School Improvement Plan

End-of-Year SMARTR Outcome #1

School staff will create a three-tiered, Workplace Readiness vocabulary assessment; students will be assessed to obtain baseline data and determine tier progressions. By June, 2018, at least 85% of all participating students will demonstrate progress from baseline as determined by tier assignment:

Tier 1 = 50% from baseline*

Tier 2 = 35% from baseline

Tier 3 = 20% from baseline

*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, teachers will incorporate various forms of technology into classroom and community instruction in an effort to increase student ability to learn, understand, and retain workplace readiness vocabulary.

End-of-Year SMARTR Outcome #2

By June, 2018, at least 80% of identified students 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.