Springfield Township School District Goals
2018-19 School Year
District Goal #1: The superintendent and administrative team will develop a comprehensive action plan to guide the district in the development of School Gardening program, focusing on the cross-curricular integration of skills and concepts infused through horticulture. During the 2018-2019 school year a detailed scope and sequence for the School Gardening program in K-6 will be developed, and preparations (including scheduling, professional development, resource procurement, and curriculum writing) for the full implementation of the program by September 2019 will be finalized. By June 2019, 100% of the district’s K-6 general and special education classes will participate in at least one School Gardening program activity per trimester and 100% of the district’s faculty will engage in professional development related to the development of the program. The district’s School Garden Steering Committee will be utilized to assist in this process.
District Goal #2: The superintendent and administrative team will develop a systematic action plan aligned with increasing student success in the content area of English Language Arts Literacy. During the 2018-2019 school year, 100% of district instructional leadership staff and 100% of the Kindergarten through Grade Six general education and special education teachers of ELA will engage in embedded professional development and document the use or observance of research-based reading comprehension strategies. By June 2019, the district will demonstrate a minimum 5% growth in the number of students functioning at independent and instructional grade level as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell benchmark assessment system.
District Goal #3: The superintendent and administrative team will develop an action plan directed towards the successful improvement of student performance related to mathematics. During the 2018-2019 school year the district will implement NJSLS aligned common assessments for mathematics in grades one through six at four benchmarked intervals, with 100% of the general education and special education teachers responsible for mathematics instruction in these grades participating in data disaggregation studies following each administration. The action plan will include a framework for the identification and remediation of performance and curriculum disparities.
Today is Wednesday, March 20, 2019