Grand Meadow Public School Literacy Plan
All Minnesota School Districts are required to develop (or revise) and implement a local literacy plan based on the five elements prescribed under MS section 120B.12:
Five requirements to be included in the local literacy plan include:
All Minnesota School Districts are required to develop (or revise) and implement this local literacy plan so that teachers provide comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction consistent with PL 122A.06 subd. 4:
Comprehensive scientifically based reading instruction includes:
Grand Meadow Public Schools Mission Statement:
Educational excellence for all learners in a global society
Grand Meadow Pubic Schools Vision Statement:
To create a safe learning environment that inspires and prepares students for a global society
Grand Meadow Public School will:
Lifelong Adult and Student Learners:
All Learners Can Read:
Focused Reading and Language Arts Instructional Time:
Continuous Improvement Action Plan:
Grand Meadow Public Schools is a recognized Q-Comp school in the state of Minnesota. The focus of the Q-Comp plan for Staff Development has been Reading. The focus on Reading, along with creating a systematic method of analyzing student scores based on MCA ( Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) Grand Meadow Schools have been able to meet or exceed the State requirements for Reading. Each year the Q-Comp Team analyzes student data, along with prior year’s staff development goals and objectives. The leadership team, along with administration, decided to use FAST as the tool to assess student growth for the 2019-2020 school year.
MCA Goals for 2019: Projected MCA goals for 2020:
District: 63.4% District: 66.4%
Elementary: 66.2% Elementary: 69.2%
Middle School: 67.1% Middle School: 70.1%
High School: 49.8% High School: 52.8%
Plans and goals are established by the Q-Comp Leadership team; which include district administration. Weekly meetings are led by the Q-Comp leaders to discuss and implement strategies and techniques to enhance instruction. The focus for the 2017-2018 school year were a continuation of the research based book studies on differentiation, technology as instructional tool and utilizing a faculty based trainer to have monthly focused learning sessions based on the five areas of Differentiated Instruction. The goals for the 2018-2019 school year was to raise each category by 4%. The goal for the 2019-2020 school year is to focus on continuous areas of differentiation along with implementation of Buildyourown curriculum in an effort to meet the needs of all learners along with raising each category by 3%.
In addition to Q-comp goal attainment, a staff survey will be created to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and interventions are being carried out.
For further in-depth details of Staff Development and implantation practices see the Grand Meadow Q-Comp plan on the Minnesota Department of Education website under the school support category.