Life Skills Center of Northeast Ohio
RttT Region: Northeast Ohio
PERSON (S) GOALS & TIMELINES - ON
RttT TARGETS RESPONSIBILITY
TARGET DATES RESOURCES NEEDED PROGRESS REPORT
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
P2 Stem Priority:
OFF TRACK RESPONSE POTENTIAL OBSTACLES & RISKS
Based on our progress with the no
contacts, we may have to adjust