Our School Community Council is in charge of approving our Trust Land Plan and accompanying budget. We were able to purchase eighteen Smart Boards completing our goal to have one in each classroom. We also purchased books and DVDs for our Media Center. The Smart Boards are used daily in classrooms for teacher instruction and interactive student learning. This technology has greatly enhanced classroom instruction and student involvement in learning and instruction.
To address the goals of our plan, balanced literacy and balanced math instruction was consistent school-wide. Double dose classes were offered to identified students needing additional instruction. Certified teachers in each grade level at our school taught the classes. Grade level teams collaborated weekly to discuss student progress, review data, and share best practices. Highly qualified Title I aides worked with students under the direction of the classroom teachers at each grade level.
The progress score for Central Elementary in language arts for 2011 was 209 and in 2012 it was 375 according to our school UCAS report. Our goal was to maintain a progress score of at least 200, which we were able to accomplish. Using the DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment), 85% of our kindergarten students were at benchmark, 83% of our first grade students were at benchmark, and 75% of our second grade students were at benchmark. The progress score for Central Elementary in math for 2011 was 226 and in 2012 it was 375 according to our school UCAS report. Our goal was to maintain a progress score of at least 200, which we were able to far exceed.