School Improvement Process
Schools Getting Better)
part of state and federal laws, each district in Montana will develop a
comprehensive five-year school improvement plan by May 2003.
The five-year plan will spell out what the district and itís
schools will do to continually improve in all areas of each school to
increase student achievement or student doing better in school and on
goal has an action plan and evaluation to ensure progress is being made in
reaching the goal.
years ago H. C. Davis and Anna Jeffries Elementary Schools chose the
Effective Schools Process to create our elementary five-year plan.
Effective Schools began over thirty years ago, based on sound
research proving that any child can succeed regardless of their
socioeconomic background, race, gender, or the education of their parents.
Every child that attends our schools can learn and can succeed.
Through the effective school model there
are seven areas or Correlates that must be considered for an effective and
well-planned School Improvement Plan.
The Seven Correlates of Effective Schools are:
Safe, Caring and Orderly
A Climate of High Expectations for
Clear and Focused Mission
Opportunity to Learn and Time on
Frequent Monitoring of Student
Positive Home, School, Community
Every staff member belongs on a Correlate
Team. Each team has a team
leader and a representative to the School Improvement Team.
The teams each set goals, work to reach those goals, monitor
progress, set new goals, and report to the School Improvement Team.
The School Improvement Team guides and directs, approves action,
and makes decisions to keep staff focused on Learning for All.
The key to a successful School Improvement
Plan is parent and community involvement.
this year, each correlate team will look for 1-3 members from parents and
the community to be involved in our school improvement process. If you are
interested in working to make our school better please contact Venus
Dodson, principal, at either HC Davis 983-5513 or Anna Jeffries 873-2411.
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