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HACKETT HIGH SCHOOL

Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan

2014-2015


The mission of Hackett High School is to provide all students the opportunity and climate conducive to learning so that they accept the responsibility to prepare themselves for full and productive lives in our ever-changing society. To this end, our district will establish a well-developed educational program with emphasis in literacy and math that will network teachers, students, parents, and community with the technology and resources necessary to compete in the 21st Century.

Grade Span: 7-12 Title I: Title I Targeted Assistance School Improvement: MS

Table of Contents

Priority 1: Literacy
    Goal: All students will improve in written expression and open response. All students in grades 7 and 8 will improve in reading comprehension (with specific attention to literary content reading passages) and written expression (with specific attention to sentence formation, usage and mechanics).
    Goal: All students will improve in content reading comprehension (with specific attention to literary and content reading passages) and written expression (with specific attention to sentence formation, usage and mechanics).
Priority 2: Mathematics
    Goal: All students will improve in mathematics computation, reasoning skills, and open response questions.
Priority 3: Wellness
    Goal: Students participating in the BMI activity will improve their cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility activity.

Priority 1: All students will improve in reading comprehension and in answering open response items.
Supporting Data:
  1. The district and high school leadership teams have reviewed the 3 year trend data from 7th and 8th, and 11th grade benchmark scores. A review of data indicates that while we have had problems, in the past with 7th graders, we are making gains, during the 2013-2014 year our 11th grade scores increased by 11 points. Further examination of the data show a sustained increase from previous years. We have implemented goal scores for each of our core areas and while our 2013 7th grade scores grade scores dipped slightly, our 2014 goal of 78% puts us in line for major student gains. On the 8th grade level, our scores increased and we met our goal and actually exceeded it by 1 point.
  2. Major improvements were sustained during the 2013-2014 school year in the 11th grade. Changes were made in professional development during the school year 2012 demonstrated a marked increased from 39% previous school years, to a 60 % Proficient or Advanced during the 2012-2013. While the 11th grade literacy scores dipped slightly, by 13 percentage points, our goal of 70% was not only realistic, but we exceeded that by making total gains of 18 points.
GoalAll students will improve in written expression and open response. All students in grades 7 and 8 will improve in reading comprehension (with specific attention to literary content reading passages) and written expression (with specific attention to sentence formation, usage and mechanics).
BenchmarkEach subgroup met or exceeded the 2013-2014 target of Achieving.
Intervention: Comprehensive Literacy with a focus on writing.
Scientific Based Research: Scientific Based Research: Writing Next-effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle school and high school, second edition, 2006. Research based writing strategies include eleven elements found to be effective for helping middle school children learn to write. These steps include writing strategies, sumarization, collaborative writing, specific product goals, word processing, sentence combining, pre-writing, inquiry activities,process writing approach, study of models, and writing for content learning.
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: Faculty/Staff will meet to continue the curriculum alignment process in 2014-2015. The teacher of 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts will use the revised common core frameworks to update the curriculum with the goal of aligning CCSS to materials and resources availaable. The teachers, along with district administration, disaggregated data from test scores and looked at curriculum alignment already in place to note discrepancies and weak areas. Once weak areas were determined, strategies were devised on the best ways to support student learning so as to ensure higher scores on the next benchmark and target assessment tests. (Please refer to data statements)
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Action Type: Special Education
Donna Swift, Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
  • Central Office
  • District Staff
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
The instructional leader will monitor the level of implementation in classrooms according to the observation protocol and/or Classroom Walk-Thru. The instructional leader will confer with the teacher to discuss the level of implementation.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
All students will participate in systematic writing instruction through context. This includes teacher explanation and modeling of all writing skills, followed by guided practice and independent practice. Additional practice may be be integrated in literacy centers or as homework.
Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Aids

ACTION BUDGET:$
Hackett High School will evaluate the Writer's Workshop Program based on the progress made in mechanics in writing on the CRT, the SAT 10, and pre- and post- assessments.
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
Language Arts teachers and administrators, along with the media specialist and other support personnel, will incorporate the Writer's Workshop Program in the Language Arts classes - Grades 7-12. Professional Development will be provided as needed.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
  • Outside Consultants
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Aids

ACTION BUDGET:$
The Literacy Chairperson will coordinate the implementation of Writer's Workshop across the curriculum in the high school, including Style and Content. We will also, as a school wide effort, incorporate the Reading Next and Writing Next strategies.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
  • District Staff
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION took place by studying individual portfolios including samples of student writing. Summative evaluation was also done by comparing results of test scores on weaknesses shown in the writing domains. (Please refer to data statements)
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
Language Arts teachers will use the Comprehensive Literacy Approach to writing instruction to include writing-to-learn, writing-to-demonstrate learning and authentic writing.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
SCHOOL PROGRAM EVALUATION PROTOCOLS: During the 13/14 school year we set out to create an effective, systematic process for: 1. Establishing meaningful, purposeful and effective collaboration among our faculty. 2. Analyzing, real-time, classroom data and 3. Setting focused, specific, short-term goals. Our purpose is to put ourselves in the best possible position to improve teaching and learning in our building. We first began by forming Departmental Teams. Our aims were to: 1. Create collegial, collaborative, informed teams that were cohesive and single-minded in our effort to make an immediate impact on increasing student achievement. 2. Establish a cooperative spirit whereby we could look at our formative data and use the collective wisdom of the group to make informed decisions and set short term, reachable, goals for improving student achievement. It was our goal to create ownership in our work and develop a sense of collective responsibility for the learning that takes place in our school. We worked with our administration in establishing norms for our teams. The Teams began to meet and look at data. The literacy team identified "writing" as the key priority for improvement…They established the goal of improving student scores on the open response section. We determined that we would administer "Writing Prompts" in each of our classrooms (not just the English classrooms), on a weekly basis. We aggregated the data after our spring benchmarks and found that the efforts at the 11th grade were successful. Our 11th grade students, although gained jumped 18 points, which indicates our strategies worked. Further review revealed that 75% of our 7th and 8th students were struggling with open response questions. Our strategies did work as the scores in 7th grade increased by 12 points and 8th grade literacy increased by 7 points. This was our greatest area of weakness. Our goal is to improve the number of students, in the 7th and 8th grades to scoring at or above the proficient level, while seeking continued growth in the 11th grade and realizing that we are in the process of implementing new assessments in all areas.We are also implementing the NWEA system of assessment (MAP) and will measure each student's growth three times a year. Our formative assessments should help us do well on our first PARCC testing. Constant measurement will take place throughout the year. We will continue to meet after every assessment to develop strategies and assess weaknesses. Throughout the year, the team will continue to approach the Principal…the ACSIP Chair…Federal Coordinator…and Leadership Team…for the purpose of reviewing the Literacy Priority. We will be preparing our students for rigorous standards and addressing weaknesses. As we were able to make the "achievement" category, we want to be vigilant with the 7th and 8th grades. We will work to implement newly formed strategies to help our students maintain and growth within the new standards.
Action Type: Alignment
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Professional Development
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Action Type: Special Education
Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers
  • Title Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
Total Budget:$0
Intervention: Academic Enrichment of students who are not proficient or advanced in Literacy
Scientific Based Research: Beyond the Bell - North Central Educational Development; 21st Century Community Learning Centers: Providing Quality After School Learning Opportunities for America's Families
Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
Resource Room teachers and Special Education teachers will track their students and collaborate with classroom teachers and the literacy instructional facilitator. Equity will be shown in instruction and dissemination of materials for all special education and resource room students. Students will use the same materials ("Writer's Choice") and the school-approved reading lists.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Special Education
Theresa DuBois Special Education Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Aids

ACTION BUDGET:$
Academic Improvement Plans (AIP): Appropriate teachers and/or other school personnel knowledgeable about the student's academic performance shall evaluate students identified as scoring below proficient on the State Criterion Reference (CRT) exams. The student's parents will be contacted for the purpose of working jointly with school personnel in developing an Academic Improvement Plan. Formative and Summative Assessment Data will be used to create a plan that includes standards-based, supplemental, remedial strategies designed to assist the student in scoring proficient on the first administration of the PARCC exams. Regular classroom teachers will be the first to implement the components of these plans. A variety of additional resources will also be used to support the student. Highly qualified staff will provide instruction. The AIP will be monitored and adjusted as the student makes progress.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Aids
  • Title Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION was done by reviewing AIP's and making modifications as needed. Success of the Academic Enrichment program will be evaluated by teachers regularly throughout the year. SUMMATIVE EVALUATION will be done by comparing 13/14 test scores with 14-15 scores. (Please refer to data statements). MAP is used to identify strengths and weakensses. Teachers can then target areas for instruction.
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Program Evaluation
Sharon Welch, Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
Parents will be notified of student progress in academic enrichment and will be given materials to work with student at home to improve reading skills.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Parental Engagement
April Spence, Mathematics Instructor Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers

ACTION BUDGET:$
One .10 employee, Sharon Welch, will be used to allow for students to make up missing credits.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Parental Engagement
Action Type: Special Education
Sharon Welch, High School Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • District Staff
  • Performance Assessments
  • Teachers
  • Title Teachers
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Benefits:$324.75
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Salaries:$1500.00

ACTION BUDGET:$1824.75
A highly qualified special education para-professional, Della McFarland, (FTE of 1.0)has been hired to assist with enrichment of those special education students in danger of not scoring proficient or advanced on the Benchmark Tests.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Equity
Action Type: Special Education
William Pittman, Superintendent of Schools Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015
  • Administrative Staff
  • District Staff
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Benefits:$6043.05
NSLA (State-281) - Employee Salaries:$17888.00

ACTION BUDGET:$23931.05
Students in grade 7 and 8 will be go through a rotation of math and literacy topics, designed to re-mediate those not proficient and enrich those who are proficient or advanced. Purchased services will be used to enhance this learning.
Action Type: AIP/IRI
Action Type: Collaboration
Action Type: Equity
Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
End: 06/30/2015

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    One paraprofessional, Kim Gillete, (FTE 1.0) will help with the alignment of the literacy areas. The paraprofessional will be available to assist all students in the regular classroom. He/She will assist teachers and students by providing interventions and one-on-one tutoring with those students who are in danger of not be proficient or advanced on the Arkansas Benchmark test. They will attend staff development in Literacy and Math.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    William Pittman Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Title Teachers
    NSLA (State-281) - Employee Benefits:$5893.85
    NSLA (State-281) - Employee Salaries:$17199.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$23092.85
    Total Budget:$48848.65
    Intervention: Comprehensive Literacy - Vocabulary.
    Scientific Based Research: National Reading Panel Report (2000); "Bringing Words to Life (2002)
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    Teachers in grades 7-12 will incorporate the Vocabulary Instruction in Context program in literacy and core curriculum classes. Grades 7-12 will have 10-15 minutes of vocabulary study each day.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: Students participated in additional district wide reading, to include variety in genres and subject areas. Reading levels will continue to be monitored and copies of acceptable lexile levels sent home to parents to get their assistance in choosing appropriate reading material for their child. (Please refer to data statements)
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    Cindy Linker, High School Library/Media Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Performance Assessments
    • School Library

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: The students' progress in the vocabulary program will continue to be based on the reading (item-by-item analysis) and writing (style) on the CRT and pre-and post- assessments, and on weekly vocabulary assessments. (Please refer to data statements. We will also monitor their growth with the Mastery Assessment Program (NWEA)
    Action Type: AIP/IRI
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    As part of the Smart Step Initiative (Grades 4-8), the 7th and 8th grade classroom English teacher will continue to help Language Arts teachers incorporate Literacy Lab into the English classrooms. This will also provide continuity for those students already using Literacy Lab when they transfer from 6th to 7th grade.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Teresa Colburn, Literacy Team Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • School Library
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Total Budget:$0
    GoalAll students will improve in content reading comprehension (with specific attention to literary and content reading passages) and written expression (with specific attention to sentence formation, usage and mechanics).
    BenchmarkTo meet or exceed the new standards developed by the Arkansas Department of Education.
    Intervention: Hackett High School will build a plan to include systems organization for improved student achievement.
    Scientific Based Research: Senge, Peter. (1990). The fifth discipline: the art and practice of the learning organization. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell.
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    All teachers will have the opportunity to participate in the new PGP plan. Teachers will use an instrument developed by the state professional development committee to evaluate the effectiveness of the professional development plan, and the course offerings and the effectiveness of the knowledge gained. Annually, upon review of the test data, the district will develop a professional development plan for the school and individual teachers. All new teachers (first 3 years) and teachers in need of assistance, will be assigned a mentor to assist them in reaching their professional development goals. All teachers will have the opportunity to have input regarding the district and building level professional development plan. The district will provide information to all teachers and administrators for the acquisition of no less than 60 hours of professional development to include: Child Maltreatment, Dyslexia, Data Disaggregation, Instructional Leadership and Fiscal Management for Administrators. Teachers will have the opportunity to evaluate the benefit of the professional development activities and provide feedback on needed changes.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    William Pittman, Superintendent Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Hackett High School will use Title I resources to help participating children meet the STATE'S CHALLENGING STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT expected for all children. Teachers will develop and distribute a SCHOOL/PARENT COMPACT to parents at the 7th and 8th grade during the first open house and the first parent/teacher conference. For those students who parents do not attend the open house or the parent/teacher conference, the school/parent compact will be sent home.
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift, Special Program Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Hackett High School will hold an annual TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT meeting during the first quarter to inform parents of their right to be involved in planning, review, and improvement of parent programs. Hackett High School follows a comprehensive based literacy program, and provides tutoring as well as other POINT-IN-TIME INTERVENTIONS to help all students reach proficient or advanced on the PARCC assessments. The POINT-IN-TIME supplemental remediation is designed to implement the requirement of ACT 35 so as to improve achievement through ongoing tutoring sessions throughout the school year. POINT-IN-TIME remediation will target AIP students. FORMATIVE EVALUATION: These students will be assessed throughout the year using MAP to determine their progression towards to required benchmarks.
    Action Type: AIP/IRI
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Action Type: Technology Inclusion
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Computers
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Hackett High School Staff will use METHODS AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES based on scientifically based research that strengthens the core academic program of the school. Instructional strategies include instruction provided by HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS, who will identify Title I students who need remediation by looking at the Arkansas Benchmark scores/MAP assessments and/or the free and reduced population. This selection of students will be done in conjunction with a committee of teacher, parents, administrators, and other pupil service personnel, and will COORDINATE WITH AND SUPPORT THE REGULAR EDUCATION PROGRAM.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    Donna Swift, District Testing Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    PLANNING FOR TITLE I STUDENTS will be incorporated into the ACSIP plan. Provisions will be made to COORDINATE AND INTEGRATE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, including (but not limited to) programs supported under CCSS, violence prevention programs (including bullying), and nutrition programs (Wellness).
    Action Type: AIP/IRI
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Special Education
    Donna Swift, Special Program Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • District Staff
    • Outside Consultants
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATIONS: On a Semi-Annual Basis, all NRT and CRT assessments will continue to be analyzed to determine curriculum, instruction, and staff development needs. Curriculum maps will be adjusted for gaps and redundancies. Students scoring below proficient will have requirements to meet, according to AIP's, and individual professional development needs will be determined and addressed. Each school's ACSIP team will use these SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATIONS to help make decisions to which interventions are effective, which need revision, and which need to be abandoned.
    Action Type: AIP/IRI
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Donna Swift, District Testing Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Closing the Achievement Gap (Literary): Meetings of our Literacy Committee will continue to be held. These meetings will focus on building capacity within our school. Each meeting agenda will include the following Core Principles: A. The selection of research-based, scientifically validated interventions designed to help us enhance our ability to improve student performance on the literacy portion of all high stakes exams; B. The ongoing monitoring of student progress in order to influence classroom instruction; C. The utilization of Formative and Summative Assessment Data to make decisions that impact curriculum, instruction, and professional development. D. Coordination of resources in order to better meet the needs of all students. Written minutes of each meeting, along with a sign-in sheet, will be kept and made available upon request. The intent is that each intervention and action is carefully monitored through the collection of Formative and Summative Data so that those strategies which prove ineffective can be revised or abandoned. Our ACSIP Plan will be revised each spring and fall in order to keep it timely and valid in our efforts to improve teaching and learning.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Our school district will continue to provide a variety of opportunities for our students to transition into the high school setting. Such activities will include: 7th and 8th grade orientation, freshman orientation, pre-registration, school tours, open house prior to the start of the school year, teacher contact with families prior to the first day of school and conferences scheduled as needed to meet IEP and 504 requirements
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    William C. Pittman, Superintendent Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The drop out rate for Special Education students as compared to general education students is higher. In order to bring this percentage down, we will: Provide Flexible scheduling, credit recovery using Plato software and remediation, and summer school.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Special Education
    Action Type: Technology Inclusion
    Theresa Dubois Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Computers
    • Teachers
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Money is set aside to purchase materials and books that Target the identified Title I students in the High School's Targeted Title I program. Various collections, of assorted lexile levels, will be used in literature circles.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    Cindy Linker, Library/Media Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Teachers
    Title I - Materials & Supplies:$4000.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$4000
    Money is set aside to purchase materials and books that Target the identified Title I students in the High School's Targeted Title I program.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    Cindy Linker, Library/Media Specialist Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Teachers
    ALE (State-275) - Materials & Supplies:$42.75

    ACTION BUDGET:$42.75
    The district will purchase readers as needed to supplement materiaols, Technology, web sites (purchase services), book clubs, and dictionaries. Emphasis is placed on those students who are targeted for at-risk interventions. Other supplies that are needed for Title I targeted students will also be purchased.
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    Donna Swift Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    Title I - Purchased Services:$2035.00
    Title I - Materials & Supplies:$1000.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$3035
    Total Budget:$7077.75
    Intervention: Comprehensive Literacy - Fluency
    Scientific Based Research: National Reading Panel Report (2000); "The Fluent Reader (2003)
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    Teachers in Grades 7-12 will provide explicit instruction in fluency as a part of the core reading program. Teachers will explain and model all fluency skills, followed by guided practice and independent practice.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Teresa Colburn, Literacy Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: All students will be monitored using oral reading fluency progress and will continue to be monitored in grades 7-12 each nine weeks, and they will be expected to meet end-of-year fluency benchmarks. The program will be evaluated by increasing the number of students meeting each benchmark. Students who did not meet standards in 2013-2014, will concentrate on fluency and writing prompts. Open response items will be used more in content classrooms other than just English classes.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Performance Assessments
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Teachers in grades 7-12 will utilize the explicit teaching procedure for comprehension instruction in literacy and core curriculum classes. The teacher will model all comprehension strategies, followed by guided practice and independent practice. Whole group instruction and small group instruction will be utilized.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Hackett High School will use the Comprehensive Literacy Approach to comprehension instruction with emphasis on monitoring comprehension, using graphic and semantic organizers, answering questions, generating questions, recognizing story structure, summarizing, making use of prior knowledge and using mental imagery.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Katy Buerher, Literacy Leadership Team Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Total Budget:$0
    Intervention: PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT: Hackett High School will comply with the Parental Engagement requirements as outlined in ACT 307, of 2007, and Title I-A of No Child Left Behind. The Parental Involvement Plan will include the following activities:
    Scientific Based Research: "A New Wave of Evidence. The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement.", Henderson, A., & Mapp, K., 2002, National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory http://www.sedl.org/connections/
    Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
    In order to encourage communication with parents our school will prepare an INFORMATIONAL PACKET, and a school handbook to be distributed annually to the parents of each child in the school. These packets will describe: The school's parental involvement program; The recommended role of the parent, student, teacher and school; Ways for parents to become involved in the school and their child's education; A survey for the parent regarding their interests concerning volunteering at the school; A schedule of activities planned throughout the school year to encourage parental involvement; and Procedures to allow the parents and teachers to communicate in a regular, two-way, and meaningful manner with the child's teacher and principal.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift, Parent Involvement Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Computers
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    To help our parents in assisting their children our school shall: Schedule regular PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT MEETINGS at which parents are given a report on the state of the school and an overview of: A. What students will be learning. B. How students are assessed. C. What parents should expect for their child's education and D. How a parent can assist and make a difference in their child's education. Hackett High School will schedule and hold a minimum of 2 parent teacher conferences per year.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift, Parent Involvement Chair Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    In order to welcome parents our school shall use the volunteer surveys to compile a VOLUNTEER RESOURCE BOOK listing the interests and availability of volunteers so that school staff may determine how frequently a volunteer would like to participate; including options for those who are available to help at home and help match school needs with volunteer interests.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift, Parent Involvement Chair Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies:$1000.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$1000
    In order to encourage parents to participate as a full partner in the decisions that affect their child and family, our school will include in our school's student handbooks the school's process for resolving parental concerns, including how to define a problem, who to approach first, and how to develop solutions.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    We will sponsor seminars to inform the parents of high school students about how to be involved affecting course selection, career planning, and preparation for post secondary opportunities.We will also host two senior class financial aid workshops. We will also host a parent seminar in how to best prepare their student for college or post secondary education.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Sharon Welch, High School Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    The Principal shall designate one certified staff member who is willing to serve as a PARENT FACILITATOR in order to help organize meaningful training for staff and parents; promote and encourage a welcoming atomosphere to foster parental involvement in the school and to undertake efforts to ensure that parental participation is recognized as an asset to the school.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: The number of instances in which parents state that they have been uninformed will diminish, more favorable responses on surveys concerning communication issues, and other school to home problems will lessen. Volunteerism by parents and others within the community will increase over previous years. Parent participation within the classrooms/resulting in higher academic performance will be an indicator of the parent plan's success. Discipline referrals that end in suspensions and corporal punishment will decrease due to more parent involvement. Parent involvement will result in a more globally serviceable curriculum for our students.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Program Evaluation
    Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Title Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Materials and supplies such as parenting books, magazines, and other informative material regarding responsible parenting will be purchased and placed in the Parent Center and in the high school library for ease of access to parents.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift, Parent Involvement Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • District Staff

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Implementation of TassleTime Program. The Hackett School District is making available an educational resource tool which our students, parents, and faculty can access from home or school 24 hours, 7 days a week. TassleTime allows 3rd through 6th grade students and parents to visit content/subject areas for additional resources. The program allows 7th through 12th grade students and parents to find information on military, career, college, ACT, SAT, Financial Aid, Essays, and Scholarships. We will also inservice parent on using the Khan Academy.
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Technology Inclusion
    Sharon Welch, High School Counselor Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Computers
    • District Staff
    • School Library

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    TITLE ONE SCHOOL/PARENT COMPACT: The school will develop and distribute, at OPEN HOUSE, the compact as a component of its written parental involvement policy. The compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents of children served in the Title One Targeted Assistance Program that identifies the activities that the parents, the entire school staff and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improving achievement so that students can meet the state's high academic standards. Parents, teachers, and students sign the contract and it is returned to school and kept in designated parent involvement student folders. For those parents who do not attend the Title One Open House Meeting, the Parent Compact is sent home during the first week of school and parents are asked to sign and return it to school.
    Action Type: Alignment
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Title I Target Assistance
    Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    BUILDING CAPACITY FOR PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT: Our school is working towards building capacity for parental involvement in order to ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership between the school, parents and community, for the purpose of improving student academic achievement. Our entire school staff is dedicated to providing assistance to parents of our children whom we serve, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the State’s academic content standards and State academic achievement standards, State and local academic assessments, the requirements of this part, and how to monitor their child’s progress and work with all members of our school staff in improving the achievement of our children. We are accomplishing this mission by providing materials and training to help parents to work with our children to improve our children's achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, and various approved web sites as appropriate, to foster parental involvement. It is the mission of our school to continue in the educating of our teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents and in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners, implement and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the school. We are aware of and continue to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities and conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children. We further continue to ensure that information related to school and parents programs, meetings, and other activities are sent to the parents of participating children in a format and , to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand. We also provide such other reasonable support for parental involvement activities as parents may request.
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Donna Swift, Parent Involvement Chair Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Administrative Staff
    • Central Office
    • Community Leaders
    • District Staff
    • Teachers

    ACTION BUDGET:$
    Provide instruction to parents on how to incorporate developmentally appropriate learning activities in the home environment, including without limitation: use of school Edline program, School Reach Program, use of Department of Education website tools for parents, assistance with nutritional meal planning, and other strategies or curricula developed or acquired by the school district for at-home parental instruction approved by the Department of Education.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Technology Inclusion
    Donna Swift, Special Program Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015
    • Computers
    • District Staff
    • Teachers
    NSLA (State-281) - Purchased Services:$2400.00

    ACTION BUDGET:$2400
    Provide training for volunteers who assist in an instructional program for parents.
    Action Type: Collaboration
    Action Type: Equity
    Action Type: Parental Engagement
    Action Type: Professional Development
    Action Type: Technology Inclusion
    Donna Swift, Special Program Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
    End: 06/30/2015

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$3400
      Priority 2: All Algebra I students will improve in understanding the language of algebra, solving equations and inequalities, as well as data interpretation and probability. Geometry students will strive to improve in coordinate geometry, rations and proportions, surface area and volume. Seventh and eighth grade students will make gains to ensure we exceed the growth targets of 2013-2014.
      Supporting Data:
      1. The district and high school leadership teams have reviewed the 3 year trend data from our Algebra I and our 7th and 8th benchmark exams. Our 7th graders made wonderful gains in 2012, but slipped down 19% points in 2013. : while they were 43 % Proficient or Advanced in 2010-2011, they ibncreased to 73% Proficient or Advanced during the 2011-2012 school year. Unfortuanely we slipped to 54% during the 2012-2013 school year. With some intense remediation and high goal setting we have set the goal as\t 70% for 7th grade. Our 8th graders a bit more successful. In 2010-2011 they scored 58%, 47 % were Proficient or Advanced and in 2012-2013 they climbed to 53% Proficient or Advanced. We have set the 8th grade goal at 65% for the 2013-2014 school year. With intense remediation, software integration and MAP testing, we hope to make significant gains this school year.
      2. Our Algebra I students , while remaining somewhat consistent, appear to need some intense remediation. In 2010-2011, 73% were Proficient or Advanced, in 2011-2012 68% were Proficient or Advanced, while in 2012-2013 69% were Proficient or Advanced.
      3. In Geometry, in 2011-2012 57% of the students were Proficient or Advanced. In 2010-2011, 62% of the students were Proficient or Advanced. In 2009-2010 81% of the students were Proficient or Advanced. While this appears to be a downward trend, our Geometry teachers have implemented some intense remediation. The intense remediation in all math class is a major priority during the 2013-2014 school year. We have set the Geometry goal for 70% and think this is attainable with the help of out MAP assessment tool and remediation. Our data days will help identify weaknesses and strand needs.
      GoalAll students will improve in mathematics computation, reasoning skills, and open response questions.
      BenchmarkAlthough all sub groups did not meet the target or achieving, individual scores will be broken down to identify weaknesses. In 2014-2015 all subgroups will meet or exceed the target of achieving, with emphasis on closing the achievement gap. The implementation of the MAP program (Mastery Assessment Program) will provide data, on a all students and show where growth is needed.
      Intervention: Curriculum Mapping and Alignment NWEA Mastery Assessment Program
      Scientific Based Research: Heidi Hayes Jacobs "Mapping the Big Picture" 1997
      Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
      Continue participation in the Western Arkansas Educational Service Cooperative Consortium for professional development in Mathematics.Continue professional development with our local ERZ team.The math specialist will spend a minimum of two days a month with the 7th and 8th grade math teacher, embedded in the classroom to help with instructional practices.
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • District Staff
      • Outside Consultants
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      A distance learning laboratory will continue to be used to allow upper grade students the opportunity to excel in mathematics and earn dual credit for both high school courses and college courses. A 1.0 FTE, Shirley Davis, Highly Qualified Para-Professional has been hired with NSLA money to facilitate the lab and provide assistance in the operation of the lab. The paraprofessional will be trained and receive materials as needed.The Paraprofessional will work under the direction of certified teachers and will assist in the direct delivery of standards based instruction in the enrichment and remediation of academic skills in the area of mathematics. This is above and beyond state standards and this position exceeds state standards.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Technology Inclusion
      Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Computers
      • Outside Consultants
      • Teaching Aids
      NSLA (State-281) - Employee Benefits:$5826.05
      NSLA (State-281) - Employee Salaries:$16886.00

      ACTION BUDGET:$22712.05
      Manipulatives and calculators have been purchased and will be used to build the knowledge and skill level necessary for improved students achievement.
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Technology Inclusion
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: All NRT, End of Course and Benchmark Data, along with other school-based data, will be analyzed to determine curriculum, instruction, and staff development needs. Curriculum maps will be adjusted for gaps and redundancies. (Please refer to data statements)
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Donna Swift, Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • District Staff
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Grades 7 - 11 will be assessed for instruction threetimes during the school year in mathematics, language arts and science. The students are given a pre-test and two formative assessments, to determine placement status in the curriculum. Data results are then used to align teaching with curriculum guides to focus further on correct placement and alignment of teachers' teaching objectives and lesson plans.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Donna Swift, Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • District Staff
      • Teachers
      NSLA (State-281) - Materials & Supplies:$1000.00
      NSLA (State-281) - Purchased Services:$4000.00

      ACTION BUDGET:$5000
      INSTRUCTIONAL ALIGNMENT: As a result of the MAP assessments and other formative assessments, grades 7-11 in mathematics, language arts, and science, teachers will be given curriculum guides with rigorous standards. Each teacher will have guides which explain each strand and its areas. The MAP Learning Continuum will be used to create student driven curriculum guides.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Donna Swift, Curriculum Coordinaor Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • District Staff
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      PROGRAM EVALUATION PROTOCOLS: At the end of the 2013-2014 school year we evaluated this Intervention/Program through test results, interviews, and assessment results, and determined that it was effective in support of our curriculum instruction, assessment and professional development. We believe the evidence shows that it is valid in terms of supporting our efforts to increase student achievement. During the 2013-2014 school year, we used the following protocol in evaluating and adjusting the programs, processes, and activities that make up the action descriptions within this program: continuation of pre-tests, assessments, and post-tests; benchmark scores, end-of-course scores, and teacher/administrator input. We will use this data/information to determine whether the objective(s) of this Intervention Program were achieved and whether it has been successful in attaining the anticipated participant outcome objectives. We will report the results in our 2014/2015 ACSIP Plan, and use those evaluation results in making decisions that impact our future instructional program. While we regressed in our 8th grade math courses,we made significant gains in our 7th grade math with a 13 point gain.While our 8th grade scores slipped, we made solid gains in Geometry with a 7 point increase, and an 11 point gain in Algebra I. To help identify the weaknesses, we are implementing the NWEA's MAP to help close the achievement gap.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$27712.05
      Intervention: Math Consortium
      Scientific Based Research: National School Conference Institute
      Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
      FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: Revisions were made in the current math consortium program to stress open-ended, discussion problems as part of required competencies. Mastery Math program requires 80% efficiency, with summer school offered for those students not reaching mastery. (Please refer to data statements)
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Outside Consultants
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Mastery Math Geometry will continue to be implemented in Grades 9-12. By assessing the students with the new MAP, we should get a better picture of where they need to improve.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Math teachers, including Special Education teachers, have attended and are trained in the traits of standards-based mathematics instruction, including the Connected Math Program.
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Outside Consultants
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$0
      Intervention: Academic Enrichment of students who are not proficient or advanced in Math
      Scientific Based Research: www.ed.gov/pubs/Providing Quality Afterschool Learning, www.pasesetter.com
      Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
      Parents will be informed of student progress and on materials that they might use in the home to aid their student in the mastery of math concepts. The Curriculum Coordinator will collect data and surveys for formative program evaluation. The teacher will participate in training to provide a quality program for parents. The teacher will organize meaningful training for staff and parents to undertake efforts to ensure that parental participation is recognized as an asset to the school.
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Donna Swift, Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Outside Consultants
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: For students in academic enrichment and/or the ALE programs, achievement improvement were assessed through Benchmark Exams. They will remain on the AIP until sufficient progress is demonstrated in deficit areas. Individual AIP's are available for teachers to refer to.
      Action Type: AIP/IRI
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Donna Swift, Curriculum Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • District Staff
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Special Education Resource Room Teachers will collaborate with classroom teachers to develop interventions and modifications for special needs students.
      Action Type: AIP/IRI
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Special Education
      Theresa DuBois, Special Education Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • District Staff
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      A full-time Para-professional has been hired to assist in the ALE program for those students at risk of not scoring proficient on Benchmark and End-of-Course Tests.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: AIP's were monitored using the previous NORMES program for students scoring below proficient in math on the benchmark exam. The new system, from ADE will allow teachers to access those AIPs online and have a new standard of accountability. Those students will work on academic enrichment materials with certified teachers. Students will be assessed periodically to determine their progress towards the required levels of achievement.
      Action Type: AIP/IRI
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Donna Swift, District Testing Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Outside Consultants
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Students who are identified as at-risk will be placed in an alternative learning environment (ALE) with access to services of a school counselor/mental health professional, a nurse, and support services, all provided by the district. The ALE will employ sufficient personnel in the core academic content areas in order to meet the student/teacher ratios (as outlined in section 4.02 - Rules Governing the Distribution of Student Special Needs Funding - September, 2007). Any student eligible for the special education services will continue to received services while in the ALE. Students will not be placed in the ALE based on academic problems alone. Students placed - otherwise intelligent and capable - may have one or more of the following characteristics: Disruptive behavior, potential drop out, personal or family problems, recurring absenteeism, transition to or from residential programs or conditions that negatively affect the student's academic progress (Abuse - physical, mental, sexual-, frequent relocation of residency, homelessness, inadequate emotional support, mental/physical health problems, pregnancy, single parenting). Documentation shall be maintained as to placement decisions made by the Alternative Education Placement Team. All ALE teachers will receive professional development pursuant to ADE Rules and Regulations. The Alternative Learning Environment will have as its goal to increase attendance of at-risk students and to graduate them. Parent conferences will be required for placement in the program and school personnel will be in frequent contact with parents. The placement conference will include the principal, counselor, teachers, parents, and other appropriate personnel in order to make good decisions about what services will be available while in the ALE. If the student makes significant academic and/or behavioral progress while in the ALE, the student may be exited from the program. Exiting students must meet exiting criteria or be ready to transfer into the 9th grade. The ALE will meet all guidelines required by the ADE and state laws.A FTE Highly Qualified teacher, April Spence, whose salary is 33,309 and benefits are 7386.40 will be employed in the ALE room. A FTE, Betty Kirkendall, a highly qualified Paraprofessional, whose salary is 17236.00 and benefits are 5851.75 will also be employed in the ALE room.
      Action Type: AIP/IRI
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Action Type: Special Education
      Action Type: Technology Inclusion
      Donna Swift, ALE Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Teachers
      ALE (State-275) - Employee Benefits:$13238.15
      ALE (State-275) - Employee Salaries:$50545.00

      ACTION BUDGET:$63783.15
      Plato, Orchard and other software will be implemented into the grade level. Algebra and Geometry software and software designed to aid students with the ACT test has been purchased. This software will be used to re-mediate those students who are in danger of not being proficient or advanced. Smart Boards have been purchased to help support the instructional activities of the classroom. More technology such as this will be purchased as funds are available. Teachers will receive appropriate professional development in order to use this technology to its fullest extent. TITLE VI FEDERAL MONEY will be used for materials and supplies (TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUCH AS PLATO AND ORCHARD WHICH ARE LISTED ABOVE.)
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Technology Inclusion
      April Spence, ALE Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Computers
      • Teachers
      Title VI Federal - Materials & Supplies:$10000.00

      ACTION BUDGET:$10000
      COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Regular meetings of our Mathematics Committee will continue to be held. These meetings will focus on building capacity within our school. Each meeting agenda will include the following Core Principles: A. The selection of research-based, scientifically validated interventions designed to improve our ability to improve student performance on the math portion of all high stakes exams. B. The ongoing monitoring of student progress in order to influence classroom instruction. C. The utilization of Formative and Summative Assessment Data to make decisions that impact curriculum, instruction, and professional development. D. Coordination of resources in order to better meet the needs of all students. Written minutes of each meeting, along with a sign-in sheet, will be kept and made available upon request. The intent is that each intervention and action is carefully monitored through the collection of data so that those strategies which prove ineffective can be revised, or abandoned. Our ACSIP plan will be revised each spring and fall, in order to keep it timely and valid in our efforts to improve teaching and learning.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Community Leaders
      • District Staff
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      ACT Preparation: Hackett High School will prepare and administer the "Explore" program and test to all 8th graders, and the "Plan" program and test to all 10th graders to help prepare these students for the ACT test. We will also administer the PSAT to those 10th and 11th graders who wish to take it. These tests are a part of our efforts to help our students improve their scores on the ACT test, which is so vital to our students receiving scholarships for college. These scores will be sent home to parents so that they can understand where their child is in their preparation for college. The counselor will also include a link on our school's website to the counseling program and other programs and materials placed there for parents and students to get help with preparation for college. A computer area has been set up in the counseling center for students and parents to use in searching for scholarship and grant opportunities.
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Technology Inclusion
      Donna Swift, District Testing Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Computers
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$73783.15
      Intervention: The implementation of Standards based instruction and focus on students achievement, along with the MAP, ensures accurate student placement and for remediation if necessary.
      Scientific Based Research: National Science Foundation, 1997
      Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
      Mathematics teachers, including Special Education teachers, will continue to receive professional development in the standards based program and work together to align and implement the goals in 7th and 8th grade math classes. This process has proven to be successful with the special education students because of the hands-on materials and the tactile learning that occurs because of the hands-on approach. Work will be done to align the current standards, MAP objectives and student learning goals.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Central Office
      • Outside Consultants
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      7th and 8th grade Math teachers will send home materials (such as class syllabus,etc.)to prepare and familiarize parents to help their child with the standards based instruction, as well as to help parents and teachers to ensure every child in the program is reaching their full potential.
      Action Type: Alignment
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Marisa Thornburg, Mathematics Instructor Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: Mathematics Department Instructors met at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year to review test scores and evaluate the Standards based program and reach conclusions as to its value in helping students reach proficient/advanced on Middle Level Benchmark, EOC Algebra, and EOC Geometry tests. Math students will also particiapte in all NWEA/MAP testing.
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Ron Pierce, Mathmematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Manipulatives and calculators will be purchased to build the knowledge and skill level necessary for improved student achievement.
      Action Type: Technology Inclusion
      Ron Pierce, Mathematics Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Central Office
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$0
      Intervention: All students will have a safe and drug-free school and community.
      Scientific Based Research: There will be a 5% annual decrease in the number of students suspended for drug and alcohol use.
      Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
      Hackett High School will implement a safe and drug free policy/program with the school district. Materials, videos, and guest speakers will be brought in to address the students on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Materials such as books, pamphlets, and magazines will also be made available to students and parents in the Counselor's office and in the Parent Center in the high school library.We will also schedule drug free assemblies and bring in drug dogs at least twice a year. The dogs will search both the lockers and on campus vehicles. No announcement will be made prior to the dogs being on campus. The visits will be completely unscheduled and unannounced.
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Donna Swift, Special Program Coordinator Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Outside Consultants
      • Teachers
      • Teaching Aids

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$0
      Priority 3: The BMI of students attending Hackett High School will decrease yearly. Because our BMI numbers appear to be on the increase, we must implement plans to reverse this. Hackett High School received a grant to purchase PE equipment and participate in Fitnessgram and Health Teacher.
      Supporting Data:
      1. The building leadership team's comprehensive needs assessment indicates the building leadership teams have reviewed three year trend of BMI numbers, and the data is as follows: Hackett 8th grade females' 2011-43.8%, 2012-44.4%, 2013-33.3
      2. The building leadership team's comprehensive needs assessment indicates Hackett 10th grade female BMI data is as follows: 2011-NA, 2012-38.1%, 2013-50% This demonstrates a steady increase in female BMI levels over a 3 years span.
      3. The building leadership team's comprehensive needs assessment indicates male 8th graders at Hackett BMI data is as follows: 2011-38.5%, 2012-44.2%, 2013-58.8%.
      4. The building leadership team's comprehensive needs assessment indicates male 10th grade is as follows: BMI 2011-40%, 2012-41.2%, 2013-55.0%.
      5. A building leadership team concluded that the average percentage of children, in Hackett High School, who were overweight or obese is as follows: 2011-33.8%, 2012-40.9%, 2013-48.85% This upward trend, with the exception of 2011, indicates a need for increased activity. Close examination of the breakdown between demonstrates that while female MBI decreased, male BMI increased.
      6. As related by the Arkansas Governor's Initiative Healthy Arkansas, 55.3% of Arkansans failed to meet recommendations for moderate or vigorous activity. (http://www.arkansas.gov/ha/physical)
      GoalStudents participating in the BMI activity will improve their cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility activity.
      BenchmarkThere will be a 5% decrease in the 2014-2015 BMI results indicating healthier lifestyles are being practiced. School year 2013-2014 saw a remarkable decrease in students' BMI, males saw a 22% decrease in BMI (overweight and obese) and females saw a 45% derease in BMI (overweight and obese). The new increased PE minutes should address this issue. We will also implement the new SPARK PE curriculum, and Health Teacher. Our school lunch menu could also have created the decrease.
      Intervention: Hackett High School will encourage strategies and activities that encourage a non-sedentary lifestyle.We will maintain the weekly minutes in PE during the 2014-2015 school year.
      Scientific Based Research: Let's Get Physical- Promotion and Education Strategies by Dr. Hal Wechsler http://www.fns.gov/oane/menu/NNEC/files/2003/LetsGet Physical.pdf
      Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
      Implement and encourage participation in extracurricular programs that support physical activity.
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Wellness
      Tim Branham, Athletic Director Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Promote the reduction of time students spend engaged in sedentary activities such as watching television and playing video games. Spark, Health Teacher and other new curriculum activities should help this.
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Wellness
      Tim Branham, Athletic Director Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Community Leaders
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Encourage development and participation in family oriented physical activity.
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Wellness
      Tim Branham, Athletic Director Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Community Leaders
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Maintain the current plan for all students to receive 120 minutes a week of physical activity.
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Wellness
      John Six, Physical Activity Director Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      FORMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION: The PE teacher will conduct and maintain pre and post fitness test records for all children involved in the PE program.
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Action Type: Wellness
      John Six, PE Instructor Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Community Leaders
      • Computers
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: The wellness committee met to analyze the data gathered concerning student wellness, including BMI data, strength/endurance, and flexible activity. We looked at trend data and selected Interventions to best meet the needs of our students.
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Technology Inclusion
      Action Type: Wellness
      Liberti Null, Wellness Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • District Staff
      • Performance Assessments

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      PROGRAM EVALUATION PROTOCOLS: The wellness committee met to evaluate data gathered on BMI, risk factors for weight, and the effects of physical activity offered all students. Study of data revealed that there was significant increase in the percentages of students who were overweight or obese. The committee will continue to monitor the program to ensure that students are getting the nutrition and exercise they need to stay healthy and active.
      Action Type: Collaboration
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Action Type: Wellness
      Vicki Yates, Wellness Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • District Staff
      • Performance Assessments
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$0
      Intervention: Students will improve their diet and eating habits with good nutritional foods.
      Scientific Based Research: The Nutritional and Physical Activity Standards, Arkansas State Board of Education, August 8, 2005
      Actions Person Responsible Timeline Resources Source of Funds
      Implement a grade appropriate nutritional education program that will develop an awareness of and appreciation for nutrition.
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Parental Engagement
      Action Type: Wellness
      Tim Branham, Health Instructor Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • District Staff
      • Outside Consultants

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Establish no more than nine (9) school wide events which permit exceptions to the food and beverage limitations as established.
      Action Type: Wellness
      Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Meet or exceed the more stringent of Arkansas' or the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Standards for reimbursable meals and a la carte foods served in the cafeteria.
      Action Type: Wellness
      Sharon Kerr, Cafeteria Supervisor Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Central Office
      • District Staff

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Restrict access to vended foods, competitive food, and foods of minimal nutritional value (FMNV).
      Michael Freeman, High School Principal Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Central Office
      • District Staff

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Provide professional development to all district staff on the topics of nutrition and/or physical activity.
      Action Type: Professional Development
      Action Type: Wellness
      Tim Branham, Health Instructor Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Administrative Staff
      • District Staff
      • Outside Consultants
      • Teachers

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Utilize the School Health Index from the CDC to assess how well the district is doing in implementing the nutritional program.
      Action Type: Equity
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Action Type: Wellness
      Vicki Yates, Wellness Committee Chair Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • District Staff
      • Performance Assessments

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      SUMMATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATIONS: Body Mass Index information was assessed for the 2013-2014 school year. Of the high school males measured, 36.6% were overweight or obese. Of the high school females measured, 24.6 were overweight or obese. The data reflects the following numbers: 2011-33.8%, 2012-44.9%, 2013-48.65%. Although this appears to be a decrease, we will need to monitor the numbers to ensure consistent decrease. We were able to measure all the students last year and will continue to do so. Our participation in the CWIP grant created an awareness that has influenced our new PE schedule. While female BMI decreased, male BMI increased. This accounts for the 3.75% increase. The committee will continue to monitor assessments which will be conducted in the spring of the 2013-2014 school year by the school nurse.
      Action Type: Program Evaluation
      Action Type: Wellness
      Keely Hutson, School Nurse Start: 07/01/2014
      End: 06/30/2015
      • Computers
      • District Staff

      ACTION BUDGET:$
      Total Budget:$0

    • Planning Team

      Classification Name Position Committee
      Sydnie Opolka Student Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Amber Reed Special Education Teacher Early Intervention Committee
      Classroom Teacher April Spence Alternative Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Bridget Freeman English Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Casey Leaptrot English/Journalism Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Claude Foster Mathematics Teacher/Coach Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher David Stone Science Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Debbie Hester English Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Jeff Richardson Social Studies Teacher/Coach Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Jerrod Porter Coach Technology Committee
      Classroom Teacher John Six PE Teacher/Coach Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Katy Buehrer English/Spanish Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee, Chair
      Classroom Teacher Lanning Woodhull Social Studies Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Len Sheets Science Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Lonnie Hester Science Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Lucas Davis Music Instructor Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Marie Oliver Art Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Marisa Thornburg Mathematics Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Matt Whitsett Science Teacher/Coach Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Melanie Schmitt FCCLA/Vocational Education Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Randa Mickle G/T Teacher Literacy Committee
      Classroom Teacher Ron Pierce Mathematics Leadership Team Chair Mathematics Committee Chair
      Classroom Teacher Seth Jones Agri Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Steve Clark Social Studies Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Teresa Colburn English Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Theresa DuBois Special Education Resource Room Teacher Early Intervention Committee
      Classroom Teacher Tim Branham Health Teacher/PE/Coach Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Tracie Opolka Business/Computer Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Classroom Teacher Tracy Cooper Mathematics Teacher Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Community Representative Darrell Spells Policeman School Leadership Committee
      Community Representative Liberti Null Parent Parent Involvement
      Community Representative Sharon Kerr Cafeteria Supervisor Wellness Committee
      Community Representative Vicki Yates Retired Educator Wellness
      District-Level Professional Donna Swift Curriculum Coordinator School Leadership Committee
      District-Level Professional William C. Pittman Superintendent School Leadership Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Betty Kirkendall ALE Instructor Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Cindy Linker Library/Media Specialist Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Dean Meyers Technology Coordinator Technology Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Debbie Stuckey Speech Pathologist Early Intervention Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Della McFarland Special Education Aide Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Jorene Bailey High School Secretary Community Outreach
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Keely Hutson School Nurse Wellness Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Kim Gillett Paraprofessional Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Liberti Null Superintendent's Secretary Wellness Committee Chair
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Shelley Carter Special Education Aide Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Non-Classroom Professional Staff Shirley Davis Academic Enrichment Coordinator Curriculum and Instruction Committee
      Parent Debbie Buehrer School Board Member Community Outreach
      Principal Michael Freeman High School Principal School Leadership Committee