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WASC / CEASD Action Plan 2015 - 2021

Goal 1 Use student outcomes and data to strengthen and guide learning and professional collaboration:

  • Focused professional development and involvement to support efforts of the steps in the action plan*
  • Differentiate instruction & assessment to address different learning styles & abilities to retain and apply information
  • Monitor measurable, effective Professional Learning sessions for teachers *
  • Apply effective teacher evaluation process that is consistent school-wide and addresses specific teacher needs in meeting CSDR goals and objectives*

Complete TMOL (Track My Own Learning) & Rubrics forms to create more comprehensive student portfolios in every class

Provide training / support to staff in effective methods of evaluating data.

Use a management system accessible to instructional staff to coordinate and analyze student data.

Train and support staff to ensure that IEP information aligns with assessment / student needs, Connect the students’ academic levels to School-wide Learner Outcomes (SLO) & Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Analyze how Smarter Balanced data correlates with grades and MAP results

Continue to develop a data collection process that will allow the staff to identify areas of growth with a focus on Mathematics and English and ASL Language Arts thus driving instruction to higher levels of academic achievement and success.***

Goal 2 Modify curriculum and instruction to be rigorous and relevant through effective research-based & data-driven methodologies, expanded course selections, and extended services outside the classroom to support student learning:

Offer more courses & internship opportunities in a variety of subject areas, including elective courses and distance learning

Set up Common Core “Learning Targets” in PowerSchool gradebooks for ELA/Math in High School and Middle School.

  • Increase staff/student access to internet/intranet while on campus (i.e. Wi-Fi) educational software, tablets, computers, or laptops for individuals, internet access for assignments, & student email accounts.
  • Provide students * acquisition and targeted use of current educational technology tools (e.g., tablets, iPads, electronic textbooks, etc.) to help develop computer/technology literacy before graduation
  • Use a Learning Management System to incorporate all kinds of information
  • Explore options for a student email system, to benefit students both academically and socially, for additional interaction with teachers, staff, and peers; the ability to share files and communicate electronically is a skill vital for 21st century learners.**

Expand the school library’s print resources (books, magazines, newspapers) & electronic resources

Explore staffing options to enable all department libraries to expand the operating hours of their services, in the process of the creation of additional libraries**

Provide academic support for extended learning & tutoring programs

Continue restructuring academic programs:

  • review & update course descriptions/ syllabi to ensure alignment with CCSS, state adopted alternate curriculum and SLOs & * cohesive pk-12 plan of articulation
  • develop further consistency in grading and homework policies*

Research & purchase age-appropriate reading material for HS/MS beginner readers as well as intervention materials

Continue to increase the rigor and relevance of subject matter taught in both the middle and high school levels with a focus on meaningful instruction and literacy.***

Continue to develop after/during school student programs with a focus on student expressed needs and areas such as art, drama, and theatre.***

Goal 3 Maintain progress toward a safer campus and a more positive student learning environment:

Perform routine trainings and communications about the Emergency Management plan, perform routine application, post quick-glance emergency information in high-occupied areas, and develop a separate emergency plan for after-school activities/events (School Programming)

Improve/fix communication devices to prepare every room for emergencies (Campus Safety)

Maintain training and mentoring, and implement innovative methods to strengthen and promote citizenship among staff and students (School Programming)

Increase staff monitoring and continue with prompt reporting on campus for student safety (School Programming)

Improve methods for surveillance and safety perimeters during school and after-school hours (Campus Safety)

Ensure a safe and comfortable physical environment with regular maintenance of facilities, student spaces, and grounds (Campus Safety)

Provide more choices of meal offerings served in the cafeteria such as those that are available at more traditional schools to continue striving to help make this school environment like a home for students and staff.**

Goal 4 Promote communication and cultural sensitivity with students, families, and the community:

Re-establish the CSDR website that ties in effectively with social media to promote better communication with parents/community about important information, student accomplishments and upcoming events/activities

Update the CSDR website to inform parents, teachers, and other stakeholders of relevant information, including national statistics, state testing data & school’s progress toward achieving higher standards

Improve other communication methods for families and community who do not access technology such as; automated voice/text calling system, the press, letters / flyers, and develop a plan towards getting a digital street marquee

Provide more translation services to increase access for non-English or non-ASL speaking families for public meetings, student events & activities, IEP safeguards, parental rights, and other important information

Promote awareness of after-school opportunities to the diverse CSDR families

Re-establish student diversity clubs and expand more cultural/ ASL awareness with regular assemblies and posters across campus

Goal 5 Actively recruit and/or train for the succession of a CSDR Superintendent:


Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools for the Deaf (CEASD)


Governance and Leadership

School Improvement Planning and Viability



School Climate and Organization

Health and Safety

Educational Program

Assessment and Evidence of Student Learning

Student Services

Student Life, Student Activities, and Residential Living

Learning Resources and Information Technology

New Steps

* March 2015

** February 2017

*** February 2018