Irvington Principal Announcement
Goal #1: By February 2015,at least 70% of third grade students will be designated as “Core” as measured by the DIBELS Composite score. By June 2015, at least 80% of third grade students will be designated as “Core” as measured by the DIBELS Composite score.
Results: According to Winter benchmark data, 77% of all of Irvington’s third graders met the mid-year goal of being at “Core” on the DIBELS assessment. In addition, 77% third grade students of color were at “Core” on the DIBELS assessment. 79% of Irvington third graders are making “Adequate Progress” overall according to DIBELS success predictors. If students are below "Core", they are receiving additional reading interventions.
Goal #2: By June 2015, Irvington’s risk ratio for students of color receiving Stage 2 or 3 referrals will be less than 1.25 based on disciplinary documentation. (This determines how 'at risk' students are for receiving a referral).
Results: Between September 2014 and February 2015 Irvington students received a total of 14 Stage 2/3 referrals. With a racial lens, the referrals broke down in the following way, far below the 1.25% rate:
- Black students- 4 referrals, risk ratio- .04%
- Latino students- 1 referral, risk ratio- .02%
- White students- 6 referrals, risk ratio- .02%
- Multi-racial students- 2 referrals, risk ratio- .04%
Goal #3: I will lead and support implementation and sustainability of the School Wide Integrated Framework For Transformation (SWIFT) utilizing the Active Implementation Frameworks at Irvington School.
Results: Currently our Leadership team is working on a staffing model that will use our staff more creatively so all students benefit from the advantages of having both regular and Special Education staff servicing all classrooms and students. Research indicates this model leads to greater academic and social benefits for all students. More information about this model can be found at http://www.swiftschools.org/
These are just a few examples of the great things going on at Irvington! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Have a wonderful Spring Break,