Lausd Presentation Jan 2009[1]

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Lausd Presentation Jan 2009[1]

  1. 1. High School Supplemental Material Chemistry and ICS Prepared by Peter Christian cst scoreboost.com targeted lessons. proven results. Confidential Information
  2. 2. Our Mission <ul><li>We all agree there is room for improvement. </li></ul>Confidential Information LAUSD High Schools with less than 5% Advanced/Proficient Chemistry (2007): <ul><li>Westchester (4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Locke (3%) </li></ul><ul><li>Santee (2%) </li></ul><ul><li>Jefferson (4%) </li></ul><ul><li>South East (3%) </li></ul><ul><li>Manual Arts (1%) </li></ul><ul><li>San Fernando (4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Garfield (2%) </li></ul><ul><li>Jordan (1%) </li></ul><ul><li>Washington Prep (3%) </li></ul><ul><li>Fremont (2%) </li></ul><ul><li>Huntington Park (1%) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Results Speak for Themselves % Proficient/Advanced CST (2007 and 2006) How many textbook publishers have shown you a graph with results like this? Confidential Information
  4. 4. 2007 Chemistry CST Results Confidential Information LAUSD overall district average CST Score Boost % Proficient/Advanced: 12% 38% % Basic: 32% 34% % Below Basic: 23% 13% % Far Below Basic: 34% 15%
  5. 5. Why Use CST Score Boost Materials? <ul><li>enhances student academic proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>inexpensive and easy to replicate </li></ul><ul><li>addresses both academic and behavior needs of students </li></ul><ul><li>focused intently on California state frameworks/standards </li></ul><ul><li>pacing plan completes all material before mid-May CST exam </li></ul><ul><li>soon LAUSD will require all high school students to take Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>chunked reading material with targeted vocabulary review (ESL) </li></ul><ul><li>students can self-monitor their progress </li></ul><ul><li>minimal teacher training required </li></ul><ul><li>material can be implemented by subs, teachers covering class and new teachers </li></ul>cst scoreboost.com targeted lessons. proven results. Confidential Information
  6. 6. Rollout Suggestions <ul><li>Who would likely be interested in this material? </li></ul><ul><li>New teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Low performing schools </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers interested/willing to use new/different materials (send out an email to chemistry teachers/local districts) </li></ul><ul><li>How to best implement the material rollout? </li></ul><ul><li>All initial teacher training and material hand outs will be at each school site by CST Score Boost (make implementation as easy as possible for teachers) </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing questions and additional materials can be done via email or a return visit to the school by CST Score Boost </li></ul>Confidential Information
  7. 7. Advantages and Disadvantages Confidential Information Advantages Disadvantages <ul><li>Enhanced classroom management and student learning </li></ul><ul><li>More student engagement with the material (helps ADHD students) </li></ul><ul><li>Repetitive vocabulary helps ESL students </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessment lets students know how they are doing </li></ul><ul><li>Combines weekly structure without being mundane or overtly repetitive </li></ul><ul><li>Chunks up material allowing for easier learning and retention of material. </li></ul><ul><li>Costs (lots of copy paper and a working copier needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Must watch for students merely copying others </li></ul><ul><li>Only supplemental material </li></ul><ul><li>By no means replaces the need for an outstanding teacher in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Not effective if teacher doesn’t embrace the material </li></ul><ul><li>Material may be too easy for some students </li></ul>
  8. 8. Typical Weekly Schedule Confidential Information Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday <ul><li>Mini-lecture on new material </li></ul><ul><li>Students take Cornell notes (AVID) </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheet: reading/vocabulary from newspaper article (relevance) </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheet: drill/problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Fri absent students take quiz makeup </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-lecture on new material </li></ul><ul><li>Students take Cornell notes (AVID) </li></ul><ul><li>Pass-out go over quiz from last Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Worksheet: more drill/problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Lab (or colored drawing activity) </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook reading and worksheet based on textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Review lecture for Friday quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery phase worksheet (review and self-assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional drill worksheets </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-quiz review/answer student questions </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Fun activity or lab </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contact Information Peter Christian Chemistry Curriculum Specialist [email_address] (310) 521-9002 www.cstscoreboost.com Confidential Information

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