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Data week 5 pta

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Data week 5 pta

  1. 1. SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL
  2. 2. At SMITH MIDDLE SCHOOL parent communication is essential! This leads to…. •Parents can support schools by knowing what changes are occurring in school practices and instruction. •Parents who know their children best, are in the best position to inform schools about their children’s needs •A parent’s interest/encouragement can affect a child’s attitude towards school, classroom conduct, self-esteem, and motivation
  3. 3. TRENDS IN DATA 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Smith Middle School Reading Proficiencies 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade • 6th grade has consistent data from year to year. • 8th grade show significantly less proficiency than the other grades, additionally, it typically has less than half of its students scoring proficiently. Let’s follow a group of students: 2007, 6th grade: 62% proficient 2008, 7th grade: 56% proficient 2009, 8th grade: 42% proficient This particular group of students, along with the others that are tracked in this data, show significant decreases each year.
  4. 4. Comparison Reading Proficiency Scores Smith Middle School vs District 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 7th Grade Reading Proficiencies Smith Middle District 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 6th Grade Reading Proficiencies Smith Middle District
  5. 5. 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 8th Grade Reading Comparison Proficiencies Smith Middle District
  6. 6. Recommendations for 6th grade: Provide explicit instruction and supportive practice in the use of effective comprehension strategies throughout the school day Examples of effective comprehension strategies researchers have studied include: • Active comprehension monitoring that leads to the use of fix-up strategies when comprehension fails • Use of graphic and semantic organizers, including story maps • Question generation • Summarization and paraphrasing selective rereading. Motivational recommendations from: Five Areas of Instructional Improvement to Increase Academic Literacy By: Joseph K. Torgesen 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 6th Grade Reading Proficiencies Smith Middle District
  7. 7. Recommendations for 7th grade: Teach essential content knowledge so that all students master critical concepts • Making sure students have background knowledge about the topic they are reading about. This can be done through cross curricular planning among all the subjects • More vocabulary instruction using high-utility words and skills such as using context clues to have word consciousness. Motivational recommendations from: Five Areas of Instructional Improvement to Increase Academic Literacy By: Joseph K. Torgesen 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 7th Grade Reading Proficiencies Smith Middle District
  8. 8. Recommendations for 8th grade: Increase students' motivation and engagement with reading This can be done by: 1. Content goals for instruction, students need relevant and engaging goals through their reading instruction. 2. Choice and autonomy support, students will need to help decide which books they read, or how their assignment is formatted. 3. Opportunities to collaborate with other students, this can also combine their love for technology so that they can collaborate and communicate through on-line sites such as Edmodo. Motivational recommendations from: Five Areas of Instructional Improvement to Increase Academic Literacy By: Joseph K. Torgesen 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 8th Grade Reading Comparison Proficiencies Smit h Midd le Distri ct
  9. 9. THANK YOU! Thank you for to the teachers of Smith Middle School for their willingness to focus on continuous improvement and making changes to instruction that is focused on student learning outcomes. A special thanks to the 6th grade teachers, under the leadership of Mr. Johnson, for their hard work over the last five years in maintaining their scores, and helping us to plan for future improvements. And…… Thank you to our wonderful parents who are willing to go above and beyond to support their children!

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