• Kennedy's SMART Goals
     
    SMART stands for strategic/specific, measurable, attainable, results-based and time-bound.  Kennedy's Leadership Implementation Team drafted the goals to set the course for the school program. SMART goals are focused on increasing student achievement.  
     
    Reading

    In order to accelerate the reduction of the achievement gap in reading, we, the staff at Kennedy Elementary School will increase the proficiency level in ALL and each student group by the amount shown in the table below as measured by the MCA in reading each year.

     

    Student Group

    2013 Results

    % increase

    2014 Goal

    ALL

    46.3%

    +8.95%

    55.25%

    White

    62.4%

    +4.7%

    66.71%

    Free/Reduced

    29%

    +8.87%

    37.87%

    EL

    7%

    +11.62%

    18.62%

    SPED

    20%

    +10%

    30%

    Hispanic

    27.46%

    +9.06%

    36.52%

    Black

    11.9%

    +11.01%

    22.91%

     
    Math

    In order to accelerate the reduction of the achievement gap in math, we, the staff at Kennedy Elementary School will increase the proficiency level in ALL and each subgroup by the amount shown in the table below as measured by the MCA in math each school year.


    Student Group

    2013 Results

    % increase

    2014 Goal

    ALL

    60.9%

    +4.88%

    65.78%

    White

    79.2% 

    +2.6%

    81.8%

    Free/Reduced

    41.5%

    +7.31%

    48.81%

    EL

    17.7%

    +10.28%

    27.98%

    SPED

    24.2%

    +9.45%

    33.65%

    Hispanic

    37%

    +7.87%

    44.87%

    Black

    28.2%

    +8.97%

    37.17%

     
  • Instructional Strategies
     
    The Leadership Implementation Team selected three instructional strategies to address the root cause of student challenges related to the SMART goals in reading and math.
     
    Instructional Strategy #1
       Teachers will use content objectives written in the form of "I can..." statements to set clear expectations for learning. 
     
    Instructional Strategy #2
       Students will use the "I can..." to self monitor their own learning. 
     
    Instructional Strategy #3 
       Teachers will incorporate the "Think-Pair-Share" strategy into their daily math and reading lessons to increase student engagement and learning.