Improvement Activities

Schoolwide Initiatives

All 2016-2017 School Professional Development revolves around RTI:

  • Grade-Level teams regularly meet to define/refine essential learning standards
  • Weekly Intervention (Tier 2) Team Meetings
  • SRC (Tier 3)
  • Monthly CSIP/Leadership Team Meetings 
  • PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)

Teacher and Principal student growth goals in Reading are focused on the following activities:

  • Grade-level teams establishing/editing Reading essential learning standards
  • DIBELs weekly progress monitoring
  • STAR reading (monthly progress monitoring)
  • Journey's leveled /small group instruction
  • Enlist parent volunteers to provide 1-on-1 interventions
  • Peer tutoring / Cross Age tutoring
  • Accelerated Reader (AR)

Teacher and Principal student growth goals in Math are focused on the following activities:

  • Grade-level teams establishing/editing Math essential learning standards
  • IXL implementation at all grade levels
  • Utilizing supplemental curriculum to ensure CCSS and essential learning standards are addressed (Carson Delosa, Frank Shaffer, EngageNY, etc.)
  • Development of Peer / Cross Age tutoring programs
  • Enlist parent volunteers to provide 1-on-1 interventions
  • STAR math / MCS (monthly progress monitoring)
  • Walk-to-Math in Leveled RTI grade level groups

Targeted Sub Group - LAP Students

  • Utilization of standards-based intervention curriculum - SRA Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Language for Learning, SIPPS, Rewards, etc.
  • Read Well double dose
  • Pull-out Intervention - description
  • Push-in Intervention
  • Progress monitoring - team meetings


Parent, Family, and Community Involvement
Each of our schools strives to engage with the community (PSD School Board Direction – Communication, Engagement and Involvement).  Specific examples/plans of this parent and community engagement can be found by clicking here to read the school’s annual performance report.

Use of Technology
In each of our schools, technology is a primary tool to facilitate instruction and these tools have a positive impact on student learning. Technology also allows our school to communicate effectively with parents through a variety of innovative means. We also use various district software applications for student intervention as we continue to develop Response to Intervention (RTI) systems in our school.

We use the following software applications for this work:

  • Pressence and Schoology: Contains teacher instructional materials and guidelines; communication for parents, and student access to instructional materials.
  • STAR ­Reading and Math Assessments: Diagnostic assessments to provided benchmark indicators on student performance in reading and math.
  • PerformancePLUS: Repository for all state, district, and building assessment data; data available to analyze student performance by school teams.
  • School Messenger: Communication tool to inform parents on important school information and student learning events.