Ramage Elementary School

Strategic Plan 2013-14

COUNTY/SCHOOL: BOONE /RAMAGE ELEMENTARY Date: 03/21/2014

Self Study Optional Worksheet - Published Copy

What is the school's current level of effectiveness?

Note: This worksheet will NOT be part of the public plan published on the WVDE website. The LEA/schools will

determine if and how this Worksheet will be utilized.

A. STUDENTS and COMMUNITY: What are the unique characteristics of the school's students and

community? Are there changes or emerging trends that should impact the direction of the plan? How do

these characteristics and trends affect the mission or core beliefs?

Students enrolled at Ramage Elementary School come from homes whereby the low socioeconomic

status impacts students. Approximately 70% of the students are direct-certified through WVDHHR. Many

students come from broken homes. Many students reside with grandparents or other family members.

The community of Ramage is very supportive of education. Parents are actively involved in their

children's education. Students coming from these diverse backgrounds create opportunities to make a

positive impact on both students and families.

B. STUDENT PERFORMANCE: What patterns and trends have emerged as the staff examined school and

classroom student performance data? What are the priorities for improvement?

1. ACHIEVEMENT: Use appropriate state data sources such as WESTEST2, ACT and AP or

any local school data that assists the staff in determining improvement needs. Please

consider issues of overall performance as well as sub-group gaps.

Trend1: WESTEST2 data from 2012-13 revealed that students

attained an index score of 43.338. The index target was

46.630%. Specifically, in Math, students attained an index

score of 46.534 with a target score of 50.262. In Reading,

students attained an index score of 38.613 with a target

score of 44.538.

Priority1:

Teachers will specifically target students in the area of

Reading. STAR Reading and Math from Renaissance

Learning will be incorporated. Students will be progress

monitored and students scoring in the intensive group will

receive explicit instruction. Teachers will adjust instruction

based upon formative assessments.

2. STUDENT DISPOSITIONS: (Use appropriate data sources associated with student

behavior, attendance, wellness, and other data areas that relate to student responsibility and

school citizenship.)

Trend1: Current data (2012-13) revealed that @10% of students

were issued at least one behavioral violation. Student

attendance rate for SY 2013 was 92%.

Priority1:

The school staff will incorporate WVDE Policy 4373

(Expected Behaviors in Safe And Supportive Schools).

Having received the Fuel Up To Play grant through the

National Dairy Council will allow teachers and students the

opportunity to focus on student wellness.

3. PREPARATION for COLLEGE/CAREERS: Middle/High School Only (Use applicable data

associated with graduation rate, college transition rate, CTE credential trends, Work Keys,

ACT PLAN and ACT EXPLORE.)

No College/Career Preparation trends or priorities found.

C. STUDY OF SCHOOL CONDITIONS: What should be changed inside the school to improve student

learning?

1. OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND EFFICIENCY: Are there areas related to school management

and efficiency that should be targeted for improvement? Please consider areas such as personnel,

facilities, transportation, technology, information systems, school safety, or finance. Are you complying

with state and local policies? Are there waivers to policy or code you wish to pursue?

Area:

Personnel:

Specific Concern: None

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

Finance:

Specific Concern: None

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

Facilities:

Specific Concern: None

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

Information Systems:

Specific Concern: None

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

Transportation:

Specific Concern: None

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

School Safety:

Specific Concern: Security Cameras

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Lack of security cameras disallows administration to

monitor all area.

Technology:

Specific Concern: Lack of Broadband Width

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? WVDE will have to look at increasing this.

Other:

Specific Concern: None

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

Summary: Practices or procedures to enact in order to comply with local/state/federal

policy and code in school and district organizational and management efficiency:

All practices and procedures meet guidelines.

Summary: Waivers to Policy/Code the staff wishes to pursue to allow for innovation in

school and district organizational and management efficiency:

None

Summary: Targets for improvement of areas related to school and district organizational

and management efficiency:

None

2. SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM LEARNING CONDITIONS

SCHOOL-WIDE CONDITIONS: Based on an analysis of school learning conditions, please determine

improvement priorities. A helpful self-analysis tool is available at

http://wvde.state.wv.us/schoolimprovement/high-quality-standards.html. This tool will help your staff

identify root causes for deficits in student performance.

Area:

Create a Positive School Climate and Culture:

Specific Concern: 78.85%

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? High expectations for all

Exhibit Strong Leadership that is Learning-Centered and Collegial:

Specific Concern: 73.75%

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Student leadership

Develop Effective Student Support Services:

Specific Concern: 71.67%

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Parent and community partnerships

Create Positive Family and Community Connections:

Specific Concern: 75%

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Parents having time to participate in school

activities

Employ Processes of Continuous Improvement:

Specific Concern: 72.92%

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Monitoring for results

Provide for On-Going Educator Growth and Development:

Specific Concern: 100%

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? GREAT professional development opportunities

Other:

Specific Concern: None

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

What are your improvement priorities for school/district learning conditions::

We will focus on student leadership which was 62.5%. Mrs. Ooten will enroll students in the Fuel Up To

Play site. They will then help coordinate wellness activities. We will develop a student council for

students.

3. CLASSROOM CONDITIONS:

a. Based on the review of appropriate classroom data sources (e.g.,

Walk-Throughs,Instructional Audits, etc.), what areas need to be considered for classroom

improvements?

Area:

Develop and Implement a Standards-Based Curriculum:

Specific Concern: Integration of Common Core Objectives

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Beginning phase of Common Core curricular

components

Design Processes for Student-Centered Cusomized Learning:

Specific Concern: Integration of student portfolios allows students the

opportunity to track their progress

Root Cause(s) to be addressed?

Utilize Developmentally Appropriate Engaging and Meaningful Instructional Practices:

Specific Concern: Incorporation of graphic organizers and hands-on

learning

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Adjustment to teaching and best practices will

improve this.

Employ Standards-Based Assessment Processes:

Specific Concern: STAR Reading/Math will allow students' progress to

be monitored.

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Teachers will need extensive, on-going professional

development

Create a Safe and Well-Designed Learning Environment:

Specific Concern: Student Behavior

Root Cause(s) to be addressed? Parental involvement

b. After reviewing information from the employee evaluation reports, are there areas of

concern that should be targeted for improvement?

Area1: None

Specific Concern1:

Root Cause(s)1?

What are your improvement priorities for classroom learning conditions:

Incorporate FRAYER model as a graphic organizer, utilize How/What/Where/When/Why/WHo cubes,

think/pair/share strategy, "hands-on" activities, formative assessments at end of each class

E. DISTRICT PRIORITIES: Are there priorities of your district office/local board of education that must be

incorporated into your school's strategic plan?

Focus on English Language Arts and Math

F. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: As your school addresses such federally funded areas as Title I, Title II,

Special Education, Technology, etc., are there priorities for improvement that should be addressed in the

Strategic Plan? Are there any other areas not covered in the worksheet that should be addressed in the

plan?

No