Presentation on theme: "AdvancED District Accreditation Standards Assessment Report"— Presentation transcript:
1 AdvancED District Accreditation Standards Assessment Report February 2 – 5, 2014FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS“Every Student a Graduate - Every Graduate Prepared”
2 Fayette County Team Leaders Executive Summary: Mrs. Julie Chaffin & Mr. Vic HerrenStakeholder Feedback Diagnostic: Mrs. Mary Raines & Mr. Vic HerrenStudent Performance Diagnostic: Mrs. Mary GravleeHospitality: Mrs. Amy TuckerStandards:1. Purpose & Direction: Mr. Vic Herren2. Governance and Leadership: Dr. Rene Nichols & Mr. Wade Shipman3. Teaching & Assessing for Learning: Dr. Holly Morgan4. Resources and Support Systems : Mrs. Mary Raines5. Using Results for Continuous Improvement: Mrs. Mary Gravlee2
3 Standard 1: Purpose & Direction Overall Rating: 3.0The system maintains and communicates at all levels of the organization a purpose and direction for continuous improvement that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
4 Standard 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 INDICATORS:Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 41.1The system engages in a systematic, inclusive, and comprehensive process to review, revise, and communicate a system-wide purpose for student success.X1.2The system ensures that each school engages in a systematic, inclusive, and comprehensive process to review, revise, and communicate a school purpose for student success.1.3The school leadership and staff at all levels of the system commit to a culture that is based on shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning and supports challenging, equitable educational programs and learning experiences for all students that include achievement of learning, thinking, and life skills.1.4Leadership at all levels of the system implement a continuous improvement process that provides clear direction for improving conditions that support student learning.
5 Standard 1 Overview 1.1 System-wide purpose Stakeholder Survey ResultsReviewed previous Motto, Mission, and Belief StatementsCreated new Motto – Alabama Plan 2020Communications - Website1.2 School-Level Purpose for Student SuccessSurvey ResultsSchool Purpose Statements
6 Standard 1 Overview 1.3 Culture based on shared values and beliefs ACIPSProfessional DevelopmentStrategic Plan1.4 Continuous Improvement ProcessDevelopment and ImplementationReview and Reflection
7 Standard 2: Governance & Leadership Overall Rating: 3.17The system operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and system effectiveness.
8 Standard 2 INDICATORS: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 2.1 The governing body establishes policies and supports practices that ensure effective administration of the system and its schools.X2.2The governing body operates responsibly and functions effectively.2.3The governing body ensures that the leadership at all levels has the autonomy to meet goals for achievement and instruction and to manage day-to-day operations effectively.2.4Leadership and staff at all levels of the system foster a culture consistent with the system's purpose and direction.2.5Leadership engages stakeholders effectively in support of the system's purpose and direction.2.6Leadership and staff supervision and evaluation processes result in improved professional practice in all areas of the system and improved student success.
9 Standard 2 - Overview 2.1 Establishment of Policies and Procedures Fayette County Board of Education School Board Policies ManualStudent Handbooks (folders)Staff Handbooks2.2 Governing Body OperationsBoard Member Training (ASBA)Code of Ethics TrainingSDE Compliance Monitoring January 21-24
10 Standard 2 - Overview 2.3 Governing Body Leadership Strategic Plan – Community Stakeholder MeetingRoles and Responsibilities – Central Office and SchoolsProfessional Development Plan – CCRS2.4 Leaders and Staff – Continuous ImprovementACIPAdministrative – PLC – Leaders of Learning: How District, School and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement
11 Standard 2 - Overview 2.5 Communication with Stakeholders School Level - Community and Parent Involvement Meetings – 21st Century, CTELEA Level – Community, Advisory, Media (Website), SchoolCast2.6 Evaluation Processes for Improved Student SuccessAdministrators – LEAD (Val-Ed Component); EducateAlabamaTeacher – EducateAlabamaSupport – Bi-Annual Checklist
12 Standard 3: Teaching & Assessing for Learning Overall Rating: 2.75 The system's curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning across all grades and courses.
13 Standard 3 INDICATORS: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 3.1 The system's curriculum provides equitable and challenging learning experiences that ensure all students have sufficient opportunities to develop learning, thinking, and life skills that lead to success at the next levelX3.2Curriculum, instruction, and assessment throughout the system are monitored and adjusted systematically in response to data from multiple assessments of student learning and an examination of professional practice.3.3Teachers throughout the district engage students in their learning through instructional strategies that ensure achievement of earning expectations.3.4System and school leaders monitor and support the improvement of instructional practices of teachers to ensure student success.3.5The system operates as a collaborative learning organization through structures that support improved instruction and student learning at all levels.3.6Teachers implement the system's instructional process in support of student learning.
14 Standard 3 INDICATORS: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 3.7 Mentoring, coaching, and induction programs support instructional improvement consistent with the system's values and beliefs about teaching and learning.X3.8The system and all of its schools engage families in meaningful ways in their children's education and keep them informed of their children's learning progress.3.9The system designs and evaluates structures in all schools whereby each student is well known by at least one adult advocate in the student's school who supports that student's educational experience.3.10Grading and reporting are based on clearly defined criteria that represent the attainment of content knowledge and skills and are consistent across grade levels and courses.3.11All staff members participate in a continuous program of professional learning.3.12The system and its schools provide and coordinate learning support services to meet the unique learning needs of students.
15 Standard 3 Overview3.1 The system provides equitable and challenging learning experiences.Lesson plans aligned to current Alabama’s CCRSChallenging, research-based instructional techniques3.2 Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are monitored and adjusted in response to data.System pacing guides and curriculum mapsVariety of common assessmentsSummative and formativeLocal, state, national levels
16 Standard 3 Overview3.3 Teachers engage students through instructional strategies that ensure achievement.Teacher and student use of technologySMART boards, LCD projectors, Chrome books, iPads, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire tablets, desktop computers, laptop computers, computer labsAlabama Reading Initiative (ARI)Alabama Math, Science, Technology Initiative (AMSTI)UA/UWA Inservice Center Partnership
17 Standard 3 Overview3.4 Leaders monitor and support the improvement of instructional practices.Fayette County Schools Administrative PLU (Professional Learning Unit)EDUCATE Alabama/LEAD AlabamaAdministrator walk-through tools aligned to specific instructional strategies and/or practices3.5 The system operates as a collaborative learning organization.Agendas, minutes, calendars of learning community meetingsLeaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement
18 Standard 3 Overview3.4 Leaders monitor and support the improvement of instructional practices.Fayette County Schools Administrative PLU (Professional Learning Unit)EDUCATE Alabama/LEAD AlabamaAdministrator walk-through tools aligned to specific instructional strategies and/or practices3.5 The system operates as a collaborative learning organization.Agendas, minutes, calendars of learning community meetingsLeaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement
19 Standard 3 Overview3.6 Teachers implement system’s instructional process in support of student learning.Learning expectations and posted objectivesBenchmark assessmentsRubrics/exemplars to inform student learning3.7 Mentoring, coaching and induction programs support instructional improvement.Instructional coaches serve K-12 teachers in all content areas.New Personnel TrainingFayette County New Personnel Handbook
20 Standard 3 Overview3.8 The system engages families in meaningful ways and keeps them informed of child’s progress.Parental involvement plansVolunteer programsSTI’s InformationNow PortalParent involvement nightsParent conferences3.9 The system designs and evaluates structures in all schools whereby each student is well known by at least one adult advocate.Berry High’s Student Advocacy ProgramFayette County High’s FOCUS ProgramHigh Hopes Mentors
21 Standard 3 Overview3.10 Grading and reporting are based on clearly defined criteria and are consistent across grade levels and courses.Fayette County Schools’ Board Policy on Grading and ReportingStandards-based Kindergarten Report Card3.11 All staff members participate in a continuous program of professional learning.System Professional Development PlanCCRS Professional Development/Transition PlanTargeted K-12 mathematics professional developmentLocal administrator training aligned with Alabama’s PLAN 2020The Leader in MeContinued training in strategic teaching (ARI)iPad Professional Learning GroupSupport Personnel Professional Development
22 Standard 3 Overview3.12 The system and its schools provide and coordinate learning support services to meet the unique needs of students.Service for Students with Special NeedsServices for English Language LearnersRTI (Response-to-Instruction)Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Services
23 Standard 4: Resources & Support Systems Overall Rating: 3.0 The system has resources and provides services in all schools that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.
24 Standard 4 X INDICATORS: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 4.1 The system engages in a systematic process to recruit, employ, and retain a sufficient number of qualified professional and support staff to fulfill their roles and responsibilities and support the purpose and direction of the system, individual schools, and educational programs.X4.2Instructional time, material resources, and fiscal resources are sufficient to support the purpose and direction of the system, individual schools,educational programs, and system operations.4.3The system maintains facilities, services, and equipment to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all students and staff4.4The system demonstrates strategic resource management that includes long-range planning in support of the purpose and direction of the system.4.5The system provides, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of information resources and related personnel to support educational programs throughout the system.4.6The system provides a technology infrastructure and equipment to support the system's teaching, learning, and operational needs.4.7The system provides, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of support systems to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the student population being served.4.8The system provides, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of services that support the counseling, assessment, referral, educational, and career planning needs of all students.
25 Standard 4 Overview4.1 Systematic process to recruit, employ and retain staff100% of faculty and staff are “Highly Qualified”Teach in Alabama WebsiteTraining for AdministratorsTeacher Recruitment – Interviews at local Universities4.2 Instructional time, material resources and fiscal resources support purpose and directionSystem Strategic PlanSchool CalendarsTeacher Schedules – LEAPSMedia Specialist serves as Technology Leaders
26 Standard 4 Overview4.3 The System Provides a safe, clean and healthy environmentVirtual Alabama Platform / Safety PlansSchool Safety Committees and ResponsibilitiesMaintenance Spreadsheet that track improvements4.4 Demonstrates strategic resource managementStrategic PlanAlabama Continuous Improvement Plans (ACIP)4.5 Provides, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of information resourcesLibrary Media Policy / Procedures ManualFlexible Schedule for Media SpecialistAtrium SoftwareState Department Desktop Audit (No Citations)Integration of Collaboration Document
27 Standard 4 Overview4.6 The system provides a technology infrastructure and equipment to support the system's teaching, learning, and operational needs.Technology infrastructureTransform 2020 PlanFiber optic backbone interconnection between all school sitesWireless Access in all Schools112 mbps of available bandwidthSTI’s InformationNow PortalGlobal Scholar Performance Series & Achievement SeriesGraduation Tracking SystemPolicies relative to technology use at the systemAcceptable Use PolicyKindle Fire Policy (Berry High School)Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy (Fayette County High School, Fayette Middle School, and Hubbertville)
28 Standard 4 Overview4.7 Provides, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of support systems to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the student population being servedIndividualized Education Plan for Students with DisabilitiesGifted PlanESL PlanAnti-Harassment PolicyReport Bullying Logo on School WebsitesCounseling and Guidance PlanFinancial Aid Nights at the High SchoolsAuburn University Extension ServiceFAWN, PROSPER, 4-H
29 Standard 4 Overview4.8 Provides, coordinates, and evaluates the effectiveness of services that support the counseling, assessment, referral, educational, and career planning needs of all students.LEA Response-to-Instruction Plan (RTI)Individualized Education Plan for Students with DisabilitiesGifted PlanCharacter EducationHealth ServicesESL PlanLEA Credit Recovery PlanCareer Preparedness Course (KUDER)Career Technical Education ProgramsCollege Admissions Made Possible Partnership (CAMP)Bevill State Community College Partnership (Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound Math & Science, TORCH Competition)
30 Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement Overall Rating: 2.8The system implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and system effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.
31 Standard 5IndicatorsLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 45.1The system establishes and maintains a clearly defined and comprehensive student assessment system.X5.2Professional and support staff continuously collect, analyze and apply learning from a range of data sources, including comparison and trend data about student learning, instruction, program evaluation, and organizational conditions that support learning.5.3Throughout the system professional and support staff are trained in the interpretation and use of data5.4The school system engages in a continuous process to determine verifiable improvement in student learning, including readiness for and success at the next level.5.5System and school leaders monitor and communicatecomprehensive information about student learning, school performance, and the achievement of system and school improvement goals to stakeholders.
32 Standard 5 Overview5.1 The system establishes and maintains a clearly defined and comprehensive student assessment system.All students participate in the state mandated assessment programDIBELS/Programmatic Assessments – Grades K-2Global Scholar Performance Series – Grades 3-8Global Scholar Achievement Series – Grades 9-12Assessments 3 times annuallyStudents with severe cognitive delays participate in the Alabama Alternate Assessment5.2 Professional and support staff continuously collect, analyze and apply learning from a range of data sourcesCentral office personnel review scores, trend data, comparisons to similar systems, and disaggregated data.School Leadership Teams review school data
33 Standard 5 Overview5.3 Throughout the system professional and support staff are trained in the interpretation and use of dataYear of transition—new assessments in grades 3-8, new end of course assessments for various high school courses, all 11th graders will take ACT Plus WritingProfessional Development has been provided for Global ScholarProfessional Development will be offered regarding new assessments as information is made available
34 Standard 5 Overview5.4 The school system engages in a continuous process to determine verifiable improvement in student learning, including readiness for and success at the next level.ACIPs developed for all schoolsBenchmark TestingACT Quality Core End of Course Assessments for selected High School core subjectsMidterm & Final exams in grades 7-12 in all other subjectsRegular data meetingsResponse-to-InstructionIntervention classes
35 Standard 5 Overview Report of assessment results to board 5.5 System and school leaders monitor and communicate comprehensive information about student learning, school performance, and the achievement of system and school improvement goals to stakeholdersReport of assessment results to boardParent ConferencesSchool MarqueesNewspaper articlesPosting Honor RollsParent/Community Meeting
36 “Every Student a Graduate – Every Graduate Prepared” Even in the face of limited financialresources, Fayette CountySchool System’s motto remainsin the forefront:“Every Student a Graduate – Every Graduate Prepared”