Continuous Improvement Plan
NEW ALBANY-PLAIN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
2019-20 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
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 or better.
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 for the graduation rate component on the Local Report Card.
- Students in the Class of 2020 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 2019-20 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, to enhance school and district climate, culture, and well-being.
Benchmark 6: Demonstrate sustainable fiscal management
- Reduce FY20 Five Year Forecast Line Item 4.500 (Total Expenditures) by at least $605,000 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 2019-20 school year to increase school district awareness and engagement of senior citizens, adults without children enrolled, and Plain Township residents based upon community survey results received
Board Adopted - September 23, 2019