TCSS Instructional Plan - Tuscaloosa County Schools

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TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SCHOOLS
Where Students Learn, Grow,
and Achieve
The Tuscaloosa County Board of
Education is committed to
meeting the educational needs of all
students in a safe learning
environment.
Curriculum
Instruction
What is Taught
How it is Taught
Alabama
Course of Study
Alabama
Quality
Teaching
Standards
Standards Based
Data Based
Paced
Assessed
1. Develop Vision
and Mission
Statements
8. Review/
Implement
Necessary
Changes
7.
Monitor/
Evaluate
2. Establish
Continuous
Improvement
Leadership
Teams
Continuous
Improvement
Process
6. Identify and
Implement
Strategies and
Action Steps
5. Set
SMART Goals
3. Collect and
Analyze Data
4. Review
Strengths and
Weaknesses
and Prioritize
Needs
AYP Data
 Benchmark Assessments
 Federal Programs Evaluation
 Teacher/Administrator PD Surveys
 Continuous Improvement Plan Reviews
 Evaluations of Community-Based
Partnerships
 Response to Instruction PST Reports
 School Instructional Observations

Accelerate reading and math
achievement in subgroup populations to
close the achievement gap
 Increase individual achievement for the
special education subgroup
 Increase the percent of students passing
the AHSGE
 Increase the graduation rate

Strengthen core instruction for all students
Action Steps
 Implement A+ College Ready Program
 Continue On-site Strategic Teaching
Training
 Provide Content Literacy Training
 Conduct School Instructional Reviews
 Continue On-site math instructional
support
 Provide Differentiated Instruction for
all students
Conduct New Teachers’ Professional
Development throughout the year
 Provide ARI New Hire Training
 Engage administrators in research-based
leadership training

Provide equal access to core instruction for
special education students
Action Steps
 Provide training in Individual Education Plan
Development
 Drill down in data to identify specific skill
deficiencies
 Align deficits to specific IEP goals
 Examine inclusion practices
Continue to provide strategic and
intensive intervention for at-risk students
Action Steps
 Implement 2011/2012 RTI Plan
 Provide training for School Problem
Solving Team Chairpersons
 Streamline Homebound Process
 Reorganize Nursing Services
 Implement IMPACT
Increase OdysseyWare licenses for
secondary schools
 Add ACCESS for Credit Recovery
 Implement Corrective Action Plans for
schools in School Improvement Year 3 or
above
 Continue Community Based Partnerships to
provide additional resources and
intervention (such as Success by Six, Project
BETHEL, Tuscaloosa’s One Place, University
of Alabama, Shelton State, Bevill State, West
Alabama Literacy Council, College Board)

Continuous Improvement Plan Reviews
 Weekly school visits
 Instructional Observations and
Assessments
 Vertical Teaming
 Monthly Board Reports
 Data Reviews
 Weekly CISD Meetings
 Monthly meetings with Homebound
Teachers

Tuscaloosa County Schools
Strategic Planning Model
A School System…Not a System of Schools
VISION
Tuscaloosa County Schools
Where Students Learn, Grow, and Achieve
MISSION
The Tuscaloosa County Board of Education is
committed to meeting the educational needs of
all students in a safe learning environment.
GOALS Based on District Accreditation Required Actions
To provide high quality instruction
to meet the needs of all students.
To seek continuous
improvement in all
schools and system
departments.
To increase
communication with
all stakeholders to
enhance the quality of
the school system.
To provide appropriate facilities and
resources for schools throughout the
system.
AdvancED District Accreditation Standards
Vision and Purpose
Teaching and Learning
Documenting and Using Results
Governance and
Leadership
Commitment to
Continuous
Improvement
Stakeholder
Communications and
Relationships
Resources and Support Systems
Strategic Areas
Curriculum and Instruction
Student Support Services
Governance
Human Resources
Professional Learning
Communication
Community
Partnerships
Finance
Facilities
Technology
Community Forum
Community Forum
Community Forum
Community Forum
Action
Plan
Action
Plan
Action
Plan
Action
Plan
“Leaving no child behind is a noble
sentiment, but ensuring that every child is
empowered to get ahead is an even
nobler goal.”
 Phillip Schlechty

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