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Report
ANLC’s Plan to an “A”
Principal Grisier
Sept 30, 2013
October 4, 2013
ANLC Core Beliefs
• We strive to develop self-directed, self-motivated and selfdisciplines learners.
• We believe in authentic, meaningful, hands-on learning and
assessment.
• We focus on the social, emotional and academic development
of each child.
• We believe in fostering creative, joyful, lifelong learners.
• We believe in holding students accountable for learning and
for behavior.
• We value the process of learning as well as the product.
• We believe in differentiating instruction to meet the academic
needs of our students.
• We believe in student-centered learning.
Objectives
• To understand how letter grades are
determined for Arizona schools.
• To know what characteristics of a school do
not count towards letter grade determination.
• To learn ANLC’s letter grade determination.
• To understand ANLC’s school-wide plan to an
A and the strategies that will be implemented.
Arizona: Letter Grade Determination
• Primarily based on AIMS data
• Schools earn points based on:
– Median Student Growth
– Overall percent passing (Meets and Exceeds) in
math and reading combined
– FFB points in 3rd grade reading and 8th grade math
– ELL reclassification on AZELLA (need 23%)
Letter Grade Determination: What is
not figured in to the points
• Social/Emotional development of the student at
school
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Bullied at other schools
School anxiety
ANLC is a “safe” school
• Community/Parent involvement
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Exploration Friday
PTO/Paiute Bilingual meetings
• Building inadequacies
– Moving to new building with new procedures and
expectations
– No playground until Fall Break
Letter Grade Determination Points
for ANLC
2013
2014
2015
2016
Growth
Percentile
% Passing
42
49
52
59
66
69
73
79
ELL Points
0
3
3
3
FFB Points
0
3
3
3
TOTAL
108-C
124 - B
133 - B
144 - A
Strategies to Reach Goal: Increase
Median Student Growth Percentile
• Monitor each individual student academic
achievement
• Principal/Student individual Data Dialogues
• Focused researched-based enrichment learning
activities
• Weekly Data Dialog meetings
• Increase Parent Education and Communication
• Professional development
– Gifted Cluster teachers continue endorsement
– Dr. Dodds to come to ANLC 5 times this year to work with
teachers to help with differentiation
Strategies to Reach Goal:
Percent Passing
• Reading
– Book Whisperer
– Monitor and adjust student learning
– Targeted Intervention block/instruction
– Specific goals per grade level (AMOs determined
by state of Arizona)
– Springboard curriculum for middle school
– Professional Development
– Leveled text library and new materials
Strategies to Reach Goal:
Percent Passing (cont.)
• Math
– Monitor math fluency to provide intervention
– Instructional Rounds - Math Curriculum Specialists
– Mountain Math supplemental material
– Professional Development
• Cognitively Guided Instruction
• Arizona Math Partnerships (AMP) for MS math
teachers
Strategies to Reach Goal: ELL Points
• Practice strategies specifically used on the
AZELLA test i.e. using the phone to talk with
students
• Teachers to encourage ALL students to speak
in complete sentences
• ACTION Tutoring
Strategies to Reach Goal: FFB Points
• 3rd grade reading
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I/E block
Specific “at-risk” students monitored
Leveled books
After school tutoring
• 8th grade math
– Professional development – AMP
– Hire instructional resource assistant for 8th grade math
class
– Tutoring offered before school and during lunch
– Multiple retakes offered until understanding
Strategies to Reach Goal: Main Points
• Focused professional development to improve
instruction
• Systemic student achievement monitoring system
• Intervention/Enrichment to provide differentiation for
struggling, on target, and gifted students
• Increase Academic Conversation at ANLC
• Increase Parent involvement, education and
communication
• Continue to make ANLC a safe place to learn
• Address students’ social and emotional needs
“There is only one way to learn. It's through
action. Everything you need to know you have
learned through your journey.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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