Theory of Action

The district’s Theory of Action outlines how the district plans to use communication and an effective and efficient allocation of resources to increase college and career readiness for students from PreK to Grade 12. The plan is divided into the following parts:

Attendance & Student Wellness

  • Attendance protocols
  • Equitable culture of learning
  • Safe and orderly climate
  • Social and emotional supports
  • Extracurricular and athletic activities
  • Focused walks
  • Cultural relevance
  • Parent partnerships
  • Community partnerships
  • College partnerships
  • Business partnerships

Academic Achievement

  • Emphasis on standards
  • Frequent evaluation of teaching strategies and pupil progress
  • Focused instructional student engagement
  • Focused literacy and numeracy
  • Learning targets aligned to standards
  • Instructional coaching
  • Reflection
  • Focused walks
  • Multiple points of entry/differentiation
  • Early student intervention
  • Student-created rubrics

Assessment

  • Data analysis, monitoring student growth and effective teaching strategies
  • Multiple formative assessments
  • Identifying strengths and gaps
  • Vertical alignment of summative assessments
  • Multiple opportunities for improvement
  • Grading practices
  • Group scoring of student work
  • Demonstrated student ownership of learning

Curricular Pathway

  • Vertical alignment
  • Course mapping
  • Focused vocabulary enrichment
  • Focused writing (non-fiction)
  • Differentiation/ multiple points of entry
  • Implementation of standard-based effective teaching strategies
  • Model classrooms (focused walks)
  • Professional Learning Community
  • Curricular relevance/ Licensed Associate Social Worker
  • Use of exemplars/rubrics