2021 World's Best Workforce Annual Report (Pending School Board Approval at Nov. 9 Meeting)

Goal Area 1

  • 2020-2021 Goal 
    Students enrolled in PreK 3 and PreK 4 will show growth in all assessed areas as measured by TS GOLD assessments given in the Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021.

    Strategies

    • PreK 3 and PreK 4 teachers will: 
      • Assess students in the Fall, Winter, and Spring
      • Meet at least monthly for data meetings and share data results 
      • Adjust group instruction and individualized student instruction based on assessment results
    • PreK3 and PreK4 teachers will join many district leadership teams
    • PreK 4 (incoming Kindergarten) students will be invited to Summer ENCORE

    Results & Response
    Unable to report a result because of disruptions due to COVID-19.

Goal Area 2

  • 2020-2021 Goal
    Increase reading proficiency by 5% for third grade students from all ethnic groups as measured by the MCA Reading in 2020-2021.

    Strategies

    • PRESS intervention system for Kindergarten-5th Grade
    • FastBridge Assessments
    • District-wide PLCs implemented to analyze data and improve instruction
    • Academic Tutoring
    • Enhanced Summer programming

    Results & Response
    Unable to report a result because of disruptions due to COVID-19.

Goal Area 3

  • 2020-2021 Goal
    The achievement gap in Columbia Heights Public Schools will decrease by 8% in the 2020-2021 school year as measured by the MCA reading in grades 3-11.

    Strategies

    • Culturally Relevant Teaching Professional Development
    • PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) focus on standards and instruction
    • Equity Book Clubs for all licensed staff
    • Equity Surveys and Focus Groups

    Results and Response
    Unable to report a result because of disruptions due to COVID-19.

Goal Area 4

  • 2020-2021 Goal
    Increase the percentage of students by 10% overall that reach proficiency on the following benchmarks: MCA reading at 4th, 7th, and 10th and MCA math at 5th, 8th and 11th.

    Strategies

    • ENCORE programming to support students before and after school
    • PLCs
    • Focus on Pathways in CTE (Career and Technical Education)
    • PSAT and SAT Offered
    • Academic Tutoring and support

    Results & Response
    Unable to report a result because of disruptions due to COVID-19.

Goal Area 5

  • 2020-2021 Goal
    Maintain graduation in 2020-2021 from the previous year, 2019-2020.

    Strategies

    • Family Engagement
    • PLCs
    • Data monitoring by admin
    • Academic Tutoring and Support
    • Professional Development to strengthen instruction and culturally relevant teaching

    Results and Response
    The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has not yet released the 2021 Graduation Rates. The graduation rate for Columbia Heights High School in 2020 was 89.7 percent (up from 84.1 percent in 2019). The overall graduation rate for Minnesota was 83.8 percent in 2020. The District will post the 2021 results online when they are released.

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