Outcome 1: Be compassionate and kind.
- Be aware of and appreciate one’s similarities and differences with others.
- Listen well and cooperate with others.
- Demonstrate awareness of one’s own thoughts and emotions and how they impact behavior.
- Express emotions, thoughts and impulses in positive and beneficial ways.
- Resolve conflicts and repair relationships.
We will track the percentage of students who say “Strongly Agree and Agree” on the survey that will be provided in November 2019 as a baseline; we will track growth using the results from the two additional surveys will be provided to students (January 16, 2020 and May 20, 2020).
SOJI post workshop surveys (school climate related) will also be provided to all workshop participants. The survey from the first workshop on October 16th, 2019 will serve as a baseline for our second data point. Subsequent surveys will allow us to track growth among this sub group of students.
Year 1 Goal: There will be a 6% increase in the “Strongly Agree and Agree” student responses by the end of the 2019-2020 school year. A survey will be provided to all Avanti students on November 6th, 2019 during advisory. The survey results will serve as a baseline for all subsequent surveys. By the end of the 2019-2020 school year our goal will be that 80% of students participating in SOJI workshops will leave with a clear understanding of the perspectives of marginalized groups or topics covered in the SOJI workshops.
Year 3 Goal: An additional 6% increase in the “Strongly Agree and Agree” student responses from the percentage ending from the May 20, 2020 survey. By June 1, 2023 our goal is that 86% of students participating in SOJI workshops will leave with a clear understanding of the perspectives of each marginalized group or topics covered in the SOJI workshops.
Outcome 2: Have the academic and life skills to pursue their individual career, civic and educational goals.
- Read, write and speak effectively for a wide range of purposes, including the interpretation and analysis of both literary and informational texts.
- Know and apply mathematics to a level of fluency that ensures a broad range of post-secondary opportunities and career choices.
- Use analytic and scientific principles to draw sound conclusions.
- Analyze multiple causal factors that shape major events in history.
- Exit with a personalized post-secondary transition plan for work, career and/or college, and complete the first steps toward achieving post-secondary goals before graduation.
- Develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines, and engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
- Problem solve using both creative and critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrate continuous growth across the disciplines to meet or exceed academic learning standards and work toward graduation.
- Apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions.
ELA proficiency ( SBAC ) (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Math proficiency (SBAC ) (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Science proficiency (WCAS ) (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Post secondary plans (HSBP ) (2.5)
Graduation rate (2.8)
Year 1 Goal
ELA proficiency ( SBAC ) - will increase by 5% from 82.9% to 87.9% (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Math proficiency (SBAC ) - will increase 5% from 42.9% to 47.9% (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Science proficiency (WCAS ) - will increase 5% from 62% to 67% (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Post secondary plans (HSBP ) - Students applying to post secondary institutions of higher learning will increase 5% from 88% to 93% as a result of increase of exposure to real world career pathways. (2.5)
Year 3 Goal
ELA proficiency ( SBAC ) - will increase by 15% from 82.9% to 97.9% (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Math proficiency (SBAC ) - will increase 15% from 42.9% to 57.9% (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Science proficiency (WCAS ) - will increase 15% from 62% to 77% (2.1) (2.2) (2.3)
Post secondary plans (HSBP ) - Students applying to post secondary institutions of higher learning will increase 10% from 88% to 98% as a result of increase of exposure to real world career pathways. (2.5)
Outcome 4: Have the skills, knowledge and courage to identify and confront personal, systemic and societal bias.
- Develop an appreciation of world cultures, which may include the understanding of the basic structure of another world language.
- Be well versed in local, national and world history and understand how prejudice, racism and xenophobia have contributed to conflict.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize that biased attitudes expressed consistently over time gradually distort perceptions until stereotypes and myths about people different from oneself are accepted as reality.
- Empower themselves to interrupt discriminatory remarks and attitudes.
- Evaluate the significance and dependability of information used to support positions.
- Analyze the validity, reliability and credibility of information from a variety of primary and secondary sources while researching an issue or event.
Year 1 Goal
In September 2019 the Avanti staff will create a PLC to continue to explore the impact of implicit bias, individual and structural inequity, and their own unconscious contributions to the opportunity gap in our school. As part of that commitment, staff are reading "Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms" by Joe Feldman . Staff will read Feldman 's book, discuss it's contents, and implement changes to their grading policies throughout the school year. Staff will use course completion rates established at the end of Session #1 as a baseline, then compare completion rates for subsequent Sessions (2-4). Completion rates for those Sessions (2-4) will increase by 10% by the end of the 2019-2020 school year. (4.3)
Year 3 Goal
Increase the number of students enrolled in Avanti's Spanish 2 (and above) classes from 0 to 60 students annually. (4.1)
Increase the number of sections and students enrolled in the Social Justice (Sociology) class from 20 to 60 students annually. (4.2) (4.3) (4.4) (4.5) (4.6)
Increase the number of students participating in Social Justice Institute (SOJI ) workshops from 100 to 150 students annually. (4.2) (4.3) (4.4) (4.5) (4.6)
Outcome 6: Be critical thinkers who contribute to and collaborate with our local, global and natural world.
- Participate on teams and know the power of teamwork.
- Demonstrate the ability to engage in inclusive problem solving.
- Advocate for and contribute to local, regional or global improvement by utilizing natural resources in an efficient, sustainable way.
- Use digital tools to constructively learn from and connect with people and communities around the world.
- Gather, interpret and present information in culturally responsive ways.
Staff will track student registration trends for interdisciplinary block classes with high levels of project-based learning components.
Staff will track participation rates in school-wide public exhibitions.
Year 1 Goal
Baseline will be established by tracking student participation rates for the October 29th, 2019 all school Exhibition. The percentage of students participating in the school-wide exhibitions will increase by 10% by the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Year 3 Goal
By the end of the 2022-2023 school year 80% of Avanti students will participate in school-wide exhibitions.