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									   Creating a Culture of College Readiness:
        SpringBoard ELA Integration at
Region One ESC GEAR UP Partnership Districts
Agenda

   • Region One ESC, GEAR UP & College Board
   • SpringBoard ELA Initiative
      – Submission of Forms
      – Professional Development
      – Continued Support
   • Best Practices
      – Strategies
      – Testimonials
      – Documenting SpringBoard Lessons
   • Performance
      – TAKS Reading
      – English Language Learners
      – District Success Stories
Region One Education Service Center

    •   The Region One Education
        Service Center is part of a state-
        wide system of 20 regional
        education service centers
        created by the 59th Texas
        Legislature to assist school
        districts across the state
    •   Located in South Texas on the
        United States/Mexico border,
        Region One ESC serves 37
        school districts and 24 charter
        school campuses in the seven
        county areas of Cameron
        County, Hidalgo County, Jim
        Hogg County, Starr County,
        Webb County, Willacy County,
        and Zapata County.
GEAR UP: A National Initiative


                             • A national initiative
                               aimed at encouraging
                               more young people to
                               have high expectations,
                               stay in school, study
                               hard and take the right
                               courses to go to college.
                             • Gaining
                               Early
                               Awareness and
                               Readiness for
                               Undergraduate
                               Programs
Region One GEAR UP:
Bridges to the Future Partnership

     • Currently serving 22 high schools in 21
       school districts
     • Single Cohort design beginning in 7th
       Grade in 2006
     • Total of 8,468 9th and 10th grade students
       served in the Region One GEAR UP
       cohort.
     • 3rd largest GEAR UP program in the
       country
Region One GEAR UP
Cohort Demographics

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Region One GEAR UP Initiatives




                   Systemic Leadership Initiative
Region One GEAR UP & College Board

   • Partnership formed during first Region One
     ESC GEAR UP grant (Right Choices for Youth)
     from 2000-2006
   • Curriculum was then known as Pacesetter and
     was still in draft format
   • Thinking Win-Win: Region One GEAR UP was
     looking for a feature-rich ELA curriculum that
     would prepare cohort students for rigors of
     college level courses – College Board was
     looking to pilot a new product with a large
     population of students/districts
Why Region One districts chose
SpringBoard
    – Closing the achievement gap
      among AYP subgroups
    – Increasing the graduation rate
    – Increasing enrollment and
      diversity in AP® courses
    – Providing academic rigor &
      challenge for ALL students
    – Empowering teachers with tools
      to improve instructional practice.
What makes SpringBoard a
rigorous curriculum?
    • SpringBoard is based on the
      College Board Standards for
      College Success
    • College Board Standards
      MEET and EXCEED
      state standards
    • Curriculum, backmapped from
      College Board Standards provides:
       – Knowledge & skills
         essential for entry-level college
         courses
       –   Higher order, critical thinking skills
       –   Advanced vocabulary
       –   Culturally relevant activities
       –   Learning Strategies to support all learners
What makes rigor attainable by all
students?


    •
SpringBoard ELA Initiative 2008-09

   • SpringBoard ELA currently being used in 17 of
     21 GEAR UP partnership districts
   • For 2008-09, includes 4 middle schools, 2 9th
     grade academies, and 17 high schools
   • Currently serving over 9,579 students grades
     6-12
   • 7,564 GEAR UP cohort 10th graders (89% of
     total cohort students)
Submission of Essential Forms

   • Assistance with completion of Essential
     Information Form is done by Region One
     GEAR UP specialist to provide accurate
     training and workbook counts
   • Region One GEAR UP assists in collection of
     SpringBoard Agreement Forms signed by
     district superintendents
   • Online registration through Region One ESC
     professional development website
   • Distribution of SpringBoard Workshop
     Certificates to partnership campuses
Building Capacity:
SpringBoard ELA Training

    • Region One ESC coordinates professional
      development in partnership with the College Board for
      all 17 SpringBoard districts
    • Centralized location for teachers who travel up to 3
      hours (Laredo to Port Isabel)
    • Point of contact for workshop presenters/SpringBoard
      trainers and College Board staff
    • Assistance with workshop setup (presentation tools,
      computer lab, water/snacks, etc.)
    • Embedded attendance of workshop by Region One
      ESC staff, district administration, and campus
      administrators
Building Capacity:
SpringBoard ELA Training 2008

    • 85 secondary ELA teachers trained during
      summer institute (July 2008)
    • 68 teachers attended Initial Training (4 days)
    • 17 teachers attended Advanced Training (2
      days)
    • Stipends paid ($150 per day)
    • Teachers received a media kit ( based on
      ancillary materials list – DVDs, CDs, novels,
      strategy posters)
Continued Support

   • Three (3) scheduled online webinars provided
     for 2008-2009 with SpringBoard national
     trainer
   • Campus support visits by GEAR UP specialists
     on a monthly basis
   • Campus-based GEAR UP facilitator
     documents weekly usage of SpringBoard ELA
     on Youthservices system
   • SpringBoard Online Community page
   • Yearly review of SpringBoard ELA curriculum
     alignment to TEKS
SpringBoard ELA Webinar #1 Sample

   • http://esc1.acrobat.com/p97269047/
   • Provided using Adobe Acrobat Connect
     Pro online seminar software
   • SpringBoard Trainer: Melanie Sangalli
   • Teachers are able to communicate via
     chat, microphone and/or webcam
   • Ability to share files and websites
   • Replaces videoconferences
A Tale of Two Models

   • SpringBoard is currently being
     implemented under two utilization
     models:
     – Sole campus/district curriculum
     – Supplementary campus/district curriculum
   • SpringBoard being used with C-Scope
     Language Arts curriculum and/or district
     adopted textbook
Best Practices: Teacher Strategies

   • Teachers learn and implement SpringBoard
     strategies in reading, writing, oral literacy, and
     collaboration among students
   • Strategies give students a “taste” of what a
     Pre-AP or AP language arts course will be like
   • Strategy Examples: TP-CASTT, SOAPStone,
     Socratic Seminar
   • Strategies are flexible enough to be used with
     other works outside of the SpringBoard text
Best Practices: Teacher Strategies

   SpringBoard Online
   • Correlations to state standards & textbook
     programs
   • Printable teacher & student pages
   • Additional literature selections & links to
     multimedia resources
   • Online professional learning community
   • Assessment creation tool
Best Practices: Teacher Testimonials

   • Kenneth Trevino
     Port Isabel HS
   • Teresita Garcia
      Rio Grande City HS
   • Analisa Garcia
      Mercedes HS
   • Jessica Villegas
      IDEA College Prep
Documenting SpringBoard Lessons

   • Due to GEAR UP federal grant guidelines,
     documentation of student access to
     SpringBoard ELA is required by the U.S.
     Department of Education
   • Campus-based GEAR UP facilitators enter
     weekly SpringBoard lessons implementation
     for their campus on Youthservices, an online
     service documentation website
   • Documenting usage requires communication
     with campus English teachers and helps
     identify gaps in SpringBoard ELA
     implementation
Documenting SpringBoard Lessons

   Example: Youthservices Reports
   • 2006-2007 School Year
     – 95 teachers trained (Grades 6-12)
     – 5,913 cohort students had access to SB
     – 1,603 ELL students had access to SB
     – 133,577 hours of instruction for cohort
       students
     – 20,634 hours of instruction for ELL students
Performance

   •   TAKS Writing (7th)
   •   TAKS Reading (8th)
   •   TAKS Reading (9th)
   •   English Language Learners
   •   Success Stories
Comparison: Students that met
TAKS 7th Grade Writing Standard (all)
                                                     Zapata MS
                                                     Garza MS
                                                     Central MS
                                                     Vergara MS
     2006                                            Garcia MS
                                                     Los Obispos MS
                                                     Berta Cabaza MS
                                                     Riverside MS
                                                     Roma MS
                                                     Ringgold MS
                                                     Grulla MS
                                                     Johnson MS
                                                     Mercedes JHS
                                                     Lyford MS
     2007                                            La Villa MS
                                                     Diaz MS
                                                     BL Garza MS
                                                     Brewster MS
                                                     Truan MS
                                                     Solis MS
                                                     Sauceda MS
            0%   20%   40%   60%   80%   100% 120%   Veterans MS
Students that Met TAKS 7th Grade Writing
Standard: Moderate Gains (all students)
     14%            13%                                                                                          Veterans MS
                                                                                                                 Sauceda MS
     12%                                                                                                         Solis MS
                                                                                                                 Truan MS
     10%                                                           9%
                                                                                                                 Brewster MS
                                                                                                                 BL Garza MS
                                                                                                                 Diaz MS
      8%    7% 7%
                                                                                                                 La Villa MS
                                               6% 6%                                                             Lyford MS
      6%                            5%                                                                           Mercedes JHS
                                                                                                                 Johnson MS
      4%                                                                                                         Grulla MS
                                                       2%                                                        Ringgold MS
      2%                                                      1%                                                 Roma MS
                          0%   0%                                             0%                                 Riverside MS
      0%                                                                                                         Berta Cabaza MS
                                                                                                                 Los Obispos MS
      -2%                                                   2007
                                                            -1%                                -1%
                                                                                                                 Garcia MS
                                         -2%                                       -2%                     -2%
                                                                                                                 Vergara MS
                                                                                         -3%
      -4%                                                               -4%                          -4%
                                                                                                                 Central MS
                                                                                                                 Garza MS
      -6%                                                                                                        Zapata MS
Comparison: Students that met
TAKS 7th Grade Writing Standard - ELLs

                                                       Zapata MS
                                                       Garza MS
                                                       Central MS
                                                       Vergara MS
     2006                                              Garcia MS
                                                       Los Obispos MS
                                                       Berta Cabaza MS
                                                       Riverside MS
                                                       Roma MS
                                                       Ringgold MS
                                                       Grulla MS
                                                       Johnson MS
                                                       Mercedes JHS
                                                       Lyford MS
                                                       La Villa MS
                                                       Diaz MS
                                                       BL Garza MS
                                                       Brewster MS
     2007                                              Truan MS
                                                       Solis MS
                                                       Sauceda MS
                                                       Veterans MS




            0%   20%   40%   60%   80%   100%   120%
Students that met TAKS 7th Grade
Writing Standard: Moderate Gains - ELLs
     30%
                 26%                                               26%
     25%
                                                                                                             Veterans MS
                       19%                                                                                   Sauceda MS
     20%                                                                                                     Solis MS
                                                                                                             Truan MS
     15%                                                                                                     Brewster MS
                                                                                                             BL Garza MS
           11%                                               11%
                                                  10%                                                        Diaz MS
                                             9%
     10%                                                                    8%                               La Villa MS
                                                                                 6%                          Lyford MS
                                                                                                             Mercedes JHS
     5%                                                                                                      Johnson MS
                                        2%              2%                                  2%
                             0%                                                                         0%   Grulla MS
     0%                                                                                                      Ringgold MS
                                                                                                             Roma MS
                                                        2007                                                 Riverside MS
     -5%                          -5%                                                                        Berta Cabaza MS
                                                                                                             Los Obispos MS
                                                                                      -8%
    -10%                                                                                                     Garcia MS
                                                                                                             Vergara MS
                                                                                                             Central MS
    -15%                                                                                                     Garza MS
                                                                     -16%                                    Zapata MS
                                                                                                 -18%
    -20%

    -25%
Comparison: Students that
Met TAKS 8th Grade Reading Standard
                                                Zapata MS
                                                Garza MS
                                                Central MS
                                                Vergara MS
     2006                                       Garcia MS
                                                Los Obispos MS
                                                Berta Cabaza MS
                                                Riverside MS
                                                Roma MS
                                                Ringgold MS
                                                Grulla MS
                                                Johnson MS
                                                Mercedes JHS
                                                Lyford MS
     2007                                       La Villa MS
                                                Diaz MS
                                                BL Garza MS
                                                Brewster MS
                                                Truan MS
                                                Solis MS
                                                Sauceda MS
            0%   20%   40%   60%   80%   100%   Veterans MS
Students that Met TAKS 8th Grade Reading
Standard: Significant Gains (all students)
     35%                                                                                                         Veterans MS
                                                                                                                 Sauceda MS
                                                     31%
                                                                                                                 Solis MS
     30%                                                                                                         Truan MS
                                                                                                                 Brewster MS
                                                                                                                 BL Garza MS
     25%               23%
                                                                                                                 Diaz MS
                                                                                                                 La Villa MS
     20%                                                                                                         Lyford MS
                                                                                   17%                           Mercedes JHS
                                                                                                                 Johnson MS
     15%                                  13%                                        13%                         Grulla MS
            12%                                                                                 12%
                                                                        11%                                      Ringgold MS
                         10%                                         10%                                   10%
     10%          9%
                                                                8%
                                                                                           9%                    Roma MS
                                                7%         7%                 7%                                 Riverside MS
                                     6%                                                               6%
                                                                                                                 Berta Cabaza MS
      5%                                                                                                         Los Obispos MS
                                                                                                                 Garcia MS
                                                                                                                 Vergara MS
      0%                                                                                                         Central MS
                                                                                                                 Garza MS
                               -3%                              2007
      -5%                                                                                                        Zapata MS
Comparison: Students that met
TAKS 8th Grade Reading Standard - ELLs

                                                           Zapata MS
                                                           Garza MS
                                                           Central MS
                                                           Vergara MS
     2006                                                  Garcia MS
                                                           Los Obispos MS
                                                           Berta Cabaza MS
                                                           Riverside MS
                                                           Roma MS
                                                           Ringgold MS
                                                           Grulla MS
                                                           Johnson MS
                                                           Mercedes JHS
                                                           Lyford MS
                                                           La Villa MS
                                                           Diaz MS
                                                           BL Garza MS
                                                           Brewster MS
     2007                                                  Truan MS
                                                           Solis MS
                                                           Sauceda MS
                                                           Veterans MS




            0%   10%   20%   30%   40%   50%   60%   70%
Students that met TAKS 8th Grade
Reading Standard: Significant Gains - ELLs
     50%
                                                             44%
                                         39%
     40%
                                                                                                                 Veterans MS
                             31%                  31%                                                31%         Sauceda MS
     30%         28%
                                                                   25%
                                                                                    28%        27%         27%   Solis MS
           24%                                                                                                   Truan MS
                                   22%
                                                                                                                 Brewster MS
     20%               16%                                                                                       BL Garza MS
                                                                                                                 Diaz MS
                                                                                                                 La Villa MS
     10%                                                7%
                                                                         5%
                                                                                          8%
                                                                                                                 Lyford MS
                                                                                                                 Mercedes JHS
                                                                                                                 Johnson MS
     0%                                                                                                          Grulla MS
                                                                                                                 Ringgold MS
                                                        2007                                                     Roma MS
    -10%                                                                      -7%
                                                                                                                 Riverside MS
                                                                                                                 Berta Cabaza MS
    -20%                                                                                                         Los Obispos MS
                                                                                                                 Garcia MS
                                                                                                                 Vergara MS
    -30%                                                                                                         Central MS
                                                                                                                 Garza MS
                                                                                                                 Zapata MS
    -40%
                                           -41%

    -50%
Comparison: Students that met
TAKS 9th Grade Reading Standard (all students)



     2007                                       Zapata HS
                                                Weslaco HS
                                                LBJ HS
                                                VMA 9th
                                                Roma HS
                                                Rio Grande City HS
                                                PSJA North HS
                                                Mercedes HS
                                                Lyford HS
                                                La Villa HS
                                                Hidalgo HS
                                                Edinburg North HS
                                                Edcouch-Elsa HS
                                                WA Todd 9th
     2008




            0%   20%   40%   60%   80%   100%
Students that met TAKS 9th Grade
Reading Standard: Moderate Gains (all)
     8%
                                     7%


     6%
                                5%                              5%        5%   5%

                                                                     4%
     4%                                                                             WA Todd 9th
                                                                                    Edcouch-Elsa HS
                                                                                    Edinburg North HS
     2%                                                                             Hidalgo HS
          1%               1%                        1%                             La Villa HS
                                                                                    Lyford HS
                                          0%                                        Mercedes HS
     0%                                                                             PSJA North HS
                                                                                    Rio Grande City HS
                     -1%
                                          Change                                    Roma HS
    -2%                                                                             VMA 9th
                                                                                    LBJ HS
                                                                                    Weslaco HS
                                                                                    Zapata HS
    -4%        -4%

                                                          -5%
    -6%                                        -6%



    -8%
Comparison: Students that met
TAKS 9th Grade Reading Standard (ELLs)



     2007                                      Zapata HS
                                               Weslaco HS
                                               LBJ HS
                                               VMA 9th
                                               Roma HS
                                               Rio Grande City HS
                                               PSJA North HS
                                               Mercedes HS
                                               Lyford HS
                                               La Villa HS
                                               Hidalgo HS
                                               Edinburg North HS
                                               Edcouch-Elsa HS
                                               WA Todd 9th
     2008




            0%   20%   40%      60%      80%
Students that met TAKS 9th Grade
Reading Standard: Moderate Gains (ELLs)
    40%
                            34%
    35%

    30%

    25%                                                                                 WA Todd 9th
                                                                             22%        Edcouch-Elsa HS
                                                                                        Edinburg North HS
    20%                                                                                 Hidalgo HS
                                                                                        La Villa HS
                                                                                        Lyford HS
    15%                                                                                 Mercedes HS
                                                                                        PSJA North HS
    10%                                                            8%                   Rio Grande City HS
                                                       7%
                                                                                        Roma HS
           5%                                                                      5%
                                                                                        VMA 9th
     5%                                      3%                         3%              LBJ HS
                                                  1%                                    Weslaco HS
                                        0%
     0%                                                                                 Zapata HS


                -3%   -3%                    Change
     -5%
                                  -7%
    -10%                                                    -10%

    -15%
La Villa ISD:
Sustainable SpringBoard Success
                            1st Year Implementation of
    • 2004 TAKS 7th Grade      SpringBoard ELA Level II
      Writing – 80% Met     2006 TAKS 7th Grade Writing
      Standard*                – 97% Met Standard
    • 2005 TAKS 7th Grade      (GEAR UP Cohort)
      Writing – 91% Met     2nd Year Implementation of
      Standard*                SpringBoard ELA Level II
                            2007 TAKS 7th Grade Writing
                               – 97% Met Standard
    *SpringBoard ELA not    3rd Year Implementation of
      implemented              Springboard ELA Level II
                            2008 TAKS 7th Grade Writing
                               – 99% Met Standard
La Villa ISD:
Sustainable SpringBoard Success

    • Uses SpringBoard ELA as sole
      campus/district curriculum
    • District uses Level I through Senior Level
      Springboard ELA
    • Small district/grade size means no room
      for error in instruction of all student
      populations
    • Administrative advocacy and support
La Villa ISD:
Sustainable SpringBoard Success

    •   “The SpringBoard training I received will impact the students
        through the ongoing process of self reflection. This helps the
        students understand in what areas they are weak in and strong.
        It also helps the teachers instruct the classes according to their
        weakness.”
    •   “This training absolutely helped in the understanding of the
        content I will teach. The trainers were clear and answered every
        question we had for them. “
    •   “In the training, I learned the strategies that not only will help the
        struggling students, but students in general. Because of these
        strategies, I will be able to teach in an effective way that will
        enhance the students’ knowledge with the curriculum.”

                                                           -Abraham Cantu,
                                                   La Villa English Teacher
San Benito CISD:
Supplementing Instruction with SpringBoard Strategies

        Veterans Memorial 9th Grade      1st Year Implementation of
        Academy                              SpringBoard ELA Level IV
      • 2007 TAKS 9th Grade              • 2008 TAKS 7th Grade Writing
        Reading – 79% Met                    – 84% Met Standard (GEAR
        Standard*                            UP Cohort)

      • 2007 TAKS 9th Grade              • 2008 TAKS 7th Grade Writing
        Reading – 29% ELLs Met             – 37% ELLs Met Standard
        Standard*                          (GEAR UP Cohort)

      • 2007 TAKS 9th Commended          • 2007 TAKS 9th Commended
        Performance – 13%
                                           Performance – 26%

      *SpringBoard ELA not implemented
San Benito CISD:
Supplementing Instruction with SpringBoard Strategies


      • Uses SpringBoard ELA as
        supplementary campus/district curriculum
        with C-SCOPE and district adopted text
      • District uses Level IV through Senior
        Level Springboard ELA
      • Large district with high mobility
      • Administrative advocacy and support
      • Currently developing use of SpringBoard
        strategies with Social Studies department
San Benito CISD:
Supplementing Instruction with SpringBoard Strategies


      • “At first, it was scary. This was something
        totally new to us. I remember several teachers
        being reluctant in attending the summer
        training. After the training, we were so excited.
        We asked our principal how come we couldn’t
        use this (versus the district adopted
        curriculum). We convinced her and the results
        showed.”
                                           – Janie Martinez,
                                 Former VMA English Teacher
                        San Benito HS ELA Dean of Instruction
Region One ESC
GEAR UP: Bridges to the Future

    Contact:

    David W. Hernandez
    Senior Education Specialist


    Office: (956) 984-6115
    E-Mail: dahernandez@esc1.net

    Website: www.esc1.net/gearup

								
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