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<p>KtO Comprehensive Local Literacy Plan</p> <p>Pennsylvania District Comprehensive Local Literacy Plan (CLLP)</p> <p>Aliquippa School District</p> <p>800 21st Street</p> <p>Aliquippa PA 15001</p> <p>Date: 2013-2014 revision</p> <p>Acknowledgements</p> <p>The lead writers would like to acknowledge the following for their support in writing the Aliquippa Comprehensive Literacy Plan:</p> <p> Mr. David Wytiaz - Superintendent</p> <p> Mr. Alvin Gipson Principal, Junior-Senior High School</p> <p> Dr. Pete Carbone Principal, Elementary</p> <p> Dr. Paula Calabrese Educational Consultant, OnHand Schools</p> <p> Mrs. Maria Paluselli Educational Consultant, OnHand Schools</p> <p>Table of Contents</p> <p>Section I: Literacy Plan Team Members ..page 4</p> <p>Section II Mission and Vision Statements .... page 6</p> <p>Section III: Guiding Principles .... page 11</p> <p>Section IV: Needs Assessment Review .page 20</p> <p>Section V: Setting and Prioritizing Goals ..page 57</p> <p>Section VI: Dissemination of Plan ..page 68</p> <p>Section VII: Assessing and Reporting Progress ..page 69</p> <p>Appendix A: Literacy Needs Assessment ...page 71</p> <p>Section I: Literacy Plan Team(revised May 2014) </p> <p>Name</p> <p>Title</p> <p>Agency</p> <p>Email</p> <p>Phone</p> <p>David Wytiaz</p> <p>Superintendent</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>dwytiaz@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7500 x 1100</p> <p>Pete Carbone</p> <p>Principal Elementary School</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>pcarbone@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7550 x 2001</p> <p>Dennis Drevna</p> <p>Asst. Principal Elementary School</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>ddrevna@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7550 x 2002</p> <p>Alvin Gipson</p> <p>Principal JrSr High</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>agipson@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7515 x 4003</p> <p>Lisa Dutkovich</p> <p>Asst. Principal JrSr High</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>ldutkovich@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7515 x 4004</p> <p>Beth Smith</p> <p>Special Education Coordinator</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>bsmith@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7515 x4028</p> <p>Debbie Frank</p> <p>K-12 Instructional Support/Federal Programs/ KtO </p> <p>ASD</p> <p>dfrank@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7550 x 2331</p> <p>Grace Danylo</p> <p>K-12 Instructional Support</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>gdanylo@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7550 x 2323</p> <p>Renee Bufalini</p> <p>KtO Resource Teacher</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>rbufalini@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7550 x 2307</p> <p>Jennifer Garvin</p> <p>Child Development and Education Manager</p> <p>Private Industry Council Head Start of Beaver County</p> <p>jgarvin@privateindustrycouncil.com</p> <p>Stacy Culler</p> <p>Education Manager</p> <p>Private Industry Council Head Start of Beaver County</p> <p>sculler@privateindustrycouncil.com</p> <p>724-771-8249</p> <p>Angela. Abbiati</p> <p>Community Engagement Manager</p> <p>Private Industry Council Head Start of Beaver County</p> <p>aabbiati@privateindustrycouncil.com</p> <p>Cindy Cherico</p> <p>9-12 Language Arts</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>ccherico@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7515 x 4120</p> <p>Ellen Hermes</p> <p>7-12 Guidance Counselor</p> <p>ASD</p> <p>ehermes@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-857-7515 x 4166</p> <p>Meena Hill</p> <p>Parent K-5th, 7th 12th </p> <p>Parent</p> <p>mhill@quipsd.org</p> <p>724-908-0511</p> <p>Timeline</p> <p>What needs to be done</p> <p>Who is responsible</p> <p>When will it be done</p> <p>Evidence of Implementation</p> <p>Assign a Project Director/Data Liaison </p> <p>Superintendent </p> <p>Sept 2012</p> <p>Position filled Debbie Frank</p> <p>Assign Resource Teacher team to work with Project Director; K-5 classroom teachers</p> <p>Principals</p> <p>Project Director</p> <p>June 7, 2012</p> <p>Positions filled </p> <p>R. Bufalini</p> <p>A. McCullogh</p> <p>K. Pilotti</p> <p>P. Owen</p> <p>P. Swanson</p> <p>Assign CLLP Team members</p> <p>Superintendent</p> <p>Principals</p> <p>Project Director</p> <p>Aug 28, 2012</p> <p>See list of members</p> <p>Schedule meetings of CLLP Team</p> <p>Principals</p> <p>Project Director</p> <p>Oct. 19, 2012 </p> <p>Carbone, Drevna &amp; Frank</p> <p>Submit completed Curriculum reading Map for grades K-12</p> <p>EdInsight Consultant</p> <p>Curriculum Map Team</p> <p>June 1 Aug 30, 2012</p> <p>Submitted documents</p> <p>Conduct literacy needs survey students, parents, </p> <p>Principals</p> <p>Project Director</p> <p>Oct- Dec, 2012</p> <p>Send to buildings to distribute </p> <p>Schedule CLLP meetings</p> <p>Project Director</p> <p>Nov 2012</p> <p>Letters</p> <p>CLLP meetings</p> <p>Project Director</p> <p>Dec 27 &amp; 28, 2012</p> <p>Jan 8, 2013</p> <p>Jan 18</p> <p>Jan 24 &amp; 25</p> <p>Feb 7, 2013</p> <p>Feb 14</p> <p>Feb 15 (Head Start only)</p> <p>Feb 21</p> <p>Feb 28</p> <p>Mar 14</p> <p>Mar 15</p> <p>Letters, emails</p> <p>Draft report will be available</p> <p>CLLP Team</p> <p>May 2013</p> <p>Draft report</p> <p>Public viewing of report</p> <p>Principals</p> <p>Core Planning Team</p> <p>May 2013</p> <p>Public notification</p> <p>Board review</p> <p>Superintendent</p> <p>Principals</p> <p>June 2013</p> <p>Board minutes</p> <p>Implementation begins</p> <p>Superintendent</p> <p>Principals</p> <p>July 2013</p> <p>Section II: Mission and Vision Statements</p> <p>Aliquippa School District</p> <p>District Mission: </p> <p>Aliquippa School District prepares students for college, career and productive global citizenship by fostering academic achievement in a supportive and challenging learning community.</p> <p>District Vision Statement: </p> <p>Aliquippa School District empowers students to achieve proficiency and successfully transition to college and career.</p> <p>To achieve this Vision, we will provide:</p> <p> A standards-based, aligned and articulated curriculum that ensures academic success for all students; </p> <p> A school community that respects diversity;</p> <p> A highly qualified staff who delivers quality instruction with high expectations for all students;</p> <p> Professional development that promotes evidence-based, best practices to enhance student achievement; and</p> <p> A school where staff, parents and community work together to improve student achievement.</p> <p>District Literacy Mission:</p> <p>Aliquippa School District implements the developmental, accelerated and preventive reading program requirements that ensure students can read on grade level before entering Grade 3. Teachers consistently diagnose needs, differentiate instruction and accelerate the reading performance of all students in all grade levels. Success begins with high expectations; therefore, the District harnesses student potential to achieve extraordinary literacy gains, and to manifest that potential to establish students as 21st century citizens.</p> <p>District Literacy Vision Statement:</p> <p>Aliquippa School District promotes high expectations for all students. We envision commitment to lifelong student learning, evidence-based teaching strategies and organizational leadership practices. These practices will be regularly assessed, analyzed and reflected upon to track and monitor students progress toward the goal of 100% literacy proficiency. We monitor and communicate progress, continuously improve and employ differentiated instructional methods, ensure student, teacher and parental accountability for achievement and celebrate extraordinary accomplishments. Literacy is the ability to communicate effectively in the real world. This involves teaching thinking skills as an integral part of learning to listen, read, write, research and speak. A balanced literacy program is a powerful vehicle that enables children to become successful, independent readers and writers. Exemplary teachers provide a comprehensive program by integrating instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, language and literature. As they model good reading and writing, they connect skills and strategy development across the literacy spectrum. Other disciplines such as social studies, science and mathematics are integrated as well, providing substance for research, discussion, problem solving, journal writing, oral reports and debates. The textbook alone is not enough; curriculum area include literature that is rich and abundant and can be used to develop higher order thinking skills. Providing these experiences ensures children will have a balance of supportive and challenging learning opportunities.</p> <p>Preparing literate citizens in the 21st century means providing our students with the means to locate, evaluate, use and communicate through text, visual, auditory, and video sources. They must demonstrate independence; build strong content knowledge, respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline; comprehend as well as critique; value evidence; use technology and digital media strategically and capably; and come to understand other perspectives and cultures. Instruction that is integrated and helps students understand how to access, evaluate, synthesize, and contribute to information must occur across disciplines and is the responsibility of all Aliquippa teachers and administrators.</p> <p>Birth to Age 5</p> <p>Birth to Age 5 Literacy Vision Statement:</p> <p>The Head Start program will prepare children who are ready for school, families who are ready to support their childrens learning, and schools that are ready for these students. </p> <p>Birth to Age 5 Literacy Mission Statement:</p> <p> The CDI Head Start Serving Beaver Countys literacy plan is to provide early and comprehensive child services and align these goals with the Aliquippa Literacy Plan, to strengthen the parents skills as a childs first teacher as the most important influences on their childs education. </p> <p>Birth to Age 5 Literacy Narrative:</p> <p>The Head Start program will effectively implement four integral elements to move all children toward school readiness (HOUSE); highly individualized teaching and learning, ongoing child assessment, engaging interactions and environments, and research-based curriculum and teaching practices. We believe the four elements are interrelated and essential components of high-quality preschool education for all children. Early Head Start utilizes Parents as Teachers (PAT), a home-based curriculum. Head Start preschool center utilizes Creative Classroom. Both implement Ounce Scale, a highly reliable, criterion-referenced program to streamline data collection and analysis. Head Start/Early Head Start believes their mission to increase engagement, communication, and inclusion of parents and families to support school readiness. Effective professional development opportunities are provided for all staff to better understand and support the school readiness goals. </p> <p>Elementary: K-6th grade</p> <p>K-6th grade Literacy Vision Statement:</p> <p>The students in Aliquippa Elementary School, kindergarten through 6th grades, will become independent and proficient readers across content areas that are prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. </p> <p>K-6th grade Literacy Mission Statement:</p> <p>The Aliquippa Elementary Literacy Plan will guide staff, administration and the community to develop effective literacy skills and experiences for students across content areas. We believe that all our children can achieve success and that motivating students to believe in themselves leads to achievement. The Literacy Plan is based in ongoing professional development in the eight components of effective literacy instruction and data driven decision making. </p> <p>K-6th grade Literacy Narrative:</p> <p>The Aliquippa Elementary School believes in the District mission that students can read on grade level before entering Grade 3, and to diagnose needs, differentiate instruction and accelerate the reading performance of all students in all grade levels. Success begins with high expectations; therefore we are motivated to create a safe and positive school environment where students receive the skills necessary to become informed, healthy, productive, and responsible citizens of the 21st century. By providing ongoing focused professional development, challenging every child, and implementing shared ownership, this school community is committed to pursuing the goal that every child will become an independent literate contributing citizen. </p> <p>Junior Senior High School: 7th 12th grade</p> <p>7th 12th Literacy Vision Statement:</p> <p>The Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School believes all students can be motivated to think critically, analyze text, and communicate effectively through oral and written language in all content areas. Through differentiated instruction in comprehension, metacognitive skills, writing and knowledge of text structure and influence of text on reading in a technological society, a command of literacy will evolve in all students. </p> <p>7th - 12th Literacy Mission Statement:</p> <p>The Junior-Senior High Literacy Plan provides maximum growth opportunities for all students and staff through the use of innovative instructional practices, shared ownership of students and data driven decision-making. The plan will include: on-going focused professional development, data analysis meetings, teaching reading across all content areas, identification of literacy leaders, and reflective professional learning communities. </p> <p>7th 12th grade Narrative:</p> <p>The Junior-Senior High believes the District Mission is to prepare students to be literate citizens in the 21st century. This means providing our students with the means to locate, evaluate, use and communicate through text, visual, audio and video sources in all content areas. Teachers must receive professional development and nurture literacy leaders who provide quality literacy instructional strategies so students demonstrate independence; build strong content knowledge, respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline; comprehend as well as critique; value evidence; use technology and digital media strategically and capably; and come to understand other perspectives and cultures.</p> <p>Section III: Guiding Principles</p> <p>1. Literacy is a critical foundation for all learning and serves as a keystone for opportunity and success. The Standards for literacy must promote high level learning for all students to ensure that they are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Because literacy is an important skill in itself and serves as a tool for learning, it is an essential at all levels (Birth-Grades 12). Moreover, to enhance literacy learning of students, there must be shared responsibility of educators, parents and caretakers, and the broader community. </p> <p>Literacy learning is the primary focus of the Aliquippa School District and its early childhood partner. We are committed to high quality, data-driven literacy instruction. The vision, goals, and core values in the schools district literacy plan reflect our shared responsibility to this commitment for our students, staff and community that promotes academic excellence for all learners. </p> <p>Current curriculum development supports the principle through the alignment of the Common Core Standards with the curriculum. Completion of a district curriculum map which organizes the body of knowledge students are expected to learn at grade/developmental levels in a clear concise manner. A working curriculum document is one which can be reviewed to learn what is expected of each child. The Aliquippa School District must complete a guaranteed and viable curriculum that identifies essential goals and content for all students at each g...</p>

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