Comprehensive Progress Report

 
West Mecklenburg High                                                                                                                                        10/21/2019

                                                               Comprehensive Progress Report

Mission: West Mecklenburg High School will provide a supportive, structured, and academically enriched environment to prepare all students for completion of high
          school requirements, graduation, and life after high school.

Vision:   West Mecklenburg High School will provide a supportive, structured, and academically enriched environment to prepare all students for completion of high
          school requirements, graduation, and life after high school.

Goals:
          West Mecklenburg High School will provide students with access to social and emotional supports that will allow them to graduate with a clear post-
          secondary plan that will support them in their pursuit of meaningful employment or post-secondary educational opportunities (A4.14; A4.06)
          West Mecklenburg HS will provide Duty Free Lunch: The NC SBE’s statutory provision 115C-105.27(b)(6) requires all schools to include a plan to provide a
          minimum of 30 minutes for a duty-free lunch period on a daily basis for every teacher under G.S. 115C-301.1(a) (A4.06).
          West Mecklenburg HS will Provide a positive school climate, under CMS regulation JICK-R, by promoting a safe learning environment free of bullying and
          harassing behaviors (A4.06).
          West Mecklenburg High School will provide Duty-Free Instructional Planning Time for Teachers: The NC SBE’s statutory provision 115C-105.27(b)(7) requires
          all schools to have a plan to provide duty-free instructional planning time for every teacher under G.S. 115C-301.1, with the goal of providing an average of at
          least five hours of planning time per week (A2.04).
          By June 2020, As measured by official results from Math I EOC, West Mecklenburg HS will improve student proficiency by 5% from 23% to 25%. The Math I
          team will support skills acquisition by focusing on infusing conceptual understanding in lesson plans and infusing literacy skills through academic writing in all
          content areas with an emphasis on making data-driven decisions. (A 2.04; A 4.01; A 4.06; B 3.03; E 1.06)
          By June 2020, As measured by official results from English II, West Mecklenburg HS will improve student proficiency by 5% from 32% to 34%. The English II
          team will support literacy skills by focusing on academic writing in all content areas with an emphasis on making data-driven decisions that support student
          achievement. (A 2.04; A 4.01; A 4.06; B 3.03; E 1.06)
          By June 2020, As measured by official results from Biology, West Mecklenburg HS will improve student proficiency by 5% from 46.6% to 50%. The Biology
          team will support literacy skills by focusing on academic writing in the content areas with an emphasis on data-driven decisions that support student
          achievement. (A 2.04; A 4.01; A 4.06; B 3.03; E 1.06)

   ! = Past Due Objectives     KEY = Key Indicator
Core Function:                   Dimension A - Instructional Excellence and Alignment
Effective Practice:              High expectations for all staff and students
      KEY          A1.07         ALL teachers employ effective classroom management and reinforce           Implementation
                                 classroom rules and procedures by positively teaching them.(5088)               Status         Assigned To     Target Date
Initial Assessment:              We have a school wide Classroom Management and Behavior Policy           Limited Development
                                 which was reviewed with all staff prior to the school year, and is re-        10/11/2017
                                 addressed in monthly meetings based on targeted feedback.
                                 Administrators and coaches use the Management & Rigor Trajectory
                                 document and walk through form to provide targeted feedback to
                                 teachers on where they fall on the management trajectory and how to
                                 improve. PBIS

                                     Priority Score: 3                 Opportunity Score: 3                  Index Score: 9

How it will look                 Students and teachers will be fully aware of classroom rules and                               Mariah Starks   12/20/2019
when fully met:                  procedures which will be evident from Walk-through data.
Actions                                                                                                       0 of 4 (0%)
                       11/5/18 School will implement and develop a PD for new teachers regarding                                Mariah Starks   10/30/2019
                               positive classroom management.
                        Notes: Administration and staff will continually research and develop positive
                               classroom management techniques throughout the school year.
                       11/5/18 A school store will be planned out and implemented. Students will be                             Mariah Starks   10/31/2019
                               able to exchange PRIDE bucks (which are earned by exhibiting positive
                               behaviors) for various prizes.
                        Notes:
                       11/5/18 The school will develop a a consistent, school-wide cell phone and                               Mariah Starks   10/31/2019
                               technology policy in order to create classroom environments where
                               students are more engaged and less distracted.
                        Notes:
                      10/11/17 Administrators and coaches will conduct regular walkthroughs using the                           Darrell Potts   12/07/2019
                               Management & Trajectory Form to coach teachers through the phases
                               of the Get Better Faster scope and sequence.
                        Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                               05/30/2019
          Evidence               5/10/2019
                                 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kf-
                                 kcDg3ximLJ9uiDAb_OjTVaYYWf8Vp?usp=sharing
Experience           5/10/2019
                               Our PBIS team rolled out the Behavior and PRIDE Matrix to staff and
                               Students. 100% of staff has matrix posted in their room. The PBIS and
                               MTSS representatives on the SLT team have presented to staff the MTSS
                               Process, a flowchart differentiating between major and minor referrals,
                               and intervention strategies to assist in classroom management. On
                               referrals, teachers must indicate at least two interventions
                               implemented prior to submitting, with one being parent contact.
                               We received a $5,000 grant from Lowe's to construct the school store. It
                               will be implemented next semester.
       Sustainability          5/10/2019
                               At beginning of next year, review Classroom Management and Behavior
                               PLan with all staff. Provide targeted PD to new teachers on the PRIDE
                               Matrix and PBIS. Provide targeted PD to staff on Classroom
                               Management throughout the year.

Core Function:                 Dimension A - Instructional Excellence and Alignment
Effective Practice:            Curriculum and instructional alignment
      KEY          A2.04       Instructional Teams develop standards-aligned units of instruction for       Implementation
                               each subject and grade level.(5094)                                               Status         Assigned To     Target Date
Initial Assessment:            West Mecklenburg currently is working on refining structure for            Limited Development
                               maintaining effective PLC's. Teachers are expected to plan lessons that         05/27/2016
                               are aligned to their content standards and have common assessments
                               aligned with standards.

                                   Priority Score: 3                 Opportunity Score: 3                    Index Score: 9

How it will look               Content specific curriculum maps for Standard Aligned courses will be                            Sara Doggett    12/28/2019
when fully met:                uploaded and available in Mastery Connect, School Net, CTE Moodle,
                               Canvas, or in Google Drive. Students are taught the same standards
                               taught within lessons developed from standard-aligned units of
                               instruction and given common assessments to demonstrate mastery.
                               Evidence will be provided via walk-through's, PLC meetings/minutes,
                               assessment data, and reviewing the lesson plans that are uploaded.
Actions                                                                                                       0 of 3 (0%)
                      10/10/16 Create and implement common assessments utilizing the appropriate                                Mariah Starks   12/31/2019
                               assessment tool for your content area.
Notes: Every PLC is using Mastery Connect, School Net or a similar web-based
                              data tracking tool. All PLCs are meeting at least once weekly. PLCs
                              create and develop common assessments or they use district-developed
                              assessments for benchmark testing. Data from common assessments is
                              used to plan instruction, build remediation, and monitor student
                              progress towards mastery.
                   10/11/17 Administrators assigned to each department will work with department                     Sara Doggett   12/31/2019
                            heads and PLC leads to ensure they are meeting according to the PLC
                            Meeting Calendar to discuss common assessment data and adjusting
                            instruction to reflect student needs.
                       Notes:
                       2/8/18 Each PLC is to develop unit plans to define units of instruction and                   Sara Doggett   12/31/2019
                              outline the standards and target objectives addressed in the units of
                              instruction.
                       Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                         02/04/2019
        Evidence                01/31/2019
                                https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19DmLuAG0ktwewPD3
                                xOFaXZXsAAJwH8JD?usp=sharing

       Experience               01/31/2019
                                A School-Wide PLC Meeting Schedule has been created and shared.
                                PLCs are administering common assessments and meeting to analyze
                                data to drive instruction. All PLCs are using a common platform to
                                administer tests and analyze data (School Net and Mastery Connect are
                                main platforms).
      Sustainability            01/31/2019
                                Refining practices in PLCs. As we roll out to a Small Learning
                                Communities School with CTE Academies, ensuring Content-Level PLCs
                                have the space to meet and continue work which has been streamlined
                                this year.
Core Function:                  Dimension A - Instructional Excellence and Alignment
Effective Practice:             Student support services
      KEY          A4.01        The school implements a tiered instructional system that allows
                                teachers to deliver evidence-based instruction aligned with the                Implementation
                                individual needs of students across all tiers.(5117)                                Status          Assigned To     Target Date
Initial Assessment:             West Mecklenburg HS currently meets consistently with departments            Limited Development
                                and have PLCs that support lesson planning and assessment creation.               05/27/2016
                                Teachers work together to ensure work is aligned to NC standards and
                                are specific for courses taught. As a community we are working to
                                improve this practice with the implementation of Instructional
                                Leadership Teams

                                    Priority Score: 2                  Opportunity Score: 3                     Index Score: 6

How it will look                                                                                                                   Brigitte Brown   12/06/2019
when fully met:                 Every student has access to a rich, diverse and rigorous curriculum.

                                Student academic achievement will improve and classrooms will more
                                effectively utilize series of evidence based instructional strategies that
                                will promote growth and improve proficiency. Students are using data
                                trackers to differentiate and take ownership of their own learning.
                                Teachers will use these data trackers to differentiate instruction based
                                on the specific needs of individual students. Evidence of completion will
                                include assessment results, student data trackers, evidence of re-
                                teaching and re-looping strategies in lesson plans, and
                                MasteryConnect/Schoolnet reports.

Actions                                                                                                          0 of 3 (0%)
                      10/11/17 Initial PD training MTSS                                                                            Brigitte Brown   12/06/2019
                        Notes: A counselor will collect information about the MTSS team and configure
                               a presentation for staff.
                        2/6/18 ILT will provide quarterly feedback about the progress being made with                              Sara Doggett     12/06/2019
                               evidence- based instruction.
                        Notes: ILT will share the progress with department chairs and this information
                               will be discussed in PLCs.
                        2/6/18 ILT/AVID will provide professional development for differentiated                                   Christine Ward   12/06/2019
                               instruction to assist teachers with using strategies/interventions, as part
                               of a multi-tiered system of support.
                        Notes: Trainings occur in PLCs and whole staff.
Implementation:                                                                                                  05/23/2019
Evidence       5/23/2019
                 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pQaWeslKEVopfNT8WZ8GxID67GRL0
                 hcD/view?usp=sharing

 Experience      5/23/2019
                 We have a MTSS team consisting of Support Personnel (including
                 Counselors, Social Workers, Admin, BMTs) who have rolled out
                 initiatives to support students throughout all tiers. Support includes
                 but is not limitied to BMTs monitoring high risk students on their case
                 loads, teachers providing remediation in tutoring after school and
                 through pull outs, Intervention Team meeting regularly, and
                 coordinating efforts of all in a systematic way.
Sustainability   5/23/2019
                 Continue processes and procedures established. Review data of
                 incoming students to identify students at each tier in preparation for
                 the next school year. Establish supports in a proactive way.
KEY           A4.06     ALL teachers are attentive to students' emotional states, guide
                             students in managing their emotions, and arrange for supports and         Implementation
                             interventions when necessary.(5124)                                            Status       Assigned To     Target Date
Initial Assessment:          West Mecklenburg High school has arranged a number of supports and Limited Development
                             interventions when necessary to cater to the needs of our students.      05/28/2016
                             Through the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) we have
                             created a behavior expectation matrix and have been working to teach
                             our students the positive behaviors we expect on campus.
                             Furthermore, we have created several ways to reward these positive
                             behaviors in the form of school celebrations, socials, securing guest
                             speakers, and informational assemblies. In addition, we are utilizing an
                             intervention tool (www.pbisworld.com) which contains a pool of
                             resources to assist teachers with students who my need emotional
                             support. The tier 3 intervention team is a system of supporting our
                             students with emotional needs. This team consist of the school
                             physiologist, social worker, and counselors to provide optimal support
                             for teachers and students. This team is responsible for monitoring the
                             progress of students referred for a number of reasons including
                             disruptive behavior and low academic performance. West Mecklenburg
                             High has also created programs and partnerships to support students
                             with emotional needs. The program provides enrichment,
                             empowerment assemblies, provides guest speakers, provides incentives
                             for students, attends school functions for support. In addition, our
                             school also has other programs to target the emotional needs of
                             students such as "Building Men and Women of Character", Right Moves
                             for Youth, AVID, CIS, Y.E.S., and Trio.

                                 Priority Score: 3                Opportunity Score: 3                  Index Score: 9

How it will look                                                                                                         Darrell Potts   10/31/2019
when fully met:              Every student has access to more social and emotional supports. A
                             positive school climate will be provided, under CMS regulation JICK-R,
                             by promoting a safe learning environment free of bullying and harassing
                             behaviors.

                             Reduced suspension rates by 5%. Increase attendance. Positive
                             relationships between students, staff, and community. The school will
                             use insight survey question: My school is a good place to teach and
                             learn to review progress towards meeting the goal. Baseline 44% Spring
                             2018; District 70%. Goal for 2018-2019 is to meet district average.

Actions                                                                                                  0 of 5 (0%)
                    10/10/16 The PBIS Matrix will be developed and implemented school wide.                              Darrell Potts   10/31/2019
Notes: The PBIS matrix has been created and is displayed pervasively
                           throughout the school. A target behavior is announced each day. Pride
                           Bucks and rewards have been implemented successfully. At the
                           beginning of the semester, focus lessons were taught in Homeroom
                           during the first 10 days of school. A powerpoint presentation detailing
                           the PBIS program has been made available to the staff.
                   11/5/18 Train at least 95% of staff to have a better understanding of social and                Denise Gatewood   12/07/2019
                           emotional support for students.
                    Notes:
                  10/10/16 Teachers will distribute Pride Bucks to students who demonstrate                          Darrell Potts   12/31/2019
                           positive behavior.
                    Notes: Pride Bucks are used daily for positive reinforcement. For example,
                           students with at least 2 pride bucks were given popsicles during
                           dismissal. For more substantial awards (dances, pep rallies, guest
                           speakers, assemblies, etc.) students have the opportunity to earn pride
                           bucks for end-of-the-month rewards.
                           Do it 4 da Hood (mentoring program) has partnered with the PBIS
                           committee to support the distribution of pride bucks as well as creating
                           rewards.
                  11/10/16 Classroom management professional development and training will be                        Darrell Potts   12/31/2019
                           planned for teachers and offered 3x during the year by our district
                           liaison and PBIS Committee.
                    Notes: Data needs to be pulled from Powerschool and shared with staff.
                           HERO behavior management program reports - this program helps
                           monitor positive and negative behavior, increase use of incentives, and
                           improve parent communication.
                   11/5/18 PBIS will implement the RULER approach to help develop students'                        Denise Gatewood   12/31/2019
                           social and emotional intelligence.
                    Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                       02/04/2019
Evidence   1/31/2019
           PBIS Evidence:
           https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0SPhNJ47fCUMF84bHhBc3
           IwTEk?usp=sharing
           RULER Evidence:
           https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dWAK18Fp5CUs4X4
           tgIHYwEAzFLyh79nLp923RREH2D0/edit#slide=id.g4982b091c3_0_260

           Tiered Instructional Support Evidence:
           https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nHgNu9sq5
           VxgEFuKCgBDpA_vPfxCby-H?usp=sharing

           Intervention Team/MTSS:
           https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nHgNu9sq5
           VxgEFuKCgBDpA_vPfxCby-H?usp=sharing

           2/20/2017
           In Spring 2017, West Meck will implement the HERO behavior
           management system to improve monitoring of postive and negative
           student behavior. In addition, we have partnered Office Depot to being
           a peer mentoring program at West Meck. Training for this program
           began in February 2017.
           Reduction of Discipline Referrals from previous year. This is about a
           74.53% reduction for major incidents.

           2/20/2017
           In Spring 2017, West Meck will implement the HERO behavior
           management system to improve monitoring of postive and negative
           student behavior. In addition, we have partnered Office Depot to being
           a peer mentoring program at West Meck. Training for this program
           began in February 2017.
           Reduction of Discipline Referrals from previous year. This is about a
           74.53% reduction for major incidents.
Experience   12/5/2018
             RULER presentation was given to discuss emotional intelligence

             5/10/2018
              PBIS Matrix was distributed to students and staff. Professional
             Development was provided to staff, and PowerPoint Presentations
             were implemented in the first ten days presentations to students. We
             used the HERO platform to track positive student behavior, and
             students could use PRIDE bucks to attend events. Targeted Classroom
             Management PD was provided throughout the year for teachers.
             Behavior Management Technicians were assigned to students in Tier 2
             to assist with their emotional and social needs.

             2/20/2017
             This is year 3 of West Meck's focus on transforming school culture and
             implementing the PBIS system of student support. Teachers have
             received training on the technical protocols for reporting and
             monitoring student behavior, including data analysis and SIRS training.
             Students have opportunities to earn rewards based on accumulated
             pride bucks. New teachers received professional development in
             creating and maintaining a classroom vision that promotes a safe,
             nurturing environment.

             2/20/2017
             This is year 3 of West Meck's focus on transforming school culture and
             implementing the PBIS system of student support. Teachers have
             received training on the technical protocols for reporting and
             monitoring student behavior, including data analysis and SIRS training.
             Students have opportunities to earn rewards based on accumulated
             pride bucks. New teachers received professional development in
             creating and maintaining a classroom vision that promotes a safe,
             nurturing environment.
Sustainability   1/31/2019
                 Review Processes already established at the beginning of the year.
                 Make all aware of how they can implement MTSS processes in the
                 classroom for Tier 1. Establish consistent interventions at each Tier.

                 2/20/2017
                 WE HAVE TO REMAIN CONSISTENT
                 Keep entering infractions into SIRS
                 We will focus on classroom management PDs, tools, and support
                 This will occur during designated department meetings in upcoming
                 months.

                 Our main issue is tardiness
                 We will target some things to help with student tardiness
                 Grade level competitions for the lest amount of tardiness

                 2/20/2017
                 WE HAVE TO REMAIN CONSISTENT
                 Keep entering infractions into SIRS
                 We will focus on classroom management PDs, tools, and support
                 This will occur during designated department meetings in upcoming
                 months.

                 Our main issue is tardiness
                 We will target some things to help with student tardiness
                 Grade level competitions for the lest amount of tardiness
A4.14         The school provides all students with supports and guidance to
                                 prepare them for college and careers (e.g., career awareness                Implementation
                                 activities, career exploration, school visits).(5132)                            Status            Assigned To       Target Date
Initial Assessment:                                                                                        Limited Development
                                 We have a College Advisor permanently staffed on Campus to assist all          10/15/2018
                                 students who are interested with opportunities to attend higher-ed
                                 institutions after high school. We also have a partnership with CPCC so
                                 students who meet the requirements can begin taking college-level
                                 courses while still enrolled in high school. We are a CTE Academy
                                 school, with a focus on Career and Technical Education, which provides
                                 students with opportunities to earn certifications prior to graduating
                                 high school which will prepare them for the work force.

                                     Priority Score: 2                 Opportunity Score: 3                   Index Score: 6

How it will look                                                                                                                    Casey Jones       12/31/2019
when fully met:                  Every student graduates with meaningful employment or higher
                                 education opportunities.

Actions                                                                                                        0 of 1 (0%)
                     10/15/18 Students will be exposed to higher-education opportunities through                                 L. Orneles & Tracy   12/31/2019
                              school visits, fairs, information events, etc.                                                            Forst
                        Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                                06/10/2019
          Evidence               6/10/2019
                                 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rPylmBVttcz1928AB9
                                 aoIvbeWfhlbfYdgMWQ5yplHnQ/edit?usp=sharing

          Experience             6/10/2019
                                 Through college visits, career fairs, and employer partnerships, West
                                 Mecklenburg works to ensure that all students have access to higher
                                 education or full-time employment after graduation.
       Sustainability            6/10/2019
                                 The school will need to continue building relationships with colleges
                                 and companies in the area. The school will also need to continue to be
                                 aware of students' post high school goals.
KEY           A4.16        The school develops and implements consistent, intentional, and on-
                                going plans to support student transitions for grade-to-grade and           Implementation
                                level-to-level.(5134)                                                            Status         Assigned To     Target Date
Initial Assessment:             Early Warning Indicator Reports and incoming students reports are      Limited Development
                                used to properly place students and provide support for at-risk             10/11/2017
                                students. Students at risk due to behavior concerns have been assigned
                                to a Behavior Modification Tech to provide regular check-ins.
                                Departments and teams are refining processes of holding students
                                accountable for learning and increased opportunities to demonstrate
                                mastery over the course of a class.

                                    Priority Score: 3                Opportunity Score: 3                    Index Score: 9

How it will look                Student promotion from grade-to-grade and level-to-level will increase.                         Darrell Potts   12/31/2019
when fully met:                 Out-of-school suspensions will reduce by 5%.
Actions                                                                                                       2 of 4 (50%)
                     10/11/17 Guidance counselors and Administrators will be paired with assigned    Complete 08/30/2019        Casey Jones     08/31/2019
                              student case loads to provide a more well-rounded support for students
                              services.
                       Notes:
                     10/11/17 Students noted as high-risk on the Early Warning Indicator report will      Complete 09/30/2019   Darrell Potts   09/30/2019
                              be assigned a BMT and/or support person to assist with social and
                              structural transitions.
                       Notes:
                      1/31/18 At the beginning of August when data becomes available, we will review                            Darrell Potts   10/30/2019
                              this indicator to determine if promotion and suspensions goals were
                              met.
                       Notes:
                     10/11/17 Teachers will be informed of students on the EWI report and given                                 Sara Doggett    12/17/2019
                              professional development on how to provide more support for at-risk
                              students.
                       Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                               05/30/2019
          Evidence              2/4/2019
                                EWI Report
                                Conference Newsletter
                                https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ItCopfTZ4s8a2-
                                wxNUaOohKm_UMTmHvt/view
Experience      2/4/2019
                 In efforts to increase the promotion rate of 9th graders at West Meck
                 and ensure students are on the road to success, we are scheduling
                 Success Conferences for targeted students who are scheduled to
                 graduate in 2022
Sustainability   2/4/2019
                 Targeted students will include first-time freshmen who are high risk on
                 the Early Withdrawal Indicator (EWI) report. Conferences will be held
                 twice a year, and students will need to be followed up with.
Core Function:                 Dimension B - Leadership Capacity
Effective Practice:            Strategic planning, mission, and vision
      KEY          B1.01       The LEA has an LEA Support & Improvement Team.(5135)                       Implementation
                                                                                                               Status            Assigned To   Target Date
Initial Assessment:            From the LEA/District: The Title I Department in CMS works in               Limited Development
                               collaboration with the Learning Community Superintendents and                    05/27/2016
                               Executive Directors to schedule and set agendas for individual meetings
                               with principals of Focus and Priority schools in this planning year. The
                               meetings included specific requirements identified under the current
                               federal regulations and NC Waiver, utilization of funds in alignment
                               with a rigorous plan for improvement, and requirements for engaging
                               stakeholders in the process. Principals meet with their School
                               Leadership Teams (SLT) to review their comprehensive needs
                               assessment data and establish plans for improvement in alignment with
                               district goals, turnaround principles, and coordination of allotted funds.
                               The Title I Department facilitates meetings, if requested, and provides
                               stakeholders additional information to help in decision making. The
                               Title I team includes a Title I Director and Specialist to support Priority
                               and Focus schools, coordinate and align technical assistance to
                               identified schools with Learning Community staff, and review and
                               approve plans and budgets for state approval. The Title I Office will
                               meet with each school principal quarterly to review spending and
                               alignment to Priority or Focus plan goals, strategies, and available data.
                               Title I Office will attend one SLT meeting monthly as a member of the
                               school's SLT team. Title I Office will also provide training in NCStar to
                               principals and process managers in August and January in alignment
                               with NCDPI training and will provide coaching comments monthly with
                               constructive feedback to schools in NCStar as they document and
                               review their implementation progress of their strategic plan.

                                   Priority Score: 2                 Opportunity Score: 2                   Index Score: 4

How it will look               There will be evidence of regular SLT meetings via meeting agendas and        Add Actions         Casey Jones   12/31/2019
when fully met:                notes. There will be progressive evidence of completion of plans for
                               improvement in alignment with district goals, turnaround principles,
                               and coordination of allotted funds. Progress will be noted in Indistar.
Actions                                                                                                      1 of 2 (50%)
                      10/11/17 Principals meet with their School Leadership Teams (SLT) to review their Complete 09/30/2019      Casey Jones   09/30/2019
                               comprehensive needs assessment data and establish plans for
                               improvement in alignment with district goals, turnaround principles,
                               and coordination of allotted funds.
Notes:
                       1/31/18 We will have meetings with the Title I team to discuss SLT and School                         Jossalyn Wilson   12/30/2019
                               Improvement Documentation.
                        Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                              10/01/2019
          Evidence               1/31/2019
                                 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1o4DOCjSHVYoWu-5U5eTX6kl7
                                 VBgY7Ics

          Experience             1/31/2019
                                 The SLT met regularly and functioned at a high level. Members
                                 presented to staff the roll of the SLT, and each member of the SLT was
                                 assigned to one of the focus indicators to ensure it was being
                                 implemented with fidelity. The team met with the Title I coordinator as
                                 necessary.
       Sustainability            1/31/2019
                                 Present to staff earlier in the year on the focus indicators and how it
                                 relates to the SIP. Get more staff on board to help with high priority
                                 indicators. Better align Actions to Indicator.
     KEY           B1.03         A Leadership Team consisting of the principal, teachers who lead the
                                 Instructional Teams, and other professional staff meets regularly (at
                                 least twice a month) to review implementation of effective practices.     Implementation
                                 (5137)                                                                         Status        Assigned To      Target Date
Initial Assessment:              The School Leadership team currently meets once a month and reviews Limited Development
                                 current effective practices in place and reviews multiple data points to 05/27/2016
                                 make decisions about learning. The SLT will meet twice a month and will
                                 review the school plans developed at the end of the past school year to
                                 support our new structure. The leadership team will expand their use of
                                 data to make instructional planning decisions.

                                     Priority Score: 2                  Opportunity Score: 3                Index Score: 6

How it will look                 There will be evidence of regular SLT meetings via meeting agenda and                        Casey Jones      12/31/2019
when fully met:                  minutes. Evidence of progress and completion will be noted in Indistar.
Actions                                                                                                      0 of 1 (0%)
                     10/11/17 The Instructional Leadership Team will meet meet and provide targeted                           Casey Jones      12/31/2019
                              professional development for staff in alignment with school and district
                              goals. The focus area will be to support literacy skills by focusing on
                              academic writing in all content areas with an emphasis on making data-
                              driven decisions that support moving student proficiency.
Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                      05/06/2019
        Evidence                5/6/2019
                                https://drive.google.com/open?
                                id=1GQuCmF0hgrgxC2xYIyrVtJlWo5rJklsa

       Experience               5/6/2019
                                The school leadership team met twice a month throughout the school
                                year.
      Sustainability            5/6/2019
                                The team will need to continue to meet twice a month during the
                                upcoming school year.
Core Function:                   Dimension B - Leadership Capacity
Effective Practice:              Distributed leadership and collaboration
                   B2.01         School culture promotes and supports the physical, social, emotional,     Implementation
                                 and behavioral health of all school personnel. (5855)                          Status           Assigned To      Target Date
Initial Assessment:                                                                                      Limited Development
                                 All teachers have a duty-free lunch period on a daily basis.                 10/15/2018

                                     Priority Score: 2                   Opportunity Score: 3               Index Score: 6

How it will look                                                                                            Objective Met      Casimir Bundrick   09/30/2019
when fully met:                  All teachers will have a duty-free lunch period on a daily basis.            10/01/19

Actions
                      10/15/18 Create a master schedule and duty roster to ensure all teachers have a    Complete 09/13/2018   Casimir Bundrick   10/01/2019
                               duty-free lunch on a daily basis.
                        Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                              10/01/2019
          Evidence               10/31/2018
                                 Master schedule is in PowerSchool.
          Experience             10/31/2018
                                 Mr. Bundrick created the master and duty schedule over the summer
                                 and it was completed before the first day of school.
       Sustainability            10/31/2018
                                 Adjust master and duty schedules as needed.
KEY           B2.03        The school has established a team structure among teachers with              Implementation
                                specific duties and time for instructional planning.(5143)                        Status           Assigned To      Target Date
Initial Assessment:             Departments and content area teams meet on a regular basis. The          Limited Development
                                frequency varies from PLCs. Some teams meet every day and others              05/27/2016
                                once a week. CTE struggles with collaborative planning due to teachers
                                having "singleton" classes and variations in content. AP teachers do not
                                have time to meet together to discuss best practices. There is not a
                                consistent method of reporting out and some teams struggle with
                                getting the work done. The Instructional Leadership Team has been
                                implemented to support how to make PLCs more effective.

                                    Priority Score: 2                 Opportunity Score: 3                    Index Score: 6

How it will look                                                                                              Objective Met      Casimir Bundrick   09/30/2019
when fully met:                 Teachers will be provided duty-free instructional planning time under           10/01/19
                                G.S. 115C-105.27 and -301.1, with the goal of providing an average of at
                                least five hours of planning time per week, to the maximum extent that
                                the safety and proper supervision of students may allow during regular
                                student contact hours.

                                All content areas will have weekly PLC meetings and a common place to
                                store/share agendas, minutes and data.

Actions
                     10/15/18 Provide weekly, duty-free instructional planning time for every teacher. Complete 09/10/2019       Casimir Bundrick   09/27/2019
                       Notes:
                     10/11/17 Each administrator will provide support to PLC leads in refining best        Complete 09/10/2019     Sara Doggett     09/30/2019
                              practices in creating effecitve team meetings.
                       Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                                10/01/2019
          Evidence              5/11/2018
                                PLC Meetings:
                                https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0SPhNJ47fCUeDhNN3
                                NuSmxKdzg?usp=sharing

                                PLC Meeting Resources:
                                https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0SPhNJ47fCUTmV4UVN4
                                TUtWWkE?usp=sharing
Experience           5/11/2018
                               Each administrator was assigned a department. The master schedule
                               reflects times for each PLC to meet, and administrators monitored their
                               assigned PLC meetings as necessary.
       Sustainability          5/11/2018
                               We can tweak our processes and work to help PLCs become more self
                               sufficient.

Core Function:                 Dimension B - Leadership Capacity
Effective Practice:            Monitoring instruction in school
      KEY          B3.03       The principal monitors curriculum and classroom instruction regularly     Implementation
                               and provides timely, clear, constructive feedback to teachers.(5149)           Status        Assigned To   Target Date
Initial Assessment:            Staff members have been assigned an administrator to serve as a        Limited Development
                               support system surrounding instructional delivery through periodic          05/28/2016
                               observations and PLC support. Administrative staff has begun
                               walkthroughs using the Get Better Faster (GBF) Management & Rigor
                               Trajectory scope and sequence to provide timely and constructive
                               feedback to teachers. Some PLCs have begun to implement professional
                               development in their respective meetings based on needs as a team.
                                Teachers will receive intentional coaching based on the feedback from
                               the GBF protocol.

                                    Priority Score: 3                Opportunity Score: 3                 Index Score: 9

How it will look               Through responses from walk-through data, there will be evidence of                          Casey Jones   12/31/2019
when fully met:                timely, regular feedback to teachers in regards to their curriculum and
                               instruction.
Actions                                                                                                    0 of 2 (0%)
                      10/11/17 Staff members will be assigned an administrator to serve as a support                        Casey Jones   12/31/2019
                               system surrounding instructional delivery through periodic observations
                               and PLC support. The principal will support all staff through direct
                               feedback and monitoring of PLCs and data meetings and classroom
                               observations.
Notes: To support staff, the instructional leadership team will facilitate
                              professional development and instructional coaching during common
                              planning times where teachers connect what they teach to improving
                              overall student achievement. In addition, the principal will offer on-
                              going, job-embedded professional development opportunities in
                              instructional strategies, technology, and data analysis to support
                              teaching and learning. To maintain relevancy the principal will
                              continually evaluate the effectiveness of the professional development
                              plans.
                   10/11/17 The principal and the administrative team will participate in                           Casimir Bundrick   12/31/2019
                            instructional rounds where classroom interactions are observed to
                            identify trends and next steps for teachers.
                       Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                        05/30/2019
        Evidence                5/11/2019
                                Get Better Faster Walkthrough Form:
                                https://docs.google.com/a/cms.k12.nc.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-
                                lL_X8OzF00mnbMAKNLZYXCHljX8eIMy3rtXuestxrTvcSA/viewform

                                Walkthrough Responses:
                                https://drive.google.com/open?
                                id=1X6Y_dDhQP9DiuTzBbjKbAT0SAEZxbQ0MPI8ghvTsN3w

                                B.303 Evidence:
                                https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w_pA34gS-
                                akfuBl54bbnSXD8S3Wpt6B6?usp=sharing

       Experience               5/11/2019
                                Administrators, Academic Support Personnel conducted walkthroughs
                                using a form based on the "Get Better Faster" Scope and Sequence.
                                Staff was made aware of this framework at the beginning of the year,
                                and the walkthroughs were followed up by conversations and written
                                feedback. The ILT also organized all-school learning walks where
                                teachers observed each other to give and get feedback. All
                                administrators conducted informal and formal observations for every
                                teacher.
      Sustainability            5/11/2019
                                Increase number of informal walkthroughs using the GBGF scope and
                                sequence. Coach teachers to move to higher phases and to continue
                                crafting their practice.
Core Function:           Dimension C - Professional Capacity
Effective Practice:      Quality of professional development
      KEY        C2.01   The LEA/School regularly looks at school performance data and
                         aggregated classroom observation data and uses that data to make
                         decisions about school improvement and professional development              Implementation
                         needs.(5159)                                                                      Status            Assigned To   Target Date
Initial Assessment:      Current Level (LEA/District) - District staff support individual school       Limited Development
                         principals to analyze student and teacher data throughout the school               05/27/2016
                         year. This is done in a variety of ways, and the district has tools available
                         for school leaders to support decision-making. The District
                         Accountability Team provides enterprise reporting, measurement,
                         analytics, coaching and professional development on a variety of topics
                         that align with the district’s strategic goals. The District Accountability
                         Team transforms raw data into useful and meaningful information to
                         help support decision-making at the school and district level. A portal
                         serves as a gateway for the information, as it pertains to the district’s
                         strategic goals. The District Accountability Team provides data coaching
                         and training on multiple data related platforms for all CMS schools and
                         central office support services. The trainings offered facilitate data
                         informed decision making, and therefore impacting student
                         performance. Highly differentiated, school specific coaching is offered
                         on how data can impact lesson planning, common assessment
                         development, and school improvement planning. Learning Community
                         Superintendents and their staff provide ongoing, differentiated
                         support, coaching, and follow up with school leaders as they routinely
                         conduct instructional rounds with school leaders, providing them with
                         specific feedback to help them make decisions about school
                         improvement needs and to plan professional development accordingly.
                         Some CMS schools participate in a pilot of instructional rounds to help
                         leaders systematically improve classroom instruction by looking at a
                         specific problem of practice that is a focus during classroom
                         observations, then analyzing the data, looking for trends to make
                         suggestions regarding school improvement. CMS has the capacity to
                         support its schools as they work toward increasing student
                         achievement; however, it is not consistently translated into improved
                         student learning. Thus, results are varied.
Priority Score: 3                 Opportunity Score: 3                Index Score: 9

How it will look                Informal observations are conducted frequently by administrators and                        Casey Jones     12/31/2019
when fully met:                 teacher leaders for the purpose of providing immediate feedback to
                                instructional staff. Observations data is used as a needs assessment to
                                determine professional development. Staff will implement AVID
                                Strategies regularly into their instruction and have evidence of WICOR
                                in lesson plans.
Actions                                                                                                    0 of 2 (0%)
                     10/10/16 PLC's will monitor and analyze a variety of data sources including                           Christine Ward   12/31/2019
                              Mastery Connect, EVAAS, and Schoolnet to assess current performance
                              and adjust instruction.
                       Notes: PLCs collect data and monitor student progress.
                      9/24/18 The AVID Site Team will conduct monthly staff professional                                    Darrell Potts   12/31/2019
                              development on incorporating WICOR strategies into the classroom to
                              help meet the school wide goal of teaching literacy across all
                              disciplines.
                       Notes:
Implementation:                                                                                            05/30/2019
          Evidence              2/20/2019
                                Data Dashboard:
                                https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mO36nUbAdJUmH8lufuMlR
                                9HGpRlHsdtLu8qbHUe_OjM/edit?usp=sharing

                                PLCs at West Meck routinely collect and analyze student performance
                                data as demonstrated by meeting agendas, minutes and lesson plans.

                                Sample PLC Data Meeting Agendas and Data Protocols:
                                https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0SPhNJ47fCUeDhNN3
                                NuSmxKdzg?usp=sharing

                                https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0SPhNJ47fCUTmV4UVN4
                                TUtWWkE?usp=sharing

                                Math Differentiated Data Dashboard:
                                https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SZHFp6kHYEn4K7c3JknX0-
                                qQUf8kDUBVFIjTh5ILP9g/edit?usp=sharing
Experience            2/20/2019
                                West Meck is in its 4th year of using Mastery Connect and EVAAS to
                                monitor student proficency of content objectives. There is observable
                                consistent practices around data-driven instruction.
                                PLCs are utilizing SchoolNet to analyze student date
       Sustainability           2/20/2019
                                There needs to be consistent data protocol in place for all PLCs that
                                teachers can be trained on. English I and II are currently piloting a data
                                dive protocol in Spring. Those teams will train the English department
                                on data analysis and decisions.

Core Function:                  Dimension C - Professional Capacity
Effective Practice:             Talent recruitment and retention
      KEY          C3.04        The LEA/School has established a system of procedures and protocols            Implementation
                                for recruiting, evaluating, rewarding, and replacing staff.(5168)                   Status         Assigned To   Target Date
Initial Assessment:             We are reflecting on current hiring and placement practices to ensure        Limited Development
                                that teacher candidates are selected and assigned based on student                05/27/2016
                                achievement data and predictor criteria. Currently, 45% of teachers at
                                West Meck have taught 3 years or less.

                                    Priority Score: 3                   Opportunity Score: 3                    Index Score: 9

How it will look                We will recruit and retain highly effective teachers in order to provide                           Casey Jones   10/31/2019
when fully met:                 students with quality instruction. Hiring and placement practices will be
                                evidence that teacher candidates are selected and assigned based on
                                student achievement data and predictor criteria.
Actions                                                                                                          0 of 1 (0%)
                      10/11/17 There will be an increase in administrative support to coach, support,                              Casey Jones   10/31/2019
                               and reward teachers and their instructional practice.
Notes: Staff members will be assigned an assistant principal, facilitator, or
                               coach and department chair to serve as their main conduit to
                               information surrounding administrative decisions, staff celebrations,
                               and suggested school improvement. Teachers will be involved in
                               mentoring by formal and informal means to increase retention and
                               teacher performance.
Implementation:                                                                                             05/11/2018
          Evidence             5/11/2018

                               Sample PLC Meeting and Instructional Support documentation:
                               https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B9gbv9IYhMQZVTNjZDZpU0
                               ZYSEE?usp=sharing

                               New Teacher Support Documentation:
                               https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1rrzP8lnLMyZ0FzQWhha0
                               NDcWM?usp=sharing

        Experience             5/11/2018
                               We hired TNTP to assist teachers and PLC teams to use data to inform
                               instruction. We recruited one of our current teachers to become an
                               Academic Facilitator, and she was responsible for providing professional
                               development and the coaching of new teachers. We have MCLs for our
                               EOCs to provide extra instructional support to help teachers meet their
                               goals for student achievement. Our core PLCs which have extra
                               instructional support personnel are used as a model for other PLCs.
       Sustainability          5/11/2018
                               Continued training for our lead teachers. Continuation of initiatives we
                               began this year.

Core Function:                 Dimension E - Families and Community
Effective Practice:            Family Engagement
      KEY        E1.06         The school regularly communicates with parents/guardians about its
                               expectations of them and the importance of the curriculum of the
                               home (what parents can do at home to support their children's              Implementation
                               learning).(5182)                                                                Status       Assigned To   Target Date
Initial Assessment:            We have systems in place to regularly communicate with                 Limited Development
                               parents/guardians about school expectations and how they can get            05/28/2016
                               involved to support their children’s learning. We send out regular
                               connect eds, provide parent engagement opportunities at least once
                               quarterly, and are making progress in increasing the number of parents
                               involved in PTSA.
Priority Score: 2               Opportunity Score: 2                 Index Score: 4

How it will look                Our School Parental Engagement Plan with events and opportunities                         Sara Doggett    12/31/2019
when fully met:                 will be fully implemented and evidence that this objective is met.
Actions                                                                                                   0 of 4 (0%)
                      11/5/18 All staff members maintain parent contact logs to document outreach                         Sara Doggett    11/07/2019
                              efforts with parents.
                       Notes:
                      11/5/18 West Meck will create/ update social media platforms, including                             Shawna Fields   12/07/2019
                              Instagram and Remind.
                       Notes:
                      11/5/18 West Meck will implement tech-help Saturdays. These events will be                          Shawna Fields   12/07/2019
                              designed to teach parents and guardians how to utilize and keep up
                              with the technology that students use in school, including PowerSchool,
                              Google Classroom, MasteryConnect, etc.
                       Notes:
                     10/11/17 Refine current Parent Engagment Plan to reflect events and needs for                        Sara Doggett    12/31/2019
                              the current school year.
                       Notes: The school will continue to build on the wrap around services provided
                              to parents . The school will communicate strategic partnerships around
                              mentoring for students, tutoring services to support academic
                              achievement and parental coaching through social service organization
                              to support at risk students on and off campus. The school will utilize
                              BlackBoard Connect, School Website and social media to communicate
                              offerings to parents and share the year long calendar to identify school
                              events and key dates in the school year. Key events to communicate
                              with parents will be the back to school orientation night and parent
                              teacher conference.

Implementation:                                                                                           05/06/2019
          Evidence              5/11/2018
                                https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0ai5FeahP-
                                WaEZHT0IyLVVIbXM?usp=sharing
                                5/6/2019
                                https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U8x-
                                XGTaFGG4H44cxglcZ2dvXBREnlYML7pENt2Qy9g/edit#gid=0
Experience      5/11/2018
                 We had administrative and staff representation at PTSA Events. We
                 streamlined processes for organizing and publicizing parent events to
                 meet the needs of our families. Efforts included more Connect Eds,
                 Posting events on the Marquis, adding and Instagram and Facebook
                 Page, Remind 101 and utilizing emails to reach out to families. We also
                 had Parental input on our Parent and Family Engagement Plan which we
                 plan to revise for next year with their comments.
Sustainability   5/11/2018
                 Sustaining efforts and continuing to seek and implement Parent/Family
                 Feedback.
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