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    Boosting student Achievement webinar blackboard 030911 Boosting student Achievement webinar blackboard 030911 Presentation Transcript

    • Tips for Boosting Student Achievement by Involving Parents Federal Ways Public Schools Federal Way, WA
    • District Challenge – Boosting Student Achievement Challenges
      • Low graduation rates, truancy issues
      • Reporting student data (NCLB/AYP/EOY)
      • Expectations to involve parents
      • Average class size expected to rise y/y
      • Administrators are faced with an array of student learning “curves”– including diversity, a growing ESL population
      • Open lines of communication amongst with parents, students and teachers and administrators
      • Address student learning needs
      • Deliver real-time performance assessment
      • Streamline communications to reduce costs
      • Overcome language barriers by communicating in native languages
      • Increase parent participation in academic activities
      How Can You Effectively Respond to Today’s District Challenges? COMMUNITY
    • Our Mission To Build a Better Education Experience
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    • Boosting Student Achievement Through Parental Involvement
        • Diane Turner - Chief Communications Officer
        • Lisa Griebel – Principal Federal Way HS
      • Karen Saunders - Community Relations
    • District Information
          • District Size = 37 Schools
          • Student Enrollment = 22,271
          • Staff = 2,693
          • 54% Free and Reduced Lunch
          • Diverse Population
              • Hispanic-Latino
              • Korean
              • Ukrainian - Russian
    • Academic Achievement for ALL Students
      • What is Necessary for Student Success?
          • Maintaining Good Grades
          • Parental Involvement
          • Parent/Guardian/Teacher Communication
          • Good Attendance
          • Reducing Language Barriers
    • Academic Achievement for ALL Students
      • How we Engage Parents and Guardians:
        • Increasing teacher to parent/guardian communication
        • Increasing student to parent/guardian communications
        • Communicating in native languages
        • Maintaining record of contact with parents
        • Ensuring continuous, accurate, targeted information when:
          • Student is falling below grade level
          • During emergency and non-emergency situations
    • What We Communicate
      • Accurate/timely information in the native language spoken at home
      • Messages about emergencies & school closures
      • Grade Threshold Calls - Students’ not meeting standards
      • Attendance, outreach and safety messages
      • District information
    • Grade Threshold Calls
      • Established Federal Way High School and Kilo Middle School as pilot schools
        • Calls began November 2009
        • Bi-weekly outreach on Mondays
        • Multi-language communication
    • Grade Threshold Pilot
      • Enabled parents to have sufficient time to engage and support student
      • Parents began checking students grades on-line and talking to teachers
      • Eliminates “we didn’t know” and “why didn’t someone call me”
    • Grade Threshold Calls
      • March 16, 2010 - all secondary schools begin calls
        • Bi-weekly
        • Calls are Text-To-Speech
        • English and Spanish Messages
    • Grade Threshold Data
      • November 2009 to January 2010
        • 5,813 Grade Calls
      • February 2010 to December 2010
        • 49,920 Grade Calls
    • Flow of Information Grade Threshold Calls
    • Feedback
      • Measurable district-wide improvements
      • Increased parental involvement
      • Principals are thrilled with the program
      • Parents appreciate the emergency, outreach, attendance and grade messages
    • Positive Results for Improving Parental Communication
      • Expands our ability to contact and engage parents
      • Parents are aware of students’ attendance
      • Parents are having more conversations with their student and teachers about grades
      • Parents appreciate immediate notification of an emergency at their child's school
      • Enables us to give parents accurate and up-to-date information during emergency and non-emergency times
    • Improved Communication with Non-English Speaking Families
      • Able to communicate in Spanish, Korean and Russian/Ukrainian
      • Inviting and engaging parents in their child’s education
      • Increased parent involvement awareness and understanding
    • Increased District Efficiencies
      • Automated attendance calls
      • Automated grade threshold calls
      • Timely grades posting
      • Consistency of messages
      • Support schools during crisis or emergency
    • Attendance Improvements All Schools - September 1, 2007 - March 7, 2011 (Attendance calculated by ADA) Attendance Percentage 2006-2007 Attendance Percentage 2007-2008 Attendance Percentage 2008-2009 Attendance Percentage 2009-2010 Decatur 87.9% 88.6% 87.7% 93.5% Federal Way 86.2% 87.0% 89.9% 92.3% Thomas Jeff 88.2% 89.4% 87.7% 92.3% Todd Beamer 86.6% 90.0% 89.8% 90.3%
    • Total Calls and Messages (Since Implementation) Federal Way Public Schools - September 1, 2007 - March 7, 2011 Beginning Date Ending Date Outreach Messages Emergency Messages Single Survey Attendance Notification # Messages Sent # Phones Called 09/01/07 05/15/08 694 23 0 1,174 1,891 450,453 05/16/08 05/15/09 1,888 42 2 3,561 5,485 1,176,517 05/16/09 05/15/10 1,905 36 10 3,578 5,529 1,017,737 05/16/10 03/08/11 1,584 67 1 3,037 4,689 1,024,723 Total 6,071 168 13 11,350 17,594 3,669,430
    • Calls and Messages by School September 1, 2007 – March 8, 2011 TOP SITES USING OUTREACH # MESSAGES # CALLED FEDERAL WAY SCHOOL DISTRICT 210 645 1,168,961 TODD BEAMER CAMPUS 343 197,750 THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 151 157,755 FEDERAL WAY HIGH SCHOOL 460 155,185 DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL 193 111,883 TOP SITES USING EMERGENCY # MESSAGES # CALLED FEDERAL WAY SCHOOL DISTRICT 210 158 402,369 TOTEM MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 1,477 WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2 940 NAUTILUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1 380 TOP SITES USING ATTENDANCE # MESSAGES # CALLED FEDERAL WAY HIGH SCHOOL 470 145,923 THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 427 133,597 DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL 452 109,249 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ACADEMY 422 40,779 SCHOOL OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP & ECONOMICS 402 25,597
    • Time Commitment - The Old Way! Time Required by Auto-dialer to Deliver a 30-Second Message Calls 5,000 20,000 40,000 60,000 80,000 100,000 1,000,000 8 Ports 10.42 hrs 41.67 hrs 83.33 hrs 125.00 hrs 166.66 hrs 208.34 hrs 2,083.40 hrs 16 Ports 5.21 hrs 20.83 hrs 41.67 hrs 62.50 hrs 83.34 hrs 104.16 hrs 1,041.60 hrs 24 Ports 3.47 hrs 13.89 hrs 27.78 hrs 41.67 hrs 55.56 hrs 69.44 hrs 694.40 hrs 48 Ports 1.74 hrs 6.94 hrs 13.89 hrs 20.83 hrs 27.78 hrs 34.72 hrs 173.60 hrs 96 Ports 0.87 hrs 3.47 hrs 6.94 hrs 10.41 hrs 13.88 hrs 17.36 hrs 173.60 hrs
    • Q and A
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