Brian Pick, Chief, Teaching and Learning Office, District of Columbia Public Schools on Common Core Reading/ELA Implementation
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  • 1. District of Columbia Public Schools | 1200 First Street, NE | Washington, DC 20002 | T 202.442.5885 | F 202.442.5026 | dcps.dc.gov Common Core Implementation in DC Public Schools August 2013
  • 2. DCPS Overview 45,000 Students 4,000 Teachers 113 Instructional Coaches 49.5% of students proficient on the 2013 Math DC CAS 47.4% of students proficient on the 2013 Reading DC CAS 2District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 3. Guiding Principles for Common Core Implementation • Fully support a few key priorities • Thoughtful implementation Focus • Student experience (PS-12 and Ward-to-Ward) • Structures, supports, and resources Alignment • Raise the floor without creating a ceiling Quality / Unleashing Greatness 3District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 4. Embedding the CCSS in our Work: The DCPS Teaching & Learning Framework 4District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 5. Common Core Rollout Across the Framework 5 Close Reading Modules Unit Overviews Scope and Sequence Learning Cycles Data Cycles Paced Interims Instructional Coaches District- Wide PD District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 6. Common Core-Aligned Curriculum 6District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 7. DCPS’ Curriculum Strategy District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation 7 Scope and Sequence Documents Units of Study Resources Unit Assessments
  • 8. Fundations CCSS Units and Texts Morphology Curriculum Guided Reading Launch Guided Reading Libraries EBSCO Anchor Texts and Document Cameras Writing Curriculum Writing PD Common Core ELA Resources SY11–12 SY13–14SY12–13 Resources by Year DCPS Common Core Implementation District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 8
  • 9. Curricular Materials Overview DCPS Common Core Implementation District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 9 Scope and Sequence Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Close Reading Modules
  • 10. Connections to the Core (1/3): Scope and Sequence  Themes at each grade level that reflect social studies and science content  Many standards appear in every unit:  Thoughtful placement of remaining standards  Alignment of standards in grade bands District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 10 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 11. Connections to the Core (2/3): Unit Overviews  Combination of informational text and literature in each unit  Wide range of complex texts  Focus on academic language (Tier 2 words)  Focus on evidence-based response writing District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 11 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 12.  Based on a complex “anchor text” from unit overview  Builds toward one culminating question - evidence based writing  A focus on reading closely and deeply: multiple rereads for different purposes across multiple class periods  Text-dependent questions at multiple levels that build to key understandings  Tier 2 target words and daily follow-up activities  Multiple opportunities for students to actively engage in reading, writing, speaking and listening District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 12 DCPS Common Core Implementation Connections to the Core (3/3): Close Reading Modules
  • 13. Common Core-Aligned Professional Development 13District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 14. The Cycle of PD Through the Instructional Window 14 Unit 1 PD Day 1 AM: Data Cycle PM: Literacy Shift Collaborative Learning Cycle Unit 2 PD Day 2 AM: Data Cycle PM: Math Shift Unit 3 • A “deep dive” on topics launched on PD day • Led by a coach for 6-8 teachers District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 15. Secondary ELA District-Wide PD Roadmap, 2011-2013 15 Summer PD Day #1 PD Day #2 PD Day #3 PD Day #4 2011-2012  Text Matters: Complex Text and the Common Core  Shared Reading Differentiated Reading Vocabulary Development Analyzing Text Evidence-based Responses 2012-2013 Planning with Complex Text Close Reading Modules and Student Evidence Based Responses Module-Based Data Analysis: Student work as teaching & learning tool Gradual Release: Moving towards Independence with Complex Text District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 16. Instructional Coaching and PD Best Practices  includes active learning experiences for teachers, such as planning, discussing, and practicing  is job-embedded  connects to a framework or curriculum Professional Development is most effective when it : Selected research: NSDC Technical Report, 2010; Loucks-Horsley, Hewson, Love & Stiles, 1998; Porter, Garet, Desimone, Yoon, & Birman, 2000; AERA, 2005; Ancess, 2000; Borko, 2004; Wood & Killian, 1998; Wood and McQuarrie, 1999; Joyce & Showers, 1995; Corcoran, 1995  is sustained over time  includes follow-up  is specific and intensive  fosters collaboration 16District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 17. Collaborative Learning Cycles At a Glance  Focus on the Common Core State Standards in ELA and the instructional practices that best support them  Address key ideas taught on PD Days  Intensive cohort-based learning experience designed to foster collaboration and develop teacher capacity  Includes weekly cohort meetings, classroom support, and debriefs District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation 17
  • 18. Learning Cycles Survey: Responses of 900+ Teachers 50.5% 33.0% 11.0% 3.6% 1.6% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 5 4 3 2 1 On a scale of 1-5, how effective was the Learning Cycle in improving my teaching? 44.7% 35.0% 13.8% 4.6% 4.5% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 5 4 3 2 1 On a scale of 1-5, how effective was the Learning Cycle in improving my students' learning? Over 80% of responders agree or strongly agree the Learning Cycle has improved their teaching and student learning (scoring it a 4 or 5) 18District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 19. Common Core-Aligned Assessments 19District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 20. An Assessment for Each Instructional Window District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 IW 1 IW 2 IW 4 IW 5IW 3PIA 1 PIA 2 PIA 5* DC CAS PIA 3 DCPS Common Core Implementation 20 *Note: the final PIA is PIA 5, to align with the name of the Instructional Window
  • 21. SY 2012-13 Interim Assessment Results (1/2) 21 65% 86% 58% 67% 77% 80% 60% 78% 74% 88% 52% 37% 55% 70% 55% 72% 49% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% 380 (#1) 430L (#3) 590L (#2) 690L / 620L (#4) 420 (#1) 530L (#3) 570L (#3) 620L (#2) 690L / 700L (#4) 800L (#2) 540 (#1) 650L (#2) 730L / 860L (#4) 880L (#3) 760 (#1) 800L (#2) 980L / 910L (#4) Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Average%Correct Lexile (PIA #) Literary Text Performance by Lexile Level for Students Proficient on TRC (PIA/ANET 1–4, Stds. 1 and 2) District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 22. SY 2012-13 Interim Assessment Results (2/2) 22 69% 66% 63% 73% 70% 66% 57% 56% 50% 63% 53% 53% 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% KeyIdeas&Details Craft&Structure Integrationof Knowledge&Ideas KeyIdeas&Details Craft&Structure Integrationof Knowledge&Ideas KeyIdeas&Details Craft&Structure Integrationof Knowledge&Ideas KeyIdeas&Details Craft&Structure Integrationof Knowledge&Ideas Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Avg.%Correct Strand (Key Ideas: Stds 1–3, C&S: Stds 4–6, IK&I: Stds 7–9) Performance on Literature Text by Content Strand for Students Proficient on TRC (PIA/ANET #1–4) District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation
  • 23. What’s next for DCPS ? Looking Ahead District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 School Year 2013–2014 DCPS Common Core Implementation 23
  • 24. Four Focus Areas to Increase Literacy Achievement DCPS Common Core Implementation District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 24 21 3 4 Phonics & Word Morphology Close Reading Small Group Literacy Instruction Writing Elementary Focus Areas Secondary Focus Area
  • 25. Aligned Professional Development 25 Teachers School Leadership Instructional Coaches Close Reading Small Group Literacy Instruction Phonics & Word Morphology Focus Area Audience Professional Development Leadership Academies Cluster Meetings District-Wide PD Collaborative Learning Cycles Teacher Institutes Academic Leadership Team Meetings Coach Training District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 DCPS Common Core Implementation Writing
  • 26. Aligning Assessments to Focus Areas 26 Focus Areas Phonics & Word Morphology Close Reading Small Group Literacy Instruction DIBELS PIA TRC Aligned Formative Assessment Writing Student Work Samples DCPS Common Core Implementation District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013
  • 27. Putting it All Together: SY13–14 Calendar DCPS Common Core Implementation October 2013 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 30 31 PIA 1 Window PIA 1 Window Teacher Institutes Instructional window 2 begins Learning cycle 2 begins PD Day 1 Columbus Day No School Instructional Coach Training Leadership Academy Academic Leadership Team Trainings (by focus area) District of Columbia Public Schools | August 21, 2013 27