Math Goal

School Improvement Plan Goal #1
Toano Middle School will increase the SOL Math Pass Rate for Students with Disabilities (SWD) subgroup from 47% in 2016-2017 to 53% over a three-year span from the 2017-2018 school year to the 2019-2020 school year.

  • During the 2017-2018 School Year our target will be a 49% pass rate for SWD students.
  • During the 2018-2019 School Year our target will be a 51% pass rate for SWD students.
  • During the 2019-2020 School Year our target will be a 53% pass rate for SWD students.

Effective Strategy #1

  • Teachers will use a variety of instructional strategies to include technology and manipulative s as well as scaffolding practices in response to student performance on assessments.

Performance Indicator #1

  • Academic progress will be measured by and monitored with the Math MAP Test with the intent that SWD will meet their expected growth rates.

Effective Strategy #2

  • Classroom teachers and learning specialists will collaborate to provide additional support to SWD outside of the traditional math classroom utilizing small group settings that provide students with engaging activities, such as technology incorporation, manipulatives, and Hands-on Equations, to enhance their understanding of the math content.

Performance Indicator #2

  • Teachers will create a math assessment that focuses on a weak strand from the previous SOL test that will be used to assess student growth on the specified strand during the school year.

English Goal

School Improvement Plan Goal #2

Toano Middle School will increase the SOL Reading Pass Rate for Economically Disadvantaged (ED) Students subgroup from 61% in 2016-2017 to 66% over a three-year span from 2017-2018 school year to the 2019-2020 school year.

  • During the 2017-2018 School Year our target will be a 63% pass rate for ED students.
  • During the 2018-2019 School Year our target will be a 64% pass rate for ED students.
  • During the 2019-2020 School Year our target will be a 66% pass rate for ED students.

Effective Strategy #1

  • Teachers will use a variety of instructional modes and scaffolding practices in response to student performance on assessments.
  • Performance Indicator #1
    Academic progress will be measured by and monitored with the English MAP Test with the intent that ED students will meet their expected growth rates.

Effective Strategy #2

  • Teachers will utilize a variety of Non-Fiction technology applications such as Newsela, Flocabulary, Common Lit, and Read Theory, to engage students with Non-Fiction texts and writing activities during their class periods. Flocabulary will be used across multiple content areas.

Performance Indicator #2

  • Teachers will create a Non-Fiction assessment that will be used to assess student growth on Non-Fiction Reading standards during the school year.

Attendance Goal

School Improvement Plan Goal #3

Toano Middle School will decrease the number of students with eight or more unexcused absences from 17% in 2016-2017 to 14% over a three-year span from 2017-2018 school year to the 2019-2020 school year.

  • During the 2017-2018 School Year our target will be to decrease the number of eight or more unexcused absences to 16%.
  • During the 2018-2019 School Year our target will be to decrease the number of eight or more unexcused absences to 15%.
  • During the 2018-2019 School Year our target will be to decrease the number of eight or more unexcused absences to 14%.

Effective Strategy #1

  • A staff member will make a phone call home to discuss the five-day unexcused absences notification that was mailed home and to offer support to the family, such as a direct student conference, to improve the child’s school attendance.

Performance Indicator #1

  • Each marking period, attendance reports will be compared to the previous year’s report to see if progress is being made towards the goal of decreasing the number of student’s with eight or more unexcused absences.

Effective Strategy #2

  • The school counselors will invite students who had 10 or more unexcused absences during the previous year to participate in the Student Engagement small group. The small group will focus on Strategies for School Success, Positive Mindset, and School Involvement to enhance their school experience.

Performance Indicator #2

  • School counselors will continuously monitor student participants’ attendance throughout the school year to include group sessions, individual counseling meetings, and parent phone calls, et cetra.