Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.
Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish Philosopher, 1883
MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT OF LOW
INCOME STUDENTS AT WILDWOOD
ELEMENTARY
THROUGH DATA ANALYSIS, TARGETED
INTERVENTION AND PRO...
Intervention Goals




To increase the number of low-income students meeting
standard in reading and mathematics as meas...
Keys to the Intervention

Developing
Professionally

Examining
Data

Building Capacity

Celebrating
Strengths
Wildwood Elementary


Serving 542 Students
 Built

in 1966
 53% Free and Reduced (2011)
 21% Special Education
 Pre-S...
Changing Demographics

• Ninety percent of staff
at Wildwood had
worked there 10 years
or more

Percentage of Wildwood Stu...
Analyzing Data –

artifact 1

• Persistent Achievement
Gap between non-low
income and low income
students
• Achievement Ga...
High Stakes Challenge
Elementary Uniform Bar (3-5)

88.1%
100

100

88.1
90

76.1

Percent Meeting Standard

80
70

79.0

...
Intervening and Instructing -artifact 2
 Intervention,

Special Education and Title 1

coordination
 Schedule constructe...
Coordinated Services -artifact 2
 Common

Grade Level Reading and Math

Blocks
 Common Grade Level Intervention Blocks
...
Adhering to Targets -artifact 3
 Shift

to teaching to grade level
expectations in reading




Facilitated deep knowle...
Adhering to Targets -artifact 3
 Students



assessed frequently in reading comprehension and mathematics

Grade levels...
Examining Data

-artifact 4

 Data

Spreadsheets compiled for team
discussions
 Multiple

levels and multiple data point...
Examining Data – artifact 4
 Data

Days 3x per year
 Shift in ownership – “my kids” vs. “our kids”
 Predictions and Com...
Developing Professionally -artifact 5
 Focus

on:

 Gaining

poverty
knowledge
 Connecting with families
 Communicatio...
Building Capacity and Connections

-artifact 6

Tour of local community resources in
order to build capacity and knowledge...
On-site resources for struggling
families and support from
PTA, Wildwood Staff and District Staff
 Wildwood clothing bank...
Celebrating Accomplishments

-artifact 7

Special Recognition:
Closing the Achievement
Gap 2011

Washington School
of Dist...
Out of the 1,388
schools on the
A.Y.P. failing
list, only 35
elementary
schools earned
their way off the
needs
improvement...
Students at
Wildwood
scored
above the
district and
the state in
reading and
math in
2011.
Closing the Achievement Gap
Over 85% of Wildwood
3rd Grade low income
students met standard in
reading in 2011.

We closed...
INCREASING THE READING AND MATHEMATICS
ACHIEVEMENT OF LOW INCOME STUDENTS
AT WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY

Profession
al
Developme
...
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  1. 1. Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are. Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish Philosopher, 1883
  2. 2. MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT OF LOW INCOME STUDENTS AT WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY THROUGH DATA ANALYSIS, TARGETED INTERVENTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Heather McMullen Professional Principal and Program Administrator Certification University of Washington, Tacoma December 3, 2012
  3. 3. Intervention Goals   To increase the number of low-income students meeting standard in reading and mathematics as measured by the Washington state MSP test grades 3-6 and DIBELS district benchmark reading tests grades K-6 (2.1/2.2). To provide systematic professional development to staff regarding the culture of poverty and ways to support students and families in poverty (2.3).
  4. 4. Keys to the Intervention Developing Professionally Examining Data Building Capacity Celebrating Strengths
  5. 5. Wildwood Elementary  Serving 542 Students  Built in 1966  53% Free and Reduced (2011)  21% Special Education  Pre-School to Sixth Grade  Staff  28 classroom teachers and 25 support staff  16.3 years average experience
  6. 6. Changing Demographics • Ninety percent of staff at Wildwood had worked there 10 years or more Percentage of Wildwood Students on Free and Reduced Lunch 60 Percentage of Student Body • Number of students on free and reduced lunch almost tripled from 2005 to 2011 50 40 30 Free and Reduced Lunch 20 10 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 • In 2011, 53.1% of all Wildwood students qualified as lowincome Year
  7. 7. Analyzing Data – artifact 1 • Persistent Achievement Gap between non-low income and low income students • Achievement Gap from 16% to 50% • AYP pressures related to progress of low income students • Depleted resources due to sanctions
  8. 8. High Stakes Challenge Elementary Uniform Bar (3-5) 88.1% 100 100 88.1 90 76.1 Percent Meeting Standard 80 70 79.0 64.2 64.9 60 52.2 58.0 50 47.3 40 Reading Mathematics 30 29.7 58% 20 10 0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  9. 9. Intervening and Instructing -artifact 2  Intervention, Special Education and Title 1 coordination  Schedule constructed around Instructional Blocks
  10. 10. Coordinated Services -artifact 2  Common Grade Level Reading and Math Blocks  Common Grade Level Intervention Blocks  Included Special Education and Title schedule coordination
  11. 11. Adhering to Targets -artifact 3  Shift to teaching to grade level expectations in reading    Facilitated deep knowledge of state test question stems Wrote questions for a variety of reading materials and levels (K-6) Planned instruction and assessment of reading comprehension strategies at all grade levels  Aligned mathematics instruction to performance expectations    Met with teachers to deepen knowledge of tested math targets Wrote “student friendly” targets with success criteria Coordinated grade level team meetings to align current curriculum and supplement when needed
  12. 12. Adhering to Targets -artifact 3  Students   assessed frequently in reading comprehension and mathematics Grade levels teams met weekly to adjust groups based on assessments Teachers communicated with parents weekly via progress reports from small groups  Instruction   in small groups based on skill deficits Groups were grade level flexible Students moved out of groups when the target skill was attained
  13. 13. Examining Data -artifact 4  Data Spreadsheets compiled for team discussions  Multiple levels and multiple data points entered  MSP, DIBELS, CBAs, Intervention materials assessment  Data included multiple years of data  Patterns in the data were highlighted  Interventions for each student recorded  Data sheets public and maintained for multiple school years
  14. 14. Examining Data – artifact 4  Data Days 3x per year  Shift in ownership – “my kids” vs. “our kids”  Predictions and Commitments made publicly
  15. 15. Developing Professionally -artifact 5  Focus on:  Gaining poverty knowledge  Connecting with families  Communication and teaching styles  Examining our biases  Honoring students’ strengths Prepared and Facilitated 6  Knowing local resources sessions 1.5 hours each – all Wildwood
  16. 16. Building Capacity and Connections -artifact 6 Tour of local community resources in order to build capacity and knowledge  Bus Tour  St. Francis House  Puyallup Food Bank  Staff donations
  17. 17. On-site resources for struggling families and support from PTA, Wildwood Staff and District Staff  Wildwood clothing bank  Wildwood food bank  Homework helpers
  18. 18. Celebrating Accomplishments -artifact 7 Special Recognition: Closing the Achievement Gap 2011 Washington School of Distinction in 2011
  19. 19. Out of the 1,388 schools on the A.Y.P. failing list, only 35 elementary schools earned their way off the needs improvement list. Wildwood Elementary beats
  20. 20. Students at Wildwood scored above the district and the state in reading and math in 2011.
  21. 21. Closing the Achievement Gap Over 85% of Wildwood 3rd Grade low income students met standard in reading in 2011. We closed the gap in Reading (5.1% difference) We closed the gap in Math (8.4% difference) How can we raise math scores for all 3rd grade students?
  22. 22. INCREASING THE READING AND MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT OF LOW INCOME STUDENTS AT WILDWOOD ELEMENTARY Profession al Developme nt Targeted Instruction and Interventio n Data Analysis Building Relationships and Connections
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