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					SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN



   Bonne Ecole Elementary
 “A Quality Education for All”

        Gayle G. Sloan
        Superintendent

        Ginger Roper

         October 2004
                                                             DISTRICT ASSURANCE

   For schools in School Improvement, and for schools with CSRP models, I hereby certify that this plan was developed with the assistance of a
    District Assistance Team in collaboration with the School Improvement Team and/or School Support Team, as applicable.
   I hereby certify that this plan was designed to improve student achievement, with input from all stakeholders.
   I assure that the school level personnel, including subgroup representatives responsible for implementation of this plan, have collaborated in the
    writing of the plan.
   I hereby certify that this plan has all of the following components as required in Bulletin 741:
   A statement of the school's beliefs, vision, and mission
   A comprehensive needs assessment, which includes the following quantitative and qualitative data:
         Student academic performances on standardized achievement tests (both CRT, NRT) and performance/authentic assessment disaggregated
            by grade
            vs. content vs. exceptionality
         Demographic indicators of the community and school to include socioeconomic factors
         School human and material resource summary, to include teacher demographic indicators and capital outlay factors
         Interviews with stakeholders: principals, teachers, students, parents
         Student and teacher focus groups
         Questionnaires with stakeholders (principals, teachers, students, parents) measuring conceptual domains outlined in school
            effectiveness/reform research
         Classroom observations
   Measurable objectives and benchmarks
   Effective scientifically-based methods and strategies
   Parental and community involvement activities
   Professional development component aligned with assessed needs
   External technical support and assistance
   Evaluation strategies
   Coordination of resources and analysis of school budget (possible redirection of funds)
   Action plan with timelines and specific activities
   I further certify that the information contained in this assurance is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

_______________________________________                                            _______________________________________
Superintendent's signature                                                           Principal's signature

_______________________________________
Chair, School Improvement Team



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                                    ASSURANCE OF FACULTY REVIEW OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

The following faculty members have reviewed the School Improvement Plan and have discussed their part in implementing it.

                                  NAME                    TITLE/POSITION                                 SIGNATURE
           Ginger Roper                             Principal
           Darnell Farris                           Assistant Principal
           Joanne Lightfoot                         RHT
           Susan O’Rourke                           Teacher
           Kellie Dyer                              Teacher
           Kathy Fortier                            Teacher
           Patty Dupuy                              Teacher
           Tammy Benoit                             Teacher
           Jana Schuessler                          Teacher
           Colleen Neeley                           Teacher
           Lorraine LaFaver                         Teacher
           Karla Abney                              Teacher
           Linda Crowe                              Teacher
           Sara Hoppe                               Teacher
           Jamie Homburg                            Teacher
           Karen Jones                              Teacher
           Miranda Mondello                         Teacher
           Cheryl Petty                             Teacher
           Rebecca Rowlett                          Teacher
           Susan Schwaner                           Teacher
           Terry Christopher                        Teacher
           Yvette Floyd                             Teacher
           Claire Molbert                           Teacher
           Melissa Moore                            Teacher
           Alicia Palazzo                           Teacher
           Dana Caples                              Teacher
           Amy Enright                              Teacher
           Collette Glover                          Teacher
           Jessica Jackson                          Teacher
           Lynette Bruno                            Teacher
           Dana Milliken                            Teacher
           Stephanie Purser                         Teacher
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           Brenda Farrar          Teacher
           Neorlean McMooain      Teacher
           Pat Baird              Teacher
           Cassandra Batiste      Teacher
           Jenny Binder           Teacher
           Mary Clement           Teacher
           Kristy Dabdoub         Teacher
           Cindi King             Teacher
           Linda Krause           Teacher
           Melanie Lewis          Teacher
           Barbara Lofton         Teacher
           Patti Paquette         Teacher
           Barbara Williams       Teacher
           Lorrie Whiddon         Teacher
           Lori Milford           Teacher
           Carrie Daigle          Para
           Adele Deal             Para
           Lana Estain            Para
           Erlean Henderson       Para
           Mark Hebert            Para




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                                                    BELIEFS STATEMENT


             The school community works together to provide a quality education for every child.




                                                    VISION STATEMENT


                                  Providing a quality education in a positive environment.




                                                    MISSION STATEMENT

                                                    A quality education for all


Reference appendices for stakeholder participants



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                                              SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS/CHARACTERISTICS
                                    Total #        # Certified # Expected Vacancies # in LA Principal Internship/Induction
A                                                                                           Program for SY 03-04
D    Principals                       2                2                0                              0
M

                                                 School                            Title I                Total % in School    % Change
                                                Non-Title I        School wide           Targeted Asst.                        from 2003
T
E    HIGHLY QUALIFIED**                       General   Specia   Gener       Special    Gener   Special   General   Special   Gen       Special
A                                               Ed        l       al           Ed        al       Ed        Ed        Ed      eral        Ed
C                                                        Ed       Ed                     Ed                                   Ed
H    # Highly Qualified Core Academic           30        9                                                88%       73%      0%          27%
E    Teachers (Subtotal)
R    NOT HIGHLY QUALIFIED                     General   Specia   Gener       Special    Gener   Special   General   Special   Gen       Special
S                                               Ed        l       al           Ed        al       Ed        Ed        Ed      eral        Ed
*                                                        Ed       Ed                     Ed                                    Ed
     Non-Standard                               4         2                                                12%       27%      12%         27%
     *** (TAT) (OFAT) (TEP) (EP)
     Other

     Subtotal Not Highly Qualified

TOTAL TEACHERS (Highly Qualified                34       11
and Not Highly Qualified)                                                                                  100%      100%
P HIGHLY QUALIFIED**                          General   Specia   Gener       Special    Gener   Special   General   Special   Gen       Special
A                                               Ed         l      al           Ed        al       Ed        Ed        Ed      eral        Ed
R                                                        Ed       Ed                     Ed                                   Ed
A # Highly Qualified Paras                      1         11                                              100%      100%
S
    NOT HIGHLY QUALIFIED                      General   Specia   Gener       Special    Gener   Special   General   Special   Gen       Special
                                                Ed        l       al           Ed        al       Ed        Ed        Ed      eral        Ed
                                                         Ed       Ed                     Ed                                   Ed
     # Not Highly Qualified Paras                                                                           0%       0%

Total Paraprofessionals                         1        11

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    * Teachers include all teaching in core academic courses (English/Reading/Language Arts; Math; Science; Civics/Government; Economics;
Arts; History; Geography)
   ** Highly Qualified: Has met all requirements as specified by the LA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s definition of “Highly
Qualified” under NCLB adopted June 19, 2003.
  *** Temporary Authority to Teach (TAT); Out-of-Field Authorization to Teach (OFAT); Temporary Employment Permit (TEP); Emergency
Permit (EP)



                                                               School Support
Number of Related Service and Support Personnel and Areas (i.e., Speech Pathologist, Social Worker): 1 Resource Helping Teacher,
3 Speech Pathologists, 1 Occupational Therapist, 1 Adaptive P.E. Teacher, 1 Physical Therapist, 1 Mental Health Provider, 1 Counselor
School Improvement Team Members/Position:
Joanne Lightfoot/RHT, Ginger Roper/Principal, Darnell Farris/Assist. Principal, Kellie Dyer/Teacher, Susan O’Rourke/Teacher
District Assistance Team Leader and Contact #                         Distinguished Educator and Contact # (if applicable):
 (if applicable):
Parish Homeless Liaison: Ann Pressley                                 Parish Homeless Liaison’s Contact #: 898-3360

                     Learning-Intensive Networking Communities for Success (LINCS) Information (if applicable)
Regional LINCS Coordinator:                     Content Leader(s):                       Content Area of Focus for School:

High Schools That Work (HSTW) Site Coordinator and Contact #:          Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) Site Coordinator and Contact
                                                                       #:
Leadership Team Members/Position at the School:


                                       Federal/State Instructional Programs and/or Initiatives
                             (Place a check in the status area for each program implemented at your school)
Program List: (Include during and after school programs) Currently Using              Proposed Program        Deleted Program

21st Century Community Learning Centers
Big Buddy
Career to Work
DARE                                                                   X
Early Reading First
HIPPY
INTECH                                                                 X
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INTECH 2 Science                                                         X
INTECH Social Studies                                                    X
K-3 Reading/Math Initiative/Voyager Passport                             X
La GEAR-UP

                                         Federal/State Instructional Programs and/or Initiatives
                               (Place a check in the status area for each program implemented at your school)
 Program List: (Include during and after school programs)              Currently        Proposed Program              Deleted Program
                                                                       Using
 LaSIP
 LEAD TECH                                                                  X
 Learning Intensive Networking Communities for Success
 (LINCS)
 LINCS/High Schools That Work (HSTW)
 LINCS/Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW)
 Louisiana Virtual School
 Making Middle Grades Work
 SAGE
 School Tech
 School to Work
 School wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support                                          X
 The Louisiana Literacy Corps
 The Multisensory Structured Language Program                                 X
 The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM)
 Other:
 List the Supplemental Educational Services provided for your students (Title I schools, if applicable):

 List the Distance Learning (i.e., web-based, satellite, etc.) courses provided for your students:


                                                                 School Policies
                                            Policies                                                            Yes                     No
Discipline Policy                                                                                                X
Security Procedures (Metal detectors, etc.)                                                                      X
Safe and Drug-Free Prevention Activities                                                                         X
Student Code of Conduct                                                                                          X
Crisis Management (Emergency/evacuation plan)                                                                    X
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                                    School Partnerships: (Place the name of each partner in the space provided.)
University:                                                 Southeastern Louisiana University, University of New Orleans, Delgado
Technical Institute:
Feeder School(s):                                                                    Slidell High School
Community:                                              CCC, Rainbow Child Care, Tots For Tots, Slidell Animal Assistance Program
Business/Industry:                                  McDonalds, Outback, Times Grill, Copeland’s, Times Picayune, Sentry, Dominoes, Pizza
                                                                                             Hut
Private Grants:                                                                           Wal-Mart
Other:

                                                                 Student Information
List the number of students in each area:
   Total at     # of grade 4     Students w/        Gifted and          504            Option III   LEP         Homeless        Migrant
    School       and above       Disabilities        Talented
      673            240             170                46                3                0         3              0                0
Number of Households Served by School:
                                                            Subgroups by Ethnicity
     American Indian              Asian/Pacific Islander           Black                     Hispanic                      White
            2                               5                        58                         18                          590
                                                               Poverty Profile
# of Free/Reduced Lunch Students:        229                           Percent of Free/Reduced Lunch Students: 34%




Note 1. Additional community demographics and capital outlay data are located in the appendices.




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                                              DATA COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT
                                                       SUMMARY REPORT

Strengths and challenges were rank-ordered by evaluating the magnitude of the evidence in conjunction with its association with student
achievement. Exogenous factors were eliminated from these results; however, they were included during the analytical phase as a contextual
reference.

                            STRENGTHS                                                                 DATA SOURCE
1. Administrative Leadership                                                School Climate Survey, Faculty Survey

2. School Climate                                                           Faculty Survey, questionnaire, snapshots, parent questionnaire

3. Student performance in Algebra.                                          Content Standard Analysis –2004 LEAP Analysis

                       SUPPORTING EVIDENCE                                                           DATA SOURCE
Strength 1. Involvement of teachers in leadership roles, increased use of Minutes from committee meetings, snapshots, ITBS scores, LEAP
technology by teachers and students, increased academic achievement,      scores, Tech Tune Up attendance, School Leadership Center teacher
                                                                          attendance log, Lesson plans, LTAAP results, Web site usage statistics,
                                                                          grade level GLE’s in technology.
Strength 2. Less discipline referrals, increased number of proficient Discipline reports on file, 2004 ITBS Scores, PTA volunteer log,
students, parent involvement, implementation of Responsive Classroom classroom observations, lesson plans
instructional strategies
Strength 3. On Math Standard #2 (Algebra) Students correctly answered Content Standard Analysis – 2004 LEAP Analysis
89% of test items.
                           CHALLENGES                                                                DATA SOURCE
1. ELA – Reading, Analyzing, Responding to literature.                     LEAP Content Standard Analysis
2. Math – Problem Solving as related to data analysis and discrete math.   Spring 2004 School Performance Report

                      SUPPORTING EVIDENCE                                                              DATA SOURCE
1. Standard #6 (Reading, Analyzing and Responding to Literature) was ELA LEAP Content Standard Analysis
the lowest performing subtest. Students answered 53% of test items
correct.
2. ITBS results indicated Problem Solving and Data Interpretation as an Spring 2004 School Performance Report
area of concern. The following scores were noted for students in: second
grade-62nd. NPR, third grade-72nd. NPR and fifth grade - 66th. NPR.
Note 1. Supporting evidence included both quantitative and qualitative data using a standardized triangulation method specifically designed for
District Assistance Teams and School Improvement Teams. The supporting evidence does not imply causal relationships.

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                                                   STRATEGY PLANNING WORKSHEET
Goal 1: To improve student proficiency in applying reasoning and problem-          Baseline 2004: 115.8           School GT 2005: 117.8
solving skills to their reading and responding to texts across the academic areas.
ELA7-E3, E4

OBJECTIVE 1:                                                                      SCIENTIFICALLY BASED RESEARCH STRATEGY:
 1A – (LA Accountability) To increase from 87% in 2004 to no less than 88.3% in   Stimulate higher order thinking at the appropriate grade
2005 the number of students scoring Basic or above as measured by the ELA         levels.
component of the LEAP 21.

1B – (NCLB Accountability) To reduce by no less than 10% the percentage of
students scoring non proficient on the ELA component of the standards based
assessment (LEAP 21). Whole School 13%-11.7%
Targeted Subgroups:       Black 9%-8% White 12%-10.8%            SWD 42%-
37.8%




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                                                                          ACTION PLAN
                                                                                                 1   FUNDING SOURCES
EXPECTED IMPACT                     ACTIVITIES              PERSONS               TARGET         2   OBJECT CODE              IMPLEMENTATION AND
                                                            RESPONSIBLE         AUDIENCE and     3   COST                        EFFECTIVENESS
                                                                                 TIMELINE            1      2          3           (Benchmarks)

Professional               Teachers will attend follow up                     Target: Teachers General             $999          Implementation:
Development for            Go Chart training and will       Joanne                              Fund                       The administration will
teachers will focus        collaborate on the use of Go     Lightfoot         Timeline:                                    provide time for follow up
on the use of higher       Charts in differentiated         (RHT)             Implementation                               training and collaboration on
order thinking             standards based lessons to                         Quarterly                                    the use of Go Charts, higher
strategies in context      stimulate higher order           Ginger Roper                                                   order thinking strategies, and
(including applying        thinking and aligned with key    (Principal)                                                    rubrics.
reasoning skills to        concepts in expected impact.                       Effectiveness
life experience,                                            Darnell           Teachers will
evaluating points of       Teachers will attend training    Farris            attend quarterly                                     Effectiveness:
view, distinguishing       on the use of rubrics and        (Assistant        grade level                                  Principals will attend
fact/opinion,              implement them in                Principal)        meetings to                                  quarterly grade level
determining                assessment of students.                            review and                                   meetings to monitor progress
cause/effect,                                                                 discuss common                               as outlined in expected
generating inquiry,                                         Grade             instructional                                impact.
and making                                                  Chairs            problems and
connections with                                            Jana Schuessler   engage in joint
real-life situations)                                       Cheryl Petty      curriculum
                                                            Claire Molbert
across a variety of                                         Amy Enright
                                                                              planning.
texts.                                                      Kellie Dyer       10-15-04
ELA 7-E3                                                    SusanO’Rourke     12-21-04
ELA 7-E4                                                                      3-11-05
                                                                              5-25-05




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Students will use          Students will engage in               AIS          Target:         General    $999           Implementation:
higher order               classroom activities, group                        All Students     Fund               Principals will use snapshots
thinking strategies        discussions, and the use of Go   Joanne                                                quarterly. Focus will be
in context                 Charts to address and            Lightfoot                         LEAP      $3978     placed on Go Charts and
(including applying        strengthen the targeted          (RHT)        Timeline:.            Acc                higher order thinking.
reasoning skills to        components of critical                        Implementation                           Results will be shared at
life experience,           thinking skills in reading as    Ginger Roper Snapshots:           LEAP      $10,500   grade level meetings.
evaluating points of       mentioned in expected            (Principal)  Quarterly             Int.
view, distinguishing       impact. (ELA 7-E3 and ELA
fact/opinion,              7-E4)                            Darnell
determining                                                 Farris                                                        Effectiveness:
cause/effect,                                               (Assistant        Effectiveness                       Teachers will meet quarterly
generating inquiry,                                         Principal)        Grade Level                         at grade-level meetings to
and making                                                                    Meetings :                          evaluate student Go Charts
connections with                                                              10-15-04                            pertaining to reading content
real-life situations)                                       Grade             12-21-04                            material.
across a variety of                                         Chairs            3-11-05                             Teachers will also assess
texts.                                                      Jana Schuessler   5-25-05                             student comprehension and
Emphasis will be                                            Cheryl Petty                                          response to text as outlined
                                                            Claire Molbert
placed on                                                   Amy Enright
                                                                                                                  in the expected impact and
ELA 7-E3 and                                                Kellie Dyer                                           make plans for future
ELA 7-E4.                                                   SusanO’Rourke                                         lessons.

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Teachers will              Teachers will present lessons        Teachers        Target: Teachers    General    $999           Implementation:
stimulate and              and activities that require                                               Fund               The administrators will
encourage the use          students to respond to higher      Joanne       Timeline:                                    observe and monitor
of higher order            levels of questions and tasks      Lightfoot    Implementation           LEAP      $3978     classroom activities quarterly
thinking strategies        that require problem solving,      (RHT)        Snapshots:                Acc                and review weekly lesson
in context including       reasoning, and critical                         Quarterly                                    plans for the use of Go
applying reasoning         thinking skills.                   Ginger Roper Review lesson            LEAP      $10,500   Charts and rubrics. Results
skills to life             Content: The lessons will          (Principal)  plans: Weekly            Interv              will be discussed with
experience,                clearly address the content                                                                  teachers individually and at
evaluating points of       standards noted in Expected        Darnell                                                   grade meetings.
view, distinguishing       Impact.                            Farris
fact/opinion,              Instruction: Teachers will         (Assistant
determining                plan and execute instructional     Principal)
cause/effect,              programs that focus on
generating inquiry,        stimulating higher order                             Effectiveness:                                  Effectiveness:
and making                 thinking skills, reasoning, and    Grade             Grade level mtgs.                       Teachers will meet quarterly
connections with           questioning strategies in          Chairs            10-15-04                                at grade-level meetings to
real-life situations)      language arts instruction in       Jana Schuessler   12-21-04                                align/evaluate lessons and
across a variety of        order to promote application,      Cheryl Petty      3-11-05                                 the effectiveness of Go
                                                              Claire Molbert
texts.                     analysis, synthesis, and           Amy Enright
                                                                                5-25-05                                 Charts and rubrics as
Emphasis will be           evaluation of a variety of         Kellie Dyer                                               outlined in the expected
placed on                  texts. Example: Go Charts          SusanO’Rourke                                             impact.
ELA 7-E3 and               and Thinking Maps
ELA 7-E4                   Assessment: Student
                           learning will be evaluated
                           through periodic
                           comprehension tests and class
                           activities using rubrics
                           Motivation/Engagement:
                           Student engagement in
                           classroom activities will be
                           maximized through
                           differentiated instruction and
                           by having small group
                           discussion about novels,
                           stories, and text read in class.


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                                                                                                   Implementation:
Technology for             Teachers and students will       Teachers      Target: Students   The assistant principal will
teachers and               create concept maps using                                         check weekly lesson plans
students will assist       Inspiration and Time Liner to    Joanne                           for the use of technology and
in developing              create visual images of          Lightfoot       Timeline:        provide feedback to the
higher order               information to assist with       (RHT)           Implementation   teachers.
thinking strategies        problem solving and data                         Weekly Lesson    Administrators will use
in context including       analysis.                        Ginger Roper Plans:              snapshots one time per
applying reasoning                                          (Principal)     October, ’04-    grading period to monitor the
skills to life                                                              May,’05          implementation of
experience,                The librarian will generate a    Darnell                          technology.
evaluating points of       list of computer software that   Farris          Snapshots
view, distinguishing       addresses higher order           (Assistant      10/15/2004
fact/opinion,              thinking and is aligned with     Principal)      12/21/2004
determining                the GLE’s and key concepts                       2/11/2005
cause/effect,              as outlined in expected                          5/25/2005
generating inquiry,        impact.                          Grade
and making                                                  Chairs
connections with           Examples: Inspiration, Time      Jana Schuessler Effectiveness:           Effectiveness:
real-life situations)      Liner, Kidsperation.             Cheryl Petty    Quarterly at     Teachers will meet quarterly
                                                            Claire Molbert
across a variety of                                         Amy Enright
                                                                            Grade Level      to review technology
texts.                                                      Kellie Dyer     Meetings         instruction, design grade
Emphasis will be                                            Susan                            appropriate technology
placed on                                                   O’Rourke                         lessons, and analyze student
ELA 7-E3 and                                                                                 work for future instruction.
ELA 7-E4                                                    Librarian




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                                                                                                     Implementation:
Parent involvement         Engage families in parental       Teachers in     Target: Parents   Grade level teachers will
activities will assist     activities at school that         grades K-5,     and care givers   develop standards based
in the monitoring of       involve problem solving and                                         activities for Math/Literacy
teacher and self           data analysis. Math and           RHT, Joanne     Timeline:         Night
directed use of            Literacy Night will be held to    Lightfoot       Implementation
higher order               inform parents and encourage                      October, 2004     The RHT and the Math and
thinking strategies        home involvement in the           Principal-                        Literacy Night Committee
in context including       development of higher order       Ginger Roper Weekly               will review activities using
applying reasoning         thinking skills.                               October-March        standards and benchmarks to
skills to life                                               Math and                          ensure that they are standards
experience,                Engage families in parental       Literacy     Weekly               driven.
evaluating points of       activities at home that involve   Committee-   October, 2004-
view, distinguishing       problem solving and data          Kellie Dyer, May, 2005            Teachers of grade 4 and
fact/opinion,              analysis by sending home          Tammy Benoit,                     Joanne Lightfoot, RHT, will
                                                             Cheryl Petty,
determining                weekly LEAP sheets.               and Stephanie
                                                                                               review LEAP sheets using
cause/effect,                                                Purser.         January, 2005     state prep materials to ensure
generating inquiry,        School-family communication                       Spring, 2005      that the LEAP sheets include
and making                 tools include weekly           Stacey                               problem solving and data
connections with           newsletters, class web sites,  Woods,                               analysis
real-life situations)      phone contacts, teacher-parent Counselor
across a variety of        conferences, daily teacher-                                         Teachers communicate
texts.                     parent communication                                                weekly through newsletters
Emphasis will be           folders, and PTA meetings.                                          and class web sites.
placed on
ELA-7-E3 and               Community outreach includes                                         School Counselor will
 ELA 7-E4                  Career Day guest speakers,                                          coordinate Career Day
                           student participation in local                                      speakers and work with the
                           newspaper writing contests,                       Effectiveness     school PTA.
                           Cultural Arts winning entries                     August, 2004
                           are posted at Northshore                          October, 2004     Effectiveness:
                           Mall, and student                                 January, 2005     Teachers, RHT, school
                           participation in the St.                                            counselor and Principal will
                           Tammany Parish Fair. The                          Spring, 2005      review and evaluate parent
                           faculty and staff will                                              participation, activities
                           brainstorm other ways to                                            presented, and increased test
                           involve the community.                                              scores in order to better plan
                                                                                               for next year.
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Articulation -             The administrative staff will      Ginger Roper Target:              IMP: Members of the
Slidell Learning           participate in the Annual          (Principal)  Administrators       learning community will
Community will be          Administrator’s Retreat as a                    and School           attend all scheduled activities
focused on                 Learning Community.                Darnell      Improvement          so that the school is
reviewing student          Representatives of the school      Farris       Team                 represented 99% of all
performance data,          (administrator, SIP chair, and     (Asst.                            scheduled activities
implementing the           other teacher leaders) will        Principal)   Timeline:
GLEs in lesson             attend a one-day Data Retreat                   Implementation       EFF:
planning, preparing        at Slidell High School. This                    Administrative       100% of all schools in the
for the Guaranteed         activity is design to (a)          JoAnne       staff –              learning community will
Curriculum,                improve communication, (b)         Lightfoot    Administrative       have an approved
exchanging                 examine student data, and (c)      (SIP Chair)  Retreat              improvement plan that
instructional “best        plan improvement activities                     (07/28/2005)         addresses those aspects
practices”, and            both within the school and                                           outlined in the Expected
developing teacher-        across the community. Each         Susan         9/25/2004 Data      Impact. 98% of all
made (and                  month the principal will           O’Rourke      retreat (Mrs.       discussion threads on
department made)           attend a monthly meeting with      (Leadership   Roper, principal;   Blackboard will be
performance                the Superintendent and other       team          Mrs. Farris;        responded to by each
assessments that           central office staff to discuss    member)       JoAnn Lightfoot,    school’s principal.
focus on application       those aspects outlined in the                    RHT; Kellie         Discussion threads will focus
of knowledge at            “Expected Impact” column.          Kellie Dyer   Dyer, Teacher       on the GLEs, UbD, and
higher levels.             Principals within the learning     (Leadership   Leader; Susan       performance assessments.
Sharing other              community will have time to        team          O’Rourke,
leadership aspects         collaborate on improvement         member)       Teacher Leader)
associated with            efforts underway at their
implementing the           school and future initiatives of   Lynette       Learning
district’s Strategic       the community. Between             Smith         Community
Plan and the               scheduled meetings,                (Leadership   meeting
Superintendent’s           principals will post and           team          (Principal or
vision of “Good to         collaborated information on        member)       designee)
Great”                     topics associated with the                       09/01/2004
                           Expected Impact using                            10/06/2004
                           Blackboard.                                      11/3/2004
                                                                            12/1/2004
                                                                            01/05/2005
                                                                            02/02/2005
                                                                            03/02/2005
                                                                            04/06/2005
St. Tammany Parish School Board                                             05/04/2005
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                                                                            Effectiveness
   EXPECTED                         ACTIVITIES                PERSONS                 TARGET              FUNDING      IMPLEMENTATION AND
     IMPACT                                                 RESPONSIBLE             AUDIENCE and          SOURCES         EFFECTIVENESS
(Observable Change)                                                                  TIMELINE           OBJECT CODE         (Benchmarks)
                                                                                                            COST
School Climate -              The School-wide Positive      School                 Target: All school                 IMP: Principal and will review
Discipline. Ensuring          Behavior Support program      Improvement            personnel                          a sample (at least 25%) of all
each student has a            is still under development    Team: SWPBS                                               snapshots on a bimonthly basis
learning environment          by the district. Our school   leaders                Timeline:                          and provide feedback to
conducive to high             has initiated the following                          Implementation                     teachers.
levels of achievement         discipline activities         (Ginger Roper,         quarterly
through effective             necessary to implement a      Darnell Farris,                                           EFF:
discipline and                positive, behavior support    Joanne Lightfoot)                                         Monthly attendance and tardy
classroom                     program. Each teacher will                           Effectiveness:                     reports will be produced by the
management                    develop activities to                                09/16/2004                         SWPBS leader to monitor
procedures.                   provide direct instruction    SBLC members           interims; 10/14                    targeted discipline indicators as
Information on                on expected student                                  grading period 1;                  compared to the 95% SPS goal.
classroom rules that          behaviors beginning the                              11/11/04 interims;                 Grade-level interim reports will
are: (a) provided to          first day of school.                                 12/21/2004 grading                 be reviewed each period to
each student and              Reinforcement of positive     AIS                    period 2;                          evaluated the number of
parent; (b) focused on        behaviors will occur                                 02/03/2005                         homework and other classroom
student attendance,           throughout the school day                            interims; 03/10/05                 behaviors being reported in
arriving on time, and         along with reteaching                                grading period 3;                  comparison to the school as a
completing homework           expected behaviors                                   04/14/2005                         whole
assignments, and (c)          throughout the school year.                          interims;
comply with school            Each classroom will have                             05/25/2005 grading
and classroom rules.          clearly defined rules, some                          period 4
                              of which will be student
                              directed. Responsive
                              Classroom techniques will
                              be employed.




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                                 18 of 55                                            SY 2003-2004
Reducing the                A master schedule will be         Ginger Roper     Target:               Implementation
Performance Gap –           reviewed to consider              (Principal)      All regular and       100% of all IEP will be in
SWD All teachers            additional reading classes that                    special education     compliance with IDEA. 85%
and paraprofessional        will be provided for SWD          Darnell Farris   staff teaching ELA,   of all lesson planning will
providing instruction       whose IEP warrant such            (Asst.           inclusive of          address accommodation and
to SWD will                 intervention. Staff teaching      Principal)       Reading               modification in the regular
stimulate and               self-contained students will                                             classroom AND show
encourage the use of        use an appropriate                                 Implementation        evidence of joint planning.
higher order thinking       instructional program to                           5/05 Review           LEAP intervention tutoring
strategies in context       address student reading           JoAnne           schedule              is provided for 3rd and 4th
(including applying         deficiencies. This program        Lightfoot                              grade students scoring below
reasoning skills to         will include standard based       (Resource        8/05 – FRAMING        the 45% in Reading and
life experience,            lessons that match the IEP and    Helping          – adjusting master    Math.
evaluating points of        are aligned in scope and          teacher)         schedule, verifying
view, distinguishing        sequence to both the individual                    IEP compliance
fact/opinion,               needs of each student and the
determining                 ELA standards, with emphasis                       10/04-3/05
cause/effect,               on selected GLEs. Special and                      LEAP Tutoring
generating inquiry,         regular education teachers will
and making                  coordinate lesson and unit
connections with            planning to address the unique                     Effectiveness         Effectiveness
real-life situations)       SWD needs in non-special                           09/16/2004            90% of all targeted students
across a variety of         education settings. Unique                         interims; 10/14       will not receive an interim or
texts.                      SWD needs will be partially                        grading period 1;     grade below “C” in either
Emphasis will be            addressed through those                            11/11/04 interims;    ELA or Reading. 75% of all
placed on                   modifications and                                  12/21/2004 grading    targeted students will score
ELA 7-E3 and                accommodations, along with                         period 2;             Basic or Above.
ELA 7-E4.                   differentiating instruction. An                    02/03/2005
                            intervention program will be                       interims; 03/10/05
                            provided for low scoring                           grading period 3;
                            students.                                          04/14/2005
                                                                               interims;
                                                                               05/25/2005 grading
                                                                               period 4




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                                19 of 55                          SY 2003-2004
GOAL 2:                                                                           Baseline 2004: 115.8              School GT 2005: 117.8

To improve student proficiency in Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Math
(D1-D6E).
 OBJECTIVE 2:                                                                     SCIENTIFICALLY BASED RESEARCH STRATEGY:
2A – (LA Accountability) To increase from 76% in 2004 to no less than 78.4% in
2004 the number of students scoring Basic or above as measured by the math
component of the standards-based assessment (LEAP 21).                            Activities/Problem based learning connected to real life
2B - (NCLB Accountability) To reduce by no less than 10%, the percentage of       situations.
students scoring non-proficient on the math component of the standards based
assessment (LEAP 21). Whole School 24%-21.6%
Targeted Subgroups:       Black 55%-49.5% White 20%-18%              SWD 57%-
51.3%




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                    20 of 55                                                 SY 2003-2004
                                                        ACTION PLAN

                                                                            4   FUNDING SOURCES
EXPECTED IMPACT                   ACTIVITIES   PERSONS         TARGET       5   OBJECT CODE       IMPLEMENTATION AND
                                                RESPONSIBL   AUDIENCE and   6   COST                 EFFECTIVENESS
                                                    E         TIMELINE          1      2      3        (Benchmarks)




St. Tammany Parish School Board                              21 of 55                                    SY 2003-2004
The students will         Students will engage in the                        Target             LEAP      $3978           Implementation:
engage in                 use of weekly math logs and      AIS               All Students        Acc                Each month an administrator
activities/problem        rubrics along with problem                                                                will review a sample of logs
based learning to         solving activities designed to                                                            and rubric scores to ensure
demonstrate the           accommodate for different                                                                 alignment with the expected
ability to                learning styles as they relate   Joanne            Timeline:          LEAP      $10,500   outcomes.
appropriately and         to data analysis and discrete    Lightfoot         Implementation     Interv
accurately use            math with connections to real    (RHT)             Monthly review
numbers, select           life situations and                                of logs and
operations, make          applications to life             Ginger Roper      rubrics.
predictions,              experiences.                     (Principal)
demonstrate
knowledge, and            Examples: Investigations,        Darnell Farris
construct responses       Read It, Draw It, Solve It,      (Assistant
as related to real        Everyday Counts Calendar         Principal)        Effectiveness                                  Effectiveness:
life situations.          Math.                                              Grade level mts.   General    $900     The teachers will review and
                                                                             held by:            Fund               evaluate selected student
Key Components                                             Grade             10-15-04                               constructed responses each
D1E-Summarize                                              Chairs            12-21-04                               quarter during grade level
information and
relationships revealed by
                                                           Jana Schuessler   3-11-05                                meetings and plan for future
patterns or trends in a
                                                           Cheryl Petty      5-25-05                                instruction.
graph, and use the                                         Claire Molbert
information to make                                        Amy Enright
predeictions.                                              Kellie Dyer
D2E-Analyze, describe,                                     Susan O’Rourke
interpret, and construct
various types of charts and
graphs using appropriate
titles, axis labels, scales,
and legends.
D3E-Solve problems
involving simple
deductive reasoning.
given experiments.
D4E-Determine the total
number of outcomes for a
tiven experiment using
lists, tables, and tree
diagrams.
D6E-Apply appropriate
probabilistic reasoning in
real-life contexts using
games and other activities.
St. Tammany Parish School Board                                               22 of 55                                         SY 2003-2004
The teachers will              Teachers will present lessons     AIS               Target:
emphasize correct              that require students to                            Teachers                  Implementation:
use of data analysis           develop a foundation discrete     Joanne                                An administrator will review
and discrete math              math as well as promote real-     Lightfoot         Timeline            lesson plans monthly for
through the use of             life applications of discrete     (RHT)             Implementation      standard based lessons to
problem solving/               math and data analysis in                           Lesson plans        ensure alignment with the
activities based               problem-solving situations.       Ginger Roper      reviewed monthly    expected impact.
learning with                  Content: The lessons will         (Principal)
connections to real            clearly address the content
life applications.             standards that are noted in       Darnell Farris    Effectiveness               Effectiveness:
                               Expected Impact.                  (Assistant        Grade level mtgs.   The teachers will review
Key Components                 Instruction: The students         Principal)        10-15-04            selected student work
D1E-Summarize                  will be engaged in variety of                       12-21-04            samples during grade level
information and
relationships revealed by      learning settings focused on                        3-11-05             meetings each quarter and
patterns or trends in a        problem-solving experiences       Grade             5-25-05             will assess lesson plans as
graph, and use the             with oral discussion, small       Chairs                                outlined in expected impacts.
information to make                                              Jana Schuessler
predeictions.                  group activities, or hands-on
D2E-Analyze, describe,         investigations that promote       Cheryl Petty
interpret, and construct                                         Claire Molbert
                               the understanding of discrete     Amy Enright
various types of charts and
graphs using appropriate       math and data analysis            Kellie Dyer
titles, axis labels, scales,   concepts & processes.             Susan O’Rourke
and legends.                   Assessment: Student learning
D3E-Solve problems
involving simple               will be assessed through
deductive reasoning.           performance tasks with
given experiments.             problem-solving experiences
D4E-Determine the total
number of outcomes for a       involving discrete math and
tiven experiment using         data analysis. Rubrics or
lists, tables, and tree        checklists will be used to
diagrams.
D6E-Apply appropriate          assess performance.
probabilistic reasoning in     Motivation/Engagement:
real-life contexts using       Student Engagement in
games and other activities
                               classroom activities will be
                               maximized through
                               differentiated instruction and
                               by having small group
                               investigations of data analysis
                               and discrete math.

St. Tammany Parish School Board                                                     23 of 55                      SY 2003-2004
Professional                    Teachers will attend           Joanne         Target:           Plan for   $990   Substitutes         Implementation:
development for                professional development       Lightfoot       Teachers          Student                         An administrator will
teachers will focus            workshops that focus on         (RHT)                            Success                         monitor weekly lesson plans
on correct use of              problem solving/activity                       Timeline:                                         and conduct quarterly
data analysis and              based learning with          Joanne            Implementation                                    observations to ensure the
discrete math                  connections to real life     Lightfoot         Monitor lesson                                    use of activities aligned with
through the use of             experiences as related to    (RHT)             plans weekly.                                     the expected outcomes.
problem solving/               components in Expected                         Observations:
activities based               Outcome.                     Ginger Roper      10-15-04
learning with                   Example: Every Day Counts   (Principal)       12-21-04
connections to real            Calendar Math, Rubrics,                        3-11-05
life applications.             Math Logs.                   Darnell Farris    5-25-05                                                   Effectiveness:
                                                            (Assistant                                                          The teachers will review
Key Components                                              Principal)        Effectiveness                                     techniques, collaborate,
D1E-Summarize                                                                 Quarterly grade                                   align/evaluate, share
information and
relationships revealed by
                                                                              level mtgs.                                       information and discuss
patterns or trends in a                                     Grade             10-15-04                                          future instruction as outlined
graph, and use the                                          Chairs            12-21-04                                          in the expected impact at
information to make
predeictions.
                                                            Jana Schuessler   3-11-05                                           quarterly grade level
D2E-Analyze, describe,
                                                            Cheryl Petty      5-25-05                                           meetings.
interpret, and construct                                    Claire Molbert
various types of charts and                                 Amy Enright
graphs using appropriate                                    Kellie Dyer
titles, axis labels, scales,                                Susan O’Rourke
and legends.
D3E-Solve problems
involving simple
deductive reasoning.
given experiments.
D4E-Determine the total
number of outcomes for a
tiven experiment using
lists, tables, and tree
diagrams.
D6E-Apply appropriate
probabilistic reasoning in
real-life contexts using
games and other activities




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                                24 of 55                                                     SY 2003-2004
Parent involvement        Engage families in parental       Teachers in         Target: Parents        Implementation:
activities focus on       activities at school that         grades K-5,         and care givers   Grade level teachers will
correct use of data       involve discrete math and                                               develop standards based
analysis and              data analysis. Math and           RHT, Joanne         Timeline          math activities.
discrete math             Literacy Night will be held to    Lightfoot
through the use of        inform parents and encourage                          Implementation    The RHT and the Math and
problem solving/          home involvement in the           Principal-          September-        Literacy Night Committee
activities based          development of data analysis      Ginger Roper        October, 2004     will review activities using
learning with             and discrete math.                                                      standards and benchmarks to
connections to real                                         Math and                              ensure that they are
life applications.        Engage families in parental       Literacy                              standards driven.
                          activities at home that involve   Committee-
                          discrete math and data            Kellie Dyer,                          Teachers of grade 4 and
D1-D6E                    analysis by sending home          Tammy Benoit,       January-March,    Joanne Lightfoot, RHT, will
                                                            Cheryl Petty, and
                          weekly LEAP sheets.               Stephanie Purser
                                                                                2005              review LEAP sheets using
                                                                                                  state prep materials to ensure
                          Community outreach includes       Counselor-                            that the LEAP sheets include
                          career day guest speakers.        Stacey Woods                          problem solving and data
                                                                                                  analysis.
                          Other activities to increase
                          parental support will be                                                School Counselor will
                          explored.                                             January, 2005     coordinate Career Day
                                                                                                  speakers.

                                                                                Effectiveness             Effectiveness:
                                                                                November, 2004    Teachers, RHT and Principal
                                                                                May, 2005         will review and evaluate
                                                                                                  activities in order to better
                                                                                                  plan for next year.




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                                  25 of 55                     SY 2003-2004
Technology for            Teachers and students will       AIS             Target: Students                                      Implementation:
teachers and              use graphing web sites and/or                                                                    An administrator will check
students will assist      Excel to create graphs and       Ginger Roper,   Timeline:                                       weekly lesson plans for the
in developing             tables from self generated       Principal       Implementation                                  use of technology and
lessons that use of       data to assist with discrete                     Lesson plans will                               provide feedback to the
data analysis and         math and data analysis.                          be checked                                      teachers.
discrete math                                                              weekly.                                         The snapshots will be used
through the use of        The librarian will generate a    Melanie                                                         one time per grading period
problem solving/          list of computer software that   Lewis,          Snapshots by                                    to monitor the
activities based          addresses discrete math and      Librarian       10-15-04                                        implementation of
learning with             data analysis. Example: Math                     12-21-04                                        technology.
connections to real       for the Real World,                              3-11-05
life applications.        PrimeTime Math Stakeout,                         5-25-05                                                 Effectiveness:
                          also the Library Link on                                                                         In quarterly grade-level
                          bonneecoleelementary.stpsb.                      Effectiveness                                   meetings, teachers will
D1-D6E                    org                                              Grade level mtgs.                               review technology
                                                                           10-15-04                                        instruction, design grade
                                                                           12-21-04                                        appropriate technology
                                                                           3-11-05                                         lessons, and analyze student
                                                                           5-25-05                                         work for future instruction

PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATING THE OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY
Student performance data will be used to evaluate each selected objective and the overall (aggregate) impact of the targeted strategy. The evaluative
methods will comply with those criteria outlined by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. ( Reference-
http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/jc)




* Indicates Professional Development Learning      **     Indicates Family Involvement Activities  ***     Indicates Safe and Drug-Free
Activities
Note 1. See appendices for additional information on the NSDC Standards for Staff Development (Context, Content, & Process)




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                             26 of 55                                                   SY 2003-2004
School Climate -              The School-wide Positive      School                 Target               Implementation
Discipline. Ensuring          Behavior Support program      Improvement            All school           Administrative staff will review
each student has a            is still under development    Team: SWPBS            personnel;           a sample (at least 25%) of all
learning environment          by the district. Our school   leaders                                     snapshots on a quarterly basis
conducive to high             has initiated the following                          Implementation       and provide feedback to
levels of achievement         discipline activities         (Ginger Roper,         Quarterly            teachers.
through effective             necessary to implement a      Darnell Farris,
discipline and                positive, behavior support    Joanne Lightfoot)
classroom                     program. Each teacher will
management                    develop activities to                                Effectiveness        Effectiveness
procedures.                   provide direct instruction    SBLC members           09/16/2004           Monthly attendance and tardy
Information on                on expected student                                  interims; 10/14      reports will be produced by the
classroom rules that          behaviors beginning the                              grading period 1;    SWPBS leader to monitor
are: (a) provided to          first day of school.                                 11/11/04 interims;   targeted discipline indicators as
each student and              Reinforcement of positive     AIS                    12/21/2004 grading   compared to the 95% SPS goal.
parent; (b) focused on        behaviors will occur                                 period 2;            Grade-level interim reports will
student attendance,           throughout the school day                            02/03/2005           be reviewed each period to
arriving on time, and         along with reteaching                                interims; 03/10/05   evaluated the number of
completing homework           expected behaviors                                   grading period 3;    homework and other classroom
assignments, and (c)          throughout the school year.                          04/14/2005           behaviors being reported in
comply with school            Each classroom will have                             interims;            comparison to the school as a
and classroom rules.          clearly defined rules, some                          05/25/2005 grading   whole
                              of which will be student                             period 4
                              directed. Responsive
                              Classroom techniques will
                              be employed.




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                                 27 of 55                              SY 2003-2004
Articulation -             The administrative staff will      Ginger Roper Target:              Implementation
Slidell Learning           participate in the Annual          (Principal)  Administrative        Members of the learning
Community will be          Administrator’s Retreat as a                    staff –              community will attend all
focused on                 Learning Community.                Darnell      Timeline:            scheduled activities so that
reviewing student          Representatives of the school      Farris       Implementation       the school is represented
performance data,          (administrator, SIP chair, and     (Asst.       Administrative       99% of all scheduled
implementing the           other teacher leaders) will        Principal)   Retreat              activities
GLEs in lesson             attend a one-day Data Retreat                   (07/28/2005)
planning, preparing        at Slidell High School. This                                         Effectiveness
for the Guaranteed         activity is design to (a)          JoAnne        9/25/2004 Data      100% of all schools in the
Curriculum,                improve communication, (b)         Lightfoot     retreat (Mrs.       learning community will
exchanging                 examine student data, and (c)      (SIP Chair)   Roper, principal;   have an approved
instructional “best        plan improvement activities                      Mrs. Farris;        improvement plan that
practices”, and            both within the school and                       JoAnn Lightfoot,    addresses those aspects
developing teacher-        across the community. Each         Susan         RHT; Kellie         outlined in the Expected
made (and                  month the principal will           O’Rourke      Dyer, Teacher       Impact. 98% of all
department made)           attend a monthly meeting with      (Leadership   Leader; Susan       discussion threads on
performance                the Superintendent and other       team          O’Rourke,           Blackboard will be
assessments that           central office staff to discuss    member)       Teacher Leader)     responded to by each
focus on application       those aspects outlined in the                                        school’s principal.
of knowledge at            “Expected Impact” column.          Kellie Dyer   Learning            Discussion threads will focus
higher levels.             Principals within the learning     (Leadership   Community           on the GLEs, UbD, and
Sharing other              community will have time to        team          meeting             performance assessments.
leadership aspects         collaborate on improvement         member)       (Principal or
associated with            efforts underway at their                        designee)
implementing the           school and future initiatives of   Lynette       09/01/2004
district’s Strategic       the community. Between             Smith         10/06/2004
Plan and the               scheduled meetings,                (Leadership   11/3/2004
Superintendent’s           principals will post and           team          12/1/2004
vision of “Good to         collaborated information on        member)       01/05/2005
Great”                     topics associated with the                       02/02/2005
                           Expected Impact using                            03/02/2005
D1-D6E                     Blackboard.                                      04/06/2005
                                                                            05/04/2005

                                                                            Effectiveness
                                                                            10/04-5/05

St. Tammany Parish School Board                                               28 of 55                      SY 2003-2004
                                                                                                       FUNDING SOURCES
EXPECTED IMPACT                       ACTIVITIES               PERSONS            TARGET AUDIENCE      OBJECT CODE          IMPLEMENTATION AND
                                                                RESPONSIBLE         and TIMELINE       COST                    EFFECTIVENESS
                                                                                                                                 (Benchmarks)
Reducing the                A master schedule will be          Ginger Roper      Target                                  Implementation
Performance Gap –           reviewed to consider an            (Principal)       All regular and                         100% of all IEP will be in
SWD All teachers            additional reading class that                        special education                       compliance with IDEA. 85%
and paraprofessional        will be provided for SWD           Darnell Farris    staff teaching ELA,                     of all lesson planning will
providing instruction       whose IEP warrant such             (Asst.            inclusive of                            address accommodation and
to SWD will                 intervention. Staff teaching       Principal)        Reading                                 modification in the regular
stimulate and               self-contained students will use                     Timeline:                               classroom AND show
encourage the use of        an appropriate instructional                         Implementation                          evidence of joint planning.
higher order thinking       program to address student                           5/05 Review                             LEAP intervention tutoring
strategies in context       reading deficiencies. This         JoAnne            schedule                                is provided for 3rd and 4th
including higher            program will include standard      Lightfoot                                                 grade students scoring below
order questioning to        based lessons that match the       (Resource         8/05 – FRAMING                          the 45% in Reading and
encourage the               IEP and are aligned in scope       Helping           – adjusting master                      Math.
student to correctly        and sequence to both the           teacher)          schedule, verifying
use numbers, select         individual needs of each                             IEP compliance
operations, make            student and the Math
predictions,                standards, with emphasis on        Valerie Little    10/04-3/05
demonstrate                 selected GLEs. Special and         (IEP Fac.)        LEAP Tutoring
knowledge, and              regular education teachers will
construct responses         coordinate lesson and unit                           09/16/2004
as related to real life     planning to address the unique                       interims; 10/14
situations.                 SWD needs in non-special                             grading period 1;
                            education settings. Unique
                            SWD needs will be partially                          Effectiveness                           Effectiveness
                            addressed through those                              11/11/04 interims;                      90% of all targeted students
 D1-D6E                     modifications and                                    12/21/2004 grading                      will not receive an interim or
                            accommodations, along with                           period 2;                               grade below “C” in either
                            differentiating instruction. An                      02/03/2005                              Math. 75% of all targeted
                            intervention program will be                         interims; 03/10/05                      students will score Basic or
                            provided for low scoring                             grading period 3;                       Above.
                            students.                                            04/14/2005
                                                                                 interims;
                                                                                 05/25/2005 grading
                                                                                 period 4

St. Tammany Parish School Board                                                 29 of 55                                            SY 2003-2004
                                                                                  Baseline 2003: 115.8             School GT 2004: 117.8
GOAL 3:

To improve student proficiency in applying reasoning and problem skills to
science. SC-E-A2; SC-E-A5; SC-E-B4
 OBJECTIVE :                                                                      SCIENTIFICALLY BASED RESEARCH STRATEGY:
3A – (LA Accountability) To increase from 88% in 2004 to no less than 89.3% in
2005 the number of students scoring Basic or above as measured by the science
component of the standards-based assessment (LEAP 21).                            Using higher order thinking strategies to improve student
3B - (NCLB Accountability) To reduce by no less than 10%, the percentage of       performance.
students scoring non-proficient on the science component of the standards based
assessment (LEAP 21). Whole School 12%-10.8%




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                    30 of 55                                                SY 2003-2004
                                                                         ACTION PLAN
                                                                                           7   FUNDING SOURCES
EXPECTED IMPACT                     ACTIVITIES               PERSONS          TARGET       8   OBJECT CODE              IMPLEMENTATION AND
                                                            RESPONSIBL      AUDIENCE and   9   COST                        EFFECTIVENESS
                                                                E            TIMELINE          1      2          3           (Benchmarks)


The students will          Students will engage in the                    Target non-                                      Implementation:
engage in HOTS in          use of weekly science logs       AIS           proficient                                 Each month an administrator
context to predict         and rubrics along with                         students                                   will review a sample of logs
and anticipate             problem solving activities                     Timeline:                                  and rubric scores to ensure
possible outcomes          designed to accommodate for                    Implementation                             alignment with the expected
(SC-E-A2), express         different learning styles as                   Monthly                                    outcomes.
data in a variety of       they relate to problem solving
ways (SC-E-A5)             and data analysis with
(SC-E-B4) and              connections to real life                       Effectiveness                                      Effectiveness:
combine and                situations and applications to                 10-15-04                                   The teachers will review
express                    life experiences.                              12-21-04                                   selected student constructed
information, data,                                                        3-11-05                                    responses each quarter
and knowledge                                                             5-25-05                                    during grade level meetings
from one or more                                                                                                     and plan for future
science content                                                                                                      instruction.
areas to reach a
conclusion or make
a prediction (SIE-
A5).




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                             31 of 55                                            SY 2003-2004
The teachers will          Teachers will design             AIS          Target: Teachers
engage in HOTS in          standards based lessons to                                             Implementation:
context to predict         incorporate problem solving      Ginger       Timeline:          An administrator will review
and anticipate             and constructed response         Roper,       IMP.- monthly      lesson plans monthly for PS
possible outcomes          activities at different levels   Principal                       activities to ensure alignment
(SC-E-A2), express         that target science as inquiry                                   with the expected outcomes.
data in a variety of       with connections to real life    Joanne
ways (SC-E-A5)             situations and applications to   Lightfoot,
(SC-E-B4) and              life experiences.                RHT          Effectiveness:             Effectiveness:
combine and                                                              10/15/04           The teachers will review
express                    Assessment tools/rubrics will                 12/21/04           selected student science logs
information, data,         be designed to evaluate                       3/11/05            during grade level meetings
and knowledge              student work based on their                   5/25/05            each quarter and will assess
from one or more           achievement levels.                                              lesson plans as outlined in
science content                                                                             expected impacts.
areas to reach a
conclusion or make
a prediction (SIE-
A5).




St. Tammany Parish School Board                                            32 of 55                    SY 2003-2004
The professional            Teachers will attend             Joanne     Target:          Plan for   $999   Substitutes         Implementation:
development for            professional development         Lightfoot   Teachers         Student                         An administrator will
teachers will focus        workshops that focus on           (RHT)                       Success                         monitor weekly lesson plans
on HOTS in context         HOTS as related to PS and                    Timeline:                                        and conduct monthly
to predict and             data analysis with connections               Implementation                                   observations to ensure the
anticipate possible        to real life situations and                  Weekly                                           use of HOTS activities
outcomes (SC-E-            application to real life                     Monthly                                          aligned with the expected
A2), express data in       experiences.                                                                                  outcomes.
a variety of ways                                                       Effectiveness
(SC-E-A5) (SC-E-                                                        10/15/04
B4) and combine                                                         12/21/04                                                 Effectiveness:
and express                                                             3/11/05                                          The teachers will review
information, data,                                                      5/25/05                                          techniques, collaborate,
and knowledge                                                                                                            align/evaluate, share
from one or more                                                                                                         information and discuss
science content                                                                                                          future instruction as outlined
areas to reach a                                                                                                         in the expected impact at
conclusion or make                                                                                                       quarterly grade level
a prediction                                                                                                             meetings

(SIE-A5).




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Parent involvement         Engage families in parental     Teachers in    Target: Parents         Implementation:
activities will focus      activities at school that       grades K-5,    and care givers
on HOTS in context         involve problem solving and                                      Teachers will develop
to predict and             data analysis. A Science Fair   RHT,           Timeline:         standard based lessons with
anticipate possible        will be held to encourage       Joanne         Implementation    scientific inquiry as a focus.
outcomes (SC-E-            home involvement in the         Lightfoot      Fall of 2004
A2), express data in       development of higher order
a variety of ways          thinking skills.                Principal-                       The Science Fair Committee
(SC-E-A5) (SC-E-                                           Ginger         December 2004     will organize an event which
B4) and combine            Community outreach Career       Roper                            will give students the
and express                Day speakers.                                  January 2005      opportunity to demonstrate
information, data,                                         Science Fair                     their understanding of
and knowledge                                              Committee-                       scientific inquiry.
from one or more           Other activities to increase    Kellie Dyer,
science content            parental support will be        Lynette                          School Counselor will
areas to reach a           explored.                       Bruno          January 2005      coordinate Career Day
conclusion or make                                                                          speakers.
a prediction (SIE-                                         Counselor
A5).                                                       Stacey
                                                           Woods
                                                                          Effectiveness             Effectiveness:
                                                                                            Teachers, RHT and Principal
                                                                          January 2005      will review and evaluate
                                                                                            science fair projects in order
                                                                                            to better plan for next year.




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Technology for             Teachers and students will use   AIS         Target: Students                                          Implementation:
teachers and               graphing web sites and/or                                                                        An administrator will check
students will be           Excel to create graphs from      Ginger      Timeline: By                                        weekly lesson plans for the
used to develop            self generated data to assist    Roper,      March, 2005-50%                                     use of technology and
HOT skill lessons          with PS and data analysis and    Principal   of students will                                    provide feedback to the
that predict and           stimulate higher order                       be using the                                        teachers.
anticipate possible        thinking.                                    software at the                                     The snapshots will be used
outcomes (SC-E-                                                         beginning stages.                                   one time per grading period
A2), express data in                                                                                                        to monitor the
a variety of ways          The librarian will generate a                By May, 2005-                                       implementation of
(SC-E-A5) (SC-E-           list of computer software that               75% of students                                     technology.
B4) and combine            addresses problem solving                    will be using the                                           Effectiveness:
and express                and data analysis.                           software at the                                     In quarterly grade-level
information, data,                                                      beginning stages.                                   meetings, teachers will
and knowledge                                                                                                               review technology
from one or more                                                                                                            instruction, design grade
science content                                                                                                             appropriate technology
areas to reach a                                                                                                            lessons, and analyze student
conclusion or make                                                                                                          work for future instruction
a prediction (SIE-
A5).



PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATING THE OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY
Student performance data will be used to evaluate each selected objective and the overall (aggregate) impact of the targeted strategy. The evaluative
methods will comply with those criteria outlined by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. ( Reference-
http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/jc)




* Indicates Professional Development Learning      **     Indicates Family Involvement Activities  ***     Indicates Safe and Drug-Free
Activities
Note 1. See appendices for additional information on the NSDC Standards for Staff Development (Context, Content, & Process)



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   EXPECTED                         ACTIVITIES                PERSONS                 TARGET              FUNDING      IMPLEMENTATION AND
     IMPACT                                                 RESPONSIBLE             AUDIENCE and          SOURCES         EFFECTIVENESS
(Observable Change)                                                                  TIMELINE           OBJECT CODE         (Benchmarks)
                                                                                                            COST
School Climate -              The School-wide Positive      School                 Target:                            IMP: Administrative staff will
Discipline. Ensuring          Behavior Support program      Improvement            All school                         review a sample (at least 25%)
each student has a            is still under development    Team: SWPBS            personnel;                         of all snapshots on a bimonthly
learning environment          by the district. Our school   leaders                                                   basis and provide feedback to
conducive to high             has initiated the following                                                             teachers.
levels of achievement         discipline activities         (Ginger Roper,         Timeline:
through effective             necessary to implement a      Darnell Farris,        8/04 – Opening                     EFF:
discipline and                positive, behavior support    Joanne Lightfoot)      week orientation                   Monthly attendance and tardy
classroom                     program. Each teacher will                                                              reports will be produced by the
management                    develop activities to                                                                   SWPBS leader to monitor
procedures.                   provide direct instruction    SBLC members                                              targeted discipline indicators as
Information on                on expected student                                  09/16/2004                         compared to the 95% SPS goal.
classroom rules that          behaviors beginning the                              interims; 10/14                    Grade-level interim reports will
are: (a) provided to          first day of school.                                 grading period 1;                  be reviewed each period to
each student and              Reinforcement of positive     AIS                    11/11/04 interims;                 evaluated the number of
parent; (b) focused on        behaviors will occur                                 12/21/2004 grading                 homework and other classroom
student attendance,           throughout the school day                            period 2;                          behaviors being reported in
arriving on time, and         along with reteaching                                02/03/2005                         comparison to the school as a
completing homework           expected behaviors                                   interims; 03/10/05                 whole
assignments, and (c)          throughout the school year.                          grading period 3;
comply with school            Each classroom will have                             04/14/2005
and classroom rules.          clearly defined rules, some                          interims;
                              of which will be student                             05/25/2005 grading
                              directed. Responsive                                 period 4
                              Classroom techniques will
                              be employed.




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Articulation -             The administrative staff will      Ginger Roper Administrative      IMP: Members of the
Slidell Learning           participate in the Annual          (Principal)  staff –             learning community will
Community will be          Administrator’s Retreat as a                    Administrative      attend all scheduled activities
focused on                 Learning Community.                Darnell      Retreat             so that the school is
reviewing student          Representatives of the school      Farris       (07/28/2005)        represented 99% of all
performance data,          (administrator, SIP chair, and     (Asst.                           scheduled activities
implementing the           other teacher leaders) will        Principal)
GLEs in lesson             attend a one-day Data Retreat                   9/25/2004 Data      EFF:
planning, preparing        at Slidell High School. This                    retreat (Mrs.       100% of all schools in the
for the Guaranteed         activity is design to (a)          JoAnne       Roper, principal;   learning community will
Curriculum,                improve communication, (b)         Lightfoot    Mrs. Farris;        have an approved
exchanging                 examine student data, and (c)      (SIP Chair)  JoAnn Lightfoot,    improvement plan that
instructional “best        plan improvement activities                     RHT; Kellie         addresses those aspects
practices”, and            both within the school and                      Dyer, Teacher       outlined in the Expected
developing teacher-        across the community. Each         Susan        Leader; Susan       Impact. 98% of all
made (and                  month the principal will           O’Rourke     O’Rourke,           discussion threads on
department made)           attend a monthly meeting with      (Leadership  Teacher Leader)     Blackboard will be
performance                the Superintendent and other       team                             responded to by each
assessments that           central office staff to discuss    member)      Learning            school’s principal.
focus on application       those aspects outlined in the                   Community           Discussion threads will focus
of knowledge at            “Expected Impact” column.          Kellie Dyer  meeting             on the GLEs, UbD, and
higher levels.             Principals within the learning     (Leadership  (Principal or       performance assessments.
Sharing other              community will have time to        team         designee)
leadership aspects         collaborate on improvement         member)      09/01/2004
associated with            efforts underway at their                       10/06/2004
implementing the           school and future initiatives of   Lynette      11/3/2004
district’s Strategic       the community. Between             Smith        12/1/2004
Plan and the               scheduled meetings,                (Leadership  01/05/2005
Superintendent’s           principals will post and           team         02/02/2005
vision of “Good to         collaborated information on        member)      03/02/2005
Great”                     topics associated with the                      04/06/2005
                           Expected Impact using                           05/04/2005
                           Blackboard.




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                                                                                                       FUNDING SOURCES
EXPECTED IMPACT                       ACTIVITIES               PERSONS            TARGET AUDIENCE      OBJECT CODE          IMPLEMENTATION AND
                                                                RESPONSIBLE         and TIMELINE       COST                    EFFECTIVENESS
                                                                                                                                 (Benchmarks)
Reducing the                A master schedule will be          Ginger Roper      All regular and                         IMP: 100% of all IEP will
Performance Gap –           reviewed to consider an            (Principal)       special education                       be in compliance with IDEA.
SWD All teachers            additional reading class that                        staff teaching ELA,                     85% of all lesson planning
and paraprofessional        will be provided for SWD           Darnell Farris    inclusive of                            will address accommodation
providing instruction       whose IEP warrant such             (Asst.            Reading                                 and modification in the
to SWD will                 intervention. Staff teaching       Principal)                                                regular classroom AND
stimulate and               self-contained students will use                     5/05 Review                             show evidence of joint
encourage the use of        an appropriate instructional                         schedule                                planning. LEAP
higher order thinking       program to address student                                                                   intervention tutoring is
strategies in context       reading deficiencies. This         JoAnne            8/05 – FRAMING                          provided for 3rd and 4th grade
including higher            program will include standard      Lightfoot         – adjusting master                      students scoring below the
order questioning to        based lessons that match the       (Resource         schedule, verifying                     45% in Reading and Math.
encourage the               IEP and are aligned in scope       Helping           IEP compliance
student to correctly        and sequence to both the           teacher)
use numbers, select         individual needs of each                             10/04-3/05                              EFF:
operations, make            student and the ELA standards,                       LEAP Tutoring                           90% of all targeted students
predictions,                with emphasis on selected                                                                    will not receive an interim or
demonstrate                 GLEs. Special and regular                            09/16/2004                              grade below “C” in either
knowledge, and              education teachers will                              interims; 10/14                         ELA or Reading. 75% of all
construct responses         coordinate lesson and unit                           grading period 1;                       targeted students will score
as related to real life     planning to address the unique                                                               Basic or Above.
situations.                 SWD needs in non-special                             11/11/04 interims;
                            education settings. Unique                           12/21/2004 grading
                            SWD needs will be partially                          period 2;
                            addressed through those                              02/03/2005
                            modifications and                                    interims; 03/10/05
                            accommodations, along with                           grading period 3;
                            differentiating instruction. An                      04/14/2005
                            intervention program will be                         interims;
                            provided for low scoring                             05/25/2005 grading
                            students.                                            period 4




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 PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATING THE OBJECTIVE AND STRATEGY
 Student performance data will be used to evaluate each selected objective and the overall (aggregate) impact of the targeted strategy. The evaluative
 methods will comply with those criteria outlined by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. ( Reference-
 http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/jc)




                                   TOTAL SCHOOL BUDGET FOR RESTRICTED AND DISCRETIONARY FUNDS
FUNDING                                                                                                                                   TOTAL
SOURCES*
SALARIES
(100)
EMPLOYEE
BENEFITS
(200)
PURCHASED
PROFESSION
AL and
TECHNICAL
SERVICES
(300)
PURCHASED
PROPERTY
SERVICES
(400)
OTHER
PURCHASES
SERVICES
(500)
SUPPLIES
(600)



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INDIRECT
COSTS
(If applicable)
PROPERTY
(700)
OTHER
OBJECTS

(800)
OTHER USES
OF FUNDS
(900)
TOTAL

 *Funding Sources: Title I - Part A, Part B (Even Start), Part C (Migrant), Part D (N &D), Part F (CSRP); Title II – Part A (Professional
 Development), Part D (Technology); Title III –English Language Proficient; Title V – Parental Choice and Innovative Programs; Title VII – Part A
 (Indian Education), Part B (Native Hawaiian Education), Part C (Alaska Native Education); Learn and Serve America; Stewart B. McKinney
 Homeless Assistance Act; State Funding; 8(g); LaSIP; Foreign Languages; IDEA; K-3 Initiatives; Early Reading First; MSL; Education Excellence
 Act; School Choice; miscellaneous funding sources; foundations/grants, etc.




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                                  BUDGET WORKSHEET BY ACHIEVEMENT GOAL AND FUNDING SOURCE
FUNDING           PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                     FAMILY INVOLVEMENT                                     OTHER
SOURCES
*                 Goal       Goal 2   Goal 3   Total     Goal 1     Goal 2       Goal 3    Total      Goal 1     Goal 2     Goal 3       Total
                   1
1. TITLE I


2. TITLE II




TOTALS
*Funding Sources: Title I - Part A, Part B (Even Start), Part C (Migrant), Part D (N &D), Part F (CSRP); Title II – Part A (Professional
Development), Part D (Technology); Title III –English Language Proficient; Title V – Parental Choice and Innovative Programs; Title VII – Part A
(Indian Education), Part B (Native Hawaiian Education), Part C (Alaska Native Education); Learn and Serve America; Stewart B. McKinney
Homeless Assistance Act; State Funding; 8(g); LaSIP; Foreign Languages; IDEA; K-3 Initiatives; Early Reading First; MSL; Education Excellence
Act; School Choice; miscellaneous funding sources; foundations/grants, etc.




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                                                           Appendix A
                                  Stakeholder Participants (Beliefs, Vision & Mission Statements)

  Suggestions for the school’s mission, vision, and beliefs statements were discussed by the participating
members of the School Improvement Team. These suggestions were presented to the faculty and staff at a
faculty meeting. The community members and parents on the team were present at the meeting. Additional
suggestions were added as a result. All suggestions were voted on resulting in our new mission, vision, and
beliefs statement.

Administration
Ginger Roper
Darnell Farris
Teachers
Joanne Lightfoot
Kellie Dyer
Susan O’Rourke
Staff
Mark Hebert, Paraprofessional
Parents
Lynette Bruno
Melinda Folse
Rhoda Swanson
Community
Cindy Cochran
Pam Anderson
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                                                                    Appendix B
                                                 Geopolitical, Demographic and Economic Data
                                                               St. Tammany Parish

    Geopolitical Data

    St. Tammany Parish, located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain has easy access to New Orleans via the Causeway or the I-10
    Twin span. Interstates 12, 10, 55 and 59, U.S.190 and a vast array of state highways conveniently tie us to the entire country. New
    Orleans International Airport is less than an hour away. Our population is 144508 people in 57993 households. The land area is
    854.4 square miles (546845 acres); the water area is 269.7 square miles (172583 acres). St. Tammany Parish is located at latitude
    30.40 degrees North, longitude 89.96 degrees West. The fastest growing region in Louisiana, with an influx of approximately 500
    people per month, St. Tammany's present population is estimated at 170,000. Named after Delaware Indian Chief Tamenand, the
    parish was first explored in 1699 by French-Canadian Pierre Le Moyne Iberville, the first European to sight Lake Pontchartrain in
    what is now Louisiana. It wasn't until 1785, that families from Georgia and the Carolinas began to settle the territory. Claims were
    staked along the Tchefuncte, Bogue Falaya and other rivers and bayous, and in time villages became cities, while much of the
    pristine rural areas of St. Tammany Parish have been kept intact.

    Demographic Data


                                                                        St. Tammany                         United
                                  Urban & rural (2000)                         Parish    Louisiana           States
                                  Total population                           191,268     4,468,976     281,421,906
                                   Urban                                       74.8%        72.6%           79.0%
                                   Rural (farm)                                 0.3%         0.7%             1.1%
                                   Rural (not a farm)                          24.9%        26.7%           19.9%

                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>
                                  Long-term residents &               St. Tammany                        United
                                  newcomers (2000)                           Parish  Louisiana            States
                                  Total population 5 years and
                                  over living in the Greater New
                                  Orleans (GNO) area in 2000               177,826   3,132,804    210,418,424

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                                   Lived in same house in 1995               54.7%        58.1%             53.0%
                                   Lived in different house in
                                   the GNO area in 1995                      30.8%             -                -
                                   Lived outside the GNO area
                                   in 1995                                   14.5%             -                -

                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>




                                                                        St. Tammany                      United
                                  Total Numbers (2000)                         Parish Louisiana           States
                                  Population                                 191,268 4,468,976 281,421,906
                                  Total households                            69,253 1,656,053 105,480,101
                                    Family households                         52,727 1,156,438      71,787,347
                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Full-count Characteristics
                                  (SF1). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  http://www.gnocdc.org
                                                                        St. Tammany                      United
                                  Gender (2000)                                Parish Louisiana           States
                                  Female                                       51.0%      51.6%           50.9%
                                  Male                                         49.0%      48.4%           49.1%
                                                                        St. Tammany                      United
                                  Age (2000)                                   Parish Louisiana           States
                                  5 years old and under                         8.6%       8.5%            8.2%
                                  6-11 years old                                9.7%       9.2%            8.9%
                                  12-17 years old                              10.1%       9.5%            8.6%
                                  18-34 years old                              19.4%      24.3%           23.8%
                                  35-49 years old                              26.3%      22.5%           23.2%
                                  50-64 years old                              15.9%      14.5%           14.9%
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                                  65-74 years old                               5.7%       6.3%            6.5%
                                  75-84 years old                               3.3%       3.9%            4.4%
                                  85 years old and older                        1.0%       1.3%            1.5%
                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Full-count Characteristics
                                  (SF1). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  http://www.gnocdc.org
                                                                        St. Tammany                      United
                                  Racial & ethnic diversity (2000)             Parish Louisiana           States
                                  Black or African American                     9.8%      32.3%           12.1%
                                  White                                        85.3%      62.6%           69.2%
                                  Asian                                         0.7%       1.2%            3.6%
                                  American Indian                               0.4%       0.5%            0.7%
                                  Other                                         0.2%       0.1%            0.3%
                                  2 race categories                             1.1%       0.9%            1.6%
                                  Hispanic (any race)                           2.5%       2.4%           12.5%

                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Full-count Characteristics
                                  (SF1). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>
                                                                        St. Tammany                      United
                                  Marital status (2000)                        Parish Louisiana           States
                                  Total population 15 years and
                                  older                                      146,499 3,466,380 221,148,671
                                    Never married                              21.0%      28.6%           27.1%
                                    Married                                    61.2%      51.2%           54.4%
                                    Separated                                   1.7%       2.6%            2.2%
                                    Widowed                                     6.0%       7.4%            6.6%
                                    Divorced                                   10.1%      10.2%            9.7%

                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  http://www.gnocdc.org

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                                                                      St. Tammany                          United
                                  Households by type (2000)                  Parish       Louisiana         States
                                  Total households                          69,253        1,656,053   105,480,101
                                  Female householder (no husband
                                  present) with children under 18                 7.7%       11.9%           8.4%
                                  Male householder (no wife
                                  present) with children under 18                 2.5%        2.6%           2.4%
                                  Married-couple family, with
                                  children under 18                              32.1%       24.3%         24.9%
                                  Nonfamily households, with
                                  children under 18                               0.4%        0.4%           0.4%
                                  Households with no people under
                                  18 years                                   57.3%           60.8%         63.9%
                                                                      St. Tammany                          United
                                  Children in households (2000)              Parish       Louisiana        States
                                  Population under 18 years in
                                  households                                     54,211   1,214,204    71,970,901
                                   Children living as head of
                                   household                                      0.1%        0.1%          0.1%
                                   Children living with mother only              14.2%       24.6%         18.5%
                                   Children living with father only               4.2%        4.8%          4.9%
                                   Children living with married
                                   parents                                       73.1%       57.0%         66.2%
                                   Children living with
                                   grandparents                                   5.7%        9.7%           6.3%
                                   Children living with other
                                   relatives                                      1.3%        2.2%           2.1%
                                   Children living with non-
                                   relatives                                  1.4%            1.6%           1.9%
                                                                      St. Tammany                          United
                                  Elderly in households (2000)               Parish       Louisiana         States
                                  Elderly in households                     18,176         485,182     32,998,132
                                   Living alone                              25.5%           30.7%         29.5%

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                                   Living in family households                    72.3%    67.2%            68.0%
                                   Living in non-family households                 2.2%     2.1%             2.5%

                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Full-count Characteristics
                                  (SF1). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>
                                                                        St. Tammany                      United
                                  Children in foster care (1998)               Parish Louisiana           States
                                  Children in foster care                        323       5,911              na
                                    Children in foster care rate               555.6       440.3              na
                                    per 100,000

                                  Source Citation: Agenda for Children. 1999 Kids Count Data Book on
                                  Louisiana's Children.
                                                                         St. Tammany                     United
                                  Supervision of children (2000)                Parish Louisiana          States
                                  Total children under 6 in families
                                  and subfamilies                              15,498    353,949     21,833,613
                                   Children under 6 in families
                                   where both parents or the single
                                   parent works                                 57.2%     59.1%          58.6%
                                   Children under 6 in families
                                   where at least one parent does
                                   not work                                     42.8%     40.9%          41.4%
                                  Total children 6-17 in families
                                  and subfamilies                              36,294    772,612     46,049,013
                                   Children 6-17 in families where
                                   both parents or the single parent
                                   works                                        63.9%     64.9%          67.4%
                                   Children 6-17 in families where
                                   at least one parent does not work            36.1%     35.1%          32.6%

                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
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                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>
                                  Grandparents as caregivers            St. Tammany                      United
                                  (2000)                                       Parish Louisiana           States
                                  Total grandparents living in
                                  households with grandchildren
                                  under 18                                      3,536   122,240      5,771,671
                                    Grandparent responsible for
                                    grandchildren under 18                     47.1%      54.9%           42.0%
                                    Grandparent not responsible for
                                    own grandchildren under 18                 52.9%      45.1%           58.0%
                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>

    http://www.gnocdc.org/st_tammany/people.html

    Economic Data


                                                                       St. Tammany                       United
                                  Household income type (2000)                Parish   Louisiana          States
                                  Total households                           69,281    1,657,107    105,539,122
                                   Wage or salary income                      79.7%       75.4%          77.7%
                                   Self-employment income                     13.6%        9.8%          11.9%
                                   Social Security income                     22.8%       25.2%          25.7%
                                   Supplemental security income                3.5%        6.1%            4.4%
                                   Public assistance income                    1.9%        3.3%            3.4%

                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>
                                  Median household income              St. Tammany                       United
                                  (2000)                                      Parish Louisiana            States
                                  Median household income                   $47,883    $32,566         $41,994
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                                  Average household income             St. Tammany                       United
                                  (2000)                                      Parish Louisiana            States
                                  Average household income                  $61,565    $44,833         $56,644
                                    Average household income for
                                    households reporting less than
                                    $200,000                                $54,421    $40,183         $49,239
                                    Average household income for
                                    households reporting more than
                                    $200,000                               $310,485   $367,701        $361,490
                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>
                                                                       St. Tammany                       United
                                  Income distribution (2000)                  Parish Louisiana            States
                                  Total households                           69,281 1,657,107 105,539,122
                                    Less than $10,000                          8.1%      15.7%             9.5%
                                    $10,000-14,999                             5.4%       8.6%             6.3%
                                    $15,000-19,999                             5.6%       7.6%             6.3%
                                    $20,000-24,999                             5.8%       7.4%             6.6%
                                    $25,000-29,999                             5.8%       7.0%             6.4%
                                    $30,000-34,999                             5.5%       6.5%             6.4%
                                    $35,000-39,999                             5.5%       5.9%             5.9%
                                    $40,000-44,999                             5.5%       5.3%             5.7%
                                    $45,000-49,999                             4.7%       4.5%             5.0%
                                    $50,000-59,999                             9.3%       7.9%             9.0%
                                    $60,000-74,999                            10.9%       8.6%            10.4%
                                    $75,000-99,999                            12.3%       7.6%            10.2%
                                    $100,000-124,999                           6.8%       3.4%             5.2%
                                    $125,000-149,999                           3.1%       1.4%             2.5%
                                    $150,000-199,999                           2.9%       1.2%             2.2%
                                    $200,000 or more                           2.8%       1.4%             2.4%
                                  Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                  (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
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                                  <http://www.gnocdc.org>

                                                                      St. Tammany                         United
                                  Population in poverty (2000)               Parish      Louisiana        States
                                  Total population for whom
                                  poverty status is determined              188,661      4,334,094   273,882,232
                                   People living in poverty                   9.7%          19.6%         12.4%
                                   People living at or above
                                   poverty                                   90.3%          80.4%         87.6%
                                                                      St. Tammany                         United
                                  Poverty status by age (2000)               Parish      Louisiana        States
                                  Total population 0-5 for whom
                                  poverty status is determined               16,024       375,393     22,636,650
                                   Children 0-5 living in poverty            13.1%         29.0%          18.1%
                                   Children 0-5 living at or above
                                   poverty                                       86.9%      71.0%         81.9%
                                  Total population 6-11 for whom
                                  poverty status is determined               18,249       403,616     24,587,815
                                   Children 6-11 living in poverty           11.0%         26.8%          16.9%
                                   Children 6-11 living at or above
                                   poverty                                       89.0%      73.2%         83.1%
                                  Total population 12-17 for whom
                                  poverty status is determined               19,297       421,352     23,700,796
                                   Children 12-17 living in poverty          12.9%         24.4%          14.8%
                                   Children 12-17 living at or
                                   above poverty                                 87.1%      75.6%         85.2%
                                  Total population 18-64 for whom
                                  poverty status is determined              116,956      2,644,159   169,610,423
                                   Adults 18-64 living in poverty             8.5%          17.0%         11.1%
                                   Adults 18-64 living at or above
                                   poverty                                       91.5%      83.0%         88.9%
                                  Total population 65 and older for
                                  whom poverty status is                     18,135       489,574     33,346,548

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                                     determined
                                       Adults 65 and older living in
                                       poverty (%)                               10.1%      16.7%             9.9%
                                       Adults 65 and older living at or
                                       above poverty (%)                         89.9%      83.3%            90.1%
                                     Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                     (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                     <http://www.gnocdc.org>
                                                                          St. Tammany                       United
                                     Families in poverty (2000)                  Parish Louisiana            States
                                     Total families below poverty
                                     level                                        4,041   183,448       6,620,945
                                       Female householder (no
                                       husband present) with own
                                       children under 18                         44.6%      52.2%            44.4%
                                       Male householder (no wife
                                       present) with own children
                                       under 18                                   8.4%       5.9%             6.8%
                                       Married-couple family with
                                       children under 18                         24.0%      19.9%            26.7%
                                       Families with no children under
                                       18                                        23.0%      22.0%            22.1%
                                     Source Citation: U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000 Sample Characteristics
                                     (SF3). From a compilation by the GNO Community Data Center.
                                     <http://www.gnocdc.org>

    http://www.gnocdc.org/st_tammany/income.html

                                                                                                Estab- Sales, receipts Annual
           More NAICS                                                                                                                Paid
                                                          Description                             lish- or shipments payroll
           data code                                                                                                            employees
                                                                                                ments         ($1,000) ($1,000)
                   21        Mining (not published for counties)                                     N              N        N         N
                   22        Utilities (not published for counties)                                  N              N        N         N
                   23        Construction (not published for counties)                               N              N        N         N

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               31-33 Manufacturing                                                          127     373,742    61,296   2,699
               42      Wholesale trade                                                      252   6,604,024    75,263   2,070
               44-45 Retail trade                                                           749   1,511,469   135,300   9,479
               48-49 Transportation & warehousing (not published for counties)                N           N         N       N
               51      Information (total not published for counties)                         N           N         N       N
               52      Finance & insurance (not published for counties)                       N           N         N       N
               53      Real estate & rental & leasing                                       156      86,428    14,541     739
               54      Professional, scientific, & technical services                       401     125,379    45,528   1,789
               55      Management of companies & enterprises (not published for counties)     N           N         N       N
               56      Administrative & support & waste management &remediation services    184      97,185    34,288   1,938
               61      Educational services                                                  32       7,857     2,175     153
               62      Health care & social assistance                                      444     345,032   141,407   5,248
               71      Arts, entertainment, & recreation                                     55      35,940    10,085     869
               72      Accommodation & foodservices                                         345     170,691    44,825   5,415
               81      Other services (except public administration)                        239      81,375    21,609   1,263
http://www.census.gov/epcd/ec97/la/LA103.HTM




                                                              Appendix C
                                                   NSDC Standards for Staff Development
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Context Standards

       Staff development that improves the learning of all students:
                         • Organizes adults into learning communities whose goals are aligned with those of the school and district. (Learning
                            Communities)
                         • Requires skillful school and district leaders who guide continuous instructional improvement. (Leadership)
                         • Requires resources to support adult learning and collaboration. (Resources)

                                                                         Process Standards

Staff development that improves the learning of all students:

                                     •Uses disaggregated student data to determine adult learning priorities, monitor progress, and help sustain continuous
                                      improvement. (Data-Driven)
                                     • Uses multiple sources of information to guide improvement and demonstrate its impact. (Evaluation)
                                     • Prepares educators to apply research to decision making. (Research-Based)
                                     • Uses learning strategies appropriate to the intended goal. (Design)
                                     • Applies knowledge about human learning and change. (Learning)
                                     • Provides educators with the knowledge and skills to collaborate. (Collaboration)

                                                                        Content Standards

Staff development that improves the learning of all students:

                                     • Prepares educators to understand and appreciate all students, create safe, orderly and supportive learning
                                      environments, and hold high expectations for their academic achievement. (Equity)
                                     • Deepens educators’ content knowledge, provides them with research-based instructional strategies to assist students in
                                      meeting rigorous academic standards, and prepares them to use various types of classroom assessments appropriately.
                                      (Quality Teaching)
                                     • Provides educators with knowledge and skills to involve families and other stakeholders appropriately. (Family
                                      Involvement)
                                  



                                                                              Appendix D
                                                               Scientifically-based Research Strategies
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Strategy: Stimulating higher order thinking at the appropriate grade levels
      Culbert and others (1998) found that when elementary students in grades K-8 completed graphic organizers as a part of instruction which
      involved understanding expository text, student comprehension of text was increased and students were more engaged in their learning.
      Brookbank and others (1999) found that use of graphic organizers led to increased vocabulary development as well as increased
      comprehension. In Salch (1996) the use of graphic organizers during and after reading instruction in third and fourth grade classes was shown
      to be effective in improving reading comprehension.


      Citations:
      Culbert, E., S. Grover, K. Kullberg, and C. Strawser. A Qualitative Investigation of the Use of Graphic Organizers. SUNY-Geneseo Annual
                    Reading and Literacy Research Symposium. Geneseo, New York. May 1998. <http://www.askeric.org/plweb-
                    cgi/fastweb?getdoc+ericdb-adv+ericdb+123167+0+wAAA...>
      Improving Reading Comprehension of Third and Fourth Grade Students. Kim Salch, et al. 1996. Saint Xavier University, Master’s Project.
                   <http://www.askeric.org/plweb-cgi/fastweb?getdoc+ericdb-adv+ericdb+1081465+2+wAA...>
      Improving Student Achievement through Organization of Student Learning. Comp. Donna Brookbank, et al. 1999. Saint Xavier University
                    and IRI/Skylight Master’s Program. <http://www.askeric.org/plweb-cgi/fastweb?getdoc+ericdb-adv+ericdb+1036019+0+wAA...>




                                                                      Appendix F
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                                  Comprehensive Needs Assessment




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