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					Life Skills Center of Northeast Ohio

IRN# 151209

RttT Region: Northeast Ohio

                                                                                            PERSON (S)                                                                                                                                                                GOALS & TIMELINES - ON
RttT TARGETS                                                                              RESPONSIBILITY
                                                                                                                  TARGET DATES         RESOURCES NEEDED                                                 PROGRESS REPORT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TRACK?
Application A: Transformation Team and Transparent Communication
Follow our comprehensive communication plan between the school and                   Jennifer Minor            Continual process   Color printer, ink cartridges, We are communicating monthly to the community with our school newsletter. Our                    On track
community stakeholders, including monthly communication to our Board of              (administrator)                               computer and internet access administration reports monthly to our Board of Directors. The transformation team meets
Directors, school staff, parents, and community members regarding our work                                                                                        monthly and the chairperson meets monthly with the other LSC RttT Chairpersons in our
around Race to the Top priorities.                                                                                                                                region. Our tranformation team also updates the school staff through monthly school Wiki
                                                                                                                                                                  updates.
Survey results from staff and other stakeholders will confirm a satisfaction         Minor                     Continual process   Angel-knowledge of how to      We are scheduled to issue our survey to our students and parents in the spring. The tools        On track
rating of at least 80% regarding support for the work as important for                                                             use existing program           used to create, collect and publish data are still being discussed by our administration team.
improvement student learning and the overall quality of communications.                                                                                           We will also issue a staff survey during the spring.
School and community survey results will be available for review.

Application B: Standards and Assessments
Team will complete the curriculum gap analysis and share information with            Admin Team and Curriculum By May 2012         Gap analysis tools             Admin team and curriculum consultant are working with our curriculum provider to complete        On track
other districts to share progress.                                                   Consultant                                                                   a gap analysis.
All teaching staff will participate in tiered professional development sessions      Minor/Mary Simmons        By May 2012         Cost of PD                     We have established a common in-service schedule with the other LSCs in the region, so our       On track
regarding formative instructional practices, which include formative and             (Coordinator of School                                                       regular PD schedule will be combined with neighboring schools in our district so as to share
perforamance-based assessments.                                                      Improvement)                                                                 resources and best practices. Our PD sessions will emphasize information on standards and
                                                                                                                                                                  model curriculum as well as specific strategies to improve math and reading abilities in our
                                                                                                                                                                  students.
All teaching staff will participate in professional development sessions for their   Minor/Simmons             By May 2012         Cost of PD                     We are working with teachers from other LSCs to develop PLCs in each core area. We will          On track
core area and understand the crosswalk.                                                                                                                           attend PD as offered through the ESCs or by the state.
Student math and reading OGT passing rate will increase by 3% over the               RttT Coordinator          By March 2012       interactive white boards,      We are currently implementing an OGT preparation program for the October testing period.         On track
previous year's results.                                                                                                           classroom coverage,            As a school consisting of primarily at-risk youth, a 3% increase in OGT passing rate is very
                                                                                                                                   additional planning for        vigorous. We plan to implement interactive white board technology to supplement spring
                                                                                                                                   teachers                       OGT preparation.
Students with non-passing OGT scores will see an increase in overall scores in       RttT Coordinator          By March 2012       interactive white boards,      We are currently implementing an OGT preparation program for the October testing period.         On track
reading and math areas.                                                                                                            classroom coverage,            We plan to implement interactive white board technology to supplement spring OGT
                                                                                                                                   additional planning for        preparation.
                                                                                                                                   teachers
Students who participate in twenty reading or math intervention sessions will        RttT Coordinator          By March 2012       interactive white boards,                                                                                                       On track
increase their scores by one grade level as measured by norm testing results.                                                      classroom coverage,
                                                                                                                                   additional planning for
                                                                                                                                   teachers
100% of administrative team will have attended PD on model curriculum and            Admin Team                By December 2011    cost of PD                                                                                                                      On track
the new standards.
Project-based learning results will be analyzed.                                                               By December 2011    Classroom supplies for PBL,    Minor and Simmons attended a training session about PBL (8.26.2011). We will be piloting         On track
                                                                                                                                   classroom coverage,            these programs beginning mid-September with completion and results by February.
                                                                                                                                   additional planning time for
                                                                                                                                   teachers
100% of teachers will have received training on interactive white boards.            Admin Team                By June 2012        cost of PD                     We are currently in the process of analyzing vendors to determine the most cost-effective        On track
                                                                                                                                                                  approach to purchasing interactive white boards. Upon conclusion, we will develop a PD
                                                                                                                                                                  schedule for staff.
Application C: Using Data to Improve Instruction
The team will have formulated a plan and begun implementation to address             School Improvement        By January 2012     Requirements for IIS model    The team has met to determine that most core pieces for IIS are in place. Further study is     On track
identified areas in the IIS.                                                         Consultant and                                from the state and input from required for individual elements.
                                                                                     Management Company                            all Ohio LSCs
60% of staff will be trained in the use of data.                                     Minor                     By May 2012         Time for in-house training    We are scheduling in-house training for use of data in October or November.                    On track
We will have worked collaboratively with local colleges and organizations to         Minor/Simmons and Patti   By May 2012                                       We are currently are working to establish contacts with local colleges through our consortium. On track
evaluate innovative education models and identify possible models for                Marxen
implementation.
50% of our staff will be trained in the use of formative assessments.                Admin Team                By May 2012         Time for in-house training,    We are scheduling in-house training on formative assessments in October or November. We          On track
                                                                                                                                   cost of PD                     will also schedule additional external PD sessions for this.
50% of the English and Mathematics teachers will have professional               Admin Team                 By June 2012       Time for in-house training,    We are working with another Life Skills Center to provide in-house PD on strand analysis.     On track
development on strand analysis.                                                                                                cost of PD
A team will be in place to evaluate the formative assessment program.            Stacey Murphy & Charlene   By January 2012                                   Consultants are working with LSC content teachers to evaluate the assessment program and      On track
                                                                                 Thompson                                                                     make recommendations for improvement.
The team will have partnered with other districts to strengthen the formative    Stacey Murphy & Charlene   By June 2012                                      Consultants are working with LSC content teachers to evaluate the assessment program and      On track
assessment program.                                                              Thompson                                                                     make recommendations for improvement.
A building leader will be in place and will receive additional professional      Minor/Simmons/Marxen       By November 2011   Time for in-house training &   Our Coordinator of School Improvement will be working with a data analysis consultant to      On track
development in using data.                                                                                                     OIP resources and training     identify a data chat team leader and work with them on more effective data analysis.

30% of staff will have professional development in content specific formative    Admin Team                 By June 2012       Time for in-house training     We are scheduling in-house training on formative assessments in October or November. We       On track
assessments.                                                                                                                                                  will also schedule additional external PD sessions for this.
We will have cooperated with research/evaluation initiatives and provided IIS    School Improvement         By June 2012                                      We will cooperate as requested.                                                               On track
data to researchers as requested.                                                Consultant and
                                                                                 Management Company
Application D: Great Teachers and Leaders
MEASURE STUDENT GROWTH
We will successfully complete the teacher-student linkage process in the tested Admin Team, management By June 2012                                           On-going process. Our rosters are up to date and accurate.                                    On track
grades.                                                                         Company, and School
                                                                                Improvement Consultant


We will report on any multiple measure pilots related to multiple sources of     Admin Team, management By June 2012           Data from Life Skills and      Life Skills is working with the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools to identify alternate On track
data on students growth.                                                         Company, and School                           combined data of at-risk       growth measures for at-risk youth and develp an evaluation system. A pilot will be developed
                                                                                 Improvement Consultant                        schools across the state.      and implemented based on the consortiums conclusions.


Testing will be conducted to establish baseline data for value-added data        Admin Team, management By June 2012           State Recommendations          We are looking for guidance from the state for value-added data for high school students.     On track
program.                                                                         Company, and School
                                                                                 Improvement Consultant


We will report on the results of multiple measure pilots of alternative growth   Admin Team, management By June 2012           Data from Life Skills and      Life Skills is working with the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools to identify alternate On track
measures in non-tested areas.                                                    Company, and School                           combined data of at-risk       growth measures for at-risk youth and develp an evaluation system. A pilot will be developed
                                                                                 Improvement Consultant                        schools across the state.      and implemented based on the consortiums conclusions.
                                                                                                                               Scantron/Spark 3000

A team will be formed to identify all classroom-level value added data at the    Admin Team, management By June 2012           Scantron/Spark 3000            We are looking for guidance from the state for value-added data for high school students. Life On track
high school level currently available.                                           Company, and School                                                          Skills is working with the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools to identify alternate growth
                                                                                 Improvement Consultant                                                       measures for at-risk youth and develp an evaluation system.


Development of new protocols to improve student performance and graduation Admin Team, management By March 2012                OGT Prep/ Project Based        On-going process                                                                              On track
rate.                                                                      Company, and School                                 Learning/ SES Providers
                                                                           Improvement Consultant


30% of teachers will have completed professional development on the use of       Admin Team, management By June 2012           Cost of PD and travel time     We are looking for guidance from the state for value-added data for high school students.     On track
value-added reports to measure student growth.                                   Company, and School
                                                                                 Improvement Consultant


EVALUATION SYSTEMS
We will have a model for teacher and principal evaluation that meets state and   LSC Consortium and         By June 2012       travel expenses, classroom     We have a consortium of administrators in place. The timeline of activities is in development. On track
federal criteria, including student growth and multiple measures of              Management Company                            coverage
effectiveness and will have completed a piot implementation with staff.

We will have participated in a pilot of new measures of effectiveness that       LSC Consortium, Admin      By June 2012       technology expenses, travel    We have a consortium of administrators in place. The timeline of activities is in development. On track
provide additional information for evaluation.                                   Team, and Management                          expenses, training expenses
                                                                                 Company
100% of our staff will participate in professional development regarding changes LSC Consortium and         By June 2012       training expenses, national    This will take place once the evaluation pilot has been formalized.                           On track
in evaluation (philosophical, research, national/state policy) and a review of   Management Company                            models, classroom coverage
tools being piloted in the school.
We will complete an end-of-year review of all work from the multiple measures                               By June 2012       Rubric for end-of-year review This will take place once the evaluation pilot has been formalized.                               On track
pilots.
We will complete an end-of-year survey with teachers. Survey results will     Admin Team                    By June 2012       Time to create survey             This will take place once the evaluation pilot has been formalized.                           On track
indicate that 70% of teachers agree or strongly agree that they have the
information they need to understand the tools/processes and have the
opportunity to have questions answered and provided feedback.

30% of teachers will have participated in PD regarding various national models    Admin Team                By December 2011   training expenses, national       This is still in discussion stage, and no plan has yet been developed.                        On track
for multiple measure evaluations.                                                                                              models, classroom coverage

Life Skills Northeast will have an agreed upon definition of effective teachers   Admin Team                By December 2011   Rubric for evaluating staff       Currently using management company's evaluation                                               On track
and leaders.                                                                                                                   effectiveness.
A team will be in place to explore new, innovative tools for measuring teacher                              By December 2011   Rubric for evaluating staff       Currently using management company's evaluation                                               On track
effectiveness.                                                                                                                 effectiveness.
An evaluation of the current peer review program will be completed.               Human Resources           By December 2011   classroom coverage, rubric for    This will take place once the peer review program has been finalized.                         On track
                                                                                                                               peer review
We will have a plan for remediating and/or removing low performing teachers.      Management Company and By December 2011      Rubric for evaluating effective   Currently using management company's evaluation                                               On track
                                                                                  Admin Team                                   staff and an action plan for
                                                                                                                               remediating and/ or removing


Persistently low performing teachers' and administrators' contracts will not be   Management Company and                       Rubric for evaluating effective Currently using management company's evaluation and termination model.                          On track
renewed.                                                                          Admin Team                                   staff and an action plan for
                                                                                                                               remediating and/ or removing


EFFECTIVE SUPPORT TO TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
Life Skills Northeast will have consistently participated in learning sessions,   Minor/Simmons and school By June 2012        Online computer programs for We have already participated in webinars and we are in the process of formalizing PLCs across On track
meetings, Web conferences, teacher collaborations, online collaborations, etc.    improvement consultant                       collaboration                the LSCs. We are currently utilizing Wikis for teacher collaboration.

RttT coordinator will regularly attend training, share information collaboratively Nicholas McElroy (RttT   By June 2012       travel expenses, training    Life Skills have formed a RttT consortium and have regularly scheduled monthly meetings.           On track
with other building coaches and successfully complete a training program.          Chairperson)/Marxen                         expenses, classroom coverage Coordinator will attend all state-sponsored trainings.

Rttt coordinator and building leadership teams will actively engage with coaches McElroy/Marxen/ Simmons By June 2012          travel expenses, training    Coordinator will provide an in-service on RttT goals. We will complete the comprehensive PD On track
to support, champion, and implement the work                                                                                   expenses, classroom coverage plan for the year and also utilize school improvement and data consultants for embedded PD.

85% of our building leadership teams will have rated assigned coaches as          Admin Team                By June 2012       Rubric for evaluating coaches Upon completion of resident educator training and 20011-12 mentoring program, coaches will On track
effective or highly effective.                                                                                                                               be evaluated by Admin Team for effectiveness.
We will fully implement a residency program for new teachers.                     Admin Team                By June 2012       training expenses, travel     We currently have teachers participating in Resident Educator training (September to       On track
                                                                                                                               expenses, class coverage      November)
80% of our PD offerings will meet Ohio PD standards criteria.                     Simmons and LPDC Rep      By June 2012
20% of staff will have participated in PD concerning at-risk high school students                           By December 2012   Training Expenses                 Some staff members have received this training. We are investigating options for in-service   On track
and economically disadvantaged youth.                                                                                                                            trainings for at-risk youth.
Application E: Turning Around the Lowest-Achieving Schools



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