Educating a Highly Involved Parent Community About Adaptive Testing

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  • -Brief description on my job title and responsibilities\n-ES Technology Resource Facilitator\n-ADE 2011\n-MAP Coordinator\n-ES Curriculum Facilitator\n
  • Start with a little introduction about yourself 1 minute.\n \n -Pk-12 college prepatory International School offering IB and AP programs\n -\n -Largest expat employer in mainland China\n-U.S. Consular school-Shanghai, China\n-Students representing over 40 countries\n-dual campuses with total enrollment of nearly 3000 students.\n\n\n
  • -Pk-12 college prepatory International School offering IB and AP programs\n -Dual Campuses of roughly equal size but varying demographics\n -Accredited by Westeran Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)\n -9 person board of directors\n -Largest expat employer in mainland China\n-U.S. Consular school-Shanghai, China\n\n-dual campuses with total enrollment of nearly 3000 students.\n\n\n
  • -Pk-12 college prepatory International School offering IB and AP programs\n -Accredited by Westeran Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)\n -9 person board of directors\n -Staff <700\n -Largest expat employer in mainland China\n-U.S. Consular school-Shanghai, China\n-Students representing over 40 countries with a total enrollment of nearly 3250 students\n-dual campuses with total enrollment of nearly 3000 students.\n\n\n
  • \n -Staff <700\n -Largest expat employer in mainland China\n -Canadian and United States\n -Australian and NZ\n -TA’s and PRC staff-Phillipino and Chinese\n
  • \n -Americans (including Chinese Americans), Koreans, Canadians and Taiwanese\n-U.S. Consular school-Shanghai, China\n-Students representing over 40 countries with a total enrollment of nearly 3250 students\n\n\n\n
  • Our Population-Talkig Math\nHigh Flying\n-3rd Grade Math 30% above 90th%\n-8th Grade Math 50% above 90th%\nLow Flyers Math\n-3rd Graders Math ~180 students 39 students below 50th %ile.\n-8th Graders Math ~320 students less than 10 students below 50th %ile\n\nReading scores 3-5 vary only slightly-More kids below 50th %\n-These are not the Parents we deal with\n\nLU-More similar to Math scores\n\n\n
  • Commitment\nConsistent\nCommunication\n\n\n
  • -Commited to MAP and cut our “chord” from ITBIS testing at same time.\n-Spring 09 Pilot test-6 classes in each grade 3-5\n-Committed to a pilot period that would extend through our first full year of testing (2011-12)\n-Commited that results would be shared with parents\n-Commited to PD plan extending through June 2013 for teachers and admin so that they can be MAP test literate to answer parent questions/concerns\n
  • -Right about time we started testing “Tiger Mom” drops.\n-Reaffirms our organizational fears of our parent communication\n-SAS is the embodiement of a “Tiger Mom” parent community\n-Realized a change in culture was going to be necessary arounf MAP testing and the data\n\n
  • -During our adoption of MAP we also were going through an entire overhaul of the school strategic plan, our core values and our mission. \n-Deconstruction and reconstruction allowed us to examine how data and student instruction fit into the big picture of who and where we wanted to position ourselves as a leading educational organization in Shanghai and beyond.\n
  • Changing Parent Culture\n-Tiger Mom vs. Dr. Zhao\n-Part of our new mission and vision was to ensure that our school culture represents our organizationa mission and vision. To do this parent education was necessary and is still ongoing.\n\nOUTSIDE CONSULTANTS\n\n
  • NWEA Workshops\n-What does this have to do with parent communication?\n-Teachers are often front line with parents\n-Important to provide as much training as possible to teachers so that they can artiulate reasons and benefits of testing\n\n\n-Part of any effective communication plan has to be a sound professional development plan for staff so that they can articulate to Parents what MAP testing is, how adaptive testing is a different form of standardized measures, and what student data means for their child\n
  • MAP Staff Resource Site\n-Part of any effective communication plan has to be a sound professional development plan for staff so that they can articulate to Parents what MAP testing is, how adaptive testing is a different form of standardized measures, and what student data means for their child\n-NWEA progrmas invalubale but not necessarily sustainable. Created teacher MAP Resource Site for teachers to be able everything MAP\n-”Like Curriculum-Never Finished”\n
  • -Admin message had to be consistent for both campuses (4 divisions in total)\n-Reports were consistent throughout\n-Delivery of reports consistent throughout\n-Parent coffee talks delivered both in the fall and spring prior to testing on both campuses\n-\n
  • \n-Parent coffee talks delivered both in the fall and spring prior to testing on both campuses\n-Parent Portal Established Spring of 2012\n
  • -Parent Portal established spring 2012 from various resources found on the web and on NWEA site\n-Already generating a lot of traffic and parents feedback has been very positive\n-Available on NWEA SPARK site under “Resources” \n
  • -Parent coffees\n-”Dates with Data”-Data interpretation Parent PD sessions for parents to be interpret their own Child’s data\n-Lexile Workshops in conjunction with Literacy Coach\n-Continued Staff PD\n-NWEA Growth and Goals-Spring 2013\n-Curriculum consultants-Differentiation and ongoing UbD PD for staff\n\n
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  • -Finish wth tour and discussion of Moodle Staff MAP resource site and MAP Parent Portal and Preso Resource Pages \n
  • Educating a Highly Involved Parent Community About Adaptive Testing

    1. 1. Taming the DragonOne School’s Journey Educating Their Parent Community about Adaptive Testing
    2. 2. Extremely Diverse Highly Involved
    3. 3. Extremely Diverse High Flyers
    4. 4. 3 C’s of SAS ParentMAP Test Education
    5. 5. Commitment
    6. 6. Extremely involvedExtremely diverse
    7. 7. Dr.Yong Zhao MSU
    8. 8. Stepping Stones Climbing the Data LadderGrowth and Goals-Spring 2013
    9. 9. MAP S.R.S.
    10. 10. Consistency
    11. 11. Communication
    12. 12. http://tinyurl.com/sas-parent-map
    13. 13. The Future
    14. 14. Parent Coffees Continued Staff PD Dates with Data

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