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Slide1:  Indiana’s P–16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement Delta Sigma Theta Sorority February 22, 2005 Slide2:  The complexity of today’s world calls for an education system that ensures the vast majority of students successfully complete education beyond high school. Slide3:  Even those who go directly to work after high school will need additional training and education at some point in their working lives. Slide4:  Providing all Indiana children with the academic foundation they need to navigate such a world is the basis of the Education Roundtable’s P–16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement. Slide5:  An integrated plan for improving education P–16: Ensuring all Indiana students succeed at every level::  P–16: Ensuring all Indiana students succeed at every level: Pre-Kindergarten K–12 Higher education P–16: A strategic framework for aligning::  P–16: A strategic framework for aligning: policies resources strategies across all sectors of Indiana’s education system P–16: A strategic framework for achieving policy goals::  P–16: A strategic framework for achieving policy goals: Indiana P.L. 146 (1999) Indiana P.L. 221 (1999) No Child Left Behind (2001) 70 recommendations in 10 categories:  70 recommendations in 10 categories Academic standards, assessment and accountability Teaching and learning Leadership and governance Early learning and school readiness Achievement gaps College and workforce success Dropout prevention Higher education and continued learning Communication Technology and resources P–16 Pipeline Before: A disjointed system:  P–16 Pipeline Before: A disjointed system Pre-K Elementary School Middle School High School Higher Education P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach:  P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach Support parents in their role as first and most important teachers. Provide health screenings and developmental checkups from birth to age seven. Focus on reading — promoting family literacy efforts. Ensure every child has access to high-quality pre-K programs to prepare them for success in school. Pre-K P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach:  P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach Provide high-quality kindergarten for all children — make kindergarten attendance mandatory, and make voluntary full-day opportunities available. Focus on reading — ensure all children are reading at grade level by 3rd grade. Pre-K Elementary School P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach:  P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach Prepare all students for a challenging high school curriculum. Ensure all schools have comprehensive guidance programs that support high academic achievement. Strengthen mentoring and dropout-prevention programs. Pre-K Elementary School Middle School P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach:  P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach Require all students to complete Core 40 as the best preparation for workforce and college success. Align curriculum, instruction and assessments with college and workforce expectations. Give all students access to Advanced Placement and dual-enrollment programs. Pre-K Elementary School Middle School High School P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach:  P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach Increase access and affordability for all students. Increase student degree completion by aligning admissions, remediation, placement and state financial aid policies with the preparation needed to succeed in college. Implement an accountability system and annual report card. Make teacher preparation a top priority. Pre-K Elementary School Middle School High School Higher Education P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach:  P–16 Pipeline Now: An integrated approach At All Levels: Align standards, assessments, accountability and data systems from early childhood through college. Recruit, train and retain high-quality teachers and leaders. Close achievement gaps among student groups (ethnicity, income, disability, etc.). Involve families as partners. Pre-K Elementary School Middle School High School Higher Education Slide17:  Today’s reality — why we must act now Higher education pays — and is essential:  Higher education pays — and is essential Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, March 2002. Annual earnings of 25–34 year-olds by educational attainment, 2001 Defining Workforce Expectations:  Defining Workforce Expectations Highly paid professional jobs earnings: $40,000+ Projected job growth rate: 20% Well-paid, skilled jobs earnings: $25,000–$40,000 Projected job growth rate: 12% Low-paid or low-skilled jobs earnings: Less than $25,000 Projected job growth rate: 15% Share of Jobs Source: American Diploma Project, 2002. A partnership of Achieve, Inc; The Education Trust; and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation 25% 37% 38% ADP Workplace Study: Key Findings:  ADP Workplace Study: Key Findings Algebra II is the threshold math course for most workers in good jobs. Most workers at all levels of employment must have completed four years of English at grade level or above in high school. Taking below-average English or functional/basic English increases the likelihood of being employed in a low-paid or low-skilled job. Source: American Diploma Project, 2002. A partnership of Achieve, Inc; The Education Trust; and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation Tool and die makers need high-level skills:  Tool and die makers need high-level skills Four or five years of apprenticeship and/or postsecondary training Algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics Average annual earnings: $45,500 Source: American Diploma Project and Indiana Department of Workforce Development, 2002. Sheet metal workers need high-level skills:  Sheet metal workers need high-level skills Four or five years of apprenticeship Algebra, geometry, trigonometry and technical reading Average annual earnings: $35,000 Source: American Diploma Project and Indiana Department of Workforce Development, 2002. Slide23:  Preparation for success Strong high school achievement predicts initial college success:  Strong high school achievement predicts initial college success Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Student Information System. 2002 Indiana high school graduates persisting to the second year in college A strong high school curriculum* improves college completion for all students:  A strong high school curriculum* improves college completion for all students *Completing at least Algebra II plus other courses. Source: Adapted from Adelman, Clifford, U.S. Department of Education, Answers in the Toolbox, 1999. % of students who complete college by race More Indiana students are going directly to college:  More Indiana students are going directly to college % of high school graduates enrolled the next fall in postsecondary education Ranked 34th Source: Postsecondary Education Opportunity, Oskaloosa, Iowa. Ranked 10th Slide27:  Despite improvements, not enough Indiana students complete college But too many college freshmen are not prepared:  But too many college freshmen are not prepared Source: NCES, Condition of Education, 2004, June 2004 (1992 12th graders who enrolled in college). % of American college freshmen needing to take remedial (high school–level) courses Students who take remedial courses are much less likely to finish college:  Students who take remedial courses are much less likely to finish college Source: American Diploma Project, from NCES, 1998. % of students enrolled in remedial courses who earn a bachelor’s degree Slide30:  Consequences of poor alignment are serious for both students and taxpayers In a single state, employers and postsecondary education institutions spend an estimated $134.3 million a year on remedial education. Source: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2000. Slide31:  Indiana’s reality – why we must act now Of every 100 Indiana 9th graders, only…:  Of every 100 Indiana 9th graders, only… Source: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, April 2004. 68 students graduate from high school 41 of these enter college 31 are still enrolled as sophomores 21 of these graduate within six years Slide33:  More Indiana middle school students are taking Algebra I Source: Indiana Department of Education, Certified Employee/Certified Position (CECP) Reports: 1993–94 to 2001–02. % of Indiana students enrolling in Algebra I by the end of grade 8 Slide34:  But Indiana still trails many other states Source: State Departments of Education , Data on Public Schools, 2001–02; NCES, CCD Fall Membership 1998. In Council of Chief State School Officers, State Indicators of Science and Mathematics Education: 2003, State Education Assessment Center, Washington, DC, 2003. Comparison of grade 8 students enrolling in Algebra I, 2002 Slide35:  More Indiana high school students taking more AP exams Source: The College Board. Trends in student participation and number of AP tests taken in Indiana Slide36:  But Indiana AP scores still trail many states Source: Measuring Up 2004: The State-by-State Report Card for Higher Education, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Number of 3–5 scores on AP exams per 1,000 high school juniors and seniors Slide37:  Indiana students’ SAT scores improving Source: The College Board. SAT average combined scores Slide38:  But Indiana still trails many other states Source: Measuring Up 2004: The State-by-State Report Card for Higher Education, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Number of scores in the top 20% nationally on SAT/ACT per 1,000 high school graduates Slide39:  Moving forward… More Indiana graduates are earning higher-level diplomas:  More Indiana graduates are earning higher-level diplomas Source: Indiana Department of Education. 1993–94 1997–98 2003–04 57% 19% 24% 35.4% 29.1% 35.5% 87% 12% 1% All student groups are benefiting:  All student groups are benefiting Source: Indiana Department of Education. % of Core 40 diplomas by race Ensuring College and Workforce Success:  Ensuring College and Workforce Success Recent Education Roundtable Resolutions and State Board of Education Actions Rule Passed State Board updated high school course and credit requirements beginning with Class of 2010 – (Formal action taken 2/3/05) Currently in Rule Making Make Core 40 the required high school curriculum (with an opt-out provision) beginning with Class of 2011 Align minimum college admission requirements to Indiana 4-year universities with Core 40 beginning with Class of 2011 Align academic requirements to receive state financial aid to attend Indiana 4-year universities with Core 40 beginning with Class of 2011 Legislation – Senate Bill 200 and House Bill Slide43:  Preparation for success, can’t wait until high school… Early learning and school readiness is key:  Early learning and school readiness is key By kindergarten, 90% of a child’s brain is developed. As many as 50% of American children are not fully prepared to succeed in kindergarten. Every $1 invested in high-quality early care and education saves $7.16 in welfare, special education and criminal justice costs. Source: Zero to Three, 2003; Early Education Trust, 2003; National Institute for Early Education Research, 2003. Slide45:  We must continue to close the achievement gaps in elementary and middle schools Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2003. % of Indiana students proficient or advanced Math Reading We are making solid progress as a state:  We are making solid progress as a state Among the very best K–12 academic standards and accountability systems in the country From 34th to 10th in percentage of students going to college More than 64% complete Core 40, more than doubled since 1997–98 Solid gains on ISTEP+, SAT and NAEP tests at all levels More than twice as many 8th graders taking Algebra I Record 460,000 students now attending Indiana colleges 95% of classrooms are connected to Internet …but There’s still much more to do:  There’s still much more to do Too many Indiana children do not receive the early learning experiences necessary for entering school ready to learn. Too many students are not reading at grade level by grade 3. Too many students are not meeting academic standards as they progress. Too many students drop out of high school. Too few Indiana students even start college. Even fewer Indiana students stay until they receive a degree. The demand for more knowledge and skills is escalating. Other states and countries are not standing still. P-16 Plan :  P-16 Plan Phase I — Strategic framework outlining steps that need to be taken Adopted October 2003 Phase II — Implementation details Prioritization Work-in Progress Evaluate current expenditures, realize efficiencies, leverage resources, prioritize strategies and make critical investments Slide49:  How you can help Slide50:  Spread the word about the P–16 vision and why action is so urgent. Take steps in your organization to turn this vision into action. Add your voice to the discussion. (www.edroundtable.state.in.us). Stay up to date on the movement. Subscribe to the P–16 e-newsletter (www.edroundtable.state.in.us). For more information::  For more information: www.edroundtable.state.in.us www.learnmoreindiana.org Indiana’s P–16 Plan for Improving Student Achievement

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