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FCS Ohio Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Goal 1 - English Language Arts: 80% of students will meet or exceed grade level proficiency on the Spring English Language Arts OST (Grades 3- ELA II) and/or Spring NWEA MAP Growth Reading (K-2) by June 2021.

Note - this goal will be tiered to reflect 70% Spring 2019; 75% Spring 2020; 80% Spring 2021

Strategy 1.1: FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS

Develop awareness of the segments of sounds in speech and how they link to letters. Teach students to decode words, analyze word parts, and write and recognize words.

Strategy 1.2: COMPREHENSION

Provide direct and explicit comprehension strategy instruction. Teach students how to use reading comprehension strategies.

Strategy 1.3: VOCABULARY

Provide explicit vocabulary instruction.

Strategy 1.4: WRITING

Teach students to become fluent with handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing. Explicitly teach appropriate writing strategies using a Model-Practice-Reflect instructional cycle.

Goal 2 - Mathematics: 80% of students will meet or exceed grade level proficiency on the Spring Math OST (Grades 3- HS EOC) and/or Spring NWEA MAP Growth Math (K-2) by June 2021.

Note - this goal will be tiered to reflect 70% Spring 2019; 75% Spring 2020; 80% Spring 2021

Strategy 2.1: FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS/FACT FLUENCY

Teaching number and operations using a developmental progression.

Strategy 2.2: INSTRUCTION

Provide explicit and systematic mathematics instruction. This includes providing models of proficient problem solving, verbalization of thought processes, guided practice, corrective feedback, and frequent cumulative review.

Goal 3 - Safe & Healthy Schools - Engaged Classrooms: 100% of staff will increase their knowledge and utilization of evidence-based strategies related to increasing academic engagement by June 2021.

Strategy 3.1: INSTRUCTIONAL

Implement a variety of instructional strategies and practices focused on increasing student engagement

(i.e. Authentic learning, project-based learning, inquiry, collaboration, integration of technology, etc.)

Strategy 3.2: RELATIONAL - “KNOW THY IMPACT”

Implement a variety of explicit strategies focused on building relationships and credibility with students (i.e. Teacher credibility, teacher-student relationship, assessment capable learners, feedback, etc.)

Strategy 3.3: PBIS/LIM/LEAD/SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AWARENESS

Implement practices focused on teaching/developing positive behavioral habits to create a positive climate for learning.

Strategy 3.4: SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

Law enforcement agencies can open lines of communication between police officers and students by placing a police officer in the school. SROs can serve as positive role models, mentors, and teachers.

Goal 4 - Goal Setting: 100% of staff and students will be engaged with setting, monitoring, and reflecting on goals focused on increasing academic achievement.

Strategy 4.1: STAFF – FOUR DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION (4DX)

Implement the 4DX process throughout all aspects of the school environment.

Strategy 4.2: STUDENT - LEADER IN ME (LIM) and LEAD

Integrate the 7 Habits into all aspects of the school environment through implementation of the Leader in Me and LEAD

Goal 5 – Equitable Access to Excellent Educators: 100% of staff will meet highly qualified requiredment as evidenced through the HQT Toolkit.

Strategy 5.1: EQUITABLE ACCESS TO EXCELLENT EDUCATORS

Ensure equitable access to excellent educators across all buildings and programs in the district through data review, root cause analysis, and the development of strategies designed to address any gap due to teacher inexperience.

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