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.
EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Narrowing Achievement Gaps
All teachers administer interim assessments to disaggregate data for language arts and math. During professional learning communities, teachers and coaches look at the data and assess the effectiveness of core instruction. Teachers then determine if students need tier 2 support or tier 3 intervention. Teachers continue to receive MTSS training and are creating effective systems to close achievement gaps.
Tiered support for social emotional learning
Our school counselor provides weekly lessons in social emotional learning to all students. Teachers model the behavior and continue with guidance throughout the week. Students needing additional support attend small groups with counselor. Those needing more intensive intervention work with the social worker or are referred to outside agencies. Mary Jackson Elementary has PBIS in place. We are proactive with praise and celebrations rather than reactive and punitive. Students know the school rules and practice adhering to them daily. Such programs as Principal 200, Cool Kids Club, Student of the Week, Student of the Month and honor roll are utilized to promote academic success and character education. The staff of MWJ strives for a feeling of peace and safety with mindfulness and restorative circles. Teachers and administrators have positive welcoming routines.