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					                                    School Data and Summary Analysis

Use data identified on the Data Sources tab (or from other sources) as the basis for understanding the school and

Guiding Questions: Review school data and consider a variety of perspectives including overall school/student

1. What does the analysis tell you about your schools strengths?
Based on the Teacher Working Conditions Survey, teachers rank community support and parent involvement as positive
at 100%. Parents are supportive of teachers and student learning and high expectations. 91.7 % of teachers believe
that the faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems. Eaton has various committees
where all staff members are involved and expected to contribute to discussions that lead to positive change. Some
examples of these committees are; curriculum/data team, synergy team, technology/media advisory counsel, crisis team,
duty committee, FIT team and problem solving team. Teachers also serve on New Hanover County Schools curriculum
teams and share pertinent information during staff meetings. All committees are required to have an agenda and
meeting notes are taken and sent to staff members via e-mail and posted in the staff lounge. Staff members volunteer to
serve in various leadership roles while serving on the team, such as meeting facilitator, secretary and time keeper.
Surveys are also used to gain feedback from staff. Every year staff members are given an intent form at the end of the
year. The intent form is used to give the administration feedback in planning for the next school year.
 According to End-Of-Grade test scores, math scores are higher overall. Third grade scored 91.2 %, fourth grade 95%
and fifth grade 93% in comparison to reading scores which were 84.7% in third grade, 91.4% in fourth grade and 91.6%
in fifth grade. High growth was also achieved in 4th and 5th grade reading. Fourth grade achieved a 2.67 ratio while fifth
grade increased by 2.65.
The needs assessment also showed the faculty regularly and systematically identifies students with attendance problems
and excessive tardies. Letters are sent to families after three unexcused absences and teachers call when students have
more than 3 tardies. Teachers also inform the Family Involvement Team (FIT) to help monitor student attendance and

2. What does the analysis tell you about your schools gaps or opportunities for improvement?
The needs assessment showed that Eaton staff needs to improve in the area of Technology as well as Curriculum and
Instructional Alignment particularly in the area of science instruction. Utilizing technology overall has been an area of
weakness. A survey was administered and teachers overwhelmingly reported a lack of understanding with basic
technology programs such as excel, making graphs and down loading pictures. Teachers want to begin having students
communicate with pen pals using Skype and blogs. Mimios were purchased for every classroom at the end of last school
year. This year teachers are implementing the use of the mimios and other 21st Century technology tools. The needs
assessment also indicated that professional development in technology has been lacking. We currently have a computer
resource teacher who has offered professional staff development for teachers and teacher assistants. We will provide
staff members with the professional development they need to appropriately challenge students with 21st Century
technology tools. Implementing an active technology committee will also address this area of weakness and come up
with strategies to improve in this area.
End-Of-Grade test scores in the area of science continue to rise. In 2008-2009 we scored 69.5% and in 2009-2010
Instructional Alignment particularly in the area of science instruction. Utilizing technology overall has been an area of
weakness. A survey was administered and teachers overwhelmingly reported a lack of understanding with basic
technology programs such as excel, making graphs and down loading pictures. Teachers want to begin having students
communicate with pen pals using Skype and blogs. Mimios were purchased for every classroom at the end of last school
year. This year teachers are implementing the use of the mimios and other 21st Century technology tools. The needs
assessment also indicated that professional development in technology has been lacking. We currently have a computer
resource teacher who has offered professional staff development for teachers and teacher assistants. We will provide
staff members with the professional development they need to appropriately challenge students with 21st Century
technology tools. Implementing an active technology committee will also address this area of weakness and come up
with strategies to improve in this area.
End-Of-Grade test scores in the area of science continue to rise. In 2008-2009 we scored 69.5% and in 2009-2010
scored 87.5%. Our goal is to achieve 93% on the science End-Of-Grade test by 2012. This year our goal is 90%.




3. What data is missing, and how will you go about collecting this information for future use?
At the current time our classroom walk-through data does not specifically focus on utilizing 21st Century technology tools.
The administrative team will develop an appropriate form to address this goal. Also, the data team will develop a rubric
for collecting and reporting relevant data such as DIBELS, math/science ClassScapes scores, bench mark assessments,
tardies, absences, IEP, 504, PSM, etc.
4. Based upon the analysis conducted, what 3-5 top priorities emerge for the school?
Cite relevant evidence from your analysis to support these priorities.
1. Utilizing data throughout the entire school to drive instruction. – Currently Eaton does not have a process for including
the data team in data analysis. Teachers have their own way of keeping their classroom data to drive instruction. We
would like to investigate how we can create a more formal school-wide process for keeping relevant student data.
2. Implement 21st Century Technology throughout school. – Every classroom teacher has a mimio in their classroom K-
5. This also includes itinerant, resource, and exceptional children's teachers. All teachers did not have access to mimios
and active-boards. Professional development in technology was not a focus in the past.
3. Curriculum alignment in science instruction - The classroom walk through rubric does not addressed specific science
goals at each grade level. Administrators will incorporate science goals on the new walkthrough rubric.
                                     Priority Goal 1 and Associated Strategies

          Area for improvement and supporting data:
          5th grade science EOG scores continue to imporve, however scores are still lower than math and reading End Of Grade
          proficiency scores. In 2007-2008 over all proficiency was 58%, In 2008-2009 over-all proficiency was 69.5%. In 2009-
          2010 over-all proficiency was 87.5%.


          School Goal 1:      To increase 5th grade Science EOG scores by at leaset 3% by 2011
          Supports this       New Hanover County Schools will achieve 85 % proficiency as measured by EOG and
          district goal:      EOC test results within 3-5 years.

          Target:             90%
          Indicator:          Science EOG overall proficiency level
          Milestone date:     Jun-11


            Goal 1 Improvement Strategies – Identify and implement research-based strategies whenever possible.
Plan/Do




                    Strategy: Design classroom instruction to maximize student learning of science concepts.

                     Action steps:
          Strategy 1:Utilize Power-up science time (5th               5. Monitor supplemental science kits (k-5)
Plan/Do
          Strategy 1:
                     2. Reseach techniques used by other                        6. Administration walk-through rubric
                     3. Students will engage in science                         7.School tutor will focus on science vocabulary terms
                                                        4                       8.
                     Strategy: Supplement science curriculum through meaningful field trips, guest speakers and technology.
                     Action steps:
          Strategy 2:1. Analyze science classScapes data                        5. Utlize Study Island
                     2.Use classScapes during small                             6. Utilize United Streaming
                     3. A variety of field trips will be                        7.AIG students will be required to participate in the
                     4. Utilize community experts to make                       8.Selected students will present their science fair
                     Strategy: Effectively use science kits in grades K-5
                     Action steps:
          Strategy 3:1. Plexor of the day will focus on
                     2. Develop science vocabulary list for
                     3. Students will engage in science
                     4. Utilize word walls to reinforce                         8.

          How will we fund these strategies?

          Funding source 1:      Local district funds                Funding amount:                           Study Island $3,249
          Funding source 2:      Local district funds                Funding amount:                      Science additional $1,600
Plan/Do




          Funding source 3:      Local district funds                Funding amount:                    Discovery Education $2,615
          Funding source 4:      Select a funding source             Funding amount:
          Funding source 5:      Select a funding source             Funding amount:
                                                                     Total initiative funding:                              $7, 464.00

          Review frequency: Quarterly

          Assigned implementation team:
                                     Administration, School Improvement Team, Curriculum/Data Team, School Science Representatives.

          What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?
          Science ClassScapes data (2.2), Walk-through rubric (results to show use of science kits (1.4, 1.6), Master Schedule (1.1, 1.3), Lesson
          Plans (1.1, 1.3, 1.8, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3), Science Field trip permission form and pictures (2.3), Guest speaker form (2.4), Science Fair
          participants and presentations (2.8), Plexor of the day notebook (3.2). SIT minutes
        Science ClassScapes data (2.2), Walk-through rubric (results to show use of science kits (1.4, 1.6), Master Schedule (1.1, 1.3), Lesson
        Plans (1.1, 1.3, 1.8, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.3), Science Field trip permission form and pictures (2.3), Guest speaker form (2.4), Science Fair
        participants and presentations (2.8), Plexor of the day notebook (3.2). SIT minutes




        How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark,
        ClassScapes data, In January data team will analyze bench mark data, Science EOG score results.
Check




                                        Priority Goal 2 and Associated Strategies

        Area for improvement and supporting data: Eaton's needs assessment shows that we are emerging in the area of Facilities and Tea
          School Goal 2:      Eaton will have 100% of teachers utilizing 21st Century technololgy integrating into curriculum by
                              2012.
          Supports this       New Hanover County Schools will have 100% of its classrooms utilizing 21st Century
          district goal:      technology within 3-5 years.

          Target:             100% teacher participation utilizing mimios during instruction
          Indicator:          Lesson plans and Walk-through rubrics
          Milestone date:     By January 2011


            Goal 2 Improvement Strategies – Identify and implement research-based strategies whenever possible.
Plan/Do




                    Strategy: Utilize 21st Century Tools to facilitate classroom instruction.

                     Action steps: Provide Staff Development on current technology
          Strategy 1:1. Utilize mimios in every classroom              5.Utilize Discovery Education
                     2. Utilize ClassScapes (3-5)                      6. Utilize Active votes for mimios
                     3. Select teachers will skype pen pals            7.
                     4. Utilize Study Island                           8.
                     Strategy: Utilize active Technology Committee to support and encourage usage of implementation of technology
                     in classroom instruction.
                     Action steps: Research and present on various school wide programs for purchase
          Strategy 2:1. Conduct a needs assessment to                  5. Provide ongoing tech staff development based on
                     2. Analyze needs assessment to                    6.
                     3. Committee will set up blog for staff           7.
                     4. Research tech tools for various                8.
                    Strategy: Inform Parents of 21st Century technology at Eaton
                     Action steps:
          Strategy 3:1. Provide a technology corner for                  5.
          Strategy 3:
                     2. Technology updates will be                           6.
                     3. Maintain up to date teacher                          7.
                     4.                                                      8.

          How will we fund these strategies?

          Funding source 1:     Local district funds              Funding amount:                   Discovery Education $2,615
          Funding source 2:     Local district funds              Funding amount:                          Study Island $3,249
Plan/Do




          Funding source 3:     Local district funds              Funding amount:                             Brain Pop $1,495
          Funding source 4:     Local district funds              Funding amount:                        Education City $2,000
          Funding source 5:     Select a funding source           Funding amount:                   ABC Reading Eggs $1,000
                                                                  Total initiative funding:                        $10, 359.00

          Review frequency: Quarterly

          Assigned implementation team:
                                     Technology Team, Technology facilitator and assistant, Administration and SIT.

          What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?




          Walk through rubric (1.1, 1.6), Needs assessment survey (2.1, 2.2), Blog Website (2.3), Tech committee minutes (2.4), Tech corner
          (3.1), PTA newsletter (3.2), Teacher websites (3.3)




          How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark,




          Walk through data would show teachers efficiency utilizing 21st Century technology. Technology committee will meet in January and
Check




          analyze progress.
        Walk through data would show teachers efficiency utilizing 21st Century technology. Technology committee will meet in January and

Check
        analyze progress.




        What does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?




                                      Priority Goal 3 and Associated Strategies

        Area for improvement and supporting data:
        EOG test scores for math and reading are continuing to grow at a steady rate, however over all proficiency is still lower
        then schools with similar demographics. In 2008-2009 over all proficiency was 85.9%. In 2009-10 over all proficiency was
        91.4%


        School Goal 3:        Implement a program where 100% of classroom teachers utilize data results to align instruction to
                              meet individual students needs.
        Supports this         New Hanover County Schools will achieve 85 % proficiency as measured by EOG and
        district goal:        EOC test results within 3-5 years.

        Target:               100% participation
        Indicator:            9 weeks performance indicators meeting and teacher evaluation process
n/Do
          Milestone date:       Jun-11


            Goal 3 Improvement Strategies – Identify and implement research-based strategies whenever possible.
Plan/Do


                    Strategy: Teachers will utilize a variety of data tools to guide instruction

                     Action steps: Use various types of data to support teacher instruction
          Strategy 1:1.EOG scores                                    5. PSM meetings
                     2.ClassScapes assessements                      6. Progress monitoring
                     3.DIBELS                                        7. County PROBES
                     4. TRC (K-2)
                    Strategy: Utilize data teams to support teachers in utilizing data to facilitate student instruction.
                     Action steps:
          Strategy 2:1. Research how other schools                         5.
                     2. Members from data team will                        6.
                     3. Research streaming data recording                  7.
                                                                           8.
                    Strategy:
                     Action steps:
          Strategy 3:




          How will we fund these strategies?

          Funding source 1:     Local district funds            Funding amount:                            notebooks $140.00
          Funding source 2:     Select a funding source         Funding amount:                 flash drives for data $105.00
Plan/Do




          Funding source 3:     Select a funding source         Funding amount:
          Funding source 4:     Select a funding source         Funding amount:
          Funding source 5:     Select a funding source         Funding amount:
Plan/Do                                                               Total initiative funding:                           $245

          Review frequency: Quarterly

          Assigned implementation team:
                                     Administration, Curriculum Cadre/Data Team, SIT

          What data will be used to determine whether the strategies were deployed with fidelity?
          Data available from ClassScapes reports, EOG, DIBELS, TRC, (1.1), PSM meeting notes (1.5), Data team meeting minutes (2.1-2.3).




          How will you determine whether the strategies led to progress toward the goal? (Include formative, benchmark,
          Data team will meet in January to analyze effective utilization of data tools.
Check




          What does data show regarding the results of the implemented strategies?
                                       Safe School Plan for Eaton Elementary
Pursuant to General Statute §115C-105.47, this Safe School Plan provides required information regarding roles and
responsibilities of district and school-level personnel with respect to establishing and maintaining a safe, secure, and
Name and role of person(s)
                             Heather L. Byers - Principal
responsible for implementing
Statement of Responsibility for the School District Superintendent
In accordance with General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(2), the district superintendent is responsible for coordinating
adoption and implementation of this plan, evaluating the principal's performance with respect to school safety, monitoring
and evaluating implementation of this plan at the school-level, and coordinating with local law enforcement and court
In the event the district superintendent fails to fulfill these responsibilities as required by state law, the following
disciplinary consequences may occur: (INSERT APPROPRIATE INFORMATION HERE)
Statement of Responsibility for the School Principal
In accordance with General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(3), the school principal is responsible for restoring, if necessary,
and maintaining a safe, secure, and orderly school environment. The duties of the principal with respect to this include
exhibiting appropriate leadership for school personnel and students, providing for alternative placements for students who
are seriously disruptive, reporting all criminal acts under G.S. 115C-288(g), and providing appropriate disciplinary
In the event the school principal fails to fulfill these responsibilities as required by state law, the following disciplinary
consequences may occur: (INSERT APPROPRIATE INFORMATION HERE)




Statement of the Roles of Other Administrators, Teachers, and Other School Personnel
In accordance with General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(4), other school personnel are tasked as follows with restoring, if
necessary, and maintaining a safe, secure, and orderly school environment:
Assistant Principal: Karla Curry
Teachers: Mary Beth Utt, Misty Britt, Dave Roughton
Teacher Assistants: Lisa Traynham, Mary Ann Blackwell
Other School Staff: Denise Futch, Susan Mitchell, Sam Griffin, Candice Caporaletti
Services for At-risk Students
Pursuant to General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(5), the following procedures are used to identify and serve the needs of
students at-risk of academic failure, or of engaging in disruptive or disorderly behavior, or both.
   Teachers monitor student performance daily. When students begin to have trouble mastering an objective teachers
 begin with the Problem Solving Model (PSM) process. The teacher meets with the parent to discuss their concerns and
  strategies are put in place to help facilitate improvement. If a student continues to struggle the teacher meets with the
PSM team, data is collected and based on the data results more intensive interventions are delivered. Progress on these
                                               interventions is monitored regularly
   Teachers monitor student performance daily. When students begin to have trouble mastering an objective teachers
 begin with the Problem Solving Model (PSM) process. The teacher meets with the parent to discuss their concerns and
  strategies are put in place to help facilitate improvement. If a student continues to struggle the teacher meets with the
PSM team, data is collected and based on the data results more intensive interventions are delivered. Progress on these
                                               interventions is monitored regularly




Pursuant to General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(6), the following mechanisms are used for assessing the needs of
disruptive and disorderly students who are at risk of academic failure, providing these students with services to assist
them in achieving academically and modifying their behavior, and for removing them from classrooms when necessary.
      When a student is disruptive and has to be removed from the classroom they come to the office to speak with an
 administrator. The administrator talks with the teacher about the incident. Parents are also contacted and the student is
 written up and a consequence may occur depending on the severity of the incident or the number of referrals the student
 has previously received. The student is required to fill out a reflection form which helps them to problem solve and think
  about other ways to appropriately respond to situations. If a student is at risk of academic failure a parent conference
 would take place with the teacher and administrator. A plan would be put in place as to how we at the school would help
       the student. Teachers use small group instruction as well as "power up" time to help remediate students when
             necessary. The student would also receive extra support from the academic tutor or reading coach.




Pursuant to General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(13a), the following services are provided to students assigned to an
alternative school or an alternative learning program.
   When a student receives an in-school-suspension they remain in the administrator’s office and are closely monitored.
   Students complete classroom work as well as receive snack, lunch, restroom breaks and water breaks. They also go
outside and are supervised. All work is checked and full credit given to the student. Eaton rarely has students who serve
                                                    in-school-suspension.
outside and are supervised. All work is checked and full credit given to the student. Eaton rarely has students who serve
                                                 in-school-suspension.




In accordance with General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(7), the following measurable (goals) for improving school safety
and order are in place. (Copy as needed depending upon number of goals.)
Goal:     The staff and students will become better prepared to follow procedures for fire and lockdown drills.
Target: Conduct monthly fire and lockdown drills at different times during the day including lunch and recess times.
Indicator:Monthly fire drill and lockdown drill log
           Date:
MilestoneJun-11
Goal:     Students will exemplify good character traits to help reduce referrals by 3%.
Target: Staff will recognize studenst who exemplify good character traits on a regular basis
Indicator:Character trait winners bulletin board and recognitions
MilestoneJun-11
           Date:
In accordance with General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(8), the following measures are used to determine the effectiveness
of the school's efforts to assist at-risk students, including effectiveness of procedures adopted under G.S. 115C-105.48
(Alternative Learning Programs).
Target:
Indicator:
Milestone Date:
Target:
Indicator:
Milestone Date:
Target:
Indicator:
Milestone Date:
In accordance with General Statute §115C-105.47 (b)(9), the following planned or recently completed professional
development aligns with the goals of our safe school initiative:
        Professional Development            Planned/Completed
Crisis Team Debriefing with staff                  Planned
                                                   Planned
Staff wil go through various drill scenarios - table talk
Singing Fireman program for all students and staff Planned
Counselor workshops on character traits for staff  Planned

				
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