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LNHS School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan - Data Teams

Data Teams Improvement Goal


School: Liberty North High School                                       School Year:  2015-2016

Principal's Name:  Dr. Martin K. Jacobs


SECTION A: Role of Principal in SIP Development

Describe your involvement in the development of the Building Improvement Plan as it relates to your position in the school.


The use of Data Teams is prioritized by LPS to assist in determining student learning needs, developing shared lessons/units, developing, administering, and scoring shared assessments as a core principle of Professional Learning communities (PLC's)  On a systems level, monitoring and evaluating the work of Data Teams communicates the priority of the work at all levels of our system, monitors the regularity of the team meetings to ensure consistent implementation of the Data Teams process, can also systematically utilize interventions for struggling learners.  Peery, A. (2011).  Data teams experience. Englewood, CO:  The Leadership and Learning Center.


Clarify all/each staff members/s understanding of the Common Care Standards as they apply to their specific content area.


Develop a faculty-wide dissemination and review (via faculty and data teamwork with each course having a data team aspect.  Review the infusion of standards by examining documents such as lesson plans, assignments and exams with data team leaders and teams.  Share examples of lessons, results of students growth relative to certain standards with all stakeholders via the website, email, faculty meetings, and parent (Eagle Club) meetings.


Provide a description of the efforts used to form a collaborative environment in developing the SIP and the types of stakeholders involved.


Involve all leaders (Department Chairs, Data Team Chairs, Administrative Leadership Team, Counseling Staff, Eagle Club parent leaders) in the final SIP Plan



  • Submit a draft of the SIP objectives to the Leadership team in May, 2015.
  • Engage in Critical review of this document and make alterations as needed.
  • Review this draft with the administrative and counseling team in May, 2015.
  • All Data Team leaders will meet with the principal this summer to develop leadership processes, identify a SMART goal after reviewing EOC,  ACT, PLTW, or other final assessment data.  The Data Team Leaders will bring the 4 C's into the discussions with data teams in 2015-2016 and track how these are being incorporated as well.

SECTION B:  SIP Objectives


Provide a listing of the major objectives of the BIP and the baseline data point for that goal using building specific data sources which might include teacher performance data from NEE Indicator Trend Reports or a building level student survey report.


If the SIP objective is aligned with the district CSIP, indicate which goal.


Indicate whether those objectives are aligned with the NEE performance indicator by listing the indicator number int he blank to the right of the goal.


  1. The Data Teams process will be utilized in all LPS schools to review student learning progress toward identified priority standards, identify struggling learners for interventions through Response to Intervention, and to research implement, and adjust instruction based on data.
    1. ​LPS Strategic Plan Gosl 1, Critical Commitment 1 (Vertically Aligned Curriculum), Continuous Improvement Strategy 1.2 (Establish criteria representative of the LPS PLC model with regard to expectations for student achievement.)
    2. NEE indicators: 4.1, 5.1
    3. Classroom and system performance data will be used to improve student achievement:
      1. ​Staff will study, define, and implement the 4 C's and incorporate these concepts in data team discussions that lead to lesson plans and assessments.
      2. Data Teams will focus a portion of each meeting on individual student academic growth needs in relationship to the course goals.
      3. Cite LPS Strategic Plan, NEE Indicators, EOC & ACT results.

SECTION C: Use of Research-Based Strategies


Provide research-based strategies for each Objective statement in the space below for Objective 1.  Cite the research-based strategy in the space to the right.


Objective 1:  DATA TEAMS

  • Teachers will work in Data Teams to identify specific gains desired for all students based on assessment results using identified criteria as evidence of student learning toward the desired gain.  Schmoker, M. (2001).  Results Fieldbook.  Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
  • Teachers will develop, implement, and analyze common formative assessments to inform instructional decision-making.  Ainsworth, L. & Viegut, D. (2006). Common Formative assessments: How to connect standard-based instruction and assessments. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press and Hattie, J. (2009).  Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement.  New York: Routledge.
  • Data Teams will work to identify instructional strategies or adjustments to current instructional practices that can maximize the opportunity for all students to achieve mastery on identified instructional priorities.  Schmoker, M. (2001). Results Fieldbook.Alex
  • Infusion of the 21st Century skills regarding Critical Thinking will be designed into a unit of instruction lesson for each data team.  The model for this may be found in the following resources:
    • ​Catalina Foothills School District for Critical Thinking assessments Framework for 21st Century Learning (2011).  Partnership for 21st Century Skills.  Washington DC.
    • Assessing the 4C's: The Power of Rubrics (2012). EdLeader21.
    • P21 Framework Definitions (2009). Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Washington DC.

Innovation Improvement Goal

  • Building Leadership Team and Data Team chairs will utilize the components of Project Based Learning as developed through Data Team leader training sessions July 8-August 11, 2015 and Leadership Team meeting, August 3, 2015.
  • Teachers will learn about and apply instructional strategies that incorporate: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity as espoused in the Project Based Learning text.
    • ​To help develop these concepts and incorporate them into the instructional process teachers will attend six lunch byte or plan period meetings.  These sessions will be lead by chosen faculty who have demonstrated sufficient expertise in these areas.
    • Demonstrations of these pedagogical practices will be given students during all faculty (late start) meetings to show the impact on student learning in an authentic sense.  This emphasis is based on the Clarity Data showing that our largest room for growth is the use of the 4 C's in our instructional practices.
    • Our actions related to the incorporation of the 4 C's in specific classes will include but not limited to having an outside expert (outside of the specific data team or school) review student work/results.
    • Teachers will utilize online tools to cause students to communicate/connect with audiences outside of the shcool or the classroom.

SECTION D: Monitoring of the SIP

  1. The Administrative Team will participate in Data Team meetings (all core and international language data teams and departmental meetings with non-core groups (i.e., Art, Performing Arts, Business, PE/Health, FACS, IT/PLTW, Special Education).
  2. Data teams will present information to the entire school in faculty meetings and early release PD meetings, as applicable to model and share student growth planning and results.  This may include students sharing action plans/lessons they developed in response to teacher directives that illustrate 21st Century goals and NEE 4.1.
  3. A portion of each Leadership Team meeting will be devoted to sharing in summary form data teams work as to needs and progress.
  4. Two reviews of data from CFA's, written works, or activities will be a shared and reviewed in the Building Leadership Team meeting once in November and once in late March.


Liberty North High School Professional Development Plan 2015-2016

Date Action Step Person(s) responsible Description                   Funding Source PD implementation/ Evaluation
19-May Data Team Survey Review Marty Jacobs Gather information regarding current status of each team n/a survey Review
July/ August Data Team chair training Marty Jacobs/ Tara Harvey Develop Team process goals building PD sub pay or stipend if off contract time from building PD
Incorporate Mindset by Dwek in Data Team reflections about students review SMART goals quarterly or upon completion with review of individual student growth
Review Data Team template using LLC Team meeting notes
1. Record keeping Data chairs redo survey at end of first semester to check on team ethic and growth relative to the plan(s)
2. Data sharing content
3. SMART Goal setting
4. Follow thru with Goal and individual student growth
August - May Data team meetings Data Team Chairs early release meetings building PD Utilize procedures in Data Team Manual 3rd edition Leadership and Learning Center pp. 39-51
CA1 - R. Ukleja Bio - A. Bilen twice monthly scheduled meetings
CA2 M. Mitchell Tchem B. Wilson
CA3 K. Mitchell Spanish S. Lynn
CA4 J. Bilen German Frank
Alg 1 S. Link Int. Lang S. Lynn
Geo B. Armstrong FACS J. Fowler
Alg 2 M. Warner Health L. Sorens
Am. Hist C. Deaver Weights  K. Clemens
W. Hist R. Harrold Business K. Hittner
A. Govt. J. Kenealy PLTW B. Kisker
August - May Technology infusion via Lunch Bytes plan period meetings Eleads, Marty Jacobs, Tara Harvey and others, students We will develop 7 planned tech lessons   validate implementation of concepts via bright bytes survey (Quest? Survey Questions (cite)
3 lunch and 4 plan period sessions
Faculty will choose 4 sessions to attend for the year
June - May RTI/ Freshman  Lisa Fletcher and team Lisa will summarize this section   % of 9th graders completing 5.5 or more credits
% attendance
# of office referrals for general behavior issues
EOC scores in Alg 1 Bio
% of failing grades in core content areas
Professional development 2015-2016