Smith Middle School
Data Driven Decisions
for the 2013-14 School Year
Data Driven Decisions for 2013-2014
• Review the FCAT data from the past three school
years (2011-2013) to observe trends ...
Reading FCAT 2011-2013
51 51
61
65
59
63
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District
Reading 2011 Level...
51
49
54 54
47
51
42
44
46
48
50
52
54
56
8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District
Reading 2012 Leve...
55
53
56
55
56
55
51.5
52
52.5
53
53.5
54
54.5
55
55.5
56
56.5
8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th Distr...
Reading FCAT
Trends & Patterns
• Adding the 6th grade
Critical Thinking elective
class has made a positive
impact on the 2...
Math FCAT 2011-2013
• 8th grade percentage of proficiency is four points higher than the
district score.
• 7th grade percentage of proficiency...
• 8th grade percentage of proficiency is nine points higher than the
district score.
• 7th grade percentage of proficiency...
• 6th grade percentage of proficiency has not been received due to
tests not being scored. We anticipate to receive these ...
Math FCAT
Trends & Patterns
• Targeting 6th grade
students with elementary
math difficulties since 2012
has made a positiv...
Science FCAT 2011-2013
• The 2011 score of 44 percent passing rate was equal with the
district score.
• The 2012 score of 48 percent passing rate...
Writing FCAT 2011-2013
• The 2011 score of 76 percent passing rate was lower than the district score
of 77 when the passing score was a Level 4 a...
Curriculum Improvements & FCAT Goals
Curriculum Improvements
• In preparation for Common Core Standards, all core classes
are
▫ Using complex texts and text ba...
FCAT Goals
• 2014 Reading
▫ 54% of all students proficient (Level 3 and above) on FCAT
• 2014 Math
▫ 64% of all students p...
Smith Middle School
Please visit the school website for
updates throughout the year.
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  1. 1. Smith Middle School Data Driven Decisions for the 2013-14 School Year
  2. 2. Data Driven Decisions for 2013-2014 • Review the FCAT data from the past three school years (2011-2013) to observe trends and patterns ▫ Reading (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) ▫ Math (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) ▫ Science (8th grade only) ▫ Writing (8th grade only) • Review the School Improvement Plan ▫ Curriculum Improvements ▫ FCAT Goals
  3. 3. Reading FCAT 2011-2013
  4. 4. 51 51 61 65 59 63 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District Reading 2011 Level 3 and up • 8th grade percentage of proficiency is even with the district score. • 7th grade percentage of proficiency is four points lower than the district score. • 6th grade percentage of proficiency is also four points lower than the district score.
  5. 5. 51 49 54 54 47 51 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District Reading 2012 Level 3 and up • 8th grade percentage of proficiency is two points higher than the district score. • 7th grade percentage of proficiency is even with the district score. • 6th grade percentage of proficiency is four points lower than the district score for the second year in a row.
  6. 6. 55 53 56 55 56 55 51.5 52 52.5 53 53.5 54 54.5 55 55.5 56 56.5 8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District Reading 2013 Level 3 and up • 8th grade percentage of proficiency is two points higher than the district score for the second year in a row. • 7th grade percentage of proficiency is now one point higher than the district score. • 6th grade percentage of proficiency is now one point higher than the district score.
  7. 7. Reading FCAT Trends & Patterns • Adding the 6th grade Critical Thinking elective class has made a positive impact on the 2013 scores. • Using Florida Achieve Focus Testing to predict performance and provide remediation since 2011 has proven positive results. • Amount of Level 1 students has decreased while the amount of Level 5 students has increased from 2011 to 2013. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 6th 2011 7th 2012 8th 2013 Level 5 7 8 11 Level 4 23 19 18 Level 3 30 27 26 Level 2 21 28 33 Level 1 20 18 13 Reading FCAT Growth
  8. 8. Math FCAT 2011-2013
  9. 9. • 8th grade percentage of proficiency is four points higher than the district score. • 7th grade percentage of proficiency is two points higher than the district score. • 6th grade percentage of proficiency is four points lower than the district score. 68 64 61 59 44 48 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District Math 2011 Level 3 and up
  10. 10. • 8th grade percentage of proficiency is nine points higher than the district score. • 7th grade percentage of proficiency is six points higher than the district score. • 6th grade percentage of proficiency is also three points higher than the district score. 60 51 59 53 50 47 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District Math 2012 Level 3 and up
  11. 11. • 6th grade percentage of proficiency has not been received due to tests not being scored. We anticipate to receive these scores when high school’s school grades are released. • Both the 7th grade and 8th grade percentage of proficiency are eleven points higher than the district score. 66 55 64 53 0 46 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 8th SMS 8th District 7th SMS 7th District 6th SMS 6th District Math 2013 Level 3 and up
  12. 12. Math FCAT Trends & Patterns • Targeting 6th grade students with elementary math difficulties since 2012 has made a positive impact on scores. • Adding a Math Remediation class for all students with a Level 1 on their previous FCAT should make a positive impact on the future 2014 scores. • Amount of Level 1 students has decreased while the amount of Level 5 students has increased from 2011 to 2013. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 6th 2011 7th 2012 8th 2013 Level 5 5 9 12 Level 4 14 19 20 Level 3 26 31 34 Level 2 28 24 18 Level 1 27 17 16 Math FCAT Growth
  13. 13. Science FCAT 2011-2013
  14. 14. • The 2011 score of 44 percent passing rate was equal with the district score. • The 2012 score of 48 percent passing rate was seven points higher than the district score of 41 percent. • The 2013 score of 56 percent passing rate was eight points higher than the district score of 48 percent. 44 48 56 44 41 48 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2011 2012 2013 8th Grade FCAT Science SMS District
  15. 15. Writing FCAT 2011-2013
  16. 16. • The 2011 score of 76 percent passing rate was lower than the district score of 77 when the passing score was a Level 4 and up. • The 2012 score of 86 percent passing rate was seventeen points higher than the district score of 69 percent when the passing score was a Level 3 and up. • The 2013 score of 52 percent passing rate was eight points higher than the district score of 44 percent when the passing score was a Level 3.5 and up. 76 86 5277 69 44 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2011 2012 2011 8th Grade FCAT Writes SMS District
  17. 17. Curriculum Improvements & FCAT Goals
  18. 18. Curriculum Improvements • In preparation for Common Core Standards, all core classes are ▫ Using complex texts and text based questioning ▫ Emphasizing paraphrasing and summarizing school-wide ▫ Increasing the amount of high level questioning on assessments ▫ Implementing everyday writing expectations school-wide • To provide remediation for struggling students new programs have been added ▫ Timed Readings in Science with comprehension and extended thinking questions ▫ SuccessMaker program for Level 1 and 2 Reading students with single block of Intensive Reading ▫ Read 180 program for Level 1 Reading students with a double block of Intensive Reading ▫ SuccessMaker program and FASTT Math for Level 1 and 2 Math students with a single block of Intensive Math
  19. 19. FCAT Goals • 2014 Reading ▫ 54% of all students proficient (Level 3 and above) on FCAT • 2014 Math ▫ 64% of all students proficient (Level 3 and above) on FCAT • 2014 Science (8th grade) ▫ 57% of students proficient (Level 3 and above) on FCAT • 2014 Writing (8th grade) ▫ 55% of students will achieve a score of 3.5 or higher ▫ 82% of students will achieve a score of 3.0 or higher
  20. 20. Smith Middle School Please visit the school website for updates throughout the year.

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