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  • 1.
    • How old do you think she is?
    • What do you think her race/ethnicity is?
    • Where do you think she is from/where was she raised?
    • What language(s) do you think she speaks?
    • What do you think her greatest accomplishment is?
    • What do you think her professional goals are?
  • 2. Erin Jones Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement, OSPI
  • 3.
    • Who are you? Who am I?
  • 4.
    • Share your name, school, current role.
    • What made you decide to pursue your superintendent’s credentials?
  • 5.
    • Take a step forward and raise your hand every time you hear a statement that is true for you.
    • Debrief.
  • 6.
    • Erin’s story
  • 7.
    • The numbers tell a story.
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    • High school students fall into four enrollment categories:
    • (1) graduates, those who complete their education with a regular diploma;
    • (2) dropouts, those who drop out of school for any reason, finish their schooling with any credential other than a regular diploma (e.g., General Educational Development, or GED credential), or leave school and have an “unknown” status;
    • (3) students who are continuing their schooling; and
    • (4) transfers/deceased, those who exit their school and/or district and confirmation of enrollment in another educational facility is received or, those students who become deceased during the school year.
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    • Annual Dropout rate – This is the total number of students that drop out of school from grades 9 through 12, divided by the total number of students, less the number of students that transferred out of the district/school.
    • More information about graduation and dropout rates in Washington State can be found online at: http://www.k12.wa.us/dataadmin
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    • 16,415 students dropped out in Washington State.
    • 9,841 Caucasian
    • 2,976 Latino
    • 1,371 African American
    • 847 Native American
    • 785 Asian
    • 124 Pacific Islander
    • 471 Unknown
    • http://www.k12.wa.us/dataadmin/
  • 17.
    • Special education students
    • Honors/advanced placement/IB students
    • Students in foster care
    • Students who are homeless
    • Students who have health needs
    • Students who participate in extracurriculars
  • 18.
    • And there are answers…
  • 19.
    • Data – what we collect, how we organize, how we provide access, and how we share data.
    • Educators – the quality of the educators (certificated and classified) who work with students.
    • Family/community engagement - the way we partner with families and community members/organizations.
    • Student support – the way we support the academic, physical, social-emotional, and cultural needs of students.
    • Transitions – creating a seamless continuum for students from birth to post-secondary.
  • 20.
    • Your district MUST provide access to more than merely the data on School Report Cards (state assessments, attendance, demographics, etc.);
    • Your district must create ways to gather data points around health and emotional well-being as well, in a way that is accessible to educators, students, and families.
    • The data MUST be organized in a way that is usable to people reading it.
    • Educators must be given training on what to do with data to create a better learning environment.
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    • Every adult who interacts with our students should be of the highest quality.
      • Do you model how to engage/build relationship with students from a variety of backgrounds?
      • Do you model to others that EACH AND EVERY student is capable of success, no exceptions?
      • Do you strive to be excellent in all things?
    • Educators (including you) need to be provided with the training necessary to be successful with today’s students.
      • Literacy/language acquisition strategies
      • Differentiated instruction
    • We need to create an environment in which educators are respected for the difficult work they are expected to do.
  • 22.
    • For every statement you hear that is true for you, give yourself a point
    • Tally up your total points
    • Wait for further instructions
  • 23.
    • How do you communicate with educators in your district that engagement must go beyond PTA and parent-teacher conferences?
    • How do you help families understand the public school system BEFORE they enter it?
    • How do you model for all educators (including educational leaders) that all families are an asset for children and must be partners in education?
    • How do you plan to determine what assets your community has that could serve children?
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    • Schools need systems to determine a way to support the diverse academic needs of students (RTI is one suggestion).
    • Every school/district should have a resource guide for educators and families to connect students to necessary support systems.
    • Students need connections to adults outside the classroom (children who are most successful have 3 adults in their lives who believe in them).
    • Students with unmet “needs” have a difficult time being successful in the classroom.
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    • Go to the corner that best describes your response to the scenarios given.
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    • Families need to be given resources to understand the expectations of the public schools system so they know how to prepare their students for success.
    • School districts need to collaborate with early childcare providers and higher ed to ensure smooth transitions from one system to another.
    • Districts need to have a plan for alignment of curriculum from one level to the next within building and from school to school.
  • 27.
    • Center for the Improvement of Student Learning
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    • “ Let’s Talk About It”
    • “ Your Child’s Progress”
    • “ Eliminating the Gaps”
    • www.yourlearningcenter.org
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    • Center for the Improvement of Student Learning (CISL)
    • Phone: (360) 725 – 6503
    • E-mail: [email_address]
    • Website: www.yourlearningcenter.org