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High academic achievement for all

  1. 1. HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALLUPDATE TO THE BOARD APRIL 3, 2012
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONHigh Academic Achievement for ALL TaskForce formed to ensure equity and accessfor ALL of our students so that all studentsare assured a high-quality educationregardless of differences.The Board approved the recommendationsfrom the task force on November 29.The staff has now completed most of their pre-implementation work.
  3. 3. MODIFY PROGRAMMINGElimination of Remedial Classes •Pre-Algebra eliminated from 9th grade •No remedial classes is social studies, science or English •Support classes offered as interventions
  4. 4. ADVANCED CLASSES English/LA Math Science SS/Hum anitiesGrade 6 NA Pre-Algebra NA NAGrade 7 7th Grade Pre-Algebra or NA NA Adv LA Algebra IGrade 8 8th Grade Algebra I or Advanced NA Adv LA Analytical Geometry Integrated ScienceGrade 9 World Lit II Analytical Geometry Advanced NA or Alg II: An Biology Extended ApproachGrade 10 America Lit II Alg II: An Extended Advance Biology AP World Approach or (12-13) History DP Math Year 1 General Chemistry (13- 14)
  5. 5. BODY OF EVIDENCE To be considered for an advanced course, students must first meet any prerequisites for that course and meet the following body of evidence SMS SHSAdvanced on TCAP (in relevant content) Advanced on TCAP (in relevant content)Proficient High on TCAP AND above Proficient High on TCAP AND a 4+34% in growth OR a 4 in class (80%+) in classProficient Medium on TCAP AND above Proficient Medium on TCAP AND a 5+50% in growth OR a 4 in class (85%+) in classProficient Low on TCAP AND above Proficient Low on TCAP AND a 665% in growth AND a 4 in class (90%) in classNOTE: 65% growth is barometer for SHS for criterion for appeal Prior year CSAP/TCAP will be used until most recent scores are released
  6. 6. ICAP – INDIVIDUAL CAREER AND ACADEMIC PLAN• Purchased Naviance Software to begin in grade 7• Training of staff scheduled• Identified by grade what students will be required to accomplish with ICAP• Review student course pathways to ensure challenging selections are made
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE• Continue to implement communication plan to raise awareness and learning of PYP, MYP and DP to all stakeholders (build IB identity)• Training schedule completed• Authorization for Frisco and Silverthorne are scheduled• Completed DP self-evaluation
  8. 8. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT• Completed differentiation training for coaches• Offered a class on instructional coaching• Completed science scope and sequence• Working on math scope and sequence and best instructional practices in math• Ongoing classes offered on standards and formative assessment, and ELL strategies
  9. 9. NEXT STEPS• Continue to develop the advanced courses• Communicate advanced class offerings and body of evidence to students and parents• Communicate advanced course progression from grades 6-12 to students and parents• Communicate ICAP training dates• Complete IB training as scheduled this summer• Develop plan to increase DP enrollment
  10. 10. NEXT STEPS• Apply the body of evidence to place students in advanced classes and communicate with students and parents• Vertical and horizontal articulation of science and math standards in order to prepare students for higher level advanced science classes• Review rigor audit and implement recommendations as feasible• Ongoing professional development for staff

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