Integrated Action Plan 2017-2018

Desert Ridge High School


Based on self assessments involving staff and our School Council, the following 3 areas of focus were determined to be the most important for school improvement through an Integrated Action Plan.


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PRINCIPLE 2 - Effective Teachers and Instruction

2.3 Based on all available student data, teachers intentionally plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals including differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning.

2.5 Our teachers have a strong understanding of types of assessment.


Desired Outcome: Teachers will participate in more focused and productive Professional Learning Communities in order to improve student achievement by utilizing a PLC framework that promotes effectiveness and improved student performance.  


SMART Goal:

By May 2018, the agendas and meeting notes from 90% of PLCs will reflect the consistent implementation of the revised PLC guidelines and consistent improvement in EOY assessment scores in core subject areas will be evident.

Strategies and Action Steps: (list 3-5)

  1. Professional development on types of assessments, data analysis, UDL, Backward Design and effective implementation of PLCs to be presented on our all school PD days.

  2. Develop PLC Best Practices (Guidelines). Instructional coaches will work with individuals and PLCs to adhere to the PLC guidelines.

  3. Consistent use of Learning Targets to reflect UDL’s guiding principles (What? How? Why?).

  4. Use of PLC time to:

                       -create common assessments

                        -assess successful instructional strategies

                        - analyze student performance data  

                        -document accommodations for students with IEPs/504s

                        -plan future instruction (including plans for differentiation)  

                        -developing/revising curriculum maps or pacing guides

                        - engage in vertical articulation where appropriate

                        - demonstrate appreciation for peers

                        - celebrate student successes




PRINCIPLE 2 - Effective Teachers and Instruction

2.3 Based on all available student data, teachers intentionally plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals including differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning.



Desired Outcome: Teachers will develop a better understanding of what specific modifications and accommodations look like in the classroom and they will utilize a monitoring system to show implementation of these modifications and accommodations in the classroom.  


SMART Goal:

By second semester 17/18, there will be evidence that demonstrates that each teacher will have engaged in training on special needs modifications and accommodations and is employing a tracking system to show implementation in the classroom.

Strategies and Action Steps: (list 3-5)

  1. All staff training on best practices with modifications and accommodations.

  2. Sped staff ongoing training with modifications and accommodations for students.

  3. Admin system on monitoring developed.

  4. Teachers implement monitoring system that demonstrates appropriate use of modifications and accommodations.

  5. Demonstration of a utilized monitoring system by Admin staff.





PRINCIPLE 6 - Family and Community Engagement

6.1 Our school creates and maintains positive collaborative partnerships among families, communities, and school to support student learning.

6.2 Our school engages in ongoing, meaningful and inclusive communication among families, communities, and school.


Desired Outcome: We will increase the number and quality of volunteer and partnership opportunities within our school for parents and community members while improving the forms of communication to and from our school.   


SMART Goal: By May 2018, we will implement a system for continuous parent and family member participation that involves both in and out of school opportunities that will foster relationships in which family members become a more integral part of the school culture.


Strategies and Action Steps: (list 3-5)

  1. Develop Parent Community volunteer program

  2. Develop and present a series of monthly Parent University presentations on pertinent topics to our community, offering child-care to provide access to more families.

  3. Create and use monthly Jag News communications and an improved school website offering  increased access and  more timely communication.

  4. Creating a place for parents to meet, review reference materials, have internet and fax/scan access, and store personal items when on campus.

  5. Creating and staffing a committee that is in charge of ensuring the presentations, parent volunteer schedule, and parent room are organized and communicated to the community.

  6. Creating, short, 1-minute videos on a variety of topics such as logging in and using Infinite Campus, accessing information through Google Classroom, the Google Suite, and other topics parents would like more information on which will be accessible through the Parent Zone of the school website.

  7. Utilizing special lanyards for parent volunteers that say “Jaguar Family”.



 

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