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Board Goals

2013-2014 District Improvement Plan
Goals, Objectives, & Summative Assessments

Goal 1
Improve Student Achievement, College and Career Preparation, and improved services to students
 
Accomplishment of assessment standards as measured by:
  • Increase the number of students meeting or exceeding STAAR Passing Standards
  • Meet federal No Child Left Behind Act criteria for Adequate Yearly Progress
  • Narrow STAAR performance gaps between and among student groups
  • Increase the number of Academic Destinctions earned by each of the campuses
  • Increase % of students on grade level on Rigby PM Benchmark Test
  • Increase % of students identified as developed on TPRI / Tejas LEE
  • Increase % of students demonstrating at least one years growth on TELPAS
  • Increase % of students passing the district benchmark assessments
  • Increase % of students passing the Primary Math Inventory
Key Strategies:
  1. Build Capacity and consistency in the understanding and delivery of the core program
  2. Use Assessment and comprehensive data analysis for decision making and targeting assistance
  3. Provide a variety of appropriate intensive, compensatory and/or accelerated instructional services to students who are behind to ensure that all students needing special services are appropriately identified and served.

Goal 2
Improve Student Preparation for College and Career (Graduation, Four-Year Completion, Advanced Academic Programs, Dropout Rates)
 
Accomplishment of objective as measured by:
  • Increase the number of students in regular educational program meeting criteria for the graduation on Recommended or distinguished high School Plan.
  • Completion rate for grades 9-12 will be > or = to the state standard for percent graduated, or continued high school.
  • Completion rate for grades 9-12 will be < or = to the state standard for percent receiving GED and Drop out rate.
  • Fifth Year graduation rate will increase for every student population.
  • For grades 6-12 Student attendance by class period will be > or = to the state average.
  • Increase the number of students enrolled in college and vocational schools.
  • Measure the number of college credit hours per student earned by LHS students prior to graduation.
  • Increase the number of students in all populations enrolled in Pre-AP, AP, dual credit and vocational articulation courses.
Key Strategies:
  1. Implement redesign and improvements of college and career preparation programs for all students 
  2. Implement dropout retention and dropout recovery program to increase cohort completion for all student populations

 
Goal 3
Improve Programs and Services Provided to Students (Specialized programs, Safety, and School climate)
 
Accomplishment of objective as measured by:
  • 100% of the campuses will participate in character education programs that involve all stakeholders.
  • Average daily Attendance will be > or = to the State Standard.
  • Discretionary placements in DAEP of all students will be < or = to the state standard.
  • There will be a decrease in the number of truancy occurrence within the district.
  • Total district enrollment remains stable or increases.
  • Reduce the number of referrals to special education
Key Strategy:
  1. Utilize safe and drug free school funding to ensure existence of a positive safe and drug free school culture

Goal 4
Establish and maintain timely communication with all stakeholders and increase parental involvement.
 
Accomplishment of objective as measured by:
  • 95% satisfaction of parents and other stakeholders indicated by surveys and active participation in decision-making.
  • Total district enrollment remains stable or increases.
  • Maintain a planned program for communication between the schools and the community.
Key Strategy:
  1. Communicate positively and effectively both internally and externally so that parents and other stakeholders become partners in the educational process and district decision making

Goal 5
All LISD students will acquire and apply technological skills, where appropriate, to enhance academic achievement
 
Accomplishment of objective as measured by:
  •  Increase the number of students meeting the federal NCLB criteria for mastery of technology literacy as reported by assessment results from the Learning.com technology literacy assessment.  (Note: this assessment is a component provided to the district as a part of our Technology Applications TEKS textbook adoption. Mastery is defined by Learning.com as a scale score of 220 or approximately 60%.)
  • Increase the % of students passing the technology literacy assessment with a score of 80.
  • Increase the number of fifth grade students mastering the Learning.com elementary technology literacy assessment. (Note: this assessment is a component provided to the district as a part of our Technology Applications TEKS textbook adoption.)
Key Strategy:
  1. LISD educators will design at least two project based learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies that address foundation TEKS and technology applications TEKS.
  2. Evaluate District Technology resources and maintain or improve existing technology assets.
  3. LISD students will demonstrate technology literacy based on state technology applications TEKS standards for grades K-2, 3-5, 6, 7, and 8.