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1Mr. Joseph Malloy, Principal Mr. Richard Jimenez, Assistant Principal BaumholderMiddle/High SchoolOverviewMr. Joseph Malloy, PrincipalMr. Richard Jimenez, Assistant PrincipalFebruary 04, 2014WE are proud to welcome to Baumholder Middle/High School. We’re going to take you on a journey…one that will tell you WHERE we are GOING, HOW we’re going to get there and WHERE we are NOW. I will now talk to you about where we are now, our student and professional staff demographics. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
2School’s PurposeDoDEA/BMHS Mission/Purpose: Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.District/BMHS Vision/Direction: Standards based ~ Data Driven ~ Student Focused ~ Highest Student AchievementSchool Purpose.
3STUDENT-FRIENDLY GOALS Goal 1: Students will understand a variety of texts in all classes by using critical reading strategies. Goal 2: Students will improve problem-solving skills in all classes by following a variety of strategies.Our goals written in a way that all stakeholders can understand.
4SchoolDemographicsLet’s start with our school Demographics. During this presentation of data keep in mind that we’re talking about people. We like to think of this school as a family where everyone looks out for each other.
5We will be looking primarily at the September 2011 and February 2013 data, our current data. There has been a significant change in our student population from September 2011 to now. We lost 157 students when the Army Brigade disbanded.
6Again, you will notice the decrease in student population.
10As you can see, the vast majority of our students’ parents are in the Army.
11The greatest number of our parents are enlisted.
12Our targeted subgroups include students in AVID, Learning Strategies, ESL, Math Lab, and Reading/LA Lab.
13Last year, 59% of our student qualified for free or reduced lunch Last year, 59% of our student qualified for free or reduced lunch. This year, the numbers have changed a great deal!
1464% of our students are bused last year. This year, only 23 64% of our students are bused last year. This year, only 23.2% are bused!!
15Now we will take a look at the professional staff to include teachers and administrators. The total teaching time ranges from 1 year to over 45 years!!! Time in DoDEA ranges from 1 year to 36 years. Total time at Baumholder Middle High School ranges from 1 year to 29 years.
1673% of our professional staff have a master’s degree or greater.
17The total teaching time ranges from 1 year to over 45 years The total teaching time ranges from 1 year to over 45 years!!! Time in DoDEA ranges from 1 year to 36 years. Total time at Baumholder Middle High School ranges from 1 year to 29 years.
19The average number of teaching certifications is 5 with the highest number at 16 [for two people], and the lowest with one for 5 people. In a small school it is essential to have teachers with a variety of certifications to offer a wide range of class selections to meet the requirements, needs, and interests of students. Even though we are small we still stretch ourselves to offer as many classes as we can. We offer some classes through the virtual school, and a VTC course in AP US Government.
20The average number of teaching certifications is 5 with the highest number at 16 [for two people], and the lowest with one for 5 people. In a small school it is essential to have teachers with a variety of certifications to offer a wide range of class selections to meet the requirements, needs, and interests of students. Even though we are small we still stretch ourselves to offer as many classes as we can. We offer some classes through the virtual school, and a VTC course in AP US Government.
22DoDEA Telepresence“Two weeks before school started, I learned that I would be able to take another AP (Advanced Placement) class!” exclaimed Baumholder Middle High School senior, Madison Crowson, to Deputy Director Adrian Talley who recently visited the Kaiserslautern District schools. “I was interested in taking AP U. S. Government, but it was not offered on our campus. We (Isaak Giefer and Madison) giggled with joy to know we could add another AP course to the seven on campus that we have either taken or were already enrolled in for this year.” "We have to continue to explore ways to provide more offerings for our students so that they can 'find their passion.' I hope there will be a day when kids will not have their course offerings determined solely on the luck of the draw of where their parents get assigned. For example, the kids at Baumholder or Bitburg deserve an equitable, robust slate of classes for selection, ... the same opportunities as the kids at Ramstein, Kaiserslautern and other large schools that are able to offer more variety because of staffing."
23AP Success Leads to Accolades Number of AP Courses# Courses OfferedEnrollment2003212200417200533920065812007572008765200991201063201111320129520139*68We have been able to increase rigor by increasing the number of Advanced Placement courses we offer over the years. Even with a reduction in staff and students we consistently maintained 7 AP classes on campus, and this year were able to add two more via the virtual school and telepresence. Students are welcomed into AP courses and pushed to succeed no matter what their ability.*7 on campus plus 1 Virtual School and 1 Telepresence
24Comprehensive Assessment Plan Where we are… Where we want to go…
25Behold the critical reading assessment pyramid Behold the critical reading assessment pyramid. Teachers use multiple assessments both formative and summative to gage student achievement and drive instruction.
26We also have an assessment plan for problem solving that uses a combination of formative and summative assessments to monitor student achievement.
27Our school wide matrix provides an overview of the specific assessments used at BMHS.
28Examples of Data Use Placement AP potential through PSAT AVID Math department – doubling up math coursesMath and Reading LabsESLHonorsSPEDData is used to make placement decisions for students in many areas. Here are a few examples.
29Examples of Data Use Diagnostic Growth Study of curriculum SPED, ESL NCEs for student growthCohort for school growth trends [With so few students in cohorts groups, this is difficult to do now. The main reason is that 15 students does not provide reliable data.]SRIStudy of curriculumPSAT SOAS studyTN “blue book” studyCurricular alignment with goalsEOC History ExamData is used in a variety of ways ranging from diagnostic to staff development needs, and is an integral part of our decision making process.
30TerraNova, 2nd Edition TerraNova, 3rd Edition ReadingTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterLang ArtsTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterMathTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterScienceTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterSocial StudiesTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterOur last visit was in In 2009 TN 3 came out with an interesting increase in scores in the top 2 quarters and decrease in the bottom
31TerraNova, 2nd Edition TerraNova, 3rd Edition ReadingTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterLang ArtsTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterMathTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterScienceTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterSocial StudiesTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterGenerally speaking when there is a change in an assessment tool there is an anticipated drop in scores as schools establish a baseline.
32TerraNova, 2nd Edition TerraNova, 3rd Edition ReadingTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterLang ArtsTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterMathTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterScienceTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterSocial StudiesTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterBaumholder staff worked closely with parents and students to increase student achievement in a variety of ways and we began to see increases across the board in the top two quarters and decreases in the bottom quarter.
33TerraNova, 2nd Edition TerraNova, 3rd Edition ReadingTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterLang ArtsTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterMathTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterScienceTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterSocial StudiesTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterThe trend continued across the board in the top two quarters in all areas and for the most part continued in the bottom quarter.
34TerraNova, 2nd Edition TerraNova, 3rd Edition ReadingTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterLang ArtsTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterMathTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterScienceTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterSocial StudiesTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterThe trend continues up until Baumholder experiences a major transition. What we see are several years of steady growth in spite of mass deployments, regular turn over in students, changes in staff to include 3 different principals in 4 years.
35TerraNova, 2nd Edition TerraNova, 3rd Edition ReadingTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterLang ArtsTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterMathTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterScienceTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterSocial StudiesTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterThis year with all of the major changes in our community and population we experienced a drop in scores.
36DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Survey 2011 Bullying was mentioned as a concern. To address the concern:Community-wide comprehensive anti-bullying planExpansion of reporting systemsOngoing training for staff and students on appropriate responses and preventionAlthough not very high bullying was reported as a concern for parents. All three schools in our complex have worked closely with the community in developing a plan that clearly defines bullying and what to do about it. A committee meets quarterly to discuss interventions for the community and schools.
37Shared Leadership Structure Professional Learning Teams (PLT)4 PLT Chairs are SILT members with admin., CSI Chair, and Data Chair.DepartmentsReduction in staff has lead to just 3 departments, STEM, Language Arts, and Social StudiesProfessional Learning Teams are determined by common prep times. Teachers work regularly in PLTS based on where there preps fall during the day. Our Math, Science, and Engineering Departments decided to combine and form a STEM department so that those teachers can work collaboratively to support the STEM initiative.
38“Institutionalized” School Culture Culture of rigorEach student is scheduled according to passions and needs.A continuously growing AP cultureSupport systems in place for all needs of studentsAdministrative Support Group (ASG) for students with Ds/FsAcademic Coaching during seminarMath and Reading LabsSAT Prep ClassASACS Counselor; MFLC Counselor; Behavioral Health CounselorThere is an expectation from the staff that students will be both challenged and supported. Students are encouraged to take rigorous courses no matter what their previous performance was before they got here. Students are also expected to maintain a high GPA and failure is not tolerated. Grades are monitored each weak, and students with 1 or more Fs are required to receive academic coaching during seminar. Students who have 2 or more Fs are required to stay after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to attend the Academic Support Group or ASG. Progress reports are ed to parents each week via GradeSpeed at the same time that teachers receive grade reports that include the D and F list.There is a culture among staff that promotes student achievement even when they don’t want to. This culture is institutionalized and continues even with relatively frequent changes in staff and admin.
39Exemplary Programs Targeted Subgroups Rigorous Program Offerings Reading ClassMath Support ClassStudy Skills ClassRigorous Program OfferingsAVID“Doubling Up” Algebra II and GeometryForeign Language and Math for HS credit for middle school students9 AP class offeringsSTEM offeringsAdmin works with staff and makes data driven decisions for creating a master schedule that meets the needs of all students. Students motivated students are allowed to double up in their math classes so that they have the opportunity to take AP Calculus and AP Statistics their junior and senior year. Some students have managed to take AP Statistics as Freshmen. Support classes are also scheduled for students who struggle based on data.
40Exemplary Programs Additional 21st Century Learning Opportunities Video Production Exploratory ClassVideo CommunicationsCreative Writing ClassPathways to Careers/Career PracticumGreen TechnologyRobotics and EngineeringApplied TechnologyComputer Aided DesignCulinary ArtsComputer ApplicationsJROTC Honor Unit with DistinctionSTEM FairCareer DayeCyber MissionConsistently stress that we are proud that we can offer all these classes as we have continued to get smaller and smaller….fewer students; fewer staff.
41Challenges Dramatic changing and decreasing student population Not enough of a cohort to be able to do statistical studiesCourse and grade level placement challengesStaffing challengesScheduling challengesExtracurricular challengesAdding 6th gradeDeployment CommunityLast 10 years, there were 5 15-month deployments (affecting 85% of students in the school).Now deployments are unpredictable and ongoing.Encourage a high level of parent and community involvementIncrease student involvement in the CSI processStudents listed in daily bulletin. We don’t have a way to know when parents are deployed.
42Strengths Continuous Improvement is part of our culture. Teamwork and collaboration are focused.Departments working as teams for horizontal and vertical articulation21st Century Strategies for Improving Professional PracticesFocused Leadership Ensures for a Culture of Teaching and LearningStudent Success Focused Culture
43OpportunitiesDeveloping Cross-District PLTs using VTC and other technology with a focus on developing common assessments and studying student workContinuing Data Literacy training for all staffIncreasing Communication of Data Analysis to stakeholdersDeveloping a system of electronic data notebooks for students and teaching them to make a plan for their goal settingDeveloping and Refining Grading Practices to reflect student achievementContinuing to prepare our teachers and students for 21st Century Teaching, Leading, and Learning
44OpportunitiesWe need to be mindful of the 7 survival skills of Tony Wagner.
45OpportunitiesWe also need to encourage staff members to be mindful of the most effective active learning opportunities.
46Summary We are a school that embraces each student and their journey to be the mostsuccessful,productivecitizensso they are prepared for a world ofresponsibilities and challenges not yet known…
47Making the AdvancED Standards Come Alive! SummaryOur Continuous School Improvement Team members will now take you on a tour:Making the AdvancED Standards Come Alive!Jeff O’Neil will now talk about Standard 1.
48Standard 1 Purpose & Direction Jeff O’Neil Teacher The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
49It is all about students… every single one! 1. We truly believe it is all about students…each student is an individual who deserves the opportunity to receive a quality education.What do we really want to be? This is the question every school should ask itself. For us, we want to be a student-centered program that is caring and rigorous.So how is this achieved…through a very systematic look at what it takes for highest student achievement. As you will see throughout our presentation, we have a clear understanding of our vision and purpose, and we seek out ways of achieving it.Standard 1 Purpose & Direction49
50Mission/Purpose Statement The mission/purposeof Baumholder Middle/High Schoolis to educate, engage, and empowereach student to succeedin a dynamic world.Which is why we have this mission statement…because we believe in students .Standard 1 Purpose & Direction50
51Vision/DirectionOur vision/direction is to provide an education for each student that isStandards Based ~ Data Driven ~ and Student Focused ~ for Highest Student Achievement.Standard 1 Purpose & Direction51
52Email/Telephone calls Parent Teacher Conferences CommunicationOUTGOINGDaily BulletinsMonthly NewslettersProgress ReportsSchool WebsiteSyllabiTWO WAY/Telephone callsStudent AgendaGradespeedParent Teacher ConferencesINCOMINGPTOSACIACICE CommentsParent ForumsTeen Town HallCommunication is key to the process…Our Purpose and Direction are shared at many meetings to include CSI Days, SAC, Student Council, and Faculty meetings for example with the desire for input and when appropriate, modifications. In the past 5 years, there have been revisions.Standard 1 Purpose & Direction52
53Direction Caring Environment New Students Transition from Elementary to Middle to High SchoolRigorous EnvironmentAn expectation of excellenceNo excuses approachIndividualized educational plans—not just SPEDMore specifically…our direction is that of a Caring and Rigorous Environment…Peer ambassadors in the Student-to-Student program help new students assimilate.Transition support in the way of teams at the essential grade levelsBecause we are a small school, we are, as a total community, able to identify and support hurting or struggling students…not just the counselors, but all facultyExpectation of excellence—not okay to just go through the motions, we challenge all students to fully engage in the schoolNo excuses approach—rank, background, ethnicity do not matter…we believe all students can achieveIndividualize educational plans—counselors work with each student to map out classes that they want and need. We work to meet the needs of all students.Standard 1 Purpose & Direction53
54We are here to support the mission of the community. Deployed soldiers should not have to worry about the education of their children.The school should be the stabilizing force in a highly transient community.We want to be a stabilizing force in the community.170th Infantry Brigade has moved out: fewer deploymentsNow the greater focus is on assisting new students with their transition to a new community and school.Standard 1 Purpose & Direction54
55More importantly, we are here to support “the military child.” Recognize the individual needs and diversity of our student population.Fill in the academic gaps created by multiple transitions to new communities.Focus on each child.Standard 1 Purpose & Direction55
56In the end, it comes down to one question for the faculty and staff… Is this the type of school I want to send my kids to?This is what we strive to achieve!Standard 2 will now be presented by Isaak Giefer and Madison Crowson.Standard 1 Purpose & Direction56
57Governance & Leadership Standard 2Governance & LeadershipIsaak GieferStudent Council PresidentNHS PresidentMadison CrowsonStudent Council Vice-PresidentNHS Vice-PresidentThe school operates under governance and leadership that promoteand support student performance and school effectiveness.Let’s now look at some of our governing bodies. When we speak of governance and leadership, we speak of many individuals and groups, not just the school administration. We will now share with you some of the leadership bodies that support our school.
58Administration Students Student Council Community Parents NHS/NJHS SACPTOStudent CouncilNHS/NJHSCommunityMentorsParentsMilitary CommandSLOAt Baumholder Middle High School, we have many avenues for governance and leadership.Teachers/StaffSILTDepartment ChairsAdministrationMr. Malloy & Mr. JimenezStandard 2 Governance & Leadership
59Governance Standard 2 Governance & Leadership BMHS follows all regulations, policies, and procedures from DoDEA headquarters:FacilitiesFiscal managementManpowerLogisticsBudgetSafety and securityStaff certificationStaff evaluationRequired employee trainings (ethics, data security, anti-terrorism, No Fear, etc.)We recognize that we are part of the larger DoDEA system and as such we follow all regulations, policies, and procedures.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
60Community Leadership Partnerships School Advisory Committee (SAC)Installation Advisory Committee (IAC)District Advisory Committee (DAC)Our community has a voice in our decision making. Our School Advisory Committee meets quarterly and advises the school administration on appropriate school issues. We also participate in the Installation Advisory Committee and the District Advisory Committee.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
61Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) President: Amaryllis DiazVice President: Daryl O’NeilSupported activities and programs:STEM FairMath CountsJunior Leadership SeminarSchool Athletic ProgramsFuture Educators of AmericaMUNOur PTO supports school activities and programs that reinforce our goals and encourages parents to be more involved in their student’s education.We believe our goals of Problem Solving and Critical Reading are strategies not just for success in education but for success in life.
62BMHS Student Government HS STUDENT COUNCILIsaak Giefer, PresidentMadison Crowson, Vice-PresidentMS STUDENT COUNCILAlyssa Salanitro, PresidentSarah Mijares, Vice-PresidentNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETYNATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETYKianarose Irving, PresidentMariah Rogers, Vice-PresidentMany opportunities exist for students to become active stakeholders and take on leadership roles in our school. The Student Council has presented issues at various meetings and speaks directly with school administration on issues of importance to students, for example, lunch policies, field day, career day, and spirit activities just to name a few.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
63Our school improvement leadership team is comprised of many different individuals representing various organizations within the school.
64Leadership Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Strong administrative team:Our Principal and Ass’t.Principal work welltogether.TheyBecause the school administration has an open door policy, all stakeholders are encouraged and welcomed to share ideas.Encourage a culture of collaboration and engaging ALL stakeholdersEncourage a positive school climateStandard 2 Governance & Leadership
65School Culture: Collaboration and Engaging ALL Stakeholders Vertical collaboration via curricular departmentsHorizontal collaboration via grade level and specialist teamsSupport staff (administrator, nurse, counselors, psychologist, ASACS counselor)Student Support Team (SST)Mental Health TeamSchool-wide collaboration via:Professional Learning TeamsAVID Site TeamDiscipline CommitteeLeadership TeamMany avenues exist for collaboration. We have had much success with our vertical articulation with the elementary schools and within BMHS itself.Stakeholders are engaged in a variety of ways.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
66Engaging Students Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Updated student agenda/handbookDaily announcementsStudent Connection in GradeSpeedGoogle student accountsTeacher websites (optional)Extracurricular opportunitiesSchool assembliesStudent awareness of goalsSchool Facebook accountHere are a few examples of 2-way communication between students and the school.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
67Engaging Teachers Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Streamlined faculty and team meetingsOngoing communication viaCurrent and updated teacher handbookAdministrator open-door policyProviding teacher leadership opportunitiesShared leadership and empowered teachersProfessional Learning Teams concentratedon Critical Reading Strategies for the pasttwo years to support goal 1 and Project-Based Learning this year to support goal 2.Teachers participate in various ways.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
68Engaging Parents Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Open House during first few weeks of schoolAVID parent meetingsMonthly NewsletterParent Connection (GradeSpeed)Parent ForumsPTO-sponsored eventsSAC (School Advisory Council)Quarterly Awards AssembliesWe strive to engage parents as much as possible. Every effort is made to keep parents informed. Their input and feedback is welcomed and considered.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
69Engaging Community Standard 2 Governance & Leadership Veterans of Foreign War: Patriot’sPen Essay ContestGuest speakers and study trips forPathways to CareersACS presentationsSchool Advisory Council (SAC)NJHS/NHS service projectsPTOHispanic Heritage program performedfor communityMentoring ProgramCareer DayCareer PracticumThe school is an integral part of the community at large. Here are a few examples.And now we will look at Standard 3 which will be presented by Ms. Kretz, Ms. Rudd, and Mr. Kelly.Standard 2 Governance & Leadership
70Teaching & Assessing for Learning Tim Kelly, Heidi Kretz, & Carol Rudd Standard 3Teaching & Assessing for LearningTim Kelly, Heidi Kretz, & Carol RuddTeachersThe school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.Mr. O’Neil spoke about our mission and vision – that of our belief that every student can learn and that every student is provided the support he or she needs in order to do so. An vital component that supports this belief is found in how we teach and how we assess student learning. Rick Jimenez will talk to you about Standard 3: Teaching and assessing for learning.
71Goal Selection Process An annual data carousel is organized for the staff, students, and parents to analyze all data for the school. As a result of the analysis, we determine or refine our goals.Current Goals:Goal 1: Critical ReadingGoal 2: Problem SolvingDetailed data carousel information may be found in your work space in the counseling center.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
72Goal Selection Process SY 09-10 In 2010, our goals were problem-solving and communication fluency.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
73Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning In the fall of 2010, our enrollment had decreased slightly. Our goals remained at problem solving and communication fluency.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
74Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning In the fall of 2011, we had a new principal and an increase in enrollment. At this time, we made major changes in our goals. The communication fluency goal was not noted as a critical need; therefore, the focus changed to critical reading. The strategies were amended and strengthened to add a more clear pathway to success.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
75Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning We had a new principal. Our enrollment decreased substantially.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
77Goal 1: Critical Reading By February 2016, students will improve their performance in critical reading by using critical reading strategies, as measured by: an average 2% annual increase in the percentage of students in the top two national quarters and a decrease in the percentage of students in the bottom national quarter on the TerraNova Reading and PSAT Critical Reading; and an increase in the percentage of students in the top two proficiency levels and a decrease of students in the bottom proficiency level on the Scholastic Reading Inventory.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
78Goal 1: Critical Reading Strategies/Activities Pre-readingSummarizing the textLearning and retaining academic vocabularyUsing sentence startersResponding to a writing taskReading the textInvestigating writers' choicesWriting in the marginsMarking the textCharting the textPausing to connect ideas within a textStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
79Goal 2: Problem SolvingBy February 2016, students will improve their performance in problem solving by using a variety of problem-solving strategies, as measured by: an average 2% annual increase in the percentage of students in the top two quarters and a decrease in the percentage of students in the bottom quarter on the TerraNova Math and PSAT Math; and a statistically significant improvement of performances between the pre- and post- tests on the local math assessment.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
80Strategies/Activities Goal 2: Problem SolvingStrategies/ActivitiesUPSEA (Understand, Plan, Solve, Evaluate, Apply) rubricScientific MethodsUPSECAVID TutorialOWLICANRAFTEngineeringStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
81School Leaders Monitor and Support Instruction to Ensure Student Success Professional Growth PlansSST Groups: Grade Level, Department, Super SST, AP Team, AVID Site TeamCommon Access to Meeting MinutesFormal ObservationsInformal ObservationsELEOT ToolPLT (professional learning teams) for collaboration and to research and review instructional practicesSST (student support teams for every grade level)Super SSTDepartment meetings to analyze data and evaluate program effectivenessFormal observationsInformal observationSupervision and evaluation proceduresPeer mentoring opportunities and interactionsRecognition of teachers using successful best practicesStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
82Equitable and Challenging Learning Experiences AP Enrollment and course offeringsVideo Telepresence OfferingsHonorsFlipped Mastery LearningSupport Classes4-6 Year Plans“Doubling up”Percentage of student enrollment has steadily increased for AP courses over the past 5 years in proportion to student population.More AP course offerings.Honors English/History 9 and 10 enrollment numbers have increased due to effective recruiting, teacher recommendations, and data analysis with no gate-keeping.Syllabus of flipped math versus like course that is not flipped demonstrates a high level of expectation in both courses that are in line with the schools purpose.Remedial course offerings that include language arts, and math lab classes to prepare students for success at the current and next level.Administration walk-thru evaluations which provide feedback, constructive criticism on lessons and type and nature of instructional styles and techniques.Construction of 4 and 6 year plans, development and revision of our program of studies and our systematic course selection process that helps prepare students for success at the next level.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
83Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning Curricular DevelopmentDoDEA StandardsSchool Improvement Plan (SIP)Research- and Standard-based LessonsPlanning GuidesLiteracyTAAP Vertical Teaming GuidesAP Instructional Planning ResultsHorizontal TeamingAssessmentsLocal Assessment: Scholastic Reading Inventory, Back to BasicsTerraNovaPSAT & SATLiteracyTA RubricsFormative AssessmentsHorizontal: Math & AP Bio, French & Culinary, Honors History & Literature 9 & 10, APUSH & APLAC, STEM Dept., Drama & Literature (Fahrenheit 451), Interdisciplinary PBL projects (Power of One & Time Traveler, STEM expoFormative Assessments: Bell ringers, entrance slips, exit slips, mastery checks, “Like” buttons, walk-arounds, Think-Pair-ShareReference the Assessment Calendar presented by MalloyStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
84Student Engagement & Instructional Strategies Professional Growth PlansMastery LearningProject Based Learning CourseCritical Reading CourseTeacher Requested Professional Development Courses by Educational TechnologistCollaborative LearningDifferentiated Instruction & Choice in Student ProductsModifications & AccommodationsLearning LogsIndividual and Group Work LogsPD Courses: Critical Reading, PBL, SmartBoard, Gaggle, Windows Shortcuts, Technology MinuteCollaborative Learning: French Revolution Books, Immigration Handbook tied to The Bread GiversChoice Projects: Tied to PBL, Fahrenheit Banned Books Project, ExemplarsStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
85Collaborative Learning Communities Professional Learning TeamsData Team InitiativeSTEM Department, Language Department, HistophyartspeditionVertical & Horizontal Collaboration, Intra-District CollaborationSchool-wide Professional Development OpportunitiesInformal Discussions of Learning & Best PracticesPeer Coaching Utilizing ELEOT ToolAnnual AVID TrainingAP Job AlikeSTEM established fall 2012; 17/30 teachers participate.STEM Expo April2013-all depts. RepresentedSTEMposium-Heidelberg, all Europe May 12-13,2013Vertical and horizontal teamingIntra-District Collaboration: Road ShowCombined AP review-April-May 2013SAT review started Jan 2013Smart Notebook class 2013Flipped Mastery graduate course spring 2013Flipped mastery program incorporates collaboration across the district.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
86Implementation of School’s Instructional Process Syllabus & Instructional ExpectationsStandards-Based Instructional PlanningExemplarsRubricsSpecific & Timely FeedbackGradespeedD/F ListAVID AlertsAcademic CoachingImmediate Feedback:Examples of exemplarsExamples of student work showing problem solving strategiesExamples of student work showing critical reading strategiesLink to standards from DoDEAMinutes from department meeting when exemplars have been shared.CSI Agenda from May 2013Slideshow from Jennifer MaurielloFaculty Meeting minutes showing Stephanie MacDowell’s problem-solving exemplars50 Problem-solving strategies linkAssessment plan for English Language ArtsD/F ListAcademic Coaches/seminarAVID AlertsMastery Checks,Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
87Mentoring, Coaching, and Induction Programs Common School CalendarWelcome Orientation for New TeachersSubstitute Teacher TrainingAVID TrainingSponsors for New TeachersAtomic LearningSchool-wide Professional Learning Calendar“New Teacher Training”-recertification process-welcome/orientation (Stephanie MacDowell): dinner, school culture, procedures-staff meeting minutes-walk throughs data (Malloy and Jimenez)-evaluation forms-PGP forms-Atomic Learning: tutorials for all software applicationsStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
88Engagement of Families Open House & Parent TeacherConferencesCSI DayAVID Family WorkshopsMonthly Newsletter & Daily BulletinParent Representation onCommitteesCourse FairCareer DaySocial MediaUnit Mentorship ProgramAVID Family Workshops: 4-6 year plans, College Night, AVID AlertsSocial Media: BMHS Facebook, Algebro Twittarate, Special Interest Pages: Sports & Clubs, AP, HonorsCommittees: AVID Site Team, PTO, SAC, Parent Mentors for Honors 10, Senior Parent GroupParent CoachesStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
89Student Advocates Student Identification of Teacher Advocate Seminar SchedulingAcademic CoachesAthletic CoachesSpecialist Programs: AVID, ESL, SPED, Gifted EDTraining on Referral Process for Special NeedsGuidance Counselor, Social Worker, School Psychologist, ACACS CounselorExpectation for Student Involvement in Extra & Co-Curricular ActivitiesSeminar: Grade Level, previously by need (AP, ESL, AVID, etc)SSTCounselors, social worker, school psychologist, ASACSList of students matched with adult advocatesfrom JudyStudent survey to determine adult advocates (personal)Seminar/counselorsCoachesSpecialists (AVID, SPED, ESL, Gifted)Support staffStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
90Grading & Reporting of Student Learning DoDEA Grading ScaleTeachers’ Grading Policies Defined in SyllabiGradespeedPLT study – check kdso21Report Cards & Mid-term ReportsCommon Rubrics: AP Essay, SAT Essay, LiteracyTA, 6+1 TraitsStandards-based Assignments & ProjectsMastery-based LearningDoDEA Grading ScaleGradespeedSyllabus SubmissionReport CardsMid-term ReportsRubric Use: 6+1 TraitsStandards-based Assignments & ProjectsMastery-based Learning6 +1 TraitsStandard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
91Continuous Professional Development PLTsStaff in-services & CSI DaysDSO TrainingsProfessional Development calendarFaculty Meetings & Tech MinutesAVID Strategies led by Site Team membersTeacher Recertification RequirementsCoaching & Extra-Curricular Mandated TrainingsTeacher-to-Teacher Strategy SharingDSO Trainings: Jenna Mauriello (Exemplars), Steve Smith (PBL), Jenna (Flipped Course), Jim Burgeson (End-of-year history exam & orientation for district data resources )Teacher-to-Teacher: Faculty Meetings, Road Show, AP Job AlikeRegular CSI training, training by the ET (Smartboard), each teacher completes a minimum of 6 credit hours of continuous education every 6 years, required course (with or without credit) as directed by administration for CSI goals (SY 11-12).List Evidence: See CSI minutes, Smartboard Syllabus, SY course syllabus.4.0 Professional development is based on an assessment of needs of the school. Individuals determine their needs for professional improvement, PDP s(professional development plans) substantiate our rating. Data gathered from TECH survey.List Evidence: See PDPs, survey data from Radley.2.0 The program builds capacity among staff members who participate. Teachers are required to have a PDP but support staff are not.List of Evidence: Teachers participate in CSI within PLT groups and scheduled programs.Administrators visit classrooms and collect data on what is done in classroom instruction.List of Evidence: Administrators send data from their classroom visits to the teachers. Examples of individual PDPs.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
92Student Support Services Virtual School & Telepresence LearningLearning LabsSST & Super SSTWriting CenterTargeted Classes: SPED, ESL, AVID, Gifted ED, SAT Prep Club & ClassCounseling Services: PSAT Results, TerraNova ResultsData Analysis: AVID Data Analysis Plan & Recruitment, AP Potential, Data CarouselStudent BUC BINGrade-level SSTSuper SSTWriting centerSAT prepRegular review of Terra Nova and other test data to evaluate student needLearning Impaired (LI) case study committeeESL testing and services at all levelsPLT meetings/department meetings to evaluate and monitor programs and student progress and to keep staff current on researchIn-service and professional development focused on characteristics of learningMr. Jimenez and Ms. Robinson will present standard 4.Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning
93Resources & Support Systems Standard 4Resources & Support SystemsRichard JimenezAssistant PrincipalPam RobinsonCounselorThe school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.Staff and Students in the DoDDS system are blessed with an abundance of people who care. There are multiple systems in place to ensure that teachers have the resources they need to deliver quality instruction as well as support services for both teachers and students.
94Faculty is Our Biggest Resource Highly educated faculty76% master’s or higherAverage of 20 years of total teaching experienceAverage of 8 years teaching at BMHS100% of faculty involved in professional development activities.Faculty at Baumholder are highly educated and committed to life long learning. Teachers continually work at improving their craft for increased student success and achievement. The entire staff continues to learn and implement Critical Reading Strategies along with Project-Based Learning to improve problem solving.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
95Faculty is Our Biggest Resource Multiple certificationsMultiple prepsTeachers’ advanced degreesVirtual school and Telepresence classesFaculty at Baumholder are highly educated and committed to life long learning. Teachers continually work at improving their craft for increased student success and achievement. The entire staff continues to learn and implement Critical Reading Strategies. Because of all of these, we are able to provide a wide variety of academic opportunities for our students.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
96Financial Resources Monetary resources incrementally come from the DSO Extra Duty CompensationPrioritized for Student ActivitiesMaximized for School Leadership RolesUFR Money is available as wellThere are systems in place to ensure that staff has the necessary materials to accomplish the mission. Staff can depend on sufficient funding and staffing at all levels. We are very much making headway towards becoming a technically proficient 21st Century School. Recent additions include Tricasters, Wireless technology, software upgrades, and our new CAC card security systems Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
97Professional Development Professional Growth Plans [PGPs]DoDDS Europe Sponsored workshopsOnline coursesGroup and One-on-One Technology training by the ETIn-house expertsBest practices sharing during faculty meetings and CSI meetingsBlackBoard Learning CommunitiesDistrict level resourcesHandouts and instructions throughStaff at BMHS works hard at being a community of learners. There are multiple opportunities for staff development through a variety of sources. Once again our greatest resource is our teachers in the building. Some have conducted workshops throughout the district, and through VTC and social media, around the world.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
98Support Services Counseling ESL Gifted Education Special Education AVIDSpeech PathologistSchool PsychologistCrisis Intervention TeamAdolescent Support and Counseling Services (ASACS)Hausmeister & Building MaintenanceTransportation OfficeThe support services are outstanding and come from many different sources. Students receive a wide range of support some of which are quite creative. Baumholder was selected to be part of a pilot program where a social worker is housed and provides counseling here at school. Reducing time missed from school and ensuring that students get the services they need. Students who require specialized support are able to have their needs addressed in a timely and professional manner. Our district office also provides support in many ways.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
99Safety and Security Policies Visitor passesSecurity camerasAnti-Bullying PlanAnti-Terrorism trainingAnnual Safety and Security trainingAnnual evacuation drillsBus Safety TrainingFrequent fire drillsStudents feel pretty safe here, and we work hard to keep it that way. The schools in the Baumholder complex have partnered with the community in ratifying an anti-bullying policy. Data on bullying was gathered via a questionnaire that was drafted jointly with members of the community. We have created an anti-bullying plan with that in mind.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
100Physical Environment Specialized Rooms: Information Center Theater CTE buildingCulinary Arts RoomScience LabsSTEM LabVideo LabJROTC Building includes a Shooting RangeTwo fitness facilitiesThis is a very old building that has been very well maintained. There have been many renovations over 65 years to keep the building fully functional. Students and teachers are very proud of the quality of our school and work to keep it clean. Our Hausmeister and cleaning crew have been essential to in keeping the building well maintained and presentable.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
101Technology 2 computer labs in the main building 1 computer lab and 1 mini-lab in the Information Center6 COWSEvery staff and faculty member has a computerPrinters, copiers, Snapscans, Ladybugs, ElmosSmartboards in every classroomStudents bring personal devicesCertified ET on staff and IT available on siteVTCIn our effort to teach 21st century skills, we are developing our use technology.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
102Social, Physical, Emotional and Academic Counseling School CounselorNurseSchool PsychologistOn-site Behavioral Health Specialist (Social Worker)On-site licensed counselor (MFLC)On-site ASACS counselorCommunity Support Agencies: ACS, FAP, EDIS CYSSeminar teachersAcademic and Athletic CoachesWe have many resources available for our students and their families.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
103School Guidance Counseling Assessment-School assessment plan, special programsReferral-In-house and outside servicesEducational planning-Course Fair, scheduling, 4 year planCareer planning- Career Day, college counselingOur comprehensive school guidance counseling program aligns with DoDEA standards, encompassing the full range of counseling services, to include personal/social, career, and academic counseling.Dr. Walter and Mr. Ward will present standard 5.Standard 4 Resource & Support Systems
104Using Results for Continuous Improvement Standard 5Using Results for Continuous ImprovementJudy WalterCSI ChairPeter WardCSI DataThe school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.At Baumholder Middle High School, our vision is to create and support a rigorous and caring environment. How do we maintain that vision? We do this by our commitment to continuous improvement. Peter Ward and I will talk to you about how we use results for continuous improvement.Some people may look at interventions…We look at continuous improvement across the board, always looking at ways to improve.We already provide a caring and rigorous environment but we know we can do it better.
105We follow a Comprehensive Assessment System. As shown earlier by Mr. Malloy, our school wide matrix provides an overview of the specific assessments used at BMHS.
106Data analysis is ongoing. Data DiscussionsData analysis is ongoing.Fall Data CarouselJanuary PSAT SOAS carouselSRI, STAMP, ReadiStepDistrict Data WebsiteBMHS Data Wall and BUC BINDepartment MeetingsPLT MeetingsFaculty MeetingsData analysis is ongoing. Listed are some of the venues and ways in which we discuss data ??Use data for placement in special classes (AP, Honors, AVID, Math Support, Reading Support, SPED, ESL, Foreign Language, Music, Math Placement “Doubling Up”)Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement
107Staff Training in the Evaluation, Interpretation, and Use of Data Examples:Data carousel with guiding questionsAnalysis of PSAT SOASForeign Language STAMPTerraNova Blue BookDSO trainingsStaff-produced training videosCSI DaysUpcoming training based upon Needs Inventory. Talk to Radley about results and types of training needed.Staff are routinely trained in the evaluation, interpretation, and use of data. Some of those training opportunities are listed here.Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement
108Improvement and Readiness at the Next Level Formative and summative assessmentsContinuous formal and informal analysis of student dataVertical teaming with 5th and 6th grade teachersVertical teaming within departmentsStudent Support TeamsIEPsWe use many methods to determine students’ improvement and readiness for the next level, whether that be a test or the next grade.Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement
109Leadership Monitors and Communicates Information about Student Achievement to Stakeholders Ways to Monitor:Ways to Communicate:Administrative Walk-ThroughsParent newslettersTeacher AppraisalsDaily BulletinsGradeSpeed MonitoringAssessment ReportsWeekly monitoring of D/F list and student attendanceData WallFacebookCommunication PlanSACPTOAward Ceremoniess to parentsWeekly progress reports via GradeSpeedQuarterly report cardsHere are some of the ways in which leadership monitors and communicates Comprehensive information about student Learning and Achievement of school improvement goals to stakeholdersStandard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement
110Student Population & Assessments Stress the population changes and the low numbers of students.As mentioned by Mr. Malloy in his presentation, our student population has dramatically declined in recent years.
111TerraNova, 2nd Edition TerraNova, 3rd Edition ReadingTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterLang ArtsTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterMathTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterScienceTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterSocial StudiesTop Two QuartersBottom QuarterThis year with all of the major changes in our community and population we experienced a drop in scores.
112Student growth or not –cohort stuff Because we currently have such low numbers, the trend appears to be worse than it is….
113Because we currently have such low numbers, the trend appears to be worse than it is….
114Because we currently have such low numbers, the trend appears to be worse than it is….
115Scholastic Reading Inventory During last school year, we saw improvement in student reading performance. The SRI is given quarterly to ALL students.
116Happy Sailing!Thank you so much for sharing with us Baumholder Middle High School. We couldn’t end without something pirate-y, something that demonstrates our quirkiness and our willingness to step outside of the box to always strive for something more, something extraordinary. Please enjoy your 3-day journey with us as you delve into the hidden treasure that is Baumholder Middle High School. Happy sailing!BUC BIN