Comprehensive School Improvement Plan

  • Purpose Statement
    The purpose of the Harrisonville School District, in partnership with parents and community, is to ensure that ALL students are college and career ready when they graduate from our district. This begins at the preschool level and runs throughout the students' educational experience. All that we do and all decisions made should be based on this premise. All goals, objectives and decisions will be based on this purpose. Our students deserve and we should demand nothing less.

    Goal 1

    Establish a guaranteed and viable curriculum in all content areas by August 2015.

    Action Steps

    Continue work on ELA (reading & writing) and begin work on math essential standards and learning goals at the K-5 level. Begin work on common assessment development.

     

    Continue work in 4 core areas to develop essential standards and learning goals at the 6-12 level. Work with Career Center teachers in their curriculum areas.

     

    Finalize development of common assessments in ELA and math for K-5. Develop essential standards and learning goals in science and social studies at the K-5 level.

     

    Finalize development of common assessments in the four core areas for 6-12. Develop essential standards and learning goals for non-core classes.

     

    Common assessments will be completed in all content areas at all grade levels.

     

    Maintain and update in all areas as needed and as student achievements indicate.

    Goal 2

    Full implementation of the PLC model PreK-12 will be in place by August 2014.

    Action Steps

    Work with Lewis Gowin to give overview of the PLC process to Administrative Team.

     

    The Administrative Team will define their mission, vision, beliefs and goals.

     

    The Administrative Team will begin to define collaboration.

     

    Each school will determine their vision and values.

     

    Each school team will begin discussing what collaboration is and what it will look like in their school.

     

    Teachers will implement collaboration during time scheduled by the building principal.


    Goal 3

    All K-5 teachers will utilize research based literacy instructional practices by August 2015.

    Action Steps

    Define components of balanced literacy and determine time required for each component.

     

    Develop common grade level assessments aligned with units of study, ELA Essential Standards, and CCSS.

     

    Determine data to be collected and the use of that data for instructional purposes.

     

    Use date to determine needed revisions in all balanced literacy areas.

    Goal 4

    All K-12 math teachers will utilize differentiated, research-based mathematical instructional practices by August 2015.

    Action Steps

    Establish and maintain consistency in math instruction across the grade level.

     

    Determine data to be collected and the use of that data for instructional purposes.

     

    Determine data to be collected and the use of that data for instructional purposes.


    Goal 5

    All teachers in the district will use a common philosophy of grading and assessment by August 2018.

    Action Steps

    Identify Essential Standards and Learning Goals in all core content areas.

     

    Develop a District Team.

    Provide information to the school board.

     

    Teams of teachers will attend training.

    Parent communications will be developed.

     

    4-point scoring guides will be developed for all core content areas.

     

    4-point scoring guides will be developed for non-core classes.

     

    Full implementation by all staff.

     

    Goal 6

    Every school will have a support team in place by August 2013.

    Action Steps

    Board of Education will approve Bright Futures Affiliate Agreement.

     

    Bright Futures training for Directors, Principals, Counselors.

     

    Bright Futures Advisory Council formed; training takes place.

     

    Bright Futures breakfast for the community.

     

    Bright Future Ambassadors visits at each school.

     

    Bright Futures Site Councils in place at each school.


    Goal 7

    Programs across the district will be evaluated to assure students are best served.

    Action Steps

    Preschool – Examine preschool data including: Number of students in the past 5 years and how they score on MAP, percentage of free and reduced participating students in the program, percent of students who qualify for Title I, and the attendance of our preschool students in Kindergarten.

     

    Alternative School – Examine Alternative school data including: Number of students in the program, the percentage of students graduating with their cohort through program, the percentage of students graduating who attend the school, selection process for students, attendance, and program offerings.

     

    Career education –Evaluate current numbers in each program over the past 5 years, scores on TSA, and examine other Career Center offerings throughout the state.

     

    Gifted Program –Evaluate qualification criteria, curriculum, student numbers, and examine other gifted program offerings. Collect data on HS and MS offerings to gifted students (Honors, AP, College Credit).

     

    Grade level configuration – Examine enrollment projections, facility needs, possible district sites, staffing, and transportation.

     

    Goal 8

    The Harrisonville School District will fully implement a digital device delivery model to promote academic achievement by August 2020.

    Action Steps

    HHS staff will receive laptops to use for their primary computer for instruction to start the 2012 school year.

     

    HHS staff will engage in a professional development program to help them learn how to deliver instruction digitally with a mobile device.

     

    HHS staff will develop a plan to interact with students using technology to enhance learning outside the classroom.

     

    Technology department will investigate and develop a plan to implement a wireless infrastructure to support devices used by students and teachers at our secondary buildings.

     

    Technology department will evaluate the option of district owned digital devices versus BYOD.