2015 - 2016 Local School Plan for Improvement W. J. Cooper

2015 - 2016
Local School Plan for Improvement
W. J. Cooper Elementary School
Donna R Bishop, Principal
Clay Hunter, Executive Director
Accountability and flexibility are hallmarks of Gwinnett County Public Schools' success. Key to that success is ensuring that each
school community understands the progress being made by its schools, as well as what plans will drive improvement. Each school
creates a collaborative Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI), with targeted goals based on student achievement results. These
goals are dynamic, like our schools, and are updated to reflect changes that occur in schools. Data is used to determine areas
needing improvement and to identify specific, measurable, annual objectives. Schools then determine how to use research-based
strategies to achieve these goals, using flexibility as needed. The LSPI development process involves teachers, parents, and
community members, so the entire school community has the opportunity to be involved in conversations about school
improvement. Please contact the local school principal for more information about the school's plan and progress.
• Long Term Goal
The percent of students in grades 3-5 will perform at the commendable/exceeds level on district developed assessments by
establishing a K-5 schoolwide writing plan to include a common writing rubric. Students in grades 3-5 will be able to produce
commendable/exceeds short and extended writing responses across content areas by establishing a school wide writing plan
using a common rubric. (School wide Writing Goal)
• Long Term Goal
The percentage of all students in grades 3-5 scoring at distinguished learner level in ELA, Math, SS, &Science will show a 3%
increase annually from previous year's results on summative assessments.
o Annual Goal
WJ Cooper Elementary classroom success rates in core subject areas (ELA, Math, SS, & Science) will be at, or above the
county average as determined by meeting World Class Standards on the College and Career Ready Graduation section of
the WSA.
o Annual Goal
100% of students who participate in SPGs (K-3) and District Assessments (3-5) will make expected (proficient) or high
growth (distinguished) on the English-Language Arts (K, 4-5) and Math(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) along with Science and Social Studies
District Assessments as measured by the SPG Rubric. In addition, 25% of these students will show high growth.
o Annual Goal
100% of students in grades K-5 will make at least one year's growth in Reading as measured by Fountas and Pinnell (F&P)
Reading Assessments.
• Long Term Goal
No goal associated with this objective
o Annual Goal
WJ Cooper Elementary will perform at or above the CCRPI line of regression based on free and reduced lunch percentages.
Cooper students will outperform predicted levels of performance on the IOWA based on their CogAT scores.
o Annual Goal
All ELL identified students will move from one performance band to a higher performance band as measured by ACCESS.
o Annual Goal
All students receiving special education services will be served in the least restrictive environment based upon progress
towards individual goals and objectives as measured by student progress monitoring data.
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