Clyde A Erwin Middle School Improvement Plan 2014 - 2016

Buncombe County Schools

School Improvement Plan

2014 – 2016

C.A. Erwin Middle School

 
 

 
Buncombe County Schools

CA Erwin Middle School

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

Table of Contents

 

 

                                        1.                 Cover

                                        2.                 Table of Contents

                                        3.                 Statement of Assurance

                                        4.                 Vision, Mission, Belief Statements

                                        5.                 School Profile

                                               a)    Demographics/School Characteristics

                                               b)   Climate/Culture

                                               c)    Academics

                                        6.                 School Improvement Plan—Objectives &         Strategies

                                        7.                 Year-Long Professional Development Plan

                                        8.                 Attendance

                                        9.                 Federal and State AMO Targets and Performance Standards – Percent Proficient

                                   10.                 Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) Report –Reading

                                   11.                 Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) Report – Math

                                   12.                 EVAAS Academic Growth

                                   13.                 Retentions

                                   14.                 Parent/Community Involvement

                                   15.                 Safe School Data

                                   16.                 Dropout Data

                                   17.                 Plan for Duty-Free Lunch and Duty-Free Planning

                                   18.                 Action Plan for Healthy Students

                                   19.                 High School Credit in Middle School

                                   20.                 Building Level Waiver – Blank Form

                                   21.                 Building Level Waiver – Transfer of Funds

                                   22.                 Building Level Waiver – Exceed Class Size

                                   23.                 Mid – Year Reflection

                                   24.                 Progress Report

 
 
 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

 

BCS Mission Statement

 

To collaborate with stakeholders to provide a safe, caring, rigorous and engaging learning environment that prepares all students to be Career and College Ready.

 

 

BCS Vision Statement

 

Buncombe County Schools’ students will reach their full potential and become successful, responsible citizens in a diverse, global society.

 


 

 

CAEMS Mission Statement

 

To collaborate with stakeholders to provide a safe, caring, rigorous and engaging learning environment that prepares all students to be High School, Career and College Ready.

 

 

CAEMS Belief Statements

We Value:

  • Our role in developing citizenship and character
  • A commitment to high expectations for learning
  • Diversity as a strength
  • The partnership between school and community
  • Students and teachers as life-long learners
  • Each child’s individual strengths and contributions
  • Positive connections with students to help them succeed
  • Perseverance
 

Date: 8-2014

Revised

 

LEA:      BUNCOMBECOUNTY

SCHOOL: CA Erwin MS

                                               

NCSBE Goal

BCS Strategic Priorities

2012 AdvancED Standards

Title I Component

Globally Competitive Students

21st Century Professionals

XHealthy & Responsible Students

Twenty-First Century Systems

Strong Family, Community, and Business Support

 

 

All students will graduate as high-achieving and globally competitive learners with 21st Century Skills.

XAll learning environments will be safe, respectful, caring and produce healthy and responsible students.

Quality teachers, administrators and staff will provide an innovative and effective educational program for all students.

Systems will be in place to inform, educate and engage the community to build support for schools and ensure accountability.

Purpose and Direction

Governance & Leadership

Teaching & Assessing for Learning

XResources and Support Systems

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

 

 

School-wide Reform Strategies

Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers

Attract highly qualified teachers

Transition Plans

Parental Involvement

XSupport for Students Experiencing Difficulty

Teacher Involvement in Use of Assessment

Coordination of Programs

 

 

 

SIP Goal/Objective: To increase the percentage of AIG students proficient in math from 85.2% to 92.5% and reading from 83.9% to 91.6% by June 2015 as measured by EOG math results.

 

 

Strategies: 1. Focus on AIG and highest 20% of students through collaborative planning with AIG specialist and professional development on working with advanced and gifted students. 2. Whole school staff development on instructional technology with focus on increased academic rigor and engagement for high performing students. 3. Appropriate scheduling of AIG students in cluster groups to increase differentiation and to allow focus on EOG instead of Math 1 EOC for AIG students with borderline math proficiencies.4. Developing plans for differentiation in PLC collaborative planning teams. 5. Increased teacher participation in district AIG differentiation workshop “Nurturing the Gifted Child”. 6. Continued AIG student participation in MathCounts, Battle of the Books, Science Olympiad, AMC 8 testing, robotics team, spelling bee team. 7. AIG scheduling so that AIG teacher can co-teach with cluster math groups weekly.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Date: 8-2014

Revised

 

LEA:      BUNCOMBECOUNTY

SCHOOL: CA Erwin MS

                                               

NCSBE Goal

BCS Strategic Priorities

2012 AdvancED Standards

Title I Component

XGlobally Competitive Students

21st Century Professionals

Healthy & Responsible Students

Twenty-First Century Systems

Strong Family, Community, and Business Support

 

 

All students will graduate as high-achieving and globally competitive learners with 21st Century Skills.

XAll learning environments will be safe, respectful, caring and produce healthy and responsible students.

Quality teachers, administrators and staff will provide an innovative and effective educational program for all students.

Systems will be in place to inform, educate and engage the community to build support for schools and ensure accountability.

Purpose and Direction

Governance & Leadership

XTeaching & Assessing for Learning

Resources and Support Systems

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

 

 

School-wide Reform Strategies

XInstruction by Highly Qualified Teachers

Attract highly qualified teachers

Transition Plans

Parental Involvement

Support for Students Experiencing Difficulty

Teacher Involvement in Use of Assessment

Coordination of Programs

 

 

 

SIP Goal/Objective: To increase the percent of students school wide who achieved at least expected growth in math by June, 2015 as measured by NCE score in EVAAS. For 7th grade math an increase from 52% to 62% and in 8th grade math an increase from 73% to 83%.

Strategies:

1. Weekly PLC meetings for Math and Science teachers focused on common instruction, benchmark testing, data analysis and the addition of student academic interventions embedded in whole school schedule. 2. Students to engage in increasingly challenging, cognitively appropriate standard-based reading, writing, speaking, thinking and moving in each classroom each day. 3. Daily use of interactive math calculators in 7th grade classrooms. 4. Whole school staff development in instructional technology integration to increase student engagement and academic rigor. 5. Focused scheduling of students into integrated and Math One. 6. Observation of successful teachers at neighboring middle schools. 7. Integrations of warm-up and “ticket our door” activities focused on basic math skills to find student gaps and inform interventions. 8. Professional development mandatory from district on Math 7 and Math 1.

 

  
 

Date: 8-2014

Revised

 

LEA:      BUNCOMBECOUNTY

SCHOOL: CA Erwin MS

                                               

NCSBE Goal

BCS Strategic Priorities

2012 AdvancED Standards

Title I Component

XGlobally Competitive Students

21st Century Professionals

Healthy & Responsible Students

Twenty-First Century Systems

Strong Family, Community, and Business Support

 

 

All students will graduate as high-achieving and globally competitive learners with 21st Century Skills.

XAll learning environments will be safe, respectful, caring and produce healthy and responsible students.

Quality teachers, administrators and staff will provide an innovative and effective educational program for all students.

Systems will be in place to inform, educate and engage the community to build support for schools and ensure accountability.

Purpose and Direction

Governance & Leadership

XTeaching & Assessing for Learning

Resources and Support Systems

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

 

 

School-wide Reform Strategies

XInstruction by Highly Qualified Teachers

Attract highly qualified teachers

Transition Plans

Parental Involvement

Support for Students Experiencing Difficulty

Teacher Involvement in Use of Assessment

Coordination of Programs

 

 

 

SIP Goal/Objective: To increase the percent of students school wide who achieved at least expected growth in reading by June 2015 as measured by NCE score in EVAAS. 7th grade reading from 66.5% to 76.5%. and 8th grade reading from 56.5% to 66.5%.

 

 

Strategies:

1. Achieve 3000 usage for every student, twice a week – lexiled, engaging, individualized, technology-based reading and questioning. 2. Weekly PLC meetings for ELA and SS teachers focused on common instruction, benchmark testing, data analysis and the addition of student academic interventions embedded in whole school schedule. 3. Literacy Team and district literacy coach to collaborate on staff development and non-negotiables for reading and writing in every classroom. 4. Students to engage in increasingly challenging, cognitively appropriate standard-based reading, writing, speaking, thinking and moving in each classroom each day. 5. 30 minutes with a text for each student each day which could include SSR, Achieve 3000 or teacher assigned text across subject areas.6. Whole school staff development plan on instructional technology integration to increase student engagement and academic rigor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 8-2014

Revised

 

LEA:      BUNCOMBECOUNTY

SCHOOL: CA Erwin MS

                                               

NCSBE Goal

BCS Strategic Priorities

2012 AdvancED Standards

Title I Component

Globally Competitive Students

21st Century Professionals

XHealthy & Responsible Students

Twenty-First Century Systems

Strong Family, Community, and Business Support

 

 

All students will graduate as high-achieving and globally competitive learners with 21st Century Skills.

XAll learning environments will be safe, respectful, caring and produce healthy and responsible students.

Quality teachers, administrators and staff will provide an innovative and effective educational program for all students.

Systems will be in place to inform, educate and engage the community to build support for schools and ensure accountability.

Purpose and Direction

Governance & Leadership

Teaching & Assessing for Learning

XResources and Support Systems

Using Results for Continuous Improvement

 

 

School-wide Reform Strategies

Instruction by Highly Qualified Teachers

Attract highly qualified teachers

Transition Plans

Parental Involvement

XSupport for Students Experiencing Difficulty

Teacher Involvement in Use of Assessment

Coordination of Programs

 

 

 

SIP Goal/Objective: To reduce the number of assigned out of school suspension days by 5% from 477 to 453 by June, 2015.

 

 

Strategies: 1. Continued application and revision of our PBIS program including student rewards, triple a cards, wristbands for positive behavior. To include monthly shares of data with staff.2. Monthly administrative teaming on kids meetings in which SWIS system data is used to identify, review and apply individual strategies for Tier 2 and 3 students. 3. TIPS team process – establishing and continuing RTI –style model for meeting to meet individual needs for Tier 2 and Tier 3 students. 4. Mentor groups for specific student groups with needs meeting weekly, including check-in and social groups with district behavior specialist. 5. Anti-bully initiative including assemblies, signage, “awkward years” bulletin boards and staff narratives.

 

 

 

 
 
 
Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

 

BCS Mission Statement

 

To collaborate with stakeholders to provide a safe, caring, rigorous and engaging learning environment that prepares all students to be Career and College Ready.

 

 

 

BCS Vision Statement

 

Buncombe County Schools’ students will reach their full potential and become successful, responsible citizens in a diverse, global society.

 

 

 

 

CAEMS Mission Statement

 

To collaborate with stakeholders to provide a safe, caring, rigorous and engaging learning environment that prepares all students to be High School, Career and College Ready.

 

 

CAEMS Belief Statements

We Value:

  • Our role in developing citizenship and character
  • A commitment to high expectations for learning
  • Diversity as a strength
  • The partnership between school and community
  • Students and teachers as life-long learners
  • Each child’s individual strengths and contributions
  • Positive connections with students to help them succeed
  • Perseverance
 
 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2015 Year-Long Professional Development Plan

              School: CAEMS

 

SIP Goal

Title of Activity

Detailed Description

Date(s)

Time

Target Audience

Person(s) Responsible

Funding Source/Resources Needed

Completion Date

Goals 1, 2, 3 – math, reading, AIG.

Integrating Technology in the Classroom. Modeled on BCS BEST training for administrators, this activity will include advanced and basic SMARTboard training, class dojo, use of tablet devices, padlet, teacher website review, discovery education in content areas, google aps, cellphones in the classroom and kahoot-based learning.

10/28/14 – 8 hours –

 

11/TBA/14 – one hour.

 

1/TBA/15 – one hour

 

2/TBA/15 – one hour

 

3/TBA/15 – one hour

 

 

 

 

Certified staff.

 

Chip Cody – assistant principal

 

Kendra Jarvis – literacy coach

 

Conni Mulligan – district technology facilitator

 

Elizabeth Harwell - teacher

 

Janean Haggard – media coordinator

 

Technology resource – district provided

 

6-15-2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

 

 

 

              School: CAEMS

 

 

Attendance*

 

School Year

Attendance Rate

2011 - 2012

96.0

2012 - 2013

95.0

2013 - 2014

95.0

2014 - 2015

 

2015 - 2016

 

 

 

*Data Source: Report: 10th month Year to Date Attendance Percentages for the School Year (this will be sent to you in June from the CO)

 

 
 

Buncombe County Schools

2012 – 2014 School Improvement Plan

School: __________CAEMS___________

 

 

Federal and State AMO Targets and

Performance Standards – Percent Proficient

 

AMO Targets

2011 - 12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Total Number of

Federal AMOs

29

33

57

 

 

Number of

Federal AMOs Met

20

25

43

 

 

Percentage of

Federal AMOs Met

69%

75.8%

74.4%

 

 

Total Number of

State AMOs

NA

56

57

 

 

Number of State AMOs Met

NA

46

43

 

 

Percentage of

State AMOs Met

NA

82.1%

74.4%

 

 

 

 

Grade

Subject

2011 - 12

2012 - 13

2013 - 14

2014 - 15

2015 -16

6

Reading

NA

NA

NA

 

 

Mathematics

NA

NA

NA

 

 

7

Reading

61%

49%

45.6

 

 

Mathematics

75.4%

29.9%

31.4

 

 

8

Reading

58.7%

32.5%

39.3

 

 

Mathematics

75.3%

27.4%

29.7

 

 

Math I

100%

68.2%

59.5

 

 

Science

70%

55.5%

65

 

 

 

Performance Composite

68.142

40.7

43.5

 

 

 

Information for this chart is found on the Ready Accountability Model (State Targets Met) website at www.ncaccountabilitymodel.org and on the AMO Reports website at http://abcs.ncpublicschools.org/abcs/.

 
 
 

 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 16 School Improvement Plan

 

School Year: 13-14

 

School: CAEMS - see attached AMO report

 

Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) Report*

 

READING                                                                                         GRADE ____7&8_____

 

 

All Students

American Indian

Asian

Black

Hispanic

Two or More Races

White

Econom-ically Disadv-antaged

Limited English Proficiency

Students with Disabilities

Eligible Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met 95% Participation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tested Students (FAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percent Proficient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Proficiency Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*May attach Reports from DPI website for the Ready Accountability Model (Federal AMO Targets Met) at www.ncaccountabilitymodel.org. Included in this report is the performance of subgroups in Reading, Math, Math 10 (Math 1) and Science.

 
 
 

 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 16 School Improvement Plan

 

School Year:  13-14

 

School: CAEMS – see attached AMO report

 

Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) Report*

 

MATH                                                                                                GRADE ____7&8

 

 

All Students

American Indian

Asian

Black

Hispanic

Two or More Races

White

Econom-ically Disadv-antaged

Limited English Proficiency

Students with Disabilities

Eligible Students

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met 95% Participation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tested Students (FAY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Goals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percent Proficient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Met Proficiency Target

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*May attach Reports from DPI website for the Ready Accountability Model (Federal AMO Targets Met) at www.ncaccountabilitymodel.org. Included in this report is the performance of subgroups in Reading, Math, Math 10 (Math 1) and Science.

 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

 

 

 

              School:  CAEMS

 

 

 

EVAAS Academic Growth*

 

 

Record in Level whether your school Exceeded, Met or Did Not Meet Expected Growth.

 

Test/Subjects

2011 - 12

2012 - 13

2013 - 14

2014 - 15

2015 - 16

 

Index

Level

Index

Level

Index

Level

Index

Level

Index

Level

Math I

.087

meets

-.3

meets

-2.1

Meets

 

 

 

 

6th Math

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

7th Math

-.9

meets

-5.4

Not meet

-4.8

Not meet

 

 

 

 

8th Math

-1.2

meets

.8

meets

1.6

Not meet

 

 

 

 

6th Reading

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

7th Reading

-.5

meets

2.6

exceeds

-.4

Not meet

 

 

 

 

8th Reading

-1.8

Not meet

.5

Meets

-2.5

Not meet

 

 

 

 

School Accountability

Growth Level

.004

Meets

.13

Meets

-5.42

Not meet

 

 

 

 

Teacher Effectiveness Growth Level

-2.95

Not meet

-.25

meets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Math I thru SAT Composite data obtained from EVAAS at https://ncdpi.sas.com. Reports>School reports>Value added (choose subject)

Growth Data obtained from EVAAS –Reports>School Accountability Growth Level and Reports>Teacher Effectiveness Growth Level

 

 

 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

 

              School: CAEMS

 

Retentions

 

 

 

 

 

Grade Level

Final Number of Retentions

2011 - 2012

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

2015– 2016

6

NA

NA

NA

 

 

7

5

7

5

 

 

8

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

 

 

              School:  CAEMS

 

Parent and Community Involvement

Number of Volunteer Hours / Number of Students Mentored

 

 

Volunteers

 

Year

Total Volunteer Hours

2011 - 2012

400

2012 - 2013

450

2013 - 2014

555

2014 - 2015

 

2015 - 2016

 

 

Mentors

 

Year

Total # of Staff

Staff as Mentors

Students Served

 

Year

Volunteer Mentors

Students Served

2011– 2012

77

15

400

 

2011– 2012

4

40

2012– 2013

77

10

400

 

2012– 2013

4

100

2013– 2014

77

10

450

 

2013 - 2014

6

250

2014 - 2015

 

 

 

 

2014– 2015

 

 

2015 - 2016

 

 

 

 

2015 - 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Buncombe County Schools

2012 – 2014 School Improvement Plan

 

      

School:  CAEMS

 

Safe School Data*

 

End of Year Total Number of Legally Reportable Acts

 

2011 - 2012

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

28

16

14

 

 

 

 

End of Year Total Number Days of BCATS (HS Only)

 

2013 - 2014

2014 – 2015

2015 – 2016

 

 

 

 

 

End of Year Total Number Days of Suspension

 

 

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

2015 - 2016

Short Term

477

 

 

Long Term (>10)

0

 

 

 

*Source: Data manager can access reports in PowerSchool.

 

 

Buncombe County Schools

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan

 

 

       School:        CAEMS

 

 

Dropout Data

 

 

 

School Year

# of Students

% Based on ADM

2011 - 2012

0

0

2012 - 2013

0

0

2013 – 2014

0

0

2014 – 2015

 

 

2015 - 2016

 

 

 
 

 

2014 – 2016 School Improvement Plan – Buncombe County Schools

(Action Plan for Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools)

 

School:  CAEMS

 

Strategic Priority:    Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools

 

School Improvement Goal/Objective:         1. Provide 225 minutes per week of Healthful Living Education with certified health

                                                                            and physical teachers throughout the school year.

                                                                        2. Provide a minimum of 30 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

                                   

Please record your action steps.

 

 

Strategy

Not Yet Addressed

(What is your plan?)

In Progress

(Please describe.)

Need Assistance

(Please describe.)

NA

(Provide explanation.)

Ensure all students have recess and/or physical activity during the school day and that it is not taken away or used as punishment.  Indicate if this is in progress or not yet addressed.

 


Each student is scheduled to receive PE instruction from a certified PE teacher each day for 45 minutes for the whole year with no exceptions.

 


 


 

Strategy

Yes

No

Total time during the school year

Provide physical education for every student taught by a physical education teacher. Check the appropriate “yes” or “no” box and list the exact number of minutes in PE during the school year.

x

 

8190 hours. 45 minutes per day.

Provide physical activity and/or recess for every student.  List the exact number of minutes provided for recess and/or physical activity during the school year.

 

x

 

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