School-Wide Title 1 Plan for Swint Elementary School 2010-2011 by stariya


									                                                      Clayton County Public Schools
                                                         Schoolwide Title I Plan
                                                               2010 – 2011

School:       E.J. Swint Elementary                  Principal:          Sarah Cainion

AYP Status:          Met in 2010           DNM in 2010                   In Needs Improvement: NI-1 NI-2 NI-3 NI-4 NI-5

                                                                         (Circle the level of NI only if applicable.)

E. J. Swint Elementary School is located at 500 Hwy 138 in Jonesboro, GA. The school is a diverse population of 650 students with 88 % free and
reduced lunch. Swint has made AYP for 2 consecutive years and was removed from the “Needs Improvement List” for the 2009-2010 school years.
The population is highly transient which makes it difficult to track data over a long period of time.

Revised: February 16, 2011
    NCLB Title I SW Plan                                 Description of Plan and Actions                                         Artifacts
1. Comprehensive Needs            Surveys are conducted periodically throughout the school based on district           Copies of Surveys are located
Assessment                        requirements and need. They are disseminated via our Better Seeking Team to all      in the main office / with
                                  parents; some surveys are given to Partners in Ed and other members of the           contact person. Results
                                  community. The results are used for school improvement and student                   reflect our office staff
                                  achievement (i.e.: we have improved communication based on information               communicates effectively
                                  provided, nighttime events are improved based on student and parent input. The       with parents, that they are
                                  following surveys were completed during the 2009 – 2010 year to 530 parents,         well informed and that the
                                  community and /or students) and the results are on file with the contacts for each   teachers really care about the
                                  event.                                                                               students. In addition the
                                       Parent Survey ~ disseminated in the fall of every school year ~ 34%            parents and students feel the
                                       Student Survey ~ disseminated in the fall of every school year ~ 50%           school is a safe environment
                                       District: End of the Year Parent Survey ~~ 50%                                 however we must continue
                                       District: End of the Year Student Survey ~~ 3rd – 5th grade ~~50%              working on student bullying.
                                                                                                                       Students felt they benefitted
                                                                                                                       from receiving information
                                  Rosetta Stone software is used to improve communication with our ELL                 from the college recruits and
students; it provides drills for students to improve vocabulary and language.         they think some form of this
                                                                                      should continue.
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy (DIBELS) ~~ data is used to
group students according to strengths providing additional assistance to primary      Results from surveys on file
learners that are at risk requiring targeted instruction to get them on track to      Test data reflect our school
become successful readers.                                                            must improve in the areas of
                                                                                      ~~ math, social studies and
Acuity a math assessment program using data is used to identify students needs        writing.
and group them accordingly
                                                                                      Results from surveys are used
Direct Instruction (DI) ~~ a scripted instructional reading program used for          for planning for the upcoming
intervening as a result of DIBELS scores. . It provides structure, drill and          year, immediate
content and improves cognitive skills in primary learners.                            improvements if required.

Accelerated Reader (AR) is used to increase reading vocabulary and                    Data from Acuity, ITBS, CRCT
                                                                                      Writing Assessments (Mock and
STAR Reading and Math programs are computer based programs used to                    State – wide)
determine the strengths and weaknesses and used to determine what
interventions need to be made.                                                        Study Island computer based
                                                                                      programs in the areas of
Early Intervention Program (EIP) was provided for students that “Did Not              Reading, Language Arts and
Meet” on the CRCT scoring 799 or lower. These students received additional            Math.
assistance daily either by the EIP teacher using the Push In or Pull out Models. In
addition students received small group instruction from their classroom teacher
after the lesson had been introduced Whole Group. The groups were determined
from ITBS, CRCT, Acuity, DIBELS, Common Assessments and STAR data.

Rosetta Stone software is used to improve communication with our ELL
students; it provides drills for students to improve vocabulary and language.
Individual gains in vocabulary and language were made by each student.
Progress is determined by a teacher generated report that is shared with parents
during Parent/ Teacher conferences.

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy (DIBELS) ~~ data is used to
group students according to strengths providing additional assistance to primary
learners that are at risk requiring targeted instruction to get them on track to
become successful readers. Students are monitored and assessed three times per
year (fall, winter, and spring) to determine if students are on track to read.
Results from the DIBELs assessments are used to set up EIP and classroom
reading groups based on student needs.

Direct Instruction (DI) ~~ a scripted instructional reading program used for
intervening as a result of DIBELS scores. . It provides structure, drill and
content and improves cognitive skills in primary learners. Students are monitored
and assessed three times per year (fall, winter, and spring) to determine if
students are on track to read. Students are monitored and assessed three times per
year (fall, winter, and spring) to determine if students are on track to read.
Results from the DIBELs assessments are used to set up EIP and classroom
reading groups based on student needs.

Acuity a math assessment program using data is used to identify student’s needs
and group them accordingly. Results from the Acuity assessments are used to
determine small groups for classroom teachers based on student needs.

STAR Reading and Math are computer based programs used to determine the
strengths and weaknesses of students and used to determine what interventions
need to be made. As a result of the assessments reading and math levels are
identified in order to build small groups for EIP Augmented teachers and
classroom teachers. AR testing also determines individual students reading

The Accelerated Reader (AR) computer based program is used to increase
reading vocabulary and comprehension. AR testing determines independent
reading levels. Students take AR tests weekly; progress is indicated by the
student making 80% or higher.

Early Intervention Program (EIP) is provided for students that “Did Not
Meet” on the CRCT scoring 799 or lower. These students received additional
                               assistance daily either by the EIP teacher using the Push In or Pull out Models. In
                               addition students received small group instruction from their classroom teacher
                               after the lesson had been introduced Whole Group. The groups were determined
                               from ITBS, CRCT, Acuity, DIBELS, Common Assessments and STAR data.
                               Kindergarten, first and any student without CRCT scores are screened using the
                               DIBELs assessment and a county – wide math assessment to determine
                               placement in the EIP program.

                               Based on assessment data we continue to have needs in the areas of math and
                               reading. The root cause analysis reveals deficiencies in: teacher professional
                               development in standards based instruction and performance based assessment;
                               student weaknesses in higher order thinking and operation at the upper levels of
                               Bloom’s Taxonomy. Our focus is to increase student achievement in math in the
                               areas numbers and operations (i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication and
                               division) and measurement (i.e. time, estimation, metric system, etc). In reading
                               we will focus on comprehension in social studies and science.

                               We will purchase the computer based Study Island program focusing on
                               Reading, Language Arts and Math because these continue to be our school –
                               wide areas of need.

2. Schoolwide Scientifically   The use of several intervention strategies provide students with an opportunity to    Rosetta Stone software ~
Research-based Reform          become successful and improve academically. Students are grouped according to         level instruction
Strategies                     their ability and move forward at their own rate. Early Intervention Lead
                               Teacher (EIP), classroom teacher, and an administrator; English As Second
                               Language (ELL) and SCORE (Stimulating ~ Creativity ~ Originality ~                    DIBELS is research based
                               Reasoning ~ Excellence) teachers are sometimes involved ) meets to determine          and used to monitor at risk
                               if students are making progress and what steps must be taken to either remediate      students while they receive
                               or accelerate. The following intervention strategies are utilized for student         targeted instruction from
                               achievement at Swint Elementary:                                                      certified EIP teachers.
                                                                                                                     Students are monitored and
                                     Rosetta Stone                                                                  assessed three times per year
                                     Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy (DIBELS)                            (fall, winter, and spring) to
                                     Direct Instruction (DI)                                                        determine if students are on
                                     Acuity STAR Reading and Math                                                   track to read.
                                      The Accelerated Reader (AR)
                                      Early Intervention Program (EIP)
                                      English As Second Language (ELL)                                                Acuity and Common
                                      SCORE (Stimulating ~ Creativity ~ Originality ~ Reasoning ~                     Assessment reports
                                      Response to Intervention (RTI): the program was designed to assist              Thinkgate (tool used to access
                                       teachers in providing strategies for at risk students.                          data)
                                      Vertical Learning Communities: teachers
                                                                                                                       Class rolls and Attendance
                                      Common Planning
                                                                                                                       Reports use to verified
                                      Afterschool Remediation: Third, fourth and fifth grade students
                                       attended classes for two hours afterschool to focus on identified areas of
                                       weakness based on data from Common Assessments and Benchmark
                                                                                                                       Expectations Assembly
                                                                                                                              (K – 5)
                                      Spring Intervention (May) Kindergarten through fifth grade students
                                       were grouped according to areas of need.                                        Direct Instruction is a
                                      Curriculum Night                                                                scientifically based
                                      Math and Science Night                                                          instruction program used for
                                      Math Mania                                                                      all students but works well
                                      Literacy Links                                                                  with students that have a
                                      Campus Kids Afterschool Program                                                 learning disability.
                                      Study Island
                                      Additional Components for the 21st Century Classroom to extend the
                                       learning environment beyond the regular classroom                               AR reports

                                                                                                                       ITBS/ CRCT reports

                                                                                                                       Study Island data reports
3. Instruction by HiQ Staff;    All certified teachers are Highly Qualified (HiQ) based on county and state            All certificates are on file at
Strategies for Attracting HiQ   guidelines; this information is updated and reviewed annually by Human                 the county office and in a
Staff                           Resources and building level administrators. A copy of their current teaching          locked file cabinet located in
                                certificate is submitted to the principal and maintained in a locked file cabinet in   the vault.
                                the vault and at Human Resources.
                                                                                                                       Professional Development
                               All paraprofessionals (12) have met the state mandated guidelines to work as a      uploads professional learning
                               highly qualified classified employee. Classified staff members who do not have      coursework via our Clayton
                               degrees fulfilled their requirements by passing the State Mandated Certification    County Chalkboard.
                               Test for Classified employees.
                                                                                                                   Focus Walks

                                                                                                                   Informal and Formal

                                                                                                                   Peer Observations

                                                                                                                   Recognitions and Incentives
                                                                                                                   provided by Partners in
                                                                                                                   Education and donations
3a Strategies for Attracting   HiQ staff is attracted to Swint Elementary and seek employment after having an      Professional Development
HiQ Staff                      opportunity to participate in a Student Teacher / Practicum experience.             survey submitted to the
                                                                                                                   principal and maintained for
                               Perspective teachers are sold on the opportunity of having an assigned Teacher      planning
                               Support Specialist (TSS) to assist with becoming familiar with the culture of
                               Swint Elementary.                                                                   Allotment Sheet from Human
                               Also, release time attracts prospective teachers, and time is provided for new
                               staff members to meet with their TSS periodically and observe in other
                               classrooms within our building and other schools in the district. In addition new
                               staff members are informed about the policies and procedures of our school and
                               participate in discussions about assigned articles and/or books.

                               Teachers are provided common planning time to meet daily for 40 minutes to
                               discuss and plan. One day per week they have a one hour collaborative planning
                               time. Every Tuesday the Better Seeking Team (certified and classified members)
                               meets with members of the Leadership Team to disaggregate data, discuss root
                               causes, plan and update them on system initiatives (i.e.: Academic Galleries,
                               Rigor Meter, Standards Based Classrooms, GAPSS, Writing Destinations, etc).

                               HiQ staff determines Professional Development courses by participating in a
                              survey conducted at the end of every school year. The survey is given to             Professional Learning Credits
                              paraprofessionals and teachers to determine needs of the staff and areas to
                              improve student achievement and school improvement. The Leadership Team
                              writes the Professional Development Plan based on the findings of the survey,
                              district requirements and the funding available.

                              HiQ staff receives information disseminated via email sent through The Friday
                              Notes to communicate updated correspondence from the Principal, members of           The Friday Notes are
                              the staff, Central Office, etc. In addition we utilize Connect Ed (telephone         communications that are sent
                              communication). Information is updated immediately when meetings are not             via email weekly.

                              Teachers new to the area (state) are given information about housing (apartment      Contracts
                              complexes and subdivisions); parents of new teachers are invited to visit the
                              school to meet the Principal and members of the school. They are given               Evaluations
                              telephone numbers to call when transitioning if they have questions or concerns.

                                                                                                                   Laptops, email addresses and
                              During the week on “New Teacher Orientation” the building is open for all staff      voice mail communication
                              members to work in the classrooms prior to pre – planning.

                              Laptops are provided by the county for every certified teacher, email addresses
                              were provided to every member of our staff; cafeteria, custodians,
                              paraprofessionals, teachers, office staff, administrators to access school and
                              county information. Voice Mail is also available to classroom teachers and
                              support staff.

4. Professional Development   Professional Development is ongoing based on a needs survey conducted in the         Course Syllabus for every
for Staff                     spring of every year. The staff provides suggestions based on areas of interest      training are submitted to the
                              and need for students, school, district and individual. Selections of Professional   Truett Cathy Professional
                              Development are made from reviewing the surveys. Funding is provided by the          Learning Center; they support
                              Professional Development Department, Federal Programs (Title I) and school           the Professional Development
                              based if available. All members of the staff participate in trainings and usually    Plan
                              receive 1 PLU for participation, release time is provided for classroom teachers.
Support staff alternate to continue providing students support. Most training are     Agendas/ Sign in sheets
broken into two sessions: Kdg – Second and Third – Fifth grades, English
Language Learners (ELL), Early Intervention (EIP) and SWD teachers and                Survey results sheets
paraprofessionals are assigned by grade level. The following Professional
Development trainings were conducted during the 2009 – 2010 school year:
                                                                                      Lesson Plans
       1. Standards Based Classrooms ~~ Tiffanie Barner
       2. Response to Intervention (RTI) ~~ Kelly Roberson, School                    Professional Development for
           Psychologist                                                               the upcoming year will
       3. Vertical Teaming ~~ Janet Green, Consultant                                 include additional training
       4. Technology training (Lunch and Learn)~~ Sherie Charles                      using student responders and
       5. Writing Destinations ~~ Tiffanie Barner                                     the Interwrite board,
       6. Math Content ~~ Camecia Akinlabi                                            Thinkgate training (use of
       7. Writing to Win ~~ Writing to Win Consultant                                 county data system);
       8. Higher Order Thinking/ Learning Centers ~~ Donella Cranford,                standards based classroom
           Consultant                                                                 instruction and differentiated
       9. Differentiated Instruction ~~ Donella Cranford, Consultant                  instruction. These are based
       10. Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities (SWD) ~ Susan              on feedback from the end of
           Bass, Consultative teacher                                                 the year teacher survey. We
       11. ThinkFinity ~~ Media Specialist, Patricia Vlastnik                         will also continue to work on
       12. Geometry & Measurement ~~ MetroResa staff                                  providing student
       13. Thinkgate ~~ Tiffanie Barner                                               commentary based on the
       14. Gary Alderman Discipline Training ~~ Dr. Carmen Black                      newly introduced Rigor
       15. Vertical Planning and Walkthroughs ~~ Sarah Cainion, Principal             Meter (rubric)
       16. GAPPS Analysis walkthroughs ~~ Sarah Cainion, Principal
       17. Classworks ~~ Kyri Harris, Consultant
                                                                                      Georgia Association of
Training is conducted during staff meetings or ½ day trainings are conducted          Educational Leaders
combining grade levels (K – 2 and 3 – 5 including Special Ed and Specials (Art,       Conference – Jekyll Island
Music and Physical Education). The speech and physical teachers attend annual
state conferences that benefit the students and staff. Information is shared during
faculty meetings and grade level meetings.

                            Title funds also benefit our counselor and administrators by providing them with
                            an opportunity to attend trainings and conferences for school improvement and
                            student achievement. The information received is redelivered during grade level
                            and faculty meetings, and / or parent conferences.

5. Strategies to Increase   Our Parent Liaison was hired with Title I funds to increase parent involvement        Parent Liaison hired
Parental Involvement        and to provide assistance to parents by assessing needs based on suggestions and
                            data collected from surveys, conduct trainings and supply parents with literature
                            to assist their students. The Liaison will also work in conjunction with the PTA      Agenda, flyers and /or sign in
                            to create parent driven committees and to ensure the work conducted is aligned        sheets for each event on file
                            with the school’s needs. In addition he has the duty of increasing the number of      in the main office; the
                            parent volunteers and preparing flyers for upcoming events.                           counselor, parent liaison and
                                                                                                                  staff plan these activities and
                            The liaison also contacts parents to assist with Hearing / Vision screenings,         events; volunteers are
                            Picture Day, to remind them of PTA meetings and other needs. The liaison also         contacted by the Parent
                            assist parents with instructional activities to aide their child (ren) and increase   Liaison and volunteer work
                            student achievement. The liaison also contacts parents to retrieve information        schedules are prepared and
                            from them (i.e.: Student Parent Compacts, updated telephone numbers, assist the       ready upon arrival
                            teachers in scheduling conferences, etc).
                                  Grandparents Day ~ September
                                  Principal’s Tea-Parents meet with administrators to address issues related     Newsletters
                                   to the day-to-day operations of the school.                                    Parent / Student Home
                                  All Pro Dads ~~ monthly meeting; dads chat with other dads and are             Activities
                                   given strategies to work with their child, some eat breakfast with their
                                   child prior to attending the activity session                                  Parent/Student pamphlets
                                  Most Valuable Parent (MVP) Reception ~~ an event held in the spring to
                                   acknowledge the work our dedicated parents did during the year; the top
                                   volunteers were recognized and the number of volunteer hours were
                                  Picture Day (fall and spring) ~~ several parents volunteered to assist

                                 Pre K visit (neighborhood daycare centers visit for approx. two hours)
                                  upcoming students to meet the kindergarten team and see firsthand what
                                  a day in kindergarten is like.
                                 Vision and Hearing Screenings
                                 Cafeteria monitor volunteers
                                 Library Guild~ volunteers to help in the Media Center
                                 Book Fair volunteers
                                 Computer/Science/Math Lab volunteers

-   Parental Involvement   The Parent Liaison implemented a program supporting students; Active Role          Surveys
    Plan and Parent/       Models for Students (ARMS), they are paired with a screened (background
    Student/               check/ trained mentor. The mentor meets with the student at minimum of once        Connect Ed calls
    Teacher/School         each week. The meetings are held in the media center, classroom (if permitted),
    Compact                cafeteria, etc. Prior to students and mentors meetings parents are contacted and   Flyers and Letters
                           permission is given. Mentors do not take students off campus. All activities are
                           during school hours on campus. Teachers, students and parents may request a        Parent Liaison
                                                                                                              Agenda, flyers and /or sign in
                           Parent workshops conducted by the Parent Liaison are offered throughout the        sheets for each event on file
                           year to enhance parenting skills                                                   in the main office; the
                                                                                                              counselor, parent liaison and
                           The Liaison conducts volunteer trainings throughout the year. All volunteers       staff plan these activities and
                           complete an application and a background checks are conducted by the Clayton       events; volunteers are
                           County Police Department.                                                          contacted by the Parent
                                                                                                              Liaison and volunteer work
                           The liaison is in charge of the uniform closet to help students that are not in    schedules are prepared and
                           uniform dress or for families who may need assistance and cannot afford            ready up arrival; name tags
                           uniforms.                                                                          and contact information cards
                                                                                                              are housed in a file box in the
                           The Connect Ed. Phone system is a mass communication tool to inform parents        main office
                           and families about events at the school
                                                                                                              Clothing Closet
                           The liaison also works with the counselor providing information when parents
                           have communicated a need for supplies, uniforms, etc. At that time the

                                  counselor contacts the parents to determine the need and contacts district and
                                  community resources if possible.

                                  The Parent Liaison provides a Volunteer Reception in April for the Most
                                  Valuable Parents (MVP’s) and submits the top three volunteers for recognition at
                                  our county banquet. Our Partners in Education are also recognized; names are
                                  submitted by our Parent Liaison, the Report Education Achievement and
                                  Commit to Help (REACH) contact. The team works together with staff
                                  assistance to support our volunteers and partners.

Translation of Title I Plan and   Documents are sent to the ELL Department for translation prior to sending             Translated documents are on
      other documents             documents out. The district provides Language Line Over the Phone                     file on the main office and
                                  Interpretation Service for conferences when interpreters are not available and        with the ELL teacher.
                                  when parents are not able to meet in person. Interpreters are hired by the district
                                  and are usually available upon request to attend conferences as well as assisting     Parent Compact
                                  when families enrolling that are non English speaking.
                                                                                                                        Parent Involvement Policy
                                  Connect Ed phone messages are used as another form of communication to
                                  parents and students                                                                  Spring Intervention letter

                                  The district also sends translated documents with many surveys, forms,                Remediation letter
                                  registration form, etc. to sent to parents to inform them of upcoming events and
                                  activities                                                                            Connect Ed log

6. Plan for Transitioning         Throughout the school year vertical teaming is done for teachers to collaborate.      County office personnel
Students                          The teachers discuss important information in making the students’ transition         submit information to the
                                  easier. The counselor conducts classroom guidance sessions with the students to       principal and counselor.
                                  inform them of what to expect next school year.
                                                                                                                        Transition to the Middle
                                  The fifth grade students visit their assigned middle school for the upcoming          Schools activity with the
                                  school year during the first week of May. During this visit they meet the             school counselor
                                  Leadership Team, counselors, Connections teachers and classroom teachers for
                                  sixth grade. They are given vital information to give to their parents and are able   Fifth Grade Visitation Day
                                  to ask questions about their upcoming middle school experience.
                                                                                                                        Vertical Planning Meetings
                                 The middle school counselors and Leadership Team visit periodically to meet
                                 with the counselor, teachers and administrators recommending things that will        Classroom Guidance Sessions
                                 assist in making the transition to middle school easier.
                                                                                                                      Classroom Rosters
                                 Local Pre-K centers bring preschool students to visit and tour the Kindergarten
                                 classrooms and the school in the spring                                              Sign in sheets

                                 Pre-K parents are given the opportunity to enroll their child in the spring during   Agendas
                                 Kindergarten registration. Parents also have one night to attend the parent night
                                 to get information from Kindergarten teachers, EIP teachers and also have the        Kindergarten Round-up
                                 opportunity to tour the building.

                                 Teachers meet with parents at the beginning of the year to provide them with
                                 information that will prepare them for their child’s public school education.
                                 Information about the curriculum and pacing are provided. Procedures, grading
                                 system, assessments, etc are discussed during these conferences and parent
7. Teachers Included on          Teachers meet with the Better Seeking Team during grade level meetings to            DIBELS data
Decisions on Use of Assessment   discuss root cause and plans for improvement (student and school – wide).
                                 Teachers are included in the decision making process as we plan the instruction      Acuity reports
                                 designed to meet the diverse needs of the students at Swint Elementary. In
                                 addition they have a 60 minute common planning time once a week which assist         ITBS reports (3rd – 5th grade)
                                 them in addressing the needs of the students and provides them with an
                                 opportunity to collaborate. During their meetings they utilize their Data            Progress Reports and Report
                                 Notebooks and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their students. The            Cards
                                 teachers of students with disabilities and special area teachers also attend these
                                 meetings providing strategies and sharing useful information.                        ELL data

                                 Teachers meet weekly with administrators to discuss uses of assessment and           Common Assessments
                                 disaggregating data to determine next steps; Common Assessments are planned,
                                 developed and implemented bi-weekly by the classroom teachers based on               Unit Tests
                                 lessons taught. These are given to students when skills are taught to determine
                                                                                                                      Data Notebooks

                                 Acuity and DIBELS are county level requirements; the data is used to identify          Common Planning
                                 student’s strengths and areas of need. Small groups are created to teach in the
                                 areas of need and /or strength. Acuity is given three times yearly: two Predictive     Individual Teacher/ Principal
                                 Assessments (September and February) and one Diagnostic (December) are                 Meetings
                                 given to students.
                                                                                                                        Vertical Team Meetings
                                 DIBELS is ongoing and given to EIP students based on the level of intervention.
                                 Intensive (EIP), Strategic (EIP) and Benchmark. Intensive students are assessed        Sign in sheets
                                 weekly; Strategic students are assessed bi – monthly and Benchmark students
                                 monthly in Kindergarten (Kdg) – Fifth grades.                                          Agendas

                                 The ELL and classroom teachers meet to determine if students are progressing.
                                 After assessments are given teachers meet to plan; students benefit from Co –
                                 teaching at all grade levels. Students also participate in lab instruction
                                 periodically; however the majority of their instruction is provided by the Push –
                                 in Model. Teachers use Rosetta Stone Language software with students in the
                                 classroom as a support to daily instruction.
8. Coordination and              Title I budget is attached                                                             Title One budget
Integration of Federal, State,
and local services and           Title I, I – A (Stimulus), II and IV funds are used to provide professional            Agendas
programs                         development and purchase materials to promote student achievement. In addition
                                 staff is hired using school funds based on the Title I guidelines.                     Sign in sheets

                                 Our Parent Liaison was hired with Title I – A Stimulus Funds in the 2009 – 2010
                                 school year; the liaison continues to work with our parents and community.             Surveys

                                 Our county has a partnership with Metro RESA and Griffin RESA which allows             Parent Liaison’s office is
                                 staff the opportunity to participate in professional development activities offered.   located in the main office
                                                                                                                        convenient for parents to
                                                                                                                        meet with as needed.

                                                                                                                        Title I Parent Information
                                                                                                                        Night agenda and sign in

9. Activities Providing        Curriculum Nights are held after school one day a month to encourage parents to         Agenda
Effective, Timely Assistance   come and read with their child and take Accelerated Reader test(s). Parents
                               assist students with AR test to increase reading comprehension scores.                  Sign in sheets

                                Parent Teacher Conferences were held in grades 3 – 5 grades to encourage               Surveys
                               students and parents to have an active role in the education process at Brown
                               Elementary. Students report the progress during the meetings; teachers assist and       Attendance sheets and payroll
                               provide additional information. Student – Led conferences hold students and             sheets on file with
                               teachers accountable. Academics opportunities are made available to help                bookkeeper
                               students with their academic weaknesses. Struggling students are placed in
                               Response to Intervention (RTI) to receive additional strategies to support their        Many parents stated that they
                               needs. These students are placed in Tier II. If students required any additional        really enjoyed hearing their
                               support they are referred to the Student Support Team (SST) and placed in Tier          child explain their progress
                               III. At this tier students are assessed to assist in identifying areas of weakness as   during the conference. More
                               well as strengths.                                                                      parents attended the student
                                                                                                                       led conferences.
                               Swint has a science lab where parents assist teachers and students with their
                               hand-on experiments.                                                                    Parent Conference sheets
                                                                                                                       maintained in our data
                               District Remediation in each school was held in January – March for students in         notebooks.
                               grades 3, 4 and 5 who failed the CRCT in reading and or math the previous year.
                               The program was held after school for two hours. Students received reading on
                               Mondays and math on Wednesdays for the three month period. Transportation               RTI / SST Logs
                               was provided for these students to ensure that we reached the students most at
                               risk.                                                                                   Invitations were sent to
                                                                                                                       students and parents; parents
                               Spring Intervention was in May 2010, all students in grades 1-5, were placed in         RSVP’d one week before
                               leveled groups according to CRCT, ITBS, DIBELS and Acuity reports. Students             each session
                               received 90 minutes of instruction in the areas of math, reading, and language
                               arts. The Kindergarten team also provided instruction to their students based on
                               Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) and DIBELS                  Regrouping sheets, schedules
                               data. Students were grouped accordingly and met with the assigned teacher for           and Spring Intervention Plan
                               two 40 minute sessions in the areas of math and reading. Parents were sent a            on file with the principal;
                               copy of their child’s Spring Intervention schedule (assigned teacher’s name             parents were notified by
                  included); lunch and Specials were with the original classroom teacher and            Connect Ed phone message
                  students.                                                                             system and flyers

                  Grade book parent training is provided by the parent liaison or media specialist if   GKIDS reports (parent
                  requested. Parents are able to utilize computers located in the media center.         reports are provided during
                  Assistance is given for resumes, finding jobs, etc.                                   conferences)

                  Department of Education (DOE) CRCT website information provided to parents            Parents are invited
                  during parent conferences and via our newsletter.

                  Tools used to provided additional assistance to students:                             Passwords are maintained in
                         1. Regrouping meetings ~ EIP Lead Teacher and Principal meet with              the main office and are
                            county Literacy staff from the Teaching and Learning Department             provided to all parents in the
                         2. Acuity Reports                                                              fall
                         3. DIBELS Reports
                         4. Mock Writing Assessment feedback for the University of Georgia              DOE Website and password
                            (UGA) raters; our school – wide Mock Writing Assessment was                 is provided to all students in
                            conducted in October, the prompts from students in 4th and 5th grades       the fall
                            were sent to UGA for scoring based on the State Writing Assessment.
                            The results are shared with the students and parents; also they are         Student Work
                            used to drive instruction to aide in improving their writing skills.
                                                                                                        Academic Galleries (student
                                                                                                        work is displayed)

                                                                                                        A copy of each students
                                                                                                        writing is placed in their
                                                                                                        Writing folder along with the
                                                                                                        4th and 5th grade feedback
                                                                                                        sheets from UGA

10. Assessments   Parents will receive information during Parent Teacher Conferences, meeting           Eagles Nest Newsletter
                  with the school counselor or administrator. In addition teachers will send
                  conference letters, a Connect Ed message will be sent inviting parents to the
                  Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings and to sign up for parent
                                 conferences                                                                        School Website ~ updated by
                                                                                                                    the Special Education
                                 The Districts data department maintains all test data (ongoing process) that is    Teacher
                                 uploaded for classroom teachers and administrators to utilize via Thinkgate when
                                 necessary.                                                                         District Website ~ updated by
                                                                                                                    district staff
                                 ELL students are assessed by our ELL teacher to determine need and progress.
                                 The students meet with her daily using the Push – in model; some students          Connect Ed ~ Calling Post
                                 benefit from lab instruction. Parents are notified of their child’s progress via
                                 conferences that include the classroom teacher and support teachers when           Handouts / Flyers (provided
                                 necessary.                                                                         at meetings and via Bear
                                                                                                                    Facts Pack
                                 Our data is posted in the conference room, data notebooks, and on file in the
                                 office. In addition we post information on our school / district websites          Parent AYP letter

                                 Parent receive information informing them of our Adequate Yearly Progress          State of the School Address
                                 (AYP) status at the beginning of each year via parent letter, marquee’ and
                                 newsletter.                                                                        Handouts (during

                                                                                                                    Data Notebooks

11. Achievement and              Data is collected via Acuity, CRCT, ITBS, GKIDS and DIBELS. After data is          Agenda
Assessment Results               collected from these assessment tools, results are uploaded into Thinkgate for
                                 teachers to access at their grade level and Vertical Learning Community            Sign in sheets
                                 meetings. STAR Reading and Math, Common Assessments, AR Reports and
                                 Unit Tests are also discussed during common planning time and vertical team        Thinkgate (Data vehicle)
                                                                                                                    Data Notebooks
12. Valid, Reliable Assessment   Testing Plan is attached                                                           Testing Plan

13. Public Reporting of Data     Clayton County Public School System reports data to the public and local news      Data Room
                                 media. Each student’s parent(s) receive a Parent Report of CRCT and ITBS
                                 results. An achievement data report is posted in the front lobby for the viewing   Achievement Data Poster
                               of all stakeholders.
                                                                                                                     Parent Reports on file in
                                                                                                                     student’s permanent record

                                                                                                                     Newspaper articles from
                                                                                                                     Clayton News Daily and
                                                                                                                     Atlanta Journal Constitution
14. Title I Plan Development   The Title I Plan was developed by the Administrative Team and Better Seeking          Title I Plan
                               Teams. All members of the staff were involved in the writing of the plan
                               determining the activities, Professional Development, and student achievement
                               needs of Swint Elementary. The plan was written based on suggestions provided
                               by staff, parents, community members and the need of the school. The majority
                               of the plan is written during Strategic Planning held in early summer by
                               members of Better Seeking Team.

                               The plan is provided and discussed during our Title I Parent Night held during
                               the first month of school. Funding is discussed and members of the staff that are
                               hired with Title funds provide information about their position and activities that
                               should benefit them during the school year. Copies of upcoming events
                               sponsored with Title funds are provided and sent via monthly newsletters
                               throughout the school year.

15. Title I Plan Stakeholder   The Title I Plan is updated annually and monitored throughout the year during         Agenda
Input                          grade level meetings, Better Seeking Team meetings, Administrative Team
                               meetings, and School Council meetings to determine if we are emergent (initial        Minutes
                               stage), operational (implemented), or fully operational (fully implemented at
                               mastery). Our goal is to be fully operational therefore we solicit input from         Newsletters
                               parents via our Suggestion Box located on our website, emails, surveys,
                               conferences, etc.                                                                     Surveys

                               The Title I Plan is located in the office and is available for stakeholders upon      Website (school and county)
                               request. Members of the staff are provided a copy via email. Teachers are
                               instructed to save a copy on their Word documents and/or print a copy for their

16. Title I Plan Availability   A copy of our Title I Plan is available for review in the front office.            Title I Plan
                                Our stakeholders have an opportunity to review the Title I Plan by making a
                                request with the front office staff.

17. Title I Plan Translation    Many of our documents are sent to the ELL Department for translation prior to      Documents on file in main
                                sending documents out. Swint Elementary School has families where English is       office
                                not the primary language at home. The district provides Language Line Over the
                                Phone Interpretation Service for conferences when interpreters are not available
                                and when parents are not able to meet in person. Interpreters are hired by the
                                district and are usually available upon request to attend conferences as well as
                                assisting when families enrolling that are non English speaking.
                                 Connect Ed phone messages are sent to further assist our parents who struggle
                                with literacy.

                                The district also sends translated documents with many surveys, forms,
                                registration form, etc. to sent to parents to inform them of upcoming events and

18. Section 1116                Swint Elementary School’s Title I plan is subject to the school improvement        Title I Plan
                                provisions of Section 1116.
                                                                                                                   School Improvement Plan

Principal’s Signature:                                                                        Date:

Title I Director’s Signature:                                                                 Date:


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