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Documenting & Using Results (NCA: School Improvement)

Documenting and Using Results is the fourth of seven standards of school improvement based on NCA Accreditation.  In keeping our stakeholders informed of the progress made in each standard, an update of action plans is being communicated via posts to Rocket News.  The links below connect to earlier posts providing information on the NCA school improvement process as well as  action plans in progress for standards 1-3.

R-PHS and NCA

Standard One:  Vision and Purpose

Standard Two:  Governance and Leadership 

Standard Three:  Teaching and Learning

Standard Four:  Documenting and Using Results:  The school enacts a comprehensive assessment system that monitors and documents performance and uses these results to improve student performance and school effectiveness.

The High School received the following commendations from our last Internal Peer Review Visit:

  • Reeths-Puffer High School establishes performance measures for student learning that yield information that is reliable, valid, and bias free. Data reviewed from MME (ACT), MEAP, SMI, SRI scores reveal substantial gains in data points in Reading, Writing, English, Math, and Science.
  • Analysis of data in the areas of standardized assessments, common unit assessments, along with SRI and SMI data is held in Referral Keeper, a database housing MEAP scores, SMI, SRI, Explore and PLAN and ACT scores along with demographic data for students in grades 5 through 12.  The data captured has initiated departmental dialogue and action planning to target instruction/interventions to improve student achievement.
  • RPHS has developed and implemented a comprehensive assessment system for assessing progress toward meeting the expectations for student learning along with beginning to use student assessment data for making decisions for continuous improvement of teaching and learning processes, while vertically aligning student goals.

Improvement efforts in progress to augment what’s been done and continues to be in place:

  • Referral Keeper has become and will continue to be revered as a highly valued data-base.  We are using this data warehouse in a way that improves teacher/student communication with the target being improved achievement.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled meetings in which staff review and analyze data to ultimately use in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of both general education and special education students.
  • Continue to meet with Middle School staff to disaggregate and analyze student data and align curriculum to better prepare students transitioning into high school.
  • Discipline data is being constantly reviewed with our initiatives with Citizenship and Kindness Campaign.
  • Data Spotlight is providing students with snippets of information on academic and behavioral performances.
  • Café screens are being used to inform students of positives as well as areas of growth with respect to academic and behavioral performances.

 

The next post will focus on standard five:  Resource and Support Systems