Southern Regional Education Board Nebraska Accreditation Requirements Mission/vision statement Collect and analyze data Improvement goals Develop and implement a plan Evaluate progress toward improvement goals
Southern Regional Education Board North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement Vision and purpose Governance and leadership Teaching and learning Documenting and using results Resources and support systems Stakeholder and communication relationships Commitment to continuous improvement
Southern Regional Education Board High Schools That Work 10 Key Practices High expectations Program of study Extra help Academic studies Career/technical studies Work-based learning Teachers working together Students actively engaged Culture of continuous improvement Guidance
Southern Regional Education Board Four-Letter Words Put all the tiles face down in the middle of your table and scramble them. When I say, go, flip over the tiles and work as a team to form as many four- letter words as possible in one minute. You may connect them crossword style. What is your teams goal? GO!!
Southern Regional Education Board Next Round Put all the tiles face down in the middle of your table and scramble them. When I say, go, flip over the tiles and form as many four-letter words as possible in one minute. This time, your goal is to create 50 percent more words than you did in the previous round. GO!!!
Southern Regional Education Board Keys to Success Teamwork Creativity Problem solving
Southern Regional Education Board Why Data are Important Replace hunches with facts Enable us to tackle root causes instead of symptoms Enable us to determine if we are accurately tracking effects Assist in understanding the impact of various efforts
Southern Regional Education Board Purpose: Victoria Bernhardt Understand current and future needs and how well current processes meet needs Identify ways in which the school and community are changing Identify the root causes of problems Determine future needs Meet federal and state requirements Provide students with feedback Measure program success and effectiveness Determine stakeholders perceptions of the learning environment
Southern Regional Education Board Purpose: Herman and Winters Determine staffing and classroom assignments Plan professional development See how your school measures up Identify problems in curriculum and instruction Get feedback on parental/student concerns Determine how graduates do Determine how/when to remediate/enrich Identify sources of individuals problems Compare grade levels, teachers, years
Southern Regional Education Board Purpose The Education Trust: Bring educators and community members together Focus attention and community action on real – not assumed – problems Johnson: Report and understand data related to the achievement gap seen in low income, rural and minority populations
Southern Regional Education Board Focus Gather Data Analyze Data Display Data Take Action Monitor Over Time Getting the Most from Data
Southern Regional Education Board Focus Purpose Have a timeline. Be clear about what you hope to accomplish. Indicate how much improvement is sought over the current situation. Related outputs, inputs and processes Items that impact your goal. Questions to be answered Multiple types of data.
Southern Regional Education Board Gathering Data Find existing data. Develop new data sources.
Southern Regional Education Board Analyze Data Break it down (disaggregate) Subtests, grade levels, demographics Compare with similar group or nom group Compare against a standard Triangulate Multiple measures Multiple sources Multiple levels (across measures and time) Challenge assumptions Look at existing research and theory
Southern Regional Education Board Display Data Bar/column charts Frequency distribution Line graph Pie chart Table Scatterplot Pareto chart
Southern Regional Education Board Monitor Over Time Is the plan being followed? What are the results? What next?
Southern Regional Education Board Leadership Roles Leaders influence school culture through the design and operation of structures that are aligned with core beliefs. These structures are: concrete observable (can be documented and described) supported by artifacts (tangible evidence of the operation of structures) 18
Southern Regional Education Board REMEMBER … All schools want to improve but few want to change. The fact remains that to improve, one MUST CHANGE. For HSTW to impact student achievement and completion rates, schools must make changes in school and classroom practices. 19
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