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  • In the future, all academies will be expected to use the college readiness targets in their educational goals.
  • CMU study and college readiness <br /> You won’t know if you have reached your goals if you don’t know what those goals are.
  • Ask questions after each testing period. In high performing academies, students, parents, teachers, administrator can all answer that question. <br /> Check section 7 of contract.
  • Coming...consistent testing windows.
  • The state assessment is in flux.
  • In order to understand the origin of the reports
  • Keep in mind that Science is now a 23 and Reading a 22.
  • Remember to look at all subjects but pay close attention to reading proficiency. Highland Park lawsuit- American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a “right to read” lawsuit on behalf of
  • 2/3 of 4th graders and ¾ of 7th graders not proficient on reading test; 90% 12th graders fail reading portion of MME
  • Reference to contractual goals
  • Passed Dec. 20, 2011 and went into effect March 28, 2012
  • June 5- Budget blocked funding of implementation of Common Core

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  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Session Goals How Do We Know If Students are Learning and What Questions Should We Be Asking? Discuss College Readiness and Elevate360 Discuss Nationally Norm Referenced Assessment 1 2 3 4 Updates on MEAP, Explore, and Plan
  • You are responsible as a board to ensure that students who attend your academy meet the educational goals outlined in the contract between LSSU and your academy.
  • • Keep in mind that contractual educational goals should include both academic achievement and academic growth goals. • No matter where students starting point, state law states that ALL students must show improved achievement. • Many students come in below grade level, in order to catch up, they must “grow” each year.
  • Contractual Goals -EXAMPLE-
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG How Will Our Board Know Whether Students Are Learning? 4 1 2 3 Be Familiar with Educational Goals Communicate with School Leader, EMO Ask Questions Place Academic Performance on Agenda at Each Board Meeting 5 Understand Academic Reports
  • Current Assessments Testing Cycle Grades Assessed Subjects Assessed Nationally Norm-Referenced (MAP or Performance Series) Fall, Winter, Spring MAP- 2-10 PS- Math-2-9 Alg I,II, Geometry Reading- 2-12 Math Reading Explore/Plan (ACT prep) Spring 8-10 Math Reading Science English MEAP Traditionally October TBD 3-9 Math Reading Writing (4, 7) Science (5, 8) Social Studies (6, 9) MME (Work Keys, ACT, Michigan Assessment) April 11 Math Reading Science Social Studies Writing
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG How Does LSSU Evaluate Student Academic Performance at Our Academy? 1 2 Nationally Norm Referenced Assessments compare students against a national sample. (Performance Series, Measure of Academic Progress) Criterion referenced assessments measure students against a set of standards. (MEAP, ACT, Explore/Plan)
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG -NOTE- Mean Performance vs % Meeting Target • Mean Performance is the average score (scale score for Performance Series or RIT for MAP) of the students taking an assessment whereas the % meeting the target is the percentage of students who met a particular target.
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG -Question- How can we know whether students are reaching their achievement and growth goals for nationally norm referenced assessments? -Answer- Elevate360
  • Elevate360 is a web-based program that shows whether a student’s education is preparing him or her to be academically ready for college. The program measures a student’s academic growth and achievement from 2nd grade onward against targets aligned to ACT’s definition of college readiness.
  • Elevate360 also measures a school’s performance against a national standard and renders it graphically in a form helpful in making high-stakes decisions. PURPOSE OF
  • Backwards Mapping &
  • What Is College Readiness? College readiness means that students entering college have at least a: chance of earning a B or better50% OR 75% chance of earning a C or better on entry level courses
  • ACT: A Respected Standard for Measuring College Readiness Why is a “21” important?
  • Backwards Mapping from the Act: Beginning with the End In Mind GRADE 12 SECOND GRADE
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG College readiness is achieved with a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT college entrance exam, which students take in 11th grade. The maximum composite score on the ACT is a 36. Below are the individual subject matter scores that must be achieved to earn a composite score of 21. NOTE: ACT recently updated its target scores for reading to 22 and science to 23. Elevate360 will incorporate these changes. ACT Scores • Reading: 21 • Math: 22 • Science: 24 • English: 21
  • Success in College: It Matters The PEW Research Center just released a report titled “The Cost of Not Going to College.” Using current data from the Census Bureau’s population survey, the report shows that 25- to 32-year- olds who go to college and earn a four-year degree do much better in both employment and wages than those with some college or no college. Source: “College Educated Millennials Winning” by Lou Glazer, February 20, 2014
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Academic Data in Review • MEAP/MME – Current and trend data – Comparison district data • Explore, Plan, ACT • Performance Series and NWEA’s MAP – Achievement – Growth • Calculate Fall to Spring growth compared to targets
  • 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th ABC Academy 55 62 70 59 54 71 Comparison District 50 64 59 44 51 69 State 61.3 70 71.7 71.5 60.4 72.7 %Proficient 2012-2013 MEAP Reading Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)
  • MEAP Trend 22.7 41.2 37.1 34.7 28 20 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th %Proficient ABC Academy MATH 2011 2012 2013
  • • Pay attention to all subject area proficiency levels, however, pay special attention to reading. • In July 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a “right to read” lawsuit on behalf of Highland Park students. • State law state that students who do not score satisfactorily on reading test in 4th and 7th grade, shall be provided special assistance to being skills to grade level within 12 months.
  • Performance Series or MAP Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 College Readiness Target 2191 2380 2497 2615 2733 2800 2890 School 70% Gap Target 2085 2303 2397 2518 2651 2704 2809 Avg. Spring Score 2031 2220 2248 2464 2498 2609 2740 Avg. Fall Score 1837 2124 2162 2292 2458 2479 2621 1700 1900 2100 2300 2500 2700 2900 ScaledScore Actual vs College Readiness Target- MATH
  • How Do I Read the Charts? The Achievement Target represents an effect size of zero and defines the minimum level of attainment needed to be considered college ready at the 50% confidence level. Marker Color Key • Exceeded: Blue or Green • Met: Yellow • Did Not Meet: Red
  • School Summary
  • Grade-Level Trajectory
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG How Much Growth Is Enough? Public Act 277 passed in 2011 states that “the educational goals shall include demonstrated improved pupil academic achievement for all groups of pupils.” Elevate360 uses a growth-to-standard measure to calculate whether students have achieved enough academic growth. A student’s fall score is subtracted from the target score to determine appropriate growth targets. Students are expected to close the gap by 70%.
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG For Example • Meet Johnny • Johnny scored the following: – Fall Assessment: 200 – Spring College Readiness Target: 300 • If Johnny scores a 200 in the Fall on his assessment and the spring college readiness target is 300, he needs to close the gap by 70 points by spring to have made enough growth to be on track for college readiness.
  • Growth
  • EPAS Report (Explore, Plan, and ACT)
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG -NOTE- • College Readiness Targets and Elevate360 reports differ from Scantron’s Performance Series or NWEA’s Measure of Academic Progress reports. • You are bound to meet educational goals and targets outlined in your contract.
  • WWW.CHARTERINSTITUTE.ORG Changes for MEAP • Smarter Balanced Assessment to potentially replace the MEAP MEAP Smarter Balanced Aligned to GLCE’s/HSCE’s Aligned to Common Core Administered in fall Administered in spring Measures prior year knowledge Measures current year knowledge Paper/Pencil assessment Computer adaptive Delayed results Immediate results
  • Changes for ACT • After June of the 2013-2014 school year, ACT will no longer offer Explore and Plan. • Explore and Plan will become the Aspire Assessment which is a summative test for grades 3-10. • Options for 2014-2015; request extension to use Explore/Plan for one more year, adopt the Aspire test, or use NWEA or PS.
  • Thank You! Julie Hopper 906-322-0822
  • Helpful Websites • ( “2014-2015 Michigan Statewide Transition Document”) • • • • •
  • Questions to Ask • Are students who have been enrolled at the academy for longer periods outperforming other students? • How did students perform compared to districts of similar student make up on the MEAP and nationally norm referenced assessment? • Specifically, what is the MEAP reading proficiency of 4th and 7th graders? • How many students met their growth target for Performance Series or MAP? • Are students meeting college readiness targets? How do you know?