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EDGECOMBE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

W.A. Pattillo Middle School


STRATEGIC IMPROVEMENT PLAN
2016 - 2017
SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: W. A. Pattillo Middle School

VISION: W. A. Pattillo School staff will provide quality experiences that ensure success and excellence for all students.

MISSION: Learning For All...Whatever It Takes!

DATA ANALYSIS NEEDS ASSESSMENT


Student Achievement:
Despite the historical composite data being well below the state
Feeder Data for Patillo Middle School average, when Pattillo transitioned to a traditional middle school, it
2013-2014
was no longer classified as a Focus School.
Reading Math Science
In the 2014 - 2015 school year, Pattillo was labeled as an F school by
Pattillo Martin Pattillo Martin Pattillo Martin the State despite being labeled as Exceeding Growth by the state. The
overall achievement score was a 23. The EVAAS growth score was a
18.8% 23% 16.7% 8.1% 38.6% 34%
91.9.

In 2015 - 2016 school year, Pattillo increased to a D school as labeled


Data for Patillo Middle School
by the State. The overall achievement score was a 31 with 89.0
2014-2015
EVAAS growth.
Reading Math Science
Student Achievement Needs:
25% 14% 40% utilize research based instructional strategies with fidelity
collaborative planning by content areas
providing professional development on backwards planning
Data for Pattillo Middle School focus on rigorous, instructional delivery aligned to Common
2015 - 2016 Core/ NC Essential Standards
Reading Math Science
Instructional Programs: The schedule of the 2016 - 2017 school
14% 17% 51% year will allow for focused instruction. The use of POWER scheduling
allows for 40 minutes of daily intervention and enrichment along
with clubs and intramurals. Clustering of AIG and EC students will
allow for inclusion and co-teaching by certified AIG/EC teachers,
W.A. Pattillo Middle Cohort Data respectively.

Cohorts Subject 5 6 7 8 Instructional Program Needs:


Focused interventions for students not proficient on math,
Reading 14.7 18.8 20.4 21.6
Cohort 1 reading, and/or science standards
Math 10.8 15.9 11.1 19.3 use of inclusion practices in the exceptional childrens
Reading 22.5 27.7 13% program
Cohort 2
Math 17.7 19.8 13%
Parental Involvement: Parents receive automated phone calls,
Reading 11.7 18% progress reports, student agendas, and periodic school newsletters.
Cohort 3
Math 21.55 24% The use of social media has also increased communication between
Pattillo and stakeholders. Additionally, the integration of Parent
Cohort 4 Reading 13 Portal has increased parents knowledge of student performance.
(incoming
6th) Math 22
In 2016 - 2017, the school is piloting home visits for incoming 6th
graders, struggling 7th graders, and 8th graders with attendance
Difference in Achievement Levels issues.
2014 -
2015 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 CCR GLP Parents are involved at a voluntary level; however, there is a need to
School 48 29.4 8.6 13.5 <5 13.9 22.5 engage parents in the instructional programming and core of the
school.
EOG
Grade 6 39.1 37.1 11.4 11.9 <5 12.4 23.8 Parental Involvement Needs:
EOG need to create and implement Parent Teacher Organization
Grade 7 58.9 25.4 5.1 10.2 <5 10.7 15.7 Follow developed Community Outreach plan
EOG
Professional Development: Teachers will benefit from utilizing the
Grade 8 47 27.3 9 16.3 <5 16.6 25.6
backwards planning model of lesson planning, including creating
2015 - state aligned assessments prior to daily lesson plans. By capitalizing
2016 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 CCR GLP on content planning, teachers will have weekly professional
School 43.9 26.1 9.3 19 <5 20.6 30.5 development aligned to their content area.
EOG Professional Development Needs:
Grade 6 45.6 23.8 10 18.8 <5 20.6 30.6 professional development in using data to direct instruction
EOG professional development in backwards planning models
Grade 7 39.8 34.1 13.6 11.4 <5 12.5 26.1
EOG professional development in furthering VIF global lesson
Grade 8 45.7 22.3 6 24.2 <5 26 32.1 plans
target professional development needs based on Teacher
Differen
Working Conditions survey
ce Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 CCR GLP
School -4.1 -3.3 0.7 5.5 <5 6.7 8
EOG
Grade 6 6.5 -13.3 -1.4 6.9 <5 8.2 6.8
EOG
Grade 7 -19.1 -8.7 8.5 1.2 <5 1.8 10.4
EOG
Grade 8 -1.3 -5 -3 7.9 <5 9.4 6.5

Attendance Data
2014 - 2015 School: 92.3%
2014 - 2015 District: 93.6%
2014 - 2015 State: 95.1%
2015 - 2016 School: 94.3%

Office Discipline Referrals


Month 2014 - 2015 2015 - 2016 Difference
August 4 0 4
September 154 51 103
October 98 33 65
November 76 48 28
December 78 21 57
January 60 29 31
February 59 39 20
March 89 75 14
April 63 47 16
May 83 33 50
June 26 3 23
Total 790 379 411

TOP PRIORITIES
SMART GOAL #1 WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

By 2017 at W.A. Pattillo, the percentage of students who are proficient in


Students at Pattillo will engage in rigorous reading opportunities,
reading will increase by 10 percentage points on the overall school reading
including small groups, independent reading, socratic seminars and
composite in the respective grade cohort.
focused interventions. Creating a structured, researched-based
learning environment will allow students to experience educational
6th Grade reading cohort will increase from 17% in 5th to 27% in 6th.
success.
7th Grade reading cohort will increase from 25% in 6th to 35% in 7th.
8th Grade reading cohort will increase from 29.5% in 7th to 39.5% in 8th.

SMART GOAL #2 WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

By 2017 at W.A. Pattillo, the percentage of students who are proficient in


math will increase by 10 percentage points on the overall school math
Students at Pattillo will engage in spiralling objectives of 6th - 8th
composite in the respective grade cohort.
grade Common Core curriculum mapping. By creating a professional
learning environment where all grade level teachers plan together,
6th Grade math cohort will increase from 22% in 5th to 32% in 6th.
students will experience success in mathematics.
7th Grade math cohort will increase from 36.3% in 6th to 46.3% in 7th.
8th Grade math cohort will increase from 22.7% in 7th to 32.7% in 8th.

SMART GOAL #3 WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

Pattillo students and staff will contribute to raising the overall school
composite 10 points by providing a collaborative, inclusive, welcoming, Creating a positive school culture will allow students to experience
and safe school environment that promotes respect for all students to success. By incorporating whole school activities through Positive
ensure successful learning opportunities. Behavior Incentive Support, POWER, Houses, House Harmabe and
Monthly Global programs, students will transition into seeing their
This will result in a 10 point composite increase the three tested subjects: role as a professional, worldly scholar. Increase in positive school
Reading: 25% 35% culture will lead to retention of highly qualified teachers.
Math: 26% 36%
Science: 55% 65%
EDGECOMBE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
W.A. Pattillo Middle School
Targeted Priority Areas

SMART By 2017 at W.A. Pattillo, the percentage of students who are proficient in reading will increase by 10 percentage points on
Goal 1: the overall school reading composite in the respective grade cohort.

Estimated Cost, Evaluation of Implementation &


Core Value Person(s) Impact on Student Learning
Actions, Strategy, Intervention Timeline Funding Sources
Strand Responsible
and Resources Artifacts Evidence

CI Change in master schedule to August 2016 No cost associated Admin Master Schedule Increase in ELA
create common common with CFA, District
content planning. implementation. Benchmark, EOG
data.

RCI Global lesson plans to increase August VIF Resources Staff Lesson plans Increase in ELA
student interest in English 2016-June incorporating CFA, District
Language Arts. 2017 VIF strategies, Benchmark, EOG
VIF modules data.
complete, walk
through,
observations,
student work.

RCI Teachers will use student September No cost Instructional PD rosters Increase in ELA
directed reading assignments to 2016 - June Coach to CFA, District
increase reading stamina. 2017 provide PD; Benchmark, EOG
Teachers to data.
implement.

CI Title 1 purchase to include 35 October 2016 $14,751.40 Staff Purchase order, Increase in ELA
Expert 21 books for each grade in person CFA, District
level. Purchase includes in training roster, Benchmark, EOG
evidence of data.
person training, 5 year online
implementation
subscription, and BOY, MOY, in lesson plans
EOY assessments for lexile
assessments. In person training
will capitalize upon
instructional routines to be used
across all content areas.

RCI Moby Max for all content areas; October 2016 $699.00 Staff MobyMax Increase in ELA
whiteboard resources CFA, District
Benchmark, EOG
data.

RCI Assign POWER tutorials for October 2016 No cost ELA teachers POWER Increase in ELA
low achieving students schedule tutorial CFA, District
attendance Benchmark, EOG
data.

Progress Monitoring

Progress Towards Goal


Date Data Next Steps
Areas of Growth Areas for Improvement

09/26/16 CFA Pre/Post Test


EDGECOMBE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
W. A. Pattillo Middle
Targeted Priority Areas

SMART By 2017 at W.A. Pattillo, the percentage of students who are proficient in math will increase by 10 percentage points on the
Goal 2: overall school math composite in the respective grade cohort.

Estimated Cost, Evaluation of Implementation &


Core Value Person(s) Impact on Student Learning
Actions, Strategy, Intervention Timeline Funding Sources
Strand Responsible
and Resources Artifacts Evidence

Math data tracker by Common October 2016 - 6,7,8 Math Student Increase in Math
RCI Core objective across 6, 7, 8 June 2017 Teachers individual data CFA, District
sheet Benchmark, EOG
data.

Global lesson plans to increase September VIF Resources All Staff Lesson plans Increase student
RCI student interest in mathematics 2016-June incorporating awareness of
2017 VIF strategies, cultural
VIF modules differences
complete, walk through research
through, and discussions.
observations,
student work.

RCI Math teachers will focus on August 2016 - Math Warm ups All Staff Math PD Increase in Math
foundational math standards: October 2015 CFA, District
fractions, multiplication facts, Benchmark, EOG
number lines, etc. data.

RCI Assign POWER tutorials for October 2016 No cost Math teachers POWER Increase in Math
low achieving students. schedule tutorial CFA, District
attendance Benchmark, EOG
data.
Progress Monitoring

Progress Towards Goal


Date Data Next Steps
Areas of Growth Areas for Improvement

9/26/16 CFA Pre/Post Test

EDGECOMBE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


W. A. Pattillo Middle
Targeted Priority Areas

SMART Contribute to raising the overall school composite 10 points by providing a collaborative, inclusive, welcoming, and safe school
Goal 3: environment that promotes respect for all students to ensure successful learning opportunities.

Estimated Cost, Evaluation of Implementation &


Core Value Person(s) Impact on Student Learning
Actions, Strategy, Intervention Timeline Funding Sources and
Strand Responsible
Resources Artifacts Evidence

In house mentors that September Monthly stipend to be 2 designees Mentor Contact Increase in
CI communicate with District 2016 paid by District. Log reported teacher
Mentor. efficacy.

Unofficial school buddy teacher August No cost associated Admin BT Support Talk Increase in
CI 2016 with implementation. reported teacher
efficacy.

Parental Outreach for success October Community outreach Community Title 1 Parent Increase in parent
C plan outreach Outreach Plan participation at
committee school functions.
Character Development Lesson August No cost associated School Counselor Decrease the
plans during POWER for the 2016 with implementation Counselor Schedule to number of
SS first weeks of school. reflect meeting discipline
with students referrals/infractio
ns and increase
positive behavior.

Using TWC results to drive July 2016 - TWC data analyzing Admin team Analyzed TWC Change in PD
CI admin actions. Analyzed teacher June 2017 sheet available on analyzed data data sheet process at Pattillo
working condition survey to see NCDPI website to differentiate by
trends. Discuss in SIT. content area.

Progress Monitoring

Progress Towards Goal


Date Data Next Steps
Areas of Growth Areas for Improvement

09/26/16 Over 200+ families reached through Positive community Continue to increase Administer student, staff, and
Back to school events at Pattillo. support; increase in parent involvement. stakeholder surveys.
parent participation; Create PTO.
Social Media
ECPS CORE VALUE: COMMUNITY

WE BELIEVE the school and community should work collaboratively in supporting the learning community by fostering open and direct
communication. We all share the responsibility for educating our students/citizens.

Goal 1: Communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

Strategic Initiative Timeline Person Responsible Implementation Evidence

Create effective September Administration Google Docs


protocols that Protocols/Procedures in Staff Handbook
streamline schools Posters of Protocols
reporting systems and
procedures, including
requiring forms and
reports to be in
electronic form when
possible.

Develop school/grade August Administration Websites


level websites to Website training sign-in
assist with parent Remind101-teachers generate a number to send homework reminders to
communication and students and parents cell phones
parent involvement.

Host Pattillo Parent TBD by community Community Outreach Orientation Sign in Documentation
Progress Report Pick outreach committee Team
Up

Host Report Card End of second Pattillo Staff ConnEd Message Open House sign-in
Pick Up and Open grading period
House
ECPS CORE VALUE: RELATIONSHIPS

WE BELIEVE in strong, positive, caring relationships with all school stakeholders and community is the key to student success.

Goal 2: To embrace positive relationships with all stakeholders.

Strategic Initiative Timeline Person Responsible Implementation Evidence

Create a process for September PBIS Committee List of Star Teachers


recognition of Star Administration List of Students of the Month
Teacher and Student
of the Month to
increase staff and
student morale.

Host academic Quarterly in 2nd, 3rd Pattillo Staff Awards list for students
recognition to and 4th 9 weeks
increase student
achievement.

School-Wide Weekly Weekly Instructional Coach Weekly Email


Newsletter

ECPS CORE VALUE: SAFE SCHOOLS

WE BELIEVE that students excel in a secure, nurturing environment. They must have a physically, emotionally and intellectually safe
atmosphere which promote student success.

Goal 3: ECPS will provide safe, orderly and caring environments that promote students success

Strategic Initiative Timeline Person Responsible Implementation Evidence

Create a checklist to September Assistant Principal Updated door cards


ensure updated Updated plans
materials (CRISIS
PLAN) are present in
each classroom.

Review PBIS data November, PBIS Committee Data from PBIS


with staff to note December, January, Staff sign in sheets
positive trends and February, March,
areas of concern. April, May

Review referral Monthly for PBIS Committee Data from referrals


process to determine November, Administration Staff sign in sheets
at-risk students and December, January,
behavior plans to February, March,
support students April, May
needs.

Create a plan for September PBIS Committee Meet with teams each Monday to discuss referrals from previous week
highlighting Administration
strategies for students
with high incidences
of discipline referrals

Conduct two Semester 1 and 2 Administration, Notification to parents, successful completion of drills.
lockdown drills (one ECPS staff, Pattillo
per semester) Staff

ECPS CORE VALUE: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

WE BELIEVE that improvement is a process and not a destination. ECPS must have a strategic process to continuously evaluate each step of
the learning process, operational efficiency and monitoring framework so that our District continues to improve in a thoughtful, planned way.

Goal 4: Build and sustain a District culture based on high expectations and continuous improvement.

Strategic Initiative Timeline Person Responsible Implementation Evidence

Create a plan for August Administration SuccessMaker Data Master Schedule


interventions for Instructional Coach Student performance data
struggling students Pattillo Staff Data Notebooks
Focused Intervention Plan (restructure master schedule)
Edgenuity Program

Create a master August Administration Master Schedule


schedule with Weekly Planning
common planning Monthly Planning
and weekly PLC PLC Minutes
meetings
Monthly vertical and
horizontal content
meeting on 1, 3rd
Wednesdays

Create a master August Administration Master Schedule change to allow elective teachers to cover lunches
schedule inclusive of
duty free lunch
periods for core
teachers

Create a Media October Administration Schedule


Center schedule for Media Coordinator Library Circulation
all classes to ensure Teacher
classes have access to
the media center.

Review walkthrough October, January, Administration Data from walkthroughs


data with staff to February, March, and
determine common May staff meetings
trends which includes
areas of strengths and
improvements.

Analyze data from Weekly/monthly in PLCs PLC agendas


instructional PLCs October, Administration Data notebooks
programs to November,
determine its December, January,
effectiveness. February, March,
April, May

Continue to use August Administration Posted evidence of non-negotiables


Common Pattillo Staff Data Notebook
Instructional
Framework
(Essential questions,
Agenda, Word Wall,
I Can Statements)

Implement College November Guidance Dept. Travel Tracker


Visits for each grade December Grade Levels Trip Itinerary
level January

Implement Teach October Administration Implementation of techniques in lessons


Like a Champion November Grade levels/Depts.
book study with December
fidelity January
February
March

ECPS CORE VALUE: RIGOROUS CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

WE BELIEVE in providing all students with an opportunity to share their knowledge, solve problems and question their learning through
collaborative environments.

WE BELIEVE it is our responsibility to develop well educated critical thinkers that are focused on being college and career ready.

WE BELIEVE in a challenging and diverse curriculum that encourages the creativity, innovation and risk taking necessary to succeed in a
global community.

Goal 5: Provide all students with rigorous curriculum and instruction in an academically rich environment that is committed to student success.

Strategic Initiative Timeline Person Responsible Implementation Evidence


Provide content October Administration Lesson Plans
professional Ongoing 2016 District personnel Student work
development. Instructional Coach Unpacking documents analysis
PD Plan

Use of EOG, August June Pattillo Staff Increased results on benchmarks and EOG assessments by at least 10%
EVAAS, and
benchmark data to
drive instruction.

Implement global August - June Pattillo Staff Lesson plans


curriculum in lessons Observations
and global themes Student Work
throughout the school VIF Modules Completion
environment to Classroom /School Environment
provide real world
experiences for
students

Use of HillRap September Alexander Student Work


Instructional Model Observation of Hill Rap during POWER
Program Documentation

Implement writing October Pattillo Staff Plan created


plan across the Instructional Coach Observations
curriculum to Writing Prompt Cards for all classes
increase student Discovery Education Writing prompt builder
achievement.

Implement Young September - June Simpson Student Work


Scholars Tutoring Morning tutoring from 7:30 - 8 am
Program

Students to select a September - June Pattillo Staff Edgenuity/Moby Max


minimum of two Student Work
tutorials during STEM activities
POWER. Remediation plan
Restructure of master schedule

W.A. Pattillo Middle Community Outreach Plan

What? When? Why?

Meet families individually to introduce key school


Home visits of all incoming 6th grade students (100). Begin July 11 - August
players, answer questions related to transition,
with students who have discipline/attendance concerns. 2017
establish partnership prior to start of school year.

Provide teachers with a copy of the types of family- school


partnerships.
Develop an understanding among teachers that
Pg 15, 16, 17, 18 Planning Days
building a vision of partnership is imperative for
Ask teachers to rank our school and to choose 2016
school success.
actions that we can commit to in order to have a
partnership school

Flipped staff meeting; include take away item to share with


partner
1. Watch:
https://www.teachforamerica.org/sessions/families-our-st Planning Days
Share rationale for home visits with staff.
udents-most-valuable-teachers 2016

Teachers to share experience going to homes of 6th grade


students.
School Improvement Team to meet to discuss family
involvement at Pattillo. See attached. Planning Day 2016 Consensus Built on our focus

Family Contact cheat sheet Planning Day 2016 Want to ensure teachers feel comfortable talking with
parents.
Provide teachers with a cheat sheet of items to discuss with
parents. Include sample script.
Send home

Updated Title 1 compact (pg. 199) First Day 2016 Admin team to know families.
Family Welcome Questionnaire (pg. 302-303) including
Needs Assessment (pg. 306)
Open House

Families create student goals; arrangements made for how


to best work together. Share school expectations; contact information.
District Date
Parent sign in allows to be added to our social media
campaign: Facebook, Twitter, and Remind 101

Parents to complete call on me card


Introductory phone calls by homeroom. All teachers asked
Create ongoing partnership; ensure families receive
to call and introduce themselves to parent. Inform parent First 10 Days of
positive contact prior to being contacted about
that youll be encouraging parent to call next with good school
student concerns.
news.
7th grade home visits (50)

Instructional team bring progress report cards to house


with picture of student engaged in learning opportunity.
Teacher to complete survey with parent of student
improvement needs and how school/home can partner to
assist.
September -
Conference Checklist (pg. 293) Continue establish partnership.
Remainder of year
Notify parent
Prepare students folder, work samples
Create plan for conference where both school and
home can agree to assist
Lead with strengths
Do you have any questions for me?
Point out growth.
Develop plan for 1-2 areas of focus.
Create timeline to check in
8th grade home visits (30)
September -
Continue to establish partnership.
Team will visit with students at risk of failing and Remainder of year
attendance concerns to see how school can assist student.
September Field Trip Check
September 1 (prior
All 6th graders can attend free field trip to NCCU if they Ensure that all parents have been introduced to their
to October 13th
have had face to face meeting with teacher. All families not childs teacher.
field trip)
receiving a home visit should contact the school for an in
person meeting.
Contact families who received incoming 6th grade home
visits: Before we begin, I would just like to tell you a little
bit more about why I am here talking with you today. I am
working with Pattillos administrative team to help them
understand how families experience home visits and how
they might communicate about and improve the program.
Im talking to both teachers and families to find out how its
going, and what we should do to make it even better.

I just have a few questions for you about your experience.


Your honest answers are appreciated, but if you would Analyze effects of home visits on families. Look for
prefer not to answer or talk about any question, thats okay. positive trends and ways to improve.
October -
Everything you say will be anonymous, so we will not share November 2016 Ideally, the data allows us to share positive news of
your name or details about you home/school partnership.
unless you give us permission. If we ever do want to share
your comments, connected to your name, with anyone, we
will ask you first.

Does this all sound okay to you?

1. Tell me/us about your home visit.

Prompts: What was it like to have a teacher in your home?


What did you do? What types of things did you talk about?
2. Was the visit what you expected? Why or why not?

3. Did the home visit experience change any of your


thoughts and feelings about: your childs teacher? Your
childs school? Your child?

4. Have you had contact or conversations with your teacher


or school that you might not have had before the visit?

Prompt: Do you do things now that you might not have


done before the visit?

5. Do you have any suggestions or ideas for us about how to


improve the program?

6. Is there anything else you would like to share or tell us?


Invite for Welcoming Walk- Through (pg. 229)

Community invited to walk through and examine how the


school looks to our community:
Physical environment: parking lot, entrance, office,
lobby, hallways, classrooms Analyze results to consider strategies to make school
January 2017
School-wide practices and policies: communication more inviting, and increase parent involvement
with stakeholders
Friendly School staff: interactions observed in the
main office, hallways, and places open to the public.
Written material: newsletters, handouts, parent
handbook, flyers, websites, etc.