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									School Name: Ferndale Middle School Guilford County Schools 2008-2011 School Improvement Plan Vision Statement
“We, the staff of Ferndale Middle School, are committed to providing a safe, purposeful learning environment for all students. As a result, our students will become responsible, contributing citizens within their home community as well as our diverse world."

Self Assessment
Current AYP Status: Not Met Current ABC Status: Low Performing

(Synthesized Narrative from Self-Assessment Exercises)

Ferndale Middle School currently serves a very diverse student population: 39% African American, 15% Hispanic, 30% Caucasian, 11% Asian and 5% other. Fourteen percent of our students are in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and over 72% of our student body qualifies to receive free or reduced lunch. As a Mission Possible middle school, in Guilford County, we are identified as a Title I school with annual Federal funding for our students who often come to us with special reading, math, and social needs. We provide tutors, instructional supplies, professional development, additional technology software and hardware, and personnel/events to increase the home-school and community interaction. Ferndale has made minamal growth over the last 3 years, however; still falls short of making AYP. While the funding is critical to our success, all the Title I schools are subject to special sanctions that other schools do not have. In 2008 Ferndale did not make growth with The North Carolina ABC’s, nor did Ferndale meet AYP goals in two areas to reach safe harbor. Ferndale is now under sanctions in three areas: SES, School of Choice, and Restructuring. Ferndale is also a Judge Manning school and under assistance from DPI. The major need that Ferndale has is raising the achievement level for all students and all subgroups by 10% in order to make safe harbor and positive growth for the State ABC’s accountability model. Additionally Ferndale’s attendance rate is extremely low and it is believed by the school that by raising the attendance rate we can also raise achievement.

Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget
Overall SMART Goal: (Your overall goal will reflect a two to three year long-range goal)

By 2011, Ferndale Middle School will reduce the number of students scoring non-proficient in math from 47.8% to 23.8%.

Target SMART Goal/Measure: (Selection of a one year school wide goal based upon academic or operational need and supported by data. State clearly how academic goal will provide for accelerated learning for students at risk of not meeting standards or making AYP.)

By 2009, Ferndale Middle School will reduce the number of students scoring non-proficient in math by 10 % from 46% to 41.4%.

Supporting Data for SMART GOAL: Insert (or attach) data table to support the selection of the above stated overall SMART Goal and Target SMART Goal Ferndale Math Scores

Year All Students

2006-2007 Non-Prof 55.8%

2007-2008 Non-Prof 46.0%

2008-2009 Target 41.4%

Quarterly Action Plan Quarter 1
1. What does the data tell us ?It shows the number of non-proficient students has decreased in each grade level for the 2007- 2008 school year. 2. Not tell us? a. In spite of our growth in math, we did not meet the 10% growth in each sub-group to meet safe harbor. 3. Celebration(s)? th a. 7 Grade Math decreased nonproficient students proficient students by 19.8% in 2008. b. 8th grade Math decreased non-proficient students by 10.1% in 2008.

Quarter 2
Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed.1. By st looking at our 1 quarter benchmark data in math we see that we are about 5% below the district avg. 2. This data however does not tell us if we are in line with making growth under the EOG scoring model. 3. We will have a quarterly celebration for all students that are on the A/B Honor Roll, and we are starting a National Beta Club Honors Society. This nine weeks we will also reward students with highest growth on the benchmark.

Quarter 3
Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed. a. What does the data tell us ? 8th Grade Alg. One is up 7% over this time last year. 8th Grade math is top quartile of all middle schools in the district and 10% up from last benchmark. 6th grade math is down 4% from 1st quarter and down 11% from last year. 7th grade math is same as last year. 7th grade math is 9% higher over 1st benchmark. 2. Not tell us? This data however does not tell us if we are in line with making growth under the EOG scoring model. 3. We can celebrate that all grade levels but one and Alg. One has made growth from last year. We will continue to have our quarterly honor roll assemblies.

Quarter 4
Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed. 1. What does the data tell us? rd Looking at the 3 quarter math benchmark data we are still projected to make AYP in all sub groups according to GCS accountability. th Our 8 grade math scores for this quarter are at the district avg. th th 6 and 7 grade math scores about 5% below district avg. but above our benchmark scores from last year. 2. Not tell us? This data does not tell us the actual levels (1-4) but with the prediction models from the county we do have data to support a prediction of making AYP.

Summer
Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed.

Data analysis: (SWOT) analysis

study

SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities for improvement, Threats

4. OFIs? a. There is a need to reduce the number of students scoring at the non-proficient level.

4. OFIs? a. There is a need to reduce the number of students scoring at the non-proficient level.

4. We are restructuring tutoring groups to match the data from benchmarks.

Identify Key Strategy (Approach)

Person(s) Responsible for ensuring the strategy is deployed during the current quarter

Students who scored non-proficent in math as measured in the 07-08 EOG will receive 3 hours and 45 min. of remeadial instruction provided by a certified math impact teacher. 5. Next step? (Identify key strategy or approach) Staff, Assistant Principals and Curriculum Facilitators

Students who scored nonproficent in math as measured in the 07-08 EOG will receive 3 hours and 45 min. of remeadial instruction provided by a certified math impact teacher. 5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs) The people responsible for nd the 2 quarter strategies are: tutors, staff, district coaches, and DPI turnaround staff

Students who scored nonproficent in math as measured in the 07-08 EOG will receive 3 hours and 45 min. of remeadial instruction provided by a certified math impact teacher/tutor. 5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs) Increase time on study Island, restructuring of the tutor program. Use data and achievement series to review and re-teach objectives. District will provide list of prioritized students for tutor groups. CFs, APs, Principal, and all staff.

3. Celebrations We can celebrate that we are on line to make AYP in all subgroups in math. We will also have our quarterly honor roll assemblies. 4-OFI’s? th We have a new 7 grade math teacher that will th start in the 4 quarter. Targeted students will receive 200 extra min. of math tutoring and instruction during th the 4 quarter.

5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs) Continued time on Study Island, intensive tutoring program, parent EOG night, and EOR review plans developed by teachers and coaches will be used. The people th responsible for 4 quarter strategies are: tutors, staff, coaches

5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs)

Plan

Resources Available during the current quarter (include $ encumbered and name of budget) Resources Needed during the current quarter Professional Development during the current quarter (Indicate title, content and audience) Parent and Community (Stakeholder) Involvement during the current quarter Create the deployment plan For the current quarter

Plan

a. Math Impact teacher b. Study Island c. DPI state item bank

Math Impact teacher Study Island

12 Day Tutors Study Island (Math) Achievement Series Direct Instruction of Vocabulary

12 Day Tutors Study Island (Math) Achievement Series Direct Instruction of Vocabulary Additional Tutor for Algebra One

Plan

6 Daytime tutors for low level and impact math clasees.

None at this time resources have been allocated for this quarter.

None at this time.

None at this time

Plan

a. IB training b. Mission Possible Training c. GEMS

a. NC Math Conference b. National Middle School Association Conference c. NC Science Conf. d. Learning Center Training ongoing

a. IB trainings b. Raising the Achievement Gap c. At Promise Student Conference D. Power of Two

Plan

Plan

Parent s will participate in a “Walk the schedule night” to receive information on how to assist their studens with math reinforcement at home.

We are planning a parent “Make it Take It” night where parents will make flashcards and other items to help their students at home drill the key facts.

Walk the schedule/ Report Card Pick Up

a. National Magnet Conference b. EOG Trainings and test taking strategies c. DPI Higher Order Lesson Planning D. Book Talks Survivor Night (EOG Parent Night) Parent Proctors for EOGs

Evaluation: A. What data will you use to determine if the strategy was deployed? B. What data will you use to determine if the strategy was deployed with fidelity? C. What data will you use to determine if the strategy impacted the overall goal or target goal? Report the data from the current quarter deployment plan and use the data questions to analyze the results

A. Master Schedule, student rosters. B. Observations by Coordinators and Administrators. C. Benchmark & Teacher Assessment

A. Master Schedule, student rosters. B. Observations by Coordinators and Administrators. C. Benchmark & Teacher Assessment Data

A. Master Schedule, student rosters. B. Observations by Coordinators and Administrators. C. Benchmark & Teacher Assessment Data

A. Master Schedule, student rosters. B. Observations by Coordinators and Administrators. C. Benchmark & Teacher Assessment Data

A. B. C.

Data

Do

Study

1. What does the data tell us? 2. Not tell us? 3. Celebration(s)? 4. OFIs?

1. What does the data tell us? 2. Not tell us? 3. Celebration(s)? 4. OFIs?

1. What does the data tell us? 2. Not tell us? 3. Celebration(s)? 4. OFIs

1. What does the data tell us? 2. Not tell us? 3. Celebration(s)? 4. OFIs?

1. What does the data tell us? 2. Not tell us? 3. Celebration(s)? 4. OFIs?

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: X Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

Act/Plan

Target Goal Met?

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7

Quarter 1 Deployment Plan Review EOG math results to ID students who are nonproficient in Math Schedule students into remediation classes Conduct Math remediation classes Monitor student progress using Formative assessment and Study Island reports to determine next steps. Review and Update PEP’s Review and analyze benchmark data to determine next steps. Develop Quarter 2 Deployment Plan

Person(s) Responsible Mark Harris AP’s, Thompson Teachers CF’s, AP’s, Teachers CF’s, AP’s, Teachers CF’s, AP’s, Teachers SIT

Measure(s) Math EOG Data Student Schedules Observations Formative assessments and Study Island Documentation Spreadsheet Documentation Spreadsheet Documentation of Plan

Action Step Completion Date August August 26 Ongoing Ongoing

October 24th October 24th November 8

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4

Quarter 2 Deployment Plan Hire and Monitor Tutors

Plan and host parent night Regrouping of students in remediation classes based on benchmark data Continue 3 week assessments and analysis of the data

Person(s) Responsible Principal, Literacy Coach, and IB Coordinator Staff, SIT SIMS, Principals Coaches, School based curriculum personnel, and testing coordinator Tutor, CF’s, Admin. Admin, SIMS, Teachers SIT

Measure(s) EEA of tutor usage Attendance at parent night Student rosters Formative assessment and common planning Computer Lab Schedule Students making growth Documentation of plan

Action Step Completion Date All tutors in place by Nov. 15th By Dec. 20th Nov. 15th ongoing

#5 #6 #7

Monitor and make schedule for Study Island so that all students can access the program Math benchmark celebrations Analyze data to determine next steps and develop Quarter 3 Deployment Plan

Dec. 1 End of Quarter Jan 09

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4

Quarter3 Deployment Plan Restructuring Tutoring Program Reschedule Parent Night/Report Card Pick Up Study Island weekly schedule for all Students Continue 3 week assessments and analysis of the data

#5

Analyze data to determine next steps and develop Quarter 3 Deployment Plan

Person(s) Responsible CFs, and Administrators Staff CFs, SS and Science Teachers Coaches, School based curriculum personnel, and testing coordinator SIT

Measure(s) Benchmarks Sign In Sheets Study Island Report Formative assessment and common planning Documentation of plan

Action Step Completion Date March 09 March 27 09 March 27 09 ongoing

Jan 09

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4 #5

Quarter 4 Deployment Plan Intensive Tutoring Program Survivor Night (EOG Parent Night) Mock Math EOG Study Island weekly Implementation of EOG Review plan developed by district coaches and teachers Honor Roll Assemblies

#6

Person(s) Responsible Facilitators and Tutors Staff and PTA Testing Coordinator, Facilitators, Staff Facilitators, Teachers Coaches, Facilitators, Teachers Administration and Teachers SIT

Measure(s) EOG/BENCHMARK Scores Sign In Sheets Mock EOG Scores

Action Step Completion Date May 09 April 21 09 April 28 09

Study Island Reports Ongoing Lesson Plans April-June 09

#7 #8 #9 #10

Analyze data to determine next steps and develop Quarter 3 Deployment Plan

Students Making Growth, Number of students Documentation of plan

May 09

June 09

Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget
Overall SMART Goal: (Your overall goal will reflect a two to three year long-range goal)

By 2011, Ferndale Middle will reduce the number of students scoring non-proficient in reading from 64.9% to 45% as measured by the EOG Reading test.

Target SMART Goal/Measure: (Selection of a one year school wide goal based upon academic or operational need and supported by data. State clearly how academic goal will provide for accelerated learning for students at risk of not meeting standards or making AYP.)

By 2009, Ferndale Middle will reduce the number of students scoring non-proficient in reading from 64.9 % to 58.5% as measured by the EOG Reading test.
Supporting Data for SMART GOAL: Insert (or attach) data table to support the selection of the above stated overall SMART Goal and Target SMART Goal 2008 Data Not available at this time. 2005-2006 2006-2007 th 6 Grade Reading 55.4% 71.7% District 81.0% 82.1% 7th Grade Reading 71.9% 73.4% District 87.0% 85 % th 8 Grade Reading 70.4% 77.3% District 86.0% 88.2%

2007-2008 41.8 62.2 35.3 52.9 21.7 52.1

1. What does the data tell us? 2. Not tell us? 3. Celebration(s)? 4. OFIs?
OFIs: Opportunities For Improvement

Study

Data analysis: (SWOT) analysis
SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities for improvement, Threats

Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed. 1. Based on 1st quarter benchmark data all grade levels are at or near 60% on the reading benchmark, but we are still behind the district average by 7%. Also we have last year’s EOG scores back and are below the state average on all goals in Language Arts. 2. The benchmark do not tell us how well our scores compare to EOG scores. 3. This quarter we will have and A/B Honor Roll Assembly and awards for growth in benchmarks. 4. We did not have tutors in place until the beginning of the second semester, and we have just gotten back our last year’s reading scores to analyze.

Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed. All grade levels are up from this time last year on the ELA benchmark, but there was an avg. drop of 2.3 points from 1st benchmark. Read 180 increased students reading abilities by over half a grade level. The data does not tell us why there was a 2.3 point drop from 1st benchmark to 2nd benchmark. This quarter we will have and A/B Honor Roll Assembly and awards for growth in benchmarks. 4. We are restructuring tutoring groups to match the data from benchmarks. Increase time on study Island, restructuring of the tutor program. Use data and achievement series to review and re-teach objectives.

Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed. The 3rd quarter data tells us that we are still predicted to make AYP in all reading subgroups. 6th and 7th grade Language Arts scores were above the 60% threshold. While 8th grade was at 53%. All grade levels were only 5% below the district avg. Read 180 students continue to increase reading abilities by at least one year.

Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed.

5. Next step? (Identify key strategy or approach)

Identify Key Strategy (Approach)

Provide extended learning opportunities (READ 180) to level 1 and level 11 students, and targeted level III students as designated by SRI scores. READ 180 is a premier reading intervention program designed to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. It addresses individual needs through adaptive and instructional software, highinterest literature, and direct instruction in reading and writing skills.

5. Next step? (revise key 5. Next step? (revise strategy as needed to key strategy as needed address identified OFIs) to address identified OFIs) Provide extended Use Vocabulary learning opportunities (READ Notebooks and Direct Instruction of 180) to level 1 and Vocabulary. Increase level 11 students, the number of students and targeted level III in Read 180.

students as designated by SRI scores. READ 180 is a premier reading intervention program designed to meet the needs of students whose reading achievement is below the proficient level. It addresses individual needs through adaptive and instructional software, highinterest literature, and direct instruction in reading and writing skills.

2. The data from the county and benchmarks tell us what we need to know to regroup students for tutoring and to re-teach before EOGs. 3. This Quarter we will continue to hold honor roll assemblies. 4. We are asking SS teachers to help in the teaching and understanding of non-fiction and informational text as these topics were not covered enough on the pacing guides. 5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs)

5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs)

Plan

Principal; READ 180 teacher

Principal; READ 180 teacher

Teachers, Admin, Read 180 Teachers

Person(s) Responsible for ensuring the strategy is deployed during the current quarter

Resources Available during the current quarter (include $ encumbered and name of budget) Resources Needed during the current quarter

READ 180 computers, software, classroom set up materials (furniture etc.), site licenses n/a

READ 180 computers, software, classroom set up materials (furniture etc.), site licenses n/a

Plan

Title One Monies Study Island IB Monies

During the 4th quarter we will have intensive tutoring in reading for targeted students. We will also continue our Read 180 program and use an EOG review plan developed by county coaches and teachers. People responsible for this are teachers, admin., read 180 teachers, and tutors. Read 180 Study Island Tutors

Plan

None at this time.

Plan

None at this time

Professional Development during the current quarter (Indicate title, content and audience)

1. Task Rotations On going READ training which will be 180 training for assigned teachers; ongoing

2. National Middle School Association School wide Conf. professional 3. All teachers will have development of the started or completed RCA READ 180 Parent “Make it Take It Night”

1.Blooms/Marzano Training 2. Power Of Two Training 3. IB Trainings 4. Closing The Achievement Gap

program Parents will be exposed to the READ 180 program through Parent and parent night in Community addition to their (Stakeholder) participation in the Involvement during the current reading partnership to quarter ensure consistent reading and literacy skill building.
Create the deployment plan For the current quarter Use the Quarter 1 deployment plan template below

a. National Magnet Conference b. EOG Trainings and test taking strategies c. DPI Higher Order Lesson Planning D. Book Talks

Plan

Parent Walk the Schedule and Report Card Pick up night

Parent Survivor Night Parent Proctors for EOGs

Plan

Use the Quarter 2 deployment plan template below

Use the Quarter 3 deployment plan template below

Use the Quarter 4 deployment plan template below

Do

Evaluation: A. What data will you use to determine if the strategy was deployed? B. What data will you use to determine if the strategy was deployed with fidelity? C. What data will you use to determine if the strategy impacted the overall goal or target goal?

A.Master schedule; READ 180 class rolls and enrollment; student schedules; SRI results; teacher assingment records; walkthrough observations by staff, GCS C&I dept. and Scholastic B. Attendance logs and recods will be utilized to mornitor student participation; teacher training records, classroom observations; lesson plans
C.Formative assessment data, summative data; SRI data; other data from READ 180 software

A. We will use tutors schedules, and class rosters to see if our strategies have been put into place for the second semester (tutor usage and regrouping of students) B. Tutor sign in sheets will be kept in the main office, and teachers working together in professional learning communities to regroup and re teach students. C. Benchmark data, study island data, Read 180 data, and QRI and SRI testing

A. We will use tutors schedules, and class rosters to see if our strategies have been put into place for the second semester (tutor usage and regrouping of students) B. Tutor sign in sheets will be kept in the main office, and teachers working together in professional learning communities to regroup and re teach students. C. Benchmark data, study island data, Read 180 data, and QRI and SRI testing

A. We will use tutors schedules, and class rosters to see if our strategies have been put into place for the second semester (tutor usage and regrouping of students) and EOG Scores B. Tutor sign in sheets will be kept in the main office, and teachers working together in professional learning communities to regroup and re teach students. EOG Scores C. Benchmark data, study island data, Read 180 data, and EOG testing B. C.

A. B. C.

Study

Report the data from the current quarter deployment plan and use the data questions to analyze the results

Study

1. What does the data tell us? 2. Not tell us? 3. Celebration(s)? 4. OFIs?

5. What does the data tell us? 6. Not tell us? 7. Celebration(s)? 8. OFIs?

5. What does the data tell us? 6. Not tell us? 7. Celebration(s)? 8. OFIs

5. What does the data tell us? 6. Not tell us? 7. Celebration(s)? 8. OFIs?

5. What does the data tell us? 6. Not tell us? 7. Celebration(s)? 8. OFIs?

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: X Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

Act/Plan

Target Goal Met?

Steps
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12

Quarter 1 Deployment Plan
Identify and create a list of stduents needing academic support in Reading based on previous data including 2006-2007 EOG data Identify READ 180 teacher based on qualifications given by the district Create master schedule to ensure appropriate time is allocated for READ 180 classes Schedule identified students into READ 180 encore class

Person(s) Responsible
Principal and guidance Principal Principal, AP’s and Counselors Principal, AP’s and Counselors District/Corporate Instructors Principal, AP’s and Counselors 180 Teacher 180 Teacher 180 Teacher, Principal, AP’s 180 Teacher, Principal, AP’s 180 Teacher, Principal, AP’s 180 Teacher, Principal, AP’s

Measure(s)
Student Rosters Interview Process Student Rosters and Test Scores from 2006 Student Rosters and Test Scores from 2006 Lesson Plans Budget Letter Home and Meetings Letter Home and Meetings 180 and LA Formative Data 180 and LA Formative Data 180 and LA Formative Data 180 and LA Formative Data

Action Step Completion Date
August 26th August 18th August 25th

August 25th

Provide READ 180 training for selected teacher/s Assign and outfit READ 180 classroom/s including uploading of softward and student data Communicate with parents the opportunity and expectations for students selected for READ 180 Commmunicate program to teachers, staff and community Continue year long professional development on READ 180 management system for teachers Collect data from SRI and meet with team to discuss student progress and strategies Adjust interventions , as needed, based on collected data Communicate student progress with ELA teachers and with parents

August 25 August 25th August 22-25th August 22-25th Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing

Steps #1 #2 #3

Quarter 2 Deployment Plan Regroups/Schedule students based on EOG data and READ 180 Reports Adjust interventions, as needed, based on collected data Analyze READ 180 Reports and common formative assessment and benchmark data to determine progress and next steps. Create Quarter 3 Deployment plan based on quarterly review.

Person(s) Responsible Admin, Teachers, SMIS Admin, Teachers, Testing Coor., and CF’s Admin, SIT

Measure(s) Class Rosters

Action Step Completion Date Dec 1

Formative and Summative Data Formative and Summative Data

Ongoing

#4

January 09

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4

Quarter3 Deployment Plan Restructuring Tutoring Program Reschedule Parent Night/Report Card Pick Up Study Island weekly schedule for all Students Continue 3 week assessments and analysis of the data

#5 #6 #7

Create Afterschool Read 180 Class Use of New Vocabulary Notebooks and Vocabulary Lessons Analyze data to determine next steps and develop Quarter 3 Deployment Plan

Person(s) Responsible CFs, and Administrators Staff CFs, SS and Science Teachers Coaches, School based curriculum personnel, and testing coordinator Read 180 Teacher All Staff SIT

Measure(s) Benchmarks Sign In Sheets Study Island Report Formative assessment and common planning Read 180 Reports Student Work Samples SIP documentation

Action Step Completion Date March 09 March 27 09 Feb. 09 ongoing

Feb. 09 ongoing April 09

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8

Quarter 4 Deployment Plan Intensive Tutoring Program Survivor Night (Parent EOG Night) Study Island Weekly Use of EOG review plan developed by county coaches and teachers Use of SS teachers to help teach non-fiction and informational text Continued Use of Vocabulary Notebooks Create SIP for next year

Person(s) Responsible Facilitators and Tutors Staff and Parents Facilitators Coaches and Teachers Teachers All Staff SIT

Measure(s) EOGs Sign In Sheets Study Island Reports EOG Scores EOG Scores Student Work Samples SIP Documentation

Action Step Completion Date June 09 April 21 09 Ongoing April-June 09 April-June 09 Ongoing June 09

Goals, Strategies, Monitoring and Budget
Overall SMART Goal: (Your overall goal will reflect a two to three year long-range goal)

By 2011, Ferndale Middle will increase student attendance by 3.5% from 91.5% to 94%.

Target SMART Goal/Measure: (Selection of a one year school wide goal based upon academic or operational need and supported by data. State clearly how academic goal will provide for accelerated learning for students at risk of not meeting standards or making AYP.)

By 2009, the student attendance will increase from 92.30% to 94.25% for the 2008-2009 school year.

Supporting Data for SMART GOAL: Insert (or attach) data table to support the selection of the above stated overall SMART Goal and Target SMART Goal Attendance Data District Middle School Average Ferndale Middle Average 2006 94.30% 91.00% 2007 94.25% 92.30%

QUARTERLY ACTION PLAN

Quarter 1
1. What does the data tell us? Ferndale Middle is below the district average in attendance. 2. Not tell us? Does not tell us spacific reasons for absences. 3. Celebration(s)? - Our attendance was improved over the previous years 4. OFI's? Increase attendance at Ferndale Middle to the District Average

Quarter 2
Based on analysis from the previous quarter, adjust strategy and deployment plan as needed. 1. After the 1st quarter we are well above our goal for the year as our attendance is 95%. 2. The data does not tell us reasons for the absences. 3. Principal Luncheon and Perfect Attendance Assembly Our gains are due to Social Worker, home visits, and the publication of a daily attendance list. 4. Continue to increase attendance rate.

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Summer

Study

Data analysis: (SWOT) analysis
SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities for improvement, Threats

Based on analysis Based on analysis Based on analysis from the previous from the previous from the previous quarter, adjust quarter, adjust quarter, adjust strategy strategy and strategy and and deployment plan deployment plan as deployment plan as needed. needed. as needed. 1. After the 2nd 1. After the 2nd quarter we are well quarter we are above our goal for well above our the year as our goal for the year attendance is as our attendance 95.2%. is 94.5% 2. The data does 2. The data does not tell us reasons not tell us reasons for the absences. for the absences. 3. Principal 3. Principal Luncheon and Luncheon and Perfect Attendance Perfect Assembly Attendance Our gains are due Assembly to Social Worker, Our gains are due home visits, and to Social Worker, the publication of a home visits, and daily attendance the publication of list. a daily attendance 4. Continue to list. increase 4. Continue to attendance rate. increase attendance rate.

Identify Key Strategy (Approach)

5. Next step? (Identify key strategy or approach) Provide Quarterly Attendance Incentives

5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs) Provide Quarterly Attendance Incentives > Social Worker

5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs) Provide Quarterly Attendance Incentives Social Worker

5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs)

Plan

5. Next step? (revise key strategy as needed to address identified OFIs)

> Social Worker Person(s) Responsible for ensuring the strategy is deployed during the current quarter > Attendance Resources reports Available during > Character the current quarter Education Grant of (include $ $ 10,000 encumbered and > PTA Grant of name of budget) $900.00 None Resources Needed during the current quarter Professional Development during the current quarter (Indicate title, content and audience) > Character Education and RDP training for teachers and students.

Social Worker

Plan

> Attendance reports > Character Education Grant of $ 10,000 > PTA Grant of $900.00 None

Attendance reports > Character Education Grant of $ 10,000 > PTA Grant of $900.00

Attendance reports > Character Education Grant of $ 10,000 > PTA Grant of $900.00

Plan

Plan

Character Education and RDP training for teachers and students.

Plan

Character Education and RDP training for teachers and students.

Character Education and RDP training for teachers and students.

Parent and Community (Stakeholder) Involvement during the current quarter Create the deployment plan For the current quarter Evaluation: A. What data will you use to determine if the strategy was deployed? B. What data will you use to determine if the strategy was deployed with fidelity? C. What data will you use to determine if the strategy impacted the overall goal or target goal? Report the data from the current quarter deployment plan and use the data questions to analyze the results

Parent Contact after documentation of 2 absences >PT provides monetary support

Plan

Parent Contact after documentation of 2 absences >PT provides monetary support

Parent Contact Parent Contact after documentation after of 2 absences documentation of 2 absences >PT provides monetary support >PT provides monetary support

Use the Quarter 1 deployment plan template below A. Attendance incentive overview in student handbook. Agendas and participation in quarterly celebrations. B. Observations, Daily attendance review. C. attendance reports

Use the Quarter 2 deployment plan template below A. Attendance incentive overview in student handbook. Agendas and participation in quarterly celebrations. B. Observations, Daily attendance review. C. attendance reports

Use the Quarter 3 deployment plan template below A. Attendance incentive overview in student handbook Agendas and participation in quarterly celebrations. B. Observations, Daily attendance review. C. attendance reports

Use the Quarter 4 deployment plan template below A. Attendance A. incentive overview in student B. handbook Agendas and C. participation in quarterly celebrations. B. Observations, Daily attendance review. C. attendance reports

Study

Do

Study

9. What does the data tell us? 10. Not tell us? 11. Celebration(s)? 12. OFIs?

9. What does the data tell us? 10. Not tell us? 11. Celebration(s)? 12. OFIs?

9. What does the data tell us? 10. Not tell us? 11. Celebration(s)? 12. OFIs

9. What does the data tell us? 10. Not tell us? 11. Celebration(s)? 12. OFIs?

13. What does the data tell us? 14. Not tell us? 15. Celebration(s)? 16. OFIs?

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below:

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

YES If yes, change target goal in order to further impact the overall goal NO If no, check the appropriate action below: Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

Act/Plan

Target Goal Met?

Continue current strategy and update deployment plan for next Qtr Continue current strategy, but make improvements to deployment plan Abandon current strategy and identify new strategy

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6

Quarter 1 Deployment Plan Attendance list sent daily to teachers to verify if correct Grade level attendance board posted on hallway PTA and Principal ID incentives for each quarter Inform staff, students and parents of Attendance Awards Quarterly incentives distributed Analyze quarterly data and compare to previous year to determine next steps Quarter 2 Deployment Plan Attendance list sent daily to teachers to verify if correct Grade level attendance board posted on hallway PTA and Principal ID incentives for each quarter Quarterly incentives distributed Analyze quarterly data and compare to previous year to determine next steps

Person(s) Responsible Thompson Counselors/Social Worker PTA/Principal Principal support staff Principal

Measure(s) attendance report observation of board PTA Min. Handbooks and meetings attendance report

Action Step Completion Date every school day every quarter 1st November 08 September 17 September 1st November 08

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4 #5

Person(s) Responsible Thompson Counselors/Social Worker PTA/Principal support staff Principal

Measure(s) attendance report observation of board PTA Min. attendance report

Action Step Completion Date every school day Every quarter Jan 09 Jan 09 Jan 09

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4 #5

Quarter3 Deployment Plan Attendance list sent daily to teachers to verify if correct Grade level attendance board posted on hallway PTA and Principal ID incentives for each quarter Quarterly incentives distributed Analyze quarterly data and compare to previous year to determine next steps

Person(s) Responsible Thompson Counselors/Social Worker PTA/Principal support staff Principal

Measure(s) attendance report observation of board PTA Min. attendance report

Action Step Completion Date every school day Every quarter March 09 March 09 March 09

Steps #1 #2 #3 #4 #5

Quarter 4 Deployment Plan Attendance list sent daily to teachers to verify if correct Grade level attendance board posted on hallway PTA and Principal ID incentives for each quarter Quarterly Incentives Lunch Analyze quarterly and year data and compare to previous year to determine next steps

Person(s) Responsible Thompson Teachers PTA/Principal Principal Principal

Measure(s) attendance report observation of board PTA Min. attendance report Attendance report

Action Step Completion Date every school day Every quarter June 09 May 09 June 09

School Based Leadership Team Members Signatures
The following team members collaborated with school staff to develop the School Improvement Plan for our school (parents must be included): Name Position or Role Signature Date
Mr. Mark Harris Mr. James Smith Mrs. Katina Little Mrs. Chiyanna Young Mr. Frank Beck Mr. Chris Butler Mrs. Karen Lloyd Mrs. Julie Kimsey Mrs. Rhoda McGill Mrs. Doris Sides Mrs. Tarsha Reid Mrs. Janet Shapiro Mrs. Sandra Johnson Mrs. Cheryl Torrence Mrs. Kim Douglas Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal IB Coordinator Curriculum Facilitator Media Specialist ESL Teacher Spanish Teacher 8th Grade Teacher 8th Grade Teacher Parent Counselor Classified Parent On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File On File September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008 September 2, 2008

(i.e. Principal, Assistant Principal, Certified Staff, Classified Staff, Student, Parent or Community Member)

Approvals
Approved by Staff: Date of Approval by Staff: 10/01/08 Principal’s Signature: Mark Harris (On File) Results (% Approval): 100 Date: 10/01/08

Approved By Division of Academic Improvement Instructional Improvement Officer’s Signature: Bobby Hayes (On File) Date: 10/01/08

Approved by GCS Board of Education

Date:

Quarterly Review Team Members Signatures
The following team members collaborated with school staff to review the School Improvement Plan for our school:

Name
Mr. Mark Harris Mr. James Smith Mrs. Katina Little Mrs. Chiyanna Young Mr. Frank Beck Mr. Chris Butler Mrs. Karen Lloyd Mrs. Julie Kimsey Mrs. Rhoda McGill Mrs. Doris Sides Mrs. Tarsha Reid Mrs. Janet Shapiro Mrs. Sandra Johnson Mrs. Cheryl Torrence Mrs. Kim Douglas

Position or Role
Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal IB Coordinator Curriculum Facilitator Media Specialist ESL Teacher Spanish Teacher 8th Grade Teacher 8th Grade Teacher Parent Counselor Classified Parent

Signature
One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File One File

Date
April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009

(i.e. Instructional Improvement Officer, Curriculum Officer, Curriculum Specialist, Principal, Assistant Principal, Curriculum Facilitator)

Action Plan for Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools
LEA: Guilford County Schools School: Ferndale Middle

Strategic Priority: Healthy Students in Safe, Orderly and Caring Schools
(Healthy Active Children (HAC) Policy, #HSP-S-000)

Strategy

Not Yet Addressed (What is your plan?)

In Progress (Please describe.)

Need Assistance (Please describe.)

NA (Provide explanation.)

Ensure all students N/A have recess during the school day and that it is not taken away as punishment. Indicate if this is in progress or not yet addressed.

Strategy
Provide physical education for every student taught by a physical education teacher. Check the appropriate “yes” or “no” box and list the exact number of minutes in PE over the 180 – day school year Provide physical activity and/or recess for every student. List the exact number of minutes provided for recess and/or physical activity over the 180 – day school year.

Yes Yes

No

Time Over 180 days 5,400 minutes

N/A

Strategy Implement a coordinated school health program. Indicate if this is in progress or not yet addressed by the school.

Not Yet Addressed

In Progress Yes – We have a school-site nurse with health care plans for students, we have a trained/certified first responders crisis team, and physical education teachers that follow the NC middle school heath curriculum. Health education is provided to all students during 25% of time allocated for Physical Education.

Need Assistance (Please describe.)

At Our School We have a school In Progress Health Advisory (LeadershipTeam Council. Check all and PTA) that apply. What other areas of Coordinated School Health Programs are you working on implementing in your school? Please explain.

In Our LEA Yes

Unsure

Need Assistance (Please describe.)

1) Four designated staff members have had the Diabetes training and work with the health nurse to keep the staff updated. 2) Health Care Plans are on file in the main office and plans are provided to teachers of students with special health needs. 3) Crisis Team members have current CPR/First Aid/ and Pathogens Certifications. 4) A “Keep Moving” training for classroom energizers was taught to the staff in 2008.

Need Assistance (Please describe.)

Safe Schools Plan
According to NC Code 115C-105.47, each school must have a comprehensive safe schools plan. The following are components of that plan: Student code of conduct and designated consequences for violating the code Roles and responsibilities of all school personnel in maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment Procedures for identifying and serving the needs of students at risk of academic failure or of engaging in disorderly or disruptive behavior Mechanisms for assessing the needs of disruptive and disorderly students, providing services to them and removing them from the classroom when necessary Measurable objectives for improving school safety and order Professional development clearly matched to the objectives for improving school safety and order Plans to work with local law enforcement and court officials to ensure safety Methods of providing a safe physical environment Parent involvement in planning for school improvement, safety, and alternative education placements School conducts a needs assessment annually (from students, teachers, parents, and staff) to determine their perceptions of school safety and climate School has programs, strategies and/or activities that promote good behavior/citizenship

Strategies for maintaining safe and orderly climate, addressing the needs of students at risk, and providing services for students assigned to alternative programs.

What will be done?

Who will be in charge?

When it will be done?

What are the needed Resources (Including Staff Development)

What are the costs?

What are the success Indicators?

Address student concerns about potential drug and alcohol in the recent school safety survey

Guest speakers And presenters Counselor SRO October 2008May 2009 Tobacco Education and LIFESTYLES programs for violators of GCS rules 5 and 24 FMS Student – Parent Handbook GCS Code of Conduct CRISIS plan on each door of each school classroom and office $0

Implement SMART Program Decrease in drug/ alcohol related infractions

Host Open House to set expectations and Extended Homeroom Period the first 6 days of school to teach the code of conduct. Review GCS Emergency Management plan (CRISIS Plan) Provide peer mediation and conflict resolution training to students, faculty and staff

Principal Student Council President

August 2008 (first month of the beginning of each school year

$0

Decreased in school and out of school suspensions

Principal SRO Crisis Team September 2008

$0

Demonstration of “lock down” procedures All understand CRISIS plan Improved decision-making decrease in number of physical and/or verbal altercations

Counselor

Training resources November 2008- Through Ongoing counseling department

$0

Individual behavior plans for students who have frequent problems will be developed Bully-proofing Program Responsible discipline process champs training Gang Training

Classroom teachers. Guidance, counselor Principal and Ongoing as needed resource teachers SRO New teachers to Ferndale MS All Staff January 2008 Fall 2008

Copies of various types of behavior plans, time or consultations Bully proofing presenter RDP training sessions system Wide and substitute teachers SRO /Handouts

None None-program is Provided free of charge Cost of substitute Teachers No cost

Improved student behavior Decrease in student Discipline referral Decrease in student Discipline referrals Decrease the number of students being referred for gang-related activities and/or behavior

August 2008

Waiver Requests
School-Based Management and Accountability Program School-Based Waiver Request for 2008-2011 LEA: Guilford County LEA Code: 410

School Code/School Name: Ferndale Middle School Requests for Waiver 1. Describe the waiver you are requesting. Class size waiver in grades 6-8 2. Identify the law, regulation or policy from which an exemption is requested. NC General Statutes, Section 115C-301 © Maximum class size NC General Statutes, Section 115C-301 (D) Maximum teaching load 3. State how the waiver will be used. This waiver will allow flexibility in scheduling and grouping students in specific content area classes such as Accelerated Learners and other content classes. 4. State how the waiver will promote achievement of performance goals. In order to meet specific student needs, co-teaching classes may contain fewer students to assist them in meeting proficiency requirements. This waiver would allow the best possible grouping for instruction. Also, this may cause other content area classes sizes to be larger than normal.

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