SEPTEMBER School Improvement Activities

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For a list of all the Fall activities - see the Practical School Improvement Timeline  site. Information comes from that site, and all originals can be found there.

Alternate Checklist by SIP team and Principal Duties available here .

September 

Classroom Activities

 

  • Pre-test students, then utilize pre-test data and benchmarking data to drive instruction
  • Implement specific activities from “School Improvement One-Pager” (one to two page summary of school improvement plan)
  • Begin an Instructional Learning Cycle within your PLC, department, or grade level.

Building Activities

 

  • 2013-14 School year created School Improvement Plan due September 1, 2014 , or as directed by districts.
  • Present to School Board your “accreditation” status, Annual Ed Report and practical School Improvement Plan (suggested key data points and overview of strategies)
  • Hold monthly school improvement meeting (1st for the school year): Printable Sign in sheetSample September Agenda 
  • How will we make sure action steps in each goal are moving forward under the identified timelines?
  • How will we know that action steps are being implemented with fidelity by staff?
  • What is our structure for the school improvement team meetings to discuss progress throughout the year?
  • Establish a school improvement meeting calendar
  • Review implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of SI Plan
  • Establish universal screening for new, incoming students
  • Share school Annual Education Report at a parent meeting by October 15
  • Implement administrative monitoring plan of strategies/activities
  • Provide input on parent survey to be given at conferences
  • Identify October SIT meeting objectives; build meeting agenda

District Activities

 

  • Check status of federal funds for each school that receives money; make all necessary modifications.
 
 

Online Tool Kits

More Help Documents:

Assist: School Data Analysis diagnostic- Kathy Stewart of Gratiot Isabella RESD has created a step-by-step guide with screenshots of how to access the data needed to complete this diagnostic.

ASSIST tutorial videos 

ASSIST Tips and Trick 

Find Top 30/Bottom 30 in the BAA secure site  Kathy Stewart of Gratiot Isabella RESD has created a step-by-step guide with screenshots of how to access the data since the system has changed.

Cite the Research:

Deb Wahlstrom--Data Digest

Best Evidence Encyclopedia  - from Johns Hopkins University

Instructional Changes and School Improvement related to the Common Core ELA Shifts PowerPoint - by CharEm ISD

Adolescent Literacy Research and Standards At a Glance - Wayne RESA and CharEm ISD have created a useful chart of the most impactful research based literacy strategies

K-12 Mathematics Numeracy Research and Standards at a Glance - Wayne RESA and CharEm ISD have created a useful chart of the most impactful research based math strategies

Language for Funding

FAME program - This is some language you can include in your SIP to tie to your consolidated app to request funding for implementing FAME