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    Title I School Improvent Plan

    Woodrow Wilson MS

    School Level Plan

    07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019

     

    School Profile

    Demographics

    Woodrow Wilson MS

    718 E 28th St

    Erie, PA 16504

    (814)874-6600

     

    Federal Accountability Designation: none

    Title I Status: Yes

    Schoolwide Status: Yes

    Principal: Donald Orlando

    Superintendent: Brian Polito

    Stakeholder Involvement

    Name

    Role

    Bea Habursky

    Administrator : Schoolwide Plan

    Jeffrey Brzezinski

    Building Principal

    Courtney Laver

    Building Principal

    Donald Orlando

    Building Principal

    Colleen  Burbules

    Community Representative

    Melissa  Peck

    Ed Specialist - School Counselor

    Craig Villa

    Elementary School Teacher - Regular Education

    William  Kuhar

    Middle School Teacher - Regular Education

    Cathy Miseta

    Middle School Teacher - Regular Education : Schoolwide Plan

    Amy  Nietupski

    Middle School Teacher - Special Education

    Jennifer Baker

    Parent : Schoolwide Plan

    Mrs. Hodinko

    Parent : Schoolwide Plan

     

    Federal Programs

    School Improvement

    All Title I Schools required to complete improvement plans must assure to the Pennsylvania Department of Education the school's compliance with the following expectations by developing and implementing an improvement plan or otherwise taking actions that meet the expectations described by the Assurances listed below.Assurances 1 through 12

    No assurances have been identified

    Assurance 13

    No strategies have been identified

     

    Coordination of Programs

    Technical Assistance

    The LEA provides guidance, technical assistance, and support to schools developing schoolwide programs in the areas of needs assessment, comprehensive planning, implementation, and evaluation of schoolwide program and requirements.

    Describe the technical assistance provided. Explain why it was considered high quality technical assistance.

    The following types of meetings were considered "technical assistance" and were considered "high quality" since Mr. John Dahlstrand and Mrs. Kim Olszewski were the directors of Federal and State Programs.

    During these meetings Dahlstrand and Olszewski reviewed:

    Parent Involvement

    Intervention

    Title I Budgeting

    Requirements of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) as related to the Federal Monitoring Tool

    Reviewed the PA Federal Monitoring Tool

    Provider

    Meeting Date

    Type of Assistance

    Andrea Gloystein Nora Dolak: Director of Curriculum Instruction and Assessment  Randy Pruchnicki: Grant accounting and Compliance Administrator

    3/5/2018

    Preview for monitoring visit

    EPS Federal Programs  Andrea Gloystein

    2/8/2018

    Review for the monitoring process 

    EPS Federal Programs  Andrea Gloystein

    2/12/2018

    Review for the monitoring process

    EPS Federal Programs - Andrea Gloystein

    1/10/2018

    Review for the monitoring process

    EPS- Federal Programs Department

    9/18/2017

    Program review and guidelines

    Wilson Administration and SWS team

    9/18/2017

    Annual Title I meeting with families

    Wilson Middle School - ILT Meetings

    9/18/2017

    Ongoing - Every other Wednesday - review school goals

    Woodrow Wilson Administration and SWS

    5/22/2018

    Transition Meeting - Lincoln

    Woodrow Wilson Administration and SWS

    5/24/2018

    Transition Meeting - McKinley

    Woodrow Wilson Administration and SWS

    5/29/2018

    Transition Meeting - Jefferson

    Woodrow Wilson Administration and SWS

    5/31/2018

    Transition Meeting - Connell

     

    Consolidation of Funds

    Please indicate if your school/charter is consolidating state, local, and federal funds. (Your school/charter must keep on file an approval letter from your Regional Coordinator).

    No, the school does not intend to consolidate the funds.

     

    Needs Assessment

    School Accomplishments

    Accomplishment #1:

    In the 2017-18 school year, in the area of Math proficiency:

    • Seventh grade improved 3.5 percentage points.  (2017 - 19.9% proficient)  (2018 - 23.4%)
    • Eight grade improved 7.5 percentage points.  (2017 - 13.3 proficient)  (2018 - 20.8%)

     

    Accomplishment #2:

    On the 2018 PSSA, Grade 6 mathematics assessment, students show moderate evidence that the  2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th quintile groups exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth.

    Accomplishment #3:

    On the PSSA, Grade 6 English Language Arts assessment, students show moderate evidence that the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th quintile groups exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth.

    Accomplishment #4:

    On the PSSA, Grade 7 mathematics assessment, students show moderate evidence that the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th quintile groups exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth.

    Accomplishment #5:

    On the Keystone Algebra I assessment, students show moderate evidence that the 5th quintile group (the only quintile group tested) exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth.

    Accomplishment #6:

    On the 2018 Science PSSA, eighth grade students improved 4.6 percentage points.  (2017 - 35%) (2018 - 39.6%)

     

    School Concerns

    Concern #1:

    In the area of sixth grade math, student decreased 8.2% in overall proficiency.  (2017 - 23.7) (2018 - 15.5%)

    Concern #2:

    ATTENDANCE:  184 students recieved first notices and completed SAIPs.

    Additionally:

    Sixth Grade: 56 students missed more that 10% of the school year.

    Seventh Grade:  54 students missed more than 10% of the school year.

    Eighth Grade:  54 students missed more than 10% of the school year.

     

    Concern #3:

    BEHAVIOR:  2017-18 school year - 3,400 behavior referrals were entered in Infinite Campus.

    Concern #4:

    Overall proficiency rates for 2018 MATH and ELA PSSA:

    2017 ELA: (36.1%)     2017: MATH  (19%)    2017: SCIENCE (35%)

    2018 ELA: (39%)     2018: MATH  (19.9%)    2018: SCIENCE (39.6%)

     

    Prioritized Systemic Challenges

    Systemic Challenge #1 (Guiding Question #2) Ensure that there is a system within the school that fully ensures school-wide use of data that is focused on school improvement and the academic growth of all students

    Aligned Concerns:

    In the area of sixth grade math, student decreased 8.2% in overall proficiency.  (2017 - 23.7) (2018 - 15.5%)

     

    ATTENDANCE:  184 students recieved first notices and completed SAIPs.

    Additionally:

    Sixth Grade: 56 students missed more that 10% of the school year.

    Seventh Grade:  54 students missed more than 10% of the school year.

    Eighth Grade:  54 students missed more than 10% of the school year.

     

     

    BEHAVIOR:  2017-18 school year - 3,400 behavior referrals were entered in Infinite Campus.

     

    Overall proficiency rates for 2018 MATH and ELA PSSA:

    2017 ELA: (36.1%)     2017: MATH  (19%)    2017: SCIENCE (35%)

    2018 ELA: (39%)     2018: MATH  (19.9%)    2018: SCIENCE (39.6%)

     

    Systemic Challenge #2 (Guiding Question #5) Ensure that the organizational structure, processes, materials, equipment, and human and fiscal resources within the school align with the school’s goals for student growth and continuous school improvement.

    Aligned Concerns:

    In the area of sixth grade math, student decreased 8.2% in overall proficiency.  (2017 - 23.7) (2018 - 15.5%)

     

    ATTENDANCE:  184 students recieved first notices and completed SAIPs.

    Additionally:

    Sixth Grade: 56 students missed more that 10% of the school year.

    Seventh Grade:  54 students missed more than 10% of the school year.

    Eighth Grade:  54 students missed more than 10% of the school year.

     

     

    BEHAVIOR:  2017-18 school year - 3,400 behavior referrals were entered in Infinite Campus.

     

    Overall proficiency rates for 2018 MATH and ELA PSSA:

    2017 ELA: (36.1%)     2017: MATH  (19%)    2017: SCIENCE (35%)

    2018 ELA: (39%)     2018: MATH  (19.9%)    2018: SCIENCE (39.6%)

     

     

    School Level Plan

    Action Plans

    Goal #1: Ensure that there is a system within the school that fully ensures school-wide use of data that is focused on school improvement and the academic growth of all students

    Indicators of Effectiveness:

    Type: Annual

    Data Source: Attendance Data

    Specific Targets: *Decrease the number of chronically absent students by 5% for the 2018-19 school year.

     

    Type: Annual

    Data Source: Infinite Campus Behavior Data

    Specific Targets: Decrease the number of Infinite Campus Behavior referrals by 5%.

     

    Type: Annual

    Data Source: Increase the overall proficiency rate for ELA/MATH PSSA by 5%.

    Specific Targets: PSSA data for the 2019 school year.

     

    Strategies:

    Develop and implement a performance management system

    Description:

     To build capacity of staff to use data to priortize activities that advance core gols, measure progress towards meeting those goals, and make infomred decisions regarding the best ways of improving student achievement 2018-19.

    SAS Alignment: Standards, Assessment, Instruction

    Using data for school improvement

    Description:

    To build teacher based capacity, the ILT team will meet twice per month to review school level (performance managment) data.

    SAS Alignment: Standards

    Implementation Steps:

     Data review and analysis with all staff members (Planning and Evaluate)

    Description:

    Description:  Data will be evaluated by all teachers and a plan will be developed for the 2018-19 school year utilzing the data summit framework. 

    Indicator of Implementation:    School Performance Profile, PVAAS data

    Start Date: 8/24/2018       End Date: 6/9/2020

    Program Area(s):

    Supported Strategies:

    • Develop and implement a performance management system
    • Using data for school improvement

     

    Data analysis with Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) (Planning and Evaluate)

    Description:

    Description:  ILT members met biweekly, reviewed data, and identified supplementary curricular vocabulary programs.

     

    Indicator of Implementation:    Sign-in sheets, SPP, PVAAS, 

    Start Date: 8/29/2018       End Date: 6/9/2020

    Program Area(s):

    Supported Strategies:

    • Develop and implement a performance management system
    • Using data for school improvement

     

     

     

    Appendix: Professional Development Implementation Step Details

    No Professional Development Implementation Steps have been identified for Woodrow Wilson MS.

     

    Assurance of Quality and Accountability

    We, the undersigned, hereby certify that the school level plan for Woodrow Wilson MS in the Erie City SD has been duly reviewed by a Quality Review Team convened by the Superintendent of Schools and formally approved by the district's Board of Education, per guidelines required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

    We hereby affirm and assure the Secretary of Education that the school level plan:

    • Addresses all the required components prescribed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
    • Meets ESSA requirements for Title I schools
    • Reflects sound educational practice
    • Has a high probability of improving student achievement
    • Has sufficient District leadership and support to ensure successful implementation

    With this Assurance of Quality & Accountability, we, therefore, request that the Secretary of Education and the Pennsylvania Department of Education grant formal approval to implement the school level plan submitted by Woodrow Wilson MS in the Erie City SD for the 2018-2019 school-year.