The collaborative effort of all stakeholders of School A continues to be the driving force for the academic gains and progress achieved by our students. County benchmark assessments, CTBS scores, and our data sources reveal CTBS scores for grade 4 are flat but reflect the mid-60s to mid-70s percentile. MSPAP scores for grade 3 have shown slight improvement. MSPAP scores for grade 5 are flat, with obtaining 70 percent in Science.
After analyzing MSPAP and CTBS data, the staff development calendar was adjusted to provide opportunities for teachers to gain a more thorough understanding of our weakest areas: reading and mathematics. Teachers will be meeting monthly with the teacher specialist and the reading specialist to review our Integrated Language Arts Curriculum in order to implement in the classroom. Teachers were also inserviced on administering IRIs, so that students could be grouped to meet their needs in flexible groups. This data will be collected by the end of September to determine students below grade level in reading. Students two years or more below will receive 1/2 hour of instruction in our Academy of Reading, which is a program using technology to teach phonemic awareness and comprehension. Authentic Assessments in Reading and Writing were given to staff to administer throughout the year in order to record progress. The mathematics supervisor will inservice the staff on content standards and activities to support them. Teachers will group according to students needs within their teams. Quarterly assessments will be given to record progress.