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Focus on Success

Focus on Success is the accountability program put into effect that has been in place at Milpitas Unified School District since the 1998-99 school year. Focus on Success was developed to ensure the alignment of the each school’s goals and objectives as stated in their school site plan with the Board-adopted goals and objectives as stated in the Board’s Strategic Plan.

In order for goals and objectives to be useful and meaningful in an operational sense at the school and classroom planning levels, there must be clear criteria for measuring progress. “Focus on Success” is a continuous improvement evaluation model that addresses three of the District’s Strategic Plan Goals (improving student achievement, improving preparation of teachers, and increasing community involvement and support) and describes how each of these goals will be measured and evaluated. There are 17 indicators measuring the district’s three goals. The indicators are linked to the district’s strategic plan. Results on these indicators by school, with baseline measures for comparative purposes of determining progress, are reported to the Board throughout the school year. These measures are constructed, analyzed and reported in order to support the district’s two major initiatives: implementing state and district content standards (including high standards, measurable and reported, for all students) and “closing the gap,” which refers to the achievement gap between our African-American and, Hispanic and Filipino students and compared to our White and Asian students. “Focus on Success” presents summary reports to the Board. The data analyzed include results from the California Standards Tests, Academic Performance Index, and Adequate Yearly Progress

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Closing the Achievement Gap

2009-10 Focus on Success Awards

 Burnett Elementary School

  • State and Federal Accountability Awards (for meeting school-wide Performance Index (API) growth target and made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
  •  Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores

Curtner Elementary School

  • State and Federal Accountability Awards (for meeting school-wide Performance Index (API) growth target and made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores
  • Closing the Achievement Gap Awards (for reducing the achievement gap by at least 5%, based on matched CST scores)

Pomeroy Elementary School

  • State and Federal Accountability Awards (for meeting school-wide Performance Index (API) growth target and made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores
  • Closing the Achievement Gap Awards (for reducing the achievement gap by at least 5%, based on matched CST scores)

Randall Elementary School

  • Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores
  • Closing the Achievement Gap Awards (for reducing the achievement gap by at least 5%, based on matched CST scores) – TOP HONOR

Rose Elementary School

  • State and Federal Accountability Awards (for meeting school-wide Performance Index (API) growth target and made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) – TOP HONOR
  • Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores – TOP HONOR
  • AYP Subgroup Proficiency Awards (for increasing the percentage of Hispanic and African American students who are proficient or advanced on the CSTs, by 10% or greater over a five-year period – (ELA and Math)

Sinnott Elementary School

  • State and Federal Accountability Awards (for meeting school-wide Performance Index (API) growth target and made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores
  • AYP Subgroup Proficiency Awards (for increasing the percentage of Hispanic and African American students who are proficient or advanced on the CSTs, by 10% or greater over a five-year period – (ELA and Math)

Weller Elementary School

  • State and Federal Accountability Awards (for meeting school-wide Performance Index (API) growth target and made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores

Zanker Elementary School

  • State and Federal Accountability Awards (for meeting school-wide Performance Index (API) growth target and made Annual Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Overall Student Achievement Awards (for increasing  their school-wide API by 5 or more points, based on matched CST scores

Rancho Middle School

  • AYP Subgroup Proficiency Awards (for increasing the percentage of Hispanic and African American students who are proficient or advanced on the CSTs, by 10% or greater over a five-year period – (ELA)

Calaveras Hills High School

  • All Alternative Schools Accountability Model (ASAM) indicators in the sufficient or commendable levels