Who is in the room? Patti – from regions, from themes, years I the network, positions- administrator, academy director, teachers, guidance? How many have done assessment tool? Session overview, intro of the presenters, Patti- overview of session parts-Susan
Susan-Academy Assessment is a group activity, the benefits are great when members of various teams put their heads together review and score the Academy Assessment- Susan provide national general examples, tim example Julie specific example. Susan instructions
Patti- Data center entries must be complete this year before you can access the AA online, why data is important- Susan – benefits of evidence based standards- importance of quality evidence-Julie and Tim, one example of how evidence collection is beneficial-susan Instructions for exercise.
One the table is a bundle of evidence, Distribute evidence so each person has one piece. Read and comment on the bottom or back sde, pass to the enxt person, and so on- in 8 minutes stop and see how many people reported the piece of evidence you are holding as quality evidence. Take the three or 4 pieces of evidence that were rated most highly and determine what characteristics made it quality evidence?
Patti- NAF’s planning tool will be highlighted during team time. Susan, benefits of planning for improvement in the academy, what she has seem across the country. Julie, example of a change at her school z( as I recall Julie used the scores in curriculum to encourage greater use of literacy skills). Tim- more understanding of AB of the standards and how they can be helpful regarding improvements??)
Patti, overview of the timeline, Tim and Julie, specific time lines. Instructions for the exercise-Julie
Successfully Completing the NAF Academy Assessment: From Evidence to Planning
Time Line Date Activity September - December 1, 2011 Complete Data Center entries September-November Download sample Academy Assessment and distribute to your academy team members for review September-November Send Advisory Board PDF Academy Assessment (send sample if data is not entered for review) September-November Identify members of the Academy Assessment Review Team September-November Schedule meeting(s) of Academy Assessment Review Team, to score online Academy Assessment. Conduct Academy Assessment Review Team scoring meeting or conduct scheduled individual meetings for scoring Deadline January 13, 2012 Scoring online assessment complete Verification February 11, 2012 Regional Director reviews and verifies scores for academies By end of March President, JD Hoye announces academy status, including Distinguished Academies October-June Conduct ongoing academy planning meetings with Regional Director support July Acknowledge Distinguished Academies at Summer Institute