School Improvement Plan


S. John Davis Career Center

Region 2

Chad Clayton, Principal

End-of-Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2019, using a 3-tiered, functional literacy assessment, 90% of all Davis Center students will demonstrate increased workplace-readiness vocabulary knowledge by demonstrating a 20% increase within their current tier OR by demonstrating mastery of their current tier and progressing on to the next tier.

Projected Increase for each Tier

Tier 1 – 20%*

Tier 2 – 20%

Tier 3 – 20%

*Example:  Student in Tier 1 has baseline of 25 out of 100 words, 50% increase from baseline equals 13 or more new words by June, 2018.

Strategy 1

Teachers will provide differentiated instruction utilizing appropriate evidence-based strategies to teach identified vocabulary and comprehension.

Strategy 2

To further support career readiness and address work-specific skills and behaviors of an academically diverse group of learners, the Davis Center Literacy Leadership Team (LLT) will work with Davis teachers over the course of the 18-19 school year to develop a 4th tier for students related to application of vocabulary.

End-of-Year SMARTR Outcome

By June, 2019, at least 85% of Davis Center students (including Davis STEP) identified to receive travel training instruction will have successfully planned and completed two or more independent instructional travel trips. Successful travel is defined as a round-trip from/to the Davis Center with a 95% or higher rating on the teacher-made travel training rubric.

Strategy 1

Students identified to receive travel training as part of their community-based instruction will be provided direct instruction in independently using public transportation (i.e. walking, bus and/or METRO) to include planning and successful round-trip completion of all instructional travel.

Strategy 2

All students at Davis Center will receive community-based instruction (CBI) as part of a broader curriculum framework for teaching essential life skills, which encompasses essential academics, personal management, recreation and leisure, school and community living, and work-related and career development.