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					                                                                                     ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                                                                         Joseph B. Morton, State Superintendent of Education
                                                                                                              2008 - 2009
                                                                                              CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN
                                                                                                   Title I Schoolwide Programs
                                                                             Note: Blank copy is available on www.alsde.edu , Sections, Accountability Roundtable, Publications
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 NAME OF SCHOOL:            Brent Elementary School

 STREET ADDRESS: 160 4th Street                                                      CITY: Brent                                                       STATE: Alabama                   ZIP CODE: 35034

 CONTACT: Dr. Cheryl Fondren                                                         TELEPHONE: (205) 926-4993                                         E-MAIL: fondrenc@bibbed.org
 Identified for School Improvement? No           Yes          Delay Status
 Year 1          Year 2          *Submit to LEA for Board approval. Retain the original plan in the LEA. Submit a copy of the plan electronically to plans@alsde.edu.
 Year 3          Year 4 or more  Submit to LEA for Board approval. Mail two copies of PAGE ONE and two copies of PAGE TWO with original signatures to Federal Programs, Accountability and Compliance, P. O. Box 302101,
                                            Montgomery, AL 36130-2101.         Submit the plan and accompanying budget electronically to plans@alsde.edu.
 Made       Made AMAOs (ELL)?              Career Tech          Are all federal resources     Describe how this plan will be made available to parents and other stakeholders:
 AYP?       YES                            Made AYP?            (including Titles I, II, III, The CIP will be made available to the public and parents through several methods. The local newspaper will be used as a method of
 YES        NO                             YES     NO           IV, V, and VI) used to        communication regarding aspects of the program, including announcing parent meetings. Copies of the CIP will be available for review by the
                                                                coordinate and supplement     LEA, parents, and the public in the school office. Availability will be communicated through the school website, open house, and PTO meetings.
            N/A
 NO                                                             existing services and are not A parent meeting will be hosted annually to inform parents of the Title I program and of upcoming changes associated with implementation of
                                                                used to provide services      the program. The meeting will be communicated to parents through school newsletters, flyers, and the newspaper.
                                                                that, in the absence of
                                                                federal funds, would be
                                                                provided by another fund
                                                                source?
                                                                YES         NO
 *Board Approval: Yes              No                      Board approval received on _____________________________, 2008.
 Board Signature:
 Superintendent Signature:                                                                                                                                 Date:

 Federal Programs Coordinator Signature:                                                                                                                   Date:

 Principal Signature:                                                                                                                                      Date:




CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION TEAM
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This plan was developed/or revised during the following time period (e.g. May – September 200_): May 2008- August 2008
Provide a brief description of the planning process including how teachers will be involved in decisions regarding the use of state academic assessments and other data sources in order to provide information on
and to improve the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program and how parents were involved with faculty and staff in developing and implementing the CIP (Title I, Section
1116(b)(A)(viii):
The Continuous Improvement Instructional Leadership Team in collaboration with faculty, parents, and stakeholders met on several occasions to develop the Continuous Improvement Plan for 2008-2009. These meetings
included discussions of state academic assessment data, including DIBELS, ARMT, and SAT-10. Additionally, the comprehensive review of data involved many faculty and staff in the CIP process. Discussions of student
data and improvement goals among faculty and staff occurred during grade level meetings.
                       Instructional                                                            Positions                                                                  Signatures
                  Leadership Team Names                        (Identify position held, e.g., Administration, Faculty, Staff, Grade Level                         (Indicates participation in the
  (The Leadership Team must include the principal, faculty             and/or Subject Area, Parents and Community members.)                                          development of the CIP)
  [including ELL resource lead teacher if applicable], staff,
     parents, community stakeholders, and/or students.)
Cheryl Fondren                                              Principal, K Parent
James Alston                                                Assistant Principal, K Parent
Nancy Cook                                                  School Improvement Coordinator & Reading Coach
Jill Chambers                                               Title I Chairperson & Physical Education Teacher, K Parent
Janis Sprewell                                              2nd Grade Teacher
Angela Dunklin                                              3rd Grade Teacher
Melissa Rinehart                                            SACS, Professional Development, & Curriculum Coach
Lacey Mitchell                                              Positive Behavior Support Team & 2nd Grade Teacher
Ginger Key                                                  Speech Pathologist & SPED Representative
Carrie Hetzel                                               CAST Director & SPED Representative
Sumer Leach                                                 BBSST Facilitator & 1st Grade Teacher
Elizabeth Burroughs                                         Positive Behavior Support Team & 1st Grade Teacher
Janet Jackson                                               Paraprofessional, CAST, At-Risk Students
Connie Johnson                                              School Counselor, ELL Coordinator, Parental Involvement
Willie Dunn                                                 President, First United Security Bank – Brent
Leticia Gomez                                               ELL Community Representative
Bobbie White                                                Brent City Council Member, Mount Ebel Baptist Church
Carolyn Caddis                                              1st , 3rd , & 4th Grade Parent
Stephanie Kemmer                                            2nd Grade Parent
Manjari Khanal                                              4th Grade Parent
Tim Brown                                                   4th Grade Parent
Rosetta Dobyne                                              4th Grade Grandparent/Guardian
Rhonda Cook                                                 3rd Grade Parent
Caddis Dukes, Sr.                                           4th & 3rd Grade Parent
Nancy Lawrence                                              2nd Grade Parent
Sandy Young                                                 1st Grade Parent

                                             Part I - SUMMARY OF NEEDS BASED ON A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF DATA
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Part I - continued - DIRECTIONS - SUMMARY OF DATA: Indicate data sources used during planning by identifying strengths and weaknesses or program gaps. If your school did not review a
particular data source, please write N/A. School improvement goals should address program gaps (weaknesses) as they relate to student achievement or AYP categories such as graduation rate or other
academic indicators.
  The CIP Instructional Leadership Team members met during the planning process to review and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the instructional program. Data from the 2007-2008 school year
        was reviewed in order to determine goals and identify any gaps in the instructional program. Copies of the CIP were distributed to all Leadership Team members for review. Corrections,
        additions, and deletions were made as necessary. Finally, the CIP was distributed to the faculty for review and discussion.


 Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT): Describe how staffing decisions ensure that instruction is provided by highly qualified, well-trained teachers and how their assignments most effectively address identified
 academic needs.
 Number and percentage of Non-HQT:                                                                              Number and percentage of Classes Taught by Non-HQT:
 100% of the certificated faculty at BES is highly qualified.                                                   N/A

 Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE):
 Strengths:                                                                                                              Weaknesses:
 BES faculty is required to submit lesson plans that state specific course of study standards/objectives. These lesson   Bibb County High School is in year three alert. BES is a feeder school into BCHS. Therefore we
 plans include intervention for struggling students in the areas of math and reading.                                    share the responsibility for student achievement/failure.

 Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT):
 Strengths:                                                                                                              Weaknesses:
 Eighty percent of all fourth grade students were proficient in reading on the ARMT. Sixty-seven percent of all          A gap still exists between subgroups in both reading and mathematics. In fourth grade reading,
 fourth grade students were proficient in mathematics on the ARMT. These percentages exceed those required for           22 students scored at Level II proficiency. Of these students, all are represented in the
 BES to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress and represent an increase from the previous school year in reading.             free/reduced lunch subgroup. Twelve students are black, nine students are white, and one student
                                                                                                                         is Hispanic. In fourth grade mathematics, 33 students scored at a Level I (1 student) or Level II
 Eighty-eight percent of all third grade students were proficient in reading on the ARMT. There was a significant        (32 students). Of these students, approximately 98% are represented in the free/reduced lunch
 increase from forty six to seventy two students (10%) in Proficiency Level IV. Seventy-three percent of all third       subgroup, with 52% black, 45% white students, and 3% Hispanic. Seventeen third grade students
 grade students students were proficient in mathematics on the ARMT. These percentages exceed those required             scored Level I or Level II in both reading and mathematics. These students included 8 black, 8
 for BES to achieve Adequate Yearly Progress and represent an increase from the previous school year in reading.         white, and 1 hispanic; and all of the students qualified for free/reduced lunch status.

 Only one student in grades three and four scored in Level I proficiency in reading.                                     In third grade reading, thirteen students scored at Level II proficiency. Of these students, all are
                                                                                                                         represented in the free/reduced lunch subgroup and all but 2 students are black. In third grade
                                                                                                                         mathematics, 42 students scored at a Level I (10 students) or Level II (32 students). Of these
                                                                                                                         students, approximately 98% are represented in the free/reduced lunch subgroup, with 54% black
                                                                                                                         and 45% white students. Eleven third grade students scored Level I or Level II in both reading
                                                                                                                         and mathematics. These students included 9 black, 2 white; and all of the students qualified for
                                                                                                                         free/reduced lunch status.




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Stanford 10:
Strengths:                                                                                                             Weaknesses:
Spring 2008 data for the fourth grade Stanford 10 assessment indicate several increases in the area of reading.        While all third and fourth grade scores are ranked in the 5th and 6th Stanines, there are still areas
Total reading scores were at the 51st percentile. Reading vocabulary achievement was at the 46th percentile, 5th       of needed improvement. Third grade students are below the 50 th percentile in the areas of word
stanine. Reading Comprehension was at the 55th percentile, 5th stanine. Total mathematics achievement for fourth       study skills.. Third and fourth grade vocabulary scores are in the 5th stanine, yet still below the
grade was at the 52nd percentile, 5th stanine. Math problem solving was at the 52nd percentile, 5th stanine. Math      50th percentile. Total mathematics achievement for third grade decreased 2 percentile points to
procedures scores were at the 53rd percentile, 5th stanine.                                                            the 54th percentile. Math procedures decreased 7 percentile points to the 56 th percentile, but
                                                                                                                       maintained in the 5th Stanine. Second graders at BES are significantly lower in the area of
Spring 2008 data for the third grade Stanford 10 assessment indicate several increases in the area of reading.         mathematics than third grade students.
Total reading scores increased 2 percentile points from the 50th to the 52nd percentile. Reading vocabulary and
Word Study Skills each increased one percentile point to reach the 45th percentile, maintaining the 5th Stanine.
Reading Comprehension increased 4 percentile points, entering the 6 th Stanine for the first time in over 5 years.
This represents the highest score for BES over the past five years in the area of reading. Total mathematics
achievements dropped by 2 percentile points. However, scores still exceed the 50th percentile. Math problem
solving increased 3 percentile points to the 52nd percentile. Math procedures scores remained in the 5th Stanine.

Second grade Stanford 10 spring 2008 data in the area of reading is closely aligned with third grade data. Total
reading scores were at the 47th percentile, with word study skills at the 44nd percentile, reading vocabulary at the
49th percentile, and reading comprehension at the 47th percentile. Mathematics scores were significantly lower
than those of third grade mathematics. Total mathematics scores were at the 39th percentile, with mathematics
problem solving at the 39th percentile, and math procedures at the 42nd percentile. These scores are similar, with
slight increases over the spring 2007 SAT-10 data for second grade.




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Part I: Continued
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS):
Strengths:                                                                                                                    Weaknesses:
Spring DIBELS data indicate that 8% of third graders, 20% of second graders, 15% of first graders, and 5% of                  Second grade began the year with 66% of the students benchmark and ended with 57% of
kindergarten students scored at-risk in reading. This represents decrease in at-risk students at the Kindergarten, second     students benchmark. Second grade increased their At Risk students by 10%. While analyzing
and third grade levels. Kindergarten students exceeded ARI goals of 80% benchmark, 15% strategic and 5 % intensive            DIBELS data it was noted that scores from the end of the first grade year to the beginning of the
on PSF, LNF, and NWF. First grade students exceeded ARI goals of 80% benchmark, 15% strategic, and 5% intensive               second dropped dramatically, often by 30 to 50 words.
on PSF and NWF. Third grade increased the number of benchmark students while decreasing the number of at risk
readers.

Alabama Direct Assessment of Writing (ADAW):

Strengths:                                                                                                                    Weaknesses:
N/A

ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs):
Strengths:                                                                                                                    Weaknesses:
A total of ten students were assessed using ACCESS for English Language Learners. Two students were rated                     A total of ten students were assessed using ACCESS for English Language Learners. One
overall as developing. Two students were rated as expanding. One student was rated as beginning. A total of five              student was rated overall as beginning.
students were rated overall as bridging.

Professional Education Personnel Evaluation (PEPE):
Strengths:                                                                                                                    Weaknesses:
Many teachers had their classes actively engaged throughout the entire lesson. Lesson activities gave each student the        The use of technology needs to be included more often in reading centers or classroom activities.
opportunity to be successful by allowing them to share their individual knowledge. Teachers will also participate in          Some lesson objectives did not clearly establish how content related to other subject matter.
coaching cycles with curriculum coaches/reading coach throughout the school year. BES will implement a new                    Observations also revealed students’ lack of understanding towards some of the lesson objectives.
reading series (Storytown).                                                                                                   Due to a slight decrease in math scores, intervention plans for struggling students need to be
                                                                                                                              implemented daily.

Additional Data Sources: (e.g., Alabama Alternate Assessment (AAA), School Technology Plan Data)
Strengths:                                                                                                                    Weaknesses:
Three students at BES were assessed using the AAA during the 07-08 school year. BES has a good supply of                      Although a variety of technology and software are is available for teacher and student use, it is
available hardware and software for effective implementation of the Alabama Technology Course of Study. Each                  often under-utilized. Teachers primarily use existing hardware and computers for clerical,
classroom has a minimum of two computers, often three or more computers, with internet access available. Three                administrative tasks, such as attendance and grades. Students primarily use the computer for
“SMART” boards are available in the library and computer labs for teacher check-out. Two regular computer labs are            Accelerated Reader Testing and academic enrichment/games. Teachers rarely utilize
utilized for remediation and instruction in all content areas, as well as the existing computer lab in the library used for   technology-based learning projects, citing limited preparation time and knowledge as major
internet study, assessment, and the Accelerated Reader program. This year, students will receive weekly technology            factors.
instruction and enrichment. During the 2008-09 school year, a technology teacher will be employed.




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Part I - Continued:
Local Data (e.g., LEA, school, and grade-level assessments, surveys, program-specific assessments):
Strengths:                                                                                                                 Weaknesses:
A variety of school level assessments are administered to monitor progress of students and to provide appropriate          This data is most often used to guide daily instructional decisions and is, therefore, not analyzed as a
instruction/remediation. These include the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark Assessment, S.T.A.R. or S.T.A.R.          school. A Curriculum Specialist would benefit the faculty by monitoring the data and providing
Early Literacy, and DIBELS Progress Monitoring. Each grade level has an assessment plan which is followed for              guidance in their math instruction and intervention.
reading instruction. Reading data is shared across grade levels through a reading folder. Mathematics, Science and
Social Studies content mastery assessments were developed in conjunction with newly created pacing guides. Grade
levels have monthly math data meetings.
Career and Technical Education Program Improvement Plan:
Strengths:                                                                                                                 Weaknesses:
N/A                                                                                                                        N/A

School Demographic Information related to student discipline (e.g. total office referrals, long- and short-term suspensions, alternative school placements, expulsions, School Incidence Report (SIR) data, student
attendance).
Strengths:                                                                                                                 Weaknesses:
Average daily attendance at BES is 495 students present or 96 percent. Approximately 149 students had 647 tardies for      Our total office referrals for the 2007-2008 school year are 331. There were 23 suspensions and 144
                                                                                                                           corporal punishment incidents included in the total office referrals. SIR data indicate 71% of all corporal
the 2007-2008 school year. The district truancy officer handled 37 parental truancy violation cases during the 2007-2008 school
year, accounting for less than 7% of the students at BES.                                                                  punishment instances and 57% of all suspensions are male students. Of those students receiving corporal
                                                                                                                           punishment, approximately 65% involve black students.
SIR data indicates a decrease of the student population receiving suspensions from 10% in 06-07 to only 4% during the
07-08 school year.                                                                                                         The incidents of corporal punishment at BES increased from 84 during the 2006-2007 to 144 during the
                                                                                                                           2007-2008 school year due to the new administrative office enforcing accurate documentation of referrals
                                                                                                                           from the staff.
School Demographic Information related to drop-out information and graduation rate data.
Strengths:                                                                                                                 Weaknesses:
N/A                                                                                                                        N/A




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School Demographic Information related to teacher attendance, teacher turnover, or challenges associated with a high percent of new and/or inexperienced faculty.
Strengths:                                                                                                           Weaknesses:
During the 2007-2008 school year, BES employed a new Administrative Office including a Principal, Assistant          During the 2007-2008 school year, BES employed a new Administrative Office including a Principal,
Principal, and bookkeeper. BES also employed a new librarian, four new classroom teachers, one transfer              Assistant Principal, and bookkeeper. BES also employed a new librarian, four new classroom teachers,
teacher, and two new paraprofessionals. This represents 23% of the total faculty. This has the potential to          one transfer teacher, and two new paraprofessionals. This represents 23% of the total faculty. This rate
strengthen the instructional program, as new faculty members are required to implement new initiatives and           of teacher turnover could hinder the continuation of program goals and collaboration among and across
strongly encouraged to attend professional development seminars and training. Eleven faculty members are             grade levels.
currently pursuing a higher degree. This represents 23% of our total faculty. One teacher is pursuing National
Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification.
School Demographic Information related to student attendance, patterns of student tardiness, early checkouts, late enrollments, high number of transfers, and/or transiency including migratory moves
(if applicable).
Strengths:                                                                                                           Weaknesses:
Average daily attendance at BES is 495 students present or 96 percent. Approximately 149 students accounted for During the 2007-2008 school year there have been 30 students to enroll during the school year. In
the 647 tardies recorded for the year. The district truancy officer handled 37 parental truancy violation cases this addition there were two occurrences of reentry into the school.
year, accounting for 7% of the students at BES.

School Perception Information related to parent perceptions and parent needs including information about literacy, education levels, and student PRIDE data.

Strengths:                                                                                                   Weaknesses:
Parental surveys indicate an appreciation for BES’s “open-door” policy. The school sponsors two parental     Parental surveys indicate parental involvement is limited by work schedules, time, childcare, and
involvement days each year that include workshops on strategies for how parents can assist their children in transportation. Parents also indicated most were unable to assist their child with homework due to
reading and math skills.                                                                                     educational levels, work schedules, and other factors.
School Process Information related to an analysis of existing curricula focused on helping English Language Learners (ELLs) work toward attaining proficiency in annual measurable achievement objectives
(AMAOs).
Strengths:                                                                                                   Weaknesses:
During the 2007-2008 school year, the eleven ELL students did not show evidence of needing extra             NA
remediation. BES will provide intervention as needed through programs such as Read Well.



School Process Information related to an analysis of existing personnel focused on helping English Language Learners (ELLs) work toward attaining proficiency in annual measurable achievement objectives
(AMAOs)
Each teacher at BES utilizes small group reading and math instruction for at-risk students, including ELL     The ELL tutor provides support in English only.
students. In addition, the district provides an ELL tutor on a bi-weekly basis for those ELL students in need
of additional support.




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Part I: Continued
School Process Information uncovered by an analysis of curriculum alignment, instructional materials, instructional strategies, reform strategies, and/or extended learning opportunities.
Strengths:                                                                                                            Weaknesses:
During the 2007-2008 school year, BES created and implemented pacing guides for all areas of the curriculum.          Pacing guides need to be revised and adjusted for the upcoming school year. Content mastery
Monthly assessments were used to assess progress toward mastery of mathematics, science and social studies            tests need to be revised and reviewed to ensure validity and reliability. Teachers need additional
standards. Monthly reading and math data meetings were held to analyze student progress and plan appropriate          time to develop, score, and analyze mathematics assessments. A Curriculum Specialist would
instruction. The school utilizes the practices and principles of the Alabama Reading Initiative. The school adopted   benefit the faculty through facilitating and providing guidance in the revision of pacing guides
and utilized the Harcourt Mathematics program. The BES CAST program provides after-school tutoring and                and monthly assessments. A Curriculum Specialist would also monitor data throughout the
homework support on a daily basis. Scholarships are provided to qualifying students upon recommendation of the        school year.
family, teacher, BBSST, school counselor, IEP Team, or CAST staff member. In the summer of 2008, the language
arts pacing guides will be revised. In the fall of 2008, BES will also implement a new reading program-StoryTown
by Harcourt.




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Part II - GOAL TO ADDRESS ACADEMIC NEEDS – All components to support improving academic achievement should be related to the weaknesses identified in the data summary. DUPLICATE PAGES AS
NEEDED TO ADDRESS UP TO FOUR (4) GOALS.
   CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT GOAL (SHOULD ADDRESS IDENTIFIED WEAKNESSES AND GAPS):
         Increase to 86% of all fourth grade students in the proficient range (Levels III or IV) in reading as measured by the ARMT/SAT-10 administered in the spring.
         Maintain 86% of all third grade students scoring in the proficient range (Levels III or IV) in reading as measured by the ARMT/SAT-10 administered in the spring.
         Increase DIBELS Oral Fluency in first, second, third, & fourth grades to 80% benchmark and second grade to 70% benchmark, while decreasing students scoring intensive to 5% by the spring DIBELS Assessment.
         Maintain 90% of kindergarten students scoring at benchmark on DIBELS Phoneme Segmentation Fluency and Nonsense Word Fluency by the spring DIBELS Assessment.
   Data Results on which goal is based:
   ARMT, DIBELS, SAT-10

   TARGET GRADE LEVEL(S):                          TARGET CONTENT AREA(S): Circle One           AHSGE:                            Additional Academic Indicators:                     TARGET STUDENT SUBGROUP(S):
   1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th                              Reading  Math   Science    Other             Reading, Math, Science, Social                                                        Black, Free & Reduced, ELL, Migrant, Homeless,
                                                                                                Studies, Language                                                                     Neglected/Delinquent


       COURSES OF STUDY                         REFORM STRATEGIES                                         BENCHMARKS                                   INTERVENTIONS                                 RESOURCES                          CONTINUOUS LEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         MONITORING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (+, -, N/A)
    WHICH COURSE OF STUDY         WHAT RESEARCH-BASED STRATEGIES/ACTIONS                WHAT DATA WILL BE                WHAT INCREASE              HOW WILL TIMELY                     WHAT RESOURCES AND SPECIFIC                       WHAT IS THE
     STANDARDS OR WIDA*                              WILL BE USED                           GATHERED                         (%) IN              ASSISTANCE BE PROVIDED                 EXPENDITURES WILL BE NEEDED                      TIMELINE FOR
   STANDARDS ARE LINKED TO       TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE?              THROUGHOUT THE YEAR               PROFICIENCY IS              TO STUDENTS NOT                            FOR SUCCESSFUL                            REVIEW OF
       EACH STRATEGY?                   (Give specific strategies, not just programs   TO MEASURE PROGRESS               ANTICIPATED AT           MASTERING PROFICIENT                         IMPLEMENTATION?                         IMPLEMENTATION?
                                                   or program names.)                          AND                            EACH               OR ADVANCED LEVELS AT                   (Ex: 6 Classroom Libraries, $.....00)
                                                                                         HOW OFTEN WILL                   CHECKPOINT?                 THESE PLANNED
                                                                                           PROGRESS BE                                                CHECKPOINTS?
                                                                                            REVIEWED?
                                     (1) Utilize Progress Monitoring materials to      DIBELS Progress Monitoring        Monthly goals are       1.   Develop a student action plan   Release Time for Teachers
                                                                                       will be reviewed monthly at       established for each         with SBR instructional
                                         assess progress toward goals and to plan
                                                                                       data meetings.                    subtests of DIBELS           interventions.                  Miscellaneous Materials: file folders, sticky-
                                         instruction.                                                                    at each grade level.                                         notes, index cards, highlighters
                                                                                       ThinkLink Assessment will be      These goals are set
                                                                                       administered three times during   using benchmark                                              Access to the ThinkLink website
                                                                                       the school year.                  criteria for fall ,
                                                                                                                         winter, and spring
                                                                                       Fountas and Pinnell Reading       administrations.
                                                                                       Benchmark
                                     (2) Administer DIBELS Progress Monitoring         August 08 – May 09                Administrations:        2.   Provide 20-30 minutes of        Supplementary Materials: Decodable Text,         May:
                                                                                                                         August/December/             additional intervention         Leveled Text, Vocabulary & Comprehension         First Grade
                                         materials on a weekly (Intensive), bi-
                                                                                                                         May                          instruction 3-5 times per       Resources, Fluency Resources                     NWF
                                         monthly (Strategic), or monthly                                                                              week.                                                                            92% BM
                                         (Benchmark) basis.                                                              First Grade Goals                                                                                             5%S
                                                                                                                         Dec: 65%                                                                                                       4%I
                                                                                                                         Benchmark                                                                                                     ORF
                                                                                                                                23% Strategic                                                                                          72%BM
                                                                                                                                12% Intensive                                                                                          13%S
                                                                                                                         May: 80%                                                                                                       5%I
                                                                                                                         Benchmark
                                                                                                                                 15% Strategic
                                                                                                                                  5% Intensive



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                 (3) Participate in monthly grade level data         August 08 – May 09                Second Grade Goals      3.   Utilize small group Read          Expanded Used of Read Well will require the     Second Grade
                                                                                                       Dec: 65%                     Well instruction from a           purchase of additional resources. Read Well     ORF
                     meetings to analyze progress monitoring
                                                                                                       Benchmark                    certified teacher, and/or         K & 1 will need to be purchased for teachers    57%BM
                     Data, discuss progress, and plan intervention                                          25% Strategic           paraprofessional.                 in grades K, 1, & 2. Read Well Plus will        23%S
                     strategies.                                                                             10% Intensive                                            need to be purchased for teachers in grades 2   20%I
                                                                                                       May: 70%                                                       & 3. These materials will also need to be
                                                                                                       Benchmark                                                      available to all support staff, including the
                                                                                                             20% Strategic                                            reading coach and resource teachers.
                                                                                                             10% Intensive


                 (4) Utilize research-based reading strategies to                                      Third Grade Goals       4.   Utilize research-based            Computers, Software                             Third Grade
                                                                                                       Dec: 68%                     computer software for                                                             ORF
                     teach the five components of reading
                                                                                                       Benchmark                    remediation (i.e., Earobics I                                                     67%BM
                     (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency,                                                  22% Strategic          & II, Lexia) and/or                                                               25%S
                     Vocabulary, & Comprehension).                                                           10% Intensive                                                                                            8%I
                     *Making Meaning (K-4)                                                             May: 80%
                                                                                                       Benchmark
                     *Harcourt Reading (K-4)
                                                                                                              15% Strategic
                     *Read Well (K-4)                                                                           5% Intensive
                     *NAEP Lessons (3-4)

                 (5) Provide 90 minutes of uninterrupted reading                                       Progress Monitoring     5.   Refer students who score          Instructional Aides
                                                                                                       Data:                        intensive to the Building
                     instruction daily.
                                                                                                       Sept./Oct./Nov./Jan./        Based Student Support Team
                                                                                                       Feb./Mar./April              and/or


                 (6) Provide daily opportunities for students to                                                               6.   Provide tutorial and/or           Leveled Text
                                                                                                                                    homework assistance in the        Folders/Take-Home Bags
                     reread appropriately leveled text at school
                                                                                                                                    after-school program and          AR Testing (computer/software)
                     and at home.                                                                                                   award tuition scholarships to     Tutors & Tutorial Materials
                                                                                                                                    qualifying students.              Certified Teachers for Homework Assistance
                                                                                                                                                                      Scholarship Funding
                 (7) Use additional reading assessments to           ThinkLink: three times per year                           7.   Use research-based                Reading Assessment Materials to more
                                                                                                                                    curriculum resources to           accurately assess student comprehension.
                     address reading comprehension.
                                                                     Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark:                                   provide appropriate reading
                                                                     December & May                                                 practice (i.e., Read Naturally,   Online reading assessments available through
                                                                                                                                    Benchmark Fluency Cards,          the Storytown reading series.
                                                                     S.T.A.R. or S.T.A.R. Early                                     Benchmark Reader’s Theater
                                                                     Literacy will be reviewed three                                Scripts).
                                                                     times per year.
                 (8) Implement a summer reading enrichment           July 7-24, 2008                                           8.   Provide summer reading            Funding for summer reading enrichment
                                                                     Registration: May15, 2008                                      intervention and enrichment       program and transportation.
                     program.
                                                                                                                                    program and invite students
                                                                                                                                    in need of additional support.    District Funding for transportation


                 (9) Implement a summer program for Pre-             July 7-24, 2008                                           9.   Provide tutoring to eligible      District Funding for Pre-Kindergarten
                                                                     Registration: March 20, 2008                                   ELL students through the
                     Kindergarten students to prepare them for
                                                                                   May 15, 2008                                     district ELL tutor.               District ELL Tutor
                     the school learning environment.



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                                 (10) Participate in professional development        6/08, 10/08, 2/09 Harcourt                        Professional Development Workshops:
                                                                                     Training                                          Consultant(s), Professional Literature,
                                      opportunities to effectively implement
                                                                                     Fall 08 ThinkLink Training                        Curriculum Resources, Release Time,
                                      research-based reading strategies.             Fall 08 Progress Monitoring                       Stipends
                                                                                     Training




WIDA*- World Class Innovations in Developing Assessments, Inc.; The consortium to which Alabama and a number of other states belong.




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Part II - GOAL TO ADDRESS ACADEMIC NEEDS – All components to support improving academic achievement should be related to the weaknesses identified in the data summary. DUPLICATE PAGES AS
NEEDED TO ADDRESS UP TO FOUR (4) GOALS.
   CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT GOAL (SHOULD ADDRESS IDENTIFIED WEAKNESSES AND GAPS):
         Increase the number of third and fourth grade students scoring in the proficient range (Levels III or IV) to 80% in mathematics as measured by the ARMT/SAT-10 administered in the spring.


   Data Results on which goal is based:
   ARMT, SAT-10

   TARGET GRADE LEVEL(S):                         TARGET CONTENT AREA(S): Circle One           AHSGE:                            Additional Academic Indicators:                   TARGET STUDENT SUBGROUP(S):
   3rd , 4th                                      Reading  Math   Science    Other             Reading, Math, Science, Social                                                      Black, Free & Reduced, ELL, Migrant, Homeless,
                                                                                               Studies, Language
                                                                                                                                                                                   Neglected/Delinquent


       COURSES OF STUDY                        REFORM STRATEGIES                                           BENCHMARKS                                INTERVENTIONS                                RESOURCES                          CONTINUOUS LEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MONITORING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (+, -, N/A)
    WHICH COURSE OF STUDY         WHAT RESEARCH-BASED STRATEGIES/ACTIONS                WHAT DATA WILL BE                WHAT INCREASE            HOW WILL TIMELY                    WHAT RESOURCES AND SPECIFIC                       WHAT IS THE
     STANDARDS OR WIDA*                              WILL BE USED                           GATHERED                         (%) IN            ASSISTANCE BE PROVIDED                EXPENDITURES WILL BE NEEDED                      TIMELINE FOR
   STANDARDS ARE LINKED TO       TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE?              THROUGHOUT THE YEAR               PROFICIENCY IS            TO STUDENTS NOT                           FOR SUCCESSFUL                            REVIEW OF
       EACH STRATEGY?                   (Give specific strategies, not just programs   TO MEASURE PROGRESS               ANTICIPATED AT         MASTERING PROFICIENT                        IMPLEMENTATION?                         IMPLEMENTATION?
                                                   or program names.)                          AND                            EACH             OR ADVANCED LEVELS AT                  (Ex: 6 Classroom Libraries, $.....00)
                                                                                         HOW OFTEN WILL                   CHECKPOINT?               THESE PLANNED
                                                                                           PROGRESS BE                                              CHECKPOINTS?
                                                                                            REVIEWED?
   All Alabama Course of            (1) Ensure alignment of mathematics                Content Mastery Assessments       Mastery = 80%         1. Develop a student action plan    Release Time for Teachers
                                                                                       will be administered on a                                  with SBR instructional           Miscellaneous Materials: file folders, sticky-
   Study Standards for                  curriculum by revising the existing
                                                                                       monthly basis following grade                              interventions.                   notes, index cards, highlighters
   Mathematics. (K-4)                   curriculum pacing guide for the Alabama        level pacing guides.
                                        Course of Study for Mathematics as needed.

   All Alabama Course of            (2) Continue to develop and revise content         7/10-11/08                                              2.    Provide 20-30 minutes of      Release Time for Teachers
                                                                                                                                                    additional, small group        Miscellaneous Materials: file folders, sticky-
   Study Standards for                  mastery tests using the Alabama Course of
                                                                                                                                                    intervention instruction 3-5   notes, index cards, highlighters
   Mathematics, Science, and            Study, ARMT Specifications, and SAT-10.                                                                     times per week.
   Social Studies. (K-4)                                                                                                                                                           Supplementary Materials & Manipulative
                                                                                                                                                                                   Resources for Mathematics Instruction
   All Alabama Course of            (3) Participate in monthly grade level meetings    ThinkLink: three times per year                         3. Utilize research-based           Release Time for Teachers
                                                                                       Data Meetings: August 08 –                                 computer software, including     Miscellaneous Materials: file folders, sticky-
   Study Standards for                  to analyze content mastery assessment data,
                                                                                       May 09                                                     the Harcourt Mathematics         notes, index cards, highlighters
   Mathematics, Science, and            discuss progress, and plan intervention                                                                   Technology component.            Smartboard, projector, powerpoint
   Social Studies. (K-4)                strategies.

   All Alabama Course of            (4) Implement the Harcourt Mathematics series      August 08- May 09                                      4. Utilize instructional aides to    Instructional Aides
                                                                                                                                                 provide additional support,
   Study Standards for                  and technology component in alignment
                                                                                                                                                 and/or                            Professional Development – Harcourt
   Mathematics. (K-4)                   with the mathematics pacing guide.                                                                                                         Technology Component per Curriculum
                                                                                                                                                                                   Specialist

                                                                                                                                                                                   Computers, Software


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All Alabama Course of          (5) Implement a 60-90 minute Math block to           August 08-May 09               5.   Provide intervention during     Collaborate with other schools who are
                                                                                                                        the Math block to students      currently implementing a Math block
Study Standards for                ensure uninterrupted math instruction daily.
                                                                                                                        who are not mastering           Utilize Harcourt software
Mathematics. (K-4)                                                                                                      Alabama Course of Study         Release time for teacher observation
                                                                                                                        Standards for Mathematics.      Consultant

All Alabama Course of          (6) Utilize materials and resources to familiarize   ThinkLink: Fall 08/Spring 09   6.    Refer students who score       Resources/Materials for Test-Taking
                                                                                    Monthly Content Mastery Test         below 60% mastery on           Procedures
Study Standards for                students with test-taking procedures
                                                                                                                         content assessments to the
Reading, Mathematics,              throughout the school year.                                                           Building-Based Student
Science, and Social Studies.                                                                                             Support Team and/or
(K-4)
All Alabama Course of          (7) Implement a summer mathematics                   July 6-24, 2009                7.    Provide summer                 Funding for summer mathematics enrichment
                                                                                    Registration: May15, 2009            mathematics intervention &     program & transportation.
Study Standards for                enrichment program.
                                                                                                                         enrichment program &
Mathematics. (K-4)                                                                                                       invite students in need of     District Funding for transportation
                                                                                                                         additional support.


All Alabama Kindergarten       (8) Implement a summer program for Pre-              July 6-24, 2009                8.    Provide tutorial and/or        District Funding of Pre-Kindergarten
                                                                                    Registration: March 20, 2009         homework assistance in the     Program
Course of Study Standards          Kindergarten students to prepare them for
                                                                                                  May 15, 2009           after school program and
for Reading and                    the school learning environment.                                                      award tuition scholarships     Funding for After-School Tutoring &
Mathematics.                                                                                                             to qualifying students.        Homework Support


All Alabama Course of          (9) Attend professional development activities       Summer, 2008                   9.    Provide tutoring to eligible   Professional Development Workshops:
                                                                                    AMSTI Training 2009                  ELL students through the       Consultants, Professional Literature,
Study Standards for                to extend and improve mathematics
                                                                                    ThinkLink Training, Fall 09          ELL tutor.                     Curriculum Resources, Release Time for
Mathematics. (K-4)                 instruction.                                                                                                         Teachers

                                                                                                                                                        District ELL Tutor
All Alabama Course of          (10) Employ a Curriculum Specialist to assist in     August 08 – May 09             10. Develop a student action         Release time for Teachers
                                                                                                                       plan with SBR instructional
Study Standards for                 the revision of pacing guides and content
                                                                                                                       interventions.                   Miscellaneous Materials: file folders, sticky
Mathematics. (K-4)                  mastery assessments. The CS will also                                                                               notes, index cards, highlighters, chart paper
                                    analyze math data and provide teachers
                                    guidance based on data.                                                                                             Smartboard, projector, powepoint




             System: Bibb County School District                            School: Brent Elementary School                                             Submit plans via e-mail to plans@alsde.edu
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Part III - GOAL TO ADDRESS ENGLISH PROFICIENCY NEEDS – ONLY schools not meeting Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) must complete this section and submit with the complete
plan to plans@alsde.edu.
   ENGLISH PROFICIENCY GOAL (SHOULD ADDRESS IDENTIFIED WEAKNESSES AND GAPS): N/A


   Data Results on which goal is based:



   TARGET GRADE LEVEL(S):                 TARGET ELP LANGUAGE DOMAIN(S):
                                          Circle all that apply.                                        Reading            Writing       Listening        Speaking          Comprehension

      WIDA ENGLISH LANGUAGE                             REFORM STRATEGIES                                            BENCHMARKS                             INTERVENTIONS                      RESOURCES                    CONTINUOUS LEA
      PROFICIENCY STANDARDS                                                                                                                                                                                                  Review/Support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (+, -, N/A)
       WHICH WIDA* ENGLISH                         WHAT RESEARCH-BASED                              WHAT DATA WILL BE         WHAT INCREASE (%) IN   HOW WILL TIMELY ASSISTANCE BE       WHAT RESOURCES ARE                   WHAT IS THE
      LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY                    STRATEGIES/ACTIONS WILL BE USED                       USED THROUGHOUT             PROFICIENCY IS         PROVIDED TO STUDENTS NOT         NEEDED FOR SUCCESSFUL                TIMELINE FOR
    STANDARDS OR DOMAINS ARE                   TO IMPROVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE                             THE YEAR TO             ANTICIPATED WITH      MAKING ADEQUATE PROGRESS IN          IMPLEMENTATION?                     REVIEW OF
    LINKED TO EACH STRATEGY?               PROFICIENCY? (List specific strategies, not programs     MEASURE PROGRESS?            EACH REVIEW?         LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (APLA)                                          IMPLEMENTATION?
                                                       or program names.)                            HOW OFTEN WILL                                    AND OR ATTAINING ENGLISH
                                                                                                       PROGRESS BE                                      LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY?
                                                                                                        REVIEWED?




WIDA*- World Class Innovations in Developing Assessments, Inc.; The consortium to which Alabama and a number of other states belong.




                  System: Bibb County School District                                             School: Brent Elementary School                                             Submit plans via e-mail to plans@alsde.edu
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Part IV - STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS SCHOOL SAFETY, CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT/DISCIPLINE, AND BUILDING SUPPORTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS                                                              Strategies developed to address
improving school safety, classroom management /discipline, and building supportive learning environments should be related to the weaknesses or program gaps identified in the data summary (e.g., parental/community
involvement, teacher collaboration, student/teacher motivation). The LEA and school must develop a timeline for multiple reviews of continuous improvement efforts.
      WHAT CHALLENGES RELATED TO SCHOOL SAFETY,                                    WHAT ADDITIONAL OR NEW REFORM STRATEGIES/ACTIONS                                                  WHAT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES                          DOCUMENT
     CLASSROOM/DISCIPLINE, AND SUPPORTIVE LEARNING                                    WILL BE USED TO ADDRESS THESE CHALLENGES?                                                    (materials, personnel) WILL BE NEEDED              CONTINUOUS LEA
    ENVIRONMENTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE                  Note: What is the school planning to do differently to address challenges, not what is                            TO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT                         Review/Support
         REVIEW OF SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHIC DATA?                                                                                                                                                 THESE STRATEGIES?                            RESULTS
                                                                                                   already being done


                                                                Provide Parental Involvement Workshops at varying times (morning, afternoon, and evening) to accommodate          Materials & Resources to Distribute to Parents   Orientation 8/08
                                                                work schedules (October & February)                                                                               on Parenting Day and at workshops.
 Increase Parental Involvement                                                                                                                                                                                                     Open House and Annual
           Work Schedules                                      Provide resources for parents to utilize at home with students for additional support.                            Purchase additional leveled text for home use    Meeting 08/08
           Homework Assistance to Child
                                                                Conduct Parent-Teacher Conferences for at-risk students at least once each nine weeks and submit non-responsive   Training for Parent Conferences for At-Risk      Parent Visitation Day &
                                                                parent referrals to the administration (Each 9 Weeks Period for At-Risk Students)                                 Students                                         Parent Workshops
                                                                                                                                                                                  Folders, Incentives for Parent Conference        10/23/08 & 02/12/09
                                                                Offer STI Home option to parents to facilitate communication regarding attendance, grades, and homework.          Participation for Parents & Teachers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tuesday Folders – Weekly
                                                                Develop a school-wide plan for parent-teacher communication: Home-School Folders will be sent home each           Home-School Folders
                                                                week on Tuesday (Grades, Behavior). Weekly homework assignments will be sent home on Mondays each week.                                                            Pre-K Workshop 04/09
                                                                Third and Fourth grade students/parents will use school agendas for homework assignments, as well as for          Scholarships for CAST Homework Support and
                                                                communication purposes.                                                                                           Tutoring.

                                                                BES CAST Homework & Tutorial Support – Scholarships                                                               Paper for Newsletter

                                                                Create and Disseminate Quarterly School Newsletter                                                                Technology Training for Parents & Teachers

                                                                Utilize Technology to Facilitate Parent Communication (i.e., e-mail, webpage, STI Home)

                                                                Utilize Technology to provide additional academic support at home (Kid’s College, Harcourt Math, Alabama          CAST and PTO
                                                                Homework Assistance)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Positive Behavior Support Training for Faculty
                                                                Increase activities that involve both teachers and parents

                                                                Revise Positive Behavioral Support Plan

                                                                Create & Implement 4th Grade Leaders of the Tribe Program to promote respect, responsibility, and
                                                                resourcefulness.




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                                                             Continue to expand the exposure of all students to character building curriculum                              “Caring School Community” Program

                                                             Continue the implementation of the “Caring School Community” emphasizing personal responsibility of each                                                       Book Study: Summer 08
Increase Personal and Social Responsibility Among Students   student
          Continually Decrease Use of Corporal Punishment
                                                             Engage in book studies and professional readings:                                                             Professional Literature:                         Awards Assemblies:
                                                             What Great Teachers Do Differently                                                                            What Great Teachers Do Differently               End of each nine weeks

                                                             Establish a Team to study and develop positive school-wide practices:                                         Other Appropriate Texts
                                                             *Engage in professional readings: Sticks & Stones: The power of our words exposed.
                                                             *Explore effective school-wide discipline plans (Similar Schools)
                                                             *Meet with stakeholders to gather concerns (parents, community members, teachers, students)                   Sticks & Stones: The power of our words
                                                             *Revise a school-wide discipline plan.                                                                        exposed
                                                             *Develop a timeline for implementing the school-wide discipline plan.                                         “Reducing Student & Teacher Dropout Rates in
                                                             *Provide training to all faculty & staff members.                                                             Alabama”
                                                             *Introduce students to the school-wide discipline plan.
                                                             *Revise/restructure plan as needed.                                                                           Other Appropriate Texts & Resources
                                                                                                                                                                           Release Time to Explore and Develop Plan
                                                             Revise Procedures for Student Recognition & Awards Programs                                                   Stipends for Development of Plan
                                                                                                                                                                           Resources for Compiling & Distributing Plan to
                                                             Seek partnerships with community (motivational speakers, Career Day Speakers)                                 students, parents, and teachers.

                                                             Consider the implementation of the S.O.S. program to “mentor” at-risk students.
                                                                                                                                                                           Professional Development Training for
                                                             Designate a staff member(s) to implement a behavior management plan.                                          Teachers & Staff: School-wide Discipline Plan
                                                                                                                                                                           & Positive Behavior Support Team

                                                                                                                                                                           Student Awards & Incentives

                                                                                                                                                                           Additional training on behavior management.
                                                             Weekly Grade Level Meetings (Data, Professional Development, Curriculum)                                      Release Time for weekly meetings, pacing         Curriculum/Grade Level
                                                             Pacing Guide Development/Curriculum Mapping                                                                   guide revision, content mastery test             Meetings:
Increase Teacher Collaboration                               School-wide Bookroom & Professional Resource Area                                                             development, participation in professional       Aug 08- May 09
                                                             Professional Learning Communities (Academic & Learning Culture Goals)                                         learning communities
                                                             Implement the “Caring School Community” program with the faculty to encourage effective implementation of
                                                             the program.                                                                                                  Resources for Professional Development Room.     SEE ALSO:
                                                             Participate in the Development of School-wide policies and plans (Parent-Teacher Communication, School-wide                                                    Reading Data Meetings
                                                             Discipline Plan)                                                                                              Professional Development Training for “Caring    Math Data Meetings
                                                             New Teacher Mentoring Program                                                                                 School Community”
                                                             Faculty Retreat
                                                                                                                                                                           New Teacher Workshops – District Level
                                                                                                                                                                           Release Time: Mentoring Sessions

                                                                                                                                                                           Professional Literature:
                                                                                                                                                                           What Great Teachers Do Differently
                                                                                                                                                                           The Daily Five
                                                                                                                                                                           Sticks & Stones: The power of our words
                                                                                                                                                                           exposed
                                                                                                                                                                           “Reducing Student & Teacher Dropout Rates in
                                                                                                                                                                           Alabama”




               System: Bibb County School District                              School: Brent Elementary School                                                                      Submit plans via e-mail to plans@alsde.edu
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Part V - Additional Schoolwide Components To Be Addressed to Satisfy Federal Requirements (NCLB Section 1114) that may not have been previously addressed in the CIP:


   1. Teacher Mentoring: Describe teacher mentoring activities. For example, are new or inexperienced teachers given support from an assigned master teacher and what does that support look like? (Section 1116)
   The school district assigns new teachers with mentors. Whenever possible, mentees and mentors are of the same grade level and/or subject matter and share a common planning time. Mentors provide guidance to novice
   teachers in instructional planning and programs, as well as administrative duties. The district offers workshops throughout the school year to assist new teachers in acclimating to the district and the teaching profession. The
   Alabama Teacher Mentoring Program is also available.

   2. Budget: Describe the coordination of all federal, state, and local programs. (Note: NCLB Section 1116 requires that each year Title I schools identified for improvement must reserve the equivalent of 10% of the school-
   level allocation made available to the school under Section 1113 specifically for professional development opportunities for teachers. Budgets should reflect this set-aside.) (See the sample budget on a later page.)

   BES coordinates Title I, Title II, and State Professional Development funds to provide teachers and students with reduced class size, instructional resources, and professional development that align with our designated goals.
   Title I and II funds are used to reduce class size, thus enabling teachers to provide more intensive intervention and instruction to all students. In addition, BES utilizes Title I funds to hire a highly trained faculty and staff to
   provide additional intervention support to students.

   3. Transition: Describe strategies to assist students in transitioning from previous school to the current school and/or from the current school to the next school, including, for example, how preschool children might be
   prepared for entry into kindergarten or how eighth grade students are prepared for high school.
   In order make the kindergarten year a positive experience for children, a registration is held during the spring. At this registration parents are given information about upcoming workshop and the summer pre-kindergarten
   program. A kindergarten orientation is help prior to the start of school. For other students making the transition from grade to grade, an orientation is held prior to the first day of school. Fourth grade students visit
   Centreville Middle School during the spring of the year preceding their advancement to fifth grade. Teachers from all grade levels meet in the spring to provide continuity of information and to ease the transition from year to
   year.

   4. Highly Qualified Teachers: Describe the qualifications of teachers in the school with regard to their being highly qualified and what strategies the school, with the support of the LEA, uses to attract and retain highly
   qualified teachers.
   All teachers at BES are highly qualified and ARI trained. Efforts are made to recruit and retain high quality teachers by improving working conditions and valuing the work of teachers. The school supports new teachers
   through weekly grade level meetings and assistance from mentors and reading coaches. Additionally, the school and district provide resources, materials, and meaningful professional development to support new and
   inexperienced teachers.

   5. Assessments and Teacher Involvement: Describe how teachers in the school meet to collaborate regarding the use of academic assessments to provide information on/improve, the achievement of individual students and
   the overall instructional program.
   The faculty and staff at BES meet monthly to analyze progress toward our reading and mathematics goals. A variety of formal and informal assessments are used to identify strengths and areas of needed improvement. These
   assessments include, but are not limited to, DIBELS, Mathematics Mastery Assessments, Fountas & Pinnell Reading Benchmarks, ThinkLink, and S.T.A.R. During monthly reading and mathematics data meetings, progress
   monitoring data is charted and specific interventions are discussed. In the fall, teachers meet to discuss ARMT/SAT-10 data as grade levels and an entire faculty. This information is then distributed to parents, including
   limited English proficiency families, and placed in students’ cumulative folders. Individual Student Profiles are distributed to parents following each administration of the DIBELS assessment.

   5. Special Populations: Describe programs used for each group of migrant students, and homeless students.
   Students from special populations will be referred to the Building Based School Support Team for individual interventions. In addition, these students will receive instruction and intervention from their classroom teacher
   using appropriate instructional strategies. Specific reading interventions may include the use of the Read Well program, Earobics I & II, Read Naturally, StoryTown reading program, and audio-assisted reading materials. The
   Harcourt Mathematics program will be used with all student populations, however, the program provides additional instruction and remediation for students in need of additional intervention.




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 6. Extended Learning Opportunities: Describe how the school provides opportunities for students to receive support and reinforcement of academic skills beyond the regular school day.
 BES is a 21st Century Community Learning Center and is able to offer the CAST program to students. The CAST program is in operation from September to April each year. The CAST program offers students the
 opportunity to participate in academic and enrichment activities. The CAST program offers daily homework support to students by certified teachers and program assistants. In addition, Title I and Title IV funds are
 combined to offer small group tutoring instruction by certified and successful teachers to those students in need of additional reading support. The reading coach and grade level teachers nominate students for tutorial support
 and parents are given the opportunity to allow their child to participate. Small group tutoring occurs three days per week for one hour at a rate of $15.00 per week. Efforts are made to work with families to find an acceptable
 rate and schedule for payment. Along with academic support, students are also given the opportunity to participate in many enrichment activities. These include art, music, science lab, gardening, computer lab, dance,
 gymnastics, karate, and recreation and games. Students are also given the opportunity to attend a CAST field trip each year. During the 2008-2009 school year CAST members and family will attend a field trip to Disney
 World.



(Comprehensive needs assessment; Schoolwide reform strategies; Timely assistance to students experiencing difficulties; Professional development opportunities; Increase parental involvement - Other components in
schoolwide programs that schools may have already addressed on pages elsewhere in this document.)




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Part VI continued - Additional Components To Be Addressed to Satisfy Federal Requirements Related to Parental Involvement:


A. Parental Involvement: 1) Describe how the school will convene an annual meeting to inform parents of Title I requirements and offerings; 2) how there will be a flexible number and format of parent meetings offered; 3) how
parents will be involved in the planning review and improvement of the Title I Program; 4) how funds allocated for parent involvement are being used in the school; and, 5) to the extent practicable in a language they can understand,
how parents can have access to descriptions of the school’s curriculum, assessments, and student achievement expectations, and opportunities for regular meetings to review and assist in improving student progress.
Parents will be notified of the annual Title I meeting and other Title I offerings by phone and in writing. Meetings will be held on more than one occasion at varying times of day (morning and evening) to accommodate parent work
schedules. Parents will have the opportunity to voice concerns and provide input during such meetings or in written form. Parental Involvement funding will be used to provide materials for reading and math workshops for parents,
to create and disseminate a school newsletter, and to purchase additional resources to check-out for home use. Efforts will be made to provide all written communications and materials in a language that is easily understood by
parents of ELL students.

B. Parental Involvement: Describe how the school provides parents of participating children timely information in a uniform format and, to the extent practicable in a language they can understand, about programs under Title I, a
description and explanation of the curriculum in use, forms of academic assessments, and achievement expectations used, and, if requested by parents, opportunities for regular meetings to formulate suggestions and participate as
appropriate in decisions related to the education of their children.
BES recognizes the importance of communicating and working with parents. Such communication will occur through PTO, conferences, workshops, and staff development. BES encourages parent involvement through monthly
PTO meetings, parent visitation days in October and February, and weekly home folders. Parents may voice concerns or suggestions as part of the regularly scheduled meetings or may submit them in writing.

C. Parental Involvement: Describe how parents, the school staff, and students share responsibility for improved student academic achievement for participating students (School-Parent Compact).
The School-Parent compact is reviewed annually by a group of school stakeholders, including parents, teachers, and community members. Parents are given the opportunity to provide feedback at this meeting or in written form.
The School-Parent compact is used to assure parental, teacher, and student commitment to the educational process.

D. Parental Involvement: Describe procedures to allow parents to submit the comments of dissatisfaction with the School Parent Involvement Plan.
BES parents are given opportunities, upon request, for meetings to make suggestions and participate as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children, and respond to any suggestions as soon as possible. In the
fall, BES notifies all parents that the policy/plan is under review and of their right to give input on the BES Continuous Improvement Plan. Parents are notified of their right to submit their concerns in writing to the school if they
find that the CIP is unsatisfactory upon finalization and approval. The school will, in turn, submit their concerns to the central office at the same time the plan is submitted.

E. Parental Involvement: Describe how the school will involve parents, teachers, and other school staff in activities designed to increase parental involvement. (See NCLB Section 1118, requirements for building capacity in
parental involvement.)
BES seeks to increase parental involvement in many ways. BES offers two Parenting Days during the regular school year. Parents will be provided with flyers and brochures describing parenting day activities. Parents will be
encouraged to visit in their child’s classroom, conference with the teacher, and attend parental workshops. To encourage parental participation, free resources and materials will be given to those parents attending. BES will also
offer dinner to families for a nominal cost. The BES CAST program will host student karate demonstrations, art displays, etc. to increase parent participation. In addition, parents are notified and encouraged to attend awards
programs throughout the year. Also, BES will invite grandparents to visit and eat lunch with their grandchild on “Grandparents’ Day.”




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Part VI continued - SCHOOLS RECEIVING ANY TITLE I FUNDS MUST COMPLETE THIS SECTION (Required by NCLB):


 F. Parental Involvement: Describe how the school will ensure the provision for participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students; including providing information and
 school reports in a format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.
 BES, to the extent practicable, provides opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency and parents with disabilities. BES currently has eleven ELL students; therefore, all notices of parent meetings are sent to
 parents of these children in their native language. At this time, BES has no migrant students. Every effort is made to accommodate parents with disabilities. BES is a handicapped-accessible building.

 G. Parental Involvement: Describe how parents may request information regarding the qualifications of their children's teachers, including types of certificates held, whether the child is being taught by a paraprofessional, or is
 being taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a non-highly qualified teacher, thus meeting requirements in NCLB Section 1111(h)(6)(A)(i-iv), Parents Right-to-Know.
 The Parents’ Right-to-Know requirements will be met and handled at the district level. The district will mail a letter home in the fall concerning these issues. They will then notify in writing any requests made by parent. In the event
 of any extenuating circumstances the administration will make every effort to communicate information to parents in a timely manner.

 H. Parental Involvement: Describe how the school provides other reasonable support for parental involvement activities under this section as parents may request.

 Efforts are made to provide reasonable support to all parents when needed. These efforts include the use of telephone conferences and home visits to accommodate work schedules and transportation issues. In addition, BES tries to
 ensure adequate medical care for families. BES has facilitated the transportation of students and families for medical care and provided vouchers for vision and dental care when needed. BES will continue to provide any other
 reasonable assistance and support to families upon request.

 I. Parental Involvement: Describe how the school integrates parent involvement activities with other programs, including Head Start, Even Start, Parents-As-Teachers, and public preschools, and how it conducts other activities,
 like parent resource centers, to more effectively equip parents to participate in the education of their children.
 During the spring, Head Start is invited to visit and tour our campus to help prepare these students for entry into kindergarten. The school district also offers workshops to parents of preschool students to assist them in preparing
 their child for the upcoming school year. In addition, the school district will provide a Pre-Kindergarten program for BES students this summer to help students make the transition to the public school setting. A school-wide
 orientation is held prior to the beginning of school, in addition to the annual “Open House.” Parent resources are also available for check-out through the school’s reading coach and counselor.




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Part VII- PROFESSIONAL LEARNING NEEDS RELATED TO ACADEMIC CHALLENGES (Including ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY) AND SCHOOL SAFETY, DISCIPLINE, AND SUPPORTIVE
LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS (Reminder: NCLB Section 1116 requires that each year Title I schools identified for improvement must reserve the equivalent of 10% of the Title I school-level allocation made available to
the school under Section 1113. In addition, each year LEAs identified for improvement must reserve 10% of their allocations for professional development.)
      Does the plan provide opportunities for professional development activities that are high-quality, effective, and research-based?      YES        NO
      Does the plan include opportunities for teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, other staff, and parents?                             YES        NO
(Note: Professional learning activities must be linked to Alabama’s Standards for Professional Development and Alabama’s Technology Professional Development Standards, www.alsde.edu, Sections, Technology
Initiatives, Publications).
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       WHAT WEAKNESS OR            WHAT TYPES OF                 WHEN WILL THE                      WHAT ARE THE               HOW WILL PARTICIPANTS BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE        WHAT ARE THE                 LEA MONITORING RESULTS
       NEED IDENTIFIED IN           PROFESSIONAL                     SESSION BE                EXPECTED OUTCOMES               FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION AND IN WHAT      FUNDING SOURCES,
      ACADEMIC OR SCHOOL          LEARNING WILL BE                   DELIVERED?                   OF PROFESSIONAL               WAYS WILL EVIDENCE WILL BE COLLECTED TO     ESTIMATED EXPENSES,
      CULTURE GOALS WILL              OFFERED?               (Please list dates of future PD           LEARNING?               SHOW EFFECTIVE ASSIMILATION/INTEGRATION OF   AND PROPOSED NAMES
       THE PROFESSIONAL                                       sessions, not those that have     (Following the professional                    STRATEGIES?                   OF CONSULTANTS OR
       LEARNING ADDRESS?                                          already taken place.)        learning, how will academic                                                        ENTITIES?
                                                                                                  or cultural challenges be
                                                                                               impacted – what does it look                                                  Example: Title II, $....00
                                                                                                            like?)                                                              Dr. Verry Goode
                                 1.   DIBELS Progress        1. August 2008                    1. Teachers will utilize          1.   Monthly Data Meetings                 1. $0.00         Reading Coach
                                      Monitoring Training    2. August 08 - May 09             frequent, progress                2.   Monthly Data Meetings                 2. $3286.60 Substitutes
    Reading Achievement          2.   Grade Level Data       3. August 08 - May 09             monitoring to plan                3.   Walk-Throughs & Observations              [Title I, SDE ]
                                      Meetings               4. October 08 and                 appropriate instruction.          4.   Walk-Throughs & Observations          3. $1000.00 LexAmi for
                                 3.   Workshop: Locating        February 09                    2. Teachers will utilize                                                                      Professional
                                      and Correcting                                           frequent, progress                                                                            Literature
                                      Reading Difficulties                                     monitoring to plan                                                                [Title II ]
                                 4.   Harcourt StoryTown                                       appropriate instruction.                                                     4. $400.00 consultant fees
                                      Reading Program                                          3. Teachers will implement                                                        [Title II]
                                                                                               targeted reading intervention                                                     $100.00 consultant travel
                                                                                               instruction.                                                                      [Title II]
                                                                                               4. Teachers will use valid                                                   5. $500.00 Travel & Training
                                                                                               and reliable assessments to                                                      [Title II]
                                                                                               monitor students’ reading
                                                                                               accuracy & comprehension.




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                              1. Grade Level Data Meetings     1.   August-May, 2008/09        1. Teachers will utilize         1.   Monthly Data Meetings                                   1. $0.00 [Included Above]
                              2. Monthly Assessment            2.   September-April, 2008/09   frequent, progress               2.   Analysis of Content Mastery Tests & Documentation       2. $2000.00 Substitutes
                                 Development & Analysis        3.   August 08 – May 09         monitoring to plan               3.   Walk-Throughs, Observations, Software Printouts              [Title I]
   Math Achievement              Meetings                      4.   August 08 – May 09         appropriate instruction.         4.   Walk-Throughs & Observations                            3. $0.00         [Harcourt]
                              3. Technology Workshop per       5.   January 2009               2. Teachers will utilize         5.   Walk-Throughs & Observations                            4. $125.00 Consultant
                                 Curriculum Specialist                                         content mastery assessment                                                                         Fees, [UM Regional
                              4. Math Intervention/Centers                                     to plan appropriate                                                                                Inservice Center]
                                 Workshop(s) per                                               intervention instruction.                                                                          $600.00 consultant fees
                                 Curriculum Specialist                                         3. Teachers will effectively                                                                       [Title II]
                              5. Actively pursue AMSTI                                         utilize the Harcourt                                                                               $100.00 consultant travel
                                 Training                                                      Mathematics Technology to                                                                          [Title II]
                                                                                               support mathematics                                                                           5. $500.00 registration
                                                                                               instruction.                                                                                       [Title II]
                                                                                               4. Teachers will utilize                                                                      6. $500.00 LexAmi for
                                                                                               research-based mathematics                                                                                     Professional
                                                                                               intervention instruction.                                                                                      Literature
                                                                                               5. Teachers will utilize                                                                           [Title II ]
                                                                                               research-based mathematics                                                                    7. $500.00 Travel & Training
                                                                                               intervention instruction.                                                                         [Title II]



                              1.   Faculty Retreat             1. July, 2008                   1. The faculty will be           1.   Documentation: Agendas, Sign-In Sheets, Notes           1.   [$2000.00] Faculty
                              2.   Positive Behavior           3. July 2008                    trained to effectively utilize   2.   Documentation: Agenda, Sign-In Sheet, Notes, Walk            Retreat Costs: Food,
   Learning Culture                Support Team Training       4. Fall 2008                    the school-wide discipline       3.   Throughs & Observations                                      Materials
                              3.   Caring School               5. August 08-May 2009           plan.                            4.   Documentation: Behavior Plans, Agendas, Sign-In              [District Funding]
                                   Community Training                                          2. The PBS will provide               Sheets, Decreased Incidences of Behavioral Problems -   2.   $2000.00 Substitutes
                              4.   Professional Book                                           assistance to students in             SIR data                                                     [Title II]
                                   Study: What Great                                           need of behavioral support,      5.   Documentation: Agendas, Sign-In Sheets, Notes           3.   $0.00 Grade Level
                                   Teachers Do Differently                                     increasing student                                                                                 Meetings
                                   The Daily Five                                              engagement and yielding                                                                       4.   $500.00 Professional
                              5.   Training for 21st Century                                   increased achievement.                                                                             Books [Title II]
                                   Directors (CAST)                                            3. The faculty will                                                                           5.   $750.00 [21st Century &
                                                                                               effectively implement the                                                                          Local CAST Funding]
                                                                                               Caring School Community                                                                       6.   $300.00 Travel &
                                                                                               Program.                                                                                           Training [Title II]
                                                                                               4. The faculty will develop
                                                                                               better classroom
                                                                                               management, yielding
                                                                                               improved instruction and
                                                                                               higher student achievement.
                                                                                               5. The CAST program will
                                                                                               be utilized to enhance the
                                                                                               academic achievement and
                                                                                               learning culture of the
                                                                                               students.
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Part VIII Coordination of Resources/Comprehensive Budget



List all federal, state, and local monies that the school uses to run its program:

Example:
                                                        I. State Foundation Funds:
                            Total: $65,066.70 [Includes common purchases, textbook, CIS, Tech, Library, & PD]
             Teacher Assigned Units:       42.70         classroom teachers: 37
             Administrator Units: 1.0
             Assistant Principal: 0
             Counselor: 1.0
             Librarian: 1.25

                                                              II. Federal Funds:
                                                              Total $: 159,603.36
             Title I: $154,586.32
             Title I funds are used to provide 1) reading, math, technology and content area coaches; 2) intervention to at-risk
             students; 3) classroom resources and materials; 4) substitute teachers for embedded professional development; 5)
             technology resources; and 5) fine arts instruction.

             Title II: Professional Development Activities: $5017.04
             Title II funds are used for embedded professional development, travel & training, consultant fees, professional
             resources for book studies, and registration fees in the areas of reading, math, and learning culture.

             Title III: For students who don’t speak English as their first language….
             Title IV: For safe and drug-free schools
             Title V: For 26 different uses; Also called “Innovative Programs”; Includes school improvement, gifted
             education, nurses…etc.
             Title VI: For rural and low-income schools
             Other: 21st Century, Learn and Serve, Even Start – 2008-2009 = $0.00
             21st Century funds have been used to provide high-quality after-school enrichment and academic support.
             Students are engaged in art, music, martial arts, as well as daily homework support and tutorial groups. In
             addition, a summer reading and math enrichment camp was provided for students in PreK through 4 th grades.

                                                      III. Local Funds ( if applicable)
             Local CES CAST –$750.00 21st Century Funds: Used to provide travel and training to directors for required
             conferences, as well as for transportation expenses and personnel for summer school 2008 & 2009.
                 Total $160,353.36

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Part IX – MONITORING/REVIEW DOCUMENTATION
INITIAL REVIEW /DEVELOPMENT                               Target Date: August          REVIEW 1                                     Target Date: September           REVIEW 2                                     Target Date: October
Purpose: Review assessment data to develop plan or make plan adjustments to existing   Purpose: AMENDMENT - Incorporate recommendations from school, LEA and/or      Purpose: IMPLEMENTATION - Provide documentation/evidence of improvement.
plan.                                                                                  SDE.

Date ________________________________                                                  Date ________________________________                                         Date ________________________________

Principal Initials______________                                                       Principal Initials______________                                              Principal Initials__________

LEA initials ______________        Other ___________________                           LEA initials ______________        Other ___________________                  LEA initials ______________        Other ____________

COMMENTS*                                                                              COMMENTS*                                                                     COMMENTS*



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REVIEW 3                                         Target Date: November                 REVIEW 4                                      Target Date: January            REVIEW 5                                        Target Date: February
Purpose: IMPLEMENTATION – Provide documentation/evidence of improvement.               Purpose: IMPLEMENTATION - Provide documentation/evidence of improvement.      Purpose: IMPLEMENTATION - Provide documentation/evidence of improvement.

Date ________________________________                                                  Date ________________________________                                         Date ________________________________

Principal Initials____________                                                         Principal Initials______________                                              Principal Initials______________

LEA initials ______________        Other: ________________                             LEA initials ______________        Other ___________________                  LEA initials ______________        Other ___________________

COMMENTS*                                                                              COMMENTS*                                                                     COMMENTS*



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REVIEW 6                                           Target Date: March                  REVIEW 7                                     Target Date: May                 Use information from Review 7 to update your plan for the coming year.
Purpose: IMPLEMENTATION - Provide documentation/evidence of improvement.               Purpose: REFLECTIONS/PROJECTIONS – Evaluate each goal, strategy, and action
                                                                                       for continuation, revision, or removal.
Date ________________________________
                                                                                       Date ________________________________
Principal Initials______________
                                                                                       Principal Initials______________
LEA initials ______________        Other ___________________
                                                                                       LEA initials ______________        Other ___________________
COMMENTS*
                                                                                       COMMENTS*


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