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Emerald city elementary



A fictional needs assessment on a fictional school created for a grad program project.

A fictional needs assessment on a fictional school created for a grad program project.



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    • Emerald City Elementary Needs Assessment Molly Calvert, Emily Smith, Shay Thompson, Brad Townsend, Michelle Walker
    • Overview & Procedure
    • Overview & Procedure Newly constructed K-3 campus in rural East Texas Approximately 675 students (2011-2012) Demographics: 79.7% White, 11.5% Hispanic, 5.4% African- American, and 44.1% Economically Disadvantaged2010-2011 AEIS reports: 49%- Commended in Reading, 45%- Commended in Math
    • Overview & Procedure (cont.)38 Classroom Teachers, 2 Reading Interventionists, 2 Math Interventionists 1 Principal, 1 Assistant Principal, 1 CounselorSelf-contained classrooms include: 9 Kindergarten classes (1 co-teach), 2 First Grade classes (1 co-teach), 1 Second Grade class (1 co-teach)Teaming classrooms include: 7 Second Grade classes, 8 Third Grade classes- (1 co-teach) Data sources used to assess the curricular, instructional, and assessment needs include: AEIS (2006-2011) reports, DMAC data (Region VII), Campus Improvement Plan, and Interviews (sampling of teachers)
    • Summary of Strengths
    • Summary of Strengths2006-2007 : Gold PerformanceAcknowledgements: Commended in Reading and Math2007-2011 : Gold PerformanceAcknowledgements: Commended in Reading and MathUse of to analyze data, view trends, & RtIdocumentation, K-12. DMAC reveals: Common assessments and Benchmarks in Math (K-3), Common assessments in Reading (2-3), and Benchmarks in Reading (3rd only)
    • Summary of Strengths (cont.)DRA2s administered: beginning, middle, and end of year, K-3Teacher interviews suggest the presence of a strong collaboration amongst curriculum creators E.C.E.S. selected as a PLC model school byBecause the staff follows the PLC model, a strong collaboration is present in lesson planningWritten curriculum for Math, Reading/ELA, Science, and Social Studies, K-3
    • Summary of Strengths (cont.) According to Interviews: RtI is monitored closely Teachers meet with administrators every 2 weeks to discuss students and progressChosen to participate in study examining RtI process for the D.O.E. byAll K-3 classrooms equipped with Smart Boards, voiceprojection systems, data projectors, student computers, and iPods
    • Summary of Needs
    • Summary of Needs Based on AEIS report, DMAC data, DRA2 scores, &teacher interviews: it was determined there are areas in need of improvement at E.C.E.S. The following elaborates on the needs and recommendations for curricular, instructional, and assessment improvements…
    • Comprehensive Needs Assessment
    • CurricularTargeted Needs:Curriculum document is not user friendlyCurriculum document is not supported by teachersNo “big understandings” in the curriculum
    • Curricular (cont.)Recommendations for Improvement:Adopt a new format for the curriculum documentAccountability for using and bringing the curriculum document to meetingsInclude “big understandings” to tie together content areas
    • InstructionTargeted Needs:Unbalanced time for Math and Language Arts instructionInterventions not consistentToo many “non-negotiables”Lack of quality in workstations
    • Instruction (cont.)Recommended Improvements:Balance out the class load between teachers or self-containedTeach interventions with fidelityShorten the list of “non-negotiables”
    • AssessmentTargeted Needs:Lack of alignment on benchmarks and common assessments in ReadingNeed to raise the commended state assessment scoresLack of authentic assessment
    • Assessment (cont.)Recommended Improvements:Create appropriate assessments and put on calendarMore enrichment opportunities for students that are excellingCreate and keep student portfolios
    • Emerald City Elementary School Needs Assessment East Texas Baptist University 2012 Curriculum LeadershipMolly Calvert, Emily Smith, Brad Townsend, Shay Thompson, Michelle Walker