Maple Elementary School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

Goal: Students at Maple Elementary will increase their ability to construct, justify, and communicate solutions to real world problems.
According to the IDOE, "The process standards demonstrate the ways in which students should develop conceptual understanding of mathematical content, and the ways in which students should synthesize and apply mathematical skills."

Students at Maple Elementary will enhance their skills in the following areas:

Areas of Immediate Improvement

As uncovered by the NWEA data below, Maple Elementary has found a major discrepancy between students in poverty. High percentages of students in first, second, and fourth grade scored below the 50th percentile. Therefore, immediate improvement needs to be given to the understanding how students in poverty learn differently.

The attendance rate for the 15-16 school year dropped below 97%. The School Improvement Committee will review past practice and create an attendance incentive plan during the 16-17 school year. Attendance will be monitored more closely throughout the school year as well with Hendricks County Project Attend being utilized more consistently.

Monitoring Growth Towards Our Goal Through Assessments

Just as the NCTM stated, "Assessment should be more than merely a test at the end of instruction to see how students perform under special conditions; rather it should be an integral part of instruction that informs and guides teachers as they make instructional decisions."

Maple teachers will be administering a myriad of assessments to closely monitor progress of individual students.

Assessments are age- appropriate and may include individual interviews, pre- and post- assessments, baseline assessments, mid-unit checkpoints, and performance tasks.

Growth will be monitored through the Number Corner Baseline Assessment, NWEA, and ISTEP+ Assessment.

Individual Grade Level Action Plans

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