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Building Blocks of Success Week of January 19, 2016

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Dallas ISD Core Beliefs

  • Our main purpose is to improve student academic achievement.
  • Effective instruction makes the most difference in student academic performance.
  • There is no excuse for poor quality instruction.
  • With our help, at risk students will achieve at the same rate as non-at risk students.
  • Staff members must have a commitment to children and a commitment to the pursuit of excellence.

Campus Action Plan

Key Actions

  1. Allen Elementary will increase student achievement by providing purposeful instruction in Reading, Mathematics, Writing, and Science.

  2. Improve the quality of instruction by increasing rigor and student engagement.

  3. Allen Elementary will improve positive perception of school climate and culture by all stakeholders including students, staff, parents and community.

Campus Improvement Plan

Problem Statement 1: 47% of the "all students" category did not meet the state standard in writing.

Annual Goal: 76% of the "all students" category will meet state standard in writing in the 2016 STAAR.

Problem Statement 2: 67% of the African American students did not meet the state target in reading.

Annual Goal: 76% of the African American students will meet the state target in reading in 2016.

Problem Statement 3: Less than 5% of all students met 2 or more subject area tests at Final Level II in the 2015 STAAR assessment.

Annual Goal: 15% of all students will meet 2 or more subject area tests at Final Level II in the 2016 STAAR assessment.

Building Blocks to Success!

This week, we will be prepared to have an Instructional Audit. The purpose of this audit is to conduct mid-year instructional needs assessment, monitor instructional delivery, and provide instructional recommendations and support.

Let's all be prepared, please revise the checklist that I sent you.

Proud to be an Eagle!

Week at a Glance...

Magnificent Monday, January 18, 2016

  • MLK Holiday

    Terrific Tuesday, January 19, 2016

  • Attendance is due by 9:00 am

  • Tutoring

    Wonderful Wednesday, January 20, 2016

  • Attendance is due by 9:00 am

  • Tutoring

    Thrilling Thursday, January 21, 2016

  • Instructional Audit starting at 8:30

  • Tutoring

    Fabulous Friday, January 22, 2016

  • 3rd , 4th, and 5th grade Science teachers Houghton Miffling Training during PLC/Planning

  • Math Teacher work on RTI Binder/Gradespeed during PLC/Planning

  • Reading Teachers PLC Text Complexity during PLC/Planning

  • All grades for the Third Six Weeks should be completed. Progress Reports will be printed Monday 25th and send home Wednesday 27th

Ms. Been's 3-B class had an attendance percent of 99.12

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Interesting Video about task rotation as a tool for formative assessment

As planned in our Improvement Plan, we celebrated our BlockParty last Friday. All students that passed 2 or more ACP tests were allowed to participate. 115 students in grades 3 to 5 participated.

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We had 160 students in grades K-2 that passed 2 or more ACP tests. They celebrated wih popcorn and cotton candy during an extended recess. In the photo you, can see all students in kindergarten with their teachers.

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Gabe P. Allen Elementary

Sheila Ortiz Espinell- Principal

Franceslia Rodriguez- AP

Russell Sims-AP