Otselic Valley Central School District Strategic Plan

Otselic Valley Central School District Strategic Plan
(Approved by the Board of Education on February 11, 2019) 
 
MISSION:
Educate and inspire every student to achieve excellence .
 
VISION:
We aspire to be a model school that empowers all students to realize their unlimited potential. 
 
CORE BELIEFS:
 
  • Students are our first priority.
  • Every student can learn.
  • We hold high expectations for all.
  • We cultivate creativity and innovation,.
  • We create a safe, engaging learning environment that nurtures the whole child.
  • A partnership among students, staff, families, and community is necessary to achieve success.
  • We support equitable opportunity for everyone.
  • Everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
  • We foster good citizenship and public service.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES (See appendix for other measures the district team is considering adding to the performance table)

NEW YORK STATE GRADES 3-8 E L A (See appendix for O V C S D proficiency rates on N Y S assessments compared to those of the state's other high needs rural schools)

Percent proficient:

2015: 14

2016: 12

2017: 16

2018: 13

2022 TARGET: 45

Mean growth percentile (M G P) (An M G P score greater than 50 means the district is exceeding the average growth of similar students across New York State; a score less than 50 means the district is lagging the average growth of similar students across New York State. See appendix for a more detailed explanation of M G P):

2015:  no information

2016: 45

2017: 59

2018: 46

2022 TARGET: 60

Percent refusing test:

2015: 28

2016: 32

2017: 25

2018: 20

2022 TARGET: 5

 

NEW YORK STATE GRADES 3-8 MATH (see appendix for O V C S D proficiency rates on N Y S assessments compared to those of the state's other high needs rural schools)

Percent proficient:

2015: 13

2016: 11

2017: 24

2018: 24

TOTAL: 50 

Mean Growth Percentile:

2015: no information

2016: 45

2017: 78

2018: 61

2022 TARGET: 70

Percent refusing test:

2015: 39

2016: 41

2017: 78

2018: 21

2022 TARGET: 5

 

PERCENTAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL COHORT GRADUATING AND ACHIEVING A RIGOROUS OUTCOME 

2015: no information

2016: 48

2017: 79

2018: 59

2022 TARGET: 80 

Percentage with Advanced Designation Diploma: 

2015: 25

2016: 17

2017: 17

2018: 12

Percentage earning 3 or more college credits: 

2015: 46

2016: 57

2017: 56

2018: 52

Percentage earning 15 or more college credits: 

2015: 27

2016: 30

2017: 44

2018: 33

Percentage earning technical endorsement: 

2015:  13

2016: 4

2017: 21

2018: 8

 

IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES: Apply significant focus, resources, and attention (District professional development resources will be directed to support this plan's priorities and strategies)

  • Ensure that all students in Pre-K through 12th grade are reading on or above grade level
  • Identify and eliminate instructional gaps in Pre-K through 12th grade 
  • Provide engaing, differentiated, student-centered instruction
  • Maximize the number of students taking the Grades 3-8 state assessment (This is a one-time, short-term priority that will be removed from the plan when we have hit our participation rate target.) 

CORE STRATEGIES: Continue to improve performance 

  • Identify at-risk students and provide interventions
  • Prepare every student with the skills necessary for a successful transition into a college or career
  • Create an efficient and consistent schedule that increases student opportunities
  • Create a growth mindset culture
  • Develop student leaders who empower themselves and their peers while preparing for the future
  • Improve internal and external communication
  • Increase partnerships that enhance educational and social opportunities

APPENDIX 

1. The district team made the following decisions regarding additional performance measures:

  • We will revisit whether to add Houghton Mifflin or Fountas and Pinnell measures at Kindergarten-2 or Kindergarten-8 after the 2017-18 baseline data is collected.
  • We will continue to consider adding data related to school climate or to mental health and wellness.
  • We will implement a post graduate survey to determine how well graduates feel they were service by the Otselic Valley Central School District.

 2. Below are Otselic Valley Central School District proficiency rates on New York State assessments compared to those of the state's other high needs rural schools.

Grades 3-9 English Language Arts: percentage proficient:

Otselid Valley Central School District:

2014: 13

2015: 14

2016: 13

2017: 16

2018: 13

 

New York State Rural High Needs School Districts:

2014: 22

2015: 22

2016: 27

2017: 28

2018: 33

 

Grades 3-8 Math: percentage proficient:

Otselic Valley Central School District:

2014: 9

2015: 13

2016: 11

2017: 24

2018: 24

 

New York State Rural High Needs School Districts:

2014: 26

2015: 31

2016: 31

2017: 31

2018: 35

3. The Mean Growth Percentile (M P G) is a measure of student growth year to year for similar students from grades 4 through 8 using a scale from 1 to 99. A score greater than 50 means the district is exceeding the average growth of similar students across New York State; a score less than 50 means the district is lagging the average growth of similar students across New York State. A score of greather than 60 represents growth well above the state average for similar students and is considered highly effective. 

 

 

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