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1 An integrated suite of teaching and learning tools Introducing EdwinAn integrated suite of teaching and learning toolsWelcome to Introducing Edwin!Edwin is not an acronym. Edwin is: A comprehensive integrated suite of tools and resources to help educators at every level – classroom, school, district and state – to improve teaching and learning by providing:Online tools and resources to support curriculum and assessment in the classroomComprehensive student information for current and prior yearsInformation to support classroom, school and district-wide planning, decision making
2 Our core strategiesPrepare all students for success after high school by:Strengthening curriculum, instruction, and assessmentImproving educator effectivenessTurning around the lowest performing districts and schoolsUsing data and technology to support student performanceMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
3 Curriculum Tools – Edwin Teaching & Learning Model curriculum unitsCurriculum mapping and Lesson planning toolsAligned to StandardsStudent profilesAn early warning indicator systemDashboards & reportsHigh-quality digital resources to support instructionAligned to standardsStudent Information – Edwin AnalyticsEarly Warning IndicatorOther reports to answer questions educators ask on a regular basisEducator access through dashboards and through reportsCurriculum Tools – Edwin Teaching & Learningaligned to the current Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks:Model curriculum mapsModel curriculum units and the ability for districts to:create curriculum mapsmodify and/or create new curriculum unitscreate lesson plansAssessment Tools – Edwin Teaching & LearningAbility to build and deliver interim and formative assessmentsaccess to banks of assessment itemseasy-to-use reports on assessments being deliveredresults from classroom/school /district-wide common assessmentsCompetency Tracking System for Vocational EducationDigital Resources – Edwin Teaching & Learningeasy access to quality online resources to support instruction.Resources to be “tagged” to standards and be in various formats:To incorporate into curriculum units and lessonsTo help differentiate instructionTo incorporate into assessmentsEdwin key take-aways:Voluntary - use components or wholeStandards Based - anchored in most current Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks / StandardsIntegrated – Data moves automatically to all services with goal of “educator-one-stop- shopping”Dual Service Delivery – Department and “cloud-based” servicesTools to assess student understanding of multiple standardsCompetency Tracking SystemAligned to standards
4 Edwin Teaching & Learning Edwin Teaching & Learning will enable teachers to accelerate and personalize the education experience by providing:Online access Massachusetts Curriculum FrameworksOnline access to curriculum tools including Model Curriculum being developed by the State, to customize and share electronicallyEasy to use paper, online and clicker test administration options for teachers to determine what progress students have made and what help they needData analysis and reporting capabilitiesA portfolio of every students’ workMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
5 Edwin Teaching & Learning Upcoming joint webinar series with Thinkgate to demonstrate the functionality of Edwin Teaching & Learning. Webinars will be conducted live on the following schedule and sessions will be recorded for offline viewing.Edwin Teaching & Learning Executive Overview – Wednesday, January 23 Noon – 1PM Demonstrate the benefits and functionality of the Edwin Teaching & LearningRegister to attend at: ORAssessment Creation and Administration – Wednesday, January 30 Noon – 1PM Demonstrate creating and administering assessments and reportingCurriculum, Instruction and Resources – Wednesday, Feb 6 Noon – 1PM Demonstrate curriculum, instruction tools and integration with learning resourcesMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
6 What is Edwin Analytics? Data Warehouse Merged into EdwinLogin roles for Edwin Analytics remain the same as the EDW:DW – (210) District UserDW – (211) School UserDW – EvaluatorURL for Edwin Analytics remains the same as EDWNo need to update Trusted SitesSecurity PortalEdwin Analytics link added
7 What is Edwin Analytics? New Security Portal LinkData Warehouse v3.0 link will be gone.Edwin Analytics (EDW) will have Data Warehouse content.Data Warehouse Announcement will explain the move.New Content in Edwin AnalyticsEWIS reports on the Student tabCollege Readiness reports on the Student tab
9 What is in Edwin Analytics? What is the SAME: EDW reports are still availableWhat is NEW and available by the end of January:Identify current students in grades 1-12 who may be at risk of missing key educational targets (Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) reports)Identify how your former students did after they graduated from your school/district (Postsecondary Readiness and Success)Value to districts: Save time and effort answering common questions regarding your current and former students in order to improve teaching and learning.
11 What are Early Warning Indicators? Methodological way of looking at students and their likelihood of meeting specific academic goalsTraditionally implemented at the high school level to help predict which students are most likely to drop outTool for educators to better design and target student interventions in a timely way
12 MA EWIS BackgroundDepartment previously provided Early Warning Indicator Index (EWII) to predict the likelihood grade 9 students would graduateDepartment worked with American Institutes for Research (AIR) to develop the new risk modelsDistrict feedback, e.g., focus groups and webinarsRollout of EWIS in September via Security PortalDistricts shared that the EWII data were helpful, but also requested indicator data at earlier grade levels and throughout high schoolConducted an extensive literature review of the research on indicators for early warning systemsIdentified and tested possible indicators for the risk models based on those recognized in the research and data that are collected and available from the Department’s data systemTested the indicators and risk models on previous school years
13 Key Concepts Massachusetts EWIS is for grade levels 1-12 Based on four grade-level groupings that are connected to key academic goals along the academic trajectory that are designed to be relevant to and actionable for educatorsAs a state, currently at different levels of achieving these four academic goalsThree EWIS risk levels: low, moderate, highA student that is “low risk” is predicted to be likely to meet the academic goal
14 Grade Groupings & Goals Age GroupsGrade LevelsAcademic Goals(expected student outcomes for each age group)Current Statewide Results for GoalEarly ElementaryGrades 1-3Proficient or advanced on 3rd grade ELA MCAS61%Late ElementaryGrades 4-6Proficient or advanced on 6th grade ELA and Mathematics MCAS54%Middle GradesGrades 7-9Passing grades on all 9th grade courses75%HighSchoolGrades 10-12High school graduation (four-year)83.4%
15 Key Concepts, continued Provides risk level information for all students based on prior year dataThe risk levels are not based on a student’s relative likelihood for reaching an academic goal when compared with other studentsIndividual indicators in the risk model are not reflective of the level of risk - taken together, the indicators (data points) collectively form a risk levelOnly includes data from existing statewide collections (SIMS and SCS) and state assessments (MCAS and MEPA)
16 EWIS is / is not… The Massachusetts EWIS is… The Massachusetts EWIS is not…A tool to better target interventions and supports at the individual, small group, and whole school levels.A “life sentence” or a reason to label students.A systematic way to flag students that need to be further examined to determine what additional support are necessary.A diagnostic tool that provides details on the exact reason(s) why a student is at risk for not meeting an expected academic goal.Related to measures that are included in the state’s school and district accountability system (PPI), but is not itself an accountability measure.An accountability measure.Based on data and risk models that the Department will reexamine each year to continually improve the system.A stagnant system that will remain exactly the same in future years.
17 Statewide EWIS Findings Early Elementary:P/A of Gr 3 ELA MCASLate Elementary:P/A of Gr 6 ELA & math MCASMiddle Grades:Passing all Gr 9 coursesHigh School:High school graduationGrade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grade 9Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12High28.3%29.0%29.2%34.5%34.6%37.2%18.3%16.0%18.5%9.9%7.4%4.1%Mod.23.4%20.9%18.7%18.1%19.6%14.5%22.3%18.4%13.3%5.9%4.5%Low42.9%47.4%49.6%45.1%43.5%45.7%56.0%57.6%56.7%72.4%82.1%84.8%N/A5.4%2.7%2.5%2.3%2.6%3.4%2.9%6.4%4.4%4.6%6.7%
18 Edwin Analytics: EWIS Reports There are three EWIS reports in Edwin:EWIS Student List (EW601)EWIS District View (EW301)EWIS Graphical View (EW302)All can be filtered numerous way (e.g., selecting specific schools, grade levels, student subgroups)
19 EWIS Student List (EW601)What are the current risk levels of my students?What are the prior risk levels of my current students?What data points (indicators) went into the calculation to determine the risk level?
21 EWIS District View (EW301) Which grade levels or schools have the most students that need targeted support in order to be on track to meet the next academic goal?What is the breakdown of high, moderate, and low risk levels in a particular student subgroup (e.g. among students with disabilities)?Where does the district need to focus additional resources to get students back on track for meeting the next academic goal?
23 EWIS Graphical View (EW302) How does a selected group of students compare to the district and state?What are the previous risk levels of the currently enrolled students over the past 5 years?E.g., what are the previous risk levels of my current 4th grade male ELL students?What are the risk levels of a specific student group over the past 5 years?E.g., what are the risk levels of 4th grade male ELL students each year over the last 5 years?
26 How did our students do after graduating? Three new reports:Postsecondary Outcomes of Public HS Graduates:All Institutions (CR301)MA Public Institutions Only (CR302)Academic Preparation (CR303)… but each is really several reports in one!Academic Preparation =MassCore CompletionAP Course CompletionMCAS 10th Grade ELAMCAS 10th Grade MathMCAS High School Science
27 How many public high school graduates enroll postsecondary? … at MA public institutions?On top: data from CR301; on bottom: data from CR302
28 Where did students enroll? (Anywhere in the USA) This data from CR301See CR302 for MA Public Institutions Only
29 How many return for a 2nd year? What does persistence look like across subgroups?Data from CR301; See CR302 for MA Public Institutions Only
30 How many of your graduates obtain a degree? How does that vary by subgroup?How does that vary by the type of institution where students enroll? (4-year, 2-year, public, or private)Data from CR301; See CR302 for MA Public Institutions Only
31 What are enrollment rates of students who complete AP or Mass Core coursework? Data from CR301; See CR302 for MA Public Institutions Only
32 Which type of institutions do they attend? Data from CR303
33 Of those in MA public postsecondary, what % enroll in remedial courses? 16 graduates in MA public postsecondaryIn which subjects?Data from CR302
34 What are the MCAS scores of students who take remedial courses? 16 graduates in MA public postsecondaryData from CR302
35 How many credits do graduates earn in their first year of college? What about developmental credits?Data from CR302
36 … and this is just the beginning of what we can do! We could also explore…What is the relationship between MCAS scores and the type of institution where students enroll? (4-year, 2-year, public, or private)What is the postsecondary experience of students from a specific subgroup (CVTE, ELL, students with disabilities, high needs, etc)?
37 How did our students do after graduating? Three new reports:Postsecondary Outcomes of Public HS Graduates:All Institutions (CR301)MA Public Institutions Only (CR302)Academic Preparation (CR303)… but each is really several reports in one!Academic Preparation =MassCore CompletionAP Course CompletionMCAS 10th Grade ELAMCAS 10th Grade MathMCAS High School Science
38 Comparing the Three Reports Potential QuestionsCR301CR302CR303How many graduates go on to postsecondary?XWhat type of institutions (4-year/2-year, private/public) do graduates attend?Which specific institutions did students attended?How many went to each?What are the enrollment rates of students who complete MassCore or AP coursework compared to those who don’t?What are the persistence and degree obtainment rates of students who complete MassCore or AP coursework?What is the postsecondary experience of students from a specific subgroup? (CVTE, ELL, SWD, high needs, etc)What percentages of students enroll in and complete remedial courses?In what remedial subjects to do students enroll?What are the MCAS scores of students who take remedial coursework in math and reading?How many credits, on average, do public high school graduates earn in their first year of college?
39 Comparing Reports CR301: all institutions CR302: MA public only Postsecondary data from National Student Clearing House (NSC)Postsecondary data from MA Department of Higher EducationEnrollment anywhere in the USAAcademic PreparationPersistence to 2nd yearDegree ObtainmentEnrollment by Institution NameEnrollment at MA Public Postsecondary Only1st Term Developmental Coursework1st Year Credit Obtainment
40 CR303: Postsecondary Outcomes by Academic Preparation For each of the following high school metrics:MassCore CompletionAP Course CompletionMCAS 10th Grade ELAMCAS 10th Grade MathMCAS High School Science...we can look at the following outcomes:Postsecondary Enrollment, Persistence, and Degree Obtainment (all postsecondary institutions)MA Public Postsecondary Enrollment, Persistence, and Degree ObtainmentMA Public 1st Yr. Avg Credit ObtainmentMA Public 1st Term Developmental EnrollmentMA Public 1st Yr Avg. Developmental Credit Obtainment
42 What else is coming? Spring 2013: Postsecondary Readiness and Success for Adult Basic Education (ABE) graduatesClassroom-level reports for educatorsSchool readiness reports for K-3 educatorsFall 2013:Educator evaluation reportsDistrict financial analysis
43 For more information…Watch the Edwin website for updates, including materials and professional development opportunities:Follow Edwin on Edwin_DESEQuestions can be submitted to:If you need access to Edwin Analytics – contact your district directory administrator (List is available at )