School Improvement Plan

Indicator IVD03:  
The school will regularly and clearly communicate with primary caregivers about its expectations of them and the importance of the "curriculum of the home." 
  • Provide parents with informational sessions designed to support them in implementing the curriculum at home.
  • Provide resources for families to be successful in implementing the curriculum of the home.
  • Create and communicate a common understanding of homework expectations.
Indicator IIIA07:
All teachers will differentiate assignments (individualize instruction) in response to individual student performance on pre-tests and other methods of assessment. 
  • Provide training for staff on differentiation with specific focus on strategies for classroom implementation.
  • Increase communication with staff to help them better understand the resources within the building, both technological and professional.
  • Look at different technology options and consider ways to utilize the technology to assist with instruction and differentiation.
Indicator IID08:
Instructional Teams will review student learning data (academic, physical, social, emotional, behavioral) to assess and make decisions about curriculum and instructional strategies. 
  • Two to three times each year student concern teams will use a protocol to examine student achievement, plan instruction and monitor student growth.
  • Teachers will be provided ongoing professional development on the three types of assessments and how they can be used effectively to inform instruction and monitor growth.
  • Ongoing PLC facilitator training to keep teams true to the PLC philosophy through the four guiding questions.
  • Provide professional development for staff on how to access, interpret and regularly use all available student data.
  • Develop and implement a protocol for screening students for social/emotional/behavior tier 2 interventions.
  • Provide professional development for Team Leaders on facilitating SAL (student as a learner) meetings to maximize productivity.

School Improvements

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School Improvement provides data, analytics, and training for the Rising Star School Improvement Process (the research based process licensed by the State of Illinois). School Improvement Circle Graph logo

Our School Improvement Process is based upon the work of Dr. Joseph Murphy from Vanderbilt University. The Laws of School Improvement are:

1.    Context matters
2.    Interventions need to be molded and shaped to fit the school
3.    Structures do not predict performance
4.    Improvement is an array of integrated efforts
5.    School leaders bring alignment to improvement and change
6.    Early trumps later and prevention trumps remediation

Each school has their school improvement plan on their website. Click on the school name below to access their current school improvement plan.