We are now entering a new phaseof accountability that will be tied to NAEP scores. The rules have changed. This is not just a tweaking; the change is huge!
If the currently discussed estimates of NAEP cut scores hold, the old proficient category is nowonly basic and only the old advanced category will be proficient or advanced.The bar has been raised significantly.
Basketball analogy: under the old WKCE system we were shooting at a 5 foot kids height basket (many could dunk)under the NAEP equivalency that basket has been raised up to 10 feet (only a few can dunk).
No matter how this will be explained, the bottom-line is thatthe expectations on our system have now been increased to even higher levels.The improvement model will be very important as we will be graded on progress also.
The NAEP equivalent scores will most likelymirror the advanced category of the WKCE (latest word from DPI)Data is from fall 2011 and will be used onschool report cards to give our five schoolentities a school grade between 0 and 100How these WKCE scores will translate into that specific grade is unknown
We did very well under the old system – we were bouncing up toward 90% proficient and advanced. Staff andStudents need to be congratulated for that success.Now, we need to adjust to the reality ofthe new levels and the associated goals and ratings.
Goal One: Above 50% proficient (on NAEPscale) in Reading and Math across all gradesWith the NAEP reset, we have a lot of work to do
How the school grading system will work is unknown. To estimate where we fall compared to the other CESA Schools, the following slides givean approximate percentile (grade?) by the percent of schools scoring lower than our scores.
MATH by Grade: percentile rank in CESA 3100% The school90% A score/grade is80% B the scary part 77% of all of this –70% C will the media60% D report it 55% something like 52% 48%50% this??40% F 35% 35% 32%30%20%10% 0% Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 10
Where do we go from here?• 4K Data looks great – future is bright.• BAK MAP scores are looking good, especially on the reading side – future is bright. (Once we get the final cut scores we can extrapolate that MAP data to those same levels.)• BAK and BV Elementary Teachers are currently discussing the efficacy of a different math program – future is bright.• PLC up through grade 4 in place, and with the additional staff planned we will have the RtI continuum all through PK to 4 – future is bright.
Where do we go from here?• MS and JH STEM Teachers are exploring math and science upgrades – future is bright.• Given the higher levels coming into the middle grades, a review of the ELA curriculum is in order – future is bright.• High School discussions are on-going about significant Humanities upgrades for 13-14 – future is bright.• 4 more AP classes to be added in 12-13 – future is bright.
End with the Positives Celebrate Academic AchievementsMath• The High School leads the way as the students (grade 10 test) tested 6 points over the state average and rank 7th in the CESA• Nice continued progress in grades 3 through 8 (future is bright) as only a handful of kids moving up will get most grades well above state averages
End with the Positives Celebrate Academic AchievementsEnglish Language Arts (Reading)• Grade 6 takes high honors as the students tested 14 points over the state average and tied with the high school ranking 9th in the CESA• Nice linear growth upward coming out of the elementary grades (future is bright)
This is meant only to be internaldata for the purposes of reflectionand planning as the final NAEP cut scores have not been released