17-18 District Goals

District 2017-2018 Student Achievement Goals:

High School Annual Goals


Academic Achievement Goal:  


    SHS Students in Grades 9-12 will decrease the number of D’s and F’s per semester.


Supporting Data:


    Number of Students with at Least One Classroom Grade of F     All grades 9-12


Total Students on the WAA list


Same as Number of Students with at least one classroom grade lower than a C-


School year

2016-17

2017-18

Qtr 1

208

230

Qtr 2

247


Qtr 3

214


Qtr 4

232



Number of Students with at Least One Classroom Grade of F


All grades 9-12



School Year

2016-17

2017-18

Qtr 1

132


Qtr 2

175


Qtr 3

184


Qtr 4

187


Action Plan:


Task

Persons Responsible

Resources Needed

Timeline

Evidence of Completion

Develop survey of students as to why they believe they earn grades of D or F

Teacher Council

Grades data

September 29

Survey

Prepare survey in a Google Form

Elli Wiemers

Google

October 5

Survey Form

Administer survey 3 times

Homeroom teachers

Survey, homeroom time

October 10, January 9, April 10


Data from completed survey

Determine whether goal was met

Teacher Council

Data from Survey

April 17

Feedback provided in Tiger Talk to staff and to School Board

Students write goals on grades?





Develop reflection tool for teachers to use after seeing student survey results

Teacher Council

Discussion of implications of survey data

October 5

Reflection Tool

Teachers view results of survey to determine possible next steps

Teachers

Survey results

October 13 in Tiger Talk

Reflection by teachers back to TC

Review results of teacher reflection

Teacher Council






Climate Goal:  


     SHS Students in Grades 9-12 will experience improved relationships and level of respect              with fellow students and with staff.


Supporting Data



Action Plan:

Task

Persons Responsible

Resources Needed

Timeline

Evidence of Completion

Develop survey to address specific respect questions

Teacher Council

Iowa Youth Survey

September 29

Survey Questions

Prepare survey in a Google Form

Jade Beehler

Google

October 5

Survey Form

Administer survey 3 times

Homeroom teachers

Survey, homeroom time

October 10, January 9, April 10


Data from completed survey

Determine whether goal was met

Teacher Council

Data from Survey

April 17

Feedback provided in Tiger Talk to staff and to School Board




Middle School Annual Goals

Academic Achievement Goal:

    Each teacher will complete two substantive conversations in their class.  These conversations will    be based off two student researched  prompts. These conversations will be scored using the               AIW process by grade level teams.


Supporting Data

  1. SMS teachers did not score any intentional  substantive conversations  for formative assessment purposes during the 2016-2017 school year.  

  2. Data from the Iowa Youth Survey showed that our students scored below the state average on the question of students treating fellow students with respect.  SMS 76% positive, State 80% positive.  Substantive conversations are not only an academic tool but a climate tool as well. We will use the substantive conversations to promote higher order thinking as well as a way to teach students respectful discourse.

  3. Office referral were up last year.  SMS had 141 office referrals, 48% orn 68 of the referrals were student to student issues.  Many of the referrals dealt with students not being able to work with one another or treating their peers disrespectfully.  

  4. Professional judgement based on teacher observation.s.


Action Plan

One Substantive Conversation will be bundled.

  1. Task---Prompts

  2. Student work---Student work on Prompts.

  3. Instruction--Student Substantive Conversations.

The bundle will scored by your grade level team.


2nd Substantive Conversation will have the following scored by their grade level team.

  1. Task---Prompts

  2. Student work----Student work on Prompts.

  3. Instruction is optional for the second conversation.


Climate Goal:
    80% of all students will respond positively on the school climate survey

Supporting Data:

    Data from previous Iowa Youth Surveys shows there are areas that 80% of our students do not score our school in the top        two categories on the Iowa Youth Survey.   The question that scores the lowest is:  Students in my school treat others with     respect.  


Action Plan:

    All middle school students will be surveyed each year in October using 12 questions from the Iowa Youth Survey. The         data from this survey will help us to determine the course of action we will take to improve building climate. Staff will         conduct two substantive conversations in their classes which will focus on higher order thinking and respectful                       discourse with peers. One area that we have not achieved the scores we would like to see on the Iowa Youth Survey is in         the area of students treating each other with respect and being able to cooperate and work together.  Staff will be trained in      cooperative learning and student engagement techniques by the Kagan group.  This training helps to get students                     positively engaged with one another. This training should help our teachers to get students positively engaged with one         another,  helping students to learn to treat others with respect.   We will continue to build around our Tiger Expectations as     the framework of our building culture.




Elementary Annual Goals


Academic Achievement Goals


Johnson Elementary:

        To increase the number of students who are proficient on the required state FAST screens to            89%:


Supporting Data

Kindergarten Fall Winter Spring

2014-15 58% 88% 88%

2015-16 89% 93% 88%

2016-17 82% 91% 87%

First Grade Fall Winter Spring

2014-15 79% 81% 82%

2015-16 93% 91% 89%

2016-17 91% 87% 86%


Action Plan

  1. Continue to grow instructionally by utilizing Instructional Mentor Coaches and Professional Development time:  Johnson Elementary will utilize elementary IMCs and grade level teacher leaders to look at data after each assessment to determine appropriate interventions.  Prior to following assessment, principal, IMCs and teacher leaders will monitor interventions with teachers.

  2. Analyze and reflect on classroom and building data:  Building Leadership Team (BLT) will analyze classroom data with principal and bring to staff for findings.  Staff will use data to build action plans as they regroup students in small group reading.


Fairview Elementary:

            At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, 80% or more 2nd and 3rd grade          students at Fairview Elementary will be proficient on aReading Spring                            assessments.

 

Supporting Data:

School Year

Combined 2nd and 3rd grade proficiency on Spring aReading

2014-2015

*90.43%

2015-2016

78.2% (226/289)

2016-2017

72.3% (183/253)

*First year of FAST implementation.  This data was used to set statewide benchmarks.  Assessment criteria was changed for school years 15-16 and 16-17.

 

Action Plan:

  1. Utilize FAST, Iowa Assessments, MAP, and classroom data to identify student needs and plan instruction.

  2. Implement interventions and extensions to meet the needs of all learners.

  3. Partner with teacher leaders to implement best practices within literacy.


Lincoln Elementary:

        To increase the percent of students who are proficient on the required state aRead        Assessment, for the spring testing window.


Supporting Data:

    The following data shows that our aRead scores dropped in the spring, both years we have taken the test.  

aRead Scores Fall Winter Spring

2015-2016    74%  80%   74%

2016-2017   81%  80%   74%


Both years we have taken the aRead our spring scores have been slightly lower than the Fall and Winter scores.


Action Plan:

  1. Continue to grow instructionally by utilizing Instructional Mentor Coaches and Professional Development time.

  2. Analyze and reflect on classroom and building data.

  3. Use data to match student needs with appropriate interventions.

  4. Continue to use research based instructional strategies.

  5. Utilize the AIW framework to improve reading tasks, student work, and teacher instruction.


Climate Goals:


Johnson Elementary:

    To increase the amount of students responding positively on all 12 questions of the culture and         climate survey to 90% as administered to all elementary students.


Supporting Data:

    The following two questions scored the lowest the past two years..  Since we want all students to feel acknowledged by         their teacher and respected by the other students we will target these two areas:

  • Question 8.  Teachers notice when I am doing a good job and let me know.

Year Agree/Yes Disagree/No

2015-16 88.8% 11.2%

2016-17 87.2% 12.8%

  • Questions 12.  Students in my school treat students with respect. (27.9%-No)

Year Agree/Yes Disagree/No

2015-16 72.1% 27.9%

2016-17 72.1% 27.9%


Professional judgement based on teacher observations indicate that the two areas the school is focusing on have room for improvement.  


Action Plan:

  1. Staff will complete a “Who are the Ones” activity in which they will identify students they have made a connection with.  This will allow staff to devise a plan to make connections with students who have no or few adults who have identified them as having a connection made.  

  2. Teachers will utilize the Capturing Kid’s Hearts philosophy and Boy’s Town Social Skills.  Principal will document weekly how often staff are using the Capturing Kid’s Hearts in their classroom during walk-through observations.


 

Fairview Elementary:

        At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, 2nd and 3rd grade students will          score above 90% on all 12 questions of the culture and climate survey                           administered to all K-5 students.  

 

Supporting Data:

2016-2017 Results

8. Teachers notice when I am doing a good job and let me know about it. (88.8%)

12. Students in my school treat students with respect. (72.1%)

 

Action Plan:

  1. Students will complete the culture and climate survey three times throughout the year.

  2. Staff will be trained quarterly in Capturing Kids Hearts and Boystown.



Lincoln Elementary:

    85% of students will respond positively on all 12 questions of the culture and              climate survey administered to all elementary students.



Supporting Data:

    The following  question scored the lowest on the culture and climate survey administered to all elementary             students.  Teacher observation and recess office referrals support the data received on this question.

        Question 12. Students in my school treat students with respect. (27.9%-No)

        Teacher observation in unstructured settings supported question 12.

        12% of students were referred to the office for recess issues.


Action Plan

  1. Teachers will utilize the Capturing Kid’s Hearts philosophy and Boy’s Town Social Skills.

  2. Daily morning meetings will be held addressing social/emotional skills.

  3. Classroom guidance is held twice in a 6 day cycle using Second Step Curriculum to address social skill responsibilities.

  4. Staff will monitor and use corrective teaching in all areas of the building to increase peer to peer respect.