Board of Education Goals & Objectives through 2017-18

Goal 1: Improve student achievement in academic performance toward college and career readiness and success on Common Core Assessments.

Measurable Objectives

  • The number of students with disabilities who participate in the Regents curriculum and graduate with a Regents Diploma will increase by an additional 10 percent.
  • Improve graduation rates for all students who received ENL services at some time during high school by 10 percent.
  • Increase the number of graduating seniors who enroll in college level or career based offerings at least once before graduating by at least 5¬†percent in 2016-17.
  • Increase mastery rates on Common Core Assessments in Mathematics by an additional 10¬†percent.
  • Increase mastery rates on Common Core Assessments in ELA by an additional 10 percent.
  • On the NYS Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Exams, the GCSD will focus on scale score growth for each cohort:
    • Each cohort will show an increase in scale score for each NYS assessment by an average of 15 scale points.
    • The test participation rate for the 3-8 testing will be equal to or higher than 70 percent by grade level, in each content area for the 2017 NYS assessments.
  • ELA: Each year, 75 percent of second graders will be on or above grade level in ELA as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System.

Goal 2: Improve student achievement by developing health and wellness via physical education and interscholastic athletics instruction.

Measurable Objectives

  • Expand individual participation in interscholastic athletic instruction within existing offerings.
  • Measure: Analyze athletic participation per season as defined by number of individual students participating provided by the 7-12 population.
  • Curriculum in physical education will include supplementary instruction.
  • At least one program per building will be implemented this year.
  • Expand weight training class and opportunities for student-athletes.
  • Maximize student involvement in existing, school-based after-school activities (outside athletics).
  • Measure: Goal of less than 35 percent non-participation as defined by number of individual students not participating divided by the 6-12 population.
  • Enhance the physical education program by continuing to develop electives/choices for the high school physical education students in the 2017-18 school year. Review curriculum to add one-two courses per year.

Goal 3: Improve technology infrastructure and technology use district-wide.

Measurable Objectives

  • Maintain progress towards the full implementation of the three-year district-wide Technology Plan by June 2019.
  • Maximize effective use of technology for faculty and staff.
  • Technology Assessment Survey
    • Update student survey to assess how student use and skills of technology relate to their educational experience.
    • Update survey for teachers to gauge what technology they are using and how effective it is in their classroom and for their students.

Goal 4: To support and improve district facilities and infrastructure.

Measurable Objectives

  • Use Building Condition Survey (BCS)/5-Year Plan to identify short term and long term priorities.
  • Estimate short term and long term costs to address maintenance and improvement efforts in alignment with the grids from existing and updated BCS/5-year plan.
  • Develop Facilities and Operations Support and Improvement Plan.