Strategy #7: Literacy and Math Skills

Strategy #7Improve literacy and math support in all content areas so that students can master the basic skills needed 

for post-secondary education and careers.


GoalAll KMHS students demonstrate reading, writing, and math skills at or above grade level and make at least a year's

 growth in a year's time.


Baseline: On the Spring 2012 administration of the NWEA, 82.5% of students in reading, 71.1% of students in language usage,

 and 71.7% of students in math met the NWEA intervention benchmark (correlates to the end of 8th grade).  Additionally, the 

following students tested "at grade level" (see Goal #3):


 GradeReading Language Usage Math
 Class of 2015 14/26 (54%) 14/26 (54%) 17/26 (65%)
 Class of 2014 28/37 (76%) 27/37 (73%) 19/37 (51%)
 Class of 2013 20/31 (65%) 22/32 (69%) 19/32 (59%)


Also on the Spring 2012 administration of the NWEA, 60% of students in reading, 54% in language usage, and 63% in math 

met their annual growth goal.  On the May 2012 MHSA administration of the SAT test, 42% of DISHS 11th grade students were 

proficient in reading and math and 45% in writing.  Students were observed writing in 4.6% of iWalkthrough observations. 


2012-13 BenchmarkAt the end of the 2012-13 school year, the following percentages of DISHS students will score at or 

above grade level (see Goal #3):


 Grade Reading Language Usage Math
 Class of 2016 70% (61% at grade level 2012) 65% (N/A) 75% (70% at grade level 2012)
 Class of 2015 65% (54% at grade level 2012) 65% (54% at grade level 2012) 75% (65% at grade level 2012)
 Class of 2014 80% (76% at grade level 2012) 80% (73% at grade level 2012) 60% (51% at grade level 2012)

and 65% of DISHS students in reading, 60% in language usage, and 70% in math will have met their growth target on the 

Spring 2013 NWEA test.


2012-13 Progress Summary


What concrete action steps will be taken?When will action steps occur and when will they be completed?Who will lead or coordinate this action step?Who will participate in implementing these action steps?What resources will be needed?