2 The District TeamAbby 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?
5 GoalsIncrease overall enrollment in Advanced Placement and Honors coursesCreate additional opportunities and strategically sequence coursesIncrease enrollment of underrepresented subgroupsIncrease understanding, impact, and interest of stakeholder groupsPartner with Holly Springs High School and Holly Ridge Middle School to learn
6 Building the PipelineInclude AP Human Geography and AP Environmental Science as entry level AP coursesCreate a partnership with Meredith College to increase AP professional development opportunitiesIncrease funding through RttT to train pipeline teachers to vertically align our courses and purposefully build the habits of mind and skills necessary for AP successUse data to increase the percentage of students who are taking honors level coursesDevelop 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 processDevelop a framework for increasing vertical alignment from middle school to high school and from elementary school to middle schoolDevelop strategies for increasing time devoted to strategic math and reading instructionTargeted work with Holly Ridge Middle School
8 AP Capstone as a Leverage Point Improving student literacy skillsDecreasing subgroup academic gapsIncreasing graduation rates
9 TrainingAP Summits- Breaking Down Barriers and Backmapping an AP ProgramAP Kickoff EventUsing AP Potential Reports- API and those who schedule as the focus audienceIncreasing AP participation- HS Principals target audienceEnglish Vertical Alignment Training open to all high schoolsFall AP Workshop – one day annual event hosted by WCPSSAP Summer Institutes – week-long PD for teachers
10 Information from D&A Indicators of expansion: out of 15 WCPSS students took AP Exam; increased to 1 out of 7Since AP enrollments have increased by almost 30%White and Asian enrollment has increased, while Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino has not increasedFemales account for proportionately more AP enrollments than male counterparts
11 Targeted Pilot Work of Holly Springs HS Strategic scheduling in Honors English ITargeted recruitment for AP coursesCombined AP and Curriculum NightsIncorporated AP Potential LettersDeveloped an AP DepartmentEmpowered staff to make recommendations for expansion of AP DepartmentIncreased number of teachers to strategically develop content- specific PLTsPlanned vision and next-steps for AP Program through AP retreatMovement 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%
14 AP Potential ReportsDriven by PSAT results from 10th grade administrationBased on correlations from national test-taking poolCorrelations based on reading, writing, and mathematics combinations appropriate to designated AP coursesAligned to rigors of Common Core State Standards
15 AP Potential at a WCPSS HS Looking At 10th grade studentsGroup2012 Enrollment60% Threshold30% ThresholdBlack/African American3681233Hispanic or Latino243919
17 AP CapstoneProgram of study that combines scholarly practice with academic intensitySeminar and research courses designed to enhance student’s ability with all coursesAdmissions officers are looking for ways to distinguish between high achieving studentsProgrammatic approach allows students opportunity to explore areas of interest and passion
18 AP Capstone Program of study to earn AP Capstone Diploma: Seminar course andResearch course andStudents choose four AP courses in area(s) of interest and score level 3 or higher on all AP examsProgram of study to earn AP Seminar & Research Certificate:Research course
19 AP CapstoneImplementation in 6 WCPSS schools beginning with school yearTraining and infrastructure development beginning during school yearSummer training 2015 for Seminar and 2016 for ResearchSeminar 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 implementationYou may want to reference the measuring up report in the agenda
22 Scheduling & PDWho?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)
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