• SCHOOLWIDE IMPROVEMENT PLAN (SIP)
    TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM (SWP) PLAN
    TITLE I TARGETED ASSISTANCE (TA) PLAN

    NAME OF SCHOOL/PRINCIPAL:

    Cartersville Elementary School – Melissa Bates

    NAME OF DISTRICT/SUPERINTENDENT:

    Cartersville City Schools – Dr. Marc Feurbach

    ❏ Comprehensive Support School  ❏ Targeted Support School  Schoolwide Title 1 School  ❏   Targeted Assistance Title 1 School ❏ Non-Title 1 School  ❏ Opportunity School

    DIVISION OF SCHOOL AND DISTRICT EFFECTIVENESS
    Advancing Leadership | Transforming Schools

    All required components of the Title I Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance are included in this template.

     Last updated November 11, 2019 

    SIGNATURES:

    Superintendent ______________________________________________ Date ________________

    Principal Supervisor ___________________________________________ Date ________________

    Principal ____________________________________________________ Date ________________

    Title 1 Director _______________________________________________ Date ________________

    (Title 1 Schools only)

     

    Title I only (SWP 10, 15, 19)

    The Letter of Intent for Title I Schoolwide was submitted on ______________________________________

    Please indicate the programs that are consolidated in this plan: ____________________________________

    School Designated as a Priority School NO (Yes or No)   School Designated as a Focus School  NO (Yes or No)


    Needs Assessment/ Data Review Results (SWP 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18)

    On July 24, 2019 the Cartersville Elementary School leadership team met at the Booth Museum to analyze all school data and prioritize needs and goals for the upcoming school year.  Data reviewed included Georgia Milestones Assessment System data, attendance data, discipline data, as well as local assessment/growth data - Reading Inventory and Math Inventory.  In addition to school-wide academic goals focused on Tier 1 instruction, Cartersville Elementary School also plans to focus on the implementation of the new APTT (Academic Parent-Teacher Teams) model.  Opportunity for input was also given to the School Governance Council on 8/26/2019, as school wide goals were discussed in conjunction with system goals.  

    Planning Committee (SWP 8,16)

    The planning committee included grade level team leaders, instructional lead teachers, administrators, and the instructional technology specialist.  In addition, the information gathered was shared with the School Governance Council, Chief Academic Officer, and family engagement specialist, with opportunity for input, as well as all stakeholders through online website access.  This school improvement plan is a living document and data-driven changes are made as needed throughout each school year.

    Anticipated Prioritized Needs

    Data Source

    Participants Involved

    Communication to Parents and Stakeholders

    ELA Needs –

    • Continue use of RI to monitor Lexile levels
    • Review effectiveness of Mountain Language Literacy Program
    • Continue implementation of Lucy writing program aligned with Primary School
    • 18-19 GMAS scores
    • Subgroup data
    • Reading Inventory reports

     

     

    • Principal
    • Assistant Principal
    • School Leadership team

     

    • School Governance Council
    • Posted on website

    Mathematics Needs -

    • Continue Number Talks initiative from 2016-2017
    • Textbook adoption selection for mathematics
    • Continue use of MI to monitor gains in mathematics
    • 18-19 GMAS scores
    • Subgroup data

     

    • Principal
    • Assistant Principal
    • School Leadership team

     

    • School Governance Council
    • Posted on website

    Discipline Needs -

    • Black males continue to have the highest discipline rate
    • 5th grade carried the most discipline referrals and most days out of the classroom for consequences
    • PBIS team review data and refresh training with all staff
    • Continue training and implementation of district initiative – Capturing Kids Hearts
    • Discipline data
    • Subgroup data
    • District Capturing Kids Hearts training schedule

     

    • Principal
    • Assistant Principal
    • School Leadership team
    • PBIS team and lead

     

    • School Governance Council
    • Posted on website

    Professional Learning Needs –

    • APTT Implementation
    • Emergenetics Training for new staff members
    • EL training for all staff
    • Parent meeting
    • 18-19 GMAS data
    • Subgroup data

     

    • Principal
    • Assistant Principal
    • School Leadership team
    • School Governance Council
    • Posted on website

    Technology Needs –

    • Training on Schoology from Instructional Technologist
    • Continued advancement towards 1:1 laptop availability
    • Blackboard use as only communication tool
    • Current technology inventory

     

    • Principal
    • Assistant Principal
    • School Leadership team
    • School Technology Specialist
    • District Technology Director

     

    • School Governance Council
    • Posted on website

    SMART GOAL #1 From August 2019-May 2020 average ELA and Mathematics GMAS results will improve by cohort. Proficiency level will exceed the state average in all grades and contents areas 3rd-5th. Specific focus will be given to reducing the achievement gap in mathematics. (SWP 2, 7, 9, 10)

    Georgia School Performance Standard

    Student Group (All or Subgroup, Parents, Teachers)

     

     Action /Strategies

    Include description of SWP 2, 7, 9, 10)

     Evaluation of Implementation and Impact on Student Learning

     Monitoring Actions of Implementation

     Estimated Cost, Funding Source, and/or Resources

    (SWP 9)

    Artifacts

    Evidence

    Standard 3: Uses common assessments aligned with the required standards to monitor student progress, inform instruction, and improve teacher practices.

    Professional Learning Standard 1: Aligns professional learning with needs identified through analysis of a variety of data

    Leadership Standard 4: Uses processes to systematically analyze data to improve student achievement

     

      

    Instruction Standard 4: Uses research-based instructional practices that positively impact student learning

     

     

    Family and Community Engagement Standard 4: Communicates academic expectations and current student achievement status to families

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      ALL Stakeholders

    Number Talks Training (job-embedded refresher for those already trained)

     

    Continue implementation of Lucy Calkins writing program school-wide, with job-embedded support through PLC groups.

     

    Review purchase of Mountain Math and Mountain Literacy program to aid teachers with tools to encourage content retention and mastery.  

     

    Continue implementation of Professional Learning Communities with a focus on high leverage practices.

    Use MTSS along with GMAS and RI/MI data to identify and support lowest achieveing students. Use school-based intervention days to target support for these students based on recommendations from RI and MI reports taken a minimum of three times per year (fall, winter, spring).  Data is monitored after each administration and students are regrouped for support as needed.

     

    Continue to provide a language acquisition program for non-English speaking students (not limited to, but including imigrant students) and their families.

    Implementation of Capturing Kids Hearts training to support a positive learning environment.

     

    PLC Training on the implementation of effective math strategies especially aimed at closing the achievement gap.

    Use APTT nights, with interpreters present, to teach EL parents how to support mathematics skills at home through school-provided family numeracy activities.

    Communicate with all parents and stakeholders student progress including but not limited to: academics, discipline, attendance, and overall student progress and growth.  This will be done through staff training and implementation of three required teacher/parent meetings through the APTT program.

    Host two EL parent meetings (Fall/Spring); Fall - family activity around Dia de Muertos; Spring - ACCESS score report training/interpretation for parents

    Lexile reports from RI/MI

     

    GMAS 2019 scores

     

    PLC meeting notes

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    APTT sign in sheets

    EL meeting sign in sheets

    School Leaders Demonstrate:  Understanding of academic data, monitoring data, and it’s use in instruction

     

    Teachers Demonstrate:

    Understanding of academic progress levels, their use in instruction, and how to communicate with parents

     

    Students Demonstrate: 

    How to interpret their academic data and select appropriate resources and interventions to promote their growth in all content areas

     

    Parents Demonstrate:

    Understanding of how to interpret their child’s academic progress data and grades and also assist with selecting appropriate texts and resources to help with all content areas.

    Fall, winter, and spring reports for RI and MI benchmark assessments.

     

    Teacher Lesson plans

     

    TKES observations

     

    Previous year GMAS data

     

    Positive growth of lowest achieving students on RI and MI data reports

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Parent communications

    Parent meetings

    Parent/teacher conference summaries

    Number Talks books - $200

     

    Mountain Math/Literacy – $4000

     

     

     

     

     

    No additional cost

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SMART GOAL #2 From August 2019 to May 2020, 100% of CES teachers and staff will take part in Professional Learning with specific focus given to APTT (Academic Parent – Teacher Teams) professional learning designed to promote parent engagement and students’ academic success in all content areas.  (SWP 2, 7, 9, 10)

    Georgia School Performance Standard

    Student Group (All or Subgroup, Parents, Teachers)

      Action/Strategies
    (SWP 2, 7, 9, 10)

     Evaluation of Implementation and Impact on Student Learning

     Monitoring Actions of Implementation

     Estimated Cost, Funding Source, and/or Resources

    (SWP 9)

    Artifacts

    Evidence

    Professional Learning Standard 1: Aligns professional learning with needs identified through analysis of a variety of data

     

     

     

     

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    All applicable staff will be trained on the implementation of the APTT model to support family engagement

     

    All teachers will be involved in professional learning designed to increase teachers’ understanding of best practices with grading as well as aligned, common assessments through common PLCs with instructional lead teachers.

     

    Additional PLC focus areas may include Lucy Calkins writing, Number Talks, and assessment/student feedback.

     

    New teachers will attend training on Emergenetics to establish strengths and determine best practices for engaging all learning styles when planning. 

     

    Teachers of Mathematics will participate in continued Number Talks job-embedded training to support implementation of mathematics curriculum.

    All teachers will complete at least one EL module on the WIDA website during the 2019-2020 school year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sign in sheets

     

    PL logs

     

     

    Lesson plans

     

     

    TKES observations

    School Leaders Demonstrate:

    Understanding of new initiatives and how to best monitor their implementation.

     

    Teachers Demonstrate:

    Understanding of how new learning connects to student instruction and academic standards.

     

    Students Demonstrate: 

    Awareness of how to use new strategies to maximize their own learning.

     

    Parents Demonstrate:

    Understanding of how to best support their child’s learning and how to ask their child’s teacher relevant questions, when needed.

    Observations of required APTT meetings

     

    Classroom observations

     

    Lesson plans

     

    18-19 GMAS scores for ELA and Mathematics

     

     

     

     

     

     

    No added cost for most professional learning

     

    Emergenetics - $79 x number of participants + $3500 consultant fees

     

     

     

     

     

      Professional Learning Plan to Support School Improvement Plan
    (SWP 4)

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    Professional Learning
    Strategy to Support Achievement of SMART Goals

    Professional Learning Timeline

    Estimated Cost, Funding Source, and/or Resources

    Person(s)/ Position Responsible   

    Monitoring Teacher Implementation of Professional Learning

    Artifacts/Evidence of Impact on Student Learning

    GaDOE training on APTT program

    Leadership team training – June 17th and 20th

    Full staff training August 5th

    No cost

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Teachers

    Parents

    Principal
    Assistant Principal

    GaDOE

    Accomplishment of student data goals discussed during required parent/teacher meetings

    Best Practices for feedback, grading, and common assessments

    Ongoing through PLCs and monthly faculty meetings

    No cost

    Instructional Lead Teachers

    Instructional Lead Teachers

    Agendas

    GMAS Scores

    Technology Training – Schoology and Blackboard

    Ongoing through PLCs and monthly faculty meetings

    No cost

    Instructional Technology Specialist

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Usage reports from Schoology and Blackboard

    Emergenetics Training

    - New Staff

    - Continued support

    Fall 2019 for new staff

     

    As available with trainer/presenter

    $75 per new teacher + $3500 consultant fees/travel

     

     

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Emergenetics consultant

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Teachers

     

    Lesson plans

    PLC Training on the implementation of effective math strategies especially aimed at closing the achievement gap.

    Ongoing through PLCs and monthly faculty meetings

    No cost

    Instructional Lead Teachers

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Instructional Lead Teachers

    PLC sign in sheets

    Lesson Plans

    All staff will participate in ELL training through online modules available on the WIDA website.  (Anticipated completion dates Fall 2019/WInter 2020)

    Monitored and discussed through PLCs

    No cost for the 2019-2020 school year

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Instructional Lead Teachers

    Principal

    Assistant Principal

    Instructional Lead Teachers

    Module Certificate Completion

    PLC sign in sheets

    Schoology Faculty Instructions page

    **These professional learning opportunities were also listed separately as part of each SMART goal under which it fell. 

    Acronyms Used:

    ACCESS - the collective name for WIDA's suite of summative English language proficiency assessments
    APTT - Academic Parent Teacher Teams
    CES - Cartersville Elementary School
    ELA - English Language Arts
    ELL - English Language Learners
    GaDOE - Georgia Department of Education
    GMAS - Georgia Milestones Assessment System
    MTSS - Mutli-Tiered System of Supports
    PLC - Professional Learning Communities
    RI/MI - Reading Inventory/ Math Inventory
    SWP - School Wide Plan (reference to this document)
    WIDA - World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (Used for English Language Learners)

    Professionally Qualified Staff
    (SWP 3, 5)  

    All courses are taught by highly qualified staff.  YES (Yes or no)

       If no, explain

     List efforts to recruit highly qualified teachers to your school.

    • Competitive salary
    • Competitive benefits
    • Advancement opportunities

     Resources:

    Georgia School Performance Standards – http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/School-Improvement-Services/Pages/default.aspx

    Professional Learning Plan Template Guidelines - http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/School-Improvement-Services/Documents/Professional%20Learning/Learning%20Forward%20Professional%20Learning%20Plan%20Template.pdf

    System for Effective School Instruction: http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/School-Improvement-Services/Documents/System%20for%20Effective%20School%20Instruction/System%20for%20Effective%20School%20Instruction.pdf

    Title 1 - http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/default.aspx

    Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) - http://www.gadoe.org/Technology-Services/SLDS/Pages/SLDS.aspx