Goals and Objectives

Improved student achievement through the use of technology as a tool to enhance the curriculum. (National Goals)

Tennessee Report Card Performance Indicators ( Tennessee Curriculum Framework)

Competency (Language Arts, Writing)

Increase Student Performance Data/Student Expectations. (School Improvement Plan)

Benchmark:  An analysis of the 2000 Terra Nova tests using the TestMate Clarity software indicated the following areas in which countywide current mastery of objectives averaged less than 50%.  The goal is to increase mastery in these areas to 50% or higher.

Dandridge Elementary School Improvement Goals






New Market Elementary Improvement Goals

Jefferson Elementary Improvement Goals                      









  Talbott Elementary School





Evaluation:  Progress toward student mastery of objectives will be measured with the Classroom Performance System (CPS) and CyberClass software throughout the school year.  The Orchard Language Arts program will provide a student management system that will track student progress and allow teachers to adjust the instruction to meet individual needs.  The assessment module will be used to pretest skills and provide computer-generated assignments based upon pretest results.  Posttests will then be administered to measure student gains.  The spring TerraNova test will provide a comparison of student objective mastery through a comparison of the 2000 and 2001 scores in language arts. 

The teacher will explore and identify learning and teaching styles that enhance the environment of learning for all students. ( Jefferson County Technology School Improvement Plan Goal)

Benchmark:  The Terra Nova Evaluation Summary Report indicates a countywide trend of the content area gains of the lowest and lower achieving students greater than the gains made by the higher and highest achieving students.  Through technology higher achieving students take the initiating role in these classroom-designed curriculum units, with the teachers in a support and facilitating role.  Rather than transmitting a body of facts and information about the subject to the students, teachers will learn to use technology applications to stimulate and then help structure the students' individual or small-group investigations.  This approach will address the needs of the high and higher achieving students sustaining a level of interest and curiosity that tackles the students’ individual learning style resulting in gains made by the higher and highest achieving students

Evaluation:  A comparison of lower achieving student gains to higher and highest achieving student gains from Terra Nova scores (2000-2001) will be prepared by the technology coordinator and instructor.  This report will also be shared with the county’s elementary education and special education supervisor to determine the impact of and planning for future teacher technology integration approaches. 

Teacher education and professional development (National Goals)

Benchmark: In a recent survey conducted by the Jefferson County Office of Technology less then 50% of teachers indicated they utilize technology on a daily basis.  The increase by participating teachers integrating technology in instruction will be 50% during the 2001-2002 school year with 90% of participants creating online technology-based instructional resources.

Evaluation: Teachers attendance at the bi-monthly Project LA workshops will be recorded and journals entries will be evaluated to determine the success of technology integration to determine the need for onsite individual assistance either in instructional uses of technology or with technical problems.  Final teacher evaluation of integration of technology will be submitted to technology coordinator to determine teacher commitment to the project, effectiveness of professional development, and assess additional training needs towards technology integration and to determine the effectiveness of the software.