School Improvement and Innovation Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

2019-2020

Kilmer Middle School Region 2

Interim Principal, Fred Amico  

End of Year SMARTR Outcome 

The percent of students who were enrolled and successfully completed an Honors course was 76% in SY 18-19. For SY 19-20, enrollment and successful completion in an Honors course will increase to 80%. For SY 20-21, enrollment in Honors courses will increase to 85%.

Strategy 1

Students who are enrolled in honors courses for the first time or who have increased the number of honors courses from 7th to 8th grade will be provided a variety of supports to be successful in their honors classes.

Strategy 2

Students will continue to participate in the academic advising process that encourages students to select courses based on individual strengths, abilities and interests.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome 

The percent of students that report feeling connected to their peers at school as measured by the State Climate Survey is  68.8% in SY 18-19. This will be used as a starting point; our baseline will be determined by focus groups at the beginning of the year. We will increase student connectedness from X% to Y% in SY 19-20 as defined by this data. 

Strategy 1

Staff, students and administrators will build intentional focus around team bonding by dedicating time to relationship building throughout the school year.

Strategy 2

We will continue to build a common language to facilitate respect and inclusion. 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Eighty percent of students will demonstrate growth in their awareness and articulation of their skills as a communicator, as measured by a Portrait of a Graduate self-reflection tool.  

Strategy 1

Teachers will receive professional development and resources surrounding Portrait of a Graduate attributes. 

Strategy 2 

We will make Portrait of a Graduate attributes more student-facing to increase student ownership.

Strategy 3

Teachers will embed POG into existing lessons to help students develop their skills as communicators.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Close the gap for students with disabilities on math and English SOLs