School Improvement Plan - 2017-2018 Draft Due: October 3, 2017

 
School Improvement Plan - 2017-2018 Draft Due: October 3, 2017
School Improvement Plan

                                               2017-2018
School Improvement Plans remain in effect for two years, but a School Leadership Team may amend as often as necessary or appropriate.

           Draft Due: October 3, 2017                                        Final Copy Due: October 17, 2017
2017-2018 Chantilly Montessori School Improvement Plan Report
                                               Chantilly Montessori Contact Information
School:                          Chantilly Montessori            Courier Number:                336
                                 701 Briar Creek Rd.                                            980-343-0692
                                                                 Phone Number:
Address:                         Charlotte, NC 28205                                            980-343-0694
                                                                 Fax Number:
Learning                         East Learning                                                  http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/chantillyES/Pages/Default.aspx
                                 Community
                                                                 School Website:
Community:
Principal:                                    Ivy Gill
Learning Community
                                              Nancy Brightwell
Superintendent:

                              Chantilly Montessori School Improvement Team Membership
From GS §115C-105.27: “The principal of each school, representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and
teacher assistants assigned to the school building, and parents of children enrolled in the school shall constitute a school improvement team to develop a school
improvement plan to improve student performance. Representatives of the assistant principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher
assistants shall be elected by their respective groups by secret ballot....Parents serving on school improvement teams shall reflect the racial and socioeconomic
composition of the students enrolled in that school and shall not be members of the building-level staff.”
                                                                                                                                                         Date
            Committee Position                                              Name                                     Email Address
                                                                                                                                                        Elected
Principal                                                Ivy Gill                                          ivy.gill@cms.k12.nc.us                       6/24/17
Assistant Principal Representative                       Christie Lyles                                    christie.lyles@cms.k12.nc.us                 5/5/17
Teacher Representative—Primary                           Debbie Galley                                     debral.galley@cms.k12.nc.us                  5/5/17
Teacher Representative—Lower EL                          Marilyn Pharr                                     marilyn.pharr@cms.k12.nc.us                  5/5/17
Teacher Representative—Upper EL                          Corey Nutting                                     coreys.nutting@cms.k12.nc.us                 5/5/17
Inst. Support Representative                             Melanie Greely                                    melanie.byam@cms.k12.nc.us                   5/5/17
Teacher Representative—Special Area                      Camie Snyder                                      camelac.snyder@cms.k12.nc.us                 5/5/17
Teacher Assistant Representative                         Karol Huson                                       karolk.huson@cms.k12.nc.us                   5/5/17
Parent Representative                                    Carol Hickey                                      carol.c.hickey@gmail.com                     5/5/17

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Parent Representative      Brad Lindsey          blindsey5@carolina.rr.com   5/5/17
Parent Representative      Chris Bishop          clbishop1973@gmail.com      5/5/17

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                                                  Vision Statement

District: CMS provides all students the best education available anywhere, preparing every child to lead a rich and
productive life.

School: At Chantilly Montessori, our vision is to be a collaborative and supportive environment that realizes excellence
and growth in student achievement by meeting the needs of the whole child. We nurture, model, and encourage peaceful
relationships through respect, social awareness, and community building. Students and adults are committed to
environmental stewardship, interdisciplinary integration, purposeful integration of technology into the Montessori
classrooms and continued Montessori education for all.

                                                 Mission Statement

District: The mission of CMS is to maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.

School: We embrace the Montessori philosophy to ensure the whole child is prepared for our changing world at their
highest levels of learning.

                                       Chantilly Montessori Shared Beliefs
   ● We will support all stakeholders with professional development in Montessori philosophy and method to educate the
     whole child with an integrated approach.
   ● We will develop as a Professional Learning Community that provides opportunities to enhance social awareness
     and community building.
   ● We will work actively to be an environmentally conscientious school.
   ● We will acquire and utilize technology resources to support students’ academic growth.

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                 CMS Strategic Plan Goals and Chantilly Montessori SMART Goals
●   Goal 1: Maximize academic achievement in a personalized 21st-century learning environment for every child to
    graduate college- and career-ready.
●   Goal 2: Recruit, develop, retain and reward a premier workforce.
●   Goal 3: Cultivate partnerships with families, businesses, faith-based groups and community organizations to
    provide a sustainable system of support and care for each child.
●   Goal 4: Promote a system-wide culture of safety, high engagement, cultural competency and customer service.
●   Goal 5: Optimize district performance and accountability by strengthening data use, processes and systems.
●   Goal 6: Inspire and nurture learning, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship through technology and strategic
    school design.
●   By EOY, 75% of Chantilly kindergarten, first and second year students will demonstrate proficiency in reading as
    measured by TRC. (was 70% EOY)
●   By EOY, Chantilly students in grades 3-6 will demonstrate 77% proficiency in reading levels IV and V and make
    expected growth, as measured by the North Carolina End of Grade Test. (was 74% EOY)
●   By EOY, Chantilly students in grades 3-6 will demonstrate 70% proficiency in math levels IV and V and make
    expected growth, as measured by the North Carolina End of Grade Test. (was 67.2% EOY)
●   By EOY, Chantilly students in grades 3-6 will demonstrate 80% proficiency in science levels IV and V and make
    expected growth, as measured by the North Carolina End of Grade Test. (was 76.7% EOY)Chantilly Montessori

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                                                Chantilly Montessori Assessment Data Snapshot

                                                  2016-2017            2015-2016            2014-2015        2013-2014        2012-2013
            Assessment               Subgroup
                                                % GLP    % CCR     % GLP      % CCR     % GLP     % CCR   % GLP    % CCR    % GLP   % CCR

Grade 03 EOG Composite         All              74.5      66.0       88.4      84.9      79.3      69.5   82.9      71.4             70.9

Grade 03 EOG Math              All              70.2      57.4       88.4      83.7      65.9      61.0   74.3      65.7             65.1

Grade 03 EOG Reading           All              78.7      74.5       88.4      86.0      92.7      78.0   91.4      77.1             76.7

Grade 04 EOG Composite         All              81.7      73.2       76.5      70.6      80.3      72.7   72.2      61.1             58.3

Grade 04 EOG Math              All              85.4      70.7       70.6      67.6      78.8      75.8   58.3      47.2             52.8

Grade 04 EOG Reading           All              78.0      75.6       82.4      73.5      81.8      69.7   86.1      75.0             63.9

Grade 05 EOG Composite         All              81.1      75.6       90.6      75.0      77.5      73.9   68.5      59.3             72.6

Grade 05 EOG Math              All              73.3      73.3       87.5      81.3      78.4      78.4   66.7      61.1             74.4

Grade 05 EOG Reading           All              90.0      76.7       90.6      65.6      78.4      75.7   77.8      61.1             74.4

Grade 05 EOG Science           All              80.0      76.7       93.8      78.1      75.7      67.6   61.1      55.6             69.2

Grade 06 EOG Composite         All              80.8      69.2       84.6      76.9      80.8      76.9   100.0     93.8             52.8

Grade 06 EOG Math              All              76.9      76.9       76.9      69.2      84.6      76.9   100.0     100.0            33.3

Grade 06 EOG Reading           All              84.6      61.5       92.3      84.6      76.9      76.9   100.0     87.5             72.2

School EOG Reading Composite   All              81.7      74.0       87.7      77.0      83.9      75.0   86.1      72.2             72.1

School EOG Math Composite      All              76.3      67.2       82.0      77.0      75.0      71.8   68.7      60.9             60.3

School EOG Science Composite   All              80.0      76.7       93.8      78.1      75.7      67.6   61.1      55.6             69.2

EOG Composite                  All              79.1      71.2       85.9      77.2      78.9      72.6   75.2      65.0             66.6

School Composite               All              79.1      71.2       85.9      77.2      78.9      72.6   75.2      65.0             66.6

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                                  Chantilly Montessori Composite Data Snapshot

              Reading       ALL    AMIN     ASIA     BLCK     HISP     MULT      WHTE     EDS      LEP   SWD      AIG

Participation Denominator   131      0        1       21       12        2        95       21       0      6       52

Participation Percent       100      0        0        0        0        0       100        0       0      0      100

Participation Status        Met      ~      Insuf.   Insuf.   Insuf.   Insuf.    Met      Insuf.    ~    Insuf.   Met

                Math        ALL    AMIN     ASIA     BLCK     HISP     MULT      WHTE     EDS      LEP   SWD      AIG

Participation Denominator   131      0        1       21       12        2        95       21       0      6       52

Participation Percent       100      0        0        0        0        0       100        0       0      0      100

Participation Status        Met      ~      Insuf.   Insuf.   Insuf.   Insuf.    Met      Insuf.    ~    Insuf.   Met

               Science      ALL    AMIN     ASIA     BLCK     HISP     MULT      WHTE     EDS      LEP   SWD      AIG

Participation Denominator   30       0        0        7        1        0        22        4       0      1       17

Participation Percent       100      0        0        0        0        0         0        0       0      0        0

Participation Status        Met      ~        ~      Insuf.   Insuf.     ~       Insuf.   Insuf.    ~    Insuf.   Insuf.

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                                             Chantilly Montessori Profile
Chantilly Montessori is an elementary magnet in Charlotte, North Carolina, educating approximately 360 children in pre-
kindergarten through sixth grade. Chantilly opened in 2005, as a school built upon the Montessori philosophy. Our school
is designed around mixed-age classrooms with Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten in Primary, grades 1-3 in Lower
Elementary, and grades 4-6 in Upper Elementary. In addition, the staff includes an EC Resource teacher, EC teacher
assistant, School Counselor, Literacy Facilitator, Instructional Facilitator, Lead Montessori teacher, Reading teacher,
Talent Development Teacher, 17 teacher assistants, three special area teachers, a Media Specialist, two office staff
members, two custodians, three cafeteria staff, three Before and After School Enrichment personnel, an Assistant
Principal, and Principal.

Chantilly Montessori’s mission is to embrace the philosophy of Maria Montessori to ensure that the whole child is prepared
for our changing world at their highest level of learning. Students choose their works for independent work time from
scientifically engineered hands-on materials. Students are nurtured academically, socially, and emotionally as part of a
culture of peace and growth designed around conflict resolution, multiculturalism, and a passion for learning. Students
work towards their own levels of excellence, and teachers are trained to follow the child in both individual ability and
interests. Our school vision is to be a collaborative and supportive environment that realizes excellence and growth in
student achievement by meeting the needs of the whole child. A primary Montessori component is nurturing the child
intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. Children develop their sense of self, their place in the world, and their
understanding of culture and interpersonal relationships. We nurture peaceful relationships through respect, social
awareness and community building. Students and adults are committed to environmental stewardship, interdisciplinary
integration, increased use of technology and continued Montessori education for all.

In 2016, Chantilly Montessori was recognized as a Merit School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of America. Based
on 2015 – 2016 end-of-grade tests, our school performance grade moved from a B to an A, increased proficiency
percentages, and exceeded growth expectations. Although our results are reason for celebration, we also realize there is

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still work to be done. In 2017, Chantilly Montessori was designated as a Nationally-Certified Magnet School, one of 10
schools in the nation to receive the honor. In 2016 – 2017 end-of-grade tests, our school performance grade moved from
an A to a B status reflecting a decrease in proficiency percentages and inability to meet growth expectations. This year our
focus is on implementing a consistent record-keeping plan to guide and inform our instructional practices. We will utilize
data as well as student work during planning sessions. An Instructional Facilitator was added to better serve students and
provide opportunities for reflective data practices and math instructional support. In addition, after examining end-of-year
data, we are focusing on closing achievement gaps between subgroups.

With a change in administrational leadership, renewed focus on academic expectations to increase student achievement, a
dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable, and supportive community of teachers, parents, and stakeholders—Chantilly
Montessori is poised to rise to the top—one student, one school, one community.

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                                 Strategic Plan 2018: For a Better Tomorrow
Goal 1: Maximize academic achievement in a personalized       Goal 2: Recruit, develop, retain and reward a premier
21st-century learning environment for every child to          workforce
graduate college- and career-ready
                                                              Five focus areas:
Four focus areas:                                                I.  Proactive recruitment
   I. College- and career-readiness                             II. Individualized professional development
  II. Academic growth/high academic achievement                III. Retention/quality appraisals
 III. Access to rigor                                         IV. Multiple career pathways
IV. Closing achievement gaps                                    V. Leadership development
Goal 3: Cultivate partnerships with families, businesses,     Goal 4: Promote a system-wide culture of safety, high
faith-based groups and community organizations to provide     engagement, cultural competency and customer service
a sustainable system of support and care for each child
                                                              Five focus areas:
Three focus areas:                                               I.  Physical safety
   I. Family engagement                                         II. Social and emotional health
  II. Communication and outreach                               III. High engagement
 III. Partnership development                                 IV. Cultural competency
                                                                V. Customer service
Goal 5: Optimize district performance and accountability by   Goal 6: Inspire and nurture learning, creativity, innovation and
strengthening data use, processes and systems                 entrepreneurship through technology and strategic school
                                                              redesign
Four focus areas:
   I. Effective and efficient processes and systems           Four focus areas:
  II. Strategic use of district resources                        I. Learning everywhere, all the time
 III. Data integrity and use                                    II. Innovation and entrepreneurship
IV. School performance improvement                             III. Strategic school redesign
                                                              IV. Innovative new schools

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SMART Goal (1):                      Provide a duty-free lunch period for every teacher on a daily basis.
Duty Free Lunch for Teachers
Strategic Plan Goal:                 Goal 2: Recruit, develop, and retain a premier workforce.
Strategic Plan Focus Area:           Retention/quality appraisals
Data Used:                           Surveys, meeting notes

Strategies (determined by what data)     Point            Evidence of Success                Funding          Personnel        Timeline
   Task                                 Person           (Student Impact)                   (estimated       Involved         (Start—End)
   Task                                 (title)                                             cost / source)                     Interim
   Task (PD)                                                                                                                    Dates
1. Create a master schedule that         PE/Health           Implement the master                   N/A      Master           May 2017 –
provides staggered lunch times.          Teacher             schedule which provides an                       schedule         August 2017
                                                             orderly flow of students into                    committee           Nov. 2017
                                                             and out of the cafeteria                                             Jan. 2018
                                                             daily.                                           Administrators      April 2018
                                                                                                                                  May 2018
2. Provide a lunch monitor.              Principal           Lunch monitor assists           Lunch room       Lunch monitor    September
                                                             assigned school staff in        assistant                         2017 – June
                                                             maintaining a safe and          allotment                         2018
                                                             orderly lunchroom                                                    Nov. 2017
                                                             environment.                                                         Jan. 2018
                                                                                                                                  April 2018
                                                                                                                                  May 2018
3. Utilize support staff, special area        Assistant      Develop and implement a         Support and      Special area     August 2017
and administrators to provide duty            Principal      daily schedule to provide       special area     teachers         – June 2018
free lunch.                                                  assistance in the cafeteria.    staff                                Nov. 2017
                                                             All teachers are provided a     allotments       Support staff       Jan. 2018
                                                             duty free lunch period which                                         April 2018
                                                             contributes to the overall                       Administrators      May 2018
                                                             well-being of staff.

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4. Inform staff and students of          Assistant   Utilize strategies that      School   All staff        August 2017
cafeteria routines and procedures.       Principal   provide consistent,          funds                     – June 2018
     Provide lessons to classroom                   peaceful, and orderly                 Administration      Nov. 2017
        teachers that focus on lunch                 cafeteria expectations for                                Jan. 2018
        procedures and expectations.                 students and staff to                                     April 2018
     Teachers provide guidance                      maintain a safe                                           May 2018
        and monitor students in                      environment that exhibits
        cafeteria for first 6 weeks of               grace and courtesy.
        school.
     Develop and provide table
        cards with conversation cues.

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SMART Goal (2):
Duty Free Instructional                   Provide duty-free instructional planning time for every teacher under G.S. 115C-105.27 and -
Planning Time                             301.1, with the goal of proving 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.
Strategic Plan Goal:                      Goal 2: Recruit, develop, and retain a premier workforce.
Strategic Plan Focus Area:                Individualized Professional Development, Leadership Development
Data Used:                                Master Planning Committee meeting notes, PLC Team Feedback

Strategies (determined by what data)           Point Person      Evidence of Success                    Funding      Personnel         Timeline
   Task                                       (title)           (Student Impact)                       (estimated   Involved          (Start—End)
   Task                                                                                                cost /                          Interim
                                                                                                        source)                          Dates
   Task (PD)
1. Create a master schedule that               PE/Health            Teachers are provided                    N/A   Master schedule   May 2017 –
provides each teacher at least one 45          Teacher               opportunities to collaborate                    committee         August 2018
minute planning period three times per                               and plan rigorous work for                                         Nov. 2017
week and one 90 minute planning period         AP                    students at team planning as                    Administrators     Jan. 2018
per week.                                                            well as time for individual                                        April 2018
                                               Instructional         planning sessions each week.                                       May 2018
                                               Facilitator
2. In addition to a full time Media            Principal            Adequate staffing positions              N/A   SLT               May 2017 –
Specialist, utilize allotments for full time                         allow flexibility and additional                                  August 2018
Music and PE teachers as well as part                                opportunities for instruction                                      Nov. 2017
time Art; TA will be assigned full-time to                           and enrichment in the areas                                        Jan. 2018
Media Center to assist with Media                                    of the arts and physical                                           April 2018
classes and .                                                        wellness for students.                                             May 2018

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3. Utilize Early Release dates to provide   Principal            Professional learning has          N/A   Learning Team      Oct 18,
professional learning related to ILT                              been aligned to meet the                  Leaders             2017
sessions, data analysis and Montessori      Curriculum Team       needs of staff as well as the                                Dec 6,
philosophy.                                 Chair                 academic/social/emotional                 Classroom           2017
                                                                  needs of students.                        Teachers           Feb 7,
                                                                                                            Curriculum          2018
                                                                                                            Team               April 18,
                                                                                                                                2018

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SMART Goal (3):
Anti-Bullying / Character           Provide a positive school climate, under CMS regulation JICK-R, by promoting a safe learning
Education                           environment free of bullying and harassing behaviors.
Strategic Plan Goal:                Goal 4: Promote a system-wide culture of safety, high engagement, customer service, and
                                    cultural competence.
Strategic Plan Focus Area:          Physical Safety, Social and Emotional Health
Data Used:                          NC Discipline Data Report, Student Services Staff, Student and Parent Surveys

Strategies (determined by what data)       Point Person          Evidence of Success                 Funding      Personnel        Timeline
   Task                                   (title)               (Student Impact)                    (estimated   Involved         (Start—End)
   Task                                                                                             cost /                         Interim
                                                                                                     source)                         Dates
   Task (PD)
1. Bully Liaison / Bully-prevention        School Counselor            Reduce the number of         N/A          All Staff        August 2017 –
     Develop and provide guidance                                      office referral for                                        June 2018
         lessons, small group guidance     Montessori Lead              behaviors that negatively                 Administration    Nov. 2017
         and individual interventions.     Teacher                      impact the school                                           Jan. 2018
     Utilize Positive Discipline                                       climate.                                                    April 2018
     Continue professional                Principal                   Students and staff exhibit                                  May 2018
         development for staff and                                      grace and courtesy in
         parents in the area of Positive   Assistant Principal          their interactions with
         Discipline.                                                    each other.
     Teacher and Administration OCR                                   80% competency of
         Online Training                                                teacher and
     Administration of Student OCR                                     administrative OCR quiz
         Lessons PK-6
2. Character Education                     School Counselor            Reduce the number of         N/A          All Staff        August 2017 –
     Develop and provide guidance                                      student cases in                                           June 2018
         lessons                           Teachers                     Intervention Team whose                   Administration    Nov. 2017
     Integrated Lessons in Grace and                                   focus is on disruptive                                      Jan. 2018
         Courtesy in all classes.                                       behaviors.                                                  April 2018
                                                                                                                                    May 2018

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                                                                   Student use of problem
                                                                    solving skills.

3. Healthy Active Child 30 min.           PE/Health                Reduce absenteeism.           N/A         PE/Health       August 2017 –
     Include 30 minute recess time for   Teacher                  Increase school-based                     teacher         June 2018
        each class daily in master                                  physical activity                                          Nov. 2017
        schedule                                                    opportunities (i.e., Soccer               Classroom        Jan. 2018
     Include 45 minute PE time for                                 Shots, Girls on the Run,                  teachers         April 2018
        each class every week.                                      Let Me Run).                                               May 2018
     Offer before and after school                                                                           Parents
        physical activities.
                                                                                                              External Club
                                                                                                              Sponsors
4. School Health Team                     PE/Health                Increased awareness of        PTO funds   School nurse    August 2017 –
     School Health Night- This night     Teacher                   healthy life style choices.                               June 2018
       provides our community with                                 Students will make                        School           Nov. 2017
       several stations to promote a      School Nurse              healthy food choices                      counselor        Jan. 2018
       healthful life style. (Mental                               Activities will demonstrate                                April 2018
       Health, Physical Health,           School Counselor          student led engagement.                   Cafeteria        May 2018
       Nutrition)                                                  Annual School Health                      manager
     Sustain the composting and          Assistant Principal       Night
       Gardening- Provides a                                                                                  PE/Health
       foundation for students to         Classroom                                                           teacher
       understand the cycle of growing    Teachers
       healthy foods.                                                                                         Parents
     Teach and reinforce mind- body
       connection.
     Address self-image/ self-
       acceptance through lessons and
       experiences.

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5. Positive Discipline              Assistant Principal      Provide effective,         N/A   School staff   August 2017 –
     Provide ongoing support for                             research-based behavior                         June 2018
         parents and staff.         Montessori Lead           interventions, guided by                         Nov. 2017
                                    Teacher                   our Positive Discipline                          Jan. 2018
                                                              philosophy, utilized by                          April 2018
                                                              staff to decrease                                May 2018
                                                              disruptive behaviors.
                                                             REACH Process aligned
                                                              to MTSS—Behavior

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SMART Goal (4):                     Increase composite score of 70.5% of students’ proficient to a composite score of 80% of students’
                                    proficient on EOGs by June 2018.
Strategic Plan Goal:                Goal 1: Maximize academic achievement in a personalized 21st-century learning environment
                                    for every child to graduate college- and career-ready
Strategic Plan Focus Area:          Goal 4: promote a system-wide culture of safety, high engagement, customer service, and cultural
                                    competence.
Data Used:                          TRC/DIBELS data, MAP Test scores, Common Assessment Data, NC Check-In, EOGs

Strategies (determined by what data)      Point Person           Evidence of Success                Funding      Personnel        Timeline
   Task                                  (title)                (Student Impact)                   (estimated   Involved         (Start—End)
   Task                                                                                            cost /                         Interim
                                                                                                    source)                         Dates
   Task (PD)
Grade-level PLC’s will utilize the TIPS   Assistant Principal          PLC Meeting Minutes         N/A          Teaching Staff   August 2017 –
problem-solving approach within the                                    RIOT/CEIL Process                                         June 2018
MTSS Framework to: 1) Identify reasons    Literacy Facilitator          Maps by grade level                      ASEP Director     Nov. 2017
why students are mastering grade-level,                                Tiered Intervention Plans                                  Jan. 2018
content-specific objectives 2) Develop    Instructional                 for Academics and                        Instructional     April 2018
tiered intervention plans to address      Facilitator                   Behavior                                 Support Staff     May 2018
objectives/skills not mastered                                         Assessment Data
                                          School Counselor              Analysis                                 Administration
                                                                       Child Studies
                                          Principal                    ABC Data Analysis
                                                                       Student-centered
                                          Assistant Principal           Preference and
                                                                        Motivation Compacts

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SMART Goals:                      90-Day Plan Goals.
Strategic Plan Goal:
Strategic Plan Focus Area:
Data Used:

Strategies (determined by what data)   Point Person    Evidence of Success   Funding          Personnel   Timeline
   Task                               (title)         (Student Impact)      (estimated       Involved    (Start—End)
   Task                                                                     cost / source)                Interim
   Task (PD)                                                                                               Dates

1.

2.
                                        See 90-Day
3.
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                                                               90-DAY ACTION
                                                                   PLAN
The 90-Day Plan serves as a road map that provides clarity to specific priorities and actions that are most important during the next 90 days. The
plan will help ensure the focus of all stakeholders toward an aligned understanding of the implementation and progress of our school’s continuous
improvement initiative.

                                            PURPOSE OF THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE:
                 Articulate in a few sentences what you hope to achieve by participating in the continuous improvement initiative.

Students in grades 3-6 at Chantilly Montessori will meet or exceed growth measurements in reading and math as measured by Reading 3D/TRC and MAP
assessment and End of Grade tests. At Chantilly, we embrace the Montessori philosophy to ensure the whole child is prepared for our changing world at their
highest levels of learning.

                                                                       GOAL SETTING:
                Goals                    2016-2017 RESULTS              2017-2018 GOALS                  GOAL INDICATORS (METRIC TO INDICATE PROGRESS)
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    By EOY, Chantilly students in
    grades 3-6 will demonstrate      81.7% GLP on EOG              84.7% GLP on EOG              Grades 3-6 BOY: 81.7%          MOY: 82.36%       EOY: 84.7
    increased proficiency in
    reading and make expected        74% CCR on EOG                77% CCR on EOG                 Levels 3, 4, or 5 on NC End of Grade Test in Reading
    growth, as measured by the
    North Carolina End of Grade                                                                  100% of all AMO Reading Goals
    Test.

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    By EOY, Chantilly students in      76.3% GLP on EOG   79.3% GLP on EOG   Grades 3-6 BOY: 76.3%       MOY: 77.7%     EOY: 79.3
5   grades 3-6 will demonstrate
    will demonstrate increased         67.2% CCR on EOG   70.2% CCR on EOG   Levels 3, 4, or 5 on NC End of Grade Test in Math
    proficiency in reading and
    make expected growth, as                                                 100% of all AMO Math Goals
    measured by the North
    Carolina End of Grade Test.
6   By EOY, Chantilly staff will use   76.3% GLP on EOG   79.3% GLP on EOG   Grades 3-6 BOY: 76.3%       MOY: 77.7%     EOY: 79.3
    Transparent classroom to
    observe, monitor and assess        67.2% CCR on EOG   70.2% CCR on EOG   Levels 3, 4, or 5 on NC End of Grade Test in Math
    student’s work weekly in
    math.                                                                    100% of all AMO Math Goals

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                                                         90-Day Action Plan – Priority #1

Continuous Improvement Initiative Focus Area (Big Rock): Math

School’s Priority: (Given the goals identified, what problem needs to be addressed to achieve these goals?)                School Leader Responsible:

Introduction of a new data tracking system, Transparent Classroom, to improve student achievement in Math.                 Principal—Gill
(Goals 4 and 5)
Desired Outcome: (What will be different if you are successful in addressing this priority?)                               AP—Lyles
•        Teachers will be purposeful when drafting individual work plans for students in the area of mathematics.
         using anecdotal notes embedded in the Transparent Classroom technical reporting tool.                             Facilitators—Haviland,
•        Teachers will be able to identify trends and gaps
•        Teachers specificity in student work plans                                                                        Thomas, Greely

Root Cause(s) to Address Hypothesis of Priority: (What do you believe is at the heart of this problem? What evidence do you have to support this
hypothesis?)

While teacher are very knowledgeable in the Montessori Philosophy of Education and Scope & Sequence, there is a lack of reflective practices when bridging
the gap between CCSS and Montessori standards.
     CMS Math Scope & Sequence does not align to the Montessori Scope & Sequence creating gaps in learning goals
     Inconsistent administration of common assessments and analysis of the assessments
     Lack of long range planning centered on student data
     Limited use of Transparent Classroom due to pilot/lack of consistent record keeping

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                                                                          ACTIONS
        Critical Action to Address Root Cause & Achieve Desired Outcome                     Person        Timeline        Resources Needed / Source
                (Focus on teacher practice and systems & processes)                       Completing
                                                                                            Action
                                                                                       Principal—Gill   August 2017-   Transparent Classroom PD/
Continue to provide feedback during walk-throughs and formal observations for          AP—Lyles         May 2018       PTO
teachers and support staff.
Train teachers and support staff on how to effectively utilize Transparent Classroom   Facilitators—    August 2017-   Transparent Classroom PD/
to create anecdotal notes, monitor data trackers of student progress, and build        Haviland,        May 2018       PTO
work plans.                                                                            Thomas, Greely
Utilize the DDI and MTSS—Academic & Behavior processes during long-range               Principal—Gill   August 2017-   Transparent Classroom
planning to monitor and create individual work plans for students                      AP—Lyles         May 2018       PD/PTO
                                                                                       Facilitators—                   MTSS Data and Resource
                                                                                       Haviland,                       Folder, Continued District PD
                                                                                       Thomas, Greely                  /non-applicable

                                                                  PROGRESS INDICATORS
 Indicator Date             Evidence to Determine Progress Toward Achieving Desired Outcome                          Potential Adjustments

Weekly October      Review Transparent classroom data tracker to ensure teachers are creating           Administrators will hold teachers accountable
2017-May 2018       anecdotal math records on student works                                             for creating anecdotal math works, hold
                                                                                                        individual conferences for staff members who
                                                                                                        are non-compliant.
Quarterly based     Data analysis of student achievement common assessments, MAP, and NC Check-Ins      Flexible grouping of students for small-group
on site-based,                                                                                          instruction led by support staff.
NC and District     Quarterlies: October 2017, January 2018, March 2018, April 2018

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Assessment        MAP: September 2017, January 2018, April 2018
timelines         NC Check-Ins: November 2017, February 2018, April 2018
                  NC EOG: May 2018
Weekly October Informal and Formal School Walk-throughs and Observations   Provide additional feedback and resources to
2017-May 2018                                                              enhance teacher performance, meet with
                                                                           teachers individually to provide performance
                                                                           and observation feedback.

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                           Mastery Grading Procedures Plan – Required for All Schools
Strategic Plan Goal:        Goal 1: Maximize academic achievement in a personalized 21st-century learning environment
                            for every child to graduate college- and career-ready.
Strategic Plan Focus Area: Academic growth/high academic achievement
Data Used:                  Montessori Skills Checklist, Formal Grades (Upper EL Team)
Strategies (determined by what data)      Point Person     Evidence of Success                Funding      Personnel        Timeline
   Task                                  (title)          (Student Impact)                   (estimated   Involved         (Start—End)
   Task                                                                                      cost /                         Interim
                                                                                              source)                         Dates
   Task (PD)
1. Common assessments                     Facilitators           On DIBELS, less than           N/A       Learning Teams   Sept. 2017 –
     Create and administer at least                              10% of K-2 students will                                  June 2018
      four common assessments in the                              be below benchmark by                    Administrators    Oct. 2017
      areas of Reading, Math and 5th                              EOY measures                                               Dec. 2017
      grade Science that are aligned to                          100% of 3rd graders                      Instructional     Jan. 2018
      content standards.                                          demonstrate proficiency                  Support Staff     March
     Learning Teams will continue to                             in reading (RtA) based on                                    2018
      develop and utilize school-based                            State benchmarks
      alignment documents that focus                             Improved quality of
      on Montessori works and                                     Student Work
      materials to teach Common Core                             Students demonstrate
      and Essential Standards.                                    mastery.

2. Data disaggregation                    Administrators         A greater focus on Early       N/A       Learning Teams   Sept. 2017 –
     Each Learning Team will use                                 Intervention for students                                 June 2018
        designated weekly planning and                            working below grade                      Intervention      Oct. 2017
        quarterly long-range planning                             level.                                   Team              Dec. 2017
        meetings to discuss and analyze                          Increase in student                                        Jan. 2018
        academic student work and/or                              achievement                              Facilitators      March
        behavior data.                                           Capacity building in                                         2018
     At minimum, each Learning                                   teachers and support
        Team will designate a 45 minute                           staff using the MTSS

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         block of time each month during                         process and
         scheduled planning time to                              corresponding platforms
         discuss and analyze academic                            (i.e., EdPlan)
         and/or behavior data.
     PD will be provided to aid PLCs
         in analyzing data as well as
         determining available,
         appropriate student support and
         interventions.
3. Flexible grouping                        Learning Team       On DIBELS, less than      N/A   Learning Teams   Sept. 2017 –
     Differentiated instruction and        Chairs               10% of students will be         Intervention     June 2018
         flexible groups (including age,                         below benchmark by              Team              Oct. 2017
         grade level) are provided in the                        EOY measures                    Facilitators      Dec. 2017
         Montessori learning                                    100% of 3rd graders             Administrators    Jan. 2018
         environment.                                            demonstrate proficiency                           March
     Common Assessments and                                     in reading (RtA)                                    2018
         other data will be used to                             Student Work
         appropriately group students.                          Mastery Demonstration

4. Additional learning opportunities        Learning Teams      Increased focus on        N/A   Learning Teams   Sept. 2017 –
     In the Montessori learning                                 content mastery and                              June 2018
         environment students are                                increased performance           Administrators    Oct. 2017
         provided opportunities for                              on district and state                             Dec. 2017
         reteaching/review of lessons on                         assessments.                                      Jan. 2018
         a regular basis.                                                                                          March
     Students must demonstrate                                                                                      2018
         mastery of Montessori work
         before participating in the next
         lesson of the continuum.

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5. Late and make-up work                   Learning Teams      Focus on mastery of        N/A   Learning Teams    Sept. 2017 –
     The structure of the Montessori                           content rather than                                June 2018
        learning environment provides                           paper-pencil                     Administrators     Oct. 2017
        students with opportunities to                          assignments.                                        Dec. 2017
        complete and turn in                                   An understanding among                              Jan. 2018
        assignments in a timely manner.                         all staff, students, and                            March
     A teacher may choose to provide                           parents regarding                                     2018
        extended time for a student to                          Montessori methods for
        complete missing assignments.                           assessing student
                                                                progress.
6. Grade reporting                         Upper El Team       Parents will be better     N/A   UE Team           August 2017 –
                                           Administrators       informed of student              SA Team           June 2018
       Grades for all 6th grade           Special Area         progress in a timely                                Oct. 2017
        assignments will be entered in     teachers             manner.                          Teachers report    Jan. 2018
        the grade book within ten school                                                         grades in Power    March
        days of the assignment due date.                                                         School               2018
                                                                                                                    June
                                                                                                                    2018

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                                  Chantilly Montessori - 600 Waiver Requests
Request for Waiver

1.    Insert the waivers you are requesting
     ● Maximum Teaching Load and Maximum Class Size (grades 4-12) [required for all schools with grades 4-12]

2.    Please identify the law, regulation or policy from which you are seeking an exemption.
     ● 115C-301 (c and d) Maximum Teaching Load and Maximum Class Size [required for all schools with grades 4-12]

3. Please state how the waiver will be used.
   ● Class size will be adjusted to address student individual instructional needs through flexible grouping of students in the
      most effective utilization of teaching teams. Maximum teaching load will be used to allow teachers in specific areas of
      the curriculum to teach students designated for specific skill needs and to address the large number of students
      requesting elective classes.

4. Please state how the waiver will promote achievement of performance goals.
   ● This waiver will allow more flexibility in grouping students to meet their abilities and needs and thus should enhance
     their achievement on the performance goals.

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