Academics & Student Achievement

Curriculum

Standardized Test Results

District Areas of Focus Monthly Reports

District Instructional Plan


District Goals:

  • 1) To increase student achievement in literacy as measured by these indicators:
  • Students in grades 3-8 scoring at the level of meeting or exceeding expectations (Levels 3 and 4) in Language Arts will increase from 80.1% to 85% as measured by the spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment.
  • Students in grades 3-8 scoring at the level does not meet expectations (Level 1) in Language Arts will decrease from 5.6% to 5% as measured by the spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment.

  • 2) To increase student achievement in numeracy as measured by these indicators:
  • Students in grades 3-8 scoring at the level of meeting or exceeding expectations (Levels 3 and 4) in Mathematics will increase from 59.2% to 70% as measured by the spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment.
  • Students in grades 3-8 scoring at the level of does not meet expectations (Level 1) in Mathematics will decrease from 12.9% to 10% as measured by the spring 2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment.

  • 3) Ellington High School: To ensure all students are on track for success in college and/or careers, as measured by multiple measures, including these indicators:
  • Percentage of students enrolled in at least one AP/ECE course will increase from 32.6% to 36%
  • Percentage of students earning grades of 69 or below in course-end grades will decrease from 27.9% to 20%
  • Percentage of students scoring at goal or above on the Science CAPT will increase from 63.3% to 70%

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Actions/Strategies/Interventions

Timeline

Person(s) Responsible

Means of Evaluation/Results Indicator

1. Identify all students in grades K-12 who have not yet met

grade level expectations in reading, writing, and/or

mathematics as measured by common districtassessments.

By Nov. 1, 2015

Principals

Curriculum Supervisors

Teachers

Lists of identified students

2. Identify instructional needs and resources foreach student in grades K-12 who has not yet met grade level expectations. Identify achievementtargets for each student.

Gr. 1-12 by

November 1, 2015

K- By December 15, 2015

Principals

School Counselors

Teachers

Lists of identified students and achievement targets submitted to Superintendent and Director/Ed. Services

3. Evaluate effectiveness of support/intervention models by

tracking student growth toward achievement targets and make modifications as needed to maximize benefit to students, and provide professional development in alternative strategies/approaches.

January and June,

2016

Administrators

Documentation of student progress

toward achievement targets submitted to Superintendent and Director/Ed. Services


4. Implement best practice models of small group instruction in

classroom and intervention settings.

Ongoing

Principals

Teachers

Identification of teachers who canmodel

effective approaches for their colleagues.

5. Enhance central data system to allow us to more effectively

monitor progress of students receiving intervention services.

Ongoing

Director/Ed. Services

Principals

Curriculum Supervisors

K-8 LArts Coordinator

K-8 Mathematics Specialist Database manager

Report on status June 2016

6. Continue to expand program of studies at secondary level to

provide additional challenging and rigorous courses.

Revised list of course

offerings developed

by December2015 (in time for course selection process)

Superintendent

Director/Ed. Services

Curriculum Supervisors Principals

Plan for communication to students,

parents and Board of Education

regarding changes

7. Investigate and implement strategies for increasing academic

rigor and providing challenging, engaging curriculum for all

students, including vertical curriculum work K-12 to align curriculum to Common Core State Standards.

Ongoing

Administrators

Teachers

K-8 LArts Coordinator

K-8 Mathematics Specialist

Report to BOE Curriculum Committee

on recommendations for increasing

academic rigor and providing challenging, engaging curriculum

7a. Align middle school and high school Algebra I curriculum,

instruction and assessment expectations to Common Core State Standards, including administration of common assessments, in order to be able to offer high school credit for gr. 8 Algebra I courses taken during the 2016-17 academic year.

June 2016

Middle and High School

Principals

K-8 Math Specialist

EMS and EHS Teachers STEM Curriculum Supervisor

Change in graduation requirements

policy, aligned curriculum and assessment practices across the middle school and high school

8. Examine and implement practices to create empowering and

engaging learning experiences for students, including learning experiences enhanced through the infusion of technology.

Ongoing

Principals

Instructional Tech SpecialistsTeachers

Tech Champions

Creation of shared resource for

highlighting strong practices

9. Investigate/implement strategies for differentiating

instruction for students who are already performing at high levels.

Ongoing

Principals

Instructional Tech SpecialistsTeachers

Shared examples of effective strategies

and approaches with colleagues and teachers

10. Monitor use of grade level/dept. collaborative time for the

development of common student learning outcomes, common

assessments, analysis of student data, and development of effective instructional strategies and provide guidance/support to address areas of concern.

Ongoing

Principals and Assistant

Principals

Curriculum Supervisors

Evaluation of implementation with

recommendations for subsequentyears

11. Ensure high quality, job-embedded professional development for all staff, and expand professional learning in the area of technology to enhance student learning and staff productivity.

Ongoing

Director/Ed. Services AdministratorsInstructional Tech Specialists

Annual professional developmentreport

11a. Provide training in Data-Driven DecisionMaking/Data

Teams for new staff members.

Fall/Winter 2015

Director/Ed. Services

Principal-CLS

One session offered in

November/December 2015


Curriculum Supervisors

12. Continue development of commonassessments aligned to

Common Core State Standards to monitor student progress

and use data for instructional planning.

Ongoing

Director/Ed. Services

Curriculum Supervisors

Teachers

Sample common assessments developed

and shared with BOE Curriculum

Committee

12a. Continue to provide support for implementation of

changes in the mathematics curriculum for K-8.

Ongoing

Director/Ed. Services

K-8 Math Specialist

STEM Curriculum Supervisor

Spring report to BOE Curriculum

Committee

13. Develop strategies for parent outreach toincrease

Ongoing

Director/Ed. Services

Documentation of parent workshops

understanding of ways to support student learning at home,

Teachers

created with materials for student

including changes in the mathematics curriculum.

K-8 Math Specialist

support posted on website

School Readiness Council

Collaboration with public library

14. Strengthen professional practices related to progress

monitoring of student IEP objectives.

Ongoing

Director/Spec. Services

Spec. Ed.Teachers Principals

Review of data reporting practices at PPT

meetings across the district with recommendations for improvement

15. Maintain budget support for intervention

services/additional staffing to meet student instructional and support needs.

January 2016 budget

Superintendent

Administrators

Documentation of results in June 2016

16. Support and refine the use of standards-based report cards

at the intermediate and middle school levels, and expand use of mastery-based learning models throughout K-12.

Ongoing

Director/Ed. Services

Principals Teachers

Spring report to the BOE Curriculum

Committee.

17. Continue to offer extended day, extended year learning

opportunities across a wide spectrum of student need and

interest.

Ongoing

Curriculum Supervisors

Spring 2016 report on progress tothe

BOE

18. Develop guidelines for changes to the kindergarten

curriculum to prepare for the implementation of full-day

kindergarten.

Ongoing

Director/Ed. Services

Principals

Teachers

Spring report to the BOE Curriculum

Committee.

19a. Develop a Classroom Look-fors” related toengagement,

challenge, and student-centered learning

19b. Provide professional development opportunities related to

engagement, challenge, and student-centered learning

Spring 2016

Annually Ongoing

Administration

Principals

Curriculum Supervisors

Inst. Tech. Specialists Teacher Leaders

Published look-fors’

Annual professional Development Report