What is SIP (School Improvement Plan)?
The No Child Left Behind act requires that all students assessed in reading and math meet state proficiency standards by 2014. According to a formula in the law, yearly incremental goals were set for both reading and mathematics and for primary schools and high schools. Each year, the schools and districts must increase the percentage of students scoring at standard or above until 100% of the students are at or above standard in 2014. Along with the academic goals, the attendance goal that a district must meet is 90% or improvement over the previous year. The graduation goal, which high schools and districts must meet, is 75% or improvement over the previous year. Failure to meet any of these goals by any student group in the school means that the school or district did not make AYP.
In an effort to meet these goals, USD 374, conducted a self evaluation for the purpose of identifying needs and strengths and establishing priorities for improvement. Through this effort, the staff has come together to determine local needs based on school/district strengths and weaknesses identified through the analysis of data. Out of this process teachers worked together to set goals for the district, themselves and their students. With this collection of information, teachers created school/district improvement plans that clearly identified the connections between causes, goals, activities, staff development, parent involvement, and additional learning opportunities. Implementation of this process encourages staff to put the plan to practice by carrying out the tasks identified for each strategy, collecting data, measuring progress against indicators, and implementing evaluation procedures so that the plan may be revised if necessary.
It is the goal of USD 374 to continue monitoring implementation of the School Improvement Plan, identified strategies, and student progress to ensure continuous progress toward achieving school/district goals. This review and revision will allow for continuous student improvement, family involvement, and staff development.
Specific questions regarding any of the information on this page may be answered by contacting:
Sublette School District USD #374
Curriculum / Staff Development
Risa Leonard-Stevens, District Curriculum Coordinator
PO Box 550
Sublette, KS 67877