School Reform 101 Anthony Muhammad Building a High-Performing School from the Ground Up.
Focus <ul><li>Essential standards </li></ul><ul><li>Common assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Academic interventions </li></ul>...
What do we want  students to know? <ul><li>Identify essential standards  and outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Pace them per qua...
How do we know  if students have learned? <ul><li>Assessments measure if students can perform  identified tasks. </li></ul...
Exploring Assessment Data <ul><li>Before moving to Question 3 (How do we respond when students do not learn?) ask  </li></...
Pyramid of Interventions How do we respond when students do not learn? <ul><li>Homework lunch </li></ul><ul><li>In-school ...
Action Orientation  and Experimentation <ul><li>Development of pilot programs and innovations related to staff members’ ne...
Levey Results <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>2000:  30% Proficient (State Avg. 68%) </li></ul><ul><li>2006:  88% Profic...
Other Levey Victories <ul><li>A National Blue Ribbon School </li></ul><ul><li>A NASA Explorer School (2004) </li></ul><ul>...
Other Levey Victories <ul><li>Trailblazing hip-hop class linking  literacy to pop culture </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning ...
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Learn how to bring the three big ideas of a PLC to life in a middle school. Leave with a powerful understanding of what it takes to transform any middle school into a high-performing PLC. Gain practical strategies you can use immediately.

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  • Welcome and Overview – Cass Logistics: facility, bathrooms, etc. Purpose &amp; Expectations Process (modeling / adding tools) Context of this Orientation in line of becoming an associate Intros to the team (Janet, Jeff, Cass) as modeling to their intros Check-in / Introductions – Janet 2 Truths and a Lie Sign ‘non-compete’ forms?
  • Building a High-Performing Middle School PLC

    1. 1. School Reform 101 Anthony Muhammad Building a High-Performing School from the Ground Up.
    2. 2. Focus <ul><li>Essential standards </li></ul><ul><li>Common assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Academic interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Action orientation and experimentation </li></ul>
    3. 3. What do we want students to know? <ul><li>Identify essential standards and outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Pace them per quarter. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify instructional material to ensure student mastery of standards. </li></ul>
    4. 4. How do we know if students have learned? <ul><li>Assessments measure if students can perform identified tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should receive assessments at least each quarter per core subject matter. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments should not exceed 25 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers who teach the content should develop assessments. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment questions should be more challenging than the modality used on state assessment. </li></ul>Develop common assessments.
    5. 5. Exploring Assessment Data <ul><li>Before moving to Question 3 (How do we respond when students do not learn?) ask </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why didn’t they learn? </li></ul><ul><li>(Levey Student Learning Survey) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Pyramid of Interventions How do we respond when students do not learn? <ul><li>Homework lunch </li></ul><ul><li>In-school tutors </li></ul><ul><li>Student support specialist </li></ul><ul><li>After-school tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Student success plan </li></ul><ul><li>Title 1 Summer Institute </li></ul>
    7. 7. Action Orientation and Experimentation <ul><li>Development of pilot programs and innovations related to staff members’ new proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Hip-Hop Literacy Program </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Writing Class </li></ul><ul><li>Business Program and Levey Dollar Store </li></ul>
    8. 8. Levey Results <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>2000: 30% Proficient (State Avg. 68%) </li></ul><ul><li>2006: 88% Proficient (State Avg. 62%) </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>2000: 31% Proficient (State Avg. 54%) </li></ul><ul><li>2006: 81% Proficient (State Avg. 62%) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Other Levey Victories <ul><li>A National Blue Ribbon School </li></ul><ul><li>A NASA Explorer School (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>52% of Levey students are on the honor roll. </li></ul><ul><li>2005–2006 school year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>0 students failed one or more academic classes, down from 150 in 2001. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>62 student suspensions, down from over 3,000 during the 2000-2001 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18 charitable student-service learning projects completed </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Other Levey Victories <ul><li>Trailblazing hip-hop class linking literacy to pop culture </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning student screen writing class </li></ul><ul><li>The Levey Dollar Store: Business course and student run store offered for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 </li></ul>

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