Fitler's PSSA Action Plan 2008 2

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					                        THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
                                          FITLER ACADEMICS PLUS SCHOOL
                                                  WILLETTE JONES, PRINCIPAL
School: Fitler Academics Plus                                                                                     Team/Grades(s): 1st – 8th
Principal: Mrs. Willette Jones                                                                                    Team Members: Principal, SBTL
PSSA Administration: April 1, 2008 – April 11, 2008

                                    PSSA ACTION PLAN – MATH (GR. 3 -8)
        INSTRUCTIONAL           STRATEGIES TO                   IMMEDIATE STEPS                       FEBRUARY 2008                       MARCH 2008
          PRIORITIES               ADDRESS                SEPTEMBER 2007 THROUGH
                                                                   JANUARY 2008
   1.    PSSA REPORTING     BENCHMARK Item A Day         Utilize and model instructional        Utilize and model instructional    Continue to implement &
         CATEGORY E:        Review                       strategies in SDP Curriculum &         strategies in SDP Curriculum       monitor all “immediate steps”
         DATA ANALYSIS &                                 Instruction Guide                      & Instruction Guide                identified in both January &
         PROBABILITY        FAME                                                                                                   February
   2.    PSSA REPORTING     BDA Lesson Plan Format;      Monitor the implementation and         Monitor the implementation
         CATEGORY C:        Tiered Lessons               effectiveness of PSSA instructional    and effectiveness of PSSA          Review all Test Taking
         GEOMETRY/STAND                                  strategies through walkthroughs,       instructional strategies through   Tips/Eliminating Strategy
         ARD 2.9 GEOMETRY   Four Step Method of          lesson plans, and formal               walkthroughs, lesson plans,
   3.    STANDARD 2.3       Problem Solving Strategy/5   observations                           and formal observations            Provide incentives for
         MEASUREMENT        Finger Approach to Problem                                                                             assessment days
   4.    STANDARD 2.4       Solving                      Monitor students progress on
         MATHEMATICAL                                    Benchmark Protocols/Benchmark          Monitor students progress on       Schedule a “FITLER
         REASONING/2.5      Review problem solving       Tracking Form                          Benchmark                          GEARING UP FOR PSSA
         PROBLEM SOLVING    strategies list                                                     Protocols/Benchmark                Spirit Week” to boost moral
                                                         Focus FAME on instructional            Tracking Form                      and achievement and/or have
                            T-Charts/Split Page Math     priorities                                                                individual PSSA classroom
                                                                                                Focus FAME on instructional        celebrations
                            Magic Words                  Download and review items on           priorities
                                                         PSSA Item Samplers & Math                                                 Prepare teachers with
                            Review “key clue words”      Anchors on PDE website -               Continue to review items on        accruements for the students
                                                         Review KEY elements of Rubric          PSSA Item Samplers &               during assessment days
                            Vocabulary Building                                                 Math Anchors on PDE
                            Activities                   Practice answering constructed         website-Review KEY                 Notify parents of the
                            Four Square Box Approach     responses using T-chart, Magic         elements of Rubric                 importance of attendance and
                            to develop                   Words                                                                     good eating/sleeping habits
                            vocabulary/concept                                                  Practice answering                 during assessment days
                            development                  Familiarize students with grade        constructed responses using
                                                         appropriate vocabulary/anchor          T-chart, Magic Words               Provide accommodations for
                            “Philly Math Word Wall”      glossary                                                                  all students such as:
                                                                                                Familiarize students with          preferential seating
                            Review grade appropriate     Utilize supplemental materials (i.e.   grade appropriate                  arrangements, scheduled
Formulas                      Procedural Fluency Workbooks,          vocabulary/anchor glossary        breaks, testing in smaller
                              Algebra 8 books)                                                         groups, reading aloud math
Review Conversion Charts                                             Utilize supplemental materials    questions, providing visual
                              Provide Small Group                    (i.e. Procedural Fluency          cues, simplifying instructions,
Practice responding/scoring   Instruction/Pull Out & Push In for     Workbooks, Algebra 8 books)       repeating directions, etc…
Constructed Response          “At Risk” students identified on
Questions against PSSA        Benchmark Tracking Form                Have teachers create a PSSA       Reschedule preps during
Scoring Rubric                                                       ACTION PLAN for low               testing so that testing won’t
                              CSAP                                   performing students               be interrupted during test
 (Problem of the Day/Week)                                                                             administration
that are answered using T-    Attend Professional Development        Provide PSSA Instructional
Charts & “Magic Words”        Meetings mandated by district &        Support Prep Period to all        Have teachers walk around
                              provide additional                     students in grades 3 – 8 (2nd     the classroom during
                              support/professional development       Quarter focused on solving        assessment days
Review PEMDAS                 from School Based Teacher Leaders      multiple choice items/
                                                                     analyzing constructed
EDM Math games                Post all instructional strategies in   responses)
                              classrooms & hallways -
Math 24 Challenge             MEMORY JOGS                            Provide Small Group
                                                                     Instruction/Pull Out & Push
First In Math (Focus on       POST ELIMINATING                       In for “At Risk” students
PSSA KNOW & SHOW)             STRATEGY IN EVERY
                              CLASSROOM; REVIEW                      CSAP
Eliminating Strategy          ELIMINATING STRATEGY;
                              TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO                  Attend Professional
PSSA Item Samplers for Test   EFFECTIVELY HIGHLIGHT                  Development Meetings
Prep                          KEY POINTS IN TEST                     mandated by district & provide
                              QUESTIONS                              additional support/professional
                                                                     School Based Teacher Leaders
                              Promote the Fitler Are You Present
                              Challenge” (AYP) to encourage          Continue to post all
                              higher levels of student attendance    instructional strategies in
                                                                     classrooms & hallways
                              Administer PSSA Checkpoints
                              every two weeks that include           Promote the Fitler Are You
                              aligned constructed response           Present Challenge” (AYP) to
                              question – monitor Constructed         encourage higher levels of
                              Response Logs                          student attendance

                              Reteach targeted skills based on       Administer PSSA
                              data analysis of PSSA Checkpoints,     Checkpoints every two
                              Benchmarks, Unit Strand Tests,         weeks that include aligned
                              etc…                                   constructed response
                                                                     question – monitor
                              Notify parents and guardians in        Constructed
                              writing that the PSSA is a “high       Response Logs
stakes” test

Recruit low achieving students to   Reteach targeted skills based
Power Hour Program for additional   on data analysis of PSSA
support                             Checkpoints, Benchmarks,
                                    Unit Strand Tests, etc…
Institute school based contests –
“First In Math Challenges” &        Institute school based contests
“Math 24 Challenges”                – “First In Math Challenges”
                                    & “Math 24 Challenges”

                                    PSSA Practice Test – Using
                                    PDE Item Sampler 2007 –
                                    2008; PSSA POP QUIZ
                         THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
                                           FITLER ACADEMICS PLUS SCHOOL
                                                       WILLETTE JONES, PRINCIPAL

School: Fitler Academics Plus                                                                                        Team/Grades(s): 1st – 8th
Principal: Mrs. Willette Jones                                                                                       Team Members: Principal, SBTL
PSSA Administration: April 1, 2008 – April 11, 2008

                                 PSSA ACTION PLAN – READING (GR. 3 -8)
     INSTRUCTIONAL       STRATEGIES TO                  IMMEDIATE STEPS -                            FEBRUARY 2008                           MARCH 2008
       PRIORITIES           ADDRESS                SEPTEMBER 2007 THROUGH
                                                             JANUARY 2008
                       BENCHMARK Item            Utilize and model instructional          Utilize and model instructional strategies   Continue to implement &
1.   ASSESSMENT        a Day Review              strategies in SDP Curriculum &           in SDP Curriculum & Instruction Guide        monitor all “immediate
     ANCHOR/’REPORT                              Instruction Guide.                                                                    steps” identified in both
     ING CATEGORY B:   TAG It a 3 Strategy To                                             Monitor the implementation and               January & February
     INTERPRETATION    Answer Constructed                                                 effectiveness of PSSA instructional
     & ANALYSIS OF     Response                  Follow SDP “How to Learn a               strategies through walkthroughs, lesson      Review Test Taking Tips
     FICTION & NON-    Questions/TAG It a 3      Strategy” Guide and “How to Teach        plans, and formal observations
     FICTION TEXT      Graphic Organizer         Student to Answer Constructed                                                         Provide incentives for
2.   STANDARD 1.1                                Responses”                               Monitor students progress on Benchmark       assessment days
     LEARNING TO       Practice                                                           Protocols/Benchmark Tracking Form
     READ              responding/scoring        Monitor the implementation and                                                        Schedule a “GEARING UP
     INDEPENDENTLY     Constructed Response      effectiveness of PSSA instructional      Continue to review items on PSSA Item        FOR PSSA Spirit Week” to
3.   STANDARD 1.2      Questions against         strategies through walkthroughs,         Samplers & Literacy Anchors on PDE           boost moral and
     READING           PSSA Scoring Rubric       lesson plans, and formal observations.   website Review KEY elements of               achievement and/or Have
     CRITICALLY IN                                                                        Rubric                                       individual PSSA Classroom
     ALL CONTENT       Summarization: 5          Monitor students progress on                                                          Celebrations
     AREAS             Finger Retelling – Talk   Benchmark Protocols/Benchmark            Construct a “Kid Friendly PSSA
4.   STANDARD 1.3      Across Your Fingers       Tracking Form                            Constructed Response Scoring Rubric”         Prepare teachers with
     READING,                                                                             with Students                                accruements for the students
     ANALYZING AND     Main Idea: Reading for    Download and review items on                                                          during assessment days
     INTERPRETING      the 2 W’s                 PSSA Item Samplers & Literacy            Grades 5 & 8: Practice writing using
     LITERATURE                                  Anchors on PDE website – Review          PSSA Writing Prompts from PDE                Notify parents of the
                       Author’s Purpose:         KEY elements of Rubric                   Website/Score against PSSA Writing           importance of attendance
                       Questioning the Author                                             Rubric                                       and good eating/sleeping
                       /Uncovering the           Grades 5 & 8: Practice writing using                                                  habits during assessment
                       Author’s Purpose          PSSA Writing Prompts from PDE            Have teachers create a PSSA ACTION           days
                                                 Website/Score against PSSA Writing       PLAN for low performing students
                       QAR Strategy;             Rubric                                                                                Provide accommodations
BDA Activities; Tiered                                             Grades 3 – 8 Constructed Response          for all students such as:
Lessons                  Grades 3 – 8 Constructed Response         School-wide “TAG It A 3” Contest           preferential seating
                         School-wide “TAG It A 3” Contest                                                     arrangements, scheduled
Eliminating                                                        Monitor lesson plans for Vocabulary        breaks, testing in smaller
Strategy/Highlighting    Monitor lesson plans for Vocabulary       Building Activities & look for evidence    groups, providing visual
Text                     Building Activities & look for            in classrooms that reflect Word Walls/     cues, simplifying
                         evidence in classrooms that reflect       Word Maps                                  instructions, repeating
Vocabulary Building      Word Walls/ Word Maps                     related to standards vocabulary/anchor     directions, etc…
Activities that focus    related to standards                      glossary
on TIER II               vocabulary/anchor glossary                                                           Reschedule preps during
VOCABULARY                                                         Utilize supplemental materials             testing so that testing won’t
WORDS: Word              TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO                                                                be interrupted during test
Walls, Word Maps         EFFECTIVELY HIGHLIGHT                     Provide Small Group Instruction/Pull Out   administration
                         ESSENTIAL INFORMATION IN                  for “At Risk” students
Graphic Organizers       PASSAGES/TEST DIRECTIONS                                                             Have teachers walk around
(Story Star, 5 Bubble                                              CSAP                                       the classroom during
Graphic) to identify     Utilize supplemental materials                                                       assessment days
Literary Devices
                         Provide PSSA Instructional Support        Attend Professional Development
Prefix/Suffix Charts     Prep Period to all students in grades 3   Meetings mandated by district & provide
                         – 8 (1st Quarter emphasized TAG IT        additional support/professional
Drawing                  A 3, ELIMINATING STRATEGY &               development School Based Teacher
Conclusions/Making       QAR Strategies)                           Leaders
Inferences: It Says, I
say, And So Strategy     Provide Small Group Instruction/Pull      Post all instructional strategies in
                         Out for “At Risk” students                classrooms & hallways

                         CSAP                                      Promote the Fitler Are You Present
                                                                   Challenge” (AYP) to encourage higher
                         Attend Professional Development           levels of student attendance
                         Meetings mandated by district &
                         provide additional                        Administer PSSA Checkpoints every
                         support/professional development          two weeks that include aligned
                         School Based Teacher Leaders              constructed response question –
                                                                   monitor Constructed
                         Post all instructional strategies in      Response Logs
                         classrooms & hallways - Memory
                         Jogs                                      Reteach and reinforce weak skills based
                                                                   on data analysis of PSSA Checkpoints,
                         Promote the Fitler Are You Present        Benchmarks, DRA’s, LMT’s, DIBELS,
                         Challenge” (AYP) to encourage             GATES, etc…
                         higher levels of student attendance
                                                                   Notify parents and guardians in writing
                         Administer PSSA Checkpoints               that the PSSA is a “high stakes” test
                         every two weeks that include
                         aligned constructed response              Administer PSSA Practice Test using
question – monitor Constructed      PDE Item Sampler 2007 – 2008; PSSA
Response Logs                       POP QUIZ

Reteach and reinforce weak skills
based on data analysis of PSSA
Checkpoints, Benchmarks, DRA’s
DIBELS, GATES, etc…

Notify parents and guardians in
writing that the PSSA is a “high
stakes” test

Recruit low achieving students to
Power Hour Program & Fast ForWord
program for additional support

				
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