SIP Achievement Goals

Westside Academy Student Achievement Goals:

After analyzing all four types of data (process, demographic, achievement, perception) we determined that our goal is to increase student achievement in all the core content areas (reading, writing, math, science, social studies) by a minimum of at least 5%.

Achievement/Outcome Data:

Reading

Strengths

  • Based on our most recent data sources and gap analysis, the students at Westside Academy have posted no notable strengths in reading, including comprehension, decoding, and word recognition.

Challenges

  • Our reading challenges include comprehension, word recognition, word study, fluency, and metacognition.
  • Based upon the C.N.A. the following HSCE’s will be the focus of this plan:

1. LA. 9-12 CE 2.1.1 – Use a variety of pre-reading and previewing strategies to make conscious choices about how to approach the reading based on purpose, genre, level of difficulty, text demands and features.

2. LA. 9-12 CE2.1.3 – Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, specialized vocabulary, figurative language, idiomatic expressions, and technical meanings of terms through context clues, word root and affixes, and the use of appropriate resource materials such as print and electronic dictionaries.

3. LA. 9-12 CE 3.1.1 – Interpret literary language (imagery, allusions, symbolism, metaphor) while reading literary and expository works

Trends

  • Reading, our highest achievement category tends to be trending upward for the past three years; although our most recent achievement data still shows that 0% of our students scored at or above proficiency in reading on the state assessment.

Summary

  • All students at Westside Academy will become proficient readers.

Tier I- Strategies for all students: Differentiated instruction, systematic interventions, small group instruction focusing on collaborative learning, technological instructional aides/supports

Tier II- Strategies for all students: Specialized service staff will “push-in” to classes with the highest percentage of Tier II targeted students, modified lessons, extended time, and scaffolding.

Tier III- Strategies for all students: The lowest achieving 5% Tier III students will be “pulled-out” for reading intensive instruction by specialized service staff.

Writing

Strengths

  • Based on our most recent achievement data analysis, our student results revealed no measurable areas of strength in writing.

Challenges

  • Writing challenges for our students include: planning, developing, revision, research, comprehension, editing for grammar usage, spelling, and editing.

Trends

  • Writing, while traditionally low, has trended upwards increasing 7% to partially proficient over the past three years; although 0% of our students failed to score at or above proficiency on the state writing assessment.

Summary

  • * All students at Westside Academy will become proficient writers.

Tier I -Strategies for all students: Differentiated instruction, structured essay/paragraph writing, close and critical reading, small group instruction focusing on collaborative learning, technological instructional aides/supports

Tier II- Strategies for all students: Specialized service staff will “push-in” to assist the lowest performing 15% of students who require more targeted assistance, small group instruction, modified lessons, extended time, and scaffolding.

Tier III- “Pull-out” small group instruction to target the lowest 5% of students requiring additional intensive small group instruction than Tier II students.

Math

Strengths

  • Based on our most recent data analysis, our results show no measurable student strengths in the areas associated with mathematics.

Challenges

  • Our mathematics challenges include: number and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry,data and probability, and statistics.
  • Based upon the C.N.A. the following HSCE’s will be the focus of this plan:

1. Math A1.1.1 – Give a verbal description of an expression that is presented in symbolic form, write an algebraic expression from a verbal description, and evaluate expressions given values of the variables.

2. A1.2.1 – Write equations and inequalities with one or two variables to represent mathematical or applied situations, and solve.

3. L1.2.1 – Use mathematical symbols to represent quantitative relationships and situations

Trends

  • Math has produced no sizeable gains in achievement over the past three years; with scores for the previous three years remaining at 0% at or above proficiency on the mathematics state assessment.

Summary

  • All students at Westside Academy will become proficient in Mathematics.

Tier I- Strategies for all students: Differentiated instruction, secondary geometric reasoning for all, small group instruction focusing on collaborative learning, technological instructional aides/supports

Tier II- Strategies for all students: Online supplemental math tutorial, specialized service staff/ Title I Math Instructional Specialist will “pushin” to assist the lowest performing 15% of students who require additional assistance, modified lessons, extended time, and scaffolding.

Tier III- Strategies for all students: “Pull-out” intensive small group instruction for the lowest performing 5% of students requiring additional assistance than students at Tier II.