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 discussion and writing by students and teachers

Higher order thinking questions (Teacher-to-Students AND Student-to-Student)

Rich discussions to build knowledge

Building schema

Rigorous learning objectives that relate to the big ideas

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 results will increase 3%, from 86% to 89%, in the area of trust between staff members as measured by weekly data dives during collaborative morning planning meetings and evidence by teacher survey data.