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  1. 1. FinalApplicationStaff Development<br />School B’s<br />Proposed Solutions for Success<br />By Deitra Pulliam<br />
  2. 2. What is the Problem ?<br />School B has not made AYP in three years in reading.<br />7th year in the School Improvement Process.<br />Teachers are overwhelmed by the increased benchmarks each year.<br />Teachers have become reactive to data as oppose to proactive toward the data.<br />Students continue to struggle as the achievement gap gets wider. <br />
  3. 3. State’s benchmark passing rate 81% <br />2007-2008 All students that passed at 72%<br />2008-2009 All students that passed 76%<br />2009-2010 All students passed 78%<br />2007-2008 Black students that passed at 66%<br />2008-2009 Black students that passed 71%<br />2009-2010 Black students that passed 75%<br />2007-2008 Hispanic students that passed at 69%<br />2008-2009 Hispanic students that passed 69%<br />2009-2010 Hispanic students that passed 74%<br />2007-2008 Students with disabilities students that passed at 46%<br />2008-2009 Students with disabilities students that passed 60%<br />2009-2010 Students with disabilities students that passed 59%<br />2007-2008 Economically Disadvantage students that passed at 71%<br />2008-2009 Economically Disadvantage students that passed 73%<br />2009-2010 Economically Disadvantage students that passed 76%<br />2007-2008 Limited English students that passed at 74%<br />2008-2009 Limited English students that passed 74%<br />2009-2010 Limited English students that passed 83%<br />White students too few to report were unidentifiable in the make up of the data<br />based on low representation. However, in 2007-2008 results in reading, they continued to out perform their peers in both the district and school<br />
  4. 4. The Question<br />Based on the existing gap in student performance<br />What can teachers do to engage students in meaningful, interactive and challenging instruction responsive to students’ needs? <br />
  5. 5. Methodology used <br />Interrupted Time Series<br />Istation (A Reading Intervention Program)<br />SOL Test Results/<br />Inferential Statistics / Cross sectional data<br />Free and reduced lunch, demographics <br />Of students who have performed below the benchmark and have failed two consecutive years.<br />
  6. 6. Data Collection<br /> Unit Assessments <br />Data collection for I-station<br />Running Records<br />Individual Reading Intervention Plans<br />Teacher long and short term goals<br />Teacher Surveys /Professional Dev./PLC’S<br />Flow and usage of training <br />
  7. 7. Research Reveals the following:<br />
  8. 8. Research Suggest…<br />(Hedsinger,2010) in his study utilized statistics to support the findings and was able to indicate the viability of pairwise comparison for assessments. <br />Activities such as increasing the <br />language arts block, benchmark assessments, articulation meetings, family literacy nights, volunteer <br />reading programs such as RIF, and community volunteer group these activities will increase the <br />collection of data.<br />
  9. 9. Proposed Solutions<br />Comprehensive Strategies to engage teachers will include<br />Professional Development<br />Critical Friendships<br />Small Committees that support governance.<br />Scanning the environment for trends and issues<br />Task orientated focus on improving instruction. <br />
  10. 10. Proposed Solutions Teacher Centered <br />Our focus will entail looking at models and educating ourselves . The three websites will aid us in our approach.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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  12. 12. Innovative Teaching to raise students scores will include…<br />Smart boards/ whiteboards<br /><br />Virtual Fieldtrips<br /><br /><br />Teacher webpages/ Blogs/<br />Laptops/ ipads/ clickers<br />
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  15. 15. Solutions offered<br />
  16. 16. What is the Big Ideas<br />School B will set ambitious yet realistic goals showing growth targets for its school so we can narrow the achievement gap.<br /> School B will have to work on the following in a study by (Marx et al 2006) he advises that any “group that is able to <br />think about the future should be informed by the inflow of constant information” (p.166). He suggest the following <br />1. Be clear that all educators are leaders by the virtue of the important role they play in society . <br />Teachers are stakeholders and are investors in the sake of our schools.<br />2. Regularly staff must engage in the process of scanning the environment for trends and issues. For<br /> School B that means looking into the causes for not making AYP and closing the gap, then work toward developing solutions.<br />3. Make environmental scanning and visioning tools and techniques a part of “how we do business” this involves discerning political, economic, social and technological forces affecting the organization.<br />Innovative strategies and tools must be offered through teacher training. <br />Look at the type of reforms that are offered and translate it into action. “Data driven instruction does not require teacher buy- in- it creates it” (Santoyo, 2008 et al p.46). <br />4. Set up future council or network as advisors. <br />Looking at the current conditions of the school, fine the elements that define our culture and celebrate what we do well.<br />5. Conduct staff and community surveys.<br /> 6. Make the process continuous by maintaining fluidity that will support the organizations renewal. <br />
  17. 17. Our Focus<br /> Closing the achievement gap among sub groups by increasing student achievement and student performance on standardize test. <br />Increasing high quality professional development.<br />Motivating teachers through clear objectives and explicit goals.<br />Monitoring assessments on a regular basis eliminating barriers .<br />
  18. 18. References<br />Arlington Public Schools Strategic Plan 2005-2011<br />Cornelius,D (2011). Education and Skills Gap: A Global Crisis Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers v.86 n4 Pg.50-55 April 2011 r3trieved ERIC 2011 July<br />Heldsinger, S. Humphrey , S. Australian Educational Researcher August 2010 Vol. 37<br />Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making. NCEE 2009-4067 US Department of Education.<br />Marx, Gary. (2006) Future focused leadership: Preparing schools, students, and communities for<br />tomorrow’s realities. Library of Congress<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Santoyo, P. (2008). Data in the Driver’s Seat. Educational Leadership p.43 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development<br />Swaffield, S. (2007). Improving Schools Light touch Critical Friendships . Volume 10 Number 3 Nov. 2007 205-219 Issn-1365-4802 DOI: 10.117/136548020777845. Sage Publications/<br /><br /> Teacher webpage<br />Field trips<br /><br /><br />