DICA Audit presentation Feb 2007

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English Language Arts Audit Update:  English Language Arts Audit Update Rochester City School District February, 2007 Presentation to Quality Assurance Committee Acronyms :  Acronyms ELA English Language Arts LPA Learning Point Associates ( Vendor) ERS Education Resource Strategies (Vendor) NCLB No Child Left Behind AYP Adequate Yearly Progress DRA Developmental Reading Assessment ELL English Language Learners DICA District in Corrective Action SIP School Improvement Plan AIS Academic Intervention Services CIT Career in Teaching Panel SBPT School Based Planning Team PD Professional Development SWD Students With Disabilities Presentation Roadmap:  Presentation Roadmap Why an ELA Audit Overview LPA/ERS Findings LPA/ERS Recommendations Our Response Action Plan Content Update on Tasks Funding Considerations Questions Why An ELA Audit?:  Why An ELA Audit? NCLB Accountability System For NYS Districts who did not meet AYP in ELA (or Math) for three consecutive years (2001-02; 2002-03; 2003-04)* Curriculum Audit was selected by NY State Education Department as the accountability requirement for Districts *RCSD made AYP as a District in 2004-2005 Audit Overview:  Audit Overview Identify Appropriate Strategies and Action Steps Identify Trends in Student Performance Review Instructional Program Data For Strengths & Concerns Collect Data LPA and ERS Findings:  LPA and ERS Findings Learning Point Associates (LPA) and Education Resource Strategies (ERS) made a number of findings which yielded 9 key audit recommendations LPA and ERS Recommendations :  LPA and ERS Recommendations Slide8:  Our Response: Align with Current District Strategic Plan* *And proposed District Strategic Plan for 2006-2009 Mission Educate, partner, prepare Vision High achieving, continuously improving District Goals (2005) Student & School Achievement Fiscal Management Operational & Technological Excellence Culture Change through leadership, partnerships & accountability Student & School Achievement Successfully Complete ELA Audit & Action Plan Spring ‘06 ELA GOAL #1: Increase the performance of all students in ELA & narrow the gaps in subpopulations ELA GOAL #2: Develop a system that clearly demonstrates accountability for District and school progress in ELA Our Response: Three Year Action Plan :  Our Response: Three Year Action Plan Our Response: Action Plan Format:  Our Response: Action Plan Format Action Plan: Our Tasks:  Action Plan: Our Tasks Behind each of the Actions, there are numerous tasks that drive our work. An Update on our Tasks:  An Update on our Tasks Here’s what we’ve been up to…… Our Work in 2006:  Our Work in 2006 June 2006 Summer 2006 Fall 2006 Our Work in 2006:  Our Work in 2006 What we have done June – December 2006 June 2006:  June 2006 Elementary ELA K-6 Designed ELA Specialist calendar for 2006-07 to address key audit elements: Training in assessment administration & analysis Planning data-driven instruction Designing needs-based literacy centers Identifying & utilizing appropriate interventions Collaboration with the Project Literacy Team in the development of an aligned curriculum and the professional development model for implementation in schools. June 2006:  June 2006 Secondary ELA 7-12 7th and 8th grade teachers administered the DRA and complied student scores DRA scores were utilized to design summer school strands and place students in appropriate classes Summer school literacy program development Development of 4 reading strand programs, teacher training, and student placement. Continued development of Project Literacy / Writing Standards and preparation for fall training Curriculum mapping kits and materials were identified for use in summer PD June 2006:  June 2006 Students with Disabilities, K -12 Collaboration with ELL department to begin to identify research-based practices and resources to assist in narrowing the achievement gaps for Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners Began to review the data on suspension, drop-out and graduation rates June 2006:  June 2006 English Language Learners Designed summer school programs to strengthen and support academic skills for: ELL students who needed to attend summer school to meet graduation requirements Limited English Proficient English Language Learners with interrupted formal education June 2006:  June 2006 Professional Development Teaching and Learning Institute Conducted a 3 day targeted professional development institute to address areas of the ELA Audit Planning for Summer and Fall workshops to address DICA Audit findings Special Projects: Project Literacy Handbook Curriculum writing for grades 4-9 continued by a team of 6 teachers continued June 2006:  June 2006 Instructional Management System Literacy protocol completed which included identification of: supplemental reading programs a process for matching of student profiles to instructional programs and assessments to measure student growth Essential Standards A draft of the Essential Standards was completed June 2006:  June 2006 Coaching Initiatives Training continued for Principals, Elementary Assistant Principals, Academy Directors and school specialists School-Based Planning Team Initiatives Began planning for August SIP Institute to include keynote speakers in the areas of: Parental involvement Culturally relevant and responsive curriculum Collaboration and team building District essential standards Technical assistance Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 Elementary ELA K-6 Summer Professional Development Various PD opportunities focusing on using data to plan instruction & monitor student growth toward meeting the standards Culturally responsive teaching and differentiated instruction ELA Specialist training on aligned curriculum, the district’s Instructional Management System and coaching Wilson Language and Reading First training sessions Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 Secondary ELA 7-12 Roll-out of a standards-based, workshop style summer school literacy program Co-teaching model Embedded professional development - creation of demonstration sites for summer PD Summer reading program developed and sent to the homes of all students in grades 7-9 Summer professional development for Secondary Literacy Specialist in the areas of Project Literacy and curriculum development SpringBoard training sessions for teachers and administrators Week long teacher training sessions in DRA data use and Wilson Language program Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 Students with Disabilities Summer Professional Development opportunities: 6 Sessions: Specially Designed Instruction 6 Sessions: Collaborative Teaching 6 Sessions: Roles and Responsibilities 6 Sessions: Classroom Management Approximately 280 teachers participated English Language Learners Summer Jump Start Program For summer newcomers and new arrivals particularly refugees Held at School No. 9 for two weeks in August for both elementary and secondary students 75 students participated in activities that would help acculturate them into life in US schools Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 Professional Development A calendar of offerings was available to teachers and administrators focusing on using data to plan instruction and monitor student growth toward meeting the standards Collaborated with the Office of School Improvement on the School Improvement Planning Institute Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 Special Projects Literacy Handbook Grades 4 – 9 curriculum writing continued An overview of Project Literacy was provided for both elementary and secondary ELA and AIS specialists Instructional Management System Professional development was provided to all ELA and AIS specialists on Literacy Protocol Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 Essential Standards An overview of the Essential Standards was provided to School-Based Planning teams at the SIP Institute An assessment rubric was created to support schools in conducting a needs assessment based on each Essential Standard Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 Coaching Initiatives Conducted the Principal’s Institute with targeted outcomes in the areas of: Personal views on leadership, values and beliefs Leadership effectiveness while analyzing and evaluating leadership practices Using the Seven Essential Standards to assist in strengthening Coaching School Improvement Plan reflection Shared collaborations Collaboration with CIT to support new teacher orientation training Summer 2006:  Summer 2006 School-Based Planning Team Initiatives Conducted the SIP Institute with over 600 members of District SBPTs Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Elementary ELA K-6 Organized and designed ELA Conference in November, Today’s readers are Tomorrow’s Leaders ELA Specialists begin to rollout Project Literacy I grades 4-6 Conducted PD for ELA Specialists in the areas of: Grade K-3 reading skills acquisition Curriculum mapping Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Secondary ELA 7-12 District Curriculum outline developed and distributed Implemented benchmark and diagnostic assessment systems, such as DRA & SpringBoard Professional Development sessions: Embedding test prep in on literacy for foundation teachers Ongoing Springboard Curriculum alignment Participation in Johns Hopkins Adolescent Literacy Initiative Study Revamping midterm assessments for grades 7 & 8 Establishment of a SharePoint ELA website for teacher resources and communication Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Students with Disabilities Collaboration with Bilingual Department to establish a ELL/SWD Leadership team Membership criteria established Collaboration with higher education Core members to include representatives from ELL, Special Education, ELA, Professional Development and School Development & Academic Standards departments Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Planning for the training and implementation of Universal Design for Learning with AIS Specialists English Language Learners Curriculum development for ELLs ELL/ELA Curriculum Alignment team established to review the SpringBoard program modifications fo ELL students Transition plans established to assist students as they move from ELL programs to regular education programs Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Establishment of task forces to discuss issues related to ELLs Professional Development Professional Development sessions focus on DICA audit: Held ELA Conference: Today’s Readers are Tomorrows Leader's 350 Elementary teachers participated Over 50 session offerings Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Special Projects Literacy Handbook Grades 4 – 9 curriculum writing continued Overview of Project Literacy presented to all administrators of grade 4 – 9 students Overview of first two sections of Project Literacy presented to school specialists School specialists turn keyed Project Literacy PD to building staff Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Instructional Management System Professional development provided to elementary administrators on Literacy Protocol Specialists turn keyed processional development on literacy Protocol to building staff Essential Standards A schedule for the roll-out of the Essential Standards and the Assessment Rubric was presented to principals Essential Standards #1 and #4 along with the needs Assessment Rubric were rolled out on a monthly basis of one standard per month both at administrator meetings and at the building level Individualized information on the Essential Standards provided to schools and groups throughout the fall Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Coaching Initiatives Assistant Principals meetings focused on DICA audit Goal 2: System for Accountability Diversity Dialogue and Coaching Newsletter created and disseminated quarterly Work continues on a framework for implementation of professional learning communities that includes provisions for accountability. Modules have been created to meet the needs of the DICA audit School-Based Planning Team Initiatives Began planning for April and May SBPT professional development follow-up sessions with Stephen Barkley Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Professional Development School in collaboration w/U of R Urban Teacher Leadership Academy Teacher Leadership Teams work to develop shared and common understandings of equity and social justice as it relates specifically to teaching and learning in the Rochester City School District. Teacher Leadership Teams develop a better understanding of themselves as individuals and professionals and the influence of their cultural / racial / ethnic / and social class backgrounds on teaching, learning and leadership. Fall 2006:  Fall 2006 Recommendations from ELA audit reviewed and incorporated into proposed Strategic Plan Consideration of ELA audit recommendations, actions and tasks in the 2007-2008 budget process (Proposed Strategic Plan areas on next slide) 2007 Strategic Framework & Critical Levers:  2007 Strategic Framework & Critical Levers 100% High School Graduation Prepared for Success in College and Employment Good First Teaching Accountability for Each and Every Student Engagement of Families & Community Partners Knowledgeable and Committed Educators & Staff Systems & Operations that Empower Schools & Students Questions and Comments:  Questions and Comments

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