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 (2015-18) focuses on critical areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional wellbeing, and closing the achievement gap. 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 2018, there will be at least a 4% increase in the percentage of students meeting or exceeding district milestone #2 (reading achievement) to equal at least 73.8%.
By June 2018, there will be at least a 6% increase in the percentage of students meeting or exceeding district milestone #3 (mathematics achievement) to equal at least 57.4%
By fall 2018, student responses on the School Perceptions Engagement Survey will indicate a growth of at least 0.13 points in order to average an overall student engagement index score of at least 3.23 on the 4 point scale.