Stowers ES

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Continuous School Improvement

Continuous School Improvement

Continuous School Improvement (CSI) is an ongoing process that helps schools focus their efforts in support of their mission and goals. School performance and school/community data is analyzed and used to develop plans to ensure all students are learning and progressing toward achievement of academic standards.

Stowers Elementary Continuous School Improvement Plan School Year 2013--2014

 

Goal 1: All students will improve in written communication skills across the curriculum.

Essence

Students at Stowers will be able to communicate ideas clearly and effectively in writing.

Supporting Assessment Data

1. Standardized Assessment, Grades 3-5:

  • TerraNova 3rd Edition Multiple Assessment Language Subject Test

Measure: Percent at or above standard

  • TerraNova 3rd Edition Multiple Assessment Objective Performance Index (OPI) for:
  • Sentence Structure
  • Writing Strategies
  • Editing Skills

Measure: Percent at or above standard

2. Local Assessment, Grades PK-5:

  • Stowers Writing Assessment
  • Pretest, August 2013
  • Midyear, January 2014
  • Posttest, May 2014

Measure: Percent at or above standard

Strategy/Intervention

  1. Students will apply effective traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, conventions, word choice, and sentence fluency) across the curriculum.
  2. Students will demonstrate competence in applying these traits.

Supporting Strategies

  • Teachers will model and teach the use of the writing traits weekly.
  • Teachers will practice with students the skills associated with applying trait characteristics in writing daily.
  • Students will learn and apply the use of trait characteristics in writing across the curricular area weekly.
  • Teachers will assess students’ use of the writing traits every five weeks.
  • Teachers will use assessment data to modify and reshape instruction to meet student learning needs.

Staff Development

  • Teachers will use research-based strategies to improve students’ writing skills.
  • Teachers will receive instruction in the teaching of the writing traits, as well as scoring the writing with reliability.
  • Teachers will receive instruction in providing writing feedback to students and differentiating instruction to meet student needs.

Goal 2: All students will improve in math problem solving and reasoning.

Essence

At Stowers, problem solving involves analyzing given information and applying strategies to demonstrate and communicate mathematical thinking.

Supporting Assessment Data

1. Standardized Assessment, Grades 3-5:

  • TerraNova 3rd Edition Multiple Assessment Math Subject Test

Measure: Percent at or above standard

  • TerraNova 3rd Edition Multiple Assessment Objective Performance Index (OPI) for:
  • Problem Solving and Reasoning
  • Math Communication

Measure: Percent at or above standard

2. Local Assessment, Grades PK-5:

  • Stowers Problem Solving Assessment
  • Pretest, August 2013
  • Midyear, January 2014
  • Posttest, May 2014

Measure: Percent at or above standard

Strategy/Intervention

  1. Students will use four-step problem solving method to solve real-world, open-ended math problems.
  2. Students will use specific strategies for problem solving and apply knowledge to solve open-ended tasks.

Supporting Strategies

  • Teachers will model and teach a four-step problem solving method and a specific strategy for solving the problem weekly.
  • Teachers will practice with students a four-step problem solving method and a specific strategy for problem solving a minimum of two times a week.
  • Students will learn a four-step problem solving method and specific strategies for problem solving and apply this knowledge to solve problem solving tasks weekly.
  • Teachers will use assessment data to respond to individual students’ instructional needs.

Staff Development

  • Teachers will use research-based strategies to improve students’ problem solving and reasoning skills.
  • Teachers will receive instruction in the four-step problem solving process.
  • Teachers will receive instruction in the administration and scoring of the problem-solving assessments.

 5 puzzle pieces. Center piece says student achievement of academic standards. The 4 surrounding pieces say curriculum, environment, instruction, assessment.


AdvancED

Our accrediting agency, NCA CASI, is part of the unified organization AdvancED who's focus is to help member schools continually improve student performance and school conditions. Their accreditation standards and process are based on:

  • ongoing self-assessment against quality standards,
  • rigorous on-site evaluation, and
  • continuous improvement.

Our Vision

Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Future Ready

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.