School Improvement & Innovation Plan

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

In response to a non-fiction reading passage, all Frost students will complete a multi-paragraph composition in the Fall and Spring. Both will be scored according to the school-wide writing rubric. 90% of all students scoring below a score of 17 will improve by at least 2 points from the Fall to the Spring assessment. 100% of students scoring 17 or greater on the Fall assessment will maintain or increase their score on the Spring assessment.

Strategy 1

Provide on-going, direct instruction of effective content-specific writing skills

Strategy 2

Implement the secondary literacy framework of reading, writing, thinking and discussing in all disciplines

Strategy 3

Targeted appropriate and continuing professional development for teachers to implement reading and writing across the curriculum

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

90% of Math 7 and Math 8 students will be proficient (achieve a 64% or higher) on all four quarterly common assessments.

Strategy 1

Integrate the Frost Four, which emphasizes math problem-solving skills, to improve problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

Strategy 2

Improve intervention efforts with identified students who are not in the proficient range on quarterly common assessments.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By the end of the 2016-17 school year, 100% of Frost MS students will report that they are able to engage in metacognition MOST or ALL of the time as measured by the spring post-assessment survey.

Strategy 1

Focus on increased student engagement and metacognitive processes to positively impact student achievement in all classes.

Strategy 2

Implement a variety of practices to partner with families in further developing students’ metacognitive skills and other executive functioning indicators to improve academic achievement.