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Read Fort Worth/Fort Worth ISD presentation to Rotary Club of Fort Worth on Jan. 26, 2018

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  1. 1. READY TO READ, READY TO LEAD January 26, 2018
  2. 2. 2 Focus on three things Early Literacy Middle Years Math College and Career Readiness The first one guarantees success in the second two.
  3. 3. Just 1 in 3 Fort Worth ISD third-graders reads on grade level, setting his or her path for college and career readiness Third-grade reading proficiency is a predictor of future success Children who do not read on grade level by third grade are 4X more likely to drop out of school.
  4. 4. 3rd Grade Reading Parallels Long Run Education Outcomes 34% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 32% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Fort Worth ISD 3rd Grade Reading, 2017 STAAR Exam % of Fort Worth Adults with a Postsecondary Degree Source: Texas Education Agency, 2017 STAAR Exam; U.S. Census American Community Survey, 2016.
  5. 5. 5 Read Fort Worth Privately-funded collective impact organization formed to align cross-sector efforts in support of the Fort Worth ISD goal that 100 percent of third-graders will read on grade level by 2025.
  6. 6. 6 Read Fort Worth • Founded in 2016 by Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent P. Scribner, private philanthropists, business and community leaders to accelerate improvement in early childhood literacy. • Led by a 12-member Executive Council chaired by Matt Rose, BNSF Railway executive chairman. • Focused on third-grade reading achievement as the gateway to future academic success and a well- prepared workforce.
  7. 7. Third-Grade Reading Gains, 2015-17 28% 30% 34% 42% 51% 59% 68% 76% 84% 93% 100% 28% 30% 34% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 %of3rdGradersReadingatCollege-ReadyPace Fort Worth ISD: Growth Toward 100x25 Source: Texas Education Agency, Fort Worth ISD. Note: Reading on grade level means that a third-grader scored at the “final recommended” level on the Texas STAAR exam. In May 2017, a student who answered 76 percent or more questions correctly assessed as reading on grade level. The 2017 percentage reflects the number of Fort Worth ISD test-takers who were enrolled as of October 2017 and may vary slightly from the percentage of total test-takers scoring at the final recommended level.
  8. 8. Source: TEA 2016-17 STAAR Data Note: Bright Spot Schools are those with 85% or more students economically-disadvantaged and 3rd grade reading scores at least 40% or higher Read Fort Worth 3rd Grade Reading, 2016-17 40% or more 30 – 39% 20 – 29% Less than 20% 2017 Bright Spot Schools Campus % Eco- Dis %3R 1 Yr. Grth. Avg. Grth. 2013-17 Washington Hts 94% 44% +25% -1% Manuel Jara ES 94% 44% +11% +4% Hubbard Hts ES 93% 42% +15% +7% M. H. Moore 93% 40% +4% +3% C. Chavez ES 93% 41% +18% +5% Eastern Hills ES 85% 44% +27% +8% Worth Heights 91% 40% +4% +2% Alice Contreras 87% 42% +8% +4% Worth Heights Hubbard Heights Cesar Chavez Eastern Hills Washington Hts. Manuel Jara Bright Spots 2017: Where Are Our Third-Graders Outperforming Peers? Fort Worth ISD 3rd Grade Reading Achievement, 2017 M.H. Moore Alice Contreras
  9. 9. 9 School Readiness Begins at Birth
  10. 10. 10 Why is community so important? 15% Classroom Time 85% Other
  11. 11. 11 Fort Worth Must Build a System of Support for Children 0-9 to Reach the 100x25 Goal 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 Infant 1 y.o. 2 y.o. 3 y.o. 4 y.o. 5 y.o. 6 y.o. 7 y.o. 8 y.o. Spacesof Care Hospitals, Childcare, Home Childcare, Home Childcare, Home Pre-K, Childcare, Home Pre-K, Childcare, Home Kindergarten, Home 1st Grade, Home 2nd Grade, Home 3rd Grade, Home Four Critical Levers to Drive Change Must Be Embedded Throughout the Work: Family Engagement * Kindergarten Readiness Teacher Retention/Quality * Attendance/Mobility age)
  12. 12. 12 Read Fort Worth Serves As Backbone to Collaborative Action Networks, Driving Action toward the 100x25 Goal Vision All children are successful in school and life Mission To align partners, strategies and resources to significantly improve early childhood literacy so that 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders are reading on grade level by 2025. Outcomes All children are ready for kindergarten All children are proficient readers by third grade Key Indicators % of children assessed by FWISD as ready for school at kindergarten % of 3rd graders scoring at final recommended level on STAAR Reading exam School Readiness CAN Child Well- Being CAN Expanded Learning CAN Reading Resources CAN Fort Worth ISD Read Fort Worth 100x25 goal
  13. 13. Action Networks Are Implementing Action Steps Select StrategiesCurrent Focus School Readiness CAN Led by Early Learning Alliance • Elevating Professional Quality • Elevating Program Quality • Engaging Families • Sharing Data and Research • Racial Equity for Child Well-Being • Share results of pilot assessment project to improve program quality • Support centers as they gain quality • Enhance registry of professional child care workers • Exploration of community partnerships to serve more 3-year-olds
  14. 14. Next StepsCurrent Activities Child Well-Being CAN/ACEs Task Force Led by Cook Children’s Health Care System, JPS Health Network • Convene Stop Six service providers for Feb. 7 summit on preventing & reducing adverse childhood experiences • Identify critical partners who must be at the table • Engage families in March/April strategy planning sessions • Conduct needs assessment and gap analysis among available community resources • Launch ACEs Community Collaboration in May 2018 • Form Health Services Task Force to address physical health issues, school attendance and resiliency Action Networks Are Implementing Action Steps
  15. 15. Next StepsCurrent Activities Summer Learning/Expanded Learning CAN Led by City of Fort Worth, United Way of Tarrant County • Establishing best practices for summer literacy programs • Align with FWISD on common measurement tool to assess whether children maintain or gain literacy skills • Recruit cohort of summer 2018 program providers to implement best practices, measure results • Engage families in targeted areas, build desire to participate in summer programs • Support high-quality instruction for summer program staff • Help recruit children most likely to benefit • Launch cohort in June 2018 • Expand focus by fall 2018 include after- school programs. Action Networks Are Implementing Action Steps
  16. 16. Classroom Libraries Volunteer Reading Reading Resources CAN Classroom Library Campaign, Volunteer Reading Mentors, Campus Supports • Establishing Volunteer Reading Mentor learning lab with FWISD at George C. Clarke Elementary • Convening volunteer reading groups to improve 2018-19 coordination, activities • Recruiting, training volunteers & campus captains by August 2018 • Deploy volunteer teams across high-needs campuses by September 2018 • Based on 2017 classroom assets inventory. • Co-created protocols for book purchases, classroom usage with FWISD • Convening task force to scale up promotion and fundraising efforts • Growing Classroom Libraries Fund to $250k to purchase 100 high-interest, culturally relevant titles for high-needs campuses Action Networks Are Implementing Action Steps
  17. 17. 17 Read Fort Worth: Data Dashboard How will we track progress? • • Texas STAAR Third-Grade Reading results, 2012-2017 • View snapshots of the district, pyramids or elementary campuses • Public, Fort Worth-based charter schools included • Compare data over time • Disaggregate data by ethnicity, economic status, language proficiency and gender • Future iteration to include Pre-K enrollment, Kindergarten readiness
  18. 18. 18 • Achieve 3000 online platform supports instruction, builds vocabulary, help students set literacy goals • Intensive professional development, focus on early grades literacy • Leadership Academies, established Fall 2017 • Extended school day at Como, Maude Logan, Mitchell Boulevard, John T. White elementary schools + Forest Oak Middle • Stipends for highly effective teachers, principals, support staff • After-school programming, dinner, community supports • Joyful, college-going culture • FWISD named 1 of 4 U.S. districts in George W. Bush Institute’s School Leadership District Cohort to develop, support quality principals Fort Worth Literacy Partnership High-Level FWISD Initiatives to Reach 100x25
  19. 19. 19 Source: FWISD volunteer data, TEA 2016-17 STAAR data Note: Bright Spot Schools are those with 85% or more students economically-disadvantaged and 3rd grade reading scores at least 40% or higher Read Fort Worth 3rd Graders Not On Level per Volunteer, 2017 5:1 or less 5-10:1 10-15:1 15+:1 Schools Most Needing Volunteer Readers Campus # Volunteers # 3rd graders Not Reading on Level W.M. Green ES 1 54 Sam Rosen ES 0 53 S.S. Dillow ES 1 51 Greenbriar ES 1 48 Sagamore Hill ES 1 46 W.J. Turner ES 0 42 Diamond Hill ES 1 42 H.V. Helbing ES 1 41 Cesar Chavez ES 1 35 Harlean Beal ES 0 33 Atwood McDonald ES 1 46 Rosemont Park ES 2 49 W.M. Green Greenbriar Sagamore HillSam Rosen Where Are Reading Volunteers Most Needed? Fort Worth ISD: 3rd Grade Reading Need vs. Volunteer Reader Availability , 2017 S.S. Dillow
  20. 20. 20 Read Fort Worth Spotlight: Rotary Club of Fort Worth High-Impact Project Maudrie M. Walton Elementary School • One-on-one volunteer reading mentors • Support for 13-week Parent University (child care, dinner, peer mentors) • Support for the physical campus
  21. 21. 21 How Can I Help? Connect with us at Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter at • Follow the work via Facebook, Twitter @ReadFortWorth • Support Action Networks • Support providers of quality literacy programs for children and families
  22. 22. Thank you Dr. Kent P. Scribner Superintendent, Fort Worth ISD Kristin Sullivan Executive Director, Read Fort Worth