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    • 1. Baltimore City Public Schools STATE OF THE CITY SCHOOLS : CEO LEADERSHIP SCHOOL YEAR 2008 – 2009 LAUNCH DR. ANDRÉS A. ALONSO, CEO BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 200 E. NORTH AVENUE BALTIMORE, MD 21202 AUGUST 12, 2008
    • 2. PRESENTATION OVERVIEW
      • “ Our Great Students Deserve Great Schools ”
        • Our Critical Data.
        • Implementing Fair Student Funding.
        • Looking Forward to SY 2008 - 2009.
      BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
    • 3. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Official School Enrollment 1995 through 2008
    • 4. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : City Schools Staff Employment Over the Years
    • 5. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : # of Students vs. # of Staff Over the Years Number of Students in City Schools vs. Number of Staff Employed 2001-02 through 2007-2008
    • 6. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Total Adjusted Revenue for City Schools
    • 7. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Attendance Rates
    • 8. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Percent of Students Missing Fewer than 5 Days
    • 9. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Percent of Students Missing More than 20 Days
    • 10. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Number & Rate of Truant Students
    • 11.
      • The number of incidents that led to suspension decreased by more than 2,000 incidents in SY 2007- 2008.
      BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Suspension Data Data above were reported to the Maryland State Department of Education. *Preliminary Data SY 2003 – 2004 26,295 incidents SY 2004 – 2005 16,631 incidents SY 2005 – 2006 15,031 incidents SY 2006 – 2007 16,752 incidents SY 2007 – 2008 14,649 incidents*
    • 12. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Percentage of Overage Students
    • 13. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Suspension, Overage, Truancy, & Dropout
    • 14. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Suspension, Overage, Truancy, & Dropout Overage Students Have Lower Attendance Rates & Higher Suspension Rates:
    • 15. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Suspension, Overage, Truancy, & Dropout Overage Students Have Lower Test Scores:
    • 16. 1 Balfanz, R., Herzog, L., and Neild, R.C. “An Early Warning System.” Educational Leadership 65.2 (October 2007): 28-33. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : The Importance of Transition Years
      • 6 th Grade Warning Signs
      • A final grade of F in math.
      • A final grade of F in English.
      • Attendance below 80% for
      • the year.
      • A final “unsatisfactory”
      • behavior mark in at least
      • one class.
      • 9 th Grade Warning Signs
      • Earned fewer than 2 credits.
      • Attendance below 70% for
      • the year.
      … unless additional support or interventions are available. 1 According to research conducted in Philadelphia, students with any ONE of the following warning signs have at least a 75% likelihood of dropping out before graduating high school…
    • 17. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Characteristics of Overage Students
      • Over a quarter of over-age students receive Special Education services.
      • Of these, 70% are in LRE A or B: those who receive pull-out services.
      • Retention in grade is the most powerful predictor of students dropping-out, trumping gender, race, SES, or ability.
      • Students 2+ years over-age are most likely to dropout: a quarter of them leave in grades 9 & 10; almost half leave in grade 11.
    • 18. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Maryland School Assessment - Reading
    • 19. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : MSA Reading Gains by Year
    • 20. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : MSA Reading Subgroups by Year
    • 21. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : MSA Reading Gains – Compared to State
    • 22. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Maryland School Assessment – Mathematics
    • 23. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : MSA Mathematics Gains
    • 24. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : MSA Mathematics Subgroups by Year
    • 25. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : MSA Mathematics Gains Compared to State
    • 26. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : High School Assessment Data (through 06-07)
    • 27. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Anticipated for 2007 – 2008 Data
      • 2,000 “modified” records are still pending.
      • Early indications show that Algebra is encouraging.
      • Government indications are also encouraging.
      • This will be our 1 st look at 11 th grade Biology.
      • Too soon to judge English II.
      • HSA and high school AYP outcomes will be after all locals submit their end-of-year files.
    • 28. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : High School Assessment - Challenges
    • 29. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Graduation Rate
    • 30. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Dropout Rate
    • 31. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : Changes to Defining the Graduation Rate Anticipated Change Perhaps as early as next year, Maryland will begin calculating graduation rates in a new way. The new method will divide the number of high school graduates by the number of students in the original 9 th grade cohort, plus incoming transfers, and minus outgoing transfers. Effect Under the new formula, graduation rates statewide are projected fall about 20 percentage points .
    • 32. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : School Climate Survey Responses Summary : Parents & staff believe that parents are more involved in school operations than students believe.
    • 33. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Our Critical Data : School Climate Survey Responses Summary : Parents & Staff approve of schools at a greater rate than students, and satisfaction rates have seemed to remain constant over the last three years.
    • 34. FAIR STUDENT FUNDING BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Fair Student Funding Purpose: School-Based Budgeting and Decision-Making Increased schools’ responsibility with accountability. Devolved $88 million additional dollars to schools. Leaner and redesigned central office to support schools. Funds distributed more equitably & tied to students. Increased principals’ flexibility to allocate budget - from 3% to 66% of their budgets. Overcame $78 million dollar budgetary shortfall. Engaged parents and families in schools’ budget decision-making process. Gave schools additional dollars for student-specific characteristics.
    • 35. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: Total Allocation to Schools DRAFT * Excludes charter schools and Pre-K funding.
    • 36. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: Average Increases Across School Levels * Traditional middle schools received a significant increase in funding (roughly $8.7 million) in SY07-08 to implement reforms, including small learning communities, additional collaborative planning periods with SPAR teachers, alternatives to suspensions, twilight school, parent engagement, student truancy, and professional development, which explains the small average increase this year when Fair Student Funding balanced school funding district-wide. DRAFT With the devolution of additional Title I and Title II grant dollars, every school level and all but 8 schools on average experienced an increase of funding. Average $ Increase % Increase from FY08 Elementary $439,484 23.1% K-8 $482,689 18.6% Middle* $26,782 .99% High $751,926 21.1%
    • 37. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: Impact on Approximate Average Class Size
      • *Class size estimates were calculated based on net enrollment divided by the total number of teachers, excluding resource, special education, and Pre-K teachers.
        • Elementary and K-8 calculations include unlocked Kindergarten, elementary, and secondary teachers assigned to science, social studies, English, reading, and math.
        • Middle and High calculations include unlocked secondary teachers assigned to reading, science, math, English, and social studies.
        • Actual average class sizes will be available upon completion of school schedules in September.
        • Projections made prior to allocation of additional $22 million Title I and Title II grant funds.
      Staffing Ratio Allocation Estimated Avg. Class Size* FY08 FY08 FY09 Elementary Kindergarten 22 17.3 19.1 Grades 1 to 3 22 Grades 4 to 5 27 K-8 See elementary & middle 19.0 19.6 Middle 30 22.9 23.4 High 32 27.2 25.4
    • 38.
      • Overall Status:
        • 6 schools will have interim or acting principals (in place) and will go through principal search process (in three instances they will be reopened).
        • 73 Vacant Staff Positions:
          • 17 Elementary Teachers; 13 Early Childhood Teachers.
          • 4 Computer Science Teachers; 2 Miscellaneous Teachers.
          • 13 English; 7 Math; 3 Foreign Language Teachers; 1 Social Studies.
          • 3.5 Music Teachers; 2.5 Physical Education Teachers; 4 General Science Teachers.
          • 3 CTE Teachers.
        • 0 Paraprofessional Vacancies; 4 Special Education Teacher vacancies; 54.5 Vacant Special Education Related Service-Provider Positions
        • 141Surplus Teachers & 99 Surplus Instructional Assistants.
        • 197 expected teacher vacancies in first half of school, allowing for deployment of surplus staff.
      BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: Current School-Based Staffing for SY 08 - 09
    • 39. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: Vacancies & Not-Yet-Placed Teachers Non-charter Charter
    • 40. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: Other Than Personnel Spending (OTPS) * Calculations made prior to allocation of additional $22 million Title I and Title II grant funds. Total FY09 Budgeted OTPS % of Unlocked FY09 Budgeted as OTPS Elementary $6,841,490 6.23% K-8 $11,444,029 7.17% Middle $3,873,438 9.78% High $17,994,680 13.89% District $40,153,637 9.16%
    • 41. Summary : Schools are increasing the alternatives to suspension in SY 08-09. Survey Response : 190 schools responded to the survey. DRAFT BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding : Alternatives to Suspension
    • 42. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS * Actual numbers will be available upon completion of school schedules in September.
      • “ Algebra Ready ” 8 th graders must meet
      • 3 of the 4 following criteria:
      • Pass 7th grade MSA
      • Pass Algebra Readiness Assessment
      • Teacher recommendation
      • Math report grade 85+
      Implementing Fair Student Funding: Expanding 8 th Grade Algebra 2007-2008 2008-2009 Projections Middle Schools Offering Algebra 42 57* 8 th Graders Taking Algebra HSA 875 1,375* 8 th Graders Passing Algebra HSA 75.4% Goal: 80%
    • 43. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: Fine Arts Education Summary : Although full-time fine arts educators have decreased slightly, schools are expanding their offerings in fine arts for SY 08-09. Survey Response : 190 schools responded to the survey.
    • 44. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding: After-school Programming Summary : After-school programming is increasing in SY 08-09. In addition, contracts and partnerships with after-school providers are also increasing. Survey Response : 190 schools responded to the survey. * Includes regular education Pre-K to 12 schools.
    • 45. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding : Increasing Student Support Schools’ Fair Student Funding choices emphasize providing additional support and positive interventions for students. Schools allocated over $3 million in FY09 for intervention initiatives including twilight courses, character education, school-based programs, Student Support Teams, and others. # Schools 2007-2008 # Schools 2008-2009 Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) 32 49 Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) 2 6 Mental Health Professionals 96 103
    • 46. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Implementing Fair Student Funding : Guidance & College Readiness
      • New in 2008-2009
      • Urban Alliance: 2 schools
        • College-readiness workshops and experiences
      • AVID: 1 school
        • - 4 year, college-readiness curricular program
      2007-2008 2008-2009 Schools & AOP Programs with Guidance Counselors 102 101 Schools with College Access Programs 20 29 College Access Program Providers CollegeBound CollegeBound, Loyola College Advising Core, & College Summit
    • 47. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking Forward SY 08 – 09 : Planning and Collaborative Planning Time
      • Collaborative Planning Time
      • All schools have at least:
      • 1 collaborative planning session per week
      • 45 minute long collaborative planning sessions
      • Planning Time
      • All schools have at least:
      • 4 planning sessions per week in elementary schools
      • 5 planning sessions per week in secondary schools
      • 45 minute long planning sessions
    • 48. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking Forward to SY 08 - 09 : 5 New Essentials & Accountability Evidence Curriculum & Instruction That Supports High School Achievement for Every Student - Academic Success Based on Stanford 10, MSA & HSA, and ALT-MSA Targets. - Graduation Rate; SAT Performance & Scores; College Application Submission; and Technical Skill Attainment for CTE. - Cohort and Grade Level Growth - Teacher Satisfaction & Teacher Certification Essential 1 Transformational Leadership that Builds Teacher Quality to Promote High Achievement for Every Student Essential 2 Essentials : Evidenced By :
    • 49. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking Forward to SY 08 - 09 : 5 New Essentials & Accountability Evidence Family & Community Engagement that Promotes High Achievement for Every Student
      • SST Referral Outcomes
      • Suspensions & Expulsions
      - Parent & Student Satisfaction According to Climate Survey ( participation rates included )
      • Re-Enrollment Rate
      • Continuous Enrollment Rate
      Essential 3 Safe, Supportive Learning Environment that Promotes High Achievement for Every Student Essential 4 - Teacher & Student Attendance Truancy Resources that Promote High Achievement for Every Student Essential 5
      • Management & Compliance
      • (instruction, Vaughn G/SPED)
    • 50. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Looking Forward to SY 08 - 09 : Why We Do What We Do “ We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to in order to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend upon how we feel about the fact that we haven't so far.” - Ron Edmonds
    • 51. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Questions & Answers CEO LEADERSHIP SCHOOL YEAR 2008 – 2009 LAUNCH: Questions & Answers Session.

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