Math TAKS Scores (2005) GradeCampusState 6th40%79% 7th35%65% 8th26%62%
Writing & Social Studies Grade/ Subject CampusState 7 th Writing 79%89% 8 th Social Studies 65%85%
Leadership Order of Battle Communicate Purpose and Meaning Remove Instructional Roadblocks and Build Trust Establish and Enforce Good Order and Discipline
Leadership Order of Battle Holistic Approach to Improvement Processes Inspire a We Can Do Anything Mentality
Staff Professional Development Focused on needs, not wants In School Model of Professional Development On-site consultation/training with instructional facilitators (contractors/ESC-20). Pre-AP Training – All Core Courses
Expectations Overhaul Released control of improvement processes to staff If you need it…youve got it! Ownership – Its Your School
Expectations Overhaul Improved content and frequency of teacher/parent contacts. Increased number of parent volunteers. Provided ongoing information exchange on SSI, early college programs, etc. Implemented a meaningful student awards program (each grading period).
Curriculum & Instruction Initiatives Fully Aligned Scope & Sequence with TEKS (vertically and horizontally) Meetings with elementary and high school teachers Initiated Grade-Level Teacher Teaming Implemented Block Schedule
Curriculum & Instruction Initiatives Implemented Algebra and Pre-Algebra Implemented Pre-AP Curriculum Created TAKS Reading & Math Classes Homeroom – Instructional Period Contracted with outside curriculum expects
Curriculum & Instruction Initiatives Tutorials – After School/In School Project X More Effective Use of Inclusion Teachers Elective Teacher Collaboration (mini lessons/concepts/vocabulary)
Curriculum & Instruction Initiatives Just say yes. Provided teachers with supplemental instruction materials. Everyone made a Plankowner – Its Your School. RIGHT TEACHER – RIGHT STUDENT!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School… Staff pushed administrators aside and took ownership for student academic achievement. Teachers volunteered conference time for pull- out tutorials. Elective teachers, instructional aides, librarian, even secretaries volunteered conference time for core course instruction/tutoring Teacher retention jumped to 90%