Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation

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Stone Memorial High School

Tennessee School Improvement
Planning Process (TSIPP)
For Accreditation Through SACS/CASI

 

Component 1b – Academic and Non-Academic Data Analysis/Synthesis

TEMPLATE 1.4: Variety of Academic and Non-Academic Assessment Measures
Refer to Component 1 Academic/Nonacademic Helpful Hints.

TEMPLATE 1.4: Variety of Academic and Non-Academic Assessment Measures

(Rubric Indicator 1.4)

List Data Sources

Academic Data:

  • Tennessee NCLB School Report Card Data
  • State of Tennessee Gateway Test Results for Algebra I, Biology I, English 10
  • State of Tennessee End of Course Test Results for English I and Foundations II,         U.S. History and Physical Science
  • State Of Tennessee Writing Assessment for 11th Grade
  • American College Testing Scores

Non-Academic Data:

  • Description of Student Population
  • Description of school, curriculum, and community
  • Student attendance, dropout rate, and graduation rate
  • Description of teacher population
  • Assessment methods used by instructional staff

All information is used to help set school-wide goals.

 

 

TEMPLATE 1.5: Data Collection and Analysis
Describe the data collection and analysis process used in determining your strengths and needs.  Collection refers to the types of data gathered.  Analysis would be the process used for the full review of all data gathered.

TEMPLATE 1.5: Data Collection and Analysis

(Rubric Indicator 1.5)

Describe the data collection and analysis process used in determining your strengths and needs.

In order to collect the data necessary to establish priorities for school improvement, Stone Memorial High School staff members conducted a thorough search for data.  Our greatest strengths are that we:

  • Review the SIP that was presented during the previous years before Stone Memorial High School was established and all staff and students were consolidated in one school, Cumberland County High School.
  • Identify validated test databases, which profile student performance and are available in the school’s office.
  • Identify subgroups within the school population. 
  • Locate school system and staff data for consistency in goal setting.
  • Convert all collected raw data into charts to facilitate comprehensive description and analysis.
  • Share data and analysis with all stakeholders so they assume ownership of improvement at the school.

This analysis shows we need to have data located in a central location for all to be able to read and use.  We will evaluate the survey results and to determine if a new survey needs to be done to improve our school and reach our school goals.


TEMPLATE 1.6: Report Card Data Disaggregation
Provide narrative analysis of disaggregated Report Card data.  Disaggregation is the separating of data into pieces for a detailed review.  The results would focus on what you learn about the individual data pieces.

TEMPLATE 1.6: Report Card Data Disaggregation

(Rubric Indicator 1.6)

Report Card Data Disaggregation

 

Academic Achievement Grades

Academic ACT Achievement

 

Grades 9-12: ACT - 3 - Year Averages

 

(3 year average)

2006

2007

2008

2008 State

Composite

-

-

20.4

20.7

English

-

-

20.8

20.8

Math

-

-

19.2

19.9

Reading

-

-

20.7

21.1

Science/Reasoning

-

-

20.6

20.3

(Note: Based on 3-year averages.)

Grades 9-12: ACT - Individual Years

 

(Individual Years)

2006

2007

2008

2008 State

Composite

-

20.3

20.5

20.7

English

-

20.9

20.6

20.8

Math

-

18.9

19.5

19.9

Reading

-

20.4

21

21.1

Science/Reasoning

-

20.9

20.3

20.3

(Note: Based on individual years as reported.)

 

( * ) = Data suppressed due to student N count

( - ) = Not Applicable or Not Available

( >95 ) = Result is >95%

( <5 ) = Result is <5%

Academic Growth
 (Value Added)

Grades 9-12 Value Added

 

Gateway / End of Course

Subject

Observed
Score

Predicted
Score

Status

Observed 3
Yr Avg

Predicted 3 Yr
Avg

Status 3 Yr
Avg

Math (Alg I)

548

546.1

NDD

-

-

-

Science (Bio I)

545.1

546.5

NDD

-

-

-

English (Eng II)

538.2

545.3

Below

-

-

-

Math Foundations

535.6

540.7

NDD

-

-

-

English I

521.4

521.8

NDD

-

-

-

Physical Science

532.8

534.7

NDD

-

-

-

US History

516.8

521.9

Below

-

-

-

ACT

Subject

Observed
Score

Predicted
Score

Status

Observed 3
Yr Avg

Predicted 3 Yr
Avg

Status 3 Yr
Avg

Composite

20.63

21.01

NDD

-

-

-

English

20.78

21.29

NDD

-

-

-

Math

19.73

20.38

Below

-

-

-

Reading

21.21

21.39

NDD

-

-

-

Science/Reasoning

20.3

20.64

NDD

-

-

-

 

Writing

Subject

Observed
Score

Predicted
Score

Status

Observed 3
Yr Avg

Predicted 3 Yr
Avg

Status 3 Yr
Avg

11th Grade Writing

4.1

4.13

NDD

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

( * ) = Data suppressed due to student N count

( - ) = Not Applicable or Not Available

( >95 ) = Result is >95%

( <5 ) = Result is <5%

 

TEMPLATE 1.7: Narrative Synthesis of All Data

Give a narrative synthesis of all data.  Synthesis would be the blending of the data reviews to give the big picture.

TEMPLATE 1.7: Narrative Synthesis of All Data

(Rubric Indicator 1.7)

Narrative Synthesis of Data

Data covering academic and non-academic measures were collected.  Committee members reviewed the data and the implications for instruction at Stone Memorial High School.  A synthesis of the data analysis presented in previous sections leads to these conclusions:

Concerning attendance rate, Stone Memorial High School consistently ranks above the state goal of 93%.  In the reported data from the state of Tennessee, SMHS was reported to have a maintained attendance rate of 93.8%.  As a new school established in 2006, there is no data to report on with regard to Cohort Dropout Rate, however, event Dropout Rate is well below the state goal of 5% with a reported rate of 3.3% in 2007-2008.  The Graduation Rate for Stone Memorial High School does not meet the state goal of 90%, however, it is within reach at the reported rate of 85.6%. 

With regard to ACT scores, Stone Memorial High School shows gains in 3 of the 5 reported subject areas.  English and Science/Reasoning declined less than a percentage point from 2007 to 2008. 

Gateway/End of Course Exams for Stone Memorial High School were reported to be in NDD status in all reported areas, with the exceptions of English II and US History which were reported Below average.  English II was reported to be 7.1 points below and US History was 5.1 points below the Predicted Score.

Stone Memorial High School’s Writing Assessment score of 4.1 was reported to have NDD status, as the Predicted Score was 4.13. 

 

TEMPLATE 1.8: Prioritized List of Goal Targets
List in priority order your goal targets.  The goals for Component 4 (Action Plan) will be derived from this prioritized list of goal targets.  Prioritized goals would identify the most critical areas of need and where your wok would start. 

TEMPLATE 1.8: Prioritized List of Goal Targets

(Rubric Indicator 1.8)

Prioritized List of Goal Targets

Goal 1
Improve the percentage of students graduating from Stone Memorial High School by 3% in order to match the NCLB benchmark of 90% graduation rate.

Goal 2

Increase communication for all stakeholders through an improved school web site,
installation of an exterior electronic sign, more proficient media coverage, and              
other forms of communication to increase accountability and responsibility of
all stakeholders.