|VSH School Improvement Plan|
Use scientifically based research to strengthen the core academic program, meet AYP, provide an enriched and accelerated curriculum and if appropriate extend learning time.
Provide high quality and ongoing professional development to meet the needs of teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals, and if appropriate, parents and other staff, to enable all children to meet the State’s academic achievement standards.
Supplemental Help for Students:
Provide students who are having difficulties mastering the State’s academic achievement standards with effective, timely additional assistance such as using diagnostic tests and provided extending learning opportunities in the areas identified.
Provide parents training and materials and deal with accessibility issues, for example provide family literacy services including transportation and child care.
Assist preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs (such as Head Start, Even Start, Early Reading First, state-run preschool) to local elementary school programs for example include preschool teachers in literacy training.
Highly Qualified Teachers:
Ensure all teachers providing instruction in core subjects meet the federal definition of being highly qualified as explained in the ODE HQT Worksheets and Rubrics.
HQT Recruitment and Retention:
Attract high-quality teachers to high-need schools by using extensive recruitment measures or providing incentives.
Teacher Input into Use of Academic Assessment:
Include teachers in the decisions on the use of State academic assessments to improve individual student achievement and the overall instructional program.