100% of students have achieved the benchmarks set in the PDSS Assessment Schedule English, Mathematics and Science end of semester results in all year levels show: %As were greater than %Ds %As plus %Bs were greater than %Cs %Es = ZERO
100% of students having clear learning goals related to: Assessment Schedule, and Australian Curriculum (C2C) 100% of parents have been involved in a discussion about their child's learning goals PTI, phone call, communication book, email, blog, etc.
Student attendance is at 95% with ZERO unexplained absences Positive Behaviours recorded are greater than 5.00 per day Behaviour Incidents recorded are less than 1.00 per day
100% of teaching staff assess themselves as being “highly accomplished” in: Explicit Teaching, and Consolidations 100% of students agree that they are getting a good education at school 100% of parents/caregivers agree that their child is getting a good education at school 100% of parents/caregivers agree that this is a good school
Every Day Counts Every Student Matters Every Student Can Achieve We make the difference
Know the minimum level benchmarks Remove the tail The As greater than Ds rule Monitoring student achievement every 25 days
Teacher accountable learning Explicit instruction Moving student knowledge from short term to long term memory Effective relationships between teachers and students
Students trust and respect teachers Students work at their level Students have friends at school
TED Talks Rita Pierson Every child Needs a Champion
Relationships make the difference High Expectations for all Presentation and Handwriting matters Correction and Feedback is vital Display provides direction Classroom tone promotes success
Student Working noise Listening skills Focused learning Group work Teacher Explicit Instruction
Explicit Instruction Lesson Intention Success Criteria Consolidation I Do We Do You Do Plough Back Check for understanding
but… What were the “things” we did to make it all happen?
We used the student results from 2013 to direct our teaching at the start of 2014 We selected strategies that supported students to achieve the benchmark and extended those students who were ready We front-ended our assessment and ensured that every lesson, activity, game, consolidation etc. supported student to succeed in that assessment We used the support provided by our HOC to SIFT, SORT and PRIORITISE to remove the clutter and focus our teaching
We used the support provided by our ST:L&N and SWD teacher to plan for Differentiation and use Individual Education Plans to individualise learning We moderated work samples with our colleagues in Week 8 of term so that we knew our personal expectations matched our HIGH professional expectations We met with our Principal every FIVE Weeks to discuss student progress towards the benchmarks, to set short term goals, to brainstorm ideas, to request resources, to identify professional development needs We called this a FIVE WEEK FOCUS
We used OneSchool to record and track student results We developed amazing consolidations We followed the explicit teaching model We actively sort feedback from the leadership team and our peers about our “CRAFT” using the Consolidation and Explicit Teaching; Flow Charts, Continuums, and Observation Templates We did this at least ONCE per term
We created incentives for students to come to school – Every Day We contacted parents if students were away that day We had a system to ensure that students who were away were “caught-up” We made sure that every student knew that they mattered and that they were liked
We recorded ONE positive behaviour in OneSchool every day We made First Contact with parents if a behaviour incident occurred We followed through with students We fully engaged with SWPBs in our classrooms AND…
We had fun doing it!! Now take a breath!!!!!!!!