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Middle School Goals

Brasher Falls Central School District

St. Lawrence Central Middle School Goals

2016-2017 School Year

 

Goal 1:           Student Achievement  - 3 R’s   - Middle School

The Brasher Falls Central School Board of Education will promote continual improvement of curriculum and instruction, in line with the Common Core Learning Standards, to raise the quality of student achievement.

Strategy:       To continue reaching for further ways to build personal Relationships between staff and students both in and out of the classroom.  September 2nd Faculty meeting all staff will share one quote or poem they use as “intrinsic” motivation for themselves during the year and share out one Relationship building strategy they use in their classroom to build rapport with students.  A list of these will then be shared with the entire MS Staff.

 

Target:         To increase student and staff relationships based on results of student surveys, given throughout the year, that focus

                    on two main objectives:  How students feel teachers care about them and How students would like to be taught?

 

Action

Implementation Steps

Responsibility

Timeline

Goal Evaluation

With Building Improvement Committee, create multiple student surveys to use throughout the year to gain feedback on how Relationships between students and staff are progressing (or not).

 

1.      Work with MS Building Improvement Team to discuss how to come up with questions for our first student survey on Relationships, upon their return in early September.

2.      Mr. Rose and Mrs. Labarge meet to put together input gathered from staff on questions we should put in the survey for September.

3.      Give the first student survey to all Grade 5-8 students.  Survey will be done on the computer. Following week gather all the data and share/meet with MS Staff (at 1st scheduled PLC meeting and any thereafter before 2nd survey is given).

4.      Give a second survey (same or similar team has not decided yet).  Definitely add McNulty question…Do you feel your teachers care about you?

5.      Continue to work during assigned PLC meeting dates to use the data to change how we approach future Relationship situations with students.

6.      During Spring PLC create our final survey to give all 5-8 students.

7.      Give final Relationship survey (#3) to all 5-8 students.

8.      Meet with MSBIT and discuss the data and how we will present it to staff at our next meeting

9.      Break down final survey results compared to the first two surveys given.  Look for things we did as a staff to improve and where we still may be lagging behind.

MS Building Improvement Team and input from all MS Staff on questions we should ask.

 

 

 

All MS Staff

 

Team (creation if different) and all staff

 

All staff

 

All staff

All staff and students

 

MSBIT

 

All Staff

May 26, 2016-September 2016

 

 

Summer (August 2016)

 

 

End of second full week of school.

 

 

 

Mid November 2016

 

 

 

December –March PLC’s

 

March PLC

Week of April 10-13 before Spring Break 2017

 

 

 

Within the two weeks following the survey.

May PLC meeting

August 2016 before students arrive.

 

 

 

 

Meet with MSBIT third week of school to look over results.

 

End of November (How have student responses changed- by grade level).

 

 

Discuss how the survey results have changed and where we can continue to improve.

Data will be presented from all three.

 

 

 

Goal 2:          Student Achievement  -  Middle School

The Brasher Falls Central School Board of Education will promote continual improvement of curriculum and instruction, in line with the Common Core Learning Standards, to raise the quality of student achievement.

Strategy:      To continue the successes of our core reading and writing program, with an additional reading position,

                    that will support student achievement.

 

Target:          To increase each student cohort’s proficiency on the NYS ELA & Math Assessments by 4 %

                    (Push for all Tier 2 students to be at reading grade level before they leave Middle School)

 

Action

Implementation Steps

Responsibility

Timeline

Goal Evaluation

Continue to implement a core reading program in middle school that supports the elementary program.

Continue to implement writing into the program for all grades 5-8.  (State test scores at 6th grade reflected a benefit on 2016 exams).

1. Continue the daily research-based reading program (Fountas and Pinnell) in all grades 5-8 for students that are Tier 2 and 3 readers.

*Tier 2 readers every other day with a teacher and co-teacher/aide working for 40 minutes.

*Tier 3 readers every day with similar staff and time frame.

2. Use data to assess progress (minimum twice per year).

 

3. Expand on the insertion of more writing into the current reading program.  6th grade last year, all 5-8 this current school year.

 

4.      Use current grade level meetings to discuss individual student’s achievement level in relation to their previous Tier 2&3 reading levels.

MS Principal

 MS Reading

 Teachers                                  

5th grade team and 6th grade ELA/Reading staff

 

 

 

 

BOCES Data person.

All year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. and June

 

 

 

 

One time per month

Annual January and May Benchmark Assessments for the Reading.

Writing Assessment will be evaluated using the data from the short term answer portion of the NYS ELA exams.

 

 

 

 

Goal 3:           Student Achievement  -  New York State Testing Vocabulary- Middle School PLC

The Brasher Falls Central Middle School will promote the continued implementation of curriculum and teaching strategies that will prepare students to reach their full potential beyond high school.

 

Strategy 1:    To continue the use of our previous years 11 top Tier 2 words Middle School Faculty feel are need to increase student success on New York State Exams, including Regents in the future.

Strategy 2:    At grade levels 6-8, where certain words are at 80% mastery or better from the previous year’s cohort, teachers will begin adding subject specific words to their vocabulary instruction in addition to the original 11 words that fell below 80% the previous year.  (Current year’s list will be attached).

Target:         To increase each students APPLICATION knowledge of their Tier Two list by a minimum of 25% by years’ end.      

 

Action

Implementation Steps

Responsibility

Timeline

Goal Evaluation

Vocabulary Building Strategies

Provide opportunities for students to practice applying the eleven Tier 2 most need state testing words for MS.  

  • Grade 5 continue implementing all eleven words
  • Grade 6 ELA and social studies  continue implementing 8 core words plus 3 subject specific words. All other subject areas implement 5 subject specific words
  • Grade 7 ELA and social studies  continue implementing 6 core words plus 5 subject specific words. All other subject areas implement 5 subject specific words
  • Grade 8 ELA and social studies  continue implementing 5 core words plus 5 subject specific words. All other subject areas implement 5 subject specific words

 

 

Teachers

Principal

September Superintendent’s Day Meeting

 

Continue throughout the year at each month's PLC meeting.

October 28- 1st basic knowledge/recall assessment completed and data turned in for November PLC.

 

February 3- 2nd assessment but all questions are application based no basic recall of knowledge.  Data available for February PLC.

 

May 25- 3rd assessment of all application questions (same ones as #2).  Data available for final PLC.