Viewing the data we see the slight decline in levels of growth between proficient learner and distinguished learner for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school year. The most gains were made between beginning learners and developing learner for the 2017-2018 school year.
Considering the transition of leadership and staff, students performance is promising provided there is stability in leadership, faculty and staff. As a result of classroom observation and interviews, the evaluation team made the following recommendations and offered a framework for effective curriculum and instructional design.
Areas of Focus
Enhancing student literacy engagement through teaching and learning
1. literacy engagement
Supporting and empowering teachers and staff members through professional development.
Since the district has limited funding, ABCMS experienced budget cuts in staff, increased class sizes and less opportunities for growth, professional development. Leaders must be creative and open to options that will continue staff and student growth. One recommendation is to allow time during the school day for teachers to collaborate on instruction, curriculum, and student learning (Leiringer & Cardellino, 2011). Leaders and teacher work side by side not top down.
Support and empower teachers
Research says that the more student engage during instruction, the more they learn (Gettinger & Ball, 2007). With authentic engagement students participate in work that has meaning and value to them. Measure engagement by observation of active participation most of the time, opposed traditional compliant classroom