The 4 BIG Questions that Drive Our Work
Cloverleaf High School is a Professional Learning Community committed to student learning. As a PLC, we are guided in all of our work by the 4 essential questions regarding student learning. The 4 questions drive our PLC meetings, instructional planning, scheduling, curriculum decisions, and programming.
WHAT DO WE WANT STUDENTS TO LEARN?
HOW DO WE KNOW THEY'VE LEARNED IT?
- Ohio's Learning Standards (See Ohio's Learning Standards HERE).
- Curriculum maps aligned to state standards, prioritized in the PLC process (Click HERE for maps our teachers have created).
- Vertical alignment
- PLC determination of expected performance levels of students.
- Unit learning targets aligned to standards posted or otherwise explicitly articulated to students.
- Instructional strategies that plan for frequent questioning and other informal assessment of learning.
- Common summative assessments (Teachers in same course give identical or very similar tests).
- Collaboratively created rubrics and checklists.
- Ohio State Tests in English, Algebra, Geometry, American History, American Government, and Biology (Click HERE for more information on Ohio's testing system).
- Reading comprehension benchmarking as appropriate.
- Results analysis of common assessments and state assessments.
- Pursuit of missing assignment.
- Redos and retakes of assessments as supportive to student learning.
HOW DO WE RESPOND WHEN THEY DON'T?
- Differentiated instructional strategies
- Specialized instruction (per Individual Education Plans).
- Specific, actionable, standards-aligned feedback to students to support learning.
- Accommodations as appropriate.
- Retakes/Redos as appropriate.
- Executive function support.
- Analysis to target specific deficiencies (teacher level or in PLCs).
- Referral to Student Assistance Team.
- Teacher consultation with peer, expert teacher, psychologist, literacy specialist, school counselor, instructional coach.
WHAT DO WE DO TO EXTEND/DEEPEN LEARNING WHEN THEY DO?
- Math Lab (math tutoring, test corrections and retakes, homework support).
- Co-teaching classrooms (Classes staffed by both a content area specialist AND an Intervention Specialist.
- Intervention Courses (remedial or differently paced).
- Retention/ Summer School.
- Credit Recovery.
- Implementation of Student Assistance Team developed Intervention Action Plan.
- After-school math and homework support (available to ALL students).
- Colt Study Tables (by assignment or walkin)
- Differentiated instruction.
- New or deeper learning.
- Student choice.
- Teacher recommendation to more challenging courses.
- Honors courses in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies
- Advanced Placement Courses:
- AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition
- AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics
- AP United States History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP European History
- AP Art
- AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics.
- College Credit Plus Courses (On campus).
- Beginning Spanish I, Beginning Spanish II
- English Composition I, English Composition II
- US History to 1877.