Presentation on theme: "State of the School Address Bruce Fraser Principal 2011-2012."— Presentation transcript:
State of the School Address Bruce Fraser Principal
The most academically successful schools are typically those where students feel respected by their teachers ▪ Noam, G.G. & Flore, N. (2004)
Think of your favorite teacher from elementary, middle or high school.
We teach the students values. The moral education comes from our behaviors, not our words. Character is like measles. It can only be caught by close contact with someone who has it.
It is why we are here and what we ultimately strive to become! Needs to drive decisions. Needs to be known by all. Needs to be revisited and, if needed, modified
…teach from the heart, not from the book Author Unknown
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (3 &5) Check Points (3 times per year) Georgia Writing Assessment (3&5) Criterion Reference Competency Tests (3-5) Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills Grade level common formative & summative assessments (K-5)
Look at current school data to identify areas or strengths and weaknesses. Use data to identify trends in student achievement. Help CWES identify areas to improve upon in the school year.
Strategic and specific Measurable Attainable Results-oriented Time-bound
Performance Measures goal result Percentage of 3 rd -5 th in general education that exceed State standards for R/ELA 59%61%65% Percentage of 3 rd -5 th in special education that fail to meet State standards for reading 17%16%8%
Performance Measures goal result Percentage of 3 rd -5 th in ESOL program that do not meet State standards for reading 18%15%11% Percentage of 3 rd -5 th that exceed State standards for math 57%60%67%
Performance Measures goal result Percentage of 3 rd -5 th in Special education that do not meet State standards for math 30%26%16% Percentage of 3 rd -5 th that exceed on writing assessment 16%20%22%
Performance Measures goal result Percentage of 5 th grade students exceeding State standards on ELA 47%50%60%
Performance Measures goal result Percentage of 3 rd -5 th that exceed on writing assessment 22%24% Increase the performance of 3 rd grade on the vocabulary domain of the ITBS 66%68%
Performance Measures goal result Increase the percent correct in the “information and media literacy” domain for 5 th grade on CRCT 77%79% Increase the percent correct in the “earth science” domain for 5 th grade on CRCT 75%77%
Educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, & Many, 2006). “The greatest untapped resource in the field of education is the knowledge possessed by teachers.”
Four Critical Questions Drive our PLCs: 1. What do we expect our students to know? 2. How will we know if they have learned it? 3. What will we do differently if they don’t learn it? 4. What will we do differently if they do learn it?
“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined efforts of each individual.” Vince Lombardi
Cambridge Education hired by Fulton County Provide insights into what is working well as well suggestions for improvement 2 day visit October 18/19 Team of three Will observe classes, analyze data, meet with teacher, students and parents Receive a report within 20 days Still need parent volunteers