Posted: September 6th, 2023
8 to 10 page evaluation of the continuum of prevention
8 to 10 page evaluation of the continuum of prevention and intervention services provided by a specific school site and LCAP requirements.
Utilize information available online as well as professionals at the district site appropriately (District is Fresno Unified School district).
Include an in-depth review of the following in your evaluation:
The school site demographics such as ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES)
Programs and special populations
LCAP areas of focus
Data and progress monitoring systems
Crisis readiness and preparedness
Crisis response plans
Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.
Schools are an important avenue for students to access education and improve their chances of future success. However, schools also serve a crucial role in providing support and services to students in need of intervention and prevention efforts. The Continuum of Prevention and Intervention Services is a framework designed to assist schools in providing targeted support for students and their families. This evaluation aims to assess the Continuum of Prevention and Intervention Services provided by a specific school site in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD). The evaluation will also review the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) requirements to determine how the school site aligns with these requirements.
School Site Demographics
The school site selected for this evaluation is Hamilton Elementary School, located in the West Side of Fresno. Hamilton Elementary School serves a diverse population of students from Kindergarten to 6th grade. The school’s enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year was 710 students, with 67.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% African American, 10% White, 5.5% Asian, and 6.9% identified as two or more races. Additionally, 97.6% of students at Hamilton Elementary School qualified for free or reduced-price meals. These demographics indicate that Hamilton Elementary School serves a predominantly low-income, racially diverse student population.
Programs and Special Populations
Hamilton Elementary School provides a range of programs and services to support its diverse student population. One notable program is the English Language Learner (ELL) program, which provides specialized instruction and support to students who are not yet proficient in English. Hamilton Elementary School has 53 ELL students, representing 7.5% of the student population. The school also offers a Special Education program, which provides services to students with disabilities, such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and other specialized services. The school has 98 students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), representing 13.8% of the student population. The school also offers a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, which provides specialized instruction to students who have demonstrated high ability or potential in academic or artistic areas.
LCAP Areas of Focus
The Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a document that outlines a district’s goals, actions, and expenditures to support student success. The LCAP is designed to engage stakeholders in the decision-making process and ensure that funds are allocated to meet the needs of all students. Hamilton Elementary School’s LCAP for the 2021-2022 school year includes the following areas of focus:
High-Quality Instruction and Support for All Students
Early Learning and College and Career Readiness
Family and Community Engagement
Positive School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning
School Safety and Emergency Preparedness
The LCAP indicates that Hamilton Elementary School is committed to providing a high-quality education to all students, regardless of their background or needs. The school is focused on providing early intervention and support to ensure that students are prepared for college and career success. The school also recognizes the importance of family and community engagement and is committed to building positive relationships with families and community members. Additionally, the school is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes social-emotional learning and prepares students for success in life.
Data and Progress Monitoring Systems
Hamilton Elementary School uses a variety of data and progress monitoring systems to track student progress and identify areas of need. The school uses the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment to measure student growth in reading and math. The MAP assessment is administered three times a year and provides teachers with data to guide instruction and intervention efforts. The school also uses the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) to measure English