School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2019-2020

  • Thomas Edison High School

  • Region 3

  • Pamela Brumfield, Principal 

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

In the 2019-20 school year, the biology collaborative learning team will decrease the  SOL failure rate for students with disabilities and English Language Learners by 10%, while increasing scores in all other areas.

Strategy 1

  • Biology teachers will implement literacy strategies with nonfiction texts (i.e. words in context & annotation).

Strategy 2

  • Appropriate interventions and instructional strategies will be developed during collaborative learning team time and implemented during class time.

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

In the 2019-20 school year, the Algebra I CLT will continue to decrease the SOL failure rate for students with disabilities and English Language Learners by 10% while increasing scores in all other areas.

Strategy 1

  • The CLT will collaborate with Special Education and ESOL team members to provide strategies to support students with disabilities and English Language Learners through Responsive Instruction.

Strategy 1

  • Students will have access to rigorous content and we will provide the support they need to be successful., including using AVID strategies with Cornell Notes, and focusing on organizational strategies.

     

    End of Year SMARTR Outcome 

    The number of students identified as chronically absent for the 2019-2020 school year will decrease by 10% compared to the 2018-2019 school year.

    Strategy 1

    • The Dean of Students oversees and monitors students who are at risk of having high levels of absenteeism.  This individual will intervene, using a variety of methods, including both multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and in-school consequences. The Dean of Students will actively engage relevant stakeholders (such as parents, counselors, administrators, and teachers) in creating individualized action plans as necessary.

    Strategy 2

    • Implementing START (Safe Transitions and Reduce Tardies) on Time. This evidence-based set of practices that when combined with proactive attendance policies and implemented consistently by school staff can yield increased on-time attendance rates.

    Strategy 3

    • Establishing an Attendance Committee to actively monitor student attendance and implement multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).

     

    End of Year SMARTR Outcome 

    The percentage of graduating seniors in the class of 2021 that complete one or more AP or IB classes will increase by 5% (400 of 553) compared to the graduating seniors in the class of 2019.

    Strategy 1

    • The students will collaborate with their counselors and teachers to identify appropriate and available IB courses that best fit their learning needs.

    Strategy 2

    • Students from identified sub-groups will receive academic and emotional support to encourage them to access academic rigor.

    Strategy 3

    • Students will receive academic support for IB courses, to include consistent monitoring from classroom teachers, advisors, counselors, and the IB coordinator.

     

    For additional information regarding this School Innovation and Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.