The School Improvement Plan goals and objectives have been generated based on data from state, national, and schoolwide assessments, teacher evaluations, and stakeholders’ survey results. A description of how the data was used to create these goals and objectives is described below before each specific goal.
It should be noted that, although analysis of scores and trends in these scores is useful in informing decision-making for educational policies, small differences (whether positive or negative) may not be statistically significant and may therefore over time actually be understood to indicate commonalities between groups/years more than indicating differences between them. Further, it should be recognized that the significance of statistical data analysis for Michigan Islamic Academy is more limited than for larger schools/districts due to the small size of the populations being compared. Regardless of test scores and statistics, MIA will continue to strive for and maintain improvements in all subject areas and for all grades, fulfilling its mission of providing excellence in education while nurturing Muslim character.
To Provide Excellence in Education while Nurturing Muslim Character.
Our Goals Are:
- To apply holistic teaching methods to ensure the student’s spiritual and emotional growth as well as their physical and intellectual development.
- To help students develop good character and God consciousness through a rigorous training program in Islamic studies.
- To provide students opportunities to become responsible world citizens by instilling the importance of social activism, citizenship and community service.
- To apply the most proven curriculum in helping students achieve academic excellence.
SIP Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Increase student proficiency in ELA and Social Studies.
Measurable Objective 1:75% of students or more will achieve at least 73% proficiency (C) in ELA and Social Studies as measured by most assessments.
- Strategy 1: Teachers will implement instructional strategies that focus on reading comprehension.
- Strategy 2: Teachers will implement instructional strategies that improve students’ research and writing skills.
- Strategy 3: Teachers will increase their communication skills to model in the classroom.
Goal 2: Increase student proficiency in Math and Science.
Measurable Objective 1:75% of students or more will achieve at least 73% proficiency (C) in Math and Science as measured by most assessments.
- Strategy 1: Increase the use of real-life application skills in the classroom.
- Strategy 2: Increase extracurricular clubs/activities related to Math and Science.
- Strategy 3: Mandatory tutoring for students who have a 73% (C) or below in the class.
Goal 3: Increase student proficiency in Religious Studies (Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran).
Measurable Objective 1:75% of students or more will achieve at least 73% proficiency (C) in Arabic measured by most assessments.
- Strategy 1: Implement a more structured Arabic program, focusing on the following four key standards: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing skills.
Measurable Objective 2:75% of students or more will achieve at least 73% proficiency (C) in Islamic Studies as measured by most assessments.
- Strategy 1: Set clear expectations for what students should be able to know in Islamic Studies by the 6th grade, i.e. memorize and know the meaning of Asm’a Allah ul Husna; Taharah; Salah; Dua’a Al Istftah; Salat Al Istikharah; Hadeeth jibreel (A.S.); Seerah; and the lessons learned from Prophet Musa’s life.
Measurable Objective 3:75% of students or more will achieve at least 73% proficiency (C) in Quranic Studies as measured by most assessments.
- Strategy 1: Set clear expectation for what students should be able to know in Quranic Studies by the end of the year, i.e. know the benefits of learning tajweed rules and memorization of the Quran; recite Quran perfectly using correct pronunciation; know the meaning of the ayat that they are reciting and reflect upon them; memorize the ayat correctly; and act upon the lessons learned in their daily lives.
Goal 4: Develop and implement an ongoing plan to systematically collect, analyze, and use data to monitor and track progress on school improvement goals and instructional decision making.
Measurable Objective 1:75% of MIA students or more will demonstrate at least 73% proficiency (C) in all subjects by the end of each school year as measured by the results of most assessments.
- Strategy 1: Employ and analyze a combination of formative and summative assessments in the classroom to periodically measure student understanding of the material being taught in order to make necessary adjustments to the curriculum and maximize student learning.
- Strategy 2: Benchmark assessments will be administered throughout the year to provide teachers with immediate feedback on student performance, which will be used to adjust the curriculum to meet students’ needs and provide individualized instruction in the classroom.
- Strategy 3: State and national standardized test results will be analyzed and used to determine whether classroom instruction supports state/national standards/benchmarks, based on which necessary adjustments to the curricula will be made. Research shows that a curriculum aligned to state standards and making revisions based on test data produce better results than instructional practices that solely focus on memorization and test-taking skills.
- Strategy 4: The school will modify their current method of monitoring progress towards instructional decision-making and meeting school improvement goals to a more structured and systematic continuous improvement process.