Goal 1: To have a positive learning environment across all contexts of the school

Goal
Strategy/Action
Personnel Responsible
Measurement
Resources
Needed
Due Date
1.A
To have four core values (C.A.R.E.)i taught explicitly and used consistently throughout the school as positive behavioral expectations
Administration, all staff
-Formal lesson plans written and taught at each grade level on each value
-Results of annual school climate, EBS, and SET surveysii
Additional signs for large spaces in school and classroom spaces
Fall ‘11
1.B
To build our capacity to look at and respond to student behavior in a functional way and use research-based tools to assist struggling students
Administration, guidance counselor, all staff
- Results of annual school climate, EBS, and SET surveys
-The number of students who have targeted pro-active interventions
-The success (as measured by ODR’siii and CICOiv data) of the interventions
-Training/PDv for all staff
-Training/PD for mental health team staff on Functional Behavioral Analysis
-Software to track ODR’s
-Evidence-based intervention programs
Spring ‘12
1.C
Clarify and teach the positive expectations with specifics across contexts of the school
PBISvi Inquiry Group, administration, staff
-Clear matrix that shows our expectations of student behavior in all contexts of the school taught and communicated to families
-Reduction in negative behaviors
-Consultation from UMass partnervii
Winter ’11-12
1.D
Clarify the procedures when students are not meeting our behavioral expectations
Administration, staff
-Clear, predictable communication of consequences used when expectations not met, communicated to families and students
-Consultation from UMass partner
Winter ’11-12
1.E
Create consistent reinforcement/recognition model for students who are behaving positively
Administration, staff
-Clear model communicated to students and families
-Increase in positive behaviors noted in school
-Consultation from UMass partner, possible purchase of materials depending on the model
Spring ‘12
i C.A.R.E. is an acronym for our Core Values at Crocker Farm: Cooperation, Accountability, Respect, and Empathy. They are taught by teachers and can be seen in classroom spaces and hallways.
ii We used the Delaware School Climate Survey is an assessment taken by students, staff and parents; it was designed by Dr. George Bear and can be found at http://www.delawarepbs.org/. The EBS (Effective Behavior Support) survey was created by Dr. Sugai and Dr. Horner and can be found at http://isd742.org/pbis/EBSSurvey.pdf. The SET (Schoolwide Evaluation Tool) designed to assess and evaluate the critical features of school-wide effective behavior support across each academic school year; it can be found at http://www.pbssurveys.org/resources/SET_v2.0.pdf.
iii ODR’s are Office Discipline Referrals
iv CICO stands for the Check-in, Check Out system, which uses mentors to support students with being able to meet behavioral benchmarks based in the core values. It is an evidence-based intervention for students who are not consistently meeting behavioral expectations and uses a data system to track performance over time.
v PD stands for Professional Development, which are activities that support growth in skills and expertise.
vi PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS isa decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.
vii We are partnering with Dr. Sara Whitcomb, professor of school psychology, on our PBIS work. She has expertise in this area and is supporting us both in a consultative role as well as supplying graduate students to be in our school.
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