Annual School Performance Report Issaquah Valley Elementary School
Issaquah Valley Elementary School 555 NW Holly Street, Issaquah WA 98027 (425) 837-6600 https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/elementary/ive/ Principal Michelle Pickard
Mission Issaquah Valley Elementary students, staff, parents, and community share the responsibility for the education of all children in a caring, nurturing, stimulating environment that fosters growth, mutual respect, and a desire to learn.
Welcome Involved parents and community members enrich our schools and enhance our students’ learning experiences. At IVE we love our family atmosphere and focus on our entire community coming together to support our children. We have extremely dedicated parents and staff that put the child first in all our decisions. When you walk into IVE you feel a spirit of joy and a clear focus on learning.
Teacher’s with National Board 67.4% Teacher Experience Data for the Certification
2017-18 School Year will be available December 2018. Average Years Teachers with Master’s/Ph.D
OSPI Data In March 2014, the U.S. Department of Education declined to renew the state of Washington’s conditional Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver for schools receiving Title I, Part A funds. This decision affects all schools in Washington State, which are now subject to the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Washington is the only state that has lost its waiver and must revert to NCLB standards and timelines of assessment. For schools and districts to be considered succeeding under NCLB, schools must meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards. For schools to meet AYP, 100 percent of all students, regardless of special needs or English language mastery, must meet proficiency standards. IVE met AYP this year. For complete information about the Issaquah School District’s assessment data, highly qualified teachers, annual yearly progress, and state NAEP (of Educational Progress) results, please visit the state’s online district report card.
District Report For budget details and more go to www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/ annual-community-report/ The Issaquah School District believes in seeking continual feedback from a broad and diverse range of constituents regarding their experiences with the District and their neighborhood school. See the Community Polling Study site at www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/polling for more information and survey results.
Demographics Grades: K-5
Enrollment: 623 95.0%
21.9% 17.8% 9.0%
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Highlights Issaquah Valley Elementary School is a team of staff, parents, and community members working together to provide a high-quality learning environment for all students. Teachers and staff are dedicated to helping each child perform at high levelsâ€”both academically and socially. A highly supportive PTA provides art, enrichment activities, fiscal support, and community events to enhance the educational experience of students. Clubs include Girls on the Run, World Drumming, Chorus, Holiday Choir, Scratch programming, ASAP Math, and more! During the 2017-18 school year, the PTA held a successful Orange Ruler fundraiser and Auction, which helped to fund classroom set-up, teacher grants, technology subscriptions, and school programs such as Art Docent, Ballroom Dancing, Gardening, and many more. Issaquah Valley staff is highly trained in literacy and math instruction, effective use of technology, and differentiated instruction designed to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. A curriculum aligned at each grade and across the grade levels provides structure for a sequential plan of study for students. Dedicated and talented teaching staff provides a student-focused learning environment. IVE was excited to implement the district Social and Emotional Learning curriculum, Second Step, this year. The goal of Second Step is to proactively teach positive social, emotional and behavior skills through classroombased lessons taught by teachers on self-management, self-awareness, relationship skills, social awareness, and responsible decision-making. Several special programs work together to help meet the varied needs of students. The Title I Reading and Math programs provide instructional support for students. Our ELL Program meets the needs of our English Language Learners. The SAGE (Special Approach to Gifted Education) and PEP (Primary Enrichment Program) program provides weekly pullout instruction for gifted students as well as Challenge Math. A Special Education program, part-time Behavior Coach and part-time Counselor provide additional support for students in need. Issaquah Valley Elementary has also partnered with Friends of Youth to provide counseling services for
Highlights Continued students. This amazing partner provides students and families therapy for those who are at risk or who need a additional social or emotional support. Issaquah Valley Elementary is happy to have a close relationship with the Issaquah Schools Foundation. The Foundation’s generous fiscal support for IVE programs allows us to provide greater support for students and families, such as classroom grants and after school programming. ISF VOICE mentors (Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education) come to the school every day to support many IVE students. IVE partnered with the King County Library System and Humanities Washington to provide Prime Time Reading, a bilingual family reading program, to many Spanish speaking families. Families read books, participated in a Socratic discussion, and shared a meal, as they were introduced to the benefits of the library system and reading at home. Issaquah Valley continued to make free breakfast available to students this year in partnership with Issaquah Schools Foundation. Students could choose from options like cheese, granola bars, milk and fruit.
Improving Student Achievement School Improvement for IVE focused on Math. Teachers utilized our recently adopted Eureka Math Curriculum and focused on an action plan geared to promote and improve students’ problem solving capabilities in math. Teachers worked to deepen their knowledge of formative assessment and differentiated instruction to promote learning for all students. Title Math services were allocated to serve second and third grade focusing on closing learning gaps for students. IVE initiated ASAP Math this year, an after school intervention program available to qualifying fourth and fifth grade students.
Special Programs Students at Issaquah Valley Elementary School have the option to participate in a wide range of special instructional programs housed in other schools in the Issaquah School District. These include the Science-Tech class for fourth and fifth grades and MERLIN, the full day gifted program for grades 3-5.
Before/After School The Issaquah School District provides a tuition-based before and after school child care program here at Issaquah Valley called the Cougar Club. In addition to this school age care program, a wide range of activities and after school classes is available to Issaquah Valley students through the school PTA and private instruction. These activities include drama, art, language, dance, and sports. Many of these classes are offered at school while others are offered at nearby locations. Classes may vary from year to year.
What’s New Issaquah School District passed all three renewal levies this spring! Thank you to local voters, Issaquah Valley will be able to provide a full time counselor and full time student support coach, as well as many other vital ELL and Special Education positions next school year.
Assessment Two tests given to elementary school students—The Smarter Balanced Assessment and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science help indicate how well Issaquah students are learning.
Smarter Balanced Assessment The results of Washington State’s Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) and Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) help parents know how well their student is meeting learning targets. They also help schools plan instruction and curriculum based on these learning targets. The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is a statemandated test that measures students’ progress toward College and Career Readiness in English Language Arts (ELA) /Literacy and Math. The SBA replaced existing tests in English and Math in the spring of the 2014-2015 school year. The tests are given as part of Washington State’s education reform efforts which began in 1993 and involve annual state-specific tests for students in grades 3-8 in ELA (SBA), Math (SBA), and Science (WCAS) and then again in high school (SBA in ELA and Math and WCAS in Science). The SBA consists of two parts: a computer adaptive test and a performance task. Writing is included at every grade level and students are asked to solve multi-step, real-world problems in Mathematics. Performance tasks ask students to demonstrate an array of research, writing, and problem solving skills. The SBA results accurately describe student achievement (how much students know at the end of the year) and are reported in two ways: scaled scores and achievement levels. A scaled score is the student’s overall numerical score. These scores fall on a continuous scale (from approximately 2000 to 3000) that increases across grade levels. Scaled scores are used to illustrate students’ current level of achievement. Based on their scaled scores, students fall into one of four categories of performance called achievement levels. Levels 3 and 4 represent “Meeting Standard” and reflect “adequate understanding” and “thorough understanding” of the learning standards. Levels 1 and 2 represent “Not Meeting Standard” and reflect “minimal understanding” and “partial understanding” of the learning standards.
Grade Level Total ELA
Grade Level Total Math 80.6 72.8
WCAS The WCAS is an exam developed and mandated by the state; it was given for the first time in Spring 2018. The WCAS measures what students know and can do on the 2013 science standards. WCAS assesses all three dimensions of the learning standards (science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts) and goes beyond multiple choice tests. The test includes a variety of item types including selected response (multiple choice, multiple select), technology enhanced, and constructed responses (equation builder, short answer). WCAS scores show the learning level of each student as compared to the stateâ€™s expectations for a well-taught student at that grade level. The numbers on the chart below represent the percentage of students who meet or exceed standard.
Grade 5 WCAS - Science