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									Diverse Populations in
 Small Rural Schools

        Presented by:

     Amy Trujillo-Conway
  Madalena Barboa-Archuleta
              Introduction
  Amy Trujillo-Conway, 3rd Grade Teacher
 Level II Teacher- six years teaching experience
 Entire teaching career has been at Union Street
  Elementary School
 1st year taught 2nd Grade, remainder of instruction in
  3rd Grade.
  Madalena Barboa-Archuleta, 4th Grade Teacher
 Level III Teacher- eight years teaching experience
 Entire teaching career has been at Union Street
  Elementary School
 1st year taught 5th Grade, remainder of instruction in
  4th Grade.
              School Overview
The population of Union Elementary School is 80
Union Elementary is comprised of one 2nd Grade Class, one 3rd
Grade Class, one 4th Grade class, and one 5th Grade class
Hispanic students comprise 87% of the student body
There are 22 identified English Language Learners
Free breakfast and lunch meals are provided to each child
Union Street Elementary is located in an impoverished
neighborhood within Las Vegas, NM. For the most part,
neighborhood pride is absent, as are parks, or libraries
Economic hardship is a reality for many students, yet as a whole
they manage to persevere and earn the highest standardized test
scores, at the elementary level, in the West Las Vegas School
District.
    West Las Vegas
Union Elementary School
 Standards-Based Assessment
          2004-2005

          2005-2006

          2006-2007
             West Las Vegas / Union Elementary
   SBA (Standards-Based Assessment) ~ Math / Reading / Science
                     2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
                              ALL Students
 100
  90
  80
  70
  60
  50
  40
  30
  20
  10
   0
             STATE                Math             Reading               Science
                2005 % Proficient      2006 % Proficient        2007 % Proficient

This graph shows the percent of ALL students at WLV Union Elementary proficient or advanced
for the 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 school year.
                                                                                     NNMN
             West Las Vegas / Union Elementary
   SBA (Standards-Based Assessment) ~ Math / Reading / Science
                    2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
                          HISPANIC Students
 100
  90
  80
  70
  60
  50
  40
  30
  20
  10
   0
            STATE                    Math               Reading            Science
                 2005 % Proficient          2006 % Proficient     2007 % Proficient

This graph shows the percent of HISPANIC students at WLV Union Elementary proficient or
advanced for the 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 school year.
                                                                                   NNMN
             West Las Vegas / Union Elementary
   SBA (Standards-Based Assessment) ~ Math / Reading / Science
               2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
           ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED Students
 100
  90
  80
  70
  60
  50
  40
  30
  20
  10
   0
            STATE                    Math               Reading            Science
                 2005 % Proficient          2006 % Proficient     2007 % Proficient
This graph shows the percent of ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED students at WLV
Union Elementary proficient or advanced for the 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007
school year.                                                                         NNMN
              West Las Vegas / Union Elementary
   SBA (Standards-Based Assessment) ~ Math / Reading / Science
                    2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
                    ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
 90
 80
 70
 60
 50
 40
 30
 20
 10
  0
            STATE                    Math               Reading            Science
                 2005 % Proficient          2006 % Proficient     2007 % Proficient
This graph shows the percent of ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS at WLV Union
Elementary proficient or advanced for the 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 school year.
                                                                                     NNMN
             West Las Vegas / Union Elementary
   SBA (Standards-Based Assessment) ~ Math / Reading / Science
                    2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
                        THIRD GRADE Students
 100
  90
  80
  70
  60
  50
  40
  30
  20
  10
   0
            STATE                Math              Reading            Science
                 2005 % Proficient      2006 % Proficient     2007 % Proficient
This graph shows the percent of THIRD GRADE students at WLV Union Elementary proficient
or advanced for the 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 school year.
                                                                                NNMN
             West Las Vegas / Union Elementary
   SBA (Standards-Based Assessment) ~ Math / Reading / Science
                     2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
                        FOURTH GRADE Students
 100
  90
  80
  70
  60
  50
  40
  30
  20
  10
   0
             STATE                Math              Reading             Science
                  2005 % Proficient      2006 % Proficient      2007 % Proficient
This graph shows the percent of FOURTH GRADE students at WLV Union Elementary
proficient or advanced for the 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 school year.
                                                                                     NNMN
             West Las Vegas / Union Elementary
   SBA (Standards-Based Assessment) ~ Math / Reading / Science
                2004-2005, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
        Cohort Group - Grade 3 in 05-06 – Grade 4 in 06-07
 100
  90
  80
  70
  60
  50
  40
  30
  20
  10
   0
             STATE                Math              Reading              Science
                        2006 % Proficient                  2007 % Proficient
This graph shows the percent of students in a grade level cohort at WLV Union Elementary
proficient or advanced for the 2004-2005, 2005-2006 and the 2006-2007 school year.
                                                                                       NNMN
                        Resources
New Mexico Public Education Department
        Statistics and Data Files


http://www.ped.state.nm.us/div/acc.assess/accountability/DistrictReportCard07.html
    WEST LAS VEGAS
UNION ELEMENTARY School
   NWEA MAP DATA
     FALL 2007
     FALL 2006
    SPRING 2007
     West Las Vegas ~ Union Elementary                                        3
         THIRD GRADE NWEA MAP RIT FALL 2007
          Median RIT Achieved vs Typical Achievement
   230                                                                  230
   220   Typical
          RIT
   210                                                                  210
                      193                            192
   200
   190                                                                  190
   180
                     195                            192
   170                                                                  170
   160
   150                                                                  150
                     Math                         Reading

Evaluation results for 3rd Grade student population (20 average) show that 3rd
grade students scored at or above typical student median performance for Math
and Reading.
    West Las Vegas ~ Union Elementary                                        3
       THIRD GRADE NWEA MAP RIT FALL 2007
        Median RIT Achieved vs Typical Achievement
230                                                                    230
220     Typical
210      RIT                                                           210
200                 192                             191
190                                                                    190
180                193                             190
170                                                                    170
160
150                                                                    150
             General Science            Science Concepts and
                                             Processes


Evaluation results for 3rd Grade student population (20 average) show that 3rd
grade students scored above typical student median performance for General
Science and below for Science Concepts and Processes.
        West Las Vegas ~ Union Elementary
                                          3
      NWEA MAP RIT Score Fall 2007/Spring 2007
               3rd Grade Students
                             Typical                         Typical
                  230
                             growth                          growth
                  220
                             10.9                             9.1
                  210
                                              202                            200
                  200
                                       207
                  190                                                  204
                  180       190                             192
                  170
                  160
                  150          + 17                           + 12
                                       Math                       Reading
                             Fall 2006        Spring 2007      Typical Spring

This graph shows the median RIT of 3rd Grade student population (18 average) for Fall 2006,
Spring 2007 and Typical Spring RIT. The typical fall to spring growth is shown above the group
score.
   West Las Vegas ~ Union Elementary                                         4
      FOURTH GRADE NWEA MAP RIT FALL 2007
       Median RIT Achieved vs Typical Achievement

230                                                                    230
220    Typical
        RIT         203                             201
210                                                                    210
200
190                206                              206                190
180
170                                                                    170
160
150                                                                    150
                   Math                          Reading

Evaluation results for 4th Grade student population (22 average) show that 4th
grade students scored above typical median student performance for Reading
and Math.
        West Las Vegas ~ Union Elementary                                        4
           FOURTH GRADE NWEA MAP RIT FALL 2007
            Median RIT Achieved vs Typical Achievement
     230                                                                   230
             Typical
     220      RIT
     210                                                                   210
                        197                             196
     200
     190                                                                   190
     180                195                            196
     170                                                                   170
     160
     150                                                                   150
                  General Science            Science Concepts and
                                                  Processes


Evaluation results for 4th Grade student population (22 average) show that 4th grade
students scored below typical median student performance for General Science and at
typical student performance for Science Concepts and Processes.
     West Las Vegas ~ Union Elementary                                         4
  NWEA MAP RIT Score Fall 2006/Spring 2007
           4th Grade Students
                          Typical                     Typical
              230         growth                      growth
              220          8.8         211             6.5
                                                                     207
              210
              200                212                         210
              190       201                          201
              180
              170
              160
              150
                          + 11Math                         Reading
                                                           +9
                       Fall 2006       Spring 2007         Typical Spring

This graph shows the median RIT of 4th Grade student performance (21 average) for
Fall 2006, Spring 2007 and Typical Spring RIT. The typical fall to spring growth is
shown above the group score.
       Resources
         NWEA MAP
Northwest Evaluation Association
Measures of Academic Progress
       www.nwea.org
                 Strategy 1
               Team Teaching
  Established working relationships
  amongst colleagues
 Class routines are created in 2nd Grade and are
  honored in the subsequent grades
 Through ongoing professional development
  teachers apply new research based strategies
 Writing strategies are taught, expected and
  implemented through each grade level
Core Fidelity (Everyday Math)
 90 + minutes of math taught daily
              Strategy 2
          Parent Involvement
  Routine Set Through Grade Level
 Homework Folders
 Homework Routine /Home Links
 Unit Family Letters
 Game Packs
 Parents are welcomed to observe and volunteer
  to help with support and activities
         Strategy 3
Using Data to Drive Instruction
Students are tested using the NWEA MAP
Assessment at the Beginning, Middle, and End
of the School Year. This ensures student growth
throughout the year, by targeting weakness.

Use of NWEA MAP RIT Scores, which are
aligned to the N.M. Standards and Benchmarks,
to drive teacher instruction, support and prepare
students for introduction of new skills.
             Strategy 3(continued)
      Using Data to Drive Instruction
  Use of De Cartes to Support Student Needs
  De Cartes is a web based continuum
  instructional tool that provides skills that
  students are ready to learn
 Break Down by Subject
     Algebra
     Data Analysis & Probability
     Geometry
     Measurement
     Number & Operations
              Strategy 4
       Making Learning Enjoyable
 Instruction is taught by enriching,
 connecting and applying skills through
 kinesthetic learning

 Hands on learning
    Examples:
     Learning Perimeter, measuring perimeter of the
      classroom
     Learning Circumference, measuring circumference of
      head
            Strategy 4(continued)
       Making Learning Enjoyable
    Incorporating Math Throughout the Day
 Dancing
 Listen to Mathematical Music
 Graphing Halloween Candy
 Skip counting
    Incorporating Math Vocabulary
    Throughout the Day
   Increase/Decrease
   Half the amount of work
   What percentage of you work was correct
   Class average
              Conclusion
In closing, success earned by students at Union
Street Elementary School is attributed, in large,
to the team work approach shared by the
students, teachers and parents. High ratio of
positive reinforcement for any success is an
integral component. In addition, students are
challenged with high expectations, opportunities
for goal setting and support to meet their goals.
The investment of hard work, distributed by the
team members of Union Elementary Street
School, is the single greatest strength.

								
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