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Race To The Top


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Race To The Top

  1. 1. Race to the Top
  2. 2. HB 4787 Failing Schools Reform <ul><li>Starting in the Fall 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Superintendent must publish a list identifying the lowest  5% achieving public schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise Drop-out Age from 16 to 18 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify graduation requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Teacher Certification </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. If Your School is a Failing School     <ul><ul><li>Within 90 days, the school board must submit a redesign plan   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The plan must allow for modification of collective bargaining agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The plan must be implemented in the Fall of 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 4. If the Plan is Turned Down <ul><ul><li>Appoint a State CEO for the school or multiple schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impose modification of the collective bargaining agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impose one of the four intervention models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Turnaround </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Restart </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Closure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transformation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 5. Under  Restart <ul><ul><li>CEO may contract out with an educational management company to run the school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under this model the collective bargaining agreements would not be maintained </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. SB 981 <ul><ul><li>Create Schools of Excellence (Charter) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Require that teacher and administrator evaluation be linked to student achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Require merit pay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modify Algebra II requirement for high school graduation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Teacher and Administrative Evaluation <ul><ul><li>Would require all school administrators and teachers to have an evaluation that uses student growth data as a &quot;significant factor&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The evaluation would be used to determine the effectiveness of teachers and administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluations must be used to make informed decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Evaluations continued... <ul><ul><li>Evaluations must be used to make informed  decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion, retention, development of teachers and school administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whether to grant tenure or full certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Whether to remove in-effective tenure or untenured teachers </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. HB 5596 Alternative Teacher Certification <ul><li>Alternative Teacher Certification Program </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold a bachelors, masters, doctorate or professional degree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass basic skills and subject area exams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Algebra II Requirement... <ul><li>Students may fufill the Algebra II requirement over 2 years provided they have successfully completed 1.5 math credits </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra II requirement can be satisfied through Career Technical Education course if the program is: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department approved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has appropriate embedded math content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follows the guidelines that will be established by the MDE </li></ul></ul>