East Providence School District

     

      School Improvement Plan& Report

    For East Providence Schools

    Submission Date: September, 2017

    School

    LEA

     

    School: Alice M. Waddington School

     

    East Providence

     

    Mission and Vision

    Overall Description of the school

    To provide an environment that gives all students an opportunity to achieve their greatest potential. The school will strive for excellence in an atmosphere of mutual respect by nurturing, challenging, and understanding the needs of all its individuals. To do so, an educational link will be maintained which shares the responsibilities between students, teachers, parents, administrators, and the community.

     

    Alice M. Waddington School is nestled in a suburban neighborhood in the Riverside section of the City of East Providence. The atmosphere is similar to that which is found in smaller schools, although it is the largest elementary school in the district with a population of 514 Pre-K through grade 5. Many parents attended the school as children and have chosen to raise their family in the community where they grew up. Parents believe that their children will receive a high quality education, in an environment that is safe and nurturing. There is a positive school culture and children benefit from an active PTA.

    Required Indicators of Overall School Health

     

    Baseline

    (2013)

     

    Results

    (2014)

    Results

    (2015)

    Performance

    Trend

     

    Targets Passed

    10/12

    10/12

    NA

    NA

    Classification

    Typical

    Typical

    NA

    NA

    Total Points/100

    54.17

    54

    63.33

    Upward

    Composite Index Score: Proficiency

    14

    14

    15.87

     

    Composite Index Score: Progress

    18

    18

    27.2

     

    Composite Index Score: Gap Closure

    2

    4

     

     

    Composite Index Score: Distinction

    3.5

    5

    1.2

     

    Composite Index Score: Growth

    16.67

    15

    19.07

     

    Goal for Literacy:

    All students will show significant growth and progress in achieving proficiency in English/Language Arts.

    Objectives

    Funding Source (if applicable)

    Improve Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III instruction

    Implement the new ELA Curriculum

    Work with District Literacy Coach on data analysis, progress monitoring, RTI implementation, ELA common task administration and scoring

    Local funds, Title II, Classroom and special education teachers, reading teachers, literacy coach, support personnel

     

    Strategies To Achieve the Objectives

    Continue to utilize RTI Team as the Data Team / School Improvement Team to monitor trends and adjust instruction in classrooms, at grade level and school wide.

    • Continue Full implementation of Project Reads and Project Reads Linguistics, and to use assessment tools to plan instruction and the 5 day Phonics routine
    • Use Quick Reads, West Virginia Phonics lessons, Wilson decodable texts, etc. as supplemental resources
    • Use district assessments to establish RTI groups and monitor progress
    • Administer ELA Common Assessments and collaborate to score and establish benchmark papers
    • Provide professional Development during one faculty meeting per month on best teaching strategies and monitor evidence of utilization (for example, content and learning objectives, higher order questions, close reading, etc.) Demonstration lessons in vocabulary and comprehension strategies, as well as professional development on integration of technology and writing.
    • Continue full implementation of Core reading program: CKLA:Amplify k-2
    • Continue full implementation of Core reading program: Expeditionary Learning Gr. 3-5
    • Continue study of the CCSS and use of backward mapping for planning, sharing learning targets and rubrics with students.
    • Incorporate Step Up to Writing k-5, continue PD on delivering timely and relevant feedback to students.
    • Use CPT for data analysis and planning at grade level and across grade levels
    • Strategically use technology programs (Lexia, Reading A-Z, Tumble Books, Star Fall)
    • Incorporate science and social studies content into ELA instruction
    • Maintain PBIS Leadership Team Implement PBIS Program to shape and maintain productive learning behaviors

    ProgressMonitoring

     

    Baseline

     

    Results

    ( June 2014)

    Results

    ( June 2015)

    Performance

    Target Met

    Trend

    All students will make significant growth

    AMO summary

    2013 70.9%

    2014 73.7%

     

    NECAP

    66%

    Writing

    52%

     

    NECAP

    76%

    Writing

    79%

    PARCC

    45%

    Written Express: 40%

    Language/Convent: 61%

    Yes

    Exceed-ed

     

    Yes

    Exceeds

    S & D

    +10%

     

    +27%

    All students will make significant growth on Dibels with 40% increase (51 students)

    Dibels

    81%

     

    Dibels

    88% core

    Dibels

    87%

    Yes

    Exceed-ed

    SAME

    Subgroups will make AYP

    FRL/M by 7.6 (AM0 71%)

    IEP by 24% (AMO 50%)

     

    FRL/M 63.4%

    IEP

    26.5%

     

    FRL/M

    61.5

    IEP

    22.9

    NA

    No

    NA

    Goal for Math:

    All students will show significant growth and progress in achieving proficiency in Mathematics

    Objectives

    Funding Source (if applicable)

    Improve Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III instruction

    Fully implement the curriculum

    Work with District Math Coach and Math Interventionist on data analysis, progress monitoring, RTI implementation, common task administration and scoring

    Local funds, title II, classroom teachers, numeracy coach, MIT, support personnel

     

    Strategies To Achieve the Objectives

    Continue to utilize RTI Team as the Data Team / School Improvement Team to monitor trends and adjust instruction in classrooms, at grade level and school wide.

    • Utilize Math Advantage Screening and intervention strategies and formative assessment practices Math Interventionist (MIT) all k-3.
    • Use I-Ready data to establish instructional groups and need for interventions with the MIT.
    • Provide embedded professional Development during faculty meetings on best teaching strategies and monitor evidence of utilization (for example, mathematical practices, deeper understanding of standards, etc.) “Put the Book Down,” visual mathematical models, use of place value disks, PARCC released items, mathematical practices, core pacing and supplemental activities for core and intervention.
    • Use CPT for data analysis and planning at grade level and across grade levels
    • Distribute Eureka Parent Information, maintain Live Binder to provide Parent resources
    • Strategically use technology programs and hardware (Zearn and I-Ready)
    • Use assessment tools to plan instruction including Math Addvantage k-2, Origo Math
    • Blended learning through station rotation for core and personalized instruction
    • Incorporate science content into mathematics instruction as it relates to the lesson
    • Implement PBIS program

    ProgressMonitoring

     

    Baseline

    March 2015

    Results

    June 2016

    Results

    June 2017

    Performance

    Target Met

    Trend

    Overall Mathematics PARCC Results

     

     

    44%

    51%

     

    Yes

     

    +7%

    Subgroups will make AYP

    FRL/M increase by 12.5% (64.9%)

    IEP by 17.7% (42.2%)

    Minority super-sub group 16.2% (68.7%)

    FRL/M 52.4%

    IEP

    24.5%

    Sub-group

    52.5%

     

    FRL/M

    50.5

    IEP

    18.8

    Sub-group

    50.0

     

     

    No

    Little change

    Goal for Science:

    All students will show significant growth and progress in achieving proficiency in Science

    Objectives

    Funding Source (if applicable)

    To improve scientific knowledge and skills in grades k-5 using informational texts, formative assessments, inquiry, and science notebooks across the content areas of reading, writing, and science, including a home/school connection.

    Feinstein grant, local funds, classroom teachers

     

    Strategies To Achieve the Objectives

    • Begin implementation of three dimensions of the NGSS and begin to integrate STEM and STEAM across the curriculum.
    • Use inquiry tasks with benchmarks in grades k-5 at literacy stations and discuss.
    • Read/analyze informational texts
    • Apply informational writing skills during writing workshop using ACES strategy.
    • Invite guest speakers to present related topics
    • Take home science experiments: school wide, one per semester (similar to science in every window).
    • Use the playground as a laboratory.
    • Science Kits
    • Maintain the garden, Eco-Warriors Program and Globes.

    ProgressMonitoring

     

    Baseline

     

    Results

    ( June 2014)

    Results

    ( June 2015)

    Performance

    Target Met

    Trend

    13-14 56%

    12-13 41%

    11-12 56%

    10-11 55%

    09-10 57%

    09-08 44%

     

    NECAP

     

    56%

     

     

     

    NECAP

     

    41%

     

    NECAP

     

    56%

     

     

     

     

     

    YES

     

    -15%

     

    Back on track

    Grade level benchmark assessments

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Goal for Technology:

    The school will maximize the use of available instructional technology programs blended with traditional instruction to meet student needs.

    Objectives

    Funding Source (if applicable)

     

    Maximize the use of technology in the building to improvement student achievement.

     

    Feinstein , local funds, all school staff

    Strategies To Achieve the Objectives

    Use

    • Smart Board equipment and software
    • Live Binder to improve Home/School Communication
    • Use Chrome Books and laptops in grades K-5 for blended learning
    • Websites during instruction
    • Fully access digital features of math, ELA, Science, Health and Social Studies curriculums
    • Collaboratewith 3rd grade classroomteachers and art teacher for STEM to STEAM lessons and activities featuring animal adaptations, habitat protection, and creek study
    • Collaboration with community members to enhance Citizen Science, including examining macrofauna samples from Annawamscutt Creek

     

     

     

     

    ProgressMonitoring

     

    Baseline

     

    Results

    ( June 2014)

    Results

    ( June 2015)

    Performance

    Target Met

    Trend

    Smart Board: 5 times a week

    (% do not have a Smart Board)

     

    2015: Purchase devises for k-2 classrooms and Smart Boards and/or projection devises for Conference, Music, Art and pre-school rooms

     

    2016: Strive toward 1:1 device goal including Pre-School

     

     

     

     

    68% do not have.

    Orders submitted to achieve 100% for next year.

    $10,000 from grant.

    100%

    k-5 classrooms

     

    1 Pre-k class

    YES

    Improving

    Goal for Parent Involvement:

    The School will build collaborative family-school-community partnerships that advance student learning and achievement.

    Objectives

    Funding Source (if applicable)

    Provide opportunities for parent involvement in school and district events

     

    PTA, Feinstein

    Strategies To Achieve the Objectives

    • Use PTA meetings to inform parents about curriculum
    • Increase Communication (e.g., Skyward, website, Live Binder, Facebook and e-mail)
    • Implement PBIS program
    • Offer parent resources and student practice on-line
    • Invite parent representatives to participate on SIT/RTI Team to analyze Dibels and Dibels Easy CBM, implementing RTI groups and progress monitoring
    • Friend for Lunch
    • Concerts
    • Art Gallary

    ProgressMonitoring

     

    Baseline

     

    Results

    ( June 2014)

    Results

    ( June 2015)

    Performance

    Target Met

    Trend

    Back to School Night , PTA events, Reading Week Night

     

     

     

     

     

    85% attendance

     

    85%

     

    Yes

     

    Maintained

    Participation

    Monthly PTA meeting workshops

     

    PARCC, ELP, Math, ELA, Writing, Science, Arts, 21st century , skills, PBIS

    PARCC, School Class.

    Progress Report

     

    YES

     

    Maintained

    Participation

    Narrative Report for Annual Monitoring

     

     

    Live Binder,

    Facebook, Newsletters

    Live Binder

    School Website

    Newsletter

     

    YES

     

    Maintaine

    Utilization