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  1. 1. RISA STEAM Rhode Island Department of Education Hearing Regarding Charter School Proposal for Rhode Island STEAM Academy 8 & 10 July 2014
  2. 2. RISA STEAM Rhode Island STEAM Academy Topics Mission and Goals Why STEAM? Academic Matters Organization Enrollment RISA Features Concerns Excitement
  3. 3. Mission Prepare all K-6 students for success in secondary and post-secondary education by building an academic, social, and technological foundation emphasizing mastery, critical thinking, and innovation using an integrated, project-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/design and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum. RISA STEAM
  4. 4. Envisionment RISA students will - enjoy a robust understanding of knowledge that spans the liberal arts and STEAM disciplines. - enter 7th grade confident in their ability to learn all disciplines. - enter 7th grade with a proficiency and achievement in STEAM disciplines. RISA STEAM
  5. 5. Goals 1. Meet or exceed statewide established levels of performance in reading, writing, mathematics, and science for summation and accountability. 2. 80% of students will meet or exceed expectations for progression through grade level benchmarks. 3. 10% of students will reach grade-plus-one level benchmarks in at least one discipline. RISA STEAM
  6. 6. Why STEAM?RISA STEAM S – Science T – Technology E – Engineering A – Arts / Design M - Mathematics
  7. 7. 2013 NAEP - National View WE NEED TO: (1) CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP (2) RAISE THE BAR FOR TOP PERFORMERS RISA STEAM
  8. 8. 17% 142-15% 184-16% 143-11% 38-12% 10% 128-13% 74- 6% 58- 4% 9- 3% 48% 412-42% 580-50% 669-49% 173-54% 25% 290-30% 329-28% 499-37% 99-31% -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 73,515 Newport 972 Middletown 1,167 Portsmouth 1,360 Jamestown 319 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Reading RISA STEAM Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient Average of All Tests at the Beginning of Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11 (Jamestown Data Excludes Grade 11)
  9. 9. 17% 26-18% 20-12% 24-13% 2- 4% 10% 37-25% 8- 5% 15- 8% 3- 6% 48% 64-44% 95-58% 82-46% 30-58% 25% 19-13% 41-25% 57-32% 17-33% -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,474 Newport 146 Middletown 164 Portsmouth 178 Jamestown 52 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Reading RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  10. 10. -25 -11 35-20% 37-10% -21 -6 49-28% 14- 4% 46 54 77-44% 194-53% 9 29 14- 8% 120-33% -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,209 50% State Oth 5,265 50% Jam Mid New Por SES 175 32% Jam Mid New Por Oth 365 68% Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Reading RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Subtantially Below Proficient Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  11. 11. 25% 11% 20-22% 6-11% 8-18% 12-10% 6-18% 18-13% 1-20% 1- 2% 21% - 6% 32-35% 5- 9% 3- 7% 5- 4% 12-35% 3- 2% 2-40% 1- 2% 46% 54% 34-37% 30-56% 27-61% 68-57% 14-41% 68-47% 2-40% 28-60% 9% 29% 6- 7% 13-24% 6-14% 35-29% 2- 6% 55-38% 0- 0% 17-36% -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,209 State Oth 5,265 New SES 92 63% New Oth 54 Mid SES 44 28% Mid Oth 120 Por SES 34 19% Por Oth 144 Jam SES 5 10% Jam Oth 47 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Reading RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  12. 12. 17% 29-20% 26-15% 32-17% 9-17% 12% 28-19% 13- 7% 9- 5% 2- 4% 47% 56-39% 85-49% 105-57% 26-50% 23% 32-22% 50-29% 38-21% 15-29% -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,816 Newport 145 Middletown 174 Portsmouth 184 Jamestown 52 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Reading RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 4 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  13. 13. 11% 12-10% 11- 7% 11- 5% 7% 14-12% 5- 3% 4- 25% 38% 46-38% 43-26% 69-31% 43% 48-40% 107-64% 142-63% -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,302 Newport 120 Middletown 166 Portsmouth 226 Jamestown N/A Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Reading RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 11 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  14. 14. 20% 202-21% 230-19% 197-14% 38-12% 24% 302-31% 166-14% 119- 9% 19- 6% 40% 351-36% 537-45% 647-48% 141-44% 16% 130-13% 250-21% 398-29% 121-38% -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 74,157 Newport 985 Middletown 1,183 Portsmouth 1,361 Jamestown 319 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Average of All Tests at the Beginning of Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11 (Jamestown Data Excludes Grade 11) Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  15. 15. 28% 37-30% 40-24% 50-22% 36% 57-46% 28-17% 35-15% 32% 28-23% 92-55% 121-53%3% 2- 2% 7- 4% 21- 9% -100 -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,469 Newport 124 Middletown 167 Portsmouth 227 Jamestown N/A Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 11 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  16. 16. 19% 20-15% 38-21% 18-10% 6-16% 22% 48-36% 27-15% 16- 9% 4-11% 39% 47-35% 79-43% 72-39% 9-24% 20% 20-15% 41-22% 77-42% 18-49% -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,719 Newport 135 Middletown 185 Portsmouth 183 Jamestown 37 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 7 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  17. 17. 21% 34-23% 31-19% 27-15% 3- 6% 22% 42-29% 18-11% 15- 8% 1- 2% 39% 53-36% 74-44% 68-38% 27-52% 17% 18-12% 44-26% 68-38% 21-40% -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,549 Newport 147 Middletown 167 Portsmouth 178 Jamestown 52 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  18. 18. 26% 17% 46-26% 49-13% 33% 11% 54-31% 22- 6% 34% 45% 60-34% 162-44% 8% 27% 17-10% 134-37% -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,266 50% State Oth 5,283 50% Jam Mid New Por SES 177 33% Jam Mid New Por Oth 367 67% Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  19. 19. 26% 17% 24-26% 10-18% 13-28% 18-15% 7-21% 20-14% 2-40% 1- 2% 33% 11% 35-38% 7-13% 9-20% 9- 7% 10-29% 5- 3% 0- 0% 1- 2% 34% 45% 27-29% 26-47% 17-37% 57-47% 13-38% 55-38% 3-60% 24-51% 8% 27% 6- 7% 12-22% 7-15% 37-31% 4-12% 64-44% 0- 0% 21-45% -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,266 State Oth 5,283 New SES 92 63% New Oth 55 Mid SES 46 28% Mid Oth 121 Por SES 34 19% Por Oth 144 Jam SES 5 10% Jam Oth 47 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  20. 20. 26% 17% 36-26% 44-13% 33% 11% 42-30% 20- 6% 34% 45% 48-35% 146-44% 8% 27% 13- 9% 120-37% -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,266 50% State Oth 5,283 50% Jam Mid New Por SES 139 33% Jam Mid New Por Oth 330 67% Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others – RISA 75 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  21. 21. 26% 17% 19-26% 9-18% 10-28% 16-15% 5-19% 18-14% 2-40% 1- 2% 33% 11% 27-38% 6-13% 7-19% 8- 7% 8-31% 4- 3% 0- 0% 1- 2% 34% 45% 21-29% 23-47% 14-39% 51-47% 10-38% 50-38% 3-60% 22-51% 8% 27% 5- 7% 11-22% 5-14% 33-31% 3-12% 58-44% 0- 0% 19-45% -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,266 State Oth 5,283 New SES 72 60% New Oth 49 Mid SES 36 25% Mid Oth 108 Por SES 26 17% Por Oth 130 Jam SES 5 11% Jam Oth 43 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others – RISA 75 Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  22. 22. 27% 28% 18% 23% 12-34%10-37% 10-15% 2-13% 0- 0% 4-22% 17-14% 6-32% -32 38% 35% 13% 23% 11-31% 13-48% 13-20% 4-25% 1-33% 4-22% 9- 8% 2-11% -11 29% 31% 45% 38% 10-29% 3-11% 30-45% 8-50% 2-67% 7-39% 56-47% 7-37% 37 6% 5% 23% 16% 2- 6% 1- 4 13-20% 2-13% 0- 0% 3-17% 36-31% 4-21% 21 -100 -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State H / L 2,602 State B / AA 865 State W 6, 277 State ≥ 2 R 413 New H / L 35 New B / AA 27 New W 66 New ≥ 2 R 16 New NA-2 A-1 3 Mid H / L 18 Mid W 118 Mid ≥ 2 R 19 Mid A-3 B-9 12 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 Race / Ethnicity Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  23. 23. 27% 28% 18% 23% 24-15% 3-18% 3- 6% 0- 0% 38% 35% 13% 23% 14- 9% 1- 6% 1- 2% 0- 0% 29% 31% 45% 38% 60-37% 8-47% 27-54% 0- 0% 6% 5% 23% 16% 63-39% 5-29% 19-38% 2-100% -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State H / L 2,602 State B / AA 865 State W 6, 277 State ≥ 2 R 413 Por W 161 Por H / L-5 A-3, B-2 ≥ 2 R-7 17 Jam W 50 Jam A-1 ≥ 2 R-1 2 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 Race / Ethnicity Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  24. 24. Major Local Achievement Gaps RISA STEAM Low-income student performance rankings at the elementary school level. 79 75 73 52 52 50 50 41 0 20 40 60 80 100 Percent 2013 RI-CAN Summary: reading + math
  25. 25. Why STEAM? 1. Close the achievement gap. 2. Raise the bar for top performers. 3. Fulfill, in part, our local responsibility to help make 21st century skills and careers attainable for ALL our state’s learners, starting with the very youngest. 4. Support the RISD initiative to equitably include learning in the arts / design in the elementary school curriculum. RISA STEAM
  26. 26. Why STEM to STEAM? 1. Performance gap in mathematics and science, as well as in literacy, can potentially be facilitated by integrating the arts into STEM instruction. 2. Arts learning fosters creativity, risk-taking and seeing multiple solutions, all of which are useful in a variety of contexts. 3. Arts-rich curricula contribute to a student’s self-identification as a learner, thus facilitating the process of learning. 4. An interdisciplinary program integrating the areas of STEAM can increase student engagement and unlock creativity and innovation, thus potentially closing the achievement gap. --- Einstein played the violin. --- RISA STEAM
  27. 27. RISA STEAM Exploring Viewpoints Reasoning Questioning & Investigating Finding Complexity Comparing & Connecting Observing & Describing (using “thinking routines” to help develop thinking dispostiions) Traverse City, Michigan Area Public Schools & Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  28. 28. (Gathering data through all your senses) RISA STEAM www.redlandsyear6.net, Traverse City, Michigan Area Public Schools, & (Harvard) Project Zero
  29. 29. RISA STEAM
  30. 30. Why STEM to STEAM? “…artists and designers in partnership with those developing scientific and technical solutions can ask deep questions, bring humanity to the problem, make us care and create answers that resonate with our values. And that is what will propel us forward.” -- John Maeda (artist, computer scientist & former RISD president) RISA STEAM
  31. 31. Why STEM to STEAM? RISA STEAM Humanities STEM Humanities / STEM Arts / Design Humanities / STEAM
  32. 32. School Culture Learning Model Inquiry, project-based learning in groups / teams Philosophy Learning = Breathing Attire Uniforms Motto STEAM-POWERED Passionate Optimistic Wonderful Explorers Respectful Empathetic Determined RISA STEAM
  33. 33. School Day / Activities Period / Times Event 1 7:45– 8:15 2 8:15– 8:30 Assembly / Attendance 3 8:30–10:00 4 10:00–12:00 5 12:00–12:30 Lunch 6 12:30– 1:00 7 1:00– 4:00 8 4:00- 5:30 RISA STEAM
  34. 34. School Day / Activities Period / Times Event 1 7:45– 8:15 Individualized Instruction (needs based) 2 8:15– 8:30 Assembly / Attendance 3 8:30–10:00 4 10:00–12:00 5 12:00–12:30 Lunch 6 12:30– 1:00 Individualized Instruction (needs based) 7 1:00– 4:00 8 4:00- 5:30 Individualized Instruction (needs based) or Enrichment Programs, e.g. Foreign Language RISA STEAM
  35. 35. School Day / Activities Period / Times Event 1 7:45– 8:15 Individualized Instruction (needs based) 2 8:15– 8:30 Assembly / Attendance 3 8:30–10:00 Mathematics Block 1* 4 10:00–12:00 English Language Arts & Social Studies plus Foreign Language Block 2* 5 12:00–12:30 Lunch 6 12:30– 1:00 Individualized Instruction (needs based) 7 1:00– 4:00 STEAM Block 3* 8 4:00- 5:30 Individualized Instruction (needs based) or Enrichment Programs, e.g. Foreign Language * Breaks, play, music, or nap times will be included at teachers’ discretion RISA STEAM
  36. 36. Maximum Enrollment, Classes, & Teachers by Year & Grade Acad Year Pre- K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Classes* Teachers + Suppl T’s* Sites 2016 0 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 150 6 12 1 * 25 students / class 3 classes /grade, 1 teacher + 1 supplemental teacher / class RISA STEAM
  37. 37. Maximum Enrollment, Classes, & Teachers by Year & Grade Acad Year Pre- K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total Classes * Teachers + Suppl T’s* Sites 2016 0 75 75 0 0 0 0 0 150 6 12 1 2017 0 75 75 75 0 0 0 0 225 9 18 1 2018 TBD 75 75 75 75 0 0 0 300 12 24 1 2019 TBD 75 75 75 75 75 0 0 370 15 30 2 2020 TBD 75 75 75 75 75 75 0 450 18 36 2 2021 TBD 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 525 21 42 2 2022 TBD 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 525 24 48 2 * 25 students / class 3 classes /grade, 1 teacher + 1 supplemental teacher / class RISA STEAM
  38. 38. Yearly Calendar Regular 180-Day School Year Three Summer Sessions (R3ER3) -------------------- Session I: Ramp Up, Review, Reinforcement – R3 Session II: Enhancement – E Session III: Ramp Up, Review, Reinforcement – R3 RISA STEAM
  39. 39. Session II: Enhancement Philosophically, RISA embraces three notions: 1. Learning is a self evident activity, like breathing. 2. Learning is a privilege, intrinsically and inherently valued, omnnipresent, and fun. 3. The excitement of learning a robust set of topics instinctively enhances the soul. -------------------- All RISA students attend at least one week of on or off site enhanced learning during the summer. -------------------- RISA STEAM
  40. 40. Session II: Enhancement (cont) Enhancement Topics May Include: Astronomy RI Art / Heritage Etymology Cultures / Customs of Countries Foreign Language STEAM Camps Math Puzzles Numeracy Topics History of U.S. Presidents Geography Psychology Environment / Energy Conservation Life Sciences Art Appreciation Computer Programming Environmental Science Information Technology Computer Game Theory Robotics Competitive LEGO Construction / Cities Theory of Chess Foreign Country Internships STEAM Olympics Photography RISA STEAM
  41. 41. Organization Rhode Island STEAM Academy RISA Board Director of Special Ed Curr & Prof Dev Team Operations Director Head of School Gr K-1+ Teachers Office Support School Support Services Accounting (p/t) IT (p/t) RISA STEAM
  42. 42. Enrollment 1. ≥ 50% Free or Reduced Lunch (FRL) 2. Lottery driven if demand exceeds supply (75 children / grade) 3. Military children will have an opportunity to attend. 4. Children must reside in Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, or Jamestown. RISA STEAM
  43. 43. Rhode Island STEAM Academy School Features (RISA Additions) Curriculum – Liberal Arts + STEAM (STEM + Arts/Design) Curriculum Development – 2 Curr & Prof Dev’rs Regular School Day + 1 Hr + Extra Time + Some Weekends Class of 25 Students – 1 Teacher (T) + 1 Suppl. Teacher (ST) Regular School Calendar + Summer R3ER3 10 Month Teachers + 2 Months in Summer (Ts + STs) Student Attire – Uniform Additional $ Support – Grants RISA STEAM
  44. 44. Learning Results 1. Greater Time on Task. 2. Curricular Breadth – Humanities + STEAM 3. Drop Off / Pick Up Arrangements – Learning Opportunities 4. Minimal Distractions a. No transportation time between day care and school. b. Predominantly no substitute teachers (T + ST) 5. Learning mechanisms: Daily Inquiry and Project-Based Learning. 6. Proven Curricular Success + Arts / Design attraction. 7. Increased Achievement – Raising the Performance Bar RISA STEAM
  45. 45. Concerns RISA STEAM 1. Transference of Culture / Climate Conditions at NAPS to RISA 2. Training of Teachers in Inquiry & Project-Based Learning 3. Training of Teachers in horizontal STEAM fundamentals 4. Teacher Burnout 5. Funding & Sustainability under Projected Funding Formula Revisions 6. Transportation to & from RISA during off hours 7. Union Perspectives 8. Location, Footprint, Connections with Existing Schools 9. Parental Engagement 10. Mission & Goal Accomplishment (Proficiency & Accreditation)
  46. 46. Excitement – New Model (Bold, Innovative, Creative, and Competent – BICaC) RISA STEAM 1. STEAM Curriculum 2. Outstanding & Challenge (FRR) Learners 3. Teaching & Learning Environment 4. Accreditation Standards 5. Grant Participation 6. Community Development Life of Success on a Global Scale from STEAM Thinking OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!
  47. 47. Thoughts 1. Schools are doing well, annually improving. 2. STEAM spells: High-paying, rewarding, more secure JOBS! 3. Thanks for coming. We appreciate your standing up for your position. Please share your position plus answers to two questions. a. Did you read our proposal / application? b. How can we accommodate your concerns? RISA STEAM
  48. 48. Background / Extras RISA STEAM
  49. 49. RISA STEAM
  50. 50. Goals (cont.) 1. Regarding special needs students, 80% of students who qualify for IEP will reach grade-level proficiency on statewide established targets. 2. Regarding the reading of equivalent grade-level books as evidence established gainful learning habits and behaviors, 1. 80% of students will read 20 equivalent grade-level books. 2. 40% of students will read 50 equivalent grade-level books. 3. 20% of students will read 25 equivalent grade-plus-one-level books. 3. Regarding the evidence of an inclusive environment and community, 80% of students participate in at least one community service project. 4. Work with STEAM practitioners to establish STEAM accreditation standards with the concurrence of RISD. RISA STEAM
  51. 51. 26% 17% 24-26% 10-18% 13-28% 18-15% 7-21% 20-14% 1- 2% 33% 11% 35-38% 7-13% 9-20% 9- 7% 10-29% 5- 3% 1- 2% 34% 45% 27-29% 26-47% 17-37% 57-47% 13-38% 55-38% 24-51% 8% 27% 6- 7% 12-22% 7-15% 37-31% 4-12% 64-44% 21-45% -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,266 State Oth 5,283 New SES 92 63% New Oth 55 Mid SES 46 28% Mid Oth 121 Por SES 34 19% Por Oth 144 Jam SES 5 10% Jam Oth 47 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  52. 52. 17 15 16 11 12 10 13 6 4 3 48 42 50 49 54 25 30 28 37 31 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 73,515 Newport 972 Middletown 1,167 Portsmouth 1,360 Jamestown 319 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Reading RISA STEAM Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient Average of All Tests at the Beginning of Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11 (Jamestown Data Excludes Grade 11)
  53. 53. 20 21 19 14 12 24 31 14 9 6 40 36 45 48 44 16 13 21 29 38 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 74,157 Newport 985 Middletown 1,183 Portsmouth 1,361 Jamestown 319 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient Average of All Tests at the Beginning of Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 11 (Jamestown Data Excludes Grade 11)
  54. 54. 28 30 24 22 36 46 17 15 32 23 55 533 2 4 9 -100 -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 State 10,469 Newport 124 Middletown 167 Portsmouth 227 Jamestown N/A Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient Beginning of Grade 11
  55. 55. 19 15 21 10 16 22 36 15 9 11 39 35 43 39 24 20 15 22 42 49 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,719 Newport 135 Middletown 185 Portsmouth 183 Jamestown 37 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient Beginning of Grade 7
  56. 56. 21 23 19 15 6 22 29 11 8 2 39 36 44 38 52 17 12 26 38 40 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State 10,549 Newport 147 Middletown 167 Portsmouth 178 Jamestown 52 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient Beginning of Grade 3
  57. 57. 26 17 26 18 28 15 21 14 2 33 11 38 13 20 7 29 3 2 34 45 29 47 37 47 38 38 51 8 27 7 22 15 31 12 44 45 -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State SES 5,266 State Oth 5,283 New SES 92 63% New Oth 55 Mid SES 46 28% Mid Oth 121 Por SES 34 19% Por Oth 144 Jam SES 5 10% Jam Oth 47 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 SES vs All Others Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  58. 58. 27 28 18 23 34 37 15 13 22 14 32 38 35 13 23 31 48 20 25 22 8 11 29 31 45 38 29 11 45 50 39 47 37 6 5 23 16 6 4 20 13 17 31 21 -100 -80 -60 -40 -20 0 20 40 60 80 100 State H / L 2,602 State B / AA 865 State W 6, 277 State ≥ 2 R 413 New H / L 35 New B / AA 27 New W 66 New ≥ 2 R 16 Mid H / L 18 Mid W 118 Mid ≥ 2 R 19 Percent NECAP Tests – Fall 2013 Mathematics RISA STEAM Beginning of Grade 3 Race / Ethnicity Proficient with Distinction Proficient Partially Proficient Substantially Below Proficient
  59. 59. Why STEAM? 1. Close the achievement gap. 2. Raise the bar for top performers. 3. Fulfill, in part, our local responsibility to help level the global playing field in STEAM disciplines by capturing the imagination of our youngest learners. 4. Support the RISD initiative to equitably include learning in the arts / design in the elementary school curriculum. RISA STEAM
  60. 60. Major Local Achievement Gaps 2013 RI-CAN Summary: reading + math
  61. 61. School Culture Learning Model Inquiry, project-based learning in groups / teams Philosophy Learning = Breathing Attire Uniforms Motto STEAM-POWERED Passionate Optimistic Wonderful Explorers Respectful Empathetic Determined RISA STEAM
  62. 62. Session II: Enhancement Philosophically, RISA embraces three notions: 1. Learning is a self evident activity, like breathing. 2. Learning is a privilege, intrinsically and inherently valued, omnnipresent, and fun. 3. The excitement of learning a robust set of topics instinctively enhances the soul. -------------------- All RISA students attend at least one week of on or off site enhanced learning during the summer. -------------------- Enhancement Topics May Include: Etymology Environmental Science Cultures / Customs of Countries Astronomy Foreign Language STEAM Camps Math Puzzles Numeracy Topics History of U.S. Presidents Geography Psychology Environment / Energy Conservation Life Sciences Art Appreciation Computer Programming RI Art / Heritage Information Technology Computer Game Theory Robotics Theory of Chess Competitive Lego Construction / Cities Photography Foreign Country Internships STEAM Olympics RISA STEAM
  63. 63. Rhode Island STEAM Academy Matters of Interest Union Summer Transportation Insertion of Arts (Design) within STEM (Connect with PLTW) Interface of CPD Team with Head of School, Teachers, and Supplemental Teachers Meeting All of the Individual Student Needs Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Teachers Professional Development of Teachers in RIDE Requirements Accreditation Interfacing with RISD and West Coast STEAM Schools RISA STEAM
  64. 64. Pictures RISA STEAM
  65. 65. Pictures RISA STEAM
  66. 66. Rhode Island STEAM Academy The Honorable Lincoln D. Chafee Governor, Rhode Island 3 June 2014

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