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2009-2010 CONTINUOUS SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

 

 

FOCUS AREA #1: MATHEMATICS:

GOALS:

  • To see 75 percent or more of 9th grade students making grade level growth or better on MAP
  • To see at least 80 percent of African American students and our overall population gaining at least one level on the 10th grade HSPE
  • To see gains in the numbers of students passing math courses to 85 percent in 11th and 95 percent in 12th grade

STRATEGIES:

  • Provide math placements to promote skill development and acceleration as needed
  • Provide a range of tutoring and support services such as FHS Homework Center
  • Promote school-wide emphasis in skills in number sense and measurement

FOCUS AREA # 2: READING:

GOALS:

  • To see 75 percent or more of 9th grade students making grade level growth or better on MAP
  • To see gains in the numbers of students gaining one level in HSPE performance to at least 65 percent in both the African American population and overall.
  • To see gains in the numbers of students passing the Reading HSPE to at least 85 percent in both the African American population and overall.
  • To see the percentage of students taking the ACT or SAT rise to 45 percent or better.

STRATEGIES:

  • Use of the Reading Apprenticeship framework with emphasis on meta-cognitive strategies
  • Use of Socratic Seminars to deepen understanding of texts
  • Use of all-school Sustained Silent Reading twice a week
  • Intervention and support for students who have not met state standards in Reading by senior year
  • Provide a range of tutoring and support services such as FHS Homework Center

FOCUS AREA # 3: WRITING:

GOALS:

  • To see gains in the numbers of students gaining one level in HSPE performance to at least 80 to 85 percent in both the African American population and overall.
  • To see gains in the numbers of students passing the Reading HSPE to at least 92 percent in both the African American population and overall
  • To see the percentage of students taking the ACT or SAT rise to 45 percent or better

STRATEGIES:

  • Use of writing across the curriculum in all subject areas with use of Level 1 (HSPE-ready) and Level II (SAT-ready) writing rubrics
  • Intervention and support for students who have not met state standards in Writing by senior year
  • Provide a range of tutoring and support services such as FHS Homework Center

FOCUS AREA # 4: Post-Secondary Readiness:

GOALS:

  • Increase the numbers of first-time ninth grade students earning five credits to at least 85 percent in both the African American population and overall
  • Increase the numbers of students passing all core courses in grades 10, 11 and 12.
  • Increase the four-year graduation rate in both the African American population and overall to at least 73 percent.

STRATEGIES:

  • Offer a summer bridge program for incoming ninth grade students
  • Provide student-led conferences in ninth grade team classes
  • Provide learning in small learning communities in grades 9 – 12
  • Curriculum maps and common assessments are being developed in all departments to provide rigorous standards
  • Students use Franklin Handbook for Scholars as a planner and a resource for rights and responsibilities for staff, families and students



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FOCUS AREA #1: MATHEMATICS:

GOALS:

  • To see 75 percent or more of 9th grade students making grade level growth or better on MAP
  • To see at least 80 percent of African American students and our overall population gaining at least one level on the 10th grade HSPE
  • To see gains in the numbers of students passing math courses to 85 percent in 11th and 95 percent in 12th grade

STRATEGIES:

  • Provide math placements to promote skill development and acceleration as needed
  • Provide a range of tutoring and support services such as FHS Homework Center
  • Promote school-wide emphasis in skills in number sense and measurement

 

FOCUS AREA # 2: READING:

GOALS:

  • To see 75 percent or more of 9th grade students making grade level growth or better on MAP
  • To see gains in the numbers of students gaining one level in HSPE performance to at least 65 percent in both the African American population and overall.
  • To see gains in the numbers of students passing the Reading HSPE to at least 85 percent in both the African American population and overall.
  • To see the percentage of students taking the ACT or SAT rise to 45 percent or better.

STRATEGIES:

  • Use of the Reading Apprenticeship framework with emphasis on meta-cognitive strategies
  • Use of Socratic Seminars to deepen understanding of texts
  • Use of all-school Sustained Silent Reading twice a week
  • Intervention and support for students who have not met state standards in Reading by senior year
  • Provide a range of tutoring and support services such as FHS Homework Center

FOCUS AREA # 3: WRITING:

GOALS:

  • To see gains in the numbers of students gaining one level in HSPE performance to at least 80 to 85 percent in both the African American population and overall.
  • To see gains in the numbers of students passing the Reading HSPE to at least 92 percent in both the African American population and overall
  • To see the percentage of students taking the ACT or SAT rise to 45 percent or better

STRATEGIES:

  • Use of writing across the curriculum in all subject areas with use of Level 1 (HSPE-ready) and Level II (SAT-ready) writing rubrics
  • Intervention and support for students who have not met state standards in Writing by senior year
  • Provide a range of tutoring and support services such as FHS Homework Center

 

 

FOCUS AREA # 4: Post-Secondary Readiness:

GOALS:

  • Increase the numbers of first-time ninth grade students earning five credits to at least 85 percent in both the African American population and overall
  • Increase the numbers of students passing all core courses in grades 10, 11 and 12.
  • Increase the four-year graduation rate in both the African American population and overall to at least 73 percent.

STRATEGIES:

  • Offer a summer bridge program for incoming ninth grade students
  • Provide student-led conferences in ninth grade team classes
  • Provide learning in small learning communities in grades 9 – 12
  • Curriculum maps and common assessments are being developed in all departments to provide rigorous standards
  • Students use Franklin Handbook for Scholars as a planner and a resource for rights and responsibilities for staff, families and students
 
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