EL-Centered School Improvement

While establishing your schoolwide ELD model, begin building an EL-centered school improvement plan, fueled by lessons in performance excellence in the
Baldrige Excellence Framework.

1. Organizational Performance Results

Key Questions:

  • What are the summative measures used to determine progress toward proficiency in English?
  • How do we use these results to guide our school improvement plan?
  • How well are we doing in achieving our EL-centered SMART goals and actions plans?

Available Tools:

  • Middle of Year and End of Year Goals & Results Dashboard for Literacy, Math and Language
  • Schoolwide Professional Learning Community Google Site
  • Contact Us

2. Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management

Available Tools:

Key Questions:

  • What formative measures do we use to track progress towards proficiency in English?
  • How often is English language proficiency data collected, analyzed, & shared in grade level PLCs?
  • How do we ensure the quality and availability of needed data and information?

  • Middle of Year and End of Year Goals & Results Dashboard for Literacy, Math and Language.
  • Schoolwide Professional Learning Community Google Site.
  • Contact Us

Available Tools:

Key Questions:

  • What formative measures do we use to track What is the EL-centered vision, mission and performance expectations in the school?
  • How do we develop the EL-centered vision and mission to include our stakeholder?
  • How do we monitor our EL performance and how do we use the information to support continuous improvement?
  • Staff survey on the status of current ELD model.
  • Staff carousel process to provide input and feedback on an equitable ELD model.
  • Staff surveys on Characteristics of Professional Learning Communities
    Middle of Year and End of Year Goals & Results Dashboard for Literacy, Math and Language.
  • Schoolwide Professional Learning Community Google Site.
  • Contact Us

3. Leadership

4. Strategic Planning

Key Questions:

  • What formative measures do we use to track the EL-centered vision, mission and performance expectations in the school?
  • How do we develop the EL-centered vision and mission to include our stakeholder?
  • How do we monitor our EL performance and how do we use the information to support continuous improvement?

Available Tools:

  • MIddle of Year and End of Year goals and Results Dashboard for Literacy, Math and Language  
  • Schoolwide Professional Learning Community Google Site
  • Staff surveys on the status of current ELD model.

5. Process Management

Key Questions:

  • What are the key processes needed to support the EL-centered improvement goals & objectives?
  • How are these key EL processes defined, designed, and deployed to support our EL-centered goals and actions?
  • How have key processes been aligned and integrated to maximize efficiency?

Available Tools:

6. Student and Stakeholder Focus

Key Questions:

  • What are the levels of satisfaction/dissatisfaction of stakeholders regarding the ELD model currently in place?
  • What are the expectations of students and stakeholders?
  • How do we determine student and stakeholder needs and expectations?

Available Tools:

  • Staff survey on the status of current ELD model
  • Staff carousel process to provide input and feedback on an equitable ELD model
  • Staff surveys on Characteristics of Professional Learning Communities
  • Middle of Year and End of Year Goals & Results Dashboard for Literacy,
    Math and Language
  • Contact Us

7. Staff Focus

Key Questions:

  • What are the professional development and resource needs of the staff to implement the EL-centered improvement plan?
  • How do we determine the needs for professional development needed to support the EL-centered improvement plan?
  • How do we maintain a work environment and staff support climate that contribute to the well being, satisfaction, and motivation of all staff members?

Available Tools:

  • Staff survey on the status of
    current ELD model
  • Staff carousel process to provide input and feedback on an equitable ELD model
  • Staff surveys on Characteristics of Professional Learning Communities
  • Middle of Year and End of Year Goals & Results Dashboard for Literacy, Math and Language
  • Summer Project charters and teams to design teacher led PD aligned to strategic improvement priorities
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  • EL-centered articualtion process
  • Newcomer identification process
  • Newcomer exit process
  • ESOL 1 pull out determiniation process
  • Language objective development process
  • In process and outcome measures
    for all key processes
  • Contact Us

A Word From The Principal's Office...

The above guiding questions are informed by the Essentials of Baldrige School/Office Improvement Planning linkages chart available at https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/baldrige/leadership/essentials.shtm