Presentation on theme: "PATH TO SUCCESS Stoughton Public Schools. Stoughton joins an elite group of high performing school districts by achieving a majority (4 of 7) Level 1."— Presentation transcript:
Stoughton joins an elite group of high performing school districts by achieving a majority (4 of 7) Level 1 schools this year.
All Stoughton Schools are now Level 1 or Level 2 bringing the District’s rating up to Level 2 Last year in Massachusetts there were 505 Level 1 schools – this year there are only 424 While other districts are losing Level 1 schools, Stoughton is gaining
Stoughton has achieved this milestone while the number of students in poverty and ELL has increased
How did we do it? These achievements are the product of 5 years of comprehensive planning, budgeting, and implementation – guided by a compelling vision A strong and stable leadership team supporting a professional and dedicated faculty
Five Year Strategic Plan 2009-2014 Expand Curriculum to meet students’ needs Significantly improve achievement levels Upgrade or replace existing facilities Expand technology throughout the community Enhance intergovernmental relations
Provide extended school day opportunities for remediation and enrichment Expand STEM, Wellness, and Arts curricula to nurture higher order thinking Acquire and utilize advanced technology Increase family engagement Add Chinese to the World Language Curriculum Three Year World Class Education Plan 2012-2014
Three Year District Improvement Plan 2013-2016 Address student learning needs with targeted interventions Provide after school enrichment programs Implement a comprehensive writing curriculum
Assessments and Interventions Aimsweb K-8 Benchmark Assessments K-12 System of common formative assessments Targeted Interventions Progress Monitoring
District-Wide English Language Arts Achievement and Growth 95% of SHS 10 th graders scored proficient or higher on the 2014 ELA MCAS which is 6% above the state average No high school student failed the 2014 ELA MCAS SPS is in the top 25% of all MA districts in MCAS ELA growth and achievement Achievement by Standards: K-5 Stoughton outperformed the state most strongly in writing with an average of 7-8% above the state average. Some elementary schools saw an increase in growth of 16-20% in Reading and Language Standards over the 2013 ELA MCAS scores How did we achieve this growth? A coordinated and cyclical program of research, curriculum writing, professional development and modeling, as well as financial resource allocations from the Town of Stoughton.
K-5 Literacy Lesson Plans 2012-2013-Stoughton began the process of researching and writing a new literacy curriculum 2013-2014-field tested the curriculum, edited the lesson plans, and created benchmark assessments 2014-2015-field testing the benchmark assessments and editing performance assessments COST to Stoughton Race To The Top and MA FC 738 Competitive Literacy Grant has funded 96% of research, curriculum writing, and professional development initiatives Materials (Books, manipulatives, and technology) provided through the generosity of Stoughton Taxpayers
District-Wide STEM Achievement & Growth 83% of SHS students scored proficient or higher on the 2014 Math MCAS which is 4% above the state average 85% of SHS students scored proficient or higher on the 2014 Science MCAS is 14% above the state average OMS students scoring advanced or proficient on the 2014 Math, Science and ELA MCAS is 3-4% above state averages on all exams Highlighted Achievements: Grade 8 science scores increased 9% over 2013 results Grade 5 Math MCAS results narrowed the achievement gap across nearly all subgroups Next steps: Revision of the K-12 science curriculum Increased use of differentiated instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners
STEM Initiatives 2012-2014- all math and science curricula across the district was revised to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards. Resources include: EnVision Math program K-6 Discovery Science Techbook K-8 Elementary Science (Engineering) Enrichment Grades 3-5 2014-2015- all science curricula K-12 will begin revisions to meet the new draft state science standards (Next Generation Science Standards) Math curricula will include focus on differentiated instruction and inclusion of PARCC-style assessments Expand opportunities across all grades for students to engage in STEM activities
Data Teams and Systems of Assessment 2013 to Present-All grade 6-12 teachers have received 2 full days of training Early adoption and enthusiasm on the part of faculty All grade 6-12 teachers working in Professional Learning Communities System of Assessments Created or in Draft Stage-Grades 6-12 Writing Toolkits (Research Paper, Analytical Essay, Argumentative Essay, Lab Reports, Experimental Research Projects, and Fine Arts Writing and Critique) Common Formative Assessments Common Summative Assessments (Mid-terms, Finals, summative writing and research projects) The Leadership team hopes to expand Data Teams at the K-5 level as additional human resources become available.