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									                               Sullivan Elementary School
                       2007-2008 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

                                              ASSURANCES

Our school held a properly noticed public hearing where we reviewed the SIP mission/vision and
goals.

Our School Advisory Council approved our School Improvement Plan, and our meeting minutes
reflect the SIP approval vote.

We have copies of our approved SIP on file at school and available to the school community.



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Date of Public Hearing                              Date of SAC Approval



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Principal Signature                                 Principal Name (Type or Print)



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SAC Chair Signature                                 SAC Chair Name (Type or Print)



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TEC Representative Signature                        TEC Representative Name (Type or Print)



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Site Facilitator Signature (Optional)               Site Facilitator Name (Optional)




    Sullivan Elementary School 2007-2008 School Improvement Plan                      Page 1 of 17
MISSION STATEMENT
We are committed to the belief that all children will learn in a safe, nurturing and challenging
environment, are valued and actively involved in becoming life long learners and productive
citizens in a diverse global society.

VISION STATEMENT
We envision an established culture of continuous excellence in teaching and learning through
rigorous and relevant academics with the assistance of the arts and emerging technologies.

VALUES – As a stakeholder, we embrace the following core values:
Compassion                Integrity                    Respect
Diversity                 Loyalty                      Responsibility
Excellence                Relationships                Trustworthiness

SCHOOL PROFILE
Kate Sullivan Elementary School is a fifty-nine year old school. It sits on a tree-lined avenue
surrounded by some of the oldest neighborhoods and parks in Tallahassee. The school had its
beginnings in 1948 in a four room barracks that was located directly west of the present campus.
The main building was constructed in 1949 and became the third elementary school in
Tallahassee. An annex was built in 1965 with six additional classrooms. In 1991, a pre-k
building was constructed as well as a new building to house 10 kindergarten and first grade
classrooms. Kate Sullivan has seen many renovations throughout the years. Presently,
construction has been completed in the back of the main building for a two story addition that
houses a cafetorium and a new media center. The main building had all new a/c units this
summer.

 Kate Sullivan serves more than eight hundred students in K through fifth grade. This includes
132 students in exceptional education programs for which special services are provided in the
areas of speech and language impaired, hearing impaired, physically impaired, visually impaired,
gifted, learning disabled, emotionally handicapped, and limited English proficiency. Its diverse
population includes students from subsidized apartment complexes, middle class subdivisions,
and a homeless shelter. Kate Sullivan’s sense of community and school pride is strong. We see
our diversity as our strength. If children don’t fit the mold when they come to our school, we
adjust our mold to fit the child so he/she can be successful.

Kate Sullivan is unique because of its emphasis on the arts and technology. The arts and
technology aren’t viewed as a dispensable luxury but as valuable preparation for the world of
work in the 21st century. Teachers integrate the arts and technology into the core academic areas
as a means for students to demonstrate mastery of the Sunshine State Standards. In 2004, Kate
Sullivan became a proud member of the LIFE(Laptop Initiative For Education) Project. It is one
of four schools to provide laptops for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th graders and one ESE classroom to enhance
their learning through technology.

Kate Sullivan has been recognized for its excellence by becoming a National Blue Ribbon
School in 1986 and 2001. It is a Florida Model Drug Free School and a Red Carpet School.
Kate Sullivan has been featured on the CBS Charles Kuralt Sunday Morning Show, as a “School




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That Works”. It was one of 36 schools in the nation to receive five year funding from the
Annenberg and Getty Foundations to demonstrate improved student achievement through the
arts and technology. Most recently in June 2007, Kate Sullivan was a grade “A” school for the
sixth year in a row.




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Student Performance Data: These data should be used for school improvement planning only.
The data may be different from the official State data. Additional data may be located at
    School Climate Survey: http://www.tandl.leon.k12.fl.us/programme/climate.html
    School Public Accountability Report (SPAR): http://www.leon.k12.fl.us/spar/

         School Grade and Adequate Yearly Progress Designation
Sullivan                   2002    2003 2004 2005 2006                                                                                                                       2007
School Grade                A        A      A       A       A                                                                                                                  A
Adequate Yearly Progress   YES      NO     YES     YES    YES                                                                                                                 NO
           NG= No Grade              PRO= Provisional AYP                                   NA= No AYP Designation

                                                  READING: FCAT SSS
                         School Grades Data                                         AYP Subgroups (% 3 and above)




                                                                                              % African American
                                     Learning Gains in


                                                           % of Lowest 25%
                                                           Making Learning
                                                           Gains in Reading




                                                                                                                                       % Limited English
                    % Meeting High




                                                                                                                      % Economically




                                                                                                                                                           % Students with
                    (3 and above)




                                                                                                                      Disadvantaged
                    Standards in




             Year
                                     % Making




                                                                                                                                       Proficiency


                                                                                                                                                           Disabilities
                    Reading




                                     Reading




                                                                              % White




            2007        87               72                    62             90             66                        65              ND                   44
            2006        87               75                    54             90             65                        63              ND                   54
            2005        83               67                    63             92             58                        57              ND                   52
            2004        86               73                    53             86             65                        61              ND                   41
           2003     82        68       57      82     60     56    ND 44
ND = not enough students to report a meaningful percentage or data not available

                                                         READING: SAT/10

National Percentile Rank for Grade K:
2007: Sounds and Letters: 49, Word Reading: 68

School Mean Scale Scores and Median Percentile Scores (All Curriculum Groups) Median

                                            Grade 1                                                                Grade 2

               Year        N         Mean Scale                  Median                 N          Mean Scale                          Median
                                       Score                      NPR                                Score                              NPR


               2007 130                    571                       63             137                            622                        69
               2006 122                    577                       66             132                            627                        73




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                                                       MATH: FCAT SSS
                     School Grades Data                                                      AYP Subgroups (% 3 and above)




                                                                                                  % African American
                    Standards in Math



                                        Learning Gains in

                                                            % of Lowest 25%
                                                            Making Learning




                                                                                                                                         % Limited English
                    % Meeting High




                                                                                                                        % Economically




                                                                                                                                                               % Students with
                                                            Gains in Math
                    (3 and above)




                                                                                                                        Disadvantaged
             Year




                                        % Making




                                                                                                                                         Proficiency


                                                                                                                                                               Disabilities
                                                                                   % White
                                        Math
             2007       80                  62                  54                 86             59                     61              ND                     49
             2006       84                  72                  73                 87             64                     62              ND                     56
             2005       75                  60                                     84             51                     53              ND                     52
             2004       82                  70                                     88             54                     55              ND                     41
             2003    77        71            82     48    48 ND        33
ND = not enough students to report a meaningful percentage or data not available

                                                            MATH: SAT/10

National Percentile Rank for Grade K:
2007: Mathematics: 50

School Mean Scale Scores and Median Percentile Scores (All Curriculum Groups) Median

                                            Grade 1                                                                         Grade 2

             Year           N                     Mean                 Median                    N                     Mean Scale                            Median
                                                  Scale                 NPR                                              Score                                NPR
                                                  Score
             2007        130                       562                        64                137                         608                               71
             2006        123                       563                        65                132                         601                               66




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    WRITING: FCAT SSS                                                                                                                       WRITES UPON REQUEST
      School Grades Data            AYP Subgroups (% 3 and above)                                                                                                                School
                                                                                                                                                                             % of students who




                                          % African American
                                                                                                                                                                              averaged 3.5 and




                                                                                 % Limited English
             % Meeting High


             (3.5 and above)
                                                                                                                                                                            above on the last two




                                                                % Economically




                                                                                                     % Students with
                                                                Disadvantaged
             Standards in
                                                                                                                                                                            WUR administrations
                                                                                                                                                          Year




                                                                                 Proficiency



                                                                                                     Disabilities
      Year                                                                                                                                                                       of the year



                                % White
             Writing



     2007         74            89        87                     91              ND                  ND                                               2007                                63
     2006         82            94        90                     85              ND                  ND                                               2006                                62
     2005         84           ND ND ND                                          ND                  ND                                               2005                                61
     2004         84           ND         93                     93              ND                  ND                                               2004                                44
     2003     83      ND ND ND ND             ND         2003           45
ND = not enough students to report a meaningful percentage or data not available


                                       SCIENCE: FCAT SSS
                     This is the baseline year for FCAT Science Level Scores
                               School Grades Data                                        AYP Subgroups (% 3 and above)
                                                                                                     % African American



                                                                                                                                           % Limited English
                                          % Meeting High




                                                                                                                          % Economically




                                                                                                                                                               % Students with
                                          (3 and above)




                                                                                                                          Disadvantaged
                                          Standards in




                                                                                                                                           Proficiency


                                                                                                                                                               Disabilities


                               Year
                                                                                         % White
                                          Science




                               2007                            68                     77             41                    39 ND                                33
                               2006                            46                     57             15                    11 ND                               ND




ADEQUATE PROGRESS STATEMENT FOR ENTIRE SIP

Adequate Progress of the 2007-2008 School Improvement Plan will be made if seven of the eight
end of year objectives are met.




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GOAL AREA: School Readiness

Five Year Goal
KSES, KSES families, and the community will work together to prepare all children to be
successful learners. Although children come to school with different levels of readiness, ninety-
five percent (95%) of the kindergarteners will master 100% of the core benchmarks at 70% or
higher accuracy.

Needs Assessment data for this goal
There is a need to provide teachers and administrators baseline data for each student’s school
readiness, so that differentiated instruction may be provided in a timely manner. In 2006/07,
91% of the kindergarten students mastered core benchmarks at 70% or higher mastery by the end
of the year.

End of Year Objective #1
The percentage of kindergarten students mastering core benchmarks will increase by 1%.

Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
     1. Breakthrough to Literacy and Open Court will provide the core reading programs for
        kindergarten students.
     2. Harcourt Math will provide the core foundation for kindergarten math skills.
     3. Teachers will use Thinking Math strategies to supplement the core math curriculum
Thinking Math is a hands on curriculum to develop critical thinking skills.
     4. The Reading Coach will pull small groups of students three times a week for phonics
instruction.

Progress Monitoring for this objective
   1. All kindergarten students will be screened by the end of the first six weeks of school on
       (FLKRS) and STAR Literacy so that parent feedback and differentiated instruction may
       be provided.
   2. Additional personnel /resources for monitoring progress will include DIBELS testing in
       September, March, and April.
   3. All teachers will keep a Progress Monitoring notebook to document student progress
   throughout the entire school year. Notebooks will be shared at monthly administrative team
   meetings.




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   GOAL AREA: Reading

Five-Year Goal
90% of the students in grades 3-5 will score Level 3 and above on the FCAT Reading.

Needs Assessment data for this goal
1. 87% of the students scored Level 3 and above on the FCAT Reading. We need to decrease
   the number of students scoring at FCAT levels 1 and 2 in Reading.
2. 62% of the students in the lowest 25% in reading made learning gains on the 2007 FCAT
   Reading, an increase of 8% from 2006.
3. There continues to be a decrease in “Main Idea” & “Words & Phrases” in grades 3-5 as
   students matriculate from grade level to grade level.
4. The percentage of student mastery in “Literacy” and “Initial Understanding” subtests is
   below 70%. There needs to be an increase in the number of students’ mastery in these two
   subtests so that it will provide a better foundation for mastery in upper level subtests.

End of Year Objective # 1
88% of the students will score Level 3 and above on the FCAT Reading.

Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
1. Students will utilize the Open Court Reading Program to improve comprehension and critical
    analysis of main idea, initial understanding, and author’s purpose.
2. Teachers will provide systematic; explicit vocabulary instruction as new vocabulary is
    introduced.
3. Teachers will use the Marzano 5 step vocabulary strategy to teach vocabulary.
4. Level 1 and Level 2 students will receive 30 minutes of extra reading instruction daily.
5. Saturday Academy will be offered for eleven consecutive Saturdays for remediation and
    enrichment.
6. Differentiated instruction will be provided at all grade levels for remediation, grade level
    instruction, and enrichment using Guided Reading or Skill focus groups.
7. Teachers, mentors, and volunteers will be trained by the Reading Coach to do daily/weekly
    fluency checks with all students.
8. At each grade level, one teacher will pilot the Sadlier-Oxford Phonics program to compare
    how well the students perform with this research-based program to the Open Court Phonics
    lessons.
9. Art prints and DBAE strategies and related children’s literature will reinforce vocabulary,
    develop cultural diversity and main ideas.
10. Students will have the opportunity to use movement/Brain Gym activities in the classroom to
    increase attention and focus in reading.
11. Students will be given a bottle of water and a healthy snack before SAT-10 and FCAT
testing.




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Progress Monitoring for this objective
1. Administrators will monitor the implementation of this instructional strategy utilizing the
    Classroom Walk Through process.
2. Student progress will be monitored three times a year using DIBELS.
3. A Reading Coach will assist in monitoring three times a year as well as assist teachers in
curriculum development.
4. The Reading Leadership Team will monitor progress toward achieving Objective #1
quarterly.
5. The art teacher and DBAE Summer Institute team leaders will provide in-service and
materials for classroom implementation.
6. Students will be monitored with the STAR computer assessment three times a year.
7. Teachers will be observed twice per year for Guided Reading and Skill Focus group lessons.
8. All teachers will keep a Progress Monitoring notebook to document student progress
throughout the entire school year. Notebooks will be shared at monthly administrative team
meetings.




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End of Year Objective # 2
63% of the students identified as scoring in the lowest 25% on FCAT Reading will make
learning gains.

Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
1. Students will use the Reading Mastery Plus Program by SRA to build vocabulary and
   comprehension.
2. Teachers will use the Marzano 5 Step strategy to teach vocabulary.
3. Students will do SuccessMaker in the computer lab at least three times a week monitored by
   the teachers.
4. STARS & CARS (Strategies to Achieve Reading Success and Comprehensive Assessment of
   Reading Strategies) or BUCKLE DOWN will be used to reinforce reading skills.
5. Intervention for Open Court will be used.
6. Teachers will meet with students in the lowest 25% to provide an extra 30 minutes using
   Guided Reading lessons.
7. Lesson Plans will reflect Guided Reading lessons.

Progress Monitoring for this objective
1. Classroom Walk Throughs will be used by administrators to monitor the implementation of
    the Marzano 5 Step instructional strategy.
2. Students will keep journals that document vocabulary words.
3. Weekly SuccessMaker reports for Level 1 and Level 2 students will be printed by lab
    personnel and reviewed by teachers/administrators.
4. Lesson Plans will be reviewed by administrators at the end of each nine weeks.
5. All teachers will keep a Progress Monitoring notebook to document student progress
throughout the entire school year. Notebooks will be shared at monthly administrative team
meetings.




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GOAL AREA: Mathematics

Five-Year Goal
90% of the students in grades 3-5 will score Level 3 and above on the FCAT Math.

Needs Assessment data for this goal
1. The percentage of students scoring Level 3 and above on the Math FCAT SSS decreased by
   4%. We need to decrease the number of students achieving in FCAT levels one and two in
   Math.
2. The percentage of students making learning gains in Math decreased by 10%.
3. After taking a closer look at individual subtests of the SAT-10 and FCAT SSS, number sense
   and operations in grades 1-5 needs to be addressed. The level of mastery has significantly
   decreased over three years.
4. 4th grade FCAT scores have decreased by 11% from 06-07 in Number Sense and Operations.

End of Year Objective # 1
82% of the students in grades 3-5 will score Level 3 and above on the FCAT Math.

Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
1. Teachers will provide systematic, explicit measurement instruction as new concepts are
    introduced. All grade levels will have collegial conversations with previous grade levels.
2. Every mathematic concept will be introduced with a manipulative activity as needed.
3. Level I and Level 2 students in grades 3-5 will utilize Pearson Successmaker daily to
    improve targeted math skills.
4. Teachers will provide instruction based on data from the Cumulative Performance report data
    generated from Successmaker.
5. Saturday Academy will be offered for eleven consecutive Saturday sessions for remediation
    and enrichment.
6. Differentiated instruction will be provided at all grade levels for remediation, grade level
    instruction, and enrichment.
7. Sunshine Math and Keeping Skills Sharp will be used to reinforce problem solving skills.
8. Teachers will implement grade appropriate technology within their weekly lessons such as
    Harcourt Math Center, Harcourt Website, FCAT Explorer, and the Florida Achieves
    Website.
9. Third-Fifth grade teachers will implement the Larger Than Life Program to improve
    mathematic achievement.
10. Art prints, materials, and DBAE strategies will reinforce connections to math concepts such
    as patterns, measurement, geometric shapes, and tessellations.
11. Brain gym and movement activities will be done weekly on WKSN to increase focus and
    attention on math skills.
12. Students will be given a bottle of water and a healthy snack before SAT-10 and FCAT
    testing.




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Progress Monitoring for this objective
1. Administrators will monitor the implementation of this instructional strategy utilizing the
    Classroom Walk Through process.
2. Lesson plans will be reviewed every nine weeks by administrators. Manipulative activities
    will be reflected in lesson plans based on district-wide adopted math series.
3. Administration will check Pearson Successmaker Cumulative Reports bi-weekly for all
    students grades 3-5 who achieved a one or two in FCAT math.
4. Benchmark mastery will be reviewed twice yearly by administration(January and May).
5. Harcourt unit math tests/inventory tests will be administered and reviewed three times a year.
6. Sunshine Math and Keeping Skills Sharp will be used to supplement problem solving skills.
7. Teachers and Lab Personnel will print Pearson Successmaker End of Session reports daily
    for administration and the Cumulative Performance Reports weekly for classroom teachers to
    monitor student progress.
5. The art teacher and DBAE Summer Institute team leaders will provide in-service, materials
and culturally diverse units for teachers to integrate in their classrooms.
6. All teachers will keep a Progress Monitoring notebook to document student progress
throughout the entire school year. Notebooks will be shared at monthly administrative team
meetings.




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End of Year Objective # 2
56% of the students identified as scoring in the lowest 25% on FCAT Math will make learning
gains.


Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
1. Every mathematic concept will be introduced with a manipulative activity as needed.
2. Level I and Level 2 students in grades 3-5 will utilize Pearson Successmaker daily to improve
targeted math skills.
3. Teachers will provide instruction based on data from the Cumulative Performance report data
generated from Successmaker.
4. Saturday Academy will be offered for eleven consecutive Saturday sessions for remediation
and enrichment.
5. Differentiated instruction will be provided at all grade levels for remediation, grade level
instruction, and enrichment.
6. Grade level aides will pull small groups to give additional math instruction in areas of need.
7. Teachers will implement grade appropriate technology within their weekly lessons such as
Harcourt Math Center, Harcourt Website, FCAT Explorer, and the Florida Achieves Website.
8. Third- Fifth grade teachers will implement the Larger Than Life Program to improve
mathematic achievement.
9. 1st grade will be using Number Worlds by SRA for the students performing at the lowest
25%.
10. GEMS and AIMS activities will be used to reinforce math concepts.
11. Brain gym and movement activities will be done weekly on WKSN to increase focus and
attention on math skills.
12. Students will be given a bottle of water and a healthy snack before SAT-10 and FCAT
testing.

Progress Monitoring for this objective
1. Administrators will monitor the implementation of this instructional strategy utilizing the
Classroom Walk Through process.
2. Lesson plans will be reviewed every nine weeks by administrators. Manipulative activities
will be reflected in lesson plans based on district-wide adopted math series.
3. Benchmark mastery will be reviewed twice yearly by administration(January and May).
4. . Harcourt unit math tests/inventory tests will be administered and reviewed three times a year.
5. Administration will check Pearson Successmaker Cumulative Reports bi-weekly for all
students grades 3-5 who achieved a one or two in FCAT math.
6. Teachers and Lab Personnel will print Pearson Successmaker End of Session reports daily for
administration and the Cumulative Performance Reports weekly for classroom teachers to
monitor student progress.
7. All teachers will keep a Progress Monitoring notebook to document student progress
throughout the entire school year. Notebooks will be shared at monthly administrative team
meetings




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GOAL AREA: Writing

Five-Year Goal
90% will achieve a 3.5 or higher on FCAT Writing.

Needs Assessment data for this goal
74% of students scored 3.5 or higher on the FCAT Writing, a decrease of 8% from 2006.
63% of 1st-5th grade students scored 3.5 or higher on the last two Writes Upon Request, an
increase of 2% from 2006.

End of Year Objective # 1
76% of students will score 3.5 or higher on the FCAT Writing

Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
   1. Teachers will use one or more of the research-based programs to help students with their
      writing skills.(Six Traits, Power Writing, 4 Square. Wow, I’m A Writer, Melissa Forney)
   2. Saturday Academy will be offered for eleven consecutive Saturdays for remediation and
      enrichment.
   3. Differentiated instruction will be provided at all grade levels for remediation, grade level
      instruction, and enrichment. Plans should reflect the specific writing trait being
      taught(conventions, mechanics, extension, organization).
   4. Each grade level will develop a grade level writing checklist. ( Schoolwide, this checklist
      is to scaffold writing skills that will prepare students for the FCAT Writing assessment
      and middle school essay and composition assignments.
   5. Art prints and DBAE strategies will be utilized at all grade levels for writing prompts.
   6. Brain gym and movement activities will be done weekly on WKSN to increase focus and
      attention on writing skills.
   7. Students will be given a bottle of water and a healthy snack before SAT-10 and FCAT
      testing.

Progress Monitoring for this objective
1. Classroom Walkthroughs will be used by administrators to monitor the implementation of
    this instruction strategy.
2. Teachers will keep a portfolio of each student’s writings throughout the year.
3. Students in grades 1-5 will score a 3.5 or higher on a narrative and expository WUR.
4. Students with an AIP in writing will have additional progress monitoring. These students
    should receive an additional writing prompt prior to midterm progress reports. This will
    allow the teachers to formatively assess strategies being implemented.
5. The art teacher and DBAE Summer Institute team leaders will provide prints, materials and
    units for classroom teachers.
6. All teachers will keep a Progress Monitoring notebook to document student progress
throughout the entire school year. Notebooks will be shared at monthly administrative team
meetings.




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GOAL AREA: Science

Five-Year Goal
80% of students will score a Level 3 on the FCAT Science SSS.

Needs Assessment data for this goal
Scientific thinking in Grade 5 needs to be addressed. Students continue to score low in this
content area.
The mean points earned in Life and Environmental Sciences was 8 out of 12 points.
Primary grades (K-2) need to utilize hands-on science instruction.
68% scored Level 3 or higher.

End of Year Objective # 1
70 % of students will score a Level 3 and above on the FCAT Science SSS.

Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
1. Students will utilize the Scott Foresman Science Program to improve scientific thinking with
    emphasis on the application of science process skills.
2. Teachers will provide systematic hands-on science instruction.
3. Saturday Academy will be offered for eleven consecutive Saturdays and provide hands-on
    science instruction for fifth grade students.
4. Teachers will build background knowledge by teaching specific grade level science
    vocabulary.
5. The GEMS(Greater Exploration in Math and Science) and AIMS(Activities Integrating Math
    and Science) will supplement the textbook to provide additional hands on activities.
6. Snapshot Science by SRA will be used in grades 3-5 to enhance the science curriculum to
reinforce vocabulary development and key science concepts.
6. DBAE activities will be used at all grade levels to provide greater exploration of the
    scientific processes, ex. observations, describe, interpret, analyze, and higher order thinking.
7. Brain gym activities will be used in classrooms to increase memory and retention of skills
    weekly on WKSN.
8. Students will be given a bottle of water and a healthy snack before SAT-10 and FCAT
    testing.

Progress Monitoring for this objective
1. Administrators will monitor the implementation of this instructional strategy utilizing the
Classroom Walkthrough Process.
2. Students will be assessed every week on scientific thinking by classroom teachers through
observation and/or written assessment.
3. Lesson plans will reflect use of GEMS and/or AIMS activities.
4. Lesson plans will reflect hands-on science instruction as indicated by the Scott Foresman
Science Program.
5. The art teacher and DBAE Summer Institute team leaders will provide in-service, materials,
and units for classroom implementation.




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6. All teachers will keep a Progress Monitoring notebook to document student progress
throughout the entire school year. Notebooks will be shared at monthly administrative team
meetings.




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GOAL AREA: Technology

Five-Year Goal
By the completion of second grade, all students will apply appropriate technology skills for
achieving success in learning, communication, and life skills. (primary checklist)

By the completion of 5th grade, all students will apply appropriate technology skills for achieving
success in learning, communication, and life skills. (intermediate checklist)

Needs Assessment data for this goal
92% of students are “Developing” or “Applying” technology skills at their appropriate level.

End of Year Objectives
1. 100% of students will be “Developing” or “Applying” technology skills at their level.
2. 100% of third, fourth, and fifth grade students and teachers will use laptops in the classroom
   setting to integrate meaningful technology.
3. 100% of participating students will use appropriate software applications to produce student
   projects and products.
4. By May 2007,the Kate Sullivan technology committee will publish a technology plan.
5. Students will showcase their technology talents by having a Technology Fair.
6. Kate Sullivan will host two Parent Technology Nights, one each semester.

Research-Based Strategies to meet this objective
1. Teachers will instruct students in the use of appropriate research-based software including
   Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Kidspiration, etc.
2. Teachers will provide instruction as new programs and software are introduced and as they
   fit into the curriculum.

Progress Monitoring for this strategy
1. Teachers’ lesson plans will reflect lessons integrating technology.
2. Administrators will monitor the project using Classroom Walkthroughs.
3. Technology checklist completed each nine-week grading period.




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