School LAND Trust 2018-19 Final Report - Brookwood Elementary
The School Community Council is dedicated group that meets regularly throughout the school year to review assessment data, develop school improvement plans, establish safe walking routes, and consider other school and community needs as they arise. The Council is comprised of parents and teachers who are elected to their position and serve two-year terms. The principal also serves on the council.
The 2018-19 academic goal for Brookwood was to increase the number of students reaching benchmark in reading, as measured by the DIBELS Composite assessment in grades 1-3 and the Reading Inventory assessment in grades 4-5. Assessments were administered in the fall, winter, and spring. To help achieve this goal, School LAND Trust monies were utilized to hire instructional aides who were trained to provide targeted reading intervention services.
All students achieving below benchmark scores on the fall 2018 DIBELS Reading Composite were identified for targeted intervention. The interventionists pushed in to each classroom for 60 minutes per day, four days per week. Students were placed in skill based groups and received explicit instruction using the Reading Street RTI Kit as well as the SBI Manual. An additional assistant was hired to complete weekly progress monitoring to measure the effectiveness of the intervention. We met our end of year goal to have 88% of students in grades 103 reading at or above benchmark as measured by the DIBELS Reading Composite. Our second goal was to have 80% of students in grades 4-5 meet or exceed the end of year proficiency Lexile range as measured by the Reading Inventory assessment. We exceeded this goal by 4.5%.
DIBELS Reading Composite