Our Unified Improvement Plan outlines specific areas of focus regarding student achievement in the areas of reading, writing, math and science. According to our data within our UIP, academic gains have occurred over time; however, with innovative control of curriculum decisions, Falcon Elementary School of Technology is able to tailor curriculum needs to greater increase student achievement. Our current writing curriculum adoption of Every Child a Writer impacts student achievement in writing and also identifies major improvement strategies around other various curriculum areas. The action steps illustrate specific programs and instructional methods that can be used to enhance student achievement. With additional control of curriculum, the staff at Falcon Elementary School of Technology are able to further develop these action steps and use a research-based curriculum that meets the educational needs of our students.
With waivers approved, Falcon Elementary School of Technology is establishing a protocol for oversight and accountability to ensure compliance with the state. With autonomy of curriculum, we're ensuring that appropriate groups within the school community are involved for accountability. Our staff is exploring the education decisions related to these innovations and reporting their findings and ideas to various teams within their building. Ultimately our advisory and leadership team makes decisions as to the systems that will be implemented. This team is composed of teachers from each grade level. The administration team takes their ideas to the School Advisory Committee to ensure accountability to the school's mission and vision. The SAC members also ensure that the components relate to the objectives of our Innovation plan.