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2014-15 School Improvement Plan

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2014-15 School Improvement Plan

  1. 1. (press control+click on title to advance to that section)…..(press control+“home” to return to this page) PART I: PROFILE..........................................................................................................................................................................................3 A. History: .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................3 B. School Configuration:...........................................................................................................................................................................................................4 C. Certified Employees: ............................................................................................................................................................................................................5 D. Demographic Data: (May include charts/graphs in Part 6)................................................................................................................................................6 E. Student Distribution (by gender): .........................................................................................................................................................................................6 F. Free / Reduced Lunches:.......................................................................................................................................................................................................7 G. Assessment Results: (Refer to charts/graphs in Part 6)......................................................................................................................................................7 H. Trends That May Impact the School in the Next Five Years: ..............................................................................................................................................8 I. Stakeholder Input..................................................................................................................................................................................................................8 J. Stakeholder Groups...............................................................................................................................................................................................................9 K. Business and Community Partners: ....................................................................................................................................................................................10 PART 2: BELIEFS AND MISSIONS ..........................................................................................................................................................11 A. Cherokee County School District’s MISSION STATEMENT: .........................................................................................................................................11 B. Cherokee County School District’s BELIEF STATEMENTS:..........................................................................................................................................11 C. Cherokee County School District’s MAJOR SYSTEM PRIORITIES: .............................................................................................................................12 D. School Mission Statement: .................................................................................................................................................................................................12 E. School Belief Statements:...................................................................................................................................................................................................12 PART 3: ANALYSIS OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS..............................................................14 A. Clear Mission and Goals.....................................................................................................................................................................................................14 B. High Expectations for Student Achievement......................................................................................................................................................................15 C. Focusing on Teaching and Learning...................................................................................................................................................................................15 D. Capable Leadership.............................................................................................................................................................................................................16 E. School Council....................................................................................................................................................................................................................16 F. Parent/Community Involvement with, support of, and Satisfaction with Educational Programs ......................................................................................17 G. Continuous Assessment of Students, Staff, and Program to Evaluate Effects of Instruction.............................................................................................18 H. Safe, Orderly, and Disciplined School Climate..................................................................................................................................................................18 I. Staff Effectiveness and Professional Development ............................................................................................................................................................19 J. Facilities and Technology...................................................................................................................................................................................................19 K. Characteristic Summary......................................................................................................................................................................................................20 L. Analysis of Instructional and Organizational Effectiveness...............................................................................................................................................21 PART 4: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GOALS / OBJECTIVES................................................................................................................22 PART 5: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT ACTION PLAN .............................................................................................................................23 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 1
  2. 2. A. Review of Cherokee County School District Professional Development Focus/Targets 2014-17 ....................................................................................30 B. Analysis of Previous Year’s School-Based Professional Development.............................................................................................................................31 C. Development of 2014-15 State Staff Development Budget Allocation Plan Aligned to School Improvement Plan.........................................................31 PART 6: RESULTS ......................................................................................................................................................................................32 A. Provide a status report for previous year’s SIP Goal/Objectives:.......................................................................................................................................32 B. System Priorities and Objectives – Analysis of Student Achievement Data:.....................................................................................................................33 PART 7: LOCALLY REQUIRED PLANS..................................................................................................................................................49 A. Technology Use Plan..........................................................................................................................................................................................................49 B. Attendance and Truancy Intervention Plan: .......................................................................................................................................................................59 C. Safety / Security Plan..........................................................................................................................................................................................................62 D. Character Education Plan and/or Teacher As Advisor Plan...............................................................................................................................................64 E. Homework Plan ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 F. Career, Technology, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Plan:........................................................................................................................................69 G. Response to Intervention (RTI) Plan ..................................................................................................................................................................................72 H. SACS/CASI Assurance Checklist.......................................................................................................................................................................................76 I. Title I Plan for School-Wide Programs (ES-MS)...............................................................................................................................................................79 J. Title I Plan for Target Assistance Programs (ES)...............................................................................................................................................................81 K. Waivers ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................83 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 2
  3. 3. A. HISTORY: Etowah High School consistently strives to provide all students with a rigorous and relevant learning experience. Currently, the paradigm shift occurring in the education system emphasizes developing students’ content knowledge, but more importantly ensuring a students’ lifelong learning proficiency. Through the implementation of the Career and College Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) and the Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness System our society is demanding a change in the way teaching and learning occur. As always, Etowah High School is seeking to design a school improvement plan emphasizing goals which demonstrate our ability to rise to these new challenges and align with community values and Cherokee County School’s Major System Priorities. For the past seven years, school goals have targeted student improvement on standardized tests including the Georgia High School Graduation Test, the Georgia End of Course Test series, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the ACT. In this current year, Etowah High School continues to focus on improving the graduation rate and the number of students who are graduating as college and career ready. We are also shifting the focus of our goals to an emphasis on improving teacher performance through professional development. These goals are keeping with community values and the Cherokee County School’s Major System Priorities. Over the years, Etowah has experienced a variety of changes. Our school is located in Woodstock, Georgia, approximately 32 miles north of Atlanta. It is a part of the Cherokee County School District, which is located in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. The system is comprised of 43 schools serving more than 40,000 students. Etowah is a comprehensive high school with an enrollment of approximately 2355 students. In 1976, when Etowah, the second high school in the county, opened its doors to some 800 students, Cherokee County was a rural area. Over the next two and one-half decades, the population of the county increased tremendously, and the area is now considered a part of suburban Atlanta. As the county grew, so did the school system. Etowah has twice been relieved of overcrowding by the opening of new high schools in the area. In addition to tremendous growth, the population of Etowah has changed in other ways as well. In the early years, the school drew from a population of mostly middle to lower-middle income, rural families. After the opening of the Towne Lake development, the population went through a rapid change. Over the past decade, the area has become solidly suburban, and now draws mostly from a population of students from middle to upper-middle income families. Finally, the Etowah physical campus has seen a variety of changes. By populating the new Etowah Easy at Chapman, the physical campus has become the largest in Cherokee County and one of the largest in the Southeastern United States. Etowah East at Chapman provides a collaborative learning lab, a world language lab and a second lunchroom. This campus extension enables our students to experience a variety of new technologies, to eliminate the use of the mobile classrooms and to prepare for traversing a typical college campus. The instructional program at Etowah is student-focused and curriculum based. Teachers provide instructional activities that promote student engagement in the learning process and foster student success including retention, achievement of desired learning outcomes, and completion of educational goals. Instructional delivery is designed to meet the needs of individual student groups based on learning style, program of study, and performance abilities. Student engagement is emphasized in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Etowah staff seeks to encourage student involvement in multiple school-relevant activities. In addition to interscholastic athletics, a number of clubs and organizations contribute both to the social and intellectual development of our students. 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 3
  4. 4. A. HISTORY: Etowah High School has received the following awards: 2010 National Blue Ribbon School 2011 Gold Award (GOSA) 2012 Silver Award (GOSA) 2013 Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2013 Newsweek/Daily Beast Best School’s Award 2014 Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 US News and World Report’s Silver Award More specifically, the class of 2014 continued the tradition of academic excellence by becoming the 4th consecutive class with the most Superintendent’s Key Scholars, highest Advanced Placement pass rate, and most finalists in the Governor’s Honors Program in the district. Not including the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarships, this class was awarded academic and athletic scholarships valued at over 4.2 million dollars. The class of 2014 also contributed over 11,000 hours of community service and $15,000.00 to various charitable foundations. Etowah High School takes great pride in the involvement of our parents and community. The active role taken by these groups provides a solid foundation for a successful educational program. Parents and other community members serve as active participants in the School Advisory Council, as Partners in Education, and in the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Parents also serve as volunteers in a variety of capacities and participate in booster organizations to assist specific groups within the school. The Etowah Foundation, a non-profit 501C3 organization, provides support to academic programs and facility improvements. In both 2006 and 2012, The Cherokee County School District achieved “District Accreditation” as a Quality School System as determined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). This week long- review of our schools provided a comprehensive report of commendations and recommendations for our schools. B. SCHOOL CONFIGURATION: Etowah High School is a comprehensive high school (grades 9-12) that implements a traditional 7 period schedule. Additional instructional services are provided to support Students with Disabilities (SWD), English Learners (EL), and Remedial Students (REP). 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 4
  5. 5. C. CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES: Certification Types of Staff # Male Female Endorsements Years of Experience (minus 5) 1-5 years 29 Administrators 5 3 2 Gifted Yes 49 6-10 years 30 Alt School 1 1 0 Working Toward 5(2) 11-15 years 26 APEX 1 1 0 No 16-20 years 16 Counselors 6 0 6 ESOL Yes 14 21-25 years 16 CTAE Teachers 11 5 6 Working Toward 1 26+ years 15 English Teachers 17 3 14 No Degrees Held T-1 Vocational Fine Arts Teachers 5 3 2 Reading Yes 5 T-2 Vocational ISS 1 1 0 Working Toward T-4 Bachelors 39 Math Teachers 19 3 16 No T-5 Masters 52 P.E. Teachers 9 8 1 Teach 21 Yes T-6 Specialist 38 Science Teachers 18 9 9 Working Toward T-7 Doctorate 8 Soc.Stud Teachers 15 8 7 No # Working toward a higher degree T-5 Masters 7 Spec Ed Teachers 18 6 12 TSS Yes T-6 Specialist 3 TCLP 1 0 1 Working Toward T-7 Doctorate 4 Wld Lang Teachers 10 2 8 No National Board Yes 3 Working Toward No LFS Yes 126 Working Toward No 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 5
  6. 6. D. Demographic Data: (MAY INCLUDE CHARTS/GRAPHS IN PART 6) Demographic Breakdown at EHS Ethnicity Male Female Total Percentage Hispanic/ Latino 153 148 301 12.8% Race Male Female Total Percentage Asian 26 38 64 2.7% Black 105 105 210 8.9% Indian 23 19 42 1.8% White 1025 952 1977 83.9% MultiRacial 35 27 62 2.6% No Race Indicated 0 0 0 0% Total 1214 1141 2355 100% E. STUDENT DISTRIBUTION (BY GENDER): Student Distribution by Gender Grade Male Female Total 9 357 309 665 10 322 312 634 11 276 288 564 12 259 232 491 Total: 1214 1141 2355 Hispanic/Latino Asian Black Indian White MultiRacial 0 100 200 300 400 9 10 11 12 Male Female 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 6
  7. 7. F. FREE / REDUCED LUNCHES: Total Number of Students on Free and Reduced Lunch Total Number of Students on Free and Reduced Lunch By Grade Level Grade # Free # Reduced Total % of Grade 9 205 40 245 37% 10 132 27 159 25% 11 101 24 125 22% 12 77 22 99 20% G. Assessment Results: (REFER TO CHARTS/GRAPHS IN PART 6) See Section 6 388 453 454 511 512 72 93 117 126 119 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 Free Reduced 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 7
  8. 8. H. TRENDS THAT MAY IMPACT THE SCHOOL IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS: 1. The implementation of the Career and College Readiness Performance Index 2. The implementation of the Teacher and Leader Keys Evaluation System. 3. The elimination of the Ga EOCT and replacement with the Georgia Milestone EOC. 4. The consistent growth of the percentage of students receiving economic support through the Free and Reduced Lunch program. I. STAKEHOLDER INPUT SCHOOL COUNCIL The School Council links the school and the community, encourages the participation of parents and others within the school community, and works to improve student achievement and performance. The Council focuses on those responsibilities outlined in the School Council Handbook: Bylaws and Guidelines/School Advisory Council Bylaws. The School Advisory Council assists in identifying, implementing, and accomplishing the goals of the School Improvement Plan. The School Council meets on a continuous basis throughout the year. As a group, the Council reviews testing results, survey results, and other pertinent information for the purposes of proposing possible goals for the School Improvement Plan. This body communicates to the parents and community at large, the efforts being made by the school to achieve our goals and, conversely, to communicate to the school the needs and concerns of the community, with respect to the school. The School Council also assists in finding the means to implement strategies to achieve our goals. SY 2014-15 Meeting Dates for the School Council: Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday October 8, 2014 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday November 12, 2014 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday December 10, 2014 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday January 14, 2015 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday February 11, 2015 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday March 11, 2015 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday April 15, 2015 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday May 13, 2015 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room List chronologically all meetings or opportunities for stakeholder input. Topics of discussion should be very short. Examples: Selecting objectives, preparing the action plan, overview of the plan, how to obtain funds, ways to make partnerships more productive. 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 8
  9. 9. J. STAKEHOLDER GROUPS Dates SIP-Related Topics of Discussion Cokes and Conversation- Parents, faculty and staff, Students, and PTSA July 2014 Meet and Greet with Principal Walk Through- Parents, faculty and staff, students and PTSA July 31, 2014 Meet and greet with the teachers. Address school goals and expectations Leadership Meetings-Teachers and administration Weekly across school year SIP goals are created, and action step defined. Data disaggregation Impact Check forms executed. Etowah School Council-School council members and guests Monthly meetings across the year Discuss school improvement objectives, communications with the community, and participation in the school improvement survey. PTSA Open House-Curriculum Night-PTSA, faculty and staff, parents and students. September 8, 2014 Discuss school improvement objectives, communications with the community, and participation in the school improvement survey. 12th Parent Night-parents, students, faculty and staff, counselors, administration August 11, 2014 Counselors present information about postsecondary options, the college search and application process and the financial aid process. SAT / ACT testing will also be discussed. 11th Grade Parent Night-Parents, students, faculty and staff, counselors, administration August 18, 2014 Counselors discuss the importance of staying on track toward graduation, applying to colleges, scholarship information, and passing the GHSWT. 10th Grade Parent Night-Parents, students, faculty and staff, and counselors August 25, 2014 Counselors discuss the importance of staying on track toward graduation as well as college entrance exams. 9th Grade Parent Night-Parents, faculty and staff, students, counselors, and administration August 26, 2014 Counselors discuss the importance of good attendance, high stakes testing and staying on track toward graduation. Middle School Articulation Meetings at Booth MS- Upcoming 8th graders, faculty and staff, counselors, administration TBD Counselors from Etowah HS visit Booth MS to discuss the registration process, program of studies, electives, and course selection. High School Transition Meetings at EHS- Upcoming 8th graders and parents; counselors; administrators TBD Representatives from Etowah HS discuss program of studies, electives, course selection, and other specific attributes of life at Etowah HS. Etowah Foundation-Parents and faculty TBD Discuss academic incentives, support of programs, and school improvement. Etowah Endowment for Athletic Facilities -Parents TBD Facilities improvement Etowah PTSA-Parents, faculty, students, and administration TBD Academic offerings, incentives, and extra-curricular activities. Etowah Athletic Booster Club-Parents, coaches TBD Organizational needs and concerns conveyed to SAC committee Parent University-Parents, Faculty and Students TBD Staff will hold two educational sessions during the spring semester to support 9th grade transition. 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 9
  10. 10. J. STAKEHOLDER GROUPS Dates SIP-Related Topics of Discussion Rigor & Relevance Committee Meetings Monthly meetings across the year Revise and Publish Teacher Evaluation Guide – Generate & Implement Teacher Driven Professional Development Plan K. BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Company/Organization Address Phone # Contact New / Continued Chick Fil A 3070 Eagle Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189 678-445-0330 Scott Hall Continued Just Driver Training 1353 Riverstone Pkwy #120 Canton, GA 30114Woodstock, GA 30189 770 363 -4857 Melody Gullett Continued Menchie's Frozen Yogurt 2265 Towne Lake Parkway Woodstock, GA 30189 770 924-4016 Jason Malcom Continued Publix - Rose Creek Shopping Center 4403 Towne Lake Parkway Woodstock, GA 30189 770 516-2040 Larry Beard Continued Towne Lake Family Pharmacy 2045 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 110 Woodstock, GA 30189 770-635-7697 Emilia Awua Continued 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 10
  11. 11. A. CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S MISSION STATEMENT: We, the School Board of Cherokee County, Georgia, commit ourselves to a philosophy of respect and high expectations for all students, parents, teachers and other staff. Our mission is to enable all students to become contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information, make responsible decisions, utilize technology effectively and adapt to the challenges of the future. This mission will be accomplished by providing a variety of learning opportunities and experiences for students, both in school and in the community. B. CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S BELIEF STATEMENTS:  All students deserve the opportunity to learn, achieve success and become productive citizens.  Education/learning is a shared responsibility and should take place in the home, at school and in the community.  All students can learn; but they learn in different ways, at different rates and with different preferential learning styles.  Learning is achieved through the use of a variety of effective teaching techniques.  A safe and secure environment is essential for teaching and learning.  All students should be taught by teachers and parents how to learn and how to become lifelong learners.  All students deserve equal access to a quality education.  Quality education requires quality staff, programs, facilities, equipment and technology.  Parent and community participation, support and responsibility are essential to the positive social, emotional, cultural and academic development of every student.  Student achievement is enhanced through partnerships with parents, business, community-based organizations and agencies, local institutions of higher learning and other public entities.  All policy, administrative, instructional and educational support decisions should be based on student needs and what is best for students.  Diversity should be promoted so that isolation of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups is avoided and education is enhanced in a diverse, inclusive setting.  All schools should be accountable for improving student achievement.  All schools should reflect school-based, participatory management.  All students must be prepared for a knowledge-based, technologically rich and culturally diverse 21st century.  All staff should have access to results-driven professional development and training which is aligned with the School Board’s Major System Priorities and School Improvement Plans. Such professional development and training must be standards-based, job-embedded and collaborative; and it must be designed to establish and maintain an organizational culture that insures continuous improvement. 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 11
  12. 12. C. CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S MAJOR SYSTEM PRIORITIES: 1. Establishing internationally competitive standards for student performance and an accountability system and policy framework designed to insure that all students are challenged individually and collectively to meet more rigorous standards. 2. In collaboration with technical colleges, other institutions of higher learning and the local business community, insuring that career, technical and agricultural education programs prepare students for a diverse and technologically rich society. 3. Insuring that all students and staff have a safe and secure environment for teaching and learning. 4. Attracting, retaining and training the best teachers, principals and support staff. 5. Utilizing technology both to improve student achievement and to increase the school district’s productivity and efficiency as a major business enterprise. 6. Increasing parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices that treat parents, business, community-based organizations and agencies, local institutions of higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational process. 7. Addressing exploding student population growth, recognizing that there is a large gap between the school district’s facilities and technology needs and available capital outlay revenue. 8. Reviewing the potential for utilizing the school district’s existing public education facilities to establish self-supporting community school evening/week-end educational programs for interested Cherokee County adults. D. SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT: ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL’S MISSION IS GRADUATING LIFE-LONG LEARNERS AND PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITY AND GLOBAL CITIZENS. E. SCHOOL BELIEF STATEMENTS: 1. WE BELIEVE ALL MEMBERS OF THE ETOWAH COMMUNITY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTELLECTUAL, SOCIAL AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT OF OUR STUDENTS AS THEY BECOME GLOBAL CITIZENS. 2. WE BELIEVE ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN REGARDLESS OF DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES AND ABILITIES. 3. WE BELIEVE IN WORKING WITH ALL STUDENTS TO IDENTIFY EACH STUDENT’S NEEDS AND CAPACITY FOR LEARNING. 4. WE BELIEVE ALL STUDENTS, REGARDLESS OF ABILITY, SHOULD RECOGNIZE LEARNING AS A LIFE-LONG ENDEAVOUR AND SHOULD CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD. 5. WE BELIEVE STUDENTS SHOULD COME TO UNDERSTAND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES THAT HELP MAKE US BOTH UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT. 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 12
  13. 13. E. SCHOOL BELIEF STATEMENTS: 6. WE BELIEVE STUDENT, TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR PERFORMANCE ARE CRUCIAL COMPONENTS OF ACADEMIC GROWTH, AND WORKING TOGETHER WILL ASSURE THIS GROWTH. 7. WE BELIEVE WE MUST RECOGNIZE AN EVER-INCREASING STUDENT POPULATION AND MUST CONTINUE TO USE OUR RESOURCES AND FACILITIES WISELY AND EFFICIENTLY TO MEET STUDENT NEEDS. 8. WE BELIEVE WE MUST CONTINUE TO DEVELOP METHODS OF INSTRUCTION THAT MAXIMIZE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEARNING. 9. WE BELIEVE ALL MEMBERS OF THE ETOWAH COMMUNITY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. 10. WE BELIEVE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME IS SACRED AND WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE MEANINGFUL AND ENGAGING LEARNING ACTIVITIES AT ALL TIMES, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 13
  14. 14. Steps: • Facilitate appropriate discussions with staff regarding the Characteristics of Essential Schools (as delineated in the School Board’s Accountability Policy IA) • Review each Indicator below with staff in light of the Essential Schools Characteristics • Allow time for staff members to respond to the survey instrument (online) • For the characteristic(s) with the highest average, indicate on summary page as a strength(s) • For the characteristic(s) with the lowest average, indicate on summary as a weakness(es) and an area of need to address in Part 4 as a Goal/Objective; and develop an action plan in Part 5 of the SIP STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY A. CLEAR MISSION AND GOALS Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. The SIP is based on a rigorous school-wide needs assessment, which is supported by accompanying data on student achievement and school/staff effectiveness. 76% 20% 2% 2% 0% 2. The school mission and instructional goals included in the School Improvement Plan (SIP) are consistent with School District Major System Priorities, District Strategic Plan, Three Year Technology Plan and Five Year Facility Plan. Also they are widely understood and shared by teachers, students, administrators, and parents/community. 76% 20% 2% 2% 0% 3. The SIP addresses the core key indicators: student achievement, student attendance, student mobility, special needs/at risk students, and retention, graduation and dropout rate, as they apply to the school site. 81% 15% 3% 2% 0% 4. There is a clear understanding of the SIP and a commitment to implementation of the plan by administrators, teachers and support staff. 68% 26% 3% 2% 0% 5. Teachers utilize a variety of research-based strategies to address instructional objectives in core academic areas, as well as technology and behavior. 69% 26% 2% 2% 2% 6. There is clear evidence that the SIP reflects relevant and timely data on student achievement. 72% 23% 2% 2% 0% 7. The school exhibits capable governance and leadership at various levels, both of which promote student performance and school effectiveness. 73% 21% 2% 4% 0% TOTAL 74% 22% 4% 2% 0% 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 14
  15. 15. STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY B. HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. Teachers and staff demonstrate high expectations for all children. 72% 23% 2% 2% 0% 2. High expectations for student learning outcomes are reflected in the school’s curriculum content, scope and sequence. 82% 13% 2% 2% 0% 3. Academic learning time is maximized. 65% 28% 5% 2% 0% 4. Continuity of learning is stressed. 73% 22% 2% 2% 0% 5. There is evidence of student progress on both norm referenced and criterion referenced tests. 74% 20% 3% 2% 0% 6. Homework is regularly assigned and checked. 59% 33% 4% 2% 0% 7. Homework assignments vary in content and structure. 55% 35% 5% 2% 0% 8. Effective and varied strategies are used to ensure student success, encourage school completion, and avoid retention. 74% 21% 3% 2% 0% 9. Teachers track data/progress for individual students. 70% 25% 3% 2% 0% 10 The school fosters a learning community. 80% 14% 4% 2% 0% TOTAL 70% 23% 4% 2% 0% STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY C. FOCUSING ON TEACHING AND LEARNING Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. Students spend classroom time on organized, meaningful learning activities which integrate relevant technology as often as possible. 64% 31% 2% 2% 1% 2. Students are actively involved in learning throughout their time in class. 65% 29% 3% 2% 1% 3. There is a school-wide focus on mastery of basic skills. 70% 24% 4% 1% 1% 4. There is a school-wide focus on mastery of computer literacy. 67% 25% 6% 1% 1% 5. There is a school-wide focus on mastery of proficiency in higher order/critical thinking skills. 69% 24% 3% 2% 1% 6. Teachers adjust instruction and assessment to meet the needs of diverse learners. 64% 29% 5% 1% 1% 7. Teachers incorporate knowledge about curriculum frameworks and performance standards into instructional plans. 69% 26% 3% 1% 2% 8. Teachers constantly refine the work assignments so that they become more engaging for students. 66% 29% 2% 2% 1% 9. The school promotes active involvement of students in the learning process, including opportunities for them to explore application of higher order thinking skills and investigate new approaches to applying their learning. 68% 28% 2% 3% 0% 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 15
  16. 16. STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY C. FOCUSING ON TEACHING AND LEARNING Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 10 The school offers a curriculum that challenges each student to excel, reflects a commitment to equity, and demonstrates an appreciation of diversity. 70% 24% 3% 3% 0% 11 The school provides for articulation and alignment between and among all levels of schools. 57% 35% 4% 3% 2% 12 Teachers observe each other’s classroom instruction as one way to improve teaching. 77% 16% 4% 1% 2% TOTAL 67% 27% 4% 2% 1% STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY D. CAPABLE LEADERSHIP Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. The principal demonstrates strong administrative and instructional leadership. 82% 12% 2% 3% 0% 2. The assistant principal(s), if applicable, demonstrate(s) strong administrative and instructional leadership. 74% 18% 4% 4% 0% 3. Teachers demonstrate instructional leadership by coaching, consulting, and inspiring students. 79% 17% 2% 1% 0% 4. The principal, assistant principal(s) and teachers are actively engaged in collaborative planning related to School Improvement Plan (SIP) objectives. 68% 24% 6% 2% 0% 5. The school has implemented a long-term professional development plan that directly relates to the SIP. 73% 20% 6% 2% 0% 6. Student achievement is positively affected through the professional development plan. 63% 31% 5% 2% 0% 7. Leadership decisions are made after considering the pertinent data. 70% 22% 3% 2% 2% 8. The school promotes and reflects multiple opportunities for teachers and students to lead. 74% 20% 5% 2% 0% 9. The school provides stakeholders meaningful roles in planning and oversight that promote a culture of participation, responsibility and ownership. 71% 24% 3% 1% 1% TOTAL 72% 21% 4% 2% 0% 21 25STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY E. SCHOOL COUNCIL24 Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators31 Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. The School Council participates in collaborative decision making in the areas of goal setting, budgeting, staffing, curriculum, and school organization. 65% 25% 4% 1% 5% 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 16
  17. 17. 25STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY E. SCHOOL COUNCIL24 Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators31 Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 2. The School Council plans for school improvement and specific programmatic focus are in line with the School Improvement Plan (SIP). 70% 21% 3% 1% 5% 3. The School Council supports, monitors and assists with the implementation of the SIP. 65% 25% 3% 1% 6% 4. The School Council recommends requests for waivers of administrative procedures and board policies that obstruct efforts to improve student achievement. 58% 24% 7% 1% 9% 5. The School Council communicates regularly with teachers, staff, parents and community leaders. 60% 31% 3% 1% 3% TOTAL 64% 25% 4% 1% 6% STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY F. PARENT/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WITH, SUPPORT OF, AND SATISFACTION WITH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. The school fosters collaboration with community stakeholders to support student learning. 70% 24% 4% 1% 1% 2. Parents and community members participate in school planning, including the determination of the school mission and goals, and the development of comprehensive school improvement plans. 73% 21% 4% 1% 2% 3. Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in instructional and other activities of the school. 63% 27% 7% 1% 2% 4. The school routinely communicates with and involves parents from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 67% 26% 5% 1% 2% 5. School leaders work with community members to help students achieve academic goals. 68% 27% 3% 1% 2% 6. The school has active business partners to assist the school, act as mentors to students, and support school initiatives. 68% 25% 4% 3% 1% 7. Teachers work with families to help them support students’ learning at home and in the community. 68% 26% 3% 2% 1% TOTAL 68% 25% 4% 1% 1% 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 17
  18. 18. STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY G. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS, STAFF, AND PROGRAM TO EVALUATE EFFECTS OF INSTRUCTION Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. The school has a clearly defined process to assess school-wide student achievement. 79% 15% 4% 2% 0% 2. Student achievement data is frequently monitored and used by individual (and appropriate groups of) teachers both for providing feedback and for evaluating program success. 79% 17% 3% 1% 0% 3. There is school-wide focus on improved student achievement and recognition of academic success. 80% 16% 3% 2% 0% 4. All stakeholders accept responsibility and accountability for student performance. 63% 26% 8% 3% 0% 5. All stakeholders accept responsibility and accountability for methods utilized in classroom instruction. 66% 28% 5% 1% 1% 6. All stakeholders accept responsibility and accountability for classroom management. 68% 24% 6% 3% 0% 7. The school has an effective plan to provide for remediation based on student assessment. 75% 21% 3% 1% 0% 8. Student achievement data are routinely disaggregated to improve teaching and learning and to ensure equitable treatment of all subgroups of students. 75% 21% 3% 1% 1% TOTAL 73% 21% 4% 2% 0% STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY H. SAFE, ORDERLY, AND DISCIPLINED SCHOOL CLIMATE Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. The school environment is safe. 80% 16% 3% 1% 0% 2. There are clear and explicit guidelines for student behavior. 75% 17% 5% 1% 0% 3. The enforcement of discipline is firm, fair, and consistent. 63% 28% 6% 3% 0% 4. There is a school-wide focus on positive reinforcement of good behavior. 63% 28% 7% 3% 0% 5. All staff members share responsibility for student behavior. 64% 30% 4% 2% 0% 6. Student absenteeism rates are appropriate. 63% 32% 4% 1% 1% 7. Student suspension/expulsion rates are appropriate. 71% 11% 3% 1% 3% 8. School staff and students work cooperatively to ensure the safety of all students and adults on campus. 80% 15% 4% 1% 0% TOTAL 70% 23% 5% 2% 1% 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 18
  19. 19. STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY I. STAFF EFFECTIVENESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. Common goals are supported and understood by all stakeholders. 67% 29% 3% 1% 0% 2. The staff uses a variety of teaching methods aimed at achieving the school's goals. 77% 20% 2% 1% 0% 3. The school staff has low absenteeism. 75% 21% 2% 2% 0% 4. The school staff is stable with little turnover. 40% 36% 14% 10% 0% 5. There is a sense of community and commitment to the school among the staff. 53% 34% 8% 5% 0% 6. Continued professional growth is evident among the staff. 68% 27% 3% 2% 0% 7. Staff demonstrates empathy and rapport in their interactions with students. 70% 26% 3% 1% 0% 8. Staff consistently demonstrates a willingness to maintain communication with parents. 64% 32% 2% 1% 0% 9. There is a process in place to identify and analyze staff professional development needs. 62% 28% 6% 2% 3% 10. There is a system for selecting effective research-based professional development opportunities. 61% 29% 5% 3% 3% 11 The school ensures that staff members participate in a continuous program of professional development and training, which reflects a variety of learning strategies. 66% 29% 3% 2% 0% 12. There is evidence of a system of continuous evaluation of professional development on four levels:  awareness of need  knowledge of possible methods of improvement  implementation of solutions  assessment impact 62% 31% 3% 2% 2% 13 The school conducts a periodic, systematic analysis of instructional and organizational effectiveness and uses the results to improve student performance. 62% 30% 4% 2% 2% 14 Professional development is designed to enhance classroom assessment skills that allow teachers to regularly monitor progress in improving student achievement. 61% 36% 3% 1% 0% TOTAL 63% 29% 4% 2% 1% STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY J. FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 1. School facilities and grounds are clean, safe, and attractive. 64% 28% 7% 2% 0% 2. There is effective utilization of facilities for increasing student performance. 76% 18% 5% 1% 0% 3. There is effective utilization of facilities for increasing teacher performance. 71% 21% 7% 1% 0% 4. There is effective utilization of facilities for increasing staff performance. 71% 21% 6% 1% 1% 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 19
  20. 20. STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY J. FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable 5. There is effective utilization of technology for increasing student performance. 75% 20% 3% 1% 0% 6. There is effective utilization of technology for increasing teacher performance. 72% 21% 4% 2% 0% 7. There is effective utilization of technology for increasing staff performance. 72% 21% 4% 2% 2% 8. There is a focus on development of computer literacy for students throughout the school. 68% 26% 4% 2% 0% 9. There is a focus on development of computer literacy for staff throughout the school. 71% 24% 3% 2% 0% 10. There is evidence of extensive integration of technology into the curriculum. 75% 22% 2% 1% 0% 11 The school ensures that students and staff have regular and ready access to, and utilize instructional technology and a comprehensive materials collection that supports the instructional program. 72% 19% 4% 4% 0% TOTAL 72% 22% 4% 2% 0% 4 STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY K.CHARACTERISTIC SUMMARY Results in % 4 3 2 1 N/A Indicators Always Evident Usually Evident Somewhat Evident Missing but Needed Not Applicable A. Clear Mission and Goals 74% 22% 2% 2% 0% B. High Expectations for Student Achievement 70% 23% 4% 2% 1% C. Focus on Teaching and Learning 67% 27% 4% 2% 1% D. Capable Leadership 72% 21% 4% 2% 0% E. School Advisory Council (SAC) 64% 25% 4% 1% 6% F. Parent/Community Involvement with, Support of, and Satisfaction with Educational Program 68% 25% 4% 1% 1% G. Continuous Assessment of Students, Staff, and Program to Evaluate Effects of Instruction 73% 21% 4% 2% 0% H. Safe, Orderly, and Disciplined School Climate 70% 23% 5% 2% 1% I. Staff Effectiveness and Professional Development 63% 29% 4% 2% 1% J. Facilities and Technology 72% 22% 4% 2% 0% TOTAL 69% 24% 4% 2% 1% 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 20
  21. 21. The summary of the current status of the ten characteristics of effective schools is used to identify areas of strength/satisfactory status and areas which are in need of improvement. The list of areas in Need of Improvement is used as an aid to develop measurable objectives and action steps for the School Improvement Plan (Parts 4 and 5). In addition to the Cherokee County Needs Assessment, sources for the development of the School Improvement Plan must include student assessment information, attendance data, graduation rate data, professional development data, surveys, state or district initiatives and other District data utilized in the Five Year Strategic Plan. L. ANALYSIS OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS Area(s) of Strength High expectations for student learning outcomes are reflected in the school’s curriculum content, scope and sequence The school fosters a learning community Teachers demonstrate instructional leadership by coaching, consulting, and inspiring students The principal demonstrates strong administrative and instructional leadership There is a school-wide focus on improved students achievement and recognition of academic success The school environment is safe School staff and students work cooperatively to ensure the safety of all students and adults on campus Area(s) in Need of Improvement (addressed in Parts 4 and 5 of the SIP) Homework is regularly assigned and checked Homework assignments vary in content and structure The school provides for articulation and alignment between and among all levels of the school The School Council recommends requests for waivers of administrative procedures and board policies that obstruct efforts to improve student achievement The school staff is stable with little turnover There is a sense of community and commitment to the school among the staff 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 21
  22. 22. List school improvement goals/objectives specifying the desired outcome and data sources used. • Data sources must include CCRPI Score Report as well as GCRCT/GA Writing Test/EOCT/ACCESS/GAA/GKIDS results per school need. • Other data to consider are SACS/CASI Standards, Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI) results, and student attendance and demographics. • All data must be located in Part 6. • All HS’s are required to have a goal to increase their graduation rate. Goal #1 As a means of improving the graduation rate, EHS will increase the number of students in each cohort who are on grade level via their homeroom placement and promotion requirements. Data Sources CCRPI Score Retained Homerooms “Hot List” Student Specific Graduation Plans Goal #2 Teachers will analyze data, plan lessons, implement research based strategies, and collaborate in order to improve student growth. Data Sources TKES Walkthrough Observation TKES Formative Observations Lesson Plans Data Management Reports Peer To Peer Walk Throughs Professional Development Tracking Page Goal #3 Increase the number of Pathway completers. Data Sources CCRPI Score Report Enrollment Numbers Marketing Plan Transcript Analysis 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 22
  23. 23. Goal #1 As a means of improving the graduation rate, EHS will increase the number of students in each cohort who are on grade level via their homeroom placement and promotion requirements. Link to CCRPI Achievement Indicator ☐ES ☐MS ☐HS ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 ☐9 ☐10 ☐11 ☐12 ☐13 ☐14 ☐15 ☐16 ☐17 ☒18 Show list... Link to CCRPI Exceeding the Bar Indicator ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 ☐9 ☐10 Show list... Link to System Goal ☒1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 Show list... Quarterly Benchmark Assessment Instrument(s): RTITier# Strategy# Actions / Strategies / Interventions to achieve goal: Timeline Resources Staff Respon- sible Means of measurement to assess progress on goals CCRPI Materials / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Specific PD / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Achiev# Exceed# 1 1 APEX – *Offer a variety of scheduling options for APEX to meet the needs of the students. Semester long APEX sections. 1. Targeted students are primarily math recovery, 0 period is taught by a math teacher each day from 6:45am-7:45am. 2. Scheduled 1-7 APEX sections are scheduled each semester. Targeted students are primarily Math recovery, 0 period is taught by a math teacher each day from 6:45am-7:45am. 3. 9th period APEX is contracted during 30 minutes of the students lunch period. Targeted population are off track 4th year cohort students and Economically Disadvantaged students. Quarterly APEX sections 1. Targeted students are credit deficient students across all subject areas. 8th period is taught by APEX trained teachers in various content areas along with a Math tutor. It is taught Monday- Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm. • Apex is also available at every academic Saturday School. *Provided appropriate teacher training on the following topics: Maintain effective goal setting Progress monitoring Parent communication Net Support August-May Aug – Oct Oct – Dec Aug Credit Connect, EXP Budgets Credit Connect, EXP Budget APEX Training Administra tors, Counselor, APEX teachers 90% of student scheduled in APEX will complete course(s) and earn credit 90% of student scheduled in APEX will complete course(s) and earn credit 18 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 23
  24. 24. RTITier# Strategy# Actions / Strategies / Interventions to achieve goal: Timeline Resources Staff Respon- sible Means of measurement to assess progress on goals CCRPI Materials / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Specific PD / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Achiev# Exceed# *Develop an appropriate observation protocol for APEX lab • Trained all ISS/Alt School monitors in APEX By Oct Academic Saturday School • Assigned students (discipline disposition)-Students are provided academic assignments from their scheduled classes. • Voluntary students are afforded the opportunity for additional academic support (i.e. tutoring, unit recovery, APEX) Aug – May Saturday School Budget Penny Valle Tracking number of students who volunteer to attend Saturday School; Track number of hours logged on Apex during Saturday School Graduation Intervention Team (G.I.T) Currently retained students • Identified all students off grade level • Evaluated transcripts of idenitified students for credit deficiencies • Developed individual graduation plans using recovery options • Reviewed current schedules to ensure course selections are appropriate for student needs • Collaborated with counsellors regarding implementation of graduation plans Identification of new “at-risk students” • Assign a coordinator for Graduation Intervention Teams • Developed a procedure for faculty to use in order to refer students • Generated form which allows for data collection Aug – May Counselor allotment Jessica Whitley Tracking number of students served by G.I.T; tracking credits recovered by these students. 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 24
  25. 25. RTITier# Strategy# Actions / Strategies / Interventions to achieve goal: Timeline Resources Staff Respon- sible Means of measurement to assess progress on goals CCRPI Materials / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Specific PD / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Achiev# Exceed# Teachers as Advisors • Teachers as Advisors for credit • Meets one time per week for 27 minutes. • Advisor delivers a variety of lessons that emphasize character education, academic interventions, post-secondary information, and information associated with school related programs and activities. • Students complete 4 assessments throughout the school year. • Students receive a Pass/Fail grade at the end of the school year. • (TAA)= .5 general elective credit Retained Homerooms Generate lessons which are specific to “at-risk” students including (time management, motivation, note taking strategies) Aug – May Moodle Platform Dan Snipes Tracking students who have completed PSAT Individual conferencing (October 15, 2014) • Off track students who have not opted into PSAT are given opportunities to meet with academic advisor to discuss credit recovery opportunities and to establish a recovery plan. • SWD that need recovery intervention- with case holder October 15, 2014 Supplies for Conferencing Teachers training on building “recovery” plans Jessica Whitley; TAA Advisor- retained homeroom Number of credits recovered by students in recovery conversation 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 25
  26. 26. Goal #2 Teachers will consistently analyze data, plan effective lessons, and collaborate in order to improve student growth. Link to CCRPI Achievement Indicator ☐ES ☐MS ☒HS ☒1 ☒2 ☒3 ☒4 ☒5 ☒6 ☐7 ☐8 ☐9 ☐10 ☐11 ☐12 ☐13 ☐14 ☐15 ☐16 ☐17 ☐18 Show list... Link to CCRPI Exceeding the Bar Indicator ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 ☐9 ☐10 Show list... Link to System Goal ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☒4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 Show list... Quarterly Benchmark Assessment Instrument(s): RTITier# Strategy# Actions / Strategies / Interventions to achieve goal: Timeline Resources Staff Respon- sible Means of measurement to assess progress on goals CCRPI Materials / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Specific PD / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Achiev# Exceed# 1 1 Design and implement a professional development plan which continually adapts to teacher needs by allowing teachers to identify individual areas of growth, select appropriate development opportunities, share best practices and collaborate in learning communities. 1. Generate a plan for teachers to receive PLU credit for completing “in house” professional development. 2. Establish a “one stop” electronic platform which allows teachers to submit proposals, sign up for sessions and monitor documentation. Aug – May Staff Development funds In House School plan for professional development Admin; teachers School generated professional development documentation, correlational data between student growth/performanc e & types and amount of professional development. 2 Implement requirements for lesson plans. Generate a Teacher Evaluation Guide which provides teachers: 1. Lesson plan requirements including inclusion of LFS and DOK 2. Lesson planning templates 3. Model lesson plans Aug – Sept Printing costs In House School developed professional development Admin; teachers Visual inspection of lesson plans 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 26
  27. 27. RTITier# Strategy# Actions / Strategies / Interventions to achieve goal: Timeline Resources Staff Respon- sible Means of measurement to assess progress on goals CCRPI Materials / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Specific PD / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Achiev# Exceed# 3 Require teachers to submit three Data Management Reports across the year the exhibit DOK analysis, reflection and remediation plan Nov. 7, 2014 Jan. March In house professional development Admin; teachers Tracking submission and DOK levels which are submitted. 4 Require teachers to complete the Formative Instructional Practices Path 1 Sept - Nov Admin; teachers Tracking completion. In house documentation which evidences implementation. 5 Develop a committee whose focus is instructional leadership. Monthly meetings serve as the generator of ideas for professional development and as approval committee for professional development sessions. Aug – May Admin; select teachers Tracking meeting times & topics 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 27
  28. 28. Goal #3 Increase the number of CTAE, advanced academic, fine arts or world language pathway completers Link to CCRPI Achievement Indicator ☐ES ☐MS ☒HS ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 ☒9 ☒10 ☐11 ☐12 ☐13 ☐14 ☐15 ☐16 ☐17 ☐18 Show list... Link to CCRPI Exceeding the Bar Indicator ☐1 ☐2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 ☐9 ☐10 Show list... Link to System Goal ☐1 ☒2 ☐3 ☐4 ☐5 ☐6 ☐7 ☐8 Hide list... 2014 School Board’s Major System Priorities: 17. Establishing internationally competitive standards for student performance and an accountability system and policy framework designed to insure that all students are challenged individually and collectively to meet more rigorous standards. 18. In collaboration with technical colleges, other institutions of higher learning and the local business community, insuring that career, technical and agricultural education programs prepare students for a diverse and technologically rich society. 19. Insuring that all students and staff have a safe and secure environment for teaching and learning. 20. Attracting, retaining and training the best teachers, principals and support staff. 21. Utilizing technology both to improve student achievement and to increase the school district’s productivity and efficiency as a major business enterprise. 22. Increasing parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices that treat parents, business, community-based organizations and agencies, local institutions of higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational process. 23. Addressing exploding student population growth, recognizing that there is a large gap between the school district’s facilities and technology needs and available capital outlay revenue. 24. Reviewing the potential for utilizing the school district’s existing public education facilities to establish self-supporting community school evening/week-end educational programs for interested Cherokee County adults. Quarterly Benchmark Assessment Instrument(s): RTITier# Strategy# Actions / Strategies / Interventions to achieve goal: Timeline Resources Staff Respon- sible Means of measurement to assess progress on goals CCRPI Materials / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Specific PD / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Achiev# Exceed# 1 1 CTAE establishes a goal to increase the percentage of students completing a career pathway within each of the programs offered at Etowah (Agriculture, Architectures and Design, Broadcast Video, Business, Computer Science, Construction Technology, Education, Family and Consumer Science, JROTC-Air Force, Law and Justice, Transportation and Logistics. Resulting in: •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2011 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2012 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2013 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2014 cohort Aug – May CTAE teachers, administrat ors, counselors Tracking number of focused lessons, tracking attendance at elective fair, 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 28
  29. 29. RTITier# Strategy# Actions / Strategies / Interventions to achieve goal: Timeline Resources Staff Respon- sible Means of measurement to assess progress on goals CCRPI Materials / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Specific PD / Sources of Funds / Cost est. Achiev# Exceed# 2 The CTAE Department will establish a goal to increase the percentage of CTAE pathway completers earning a national industry recognized credential students before graduation in each of the11 programs: Business, Computer Science, Air Force JROTC, Architecture & Engineering, Education, Transportation, Construction, Video Broadcast, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Science, Law & Justice Aug – May CTAE teachers; admin; counselors 3 World Languages establishes a goal to increase the number of Pathway Completers in World Languages (Spanish and French). Resulting in: •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2011 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2012 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2013 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2014 cohort Aug – May World language teachers; Admin; counselors 4 Fine Arts establishes a goal to increase the number of Academic pathway Completers in Fine Arts. Resulting in: •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2011 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2012 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2013 cohort •Increased number of pathway completers in the 2014 cohort Aug – May Fine Arts teachers; Admin, counselors 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 29
  30. 30. A. REVIEW OF CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOCUS/TARGETS 2014- 17 • Support the improvement of the performance of students, staff, and the organization through results-driven professional development, which is standards-based, job embedded, and collaborative, i.e., Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) and Georgia Milestones. • Provide all users with access to current information and resources that will increase student achievement as well as empower collaborative learning, problem solving, creativity, innovation, and informed decision making. • Provide professional learning opportunities for all staff which will support students' academic needs through the integration of technology in standards- based lessons. • Support a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as Fine Arts reflected across the curriculum in select District Academies. • Expand effective use of instructional technology into all CCSD classrooms through professional development programs such as Teach 21, STEM 21, and Bring Your Own Learning Device (BYLD), thereby equipping teachers and administrators with the skills and knowledge needed to work and lead in a 21st Century standards-based classroom/school model for teaching and learning. • Provide training for appropriate employees to support the implementation of Race to the Top initiatives, i.e. Teacher Keys Evaluation System (TKES), Leader Keys Evaluation System (LKES) and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS). 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 30
  31. 31. B. ANALYSIS OF PREVIOUS YEAR’S SCHOOL-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Complete the following analysis as it relates to the effectiveness of school-based professional development activities for the 2013-14 school year: Professional Development Activity Statement of Effectiveness/Impact on Student Achievement Continue Discontinue Rationale Learning Focused Schools All teachers new to EHS are provided with the fundamentals of LFS by current EHS teachers. This allows teachers to maintain consistency in instruction. The consistency provided by the LFS structure eliminates student concern about classroom instruction. The use of clear Essential questions also provide clear learning targets for teacher and students. Activating prior knowledge, summarizing and extending and refining strategies will only assist students in being academically successful. Professional Learning Communities- Consistency teams Teachers are indicating improved lesson planning and instruction through learning communities. Research indicates that student growth and achievement is improved by teacher collaboratively planning and seeking to improve practice. C. DEVELOPMENT OF 2014-15 STATE STAFF DEVELOPMENT BUDGET ALLOCATION PLAN ALIGNED TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN Complete the following chart for your school-based Professional Development Plan for the 2014-15 school year: Total Allocation: 15,997.90 Professional Learning Activity SIP Goal(s) # Participant(s) Timeline Resources Needed Cost (should equal allocation) Teacher Led Sessions All Available to all Sept -- April Copies, Substitutes ~$1500.00 Professional Learning Communities All Available to all Aug -- May Books, Trainings, Substitutes ~$6000.00 Action Research All Available to all Aug – May Protocols On line training modules All Available to all Sept – April Subscription to resource ~$1000.00 Learning Focused Schools All 18 Teachers Sept - Nov None- In house training ~$4500.00 Conferences All Available to all Sept – May Fees, Travel ~$3000.00 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 31
  32. 32. A.PROVIDE A STATUS REPORT FOR PREVIOUS YEAR’S SIP GOAL/OBJECTIVES: # Previous Year’s SIP Goal / Objective (state goal and indicate location of data) Goal Met Goal Not Met Continue or Discontinue Goal (list any modifications) 1 Increase the number of students on track to graduate with their 4 year cohort. On track is defined as “earning within 1 unit of credit of credits possible.” Continue. Modify wording - Increase the number of students within 1.0 credit of graduating with their 4 year cohort. 2 Increase the number of students that score Meets or Exceeds on content exams. – see data below for specifics Overall Goal Not Met Discontinue CCGPS COORD ALG +1% CCGPS ANALYTIC GEOM Baseline 47% 9th LITERATURE -1% AMERICAN LITERATURE 0%- no change BIOLOGY +1% PHYSICAL SCIENCE -1% US HISTORY -3% ECON/BUSINESS/FREE ENTERPRISE +4% 3 Increase the attendance rate. 0%- no change Continue 4 Increase the number of students demonstrating Post High School Readiness by focusing on: Continue- will use the baseline data provided in the CCRPI Score. We have the data for completers…and predict that we have met this goal. 1. Pathway Completers (2013-59.2%) • CTAE - 86 • Fine Arts - 170 • World Languages - 193 • Academic - 138 1. Percentage of scores 3 or higher on 2 or more AP exams 2. Composite ACT scores (23.5) 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 32
  33. 33. # Previous Year’s SIP Goal / Objective (state goal and indicate location of data) Goal Met Goal Not Met Continue or Discontinue Goal (list any modifications) 3. Combined SAT scores (2013 – overall indicator 76.9%) B.SYSTEM PRIORITIES AND OBJECTIVES – ANALYSIS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA: Indicator 2011 2012 2013 2014 School District State School District State School District State School District State SAT – College Admission Testing (mean will meet or exceed State average) Verbal (Critical Reading) 539 522 481 542 532 488 533 528 490 532 488 Math 544 527 483 547 536 489 540 528 487 543 485 Total 1610 1559 1431 1615 1587 1452 1599 1567 1498 1587 1445 ACT – College Admission Testing (mean will meet or exceed National average) National English 22.9 21.9 20.1 22.9 22.3 20.1 23.3 22.3 20.2 23.4 22.2 20.3 Math 23.1 22.3 20.7 22.7 22.2 20.6 23.2 22.0 20.3 22.9 22.0 20.5 Reading 23.7 22.7 20.8 23.6 23.3 21.0 23.8 23.3 21.2 24 23.2 21.4 Science 22.8 21.9 20.3 23.1 22.5 20.5 22.8 22.5 20.5 23.3 22.4 20.7 Composite 23.2 22.3 20.6 23.2 22.7 20.7 23.4 22.7 20.7 23.5 22.6 20.8 WRITING – GHSWT (% Meet or Exceed Standard) GHSWT (>96% M /E) 98 99 97 97 99 97 98 99 96 97 98 95 5th Grade (>80% M/E) 84 79 87 81 86 79 8th Grade (>80% M/E) 91 86 91 86 92 86 EOCT (% Meet or Exceed) Algebra/Math I/2013 – CCGPS Coordinate Algebra 84 88 65 80 85 67 53 57 40 54 62 44 Geometry/Math II/2014 – Analytic Geometry 90 87 57 93 90 77 90 90 78 47 53 37 9th Lit & Comp 91 94 86 92 95 86 95 96 89 94 97 91 11th Lit & Comp/Amer Lit & Comp 97 97 91 97 98 91 97 98 93 97 98 95 Biology 87 90 73 88 89 73 95 91 78 96 92 78 Physical Science 85 91 79 91 94 79 93 95 86 92 95 87 U.S. History 90 89 69 93 90 69 90 89 75 87 89 75 Economics/Bus/Free Ent 90 93 74 93 96 74 92 95 81 96 93 83 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 33
  34. 34. Indicator 2011 2012 2013 2014 School District State School District State School District State School District State High School Graduation Beginning in 2011, we have 4-yr and 5-yr grad rates 82.3% 74.8% 77.9% 67.5% 69.9% 85.1% 83.7% 72.7% 76.1% 69.7% 71.6% 82.8% 78% 71.8% ATTENDANCE RATE (Absent <15 days) 2012 ff – attendance rate by school level Elem- 97% Elem- 97% Elem- 96.4% Elem- 96.1% Mid- 97% Mid- 96% Mid- 96.4% Mid- 95.9% 95.8% 95.7% 91.2% High 96.9% High- 97% High- 95% High 96.9% High- 96.4% High- 94.5% CCRPI – High School 2012 Score 2013 Score 2014 Score School District State School District State School District State CCRPI High School Score 84.1 78.5 72.8 81.9 80.3 71.8 Achievement Score 51.8 48.7 43.1 50.5 48.8 43.6 Progress Score 17.5 17.3 16.3 17.0 17.3 16.3 Achievement Gap Score 11.3 10 11.3 11.3 11.3 8.7 Challenge: ETB Challenge: EL/ED/SWD* 3.5 2.5 2.1 3.1 2.9 3.2 *Total possible points for EL/ED/SWD is dependent on the percentage of students who are EL/ED/SWD (unduplicated) 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 34
  35. 35. Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) Indicated by the percent passing on the first attempt, the following summarizes the performance of Etowah High School juniors on the Georgia High School Writing Graduation Test. ** Data reflects 11th grade, 1st time test takers, Regular Program GHSWT 2009-10 97% 2010-11 99% 2011-12 99% 2012-13 98% 2013-14 99% The following trend is evident: 1. Students maintain a high level of performance on this measure. 97 99 99 98 99 96 96.5 97 97.5 98 98.5 99 99.5 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Pass % Pass % 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 35
  36. 36. End of Course Tests (EOCT) The following charts represent Etowah High School’s student performance on all subject area End of Course Tests (EOCT) over the past 5 years. The data reflects the percentage of students that scored “Meets or Exceeds”. Math EOCT Results 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 GPS Geometry 62 90 93 90 Not Administered CCGPS Geometry 47 GPS Coordinate Algebra 90 84 80 Not administered Not administered CCGPS Coordinate Algebra Not administered 53 54 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 CCGPS Cordinate Algebra GPS Cordinate Algebra CCGPS Geometry GPS Geometry 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 36
  37. 37. Science EOCT Results 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Physical Science 88 85 91 93 92 Biology 80 87 88 95 96 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 Physical Science Biology 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 37
  38. 38. Literature and Composition EOCT Results 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 11th Grade Lit 94 97 97 97 97 9th Grade Lit 90 91 94 95 96 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 9th Lit & Comp 11th Lit & Comp 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 38
  39. 39. Social Studies EOCT Scores 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 US History 86 90 93 90 87 Economics 86 86 93 92 96 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 Economics US History 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 39
  40. 40. Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test Etowah High School juniors’ performance on the PSAT from SY 2009-10 through SY 2013-14 is summarized in the following graph: 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Verbal/Critical Reading 47.5 47.5 47.4 47.6 47.0 Math 47.9 48.1 48.4 48.9 48.2 Writing 46.3 45.1 45.6 47.1 45.9 The following trends are evident: 1. High levels of achievement have been maintained in the Math portion of the PSAT over the last five years. 2. Funding for PSAT administration has fallen victim to the economic crisis. For the second year, the state will fund testing for only our 11th grade students and the Cherokee County will pay for 10th grade students to take the test. 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Verbal/Critical reading Math Writing 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 40
  41. 41. Scholastic Aptitude Test Etowah High School students’ performance on the SAT from SY 2009-10 through SY 2013-14 is summarized in the following graph: 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-2014 Critical Thinking/Reading 558 539 542 533 532 Math 574 544 547 540 543 Writing 547 527 526 526 512 Total 1679 1610 1615 1599 1587 The following trends are evident: 1. Trends show Etowah High School has achieved competitive scores in all areas of the SAT and has outperformed county, state, and national averages. 2. Etowah HS continues to score above both the state of Georgia average and the National average in all categories. 3. Etowah has shown a gradual decrease in scores critical reading and writing. 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Critical Reading Math Writing Total 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 41
  42. 42. American College Test Etowah High School college preparatory students’ performance on the ACT from 2009-10 through 2013-14 is summarized in the following graph. 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 English 23.3 22.9 22.9 23.3 23.4 Math 23.7 23.1 22.7 23.2 22.9 Reading 24 23.7 23.6 23.8 24 Science 23.1 22.8 23.1 22.8 23.3 Totals 23.6 23.2 23.2 23.4 23.5 Etowah High School is above the county, state and national composite score in all areas: Reading English Math Science Composite ETOWAH 24 23.4 22.9 23.3 23.5 CCSD 23.2 22.2 22.0 22.4 22.6 GEORGIA 21.4 20.3 20.5 20.7 20.8 NATION 21.3 20.3 20.9 20.8 21 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 English Math Reading Science Totals 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 42
  43. 43. ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Advanced students at Etowah are academically challenged through numerous Advanced Placement and Honors course offerings. All Advanced Placement courses have been certified through College Board AP Audits. Teachers of AP courses are certified in both the state gifted curriculum and through the College Board AP institute. In 2013-2014, eighty-six percent of students taking the AP exams, scored 3 or higher and earned college credit for their coursework. Percent of AP Students Scoring 3+ Number of AP Students; Number of Exams; & Number of AP Students Scoring 3 or Above 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 % of AP Students with Score 3+ 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total AP Students 235 249 239 322 344 Number of Exams 437 435 576 613 638 AP Students with Scores 3+ 207 222 261 283 294 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 43
  44. 44. Advanced Placement Testing Average Scores through SY 2013-14 Social Studies World History US History US Gov. Politics Human Geography Macroeconomics Psychology 2009-10 EHS CCSD NATION 4.1 3.1 2.7 3.9 3.3 2.7 3.5 2.0 3.0 Course not offered at EHS Course not offered at EHS 4.3 3.6 3.1 2010-11 EHS CCSD NATION 4.1 3.4 2.6 4.2 3.7 2.8 3.1 2.9 2.7 Course not offered at EHS Course not offered at EHS 3.6 3.6 3.1 2011-12 EHS CCSD NATION 3.9 3.3 2.6 4.4 3.7 2.8 3.2 3.1 2.7 4.6 3.6 2.7 Course not offered at EHS 3.8 3.8 3.1 2012-13 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.6 2.8 2.5 3.9 3.1 2.8 3.4 2.6 2.7 4.3 3.2 2.7 2.5 2.9 3.7 3.6 3.2 2013-14 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.4 3.1 2.6 4.3 3.3 2.8 3.9 2.6 2.6 3.9 3.3 2.6 2.4 3.5 2.9 3.6 3.6 3.1 0 1 2 3 4 5 Psychology Macroecomonics Human Geography US Gov. Politics US History World History 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 44
  45. 45. Science 0 1 2 3 4 5 Environmental Science Physics C: Mechanics Physics B Biology Chemistry 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 Chemistry Biology Physics B Physics C: Mechanics Environmental Science 2009-10 EHS CCSD NATION 2.6 2.9 2.7 3.8 3.1 2.6 3.6 3.2 2.8 Course not offered at EHS Course not offered at EHS 2010-11 EHS CCSD NATION 3.4 3 2.8 3.5 2.6 2.7 3.1 3.6 2.9 Course not offered at EHS Course not offered at EHS 2011-12 EHS CCSD NATION 2.8 2.9 2.8 3.3 3.1 2.7 3.3 3.3 2.9 4.1 3.9 3.6 Course not offered at EHS 2012-13 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.7 2.3 2.9 3.5 2.8 Not available 2.7 2.4 Not available 4.1 3.3 Not available Course not offered at EHS 2013-2014 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.2 2.9 2.7 3.4 3.1 2.9 3.3 3.2 2.9 3.6 3.2 3.6 2.1 3.5 2.6 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 45
  46. 46. Mathematics 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 Statistics Calculus BC Calculus AB 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 Calculus AB Calculus BC Statistics 2009-10 EHS CCSD NATION 3.4 3.6 2.8 Course not Offered at EHS 3.4 3.7 2.8 2010-11 EHS CCSD NATION 3.2 3.7 2.8 Course not Offered at EHS 3.6 3.5 2.8 2011-12 EHS CCSD NATION 3.8 4 3.0 Course not Offered at EHS 3.3 3.3 2.8 2012-13 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.5 3.5 2.9 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.1 3.0 2.8 2013-14 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 2.9 3.5 2.9 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.7 2.9 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 46
  47. 47. World Language, Computer Science, Music Theory and Studio Art 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 Computer Science Spanish Language and Culture 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 Spanish Language and Culture Computer Science 2009-10 EHS CCSD NATION Course not offered at EHS 2010-11 EHS CCSD NATION 4.1 3.5 3.5 2.6 2.7 2011-12 EHS CCSD NATION 3.8 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.1 2.7 2012-13 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.5 2.8 3.2 2013-14 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.9 3.9 3.7 1.5 2.1 3.0 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 47
  48. 48. English 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 English Language English Literature 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 English Literature English Language 2009-10 EHS CCSD NATION 3.8 3.5 2.8 Course not Offered at EHS 2010-11 EHS CCSD NATION 3.8 3.3 2.8 Course not Offered at EHS 2011-12 EHS CCSD NATION 3.9 3.4 2.8 Course not Offered at EHS 2012-13 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.5 3.1 2.8 3.3 3.4 2.8 2012-13 EHS CCSD GLOBAL 3.7 3.5 2.8 3.2 3.4 2.8 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 48
  49. 49. A. Technology Use Plan Strategic planning for the continued integration of technology in instruction and productivity Each school’s Technology Planning Committee assumes the roles of assessing the effective use of the technologies provided by the District, local school-based revenues, donations or grants. The assessment must be comprehensive and cover all areas of technology need and use including hardware, software, online resources and technology-based professional development. CCSD has established standards for technology deployment to ensure as much equity as possible while also providing for unique needs where appropriate and financially feasible. In order to capture data that contributes to a clearly defined assessment of technology use and effectiveness, it is recommended that schools employ survey tools to gather, analyze and process that data. The analyzed data can assist in making informed decisions on filling gaps in technology provisioning. Hardware Assessment & Gap Analysis: Include printers, desktop and laptop computers, interactive whiteboards, peripherals, mobile technologies and accessories. Type of Use Hardware Description (include make & model #) Hardware Location Hardware Effectiveness Provisional Gaps/Needs Student/ Instructional Teacher/ Productivity Administrative /Support X Mobile laptop carts Teachers’ Classrooms Utilize technology effectively 12 carts with 24 laptops each X MS Tablets with attachable keypads Teachers’ Classrooms Utilize technology effectively 400 tablets* X USB headphones World Languages, Sped, REP Student usage in class 400 headphones+ X iPads Teachers’ Classrooms Utilize technology effectively 400 iPads X Scantron Performance Series (web- based diagnostics) Teacher Efficiency Utilize technology effectively 4 interfaced machines X USB Microphones (AudioTech) Teachers’ Classrooms Utilize technology effectively 20 Microphones X Google Glasses 3 Pods at Etowah East Student usage in class 90 Google Glasses 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 49
  50. 50. Hardware Assessment & Gap Analysis: Include printers, desktop and laptop computers, interactive whiteboards, peripherals, mobile technologies and accessories. Type of Use Hardware Description (include make & model #) Hardware Location Hardware Effectiveness Provisional Gaps/Needs Student/ Instructional Teacher/ Productivity Administrative /Support X SmartBoards and Projectors 3 Pods at Etowah East Utilize technology effectively 3 SmartBoards and 3 Projectors X X Drop-down Screen, mounted projector and docking station Cafeteria at Etowah East Utilize technology effectively Facilitate meetings X Tablets, Surface pro Administrators To complete teacher formatives and Walkthroughs 6 Surface Pro **We have 70+teachers trained/training in BYLD tools of the Trade Workshops. Smartphones, iPads and other ECD do not have some of the capabilities that a laptop or a MS Tablet can provide; ie. Adobe Flash player. Many departments plan and utilize laptops daily- World Language, ESOL, Literature and Social Studies. Software Assessment & Gap Analysis: Instructional / Productivity: The following list is composed of District provided instructional and productivity resources that are available (at the appropriate grade levels) for CCSD schools. Grades K-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Adobe Elements/Premiere (Limited Licenses) Adobe Elements/Premiere (Limited Licenses) Adobe Elements/Premiere Adobe Creative Suites Adobe Elements/Premiere Adobe Creative Suites Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, OneNote Office 365 (Online for 5-6) Office 365 Office 365 Aspen Student Portal (5-6) Aspen Student Portal Aspen Student Portal SuccessMaker Math & Reading SuccessMaker Math & Reading SuccessMaker Math APEX SuccessMaker Collaborate SuccessMaker Collaborate SuccessMaker Collaborate Scholastic Reading Inventory Scholastic Reading Inventory Scholastic Reading Inventory READ 180 READ 180 READ 180 Easy CBM Easy CBM Easy CBM Solo 6 Literacy Suite Solo 6 Literacy Suite Solo 6 Literacy Suite Solo 6 Literacy Suite TimezAttack TimezAttack Think Through Math Type to Learn Type to Learn Various typing programs Various typing programs QUIA QUIA QUIA QUIA 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 50
  51. 51. Software Assessment & Gap Analysis: Instructional / Productivity: The following list is composed of District provided instructional and productivity resources that are available (at the appropriate grade levels) for CCSD schools. Grades K-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 USA TestPrep (6th ) USA TestPrep USA TestPrep BrainPOP, Jr. BrainPOP BrainPOP BrainPOP BrainPOP Espanol BrainPOP Espanol BrainPOP Espanol BrainPOP Espanol BrainPOP ESL BrainPOP ESL BrainPOP ESL BrainPOP ESL Grolier Online Grolier Online Grolier Online Grolier Online NetTrekker NetTrekker NetTrekker NetTrekker PebbleGo PebbleGo PebbleGo PebbleGo TrueFlix TrueFlix TrueFlix FreedomFlix FreedomFlix FreedomFlix NoodleTools NoodleTools NoodleTools NoodleTools Destiny – Media Center Destiny – Media Center Destiny – Media Center Destiny – Media Center Accelerated Reader/Reading Counts (Local school funded) Accelerated Reader/Reading Counts (Local school funded) Accelerated Reader/Reading Counts (Local school funded) STAR Math, Reading, Early Literacy STAR Math, Reading, Early Literacy Geometer’s Sketchpad Geometer’s Sketchpad ActivInspire ActivInspire Smart Notebook Smart Notebook Write to Learn (Limited licenses) PH Essay Scorer Turnitin Turnitin ActivEngage2 ActivEngage2 Smart Response VE Smart Response VE Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle LMS Moodle LMS Moodle LMS Please identify any needs in the provisioning of instructional resources for your school/location (i.e. instructional areas for which you have no software): Instructional Area Target Grade(s) Target Curriculum or Standard Preferred Quantity Comments or recommended titles Study Island Core Subjects all levels including AP 800 licenses* College and Career Readiness Bundle SRI ELA Standards - CCRPI 800 licenses+ Conjugemos 9-12 World Languages Curriculum 1 site license 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 51
  52. 52. Please identify any needs in the provisioning of instructional resources for your school/location (i.e. instructional areas for which you have no software): Instructional Area Target Grade(s) Target Curriculum or Standard Preferred Quantity Comments or recommended titles Voice Thread 9-12 WL Curriculum 7 Teachers or Site License Zambombazo e-books bundle 9-12 WL Curriculum 2 e-books bundle:1 each French and Spanish Quia accounts for all students and teachers 9-12 Teacher Classrooms Site license 2400 students and 160 teachers *We have purchased 200 licenses of Study Island for our Special Education students that expire during this school year. Study Island is a great resource for targeted instruction and mastery of standards. We would like to increase our licenses to include REP, ESOL, Regular Education, Honors and AP students. Many of our teachers of Honors/AP classes utilize the “teacher resources” section of Study Island and have requested student licenses. +We have limited number of SRI licenses for Sped and ESOL students; however, we need to increase the number of licenses so we can benchmark and progress monitor ALL students’ Lexile levels in response to CCRPI so we prepare our students for college readiness. Special Education: The following list is composed of instructional, software applications and online resources that are available and targeted to support Special Education (at the appropriate grade levels) for all CCSD schools. Grade Pre-K Grades K- 3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-8 Grades 9-12 IntelliTools Classroom Suite (Reading/Writing/Math) IntelliTools Classroom Suite (Reading/Writing/Math) IntelliTools Classroom Suite (Reading/Writing/Math) IntelliTools Classroom Suite (Reading/Writing/Math) IntelliTools Classroom Suite (Reading/Writing/Math) Boardmaker (Communication) Boardmaker (Communication) Boardmaker (Communication) Boardmaker (Communication) Boardmaker (Communication) Writing with Symbols 2000 (Reading, Writing, Communication) Writing with Symbols 2000 (Reading, Writing, Communication) Writing with Symbols 2000 (Reading, Writing, Communication) Writing with Symbols 2000 (Reading, Writing, Communication) Writing with Symbols 2000 (Reading, Writing, Communication) Discrete Trial Trainer (Curriculum Software/ Autism) Discrete Trial Trainer (Curriculum Software/ Autism) Discrete Trial Trainer (Curriculum Software/ Autism) Discrete Trial Trainer (Curriculum Software/ Autism) Discrete Trial Trainer (Curriculum Software/ Autism) Mind Reading (Autism) Mind Reading (Autism) Mind Reading (Autism) Mind Reading (Autism) Mind Reading (Autism) Read 180 (Reading) Read 180 (Reading) Read 180 (Reading) Read 180 (Reading) Read 180 (Reading) Edmark 1 & 2 (Reading) Edmark 1 & 2 (Reading) Edmark 1 & 2 (Reading) Edmark 1 & 2 (Reading) Edmark 1 & 2 (Reading) Earobics (Reading) Earobics (Reading) Earobics (Reading) Earobics (Reading) Earobics (Reading) Kursweil (Reading/ Writing) Kursweil (Reading/ Writing) Kursweil (Reading/ Writing) Kursweil (Reading/ Writing) Kursweil (Reading/ Writing) SOLO Literacy Suite software applications SOLO Literacy Suite software applications SOLO Literacy Suite software applications SOLO Literacy Suite software applications SOLO Literacy Suite software applications 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 52
  53. 53. Special Education: The following list is composed of instructional, software applications and online resources that are available and targeted to support Special Education (at the appropriate grade levels) for all CCSD schools. Grade Pre-K Grades K- 3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-8 Grades 9-12 ( Read:OutLoud, Write:OutLoud, Draft Builder and Co:Writer) ( Read:OutLoud, Write:OutLoud, Draft Builder and Co:Writer) ( Read:OutLoud, Write:OutLoud, Draft Builder and Co:Writer) ( Read:OutLoud, Write:OutLoud, Draft Builder and Co:Writer) ( Read:OutLoud, Write:OutLoud, Draft Builder and Co:Writer) Zoom Text (Accessibility) Zoom Text (Accessibility) Zoom Text (Accessibility) Zoom Text (Accessibility) Zoom Text (Accessibility) Book Share online membership (Accessible Print) Book Share online membership (Accessible Print) Book Share online membership (Accessible Print) Book Share online membership (Accessible Print) Book Share online membership (Accessible Print) News -2-You online (Accessible Curriculum Materials) News -2-You online (Accessible Curriculum Materials) News -2-You online (Accessible Curriculum Materials) News -2-You online (Accessible Curriculum Materials) News -2-You online (Accessible Curriculum Materials) MECA: Transition Planning System (TPS) and Functional Social Skills Please identify any needs in the provisioning of Special Education instructional resources for your school/location (i.e. instructional areas for which you have no resources). Instructional Area Target Grade(s) Target Curriculum or Standard Preferred Quantity Comments or recommended titles Study Island 9 - 12 Core Academic Subjects 200 licenses Common and Career Readiness Bundle Administrative: The following list is a summary of administrative, software applications and resources that are available to all CCSD schools. Title Description Department MUNIS Financial/Accounting/payroll and benefits software. Finance PD Express Provides tracking of professional development activities for faculty and staff. Curriculum/Professional Development ePersonality Human Resources Management application suite. Personnel Aspen Student information systems management. Grade book management, attendance and reporting. Technology/ Student Information Tylers Versatran Routing and Planning Bus routing and scheduling software. School Operations/ Transportation Horizon –Vboss School food services back-end management server. Provides inventory and reporting services. School Food Services – Inventory Management Horizon –FastLane School food services front end Point of sale systems. School Food Services – Point of Sale Fixed Asset Tracking System Technology Asset management tool. Allows for the scanning and tracking of all IT assets. Technology/ Asset Tracking 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 53
  54. 54. Administrative: The following list is a summary of administrative, software applications and resources that are available to all CCSD schools. Title Description Department Symantec Endpoint Protection Anti-Malware protection. Protects endpoint from virus, spam, malicious software and spyware threats. Technology/ Antivirus KBox Systems Management Appliance Systems management tool that provides resources for building and managing images, software deployment and tracking, asset tracking, help desk services, and reporting. Technology/ Systems Management Exchange Email and calendaring program. Technology/ Email SharePoint – Internal Internal information store for all departments. Repository of policies, procedures, forms, processes, etc. Technology SharePoint – External External information store for all Schools and departments. Repository of events, announcements, policies, forms and public communications. Technology Applitrack Online application management program Personnel Management Facilities Maintenance Help desk for facilities or maintenance requests from schools and departments. Facilities/Construction Web Control Energy Management System Provides monitoring of energy consumption for locations throughout the District. Facilities/Construction Destiny Library Manager Destiny Textbook Manager Manages the circulation of media center materials, textbooks, inventory and reporting. Curriculum Response to Intervention A database of students that require pre-emptive assistance to improve their academic or behavioral performance based on key factors and to reduce their chance of placement in special education. Curriculum Clarity Provides tracking of students with IEP’s. Curriculum/Technology Schlage Systems Management Enterprise Security and Access control program for facilities using the electronic badge interface. Facilities /School Police aXsInfo Document scanning, indexing and archival system. Finance/ Curriculum/ Personnel School Funds Online School based accounting Finance Ident-A-Kid School Visitor tracking program School Police and School Operations TripTracker School field trip management program School Operations and Curriculum Please identify any needs in the provisioning of administrative resources for your school/location. Function or Purpose of Software Desired/Effective Quantity Comments (Suggested Titles, Links, vendor Design fillable forms and gather data Improve implementation progress monitoring of initiatives Adobe Pro 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 54
  55. 55. Professional Development: Please identify technology-focused professional development topics that are needed to assist teachers in improving their technical acuity, maintaining pace with student knowledge and industry trends, enhancing teachers’ overall computing skills and improving their use of communication resources. Topic Audience (e.g. teachers, admins, grade levels, curriculums) Preferred time of delivery (e.g. before or after school, planning) Potential resources for delivery (e.g. ITS, Media Specialist, local school admin.) Net Support Software training Teachers with labs After school and Planning ITS Infrastructure: Please identify areas of the school where the existing infrastructure (i.e. network drops, wireless access, non-available or insufficient electrical outlets, lighting, room conditions) does not support the teaching and learning objectives of the space as it relates to technology use. Room/Area Concern Current Use Intended Use Target Date Building B at Etowah East Additional wireless access points Few access points Wireless access for desktops, laptops and other e-devices September 29, 2014 Building B at Etowah East SmartBoards are too low Move SmartBoards up for High School/ Adult use Student Instruction September 29, 2014 Internet Safety: In regard to CIPA certifications, required of all CCSD schools for eRate funding, the Protecting the Children in the 21st Century Act requires the school, school board, local educational agency or other authority with responsibility for administration of the school to certify that, "as part of its Internet safety policy, [it] is educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyberbullying awareness and response.” Document the details about your school’s Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Plan in the chart below: Title Target Grade(s) Target Curriculum Person Responsible Timeline for Implementation Comments Net Support Software for laptop Carts 9-12 World Languages Claudia Larotta Nov. 1, 2014 New WL web-based program 2014-15 School Improvement Plan <Etowah High School > Page 55

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