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Pillars of Learning




School: Nancy Ryles Elementary                        Date: September 2016 (updated 12.5)

Pillar(s) being addressed by the stated goal:

Excellence, Equity, Collaboration, Innovation

Needs Assessment:

At Nancy Ryles, we use an assortment of data in our decision-making processes and how we instruct in the core content areas of reading, writing and math. We examine academic data using the easyCBM in reading and math in our Student Equity Response Team collaboration time. We are also beginning to examine IRLA data for reading. During this time, we also examine behavior and attendance concerns.

Classroom assessment data is also used and provides us with valuable information as to how students are performing. At the end of our collaborative meeting, our team moves students into the appropriate leveled group to receive instruction. Our team includes: classroom teachers, intervention teacher, learning specialist, ESL teacher, counselor and principal. Despite this work, we still struggle to move 11% of our population into the yellow and green zone.

School Focus (Student Engagement): Assisting teachers who are looking for additional instructional strategies and materials to meet the needs of students.

School Focus (Student Engagement): Engaging students who are not engaged in classroom discussions and small group conversations in reading.

School Focus (Student Engagement): Engaging ELL learners in the classroom. Focus on Student Talk.

ACADEMIC GOAL: All students will make growth towards their individual goals in reading as measured by using the IRLA in June 2016. Students will make a minimum of one year’s growth.


1: All teachers will continue using Interactive Read Aloud strategies to their daily instruction in reading during the fall. Teachers will continue using these strategies during the 2016-2017 school year.

2: All teachers will focus on Student Talk in the classroom as part of their daily instruction in reading during the 2016-2017 school year.

3: The school counselor will monitor the attendance data of all students who are a year or more behind in reading. The counselor will work with the principal to notify parents of the concerns. A truancy officer will be included as needed.

4:  Teachers will meet regularly as part of a SERT team to discuss student progress in reading.  The Intervention Specialist will lead the group and monitor the data.
5:  Teachers will continue using the IRLA to assess students in reading. 

6:  Classroom teachers and ELL teachers will meet regularly to discuss the progress of our ELL students.
7:  Committee Work:  Student Success Team (RJ, Kelso’s Team and Assemblies), Culture and Climate (Student and Staff School Wide-Events), Leadership (Family Events (Math and Culture Night), Professional Development (Focused on Needs around LT and ELA 

8:  Parent Engagement:  Family Night and Culture Night 


 1:  SERT and ELL collaboration meetings. 
 2:  Formative assessment data driving instruction. 
 3:  Evidence of increased Student Talk in classrooms. 
 4:  Learning Team meeting. 
 5:  Monitoring of attendance data. 
 6:  Continued collaboration by individual teams. 
 7:  Monitoring IRLA achievement data. 
 8.  Committee Work
 ​9.  Increased parent participation in evening events.  More diversity.
10. Success of ELA and PD Team.