EXPANDED LEARNING TIME PARTNERSHIPS       A Second Shift of Educators for Student Success
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ VISION FOR STUDENTS                      Enabling successful                      transitions intoClosing...
A PARTNERSHIP TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIESCitizen Schools is a non-profit organization that partners with middle schools in low...
MORE TIME…      Expanded Learning Time (ELT), used well, enables schools to offer a more in-depth and well-      rounded e...
…AND MORE PEOPLETo deliver these hours of instruction, Citizen Schools brings in a secondshift: an afternoon team of educa...
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ THEORY OF CHANGE     We believe that skills, access, and belief drive student     success in cognitive, b...
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ THEORY OF CHANGECitizen Schools drives student impact by shifting students’ educationaltrajectory in midd...
PROGRAM ELEMENTS                                                                   Program & Impact      Our program model...
THE EXPANDED LEARNING DAY                    MONDAY              TUESDAY             WEDNESDAY       THURSDAY           FR...
PARTNERSHIPS COAST TO COAST                            CITIZEN SCHOOLS ELT FOOTPRINT       In 2011-12, Citizen Schools wil...
MEETING A NEEDTwelve diverse districts have partnered with Citizen   In AY 2010-2011, 76% of CitizenSchools to implement E...
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTS       Citizen Schools is committed to improving student outcomes through the effective use of dat...
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTS     An independent evaluation found that Citizen Schools’ Out-Of-School program, the basis for ou...
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTS          One of the schools in the study, our flagship ELT partnership with the Edwards          ...
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTSIn 2010-2011, after one year of an Expanded Learning Time partnership with Citizen Schools,schools...
WHAT MAKES A STRONG SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP     Criteria for partner schools:      Scores that lag behind state or district av...
WHAT MAKES A STRONG DISTRICT PARTNERSHIP                Criteria for partner districts:                 Potential school ...
CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ PROMISE TO SCHOOL PARTNERS      Citizen Schools will add 3 hours per day, 4       days per week of high-...
“Partnering with Citizen Schools advances our visionof full-service community schools, and provides critically needed huma...
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Middle school students in low-income communities need an expanded learning day to close the opportunity gap with wealthier schools. Citizen Schools provides a second shift of educators for this time, and helps schools fulfill their potential.

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Expanded Learning time Partnerships

  1. 1. EXPANDED LEARNING TIME PARTNERSHIPS A Second Shift of Educators for Student Success
  2. 2. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ VISION FOR STUDENTS Enabling successful transitions intoClosing the HIGH SCHOOL Providingachievement gap and increasing pathways fromin MIDDLE SCHOOL graduation rates COLLEGE TO CAREERS
  3. 3. A PARTNERSHIP TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIESCitizen Schools is a non-profit organization that partners with middle schools in low-income communities to expand the learning day. Since 1995, middle school studentshave discovered new paths through our hands-on projects, targeted academicsupport. School partners have been transformed in turn, through the benefits of:  15-20 highly talented staff join your school faculty “SECOND SHIFT”  Low (1:17) teacher to student ratios for academic and social support STAFFING  Opportunity to spread workload across more faculty and allow for more planning time  Targeted support of high leverage academic skills ACADEMIC  Standards-aligned curricula in Math or Literacy PRACTICE  Citizen Schools staff join grade level meetings and Instructional Leadership teams  Hands-on activities that make learning relevant REAL WORLD  Diverse 10-week apprenticeships taught by community and corporate volunteers LEARNING  Curriculum focus on 21st century skills, including oral presentation, teamwork, leadership, data analysis, advanced literacy, and technology  Biweekly phone calls home to report student progress and updates from school faculty FAMILY  Regular events to help families connect to schools, including potlucks and high-school ENGAGEMENT information sessions and selection coaching  Help families connect to schools by hiring staff who communicate in home languages  Students participate in 100+ hours of “college and career” programming that helps COLLEGE TO prepare them for high school and college CAREER EXPOSURE  Visits to colleges, corporations and cultural institutions 2
  4. 4. MORE TIME… Expanded Learning Time (ELT), used well, enables schools to offer a more in-depth and well- rounded education. The learning time that Citizen Schools adds to traditional public middle schools makes their day comparable to that of the highest-performing charter schools. Hours of School Time Per Year 1,872 1,800 1,692 1,600 1,620 1,560 1,536 1,480 1,300 1,260 800 Traditional Harmony Apollo 20 Achievement Uncommon YES Prep Citizen Schools KIPP Public Schools First Schools ELT3
  5. 5. …AND MORE PEOPLETo deliver these hours of instruction, Citizen Schools brings in a secondshift: an afternoon team of educators that collaborates with, andmirrors, a school’s principal, teachers, and instructional leadership team.The Second ShiftA Citizen Schools campus consists ofAmeriCorps members who play CAMPUS DIRECTORspecialized roles called “leads,” aswell as part-time educatorsembarking on a teaching career, AmeriCorpsan experienced supervisor, and TEACHING FELLOWSvolunteer Citizen Teachers who  Academic Lead Part-timeteach unique, inspiring courses in  Citizen Teacher Lead  College Readiness TEACHINGtheir fields. The program begins in Lead ASSOCIATES  Data Leadthe afternoon, and seamlessly  Family & Studentintegrates its culture of achievement Engagement Leadwith each school’s. Volunteer CITIZEN TEACHERS 4
  6. 6. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ THEORY OF CHANGE We believe that skills, access, and belief drive student success in cognitive, behavioral, and affective learning. Our curricula are designed to build students’ skills, provide access to community resources, and instill belief in the connection between hard work and success. Program elements foster three competencies vital to students’ future success: academic skills, college readiness skills, and 21st century skills:  Collaboration  Communication  Global awareness  Advanced literacy  Data analysis  Technology  Problem solving  Effective reasoning  Innovation5
  7. 7. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ THEORY OF CHANGECitizen Schools drives student impact by shifting students’ educationaltrajectory in middle school toward a path to college and career success. SUCCESS in college & career LONG-TERM OUTCOMES  Achievement  Graduation  College and career MID-TERM OUTCOMES readiness  Engagement  Achievement  Selection of a college- SHORT-TERM OUTCOMES track high school  ACCESS to positive peers, adults and experiences CITIZEN SCHOOLS  SKILLS, academic and PROGRAM 21st century  Apprenticeships  BELIEF in the connection between hard work, education  Academic coaching and future success  College to career connections 6
  8. 8. PROGRAM ELEMENTS Program & Impact Our program model blends academic support and project-based enrichment for three hours per day to close the opportunity and achievement gap for middle school students. ACADEMIC SUPPORT APPRENTICESHIPS COLLEGE TO CAREER  Previews and reviews of  Aligned to 21st Century Skills CONNECTIONS standards-based Math and  Semester-long projects that  Explicit instruction in study skills Literacy skills and concepts culminate in student and school success habits  Targeted homework support presentations  Exposure to college and career  Time management and self-  Co-taught by Citizen Schools staff opportunities and pathways organization skills and volunteer Citizen Teachers  Individualized report card analysis  Key partners: Citizen Schools, who are experts in their fields to set goals for school success teachers, parents, administrators  Key partners: Citizen Schools,  Key partners: Citizen Schools, volunteers, parents, teachers volunteers, teachers, parents7
  9. 9. THE EXPANDED LEARNING DAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Homeroom Literacy & ELA Literacy & ELA Literacy & ELA Literacy & ELA Literacy & ELA Math Math Math Math Math Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies Science Science Science Science ScienceTransition around SNACK AND CIRCLE SNACK SNACK SNACK 3pm ACADEMIC SUPPORT ACADEMIC SUPPORT JOINT ACADEMIC SUPPORT ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIPS/ DEVELOPMENTDismissal around COLLEGE TO CAREER 8TH GRADE APPRENTICESHIPS ACADEMY EXPLORE! 6pm CONNECTIONS SATURDAY 8TH GRADE ACADEMY/ COLLEGE TO CAREER CONNECTIONS 8
  10. 10. PARTNERSHIPS COAST TO COAST CITIZEN SCHOOLS ELT FOOTPRINT In 2011-12, Citizen Schools will partner with 19 Expanded Learning Time schools across six states and nine communities. In seven additional communities, we run optional after-school programs, which we aim to convert to the Expanded Learning Time model in the near future. NEW YORK Bronx Brooklyn MASSACHUSETTS Harlem Boston Revere After-school: New Bedford NEW JERSEY Newark NORTH CAROLINA Durham After-school: Charlotte CALIFORNIA East Palo Alto Oakland Dallas Redwood City After-school: NEW MEXICO Campbell Mescalero Santa Fe After-school: TEXAS Albuquerque After-school: Houston9
  11. 11. MEETING A NEEDTwelve diverse districts have partnered with Citizen In AY 2010-2011, 76% of CitizenSchools to implement Expanded Learning Time programs Schools students were eligible foras an improvement strategy in their schools: free or reduced price lunch. The majority of students identified Boston Public Schools (MA) as Latino or African-American. Durham Public Schools (NC) Over 41% of participants spoke a Houston Independent School District (TX) primary language other than Mescalero Apache School (NM) English at home. New Bedford Public Schools (MA) Race and Ethnicity New York City Department of Education (NY) Latino 46% Newark Public Schools (NJ) African American 27% Oakland Unified School District (CA) White 8% Ravenswood City School District (CA) Asian or Pacific Islander 5% Redwood City School District (CA) Multiple Race or Other 14% Revere Public Schools (MA) Grade Level Santa Fe Public Schools (NM) Grade 5 1% Grade 6 55% Grade 7 26% Grade 8 16% Language Spoken at Home English 59% Spanish 33% Other 8% 10
  12. 12. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTS Citizen Schools is committed to improving student outcomes through the effective use of data. Data-Guided Program Management Internal Evaluation Our online database Our internal Program Scorecard monitors attendance and defines key outcomes and outcomes, allowing staff to indicators, such as grades, identify areas of strength student belief, and parent and concern in real time satisfaction, and enables us to and adjust their practice. track progress toward goals. External Evaluation  An external longitudinal study completed by Policy Studies Associates employed a quasi-experimental matched comparison group design and reported positive findings related to school engagement, achievement, and attainment.  A current external evaluation by Abt Associates is studying schools that adopt Expanded Learning Time in partnership with Citizen Schools to matched comparison schools over the course of five years.  We also review student end-of-year proficiency gains on state standardized exams.11
  13. 13. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTS An independent evaluation found that Citizen Schools’ Out-Of-School program, the basis for our ELT model, is associated with significant gains for our alumni through high school, years after the program.ENGAGEMENTAttendance is one of the best predictorsof whether a student will drop out of Citizen Schools attendance isschool. As early as middle school, high higher than matched peers,absenteeism is a powerful indicator of reducing absenteeism by 43%.1dropout risk.ACHIEVEMENT State Exam Passage Rates (Grade 10)Many students lack the academic skills Citizen Schools Boston 9 out of 10 Citizen Schools Participants 93 93necessary for college and career success. 88 89 alumni passed state exit exams Boston Public Schools 83 82Only one-quarter of high school graduates in math and English, closing the 75 77who took the ACT in 2010 met college Massachusetts Low- achievement gap with state Income Students averages.1readiness benchmarks.2 Massachusetts - All Math English Language Arts StudentsGRADUATIONNationwide, 2.2 million students attend high Citizen Schools participantsschools that qualify as “dropout factories.” had a 20% higher high schoolEach year, more than a million young graduation rate than matchedpeople fail to graduate with their class.3 peers (71% vs. 59%).11. Arcaira, Vile, and Reisner (2010). Achieving High School 2. ACT (2010). The Condition of College 3. Civic Enterprises, Everyone Graduates Center, and Graduation: Citizen Schools’ Youth Outcomes in Boston. and Career Readiness 2010. America’s Promise Alliance (2010). Building a Grad Nation. 12
  14. 14. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTS One of the schools in the study, our flagship ELT partnership with the Edwards Middle School in Boston, has reversed the state-wide achievement gap. State Exam Proficiency: Grade 8 Math 60 Implementation of ELT (fall 2006) Edwards + Citizen Schools Massachusetts 50 40 Boston Public Schools 30 20 10 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 SOURCES. Fleischman et al. (2010). Highlights from PISA 2009.; Arcaira, Vile, and Reisner (2010). Achieving High School Graduation; MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.13
  15. 15. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ RESULTSIn 2010-2011, after one year of an Expanded Learning Time partnership with Citizen Schools,schools averaged six percentage point gains on state standardized exams, positioning theschools to meet a three-year cumulative goal of a 15 percentage point gain—exceedingthe US Department of Education standard for successful school turnaround. Average Annual Proficiency Gains 14 ELA Math 12 10 8 8.0 8.3 6 4 2.3 2 3.6 3.6 1.2 0 District Average High quality turnaround efforts Citizen Schools partnerships 14
  16. 16. WHAT MAKES A STRONG SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP Criteria for partner schools:  Scores that lag behind state or district averages on state-based standardized tests  Greater than 75% of students from low socio- economic background as identified by free and reduced lunch  A strong principal leader with: − a data-driven and strategic approach to student success and teacher assessment − a commitment to Citizen Schools as core to the school’s improvement strategy, including ensuring access to time, dollars, space and staff to ensure programmatic success and alignment Expectations for partner schools:  Inclusive communication with school day and Citizen Schools staff about the ELT partnership  Collaboration with Citizen Schools on scheduling and other logistics  Access to student data and records  Behavior policies and procedures that align with those of Citizen Schools  Access by Citizen Schools campus staff to instructional and leadership meetings  Support for joint professional development with Citizen Schools15
  17. 17. WHAT MAKES A STRONG DISTRICT PARTNERSHIP Criteria for partner districts:  Potential school partners that align with Citizen Schools target population  Leadership support of Citizen Schools ELT program as a school improvement strategy for select schools  Demonstrated track record with outside partners Expectations for partner districts:  Help in identifying public funding sources to support 60-80% of direct program costs  Public expression of support for ELT as a school turnaround strategy  Transportation for ELT students  Schools with autonomy over scheduling and transportation  Necessary support staff during expanded day  Access to student performance data  Adequate heating and cooling for school buildings 16
  18. 18. CITIZEN SCHOOLS’ PROMISE TO SCHOOL PARTNERS  Citizen Schools will add 3 hours per day, 4 days per week of high-quality educational programming to the school day, and ensure alignment with the regular school day.  We will maintain respectful relationships and support the school community.  We will articulate to students a clear vision for academic excellence, including connections to the school’s WHAT TO EXPECT FROM CITIZEN SCHOOLS curriculum and courses.  We will meet with school staff on a regular basis and communicate with student families biweekly.  We will ensure a results and data-driven approach to student achievement while fostering a love of learning.17
  19. 19. “Partnering with Citizen Schools advances our visionof full-service community schools, and provides critically needed human capital to expand the learningday by three hours daily. The additional time is filled with a combination of real-world learning led by rolemodels from our community – engineers from Google and Cisco Systems, attorneys, chefs, artists, andeven some parents – plus small-group academic instruction led by a ‘second shift’ that complements ourtraditional district educators. The Citizen Schools ELT partnership provides a proven model for effectivemiddle school reform for the district’s other low-performing schools.” ANTHONY SMITH OAKLAND SUPERINTENDENT
  20. 20. www.citizenschools.org

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