Picotte School Improvement Plan

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 The mission of Picotte Elementary School is to provide educational opportunities
which empower all students to achieve their highest potential.

Picotte School Improvement Plan

 

District Intended Summative Outcome:

Increase the number of students demonstrating proficiency and growth on state ELA assessments

School ELA Goal: All students will receive the guaranteed and viable ELA curriculum as written in the A+ OPS Curriculum Guides for ELA using a balanced literacy approach.

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

- Use the core resources (Journeys, Storytown, Collections, Being A Writer) to plan and deliver instruction based on state standards (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

- Provide daily guided reading instruction using the Literacy Continuum (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

- Provide students with daily literacy opportunities that build rigor during independent reading (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

- Utilize UNRAAVEL books to support Text Dependent Analysis (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

Success Criteria:

- Teachers’ lesson plans will convey daily ELA instruction based on the A+ OPS Curriculum Guides

- Teachers’ lesson plans reflect evidence of high yield literacy strategies to meet the demands of the College and Career Ready ELA standards

- Teachers’ lesson plans will incorporate clear and measurable learning goals.

- Teachers teach all components of a guided reading lesson

- Teachers’ guided reading plans show evidence that the Literacy Continuum was an integral part of their planning

- Students receive daily opportunities for higher level thinking and processing during whole group instruction through use of the core resources

- Students engage in daily opportunities for independent reading and rigorous literacy opportunities

 

Progress Monitoring:

- Running records data to monitor student growth, 2x per quarter per grade level at grade level meeting

- Whole group and guided reading lesson plan checks, 1x per month

- NWEA-MAP Assessment Growth, 1st, 3rd and 4th quarter

- Student summative assessments (required per the A+ OPS Curriculum Guides)

- Learning walks during whole group instruction 1x per quarter with discussion on collected data at grade level meetings

- Learning walks during guided reading instruction to look for evidence of all components of the guided reading lesson and learning goals, 1x per quarter with discussion on collected data at grade level meetings

Monitor and Adjust –

- Goal is monitored and adjusted at the end of each quarter after progress monitoring data is reviewed

- Communicate and discuss adjustments to instruction and progress toward goals at grade level and staff meetings

- Staff will be updated on progress towards the goal once a quarter during staff and/or grade level meetings

- BST meetings focus on reviewing, monitoring and adjusting SIP plan

 

District Intended Summative Outcomes:

Increase the number of students demonstrating proficiency and growth on state Math assessments

School Math Goal: All students will receive mathematics instruction utilizing targeted high probability strategies specific to mathematics

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

- Provide daily cumulative review to foster mastery and retention of math content (Educational Opportunities and Access)

- Provide opportunities for students to share their mathematical thinking and to connect their thinking to multiple representations (College and Career Ready)

- Utilize UNRAAVEL books to support Text Dependent Analysis (College and Career Ready, Assessment)

Success Criteria:

- Teachers’ lesson plans show evidence of daily cumulative review

- Teachers’ lesson plans show evidence of utilizing CPA

- Teachers’ lesson plans will incorporate clear and measurable learning goals.

- Teachers and students engage in discourse, making connections among multiple methods

- Students are able to make connections between concrete, pictorial, and abstract representations (CPA)

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Progress Monitoring:

- Common summative assessment data is analyzed to monitor student growth, 2x per quarter at grade level meetings

- Math lesson plan checks, 1x per month

- NWEA-MAP Assessment Growth, 1st, 3rd and 4th quarter

- Student formative assessments (Grade level teachers determine common assessment to utilize each quarter)

- Learning walks during whole group math time to look for daily cumulative review, learning goals, multiple representations, and discourse, 1x per quarter with discussion on collected data at grade level meetings

Monitor and Adjust –

- Goal is monitored and adjusted at the end of each quarter after progress monitoring data is reviewed

- Communicate and discuss adjustments to instruction and progress toward goals at grade level and staff meetings

- Staff will be updated on progress towards the goal once a quarter during staff and/or grade level meetings

- BST meetings focus on reviewing, monitoring and adjusting SIP plan

District Intended Summative Outcomes:

Increase the number of students demonstrating proficiency and growth on state Science assessments

School Science Goal: All students will receive the guaranteed and viable science curriculum as written in the A+ OPS Curriculum Guides for Science.

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

- Utilize the A+ OPS Science Curriculum Guide and core resource, Elevate science, to plan and deliver instruction based on state standards. (College and Career Ready)

- 3rd and 4th Grades will utilize the STEM Lab and provided curriculum modules. (College and Career Ready)

Success Criteria:

- Teachers’ lesson plans will convey regular science instruction based on A+ Curriculum Guides and Elevate science

- Teachers’ lesson plans will incorporate clear and measurable learning goals

- Teachers will utilize Elevate science to incorporate 3-dimensional learning into their science instruction

- Students will engage in hands on learning experiences that align with the Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for Science

- Students will communicate their learning through science discourse using claims, evidence and justification

 

Progress Monitoring:

- Regular lesson plan checks for science (quarterly/semester)

- A+ Curriculum Guide pacing/alignment checks for science (grade-level meetings, staff meetings, team plan days)

- Students will perform at proficient or advanced levels on common

- NWEA MAP - Science (grades 3-6); Fall and Winter

o Review growth for each student

 

Monitor and Adjust –

- Staff will be updated on progress toward the goal at one staff meeting per quarter

o Staff will engage in a conversation regarding any adjustments that might need to be made

- Coaching notes left during science instruction will focus on learning goals, hands on learning, use of the viable curriculum and student discourse

- Professional development supporting the guaranteed and viable curriculum (Elevate science, Realize online resources, 3-dimensional learning)

 

District Intended Behavior Outcomes:

Engage in ongoing data-based decision-making and solution planning to decrease exclusionary discipline practices

School MTSS-B Goal: Implement MTSS-B Tier 1 practices and systems with fidelity based on Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) data

 

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

-Create a Schoolwide Behavior Expectations Matrix, Lessons, Visuals and Staff/Student Procedures to implement MTSS-B (Educational Opportunities and Access & Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Success )

-Develop and use the MTSS-B Action Plan to guide and document implementation (Educational Opportunities and Access)

 

Success Criteria:

- Staff willteach, model and practice behavior expectations using language from the school's Behavior Expectations Matrixusingthe A+ OPS Lesson Plan format

- Teachers will use a 4 to 1 positive tocorrective ratio when providing feedback on student behaviors

- Staff will use schoolwideacknowledgement system to reinforce student behavior with specific positive feedback

- Students will respond to classroom managed behavior strategies, reducing the amount of lost instructional time

Progress Monitoring:

- Collect data from staff on lessons taught

- Provide feedback on positive to corrective ratio during coaching visits

- Collect data on the use of the acknowledgement system

- Determine trends instudentbehavior using the OPS Behavior Dashboard and other data sources

 

Monitor and Adjust –

- Collect data from staff on lessons taught

- Provide feedback on positive to corrective ratio during coaching visits

- Collect data on the use of the acknowledgement system

- Determine trends instudentbehavior using the OPS Behavior Dashboard and other data sources

 

District Intended Attendance Outcomes:

Promote and increase daily student attendance and reduce tardies throughout the school year.

School Attendance Goal: Our school will reduce the percentage of students missing 5% (about 9 days) or more of their school year by 2%.

 

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

- Our school will establish and maintain an Attendance Team to consist of the principal, school support liaison, counselor, attendance secretary and main secretary (Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Success)

- The Attendance Team will meet weekly to review attendance dashboard data, identify students for intervention, review current active strategies and align additional needed supports(Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Success)

- Implementation of Attendance Mentoring Program (Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Success)

Success Criteria:

- Establish and maintain an Attendance Team to consist of the principal, school support liaison, counselor, attendance secretary and main secretary

- Attendance Team meets weekly to review attendance dashboard data, identify students for intervention, review current active strategies and align additionalneeded supports

Progress Monitoring:

- Attendance Dashboard

- Weekly attendance team meetings

- Counselor small groups

- SAT Meetings

- Small group mentors

Monitor and Adjust –

- Weekly Attendance Team Meetings

- Quarterly District Attendance Team Meetings

District Intended Wellness Outcomes:

Increase the number of wellness strategies implemented district-wide

School Wellness Goal: Increase the number of wellness strategies being implemented at Picotte

Strategy(ies) (add AQUESTT Tenets after each strategy):

· Nutrition Standards
-Wellness Team member(s) will visit classrooms quarterly to teach students information about portion sizes, healthier
snack options, etc...
(Educational Opportunities and Access)
-Possible guest speakers (Prairie Life Fitness Trainer, HyVee Dietician) (Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Success)

· Nutrition Education
-Include monthly wellness information in the Pinto Press distributed to families (Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Success)
-Survey families about wellness topics and activities that would be of interest to them (Positive Partnerships, Relationships and Success)

· Physical Activity
-Field Day- May 17
-Brain Breaks throughout the day using Go Noodle
-School-wide Wellness Walk to Picotte Park in the spring (Tentative Date- April 10)

Success Criteria:

· Wellness team will meet regularly to plan for & promote strategies.

· Monthly wellness information in Pinto Press

· Field Day participation

· Staff using daily brain breaks with their class

· School-wide participation in the Wellness Walk

Progress Monitoring:

· Wellness team meetings

· Analyze family survey results

· Participation in field day, brain breaks & wellness walk

Monitor and Adjust –

· Based on family survey results, plan and modify wellness information

· Based on teacher feedback, adjust information being shared during quarterly visits regarding nutrition standards

· Wellness Team will discuss the success of field day, brain breaks and wellness walks and make adjustments for the following year based on the discussion