Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School

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This webinar gives five tips for improving student achievement school- or district-wide. Dr. Bobby Moore invited three school administrators to share their methods and successes.

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  • 1. (View the recording for this webinar at http://bit.ly/BFKfivestrategies) FIVE STRATEGIES FOR CREATING A HIGH-GROWTH SCHOOL Webinar presented through School Improvement Network October 3, 2013
  • 2. Today’s Webinar !  Learn the findings from Battelle for Kids’ research on high- achieving and high-growth schools !  Hear current practitioners share practices that align with the five strategies to create a high-growth school !  Receive the Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School white paper after the webinar © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 3. Dr. Bobby Moore, Senior Director at Battelle for Kids Bobby works directly with schools and districts across the country to help them identify areas of opportunity for improvement and provide the powerful practices, principal leadership, support, and tools needed to reach their educational-improvement goals. He leads Battelle for Kids’ SOAR school improvement collaborative of more than 100 Ohio school districts—one of the largest collaboratives in the United States focused on discovering innovative ways to accelerate student progress. Contact: bmoore@BattelleforKids.org Follow: @BobbyMooreBFK #BFKSOAR! © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 4. Mike Acomb, principal at Solon City SD The Solon City School District is the only district in Ohio to be rated in the same school year within the top five for both student achievement and student growth measures. In his current role, at Lewis Elementary School, Mike’s efforts led to increased levels of achievement and growth as the district continues to perform as one the most effective school districts in Ohio. Previously, Mike led Orchard Middle School to national recognition as a National School to Watch and to the third highest value-added ranking of all Ohio schools. Lewis Elementary School subscribes to top priorities: 1.  Instructional decisions will be data-driven and made in the best interest of the student 2.  Each student will achieve their personal best and show at least one year’s growth 3.  Highly effective teams are critical and teachers work collaboratively to ensure the highest quality instruction each day © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Contact: MikeAcomb@solonboe.org Follow: @mikeacomb
  • 5. Dr. Stephanie Starcher, superintendent at Fort Frye SD Prior to her central office position, Stephanie was an elementary/middle school principal for 12 years. Under her leadership, each of Stephanie’s schools improved their state academic ranking and students consistently demonstrated more than a year’s growth in a year’s time. Her schools received several awards for tremendous gains in student growth data. Stephanie often speaks at education events around the state of Ohio, sharing her practical ideas for continuous improvement. Fort Frye subscribes to top priorities: 1.  Establish a focused plan with limited goals 2.  Foster the capacity for teacher leadership 3.  Hold people accountable Contact: ff_sstarcher@seovec.org © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 6. Dr. Melissa Stewart, principal, Indian Hill EVSD Indian Hill Elementary School has consistently been recognized as a high achieving school, earning “Excellent with Distinction,” by the Ohio Department of Education. The value-added scores from the Ohio Achievement Assessment in grades four and five have demonstrated more than a year’s worth of growth for three years including last year’s results of gains greater than at least 2 standard errors. Indian Hill Elementary School subscribes to top priorities: 1.  All student will show at least one year’s of growth 2.  Students who fall within subgroup categories will make progress equal with their school-wide peers 3.  Staff members will create a school environment that is conducive to student achievement, including professional learning communities that focus on meeting students’ academic, social, and emotional needs. Contact: melissa.stewart@ih.k12.oh.us © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 7. Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School Limit Goals and/or initiatives to focus on what really matters. © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 8. Where are your people? !  Leading change requires disturbing people but at a rate they can accommodate. Fight Comfort Zone Risk Zone Fear Zone Flight © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 9. Create a “stop doing” list “Most of us have a never-ending “to do” list, trying to build momentum by doing, doing, doing–and doing more. And it rarely works. Those who built ‘good-to-great’ organizations, however, made as much use of ‘stop doing’ lists as ‘to do’ lists. They had the discipline to stop doing all the extraneous junk.” — Jim Collins Author of Good to Great © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 10. Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School Develop a Balance Assessment Approach by embedding formative instructional practices and common/short cycle assessments. © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 11. Diamond of Success © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved.
  • 12. Diamond of Success © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved.
  • 13. Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School Establish important structures & routines. © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 14. Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School Use multiple measures of data including for improvement and accountability © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 15. Using multiple measures can help reduce error Measure #1 Measure #2 Measure #3 Measure #4 Measure #5 10% Total Error Rate 10% 10% 10% 1% 10% 10% 5% 10% 10% 5% 10% 10% 10% 5% 10% .05% .01% 5% .000003% Lesson: When you use multiple measures you reduce or soften the measurement error. © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 16. Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School Empower teachers and Develop leaders system-wide. © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 17. Summarizing our webinar !  Review of data by principals with their teachers !  Review incoming data of students !  Provide time for staff to review and use data !  Provide purposeful collaboration time for teachers !  Provide short-cycle and benchmark assessments !  Provide enrichment and intervention time !  Align professional learning with goals and focus © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 18. Professional Learning Resources of Interest !  Five Strategies for Creating a High-Growth School white paper !  Diamond of Success facilitation guide !  Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) online learning modules !  Leadership and Principal Academies !  Common Core Vertical Progression Guides !  Consulting and professional learning opportunities © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 19. QUESTIONS? !  Bobby Moore, Senior Director, bmoore@BattelleforKids.org !  Mike Acomb, principal, MikeAcomb@solonboe.org !  Stephanie Starcher, superintendent, ff_sstarcher@seovec.org !  Melissa Stewart, principal, melissa.stewart@ih.k12.oh.us © 2013, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved
  • 20. BattelleforKids.org @BattelleforKids @BobbyMooreBFK #BFKSOAR facebook.com/battelleforkidsorg youtube.com/battelleforkids