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1 RIGOROUS COURSEWORK WCPSS

2 The District Team Abby Stotsenberg, Sr. Administrator for HS Social Studies TBD, Sr. Administrator for HS ELA Melissa Hurst, Sr. Administrator for MS ELA Christina Zukowski, Sr. Administrator for MS Math

3 AP Capstone Leaders  Your Name  Your School  Your Position  Why you are jazzed about being a leader of AP Capstone and AP Expansion?

4 What is the initiative?

5 Goals  Increase overall enrollment in Advanced Placement and Honors courses  Create additional opportunities and strategically sequence courses  Increase enrollment of underrepresented subgroups  Increase understanding, impact, and interest of stakeholder groups  Partner with Holly Springs High School and Holly Ridge Middle School to learn

6 Building the Pipeline  Include AP Human Geography and AP Environmental Science as entry level AP courses  Create a partnership with Meredith College to increase AP professional development opportunities  Increase funding through RttT to train pipeline teachers to vertically align our courses and purposefully build the habits of mind and skills necessary for AP success  Use data to increase the percentage of students who are taking honors level courses  Develop and support AP departments as a key stakeholder group to lead and advance efforts

7 Building the Pipeline in Middle School  Create recommendation guidelines to support registration process  Develop a framework for increasing vertical alignment from middle school to high school and from elementary school to middle school  Develop strategies for increasing time devoted to strategic math and reading instruction  Targeted work with Holly Ridge Middle School

8 AP Capstone as a Leverage Point Improving student literacy skills Decreasing subgroup academic gaps Increasing graduation rates

9 Training  AP Summits- Breaking Down Barriers and Backmapping an AP Program  AP Kickoff Event  Using AP Potential Reports- API and those who schedule as the focus audience  Increasing AP participation- HS Principals target audience  English Vertical Alignment Training open to all high schools  Fall AP Workshop – one day annual event hosted by WCPSS  AP Summer Institutes – week-long PD for teachers

10 Information from D&A  Indicators of expansion:  out of 15 WCPSS students took AP Exam; 2013 increased to 1 out of 7  Since AP enrollments have increased by almost 30%  White and Asian enrollment has increased, while Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino has not increased  Females account for proportionately more AP enrollments than male counterparts

11 Targeted Pilot Work of Holly Springs HS  Strategic scheduling in Honors English I  Targeted recruitment for AP courses  Combined AP and Curriculum Nights  Incorporated AP Potential Letters  Developed an AP Department  Empowered staff to make recommendations for expansion of AP Department  Increased number of teachers to strategically develop content- specific PLTs  Planned vision and next-steps for AP Program through AP retreat  Movement towards seamless curricular articulation across grades

12 Outcomes of Targeted Work with Holly Springs HS  : 884 enrollments  : 1383 enrollments (AP test scores remained constant)  Increase of test takers:  Males 13.1%  Black 71.4%  Hispanic 13.6%

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14 AP Potential Reports  Driven by PSAT results from 10 th grade administration  Based on correlations from national test-taking pool  Correlations based on reading, writing, and mathematics combinations appropriate to designated AP courses  Aligned to rigors of Common Core State Standards

15 AP Potential at a WCPSS HS  Looking At 10 th grade students Group2012 Enrollment 60% Threshold 30% Threshold Black/African American Hispanic or Latino

16 AP CAPSTONE

17 AP Capstone  Program of study that combines scholarly practice with academic intensity  Seminar and research courses designed to enhance student’s ability with all courses  Admissions officers are looking for ways to distinguish between high achieving students  Programmatic approach allows students opportunity to explore areas of interest and passion

18 AP Capstone  Program of study to earn AP Capstone Diploma:  Seminar course and  Research course and  Students choose four AP courses in area(s) of interest and score level 3 or higher on all AP exams  Program of study to earn AP Seminar & Research Certificate:  Seminar course and  Research course

19 AP Capstone  Implementation in 6 WCPSS schools beginning with school year  Training and infrastructure development beginning during school year  Summer training 2015 for Seminar and 2016 for Research  Seminar courses are taught during the school year

20 Debrief the Webinar  What were key points from the webinar?  What questions do you have as a result of the webinar?

21 Goals and Measureable Outcomes  Take a moment to think about what and how you may want to measure the success of implementation  You may want to reference the measuring up report in the agenda

22 Scheduling & PD Who? When? Where? How Long?  Agreement of training topics for the four days (Text Complexity, Argument Writing, and Research Methods)  Dates for the Teacher Training- HS Programs has budgeted funds to provide four subs for each of the four training dates- Yay!  Dates for the Leadership Meetings (That’s you)

23 Planning: Loose & Tights

24 Planning Protocol


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