Every school, as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and Indiana’s Public Law 221, must have a school improvement plan. Each school has an improvement team comprised of staff, parents and community members. These teams developed their initial building plan in 2001-02 and revise the plan as needed each year.
Language Arts Goal:
- Increase the percentage of students above the ISTEP standards in Language Arts by an average of 3% annually over the next three years.
Looking at the ISTEP results, we see an 8% and a 7% increase of students passing in language arts in the past 2 years. Based on the data collected this year, we will continue to focus professional development on writing applications and conventions.
- Increase the percentage of students above the ISTEP standards in math at a rate to give exemplary status each year based on the improvement chart for PL221.
In order to bring consistency to the district’s elementary schools, a math committee aligns the curriculum with the Goshen Community School Corporation’s “Essential Learnings” and the state standards. The committee determined that every classroom will be using the Math Trailblazers curriculum. Our professional development will focus on the new math curriculum.