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 Schoolwide Action Plan

ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY

GOAL: Mira Costa will use student data for the purpose of modification of instruction to support student learning and achievement.

RATIONALE:

    • Data are not being used effectively to make student placement decisions.
    • Current data indicate that there are significant members of students scoring below the 50th percentile in the area of reading on the SAT 9 assessment.
    • Student placement has been inconsistent year to year and from department to department.

ESLRs addressed: 1, 2, and 3

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Determine initial data for collection (i.e. standardized, District, local, and departmental)
  • Education Council
  • Administration
  • District
  • Testing data
  • Grade distribution report
  • Common exams
  • Government surveys
  • Local surveys
  • Aggregated data
  • June 2003
  • Ongoing (August 2003 Ė June 2004)
  • List of appropriate data
  • Education Council
  • Faculty meetings
  • Board reports
  • PTSA
  • School Site Council
  • ASB
  • Single School Plan

 

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Collect data
  • 9th grade students below the 50th percentile
  • Teachers
  • EAs
  • Department Chairs
  • Administration
  • Students
  • EL Coordinator
  • AVID Coordinator
  • District
  • SAT 9 results
  • STAR results
  • Course descriptions
  • Grade distributions
  • CAHSEE results
  • UCLA Diagnostic test
  • Common exams
  • CELDT scores
  • 8th grade counselor
  • Access to appropriate data
  • By semester
  • Education Council
  • Departments
  1. Analyze/interpret data
  • Develop a philosophy and set of criteria, based on data, for placement of incoming and continuing students
  • Teachers
  • EAs
  • Department Chairs
  • Administration
  • Students
  • EL Coordinator
  • AVID Coordinator
  • District
  • SAT 9 results
  • STAR results
  • Course descriptions
  • CAHSEE results
  • UCLA Diagnostic test
  • Common exams
  • Teacher recommendations
  • CELDT scores
  • 8th grade counselor
  • Staff development
  • LACOE workshops
  • Statistics teacher
  • Report of students who transfer into different course levels
  • Grade distributions
  • STAR results
  • GSE results
  • AP pass rates
  • CAHSEE results
  • CELDT results
  • Common exam results
  • Training of staff in statistical analysis
  • Semester evaluation
  • Refine as needed
  • Course outlines
  • Department meetings
  • Education Council

 

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Report findings
  • Education Council
  • Department Chairs
  • Administration
  • Written interpretation of data
  • Distribution of report
  • Semester evaluation
  • Minimum Ė annually
  • Single School Plan
  • District
  • ASB
  • PTSA
  • School Site Council
  • Education Council
  1. Plan for change as necessary
  • Establish a schedule for articulation with feeder schools for activities such as curriculum mapping 12ģ K, and vertical planning between grades and within subject areas
  • Establish a remediation plan for students who are not reading at grade level through:
  1. Expanding the role of the Reading Specialist
  2. Reading across the curriculum
  3. Direct reading instruction in the Learning Center
  4. Increase enrollment in support classes (such as AVID and literacy)
  • Increase support services for students with special needs
  1. Application of essential standards on designated IEPs
  2. Direct-instruction
  3. Class placement
  • Administration
  • Department Chairs
  • Teachers
  • EAs
  • District
  • 8th grade feeder schools
  • Reading Specialist
  • Staff development time
  • Course standards and outlines
  • District categorical funds such as Eisenhower and Innovative Strategies
  • Analysis of data
  • Middle school articulation time
  • Multi-year schedule for articulation
  • STAR results
  • CAHSEE results
  • Grade distributions
  • Reading assessments
  • IEPs
  • Spring 2004 Ė implement
  • Annual review
  • Master calendar
  • Department meetings
  • PTSA
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
  • Special Needs bulletin

 

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Modify curriculum and assessments as necessary
  • Education Council
  • Department Chairs
  • Teachers
  • District
  • Time
  • Current curriculum
  • Current assessments
  • Standards
  • Benchmarks
  • Revised documents
  • Annually beginning Spring 2004
  • Course expectations
  • Lesson plans
  • Course descriptions
  • District
  • PTSA
  • ASB
  • Single School Plan
  • Board report
  1. Plan and implement instructional strategies
  • Teachers
  • Departments
  • BTSA
  • Professional development
  • Curriculum development time
  • Improved student achievement
  • Annually beginning Spring 2004
  • Lesson plans
  • Course expectations
  1. Plan and implement assessment strategies
  • Teachers
  • Administration
  • Department Chairs
  • Professional development
  • Curriculum development time
  • Improved student achievement
  • Annually beginning Spring 2004
  • Lesson plans
  • Course expectations
  • Course descriptions
  1. Annually review/revise professional development plan.
  • Education Council
  • Administration
  • Professional development time
  • Improved student achievement
  • Bi-annually
  • Education Council
  • District
  • Administration

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

GOAL: Professional development will be staff driven and will serve to meet the needs of teachers, classified staff, administration, and

students.

RATIONALE:

    • Professional development direction has been expressed as a need by our faculty and classified staff.
    • Focus Group discussions indicate a need for providing increased time for department and interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • Focus Group discussions indicate a desire to involve more faculty input in professional development decision making.

ESLRs addressed: 1, 2, 3, and 4

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Clarify/identify the professional development needs/goals of certificated and classified staff.
  • Assessment and accountability
  • Ethical conduct
  • Safe and Sound schools
  • Additional as identified
  • School Site Council
  • Education Council
  • Faculty
  • Classified Staff
  • Administration
  • Letís Get Focused self-study
  • Department plans
  • Single School Plan
  • Student achievement data
  • CLAD/BCLAD teacher roster
  • Assessment and Accountability Action Plan
  • Needs and goals identified
  • Department feedback
  • June 2003
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
  • Faculty meetings
  • District

 

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Prioritize needs/goals for long range professional development plan
  • School Site Council
  • Administration
  • Classified Staff
  • Education Council
  • WASC self-study
  • Department plans
  • Single School Plan
  • Student achievement data
  • CLAD/BCLAD roster
  • Goals will be prioritized
  • Higher percentage of CLAD teachers
  • June 2003
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
  • Faculty meetings
  1. Establish a 2003-04 school year calendar for professional development
  • School Site Council
  • Administration
  • Classified staff
  • Education Council
  • District
  • School calendar
  • Events calendar
  • 2002-03 calendar
  • District calendar
  • School calendar
  • Events calendar
  • District calendar
  • June 2003
  • MCHS WEB site
  • Parent E-list
  • Principalís Newsletter
  • Calendar
  1. Design a long-range professional development plan
  • School Site Council
  • WASC Leadership Team
  • Education Council
  • Administration
  • Teachers
  • Classified Staff
  • Letís Get Focused self-study action plan
  • Single School Plan
  • Innovative Strategies funds
  • Title I funds
  • Student achievement data
  • CLAD/BCLAD legislation and roster
  • Increased student achievement measured in multiple and specific ways
  • Department feedback
  • Higher percentage of CLAD teachers
  • June 2003 Ė December 2003
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
  • Faculty Meetings
  • MCHS WEB site
  • Parent E-list
  • Principalís Newsletter
  • SARC
  • Single School Plan

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Annually review/revise professional development plan
  • School Site Council
  • WASC Leadership Team
  • Education Council
  • Administration
  • Teachers
  • Classified Staff
  • Professional development plan
  • Increased student achievement measured in multiple and specific ways
  • Department feedback
  • May 2003
  • Ongoing
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
  • Faculty meetings
  • MCHS WEB site
  • Parent E-list
  • Principalís Newsletter

STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY AND ETHICS

GOAL: There will be a coordinated system of accountability to encourage members of the school community to make more positive

academic and ethical decisions.

RATIONALE:

    • There is a need for students to increase their utilization of after-school programs.
    • 500 students are below the 50th percentile on the SAT 9 in reading.
    • Students whose grades indicate they are in need of remedial support do not access available services.
    • Results of the ethics survey indicate a need for improved ethical behavior.
    • The increased use of technology has indicated the need for more training on the ethical use of information.
    • There is an increase in inappropriate use of technology based on the filter log and student discipline reports.
    • There is an increase of suspensions and citations based on drug, alcohol, and cheating infractions.

ESLRS addressed: 1, 2, and 3

TASK

RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

RESOURCES

MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

TIMELINE

METHODS TO REPORT

  1. Determine why students are not accessing after-school labs
  • Solicit feedback from:

Students

Parents

ASB

Teachers

  • Administration
  • Teachers
  • ASB
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Staff support
  • Survey
  • Administration funding
  • School site general funds
  • Results of formal and informal surveys
  • Spring 2003 - initial date
  • Annual review every spring
    • Education Council
    • School Site Council
    1. Brainstorm concepts for a "system" which coordinates academic support services
    • Form an ad hoc committee of stakeholders
    • Administration
    • Focus Group Leaders
  • Results from survey
  • Data on existing labs
  • System developed
    • Fall 2003
    • All stakeholders
    1. Determine a system for recognition of students who utilize academic support services
    • Teachers
    • PTSA
    • ASB
    • Community Members
    • Education Foundation
    • EAs
  • Site/Community donations
  • Lab attendance logs
  • Performance in classes
  • Winter 2003
  • All stakeholders
  • Education Foundation
    1. Develop ways to motivate students to perform to their potential on statewide standardized tests
    • School Site Council
    • Education Council
    • Teachers
    • EAs
    • Administration
  • Meeting time
  • Data
  • Information on Governorís Scholarship Award
  • Improved scores on the STAR and CAHSEE
  • 2003-2004 - research
  • Spring 2004 Ė implement
  • 2005 - review and assess
  • Board of Trustees
  • Education Council
  • Departments
  • School Site Council
  • PTSA
    1. Identify the specific areas for improvement of ethical behavior in regard to honesty, property, cheating, and use of technology
    • Establish an Ethics Committee
    • Administrator in charge of technology
    • Technology Coordinator
  • Data (e.g. citations, discipline, conflict resolution, academic honesty report, WEB filter)
  • Document identifying the three areas of focus
  • Fall 2003
  • Student body
  • Staff
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
  • PTSA
    1. Develop and implement strategies to improve ethical behavior on campus

    • Ethics Committee
    • ASB
    • PACE
    • Link Crew
  • Staff development and time
  • Review past documents
  • Grade-level parent nights
  • Coaches and sponsors
  • PTSA
  • Feedback from:
    • parents
    • students
    • teachers
    • coaches
    • Administrators
    • Survey on ethical awareness
  • 2003-2005
  • Parents
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • All community stakeholders
  •  

    SAFE AND SOUND SCHOOL

    GOAL: MCHS will provide a safe and sound school environment for the well-being of all students and staff.

    RATIONALE:

      • There is an increase in substance abuse based on discipline reports.
      • There is an increase in littering on campus evidenced by citations issued and discipline reports.
      • There is an increase in the number of students accessing counseling support due to increased stress and emotional duress.
      • There is an increase in inappropriate use of technology based on the filter log and student discipline reports.
      • The four years of planned construction is disruptive to the learning environment.

    ESLRS addressed: 1, 2, 3, and 4

    TASK

    RESPONSIBLE PERSON(S) INVOLVED

    RESOURCES

    MEANS TO ASSESS IMPROVEMENT

    TIMELINE

    METHODS TO REPORT

    1. Analyze the results from the California Healthy Kids Survey and data from school discipline files to determine the effectiveness of current programs designed to address the increased use of illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol

     

    • Safe and Drug-free Coordinator (DATE Coordinator)
    • School Safety Committee
    • Administration
    • Principalís Cabinet
    • Department Chairs
    • California Healthy Kids Survey
    • Discipline summaries
    • Statistics from Impact program
  • Decrease in the use of drugs by students as reported
  • Incident reports
  • Review subsequent years of the California Healthy Kids Survey
  • Review California Healthy Kid Survey in March 2003 or when available
  • Review school discipline data at the end of each semester
  • Board of Education agenda item
  • Stakeholder meetings
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
  • PTSA
    1. Review the results of the measures designed to address the increased use of illegal substances
    • Principalís Cabinet
    • ASB
    • PTSA
    • School Site Council
    • Education Council
    • The Board of Education
    • Manhattan Beach Council of PTAs Drug and Alcohol Task Force
  • California Healthy Kids Survey
  • Discipline reports
  • Current literature
  • Task completion
  • Stakeholder feedback
  • Following the receipt of the annual California Healthy Kids Survey
  • Quarterly review of discipline reports
  • Regular meetings/ agenda items with stakeholder groups
  • Board of Education agenda items
    1. Design and implement a contingency plan that will address any increase in drug use. This may include use of canines in classrooms to detect drugs; random drug testing of athletes; increased severity of consequences for violations

     

    • Administration
    • EAs
    • All stakeholders
  • Current and relevant literature
  • Safe and Sound Drug Free School grant
  • Outside, professional contractors
  • Monitor discipline reports and data such as California Healthy Kids Survey and incident reports
  • Annual monitoring of change in drug use on campus
  • Regular meetings with stakeholder groups
  • Board of Education agenda items
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
    1. Review littering citation policy and modify if necessary
    • School Resource Officer (SRO)
    • ASB
    • School Site Council
    • Education Council
    • PTSA
    • Maintenance and Operations personnel
  • Littering policy
  • Relevant literature
  • Strategies employed by other districts
  • The practices are either changed or continued
  • Annually in May
  • Student Handbook
  • Mailings to parents
    1. Develop and implement strategies to address ways to increase student ownership of their campus
    • Administration
    • ASB
    • Maintenance and Operations
    • La Vista
    • Broadcast studio
  • Incident reports
  • School statistics on littering incidence and numbers of citations
  • May 2003 and annually as needed
  • Student Handbook
  • La Vista
  • School broadcast
    1. Increase opportunities for students to take courses; review current schedule; and investigate ways to decrease load
    • Education Council
    • School Site Council
    • PTSA
    • ASB
  • Current bell schedule
  • Master schedule
    • Decrease in referrals
    • Student Satisfaction Survey
  • Fourth quarter annual review
  • Student Handbook
  • Stakeholder meetings agenda items
  • La Vista
  • Broadcast studio

     

     

    1. Maintain current strategies designed to support students, such as: Peer-Counseling, PACE, and School Psychologist
    • Organization Leaders
    • EAs
  • School and District budget
  • Grants
  • Decrease in the number of referrals and incidence of drug use
  • Attendance reports
  • Review programs annually in the spring
    • Information publication:
    • Flyers
    • WEB page
    • PTSA
    1. Fully implement the MCHS and MBUSD Technology Use Plan, which outlines strategies, resources, and timelines for monitoring student use of technology
    • Technology Coordinator at MCHS
    • Administration
    • EAs
    • Teachers
  • Incident reports
  • Technology plan
  • School and District budget
    • Decrease in incidence
    • Technology abuse report
  • Annual review in the fall
  • Annual report to MBUSD
  • Education Council
  • School Site Council
    1. Establish a committee to review specific modernization plans, recommend modifications, and monitor progress. Modification may include
    • Science labs
    • Foreign language labs
    • Performance rooms
    • Department Chairs
    • Administrator responsible for M&O
    • District Administrator
    • Project Managers
    • Architect
    • Construction plans and proposals
    • Safety incidence reports
    • Staff punch-list (completion of construction tasks)
  • Safety reports
  • Completion of punch-lists
  • Timelines are met
  • Staff satisfaction surveys
  • End-of-semester surveys
  • Establish committee by May, 2003
  • Monthly monitoring
  • Monthly reports to site leadership, Education Council, and District
  • cc. project managers
    1. Review the plans to facilitate construction and modernization phases developed by administration
    • Administration
    • Project Managers
    • ASB
    • PTSA
    • School Site Council
    • Education Council
    • Master plan timeline
    • Scope-of-work timeline
    • Administration plans
  • Demonstrated smooth daily operation of school with minimal disruptions to the learning environment
  • No safety violations
  • Plans for construction will be reviewed when they become available
  • Education Council
  • ASB
  • PTSA
  • School Site Council
    1. Monitor existing strategies and programs designed to keep the school environment safe and sound
    • School Safety Committee
    • School Site Safety Plan
  • School Safety Plan
  • Incident reports
  • Number of incident reports
  • Compliance reports
  • Quarterly meetings
  • Quarterly meetings
  • Ad hoc reports
    1. Determine and secure the needed financial support for schoolwide programs
    • Education Council
    • District
    • PTSA
    • Education Foundation
    • School Site Council
  • School Budget
  • Department Budgets
  • Grants
  • Categorical funds
  • PTSA
  • Education Foundation
    • Programs that are funded and viable
  • Annual March reports
  • Single School Plan
  • Education Council Meeting reports
  • School Site Council meeting reports
  • Department meetings
  • Category

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