Comprehensive School Improvement Plan

Last Updated: 1/9/2020 7:48 PM

(CSIP)

Rationale

​School improvement efforts are a collaborative process involving multiple stakeholders. Through the improvement planning process, leaders focus on priority needs, funding, and closing achievement gaps among identified subgroups of students. When implemented with fidelity, the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) cultivates an environment that promotes student growth and achievement.

Operational Definitions
Goal: Long-term three to five year targets based on the required school level goals. Elementary/middle schools must have goals for proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, and growth. High schools must have goals for proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, graduation rate, and transition readiness. Long-term targets should be informed by The Needs Assessment for Schools.

Objective: Short-term target to be attained by the end of the current academic year. There can be multiple objectives for each goal.

Strategy: An approach to systematically address the process, practice, or condition that the school will focus its efforts upon in order to reach its goals or objectives. There can be multiple strategies for each objective.  The strategy can be based upon Kentucky’s six (6) Key Core Work Processes listed below or another established improvement approach (i.e. Six Sigma, Shipley, Baldridge, etc.).

Activity: Actionable steps used to deploy the chosen strategy. There can be multiple activities for each strategy.

Key Core Work Processes: A series of processes identified by the Kentucky Department of Education that involve the majority of an organization’s workforce and relate to its core competencies. These are the factors that determine an organization’s success and help it prioritize areas for growth.

Measure of Success: Criteria that shows the impact of the work. The measures may be quantitative or qualitative, but are observable in some way.

Progress Monitoring: Process used to assess the implementation of the plan, the rate of improvement, and the effectiveness of the plan. Should include timelines and responsible individuals.

Funding: Local, state, or federal funds/grants used to support (or needed to support) the improvement initiative.

Requirements for Building an Improvement Plan

  • There are six (6) required district goals: proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, graduation rate, growth, and transition readiness.
  • The required school goals include the following:
    • For elementary/middle school, these include: proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, and, growth.
    • For high school, these include: proficiency, separate academic indicator, achievement gap, graduation rate, and transition readiness.

1: Proficiency Goal

 

Goal 1: By 2025, students scoring proficient/distinguished in Reading will increase from 38.1% to 55% and in Math from 23.8% to 44.6%.

 

            Objective           

Strategy

Activities

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring

Funding

Objective 1

By 2021, students scoring proficient/distinguished in Reading will increase from 38.1% to 40.9%.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Ensure ongoing professional development in the area of best practices

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/19 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure that curricular delivery and assessment measure provide for all pertinent information needs for students (ESS)

Formative/Summative assessment data

8/19 – 5/21

ESS

 

Develop a clearly defined RtI school process

Formative/Summative assessment data

8/19 – 5/21

Title 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2

By 2021, students scoring proficient/distinguished in Math will increase from 23.8% to 27.3%.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Ensure ongoing professional development in the area of best practices

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/19 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure that curricular delivery and assessment measure provide for all pertinent information needs for students (ESS)

Formative/Summative assessment data

8/19 – 5/21

ESS

 

Develop a clearly defined RtI school process

Formative/Summative assessment data

8/19 – 5/21

Title 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

2: Separate Academic Indicator

 

Goal 2: By 2025, students scoring proficient/distinguished in Science will increase from 11.5% to 35.6%, from 20.2% to 42% in Social Studies, and from 31.7% to 50.3% in Writing.

 

            Objective           

Strategy

Activities

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring

Funding

Objective 1

By 2021, students scoring proficient/distinguished in Science will increase from 11.5% to 15.5%.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Ensure ongoing professional development in the area of best practices

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure that curricular delivery and assessment measure provide for all pertinent information needs for students

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/20 – 5/21

 

KCWP 1: Design and Deploy Standards

Determine if learning targets are clear to students

Walkthrough data

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure students understand success criteria

Walkthrough data

8/20 – 5/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2

By 2021, students scoring proficient/distinguished in Social Studies will increase from 20.2% to 23.8%.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Ensure ongoing professional development in the area of best practices

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure that curricular delivery and assessment measure provide for all pertinent information needs for students

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/20 – 5/21

 

KCWP 1: Design and Deploy Standards

Determine if learning targets are clear to students

Walkthrough data

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure students understand success criteria

Walkthrough data

8/20 – 5/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 3

By 2021, students scoring proficient/distinguished in On-Demand Writing will increase from 31.7% to 34.8%.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Ensure ongoing professional development in the area of best practices

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/20 – 5/21

 

Ensure that curricular delivery and assessment measure provide for all pertinent information needs for students

Walkthrough data and Formative/summative assessments

8/20 – 5/21

 

KCWP 1: Design and Deploy Standards

Determine if learning targets are clear to students

Walkthrough data

8/20 – 5/21

 

Ensure students understand success criteria

Walkthrough data

8/20 – 5/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

3: Achievement Gap

 

Goal 3: By 2025, Economically Disadvantaged students scoring proficient/distinguished in Reading will increase from 34.6% to 52.4% and from 19.4% to 41.4% in Math. 

              By 2025, Students with Disabilities scoring proficient/distinguished in Reading will increase from 21.6% to 43% and from 13.5% to 37.1% in Math.

 

            Objective           

Strategy

Activities

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring

Funding

Objective 1

By 2021, Economically Disadvantaged students scoring proficient/distinguished in Reading will increase from 34.6% to 37.6%.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data

Create a "Watch List" for students performing below proficiency

Formative and Summative assessments of students on watch list

8/20 – 5/21

ESS Funding

Use classroom assessment data to inform teacher's instructional decisions

Lesson plans, walkthrough data, formative and summative assessments and PLCs

8/20 – 5/21

ESS Funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2

By 2021, Economically Disadvantaged students scoring proficient/distinguished in Math will increase from 19.4% to 23%.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data

Create a "Watch List" for students performing below proficiency

Formative and Summative assessments of students on watch list

8/20 – 5/21

ESS Funding

Use classroom assessment data to inform teacher's instructional decisions

Lesson plans, walkthrough data, formative and summative assessments and PLCs

8/20 – 5/21

ESS Funding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

            Objective           

Strategy

Activities

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring

Funding

Objective 3:

By 2021, Students with Disabilities scoring proficient/distinguished in Reading will increase from 21.6% to 25.2%.

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Construct student friendly learning targets

Data from Learning Target Walkthroughs

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure that students understand the success criteria within each learning target

Data from Learning Target Walkthroughs

8/20 – 5/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 4

By 2021, Students with Disabilities scoring proficient/distinguished in Math will increase from 13.5% to 17.4%.

 

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Construct student friendly learning targets

Data from Learning Target Walkthroughs

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure that students understand the success criteria within each learning target

Data from Learning Target Walkthroughs

8/20 – 5/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4: Growth

 

Goal 4: By 2025, the Growth rate for all students in Reading and Math will increase from 45.3 to 59.

 

            Objective           

Strategy

Activities

Measure of Success

Progress Monitoring

Funding

Objective 1

By 2021, the Growth rate for all students in Reading and Math will increase from 45.3 to 49.

KCWP 4: Review, Analyze and Apply Data

Create a "Watch List" for students performing below proficiency

Formative and Summative assessments of students on watch list

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1 and ESS

Use classroom assessment data to inform teacher's instructional decisions

Lesson plans, walkthrough data, formative and summative assessments and PLCs

8/20 – 5/21

 

KCWP 2: Design and Deliver Instruction

Construct student friendly learning targets                        

Data from Learning Target Walkthroughs

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

Ensure that students understand the success criteria within each learning target

Data from Learning Target Walkthroughs and Formative Assessments

8/20 – 5/21

Title 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 2