School Improvement

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Farley Hill Elementary 

School Improvement Goals

2016-2017

 

  • All students at Farley Hill Elementary will become proficient writers
  • All students at Farley Hill Elementary will increase skills in essential mathematical practices
  • All students at Farley Hill Elementary will increase achievement in reading comprehension
  • All students at Farley Hill Elementaty will report an overall positive school environment

 

 Our school improvement team membership includes teachers, the principal, a PCS Board of Education member and parents. Parents are encouraged to attend monthly meetings. Please contact the school office if you would like to join us.

 

 

Instructional Consultation Team (ICT) News

We design interventions through ICT using Instructional Match Principles. That way we can ensure that the interventions planned for and provided are research based. Here are some research based learning principles that you can put into place as you are working with your child at home.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATCH PRINCIPLES

Activating Prior Knowledge: begin with a valid assessment of what the students know and what they student can do.

Making Connections: The brain seeks to make connections between what is new and what is known. These connections create learning and memory. When information is not connected it becomes forgotten and inaccessible to memory.

Honoring Working Memory: All new learning first appears in working memory. Working memory has a limited capacity, requires undivided attention, and clears itself automatically when over loaded.

AGE

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CAPACITY

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Managing Instructional Levels: Instructional level contains a high ration of known information and an appropriate ration of challenge:

READING TEXT:

93%-97% known word accuracy

DRILL AND PRACTICE:

70%-85% known items

Modeling Desired Practice: Modeling consists of demonstrating the types of responses that students need to exhibit when completing a particular task or required skill. However modeling will only have its desired effect once an instructional match has been achieved.

Providing Accurate Practice: Guided practice needs to be provided which includes offering timely confirming and corrective feedback to ensure the new skill is understood, practiced and used.