As part of the School Improvement Plan, CCSS conducts an Annual Review each year, which gives staff the opportunity to review the year and report student progress. The following are the School Improvement Projects for SY14-15:
Project 1 – Guided Mathematics
Given a school-wide Guided Mathematics program grounded in daily structured lessons, students with significant cognitive disabilities will increase student performance on the Modified Learning Trajectories Assessment by twenty percentage points higher than individual baseline assessments.
The purpose of the Guided Mathematics Project is to create an assessment tool for targeting and improving basic foundational mathematics skills for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Students will participate in daily structured Guided Mathematics lessons based on the Modified Learning Trajectories Assessment in the areas of Counting, Numerals, Comparing and Ordering Numbers, Recognizing Numbers and Subitizing.
Project 2 – Social Emotional/Character Development
Given a school-wide Social-Emotional Vocabulary List created through a collaborative process, students with significant cognitive disabilities will increase student performance by twenty percentage points higher than individual baseline assessments.
The purpose of the Social-Emotional Vocabulary Project is to create a tool for improving student communication skills. By developing a school-wide strategic list of high frequency social-emotional vocabulary that can be incorporated into daily guided reading as well as group reading lessons, students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on, repetitive activities that will support language development for students who are non-verbal or have limited communication skills.
Project 3 – Multiple Pathways
Given a Multiple Pathways Visual Diagram created through a collaborative process with local agencies, instructional staff of students with significant cognitive disabilities will rate their understanding of the post-graduation process at 90% utilizing a customized survey based on the multiple pathways available for students receiving a Certificate of Completion at graduation.
The purpose of the Multiple Pathways Project is to create a visual tool for improving post-graduation awareness. Staff will use this tool to educate parents and families during a Family Dinner that will be held at WCDC where students can see first hand how and where they could work after graduation.
Project 4 – Health and Wellness
Given a list of various health and wellness activities, 100% of CCSS staff will earn points in order to contribute to team points as part of a quarterly CCSS Workplace Challenge.
The purpose of the Health and Wellness Project is to create a working environment that values the health and wellness of all staff members and to promote a positive means to facilitate the daily stress. By creating opportunities for all staff to be externally rewarded for embracing a healthy life style, faculty and staff may be internally motivated to participate even after meeting their initial goal.