• We are in phase one of our strategic plan.

    Increase literacy by third grade

    Third graders increased by about one percentage point in reading expectations for the 2019 state assessment.

    How will we get there?

    • Relationships
    • Shift from balanced literacy to structured literacy
    • Core reading sources and supplementals
    • Analysis of district common assessment data to inform instruction
    • Data protocol for building Professional Learning Communities
    • Support effective teacher feedback with digiCoach

    Increase math proficiency by eighth grade

    Eighth graders performance on the Kansas State Assessment showing a three percent increase.

    How will we get there?

    • Instructional math minutes increased from 42 to 55 minutes in middle school
    • Math consultant and KSDE partnership for curriculum
    • Instructional shift from procedures to process
    • Focus on standards-aligned instruction
    • Analysis of district common assessment data to inform instruction
    • Data protocol for building Professional Learning Communities
    • Support effective teacher feedback with digiCoach

    Narrow achievement gaps between student groups.

    Chart detailing each subgroups' likelihood of meeting or exceeding expectations in reading and math on the State Assessment

    How will we get there?

    • Remove financial and prerequisite barriers for concurrent and advanced courses in middle and high school
    • Revising curriculum, replacing core resources so that all students see themselves in the core curriculum and resources
    • Tracking advanced placement and concurrent course enrollment by race and socio-economic status
    • Training and content-specific use of the Culturally Relevant Resource Criteria and essential questions to guide our instructional practice
    • Identifying specific culturally relevant teaching practices universal to all classrooms and written into curriculum documents

    Increase high school completion

    Graph explaining how many students currently on track to graduate and last year's graduation rates.

    How will we get there?

    • School connectedness survey
    • Lawrence College and Career Academy starting Fall 2020
    • Monitoring course failure lists
    • Working to ensure students see any class as a place they belong
    • Develop a graduation tracking system

    Advance students' post-graduation success in college or career

    Chart detailing lawrence graduates advancing in college or in a career at least two years after graduation

    How will we get there?

    • Jayhawk Blueprint expansion
    • Both high schools completing Individual Plans of Study for students
    • Career and Life Planning class extended to a semester
    • Curriculum areas aligned to college and career soft skills
    • Middle School Elective Design Committee's use of community input from students, parents, teachers, and workforce partners to review offerings