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1 Graduation Requirements and TN Diploma Project Opening In-service August 6, 2009 Mitzi Delker Secondary EXED Supervisor

2 Effects on the th Grade Class Senior Capstone Project Revised curriculum with more rigor Requirement for 4 years of math Requirement for.5 credit in Personal Finance Additional.5 credit requirement for P.E.

3 Focused Plan of Study Developed in 8 th grade by student, parent, faculty advisor or school counselor, and Exceptional Education teacher 4 year plan outlining courses students plan to take in their 4 years of high school with an eye on planning for the 2 years following graduation End of 10 th grade, same team to focus on the plan to ensure the completion of the program of study

4 Focused Plan of Study Plan will be reviewed annually by student, advisor/school counselor and Exceptional Education teacher, and revised based on changes in student’s interest and career goals High school and middle school faculty will collaborate in planning curriculum and the transition from middle to high school

5 Capstone Experiences Required and includes: Senior project, virtual experience, internship, externship, WBL, Service Learning (40 hours minimum), and Community Service (40 hours minimum). WBL will be available to all students including SWD.

6 High School Diploma th Grade High School Diplomas will be awarded to students who earn the specified 22 units of credit AND Have satisfactory records of attendance and conduct

7 Transition Certificate Transition Certificate awarded to SWD who, at the end of the 4 th year of high school, failed to earn a regular diploma (22 credits) but have satisfactorily completed an IEP, satisfactory records of attendance and behavior. SWD may continue to work towards the high school diploma through the end of the school year they turn 22 years old.

8 IEP Certificate IEP certificate will be awarded to SWD who have (1) satisfactorily completed an IEP, (2) successfully completed a portfolio and (3) have satisfactory records of attendance and behavior. NOTE: This replaces the old “Special Education Diploma”

9 Ready Core Curriculum English4 Units Math4 Units Science3 Units Social Studies3 Units Wellness1 Unit P.E..5 Unit Personal Finance.5 Unit Foreign Language2 Units Fine Arts1 Unit Electives3 Units Total Focus22 Units

10 Ready Core Graduation Requirements Math – 4 Credits: (Must take a math class each year)  Algebra I1 credit  Geometry1 credit  Algebra II1 credit  Upper Level Math1 credit Bridge Math: Less than 19 on math ACT by 12 th grade Finite Math STEM Math (Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Adv. Algebra and Trigonometry, Statistics, Discrete Math, A.P. Courses)

11 Impact on SWD Math Credits Students with qualifying disabilities as documented in the IEP must achieve at least Algebra I and Geometry (or equivalent). Required 4 credits will be earned through increased instructional time, appropriate methodologies, accommodations, and other differentiated instruction determined by the IEP team.

12 Algebra IA and IB Geometry IA and IB Appropriately endorsed EXED teacher who is HQ in a core content area may be the teacher of record and award credit to EXED students (ONLY) Correlation of Course Codes (pages 58 and 59)  Alg. 1A #31025 EXED endorsement listed  Alg. 1B #31026 EXED endorsement listed  Geometry 1A#31085 EXED endorsement listed  Geometry 1B #31086 EXED endorsement listed

13 Impact on SWD Science Credits Science - 3 Credits  Biology I1 Credit  Chemistry or Physics1Credit AP Physics (B or C) Principles of Technology I and II  Another Lab Science1 Credit

14 Impact on SWD Science Students with qualifying disabilities as documented in the IEP must achieve at least Biology I and two other lab sciences. Required credits will be achieved through increased instructional time, appropriate methodologies, accommodations, and other differentiated instruction as decided by the IEP team. Only one additional lab course is needed if Biology IA and IB are taken for credit.

15 Biology IA and IB Appropriately endorsed EXED teacher who is HQ in a core content area may be the teacher of record and award credit to EXED students (ONLY) Correlation of Course Codes (page 65)  Biology IA #32105 EXED endorsement listed  Biology IB #32106 EXED endorsement listed

16 English/Language Arts English – 4 Credits  English I1 Credit  English II1 Credit  English III1 Credit AP Language and Composition  English IV1 Credit AP English Literature or Composition IB Language I

17 English I EXED teachers who are HQ in English may serve as the teacher of record and give English I credit Correlation of Course Codes (page 51)  English 9 SE #30015

18 SE H.Q. Gateway Courses SE GW English, Algebra, and Biology taught by HQ EXED teachers may be recorded as ELECTIVE credits. SE Non-HQ Gateway courses are research-based pre or post intervention options for preparing students to meet requirements of Gateway exams and are NOT credit bearing courses Correlation of Course Codes (page 46)  HQ SE Gateway Algebra #9181 EXED codes listed  HQ SE Gateway English # 9180 EXED codes listed  HQ SE Gateway Biology #9182 EXED codes listed

19 Social Studies W. History OR W. Geography 1Credit U.S. History 1Credit Economics.5Credit Government.5 Credit Personal Finance.5 Credit

20 PE and Wellness PE and Wellness:  Wellness1 Credit  Physical Education.5 Credit The physical education requirement may be met by substituting an equivalent time of physical activity in other areas including but not limited to marching band, JROTC, cheerleading, interscholastic athletics, and school sponsored intramural athletics.

21 Fine Arts, Foreign Language, and Elective Focus Fine Arts1 Credit Foreign Language2 Credits Elective Focus3 Credits  Students completing a CTE elective focus must complete 3 units in the same CTE program area or state approved program of study.  Science and Math, Humanities, Fine Arts, or AP/IB  Other area approved by local Board of Education The Fine Arts and Foreign Language requirements may be waived for students who are sure they are not going to attend University and be replaced with courses designed to enhance and expand the elective focus.

22 EOC Courses EOC exams for Algebra I, English II, and Biology I will implemented school year Next sequence: Algebra II and English III, English I and U.S. History, and finally Chemistry, Geometry, and Physics

23 EOC Exams “New” EOC exams aligned to “new” curriculum standards “New” achievement performance standards aligned with college and career readiness (not proficient, approaching proficient, proficient, and advanced) Proficiency aligned with new college and career readiness definition and mastery of new curriculum standards EOC exams factored into final grade at a percentage:  Fall of 2009 and 2010 – 20%  Fall of 2011 and 2012 – 25%  Fall of 2013 and after – 25%

24 EOC Exams  Entering Freshmen and before: Curriculum drives instruction, test aligned to curriculum  “old” curriculum, “old” test (GW/EOC)  GW/EOC as % of student grade; must pass 3 GW as additional diploma requirement  Entering Freshmen and after: Curriculum drives instruction, test aligned to curriculum  “new” curriculum and instruction = “new” EOC  “new” EOC is % of student grade  No additional assessment diploma requirement (No GW)

25 EOC Exams and After Student exam requirement based on curriculum..... “New” curriculum + “new” instruction = “new” assessment for all students in the class  All students in Alg I, English 10, and Biology I classes will take the new EOC tests in This is regardless of grade and graduation requirement differences.

26 Hypothetical Algebra I Class New curriculum standards and New EOC exam Mix of 9 th, 10 th, 11 th, and 12 th graders Mix of graduation requirements: 9 th new EOC and 9 th -12th old GW  All take the new Alg I EOC exam  All (9 th -12 th ) assigned EOC grade to be used in course %  Repeating 9 th – 12 th must have additional Met/Not Met diploma information (Entering 9 th grade in or before  school year)

27 Same Scenario, English 10 and Biology I Algebra scenario is applied same way to all Algebra I, English 10 and Biology I classes. Gateway Additional Diploma Requirement: MET or NOT MET  “cut” based on the “old” GW scale applied to the “new” EOC test Quick Score Reports: Will have GRADE for all students and Diploma Met/Not Met for 9 th – 12 th students with GW requirement (entering 9 th grade before school year).

28 Passes class/GW Not Met: Test Retakers (Entered 9 th grade in or before 08-09) Passed class before (but NOT GW so GW diploma requirement not met) Old Curriculum Standards Old GW exam “Old” class instruction-  Alg I, English 10, Biology I = “old” GW exam Intervention required; student should not be enrolled to repeat the class; enroll in an intervention class/period in order to retake GW test. Any student who passed a class under the old curriculum must continue on GW path. Take GW test, and thereafter  GW Alg I, GW English, and GW Biology

29 Repeats Alg I in 09/10 and Passes class/GW Not Met Entered 9 th grade or before, failed to earn Alg I credit or pass GW at that time so must repeat course Takes/passes Alg I in (New standards) BUT GW Diploma requirement “cut” NOT MET (EOC score not high enough to meet GW diploma requirement):  New Curriculum Standards were taught and new EOC assessment taken but GW “cut” not met on EOC exam  Intervention now required; enroll student in an intervention course or period in order to re-teach “old” curriculum standards; they should not be reenrolled in the same course.  Take GW test until diploma requirement met (GW Math, Language Arts, and Science)

30 Performance Based Assessment SWD failing to earn a yearly grade of 70 in a course that has an EOC exam and whose disability adversely effects performance in that test will be allowed, through an approved process, to add to their EOC score by demonstrating state identified core knowledge and skills contained within that course through an alternative performance- based assessment approved by IEP team.

31 Performance Based Assessment Decided through the IEP team process Must keep a body of evidence (data, documents, projects, etc.) in order to complete their PBA. If evidence not available, student may have to wait until the next semester to complete their PBA. If student fails the course, convene IEP meeting to indicate the student should take the PBA. IEP team may decide the student should retake the course rather than complete a PBA.

32 Tennessee’s Top 10 Education Facts 77% of TN 8 th graders are not proficient in math and 75% are not proficient in reading. TN ranks 41 st in student achievement- ranking behind six of our neighboring states. An average student with a top 20% teacher for three consecutive years will be in the top 35% of their class after three years while an average student with a bottom 20% teacher for three consecutive years will be in the bottom 40% of their class after three years. 11 of TN’s 29 teacher colleges produce a disproportionate share of the state’s lowest- performing teachers.

33 Tennessee’s Top 10 Education Facts In 2008, 134 TN schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind minimum performance standards. Nearly 28,000 students dropped out of TN high schools in Approximately 1.2 million Tennesseans over the age of 18 do not have a high school diploma or GED. 21% of Tennesseans over the age of 18 cannot read well enough to fill out an application, read a food label, or read a simple story to a child. 67% of Tennesseans who receive a HOPE lottery scholarship fail to keep it for four years. Of every 100 TN 9 th graders, only 72 will graduate high school and only 17 will graduate college within 6 years of leaving high school.

34 Web Resources TN High School Transition Policy and FAQ Electronic Learning Center Resources for Professional Development Curriculum Links State Website


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