MEADOWLARK SCHOOL

SELF-REPORTED INDICATORS

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

English Language Learner Student Growth

Meadowlark increased efforts to help English Language Learner (ELL) students become fluent in English during 2017-2018. Our teachers planned lessons together to include more student talk and discussion connected to what they were learning, why it was important to learn and how they would know they learned it. Lessons were also designed to include more speaking, listening, reading, and writing in all content areas. Peer observations were put in place to measure our progress during the year. The percent of students achieving the desired increase in yearly growth measured by WIDA ACCESS composite score was 43% in 2017-2018 as compared to 28% in 2016-2017.


SCHOOL-LEVEL FACTORS

School Climate

At Meadowlark, we focused on two new ways of building relationships with students and parents--Home Visits and Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) meetings. Home Visits helped teachers learn about parents’ hopes and dreams for their child, as well as the child’s hopes and dreams for their future. Knowing the hopes and dreams of students helps teachers’ better serve individual students. Photos of the home visits were displayed near our lobby which encouraged other families to participate. APTT meetings were held three times during the year. The meetings included time to get to know other parents, ways to work as a team to support students in learning an important math, reading, or writing concept, and setting a learning goal. At the second and third meetings, teachers share students’ pre and post scores with parents to show how working as a team increases learning. According to parents and students who participated in our School Climate Survey, Meadowlark’s average was 3.53 out of 4. The average for all School Climate Surveys in the district was 3.54. We are striving to be above average this year.