Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement

  1. Ensure consistent implementation of high quality standards-aligned curricula and effective instructional practices across all schools and all classrooms for all students.
    1. Metrics:
      1. As curriculum alignment is completed, the focus will be on the development and implementation of aligned assessments;
      2. Instructional walkthroughs will continue for all professional staff to ensure an increase in observed instructional practices related to Danielson’s Domains II (Classroom Environment) and III (Instruction/Delivery of Service).
  2. Ensure that quantitative and qualitative data is used to monitor student achievement, inform instructional practices, and drive district-level decision-making related to staffing and programming.
    1. Metrics:
      1. Each school will continue to utilize a process to analyze building / grade / classroom level data to monitor student progress individually and collectively;
  3. Ensure students who are academically at risk are identified early and are supported by a process that provides interventions based upon student needs and includes procedures for monitoring effectiveness.
    1. Metrics –
      1. Utilizing the established CST, teams will explicitly implement, monitor, and evaluate a pre-referral system utilizing MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support).
  4. Establish a district system that fully ensures professional development is focused, comprehensive and implemented with fidelity.
    1. Metrics –
      1. Increase opportunities in both quantity and diversity (by at least 10%) for staff to provide and receive flex opportunities of professional development aligned to specific needs and areas of focus;
      2. Evaluation of professional development opportunities will be conducted and used in future planning and preparation.
  5. Ensure that systems are in place to engage families, business partners, and higher education providers in the student learning process that promotes post-secondary opportunities and direction.
    1. Metrics –
      1. Increase Dual Enrollment opportunities by a minimum of 10% in areas of student interest aligned to our mission.
      2. Provide internship opportunities to students with ‘real-world’ experiences in a variety of fields of interest provided to a minimum of 10% of high school students;
      3. 90% of students in grades 5, 8, 11 will attain career readiness expectations.
      4. Provide summer opportunities to all students within GVSD including outside partners who utilize District facilities. Summer Programming Catalog will be available no later than January 31, 2020.