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.
School Student Climate Survey - question 8
By May 2020, students will demonstrate an increase in compassion and kindness as measured by an increase of 5% positive responses on question 8 of the School Student Climate Survey.
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.
Communication Goal: Staff members will communicate in a more strategic and timely fashion.
ELA Achievement Goals
During the 2019-20 school year, the number of students in English classes at Jefferson Middle School will improve extended reading response scores as measured by the JMS common rubric. (JMS rubric is based on the SBA reading standards rubric, but also includes writing skills such as complete sentences, spelling, punctuation and grammar.) Reading extended response questions are graded on a 0, 1, 2 scale, per ELA SBA. Grade level improvements, which will result in 2% growth on the 2020 SBA are as follows:
During the 2019-2020 school year, the number of students in English classes at Jefferson Middle School will improve COS (content, organization and style) score as measured by the SBA-based/JMS common rubric. Grade level improvements, which will result in 2% growth on the 2020 SBA are as follows:
During the 2019-2020 school year, 80% of students receiving specially designed instruction in Reading and/or Writing will show growth toward meeting state standards as demonstrated by individual student progress monitoring.
Math Achievement Goals
Science Achievement Goals:
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH GOALS:
For the 2019-2020 SY, Jefferson has decided to spend our early release time and collaboration day working on PLC groups that support learning across the curriculum. During the staff retreat, all participants chose to work on criteria five of the state standards. These collaborative groups will focus on the building’s school improvement plan and student assessment / achievement / growth through consistent classroom management. Each teacher, regardless of being on a focus or comprehensive evaluation, will be responsible for collecting their own data to show student growth. A “showcase” of their work will be presented at their final post conference.
ELA Special Education:
In addition to strategies listed above additional support for students can occur through:
Math Special Education:
Science Special Education strategies:
Outcome 3: Advocate for the social, physical and mental wellness of themselves and others and be hopeful about the future.
- Communicate effectively.
- Develop knowledge and skills to have healthy eating habits, have a healthy body image and access reliable health information and services.
- Be physically active and see athletics and exercise as health-enhancing behaviors.
- Understand and apply principles of sound mental and emotional health and learn to identify signs of emotional health concerns such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thinking in self and others.
- Understand how and when to seek supportive mental and emotional health resources for self and others.
- Cultivate healthy relationships that honor each person's personal preferences and boundaries.
- Identify and develop personal strengths and interests.
- Develop the skills and habits to assess the role of technology and social media in their lives and distinguish between healthy and harmful use.
Data regarding students' understanding of how and when to seek supportive social/emotional resources, will be evaluated from the 2019 and 2020 Student Climate Survey Question #19.
During the 2019-2020 school year, a higher percentage of students will indicate better understanding of how and when to seek supportive social and emotional health resources for self and others as measured on the Student Climate Survey Question # 19. (baseline percentage still to be calculated)
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.
Levels of participation, contributions and collaboration will be measured through data collected from JMS clubs and student extra curricular activities
Over the course of the 2019-2020 SY, more students will participate in activities, projects, teams or clubs which focus on the power of collaboration and teamwork.
Opportunities for student participation will include but not be limited to: