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    Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP)
    Olympic Hills Elementary
    2018 - 2020
    Principal: Libby DeBell

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    Terminology

    Throughout this document a number of acronyms and terms are used that may seem unclear. The following glossary may be helpful:

    ACES: Adverse Childhood Experiences - Stressful or traumatic events that are strongly related to the development and prevalence of a wide range of health problems throughout a person’s lifespan, including those associated with substance misuse.

    ALO: Advanced Learning Opportunities - Program that serves students with a designation of advanced learner status as determined by MAP testing.

    BLT: Building Leadership Team - A school’s advisory, decision making group that has specialist, grade level, administration and parent representation; this team approves the school budget, PD and CSIP.

    Boys and Girls Club - A national organization which provides after-school programs for children.

    Career Ladder Teachers - Teachers that serve to support their colleagues within a leadership capacity. They help design and lead professional development opportunities at the school.

    CBAs: Classroom Based Assessments

    CCC: Center for Collaborative Classrooms – Literacy curriculum adopted by Seattle Public Schools

    CCSS: Common Core State Standards

    Data teams – Grade level team meetings held bi-weekly with administration, specialists, and instructional assistants to review results of common formative assessment and/or reflect on interventions and strategies to meet the needs of students.

    ELL: English Language Learner – Students identified as needing additional support learning English.

    ELA: English Language Arts

    ELPA: English Language Proficiency Assessment

    Engage NY – CCSS-based curricula used for core math instruction

    FEL: Families and Education Levy – Funding from the City of Seattle based on performance measures related to attendance and academic performance on SBA and MAP.

    F&P: Fountas & Pinnell – Assessment system used for assigning students independent reading levels

    GLAD: Guided Language Acquisition Design – Instructional model that helps teachers by providing differentiated strategies to integrate instruction in English and grade-level content in the classroom.

    Help Desk – Teachers share concerns related to a student and get feedback from other staff members.

    IEP: Individualized Education Plan – A written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a meeting in keeping with certain requirements of law and regulations.

    MAP: Measures of Academic Progress – Computer-adaptive assessment used for reading and math

    MTSS: Multi-Tiered System of Support. Building directed supports for students identified as needing additional learning opportunities beyond basic classroom instruction to meet standards.

    NCTM: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards – Benchmarks for student proficiency in science

    Otter blocks – Tier 2-3 students in grades K-5 receive an extra 30 minutes of small group reading intervention three to four times per week outside of their core reading instruction block.

    PBIS: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports – A multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support based on principles of applied behavior analysis and the prevention approach and values of positive behavior support.

    PD: Professional Development – Instruction for staff to improve or broaden instructional practice.

    PLC: Professional Learning Community – A team of educators that collaborate for instruction determining essential standards, creating and administering ongoing assessments of student understanding, reviewing data, and providing supports and extensions for students needing them.

    PTA: Parent Teacher Association – An organization involved in increasing parent and community engagement in school and school events.

    RULER – Recognizing Understanding Labeling Expressing Regulating: a social-emotional literacy curriculum developed by Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. Students learn how to identify their emotions, self-regulate, and effectively problem solve at a developmentally-appropriate level. All staff members are trained in the common language and practices associated with RULER.

    SBA – Smarter Balanced Assessment. A standardized test aligned with Common Core State Standards used to assess student growth and levels each year in the spring.

    SHA: Seattle Housing Authority – An independent public corporation in the city of Seattle, Washington, responsible for public housing for low-income, elderly, and disabled residents

    SIOP: Sheltered Instruction Protocol – A research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners

    SIT: Student Intervention Team – A team of parents, teachers, specialists and our psychologist that meet to consider whether an identified student may require extra support or be considered for evaluation to determine special education qualification.

    SMART Goal – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely goals for TPEP (see below)

    SPED: Special Education
    SWD: Students with Disabilities

    Tier – Refers to the level of instructional support in MTSS.

    TPEP: Teacher Principal Evaluation Project – A piece of Washington State Legislature that establishes that teachers and principals will be evaluated based on a four-tiered system.

    UTSS: University Tutors for Seattle Schools – A partner organization that provides graduate and undergraduate level tutors to provide small group and individualized instruction.

    WAKids: Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills – A “Whole Child” assessment that measures six areas of development and learning