ADMIN565 ?Phoenix School Improvement Plan Assignment

ADMIN565 ?Phoenix School Improvement Plan Assignment

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Signature Assignment: School Improvement Plan (SIP)* ADMIN/565 Version 6 University of Phoenix Material Signature Assignment: School Improvement Plan (SIP)* Principals are required to plan, organize, monitor, and evaluate a school improvement plan that addresses areas of weakness reflected in their school’s annual standardized test scores. The intent of the plan is to improve the quality of instruction, raise students’ skills, and increase their test scores. In this assignment, you will select a school, examine its most recent reading and mathematics standardized test scores, and create a plan that will address the areas of weakness in one of those two subject areas. Part One: Data Evaluation and Identification of Goals a. Examine and discuss the demographics of the community and school. Relate how community and school demographics impact student learning. Include the following in the school profile: 1) The school’s name (create a pseudonym) 2) Location and description of the school and its community 3) Grade levels 4) Student enrollment 5) Student demographics 6) Number of teachers b. Make use of the school profile and relevant assessment data. 1) Examine the most recent reading and mathematics standardized test data for all grade levels tested at this school. If possible, use the school databases to extract and analyze data, or go to the school district website, state department of education, or other official source for information. Data may also be obtained from the school principal. 2) Graphically represent reading and mathematics data for each grade level tested. Summarize the information that you found. Analyze patterns, strengths, and weaknesses related to reading and mathematics achievement. c. Explain your rationale for selecting either the reading or mathematics subject area to work on and describe the specific aspect(s) of this subject area that are of particular concern. d. List your major goal(s) for the reading or mathematics improvement plan. Part Two: Action Plan Describe in detail the actions you will take to make the development and the implementation of this plan an inclusive decision-making and communication process. • • • Describe and explain how you will involve relevant stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, administrators, families, and community) in setting and carrying out the plan’s objectives. Describe and explain how progress toward achievement of objectives will be monitored and assessed, and by whom. Describe the professional development component of the plan. How will professional development be determined and implemented, and by whom? Part Three: Reflection Reflect on the process of developing a school improvement plan including the role of the principal as instructional leader, collaboration among stakeholders, decision making, and the use of relevant data to improve the quality of instruction. Copyright © 2016 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 1 Signature Assignment Guidelines ADMIN/565 Version 6 University of Phoenix Material Signature Assignment Guidelines Signature Assignments are aligned to program student learning outcomes and provide critical information to help the university ensure students have mastered learning outcomes necessary to be effective practitioners and to assist in the university’s programmatic assessment process. Students will use the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program to complete this assignment. Signature Assignments are required and cannot be changed or deleted. This course contains a Signature Assignment: School Improvement Plan. It is due in Week 6. The Signature Assignment in this course is aligned to Program Student Learning Outcome: #2: Students can evaluate effective professional practice. Students and faculty can access the Signature Assignment in the week in which it is due by clicking on the assignment’s link. The link will be labeled as a Signature Assignment followed by the assignment’s name. Sample: The Signature Assignment will be evaluated by faculty using a standardized rubric. Students can access the Signature Assignment in the week in which it is due by clicking on the assignment’s link and then going to the Grading tab. Hover over each section of the rubric to review the expectations (Meets, Exceeds, etc.). Note: The Signature Assignment can be submitted and evaluated only one time in the course. There is no opportunity for re-submitting the assignment based on faculty feedback. It is important to review the assignment and rubric throughout the course to ensure that the final product meets the assignment requirements and the rubric expectations. Copyright © 2016 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 1 Signature Assignment Guidelines ADMIN/565 Version 6 Copyright © 2016 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. 2
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