What we garner/infer from a brief examination of the data from the past two years:
- Proud of learning gains
- Concern about not moving 2s to 3s.
- Proud of writing scores
- Concern on increasing expectation to include grammar and spelling.
- Need science scores to focus on learning gains. (district-wide concern)
- Percent meeting high standards in writing – ok.
- Need to focus on reading and writing proficiency.
- Proficient expectations are not as realistic as increasing learning gains.
- Higher expectations on learning gains.
05-06 High-Impact Strategies That Worked:
- Small group instructionWebQuests
- Frequent Assessments
- Cooperative Learning
- AIP Chats
- Instruction Focus Lessons
- Team/Teach Collaboration
- Beginning of Interdisciplinary Units
- Field Studies
- Regular Grade-Level Meetings
- Instructional Focus Calendars
- SRI Progress Meetings
- Differentiated Instruction
- Building Relationships
- Un-official schoolwide recognition of student/class/teacher success
- DAR Testing
- Literacy Center
- Sequencing Objectives (not textbook pages)
- Home/School Relationships
Possible 06-07 Strategies:
- Educational Technology Training
- Teacher Websites
- Reading Across the Content Areas
- Vocabulary – Academics/Social
- Structured Re-teaching
- Lesson Plan Protocol
- Student Work Protocol
- Collaboration (in-school and with neighboring schools)
- School-wide rubric for specific skills
- TRAINING IN WHAT A REAL PLC LOOKS LIKE
- Ruby Payne
- Peer Observations (In and Out of school)
- Building Home/School Relationships
- Post-FCAT Instructional Objectives
Top 5 High-Impact Strategies for 06-07:
- Reading Across Content Areas
- Structured Reteaching
- PLC Training
- Lesson Plan/Student Work Protocols
What does the opening day training look like?
9-10 Coop Learning/McREL
10-11 Lesson Plan Protocol
1-2:15 Content Area Reading Overview – Vocab
2:30-3:15 Lesson Plan Developed by Content Area
3:15-4 Lesson Plan Protocol