The purpose of a school growth process is to unify a school's efforts toward continuous improvement and student growth. The school growth process follows five steps, which include isolating growth opportunities, creating goals, selecting strategies, developing action plans, and analyzing and refocusing.
By creating a school growth plan, we seek to avoid the pitfalls that can occur as a result of our overall high rates of student achievement. These pitfalls can include the failure to meet the needs of all students, falling short in setting specific and measurable goals, and demonstrating a lack of focus on continuous improvement.
Steffen's School Growth Plan (2018-20) focuses on critical areas of literacy, mathematics, social and emotional well-being. Our plan includes three goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented and time sensitive. Baseline and current data, action steps, funding, timeline, responsible persons, and the measures for each action step are a part of our school's plan. Following is an overview of our school's growth plan goal statements.
By June of 2020, Steffen Middle School will realize a 5 percent increase in students scoring Ready and Exceeding on the reading portion of the ACT Aspire.
(79 percent spring 2018 to 84 percent spring 2020)
By June of 2020, Steffen Middle School will realize a 5 percent increase in students scoring Ready and Exceeding on the math portion of the ACT Aspire.
(70 percent spring 2018 to 75 percent spring 2020)
Social and Emotional Well-being
By June 2020, the average student score on the Self-Management portion of the School Perceptions Survey will be more than 3.14
(Spring 2018 School Perceptions Survey).