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1 Community Based Organizations Convening March 27, 2008 Springfield Public Schools Assessment, Research, and Accountability Department: A partnership with Springfield Community Based Organizations

2 Springfield Public Schools Assessment, Research, and Accountability (ARA) Team This is an exciting time for the Springfield Public School district with many new developments. Meet the ARA team……. Meet the ARA team…….

3 Springfield Public Schools Assessment, Research, and Accountability Team Dr. Denise L. Pagan-Vega - Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools in charge of Assessment, Research and Accountability Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Dr. Denise L. Pagan-Vega - Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools in charge of Assessment, Research and Accountability Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Patricia A. McCarthy - Administrative Executive Assistant Phone: Fax: Patricia A. McCarthy - Administrative Executive Assistant Phone: Fax: Denise M. Matuszczak - Administrator of Assessment, Research and Accountability Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Denise M. Matuszczak - Administrator of Assessment, Research and Accountability Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Karen Bryant - Federal & State Information Services Specialist Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Karen Bryant - Federal & State Information Services Specialist Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Shannon Barry - Assessment Coordinator Phone: Fax: Shannon Barry - Assessment Coordinator Phone: Fax: Carolina R. Salvetti - Research, Assessment & Accountability Assistant Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Carolina R. Salvetti - Research, Assessment & Accountability Assistant Phone: (413) Fax: (413)

4 Springfield Public Schools Assessment, Research, and Accountability Team Mindie Richter - Senior Manager of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Compliance Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Mindie Richter - Senior Manager of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Compliance Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Kristina L. Chapell - No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Coordinated Data Specialist Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Kristina L. Chapell - No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Coordinated Data Specialist Phone: (413) Fax: (413) Mycherie Ramos - Administrative Assistant No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Phone: Fax: Mycherie Ramos - Administrative Assistant No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Phone: Fax:

5 Springfield Public Schools Assessment, Research, and Accountability Team What do we do?What do we do? –Oversee District Formative Assessments - Scoring and reporting. –Serve as liaisons to District Personnel for MCAS, MEPA, MELA-O test administration. –Oversee Stanford Test Administration – Grades K, 1, 2; 6-10 –Provide data driven support - both internal and external to the district. i.e. District/School personnel; Community Based Organizations –Complete Research / Data requests both internal and external to the district. –Ensure compliance with Federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation

6 Springfield Public Schools ARA and CBO’s - A Partnership for Student Success How can we work together to help our students?How can we work together to help our students? –ARA Partner with CBO’s for data-driven results – i.e. Galileo reportingPartner with CBO’s for data-driven results – i.e. Galileo reporting Sharing of ideas and resourcesSharing of ideas and resources Collaboration on best practices for data useCollaboration on best practices for data use –CBO’s Sharing of ideas and resourcesSharing of ideas and resources Identify and communicate data needsIdentify and communicate data needs Collaboration on best practices for data useCollaboration on best practices for data use

7 Springfield Public Schools The Galileo Assessment and School Information Management System What is Galileo?What is Galileo? –A research-based assessment and school information management system with on-line capabilities. –Supported by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. –SPS began implementation in August, 2007 and currently, we have completed two District Formative Assessment cycles using the tool.

8 Springfield Public Schools Galileo Assessment and School Information Management System How does Galileo work?How does Galileo work? –Aligns internal and external assessments with curricular performance standards. –Reliable and valid data created through continuous research and updating of psychometric properties of scales. –Offers predictability for student success based on psychometric analysis. –The ability to track progress within and across grades, determine growth trajectories, and adjust learning opportunities appropriately. –On-line capabilities provide quick and easy access to student results for educators at all levels. –Currently used to score and report District Formative Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics with future expansion to include District Mid- term Examinations and District Final Examinations. –Currently utilizing Galileo mathematics test items for constructing student performance portfolios for MCAS appeals.

9 Springfield Public Schools Galileo Assessment and School Information Management System How can Galileo and the ARA team support the needs of the Community Based Organizations?How can Galileo and the ARA team support the needs of the Community Based Organizations? –Galileo: Provides assessment results specific to students attending the CBO’sProvides assessment results specific to students attending the CBO’s Provides item analysis and alignment with learning Standards to assist in targeting interventions.Provides item analysis and alignment with learning Standards to assist in targeting interventions. Tracks student progress as assessments are administered.Tracks student progress as assessments are administered. – ARA team: Gain an understanding of the mission of the CBO’s and provide support and data to assist their efforts.Gain an understanding of the mission of the CBO’s and provide support and data to assist their efforts. Identify student achievement reports that provide meaningful results.Identify student achievement reports that provide meaningful results. Assist CBO’s in gaining an understanding of the assessment results.Assist CBO’s in gaining an understanding of the assessment results. Suggest possible ways to leverage the data for targeting learning interventions.Suggest possible ways to leverage the data for targeting learning interventions.

10 Springfield Public Schools Galileo How can I learn more about Galileo?How can I learn more about Galileo? –Opportunities will be available during the Step-up-Springfield meetings to be held in April and May. –Sample student assessment reports from Galileo will be available at the April and May meetings. –Think about the data needs of your Community Based Organization and come prepared to discuss.

11 Springfield Public Schools Assessment, Research, and Accountability report link To learn more about Springfield Public Schools achievement successes, click on the power-point version at: learn more about Springfield Public Schools achievement successes, click on the power-point version at: Springfield Public Schools Composite Performance Index for the years by Dr. Joseph P. Burke Revised February 1, 2008Springfield Public Schools Composite Performance Index for the years by Dr. Joseph P. Burke Revised February 1, 2008


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