School & Society PowerPoint - Sep 12

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    1. 1. NCLB and educational reform Dr. Scott McLeod September 12, 2006
    2. 2. Housekeeping <ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note discussion group / location! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Our textbook is available at the bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic assignment sign-up </li></ul>
    3. 3. History behind NCLB <ul><li>Minimum competency tests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minnesota Basic Skills Test </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hue and cry to move beyond basic skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ratcheting up of academic expectations </li></ul>
    4. 4. Three main components of NCLB <ul><li>Improving student academic performance, particularly subgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of data to inform practice </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher quality </li></ul><ul><li>Plus scientifically-based research, Reading First, etc. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Academic performance <ul><li>Achievement (or, sometimes, growth) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subgroup size = 20 for most, 40 for special ed and LEP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject areas and grade levels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participation = 95% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subgroup size = 40 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem of “parent veto” </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Academic performance <ul><li>Proficiency levels rise over time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>100% by 2013-2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut scores are “arbitrary” </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Cut score at overall mean Black kids = 50% of population
    8. 8. Percentage of kids proficient
    9. 9. Cut score 1 SD above overall mean Black kids = 50% of population
    10. 10. Percentage of kids proficient
    11. 11. Cut score 1 SD above overall mean Black kids = 15% of population
    12. 12. Academic performance <ul><li>80% graduation rate </li></ul><ul><li>90% attendance </li></ul>
    13. 13. Utilizing data <ul><li>Data-driven decision-making </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summative assessments for larger-scale decision-making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formative assessments for progress monitoring during school year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration in teacher teams (professional learning communities) </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Teacher quality <ul><li>“Highly qualified” teacher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensed in subject area being taught </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other assessment </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Questions? <ul><li>What kind of questions do you have? </li></ul>

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