Title I Schoolwide Program Abstract Madison Elementary School 2010-2011 Madison Elementary School Schoolwide program will include the following components: 1. Standards Based Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction MES staff will focus on directly linking instruction to the NH GLEs. A variety of assessments both formative and summative will be utilized to determine student needs, judge instructional effectiveness, differentiate instruction and impact future planning. Student data will be reviewed to determine specific interventions. This process will be monitored over time and adjusted as needed. Standards-based instructional core programs will be aligned with NH GLEs to determine gaps. Curriculum will be mapped by grade level and subject to ensure consistency. Technology resources will increase in an effort to improve student learning and to assist staff in data collection and analysis. 2. Data Based Accountability and Evaluation Staff will revise the district strategic plan in an effort to align it to the newly created Title 1 Schoolwide Action Plan. NECAP, DIBELS, AIMSweb and NWEA data will be analyzed in order to create school improvement goals. Students’ strengths, weaknesses, and growth will be monitored to make informed decisions. Curriculum Connector (TechPaths) will be adopted and teachers will be trained during the summer. Curriculum maps will be transferred into the new software and existing programs will be correlated to the NH GLEs to determine effectiveness. Schoolwide goals will be reviewed at SLT monthly meetings. Data will be analyzed at grade level and student data meetings. Strategic and intensive students will be progress monitored as needed. The RTI Coordinator position has been created to support the implementation of the Schoolwide Action Plan. Two paraprofessionals will also be allocated to support the Schoolwide Program. Parents will be informed of student progress using parent friendly language through multiple sources including: newsletters; parent letters; principal reports; and the MES website. 3. Structural Reform Strategies A Schoolwide Leadership Team will be created to oversee the process of implementing the Title 1 Schoolwide Action Plan. This plan includes provisions for collaboration time among all staff. There will also be training provided on 504 plans and core programs. Updated training on the core programs will be provided for paraprofessionals. Teaching resources will be made available to all staff. The SLT will meet monthly to review goals and progress monitor effectiveness. Action teams will be formed to streamline the committee process and effectively implement the Schoolwide Action Plan. 4. Leadership and Governance A newly formed SLT will represent all stakeholders (ex. Would include: RTI Coordinator, Special Education, Curriculum and Assessment, Guidance, Title I, Technology/Grants, Health and Wellness and Unified Arts) These representatives will serve as a collaborative body to implement and monitor the Schoolwide Action Plan. Action items will be assigned to the newly formed action teams. Performance goals will be aligned to the school mission statement and district strategic plan. This team will be under the guidance and supervision of the school principal and will meet monthly. Information from the team will be communicated to all staff via monthly staff meetings. 5. Professional Development Professional development and continued training will be linked to the MES mission statement, district strategic plan and the Schoolwide Action Plan. All professional development plans will be monitored by the building Professional Development Committee, principal and SAU staff. Curriculum development, continued training, coaching/mentoring for core programs in reading and math, technology, data analysis and the continued implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to better serve students. Performance data will be analyzed to guide future professional development. 6. Culture and Climate The SLT will represent all stakeholders in order to continue to improve culture and climate at MES. This team will meet monthly to monitor progress and will be supported by the principal. Mission statement will be displayed throughout the school.“Thoughts for the Week” will provide staff communication for current happenings. Monthly meetings with the administration and the Madison Education Association will continue to provide a forum for collaboration and increased communication for all. Work with NH Healthy Schools initiative will continue. Guidance will serve as the liaison for grant work in the area of bullying and harassment. Student Council will provide a forum for all students to be heard. PTO will meet monthly to work with the staff to build community connections. Quarterly functions and events will be held in a variety of areas to promote community involvement. 7. External Support and Resources The 21st Century Grant Coordinator will continue to serve as the liaison between external resources and community supports. The PTO will continue to serve as a strong parent connection and support the needs of our students. The Madison School Board Public Relations Committee as well as the administration will communicate information to the general public. Communication between the MES Staff and SAU Administrative team will be fostered through monthly leadership team meetings at the SAU. New programs will be researched using teacher input and scientific research based strategies. Volunteerism will be encouraged for all grade levels at MES. Parent/community surveys will provide feedback for the SLT to effectively monitor progress of the Schoolwide Action Plan. 8. Parental and Community Involvement The SLT will continue to support parental involvement to increase the number of community members who attend student activity nights. The PTO will serve as a contact point for parents. Public forums will be held throughout the year to discuss current business and inform the general public. A retreat will be held annually to form school/community goals linked to the Mission Statement, District Strategic Plan and Title 1 Schoolwide Action Plan. Communication will be provided by the administration through a weekly newsletter and the MES website. Community and parental feedback will guide the changes to the MES Website. The Public Relations Committee will also provide information to community members. 9. Extended Learning Opportunities Extended learning opportunities will be provided through the 21st Century Grant. This will include before and after school programming, summer enrichment and service learning opportunities. The SLT will explore possible funding sources for after-school transportation. A master calendar and listing of events will be provided through weekly newsletters and the MES website.
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