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    Jefferson County Public Schools

    11/13/2011 - 11/18/2011

    WESTPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

    School Leadership Assessment Report

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    WESTPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

    11/13/2011 - 11/18/2011

    Jefferson County Public Schools School District

    School Leadership Assessment Executive Summary

    The Kentucky Department of Education conducted a school leadership assessment ofWESTPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL during the period of 11/13/2011 - 11/18/2011. Hereare the most relevant facts and next step recommendations from the school leadershipassessment. We have provided space for identifying the actions steps you will take, thetimelines you will establish for those steps, and the person(s) for overseeing the actionsteps. We encourage you to ask your best people to prioritize bold, specific actions onaggressive timelines to improve student achievement as soon as practicable.

    Dr. Staci Eddleman, Principal

    Introduction

    School Deficiencies and Next Steps

    The principal has not implemented a uniform school widebehavior management system.

    1. Deficiency

    The principal should collaborate with all stakeholders toresearch and recommend a school wide behaviormanagement system to the school council for adoption. Theprincipal should implement a uniform behavior managementsystem across all grade levels. The principal should ensurethat all staff members receive the necessary training andsupport to carry out the behavior management system in theirclassrooms. The principal should continuously monitorclassrooms to make sure all teachers consistently implementthe behavior management strategies. The principal shouldproactively review discipline data by student and teacher toidentify areas of concern.

    Next Steps

    School ActionSteps to

    OvercomingObstacles

    Timeline/PersonResponsible

    Instruction time is lost due to ineffective classroommanagement.2. Deficiency

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    The principal should provide on-going support (e.g.,professional development, mentoring, modeling) focused onclassroom management. School leadership should arrangevisits to highly successful schools with similar demographicsto observe effective classroom management. Teachersshould use common planning time to share classroommanagement techniques that minimize the loss of instructiontime. Teachers should be included in walkthroughobservations with members of the school leadership team(e.g., principal, assistant principal, resource teachers,department heads) and participate in follow up discussionsfocused on improving classroom instruction and classroombehavior management.

    Next Steps

    School ActionSteps to

    OvercomingObstacles

    Timeline/PersonResponsible

    The principal has not implemented a school wide protocol foranalyzing student data to guide instructional planning.3. Deficiency

    The principal should collaborate with the school leadershipteam to develop a protocol to collect, disaggregate, andanalyze classroom assessment data to determine individualinstructional needs of all students. The protocol shouldinclude monitoring of instructional strategies to measure theireffectiveness on student achievement. The principal shouldmonitor common planning time to make sure teachers arefollowing the protocol to review student data and makeinstructional decisions that lead to rigorous instruction.

    Next Steps

    School ActionSteps toOvercoming

    Obstacles

    Timeline/PersonResponsible

    Programs are not monitored for their impact on studentachievement.

    4. Deficiency

    The principal and school council should examine all currentprograms and resources (e.g., master schedule, timebetween classes, interventions, behavior management) to

    measure their impact on student achievement. Human, fiscal,and physical resources should be monitored and adjusted asneeded to ensure the most efficient and effective use. Theleadership team should provide the school council withregular updates on the effectiveness of all programs andexpenditures.

    Next Steps

    School ActionSteps to

    OvercomingObstacles

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    Timeline/PersonResponsible

    The school council is not fully effective and is not functioningat capacity.

    5. Deficiency

    The principal should lead the council members toward abetter understanding of the roles and responsibilities of thecouncil. All council decisions should be data driven. Theschool council should establish fully functioning committeesthat regularly report their activities. The council should revise

    and adopt policies that are based on research and gearedtoward improving student achievement. The council shouldexpect the principal to fully implement all policies. The schoolcouncil should be viewed as the governing body of the schoolwith all stakeholders being a part of the process. The councilshould continue to strive for more parent and communityinvolvement.

    Next Steps

    School ActionSteps to

    OvercomingObstacles

    Timeline/PersonResponsible

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    WESTPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

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    KDE 2011 School Leadership Assessment ReportAt-a-Glance

    4- Exemplary level of development and implementation

    3- Fully functional and operational level of development and implementation

    2- Limited development or partial implementation

    1- Little or no development and implementation

    The charts below indicate the percentage of indicators in each standard for the followingfour performance levels:

    Standard 1 - Curriculum

    Standard 2 - ClassroomEvaluation/Assessment

    Standard 3 - Instruction

    Standard 4 - School Culture

    Standard 5 - Student, Family and CommunitySupport

    Standard 6 - Professional Growth,Development, and Evaluation

    Standard 7 - Leadership

    Standard 8 - School Organization and FiscalResources

    Standard 9 - Comprehensive and EffectivePlanning

    Total Indicators Assessed: 2

    Total Indicators Assessed: 3

    Total Indicators Assessed: 3 Total Indicators Assessed: 10 Total Indicators Assessed: 8

    Total Indicators Assessed: 9Total Indicators Assessed: 5

    Total Indicators Assessed: 7 Total Indicators Assessed: 11

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    9 STANDARDS AND 88 INDICATORS FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT - Jefferson County Public Schools - WESTPORT MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Green 4- Exemplary level of developmentand implementation

    Blue 3- Fully functional and operational levelof development and implementation

    Black 2- Limited development or partialimplementation

    Red 1- Little or no development andimplementation

    Legend

    Grey - No Assessment Made

    Standard - 1 - Academic Performance

    Curriculum

    1.1a Curriculum is aligned. Academic Expectations,Core Content for Assessment, Transformations

    1.1b District initiates, facilitates discussions amongschools regarding curriculum standards

    1.1c District initiates, facilitates discussions toeliminate unnecessary overlaps

    1.1d Evidence of vertical communication, intentionalfocus on key curriculum transition points

    1.1e School curriculum provides specific links tocontinuing education

    1.1f Systematic process for monitoring, evaluating

    and reviewing curriculum1.1g Curriculum provides access to a common

    academic core

    Standard - 2 - Academic Performance

    Classroom Evaluation/Assessment

    2.1a Classroom assessments frequent, rigorous,aligned with Kentucky's core content

    2.1b Teachers collaborate in the design of authenticassessment

    2.1c Students can articulate what is required to beproficient

    2.1d Test scores are used to identify curriculum gaps

    2.1e Assessments designed to provide feedback onstudent learning for instructional purposes

    2.1f Performance standards communicated, evidentin classrooms, observable in student work

    2.1g Assessment and Accountability Program iscoordinated by school and district leadership

    2.1h Samples of student work are analyzed

    Standard - 3 - Academic Performance

    Instruction

    3.1a Evidence that effective and varied instructionalstrategies are used in all classrooms

    3.1b Instructional strategies and learning activitiesare aligned

    3.1c Instructional strategies/activities are consistentlymonitored...diverse student population

    3.1d Teachers demonstrate content knowledge

    3.1e Evidence teachers incorporate the use oftechnology

    3.1f Instructional resources are sufficient to deliverthe curriculum

    3.1g Teachers examine and discuss student work

    3.1h Homework is frequent and monitored, tied toinstructional practice

    Standard - 4 - Learning Environment

    School Culture

    4.1a Leadership support for a safe, orderly andequitable learning environment

    4.1b Leadership creates experiences that allchildren can learn

    4.1c Teachers hold high expectations for allstudents

    4.1d Teachers, staff involved in decision-makingprocesses regarding teaching and learning

    4.1e Teachers accept