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    Strategic Plan Priority: High-Quality Instruction and Learning Experiences

    Blue graduate in a cap and gown iconEducate the whole child1 through high-quality instruction2 and learning experiences that accelerate growth for students of color who are furthest from educational justice, with an intentional focus on African American males.

    We will recognize and serve the academic, social, cultural, emotional, and behavioral strengths and needs of students, providing high-quality, culturally responsive3 instruction, curriculum, and social-emotional learning supports delivered by educators who set high expectations, so students graduate ready for college, career, and community.

    1 Whole child education goes beyond a focus on academic achievement. When educators focus on educating the whole child, students are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. In Seattle Public Schools, this means that we appreciate and serve the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral strengths and needs of students, which we believe comprise the needs of the "whole child."

    2 High-quality instruction is focused on student-centered learning and achievement, intentional about student engagement, and aligned to standards with consistent and appropriate feedback.

    3 At its foundation, culturally responsive education means that students are in an environment where they have the individual safety and comfort to learn within a classroom that has a common culture that is respectful of all backgrounds.

    Goals

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    2019-20 Focus Goal
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    Welcoming Schools

    Students of color who are furthest from educational justice will feel safe and welcome in school

    Measures Used to Evaluate Success

    • Student culture and climate surveys
    • Attendance
    • Discipline
    • Equitable access to services (i.e., special education, English language learners, and highly capable)

     

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    3rd Grade Reading goal

    Students of color who are furthest from educational justice will read at grade level by 3rd grade

    Measures Used to Evaluate Success

    • 3rd grade SBA ELA proficiency

     

    Students of color who are furthest from educational justice will be proficient in mathematics in 5th grade and 7th grade

    Measures Used to Evaluate Success

    • 5th and 7th grade SBA Mathematics proficiency

     

    Students of color who are furthest from educational justice will finish 9th grade on track for on-time graduation

    Measures Used to Evaluate Success

    • At least six credits by the end of 9th grade

     

    Students of color who are furthest from educational justice will graduate ready for college and career

    Measures Used to Evaluate Success

    • SBA
    • SAT / ACT
    • Advanced coursework completion
    • CTE course pathway completion
    • College enrollment without developmental courses