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World’s Best Workforce For the 2014-2015 School Year increase Student Reading from 21% to 34.7% Increase the amount of time students are reading. (Will help all subgroups) Purchase tablets for students in grades 3-8 Purchase subscriptions to e-books at multiple levels and interests Purchase more books for K-3 classroom libraries Organize a book room for all teachers to be able to access Increase best practices in instruction in Reading (Will help all subgroups) Instruct all Reading Teachers in Guided Reading Instruct all teachers in the Think Pair Share Interactive Strategy Hire a reading consultant to help Reading teachers with phonology and morphology Hire a reading consultant to help the Special Education phonology and morphology Hire a Reading Coach to work with teachers at least 50% of their time. Reorganizing Reading groups in middle school to be more heterogeneous August 2014 Evaluating Student Progress with better assessments Purchase Fountas and Pinnell Continue using DIBELS and Embedded assessments Adding DIBELS Math Adding Jennifer Serravallo Independent Reading Assessment Adding NWEA for K-2 Hiring subs to allow teachers time to analyze data Purchasing TIES Student System to help staff to analyze data August 2014 continuous Fall 2014 Fall 2014 Fall 2014 every 6 weeks September 2013 September 12,2014 September 19,2014 October 1, 2014 October 1, 2014 August 26, 2014 August 26, 2014 all year all year All year

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For the 2014-2015 school year increase Student Math from 37.2 to 45.0 Increase supplies for teaching Math Improve instruction Help all teachers with Guided Math Instruction September 30, 2014 September 30,2014 Have the math coach work at least 50% of her time coaching teachers August 26, 2014 Teach all staff on Think Pair Share Interactive strategy September 19,2014 Reorganize the student grouping in Middle School to be heterogeneous August 2014 Both Reading and Math Instruction Improvement Unpacking the Minnesota Standards in Reading and Math beginning Summer 2014 Process for Identifying Instructional Strengths and Weaknesses, curriculum EL, Math, Reading Coaches observing teachers in the classroom Peer Observers doing classroom observations and PLC leaders Assistant Director spending 50% of her time in classrooms Leadership Implementation Team meeting weekly to discuss The implementation of the instructional strategy Staff Surveys Analyzing student data Professional Learning Communities will be focusing on the following areas: Unpacking standards Analyzing Data Learning the Think Pair Share Interactive Strategy Technology  In 2013, purchased five carts of IPADS and three carts of netbooks carts. Each cart has 30 devices. continuous continuous continuous weekly every trimester every week, 3 weeks

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  In 2014, purchased three new Promethean Boards for classrooms without them. In 2014, will be purchasing one-to-one tablet devices for each student in the 4th-8th grade for e-books. Budget Narrative Purchasing tablets, books and e-books, and items for the book area are part of the sped down budget. The bookroom was no extra cost because it was organized with items the school already owned and were not using effectively. The reading consultant is being paid through the Designs for Learning Consultant and is part of the Title Budget. The purchasing of Fountas and Pinnell, DIBELS Math and Jennifer Serrvallo’s Independent Reading Assessment is being paid from out of the curriculum funds. The reading coach has been a part of the budget for years. Center for Excellence is helping the staff unpack the Reading and Math Standards. For the 2015-2016 school year, we will raise the student reading scores from 34.7% to 48.1% Increase the amount of time students are reading. Purchase new reading curriculum or books for curriculum Add more pillows and chairs to the classroom libraries Increase best practice in instruction in Reading Instruct all new teachers to the school in Guided Reading Analyze Data from NWEA, MCA and look for root cause Research and vote on an instructional strategy for all teachers Continue with the Reading Coach to work with teachers 50% of her time Decrease the amount of worksheets and increase student activities. Continue to evaluate student success with better assessments Use the assessments from 2015 Continue to create and revise common formative assessments based on benchmarks Analyze Data Continue to have teachers learn about and use the TIES Student System

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For the 2015-2016 school year increase student math scores from 45.0% to 52.8% Improve Instruction Help all new teachers learn Guided Math Continue to have Math Coach working with teachers 50% of her time Analyze data from NWEA and MCA to find root cause Research and vote on instructional strategy for the school to implement. Reorganize the 7th grade students into heterogeneous groups in Math. Decrease worksheets and increase math activities. Both Math and Reading Instruction Improvement Continue to unpack the standards. Process for Identifying Instructional Strengths and Weaknesses, curriculum EL, Math, Reading Coaches observing teachers in the classroom Peer Observers doing classroom observations and PLC leaders Assistant Director spending 50% of her time in classrooms Leadership Implementation Team meeting weekly to discuss The implementation of the instructional strategy Staff Surveys Student Surveys Analyzing student data continuous continuous continuous weekly every trimester every trimester every week, 3 weeks Professional Learning Communities will focus on Unpacking the standards Analyzing data Implementing instructional strategy decided on for the year. Budget Narrative

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Each of these items for the 2015-2016 are part of the regular school budget. In 2016-2017 increasing Student Reading from 48.1% to 61.5% Increase the amount of reading in the school Decrease the number of workbooks and worksheets in the school. Purchase more e-books and books for the classrooms Increase best practice in Reading instruction Instruct all new teachers to the school in Guided Reading Analyze Data from NWEA, MCA and look for root cause Research and vote on an instructional strategy for all teachers Continue with the Reading Coach to work with teachers 50% of her time Continue to evaluate student success with better assessments Use the assessments from 2015 Continue to create and revise common formative assessments based on benchmarks Analyze Data Continue to have teachers learn about and use the TIES Student System For the 2016-2017 school year increase student math scores from 52.8% to 60% Improve Instruction Help all new teachers learn Guided Math Continue to have Math Coach working with teachers 50% of her time Analyze data from NWEA and MCA to find root cause Research and vote on instructional strategy for the school to implement. Reorganize the 7th grade students into heterogeneous groups in Math. Decrease worksheets and increase math activities. Both Math and Reading Instruction Improvement

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Continue to unpack the standards. Process for Identifying Instructional Strengths and Weaknesses, curriculum EL, Math, Reading Coaches observing teachers in the classroom Peer Observers doing classroom observations and PLC leaders Assistant Director spending 50% of her time in classrooms Leadership Implementation Team meeting weekly to discuss The implementation of the instructional strategy Staff Surveys Student Surveys Analyzing student data continuous continuous continuous weekly every trimester every trimester every week, 3 weeks Professional Learning Communities will focus on Unpacking the standards Analyzing data Implementing instructional strategy decided on for the year.

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