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DREW CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
250 University Drive, Monticello, AR 71655

Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan

2016-2017


 
Drew Central Middle School Mission Statement
Drew Central Middle School believes all students can learn. Our school is committed to preparing students to become responsible, productive citizens.

 

Grade Span: 5-8 Title I: Title I School Wide School Improvement: SI_1

Table of Contents

Priority 1: Literacy
    Goal: Our students are working toward proficiency on the 2014-2015 PARCC assessment.

    Goal: Increase parent participation in school-related functions, and increase and improve communication between the school, parents, and community through a variety of opportunities.

Priority 2: Mathematics
    Goal: Students will improve their abilities to solve mathematical items on the PARCC assessment in the strands of: number sense, measurement, data interpretation, probability, and vocabulary. Students will improve their ability to demonstrate their understanding of mathematics in a written or verbal form.

Priority 3: Wellness
    Goal: Drew Central Middle School will provide support for students in making healthy lifestyle choices by providing a healthy school environment to aid in decreasing the average BMI, promoting good nutrition and exercise through the collaboration between all stakeholders of the school community.


 
Priority 1: Our students are working towards proficiency on the PARCC assessment.

The plan is based on a comprehensive needs assessment that reflects analysis, review, and conclusion of district-wide data to support interventions.
 
Supporting Data:
  1. Benchmark-5th Grade Literacy

    TREND-The overall 3 year trend analysis in 5th Grade Literacy shows the lowest identified areas were literary multiple choice and open-response content & style in writing .

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    Benchmark-6th Grade Literacy

    TREND- The overall 3 year trend analysis in 6th Grade Literacy shows the lowest identified areas were content and literary multiple choice and shifted slightly to multiple choice writing, but continued with open-response content & style in writing.

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    Benchmark-7th Grade Literacy

    TREND-The overall 3 year trend analysis in 7th Grade Literacy shows the lowest identified areas were content and literary multiple choice and shifted to multiple choice writing, but continued with open-response content & style in writing.

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response; content & style in writing.

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response; content & style in writing.

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response; content & style in writing.

    Benchmark-8th Grade Literacy

    TREND- The overall 3 year trend analysis in 8th Grade Literacy shows the lowest identified areas were content and literary multiple choice and shifted to multiple choice writing, but continued with open-response content & style in writing.

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were multiple choice writing and open-response content & style in writing.

     
  2. On the ITBS in 2014 (Grade 5)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 47% with the District score 42%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 50% with the District score 49%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 54% with the District score 45%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Science is 60% with the District Score 58%

    On the ITBS in 2013 (Grade 5)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 47% with the District score 49%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 50% with the District score 54%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 55% with the District score 57%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Science is 60% with the District Score 62%

    On the ITBS in 2012 (Grade 5)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 47% with the District score 37%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 50% with the District score 36%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 57% with the District score 43%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Science is 61% with the District Score 52%



    On the ITBS in 2014 (Grade 6)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 56% with the District scoring 54%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 49% with the District scoring 46%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 54% with the District scoring 52%

    On the ITBS in 2013 (Grade 6)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 46% with the District scoring 40%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 49% with the District scoring 36%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 55% with the District scoring 49%

    On the ITBS in 2012 (Grade 6)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 47% with the District scoring 50%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 50% with the District scoring 50%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 58% with the District scoring 63%



    On the ITBS in 2014 (Grade 7)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 49% with the District scoring 38%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 46% with the District scoring 33%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 53% with the District scoring 43%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Science is 60% with the District score 48%

    On the ITBS in 2013 (Grade 7)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 50% with the District scoring 52%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 47% with the District scoring 46%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 54% with the District scoring 55%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Science is 61% with the District score 64%

    On the ITBS in 2012 (Grade 7)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 51% with the District scoring 55%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 47% with the District scoring 49%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 55% with the District scoring 56%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Science is 62% with the District score 63%



    On the ITBS in 2014 (Grade 8)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 52% with the District scoring 54%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 46% with the District scoring 44%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 53% with the District scoring 53%

    On the ITBS in 2013 (Grade 8)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 53% with the District scoring 56%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 48% with the District scoring 48%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 54% with the District scoring 56%

    On the ITBS in 2012 (Grade 8)
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Reading is 54% with the District scoring 53%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Language is 48% with the District scoring 40%
    The Mean Standard Score for the State in Math is 56% with the District scoring 54%



     
  3. Drew Central School Attendance Rate:
    (Grades 5-8)
    2014 - 93.65%
    2013 - 94.07%
    2012 - 94%
    2011 - 94.18%

    Graduation Rate for Drew Central High School:
    2014 - 2013 - 83.33%
    2012 - 81.8%
    2011 - 76.4%
     
Goal Our students are working toward proficiency on the 2014-2015 PARCC assessment.
 
Benchmark
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 5th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 75% of the combined population met standards.
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 6th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 67% of the combined population met standards.
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 7th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 67% of the combined population met standards.
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 8th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 76% of the combined population met standards.

On the 2012-2013 Drew Central 5th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 87% of the combined population met standards.
On the 2012-2013 Drew Central 6th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 67% of the combined population met standards.
On the 2012-2013 Drew Central 7th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 81% of the combined population met standards.
On the 2012-2013 Drew Central 8th grade Literacy Benchmark Exam, 84% of the combined population met standards.


 
Intervention: Implement comprehensive literacy, high academic performance, and a learning environment that is conducive to learning.
Scientific Based Research:

Frontier, Tony and Rickabaugh, James, (2014) Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School. ASCD Alexanndria, VA.

Daniels, Harvey and Harvey, Stephanie., (2009). Comprehension Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action. Heinemann, Portsmouth.

Henry, Marcia K., (2010). Effective Decoding & Spelling Instruction. (2nd Ed.) `Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., Baltimore.

Hillocks, Jr., George, (2011). Teaching Grades 6-12 Argument Writing. Heinemann, Portmouth, NH.

Schumaker, Jean B. Sheldan, Jan B., (First edition, 14th printing 2010). Proficiency in Sentence Writing Strategy. Copyright 1995 by Jan. B. Sheldan and Jean B. Schumaker.

Oczkus, Lori D. (2010)., Receprocal Teaching at Work K-12: Powerful Teaching Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension. International Reading Association, Inc.

Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; and Lapp, Diane, (2012). Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading. International Reading Assoc, Newark, DE.

William, Dylan, (2011). Embedded Formative Assessment, Solution Tree Press, Bloomington, IN.

Calkins, Lucy; Ehrenworth, Mary; Lehman, Christopher, (2012). Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement. Heineman, Portsmouth, NH.

Harvey, Stephanie; Goriduis, Ave, (2007). Strategies That Work (Second edition). Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, Maine.

 
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
Fluency

6th grade fluency instruction will be supported through the Quick Reads program.

QUICK READS INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IMPLEMENTED AS DESIGNED:
• Constructing prior knowledge
• Set the purpose for reading
• Vocabulary building
• Model fluency
• Comprehension check
Students identified as “at risk” and “some risk” will be progress monitored and remediated through the use of para-professionals and individualized teacher instruction.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
• Literacy facilitator will provide professional development through modeling, training, and mentoring for new teachers.
MATERIALS:
• Quick Read supplemental material was purchased as a nonconsumable resource. Damaged or lost materials may be purchased as funds become available.

EVALUATION PROTOCOL, IMPACT, and RESULTS
• Students will undergo beginning, middle, and end of year fluency assessments that will check progress.
• Students that are “at risk” and “some risk” will be identified.
• Teacher evaluation of students’ reading rate (point and time remediation).
• Documentation of student data is maintained by individual teacher
• Literacy facilitator will collect and assess the accumulated data provided by the teachers.
(Title I School Wide #4, #9)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Belinda King, Teacher; Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Reading Comprehension

UTILIZING 50% LITERATURE AND 50% INFORMATIONAL TEXT, THE FOLLOWING READING STRATEGIES ARE IMPLEMENTED AS DESIGNED THROUGH A READERS WORKSHOP APPROACH:
o Research skills
o Citing evidence
• Read Aloud and mini-lessons
o Questioning
o Making connections
o Determining importance
o Making inferences
o Visualizing
o Summarizing
o Synthesizing
o Comparing and contrasting
o Utilizing cause and effect
o Utilizing graphic organizers
o Responding to and reflecting upon literature
o Building vocabulary
o Test-taking strategies
• Guided reading
• Accelerated Reader Program
• Comprehension checks

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
• Literacy facilitator will provide professional development through modeling, training, and mentoring.
• Regional and state workshops and conferences including but not limited to ARA conference.
MATERIALS:
• Picture books; trade books; magazines; internet articles; newspapers; pamphlets; graphic organizers; learning logs/reading journals; supplemental materials such as Focus, CARS, and Buckle Down; books on tape; video clips; power points; document camera; overhead; anchor charts; released items; accelerated reader program; and teacher made materials.
• Title funds will be used to support literacy: classroom libraries, book room, and technology.

EVALUATION PROTOCOL, IMPACT, and RESULTS
• Teacher evaluation of reading comprehension, evaluation of responses to literature , TLI test (The Learning Institute), PARCC assessment, Accelerated Reader assessments, and daily comprehension checks through Quick Reads.
• The Star Test is administered yearly to determine ZPD.
• Point in time remediation will be implemented through group and individual instruction provided by teachers, para-professionals, and the literacy facilitator.
• Documentation of student data is maintained by each individual teacher.
• The literacy facilitator will collect and assess the accumulated data provided by the teachers.
• Progress will be presented to the faculty by the literacy facilitator and posted in the 2014-2015 ACSIP plan.
(Title I School Wide #1, #3, #4, #9)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Sara Watson, Teacher; Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator; Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Public Library
     
  • School Library
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Vocabulary

THE FOLLOWING VOCABULARY STRATEGIES ARE IMPLEMENTED AS DESIGNED THROUGH THE READER'S AND WRITER'S WORKSHOP APPROACH:
• Read Aloud
o Teacher and student selected words
o Graphic organizers
o Word wall
o Word play
• Content-specific words
• Words specific to test genre

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
• Literacy facilitator will provide professional development through modeling, training, and mentoring.

MATERIALS:
• Picture books, trade books, magazines, internet articles, newspapers, pamphlets, graphic organizers, learning logs/reading journals, supplemental materials, anchor charts, word walls, writers’ notebooks, mind body connections (kinesthetic activities), word play activities, and teacher made materials.

EVALUATION PROTOCOL, IMPACT, and RESULTS
• Teacher-made assessments and evidence of well-chosen vocabulary in students’ writing and when speaking.
• Point in time remediation will be implemented through teacher/peer conferences and small group instruction.
• Documentation of student data is maintained by each individual teacher within individual student writing portfolios.
• Progress will be presented to the faculty by the literacy facilitator and posted in the 2014-2015 ACSIP plan.
(Title I School Wide Component #3, #4)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Sara Watson, Teacher; Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • School Library
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Writing

THE FOLLOWING WRITING STRATEGIES ARE IMPLEMENTED AS DESIGNED THROUGH A WRITER'S WORKSHOP APPROACH:
 Types of Writing (Narrative, Explanatory, Argumentive)
• Mini-lessons
o Mentor texts
 Embedded grammar instruction
 Writer’s craft (audience, format, voice, style)
 Literary elements and devices (metaphor, simile, alliteration, idiom, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, allusion, etc.)
o Word Study
 Spelling (vowel consonant patterns)
 Latin/Greek root words (Cross curriculum)
 Affixes
• Writer’s Notebook
o The writing process
 Prewriting
 Drafting
 Revising
 Editing
 Rewriting
 Publishing
o Free writing
o Writing with and without prompts
o Writing within a specific time frame
o Released Items
o Teacher/peer conferencing (revising/editing)

MATERIALS:
• Picture books, trade books, magazines, internet articles, newspapers, pamphlets, graphic organizers, learning logs/writers’ notebooks, supplemental materials, anchor charts, word walls, mind body connections (kinesthetic activities), word play activities, and teacher made materials.
• Title funds will be used to support literacy: classroom libraries, book room, and technology.

EVALUATION PROTOCOL, IMPACT, and RESULTS
• Teacher made assessments, assessment of student, and results within the domains specific to the writing section on the PARCC Assessment
• Point in time remediation will be implemented through teacher/ peer conferences and small group instruction
• Documentation of student data is maintained by each individual teacher within individual student writing portfolios
• PARCC writing assessment and TLI test (The Learning Institute)
• Progress will be presented to the faculty by the literacy facilitator and posted in the 2014-2015 ACSIP plan.
• Because content and style have been targeted as areas in which our students fall below standards, teachers will focus on these areas using the Shurley Method. (Title I School Wide #1, #3)
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Sara Watson, Teacher; Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator; Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • School Library
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Formative and summative assessment data will be analyzed to determine areas of intervention for AIP (5th-8th grade) with on-going evaluation yearly.
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 

ACTION BUDGET: $
Program Evaluation

• Based on item analysis of formative and summative assessments including, but not limited to, TLI Tests (The Learning Institute), and PARCC scores, areas of need will be determined, and para-professionals will be assigned to work with students individually or in small groups to provide appropriate remediation in those specific areas.
• Formative and summative assessment data will be analyzed to determine areas of intervention for AIP (5th - 8th grade) with on-going evaluation yearly.
• A co-teaching aide will be used to assist with the following: special education and at-risk students in a guided reading group for social interaction and instruction, and will administer individual instruction to the child at his/her level. Classroom teachers will work closely with intervention specialists and the co-teaching aide to provide learning activities that will meet the needs of these individual students, and will keep a folder for each special education child documenting modifications. (School Wide Component #10)
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator; Joy Graham, Administrator; Billy Williams, Administrator; Rebecca Greenwood, Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I Funds will be used to purchase literacy materials, books, subscriptions and supplies including ink, toner, paper and pencils to support implementation of literacy strategies in the Common Core curriculum.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I Funds , if available, will be used to purchase instructional materials to improve literacy and math skills. Instructional materials may include but not limited to books, instructional software, mimeos, calculators, etc. Materials and Supplies $9,000.00
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
 
Joy Graham, Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Central Office
     
  • Teachers
     
Title I - Materials & Supplies: $9000.00

ACTION BUDGET: $9000
NSLA funds will be used to continue to update the Shurley English program in 5th grade and 6th grade classroom in support of literacy improvement.
Additional funds will be used to purchase resource materials, classroom sets of books, and other reading materials to enrich students reading and writing experiences. Technology supplies may also be included if they are needed to enhance the research and instructional process using capital outlay funds as needed.
Material and Supplies will include magazine and newspaper subscriptions, books, paper, binders, pencils, erasers, and iPads.
Middle School - Patti Smith, Literacy Facilitator
Materials and Supplies $11,000.00
Capital & Outlay $3700.00

Action Type: Collaboration
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies: $11000.00
NSLA (State-281) - Capital Outlay: $3700.00

ACTION BUDGET: $14700
Teacher surveys and state testing requirements indicate a strong need for technology at the classroom level to enhance student-centered instruction and to reinforce and support project-based learning activities.

Title I funds will be used to purchase 50 notebook computers to be housed in 2 mobile carts and made available to each classroom in the building to support student research, writing and presentation of findings in PBL activities.

6501 1591 007 67000 Capital Outlay $3200 (mobile cart - 2 @&1600)
6501 1591 007 66000 Material and Supplies (50 chrome books @280.00) $19045.82

Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Kim Greer, Federal Programs Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 

ACTION BUDGET: $

Professional Development (PD) funds will be used to provide substitutes for teachers to attend conferences, school visits, release time for webinars and CIV workshops, etc. .
Professional development will be geared around needs according to data findings.

2223 2210 007 61000
2223 2210 007 62000 Benefits
2223 2210 007 63000 Purchased Services $
2223 2210 007 66000 Materials and Supplies $

Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 
PD (State-223) - Purchased Services: $11082.76
PD (State-223) - Materials & Supplies: $1000.00

ACTION BUDGET: $12082.76
NSLA funds will be used for class size reduction in 7th grade Social Studies to support literacy improvement.

FTE
7th grade students, CSR
2281 1130 007 61000 Salary $
2281 1139 007 62000 Benefits $

Action Type: Equity
 
Joy Graham, Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 

ACTION BUDGET: $
Title I funds will be used to support training for 1 teacher (S Hewitt) in the LCD model during July, 2013, outside the regular contract period.
Salary $672.52
Benefits $145.43

Action Type: Equity
 
Joy Graham, Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $35782.76
Intervention: Efficiency: Improve Leadership, Organizational Structure, Resources and Comprehensive/Effective Planning
Scientific Based Research:
Frontier, Tony & Rickbaugh, James, (2014). Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School. ACSD, Alexandria, VA.

Hinchman, Kathleen A., and Heather K. Serdian-Thomas, (2008). Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction.

Danielson, Charlotte, (2008). The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice: Using the Frameworks for Teaching in Your School . ASCD

Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices IES Practice Guide from National Center on Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance What Works Clearinghouse. (2008).

Ouchi, William, (2009). The Secret of TSL (total student load), University of California, Los Angeles; www.williamouchi.com

Brookhart, Susan M. and Moss, Connie M. (2009). Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom: a Guide for Instructional Leaders. ASCD, Alexandria, VA.

 
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds

Team members of school staff and parents will review and make modifications each April to improve the ACSIP plan based on needs as reflected by the data.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Joy Graham, Administrator; Billy Williams, Administrator, Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Team members will meet to discuss and evaluate the current ACSIP plan by reviewing yearly PARCC assessments, TLI Tests, and other pertinent data.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Melissa Vincent, Administrator; Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Title Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Professional development hours will be documented and updated each year.
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The ACSIP plan will be reviewed, evaluated, updated, and submitted by October 1st each year. (School Wide Component #2, #9, #10)
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Karen Piper, ACSIP co-chairperson; Sara Watson, ACSIP co-chairperson Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Computers
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

School Wide reform strategies: Literacy instruction in 5-8 will be aligned with the Common Core Standards. (Title I School Wide #2)
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Instruction from Highly Qualified Teachers:
Professional Development (PD) funds will be used to provide stipends, substitutes (salary $5000, fringes $1000) travel/conference fees ($5000), and materials and supplies ($2734) for teachers to disaggregate individual student data. Funds posted in District, Administrative Priority.
• Teachers will analyze data and remain actively included in the selection of academic assessments, the analysis of data, and the development of the overall instructional program in order to improve students achievement. (TITLE I School Wide Component E #3)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I School wide recruiting and maintaining of Highly Qualified Teachers: All teachers are certified in the fields in which they are teaching. Strategies (Drew Central will participate in the state's annual job fair, advertise in the local and state newspaper, The AAEA Website Job line, and at area universities) are used to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers to Drew Central Middle School. (Title I School wide Component #3, #5)
Action Type: Title I School wide
 
Joy Graham, Melissa Vincent; Administrators Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Central Office
     
  • Computers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Drew Central Middle School provides activities to ease the student’s emotional and academic transition from elementary to middle school by providing tours each spring for incoming 5th graders to see their classroom and to meet the 5th grade teachers.
The transition from middle school to high school is made easier through the implementation of high school building tours and meetings with high school teachers and CAP advisors. This takes place each March for future high school students. (School Wide Component #6, #7. Transition)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Title I School wide
 
Joy Graham, Administrator; Pam Smith, Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Teachers will analyze data and remain actively involved in the selection of academic assessments and the development of the overall instructional program, in order to improve student achievement for the combined population and all sub-populations of the school.
Achievement will be tracked through all subgroup data from state-required achievement exams; local achievement assessments; TLI test (The Learning Institute); attendance or graduation rates; and other relevant sources to determine student learning needs.
Specific grade levels and/or content area information will be identified as main concerns. Achievement gaps between sub-populations will be identified.
(School wide Component #1. Needs assessment)
(School wide Component #8. Measures to include teachers in decisions)
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Title I School wide
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I funds will be used to support an ISS aide. Under the supervision of classroom teachers and building principal, students who have been placed in In-School Suspension will receive computerized assisted instruction and tutoring from the highly qualified In-School Suspension Aide. (Title I FTE 0.50, C. Horn))

6501 1591 007 61000 Salaries $7119.50
6501 1591 007 62000 Benefits $3961.89
6501 1591 007 63000 Purchased Services $524.57
6501 1591 007 66000 Materials and Supplies $2,000.00

Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Connie Horn, Para-professional Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     
Title I - Purchased Services: $524.57
Title I - Materials & Supplies: $2000.00
Title I - Employee Salaries: $7119.50
Title I - Employee Benefits: $3961.89

ACTION BUDGET: $13605.96

Title VI-B funds will be used to support a co-teaching aide in Middle School. This aide will work under the supervision of highly qualified teachers to help students who are "at risk" and "some risk." The aide will also receive professional development in the special education co-teaching model. May also include computer based instruction.
Salary $12,874, Benefit $3430)
(Title VI-B FTE 1.0, B. Nolen)
(School wide Component #10)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Bonita Nolen, Para-professional Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title VI-B funds will be used for special education staff for purchased services ($7000) and supplies ($1595).
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Special Education
 
Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Program Evaluation
TLI (The Learning Institute) test for students in grades 5-8 will be administered and analyzed during the year, and results will be utilized by the teachers to plan effective instruction and remediation. Students who score below fifty in any one area will be targeted for individual or small group remediation.
As of 2011-2012, data will be posted for Middle School.

2013-14 TLI Percentile Ranking
5th Grade: Reading 77% & Writing 84%
6th Grade: Reading 57% & Writing 83%
7th Grade: Reading 82% & Writing 80%
8th Grade: Reading 76% & Writing 69%

2012-13 TLI Percentile Ranking
5th Grade: Reading 36% & Writing 46%
6th Grade: Reading 33% & Writing 42%
7th Grade: Reading 43% & Writing 53%
8th Grade: Reading 48% & Writing 62%

2011-12 TLI Percentile Ranking
5th Grade: Reading 35% & Writing 47%
6th Grade: Reading 54% & Writing 73%
7th Grade: Reading 53% & Writing 76%
8th Grade: Reading 44% & Writing 60%




Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Students in fifth and sixth grades will attend computer lab daily for 1 semester. Seventh and eighth grade students will attend computer lab daily for one nine week period.
All students will utilize the A+ Academic Software program to target and remediate areas of need.
Pretests will be given and practice lessons will be assigned in each area of need until such time as the student scores proficient in that specific area.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Violet Deen, Teacher; Martha Taylor, Para-professional Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

After school tutoring in literacy will be provided for all students who want to participate.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
 
Rhonda Sanderlin, After-School Tutoring Site Director Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Based on item analysis of formative and summative assessments including, but not limited to, fluency checks, TLI test (The Learning Institute), and PARCC scores; areas of need will be determined, and para-professionals will be assigned to work with students individually or in small groups to provide appropriate remediation in those specific areas.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Formative and summative assessment data will be analyzed to determine areas of intervention for AIP (5th-8th grade) with on-going evaluation yearly.
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Patti Smith, District Literacy Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

NSLA funds will support 3 middle school aides under the supervision of certified teachers to assist with the following:
assisting at-risk students in small groups for social interaction and instruction, and will administer individual instruction to each student at his/her level.
Aides will keep a folder for each child documenting modifications.
Classroom teachers will work closely with intervention specialists and the aides to provide learning activities that will meet the needs of at-risk students, which may include computer assisted instruction.
FTE 1.0, J. Norris-6th grade,
FTE 1.0, C. Trantham -5th grades
FTE 1.0, B. Pace-Literacy 5-8 grades
2281 1510 007 61000 Salaries $58555.00
2281 1510 007 62000 Benefits $22770.07
2281 1510 007 63000 Purchased Services (Sub Teach) $6,318.00

Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Rebecca Greenwood, Intervention Specialists Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     
NSLA (State-281) - Purchased Services: $6318.00
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Benefits: $22770.07
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Salaries: $58555.00

ACTION BUDGET: $87643.07

The 21st Century Grant funds will be used to provide salaries, professional development, supplies, dues and fees for the after school tutoring faculty.
Tutoring staff in collaboration with the classroom teachers will provide assistance in any student's academic or technology need. They will also offer enrichment classes and other various activities.
(School Wide Component #10)
Grant Writer (1140): 15122.25
Salaries 57440, Benefits 14934, Supplies 8601.33, Purchased Services 25430.02
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Rhonda Sanderlin, After-school Tutoring Site Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I funds will be used to support a Literacy Facilitator; to model lessons, mentor staff, guide in curriculum alignment, provide professional development and manage the bookroom.
(TITLE I FTE ., P Smith)( salary and benefits 6, materials and supplies )
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Billy Williams, Superintendent Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The counselor will:
• Stress character education when counseling students, small groups and parents
•Help teachers as needed to disaggregate data to increase student achievement.
(Parental Engagement #2A)
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Pam Smith, Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

NSLA Funds will be used to support a full-time counselor for Middle School, which is above state standards, for grades 5-8. The counselor will work/collaborate with students, staff and parents. She will also coordinate testing for Middle School.
Includes funds for conferences and materials & supplies to support classroom instruction; such as rulers, crayons, markers, construction paper, posters, chart paper, and purchase of laptop computer and printer.

(NSLA FTE 1.0, P. Smith)

2281 2120 007 61000 Salaries $52583.00.
2281 2120 007 62000 Benefits $13921.11
2281 2120 007 66000 Materials and Supplies $1,000.00

Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Joy Graham, Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Salaries: $52583.00
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Benefits: $13921.11
NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies: $1000.00

ACTION BUDGET: $67504.11

NSLA funds if available, will be used to purchase technology for the school.
• The technology will be available to create problem/project-based student learning using Internet research and multimedia productions to be integrated/utilized in classroom.
NSLA funds will be used to purchase 60 chrome book computers to be housed in 2 mobile carts and made available to each classroom in the building to support student research, writing and presentation of findings in PBL activities.
2281 1591 004 67000 Capital Outlay $2863.00 (mobile cart)
2281 1591 004 66000 Materials and Supplies 30 chrome books $16169.34 )
Other technology purchases may be made to enhance research and student learning such as apple tv's, projectors, iPads, and other "air" products that will promote technology research based learning.• For program evaluation, lesson plans and project descriptions will be made available.
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • School Library
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     
NSLA (State-281) - Capital Outlay: $2863.00
NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies: $27137.00

ACTION BUDGET: $30000

Observations will be done by administrators using an evaluation system that engages teachers in playing an active role in the evaluation process as required in the frameworks on the Praxis III as found in the "Enhancing Professional Practice, A Framework for Teaching Model" as a pilot program.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Joy Graham, Administrator; Billy Williams, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Teachers will be involved in developing professional learning communities which will involve curriculum research articles by internet, book studies, and weekly collaboration. Teachers will receive additional planning time in which to discuss these new concepts.

Materials and supplies may include books for book studies, charts, markers, etc.

Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Joy Graham, Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Title 1 Funds will be used to support a full-time Literacy Facilitator for Kindergarten through 12th grade. The Literacy Facilitator will provide school-embedded professional development through grade-level literacy team meetings, classroom observations, colleague visits, and model lessons. The Literacy facilitator will collect and assess the accumulated data provided by the teachers, formative assessments, and state tests. (FTE , ) 6501 2297 000 000 00 61000 Salary 6501 2297 000 000 00 62000 Benefits 6501 2297 000 000 00 66000 Materials and supplies .
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Billy Williams, Superintendent Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $198753.14
Goal Increase parent participation in school-related functions, and increase and improve communication between the school, parents, and community through a variety of opportunities.
 
Benchmark 100% of parents will be actively involved in their child's education.
Intervention: Increase Parent and Community Involvement
Scientific Based Research: . Waldbart, A., Meyers, B. & Meyers, J., (2006). Invitations to Families in an Early Literacy Support Program. The Reading Teacher, 59(8). Retrieved August 1, (2006) from www.reading.org.
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held twice yearly, parents will be notified well in advance, and students may be offered incentives for parent attendance. (ACT 307 of 2007) A notice will be published in the newspaper at the end of the school year honoring parents who attend all parent-teacher conferences scheduled by the school. (ACT 307 of 2007) Parent surveys will be distributed to evaluate the effectiveness of the conferences. (School Wide Component #6) (Parental Engagement #1H, #2E)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Joy Graham, Administrator; Billy Williams, Administrator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Parent Center Coordinator will facilitate and prepare academic, attendance, and citizenship awards for students to receive at the quarterly awards assembly. Parent surveys will be distributed to evaluate the effectiveness of the awards assemblies.
(Parental Engagement #1J)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Monthly PTO meetings will be scheduled with incentives to parents and students for attendance. Parent surveys will be distributed to evaluate the effectiveness of the parental involvement meetings. (School Wide Component #6) (Parental Engagement #1F,#1B)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Parent Center, along with Drew Central PTO, will sponsor such activities as Grandparents' Day at the Bookfair, Dr. Suess' Birthday, Cookies With Santa, and other special activities throughout the year. Attendance records will be kept to evaluate the success of these activities. (School Wide #6) (Parental Engagement #1B)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator: Shelia Gardner, Library Media Specialist Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Community Leaders
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Families will be invited to participate in Family Reading Nights, where parents and students read books. Family Reading Nights will be held twice per school year, once in the spring and then in the fall. Reports and an explanation will be periodically generated by the library media specialist to show progress that the students are making in the Accelerated Reading program. (Parental Engagement #1J)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Shelia Gardner, Library Media Specialist Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Parent Center will sponsor parenting materials such as: parenting books, magazines and other materials regarding responsible parenting. It will be available through the library and the parent center. The current selections will be advertised and parents will have an opportunity to borrow these materials. (ACT 397 #5) A Parent Facilitator will be housed at the Drew Central Middle School. (ACT 397 #14)(Schoolwide #6) (Parental Engagement #1A, #1I, #1J)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Parent Center will distribute monthly newsletters and calendars to keep parents informed about school activities. (Parental Engagement #1A)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Ziploc bags of food will be provided as needed for students for the weekends. (Parental Engagement #1J, #2F)
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Amanda Hood, Middle School Secretary Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Information from parent involvement meetings will be included at the District's Annual Public Meeting. A report will be given on the state of the school and an overview of what students will be learning; how students will be assessed; what parents should expect for their child's education; and how parents can assist and make a difference.
(Parental Engagement #1B, #2F)
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Special Education
 
Patti Smith, Administrator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Informational packets containing information on free/reduced lunch, insurance, School-Parent Compact, handbook changes, parental involvement statement which address the process of involving parental concerns, and other information will be given to each student at the beginning of school, and to new students when they register. (Parental Engagement #1A, #1D)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I funds will be used to support a Benevolence Fund; allowable expenditures are coordinated with the homeless liaison, Anna Jones.
Input from district faculty and staff is also used to identify homeless students in need of immediate assistance for the following:
school supplies
clothing
food
shelter
any other immediate needs of the children.
The Drew County Angel Tree for economically disadvantaged children is coordinated by Anna Jones in December each year .
(Title I, Welfare, code 3351)(Funds listed in Administrative Support Priority)
(Parental Engagement #1J, #2B, #2D)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Student achievement will be enhanced through a community organization at the University of Arkansas at Monticello's Football Team. They will work with students to improve academic performance of students.
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Connie Horn, ISS Para-Professional Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Community Leaders
     
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Professional Development (PD) in parental involvement will be provided for teachers and admistrators that will include 2 hours for teachers and 3 hours for administrators. (Parental Engagement #1G, #2C)
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Kim Barnes, District Curriculum Coordinator: Sheila Gardner, Media Specialist Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Seminars are presented in the spring to inform the parents of high school bound students (Seventh and Eight grade) about how to be involved in decisions concerning their education the Smart Core Curriculum. (Parental Engagement #1E)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Shawna Densmore, Counselor; Rhonda Sanderlin, Teacher; Kohl Jones, Counselor Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

A volunteer resource book for grades K-8 will be maintained at the Parent Center. Volunteers needed for various activities will be logged according to service for data purposes. (Parental Engagement #1C)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Drew Central Middle School provides assistance to parents in understanding how to participate and monitor their child’s progress, standards, and academic assessment through a variety of opportunities through the following:
o HAC – Home Access Center – an on-line web-based system that allows parents/guardians and /or students to access and view selected data via the internet. It'a a tool for parents and guardians to monitor their student’s educational/behavioral progress at school. Parents have access to the following:
 Daily Summary – shows attendance, schedule for the current day, discipline incidents, and class work for the week.
 Interim Progress reports
 Report Cards
 Personal student information
 Emergency medical information
 Transportation Information
 Contact information
 Class assignments – assignments and student scores from the Teacher Access Center (TAC) Grade Book with class averages, and projects/assignments that are not complete.
o Weekly take-home folders containing:
 Graded assignments
 School Announcements
 Grade level newsletters
 Up-coming student assignments/projects
 other
(Parental Engagement #1I, #1J, #6, #1H: #2A, #2B, #2E)
Action Type: ADE Scholastic Audit
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Patti Smith. Administrator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Program Evaluation
The 2014/2015 Program Evaluation results are located in the supporting data statements.
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The percent of parental forms returned for the
2013/2014 school year was:
5th grade: % 6th grade: % 7th grade: % 8th grade: %
2012/2013 school year was:
5th grade: 76% 6th grade: 72% 7th grade: 92% 8th grade: 91%
2011/2012 school year was:
5th grade: 74% 6th grade: 71% 7th grade: 83% 8th grade: 64%

Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Anna Jones: Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2016
End: 06/30/2017
  • Performance Assessments
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $0
Priority 2: Drew Central Middle School will provide interventions and instructions that will ensure that all students are working towards proficiency on all math PARCC assessments.

The plan is based on a comprehensive needs assessment that reflects analysis, review, and conclusion of district-wide data to support interventions.
 
Supporting Data:
  1. Benchmark-5th Grade Mathematics Exam

    The overall 3 year trend analysis for the 5th grade indicates the weakest areas are Measurement and Geometry.

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open-response: Geometry and multiple choice: Algebra.

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open-response: Data Analysis/Probability and Geometry and multiple choice: Measurement and Data Analysis/Probability.

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open-response: Geometry and Number/Operations and multiple choice: Measurement and Number/Operations.



    Benchmark-6th Grade Mathematics Exam


    The overall 3 year trend analysis for the 6th grade indicates the weakest areas are Measurement, Data Analysis/Probability, and Number/Operations.

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified area for the Combined Population were in open-response: Data Analysis/Probability and multiple choice: Number/Operations

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified area for the Combined Population were in open-response: Number/Operations and Data Analysis/Probability and multiple choice: Measurement and Geometry

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified area for the Combined Population were in open-response: Measurement and Data Analysis/Probability and multiple choice: Measurement and Data Analysis/Probability



    Benchmark-7th Grade Mathematics Exam

    The overall 3 year trend analysis for the 7th grade indicates the weakest areas are: Number/Operations and Measurement.

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open response: Measurement and Number/Operations and multiple choice: Measurement.

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open response: Measurement, Geometry, and Number/Operations and multiple choice: Measurement.

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open response: Number/Operations and Data Analysis/Probability and multiple choice: Number/Operations and Data Analysis/Probability.



    Benchmark-8th Grade Mathematics Exam

    The overall 3 year trend analysis for the 8th grade indicates the weakest areas are: Data Analysis/Probability, Measurement, and Geometry.

    2013-2014 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open response: Geometry and Measurement and multiple choice: Measurement and Geometry.

    2012-2013 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open response: Algebra and Measurement and multiple choice: Measurement, Geometry, and Data Analysis/Probability.

    2011-2012 School Year
    The lowest identified areas for the Combined Population were in open response: Algebra, Measurement,and Number/Operations and multiple choice: Measurement and Data Analysis/Probability.



     
  2. Average Middle School Attendance Rate:
    2014 - 93.65% %
    2013 - 93.71%
    2012 - 94.23%
    Average Elementary Attendance Rate:
    2014 - 94.9% %
    2013 - 94.09%
    2012 - 95.11%
    Graduation Rate for Drew Central High School:
    2014 - 86.15%
    2013 - 83.33%
    2012 - 81.8%
     
Goal Students will improve their abilities to solve mathematical items on the PARCC assessment in the strands of: number sense, measurement, data interpretation, probability, and vocabulary. Students will improve their ability to demonstrate their understanding of mathematics in a written or verbal form.
 
Benchmark
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 5th grade Math Benchmark Exam, 63% of the combined population, met standards.
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 6th grade Math Benchmark Exam, 76% of the combined population, met standards.
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 7th grade Math Benchmark Exam, 57% of the combined population, met standards.
On the 2013-2014 Drew Central 8th grade Math Benchmark Exam, 67% of the combined population, met standards.

 
Intervention: Improve Mathematics Academic Performance and Learning Environment.
Scientific Based Research: Tectanus, Cheryl. (2006) So you Have to Teach Math." Math Solutions Publications.

Robertson, PhD., William. (2006). Math: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. National Science Teachers Association.

Ouchi, William, (2009) The Secret of  TSL (total student load); University of California, Los Angeles: www.williamouchi.com

Willis, Judy., (2010). Learn to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results. ASCD
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds

The Math Facilitator will receive professional development from the Southeast Arkansas Education Cooperative.
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Math Facilitator will assist in implementing frequent and appropriate comprehensive TLI (The Learning Institute) and PARCC assessments, selecting standards-based instructional materials and supplies, and will use data-driven decision-making to improve student achievement in mathematics.
(School Wide Component #2,9)

TLI Results 2012/13 to 2013/14
The score for the 5th – 8th grade math TLI tests increased an average of 4.06% overall for all modules and grades. The number of students proficient on the 5th – 8th grade math TLI tests increased an average of 4.44% overall for all modules and grades.

TLI Results 2011/12
Results not available because this was the baseline year using TLI Assessments.


Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Math Facilitator will assist the school in vertically and horizontally aligning the Math curriculum to the Common Core curriculum and facilitate instructional alignment appropriate for each grade level.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Cindy Luper; Mathematics Facilitator: Debbie Morrison, Math Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Math Facilitator will direct team/individual meetings to facilitate the understanding of the process of improving the mathematic achievement of students.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator: Debbie Morrison, Math Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • School Library
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Math Facilitator will provide staff development, mentoring and modeling for the teachers.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator: Debbie Morrison, Math Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Substitutes will be used as needed to fill in for classroom teachers when they are attending professional development workshops.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Professional development workshops will target the areas of number sense, properties, and operations, and/or other areas as current data dictates. (School Wide Component #4. Professional Development)
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Cindy Luper, District Mathematics Facilitator: Debbie Morrison, Math Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I funds will be used to support a Math Facilitator will be employed on an extended contract to direct team/individual training throughout the year to mentor and coach teachers, to facilitate the understanding of the process of student learning, and to monitor student assessment, therefore, improving the mathematic achievement of students for 5th through 8th grades in the Middle School.
(Title I FTE 0.50, C. Luper)
6501 2294 007 61000 Salary $24,479
6501 2294 007 62000 Benefits $6517.50

Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Billy Williams, Superintendent Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
Title I - Employee Benefits: $6517.50
Title I - Employee Salaries: $24479.00
Title I - Materials & Supplies: $1000.00

ACTION BUDGET: $31996.5

The A+ Tutorial Computer Program will be utilized in classrooms and in the computer lab to aid students in math as needed. (School Wide Component #2,9)
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Martha Taylor, Para-professional Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

NSLA funds will support class size reduction in 7th and 8th grades for Mathematics and Science.
(K Piper, 7th Math, FTE 0.1428),
(J Maggard,8th Science FTE 0.1428).
Which is above state standards.
7th grade 71 students, 1:24, CSR 1:17
8th grade 93 students 1:23, CSR 1:17
The grade level teams will also collaborate on the implementation of technology with their classes.
2811 1130 007 61110 Salary $9906.66
2811 1130 007 62000 Benefits $2717.24

Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Special Education
 
Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The math curriculum will be aligned horizontally and vertically.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Teachers will work together in grade levels to create learning activities based upon identified goals (essential questions) and expected evidences of learning, including differentiated instruction based on individual needs.(School Wide Component #2, #8)(Parental Involvement #1H, #1J)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Cindy Luper, District Mathematics Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Manipulatives and calculators will be used to build on skill levels necessary for improved student achievement. (School Wide Component #3)
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Sarah Hewitt, Teacher Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Student progress in mathematics will be tracked each year and from one grade level to the next grade level.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Title Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

All teachers are certified in the fields in which they are teaching. All para-professionals meet the educational requirements by January of 2014.
School Wide Component #3. Instruction by highly qualified teachers)
Strategies (Drew Central will participate in the state's annual job fair, advertise in the local and state newspaper, The Seark Cooperative, The AAEA Website Job line, and at area universities) are used to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers to Drew Central Middle School.
(School Wide Component #5. Strategies to attract highly qualified teachers should be included)
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Computers
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Teachers will use the Mastery Learning Assessment Model and supplemental materials for teaching math in grades Sixth through Eighth, with ongoing evaluation yearly.
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Computer software will be used to make IEP's and AIP's for students.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Rhonda Sanderlin, Teacher Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Class instruction and practice in math will be provided in the computer labs.
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Rhonda Sanderlin, Teacher; Violet Deen, Teacher Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

NSLA funds will be used to support a Computer Lab aide who will in collaboration with the teachers, assist students with math lessons and enrichment. (Funding posted in Literacy Priority)
Title 1 FTE 0.5, M. Taylor)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Martha Taylor, Para-professional Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Title I Funds if available, will be used to purchase math materials, books, supplies etc. to supplement implementation of math strategies using Connected Math Project3. Materials and Supplies $9197.34
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Title I School Wide
 
Cindy Luper; District Math Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     
Title I - Materials & Supplies: $9197.34

ACTION BUDGET: $9197.34

• Computer programs such as Jedi will be used to assist students in remediation, discovery learning, and math practice.
• Lesson plans with inclusion of technology will be submitted to the principal for review and kept on file.
JEDI score sheets and sample computer lessons will also be kept on file.
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Technology Inclusion
 
Rebecca Greenwood, Interventionist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
NSLA Funds will be used to purchase math workbooks, manipulatives, and other resource materials for the classrooms for grades 5-8.
Materials and Supplies $3,000

Action Type: Equity
 
Cindy Luper Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 
NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies: $3000.00

ACTION BUDGET: $3000
Professional Development funds will be used to pay for the math facilitator, teachers, building principal, district administrators, Highly Qualified parapros, when applicable, to attend ADE and/or district approved professional development trainings. These trainings may be in-house for vertical alignment, Professional Learning Committees, Education Cooperative Committees, regional, state, or local conferences, and etc. The monies will also be used to provide substitutes for faculty as needed while absent.
Purchased Services 2223 2210 007 63000 $11082.76
Materials & Supplies 2223 2210 007 66000 $1000.00
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Cindy Luper Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Central Office
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     
PD (State-223) - Purchased Services: $11082.76
PD (State-223) - Materials & Supplies: $1000.00

ACTION BUDGET: $12082.76
Total Budget: $56276.6
Intervention: Classroom teachers will integrate science concepts into the mathematics curriculum.
Scientific Based Research: Tectanus, Cheryl, (2006). So you Have to Teach Math. Math Solutions Publications.

Robertson, PhD., William. (2006). Math: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. National Science Teachers Association.

Sherry Parrish, Number Talks. Copyright (2010).
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds

A Science team was created to plan ways to integrate science into the math curriculum in preparation for the PARCC exams.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Cindy Luper; District Math Facilitator: Terri Smith, Science Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The classroom teachers will use the Arkansas Frameworks and Common Core curriculum to integrate and align science concepts into the math curriculum.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Cindy Luper; Math Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Teachers will be trained in ways to integrate science concepts into the math curriculum, using such things as charts, graphs, data analysis, manipulatives (such as scales and thermometers), measurement, time, space, number sense, parts and whole, and various other things that are appropriate. The training will be during the Science Job Alike Professional Development meetings at the Southeast Arkansas Service Co-operative in Monticello, Arkansas.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Lori Coleman; Science Specialist: Terri Smith, UAM Science Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Scientific Method and inquiry process will be integrated into the math curriculum.
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Cindy Luper; District Math Facilitator: Terri Smith, UAM Science Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Student progress on science AIP's will be tracked through computer assisted instruction.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
 
Martha Taylor, Paraprofessional: Rhonda Sanderlin, Teacher Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $0
Intervention: Promote and support Literacy Inclusion.
Scientific Based Research: Tectanus, Cheryl, (2006).So you Have to Teach Math. Math Solutions Publications

Robertson, PhD., William, (2006). Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. National Science Teachers Assoociation.

Faber, S. (2006). How To Teach Reading When You're Not a Reading Teacher. Incentive Publications, Inc.
 
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
Stories and books will be used in teaching math concepts in 5th and 6th grades.
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Cindy Luper, District Math Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • School Library
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Literacy inclusion will be monitored during observations.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Joy Graham. Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Teachers will incorporate PARCC sample items and vocabulary into mathematics instruction and assessment.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Karen Piper, Teacher Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $0
Intervention: Efficiency: Improve Leadership, Organizational Structure, Resources and Comprehensive/Effective Planning.
Scientific Based Research:
Frontier, Tony & Rickbaugh, James, (2014). Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School. ACSD, Alexandria, VA

Tectanus, Cheryl, (2006). So you Have to Teach Math. Math Solutions Publications

Robertson, PhD. William, (2006). Math: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. National Science Teachers Association

Clay Marie M. The Effects of an After-School Tutoring Program on the Academic Performance of At-Risk Students and students with LD. Remedial and Special Education, 22(3), 172-186 (2005)

Hannel, Ivan G., (2005) A Framework for Understanding Poverty. Aha Process Inc.

Danielson, Charlotte. (2007). Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching (2nd edition). ASCD
 
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds

Tutoring will be provided for: ESL students, students who are not proficient in math and all students who are interested in receiving additional services.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Equity
 
Pam Smith, Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

There will be on-going individual assessment of students in the after-school program.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Special Education
 
Rhonda Sanderlin, After School Tutoring Site Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Math instructional time will be ninety minutes each day in grades fifth and sixth.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Alignment
 
Joy Graham; Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Additional services (tutoring) in math will be available for all students, with on-going evaluation yearly.
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Cindy Luper, District Math Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Team members will meet to discuss the success of the current plan by analyzing yearly PARCC scores.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Cindy Luper, District Math Facilitator: Terri Smith, UAM Science Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Title Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Results of the TLI (The Learning Institute) will be used to identify improvement in student achievement.
Action Type: Program Evaluation
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Title Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

A report will be made to the school board, the community, the parents, and the student body concerning ACSIP successes.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
 
Joy Graham, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

21st Century Grant will support an after school tutoring program for any student needing academic help. Teachers will collaborate with after school staff on the needs of the students attending tutoring.
Students will have use of the computer lab for research and remediation.
Funds will be used for a site coordinator, teachers, aides materials & supplies, and professional development.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Rhonda Sanderlin, After School Tutoring Site Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Community Leaders
     
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

21st Century Grant funds will be used to support a Director/Grant Writer (purchased service) for the 21st CCLC grant.
The Director will oversee the expenditure of grant funds for allowable purchases, and collaborate with and mentor the tutoring Site Coordinator on a regular basis.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Rena McCone, Business Manager Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Observations will be done by administrators using an evaluation system that engages teachers in playing an active role in the evaluation process as required in the frameworks on the Praxis III as found in the "Enhancing Professional Practice, A Framework for Teaching Model" as a pilot program.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Joy Graham, Administrator; Billy Williams, Administrator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Performance Assessments
     
  • Title Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $0
Intervention: Performance assessments will be used in the mathematics instructional program.
Scientific Based Research: Tectanus, Cheryl. (2006) So you Have to Teach Math. Math Solutions Publications.

Robertson, PhD., William. (2006). Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It. National Science Teachers Assoociation.

Cavanagh, Sean. Math Organization Attempts to Bring Focus to Subject. Education Week Sept (2006).

 
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds

Staff development on performance assessments will be provided for the faculty and staff as needed.
Action Type: Professional Development
 
Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Administrators will monitor performance assessments during classroom observations.
Action Type: Alignment
 
Joy Graham. Billy Williams; Administrators Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Teachers will implement "constructed response" questions on math assessments in fifth through eighth grades.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Teachers in grades 5 through 8 will use Common Core Standards and TLI pacing guides to guide targeted math instruction during each nine week period and will administer TLI (The Learning Institute) tests periodically to monitor student progress.
Action Type: Alignment
 
Cindy Luper; District Mathematics Facilitator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $0
Priority 3: The purpose of the wellness priority is to improve the health and academic performance of students. Wellness activities will address nutrition, education, and physical fitness activities for the development of lifelong health habits and promotion of a healthy lifestyle for students, school staff members, parents, and community networks. School wellness activities will create a healthy school environment that supports consistent health, nutrition, and physical activity messages to students and community. Local wellness policies as required by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for child nutrition programs and the Arkansas Consolidated School Improvement plan (ACSIP) will be integrated into the Drew Central Middle School school improvement plan.

 
Supporting Data:
  1. Body Mass Index Trend
    The overall 3 year trend analysis for the Middle School indicates that males tend to have an obesity range that has declined. Females tend to have an obesity range that has increased.

    Body Mass Index Data SY 2013-14 of the Drew Central Middle School: 306 student population, 156 students in grades 6th and 8th for which BMI assessment is required, 144 students were assessed. Of the students assessed, the following represents the percent of students at risk of overweight and obesity:
    Middle School: Males-47.3%, Females-54.3%

    Body Mass Index Data SY 2012-13 of the Drew Central Middle School: 317 student population, 175 students in grades 6th and 8th for which BMI assessment is required, 153 students were assessed. Of the students assessed, the following represents the percent of students at risk of overweight and obesity:
    Middle School: Males-49.4%, Females-45.9%

    Body Mass Index Data SY 2011-12 of the Drew Central Middle School: 317 student population, 175 students in grades 6th and 8th for which BMI assessment is required, 153 students were assessed. Of the students assessed, the following represents the percent of students at risk of overweight and obesity:
    Middle School: Males-49.4%, Females-45.9%





     
  2. Free and reduced price meal eligibility

    2013-2014
    Middle School:
    Paid 29% Reduced 13% and Free 58%

    2012-2013
    Middle School:
    Paid 27%, Reduced 12% and Free 62%

    2011-2012
    Middle School:
    Paid 27%, Reduced 12%, Free 61%

     
  3. Drew County unemployment rate:
    2014 to date - 7.5%
    2013 - 11.3%
    2012 - 12.9%
    2011 - 11.7%

    http://www.discoverarkansas.net

     
  4. School Health Index - School Health Policies and Environment Module 1

    2013-2014:
    Middle School-80%

    2012-2013:
    Middle School-85%

    2011-2012:
    Middle School-96%

    2010-2011:
    Middle School-90%



    School Health Index - Health Education Module 2

    2013-2014:
    Middle School-84%

    2012-2013:
    Middle School-77%

    2011-2012:
    Middle School-98%

    2010-2011:
    Middle School-91%



    School Health Index - Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs Module 3

    2013-2014:
    Middle School-68%

    2012-2013:
    Middle School-73%

    2011-2012:
    Middle School-95%

    2010-2011:
    Middle School-100%



    School Health Index - Nutrition Services Module 4

    2013-2014:
    Middle School-81%

    2012-2013:
    Middle School-87%

    2011-2012:
    Middle School-72%

    2010-2011:
    Middle School-100%



    School Health Index - Health Promotion for Staff Module 7

    2013-2014:
    Middle School-44%

    2012-2013:
    Middle School-73%

    School Health Index - Family and Community Involvement Module 8

    2013-2014:
    Middle School-90%

    2012-2013:
    Middle School-76%

    2011-2012:
    Middle School-83%

    2010-2011:
    Middle School-94%

     
Goal Drew Central Middle School will provide support for students in making healthy lifestyle choices by providing a healthy school environment to aid in decreasing the average BMI, promoting good nutrition and exercise through the collaboration between all stakeholders of the school community.

 
Benchmark By the SY 2011-12 there will be a decrease of the average body mass index for students by 1/2 % as evaluated by the annual body mass index screening.
Intervention: Evaluate and revise policies for Staff Wellness and Asthma management, support school health and safety policies, encourage physical education and physical activity programs, and implement nutrition services and family/community involvement.
Scientific Based Research: The Community Health Promotion Handbook: Actions Guides to Improve Community Health, Partnership for Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April (2008).
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds

S.2 - An annual comprehensive safety review of all grounds will be conducted and repairs will be made in a timely manner. (School Wide Component #10)

Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Maintenance Staff, Administration, Parent Volunteer, Coaches Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Computers
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

S.5 - A "Go Box" will be created and maintained on campus containing the items necessary during a crisis (as defined in the crisis management plan). This "Go Box" will be updated annually. The Crisis management Plan will be reviewed and updated annually. (School Wide Component #2)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Administration, Safe School Committee Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Central Office
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

S.6 - All kitchen staff will receive demonstration/instruction on the proper use of a fire extinguisher at least every two years. Two staff members will be certified in CPR/BLS. (School Wide Component #4)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Food director will make arrangements with the Fire Dept.; Tiffany Banard, Nutrition Director Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

A.2 - The staff will be informed via flyers/e-mail/training about asthma management at school and when to notify the nurse or EMS. (School Wide Component #4)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Kami Griffin, Nurse Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

A.1 - A unit/lesson on asthma will be included on the health education curriculum. (School Wide Component #3)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Kami Griffin, Nurse and teachers Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

PA.1 - The amount of Physical Education per week as required by the Arkansas Department of Education and CATCH Program will continue to be provided. (School Wide Component #5)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Administration, P.E. Coaches Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

PA.15 - Staff will encourage all students to participate in extracurricular physical activity programs. Flyers will be posted in hallways and announcements will be made informing students of local youth sport programs. (School Wide Component #2)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Coaches, P.E. Teachers Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Drew Central Middle School will: (1) provide support to ensure successful implementation of the Wellness Policies; (2) provide resources and professional development to school staff to improve the overall school nutrition environment; (3) promote the health and physical activity curriculum and student health; and (4) provide an annual BMI (Body Mass index) report to parents of students in grade 6. (School Wide Component #6) (Parental Engagement #2E)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Kami Griffin, Nurse Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Ameri-Corp School Health Volunteers will provide 900 service hours promoting health education: Tobacco Cessation/Prevention and assist nurse with BMI collection. (School Wide Component #2)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Kami Griffin, Nurse; Kayla Middleton, Tobacco Prevention Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

CC.3 - The Coordinated School Health Committee will add a parent volunteer to the membership to attend meetings. (School Wide Component #6) (Parental Engagement #2E)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
CSH Committee and Parents Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Drew Central Middle School will involve parents in physical activity and nutrition education through monthly mail-outs that include school lunch menus; and flyers containing information focusing on physical activity, nutrition education, and other health risk indicators that compromise students' ability to perform academically. (School Wide Component #6) (Parental Engagement #2E)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Anna Jones, Parent Center Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Drew Central Middle School will give support in the alignment and implementation of the current Arkansas nutrition, Physical education, Physical Activity standards, Common Core curriculum and Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks. Resources, professional development opportunities and training will be provided to teachers and staff to increase knowledge and advanced skills for successful implementation. (School Wide Component #6)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Kim Greer, District Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Central Office
     
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     
  • Teachers
     
  • Teaching Aids
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Committee as part of the ACSIP Committee will frequently monitor goals and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions by reviewing data results and other assessments related to Wellness (School Health Index Modules, Wellness Policy Checklist, etc.) ACSIP will be modified as needed. (School Wide Component #2)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Safe School Committee; Kami Griffin, Nurse Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

Drew Central partners with local mental health agencies to provide counseling for students; Arkansas Counseling Associates, Delta Counseling, Living Hope, Day Springs and Phoenix Youth and Family Services. (School Wide Component #2)(Parental Engagement #1J, #2B)
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Billy Williams, Superintendent Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
     
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Outside Consultants
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The cafeteria manager will oversee the food services for the district .(School Wide Component #10)
Action Type: Title I School Wide
Action Type: Wellness
 
Tiffany Barnard, Nutrition Director Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
     

ACTION BUDGET: $

The Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment voluntary survey will be administered to 6th and 8th grade students in the month of November to help determine student concerns and needed projects.
+ This survey provides useful student information regarding risk and protective factors, prevalence and patterns of drug use, and violence in the student population.
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Action Type: Wellness
 
Pam Smith, Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Community Leaders
     
  • District Staff
     
  • Teachers
     

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $0
Intervention: Drew Central School District will partner with the Greater Delta Alliance for health for the 2014-2015 school year to provide the following to employees: health screening, CPR certification, worksite wellness toolkit, signs for break room encouraging healthy eating and exercise, healthy cookbooks, bi-monthly health information newsletter, and a health tote bag with health promotion items.
Scientific Based Research:
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
Faculty and staff will have an opportunity to participate in a health screening in October. Later in the school year, members of the staff will be able to receive CPR certification and other health related sessions through GDA.
Evaluation: Participation will be monitored by the sign-in sheets for events, number of health screenings performed, and CPR certifications secured.
Action Type: Collaboration
 
Meghan Oxner Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
 

ACTION BUDGET: $
Total Budget: $0

  • Planning Team

     

    Classification Name Position Committee
    Classroom Teacher Atkins, Latanza Literacy Coach 7-8 Literacy/Leadership Team
    Classroom Teacher Cater, Meranda 5th Grade Science/Social Studies Science
    Classroom Teacher McKay, Jessica Intervention Specialist Literacy
    Classroom Teacher Eubanks, Stephanie Gifted & Talented Math
    Classroom Teacher Werb, Andy Social Studies/Athletics Wellness
    Classroom Teacher Greenwood, Rebecca Special Education Special Education
    Classroom Teacher McMahon, Randi 5-6 P.E. Wellness
    Classroom Teacher Hewitt, Sarah 5th Grade Math Math
    Classroom Teacher Smith, Pam Music Teacher Science
    Classroom Teacher Ferrell, Belinda 6th Grade Literacy Writing
    Classroom Teacher Bayless, Chris Band Director Parental Involvement
    Classroom Teacher Borse, Sheila English/ESL Writing
    Classroom Teacher Forrest, Jessica 8th Science/Health Science
    Classroom Teacher Tucker, Kelsey Math, EAST & Robotics Technology/Math
    Classroom Teacher Goodding, Alan Math/Alg. I Math
    Classroom Teacher Piper, Karen  Science Science
    Classroom Teacher Smith, Amanda 6th Grade Math Math
    Classroom Teacher Sanderlin, Rhonda Grade Social Studies/Info/Comm Tech Technology
    Classroom Teacher Eubanks, Janine Choir Technology
    Classroom Teacher Watson, C. J. Athletics Wellness
    Classroom Teacher Watson, Sara 5th Grade Literacy Literacy
    Classroom Teacher Wilmoth, Leigh Anne 6th Grade Science/Social Studies Science
    Community Representative Gardner, Reagen Student Literacy
    Community Representative Smith, Terri UAM STEM Center Science Specialist Wellness
    District-Level Professional Greer, Kim Director of Instruction Math
    District-Level Professional Williams, Billy Superintendent Wellness
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Coleman, Lori Science Specialist from the Southeast Arkansas Cooperative Wellness
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Gardner, Sheila Media Specialist and 8th Grade Tools for Learning Teacher Parental Involvement
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Griffin, Kami District Nurse Wellness
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Hood, Amanda Middle School Secretary Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Horn, Connie ISS Para-Professional Parental Involvement
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Morrison, Debbie UAM STEM Center Math Specialist Math
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Norris, JoAnn 6th Grade Para-Professional Wellness
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Oxner, Megan Tobacco Prevention Specialist Wellness
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Pace, Becky Para-Professional Technology
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Jones, Kohl Middle School Counselor Parental Involvement/Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Hobbs, Mary 3-12 Literacy Coach Writing/Leadership Team
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Spence, Denise Speech Pathologist Literacy
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Lloyd, Michell 5th Grade Para-Professional Parent Involvement
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Jones, Anna Parent Center Parental Involvement
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Luper, Cindy Math Coach K-8 Leadership Team/Math
    Non-Classroom Professional Staff Andrews, Mark Computer Tech Technology
    Non Classroom Professional Staff McDaniel, Maddy Self Contained Special Education
    Parent McKeown, Stacy   Wellness
    Principal Smith, Patti Middle School Principal Leadership Team
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