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School:

Parrottsville Elementary School

District:

Cocke County

Analysis of last year’s final results:

Areas of Greatest Progress:

Areas of Greatest Challenge:

Science 6th Grade 3.7 % gain

Math 4th Grade 6.3 % Gain

Math 7th Grade 5.7 % Gain

 

Math 6h Grade -10.9 loss

Math 5th Grade -5.5 loss

RLA 4-8 -5.5 loss overall

Social Studies 4th Grade -11.4 loss

Science 8th Grade -7.7 loss

Source of Progress:

Source of Challenge:

Students in 7th grade have made steady growth over the past three years in math.

 

Students in 4th grade have made a gain from 55.1 % to 61.4 % in math over a two year period.

 

Students in 6th grade have made steady growth over a three year period in Science. Achievement has gone from 53.7 % to 55.9%.

 

In previous years, Parrottsville has had problems in math and science. We have implemented uninterrupted blocks for math instruction and more hands-on science lessons.

6th grade math students dropped from 59.7 % to 48.8 % in a one year period.

 

5th grade math students went from a 63.5 % achievement rate in 2012 to a 57.9 % achievement rate in 2013.

 

50.7 % of all students are below basic or basic in RLA.

 

Our school gap between students with disabilities and socioeconomic disadvantaged has grown. This gap is causing the loss in our core instruction subjects.

Goals for this school year:

Overall Achievement Goals:  (Aligned to First to the Top Goals)

Overall Achievement in ELA will go from 49.3 to 52.47

Overall Achievement Math will go from 52.8 to 55.75

Subgroup Goals: (List each subgroup individually)

Diminish the gap between the students with disabilities and socioeconomically disadvantaged students compared to the nondisabled and disadvantaged students. This will be accomplished by implementing an after school tutoring program that will be funded by Focus Grant money.

Other Required Goal Areas:

Through use of after school tutoring, reading coach and more nonfiction readers, targeted students will improve their reading TVASS score by .2%.

 

 

Plan for this school year:

 

Key strategies to achieve goals:

1.  Professional development

¨       Conduct PLC (Professional Learning Community) meetings

¨       Attend professional development opportunities to include AimsWeb and Common Core Curriculum Standards

¨       Continue the use of PD-360 – an innovative professional development program that will promote best practice strategies in the implementation of Common Core Standards

 

2.  Community Involvement

¨       “Backpack Friday” – a program implemented by local churches, food banks, and community groups which will provide needed materials and food for economically disadvantaged students.

 

¨        “Parents as Partners” – an initiative that will educate parents/guardians about the tools and curriculum that is used to cultivate the educational needs of the students.

 

Key strategies to achieve progress for students with the greatest need:

 

  1. Continue a math/science lab program that will facilitate growth in targeted skills through integration of math and science standards to improve the overall achievement of socio-economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.

 

       4. After School Tutoring

Highly qualified staff members will tutor identified students after school four days a week. Target areas of concern will be identified using research based benchmark testing. Transportation and snacks will be provided to promote the program.

Projected costs and funding sources for key strategies:

  • Strategy 1 cost - $6,995

  • Strategy 2 cost - $3,500

  • Strategy 3 cost - $50,000

  • Strategy 4 cost - $48,846

All funding for these key strategies will come from the recently awarded Focus Grant.

Benchmarks for Progress

Benchmark:

Timeline:

Students will be tested in all subject areas using D2 assessment software and TCAP benchmarks.

Mid-November

Mid-March

AimsWeb Training and Implementation

Teachers will be trained by November 1, 2013

Students will be assessed in the Fall, Winter, and Spring

Once these assessment benchmarks are completed teachers will review and re-teach the Common Core State Standards that are lacking by each student.  (done on a grade by grade level)

The first weeks of school;

Mid November

Mid March

 

 

 

Teacher Common Planning Time

Each week teachers have common planning that they can use to look over Math Scope and Sequence and ELA pacing guides to correlate teaching efforts.

 

Professional Learning Communities

By grade and by school and PD360

Monthly - Teachers meet together in their PLC’s to discuss the issues facing them as they teach CCSS and move forward with Students success.

PD360 software will be used to research best practices and the understanding of Common Core Standards