We have very high expectations for our students, and thus, high expectations for ourselves when it comes to pushing our students forward. Below is a description of the school's Comprehensive Education Plan for the 2018-2019 school year.
By June 2019, students will become mathematicians by increasing their proficiency by implementing a math block so that teachers can focus on mathematics with homogeneous groupings as measured by at least a 10% increase in students scoring a performance Level 2 on the New York State Mathematics Exams and at least a 5% increase in Student Annual Needs Determination Inventory (SANDI) Operations and Algebra class average.
By June 2019, a targeted group of 12:1:1 alternately assessed English Language learners in grades K-5, whose home language is Spanish, will increase their language proficiency as a result of teachers creating safe and supportive classroom environments using culturally responsive instruction as measured by at least a 5 point increase on the Reading subtest of NYSESLAT.
By June 2019, Students will improve reading skills through the interdisciplinary collaboration of teachers and focused strategic reading instruction, as evidence by 80% of the standardized assessments students in grade 6-8 increasing at least 2 levels on a Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment.
By June 2019, P186X staff will participate in a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) training to promote a more conductive learning environment as communicated by the Principal's vision for a safe school community and to foster student's behavioral growth as measured by 5% reduction in students mandated for 1:1 crisis management paraprofessionals.
By June 2019, families for English Language Learner (ELL) students will be supported with educational, careeer, and legal resources, as evidenced by an increase in partnerships with community-based organizations from the current nine to fourteen community based organizations.