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Our Mission

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Taft ISD

2020-2021

 

Mission

Taft I.S.D. in partnership with our staff, families and communities will empower students to become life-long learners and contributing citizens of tomorrow.

 

Vision

Taft ISD is driven by an unyielding commitment to provide a loving environment for every student and inspire them to achieve their fullest potential.

 

Credo

We believe in the Power of Education.

We believe in the Potential of each Student.

We believe in Student-Centered Leadership.

We believe in success through collaboration.

We value our educational community.

Our Success will be driven by TAFT PRIDE!

 

 

 

Core Values

 

Respect                          Having a sense of self-worth and being mindful of others.

Integrity                        Doing what is right even when no one is looking.

Responsibility               Taking ownership of one’s actions and attitudes by being reliable

dependable, and accountable.

Collaboration               Working together to support and encourage success.

Positivity                       Practice of being positive or optimistic in attitude.

Life-long Learning       Ongoing and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal and

professional growth.

Embrace Diversity       Encourage understanding and accept differences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taft ISD: Goal Setting 2020-2021

District Improvement Plan Goals

 

Goal 1: Academic Achievement: Taft Independent School District, through improved core instruction and targeted intervention, will ensure academic improvement for all students and close achievement gaps as evident by state approved assessments.  Taft ISD will increase all areas of performance as measured by the state accountability system to increase the district overall rating of a B (Scale Score of 84) to a B (Scale Score of 87) or better.

 

Performance Objective 1:  Increase Domain I Student Achievement as measured by the accountability system at the district level from a scale score of 75 to an 81 or better.  Increase STAAR performance at the district level in all subjects at Approaches Grade Level from 59% to 71% or above; Meets Grade Level from 25% to 38% or above; and Masters Grade Level from 7% to 15% or above.  Special Education Performance will increase at Approaches Grade Level from 37% to 60% or above; Meets Grade Level from 18% to 28% or above; and Masters Grade Level from 7% to 10% or above.

 

Performance Objective 2:  Increase Domain II Academic Growth as measured by the accountability system at the district level from a scale score of 69 to a 92 or better.

 

Performance Objective 3:  Increase Domain III Closing the Gaps as measured by the state accountability system at the district level from a scale score of 73 to a 76 or better. 

 

Performance Objective 4:  Increase performance in the area of college, career, and military readiness and post-secondary readiness at the district level as measured by the state accountability system from a component score of 82 to 85 or above. 

 

Performance Objective 5:  Increase the graduation rate at the district level as measured by the state accountability system from a (92.9%) 70 scale score to a (94%) 80 scale score or better. 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 2: Communication: Taft Independent School District will promote a full partnership with parents, families, and the entire community to support continuous school improvement.

 

Performance Objective 1:  Ensure parent, family, and community engagement opportunities are provided in order to engage stakeholders and build positive relationships.  (We will establish our baseline data this year.  Data Source:  District reports from the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Program; SHAC; and Community Outreach/Partnerships)

 

Performance Objective 2:  Create a culture of trust by providing accurate and timely communication with all stakeholders through Marketing and Public Relations.  (We will establish our baseline using surveys in 2020-2021 year.)

 

 

Goal 3: School Climate: Taft Independent School District will ensure a positive, safe, and disciplined environment conducive to learning. 

 

Performance Objective 1:  Ensure that district support systems offer our students and families opportunities to benefit from services that promote an environment conducive to learning.  (WE will establish our baseline data this year.  Data Source:  Reports from district departments such as Counselors and Nurses; Child Nutrition; and Special Populations/Programs)

 

Performance Objective 2:  Ensure 100% compliance with safety protocols, drills and our Emergency Operations Plan requirements.  (Data Source:  District EOP Training and Documented Drills)

 

Performance Objective 3:  Reduce the number of discipline referrals by 10% (251 to 226) for all students and by 10% (35 to 31) for special education students, as measured by the PEIMS Record.  (Data Source:  PEIMS 425 Report)

 

Performance Objective 4:  Increase attendance rate from 94.28% to 95.0%.  (Data Source:  PEIMS Summer Submission Attendance Report)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 4: Highly Qualified Staff: Taft Independent School District will recruit, develop, and retain highly qualified staff to maximize student achievement leading to post-secondary opportunities and lifelong learning. 

 

Performance Objective 1:  Ensure that 100% of administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals meet certification requirements.  (Data Source:  Administrators, Teacher, and Paraprofessional Certifications)

 

Performance Objective 2:  Provide professional development opportunities to 100% of staff to increase educator expertise when measuring learner skill acquisition.  (Data Source:  Staff Development Plans, Agendas, and Sign-in Sheets)

 

Performance Objective 3:  Provide opportunities to 100% of novice teachers to ensure adequate support.  (Data Source:  New Teacher Orientation Agenda and Sign-in Sheets; District and Campus Documented Supports)

 

Goal 5: Technology:  Taft Independent School District will utilize technology to enhance student achievement and communication. 

 

Performance Objective 1:  Provide 100% of students access to instructional technology programs that will result in improved student performance.  (Data Source:  Technology usage reports; Campus technology equipment checkout reports)

 

Performance Objective 2:  Provide opportunities to 100% of instructional staff to integrate technology skills into all areas of learning.  (Data Source:  Professional Development Training Agendas and Sign-in Sheets)

 

Performance Objective 3:  Upgrade and maintain existing network infrastructure and other technology resources through a Technology Enhancement Plan to support 100% of instructional goals.  (Data Source:  Usage reports from district instructional programs;  Updated and approved Technology Enhancement Plan)

 

Goal 6: Budget & Finance:  Taft Independent School District will ensure effective and efficient use of funds. 

 

Performance Objective 1:  Ensure 100% compliance with the budgeting process in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure student success.  (Data Source:  Documented budget meetings; Budget Reports; and FIRST Report)