School Improvement Plan & Trust Land
School Year 2019-20
Draft of Trustland Goals for 2019-20 school year.
This year Greenville has a goal to improve in the following ways:
Reading: Using the SRI 'Proficiency Growth Report' to compare our Fall test (September) with our late Winter test (March), we will move 7% of our Basic/Below Basic student to Proficient/Advanced.
We take the SRI test four times this year. The 'Proficiency Growth Report' is a good tool to look at student improvement. We will not be using first grade because they do not take a test in the fall. Grade Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced 2 BR to 219 220-419 420-650 651 & Above 3 BR to 329 330-519 520-820 821 & Above 4 BR to 539 540-739 740-940 941 & Above 5 BR to 619 620-829 830-1010 1011 & Above 6 BR to 729 730-924 925-1070 1071 & Above
Cache County has a fabulous reading program that we follow. The program is expensive, but works. We will spend a majority of our Trust Lands money on this program. 1) Identify students who need reading interventions, (SRI scores, DIBELS, teachers input and testing) 2) Hire and train 14 aides to teach a Tier II reading program. ($33,00) 3) Purchase paper and consumable materials for students in Tier II and Tier I reading. ($1000) 4) Purchase small sets of textbooks as part of our small group instruction. ($2000) 5) Purchase software and updates to assist students, testing, library and identify students that need help. ($5000)
Math: Using the benchmarks listed below, to compare a September to a March two minute timing, we will move 8% of the students below benchmark to benchmark. Benchmarks: 1st, 20 problems (addition), 2nd, 35 problems (addition), 3rd, 45 problems (multiplication), 4th, 55 problem (multiplication), 5th, 60 problems (multiplication). 6th, 50 problems (multiplication/division).
Benchmarks: 1st grade, 20 problems (addition), 2nd grade, 35 problems (addition), 3rd grade, 45 problems (multiplication), 4th grade, 55 problem (multiplication), 5th grade, 60 problems (multiplication). 6th grade, 50 problems (multiplication/division).
We are planning on purchasing a software program to assist our teachers and help our students to achieve our goal. After some research and a few classrooms piloting programs, we will purchase a school license for 'Reflex Math'. Reflex math we be used at home and in the classroom. This program individualizes the instruction, testing and keeps progress data for the teacher. ($3600) 2) To accommodate the software programs we will need to upgrade our computer lab and purchase 35 Chromeboxes. We have keyboards and monitors. ($10,000) 3) Replace 7 year old iPads lab to run current software programs. ($11,000)
Amended Plan for year 2019-20:
Math Goal Amendment:
Our district has asked us to use the new GoMath on-line resources instead of Reflex Math. These resources allow teachers to assign students intervention catered to the needs of each student. Because of this change in focus, we have found it necessary to change our Trustland Math goal. Although we will still work on math fact fluency, we are going to focus on increasing our percentage of students who are proficient or highly efficient on the Rise Test. We had an average proficiency of 63% on the math portion of the Rise Test in the 2017-18 school year. In the 2018-19 school year we went down slightly to an average proficiency of 62% on the math portion of the Rise Test. We would like to raise our average proficiency by 2% this year (from 62% to 64%) with the help of using our new on-line resources. Because the district has provided funding for the math on-line resources, we would like to use the funds previously designated for software ($3,600) to purchase additional Chromebooks to allow more student access.
Amendment to Reading Goal:
The district has set specific testing windows for Reading Inventory (formerly SRI) testing for the current school year (2019-20). The winter testing window is December 1 through January 31 and the Spring testing window is set for the middle of April through June 15th. Due to the new district testing protocols, we are unable to do a March Reading Inventory test. The data collected will be from April testing instead. Due to the additional month of time to improve reading skills, we would like to increase our goal of proficiency growth from 7% to 8%.
Additional Reading Goal (Title I):
We will increase the percent of students scoring benchmark or higher on the Acadience Reading Composite Score (RCS) from the beginning of the year to the end of the year by 6% in grades K-5.
From Fall to Spring 2018-19, we had a 5% increase of students scoring benchmark on Acadience RCS (72% to 77%) in grades K-5.
Final Report Summary
School Year 2018-19
Math: Compare a September to a March two minute timing, we will move 8% of the students below benchmark to benchmark. Benchmarks: 1st, 20 problems (addition), 2nd, 35 problems (addition), 3rd, 45 problems (multiplication), 4th, 55 problem (multiplication), 5th, 60 problems (multiplication). 6th, 50 problems (multiplication/division).
Reading: Using the SRI 'Proficiency Growth Report' to compare our Fall test (September) with our Winter test (January), we will move 10% of our Basic/Below Basic student to Proficient/Advanced.
To view the full Final Report; please refer to Final Report: Year 2018-19
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Every school receives School LAND Trust Program funding based on the school’s student enrollment. The interest and dividend income from the State Treasurer’s investment of the permanent State School Fund is distributed through a primarily enrollment based formula prescribed in the law. The funds flow through the school district, but districts do not withhold any funds.
The school district’s business office enters expenditures at the end of each school year. The principal then explains the expenditures in the Final Report. This allows policymakers, administrators, and the public to see where the trust dollars are being spent and what results are being achieved at each school.