of our students; • Collegial.
School Improvement at Garrison Elementary • Opening the door to new beginnings… • For increased student achievement • For increased student attendance • For an improved and safe climate • For connected professional development • For increased use of technology • A place that makes a difference!
Questions? • Thank you for your participation on the NCA Oversight Team. • Signature on Plan. • Thanks for your time.