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The Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning


33-34 80th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372




Math & Business Academy Action Plan


School Year 2012 - 2013              Mrs. Sloane E. Titus, Academy Director


Academy Goal:   Using student data, teachers will plan and administer rigorous lessons as
                             per the CCLS (Common Core Learning Standards) to differentiate
                             instruction and meet the academic needs of every student.



A.)     Full implementation of the CCLS across all disciplines to promote literacy (our     
           schoolwide focus) and academic rigor.
B.)     Developing the various components of the workshop model.  Revisiting classroom
          rituals & routines, student engagement and accountable talk, as per the CCLS.
C.)     Using Data to assess, plan and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of
           every child.
 Strategies Used:

Department          Strategy

Mathematics         CCLS Alignment, Scantron Assessments, Literacy  development in
                               math, Backward Design. Professional Development witn Math Coach
                               and/or Lead Teacher.
  ELA                     CCLS Alignment, Grade Level Study, Core Assessment including                                    Scantron Performance, Study Group w/Literacy Coach and Lead   
Science                  CCLS Alignment, use of Technology, Literacy Development, Project 
                               Based Instruction

Social Studies        CCLS Alignment, Differentiated Instruction, Literacy Development,

                               Curriculum Mapping


Teacher Indicators of Success:

¡P        Student assessment (Are your students learning?)

¡P        Teacher TAN

¡P        Classroom visits and observations (Feedback to teachers)

¡P        Teachers sharing best practices Student/Teacher Conferencing

¡P        Student/Teacher Conferencing

¡P        Teacher Inter-visitations

¡P        Teacher¡¦s Reflective Journals



Student Indicators of Success:


¡P        Student Portfolios

¡P        Student SAN, reflective journals, portfolios

¡P        Peer assessment and feedback

¡P        State Assessment Results

¡P        Core Testing, midterm and classroom examinations

¡P        Student engagement, accountable talk, oral presentations

¡P        DRA Results



Last Modified on February 25, 2013