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School Improvement Plans

What is a School Improvement Plan?

We expect each school to be engaged in a process of continuous improvement, and the SIP is an avenue for schools to report on and monitor their work. Through the SIP process, schools reflect on their goals, assess their progress and strategies, and refine their approach as needed. The end result is the school’s roadmap for achieving excellence and providing each and every child with an exemplary college preparatory education. Once the Instructional Initiative Action Teams complete their work, the expectation is that schools will align their SIPs to the action team goals and strategies, so the SIPs will effectively become blueprints for how each school is accomplishing our united goals.

Glossary of Terms

Glossary Science Assessments - WCAS WCAS stands for Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science, first administered in Spring 2018 to students state-wide in grades 5, 8 and 11. The WCAS is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, which emphasize engineering and technology. The standards were adopted by the state in 2013. For more information see ault.aspx. Smarter Balanced Starting in 2014-15, Washington State adopted the Smarter Balanced exams to assess student learning in English language arts and math in grades 3-8 and 10-11. These computer-based exams are aligned to the state's Common Core learning standards. For more information see Special Education Services Neighborhood schools provide a continuum of special education services. We provide specialty centers as well: * Cascade program for students who benefit from behavioral supports due to emotional stressors. * Evergreen program to serve young adults (ages 18-21) with disabilities. * Olympic program to support students on the autism spectrum. * Pacific program for students with significant developmental and intellectual disabilities. * PALS (Preschool Age Learning) preschool to provide early intervention services for children with special needs (ages 3-5), together with typically developing peers. End Notes 1 School and Student Characteristics Data are from October 1, 2021 unless otherwise specified. 2 District Average The district averages displayed here are the averages for district elementary schools. 3 Mobility Rate The percent of students who entered or withdrew from the school between October 1 and June 15, based on October 1 enrollment. 4 State Assessment Results State pass rate percentages combine "Meets Standard" and "Exceeds Standard."