Attendees: Emily Kallaur, Bethany Little, Manolis Priniotakis, Leslie Scott, Chris Cebrzynski, Tashima Hawkins, Jackie Hines, Lauren Miller and Vicki Otten.
LSAT meeting dates will be the last Monday of the month. Meeting notes and “conversations” will be available on Basecamp.
Mr. Cebrzynski reported on:
- Accumulation and use of testing and assessment data: already staff has begun analyzing testing data from a number of assessments. Beginning of the year assessments were given to all children in both reading and math. Teachers conduct on-going informal and formal assessments. Based on these different sources of data, reteaching, small group work and one on one instruction have already begun in many classes. We are already seeing dividends from this targeted work being done. Based on early data gathering, a small number of Murch students are already receiving Tier III services.
- Comprehensive School Plan: work on the comprehensive school plan began this summer. Staff has identified five priority areas for the coming year: guided reading; close reading; 5 E’s instruction in math; guided math instruction; and RTI (Response to Intervention). The plan has been finalized with the ALT team. Mr. C. will share the plan on Basecamp. The role for the LSAT is monitoring and assessing implementation of this plan over the year.
- Parent outreach/parent survey: Mr. C reported that Murch had a 92% student satisfaction rate in last year’s student survey. LSAT has been discussing the need to create and undertake a parent survey about parent engagement. The goal of such a survey is to find out the underlying feelings about family engagement – why do people get involved in a variety of Murch activities and why others do not. LSAT members discussed how there could be the widest possible distribution of the survey and all agreed that having the survey available for a parent/teacher conference day would be ideal. Parents could complete the survey while in the school.
- Priorities for LSAT this year: Leslie and Emily will compile a list of ideas that could be the focus of LSAT activity for the coming year. The suggestions will be posted on Basecamp and the Committee will discuss these options at the next meeting.