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School Progress Plan

Dundalk Middle School

SPP Snapshot

2017 – 2018

 

Vision:

Team DMS is committed to educating and inspiring all of our students to become globally competitive graduates.

 

                                                                       Mission Statement:

The mission of Dundalk Middle School is to produce students who are socially/emotionally, physically, and intellectually prepared to be leaders and productive members of society by fostering a positive relationship with students, parents, staff, and community members.  In fulfilling the mission, the faculty, staff, and administration will create a learner-centered environment that challenges students to think critically, work collaboratively, and reach their full potential.

 

 

Priority Area 1—Climate Goal:

Decrease the suspension rate from 14.2% to 10% by reducing the disproportionate number of African American males suspended.

 

Key Action 1

Key Action 2

Key Action 3

To implement a home base advisory program where students can meet regularly with a teacher with whom they have a positive rapport for the purpose of promoting character education.

To implement restorative practices in order to develop positive relationships with students.

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Professional Learning Plan for Priority Area 1:

Climate

 

Awareness of home based advisory program and strategies for successful implementation

Increased and Improved Teacher-Student Rapport through the use of Restorative Practices

Increased awareness and consistent implementation of a Restorative Action Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

Priority Area 2—Mathematics Goal

The percentage of students meeting or exceeding their mid-year MAP growth targets in mathematics will increase from 65% to 70% in 2018.

 

Key Action 1

Key Action 2

Key Action 3

Teachers will use real-world connections to increase problem-solving ability.

Teachers must implement an instructional program that is grounded in a learner-centered environment (LCE) of personalization and customization, with strategies to support learning at home.

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Professional Learning Plan for Priority Area 2:

Mathematics

 

Teachers will develop and implement effective strategies for personalization and customization.

Teachers will develop and implement authentic tasks based on real-world scenarios and learn to facilitate the process of critical thinking.

Teachers will learn how to collect and accurately analyze data to create instructional grouping that is prescriptive and diagnostic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priority Area 3—Reading/English Language Arts Goal:

A minimum of 70% of students will meet or exceed their mid-year MAP growth targets in Reading/English Language Arts in 2018.

 

Key Action 1

Key Action 2

Key Action 3

Teachers will use high level questions associated with Costa’s Level of Questioning to promote critical thinking.

Teachers must implement an instructional program that is grounded in a learner-centered environment (LCE) of personalization and customization, with strategies to support learning at home.

N/A

Professional Learning Plan for Priority Area 3:

Reading / English Language Arts

 

Teachers will develop and implement effective strategies for personalization and customization.

Teachers will develop and implement authentic tasks based on real-world scenarios and learn to facilitate the process of critical thinking through the use of higher level questioning based on Costa’s hierarchy of questioning.

Teachers will learn how to collect and accurately analyze data to create instructional grouping that is prescriptive and diagnostic.

 

 

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