TASC: Teams in Academic Service     Centers A Model for Intervention andExtension within the School Day
A presentation to the2012 Showcase of Model School Programs             NEASC/CPSS           October 11, 2012
OverviewI.     Definition of TASCII.    Development of TASCIII.   TASC in Daily PracticeIV.    Student and Staff FeedbackV...
Introduction of Our Story  “It takes just one student  to bring about change, as  long as there is a staff  member there t...
Definition of TASCTASC is a program that:o   involves teachers, paraprofessionals,    specialists, guidance counselors, an...
Goals of TASCPhase I: To build an infrastructure for  academic and behavioral interventions/  supports for students in an ...
TimelinePlanning phase (started Fa 2010)Planning team work (Fa 2010-Sp 2011)Graduated rollout to staff (Sp 2011)Implementa...
TASC Structure43 minute school-wide intervention blockMandatory for all studentsStudent-initiated booking optionsOn-demand...
Booking OptionsHomework completionAccess to library, computer/language labsWork on VHS or VLACS coursesDocumented ELOsAcce...
TASCWhat it is not …      What it is …• study hall              •   personal                          •   academic• adviso...
Essential QuestionHow do we create anintervention block of timewithin a high school settingto meet the learning needsof al...
NEASC Standards      that direct and support our workSupport Standard 5:School Culture and Leadership3 - There is a formal...
NEASC Standards       that direct and support our workSupport Standard 5:School Culture and Leadership10 - Teachers exerci...
NEASC Standards       that direct and support our workSupport Standard 6:School Resources for Learning1 - The school has t...
Developing TASCFrom the Advisory Model to TASCGiving up control
Developing TASCInterdisciplinary orientationTime commitmentFeedback and focus groups
Adjustments                        Bell Schedule       7:25 Warning Bell I            7:25   Warning Bell I       7:30 War...
Challenges We MetWill TASC constitute another prep?Will students be invested without a grade component?How will we achi...
The Relevance of TASC
Logistics Challenges          Computer Scheduling270,000 possible permutations/weekGoogle Docs for Education“BookMeNow”...
Live Demo:Personalized Booking       Process
Student Experiences    With TASC
TASC Student Surveys          5%5%5%                                   2% 3%                                              ...
TASC Student Surveys           8%                  16%                       5% 4%      5%                                ...
TASC Student Surveys                                                                 5                                    ...
TASC Staff Survey           94%Percentage of respondents who thought     the TASC block was a good idea.                  ...
TASC Staff Survey                 78%   Percentage of respondents who thoughttheir time is being used effectively during T...
TASC Staff Survey               96% Percentage of respondents who perceive thatstudents produce more work as a result of T...
TASC Staff Survey                   87%Percentage of respondents who perceive that students    produce higher-quality work...
TASC Staff Survey                    79%             1st choicePercentage of respondents who value the TASC block for  giv...
TASC Staff Survey              Additional findingsWe have achieved solid faculty and studentbuy-in but we need to … becom...
What’s next for TASC?   Service learning projects   Peer-to-peer tutoring opportunities   Community service   Dedicate...
Tier II Intervention Cycle             Content area        Data               check-in        gathering     Assessment    ...
Review Definition of TASC as an RTI model in  a high-school setting Development from advisory to TASC,  challenges we me...
“Relentless Pursuit”
Thank you for attending our session!       This presentation will be available at   http://conval.edu/schools/CVHS/tasc-mo...
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Conval High School has designed TASC (Teams in Academic Service Centers) as a daily response to intervention block (RTI). This model was presented at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges/Committee on Public Secondary Schools "Showcase of Model School Programs" on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center, Westford, MA.

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    1. 1. TASC: Teams in Academic Service Centers A Model for Intervention andExtension within the School Day
    2. 2. A presentation to the2012 Showcase of Model School Programs NEASC/CPSS October 11, 2012
    3. 3. OverviewI. Definition of TASCII. Development of TASCIII. TASC in Daily PracticeIV. Student and Staff FeedbackV. Further Developments
    4. 4. Introduction of Our Story “It takes just one student to bring about change, as long as there is a staff member there to listen.”
    5. 5. Definition of TASCTASC is a program that:o involves teachers, paraprofessionals, specialists, guidance counselors, and administratorso for the purpose of providing supports, interventions and extensions to studentso during the regular school day.
    6. 6. Goals of TASCPhase I: To build an infrastructure for academic and behavioral interventions/ supports for students in an RTI modelPhase II: To provide opportunities for targeted interventions and Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs)
    7. 7. TimelinePlanning phase (started Fa 2010)Planning team work (Fa 2010-Sp 2011)Graduated rollout to staff (Sp 2011)Implementation phase (AY 2011-12)Further refinements (Sp 2012)
    8. 8. TASC Structure43 minute school-wide intervention blockMandatory for all studentsStudent-initiated booking optionsOn-demand pre-bookings by teachersCredit for attendance and active engagement
    9. 9. Booking OptionsHomework completionAccess to library, computer/language labsWork on VHS or VLACS coursesDocumented ELOsAccess to PE/music resource areasGuest speakers
    10. 10. TASCWhat it is not … What it is …• study hall • personal • academic• advisory • student-driven• social time • targeted • directed• class • successful
    11. 11. Essential QuestionHow do we create anintervention block of timewithin a high school settingto meet the learning needsof all students?
    12. 12. NEASC Standards that direct and support our workSupport Standard 5:School Culture and Leadership3 - There is a formal, ongoing program throughwhich each student has an adult in the school,in addition to the school counselor, who knowsthe student well and assist the students inreaching 21st CLE.
    13. 13. NEASC Standards that direct and support our workSupport Standard 5:School Culture and Leadership10 - Teachers exercise initiative and leadershipessential to the improvement of the school andto increase students’ engagement in learning.
    14. 14. NEASC Standards that direct and support our workSupport Standard 6:School Resources for Learning1 - The school has timely, coordinated, anddirective intervention strategies for allstudents, including identified and at-riskstudents, that support each student’sachievement of 21st CLE.
    15. 15. Developing TASCFrom the Advisory Model to TASCGiving up control
    16. 16. Developing TASCInterdisciplinary orientationTime commitmentFeedback and focus groups
    17. 17. Adjustments Bell Schedule 7:25 Warning Bell I 7:25 Warning Bell I 7:30 Warning Bell II 7:30 Warning Bell II 7:35-8:54 Block I 7:35-9:00 Block I 8:58-10:17 Block II 9:05-10:45 Block II 10:21-11:04 TASC10:50-12:50 Block III 11:08-12:57 Block III 12:55-2:20 Block IV 1:01-2:20 Block IV 2:20 Dismissal 2:20 Dismissal
    18. 18. Challenges We MetWill TASC constitute another prep?Will students be invested without a grade component?How will we achieve accountability with that many students in transit after Block II?Should faculty be assigned their own students?
    19. 19. The Relevance of TASC
    20. 20. Logistics Challenges Computer Scheduling270,000 possible permutations/weekGoogle Docs for Education“BookMeNow” (not the actual name)TASCMaster custom software
    21. 21. Live Demo:Personalized Booking Process
    22. 22. Student Experiences With TASC
    23. 23. TASC Student Surveys 5%5%5% 2% 3% 3% 17%29% 37% 25% 32% 38% 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 n/a 4 5 n/a 1/23/2012 6/4/2012 Do you like TASC? (1=not so much, 5=TASC is great!)
    24. 24. TASC Student Surveys 8% 16% 5% 4% 5% 19% 8%13% 11%9% 47% 53% Getting help Homework Research/Study Socializing Art/Music Nothing 1/23/2012 6/4/2012 What do you do while at TASC?
    25. 25. TASC Student Surveys 5 4 4.00 3.60 3 2 1 1/23/2012 6/4/2012Do you think TASC is a good idea? (Average on a 5-point scale)
    26. 26. TASC Staff Survey 94%Percentage of respondents who thought the TASC block was a good idea. 6/26/2012
    27. 27. TASC Staff Survey 78% Percentage of respondents who thoughttheir time is being used effectively during TASC. 6/26/2012
    28. 28. TASC Staff Survey 96% Percentage of respondents who perceive thatstudents produce more work as a result of TASC. 6/26/2012
    29. 29. TASC Staff Survey 87%Percentage of respondents who perceive that students produce higher-quality work as a result of TASC. 6/26/2012
    30. 30. TASC Staff Survey 79% 1st choicePercentage of respondents who value the TASC block for giving them the time to focus on and assist students. 6/26/2012
    31. 31. TASC Staff Survey Additional findingsWe have achieved solid faculty and studentbuy-in but we need to … become better at identifying students with motivational challenges explore ways to establish second tier of interventions open opportunities for more talented students to assist targeted students 6/26/2012
    32. 32. What’s next for TASC? Service learning projects Peer-to-peer tutoring opportunities Community service Dedicated digital portfolio activities Onsite internship opportunities Tier II Interventions
    33. 33. Tier II Intervention Cycle Content area Data check-in gathering Assessment Screening Progress Plan for Monitoring instruction Personalized Intervention
    34. 34. Review Definition of TASC as an RTI model in a high-school setting Development from advisory to TASC, challenges we met Daily practices of TASC informed by student and staff feedback Further developments of the TASC model (extensions, Tier II)
    35. 35. “Relentless Pursuit”
    36. 36. Thank you for attending our session! This presentation will be available at http://conval.edu/schools/CVHS/tasc-model

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