Continuous Improvement Plan
NEW ALBANY-PLAIN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
2020-21 CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Commitment to Excellence
The New Albany-Plain Local School District is committed to creating a culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student. The District aspires, by September 2023, to be ranked in the top 10 or higher of all public school districts for student achievement in the State of Ohio as reported by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Performance Index Ranking. As our long term commitment, we aspire to become and remain the best rated school district in the State of Ohio.
All employees will be accountable for implementing research-based practices including a rigorous and aligned curriculum, common assessments, focused instruction and data-driven decisions to achieve the best academic and developmental outcomes for every student within a fiscally sustainable budget.
Benchmarks and Indicators
Provided State and/or other standardized assessment are administered during the 2020-21 school year, Benchmarks 1 through 4 for the 2020-21 school year will include:
Benchmark 1: Increase achievement
- Increase the district performance index rank as compared to all Ohio school districts on the Local Report Card from #17 to #16. If a ranking is not calculated, the District performance index score shall be 106.1 or greater.
Benchmark 2: Facilitate a year or more of growth for every year of instruction
- Earn a Progress Component Grade of B or better on the Local Report Card.
Benchmark 3: Meet or exceed State’s achievement gap closing standards for identified subgroups
- Earn a Gap Closing Component Grade of A on the Local Report Card.
Benchmark 4: Graduate students who are college and career ready
- Continue to earn a grade of A (93% or above) for the graduation rate component on the Local Report Card.
- Students in the Class of 2021 taking the ACT or SAT will earn a mean score that is at least 20% higher than the state average as reported by the ACT College Readiness Report or the SAT Cohort Annual Report.
- Administer the PSAT to all eighth graders and the SAT to all juniors during the 2020-21 school year.
Benchmark 5: Enhance school culture and social-emotional well-being
- Administer age-appropriate student surveys to measure the percentage of students who feel safe at school, supported, have at least one staff member to approach with problems, and the effectiveness of specific programs offered in grade-levels.
- Implement age-appropriate student programs, including the R Factor and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives (building and district committees, staff professional development, partnerships with external experts, etc.), to enhance school and district climate, culture, and well-being.
Benchmark 6: Demonstrate sustainable fiscal management
- If possible due to general revenue fund expenditures required to fulfill COVID-19 health and safety protocols, reduce FY21 Five Year Forecast Line Item 4.500 (Total Expenditures) by at least $667,000 resulting in a 1% or greater reduction in total expenditures, to positively increase the District’s Five Year Forecast.
Benchmark 7: Ensure community engagement and stakeholder satisfaction
- Administer parent and staff surveys to measure the level of satisfaction with educational quality, school culture, communications, student services, climate and/or fiscal management.
- Implement at least three strategies during the 2020-21 school year to increase school district awareness and engagement of senior citizens, adults without children enrolled, and Plain Township residents.
*Due to COVID-19, required State assessments were eliminated for the 2019-20 school year. Therefore, no performance levels were measured to calculate performance index rankings. This impacted the District’s ability to benchmark its progress. Therefore, Benchmarks 1-4 for the 2020-21 school year will generally remain the same as 2019-20 unless 2020-21 State and/or other standardized assessments are eliminated at a future date due to COVID-19.
If State assessments are NOT administered during the 2020-21 school year, Benchmarks 1 through 3 for the 2020-21 school year will include:
Benchmark 1: Increase Achievement - MAP 2021 Spring Assessments
To be accountable for increased academic achievement for students during the 2020-21 school year:
- As a District, 80% of all students taking the Spring MAP Assessments in Reading and Math will achieve a RIT score at or above the proficiency cut score for an equivalent Ohio State Test.
Benchmark 2: Progress
To be accountable for the demonstration of academic progress for students during the 2020-21 school year, the District will:
- Administer MAP, other standardized assessments, and common formative and/or summative assessments in content areas to identify student strengths and opportunities for growth to inform teacher instruction and teacher/administrator data analysis of student progress via Performance Matters.
- Analyze mid-year and year-end student assessment data to publicly present to the Board of Education and community.
Benchmark 3: Gap Analysis
To be accountable for the demonstration of gap closure among student subgroups during the 2020-21 school year, the District will:
- Disaggregate MAP results by federal and state student subgroups to determine levels of student achievement and inform student enrichment and intervention supports necessary to best meet students academic needs.
- Analyze mid-year and year-end student subgroup data to publicly present to the Board of Education and community.