Mathematics Assessments: 3 rd -6 th grade OAKS Grade level chapter test Grade level math concepts assessments
Writing Assessments: K-6 th grade schoolwide writing assessments, fall and spring Ongoing classroom scored writing from prompts
School Improvement writing Goal In the spring of 2012, the percentage of fourth grade students meeting or exceeding the state writing performance standards will increase form 20% to 50% as measured by the OSAT assessment.
MT PLEASANT 4 TH GRADE WRITING 2008-2009 49% SIX PERCENT INCREASE
Mathematics Goal In the spring of 2012, the percentage of 3 rd -6 th grade students meeting to exceeding the state mathematics performance standards will increase from 68% to 90% as measured by OAKS multiple- choice assessment.
Reading Goal In the spring of 2012, the percentage of 3 rd - 6 th grade students meeting or exceeding the state reading performance standards will increase from 67% to 90% as measured by OAKS multiple choice assessment.
READING Results from DRA Students Identified at below grade level 1 st -27 2 nd -21 3 rd -18 4 th- 19 5 th- 21 6 th -18 Students Receive Additional Support 1 st -19 2 nd -18 3 rd -17 4 th -15 5 th -20 6 th -18
READING Results from DRA KINDERGARTEN 27 Below grade level in Winter 13 below grade level in Spring
Subgroup Assessment DRA Word Analysis for kindergarten students. Letter/sound relationship and sight word assessment. 3 rd -6 th grade students identified as having severe decoding deficiencies are given the DRA Word Analysis.
Subgroup Assessment 4 th -6 th grade students in READ 180 are given an Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) Scholastic 3-Minute Reading Assessment Math assessment using Senteo clickers. Students receive immediate accuracy scores
Monitor progress DRA and OAKS results-focus for instruction Students are taught scoring guide language and expectations Running records DIBELS monitoring (SPED students) SRI-READ 180 group
Spelling and word work assessments Weekly story comprehension tests Peer assessments and teacher observations Multiple choice/True & False Senteo assessments
KEY INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES Flexible Intervention and strategy based groups Specialists pull-out or push in SPED ELL SPEECH
CURRICULUM MATERIALS Books-Guided Reading and Lexile levels Phonogram cards TeenyTech books Reading Counts identified in library READ 180 program
EFFECTIVENESS OF INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES Teacher observation of use of skills and strategies Improved DRA and OAKS assessments Improved writing scores
STRATEGIES THAT WORKED Flexible groupings Content area reading instruction Phonogram study Computer based interventions
EFFECTIVENESS AND CHANGE Missing-an effective schoolwide math assessment Coordinated with curriculum maps Coordinated with state assessments Start with after school and small group interventions, early in the school year, early grades
STUDENT ASSISTANCE Identify students Subgroups are formed on the basis of interventions Effectiveness is shown in assessment
OTHER ACADEMIC AREAS Outdoor School (Science) J.A. Biztown Social studies Writing careers Civics reading math OAK testing improved 15% in science (5 th grade)
Non-Instructional Strategies Block Schedule Sing-a- long/Vertical Planning Parent and Community Volunteers Student Leadership Daily Words of Wisdom Lunch Buddies Principal’s Lunch Classroom Sponsors Summer Library Access Positive Behavior Support PBS Surveys/Data Parents Staff Students Dental Program Electronic Newsletter School Website Staff and Literacy Meetings Pleasant Place
Positive Behavior Support Responsible, Respectful, and Safe 1. Incentives: Mountain Lion Paws a) Weekly Drawings 2. Recess Before Lunch a) Round Robin b) Fall and Winter
3. Data Driven Outcomes a) Behavior b) Attendance 4. Consistent Expectations and Outcomes Building Wide 5. Attendance Positive Behavior Support
Data - Student Survey 90% Knew the school rules 94% School rules help them make good choices 88% School rules are fair 91% Feel safe at school 93% Said teachers let them know when they are doing well
Data - Parent Survey 85% or higher: School rules are clear Students know what is expected School rules and expectations are fair Students feel safe at school (100%) Consequences are fair Staff care about students Staff communicate about good and misbehavior Staff works closely with parents to help students Staff listens to concerns of parents Staff shows respect toward parents Staff treats students with respect Students share with families when positively recognized by staff Mt. Pleasant has a positive climate
Parents said… Mt. Pleasant has a positive climate School rules are clear Students know what is expected Students feel safe at school Staff works closely with parents to help students
All Certified and Classified staff are highly qualified. All staff have read and signed off on the TSPC letter. Mentors : are in sight and sound of Certified staff use push-in structure extend the learning using teachers prepared lesson plans. Have weekly meetings with DeAnne Fuhriman, literacy coach in identified areas, i.e. writing.
Certified Staff trainings for 2008/2009 Technology training provided by the District. Outside University classes. DAILY 5 Training by CHOICE LITERACY. USING DATA TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM given by Multnomah ESD.
DIFFERENTIATED LEARNING WORKSHOP Wee WRITING Training provided by Northwest Regional Lab. District Math Training attended by Joel Pearson, staff provided by the District. Monthly staff meetings. Certified Staff trainings for 2008/2009
Classified staff training for 2008/2009 TO UNDERSTAND by Ellin Keene. meetings with guest speakers such as, Erin Domeyer Year long Mentor training with DeAnne Fuhriman, District Classified In-service trainings.
Trainings for all staff: Writing training with Linda Vanderford, ESD Informal technology trainings by Kate Maple, Media Specialist. OAKS administration training by the District.
Professional Development evaluations Impact evaluations Team discussions PLC discussions
Professional Development Feedback Teacher surveys Teacher skills and knowledge Improved scores on Reading and Writing school wide assessments
Professional Development Feedback Teachers report-out following trainings PLCs Staff meetings
Professional Development for 2009/2010 New Staff Forum Kim Sutton Workshop, Summer 2009 More staff development in math CAFÉ Menu book training Half Kindergarten training
SUCCESSES READ 180 DRA Mentor Support PLC’s Recess before lunch Block Schedule ELL All in one room
SUCCESSES Senteos Ipod touch Extended learning Backpack Program Fruits and Vegetables grant Daily Five Outdoor School Summer Program
Summer Library Program Attendance - 365 Hot Lunched Served - 275 Books checked out - 816 Hours Open – 58.5 This summer our library will be open 3 days a week 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Lunches served Monday through Friday 11:30 am
Technology Each classroom has a SMARTBoard, Projector and Document Camera 1 Senteo Set per grade level iPods for ELD lessons and Literacy 10 iPod Touches
DAILY 5 Building stamina in reading and writing Individualized reading and writing instruction Common language and expectations Strategies explicitly modeled and taught for deeper understanding Students challenged at independent levels
Afterschool Learning 161 students have participated this year READ 180/After School Intervention Groups Transportation provided
BARRIERS Mobility (in/out) Lack of services and appropriate service time Intervention early enough Need “Math 180” Assessment/computerized program
BARRIERS Recess before lunch Math last hour of the day Data of scores suffering based on early release Intervention support Adequate and timely interventions