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									                                         Cedar Rapids Community
                                              School District
                                         School Improvement Plan

      Arthur Elementary School 2008-2009
                                  District Vision Statement
                                      Excellence For All
          GUIDING PHILOSOPHY                               District Mission Statement
           Continuous Improvement                 To develop world-class learners and responsible
                                                                     citizens

                                                                                  District Goals
                                                                 1.)    Improve student performance in
            District Core Values                                        communication, mathematics, and science
            Customer Satisfaction                                2.)    Enhance social, emotional, and behavioral
            Data-Driven Decisions                                       development
              Learning For All                                   3.)    Develop a diverse workforce that utilizes
                 Teamwork                                               exemplary professional practices
            Visionary Leadership                                 4.)    Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency, and
                                                                        effectiveness
                                                                 5.)    Increase family and community support for
                                                                        student learning and citizenship
                                                                        development




                    School Improvement Goals
Goal 1:   Reading
          By June 2009, all elementary classrooms in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will implement the
          District literacy program with integrity and fidelity as measured by classroom walkthroughs, the administration
          of unit assessments and teacher self-assessments.

Goal 2:   Mathematics
          By June 2009, all second through fifth grade classroom teachers at Arthur will implement the Rocket Math
          program with integrity and fidelity as measured by one minute timings administered at the end of each
          trimester.

Goal 3:   Social-Emotional-Behavioral
          By June 2009, all teachers at Arthur will implement the new PARRT lessons with integrity and fidelity as
          measured by a teacher checklist.
                                           Reading SIP Goal Details
                                                    SIP Goal #1 of 3
1.) State the goal. (use SMART format- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented, Target
date).
By June 2009, all elementary classrooms in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will implement the District literacy
program with integrity and fidelity as measured by classroom walkthroughs, the administration of unit assessments and teacher
self-assessments.

2.) Describe data sources consulted and a summary analysis of the data that indicate the need for the
goal.
Trend data from multiple assessments such as LAPO, ERA, BRI, ITBS, K-assessment reveal a need for updating the district’s
elementary reading program. To ensure consistent implementation of the new program a district plan and smart goal was created.

ITBS Reading Comprehension data from the school years below indicate the following levels of proficiency for Arthur third,
fourth, and fifth grade students:                 3rd Grade        4th Grade              5th Grade
      MS students - class of 2013        81% proficient           76% proficient         76% proficient
      MS students - class of 2014        71% proficient           71% proficient         88% proficient
      5th gr. students - class of 2015   70% proficient           74% proficient         78% proficient
      4th gr. students - class of 2016   89% proficient           82% proficient
      3rd gr. students - class of 2017   76% proficient

3.) Identify the correlation of the stated school improvement goal to the strategic plan.
Check all that apply:
                                                            District Goals
X Improve all student performance in communication, mathematics and science.
   Enhance student social, emotional, and behavioral development.
   Develop a diverse workforce that utilizes exemplary professional practices.
   Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
X Increase family and community support for student learning and citizenship development.

4.) Summarize how this goal will be measured. What will be the evidence of goal attainment?
In-process measures were developed by district level personnel to monitor progress toward goal attainment. We will measure the
amount of program implementation through classroom walkthroughs by the building principal, unit assessments, and a teacher
self-assessment each trimester.
                                Measure                                        Target                  Date
Classroom Walkthroughs - % Classrooms Observed
          Percent of K-5 classrooms observed (1st observation)              100%           By September 29, 2008
            Percent of K-5 classrooms observed (2nd observation)           100%            By October 27, 2008
            Percent of K-5 classrooms observed (3rd observation)           100%            By February 16, 2009
            Percent of K-5 classrooms observed (4th observation)           100%            By April 3, 2009

Administer Unit Assessments and Collect Baseline Data
            Kindergarten              Units 1-3                            100%            By November 21, 2008
            Grades 1-5                Units 1 and 2                        100%            By November 21, 2008
            Kindergarten              Units 4-7                            100%            By March 13, 2009
            Grades 1-5                Units 3 and 4                        100%            By March 4, 2009
            Kindergarten              Units 8-10                           100%            By May 28, 2009
            Grades 1-5                Units 5 and 6                        100%            By May 28, 2008

Teacher Self-Assessment Implementation Logs
            Percent of Teachers submitting Round 1                         100%            By September 29, 2008
            Percent of Teachers submitting Round 2                         100%            By October 27, 2008
            Percent of Teachers submitting Round 3                         100%            By February 16, 2009
            Percent of Teachers submitting Round 4                         100%            By April 3, 2009
                                                                     Reading SIP Action Plan

SIP Reading Goal: By June 2009, all elementary classrooms in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will implement the District literacy program with integrity and
fidelity as measured by classroom walkthroughs, the administration of unit assessments and teacher self-assessments.

                                                                                                                                       Resources
Description of Proposed Action/Activity (What is
                                                              Research/Rationale For Activity                   Results
                                                                                                                                       (Funding             Timeline
                                                           (Explain how best practices and research   (What will be the evidence of                    (When will the activity
      going to be done to address this goal?)                                                                                          Source &
                                                                     justify this activity)            completion of the activity?)                          occur?)
                                                                                                                                          Cost)
Activity #1 of 8
Create a Building Reading Action Research Team                Professional Learning Community          Publication of team members                    June 2008
--principal, Reading Coach, classroom teacher from                       Research by:
every grade (K-5), and one special education teacher      Roland Barth                                Send names and grade levels of
to attend district wide meetings 4 times and guide        Rebecca Du Four                              the Reading Action Research
building implementation throughout the year               Richard DuFour                                Team to Jean McDonough
                                                          Robert Eaker
Session One (September 10 & 11) Agenda:                   Barbara Eason-Watkins                                                                       September 10 &11
-- Review classroom walkthrough instrument                Michael Fullan
-- Analyze benchmark data                                 Laurence Lezotte                            Data Analysis and action plan
-- Review teacher self-assessment log instrument          Douglas Reeves
-- Introduction of Analysis of Unit Tests                 Jonathon Sapier
Session Two (November 4 & 5) Agenda:                      Mike Schmoker                                                                               November 4 & 5
-- Analyze data including:                                Dennis Sparks
   Walkthrough, implementation, unit tests                Rick Stiggins
-- Discussion for implementation adjustments
Session Three (January 29 & 30) Agenda:
-- Analyze data including:                                                                                                                            January 29 & 30
   Walkthrough and benchmark assessment
Session Four (April 7 & 8) Agenda:
-- Analyze data including:
   Walkthrough, implementation, unit tests
-- Plan for 2009-2010 reading SIP goals                                                                                                               April 7 & 8
   Write SMART goals

Activity #2 of 8
District roll-out of materials and initial inservice by       Professional Learning Community            Distribution of materials                    May-June-August
grade levels, including reading coaches and Title                          Research                                                                   2008
One staff
Activity #3 of 8
Administration of the program Benchmark                         Gather baseline data            Results recorded using program       Baseline:
Assessments 3 times during the 2008-2009 school                                                            materials                   September 5, 2008
year                                                                                                                                 Midyear:
Baseline – September 5, 2008                                                                                                           January 16, 2009
Mid-year – January 16, 2009                                                                                                          End of Year
End of Year – May 29, 2009                                                                                                             May 29, 2009

Activity #4 of 8
A) Administration of End of Unit Assessments                                                                                         See attached calendar
-- see attached calendar                                                                         B) Goal posted on classroom
                                                                                                           data center
B) Use classroom data center and data folder to        Student Involved Formative Assessment     Students track progress toward
monitor student progress                                              (Stiggins)                       goal in data folder

Activity #5 of 8
K-5 Classroom Walkthroughs                             External observation of implementation   Results recorded on walkthrough      September 29, 2008
Data recorded on Walkthrough form                                     process                     instrument and analyzed by         October 27, 2008
Walkthrough 1 completed by Sept 29, 2008                                                            Action Research Team             February 16, 2009
Walkthrough 2 completed by Oct 27, 2008                                                                                              April 3, 2009
Walkthrough 3 completed by February 16, 2008
Walkthrough 4 completed by April 3, 2008

Activity #6 of 8                                                                                                                     September 29, 2008
100% of the staff teaching reading will complete a       Professional Learning Community             Measurement tool with           October 27, 2008
Teacher Self-Assessment Implementation Log and                        Research                       Implementation Logs             February 16, 2009
participate in discussion of implementation progress                                                                                 April 3, 2009

Activity #7of 8
District Early Dismissal In-service activities to        Professional Learning Community        Plus/Delta and district evaluation   See attached calendar
support the implementation                                            Research                                tool

Professional Development
Staff inservice on Organizing and Managing Reading
Instruction, Staff inservice on Improving Student
Comprehension

Activity #8 of 8
Reading Coaches will meet monthly in order to            Professional Learning Community                   Attendance                Monthly meetings
provide continued support and dialogue about the                      Research                             Plus/Delta
implementation of the program
                                      Mathematics SIP Goal Details
                                                    SIP Goal #2 of 3
1.) State the goal. (use SMART format- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented, Target
date).
By June 2009, all second through fifth grade classroom teachers at Arthur will implement the Rocket Math program with
integrity and fidelity as measured by one minute timings administered at the end of each trimester.

2.) Describe data sources consulted and a summary analysis of the data that indicate the need for
the goal.
A review of the Arthur Elementary ITBS Math Total data from the school years below indicate the following levels of
proficiency for our third, fourth, and fifth grade students:
                                                 3rd Grade          4th Grade              5th Grade
     MS students - class of 2013                68% proficient     82% proficient        74% proficient
     MS students - class of 2014                76% proficient     81% proficient        88% proficient
     5th gr. students - class of 2015           73% proficient     68% proficient        80% proficient
     4th gr. students - class of 2016           86% proficient     80% proficient
     3rd gr. students - class of 2017           80% proficient

A review of the Arthur Elementary ITBS Math Computation data indicates that the Math Computation subtest has been the
lowest scoring subtest. The following data shows the percent students proficiency for our third, fourth, and fifth grade
students:                                      3rd Grade               4th Grade               5th Grade
     MS students - class of 2013             71% proficient           69% proficient         67% proficient
     MS students - class of 2014             82% proficient           73% proficient         79% proficient
     5th gr. students - class of 2015        70% proficient           60% proficient         63% proficient
     4th gr. students - class of 2016        86% proficient           70% proficient
     3rd gr. students - class of 2017        86% proficient

Donald B. Crawford, Ph.D. of the Otter Creek Institute writes that “the purpose of practice on math facts is to learn them to the
level of automaticity. First we learn facts to the level of accuracy we can do them correctly if we take our time and
concentrate. Next, if we continue practicing, we can develop automaticity. Automaticity is when we can go quickly without
errors and without much conscious attention. We can perform other tasks at the same time and still perform quickly and
accurately. Automaticity with math facts means we can answer any math fact instantly and without having to stop and think
about it.

Because the whole point of learning math facts is to use them in the service of higher and more complex math problems. We
want students to be thinking about the complex process, the problem-solving or the multi-step algorithm they are learning – not
having to stop and ponder the answer to simple math facts. We want them accurate and fast (fluent) but we also want them to
be thinking about other things at the same time (automaticity). So helping students learn math facts will improve their ability
to learn and retain higher order math skills – because they won’t be distracted by trying to remember math facts.”

3.) Identify the correlation of the stated school improvement goal to the strategic plan.
Check all that apply:
                                                         District Goals
X Improve all student performance in communication, mathematics and science.
  Enhance student social, emotional, and behavioral development.
  Develop a diverse workforce that utilizes exemplary professional practices.
  Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  Increase family and community support for student learning and citizenship development.

4.) Summarize how this goal will be measured. What will be the evidence of goal attainment?
Our plan is to gather data from all participating 2nd – 5th grade classrooms at the end of each month starting in September. One-
minute timings will be administered at the end of each trimester. The goals are as follows:
    - End of 1st trimester (November 16, 2008) – 50% correct on the one-minute timing
    - End of 2nd trimester (February 29, 2008) – 65% correct on the one-minute timing
    - End of 3rd trimester (May 30) – 80% correct on the one-minute timing
An increase in the 3rd – 5th grade building scores on the ITBS math computation subtest will also demonstrate goal attainment.
SIP Math Goal - By June 2009, all second through fifth grade classroom teachers at Arthur will implement the
Rocket Math program with integrity and fidelity as measured by one minute timings administered at the end of
each trimester.
  Description of Proposed
  Action/Activity (What is
                                 Research/Rationale For Activity                    Results
                                                                                                                      Resources                 Timeline
                                  (Explain how best practices and         (What will be the evidence of                                    (When will the activity
 going to be done to address                                                                                    (Funding Source & Cost)
                                    research justify this activity)         the impact on the goal)                                              occur?)
         this goal?)

Activity #1 of 5                CRCSD has set the improvement of         The integrity and fidelity used to   Time during Wednesday        During the 2008-2009
Create a Building Math          student performance in the area of       implement the literacy program       morning or early dismissal   school year
Action Research Team to         math as one of its Strategic Plan        will be evident in the results of    meetings
continue the “Standardize       goals.                                   the students, staff, and building.
Improvements” stage of the
PDSA cycle.

ACTIVITY #2 of 5
Survey teachers using the       We’re going to determine how             The results from the survey will     Time during Wednesday
Rocket Math strategies to       consistent the Rocket Math               be tabulated                         morning or early dismissal   August 2008
determine consistency of use    strategies are currently being used at                                        meetings
throughout the building         Arthur.


ACTIVITY #3 or 5
Develop a flowchart regarding   Students benefit from consistent use     A flowchart to share with staff      Time during Wednesday
consistent use of the Rocket    of strategies across grade levels        will be generated                    morning or early dismissal
Math strategies                                                                                               meetings


                                                                                                                                           September 2008

ACTIVITY #4 of 5
Build a process to inservice    Consistent use of Rocket Math            Handouts outlining the               Time during Wednesday
staff new to Arthur and/or      strategies as staff changes from year    consistent use of Rocket Math        morning or early dismissal
staff new to each grade level   to year will maximize the benefits       strategies will be provided to       meetings                     September 2008
                                for students                             staff new to Arthur and/or staff
                                                                         new to each grade level


ACTIVITY #5 of 5
Provide a yearly inservice to   Promote consistent use of Rocket         Inservice of staff will be           Time during Wednesday        September 2008
staff using the Rocket Math     Math strategies                          included in a Weekly Bulletin        morning or early dismissal
strategies                                                                                                    meetings
                        Social-Emotional-Behavioral SIP Goal Details
                                                   SIP Goal #3 of 3
1.) State the goal. (use SMART format- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented, Target
date).
By June 2009, all teachers at Arthur will implement the new PARRT lessons with integrity and fidelity as measured by a
teacher checklist.

2.) Describe data sources consulted and a summary analysis of the data that indicate the need for
the goal.
The Harris Interactive School Poll was conducted during the 2006-2007 school year. Information gleaned from the survey
indicated an average of 20% of the third, fourth, and fifth grade students who attended Arthur that year responded negatively
when asked, “Are most of the other students nice to you?” The breakdown of the grade level results show:
GRADE             ANSWERED NEGATIVELY
Third grade                 14%
Fourth grade                25%
Fifth grade                 21%

The SWIS software was used to track the 126 office referrals during the first eight months of the 2007-2008 school year. 41%
of the referrals were for these problem behaviors between students:
PROBLEM BEHAVIORS                                     OFFICE REFERRALS
Harassment / Bullying                                         11
Physical Contact / Physical Aggression                        13
Fighting / Physical Aggression                                28
TOTAL                                                         52

Results from a survey of fifth grade students at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year reveal the following information:
QUESTION                                                                 PERCENT ANSWERING “YES”
Have you ever been bullied?                                                               39%
Have you ever told someone at school that you were being bullied?                         34%
Do you ever stay home and miss school because you are afraid of being bullied?             2%
Have you ever been scared to come to school because you were being bullied?                2%
Have you ever bullied another student?                                                    20%

3.) Identify the correlation of the stated school improvement goal to the strategic plan.
Check all that apply:
                                                          District Goals
   Improve all student performance in communication, mathematics and science.
X Enhance student social, emotional, and behavioral development.
   Develop a diverse workforce that utilizes exemplary professional practices.
   Operate with fiscal integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
X Increase family and community support for student learning and citizenship development.

4.) Summarize how this goal will be measured. What will be the evidence of goal attainment?

In-process measures developed by the Social-Emotional-Behavioral ART to monitor progress toward goal attainment will
measure implementation of PART lessons.
  SIP Social-Emotional-Behavioral Goal - By June 2009, all teachers at Arthur will implement the new PARRT
  lessons with integrity and fidelity as measured by a teacher checklist.
    Description of Proposed          Research/Rationale For Activity                    Results                                                    Timeline
                                                                                                                       Resources
Action/Activity (What is going         (Explain how best practices and        (What will be the evidence                                    (When will the activity
                                                                                                                 (Funding Source & Cost)
to be done to address this goal?)        research justify this activity)       of the impact on the goal)                                           occur?)
ACTIVITY #1 of 6                    CRCSD has set the improvement of         The integrity and fidelity       Time during Wednesday        During the 2008-2009
Create a Building SEB Action        student performance in the area of       used to implement the            morning or early dismissal   school year
Research Team to lead the “Try      reading as one of its Strategic Plan     literacy program will be         meetings
Out the Improvement Theory”         goals.                                   evident in the results of the
stage of the PDSA cycle                                                      students, staff, and building.


ACTIVITY #2 of 6                    The checklist is the tool that will be   All Arthur teachers will be      Time during the August       August 2008
SEB ART members will                used to document the                     provided a copy of the           inservice
develop the checklist for use by    implementation of the lessons            checklist during a
each teacher                                                                 September teacher’s              Time during a Teacher’s
                                                                             meeting                          Meeting in September

ACTIVITY #3 of 6                    The schedule will enable all             Teachers who come into           Time during the August       August 2008
SEB ART members will                teachers to know when the lesson(s)      contact with the regular         inservice
establish the schedule for          are being taught                         education classrooms will
teaching PARRT lessons                                                       know which have been
                                                                             taught and be able to
Professional Development                                                     reinforce the use of the
Staff meeting time to discuss                                                concepts                         Time during a Teacher’s      September 2008
teaching the lessons                                                                                          Meeting in September


ACTIVITY #4 of 6                    Teachers will become more familiar       Teachers will be more            Time during the August       August 2008
SEB ART members will model          with the lessons                         efficient in their planning      inservice
teaching a lesson for Arthur                                                 and implementation of the
teachers                                                                     lessons, students will
                                                                             receive instruction in all
Professional Development                                                     parts of the lessons
Model teaching a lesson


ACTIVITY #5 of 6                    The lessons will promote an              Teachers will document           Class time                   August through May
Teachers will teach the PARRT       atmosphere of acceptance and meet        their instruction of
lessons                             the requirements of the new anti-        the lessons using the
                                    bullying legislation                     checklist
Professional Development
Staff inservice on the use of                                                Students will have fewer
common language and teaching                                                 office referrals for bullying
social skills
ACTIVITY #6 of 6                 Collecting checklists will provide    Graphs showing              Time during Wednesday        November 7, 2008
SEB ART will collect copies of   SEB members feedback on lessons       implementation of the       morning or early dismissal   February 6, 2009
the teacher checklists           taught and will enable them to plan   lessons will be generated   meetings                     May 8, 2008
                                 further staff development

								
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