Evidence for 4.2

Fort Calhoun Community Schools

-School Improvement Reflection Sheet-

Standard:__Standard 4.2 Elementary        Date: ____1/17/14_______

School:  Elementary __X___     High School _____  Rating:   4

1.  What strategies (documentation) are already in place to meet this standard:

Question 1-  We feel that our instructional time, material resources and fiscal resources truly support the purpose and direction of our school.  We have been given supplemental resources in our classrooms, such as Lexia and Time for Kids. We feel our instructional time has become more purposeful with the inclusion of Learning Targets and Marzano teacher model.  As stated on the previous indicator, we feel that we have an abundance of resources to support both teachers and students.

Question 2- We believe our instructional time is protected in policy and practice.  We include learning targets in all of our lessons and follow a routine schedule and planned curriculum.  Our teachers are given a certain amount of planning time each day. Instructional time is generally not interrupted.

Question 3- We feel that Mr. Wagner, Mrs. Dougherty, Dr. Johnson, and the Instructional leaders to a superb job gathering and exhausting resources to meet the needs of all students.

Question 4- Since our school has a HAL program, TITLE reading program, a Behavior Interventionist, SPED programs, community volunteers, and a mentoring program, we feel that our school truly meets the needs of all students.

Question 5- We believe that efforts toward continued improvement of instruction and operations are being made continually.  Examples would be our instruction in Marzano, professional development opportunities, and a new mission statement and publicized school purpose.

2.  If you rated 3 or below on this standard, what resources/support is needed to improve:

-None

3.  List your topics of discussion today:

Please see above.

4.  Do you have any questions or concerns related to this standard:

No. We are very proud of the instructional time and happy with the resources we currently have.

5.  If necessary, what are the next steps we should take to meet this standard (set goals):

-None

6.  Place your ratings that you gave each question that is listed under the standard here:

Q1__3___

Q2__3___

Q3__4___

Q4__4___

Q5__4__

Average score: __4___

Fort Calhoun Community Schools

-School Improvement Reflection Sheet-

Standard:__Standard 4.2  High School________        Date: Jan. 17, 2014_________

School:  Elementary _____     High School  3

1.  What strategies (documentation) are already in place to meet this standard:

-Restricting the homeroom meeting to once a week, to make more instructional time available.

-Adopting the one on one iPad program for all students in grade 9-12.

-Effective communication with various publics to pass the bond issue referendum.

-Dr. Johnson’s auction and governmental office re-purposing office equipment

2.  If you rated 3 or below on this standard, what resources/support is needed to improve:

3.  List your topics of discussion today:

-High-ability learners do not have sufficient material resources and instructional time to be challenged within the school day.

-Small number of staff creates a very limited number of instructor-led class offerings.  This has caused FCHS to do more with independent and online courses but is that what is best for students?  And is it effective for High Ability Learners?

-Enrichment opportunities are limited without a HAL coordinator – special teams in academic areas and special projects

-Time for enrichment activities is very limited due to the increased number of days required for testing

-The fact that all of the junior high instructors are also high school instructors limits the flexibility that they need to be efficient

4.  Do you have any questions or concerns related to this standard:

-HAL coordinator + ½ of a ½ time position for the Jr/Sr High School

-How is this demonstrated by the leadership?

      -Annual Budget Report. Board report meetings:  Dr. Johnson’s post board meetings with staff.

5.  If necessary, what are the next steps we should take to meet this standard (set goals):

6.  Place your ratings that you gave each question that is listed under the standard here:

Q1____3

Q2____3

Q3____4

Q4____3

Q5____3

Q6_____

Average: __3__