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Title: STERLING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


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STERLING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Home of the Jaguars
School Improvement Plan 2005-2008
200 W Church Road Sterling, Virginia 20164
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Who Are We ?
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Student Demographics
  • 04 05 06
  • Asian 89 88 83
  • Black 47 51 46
  • Hispanic 81 102 130
  • White 194 175 162
  • Total 411 416 421

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STAFF DEMOGRAPHICS
White 59 Middle Eastern-1 Black- 4 Males-
3 Hispanic- 8 Total- 72
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Set Tone for Student Success
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Uncompromising Commitment to High Expectations
  • Relationship Building/Sensitivity
  • Continuous Progress in Improving Ability to Teach
    and Students Opportunity to Learn
  • Everyone accountable Staff, Students, Parents

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Culture
School Culture is a pattern of beliefs and
expectations that are shared by the Schools
members. These beliefs can powerfully shape the
behavior of individuals and groups. These
expectations in turn influence how we do things
around here.
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STUDENT MOTIVATION
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ADULT MOTIVATION
Your mind is a muscle that builds strength and
capacity with time and usage Our differences in
style, speed and history do not determine our
possibilities.
UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES
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  • Sterling Elementary School embraces its diverse
    student body and is dedicated to the
    establishment of educational programs in which
    each students individuality and self-worth are
    respected.
  • All students are encouraged and supported to
    reach their potential both academically and
    socially by promoting intellectual growth,
    individual initiative, mutual respect and
    personal responsibility.
  • Students, parents community and staff work
    collaboratively through a cooperative partnership
    to ensure a child centered environment.
  • We believe that by focusing on the education of
    the whole child our students will develop into
    life-long learners that will become productive
    members of society.

Our Philosophy
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  • Identify a School Wide Vision for Improvement

School Plan
Math
Reading
Science

Social Studies
Writing

Climate
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Outcome Data
  • What has been our trend in achievement for the
    past three years?

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Process Data
  • For which items did we show a strong performance?
  • A weak performance?

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Demographic Data
Have we improved the performance of Subgroups?
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Essential Questions
  • Who is not performing?
  • How will we help them?
  • What do we do well?
  • What do we need to Improve?

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Action Strategies
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Laser-like Focus on Instruction and Assessment
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Program/Curriculum
  • Grades K-2 - Steps to Literacy
  • Grade 3 Literacy Framework
  • Grades 45 Reading in the Content
    Areas

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Instruction
  • Uninterrupted Blocks
  • Early Identification of Students with Needs
  • Double Dipping
  • Focused Skill Lessons
  • Literacy Groups
  • Guided Reading Groups
  • Collaboration
  • Extended Learning Opportunities

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Assessment
  • Using Multiple Assessments
  • Running Records
  • Teacher Anecdotal Records
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)- All grade
    levels
  • Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)
    -Primary grades
  • Benchmark Testing Grades 3-5

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Extended Learning Opportunities
  • Before/After School Clubs
  • PALS remediation
  • Adult and Student Reading Buddies
  • Tutors Business Partnership
  • Early Back
  • Books on Tape

30
Increased and Sustained Professional Development
to Strengthen Instructional Practices
  • DRA Training
  • Steps to Literacy
  • Literacy Framework
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • Word Study

31
MATH
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Instructional Focus
  • Grade 5
  • Probability and Statistics-all subgroups
  • Grade 3
  • Number and Number Sense
  • Patterns Functions and Algebra

33

Instruction
  • More time dedicated for Math instruction
  • Implementation of Math Learning Stations
  • Team Teaching with Flexible Grouping
  • Teaching the Language of Math

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Assessment
  • Benchmark Testing
  • Teacher-made Tests
  • Collaborative Team Meetings
  • Customize Successmaker for Practice,
    Remediation and Enrichment of Students Math
    Skills

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Extended Learning Opportunities
  • First and Last Half Hour of Day
  • Morning Work
  • Math Superstars
  • Math Night
  • SOL Pass website
  • Math Buddies
  • SOL Remediation

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Increased and Sustained Professional Development
to Strengthen Instructional Practices
  • Math Resource Teacher
  • Inventory Access to Math Manipulatives and
    Materials
  • Model Lessons
  • Staff Development Activities Based on Student and
    Teacher needs
  • Ensure teachers are Familiar with SOL Targets and
    test items in specific areas of need

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Writing
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Instructional Focus
  • Uniform grading rubric
  • Time for Writing

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Program/Curriculum
  • Four Square Writing Method
  • Develop School Wide Writing Rubrics

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  • Instruction
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Staff Development
  • Using Rubrics
  • Assessment
  • School Wide Writing
  • Prompt-beginning, middle and end of each school
    year

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Science
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Making Content Comprehensiblefor English
Language Learners
Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
SIOP Teaching the Language of the Curriculum
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Creating systematic responses to issues that
interfere with high performance
Cooperation, Collaboration and Consistency
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