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1 Freshman Parent Night SKHS Graduation Requirements

2 Rhode Island Diploma System Adopted by the RI Board of Regents in January of 2003 (updated 2011) ► Move from Carnegie Units to a new system based on Proficiency using multiple measures  Old Carnegie unit is based on seat time units  SKHS requires 24 units

3 SKHS Requirements for Graduation 1. Coursework  24 credits 2. Portfolio 3. Comprehensive Course Assessments 4. State Tests – PAARC or NECAP  NECAP - Must score 2 or greater (Math, Reading)  PAARC - To Be Determined

4 Comprehensive Course Assessments (CCAs) ► Students submit 8 proficient CCAs  2 math  2 ELA  2 science  2 social studies ► Performance Based part of the final exam  Proficiency = 3

5 Portfolio Requirements ► 24 submissions –linked to 8 SLEs ► 5 Formative reflections ► One summative reflection ► Exit Oral presentation

6 Portfolio requirements Students complete an assortment of assignments that link to the school’s 8 Student Learning Expectations (SLEs). Students complete an assortment of assignments that link to the school’s 8 Student Learning Expectations (SLEs). Four academic: A1, A2, A3 and A4 Two civic: C5, C6 Two social: S7 and S8

7 Four Academic SLE’s SLE 1  A1 Critical thinking and problem solving  6 submissions SLE 2  A2 Communicate effectively through reading, writing and speaking reading, writing and speaking  6 submissions and an exit presentation  List of 10 favorite books read during high school with reflective summary

8 SLE 3  A3 is technology literacy  students submit 4 examples of work demonstrating proficiency in 4 different software applications SLE 4  A4 is fine arts proficiency  Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in at least one of the three fine arts  visual, music, or theatre (dance)

9 Two civic  SLE 5 - C5 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of human rights and diversity  1 submission from any course or  may choose a pre-approved self-generated project  SLE 6 - C6 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of political, environmental, social and economic issues affecting our world  1 submission from any course or  may choose a pre-approved self-generated project  may use community service

10 Two Social  SLE 7 -S7 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the connection between appropriate choices affecting their physical, social and emotional well-being  1 submission from any course or  may choose a pre-approved self-generated project  SLE 8- S8 requires students to identify goals, set priorities and manage their academic progress  Create and manage their portfolio  Complete an ILP with school counselor  2 recommendations

11 Student Support SK Series Classes  One per year (4 total) ► Time to work on portfolio ► Yearly checklists with benchmarks SK 101 introduction to life at SK and the portfolio process  Three Themes ► Transition ► Learning styles ► Graduation requirements

12 Student Support SK 102 – portfolio – 8 submissions SK 103 – portfolio – 13 submissions SK 104 – complete portfolio Courses ► Teachers assign portfolio tasks linked to the school’s 8 SLE’s  1 per quarter (4 per year) Advisory ► Advisors monitor student progress

13 Portfolio Submissions in SK 101 ► SLE 3 –technology (1 of 4)  Short Research paper  Introduces MLA formatting ► SLE 2 – book summaries  Submit 2 Reading Summaries ► (2 of 10) ► SLE 8  School counselors introduce the digital Individual Learning Plan (ILP) using “Way to Go Rhode Island”

14 Richer Picture ► Richer Picture Richer Picture Richer Picture  Web based portfolio system  Allows access to student’s portfolio at home ► Students will be introduced to the digital portfolio in SK 101  Receive login ID and password  Begin process of learning how to use software  Upload two submissions

15 How do students submit work to the Portfolio on Richer Picture? 1. Student completes assignment for a class  Example: persuasive essay, A2 2. Teacher grades the work 3. Proficient work with rubric (3 or 4) is uploaded to the Richer Picture Portfolio 4. Teachers assess work on Richer Picture 5. SK teacher verifies submission (checklist)

16 Communication between school and home 1. Parents can access a student’s portfolio on Richer Picture. 2. Information is sent out on the listserv 3. Information is on the school website 4. Parent nights (one per year)

17 South Kingstown High School Website Graduation Portfolio

18 Questions ? Contact information School website click on High School, click on School Links click on Graduation Portfolio


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