SMART Goals:Specific Measurable Attainable Results-oriented Time-boundThe Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) met for two days before the official start date for the 2015-16 school year. As the instructional leaders at DeJean, we took on the philosophy of a Growth Mindset, believing that all of our students can, and will, achieve at high levels with continued practice and exploration. We were tasked with coming up with four goals for our school site:Goal 1:ILT Process Goal:By September 2015, ILT will meet monthly. In each meeting the ILT will focus at least 80% of our time on topics and issues that relate directly to our school vision and mission and our schoolwide SMART goals.Subgoals:
Teachers can have input for ILT by providing responses on a form that will be given to each department chair or admin. The form will ask questions regarding what went well and any concerns that should be addressed by the ILT. The goal of ILT is to support all teachers to help increase the academic achievement of our students.
ILT will make suggestions for the PD calendar based on the needs of the school and staff.
ILT calendar and minutes
Survey the staff twp times per year to determine if the ILT is effective and implementing SMART goals with fidelity
Goal 2Academic:All departments will meet at least twice a month to plan data driven instruction and common assessments starting August 2015. Agendas/outcomes will be sent to the Principal and Vice Principal. Each department will share out to the full staff. Teachers will also explore options to align specific curriculum objectives in each department.Subgoals:
By the end of September 2015 all departments will have a common CCSS based common assessment calendar (on google calendar) for the entire year. Teachers will use backwards planning and pacing guides to ensure students are prepared for each common assessment as well as the SBAC.
Agendas and meeting minutes
Feedback forms to determine if we are meeting staff needs
Measure metacognitive and Frayer model frequency of use
Sample common assessments and grading rubrics
Goal 3:Socio-emotional Learning:By end September 2015, 100% of teachers will be trained in growth mindset strategies and use language in line with a growth mindset in the classroom. Teachers will help facilitate students’ development of their own growth mindset, so that 80% of our students show 10% improvement on growth mindset score and academics by the end of semester 1 and an additional 10% improvement by the end of semester two.
Begin an advisory to teach a Growth Mindset lesson by the end of September.
Continue advisory for a total of at least six meetings per year so students have an opportunity to set and review goals and monitor their own academic growth. Schedule advisories in line with progress reports and report cards.
Each teacher is provided with posters with “catchphrases” for Growth Mindset. Students are rewarded for using GM language when discussing their academic and social-emotional progress.
Peer observations and walkthroughs to count the use of growth mindset language
Growth mindset score at the beginning and end of the year
Academic improvement of students
Number of incentives students earn from teachers.
Goal 4:Parent/Community Engagement:By May 2016, 30% of our parent population will have participated in two or more school events.Subgoals:
By September 1, 2015 there will be a weekly connect ed call, text, and email sent to parents outlining the week’s activities.
Teachers, students and parents will use PowerSchool to access grades. Grades will be updated by teachers on a weekly basis.
A parent resource room will be established.
School community worker will organize monthly parent meetings. DeJean will implement the ELAC and SSC meetings to fidelity.
Parents will be surveyed to assess their needs and concerns.
A monthly parent calendar will be sent and emailed home.
By the end of Q1 progress reports, all students will have powerschool access.
By November 1st, 90% of the parents will have access to powerschool.
Sign-in sheets for events are used to create an excel spreadsheet showing which parents have participated and how frequently
Data showing how often the parent resource room is utilized and for what purpose
Calendar showing monthly meeting schedule for parents
Survey of parent needs