Advance Ed

School Improvement

School Improvement

School Improvement Planning

Omaha Public Schools

School Improvement Plan 2017-18

Elementary School: Wilson Focus School      

Growth Goals

 

Goal Area: Mathematics

Focus Skill(s): Algebra

Strategy:  Checks for Understanding, Descriptive Feedback, Adjustment for Learning, Math Talk, Math Writing, CPA Models, Academic Discourse, Tiered support with Study Island and IXL

Measurable Objective (growth goal): ): Increase the number of students meeting or exceeding MAP growth and proficiency goals by 5% and decrease achievement gap in subgroups by 2.5% as shown in MAP data.

 

Goal Area: Reading

Focus Skill(s):  Comprehension:  Main idea, Supporting Details

Strategy: Checks for Understanding, Descriptive Feedback, Adjustment for Learning, Academic Discourse, Tiered support with Study Island and IXL

Measurable Objective (growth goal):  ): Increase the number of students meeting or exceeding MAP growth and proficiency goals by 5% and decrease achievement gap in subgroups by 2.5% as shown in MAP data.

 

Goal Area: Science

Focus Skill(s): Earth and Space Science   

Strategy:  Checks for Understanding, Descriptive Feedback, Adjustment for Learning, Academic Discourse, Pearson resources, Science Studies Weekly

Measurable Objective (growth goal): Increase the number of students meeting or exceeding MAP growth and proficiency goals by 5% and decrease achievement gap in subgroups by 2.5% as shown in MAP data.

 

Goal Area:   Climate

Focus:  Reduce suspensions and referrals and increase positive behavior supports.

Strategy:  Love and Logic, MTSS-B team and staff collaboration, Explicit Behavior Skills Teaching and Reteaching Positive Behaviors, Energy Bus, PAC room, Pride Powers, Think Times

 

Measurable Objective (growth goal):  Reduce referrals and suspensions

 

**Coaching to reinforce school goals, Gradual Release, student learning targets, technology, high yield strategies using Academic Action Plan Best Instructional Practices.

 

Goal Area: Wellness:  Increase students' awareness of making healthy choices

Focus: Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Physical Activity, School-Based Activity

  • Nutrition Strategy: Water bottles given to all students for daily use; Grab and Go Breakfast;  AgFest 4th Grade in Mead, NE, Student Council snack cart offering healthy choices; Healthy after school snack
  • Nutrition Education Strategy:  Fruit and Vegetable program; promote school lunches on morning news; Nutrition Services activities implemented, Classroom Gardens, Partner with Burke/Bryan, 54321 GO Support
  • Physical Activity Strategy:   Extra P.E.; Enrichment Classes (Physical Activity requirement on 1 out of 3 classes); GoNoodle; Brain Break Activities, 54321 Go Support,
  • School-Based Activity Strategy:  Flu Vaccinations thru Walgreens; Walk-a-thons; EHA Wellness Participation; All School Walk-a-thons, ALL School GoNoodle  

 

 

Our History

  • All districts participate in school improvement planning. The Underwood Hills Focus School started the AdvancED (called Advance Education) accreditation process through the Nebraska Department of Education.  The name has now changed to the Wilson Focus School. The process represents the unified accreditation process for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). In order to earn and maintain this accreditation schools must follow the AdvancEd accreditation process. This process also meets the State Department of Education requirements for school accreditation. The process is ongoing strategic planning that focuses on the success of all students with student achievement as the end result. All school buildings and districts set goals and implement a strategic improvement plan especially adapted to the needs and interests of students, parents, staff and community. AdvancEd is expected to increase innovation and improvement, increase student achievement and participation in the learning process, focus on planning and implementation, and empower school staff and clientele in the process.

During 2008-2009 (our first year) we are gathered data and got baseline information on where our students were achieving. We then created academic achievement goals based upon the direction of our student data. We started with a communication goal, a math/science goal and a safe and secure climate goal. Our safe and secure climate goal is: We will develop a safe and supportive learning environment where students thrive.

During 2009-2010 our goals were realigned to match our data and we had three goals: a math goal, a reading goal and a behavior goal.  Assessments were aligned as well and we are gathered data to help our students improve achievement. The staff consistently reviewed data and created SMART goals with strategies to improve in each area. Our ongoing needs assessment assured that we were always planning for success!

In 2010-2012 our school improvement goals were:  all students will improve Math procedures and problem-solving skills across the curriculum,  All students will increase reading vocabulary and comprehension across the board, All students will demonstrate respect and responsibility for others in the learning environment and school activities. Our school will develop a safe and secure learning environment where students thrive, Our school will increase school, family, and community partnerships focusing on Epstein’s six areas of involvement: parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making, and collaborating with community. 

From 2012 to present our goals have continued to evolve and have been recalibrated based upon our constant needs assessment.  Our current School Improvement Plan (SIP) incorporates:  goals, focus skills, strategies and measurable objectives (growth/stretch goals).  This SIP plan is integrated through our AdvancEd and extends the scope of our school improvement to critically look at the elements that create success and establish academic and social achievement.