What is a School Improvement Plan?
“We are asking each school to engage in a process to determine a learning focus in three areas: achievement, well-being, and equity. This process will include identifying these three focus areas, engaging in the learning that will allow each school to support student improvement in these areas, determining the evidence/data the school will collect, monitoring progress, and reflecting on what is happening in an ongoing way to support next steps.”A Vision for Learning, TDSB
A school improvement plan is not the details of everything the school is working towards to ensure student success. It is a specific education plan developed collaboratively with all stakeholders to address the most pressing learning needs of based on the data and evidence gathered. We measure the evidence of our impact by collecting data (report card data, reading data for all students, EQAO scores), student, staff, and parent surveys, and lastly by listening to you every day.
Courcelette PS – School Improvement Plan 2019 – 2020
Literacy: To identify students lagging in specific reading skills and provide targeted interventions that increase their DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) & CASI level by a minimum of 1 year in the academic school year.
Math: To increase the confidence level of all students, particularly female students to a minimum of 80% feeling capable of answering difficult math questions. 85% of Grade 6 students achieving Level 3 in Math EQAO and 95% of Grade 3 students achieving Level 3 in Math (EQAO).
Evidence of Impact: Students reading below grade level will be able to demonstrate the specific skills in phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and vocabulary development to achieve progress that closes the achievement gap. All students, in particular female students will report a greater sense of confidence and less math anxiety when working through difficult problems.
To increase the overall well-being of students by using our in-house teams (Balmy, Kew, & Woodbine) to foster inclusion and a caring environment. Additionally, teach self-regulation strategies to 100% of students so that they can practice these skills regularly, leading to a greater sense of success and inclusion.
Evidence of Impact: Students will express a greater sense of well-being and inclusion across the grades because every student is engaged in a meaningful mentorship program that is purposeful and authentically builds community as reported by student surveys.
All teachers will learn about anti-bias education so that they can effectively reflect on their own identities, bias, and their role as educators who need to ensure anti-bias teaching/practices in the classroom and school.
Evidence of Impact: Staff will be able to utilize anti-bias education in the classroom and school to deepen the learning and engagement for students. Students and staff will be able to demonstrate self-awareness, pride, and positive social identities. They will demonstrate empowerment and the skills to act, with others or alone, against prejudice and/or discriminatory actions.