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					EVERETT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  HIGHLY CAPABLE
        AND
CHALLENGING OPTIONS
     PROGRAMS
  CHALLENGING OPTIONS

• Elementary Highly Capable Program

• Middle School Challenging Options

• High School Challenging Options
 Highly Capable Program Design

• Self contained classrooms
  Grades 2, 3, 4, 5

• 4 Highly Capable Program Centers
  – Cedar Wood
  – Mill Creek
  – Penny Creek
  – View Ridge
             State Funding

• State defines and funds highly capable
  program as 2% of K-12 enrollment.

• 03-04 enrollment 17,390

• Funding level for EPS Highly Capable
  Program is for 347 students.
            Highly Capable Program
            Total Students Enrolled
      HC = 6.4% of 2-5 Student Enrollment 2003-04
      * Spring testing will increase 2004 enrollment.


400                                       352           340
                 285          311
300   252
200
100
  0
      2000       2001        2002        2003           2004
            Everett Public Schools
            Grades 1-5 Enrollment


7300 7244        7242
7200

7100

7000                        6955       6966

6900

6800
       2000-01    2001-02    2002-03    2003-04
       HC Center Enrollment

              03-04   04-05
Cedar Wood    87      76      54 CW
Mill Creek    97      77      68 MC
Penny Creek   75      93      43 PC
View Ridge    90      94      16 VR
      2003-04 Additional Center
• Center closer to the resident school.
• All students from same resident school attend
  the same Center.
• Most students are in a Center that feeds into
  their own middle school.
• Increases program offerings for HC students.
• Reduced time on bus and reducing
  transportation costs.
Highly Capable Program

    IDENTIFICATION
         AND
  SELECTION PROCESS
Elementary Highly Capable Program
          Identification

• Creativity (Parent and Teacher Inventory)

• Academic Assessment (ITBS)

• Cognitive Assessment (CogAT)

• Selection Committee
        Selection Committee

• 4 Teachers - one from each Highly Capable
  Center
• School Psychologist
• Principal
• Program Director
         Selection Committee

• Committee reviews each student’s data and
  identifies eligible students. Student names
  and schools are not seen by the Committee.

• Committee reviews data of all other referred
  students to determine whether a student has
  inconsistent data or whether more
  information is needed.
           Qualifying Scores

•   ITBS                    Possible 10 points
•   CogAT                   Possible 15 points
•   Learning Inventory      Possible 4 points

•   New This Year:
     All students were given all tests
         Highly Capable Program
          Design and Delivery
• Inquiry learning with complex or higher level
  thinking skills

• Multiple disciplines are integrated into in-depth
  areas of study

• Accelerated Math Investigations (TERC)

• Junior Great Books
     Professional Development

• Math training
• Junior Great Books training
• Curriculum coordination
• Differentiation strategies-Carol Ann
  Tomlinson seminar
• Standards-based Assessment of highly
  capable students
• Brain Research and Differentiation-Kim
  Chandler training
       Multiage Classrooms

“Based on a review of 64 studies, Anderson
 and Pavan concluded that on achievement
 tests, children in nongraded groups perform
 as well as or better than children in graded
 groups.”
        Multiage Classrooms

Guiterrez and Slavin synthesized the
findings of several decades of research
comparing the achievement of K-6
students in both nongraded and traditional
arrangements. Their analysis…indicates
that according to standardized measures,
the achievement of students in nongraded
programs is equivalent to or greater than
that of students in graded programs.
         Multiage Classrooms
 Do gifted children benefit from the multiage
                  classroom?

• “Yes…gifted children have the opportunity
  to interact with older children, increasing
  their level of learning. Older gifted children
  have the opportunity to increase leadership
  and mentoring skills. Gifted children…have
  the freedom to pursue their interests and the
  opportunity to creatively expand their
  knowledge.”
                              …Stone
CHALLENGING OPTIONS


   Middle School
       and
    High School
Middle School Challenging Options
Available at All Five Middle Schools
• Challenge Block 3-Periods
     Language Arts
     Social Studies
     Reading

• Challenge Math Opportunities
     6th/7th grade CMP
     7th/8th grade CMP
     Algebra
     Geometry
            Challenging Options
  Language Arts/Social Studies/Reading
• Inquiry Learning with complex or higher level
  thinking skills

• Multiple disciplines are integrated into in-depth
  areas of study

• Self-direction in learning process which includes
  initiating, researching and evaluating

• Junior Great Books
      Middle School Challenge
      Total Students Enrolled

       Challenge = 15% of M.S. Enrollment
                     2003-04

800                                         693
700                             655
600     488             516
                464
500
400
300
200
100
  0
       2000     2001    2002    2003   Projected
                                          04
    High School Challenging Options

• Honors
• Advanced Classes (i.e. math, science)
• Advanced Placement
• College in the High School
  CC, UW, WSU and WWU Credit
• Tech Prep
• Industry Certifications
• Running Start
High School Challenging Options
   Increased Academic Rigor
       Challenging Course Offerings

30
25
20
                                      2001-02
15
                                      2002-03
10                                    2003-04
 5
 0
     CHS   EHS     JHS    SHS
           AP Course Offerings

10
 9
 8
 7                               2001-02
 6
                                 2002-03
 5
 4                               2003-04
 3
 2
 1
 0
     CHS       EHS   JHS   SHS
   High School Challenging Options


                 Total Student Enrollment
                  in Challenging Courses
4000                            3563
                     3079
3000
       2099
2000
1000
   0
          2001          2002       2003
      More students
     better prepared
            for
“higher levels of learning”

				
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