THE 2007-08 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

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					       THE 2007-08
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN


    Andover Elementary
    3100 Sanctuary Point Blvd.
       Orlando, FL 32825


  School Improvement Plan
          2007-08




     ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
              Orlando, Florida
Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08

                                      PROFILE
 Andover Elementary opened in August 2005 to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding
Andover Lakes communities. Andover Elementary opened with approximately 450 students in
grades kindergarten through 5th. The present population of 581 students in Kindergarten
through 5th grade is represented by: 47.5% Hispanic (280 students),27.7 % White (163
students), 13.9% African American (82 students), 8% Asian/Pac. Islander (47 students), 2.4 %
Multiracial (14 students), & 0.5% Amer. Indian (3 students).

Andover Elementary is Orange County Public Schools’ prototype design. Students in
kindergarten through 1st grade are on the ground floor along with Music, Art, and PE. Students
in second through fifth grades are on the second floor. We have 2 computer labs that run
software for our students in grades 2nd through 5th. Currently, we have 1 SLD resource teacher
to serve our students with special needs.

Andover Elementary was designated an A school by the state of Florida. Students in all grades
met the high standards set by Orange County Public Schools and the state of Florida.




                                        VISION
OCPS Vision: To be the top producer of successful students in the nation.

Andover Elementary is a caring and safe learning environment comprised of committed
educators, responsible students, and caring parents, with a goal of educating the entire child,
socially, academically, and physically. Each child is developing the necessary skills to enable
him/her to:
   • Achieve success
   • Communicate effectively
   • Demonstrate positive self-esteem
   • Partner with the community by being a responsible citizen
   • Think creatively and critically
   • Understand and respect cultural diversity
   • Be a life-long learner




OCPS                                      Page 1                    School Improvement Plan
Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08

            Development of the School Improvement Plan
The district ENDS Policy, District Performance Goals, and the Comprehensive Academic
Achievement Plan (CAAP) were all used to develop our school improvement plan. The plan is a
tool for identifying and creating a desirable future for our students and school. The school
improvement plan process will enable us to anticipate and manage the complex changes that
we face. Furthermore, because our School Advisory Council is broadly representative of our
school’s community, we are confident that our school improvement plan reflects a shared vision
of success for all of our students.

We began the strategic planning process by developing and clarifying a vision statement for our
school. Our vision statement expresses the "desirable future" we want to create and is
presented on the previous page.

In order to assess the needs of our school, we collected and analyzed a great deal of data.
From these data we identified a number of priority needs, which are stated in our plan. These
needs formed the basis for our plan this year.

The mission of the Orange County Public Schools is, “To lead our students to success with the
support and involvement of families and the community.” Based on this mission, we reviewed
the District Performance Goals and built objectives around the goals that reflected the priority
needs of our school. OCPS has also identified six supporting conditions to help accomplish the
district’s mission. We reviewed and selected the supporting conditions that related to our needs
assessment.

The purpose of the OCPS CAAP is to create curriculum consistency for all students and provide
instructional strategies that meet the needs of our diverse student population. To make this
happen, developmental, accelerated, and remedial strategies have been incorporated into this
plan to ensure student achievement.

Our school improvement plan focuses on how we will work toward meeting the needs at our
school. We used the results of our needs assessment as a starting point to select and develop
four-year objectives. We used the needs assessment results to address budget, training,
instructional materials, technology, staffing, student support services, specific school safety,
discipline strategies, student health and fitness, including physical fitness, parental information
on student health/fitness, and indoor environmental air quality. The SAC’s assistance was used
to prepare the budget for next year so that it effectively supports the school improvement plan.

Annual objectives were developed to identify where we would be at the end of each year of our
four-year objectives or objectives based on the supporting conditions. Finally, action plans were
written, which outlined the activities that needed to be completed in order to reach our annual
objectives. These action plans are clearly defined activities that show what we will accomplish
in working toward our objectives.




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The four state education goals, Florida’s six priorities, as well as statutory requirements, were
addressed in developing the plan. Not all goals and priorities are directly included in the plan
since only the highest priority needs are included. Many other activities take place in the school
that support the state goals and priorities but are not specifically mentioned in the plan.

Our school is committed to improving access to high quality instruction for all students. This
includes increasing the percentage of African-American and Hispanic students enrolled in
rigorous curriculum at the elementary level.

Once our plan was completed, it was reviewed by our community, the area superintendent, the
superintendent, and the school board. This review focused on determining how much progress
toward state goals and the district's mission would result from the implementation of the plan.
When the school board approved our plan, they agreed that achieving the annual objectives
would produce adequate progress toward meeting these important goals.

The actual implementation of our plan will be evaluated at two points during the school year.
The first review of progress will be in December-January with the area superintendent. The
mid-year progress review will determine if we are on schedule in completing the action plan
activities that are written in our plan and data showing progress at the middle of the school year.
The final progress report is made after the school year is over. At that time, we will determine if
we accomplished our annual objectives. We will use those results to begin our needs
assessment for next year.




OCPS                                       Page 3                      School Improvement Plan
Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                               READING OBJECTIVE
District Mission: To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the
community.

                                                  Baseline Expectations
                                                  (Percent of Students)

If a school has exceeded the baseline expectations, the improvement target in following years will be an improvement of 3
percentage points per year. After a school reaches 90 percent on any of these performance targets, the target in future years will
be to maintain performance.

Reading                  Elementary: 85
Performance:             Middle Schools: 65
                         High Schools: 60

Reading Learning         Elementary: 70
Gains:                   Middle Schools: 75
                         High Schools: 75

Reading Lowest           Elementary: 70
25 Percent               Middle Schools: 75
Learning Gains:          High Schools: 65

Narrative to Describe Major Steps to Meet Baseline Expectations in Reading Within Four Years:
Andover’s students are currently performing above the district’s 4 year baseline in the area of Reading
Performance and Reading Lowest 25% Learning Gains. All staff members will stress improvement in
reading as a priority. Fluency and vocabulary strategies will be emphasized in all content classes across
the curriculum. OCPS district assessment tools will be used for measuring, monitoring, and forecasting
student progress with emphasis on the use of Benchmark testing, particularly tracking the lowest 30
percent. Andover will continue improving in all areas through the use of ability grouping in grades 3, 4,
and 5. In addition each student in grades 3, 4, and 5 will attend the computer lab for daily 20 minute
sessions. The reading curriculum will continue to be research-based and will be taught with fidelity for
90-120 minutes. Vocabulary instruction will be enhanced by continued use of Marzano’s strategies and
implementation of Thinking Maps.


Four-Year                By July 2011, 90 percent or more of all students taking the FCAT Reading test at
Objectives:              Andover Elementary School will score at Level 3 or above.

                         By July 2011, 90 percent or more of all students taking the FCAT Reading test at
                         Andover Elementary School will make learning gains.

                         By July 2011, 90 percent or more of the lowest 25% of students taking the FCAT
                         Reading test at Andover Elementary School will make learning gains.




OCPS                                                    Page 4                                    School Improvement Plan
2007-08            In June 2007, 87% of all students at Andover Elementary School scored at Level 3 or
Needs Statement:   above on FCAT reading. The districts 5 year goal is 85%. Andover Elementary will
                   reach and maintain 90% or higher. Needs assessment data indicated a need for the
                   continuation of the 90-120 minute reading block as well as the computer lab..

                   In June 2007, 77% of students at Andover Elementary School made learning gains in
                   reading.

                   In June 2007, 75% of all students at Andover Elementary School made learning
                   gains with the lowest 25% of students in reading.

2007-08            By July 2008, 90% of all students taking the FCAT Reading test at Andover
Annual             Elementary School will score at Level 3 or above.
Objectives:
                   By July 2008, 80% of all students taking the FCAT Reading test at Andover
                   Elementary School will make learning gains.

                   By July 2008, 78% of all students taking the FCAT Reading test at Andover
                   Elementary School will make learning gains with the lowest 25% of students.

2007-08            Enter progress made at mid-year of 2007-08 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2007-08            Enter baseline data from 2007-08 here when it is available.
Results:

2008-09            Enter baseline data from 2007-08 for all three reading statements here.
Needs Statement:

2008-09            Enter all three of the annual objectives for 2008-09 here.
Annual
Objectives:

2008-09            Enter progress made at mid-year of 2008-09 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2008-09            Enter baseline data from 2008-09 here when it is available.
Results:

2009-10            Enter baseline data from 2008-09 for all three reading statements here.
Needs Statement:

2009-10            Enter all three of the annual objectives for 2009-10 here.
Annual
Objectives:

2009-10            Enter progress made at mid-year of 2009-10 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2009-10            Enter baseline data from 2009-10 here when it is available.
Results:




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2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2009-10 for all three reading statements here.
Needs Statement:

2010-11               Enter all three of the annual objectives for 2010-11 here.
Annual
Objectives:

2010-11               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2010-11 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2010-11 here when it is available.
Results:


Do rules, regulations, policies, or laws at the state or district level
prevent the school from accomplishing this plan?                              Yes:              No:    x

If so, is a request for waiver needed?                                        Yes:              No:    x
Appendix F contains the form and procedures for requesting a waiver.




OCPS                                              Page 6                            School Improvement Plan
Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                                    Reading
                                             Action Plan for 2007-08

                                                                                                             Status




                                                                                                               In Progress
                                                                                                 Completed



                                                                                                                             Planned
                                                           Funding         Position of
Activities (INCLUDE END DATE)
                                                           Source          Responsibility


1.   Assess the reading ability of each student within     School Budget   Teachers
     the first three weeks of school using the Open
     Court pretests. (Sept. 2007)
2.   Group students in grades 3-5 by ability using         School Budget   Teachers
     data from Open court pretests, DRA, and FCAT
     scores. (Sept. 2007)
3.   Provide after-school tutoring in reading for          School          CRT
     targeted students in grades 3-5 beginning             Budget/SAI      Teachers
     October 2007 and continuing until FCAT                                Reading Coach
     assessment. (March 2008)
4.   Assess students in grades K-5 with the                School Budget   CRT
     Benchmark and/ or DIBELS on the district                              Reading Coach
     designated dates. (May 2008)                                          Teachers
5.   Implement the District Comprehensive                  School Budget   Principal
     Academic Achievement Plan for reading,                                CRT
     utilizing 90-120 minute reading block. (May                           Teachers
     2008)                                                                 Reading Coach
6.   Implement training and expansion of the use of        School Budget   CRT
     Thinking Maps as a learning tool. (May 2008)                          Instructional Coach
                                                                           Teachers
7.   Each grade level (K-5) will implement a               School Budget   Teachers
     minimum of two Thinking Maps to coincide with                         Reading Coach
     Open Court comprehension skills. (May 2008)
8.   Continue with peer observations of Open Court         School          Reading Coach
     reading lessons. (May 2008)                           Improvement     Classroom
                                                           Funds           Teachers
9.   Continue with onsite staff development in Open        School Budget   Reading Coach
     Court usage and strategies throughout the
     year. (May 2008)

10. Implement school wide Action Research using            School Budget   CRT
    Thinking Maps to support vocabulary                                    Reading Coach
    development for grades K-5 using selected                              Teachers
    words from the Open Court series, math, and
    science. Testing will include pretest, mid year
    test, and post test. (May 2008)
11. Provide resources for reading on the school            School Budget   Media Specialist
    website. (May 2008)                                                    CRT
                                                                           Technology
                                                                           Coordinator
12. Support Open Court themes by purchasing                PTA             Media Specialist
    class sets of appropriately leveled reading            School Budget
    materials. (May 2008)


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                                                                                                        Status




                                                                                                          In Progress
                                                                                            Completed



                                                                                                                        Planned
                                                         Funding         Position of
Activities (INCLUDE END DATE)
                                                         Source          Responsibility


13. Continue the use of SuccessMaker in grades 3-        School Budget   Teachers
    5 as a supplement to the reading program, with                       Technology
    students attending 4-5 days/week for 20                              Coordinator
    minutes.(May 2008)
14. Continue quarterly progress monitoring               School Budget   CRT
    meetings to review progress of all students in                       Reading Coach
    reading. (May 2008)                                                  Teachers
                                                                         Principal
15. Continue school wide study of Marzano’s 9            School Budget   Principal
    Instructional Strategies focusing on notetaking      School          CRT
    and graphic organizers. (May 2008)                   Improvement     Reading Coach
                                                         Funds           Classroom
                                                                         Teachers
16. Collect and analyze 2007-08 FCAT data;               School Budget   Principal
    compare to 2006-07 data to determine                                 Teachers
    progress. (June 2008)                                                CRT
                                                                         Reading Coach

Funding Source: Designate where funds will come from, if applicable, such as School Improvement
Funds, School Budget, Title I funds, or a grant.




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Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                                  MATH OBJECTIVE
District Mission: To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the
community.

                                                  Baseline Expectations
                                                  (Percent of Students)

If a school has exceeded the baseline expectations, the improvement target in following years will be an improvement of 3
percentage points per year. After a school reaches 90 percent on any of these performance targets, the target in future years will
be to maintain performance.

Math                     Elementary: 80
Performance:             Middle Schools: 70
                         High Schools: 80

Math Learning            Elementary: 70
Gains:                   Middle Schools: 75
                         High Schools: 75

Math Lowest 25           Elementary: 70
Percent Learning         Middle Schools: 75
Gains:                   High Schools: 75

Narrative to Describe Major Steps to Meet Baseline Expectations in Math Within Four Years:
Andover Elementary School students are currently performing at the district’s 4year baseline goal in the
area of Math Performance, Math Learning Gains, and Math Lowest 25% Learning Gains. Andover will
continue improvement in all areas of math by a dedicated 45-60 minute math block and teaching the
district’s research-based math curriculum with fidelity. Training and support will be implemented in
Everyday Mathematics and additional help will be provided using our software in the computer labs in
grades K-5. We will raise expectations of instructional practices in all classes. Intermittent Classroom
Walk-Throughs will be used to assess instruction.


Four-Year                By July 2011,92 percent or more of all students taking the FCAT Reading test at
Objectives:              Andover Elementary School will score at Level 3 or above.

                         By July 2011, 90 percent or more of all students taking the FCAT Reading test at
                         Andover Elementary School will make learning gains.

                         By July 2011, 90 percent or more of the lowest 25% of students taking the FCAT
                         Reading test at Andover Elementary School will make learning gains.




OCPS                                                    Page 9                                    School Improvement Plan
2007-08            In June 2007, 89% of all students at Andover Elementary School scored at Level 3 or
Needs Statement:   above on FCAT Math. The districts 5 year goal is 80%. Andover Elementary will
                   reach and maintain 90% or higher. Needs assessment data indicated a need for the
                   continuation of the 60 minute math block as well as the computer lab.

                   In June 2007, 83% of students at Andover Elementary School made learning gains in
                   math.

                   In June 2007, 89% of all students at Andover Elementary School made learning
                   gains with the lowest 25% of students in math.


2007-08            By July 2008, 92% of all students taking the FCAT Math test at Andover Elementary
Annual             School will score at Level 3 or above.
Objectives:
                   By July 2008, 86% of all students taking the FCAT Math test at Andover Elementary
                   School will make learning gains.

                   By July 2008, 92% of all students taking the FCAT Math test at Andover Elementary
                   School will make learning gains with the lowest 25% of students.

2007-08            Enter progress made at mid-year of 2007-08 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2007-08            Enter baseline data from 2007-08 here when it is available.
Results:

2008-09            Enter baseline data from 2007-08 for all three math statements here.
Needs Statement:

2008-09            Enter all three of the annual objectives for 2008-09 here.
Annual
Objectives:

2008-09            Enter progress made at mid-year of 2008-09 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2008-09            Enter baseline data from 2008-09 here when it is available.
Results:

2009-10            Enter baseline data from 2008-09 for all three math statements here.
Needs Statement:

2009-10            Enter all three of the annual objectives for 2009-10 here.
Annual
Objectives:

2009-10            Enter progress made at mid-year of 2009-10 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2009-10            Enter baseline data from 2009-10 here when it is available.
Results:




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2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2009-10 for all three math statements here.
Needs Statement:

2010-11               Enter all three of the annual objectives for 2010-11 here.
Annual
Objectives:

2010-11               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2010-11 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2010-11 here when it is available.
Results:


Do rules, regulations, policies, or laws at the state or district level
prevent the school from accomplishing this plan?                              Yes:             No:     x

If so, is a request for waiver needed?                                        Yes:             No:     x
Appendix F contains the form and procedures for requesting a waiver.




OCPS                                              Page 11                           School Improvement Plan
Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                                     Math
                                            Action Plan for 2007-08
                                                                                                              Status




                                                                                                                In Progress
                                                                                                  Completed



                                                                                                                              Planned
                                                          Funding           Position of
Activities (INCLUDE END DATE)
                                                          Source            Responsibility


   1. Identify mathematics skill levels of students       School Budget     Teachers
       through school-wide testing using                                    Tech Coordinator
       SuccessMaker, Everyday Mathematics
       assessments, and FCAT scores.
       (September 2007)
   2. Provide resource materials and math                 School Budget     Principal
       manipulatives for each classroom to support                          CRT
       Everyday Math. (September 2007)
   3. Provide after-school tutoring in mathematics        School Budget     CRT
       for targeted students in grades 3-5 using                            Instructional Coach
       SuccessMaker, Buckle Down Math, and                                  Teachers
       Everyday Math strategies and games.
       (March 2008)
   4. Implement timed multiplication drills for           School Budget     Teachers
       students in 3rd-5th grades and addition drills
       in grade 2. (March 2008)
   5. Provide staff development opportunities and         School Budget     Math Specialists
       grade level collaboration for innovative math      District Budget
       strategies with the Everyday Math program,         Staff
       utilizing the primary and intermediate math        Development
       specialists. (March 2008)                          Funds
   6. Host Math Celebration for students                  PTA Budget        Teachers
       achieving Andover’s timed multiplication           Partners in       Principal
       (grades 3-5) & 2ND grade addition goals.           Education
       (March 2008)
   7. Continue use of SuccessMaker to reinforce           School Budget     Teachers
       mathematics skills, motivate students, and                           Tech Coordinator
       further supplement math program in grades
       K-5. (April 2008)
   8. Host a school-wide Parent/Student Math              School Budget     Teachers
       Night. (May 2008)                                                    Math Specialists
   9. Assess progress through quarterly progress          School Budget     CRT
       monitoring meetings, to adjust instruction in                        Instructional Coach
       math throughout the school year using                                Teachers
       appropriate assessment tools. (May 2008)                             Principal
   10. Provide math resources on the school web           School Budget     Math Specialists
       site. (May 2008)                                                     Media Specialist
                                                                            Tech Coordinator
   11. Collect and analyze 2007-08 FCAT data;             School Budget     Principal
       compare to 2006-07 data to determine                                 CRT
       progress. (June 2008)                                                Reading Coach
                                                                            Teachers




OCPS                                            Page 12                           School Improvement Plan
Funding Source: Designate where funds will come from, if applicable, such as School Improvement
Funds, School Budget, Title I funds, or a grant.




OCPS                                    Page 13                        School Improvement Plan
Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                                WRITING OBJECTIVE
District Mission: To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the
community.

                                                  Baseline Expectations
                                                  (Percent of Students)

If a school has exceeded the baseline expectations, the improvement target in following years will be an improvement of 3
percentage points per year. After a school reaches 90 percent on any of these performance targets, the target in future years will
be to maintain performance.

Writing                  Elementary: 85
Performance:             Middle Schools: 85
                         High Schools: 85

Narrative to Describe Major Steps to Meet Baseline Expectations in Writing Within Four Years:
Andover Elementary School students are currently performing above the district’s 4 year baseline goal of
85%. Andover will continue to align the writing curriculum with the district’s expectations across all grade
levels. All classrooms will use the writing curriculum guide developed for the school and incorporate
writing as a part of the daily schedule. Writing will be embedded in all content areas. Teachers will
monitor the lowest 30% and provide interventions to assist targeted students. Writing will be monitored 3
times a year to track student progress.



Four-Year                By July 2011, 93 percent or more of all students taking the FCAT Writing test at
Objective:               Andover Elementary School will score at Level 3.5 or above.


2007-08                  In June 2007, 91% of all students at Andover Elementary School scored at level 3.5
Needs Statement:         or above on FCAT. Needs assessment data indicates the continuation of integrating
                         the writing process with the reading curriculum, as well as emphasizing writing in all
                         grades.
2007-08                  By July 2008, 93% of Andover Elementary School students taking the FCAT will
Annual Objective:        score 3.5 or above.
2007-08                  Enter progress made at mid-year of 2007-08 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2007-08                  Enter baseline data from 2007-08 here when it is available.
Results:

2008-09                  Enter baseline data from 2007-08 for the writing statement here.
Needs Statement:

2008-09                  Enter the annual objective for 2008-09 here.
Annual Objective:




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2008-09               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2008-09 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2008-09               Enter baseline data from 2008-09 here when it is available.
Results:

2009-10               Enter baseline data from 2008-09 for the writing statement here.
Needs Statement:

2009-10               Enter the annual objective for 2009-10 here.
Annual Objective:

2009-10               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2009-10 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2009-10               Enter baseline data from 2009-10 here when it is available.
Results:

2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2009-10 for the writing statement here.
Needs Statement:

2010-11               Enter the annual objective for 2010-11 here.
Annual Objective:

2010-11               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2010-11 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2010-11 here when it is available.
Results:


Do rules, regulations, policies, or laws at the state or district level
prevent the school from accomplishing this plan?                             Yes:              No:     x

If so, is a request for waiver needed?                                       Yes:              No:     x
Appendix F contains the form and procedures for requesting a waiver.




OCPS                                              Page 15                           School Improvement Plan
Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                                 Writing
                                         Action Plan for 2007-08

                                                                                                       Status




                                                                                                         In Progress
                                                                                           Completed



                                                                                                                       Planned
                                                       Funding         Position of
Activities (INCLUDE END DATE)
                                                       Source          Responsibility


 1. Establish a unified plan to prepare students for   School budget   Teachers
    FCAT Writing. (August 2007)

 2. Monitor student progress with the district’s 2     School budget   Teachers
    writing prompts, graded according to the FCAT                      CRT
    rubric. (February 2008)                                            Administration

 3. Continue to implement grade level expectations     School budget   Teachers
    for K-5 writing program to be used school wide.                    Writing Team
    (June 2008)                                                        CRT

 4. Provide opportunities for students to share/       School budget   Teachers
    practice/display/publish their writings through                    CRT
    morning announcements, media displays, and                         Administration
    hallway bulletin boards. (June 2008)

 5. Provide staff development for all teachers on      School budget   Writing Team
    the FCAT scoring rubric. (June 2008)
 6. Analyze and compare FCAT scores for                School budget   Teachers
    progress and needs assessment.(June 2008)                          CRT
                                                                       Administration
 7. Add writing resources on school webpage.           School budget   Teachers
    (June 2008)                                                        Tech. Coordinator

Funding Source: Designate where funds will come from, if applicable, such as School Improvement
Funds, School Budget, Title I funds, or a grant.




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Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                                SCIENCE OBJECTIVE
District Mission: To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the
community.

                                                  Baseline Expectations
                                                  (Percent of Students)

If a school has exceeded the baseline expectations, the improvement target in following years will be an improvement of 3
percentage points per year. After a school reaches 90 percent on any of these performance targets, the target in future years will
be to maintain performance.

Science                  Elementary: 42
Performance:             Middle Schools: 42
                         High Schools: 42

Narrative to Describe Major Steps to Meet Baseline Expectations in Science Within Four Years:
Andover Elementary School students are currently performing above the district’s 4 year baseline goal in
the area of science. Andover will continue with a 60 minute science block in 5th grade. The science
textbook will be used to focus on teaching the benchmarks and standards that build toward the scientific
knowledge needed for 5th grade. All grade levels will teach the science content with fidelity as well as
adhere to the district’s pacing guide. Mastery of skills will be strengthened through hands-on activities and
focus on science vocabulary.


Four-Year                By 2011, 74% of all students taking the FCAT Science at Andover Elementary
Objective:               School will score at Level 3 or above.

2007-08                  In June 2007, 62% of students at Andover Elementary School scored at Level 3 or
Needs Statement:         above on FCAT Science. Needs assessment data indicated a need for the
                         continued use of the science text and pacing guide to ensure that the benchmarks
                         are taught.

2007-08                  By July 2008, 65% of Andover Elementary School students taking the FCAT Science
Annual Objective:        will score a Level 3 or above.
2007-08                  Enter progress made at mid-year of 2007-08 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2007-08                  Enter baseline data from 2007-08 here when it is available.
Results:

2008-09                  Enter baseline data from 2007-08 for the science statement here.
Needs Statement:

2008-09                  Enter the annual objective for 2008-09 here.
Annual Objective:




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2008-09               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2008-09 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2008-09               Enter baseline data from 2008-09 here when it is available.
Results:

2009-10               Enter baseline data from 2008-09 for the science statement here.
Needs Statement:

2009-10               Enter the annual objective for 2009-10 here.
Annual Objective:

2009-10               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2009-10 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2009-10               Enter baseline data from 2009-10 here when it is available.
Results:

2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2009-10 for the science statement here.
Needs Statement:

2010-11               Enter the annual objective for 2010-11 here.
Annual Objective:

2010-11               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2010-11 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2010-11               Enter baseline data from 2010-11 here when it is available.
Results:


Do rules, regulations, policies, or laws at the state or district level
prevent the school from accomplishing this plan?                             Yes:              No:    X

If so, is a request for waiver needed?                                       Yes:              No:    X
Appendix F contains the form and procedures for requesting a waiver.




OCPS                                              Page 18                           School Improvement Plan
School Name
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                                     Science
                                             Action Plan for 2007-08

                                                                                                           Status




                                                                                                             In Progress
                                                                                               Completed



                                                                                                                           Planned
                                                           Funding         Position of
Activities (INCLUDE END DATE)
                                                           Source          Responsibility


 1. Offer a family science curriculum night for 5th        School budget   Science committee
     grade students and parents. (October 2007)            PTA
 2. Offer a family science fair projects/procedures        School budget   Science committee
     night. (March 2008)                                   PTA
 3. Develop staff awareness in faculty and grade           School budget   Science resource
     level meetings with regard to science                                 teacher
     strategies, lesson plan development, and                              Science committee
     securing performance data. (June 2008)
 4. Attend district trainings for science curriculum.      District        Science committee
     (June 2008)                                           School budget
 5. Follow District CAAP for allotted time for             School Budget   Principal
     science instruction. (June 2008)                                      Classroom
                                                                           Teacher
 6. Continue to acquire the equipment and science          School budget   CRT
     materials needed to support grade level                               Principal
     benchmarks. (June 2008)                                               Science resource
                                                                           teacher
 7. Provide science resources on the school                School budget   Technology
     website. (June 2008)                                                  Coordinator
                                                                           Science resource
                                                                           teacher
 8. Compare and analyze FCAT Science data from             School Budget   CRT
     2007 scores to 2008 scores. (June 2008)                               Science
                                                                           Committee

Funding Source: Designate where funds will come from, if applicable, such as School Improvement
Funds, School Budget, Title I funds, or a grant.




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Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                       SUPPORTING CONDITION
District Mission: To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the
community.

Supporting                        2007 parent survey data indicated that 5% of the families surveyed wanted
                                  more communication regarding their child’s education.
Condition: SC6
2007-08               In June 2007, 5% of our Andover Elementary School families wanted more
Needs Statement:      communication from home to school. Based on this data, Andover will implement
                      strategies to increase communication through newsletters, events, and school
                      website.

2007-08               In June 2008, parent survey data will indicate a decrease of parents who feel that
Annual Objective:     frequent communication between school and home does not occur. Surveys will
                      reflect a 2% decrease from 5% to 3% of our families wanting more school/home
                      communication.


2007-08               Enter progress made at mid-year of 2007-08 here.
Mid-Year
Progress:

2007-08               Enter data from 2007-08 here when it is available.
Results:


Do rules, regulations, policies, or laws at the state or district level
prevent the school from accomplishing this plan?                              Yes:             No:         x

If so, is a request for waiver needed?                                        Yes:             No:         x
Appendix F contains the form and procedures for requesting a waiver.




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Andover Elementary
School Improvement Plan
Year: 2007-08
                                            Supporting Condition
                                           Action Plan for 2007-08

                                                                                                        Status




                                                                                                          In Progress
                                                                                            Completed



                                                                                                                        Planned
                                                         Funding         Position of
Activities (INCLUDE END DATE)
                                                         Source          Responsibility


1. Connect Ed phone system will be used to               School budget   Principal
     communicate parent information. (June 2008)
2. School newsletters sent each quarter focusing on      School budget   PTA
     the curriculum for each grade level. (June              SIP         Media specialist
     2008)
3. Parent learning fairs presented in the areas of       School budget   Curriculum
     math, writing, & science standards and                              committees
     instructional goals. (June 2008)
4. Parent communication newsletters provided by          School budget   Teachers
     the adopted curriculums will be distributed by
     teachers at each grade level. (June 2008)
5. Continued use of student planners for                 School budget   Teachers
    parent /teacher communication. (June 2008)
6. Use school website to update and communicate          School budget   Teachers
     information to parents and students. (June                          Tech Coordinator
     2008)
7. Survey parents regarding school home                  School budget   PTA
     communication and compare results to                                Principal
     previous data (June 2008).

Funding Source: Designate where funds will come from, if applicable, such as School Improvement
Funds, School Budget, Title I funds, or a grant.




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                           School Improvement Plan Checklist
                                                2007-08
               School Name:       Andover Elementary-0321
                                     TASK DESCRIPTION
    1.  Develop a collective vision.                                                                  x
    2.  Conduct a needs assessment.                                                                   x
    3.  Check here that the 2006-07 school improvement plan was monitored by the SAC.                 x
    4.  Complete the SAC Roster and Summary Report using the district template.                       x
    5.  Address State Goals and Priorities in the development of the plan.                            x
    6.  Use the needs assessment results to address budget, training, instructional materials,        x
        technology, staffing, student support services, specific school safety, discipline
        strategies, student health and fitness, including physical fitness, parental information on
        student health/fitness, and indoor environmental air quality.
    7. Use the SAC’s assistance to prepare next year’s budget so that it effectively supports         x
        the school improvement plan.
    8. Use needs assessment results to select four-year objectives including required                 x
        objectives.
    9. Develop annual objectives for each four-year objective. Obtain approval for each               x
        annual objective from your area superintendent.
    10. Complete the four-year objective and annual objective using the district template.            x
    11. Develop action plans that include activities, applicable funding sources, and responsible     x
        persons.
    12. Complete the action plans using the template.                                                 x
    13. Address staff development activities in the action plans.                                     x
    14. Send a draft copy of the action plans to your area superintendent.                            x
    15. Make plan available for community review.                                                     x
    16. Submit draft of four-year objectives, annual objectives, and action plans to your area        x
        superintendent for final approval.
    17. Print a final copy of the plan and affix this checklist along with all necessary signatures   x
        of principal and school advisory council chairperson(s). Submit a clear hard copy of the
        plan and signed checklist to your area superintendent.




Principal’s Signature                                                         Date


SAC Chairperson’s Signature                                                   Date


SAC Co-Chairperson’s Signature                                                Date


Area Superintendent’s Signature                                               Date




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