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ON A QUEST TO BE OUR BEST!
Turkey Hill School
At Turkey Hill!
STAR Math
•6-week progress Monitoring
•Identifies “Library” for
Learning
Accelerated Math
•Daily Math Activities
•Identifi...
STAR Math
•6-week progress Monitoring
•Identifies “Library” for
Learning
Accelerated Math Live
•Teachers group, assign, and
monitor students’ day to day
activities.
•Students access practices,
ex...
A DAY IN THE LIFE IN A THS ACCELERATED
MATH CLASSROOM
A typical but challenging grade 2 practice problem
It looks like this sixth grader could use a little help!
Math Glossary, Worked Examples, Khan Academy Video links,
and Peer Help to the rescue!
Detailed glossary with
Khan Academy video links
Two fourth grade students working together to take advantage of their suggested
peers!
Intervention
Notification
What happens if a student still “doesn’t get it?”
•Teachers work with one
to five students on an
objective identified as
needing intervention.
•The room is silent, the
tabl...
MRS. FIORE HELPING A STUDENT IN NEED OF
INTERVENTION
Each child working at their own level.
•Students referring to their math journals/MEX strategies to solve a
problem.
•Students know the importance of solving pro...
Grade 5 student who is working hard, writing clear and accurate notes.
AN EXAMPLE OF
TWO SECOND
GRADE STUDENTS,
ONE WHO
STRUGGLES AND
ONE WHO
ACCELERATES,
WORKING HARD
APPLYING THEIR
MATH EXPRE...
Two “peers” helping each other by using their math journals!
HOW DO OUR STUDENTS FEEL ABOUT ACCELERATED
MATH?
LET’S SEE ACCELERATED MATH IN ACTION!
PLEASE FIND YOUR NAME PLATE NEXT TO
OUR WONDERFUL THS STUDENTS:
EMILY GU GRADE 2 RIL...
YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING…
Does
Accelerated
Math really
work?
AVERAGE SMI QUANTILE SCORE INCREASE
SEPTEMBER - JANUARY
2012-2013 2013-2014
Grade 1 n/a n/a
Grade 2 +49 +134
Grade 3 +32 +...
ON A QUEST TO BE OUR BEST!
Turkey Hill School
Presentation to the Board of Education
March 10, 2014
 Full implementation of Math Expressions Program.
 Technology based interventions for all students in reading and
mathem...
Turkey Hill School’s Accomplishments
2012-2013
New Programs and Initiatives
 Implementation of Positive Behavioral Interv...
Turkey Hill School’s
Accomplishments
2012-2013
Student Recognitions• CAS Evening of the Arts Awards:
Madelyne Ciskowski
...
Turkey Hill School’s
Accomplishments
2012-2013School-Family-PTO Partnership
 First Literacy Night
 THS Art Show
 Barnes...
Talent Show
Math NightTHS Art Show
THS Barnes and Noble
Night
THS Drama Production
Turkey Hill School’s Accomplishments
2012-2013
School-Family-Community Partnership
 Ran a holiday food drive for the orga...
Turkey Hill School
Student Learning Goals
Student Learning Goal 1:
During the 2013-2014 school year at least 85% of studen...
Turkey Hill School
Student Learning Action Plan #1:
 Schedule intervention blocks (Quest Time) to assist all
students ach...
Student Learning Goal 2:
During the 2013-2014 school year 70% of students will master
80% of the Math Expressions District...
Turkey Hill School
Student Learning Action Plan #2:
• Facilitate grade level teams on a 6 week basis to analyze student da...
Turkey Hill School
Student Learning Goal 3:
By the spring of 2014, as measured by the PBIS School Wide
Evaluation Tool we ...
Turkey Hill School
Student Learning Action Plan #3:
• Attend year two training sessions with school based PBIS team.
• Tea...
Turkey Hill School
Parent Feedback Goal 1:
During the 2013-2014 school year parents stating Turkey Hill School
always comm...
Turkey Hill School
Parent Feedback Action Plan:
• Positive phone calls home from teachers and principal.
• PBIS recognitio...
Turkey Hill School
Student Feedback Goal:
During the 2013-2014 school year the number of students who agree that
they “alm...
Turkey Hill School
Student Feedback Action Plan:
• Implement PBIS program and procedures throughout the school
year.
• Hig...
ON A QUEST TO BE OUR BEST!
Turkey Hill School
Presentation to the Board of Education
March 10, 2014
Turkey Hill Annual Report to the Board of Education
Turkey Hill Annual Report to the Board of Education
Turkey Hill Annual Report to the Board of Education
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Annual Report to the BOE, including student presentation to the BOE about Accelerated Math and Principal Bergin's annual accomplishment and goals.

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  • Slide 1-IntroGood evening Everyone! As you know, we have been investing a lot of money in technology within our district. Tonight we would like to give you a little insight of how we use technology at Turkey Hill School.
  • Renaissance Learning-two main componentsAs a district, we all use AR Reading and STAR ReadingTHS also uses AM and STAR Math. Star: progress monitoring every 6 weeksAM daily activities 30 minutes a day, 3-4 days a weekAccelerated Math: contains daily activities that teachers assign based on curriculum. Identifies concept mastery and needs for intervention.
  • In order to understand Accelerated Math, we first must look at the STAR math Assessment:assessed every six weeks.Data, Libraries—individual abilities
  • 1. STAR Math is used to create groups in Accelerated Math. Students complete activities based on their ability level on objectives that the teacher assigns.Activities include:Practices (explain)Exercises (explain)Tests (explain) Right now, the students at the tables (point at the tables) are completing practices, exercises and possibly even a test. You’ll get to see them in action in just a minute or two.Practices consist of daily work that either reinforces that days lessons, fills a learning gap from a prior lesson, or prepares students for a future lesson through review.Exercises are activities that reinforce concepts that were identified as needing intervention. They are given by the teacher after he or she has worked with a student.Tests are quick assessments that check the understanding of a concept. Objectives aren’t considered mastered until a student has passed it 4 times over a period of time.
  • DENISE
  • A Day in the Life of an Accelerated Math Classroom: DENISETeachers know where each child is at every moment.This is an example of what a teacher sees when assigning objectives for a group of students.As you can see, these children are getting a third grade curriculum and are getting practice on multiplication skills (show how objectives correspond to assignments).Each symbol shows the progress of each child. A blue checkmark means that that student has passed the assessment for that objective but they have not mastered it yet. They must correctly solve those problems through the next couple of weeks in order to be considered as mastered.Yellow triangles identify tests in progress, green triangles are regular activities in progress, and green dashes are assignments that are in queue when students have completed their work.More importantly are the red bars which identify students in need of intervention. (point to how one student is struggling with number 14 and what that objective is—determine the rule given a table).
  • Notice how t.his isn’t your typical addition problem! Very challenging for a second grader
  • It looks like this sixth grader could use a little help!
  • Accelerated Math provides students with a Math Glossary, Worked Examples, Khan Academy Video links, and suggested Peer Help!
  • Detailed glossary provides definitions.
  • Khan Academy provides videos that demonstrate how to complete problems.
  • Peers that have either showed mastery or are currently working on the same problem pop up on the screen so that you have a friend to turn to for help.
  • What if all of that still isn’t enough?A red bar shows up on the teachers screen which signals that a child needs an intervention.Here you can see that one child needs an intervention on objective 14 and two children need an intervention on objective 20.
  • The teacher can either work with one child to intervene, or pull a group to a table as shown in these pictures.The teacher then assigns an “exercise to the student” for a quick practice on the challenging objective.
  • Two teacher directed intervention groups
  • This is an example of one to one intervention.
  • Each child working on their own assignment, at their own level.
  • Students using strategies our Math curriculum, Math Expressions, to solve their problems.If they get one wrong, they are finding their error, so they get it right the next time.
  • Students using good Mathematical Practices, showing perseverance, precision, and strategy models.
  • Students who are challenged andStudents who know how to use their strategies and resources to solve difficult problems.(Point out how the top problem has never been taught but child is using strategies. Same grade, two types of problems, both using Math Expressions and Core Curriculum Strategies).
  • Students using good Math Talk and peer work groups to help each other learn.
  • How do our students feel about Accelerated Math?They LOVE it!
  • Monika
  • Monika: So, you might be wondering, “Does all of this computer stuff really work?
  • The answer is YES! (show the increases in numbers. Last year, we didn’t have accelerated math. 2013-2014 we do.)Mention cohort
  • Transcript of "Turkey Hill Annual Report to the Board of Education"

    1. 1. ON A QUEST TO BE OUR BEST! Turkey Hill School
    2. 2. At Turkey Hill!
    3. 3. STAR Math •6-week progress Monitoring •Identifies “Library” for Learning Accelerated Math •Daily Math Activities •Identifies student mastery and needs for intervention. Renaissance Math: 2 Components:
    4. 4. STAR Math •6-week progress Monitoring •Identifies “Library” for Learning
    5. 5. Accelerated Math Live •Teachers group, assign, and monitor students’ day to day activities. •Students access practices, exercises, and tests •Accelerated Math identifies student concept mastery and need for intervention
    6. 6. A DAY IN THE LIFE IN A THS ACCELERATED MATH CLASSROOM
    7. 7. A typical but challenging grade 2 practice problem
    8. 8. It looks like this sixth grader could use a little help!
    9. 9. Math Glossary, Worked Examples, Khan Academy Video links, and Peer Help to the rescue!
    10. 10. Detailed glossary with
    11. 11. Khan Academy video links
    12. 12. Two fourth grade students working together to take advantage of their suggested peers!
    13. 13. Intervention Notification What happens if a student still “doesn’t get it?”
    14. 14. •Teachers work with one to five students on an objective identified as needing intervention. •The room is silent, the table has manipulatives-- the students can learn.
    15. 15. MRS. FIORE HELPING A STUDENT IN NEED OF INTERVENTION
    16. 16. Each child working at their own level.
    17. 17. •Students referring to their math journals/MEX strategies to solve a problem. •Students know the importance of solving problems they may have
    18. 18. Grade 5 student who is working hard, writing clear and accurate notes.
    19. 19. AN EXAMPLE OF TWO SECOND GRADE STUDENTS, ONE WHO STRUGGLES AND ONE WHO ACCELERATES, WORKING HARD APPLYING THEIR MATH EXPRESSION STRATEGIES TO SOLVE ACCELERATED MATH PROBLEMS. Integrating programs A student using two strategies to make sense of and solve a story problem. 2 x 4 x 9 A student who has never learned multiplication, uses addition strategies to solve the problem.
    20. 20. Two “peers” helping each other by using their math journals!
    21. 21. HOW DO OUR STUDENTS FEEL ABOUT ACCELERATED MATH?
    22. 22. LET’S SEE ACCELERATED MATH IN ACTION! PLEASE FIND YOUR NAME PLATE NEXT TO OUR WONDERFUL THS STUDENTS: EMILY GU GRADE 2 RILEY ZIELINSKI GRADE 2 JOEY SANSONE GRADE 3 JUNE LIN GRADE 3 AVA DEMAIO GRADE 4 LANIE SHERRICK GRADE 4 BRODEY LU GRADE 4 BRETT GLORIA GRADE 5 MORGAN RAHN GRADE 5 STEVEN DALLE AVE GRADE 6 AMEYA MENTA GRADE 6 SYDNEY SHERRICK GRADE 6 E
    23. 23. YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING… Does Accelerated Math really work?
    24. 24. AVERAGE SMI QUANTILE SCORE INCREASE SEPTEMBER - JANUARY 2012-2013 2013-2014 Grade 1 n/a n/a Grade 2 +49 +134 Grade 3 +32 +93 Grade 4 +46 + 54 Grade 5 +46 +124 Grade 6 +16 +102
    25. 25. ON A QUEST TO BE OUR BEST! Turkey Hill School Presentation to the Board of Education March 10, 2014
    26. 26.  Full implementation of Math Expressions Program.  Technology based interventions for all students in reading and mathematics.  Mathletics; web based mathematics program.  Refinement of our Tier process (how we looked at the data)  School Success Team book study and Morning Meetings  Implementation of specified intervention block for Math Tier instruction using Dreambox. This led to our current Quest intervention block. TURKEY HILL SCHOOL’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2012-2013 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
    27. 27. Turkey Hill School’s Accomplishments 2012-2013 New Programs and Initiatives  Implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) • A proactive approach to establishing the behavioral and social supports needed for all students in a school for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success.  Build Our Kids Success (BOKS) • Before school physical fitness and health program. • Run by PTO parents in coordination with Reebok. • 40 minutes of exercise followed by 5 minute discussion regarding healthy eating and nutrition habits.
    28. 28. Turkey Hill School’s Accomplishments 2012-2013 Student Recognitions• CAS Evening of the Arts Awards: Madelyne Ciskowski Ananya Amirthalingam • Geography State Level Competition: Nick Ricciardi • SCASA Superintendent’s Award Recipients Jake Bronson Mounisha Anumolu • Orange Superintendent’s Award Recipients Ananya Amirthalingam Carly Chervenak Paige DeGoursey • Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge: Top performing school.
    29. 29. Turkey Hill School’s Accomplishments 2012-2013School-Family-PTO Partnership  First Literacy Night  THS Art Show  Barnes and Noble Night  First Math Night  THS Drama Performance  Hoot on the Hill Halloween Bash  Family Picnic Night  Father Daughter Dance  Mother/Son Night at the Sound Tiger game  THS Father’s Club Golf Tournament  Junior Achievement Day  THS Talent Show  New Family Open House Night
    30. 30. Talent Show Math NightTHS Art Show
    31. 31. THS Barnes and Noble Night THS Drama Production
    32. 32. Turkey Hill School’s Accomplishments 2012-2013 School-Family-Community Partnership  Ran a holiday food drive for the organization FISH which provides much needed services to the greater New Haven area.  Decorated and mailed cards to veterans in Washington D.C. for Veteran’s Day.  Supported the Newtown community with artwork and donations.  Accumulated pop tabs for Schriner’s Children’s Hospitals and the Ronald McDonald House.  Organized several fundraisers including a “Pay it Forward” day and walk-a-thon to raise money for the only library in a small town in Honduras.  Ceremony honoring Veterans of our Armed Forces.  GR 1 Towel Collection/Donation for Columbus House.
    33. 33. Turkey Hill School Student Learning Goals Student Learning Goal 1: During the 2013-2014 school year at least 85% of students will maintain yearly growth and 15% of students will improve by one band as measured by the STAR Literacy tool. Rationale: • This reading goal is aligned with the Orange Public Schools Mission Statement which is to inspire and empower each student to achieve academic excellence and provide powerful academic challenges. • 69% of students were at or above goal for the fall screening benchmark in grades 1 and 2. • 79% of students were at or above goal for the fall screening benchmark in grades 3-6.
    34. 34. Turkey Hill School Student Learning Action Plan #1:  Schedule intervention blocks (Quest Time) to assist all students achieve at their potential.  Facilitate grade level data team meetings.  Work with reading specialist to provide professional development focused on best instructional practices.  Utilize post-conferences to provide feedback and teacher support.  Provide school and grade level professional development to increase understanding of CCSS instructional shifts.
    35. 35. Student Learning Goal 2: During the 2013-2014 school year 70% of students will master 80% of the Math Expressions District Benchmark. Turkey Hill School Student Learning Goals Rationale: • This mathematics goal is aligned with the Orange Public Schools Mission Statement which is to inspire and empower each student to achieve academic excellence and provide powerful academic challenges. • 15% of students in grades 1 - 6 receive either Tier II or Tier III math support services. • 33% of students in grades 1 - 6 met the mathematics district benchmark in September.
    36. 36. Turkey Hill School Student Learning Action Plan #2: • Facilitate grade level teams on a 6 week basis to analyze student data during SRBI Tier meetings. • Implement math intervention block (Quest Time) to effectively use Accelerated Math and STAR Math in order to close learning gaps and/or challenge students. • Collaborate with math specialist to identify and support teacher needs in regards to resources and professional development. • Strengthen professional library. • Schedule Math specialist to provide professional coaching for grade level teachers.
    37. 37. Turkey Hill School Student Learning Goal 3: By the spring of 2014, as measured by the PBIS School Wide Evaluation Tool we will improve our implementation average from 70% to 85%. Rationale: 1. Students can benefit from instruction in positive behavior expectations and positive acknowledgments. 2. The PBIS skill building approach will strengthen the repertoire of social skills for all students at Turkey Hill School. 3. PBIS will provide universal best practices and expectations for staff and students throughout the building.
    38. 38. Turkey Hill School Student Learning Action Plan #3: • Attend year two training sessions with school based PBIS team. • Teach/model school-wide expected student behaviors in non- classroom settings. • Expected student behavior & routines are stated positively, defined clearly, and posted throughout the building. • All staff will be involved directly and/or indirectly in school wide interventions. • Data on problem behavior patterns will be collected and summarized within the PBIS/SWIS system.
    39. 39. Turkey Hill School Parent Feedback Goal 1: During the 2013-2014 school year parents stating Turkey Hill School always communicates excellence with them will increase from 57% to 80% as measured by the Orange Public School Climate Survey. Rationale: • Aligns with our district mission statement which emphasizes “Build a sense of community and taking pride in our children and celebrating their success”. • Strong communication of excellence provides knowledge of high levels of teaching and learning. • Provides opportunity to inform and welcome parents into our school which will influence their feeling of a collaborative partnership which supports academic excellence.
    40. 40. Turkey Hill School Parent Feedback Action Plan: • Positive phone calls home from teachers and principal. • PBIS recognition bulletin board to share student excellence. • Bi-Monthly School Wide Assembly honoring students who exemplified excellence within our PBIS program. • Parent Newsletter highlighting mathematic achievements. • Recognition of excellence during morning announcements and weekly eblast (High Five Club, Students of the Month)
    41. 41. Turkey Hill School Student Feedback Goal: During the 2013-2014 school year the number of students who agree that they “almost always” feel safe while in school will increase from 78% to 88%. Rationale: • During the 2012-2013 school year only 68% of students stated they “almost always” feel safe at school. • Only 52% of grade 6 students during the 2012-2013 school year stated children are kind and respectful of other students. • Research states that a positive school climate and culture increases academic achievement.
    42. 42. Turkey Hill School Student Feedback Action Plan: • Implement PBIS program and procedures throughout the school year. • Highlight random acts of kindness through bulletin board displays and morning announcements • Have students provide feedback through questionnaires stating the where and why they do not feel safe. • Conduct morning meetings within classrooms with emphasis on safety and positive interactions with peers. • Recognition assembly throughout the year to promote safety, responsibility and respect.
    43. 43. ON A QUEST TO BE OUR BEST! Turkey Hill School Presentation to the Board of Education March 10, 2014
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