"EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT"
EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT CHESTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AFG: Mathematics Action Plan (Update) Objective: #1: By the end of 2009-2010 academic year, all EASD students will demonstrate increased mathematics knowledge and skills. Objective #1 Activity: Person/Group Timelines for Resources Evaluation/Indicators Date Completed Step 1 Responsible Completion Needed of Success Develop a teacher/staff cooperative team to address objective. Set up team Action Planning October 2003-2012 Staff Teachers met during Updated 10/05 Team (APT) Review annually in-service time Updated 10/06 Establish a schedule APT October 2003-2012 APT Schedule established Updated 10/05 of meetings Review annually and distributed Updated 10/06 Elect team APT October 2003 -2012 APT Leader and recorder for Updated 10/05 captain(s) and Review annually APT elected Updated 10/06 recorder Keep minutes at Recorder for APT October 2003 – AFG notebook Completed minutes Updated 10/05 each meeting May 2005 Recorder recorded in notebook Updated 10/06 Review annually Brainstorm APT October 2003 – APT Completed minutes May 2004 strengths and May 2004 recorded in notebook weaknesses needed to complete objective Generate APT October 2003 – APT Finalized lists of May 2004 recommendations May 2004 recommendations and and solutions solutions Place final action APT August 2004 AFG notebook Action plan completed May 2004 plan in AFG AFG school notebook committee Activity: Person/Group Timelines for Resources Needed Evaluation/Indicators Date Completed Step 2 Responsible Completion of Success Staff Development Share Action Plan APT October 2004 Action Plan Evaluation of the in- Updated 10/05 with the math service presentation Updated 10/06 department During in-service Train teachers (K-4 Technical September 2003 – Technical Teachers implement Updated 10/05 and Special Department 2012 Department technology in Updated 10/06 Education) on Math Coach ExamView classroom. technology Updated training on Generator components/ new technology Technology Software given annually Coach Math Coach Train teachers on Technical September 2003 – Technical Teachers use Updated 10/05 technology Department 2012 Department technology in class Updated 10/06 components/ Computer Review annually ExamView Software System Operator Computer Building Math System Coordinator Operator Math Coordinator Train teachers to District Math September 2003 – Scott Foresman- Teachers effectively Updated 10/05 utilize math Supervisor 2012 Addison Wesley using Scott Foresman- Updated 10/06 materials and Math Coach facilitator Addison Wesley resources Review annually (Jacqueline materials and Thompson) resources in the classroom Focus on math Teachers September 2003 – Curriculum matrix Teachers will Updated 10/05 objectives to attain Math Coach 2012 effectively implement Updated 10/06 mastery objectives with best proficient/advanced Review annually practices (through use (06/7) levels. of manipulatives) applying concepts to real-life situations, differentiating instruction to meet individual student needs and compacting as needed. Provide time for Administration August 2004 – 2012 In-services Teachers will use Updated 10/05 teacher directed Review annually Curriculum scheduled time to share Updated 10/06 discussions across meetings ideas, concepts, and buildings concerns about the math curriculum Utilize rubrics from District Math August 2003-2012 Grace Cisek, Teachers used rubrics Updated 10/05 the PDE website to Supervisor Review Annually consultant from PDE website. Updated 10/06 increase scores on open-ended problems. Introduce grades District Math March 2004-2012 Dr. Sandy Fluck, Teachers effectively Updated 10/05 1-4 teachers to Supervisor Review annually Moravian College implement a unit from Updated 10/06 Math Investigations Investigations Train teachers in Math Coordinator August 2004 - 2012 Trained staff Teachers train their Updated 10/05 use of calculators Review annually students in calculator Updated 10/06 usage Train teachers in Math Coach January 2003-2012 Study Island Become familiar with Updated 10/05 use of Study Island Review Annually Website Study Island and its use Updated 10/06 Teachers on a PSSA preparation Study Island Representative Gather and District Math November C. Wayne-state Information shared Updated 10/05 distribute data from Supervisor 2003-2012 representative with classroom Updated 10/06 district and state Core group of Review annually for PSSA test teachers math assessments. teachers Grace Cisek – IU consultant PSSA Video Conferences PSSA Workshops 4 Sight Benchmark Assessments District Math Assessments Activity: Person/Group Timelines for Resources Needed Evaluation/Indicators Date Completed Step 3 Responsible Completion of Success Instructional Delivery Systems/Methods/ Techniques Address ways to Principal August 2003 – 2012 Principal Developed ideas to Updated 10/05 improve Math Coach Teachers improve scores, Updated 10/06 performance for Teachers . conditions, and PSSA test Review annually readiness for PSSA tests such as: PSSA Coach Books and Test Ready, PSSA Pep Rally, Brain Bowl, Motivational Incentives, PSSA Song Examine scheduling Principal September 2002 – Teachers Developed a workable Updated 10/05 issues involving Guidance 2012 schedule to optimize Updated 10/06 PSSA testing Counselor Review annually performance IST Teacher During Administration Meetings Increase math Building September 2002 – Additional staff Additional math time Updated 10/05 instructional time principals 2012 Decrease added to schedule by Updated 10/06 School Board Review Annually number of the addition of the subjects offered SMART program. to students Increase student Math August 2003 – PSSA released Students use techniques Updated 10/05 readiness for PSSA Coordinator 2012 items and strategies Updated 10/06 Teachers Review Annually Scott developed from Math Coach Foresman- practice tasks District Math Addison Wesley Supervisor PSSA Pennsylvania test preparation Provide nutritional PTA March 2004 -2012 PTA Alertness during testing Updated 10/05 snacks on test dates Building Snacks Updated 10/06 to improve students’ principal We will do this performance Guidance annually. Department Decrease class size School Board September 2006- Additional Class size reduced Updated 10/05 District Math 2012 classrooms Updated 10/06 Supervisor Review Annually Additional staff Building Administrator Increase staff to School Board 2006 – 2012 Additional staff Student needs are Updated 10/05 address student District Math Review annually more effectively met Updated 10/06 needs in Supervisor During Increased staff mathematics Building (Phase in one per Administration Administrator year) meetings and School Board meetings. Updated 10/05 Increase student Third and Fourth 2005-2012 Count On It Book Students will be Updated 10/06 time on problem Grade Review Annually (Assessments provided with solving Math Coach Anchors) examples of problem solving tasks Activity: Person/Group Timelines for Resources Needed Evaluation/Indicators Date Completed Step 4 Responsible Completion of Success Curriculum Development/ Programs Utilize a Math Principal August 2003 – 2012 Building Math Math teachers are Updated 10/05 Coordinator Review Annually Coordinator given direction by a Updated 10/06 coordinator. During teacher school day. Adopted and District Math September 2003 Teachers Effective September 2003 implemented an up Committee implementation of a to date, standards Scott-Foresman- new math program based text book and Addison Wesley additional math personnel materials Improve curriculum District Math September 2003 – State standards Teachers are aware of Updated 10/05 alignment and Committee 2012 District goals grade level curriculum Updated 10/06 sequence between District Math Review annually and curriculum and continuity between grades Supervisor maps grade levels District Math Committee Curriculum Matrix Encourage best School Board June 2004-2012 Math Coach Personnel hired as Updated 10/05 practice in current District Math Review annually Math Coach Updated 10/06 math techniques Supervisor Adopt alternative K-4 2003-2012 Versa-Tiles K-4 teachers will be Updated 10/05 materials for Update on materials Study Island able to effectively Updated 10/06 remediation and annually Fizz and Martina integrate remediation enrichment of math. Grade Level and enrichment Meetings materials into the PSSA Coach Books curriculum. Investigations Measuring Up Books Count On It Books Word & Fact of the Day Math Web Sites Use of 4 Sight Third and Fourth 2005-2012 Test Booklets Benchmark Updated 10/05 Benchmarks Grade Teachers Scan Sheets Assessments will Updated 10/06 Scanner monitor students’ achievement Use of First in Math 2-4 Grade Teachers 2005-2012 Math 24 Card Students earn stickers Updated 10/05 24 Game (card Games as their basic fact Updated 10/06 games and on-line Computers knowledge increases. program) On-Line license Activity: Person/Group Timelines for Resources Needed Evaluation/Indicators Date Completed Step 5 Responsible Completion of Success Support Programs Adopt materials Math teachers September 2002 Math Materials adopted. September 2003 which address District Math manipulatives Updated 10/06 remediation and Committee 2006-2012 Review Funds to enrichment of math District Math Annually 10/06 purchase new Supervisor program School board Scott-Foresman Intervention Program 10/06 Provide additional Classroom teachers September 2002 – Teachers Improvement in PSSA Updated 10/05 instruction in math Math Coach 2012 PSSA Coach Book scores Updated 10/06 curriculum Count On It Review annually. Groundworks 10/06 Versatiles Touch Math After School and Teachers September 2003 – Teachers Improvement in PSSA Updated 10/05 Summer Programs Program 2012 Measuring Up scores Updated 10/06 coordinator Review annually Books Hands-On Math Address the IU #20 August 2003 – 2012 Large display Students use Updated 10/05 physical needs of Special books, materials/methods for Updated 10/06 students in math Education Review annually. calculators, and instruction teacher computers Computers for scribing Instruct above-level Enrichment teacher September 2003 – Problem- Paragraphs using Updated 10/05 students in 2012 solving tasks appropriate Updated 10/06 techniques used to Review annually Math text mathematical language improve written to explain computation responses to problem solving task Activity: Person/Group Timelines for Resources Needed Evaluation/Indicators Date Completed Step 6 Responsible Completion of Success Parent/ Community Publicize and Principal March 2004 - 2012 Letter to parents Improvement in PSSA Updated 10/05 provide parents with Teachers Math Night scores Updated 10/06 ideas to enhance Math Coach This is done performance on District Math annually about two PSSA test Committee weeks before the PSSA is given. Increase parental District Math November 2003 – Trifold pamphlet Parents have a better May 2004 knowledge of Committee May 2004 understanding of Updated 10/06 curriculum by way Teachers Review Annually curriculum for 5th and of a pamphlet 10/06 6th grade 10/06 produced for parents Provide parents Math Coach September 2004 Scott Foresman- Parents access text on Updated 10/05 with access to the Addison personal computers Updated 10.06 textbook via Wesley computer software Information provided at open house and other school communications. Computer Encourage Teachers September 2003 – Parents Effective home/school Updated 10/05 parent/teacher School Board 2012 Telephone communication Updated 10/06 communication Review annually Funding for agenda book During PTA , (School Board) faculty, and district Web-based wide math meetings e-mail Utilize condensed School Board September 2003 – Homework Parents are able to Updated 10/05 lesson offered in District Math June 2012 workbook assist children with Updated 10/06 homework Supervisor homework workbook This will be done annually. Develop and School Board, 2003-2012 Academic Pamphlets will be Updated 10/05 increase parental District Math Review annually Standards provided to all Updated 10/06 knowledge of math Coordinator, Parent Pamphlet parents/guardians to curriculum. Math Revised Curriculum school age children. Committee, Map Building Math Coordinator Activity: Person/Group Timelines for Resources Needed Step 7 Responsible Completion Additional Activities (06/07) School Board 2005-2012 Assessment Results Increase in student Updated 10/06 To use the data Administration Review Annually In-services, achievement retrieved from the District Math Grade-level or Team benchmark initiative, Committee meetings PSSA Results, and Math District Assessments Coaches/Coordinators to drive instruction as /Specialists well as targeting K-6 Teachers groups for extra instruction 10/10/06 AFG Summary Today we reviewed the action plan to make sure that it was current and ongoing. We marked updated for the activities that will be ongoing in 2006.