Student achievement is the top priority of Davenport Community Schools. Through the use of differentiated instruction, students are assessed in areas of knowledge, readiness, language, preferences in learning and interests to customize teaching and learning. When students have difficulty mastering new material, teachers form Data Team groups to create, implement, and track progress on procedures aimed at moving students toward success.
The following are the District’s supports for the advancement of teaching and learning:
Multi-Tiered System of Support for Students (MTSS)
The purpose of MTSS is to systematically provide every child with the additional time and support needed to learn at high levels. This process includes engaging a school’s staff in a collective process which will guarantee every student receives time and support to meet their academic and behavior needs. Collaborative teams identify essential knowledge and skills that all students must master, analyze targeted evidence to identify specific learning needs, and plan for interventions and extended learning to support essential learning standards.
Standards-Based Assessment and Reporting (SBAR)
The purpose of creating an educational system that relies on standards based assessment and reporting is to have a clearly articulated K-12 curriculum. This system is built through the process of prioritizing standards, creating proficiency scales, and writing common assessments. This process leads to a clear understanding of what teachers will teach and what students will know and be able to demonstrate. A clearly articulated curriculum allows teachers to accurately and reliably monitor, provide feedback to students and communicate student progress.
The purpose of Davenport Way is to provide the resources and instruction to support students’ behavioral, social and emotional needs. Davenport Way is a multi-tiered system of support focusing on universal instruction and interventions.
The purpose of Instructional practices is to focus on teachers’ growth and development. This plan provides a systematic approach to collaborate around research based best practices and integrated technology resources.