ORLA School Improvement Plan (2019-20)

Automated Data Snapshot

Outcome 1: Be compassionate and kind.

  1. Be aware of and appreciate one’s similarities and differences with others.
  2. Listen well and cooperate with others.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of one’s own thoughts and emotions and how they impact behavior.
  4. Express emotions, thoughts and impulses in positive and beneficial ways.
  5. Resolve conflicts and repair relationships.

Metric

  • School Wide climate survey on kindness
  • Teachers participation in https://weteachkindness.org/
  • Monthly teacher participation in kindness activities 

Goal

By June 2020, 65% of students will participate in the kindness challenge and complete the school survey.

Action Plan

  • School Wide climate survey on kindness
  • Teacher participation in kindness.org
  • Yearbook kids taking photographs of our local visual displays related to kindness
  • Digital photo kids document in a Kindness in action assignment
    • How do we see kindness in action(in our space)
  • Monthly teacher participation in kindness activities
  • We will also continue to add to our Kindness Activity resource document and will share with staff. 

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Outcome 2: Have the academic and life skills to pursue their individual career, civic and educational goals.

  1. Read, write and speak effectively for a wide range of purposes, including the interpretation and analysis of both literary and informational texts.
  2. Know and apply mathematics to a level of fluency that ensures a broad range of post-secondary opportunities and career choices.
  3. Use analytic and scientific principles to draw sound conclusions.
  4. Analyze multiple causal factors that shape major events in history.
  5. 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.
  6. Develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines, and engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
  7. Problem solve using both creative and critical thinking skills.
  8. Demonstrate continuous growth across the disciplines to meet or exceed academic learning standards and work toward graduation.
  9. Apply reliable information and systematic decision making to personal financial decisions.

Metric

ELA :
K-2  Classroom based assessments

3-12 SBA test results

*Please note: Due to compressed scores the data used for our SMART Goal was obtained from the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP ) and includes the scores from students who completed the SBA test, not students who declined participation (students who were given zeros).

Math:
K-2 classroom based assessments to measure growth and learning. 

3-12 SBA test results

*Please note: Due to compressed scores the data used for our SMART Goal was obtained from the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP ) and includes the scores from students who completed the SBA test, not students who declined participation (students who were given zeros).

Science

Grades K-4, and 7  classroom based assessments to measure growth and learning.

Grades 5, 8, 10--WCAS assessment and classroom based assessments
*Please note: Due to compressed scores the data used for our SMART Goal was obtained from the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP ) and includes the scores from students who completed the SBA/WCAS test, not students who declined participation (students who were given zeros

Goal

ELA Goal:   By 2022, 70% or more of students taking the SBA assessment will demonstrate proficiency and improved performance relative to proficiency in writing and revising narrative, informational/explanatory, and/or opinion/argumentative paragraphs. 

K-2 Lower Elementary
By 2022, students will demonstrate improved performance relative to proficiency writing and revising narrative, informational/explanatory, and/or opinion/argumentative paragraphs. 

3-6 Upper Elementary
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking the SBA assessment students will demonstrate proficiency and improved performance relative to proficiency in writing and revising narrative, informational/explanatory, and/or opinion/argumentative paragraphs. 

7-8 Middle School   
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking the SBA assessment will demonstrate proficiency and improved performance relative to proficiency in writing and revising narrative, informational/explanatory, and/or opinion/argumentative paragraphs. 

High School  
By 2022, 85% or more of students taking the SBA assessment will demonstrate proficiency and improved performance relative to proficiency in writing and revising narrative, informational/explanatory, and/or opinion/argumentative paragraphs. 


Math Goal: 
K-2
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking math at class will be able to define and apply mathematical terms relevant to the unit 80% of the time.  Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a pre, formative and post assessments and make up assessments for the unit. 

3-5 
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking math at class will be able to define and apply mathematical terms relevant to the unit 80% of the time by the post assessment for the unit. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a pre, formative and post assessments and make up assessments for the unit. 

6-8
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking math at class will be able to define and apply mathematical terms relevant to the unit 80% of the time by the post assessment for the unit. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a pre, formative and post assessments and make up assessments for the unit. 

High School 
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking math at class will be able to define and apply mathematical terms relevant to the unit 80% of the time by the post assessment for the unit. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a pre, formative and post assessments and make up assessments for the unit. 

Science SIP Goal: 

K-12
5th grade
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking a science class will be able to define and apply scientific terms relevant to the unit 80% of the time by the post assessment for the unit. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a pre, formative and post assessments and make up assessments for the unit. 

8th Grade 
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking a science class will be able to define and apply scientific terms relevant to the unit 80% of the time by the post assessment for the unit. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a pre, formative and post assessments and make up assessments for the unit. 

High School
By 2022, 70% or more of students taking a science class will be able to define and apply scientific terms relevant to the unit 80% of the time by the post assessment for the unit. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate mastery on a pre, formative and post assessments and make up assessments for the unit. 

Action Plan

ELA/Social Studies:
Teachers will provide students with a cornucopia of opportunities to write, edit, revise, improve, and publish narrative, informational/explanatory, and/or opinion/argumentative pieces of writing.

Students will experience direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practice opportunities from their teachers across a plethora of parameters within the context of creating multitudinous writing responses.

Genres of writing will be assigned and practiced in relation to grade level CCSS .  In addition, SBAC performance scores and individual developmental levels of students will be considered to determine where students may need additional scaffolding to buttress the mastery of their skills.

Math: 
Students will demonstrate a working math vocabulary when speaking and listening to math.   

We will give a pre- and post-assessment with math vocabulary embedded in the problems. We will monitor student growth in this area by asking students to use the correct mathematical terms when speaking about math and I will confer with specific students as the need arises. 

We will meet as a team to reflect on our practice, conferring with each other with about our successes and failures, making adjustments as necessary. We  will present methods for building mathematical vocabulary as a continuum across grade levels. 

Science: 
Students will demonstrate a working math vocabulary when speaking and listening to science.   

We will give a pre- and post-assessment with science vocabulary embedded in the problems. We will monitor student growth in this area by asking students to use the correct scientific terms when speaking about science and I will confer with specific students as the need arises. 

We will meet as a team to reflect on our practice, conferring with each other with about our successes and failures, making adjustments as necessary. We  will present methods for building scientific vocabulary as a continuum across grade levels. 

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Outcome 5: Discover their passions, be curious and love learning.

  1. Broaden their perspectives and seek out various opportunities to explore new ideas, particularly those areas that are unfamiliar or uncomfortable to find their interests.
  2. Experience failure, setbacks and disappointments as an expected and honored part of learning.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the value of service in their community and learning by doing.
  4. Pursue creative and artistic opportunities as a vocation and/or a form of lifelong enrichment.

Metric

Metric
Attendance at Empower Hours
Student attendance at clubs
Increased number of clubs
School-wide Survey

Goal

By 2020, ORLA students in grades 7-12 will show perseverance by attending Empower Hours when additional help is needed.   

By 2020, ORLA students will discover passions in learning through school opportunities such as school focused projects, PTA after school clubs, and ASB activities and clubs.

Action Plan

Increased focus on school-wide participation in Science fair and Arts Walk
Increase ASB activities and clubs.  
Increase focus on the Empower Hours as a place for all students
Advertise and promote extracurricular activities via morning announcements, Office TV monitor/ reader board, newsletters, posters/flyers
Partner with Booster Club/PTA groups to bring in outside speakers or instructors
Use of the Performing Arts Initiative as a way to spark interest

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Outcome 6: Be critical thinkers who contribute to and collaborate with our local, global and natural world.

  1. Participate on teams and know the power of teamwork.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to engage in inclusive problem solving.
  3. Advocate for and contribute to local, regional or global improvement by utilizing natural resources in an efficient, sustainable way.
  4. Use digital tools to constructively learn from and connect with people and communities around the world.
  5. Gather, interpret and present information in culturally responsive ways.

Metric

Classroom Based Assessments 
Participation in Science Fair, Arts Walk, Geography Fair

Goal

By 2023, all ORLA students will have opportunities to participate in teamwork within class. Students will also continue to develop individual research and presentations skills and present in culturally responsive ways.

Action Plan

Increase participation in the following school wide activities: 
Science Fair
MAST Prairie Restoration Project
Geography Fair
Orca project

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