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Curriculum Coordinators Council – September 23, 2011 PAIUCC Meeting – State College September 15 and 16, 2011 Updates from PDE, Ed Volbrecht 2011 Standards Aligned System Model District Institute (SASMD) o October 16-18, 2011 o Dr. Grant Wiggins will share expertise related to curriculum and Teaching Enrollment is limited to ten districts District to send 5 to 8 team members Team members must include superintendent, admin, curriculum, teacher and IU rep o For More information, go to http://video.paiunet.org/ for a poscast, FAQ and application o A schedule for the conference is included on Agenda Manager SAS o Components of SAS moving. Interventions to be moved into Instruction – Interventions to be tagged to specific lesson plans found in Materials and Resources Will include the Danielson Model o Safe and Supportive Schools – to be the new Circle Element Lessons Standards Total School Programs o Professional Development Center being placed into SAS (teacher tools) Programs mentioned in SAS – will be included as professional development opportunities in the system. Developing Scoring System for Schools (report cards) o To include Fiscal Responsibility Academic Achievement – including growth Safe and Supportive Schools o Will be put into a data base to searched by region, etc… o To be on the Web – likely its own URL o Focus groups being put together, beginning in October o Scheduled to be released at the SAS institute SAS Institute o December 4-7 – Hershey Lodge & Convention Center o To include IU staff and districts participating in pilot Teacher Evaluation System o To include all PA Teacher Awards o To new school report system o To include new teacher evaluation system. Project Based Assessments for Keystones o IUs will play a roll in the evaluation process o There will be a section in SAS dedicated as a resource for students as well as a an evaluation tool for evaluators 1 o Teacher teams met June 20, 21, and 22 to continue this work for Algebra 1, Literature, Composition and Biology o Teacher teams to meet Sept 20 and 21 to refine assessments Cornerstone Assessments o Teacher teams met June 27-28 to draft Cornerstone Assessments in Mathematics, ELA, Science, and Social Studies New Staff at PDE o Sally Flaherty has been hired as Social Studies Advisor and Linda Long has been promoted to the Bilingual Education Advisor 2 – Still seeking a Science Advisor Striving Readers Grant – Keystones Opportunity: Pa’s Vision for Sustainable Growth in Reading Achievement o 38 Million a Yr. for 5 years USDoE Grant o IUs will be responsible for rolling out o Birth through 12th grade grant coverage o Large part of that money to go to schools through a competitive grant o Certain percentage to each of the categories: Birth to K, Elem and Secondary o Three lead IUs – IU 13, IU 20, and IU 3 o Districts will apply for the monies – and encouraged to get training from their IUs IUs will be provided the training o Developing a comprehensive plan Pre-K through 12 for Reading More details to come. ACT 48/45 Suspension Moratorium o New FAQ was released on 9/1/2011 – this is the most relevant data and supersedes the 8/4/2011 FAQ ABG Supplemental – see handout on Agenda Manager for specifics o Applications are on e-grants and must be completed by the end of September o Contact Holly Sebastian if you need help: email@example.com or 717-346-2120 Common Core Transition o State Board adopted Common Core on July 2011 o Timeline October 2011 – Aligning Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content to the Common Core in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8, and 11 November –December 2011 – Revising PA Academic Standards to create PA Common Core – will be the Common Core – but owned by PDE Begin implementing Keystones including civics and gov’t December 2011 – PA Common Core Training TOT Models to be developed – IU Personnel Comprehensive Planning – Jason Conway and Jeff Byrem Quick Notes o Are now moving forward with permission for some of the program development o Process Training registrations are increasing o The tool not available until May, 2012 2 o Districts in Phase I pilot – can begin to gather teams and work on Mission, vision and Shared Values o Of line guidance tools are being developed o Phase 1 districts to be trained on new process October 27, 2011 at IU1 Research study conducted o look at all the work that was being done – all the plans, etc. - conducted in Spring and Summer 2010 o Results of research – field indicated they wanted a single, streamlined approach to all planning and reporting and one tool to make it all happen o The plan was hatched to combine everything – including school improvement plans Required components of CSP o Profile o Core Foundations – meet requirements of Chapter 4, 12, 14, 16 and 49 Regs Standards – 2 questions Curriculum – 2 questions Instruction – 3 questions Assessment – 7 questions Safe and Supportive Schools – 12 questions Materials and Resources – 2 questions Professional Education – 7 Questions Special Education – 10 questions o Policy and procedural Assurances o Needs Assessment Optional Data Walkthroughs Accomplishment and Concerns Record Patterns of School Accomplishments and Systemic Challenges o Comprehensive School Plan o Affirmations Schools to analyze their own needs prior to Thanksgiving so they are ready for district planning in the spring See the timeline provided for specifics – highlights are as follows: o July - Sept – AYP data received o Sept-Dec District to complete profile, core foundational questions, policy & procedural assurances, needs assessment and analyze needs Schools to Complete school profile questions, compliance assurances, needs assessment – analyze data and analyze systems, communicate prioritized systemic challenges to LEA o Jan-April District record pattern of school systemic challenges and analyze systems Schools – waiting o April May District communicates Comprehensive Plan to Schools Schools – waiting o June 30 – Optional Submission for Peer Feedback for Districts Schools Submission of Identified School Level Plans o July – Peer Feedback given – school level plans reviewed 3 o Aug-Sept – revisions to comprehensive plan and school level plans o Sept – Jun – Identified School Level Plans Implemented o Oct – Public Review of Comprehensive Plan o Oct 30th – Assurance that Identified School Level Plans submitted June 30 remains appropriate given new PSSA data o November 30 – Final Submission of Comprehensive Plan o Dec – Jan – PDE Team Review o Dec – Jun -LEA Budget Development o Feb – Mar - LEA Presentation to Team of Reviewers o April 30 – Deadline for LEA/Approval School Improvement o All School Improvement Schools will receive their pre-populated data in PASIP tool October 1st. o Schools submitted the plans for last year have been notified if their plans were approved or rejected – rejected schools are only required to revise and resubmit if and only if they are Title I schools and they missed critical pieces of NCLB requirements. Keystone Exams, Rich Maraschiello o Keystones on hold this school year – no tests will be given o Civics and Gov’t exam is being developed – should be field tested next year – assuming funding exists o Keystone Exams school and District Summary Reports have been distributed to districts o Scale Score ranges have been developed – important to note: 1500 is the minimum scaled score for proficiency for all exams BELOW Content Area BASIC BASIC PROFICIENT ADVANCED Algebra I 1200–1438 1439–1499 1500–1545 1546–1800 Biology 1200–1459 1460–1499 1500–1548 1549–1800 Literature 1200– 1443 1444–1499 1500–1583 1584–1800 o Proficient and Advanced percentages are about the same as students who graduate ready for college (as compared to SAT/ACT predictors) Content BELOW Area BASIC BASIC PROFICIENT ADVANCED Algebra I 20.0 41.3 27.3 11.3 4 N=94,939 Biology 31.7 32.6 26.5 9.2 N=46,998 Literature 18.6 31.6 43.3 6.6 N=42,815 o Algebra I Summary Assessment Anchor State Percent of Students Earning more than the Minimum Points Operations with Real Numbers and 34.1 Expressions Linear Equations 36.3 Linear Inequalities 26.2 Functions 37.0 Coordinate Geometry 35.5 Data Analysis 21.0 o Biology Assessment Anchor State Percent of Students Earning more than the Minimum Points Basic Biological Principles 24.0 The Chemical Basis for Life 37.2 Bioenergetics 28.7 Homeostasis and Transport 25.0 Cell Growth and Reproduction 38.6 Genetics 24.8 Theory of Evolution 26.0 Ecology 28.4 o Literature 5 Assessment Anchor State Percent of Students Earning more than the Minimum Points Reading for Meaning – Fiction 39.5 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature – Fiction 41.1 Reading for Meaning – Non-Fiction 47.1 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature – Non- 41.6 Fiction PVAAS, Kristin Lewald New highlights this school year: o New Color Scheme and Legend Language o The NEW color code scheme and legend language allow for alignment of the reporting for grades 4-8 AND grades 9-11- reading, math, science and writing o The NEW color code scheme differentiates on both ends of the continuum, whereas the previous grades 4-8 color code scheme only differentiated below ZERO (a year’s worth of growth). o Each color code range is determined based on the standard error (SE). Color Legend for Use in Both Grades 4-8 and Grades 9-11 Value Added Reports 6 Color Legend for 4-8 and 9-11 PVAAS Performance Diagnostic Reports L. Blue L. Green Pink o User-Friendly Report – Labels/Terms and Rollovers o New Web-Based Scatter plots – both on public and private site o FAQ o Q: Will the new color codes scheme/legends be used on the Public PVAAS reporting site? o A: Yes, the colors and the legends will be the same on the LEA protected site and the public PVAAS site o Q: How do you interpret the different shades of blue? Does dark blue mean more growth was achieved then light blue? o A: The key statement in the legend is the level of evidence – significant and moderate. o Q: Will web-based scatter plots be available on the Public PVAAS reporting site? o A: Yes - however, the public site will only include data that is required via legislation; currently legislation does not require the reporting of grade level data o Q: Will other districts/schools/public be able to see my district’s gain and achievement levels? o A: PA legislation determines what data is public reported. Since the reporting of grade level data is not required by legislation, LEAs will only see the grade level data for their respective LEA. PVAAS Training o Overviews – Webinar and Face to Face (All PVAAS trainings/webinars contained in Professional Development Booklet sent to all PVAAS ccount holders. o Webinars on the following: o Introduction to PVAAS/PVAAS Overview o PVAAS 2011 Release: New Features o Open Q&A/Office Hours o PVAAS Public Site Tour o Effectively Communicate PVAAS with your Board and Community o High Growth, Achieving Schools: Is it Possible? o Using Multiple Data Sources to Identify Students at Risk of Not Reaching Proficiency 7 o Using Multiple Data Sources to Ensure High-Achieving Students Stay on the Path of High Performance o Growth and High-Achieving Students o Meeting the Needs of Low-Performing Students o Meeting the Needs of Subgroups o Using PVAAS Data for Resource Allocation Planning o Using PVAAS Data As Part of Scheduling Students o PVAAS and PA Data Tools: Resources for High Ed o To access a Webinar: o To access an archived version of a webinar, go to http://elluminate.iu13.org. o Click on “Recordings” in the upper left. o Using the calendar in the upper right corner of your screen, click on the day the webinar was originally held. Click on the link that displays the title of the session. o Enter your email address in the space provided and your first and last name as your Display Name. Click “Play” on the lower right portion of the screen. o Districts can now search for similar schools – to compare whether or not their growth is similar or better, etc… Curriculum Mapping Committee o General overview module o Needs Assessment piece was designed to analyze leadership knowledge on curriculum, content knowledge of curriculum and knowledge of SAS o Asked PLS to improve the directions of the system – that the tool is not user friendly Bobbie and Cori – CDT Update Classroom Diagnostic Tools Updates ESL Certification Group of folks were convened to enhance the competencies for ESL certification o New Competencies o New Comprehensive Competencies o 60 Hour field Experience is now required Must demonstrate and be monitored in field experience The 60 Hour field experience can be actual teaching time – for example An emergency permit teacher, working with ELL students can have that teaching time count for field experience as long as being observed, mentored and supervised by ESL teachers o Go in affect – August 1, 2012 – anyone beginning class after August 1st – 2012 will need to complete new system o Programs approved on a 7 year cycle o There will be an approval process – application to be completed and distributed by the new-year. o Programs not to exceed 18 credits –most think 15 credits will be needed – however PDE can not preclude you from developing a program with less than 15 – if you can do it – but it might be approved. o Competency on professionalism – includes: 8 9
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