School Name: Maynard H. Jackson High School School Year: 2014-2015
Maynard H. Jackson High School Wide Literacy Plan Team
Mrs. Stephanie Johnson
Mr. Donavan Murdock
Instructional Assistant Principal
Mrs. Sharonda Murrell
Mrs. Keisha Pooler
D’ Ancey Smith
Goals Goal 1: To institute, exemplify, and reinforce a school wide focus on the Common Core Literacy Standards in all applicable instructional core areas and programs. Goal 2: To implement a comprehensive and sustainable program for content area teacher professional development in instructional practices for school wide literacy integration. Goal 3: To focus on reading, writing, speaking, vocabulary development, citing textual evidence, and critical thinking as central aspects to all content-area instruction. Goal 4: To accelerate the progress of struggling student readers to grade level performance or greater through standards based instruction and intensive interventions.
Goal 5: To expand data-driven decision-making to identify needs and improve students’ literacy skills. Goal 6: To improve parent and community partnerships and support for literacy. Goal 7: To increase student learning success through the consistent integration of technology in all content area classes.
Objectives: Objective 1: To increase achievement in the “meets/exceeds proficiency” rate in all content areas for SY2014-2015 as measured by of all core content state & district assessments administered in the Atlanta Public School System. Objective 2: For students to write weekly in all classes. Objective 3: For teachers to employ reading and writing strategies to enhance learning in all classes. Objective 4: For teachers to incorporate the daily use of a Rigor Meter to ensure students acquire higher order thinking strategies through utilization of Common Core Literacy Standards. Objective 5: For students to complete rigorous performance tasks aligned to and modeled after the Common Core Literacy Standards. Objective 6: To increase the implementation of differentiated instruction of Common Core Literacy Standards through the continuous use of Mulligan Strategies (Marazano High Yield Strategies). Objective 7: To support instruction and teacher decision-making between Lexile levels and student reading levels for appropriate literacy support with specific texts.
Data Analysis We have developed our school wide plan literacy plan with the participation of members of the Maynard H. Jackson High School leadership team, and teachers. These stakeholders assisted by reviewing assessment data and survey results that were administered. The stakeholders at Maynard H. Jackson High School concluded that in order to achieve our Smart Goals at Maynard H. Jackson High School, teachers must plan and deliver differentiated standards-based lessons, implement and assess skills using rubrics, and share work samples. These instructional practices ensure the standards are set high for all students to achieve, and we truly can see to it that no child is left behind. Maynard H. Jackson’s mission is to be accountable for providing a globally competitive education that empowers students to achieve academic and personal goals and become productive, responsible citizens. Smart goals determined by ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) flexibility waiver are as follow:
Measurable Goals (Balanced Scorecard Goal Area 1):
Increase cohort graduation rate from 60% (2014) to 64% (2015).
Increase the percentage of students passing the Coordinate Algebra 1 EOCT from 17% (2014) to 58.1% (2015)
Increase the percentage of students passing the Analytic Geometry EOCT from 22% (2014) to 37% on the Georgia Milestones Assessment in 2015.
Increase the percentage of students passing the 9th Grade English/Language Arts EOCT from 71% (2014) to 81.4% (2015) on the Georgia Milestones Assessment.
Increase the percentage of students passing the 11th Grade English/Language Arts EOCT from 86.4% (2014) to 92% (2015) on the Georgia Milestones Assessment.
Increase the percentage of students passing the Georgia Writing Assessment from 86% (Fall 2013) to 92% (Fall 2014).
Increase the percent of students passing the Biology EOCT from 59% (2014) to 79.1% (2015).
Increase the percent of students passing the Physical Science EOCT from 64% (2014) to 83.6% (2015).
Increase the percent of students passing the United States History EOCT from 56% (2014) to 57.2% (2015).
Increase the percent of students passing the Economics EOCT from 66% (2014) to 76% (2015).
11th Grade American Literature & Composition Trend Data
Meet & Exceed
Meet & Exceed
Meet & Exceed
Results on the 2013-2014 Georgia Writing Assessment showed a 6% decrease in scores from 92% (Fall 2012) to 86% (Fall 2013). Currently, subgroups for Maynard H. Jackson High School include All, Black, Students with Disabilities, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, White, and Hispanic according to CCRPI (College and Career Readiness Performance Index) guidelines. Students with disabilities are the only subgroup in which a significant discrepancy in student achievement was noted. Therefore, strategies to address academic performance in this subgroup are included in the assessment.
Teachers will communicate the expectation that all students will succeed academically using a common literacy vocabulary across the curriculum.
Teachers and students will engage in the weekly use of online interactive notebooks for weekly journal entries.
First entry will be facilitated by explicit teacher instruction and direction. Others will be student generated by either guided or independent practice
Teachers will utilize Word Wall to convey school wide vocabulary expectations
Incorporation of recommended vertically aligned grade level terms per the Common Core Literacy Standards.