District Smart Goals
SMART goals help improve achievement and success. A SMART goal clarifies exactly what is expected and the measures used to determine if the goal is achieved and successfully completed.
- Improve ELA outcomes for all students
- Improve social emotional competencies for all students
- Improve ELA outcomes for students with disabilities
In accordance with our ELA district goal of "Improving ELA Scores K-12" the Literacy Action Plan outlines the steps we are taking to meet this goal. It includes providing valuable professional development for our teachers on the science of reading as well as how to structure the 90 minute ELA block. We have also shifted our mindset with intervention in order to focus on what our students truly need in terms of literacy instruction. We will also be forming a literacy council to look at what curriculum and instructional tools we have in Cato-Meridian, and if we need something different to meet the ever changing needs of our students.
The Professional Development Plan outlines specific professional development that will be provided for staff in order to help meet all of the district goals. By providing quality professional development for staff, this will help ensure quality learning for all our students.
Within this document, you will find information as to how our staff are providing targeted tier interventions for our students. It outlines the specific tools we are utilizing in Cato-Meridian for progress monitoring as well as what programs we have adopted to assist us with interventions.
New York State Report Card
The New York State Report Cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, career and technical education and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the State. The report cards consist of three parts: Accountability and Overview Report (AOR), Comprehensive Information Report (CIR) and Fiscal Accountability Supplement. For each reporting year, a companion database containing data statewide and by county, Need/Resource Capacity Index, district, and school in many of the above areas is also provided for statistical analysis purposes.
Accountability and Overview Report (School Report Card)
The Accountability and Overview Report provides enrollments, average class size, demographic factors, attendance and suspensions, teacher qualifications, and staff counts. It also provides accountability results by accountability measure and performance on accountability measures. Accountability measures at the elementary/middle level are English language arts, mathematics, and science; at the secondary level, they are English language arts, mathematics, and graduation rate.