East Elementary Title I

Vision:  Student growth and learning

Goals: East Elementary will improve student reading achievement and mathematics achievement as measured by Indiana Standardized Assessment, ILEARN with a long-range goal of meeting the district's goal of 90%. By 2023, the goal is for each grade level to improve the percent pass rate by 3% per year.  As a means of incremental measure, NWEA 70% of students will meet or exceed the individual growth expectations.

Curriculum:  East Elementary School uses the Indiana Academic Standards as a curricular framework. These standards can be accessed through the SMCSC website.  District and school-wide leadership teams utilize an ongoing curriculum revision process. As a Title I Schoolwide School, the school implements programs and activities to ensure that students who have difficulty mastering proficient and advanced levels of academic achievement are provided with effective and timely additional assistance.  To ensure students who have difficulty mastering content, the school implements the MTSS Response to Instruction (RTI) model for reading and mathematics.

Through this model, 90 minutes of reading/writing and 60 minutes of core mathematics instruction are provided daily, constituting Tier-I.  Tier-II and Tier-III provide small group intervention to students demonstrating need based on normed assessments, classroom performance, and progress monitoring.

Key ELA and math learning tools include:
 Reading, Language Arts, and Writing SuperKids, K-1
Recipe for Reading, K-2
Into Reading, 2-6
iRead, 2
Writable, 3-6
enVision, K-6

Teachers within each grade level participate in data meetings to discuss student progress and benchmark results. In this data meeting, teachers, coaches, and administrators determine which students need intervention (Tier II and Tier III) and what intervention should the students participate in that best meets each student's needs. 

Assessment data used to determine need includes:
Benchmark assessments    NWEA MAP
NWEA Reading Fluency
Progress monitoring  DIBELS
MVRC progress checks
Reading Assistant progress checks
Teacher input Based on student's daily work, class assessments

The key evidence-based strategies identified to support these goals include the implementation of professional learning communities to build collective teacher efficacy and ongoing improvement of evidence-based instructional strategies for all RTI levels.  Collective teacher efficacy is shown to provide the most impact on student achievement based on the work of John Hattie.