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Meeting Announcements & Board Goals: 2016-2017

2016-2017 District Goals to Support Continuous School Improvement - Approved by the Board of Education on October 3, 2016

Reading Goal:

• 2016-2017: The average raw test score for all general education students in grades 1-8 will improve on the AIMSWeb Reading Fluency & Reading Comprehension assessments from the Fall (F) administration to the Winter (W) administration and to the Spring (S) administration.

• 2017-2018: The average raw test score for all students in grades 1-8 will improve on the AIMSWeb Reading Fluency & Reading Comprehension assessments from the Fall (F) administration to the Winter (W) administration and to the Spring (S) administration.

Elementary & Middle School Academic Achievement Goal:

• 2016-2017: The District will rank in at least sixth place or higher, and the mean student performance score will be at the Dutchess County mean performance level or higher, for all 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Assessments in Dutchess County.

• 2017-2018: The District will rank first, second or third, and the mean student performance score will be within the top 35% for Dutchess County, for all 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Assessments in Dutchess County.

High School Academic Achievement Goal:

• 2016-2017: The weighted average of all High School Regents exam passing rates will be at least 90%, with no individual Regents exam passing rate lower than 80%.

• 2017- 2018: The weighted average of all High School Regents exam passing rates will be 92%, with no individual Regents exam passing rate lower than 82%.

Guidance/College Preparation Goal:
SAT Exam:

• 2016-2017: The District’s SAT student average combined score will at or above the SAT Benchmark of: 1010 (the current national SAT Critical Reading + Math Benchmark) and/or 1550 (the current national SAT Critical Reading + Math + Writing Benchmark).

• 2017-2018: The District’s SAT student average combined score will be at least 10 points above either SAT benchmark.

ACT Exam:
• 2016-2017: The District’s ACT combined average student score (English, Math, Reading, & Science), will be at least 2.5 points above the NYS benchmark.

• 2017-2018: The District’s ACT combined average student score (English, Math, Reading, & Science), will be at least 3.0 points above the NYS benchmark.

District Growth Score:

The District growth score will continue to trend upwards. The District growth score will be provided by John Rudy.

Professional Development Goal:

The District will provide the equivalent of at least five (5) full Professional Development days for all teachers, including, but not limited to, the following professional development programs: Singapore Mathematics, Guided Reading, IB Inquiry Based Learning, Interpreting Student Assessment Data, Curriculum Mapping & Authentic Assessments, Universal Screening for RtI (AIMSWeb) and Progress Monitoring, Special Education Compliance Training, and Targeted Instruction based on NYS Assessment Data.

Facilities Management Goal:

A District Facilities Committee will be formed in order to develop a plan that will maximize the use of and minimize the commitment of limited financial resources to our facilities, long-term capital planning will occur, with a focus on enrollment projections, program needs and building condition surveys to inform discussion and decision-making.

District Data Team:

A District Data Team, comprised of up to three (3) Board of Education members, the Superintendent of Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & PPS, and principals will be established to review District Data and report their findings to the entire Board of Education.

Financial Long-Range Plan:

The Superintendent of Schools & Assistant Superintendent for Business, Finance & Operations will identify parameters and guidelines, including, but not limited to: personnel, administration, contracts, supplies and equipment, for school budget development that demonstrates the District’s fiscal proficiency as demonstrated on various measures as agreed upon by the Board of Education.

 

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