Priority Focus & School Goals

Priority Focus

To continue to deepen teacher capacity to support students’ critical thinking skills through higher order questioning, and student expression of ideas through oral discussion and writing.

 

Absolutes

Active use of vocabulary in discussions and writing by students and teachers
Higher order thinking questions (teacher-to-student AND student-to-student)
Rich discussion to build background knowledge
Building schema
Rigorous learning objectives that align to the standards

2020-2021 School Goals

ELA - By June 2021, there will be a 3% increase, from 59% to 62% of all students achieving at or above grade level, as measured by i-Ready diagnostic.  By June, 2021, there will be a 3% increase, from 21% to 24% of the English Language Learners achieving at or above grade level, as measured by i-Ready Diagnostic.  By June, 2021, there will be a 3% increase, from 27% to 30% of the Students with Disabilities achieving at or above grade level, as measured by i-Ready Diagnostic.

Math - By June 2021, there will be a 4% increase, from 63% to 67% of all students achieving at or above grade level, as measured by i-Ready Diagnostic.  By June, 2021, there will be a 3% increase, from 48% to 51% of the English Language Learners achieving at or above grade level, as measured by i-Ready Diagnostic.  By June, 2021, there will be a 3% increase, from 48% to 51% of the Students with Disabilities achieving at or above grade level, as measured by i-Ready Diagnostic.

Absenteeism - By June 2021, Chronic Absenteeism for all students designated as chronically absent, will decrease 5%, from 19.4% to 14.4%, as measured by ATS daily attendance data and weekly review by the Attendance Team.

NYC School Survey - By June 2021, NYC School Survey Supportive Environment score will increase from 3.95 to 4.45 as measured by the Panorama Education SEL survey results confirming adults at our school recognize disruptive behavior as social emotional learning opportunities.