PCPS Teaching and Learning

TEACHING AND LEARNING AT PINE CITY SCHOOLS

Instruction, Professional Development, Assessment, Curriculum, Technology


Each year the schools within the Pine City School District set school improvement goals with the purpose of school improvement and progress toward improving the facilities, processes, systems, and raising of student achievement for all students. Below are the three district strategic planning categories and site specific goals:


  • Student Achievement

  • Culture for Growth and Success

  • Efficient and Effective Operations


Foundation of Excellence


Faculty Academic Achievement -

62 % of Pine City Public School Educators have a Master's Degree or Master's Degree Plus


Class size ratios -

  • Kindergarten 1:20

  • Grade 1 1:20

  • Grade 2 1:22

  • Grade 3 1:22

  • Grade 4 1:26

  • Grade 5 1:28

  • Grade 6 1:28

  • Jr. High and Sr. High School 1:15


Business Partnerships-

Pizza Pub, Waxberg Clinic, US Bank, Pine City Vet Clinic, Jeff's Outdoor, Lee's Pro-Shop, Rick's Auto, Roubinek Motors, Pine County Sheriff's Department, Tim Struss, Pine County Public Health, Cabin Coffee


Pine Technology Community College


Generous Community Scholarship Contributions: Frandsen Bank, Welia Health, Tollefson, Dr. Barry, Henderson-Anderson, East Central Energy, Berglund Memorial Scholarship, Stearns Bank, Pine City Lions, Broekema Beltway, Oak Park Dental, Federated Co-op, Marguerite Gillmore


Vision

  • Inspire educators,

  • Exceptional outcomes,

  • Culture for learning and improved practice


2021-2022 Academic Goals


Students are more likely to succeed if they reach the five cornerstones, which are the backbone of the World's Best Workforce legislation.


ALL CHILDREN ARE READY FOR SCHOOL

The percentage of children screened between their third and fourth birthday will maintain at or above 42% for three consecutive years with the initial year of data collected starting with 2019.

ALL THIRD-GRADERS CAN READ AT GRADE LEVEL

80% of students tested will demonstrate literacy proficiency on 2 out of the 3 accountability assessments (Spring to Spring Fastbridge Growth, Orf Growth, and 3rd Grade 2021 Reading MCA).

ALL RACIAL AND ECONOMIC ACHIEVEMENT GAPS BETWEEN STUDENTS ARE CLOSED

Mathematics

Decrease the discrepancy between each subgroup and statewide proficiency on All Accountability Tests (MCA-III & MTAS) in Mathematics by 5%.

  • Decrease achievement gap of statewide proficiency 64.6% and white students proficiency achievement gap 50.4% from a 14.6% gap in 2018-2019 to 9.6% for 2020-2021.

  • Decrease achievement gap of statewide proficiency 48.4% and students of two or more races proficiency achievement gap 45.7% from a 2.7% gap in 2018-2019 to 1% or less for 2020- 2021.

  • Decrease achievement gap of statewide proficiency 27.8% and students of Special Education proficiency achievement gap 11.9% from a 15.9% gap in 2018-2019 to 10.9% for 2020-2021.


Reading

Decrease the discrepancy between each subgroup and statewide proficiency on the All Accountability Tests (MCA-III & MTAS) in Reading by 5%.

  • Decrease achievement gap of statewide proficiency 67.9% and white students proficiency achievement gap 55.9% from a 12.0% gap in 2018-2019 to 7.0% for 2020-2021.

  • Decrease achievement gap of statewide proficiency 29.9% and students of Special Education proficiency achievement gap 22.0% from a 7.9% gap in 2018-2019 to 2.9% for 2020-2021.

ALL STUDENTS ARE READY FOR CAREER AND COLLEGE

During their 11th or 12th grade year, 95% of students will have taken a career or college entrance exam. The exam could include an ACCUPLACER, ACT (American College Test), SAT, or ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). We will offer ACT and ACCUPLACER on the same day. Senior Class of 2021 are scheduled to take ACT / ACCUPLACER October 2020 instead of normal administration in Spring 2020.

ALL STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL

Pine City (Secondary) High School will increase past year's graduation rate four-year graduation rate from to 90.2% in 2020 to 97.25% 2021 (with a minimum graduation rate at any point being 95%).