Goal 1: Middle School and High School Teacher Based TAG Plans

The implementation timeline is:
Introduce 2017-2018 school year,
Full participation and completion 2018-2019 school ycar
The goal will be met by a measurement which defines the following:
Teachers at Fern Ridge Middle School and Elmira High School will be taught how to write a plan to
provide challenge to advanced learners in their classrooms during the 17-18 school year. Throughout the year,
and beginning the following school year, teachers will tum into their supervisor a teacher-based TAG plan. The
plan will include how the teacher will assess rate and level of advanced sturlents ancl how those students will be
challenged, enriched or taught at their rate and level within that class. These plans will be communicated with
parents.
The goal will be determined as successful/unsuccessful by:
Administrators will have and approve Teacher based TAG plans for all teachers in their buildings.
Parents know the teacher-based TAG exist and have access to them.

 

Goal 2: Professional Development for Teachers

The goal is: Offer PD for teachers in the FRSD focused on TAG identification, classroom accommodations, and
characteristics of TAG students.
The implementation timeline is: Begin 2017-2018 school year, and on-going in years to follow.
The goal will be met by a measurement which defines the following:
Every school year, there will be at least one PD offered to staff that focuses on TAG. It may be provided
through a written handout, an email or a quick staff presentation. It may be an optional PD offered to any
teachers who would like to attend. Potentially, it could be built into district or building PD inservices.
The goal will be determined as successful/unsuccessful by: During every school year, a TAG PD can be
identified.

 

Goal 3: Self-assess the District’ s Referral/Testing Process¬†

The goal is: Look at the district’s referral and testing process for areas to be improved
The implementation timeline is: 2017-2019
The goal will be met by a measurement which defines the following:
The TAG team wilt look at how our district can improve our process for TAG referrals, screenings,
testing and identifications. The team will identify areas of weakness and determine goals to be met. The broader
goals are to improve identification of underepresented populations, specifically economically disadvantaged
students, assess the tests we use and ask if the process for testing is effective, and to consider a broad screening
instrument for our district.
The goal will be determined as successful/unsuccessful by: Goals will be specifically determined and evaluated the TAG committee.

 

Goal 4: Create Inter-District TAG Collaboration

The goal is: The FRSD TAG Coordinator will connect with other TAG coordinators and teachers in other
districts.
The implementation timeline is 2017 and on-going
The goal will be met by a measurement which defines the following:
The TAG coordinator will know other district TAG coordinators, educators and volunteers that are
passionate and knowledgeable about TAG. The purpose of this goal is to collaborate with other districts about
TAG to overcome possible limitations of being a small district. TAG is a specialty that can be isolating and can
only be improved with collaboration and connection. This goal could be met through networking, formal
meetings with other educators, or through connections made by other formal or informal groups.
The goal will be determined as successful/unsuccessful by: Every school year, the TAG coordinator can name an interaction with a different district employee or volunteer about TAG. Ideally, a lesson, idea, or improvement can be named as a direct result from that interaction.

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