Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.


Students Exceed Reading Lexile Growth Goal

South Summit Middle School began using a universal screener to measure lexile growth and identify students who needed tier 2 and tier 3 interventions. Our school goal was to increase lexile levels by 5%. The following represents the growth for each grade level from the beginning of the year (BOY) to the end of the year (EOY), along with the school average: 5th Grade BOY: 37% on grade level; EOY 55%: Overall growth average: 18% 6th Grade BOY: 39% on grade level; EOY 51%: Overall growth average: 12% 7th Grade BOY: 52% on grade level; EOY 58%; Overall growth average: 6% 8th Grade BOY: 62% on grade level; EOY 70%; Overall growth average: 8% Overall school growth average: 10%


Needs Assessment Identifies Opportunities

South Summit Middle School participated in a needs assessment facilitated through the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC) to help SSMS identify opportunities for school improvement. Stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, and staff members, were all part of this process. Once the needs assessment was completed, UEPC recommended the following priority strategies for school improvement: 1. Enhancing Professional Collaboration to Support Student Success 2. Improving Tier 1 Evidence-Based Differentiated Instructions for Rigor 3. Focusing on Students' Mastery of Core Standards 4. Differentiated, Targeted Professional Learning Aligned to the School Improvement Plan and District 5. Developing and Implementing a School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Plan to Support Students, Faculty, and Staff 6. Family Engagement The staff then met and, through a UEPC staff led process, identified our priority for the 2022-23 school year, which is Developing and Implementing a School-Wide PBIS Plan to Support Students, Faculty, and Staff. This focus has provided an opportunity for school improvement for 2022-23.