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School Renewal Plan
Renewal Plan for years 2014/15 to 2018/19
School Name: Jackson Middle
SIDN: 0201033
Plan Submission: School utilizes SACS
Grade Range From: 6 To 8
District: Aiken 01
Address 1: 18371 Atomic Rd
Address 2:
City: Jackson, SC
Zip Code: 29831
School Renewal Plan Contact Person: Jason Holt
Contact Phone: 803-279-3525
E-mail Address: jasonh@aikencountypublicschools.net
Assurances
The school renewal plan, or annual update of the of the school renewal plan, includes components required by the Early
Childhood Development and Academic Assistance Act of 1993 (Act 135) and the Education Accountability Act of 1998 (EAA)
(S.C. Code Ann. §§59-18-1300 and 59-139-10 et seq. (Supp. 2004)). The signatures of the chairperson of the board of trustees, the
superintendent, the principal, and the chairperson of the School Improvement Council are affirmation of active participation of
key stakeholders and alignment with Act 135 and EAA requirements.
Required Printed Names and Signatures
Chairperson, District Board of Trustees
Rosemary English
Printed Name
______________________
Signature
____________
Date
Superintendent
Elizabeth Everitt, Ph.D.
Printed Name
______________________
Signature
____________
Date
Principal
Jason A. Holt
Printed Name
______________________
Signature
____________
Date
Chairperson, School Improvement Council
Diana Sims
Printed Name
______________________
Signature
____________
Date
Vision
“A student centered, technologically engaging learning community
focused on S.T.E.A.M. education to encourage the highest level of career
and college preparation.”
Explanation: We consider ourselves to be strong in all disciplines
aiming to focus students on the changing world and workforce they
will face in a few years. Focusing our efforts on the local economy
and the global market, our school aims to bring all disciplines
together focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts,
and Mathematics as the anchor.
Mission
Our mission is to provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment
where children will recognize and achieve their fullest potential through
individualized strategies to student success.
Jackson Middle School is a place where:
…everybody is welcomed and encouraged to serve one
another
…everybody will have the opportunity to grow through
hands on science and technology
…we respect and care for everyone and everything
around us
…everybody will receive interventions tailored to the
individual student’s needs at all levels.
Stakeholder Involvement for School Renewal Plan
(Mandated Component)
List the name of persons who were involved in the development of the School Renewal Plan.
A participant for each numbered position is required.
Position Name
1. Principal Jason A. Holt
2. Teacher Leona Guyton
3. Parent/Guardian Tara Lark
4. Community Member Jim Broome
5. School Improvement Council Diana Sims
OTHERS (May include school board members, administrators, School Improvement Council members, students, PTO
members, agency representatives, university partners, etc.)
Teacher Kennita Hairston
Teacher Kathy Freeman
Assurances for School Renewal Plan
(Mandated Component)
Act 135 Assurances Assurances, checked by the principal, attest that the district complies with all
applicable Act 135 requirements.
N/A Academic Assistance, PreK–3
The school makes special efforts to assist children in PreK–3 who demonstrate a need for extra or alternative instructional attention (e.g., after-school homework help centers, individual tutoring, andgroup remediation).
Yes Academic Assistance, Grades 4–12
The school makes special efforts to assist children in grades 4–12 who demonstrate a need for extraor alternative instructional attention (e.g., after-school homework help centers, individual tutoring,and group remediation).
Yes Parent Involvement
The school encourages and assists parents in becoming more involved in their children’s education. Some examples of parent involvement initiatives include making special efforts to meet with parents at times more convenient for them, providing parents with their child’s individual test results and an interpretation of the results, providing parents with information on the district’s curriculum and
assessment program, providing frequent, two way communication between home and school, providing parents an opportunity to participate on decision making groups, designating space in schools for parents to access educational resource materials, including parent involvement expectations as part of the principal’s and superintendent’s evaluations, and providing parents with information pertaining to expectations held for them by the school system, such as ensuring attendance and punctuality of their children.
Yes Staff Development
The school provides staff development training for teachers and administrators in the teaching techniques and strategies needed to implement the district plan for the improvement of student academic performance. The staff development program reflects requirements of Act 135, the EAA,
and the National Staff Development Council’s revised Standards for Staff Development.
Yes Technology
The school integrates technology into professional development, curriculum development, and classroom instruction to improve teaching and learning.
N/A Innovation
The school uses innovation funds for innovative activities to improve student learning and accelerate the performance of all students. Provide a good example of the use of innovation funds.
Yes Recruitment
The district makes special and intensive efforts to recruit and give priority to serving those parents or guardians of children, ages birth through five years, who are considered at-risk of school failure.
“At-risk” children are defined as those whose school readiness is jeopardized by any of, but not limited to, the following personal or family situation(s): Educational level of parent below high school graduation, poverty, limited English proficiency, significant developmental delays,
instability or inadequate basic capacity within the home and/or family, poor health (physical, mental, emotional), and/or child abuse and neglect.
Yes Collaboration
The school (regardless of the grades served) collaborates with health and human services agencies (e.g., county health departments, social services departments, mental health departments, First Steps, and the family court system).
N/A Developmental Screening
The school ensures that the young child receives all services necessary for growth and development. Instruments are used to assess physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive developmental levels. This program normally is appropriate at primary and elementary schools, although screening efforts could take place at any location.
N/A Half-Day Child Development
The school provides half-day child development programs for four-year-olds (some districts fund full-day programs). The programs usually function at primary and elementary schools, although
they may be housed at locations with other grade levels or completely separate from schools.
N/A Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for PreK–3
The school ensures that the scope and sequence of the curriculum for PreK 3 are appropriate for the maturation levels of students. Instructional practices accommodate individual differences in maturation level and take into account the student's social and cultural context.
Yes Parenting and Family Literacy
The school provides a four component program that integrates all of the following activities:
interactive literacy activities between parents and their Children (Interactive Literacy Activities);
training for parents regarding how to be the primary teachers for their children and full partners in the education of their children (parenting skills for adults, parent education); parent literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency (adult education); and an age-appropriated education to
prepare children for success in school and life experiences (early childhood education). Family Literacy is not grade specific, but generally is most appropriate for parents of children at the
primary and elementary school levels and below, and for secondary school students who are parents. Family Literacy program goals are to strengthen parent involvement in the learning process of preschool children ages birth through five years; promote school readiness of preschool children;
offer parents special opportunities to improve their literacy skills and education, a chance to recover from dropping out of school; and identify potential developmental delays in preschool children by offering developmental screening.
Yes Coordination of Act 135 Initiatives with Other Federal, State, and District Programs
The district ensures as much program effectiveness as possible by developing a district wide/school
wide coordinated effort among all programs and funding. Act 135 initiatives are coordinated with
programs such as Head Start, First Steps, Title I, and programs for students with disabilities.
Needs Assessment for Student Achievement
by Grade Range
Recommended
Data Sources
Strength Weakness/Improvement Need
Contributing
Factors
(optional)
Identify by Subgroup
Performance
(as appropriate)
Identify by Subgroup
Performance
(as appropriate)
Elementary/Middle School (3 - 8)
State
Standardized
Language
Arts Scores
During the 2012-2013
academic year, the students
at Jackson Middle School
overall score on
English/Language Art Scores
was 34.9% Exemplary,
34.9% Met, and 30.3% Not
Met. Our strength is found
with our number of
Exemplary scores and our
ability to instruct students on
grade level writing. Our
writing scores were well
above the state average for
Met and Not Met.
Our weakness as a school exists in
serving our African American girls
sub group. We also have a an area
of improvement that exists in 7th
grade English/Language Arts
scores.
State
Standardized
Math Scores
During the 2012-2013
academic year, the students
at Jackson Middle School
overall score on Mathematics
Scores was 20.8%
Exemplary, 48.5% Met, and
30.6% Not Met. Our strength
is found with our number of
Met scores and our ability to
instruct students in the
average range.
The areas of improvement our
school needs to focus are on serving
the mathematic needs of above
average students and at risk
students. In 6th and 7th grade
specifically, we need to decrease
the number of students who do not
meet minimum requirements in
PASS for mathematics.
State
Standardized
Social Studies
Scores
During the 2012-2013
academic year, the students
at Jackson Middle School
overall score on Social
Studies Scores was 20.7%
Exemplary, 39.9% Met, and
39.4% Not Met. Our strength
is found with our number of
Met scores and our ability to
instruct students in the
average range.
Our weaknesses in Social Studies
scores are across the board with
regards to the number of students
who score Exemplary on the
assessment. We also have a
deficiency in 6th grade social
studies score when compared to the
rest of the state.
State
Standardized
Science
Scores
During the 2012-2013
academic year, the students
at Jackson Middle School
overall score on Science
Scores was 19.7%
Exemplary, 50% Met, and
30.3% Not Met. We meet the
average requirements when
comparing ourselves to the
rest of the state and schools
like ours.
Being average across the board, we
want to boost scores on that
platform as well. We see needs in
helping to increase the number of
Exemplary scores across the grade
levels.
AYP
Language
Arts
Jackson Middle School is
making gains to staying on
Annual Yearly Progress in
Language Arts. Our scores
indicate a "Good" growth
rating. We are seeing gains
in sub groups such as
Disabled and African
American Students overall.
Our focus for growth needs to be in
assisting African American girls,
Disabled, and Free and Reduced
sub groups to increase school
achievement in those areas for even
better AVP growth.
AYP Math Jackson Middle School is
making gains to staying on
Annual Yearly Progress in
Mathematics. Our scores
indicate a "Good" growth
rating. We are seeing gains
in sub groups such as
Disabled and African
American Students overall.
We are focusing with this growth
index on at risk students as a whole.
Our first sub group we provide a
number of interventions in the
Disabled group.
All Schools Summary of Needs Assessment for
Teacher/Administrator Quality
Recommended
Data Sources
Strength Weakness/Improvement Need
Contributing
Factors
(optional)
Identify by Subgroup
Performance
(as appropriate)
Identify by Subgroup
Performance
(as appropriate)
Percentage of
Teachers with
Advanced Degrees
59.1 % of teachers at
JMS have advanced
degrees as of Fall 2013.
Percentage of
Teachers on
Continuing Contracts
95% of our teachers at
Jackson Middle School
are on continuing
contracts.
Percentage of
Teachers
Emergency/Provisional
Contracts
5% of our teachers are on
provision contracts.
Our school experienced two
classes that had turnover from
the beginning of the year.
One of our
teachers was
moved into an
administration
job within the
same district in
mid year.
Percentage of
Teachers Returning
83% of the teachers
returned from the
previous year.
Percentage of Classes
not Taught by Highly
Qualified Teachers
0% of the classes at
Jackson Middle School
are taught by individuals
not highly qualified.
Number of National
Board Teachers
Only one of the teachers at
Jackson Middle School are
National Board Certified.
Number of PACE
Teachers
Jackson Middle School
currently employs two
teachers that are PACE
teachers.
Programs and
Initiatives
Mentoring program,
Music program (chorale
and band), Arts
programs,
After school
student
transportation for
co-ccuricular
activities is a
hurdle for many
after school
activities.
All Schools Summary of Needs Assessment for
School Climate
Recommended
Data Sources
Strength Weakness/Improvement Need
Contributing
Factors
(optional)
Identify by Subgroup
Performance
(as appropriate)
Identify by Subgroup
Performance
(as appropriate)
Teacher Attendence
Rate
91.8% is the teacher
attendance rate for
2012-2013.
Student Attendance
Rate
95.4% is the student
attendance rate.
Suspension/Expulsion
Rate
During the 2012-2013
school year, Jackson
Middle School did not
have any expulsions.
Also, the school received
a percentage of 0.0% for
Out-of-school suspensions
for violent and/or crime
related offenses that same
year.
Percent of Teachers,
Students, and Parents
Satisfied with the
Physical
Environment
During the 2012-2013
school year, 73.1% of
parents were satisfied with
the social and physical
environment. 77.0% of
students and 54.5% of
teachers were satisfied
with the same item.
54.5 teachers were satisfied with
the social and learning
environment.
Percentage of
Teachers, Students,
and Parents Satisfied
with Home-school
relations
During the 2012-2013
school year, 81.5% of
parents were satisfied with
the school to home
relations. 88.4% of
students and 63.6% of
teachers were satisfied
with the same item.
63.6% of teachers were satisfied
with the school to home
relations.
Percentage of
Teachers, Students,
and Parents Satisfied
with the Learning
Environment
During the 2012-2013
school year, 84.6% of
parents were satisfied with
the learning environment.
70.9% of students and
63.6% of teachers were
satisfied with the same
item.
During the 2012-2013 school
year, 63.6% of the teachers were
satisfied with the learning
environment.
School Poverty Index 83.13%
Students Older than
Usual for Grade
We have a low number of
students older than usual
for grade level. After
reviewing data on
Powerschool, we have
approximately 4 students
that are older than usual
for current grade level.
Executive Summary of Needs Assessment
(Summary of Conclusions)
Student Achievement
Elementary/Middle School (3 - 8)
1. In summary, Jackson Middle School looks poised to develops its interventions in sub groups of African American
girls, Disabled students, and 6th grade social studies over the next five years. The school is seeing gains in most areas
and has achieved a "Good" growth rating. We will look forward to focusing on certain areas that include growth in
math, social studies, and sciences area first. Our school will continue to utilize School Intervention Teams, constant
data analysis, and stakeholder input to help raise achievement areas. Even though we are looking at certain areas to
find growth, we will continue to work to increase all areas to ensure we don't have any unintended consequences.
Teacher/Administrator Quality
2. Currently at Jackson Middle School, our teachers are meeting a required level for teacher quality. Administration is
also meeting the same level required by state and federal guidelines. Administration will continue to provide
information to teachers encouraging further formal and informal training, develop, and education in up to date
instructional practices. We will utilize school level plans, district level professional development, and conferences to
ensure that we remain sustainable with the needs of our students.
School Climate
3. Our school to home relationship numbers show a positive correlation with effective home and school communication.
We will continue to utilize technology and phone call systems to help increase the school climate. An area that we will
focus is the area teacher morale and satisfaction. We will utilize communication and strategies that come out of
leadership team meetings.
Performance Goal
Performance Goal Area School Climate
Performance Goal
(desired result of
student learning)
By Spring of 2019, the district survey will reflect a 95% satisfaction rating with items reported by
parents, students, and teachers relating school to home relations.
Interim
Performance Goal
See annual benchmarks below
Data Sources District Survey
Overall Measures
Measure Average
Baseline 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
District Survey 69% 74% 77% 82% 85% 90%
Action Plan
Strategy #1: Plan vertically with elementary and high school to ensure that students transition successfully
Action Step
(List the processes to fully
implement the strategy.
Include professional
development, scientifically
based research, innovation
initiatives etc.)
Timeline
Start/End
Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Hold a meeting with 6th grade teachers to discuss, plan, and refine orientation
program for incoming 6th grade students and parents.
March 2014,
2015,2016
Principal No cost None Parent feedback
2. Create and implement a fluid and conducive orientation program for incoming
6th grade students and outgoing 8th grade students. This would work hand in
hand with vertical planning meetings with the high school. We will have four
planning meetings a year that include all groups.
Ongoing
(May)
Principal None None Survey results
3. Invite high school officials to numerous events at our school and allowing
times to share where appropriate
Ongoing Guidance
Counselor and
Principal
None None Survey results
Strategy #2: Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in school operations
Action Step
Timeline
Start/End
Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Hold open house to explain the school operations to include ESOL students and
families
Ongoing Principal None None Sign in sheets
2. Provide volunteer opportunities for parents to get involved with school actions Ongiong Principal None None District survey results
3. Provide four yearly learning nights for parents and students to focus on
standards based learning
Ongoing Principal $500 Title 1 Parent survey
Strategy #3: Explore and experiment with different communication strategies that assist the school with actively sharing related
information
Action Step
Timeline
Start/End
Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Provide professional development and support for teachers to use Remind 101
for school to home communications
August 2014 Principal None None Survey results
2. Attach all related information to school websites found on school fusion,
Facebook, and twitter
Ongoing Media Specialists None None Survey results
3. Gain feedback at every parent event through a formal and informal survey
about modes of communication needs and successes
Ongoing Principal None None Survey results
Performance Goal
Performance Goal Area School Climate
Performance Goal
(desired result of
student learning)
Facilitate an increase the school-climate survey results achieve to an 88.0% satisfaction rating for
social and physical environment portion of the state report card.
Interim
Performance Goal
See annual benchmark below
Data Sources District Survey
Overall Measures
Measure Average
Baseline 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
78.4% 80.0% 82.0% 84.0% 86.0% 88.0%
Action Plan
Strategy #1: Hold meetings with all stakeholders to gain direction and feedback on school direction and vision
Action Step
(List the processes to fully
implement the strategy.
Include professional
development, scientifically
based research, innovation
initiatives etc.)
Timeline
Start/End
Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Hold monthly SIC Meetings that are focused with discussions that come from
the school's leadership team. The items for the SIC meetings will then be
discussed through the four quarterly meetings.
Ongoing Principal No cost None Teacher surveys
2. Use Title 1 Funding and district level allocation, the school's leadership team
will analyze and adjust need areas on a yearly basis to meet the changing needs
of our students.
Ongoing Principal None None Survey results
Strategy #2: Change the schedule for advisory to increase character development (specifically bullying and conflict) and
communication with school to home relations.
Action Step
Timeline
Start/End
Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. During the planning phase of the schedule in 2014, create a twenty minute
advisory schedule in Powerschool.
April 1st, 2014 Principal No cost None Yearly schedule
2. Provide professional development and support for teachers throughout the
year on conflict and bullying related issues
Ongoing Principal None None Survey results
Strategy #3: Create opportunities for parents to share concerns, comments, and feedback verbal and through online channels
Action Step
Timeline
Start/End
Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Create a online tool for parents, students, and family members to communicate
school issues
August 15th,
2014
Media Specialist None None Survey results
2. Plan and allow for opportunities for parents to speak about school issues at
every stakeholder meeting
Ongoing Principal None None Survey results
3. Allocate .5 of an assistant principal to help our school hold a full time
Assistant Principal. This will ensure that communication with parents is thorough
and planned out well.
Ongoing Principal $35000 Title 1 Survey results
Strategy #4: Plan to ensure sustainability in the service models provided for our students
Action Step
Timeline
Start/End
Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Changing the schedule for common planning for all grades to ease transition
and identify issues early with groups and individual students and creating an
daily advisory period to offer character education to ease school climate issues
with students.
Ongoing
(August)
Principal None None Survey results
2. Create common planning for grade levels through the use of title 1 monies
will be used to ensure that allocation exists to keep four core grade level teachers
for each grade.
Ongoing Principal None None Schedule created
Performance Goal
Performance Goal Area Student Achievement
Performance Goal
(desired result of
student learning)
By Spring of 2019, the students at Jackson Middle School will demonstrate academic proficiency in
the following targeted areas: 79.1% of students will score at the Met or Exemplary level in ELA;
79.0% in Math; 70.0% in Social Studies; 80.0% in Science.
Interim
Performance Goal
See annual benchmark below
Data Sources PASS Scores
Overall Measures
Measure Average
Baseline 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
PASS ELA 68.7%
2013 70% 72% 74% 76% 78%
PASS Math 69.4%
2013 71% 73% 75% 77% 79%
PASS Social Studies 60.6%
2013 62% 64% 66% 68% 70%
PASS Science 69.7%
2013 72% 74% 76% 78% 80%
Action Plan
Strategy #1: Create a leadership team through teacher leaders to guide SIT and leadership team meetings basing actions on
researched based practices and school data
Action Step
(List the processes to fully
implement the strategy.
Include professional
development, scientifically
based research, innovation
initiatives etc.)
Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Facilitate a training and expectations meeting for school's
leadership team at the beginning of each academic year (August).
August of
every year
Principal and
Assistant
Principal
No cost related
to this action step
Not needed Teacher survey through online
tools
2. Hold a meeting to reflect on actions of SIT and Leadership
team to measure effectiveness
Ongoing (May) Principal None None Survey results
Strategy #2: Develop an In school and after school tutoring targeted in small groups through the SIT team process
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Offer tutoring to targeted at-risk students November 1st,
2013
Principal, Teacher $7,000 EIA, Title 1 Monthly grade level SIT meetings
to monitor progress; forms of
monitoring and working filled out
by teacher
2. Communicate dates, times, and locations of tutoring to parents
and guardians through website, all call system, and other methods
of sharing information
Ongoing Parenting
coordinator
None None Parent survey results
Strategy #3: Create a culture focusing on instruction and learning using that in every aspect of school planning
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Conduct the MMGW teacher survey which has questions that
relate to the use of data in school instructional leadership.
Ongoing in
Spring of each
academic year
Title 1
Coordinator
No cost None Survey results
2. Meet with administration team and leadership team on a
monthly basis to ensure that language involving data is used in
almost every meeting, conversation, and collaboration involving
instruction and support to our students.
Ongoing Principal None None Survey results
3. Explore funding a instructional aide position to support
instructional goals of grade level based teams
Ongoing Principal $27,000 Title 1 Survey results from teachers
4. Fund a one a day employee to support Title 1 surveys and
documentation
Ongoing Principal $5,000 Title 1 Survey results
5. Fund conference attendance and travel to the Making Middle
Grades Work conference and STEM conferences.
Ongoing Principal $5,000 Title 1 Survey results
Strategy #4: Use technology in every aspect of instructional practices
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Use of synergistic lab Ongiong Lab proctor $60,000 Business
donations and
district
PASS
2. Use of CAI lab to measure student growth and provide support Ongoing Lab proctor $20,000 Title 1 MAP scores
3. Purchase software monitoring tool for teachers Ongoing Principal $1,000 Title 1 Survey results
Strategy #5: Utilize school SIT teams to focus efforts on targets individual students and group achievement needs
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Hold bi-weekly SIT teams to discuss individual student needs
and create plans to address areas of need
Ongoing Principal None None Minutes from SIT meetings
2. Provide support for ESOL students through a common service
delivery model
Ongiong ESOL teacher None None ELDA scores
3. Provide additional support of special education students with
in-school tutoring and multiple levels of school wide interventions
Ongiong Principal $7000 EIA PASS scores
Strategy #6: Provide opportunities for high achieving students
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Incorporate career awareness through speakers and field trips Ongiong Principal None None PASS scores
2. Provide common service delivery model for GT students Ongoing GT Teacher $40,000 GT PASS
3. Provide opportunities for high achieving 8th grade students to
attempt to gain at least one high school credit before attending
high school
Ongoing Principal None None PASS results
Strategy #7: Create a partnership with local industries to provide monetary and instructional support
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Meet with SRS, SRNS, and SRR at the beginning and end of
every school year to set up a calendar of supportive actions
aligning with school vision
Ongoing Principal None None Survey results
2. Invite formally industry leaders from GRU, Aiken Regional,
USC Aiken, and Kimberly Clark to involve themselves with
school events
Ongoing
(September of
every year)
Principal None None Survey results
Strategy #8: Provide students with a wide array of STEM related opportunities on a regular basis
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Facilitate STEM related professional development for teachers
every quarter
Ongoing
(quarterly)
Principal None None PASS scores
2. Plan at least one yearly field trip for every grade level that
involves STEM focused curriculum
Ongoing Principal $1500 Parent,
industry, and
district support
PASS scores and survey results
3. Facilitate a yearly reflection assessment with entire faculty that
address the amount of STEM related activities that provided to
our students
Ongoing (April) Principal and
teachers
None None Survey results and PASS data
Strategy #9: Create a schedule that ensures core level classes have lowest possible number of students in each class
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Fund a teacher through Title 1 funding ensuring that each grade
level has a core level teacher solely focused on one grade level
Ongoing Principal $52,000 Title 1 Title 1 Plan
2. Create a half time instructional coach that will support teachers
in instructional goals
Ongoing
(yearly Title 1
plans)
Principal, Title 1
Coordinator
$40,000 Title 1 Title 1 plan
Performance Goal
Performance Goal Area Teacher/Administrator Quality
Performance Goal
(desired result of
student learning)
By Spring of 2019, 100% of the teachers and administrators at Jackson Middle School will be highly
qualified.
Interim
Performance Goal
By Spring of 2016, between 95% and 100% of teachers and administrators at Jackson Middle School
will be qualified for all classes provided with instruction.
Data Sources School Report Card
Overall Measures
Measure Average
Baseline 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
School Report Card Report 95% - 100% 95% - 100% 95% - 100% 95% - 100% 95% - 100% 100%
Action Plan
Strategy #1: Provide intense STEM professional development on a continuous spectrum focused on differentiated instruction
and the use of data while planning and implementing STEM in daily planning
Action Step
(List the processes to fully
implement the strategy.
Include professional
development, scientifically
based research, innovation
initiatives etc.)
Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Hold one yearly meeting to discuss our STEM process and
how we are serving our students in the curriculum areas
October 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017,
2018
Principal No cost None Student results on science
PASS scores
Strategy #2: Utilize Early Release Meetings as a means to enhance the delivery of instruction at Jackson Middle using
researched based practices, methods, and strategies.
Action Step Timeline
Start/End Dates
People
Responsible
Estimated
Cost
Funding
Source
Indicators of
Implementation
1. Early Release Meeting Planning and Implementation 8/1/2014 to 7/1/2019 Principal, Assistant
Principal
Report Card Surveys from
Teachers