Department of Defense Education Activity

Brewster MS: 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.

Continuous School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: All students at Brewster Middle School will increase their ability to analyze and evaluate text for extended meaning

Measurable Objective 1:

By June 2017, in the area of analyzing and evaluating text for extended meaning, the percentage of students scoring (growth) in the top two quartiles by 5% and the percentage of students scoring in the bottom quartile will decrease by 5%.

Strategy 1:

Students will explain their thinking by defending, citing, justifying, analyzing and demonstrating their answers. The slogan "Prove It" will be utilized school-wide as a trigger phrase to cue students to explain their thinking. Target group will be comprised of students who qualify for Reading Lab. These students will receive explicit instruction, Read 180, as provided in the Reading Lab setting. Benefits from this strategy will impact both Math and Reading achievement.


Goal 2: All students at Brewster Middle School will increase math communication skills.

Measurable Objective 1:

By June 2017, in the area of math communication skills, the percentage of students' scores (growth) will increase in the top two quartiles by 5% and percentage of students scoring in the bottom quartile will decrease by 5%.

Strategy 1:

Students will explain their thinking by defending, citing, justifying, analyzing and demonstrating their answers in mathematics by finding number relationships, patterns, and demonstrating mastery in problem-solving. As evidenced by Terra Nova school summary scores 2015-2016, the strategy will target Problem Solving & Reasoning and Number & Number Relations as needed reinforcement skills for all students. The slogan "Prove It" will be utilized school-wide as a trigger phrase to cue students to explain their thinking.