Strategic Plan Narrative

School Level Planning Team

The NCLB Act requires that Title I schools develop improvement plans in “consultation with parents, school staff, the local educational agency serving the school and outside experts” {§116(a) (3) (A)}—all should be represented in the planning teams of Title I schools.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education encourages all schools to maximize the contributions of outside experts and all of the school’s stakeholder groups in the development of improvement plans and believes that the Principal or CAO should be an essential member if not the leader of a planning team.  Below is a list of our team members:

Name of Team Member

Team Member’s Role

Mrs. Kendy Hinkel

Superintendent

Mr. Jason Bendle

Principal

Ms. Kerri Lubinsky

4th Grade Teacher

Ms. Amanda Holley

1st Grade Teacher/Coach

Mrs. Michele Jones

7th/8th Grade Teacher/Special Education Teacher

Mrs. Shannon Wolfe

Parent

Rachel Rubright

Student

Mr. Fred Cicero

School Board President

Mr.  Christopher Schultz

School Board Member

Mr. Daniel Zackus

School Board Member

Mrs. Sandra Ryndock

School Board Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible School Related Reasons for Accomplishments

·         Obtained Adequate Yearly Progress as a district for the past four years.

·         The John Collins Writing program has been implemented across the curriculum.

·         The Read Naturally program has been implemented in grades 1st through 6th and is taught with fidelity.

·         Implementation of the Touch Math program which is used in various grades and abilities spanning across grades K-6th grade.  This program develops our student’s sense of numeracy.

·         A school wide effective behavior system has been implemented over the past three year.

Possible School Related Reasons for Concerns

·         We have identified a need to develop a plan to increase growth in the area of mathematics.

·         We have also identified the need to enrich our use of higher order thinking at all grade levels.

Goal 1:

Place the highest priority Systemic Challenge in the cell below—this is the Goal of the Action Plan:

Establish a system within the school that fully ensures consistent implementation of standards-aligned curricula across all classrooms for all students.

Indicators of Effectiveness

Data Source

Include dates of implementation

Specific targets that will indicate the action plan is having a positive impact on student achievement or performance.

Is the Indicator summative or formative?

4-Sight

Emetic

PVAAS

For the past five years, the district’s focus has been on improving the areas of reading and writing.  We have seen significant growth in these areas.  Our next focus is to improve the area of mathematics.

Formative

Diagnostic

 

Strategies

Strategy 1:

Map the mathematic curriculum.

Strategy 2:

Enhance the current curriculum.

 

Action Step 1:

Description:

Each classroom teacher will align and submit to the building Principal their mathematic curriculum timelines which will be linked to state standards.  Teachers may use SAS to help with alignment of curriculum to state standards.

Implementation Start Date:

1-16-12

Target Completion Date:

9-14-12

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Timelines will be submitted to the building Principal.  They will be used to improve instructional practices by aligning the curriculum to common core standards and used to close the gaps of instruction.

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

 

Action Step 2:

Description:

We will continue to enhance the use of Touch Math and Rocket Math by implementing these programs with fidelity in kindergarten to fifth grade.

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Spot checks of progress monitoring

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 3:

Description:

Our staff will continue to use data to drive instruction, flexible groupings, and provide interventions to students when necessary. 

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Spot checks of progress monitoring

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YEs

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 4:

Description:

We will continue to enhance and develop tutoring opportunities for students.

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Increase the offered tutoring opportunities for students

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 5:

Description:

Our staff will continue to be trained in the implementation of inquiry based science and mathematics strategies.  Through the I3 grant, over the next three years, training will include inquiry based science and math instruction.

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

2015

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Training, walkthroughs, and observations

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YEs

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

I3

Year 2

I3

Year 3

I3

 

 

Goal 2:

Place the 2nd highest priority Systemic Challenge in the cell below—this is the Goal of the Action Plan:

Establish a system within the school that fully ensures the consistent implementation of effective instructional practices across all classrooms.

 

Indicators of Effectiveness

Data Source

Include dates of implementation

Specific targets that will indicate the action plan is having a positive impact on student achievement or performance.

Is the Indicator summative or formative?

4-Sight

Benchmark Assessment

Formative

PSSA

State defined achievement

Summative

DIBELS

Benchmark Assessment

Formative

 

Strategies

Strategy 1:

Touch Math and Rocket Math have improved instructional offering.

Strategy 2:

John Collins Writing will be enhanced to improve writing across the curriculum.

Strategy 3:

Tutoring assistance will be further developed to better meet the needs of a larger numbers of students.

 

 

Action Step 1:

Description:

The implementation of Touch Math will develop a student’s sense of numeracy.

Implementation Start Date:

2010

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Observations, walkthroughs, and evaluation data

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YEs

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

 

Action Step 2:

Description:

The John Collins Writing Program has been implemented across the curriculum and we will continue to enhance the use of this program.

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Spot check students writing journals

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YEs

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 3:

Description:

There will be continued enhancement of tutoring opportunities for students.  The After School Program also offers additional assistance for students in 5th and 8th grades.

Implementation Start Date:

Present

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Scheduled duties

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 4:

Description:

Teachers will use the Capstone MyOn Reader to enhance the curriculum both in and out of the classroom.

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Program generated data

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YEs

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$6,500

Year 2

$6,500

Year 3

$6,500

 

 

Action Step 5:

Description:

District licenses for the program Fast Forward will be utilized as both intervention and enrichment opportunities for students.

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Program generated data

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

REAP

Year 2

REAP

Year 3

REAP

 

 

 

Goal 3:

Establish a system within the school that fully ensures students who are academically at risk are identified early and are supported by a process that provides interventions based upon student needs and includes procedures for monitoring effectiveness.

 

Indicators of Effectiveness

Data Source

Include dates of implementation

Specific targets that will indicate the action plan is having a positive impact on student achievement or performance.

Is the Indicator summative or formative?

DIBELS – easyCBM Math

Benchmark targets

Formative

4-Sight

Measured by growth

Formative

AIMSWEB

Benchmark targets

Formative

 

Strategies

Strategy 1:

Data Analysis Procedures

Strategy 2:

Data-Informed Instruction

Strategy 3:

School Wide Effective Behavior System

 

 

Action Step 1:

Description:

Data is used to monitor and identify the academic progress of students.  Student data, at the classroom level, is then used to drive instruction, interventions, and grouping of students.

Implementation Start Date:

Present

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Progress monitoring

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 2:

Description:

The master schedule is developed to provide grade levels teams common planning time.  Time is used to discuss instruction, data, and interventions for students.

Implementation Start Date:

Present

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

The master schedule provides common planning time and additional administrative involvement at team meetings throughout the year.

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 3:

Description:

Grade levels are arranged by flexible grouping.  Teachers base these groups on data and the needs of the students.  Data is used to drive the instruction.

Implementation Start Date:

Present

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Observations and walkthroughs

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YES

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

Action Step 4:

Description:

A school wide effective behavior system is in place.  We will continue to enhance and improve this plan to better meet the needs of the district.

Implementation Start Date:

Present

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Staff

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

HALO Tickets

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

No

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$2,500

Year 2

$2,500

Year 3

$2,500

 

Action Step 5:

Description:

RTII training will be offered to enhance our staff’s ability to implement interventions with fidelity.

Implementation Start Date:

Fall 2012

Target Completion Date:

Fall 2012

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Spot checks of progress monitoring and data

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

Yes

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 4:

Establish a system within the school that fully ensures professional development is focused, strategic and implemented with fidelity.

 

Indicators of Effectiveness

Data Source

Include dates of implementation

Specific targets that will indicate the action plan is having a positive impact on student achievement or performance.

Is the Indicator summative or formative?

Staff Utilization Matrix

 

 

Act 48 Online System

 

 

 

Strategies

Name, describe and provide the rationale for each strategy selected to address the goal.  (Min. of 1)

Strategy 1:

Professional Development and Training

Strategy 2:

Summer Training and Education Programs

 

 

Action Step 1:

Description:

Saint Clair Area School District runs Summer Academy which offers professional development to staff members.

Implementation Start Date:

Present

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal and Superintendent

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Sign-in sheets

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YES

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$4,000

Year 2

$4,000

Year 3

$4,000

 

 

Action Step 2:

Description:

The Saint Clair Area School District was a recipient of the Asset I3 Grant.  This grant provides the district with training and support for teachers in the area of inquiry-based instruction in both science and mathematics.  This is a five year grant. 

 

Implementation Start Date:

2011

Target Completion Date:

2016

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Record keeping

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YES

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

I3

Year 2

I3

Year 3

I3

 

 

 

Action Step 3:

Description:

Building and District Administrators will continue to offer district level training through in-service days and swap days based on implemented programs and the needs of the district.

Implementation Start Date:

2012

Target Completion Date:

On-going

Person Responsible for Managing and Monitoring the Action Step

Principal and Superintendent

Indicator of Implementation: Evidence that will indicate the Action Step has been implemented.

Training agendas and sign-in sheets

Is this Action Step a professional development activity or initiative?  (YES or NO)

If YES, you may complete the optional Professional Development Action Step Worksheet.

YES

Optional  Identification of Anticipated Costs

Year 1

$1,000

Year 2

$1,000

Year 3

$1,000

 

 

This plan is being made for public review.  Should you have any questions, please contact the main office of the Saint Clair Area School District.