THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA 2003-2004 School Improvement Plan

Whispering Pines School
Innovation Zone:

Miramar Part I: School Leadership

Area:

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The School Advisory Council (SAC) has developed this School Improvement Plan (SIP) in support of the educational goals of The School Board of Broward County, FL and the State of Florida. The SAC has reviewed data and involved all stakeholders before the development of the SIP objectives. The school's budget, staffing, and instructional materials have been aligned with the SIP objectives.

Signatures:
SAC Chairperson SAC Chairperson Title I Parent (if applicable) BTU Rep.

Date Marsha Iler School Principal Area Director Area Superintendent

Date

Mission Statement Part II: Strategic Planning The mission of Whispering Pines School is to ensure an optimum teaching and learning environment, which sets high expectations and enables all students to achieve individual maximum potential through a collaborative effort of pertinent stakeholders. Our commitment is to address the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students representing a diversity of experiences and cultures to promote a positive self-concept, which will allow them to be productive citizens in today's challenging society. Unique School Description Whispering Pines School is a center for the Severely Emotionally Disturbed. The students range in age from 5 to 22. Whispering Pines School services the entire South Area.

School and Community Profile (2002-2003 20 day count data)
Total Students White Black Hispanic Asian Indian 204 60.3 25.0 11.3 0.5 1.0 School Improvement Plan Objectives (Click on field to enter objective page) Multi-Racial 2.0 LEP 1.0 ESE 99.0 Free/Reduced Lunch 65.2 2001-2002 Stability Rate %

1 By June 2004, 50% of all standard diploma students on campus in grades 9 through 12 enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. 2 By June 2004, 60% of all standard diploma students on campus in grades 9 through 12 enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Math Assessment. 3 By June 2004, 55% of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on campus enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. 4 By June 2004, 55% of the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students on campus enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Math Assessment. 5 By June 2004, 52% of 4th and 5th grade students on campus enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. 6 By June 2004, 58% of all standard diploma students in grades 6 through 12 enrolled at Elaine Gordon Treatment Center will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. 7 By June 2004, 58% of all standard diploma students in grade 6 through 12 enrolled at Lighthouse will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. 8
Reviewed by Division of Curriculum/Instruction and Student Support Title I Program Specialist (if applicable)

Updated 9/24/2003

2003 SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT DATA
NOTE: The DOE does not publish FCAT accountability reports for ungraded schools.

2003 READING/MATH SCORE DISTRIBUTION
% LEVEL 3 & ABOVE (READ) % LEVEL 3 & ABOVE (MATH) WRITING POINTS % LEARN. GNS (READ) % OF LOWEST 25 % % LEARN. GNS. MAKING LEARN. GNS. TOTAL (MATH) IN READING POINTS % TESTED 2003 GRD 2002 GRD 2001 GRD

SCHOOL #

2003 WRITING SCORE DISTRIBUTION
SCHOOL # TYPE OF WRITING # OF STUDENTS MEAN SCORE % 3.0 AND ABOVE % 3.5 AND ABOVE % 4.0 AND ABOVE

1752

Combined

16

2.4

44

19

6

2002 READING/MATH SCORE DISTRIBUTION
SCHOOL # % LEVEL 3 & ABOVE (READ) % LEVEL 3 & ABOVE (MATH) WRITING POINTS % LEARN. GNS. (MATH) % LEARN. GNS (READ) % OF LOWEST 25 % MAKING LEARN. GNS. IN READING TOTAL POINTS % TESTED 2002 GRD

DOE POINT SCALE A B C D F 410-600 pts 380-409 pts 320-379 pts 280-319 pts 279 and below

Whispering Pines School

ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT DATA

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Objective
1

By June 2004, 50% of all standard diploma students on campus in grades 9 through 12 enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. Target Area Curriculum/Reading Florida's Educational Goal Student Performance Broward's Strategic Plan Goal All students will achieve at their highest potential

Alignment:

Customer Focus/Information and Analysis:
B a s e l i n e D a t a 42% of the students in grades 9 through 12 scored a level 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. Interim Measure By January 2004, 30% of the “targeted” group will show 3% increase in correct responses on the local benchmark reading assessment administered in December. (Mid-Year Check)

Process Management / Human Resource Focus
Staff Development, Operational Action Steps, & Instructional Strategies Necessary to Accomplish Objective Teachers will develop and implement an Instructional Focus Calendar to be aligned with FCAT scores from 2002-2003. Timeline/ Date to Begin 8/20/2003 Ongoing Person Responsible for Allocation of Resources District Coordination or Area Assistance Reading Coach None Reading Coach

Staff Development: Reading teachers will be trained by the district staff on the delivery of specific reading programs, Wilson, Great Source, etc. The 8/20/2003 Reading Coach and district staff will give follow up support. Ongoing Teachers will use DAR, Towre, STAR, WADE, San Diego, IRI, FCAT, and/or ERDA to diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses and prescribe appropriate learning activities. Students will participate in CCC, Compass, and Accelerated Readers to reinforce reading instruction; student progress will be monitored quarterly through assessment of computer generated student reports. The Towre, FCAT, teacher input, and student portfolios will be used to place students into one of the following reading classes: Wilson 1 and 2, Rewards 9 and 10, Great Source 9 and 10, and FCAT Reading Prep. Students will do remedial reading assignments using various software i.e. NovaNET, Riverdeep, CCC, A+ etc. 8/21/2003 Ongoing 8/25/2003 Ongoing 8/25/2003 Ongoing 8/27/2003 Ongoing 8/29/2003 Weekly 8/29/2003 Monthly 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Ongoing 9/16/2003 Annually 10/10/2003 Monthly 10/17/2003

District Funding

Reading Coach

$500. per Teacher Accountability Fund

Technology Coordinator

$2,000 FTE Budget

Guidance Counselor

None

Technology Coordinator

$1,300. FTE Budget

Students will participate in 30 minutes of silent sustained reading using Accelerated Readers at least once a week to enhance reading comprehension skills with review of Accelerated Reader report monthly. Students will use classroom libraries with a variety of reading genre during silent reading maintaining a reading log.

Team Facilitators

$750. Media Funds.

Reading Coach

$2,000. Media Funds.

Teachers will meet weekly to review student test data and class work analyzing and developing strategies for remediation.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum, behavior, therapeutic, and technology trainings .

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained by district staff on CRISS strategies.

Behavior Specialist Therapist Curriculum Coordinator Reading Coach

$6,000. FTE Budget District Funded Training

Selected students will be identified for tutoring using portfolios and/or teacher assessments based onReading Sunshine State Standards.

Team Facilitators

$5,000 Miramar Police Gramt

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Whispering Pines School

Psychiatrist

9/24/2003

Objective 1

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. 10/17/2003 Annually 10/31/2003 Ongoing 10/31/2003 Daily 10/31/2003 Ongoing 10/31/2003 Annually 11/4/2003 Annually Psychiatrist None Teachers will develop a bank of FCAT questions derived from text in a variety of subject areas. Team Facilitators None

Teachers will use a variety of FCAT reading questions in daily class openers across all content areas.

Team Facilitators

None

Students will utilize instructional strategy posters made by the students and staff.

Team Facilitators

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on social skills activities to use within the classroom to improve overall classroom survival skills.

Psychiatrist

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on how to write and incorporate FCAT type questions in area content assessments.

Reading Coach

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained by the school based staff on Reading software programs (Riverdeep, CCC, Compass, and NovaNet) with 11/12/2003 follow up support in the classroom. Annually Students will read the newspaper, Scoop, Scholastic magazine and other supplemental texts and journals to increase contextual comprehension. 12/4/2003 Weekly 12/4/2003 Annually 12/10/2003 Annually 12/17/2003 Ongoing 1/15/2004 Monthly 3/26/2004 Ongoing

Technology Coordinator

None

Media Specialist

$350 Media Funds

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in the Sterling Process to help them meet higher student performance standards, assess progress and assume responsibility for improved student performance. Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in using the 6 Traits of Writing with ESE students.

Assistant Principal

None

Curriculum Coordinator

District Funding Training

Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers will reinforce reading skills within their specific content areas by using graphic organizers, decoding and comprehension strategies. Selected students will participate in a reading buddy program with a Partner in Excellence to increase reading fluency and comprehension.

Reading Coach

None

Partnership Coordinator

$800 Textbook funds None

Teachers will implement CRISS strategies.

Team Facilitators

Whispering Pines School

9/24/2003

Objective 1

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Objective
2

By June 2004, 60% of all standard diploma students on campus in grades 9 through 12 enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Math Assessment. Target Area Curriculum/Math Florida's Educational Goal Student Performance Broward's Strategic Plan Goal All students will achieve at their highest potential

Alignment:

Customer Focus/Information and Analysis:
B a s e l i n e D a t a 71% of the students in grades 9 through 12 scored a level 2 or above on the math portion of the FCAT test or alternative assessment. Interim Measure By January 2004, 40% of the “target” group will show 3% increase in correct responses on the local benchmark Math assessment administered in December. (Mid-Year Check)

Process Management / Human Resource Focus
Staff Development, Operational Action Steps, & Instructional Strategies Necessary to Accomplish Objective Teachers will develop a Math curriculum map (based on Sunshine State Standards) which identifies specific grade level skills with accompanying lessons for daily instruction. Teachers will use STAR Math to diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses and prescribe appropriate learning activities. Timeline/ Date to Begin 3/26/2003 Daily 8/21/2003 Ongoing 8/25/2003 Weekly 8/25/2003 Annually 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Weekly 9/25/2003 Ongoing 10/10/2003 Monthly 10/17/2003 Annually 10/31/2003 Ongoing 10/31/2003 Daily 10/31/2003 Annually 11/4/2003 Person Responsible for Allocation of Resources District Coordination or Area Assistance Team Facilitators $300 Accountability Fund Technology Coordinator None

Teachers will use Math Blaster, CCC, NovaNet, and GED Prep to enhance math instruction.

Technology Coordinator

$500 Accountability Fund

Selected students will be placed in math classes based on test scores from the FCAT or the Orleans Hannah Assessment.

Guidance Counselor

None

Teachers will meet weekly to review student test data and class work analyzing and developing strategies for remediation.

Team Facilitators

None

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum, behavior, therapeutic, and technology trainings.

Teachers will participate in the development of a math critical content calendar to be implemented during the school year.

Behavior Specialist Therapist Curriculum Coordinator Team Facilitators

$6,000 FTE Budget None

Selected students will be identified for tutoring using portfolios and/or teacher assessment based on Math Sunshine State Standards.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Psychiatrist

None

Teachers will provide students with a sample FCAT math test.

Guidance Counselor

None

Students will participate in FCAT daily practice.

Team Facilitators

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on social skills activities to use with in the classroom to improve overall classroom survival skills.

Psychiatrist

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on how to write FCAT type questions in the content areas.

Whispering Pines School

Curriculum Coordinator

9/24/2003

Objective 2

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on how to write FCAT type questions in the content areas. 11/4/2003 Annually 11/9/2003 Annually Curriculum Coordinator None Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on innovative math strategies to motivate students to increase math achievement. Curriculum Coordinator District Funding Training

All mathematic students will receive instruction in the use of manipulatives, calculators, and computers to investigate and verify solutions to real world 11/15/2003 problems. Ongoing Students will write in their journals at least one time per week reflecting on how they can apply the math concepts learned. 12/4/2003 Weekly 12/4/2003 Annually 3/26/2004 Ongoing 5/28/2004 Daily 5/28/2004 Weekly 5/28/2004 Monthly

Team Facilitators

$1,700 Textbook Funding

Team Facilitator

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in the Sterling Process to help them meet higher student performance standards, assess progress and assume responsibility for improved student achievement. Teachers will develop and implement an Instructional Focus Calendar to be aligned with FCAT scores from 2002-2003.

Assistant Principal

None

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Teachers will review with A2 students their behavior each day by reviewing the % of points earned that day.

Behavior Specialist

None

Students will participate in math instructional activities that are reflective of real life activities.

Curriculum Coordinator

$800 Partners in Excellence

Selected students will participate in job placement experiences that require the use of math skills.

Job Coach

None

Whispering Pines School

9/24/2003

Objective 2

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Objective
3

By June 2004, 55% of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students on campus enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. Target Area Curriculum/Reading Florida's Educational Goal Student Performance Broward's Strategic Plan Goal All students will achieve at their highest potential

Alignment:

Customer Focus/Information and Analysis:
B a s e l i n e D a t a 47% of the students in grades 6th, 7th, and 8th scored a level 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. Interim Measure By January 2004, 50% of the “target” group will show a 3% increase in correct responses on the local benchmark reading assessment administered in December. (Mid-Year Check)

Process Management / Human Resource Focus
Staff Development, Operational Action Steps, & Instructional Strategies Necessary to Accomplish Objective Staff Development: Reading teachers will be trained by the district staff on the delivery of specific reading programs (Wilsons). The Reading Coach and district staff will give follow up support. Teachers will identify, place and instruct students in Wilson Reading. Timeline/ Date to Begin 8/20/2003 Ongoing 8/21/2003 Annually 8/25/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Ongoing 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Monthly 9/15/2003 Weekly 9/22/2003 Ongoing 9/25/2003 Weekly Person Responsible for Allocation of Resources District Coordination or Area Assistance Reading Coach District Funded Training Reading Coach

None

Students will utilize CCC, Compass, and Accelerated Reader to increase reading comprehension.

Technology Coordinator

None

Selected students will participate in “Middle School Writing” to explore literary examples of quality writing.

Media Specialist

None

Teachers will develop and implement an Instructional Focus Calendar to be aligned with FCAT scores from 2002-2003.

Reading Coach

None

Teachers will meet weekly to review student test data and class work analyzing and developing strategies for remediation.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Teachers will be trained in the use of an Instructional Focus Calendar on a monthly basis.

Reading Coach

None

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum, behavior, therapeutic, and technology trainings on a weekly basis.

Teachers will do quarterly benchmark assessment in reading to plan for appropriate instruction.

Behavior Specialist Curriculum Coordinator Therapist Guidance Counselor

$6,000 FTE Budget None

Teachers will coordinate reading buddy days to enable students to share the reading experience with their peers and tutors.

Reading Coach

None

Students will participate in silent sustained reading using Accelerated Reader 30 minutes weekly to enhance reading comprehension skills determined 10/7/2003 by review of reading log. Weekly Selected students will be identified for tutoring using portfolios and/or teacher assessment based on Reading Sunshine State Standards. 10/10/2003 Monthly 10/17/2003

Reading Coach

None

Team Facilitators

$5,000 Miramar Police Grant

Accelerated Readers will be used in all Reading classes and monthly reinforcements will be given for books read.

Whispering Pines School

Media Specialist

9/24/2003

Objective 3

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Accelerated Readers will be used in all Reading classes and monthly reinforcements will be given for books read. 10/17/2003 Monthly 10/17/2003 Annually 10/30/2003 Ongoing 10/31/2003 Annually Media Specialist $300 Media Funds Psychiatrist None Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder

Selected students will participate in reading and writing lessons through the use of video cameras to motivate students to speak up, read with expression, and become more fluent readers and writers. Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on social skills activities to use with in the classroom to improve overall classroom survival skills.

Media Specialist

$450 Media Funds

Psychiatrist

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained by the school based staff on Reading software programs (Riverdeep, CCC, Compass, and NovaNet) with 11/12/2003 follow up support in the classroom. Annually Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in the Sterling Process to help them meet higher student performance standards, assess progress and assume responsibility for student achievement. Selected students will participate in a distance learning program, “Reading is a Mind Game” to reinforce skills tested on the FCAT. 12/4/2003 Annually 1/8/2004 Weekly 2/2/2004 Monthly 2/9/2004 Ongoing

Technology Coordinator

None

Assistant Principal

None

Media Specialist

None

Students will use classroom libraries and media center to research various topics monthly i.e. Holocaust, Black History, Women in History.

Media Specialist

$3,000 Media funds

Students will read seasonal stories and create holiday decorations that demonstrate comprehension of story themes which will be displayed at our Partners in Excellence locations.

Partnership Coordinator

None

Whispering Pines School

9/24/2003

Objective 3

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Objective
4

By June 2004, 55% of the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students on campus enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Math Assessment. Target Area Curriculum/Math Florida's Educational Goal Student Performance Broward's Strategic Plan Goal All students will achieve at their highest potential

Alignment:

Customer Focus/Information and Analysis:
B a s e l i n e D a t a 47% of the students in grades 6 through 8 scored a level 2 or above on the math portion of the FCAT test or alternative assessment. Interim Measure By January 2004, 30% of the “targeted” group will show a 3% increase in correct responses on the local benchmark math assessment administered in December. (Mid-Year Check)

Process Management / Human Resource Focus
Staff Development, Operational Action Steps, & Instructional Strategies Necessary to Accomplish Objective A2 and Mastering students will track their behavior each day by reviewing the % of points earned that day. Timeline/ Date to Begin 8/25/2003 Daily 8/25/2003 Ongoing 9/2/2003 Weekly 9/3/2003 Monthly 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Ongoing 9/15/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Daily 9/15/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Weekly 10/10/2003 Monthly 10/17/2003 Person Responsible for Allocation of Resources District Coordination or Area Assistance Team Facilitators None Curriculum Coordinator

Teachers will develop and implement an Instructional Focus Calendar to be aligned with FCAT scores from 2002-2003.

None

Students will participate in social skills group to help the students function in cooperative learning groups in the classroom setting.

Team Facilitators

None

Students will participate in “House” activities applying math skills in game scoring, stats and competition strategies.

Behavior Specialist

None

Selected students will participate in “FCAT Math” to increase test taking practice skills.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Selected students will participate in “Middle School Math” to practice math concepts.

Team Facilitators

District Funded Training

Teachers will develop Math curriculum map(based on Sunshine State Standards) which identifies specific grade level skills with accompanying lessons for daily instruction. Students will work in the CCC, Compass, Riverdeep programs once a week for at least 35 minutes.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Technology Coordinator

$3,000 Accountability

Students will participate in daily FCAT practice.

Team Facilitators

None

Teachers will meet weekly to review student test data and class work analyzing and developing strategies for remediation.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum, behavior, therapeutic, and technology trainings.

Selected students will be identified for tutoring using portfolios and/or teacher assessment based on Math Sunshine State Standards.

Behavior Specialist Therapist Curriculum Coordinator Team Facilitators

$6,000 FTE Funds None

Therapists will provide information to teachers regarding students mental health issues that will enable the teacher to better meet the students’ needs.

Whispering Pines School

Team Facilitators

9/24/2003

Objective 4

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Therapists will provide information to teachers regarding students mental health issues that will enable the teacher to better meet the students’ needs. 10/17/2003 Weekly 10/17/2003 Monthly 10/31/2003 Daily 10/31/2003 Annually 11/4/2003 Annually 11/9/2003 Annually 11/17/2003 Monthly 12/4/2003 Annually 1/9/2004 Annually 3/26/2004 Ongoing 5/28/2004 Ongoing Team Facilitators None Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Psychiatrist None

Teachers will implement FCAT math strategies daily.

Team Facilitators

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on social skills activities to use with in the classroom to improve overall classroom survival skills.

Psychiatrist

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on how to write FCAT type questions.

Curriculum Coordinator

Distric Staff Training

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on innovative math strategies to motivate students to increase math achievement.

Curriculum Coordinator

District Staff Training

Students will practice real life math skills using Menu Math.

Team Facilitators

$820 Partners in Excellence

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in the Sterling Process to help them meet higher student performance standards, assess progress and assume responsibility for student achievement. Students will participate in a middle school science fair focusing on demonstration of specific math concepts.

Assistant Principal

None

Team Facilitators

None

Teachers will instruct students in the math critical content.

Team Facilitators

None

Teachers will participate in on-line training to strengthen math skills across the curriculum.

Team Facilitators

None

Whispering Pines School

9/24/2003

Objective 4

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Objective
5

By June 2004, 52% of 4th and 5th grade students on campus enrolled and not truant during the October and February FTE, will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. Target Area Curriculum/Reading Florida's Educational Goal Student Performance Broward's Strategic Plan Goal All students will achieve at their highest potential

Alignment:

Customer Focus/Information and Analysis:
B a s e l i n e D a t a 50% of the students in grades 4th and 5th scored a level 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. Interim Measure By January 2004, 25% of the “targeted” group will show a 3% increase in correct responses on the local benchmark reading assessment administered in December. (Mid-Year Check)

Process Management / Human Resource Focus
Staff Development, Operational Action Steps, & Instructional Strategies Necessary to Accomplish Objective Timeline/ Date to Begin Staff Development: Reading teachers will be trained by the district staff on the delivery of specific reading programs (Trophies). The Reading Coach 8/20/2003 and district staff will give follow up support. Ongoing Teachers will identify student needs based on assessments, teacher observation, and student portfolios and provide instruction that meets their individual needs. Teachers will use DAR, Towre, and STAR to diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses and prescribe appropriate learning activities. 8/25/2003 Ongoing 8/25/2003 Ongoing 8/25/2003 Monthly 8/25/2003 Weekly 9/1/2003 Ongoing 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Ongoing 9/15/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Weekly 10/10/2003 Monthly 10/17/2003 Person Responsible for Allocation of Resources District Coordination or Area Assistance Reading Coach District Funded Training Team Facilitator

None

Reading Coach

None

Students will use classroom libraries with a variety of genre checking out books to use during silent reading maintaining a reading log.

Reading Coach

$2,300 Media Funds

Students will participate in weekly word wall activities to increase word recognition.

Reading Coach

None

Teachers will utilize instructional frameworks, such as Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Independent Reading, Small Group instruction to develop a comprehensive reading program. Students will participate in “Reading Scene Investigators” to increase reading comprehension, vocabulary skills, and fluency.

Reading Coach

None

Media Specialist

None

Students will participate in “Reading Rascals” to increase reading comprehension and expose students to various careers.

Media Specialist

None

Teachers will develop and implement an Instructional Focus Calendar to be aligned with FCAT scores from 2002-2003.

Reading Coach

None

Teachers will meet weekly to review student test data and class work analyzing and developing strategies for remediation.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Parents will have the opportunity to participate in curriculum, behavior, therapeutic, and technology trainings.

Selected students will be identified for tutoring using portfolios and/or teacher assessment based on Reading Sunshine State Standards.

Behavior Specialist Curriculum Coordinator Therapist Team Facilitators

$6,000 FTE Funds None

Therapists will provide information to teachers regarding students that will enable the teacher to better meet their needs.

Whispering Pines School

Team Facilitator

9/24/2003

Objective 5

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Therapists will provide information to teachers regarding students that will enable the teacher to better meet their needs. 10/17/2003 Weekly 10/17/2003 Ongoing 10/17/2003 Annually 10/31/2003 Annually 11/7/2003 Weekly Team Facilitator None Teachers will demonstrate and teach students to use a variety of graphic organizers. Reading Coach None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Psychiatrist

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on social skills activities to use with in the classroom to improve overall classroom survival skills.

Psychiatrist

None

Students will participate in Book Buddies with the high school students to increase reading fluency and comprehension.

Reading Coach

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained by the school based staff on Reading software programs (Riverdeep, CCC, Compass, and NovaNet) with 11/12/2003 follow up support in the classroom. Annually Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in the Sterling Process to help them meet higher student performance standards, assess progress and assume responsibility for improved student achievement. Students will participate in therapy games and activities to increase knowledge, comprehension and develop social skills. 12/4/2003 Annually 1/12/2004 Monthly 2/12/2004 Monthly 3/15/2004 Monthly 4/13/2004 Annually

Technology Coordinator

$2,000 FTE Budget

Assistant Principal

None

Therapists

$780 Accountability

Select students will submit an article to the student newsletter monthly covering topics to include the Holocaust curriculum and Women’s History.

Media Specialist

None

Students will read and participate in answering comprehension questions using “Time for Kids” current event magazine.

Team Facilitators

$270 Media Funds

Students will read and report on various African Americans, Women, Hispanics and the Holocaust using age appropriate curriculum.

Team Facilitators

None

Whispering Pines School

9/24/2003

Objective 5

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Objective
6

By June 2004, 58% of all standard diploma students in grades 6 through 12 enrolled at Elaine Gordon Treatment Center will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. Target Area Curriculum/Reading Florida's Educational Goal Student Performance Broward's Strategic Plan Goal All students will achieve at their highest potential

Alignment:

Customer Focus/Information and Analysis:
B a s e l i n e D a t a 38% of students in grades 9 through 12 enrolled at the Elaine Gordon Treatment Center scored a level 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or alternative Interim Measure By January 2004, 40% of the “targeted” group will show a 3% increase in correct responses on the local benchmark reading assessment administered in December. (Mid-Year Check)

Process Management / Human Resource Focus
Staff Development, Operational Action Steps, & Instructional Strategies Necessary to Accomplish Objective Teachers will use STAR, DAR, WADE, and/or San Diego assessments to diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses and prescribe appropriate learning activities. Students will use classroom libraries with a variety of genre during silent reading times maintaining a reading log. Timeline/ Date to Begin 8/21/2003 Ongoing 8/25/2003 Monthly 8/25/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Ongoing 9/15/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Weekly 10/10/2003 Weekly 10/17/2003 Annually 10/31/2003 Ongoing 10/31/2003 Daily 10/31/2003 Annually Person Responsible for Allocation of Resources District Coordination or Area Assistance Reading Coach $500. per Teacher Accountability Funds Reading Coach $2,000 Media Funds Reading Coach $750 Media Funds Reading Coach None

Students will participate in 30 minutes of silent sustained reading using Accelerated Reader at least once a week to enhance reading comprehension skills. Teachers will develop and implement an Instructional Focus Calendar to be aligned with FCAT scores from 2002-2003.

Students will do remedial reading assignments using various software i.e. NovaNET, Riverdeep, CCC, A+, etc.

Technology Coordinator

$1,300 FTE Budget

Teachers will meet weekly to review student test data and class work and analyze and develop strategies for remediation

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Students will participate in CCC, Compass, and Accelerated Readers to increase reading skills.

Technology Coordinator

$2000 FTE Budget

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Psychiatrist

None

Teachers will develop a bank of FCAT questions derived from text in a variety of subject areas to use with students in the content areas.

Reading Coach

None

Teachers will use a variety of FCAT reading questions in the daily class openers across all instructional areas.

Reading Coach

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on social skills activities to use with in the classroom to improve overall classroom survival skills.

Psychiatrist

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained by the school based staff on Reading software programs (Riverdeep, CCC, Compass, and NovaNet) with 11/12/2003 follow up support in the classroom. Annually Students will read the newspaper, Scoop, Scholastic magazine and other supplemental texts and journals to increase contextual comprehension.

Technology Coordinator

None

Whispering Pines School

9/22/2003

11/17/2003

Media Specialist

Objective 6

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Students will read the newspaper, Scoop, Scholastic magazine and other supplemental texts and journals to increase contextual comprehension. 11/17/2003 Monthly 12/4/2003 Annually Media Specialist $350 Media Funds Assistant Principal None Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in the Sterling Process to help them meet higher student performance standards, assess progress and assume responsibility for student achievement.

Select students will submit a writing sample quarterly covering topics to include the Holocaust, Women’s History which will be evaluated rubric with a 1/26/2004 follow up conference with the students individually. Ongoing Students will participate in weekly word wall activities to increase word recognition. 2/2/2004 Weekly 3/26/2004 Ongoing

Team Facilitator

None

Classroom Teachers

None

Teachers will implement CRISS strategies.

Reading Coach

None

Whispering Pines School

9/22/2003

Objective 6

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Objective
7

By June 2004, 58% of all standard diploma students in grade 6 through 12 enrolled at Lighthouse will score a Level 2 or above on the FCAT Reading Assessment. Target Area Curriculum/Reading Florida's Educational Goal Student Performance Broward's Strategic Plan Goal All students will achieve at their highest potential

Alignment:

Customer Focus/Information and Analysis:
B a s e l i n e D a t a 30% of students in grades 6 through 12 enrolled at Lighthouse scored a Level 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. Interim Measure By January 2004, 40% of the “targeted” group will show 3% increase correct responses on the local benchmark assessment in reading test administered in December. (Mid-Year Check)

Process Management / Human Resource Focus
Staff Development, Operational Action Steps, & Instructional Strategies Necessary to Accomplish Objective Timeline/ Date to Begin Teachers will use STAR, DAR, San Diego, Towre, and/ or WADE to diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses and prescribe appropriate learning 8/25/2003 activities. Ongoing Students will use classroom libraries with a variety of genre to use during silent reading maintaining a reading log. 8/25/2003 Monthly 8/25/2003 Weekly 9/8/2003 Ongoing 9/15/2003 Weekly 9/15/2003 Weekly 10/16/2003 Weekly 10/17/2003 Annually 10/31/2003 Ongoing 10/31/2003 Daily 10/31/2003 Annually Person Responsible for Allocation of Resources District Coordination or Area Assistance Reading Coach $500. per Teacher Accountability Funds Reading Coach $2,000 Media Funds Reading Coach $750 Media Funds Reading Coach None

Students will participate in 30 minutes of silent sustained reading using Accelerated Reader reading at least once a week to enhance reading comprehension skills. Teachers will develop and implement an Instructional Focus Calendar to be aligned with FCAT scores from 2002-2003.

Students will do remedial reading assignments using various software i.e. NovaNET, Riverdeep, CCC, A+, etc.

Technology Coordinator

$1,300 FTE Budget

Teachers will meet weekly to review student test data and class work analyzing and developing strategies for remediation.

Curriculum Coordinator

None

Teachers will utilize CCC, Compass, and Accelerated Readers to increase reading comprehension; student progress will be monitored quarterly through assessment of computer generated student reports. Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on effective techniques to work with students who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

Technology Coordinator

$2,000 FTE Budget

Psychiatrist

None

Teachers will develop a bank of FCAT questions derived from text in a variety of subject areas to be used in content area classes.

Reading Coach

None

Teachers will use a variety of FCAT reading questions in the daily class openers across all instructional areas.

Reading Coach

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained on social skills activities to use with in the classroom to improve overall classroom survival skills.

Psychiatrist

None

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained by the school based staff on Reading software programs (Riverdeep, CCC, Compass, and NovaNet) with 11/12/2003 follow up support in the classroom. Monthly Students will read the newspaper, Scoop, Scholastic magazine and other supplemental texts and journals to increase contextual comprehension.

Technology Coordinator

None

Whispering Pines School

9/22/2003

11/17/2003

Media Specialist

Objective 7

Part III: Process Management of School Improvement Objectives
Students will read the newspaper, Scoop, Scholastic magazine and other supplemental texts and journals to increase contextual comprehension. 11/17/2003 Monthly 12/1/2003 Annually 12/4/2003 Annually 1/26/2004 Ongoing 2/20/2004 Weekly 3/26/2004 Ongoing Media Specialist $350 Media Funds Team Facilitator None Students will read and report on various African American, Women, Hispanics and Holocaust survivors from the last 100 years.

Staff Development: Teachers will be trained in the Sterling Process to help them meet higher student performance standards, assess progress and assume responsibility for student achievement. Students will submit a writing sample quarterly covering topics to include the Holocaust, Women’s History which will be evaluated with a follow up writing conference with the students. Students will participate in weekly word wall activities to increase word recognition.

Assistant Principal

None

Team Facilitator

None

Reading Coach

None

Teachers will implement CRISS strategies.

Team Facilitators

None

Whispering Pines School

9/22/2003

Objective 7

Part IV: Results Indicate the results of your school’s current year objectives: 2002-2003
Objective One

Baseline Data
Objective Two

By June 2003, 59% of all standard diploma students in grade 9 through 12 not identified as truant, on campus will score level 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or a 7th grade equivalency on an alternative assessment. Results 62.5 %of grade 9 and 12 standard diploma students scored level 2 or above on 57% of the students in grades 9 through 12 scored a leve 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. the reading portion of the FCAT or 7th grade equivalency on an alternative By June 2003, 76% of all standard diploma students in grades 9 through 12 not identified as truant and on campus will score level 2 or above on the writing portion of the FCAT or an equivalent score on an alternative assessment. Results 80% of all standard diploma students in grades 9 through 12 scored level 2 or 75% of the students in grades 9 through 12 scored a level 2 or above on the writing portion of the FCAT test or alternative assessment. above on the writing portion of the FCAT or an equivalent score on an By June 2003, there will be a 18% decrease in behavior calls for students in grades K through 8 who are on levels Achieving and above, that result in students having to leave the room. There was a 50% decrease in behavior calls for students in grades K through 8 Results There was a 50% ecrease in behavior caslls for students in grades K through 8 who were levels training and above. who were on levels Achieving 1 and above. By June 2003, 57% of students in grades 4 and 5 not identified as truant and on campus will score level 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or an average of a 4th grade equivalency on an alternative assessment. 57% of the students in grades 4 and 5 scored a level 2 or above on the reading Results 57% of students in grades 4 and 5 scored level 2 or above on the reading portion portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. of the FCAT or an average of 4th grade equivalency on an alternative By June 2003, 60% of all students in grades 7 and 8 not identified as truant and on campus will score level 2 or above on the writing portion of the FCAT or an equivalent score on an alternative assessment. 58% of the students in grades 7 and 8 scored a level 2 or above on the writing Results 74% of students in grades 7 and 8 scored level 2 or above on the writing ortion portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. of the FCAT or an equivalent score on an alternative assessment. By June 2003, 58% of all regular diploma students in grades 9 through 12 enrolled at the Elaine Gordon Treatment Center will score a 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or an 8th grade equivalent on an alternative assessment. Results 50% of regular diploma students in grades 9 through 12 enrolled at Elaine 40% of the students in grades 9 through 12 scored a leve 2 or above on the reading portion of the FCAT or alternative assessment. Gordon Treatment Center scored level 2 or above on the reading portion of the

Baseline Data
Objective Three

Baseline Data
Objective Four

Baseline Data
Objective Five

Baseline Data
Objective Six

Baseline Data
Objective Seven

Baseline Data
Objective Eight

Results

Baseline Data

Results

Part V: School Improvement Plan Appendices
Indicate the status of each of the following supplements to the School Improvement Plan.
Safety/Security Supplement: Discipline Supplement: Continued/Discontinued Waivers:

Reviewed & Updated Reviewed & Updated Reviewed & Updated N/A
Title I:

Technology Supplement: Partnership Supplement:

Requirements Incorporated

Reviewed & Updated Reviewed & Updated FCAT Local Statistics Report Attached

N/A

Hard copies of all supplements are on file at school site
Updated 9/24/2003

Yes - on file RESULTS

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