K-3 (2012 & 2013)

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K-3 Program Review

Curriculum/Instruction Sample Evidence Evidence Links
Demonstrator 1: Student Access: All students have equitable access to highly effective curriculum and instruction.
  • Guest Speakers (Magistrate Chris Harris, Detective Kevin Newsome, Fire Chief Nee Jackson, Character Under Construction Spokesperson Jeff Bellamy, Producer Randy Rebolt, Author Chris Epling) 
  • Internet projects
  • Facebook
  • Accelerated Math Tops Report
  • Title I Minutes/Sign In Sheets
  • Collaboration Records
  • CSI Plans
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Lesson plans
  • PTO Minutes
  • IEP's
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Phonics Lab
  • Everyday Mathematics Reflections
  • Rosetta Stone (ESL)
  • Write Steps Writing
  • Student work samples
  • Health Fair
  • Anecdotal Records
  • Advantage Math Program


Demonstrator 2: Aligned and Rigorous Curriculum:  An aligned and rigorous curriculum provides access to Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) for all students as defined by state and national standards.
  • Pacing Guides
  • Lesson Plans
  • Schedules
  • CSI schedule
  • A+ reports
  • Accelerated Math and Reading Reports
  • Math Professional Development with KDE Specialist, Karen Slone
  • ELA Professional Development with KDE Specialist, Carole Mullins 
  • Learning Targets
  • Advantage Math Program
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Flexible Centers
  • Accelerated Classes
Demonstrator 3: Instructional Strategies:  All teachers implement research-based instructional strategies that include characteristics of highly effective teaching and learning for all students.
  • Lesson Plans (Valerie Ellory reading strategies)
  • CSI skill centers
  • Experiments
  • Everyday Math Explorations, Assessments
  • Self Assessments
  • "Paws for Reading" Program
  • "Form Pumpkins" project from reading "Picking Apples and Pumpkins"
  • Learning Targets
  • Peer Assessments
  • Instructional Contracts 
  • Advantage Math
  • Phonics Lab
  • Reading Interventionist  
  • Grandparents Day
  • Veterans Day

Demonstrator 4: Kentucky Systems of Intervention (KSI) /Response to Intervention (RtI):  A school establishes and uses a systematic, comprehensive system that addresses accelerated learning, achievement gaps, highly-effective instruction, readiness to learn and student transitions. A school provides a seamless framework, using state and federal funding, that addresses academic and behavioral needs, that is accessible to all students.

  •  CSI Plans
  • Learning Links Assessments (Grades 1-5)
  • Brigance Assessment (Kindergarten)
  • School's Intervention Programs follows Tier I, II, III guidelines for student mastery
  • RTI teacher meets with grade levels to discuss skills needed for students on A+ computer software
  • Grades 1-5 use Pre-Assessment from A+ Software to meet students' individual learning needs
  • Kindergarten implements Scott Foresman Reading Street Baseline Assessments
  • Everyday Math Unit progress monitoring check sheets
  • Parent Conferences
  • Assessment Data Progress information

Formative/Summative Assessment



Demonstrator 1: Assessments:  Teachers should use multiple assessment processes to inform, guide, develop and revise instructional strategies and curriculum to enhance to student learning and achievement.

  •  Scott Foresman Reading Street Selection Assessments
  • Everyday Math Unit Assessments
  • Teacher Created Constructed Responses
  • Everyday Math Unit Checklists
  • Anecdotal records
  • Teacher Created Assessments
  • STAR Reading
  • STAR Math
  • Learning Links Assessment
  • A+ Software
  • Teacher Questioning
  • Varied Constructed Responses
  • Everyday Math Formative Assessments



Demonstrator 2: Expectations for Student Learning:  Teachers communicate consistently high expectations and use common standards for student learning in K-3.

  • Study Guides
  • Everyday Math Home Links
  • Progress Reports
  • Parent Conferences


Professional Development


Demonstrator 1: Opportunities:  Professional development opportunities are planned with teacher learning needs in mind and in response to data available about school needs, teacher practice and student learning.

  • Professional Development Action Plan
  • Comprehensive School Improvement Plan
  • Teacher Reflections of PD

 Demonstrator 2: Participation:  Teachers are leaders in their professional community, and guide/lead professional development that meets the needs of the professional learning community.

  • Professional Development Action Plan

Adminstrative/Leadership Support and Monitoring


Demonstrator 1: Policies and Monitoring:  School leadership establishes and monitors implementation of policies, provides adequate resources, facilities, space and instructional time to support highly effective K-3 instructional programs.

  • Master Schedule
  • SBDMC Minutes/Agenda
  • Budget
  • Purchase Orders of materials for instruction
  • Data Analysis
  • School Policies
  • Title I Meetings - Parental Involvement

Demonstrator 2: Principal Leadership:  Principals are the primary leaders of all K-3 program efforts and support teacher leadership through shared leadership strategies and actions.

  •  Professional Development Action Plan
  • PLC minutes
  • Teacher Surveys
  • Intervention Teachers
  • Grants
  • Faculty Meeting minutes