2007 – 2008 Team Presentation Kris Szepanski – Science/Team Leader Frank Lopes – English Katie Pallotti – Social Studies Jessica Fisher – Language Arts Cindy Barnes - Math/Pre-Algebra Emily Marchinkoski – Special Ed District and Building Improvement Goals District Strategic Improvement Plan Strategic Improvement Plan Goal: Goal: Over the next 2 years, 25% of East Windsor students must East Windsor Middle School have the opportunity to obtain students who scored at Levels academic achievement to the 1, 2, or 3 will improve at least highest level of their potential to one level, as measured by CMT ensure that each individual in the areas of reading and becomes a productive and writing. responsible member of society Over the next 2 years, 25% of East Windsor Middle School students who scored at Levels 1, 2, or 3 will improve at least one level, as measured by CMT in the area of mathematics. Team SMART Goal The Team’s Smart Goal is to improve Forming a General Understanding from 64% mastery to 70% as measured on the 2008 CMT. Reason for Choosing SMART Goal • This basic skill impacts all subject areas – it is impossible to raise other literacy scores until students are successful readers. To Achieve the SMART Goal: Students need to be able to: – Use pre-reading and post-reading strategies to improve comprehension in the content areas. – Make personal connections to what they read. – Summarize and take notes from content reading. – Learn new vocabulary in context. – Use of a variety of reading materials. – Answer questions thoroughly with adequate elaboration. Strategies Implemented to Increase Student Achievement Use of CMT released material for practice Cross curricular discussions of exemplars, scored sample responses, rubrics and other criteria for success. Similar high expectations across content areas. Modeling and direct instruction of skills such as summarizing and note taking. Measures Used to Collect Evidence of Student Growth Throughout the Year The team gathered initial data through the use of released items from the State of Connecticut CMT handbook. Periodic formative assessments are used in each content area. Further data will be accumulated through the common assessments given in February and May of 2008. Final data collection will occur when the results for the 2008 CMT are released. The End…. Thank you for your support!
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