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1 Taft Middle School Taft Middle School is to create an environment where respect, responsibility and learning are valued and celebrated. The Mission of

2 READING COMPREHENSION During the school year, non-proficient students (as indicated by the ITBS reading comprehension subtest) at Taft Middle School will improve their reading comprehension skills as measured by an increase in the percentage of students scoring in the high and proficient levels on the ITBS reading comprehension assessment.

3 ACTION PLAN In-service training on research- based strategies: Paraphrasing GIST Framing

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5 NEXT STEPS Has the current improvement strategy shown adequate growth? Which strategy proved most effective? Are the results enough to standardize improvement? Check 2007 ITBS results to compare data. Eliminate ITBS as the measure for this goal and use the SRI instead? This will provide for more frequent assessment so adjustments can be made as necessary

6 MATH CURRICULUM During the school year, study groups will be formed to implement the new math curriculum with integrity and accountability and to examine the curriculum for areas of application, connection, and extension for learners of all levels.

7 ACTION PLAN Weekly grade level meetings Agenda: Team Members Present Team Goal Strategies/Classroom Presentation Ideas Skills To Be Assessed Questions/Concerns Outcome: Catalogue of weekly process journals

8 NEXT STEPS Consult 2007 ITBS data to identify areas in need of improvement Use the results of this years findings to identify strategies within the curriculum for improving the identified areas Write a building math goal for

9 SEB – Part 1 During the school year, the number of Taft Middle School students who report having at least one positive adult figure at school with whom they have connected will increase as measured by the results of a Zoomerang survey administered to all students.

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11 ACTION PLAN Provide teams with the names of student who report not having an adult with whom they identify Provide staff with strategies for making connections with students

12 SEB – Part 2 During the school year, the number of Taft Middle School students who are engaged in co-curricular or extra- curricular activities will increase as measured by the results of a Zoomerang survey administered to all students.

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14 ACTION PLAN Conduct frequent activity assemblies Create high-interest intramural opportunities Promote activities to 5 th grade feeder schools during transition

15 SEB – Part 3 During the school year, the number of Taft Middle School students who report feeling safe at school will increase as measured by the results of a Zoomerang survey administered to all students.

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17 ACTION PLAN Train all students in bullying and harassment prevention strategies. Provide all teachers with training and lessons to help teach students how to prevent bullying and harassment.

18 NEXT STEPS Re-administer survey in April Compare results to November survey Determine areas of focus for next year


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