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School Accountability

School-Wide Plan

Goals

  • Increase academic vocabulary and comprehension of informational text.  
  • Increase proficiency in number sense, problem-solving, critical thinking, and geometry.
  • Increase math and reading scores on PARCC.

Strategies

  • Differentiated Instruction to meet the needs of all students
  • Use of data to drive instruction
  • Use of AVID strategies with all students
  • Implementation of Common Core State Standards
    (math, and reading/literacy in all content areas)
  • Increased family and student engagement

Teaching Strategies

  1. Assist students in creating and monitoring SMART goals and tracking data for progress monitoring.
  2. Collaborate with other colleagues through goal teams, grade level teams, departments, and PLC’s(Professional Learning Communities).
  3. Use formative and summative assessment data to target individual student need.  Use data to drive whole group and small group instruction.
  4. Become proficient in using Differentiated Instruction and sheltering instruction strategies to meet the needs of all students.
  5. Use of higher-level questioning.
  6. Use of high-quality informational text to teach academic and Tier II vocabulary and improve student comprehension.
  7. Provide explicit, scaffolded instruction to promote academic mastery.
  8. Use of AVID strategies to support content instruction.
  9. Use of Discovery Education resource in all science, social studies, and health classes.

Student Math & Reading Plan

Goals

All students at James Monroe Middle School will apply problem-solving, reasoning, and comprehension to increase math skills and to develop abstract thinking in content areas

All students at James Monroe Middle School will apply academic vocabulary to increase reading comprehension in all content areas.

Strategies

  1. ALL students will develop SMART goals and track progress toward those goals.
  2. All students will keep track of their Math and Reading District Interim Assessment and i-Ready diagnostic scores in their student data folders and student agenda sheets. 
    All students will use a district approved, research-based math and reading program:
    1. Connected Mathematics 3 and Pearson Core Reading Program (Tier I)
    2. Prentice Hall and Whoooo’s Reading (Tier I)
    3. ST Math and Read 180 (Tier II)
    4. i-Ready for math and SPIRE and MCI (Making Connections) for reading (Tier III)
  3. All students will utilize WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) and other AVID strategies.

Parent Involvement Plan

Goal

James Monroe Middle School will increase parent involvement through improved communication between home and school.

Strategies

Parenting

Assist families in understanding child and adolescent development and in setting home conditions that support children as students at each grade level. Publish copies of parent handbook for at-risk families, aid through counseling if needed.

Communicating

Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications.

Direct emails from school, bi-monthly class letters sent home, progress reports sent home every 3 weeks.
EPSS shared with parents at Open House. One page EPSS sent home with families.
All students prepare information/artifacts regarding progress at student-led conferences 2 times/year.
Email, flyers, phone blasts, letters home, school website, agendas, marquee, teacher phone extensions/email available online, list of parent involvement opportunities provided at student-led conferences.

Volunteering 

Improve recruitment, training, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the school and in other locations to support students and school programs. provide snacks at Open House and all family fun nights (monthly content area showcase). Letters home asking for school and classroom volunteers, spread the word regarding upcoming volunteer activities.

Learning at home

Involve families with their children in learning at home, including homework, other curriculum-related activities, and individual course and program decisions. Increased parent/teacher communication by email and agenda.

Decision making  

Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through the PTSA, school councils, committees, action teams, and other parent organizations. Parent involvement goal team organizes all parent events, shares school goals with parents, and works to involve families in the educational process.

Collaborating with the community

Coordinate community resources and services for students, families, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community. Various community members (Cibola HS, Sylvan Learning Center, PNM, etc.) are invited to attend Open House and Family Fun Nights. Join School partners.