Ft. Rucker PS

Continuous School Improvement

Continuous School Improvement (CSI) is an ongoing process that helps schools focus their efforts in support of their mission and goals. Student performance and school/community data is analyzed and used to develop plans to ensure all students are learning and progressing toward achievement of academic standards.  

Meetings

  • CSI Team Meetings - every Tuesday at 3:00 pm.
  • Staff CSI Meetings - every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.

Student Performance Goals

Math Goal

All students will improve their abilities to solve problems.

SMART Goal

The percentage of Pre-K and Kindergarten students meeting or exceeding the standard in all areas of problem solving will be 75% or above by the end of the 2012/2013 school year as measured by the Exemplar Problem Solving Assessment.  Measurable areas include:

  • reasoning and proof/problem solving
  • communication
  • representation
  • connections

 

The percentage of First Grade students meeting or exceeding the standard in all areas of problem solving will be 75% or above by the end of the 2012/2013 school year as measured by the Exemplar Problem Solving Assessment.  Measurable areas include:

  • understanding
  • strategies, procedures, reasoning
  • communication

How? (Intervention):  Students will use a variety of problem solving strategies to demonstrate thinking and reasoning skills. Use of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) problem solving expectations will enable students to:

  • build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving
  • solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts
  • apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems
  • monitor and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving.

Source: http://www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=26860

Literacy Goal

All students will improve their reading comprehension skills

SMART Goal

The percentage of Pre-K students meeting or exceeding the standard in reading comprehension will be 75% or above by the end of the 2012/2013 school year as measured by the Common Formative Retell Assessment.  Measurable areas include:

  • Sequence
  • Character

The percentage of Kindergarten students meeting or exceeding the standard in reading comprehension will be 75% or above by the end of the 2012/2013 school year as measured by the Common Formative Retell Assessment.  Measurable areas include:

  • Sequence
  • Character
  • Setting

The percentage of First Grade students meeting or exceeding the standard in reading comprehension will be 75% or above by the end of the 2012/2013 school year as measured by the Common Formative Retell Assessment.  Measurable areas include:

  • Sequence
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Inferences

The percentage of Kindergarten and First Grade students meeting or exceeding the standard in reading comprehension will be 90% or above by the end of the 2012/2013 school year as measured by the Benchmark Assessment System.

How? (Intervention):   Students will use a variety of methods to demonstrate story vocabulary, retelling skills, and comprehension. The students will be offered differentiated instructional opportunities to best meet their needs and learning styles.   Teachers will model a variety of strategies for students in whole group and small group settings.  Students will have opportunities in whole group and small group settings to participate and use a variety of approaches to increase vocabulary, retelling skills, and comprehension.

 

Our Mission and Vision in Kid Friendly Language

Our Mission

"My teachers know I am important! My friends, parents, community friends, and teachers work together to help me learn things that I will use all of my life.  They help me do my very best! Together we can!"

Our Vision

"I am using my mind, feelings, behavior, and body to be a responsible citizen in a world that is always changing."


Staff Development

The school system provides professional development training throughout the school year for the teachers. On Wednesdays, the children are dismissed early so that our faculty can participate in on-site staff development/training. Professional development training is based on needs generated by our continual school improvement process. Our focus is using formative and summative school data to identify areas for targeted improvement in student achievement. We are also using formative data to identify areas for targeted improvements in student's 21st century skills.

Teacher sitting at a round table with 4 students

Together We Can!

Children's hands on a Globe

Mission

We believe that children are our highest priority. We promote a cooperative partnership among students, parents, community and staff. Our Mission is to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing, guiding and challenging all students to achieve their maximum potential.

Vision

Our goal is to prepare students intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically to be responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.



AdvancED

Our accrediting agency, NCA CASI, is part of the unified organization AdvancED who's focus is to help member schools continually improve student performance and school conditions. Their accreditation standards and process are based on:

  • ongoing self-assessment against quality standards,
  • rigorous on-site evaluation, and
  • continuous improvement.