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    3. 2009 Grade 3 English Language Arts

    4. Grade 3 English Language Arts

    6. Grade 3 Mathematics

    8. Grade 4 English Language Arts

    17. Individual student analysis for MCAS 2009 , all sub-groups Students in grades four and five will have an ISSP if attained Needs Improvement or Warning on MCAS 2009 Data analysis identifying weak areas for each student which will be addressed by the classroom teacher and reading specialist using technology and frequent formative assessments English Language Arts Targets and Supports

    18. Continue to utilize Smart MCAS for grades 3, 4, and 5 for practice with questions on test Reading Incentive Programs in each school Transition to DRA2 in grade three to assess fluency and provide a written component in place of an oral summary Dr. Laflamme will continue meeting with grade 4 teachers aligning the Rubrics with MCAS testing measures and focusing on vocabulary. English Language Arts Targets and Supports

    19. New Elementary Initiatives Continued implementation of EveryDay Math in grade 2, 3 & 4 Introduction of new software programs for math achievement Acuity for Grades 3-8 FASTT Math for Grades 2-5 Math Targets and Supports

    20. Continuing Math Initiatives Smart MCAS question bank used for MCAS preparation along with instructional resources from Acuity and released past MCAS questions MCAS item analysis in grades 3-5 using data from the state Before and after school MCAS prep programs Math Targets and Supports

    21. Math Targets and Supports

    22. The District-wide Science Curriculum Committee will continue to meet to examine the curriculum K-12 and will make a recommendation for a textbook or program. Realignment of several units of study to more closely match MA Curriculum Frameworks Professional Development Offerings in Scientific Inquiry and Science Curriculum. Science Targets and Supports

    23. Continued item analysis by each teacher to determine the strengths and weakness at each school Science Targets and Supports

    24. Dedham Middle School

    32. English Language Arts Targets and Supports Statistically, our students are scoring above the state average on multiple choice questions in ELA. Our percentages indicate that many students are earning a 2 or below on open response questions. All Dedham Middle School students need to score 12 or more out of 16 points for the four open response questions.

    33. English Language Arts Targets and Supports How will this be achieved? Writing with Colors - focused writing program Common open-response formative assessments Frequent low-stakes writing across the curriculum Greater focus on scaffolding and tracking open-response skills acquisition for student subgroups

    34. Math Targets and Supports A new diagnostic program, Acuity , for Mathematics has been purchased for the middle school. Teachers in grades 6, 7 & 8 will administer periodic diagnostic tests through the use of Acuity . The program will yield data which will allow us to target the specific standards in which a student needs improvement.

    35. Use of low-stakes writing assignments Increased practice on open response questions with the goal of implementing a secondary version of Writing With Colors called Light up the Problem Strict focus on targeted subgroupings specifically ELL and Special Education Math Targets and Supports

    36. Continued analysis of spiraled curriculum in the middle school. Increased time for professional development to allow for teachers in grades 6, 7 & 8 to analyze the test items. Regular use of low-stakes writing assignments and open response assessments. Science Targets and Supports