Teachers at Leilehua High have been using the Data Team process for a few years, but this year, they are monitoring the progress of Data Teams to ensure that the analyzed data leads to more effective teaching and learning strategies for student success.
The Wheeler Middle School principal has re-established monthly Parent Coffee Hours to open communication between home and school. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and to find out what's happening at the school.
The entire teaching staff at Wahiawa Middle School is focusing on writing, using a program called "Step Up to Writing." Students write in all content areas, and students are taking Cornell notes in all classes. This is a strategy which is taught in AVID or Advancement Via Individual Determination which emphasizes a college-going culture in the school.
At Ka`ala Elementary, new procedures have been established to address chronic absenteeism which is defined as the number of students with 15 or more absences in a school year. We all know that if a child is not in school, he/she misses out on valuable instruction which can negatively impact their academic, behavior, and social progress.
Grades 3-5 teachers at Wheeler Elementary are implementing AVID strategies throughout their grade level. Each student is keeping a binder of their work and a planner to be more organized so they can be successful in school.
Iliahi Elementary School is focusing on Data Teams. Teachers are collecting, analyzing, and planning areas of need for student growth and collecting formative assessment data as well as other evidences.
Solomon Elementary teachers are also focusing on Data Teams to build instructional leadership in teachers. This process also identifies and implements positive changes and practices that influence student achievement.
At Hale Kula Elementary, math problem-solving is a focus. Students need to be able to apply strategies to math problem solving involving real world, rigorous math problems, and teachers will be creating a bank of math problem-solving prompts and activities.
Helemano Elementary has a model Response to Intervention program for reading. This year, they will be expanding their RTI system to include mathematics focusing on number sense and readiness for the Common Core State Standards.
Wahiawa Elementary teachers will be participating in an Instructional Leadership Team process which focuses on building capacity of the school team to positively impact student achievement.