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1 Thriving in Our Learning Community Increasing Student Achievement Fewer Achievement Gaps September 20, 2005

2 Student Learning Board Investment Staff Commitment

3 Math Elementary growth exceeded the national average in all grades (by more than 1.5 RIT overall). Elementary MCA Level 5 up from 14% to 27%. Basic Skills Tests passing rates jumped 5% to 76%, a District record high.

4 Reading Elementary growth exceeded the national average in 3 of 4 grades. Elementary showed strong growth on the MCA % at Level 5. Basic Skills Tests passing rates increased 4% to 87%.

5 AYP Only one elementary school did not make the AYP target for every group. Two more secondary schools made their AYP targets.

6 ACT – Minnesota was Ranked #1 Osseo was just above the State in math and science and just below in reading and English.

7 District Mission The District of Excellence – Dedicated to educating and empowering every learner to excel in our changing world.

8 Thriving in our Learning Community

9 Professional Learning Communities… Focus: Student Learning Four Critical Questions: ▪What do we want our students to learn? ▪How will we know if they’ve learned it? ▪How will we respond when they don’t learn? ▪How will we respond when they already know it?

10 Thriving Requires Thinking and Acting as a System

11 Student Learning Board Investment Staff Commitment

12 Board Investment in Class Size Reduction - $1,579,400 Support for Student Groups NOT making AYP - $420,600

13 What were the results of our investment and commitment? Results for

14 Before We Start – Who are our Students? Percent of Students in Special Categories

15 Osseo Area Schools Math MCA Grade 3

16 Osseo Area Schools Math MCA Grade 5

17 Osseo Area Schools Reading MCA Grade 3

18 Osseo Area Schools Reading MCA Grade 5

19 Osseo Area Schools Math BST Trend

20 Osseo Area Schools Reading BST Trend

21 Osseo Area Schools Writing BST Trend

22 Focused Intervention How did our Sub-Groups do? The Board dedicated $420,600 to support underperforming groups. Schools developed plans to increase the math and reading skills of targeted students. Programs were implemented and monitored. MCA results were examined.

23 Math Black Title I Schools (CV, FO, ZW)

24 Math Black Secondary (BJH, NVJH, OJH, OSH, PCSH)

25 Math English Language Learners (ELL) Title I Schools (GC, PB, ZW)

26 Math English Language Learners (ELL) Secondary (BJH, NVJH, OSH, PCSH)

27 Math Free & Reduced Lunch Zanewood Elementary

28 Math Free & Reduced Lunch Secondary (BJH, NVJH, OSH, PCSH)

29 Reading Black Birch Grove

30 Reading Free & Reduced Lunch Birch Grove

31 Reading English Language Learners (ELL) Secondary (BJH, NVJH, OSH, PCSH)

32 Generalizations Student demographics continue to change. Student achievement is up – near or above the District historic highs. Targeted subgroups had strong increases in MCA scores from 2004 to 2005.

33 Student Services - $378,099 Behavior Intervention Teachers - $416,754 Funds for AYP - PB and GC - $240,000 Math and English Teachers - $597,347 Character Education - $83,500 K-12 Class Size Reduction - $1,000,000 Board Investment for

34 Dedicated to educating and empowering every learner to excel in our changing world. Student Learning Board Investment Staff Commitment


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