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High School Continuous Improvement Presentation

  1. 1. Continuous Improvement at Dunlap High School Presented on March 18, 2010 By Aaron Barrington, Desiree Masters & Tim Noonen
  2. 2. Broken escalator? <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =47rQkTPWW2I </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does CI look like at the high school? <ul><li>Through continuous improvement, we can... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower our students to solve their own problems using critical thinking (21 st century skills) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasize responsibility and accountability to our students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use tools to gather and analyze data to drive our education plans </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Traditional Education Models <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmxpftPFXZg </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Begin with the end in mind” ~ Stephen Covey <ul><li>Pick a number... Any number... Person closest to my number wins prize from bucket... </li></ul><ul><li>My number is -91√(71)/42 ≈-18.256657841882… </li></ul><ul><li>Notice without parameters this activity is difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a whole number between 10 and 20. </li></ul><ul><li>My number is 12. </li></ul><ul><li>With parameters, this activity becomes clearer and better focused. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Creating SMART Goals <ul><li>SMART Goals have all of the following qualities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>S – Specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M – Measurable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A – Attainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>R – Results-oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T – Timely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are many things to improve on in the classroom. SMART goals are the most important things. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMART goals are not rigid or set in stone – you can change them as you need to throughout the semester. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Creating SMART goals in Applied Algebra <ul><li>Discussed previous semester / quarter performance </li></ul><ul><li>Used affinity diagram </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Give each student a post-it note to report their choice for the class goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After seeing where everyone thinks we should be, they make a final decision as a class </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Data Centers <ul><li>Display goals and goal progress in the room </li></ul><ul><li>Also opens an element of competition between classes (drives students motivation) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Data Binders <ul><li>Use data binders to track individual goals </li></ul><ul><li>Students create their own individual goals based on previous semester performance </li></ul><ul><li>Track homework completion, quizzes, tests, behavior goals and reflections, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>How much class time? Maybe 5 minutes a week, we also took one day at beginning of quarter / semester to set new goals based on previous performance </li></ul>
  10. 10. Student examples
  11. 11. Student examples
  12. 12. DHS Student Responses <ul><li>“I think it’s way better than keeping a notebook. A notebook doesn’t tell you what you need to work on or your goals.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I like the data folder cause it shows how I’m don’t in the class and why my grade is what it is.” </li></ul><ul><li>“I think the data folders are a good thing to help us [the students] to see our progress and to see what we need to work on and what we achieve in and it motivates us. Well, it motivates me.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Impact on class performance <ul><li>2 nd quarter homework  3 rd quarter homework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd hour: 68%  75% (goal was 78%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 th hour: 76%  80% (goal was 85%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd quarter quizzes/tests  3 rd quarter quizzes/tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd hour: 71%  77% (goal was 76%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 th hour: 80%  84% (goal was 85%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 nd quarter class average  3 rd quarter class average </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd hour: 73%  77% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 th hour: 83%  87% </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Create a SMART goal...
  15. 19. <ul><li>At a Student Led conference… </li></ul><ul><li>The student conducts the conference. </li></ul><ul><li>The student shows their work. </li></ul><ul><li>The student discusses their educational goals. </li></ul><ul><li>The student develops strategies for meeting their goals. </li></ul>
  16. 20. <ul><li>Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>On My Honor Exam </li></ul><ul><li>D.O.L. Run Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling run Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar Test </li></ul><ul><li>Letter Writing Map & Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Student Choice or Think Chart </li></ul><ul><li>I Can Do It </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>I Can Do It </li></ul><ul><li>Ch.1 & Ch.2 Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz of Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-Solving Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Math Facts Run Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Class Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Science Folder </li></ul><ul><li>144 Facts Run Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Test of Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Log on to the Internet and Complete Attached Science Web Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Style Essay </li></ul><ul><li>My Career Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Geography Run Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Times & Dates Run Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Student Choice </li></ul>TEAM 8H CONFERENCE ORGANIZER <ul><li>Ed. Performance Data </li></ul><ul><li>Ed. Performance Explanation Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Math Ed. Performance Data </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Ed. Performance Data </li></ul>
  17. 23. Responsibility “ The student takes responsibility and learns how to present information. Students seem more at ease when they are in “control” of the conference, even presenting difficult info/”less than perfect” papers.”
  18. 24. “ Discussing the papers with the student --- seeing the pride in their work.”
  19. 25. Overall, the DMS sixth grade experienced a 97.5% student/parent attendance rate during student led conferences.   Students with IEP’s and 504 plans had a 100% student/parent attendance rate during student led conferences.

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