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2 Recommends four years of math, three years of science, no difference in requirements for college-prep and career prep. We are using their K – 8 math standards to improve our K – 8 program: The Boeing Grant. Eric McDowell will be serving on their high school standards committee. Achieve: The American Diploma Project

3 We use AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Statistics, and IB Math Programs to inform our program. In the Class of 2004, just over 50% of the students completed an AP or IB math class. We have decided not to use the College Board’s SpringBoard Math because we believe CMP is a stronger but very similar program. The College Board

4 National Research Center for TIMSS The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) represents the most extensive investigation of mathematics and science education ever conducted. In the spring of 2003, the TIMSS Research Center administered the TIMSS test to all of Bellevue’s third through twelfth graders. The Research Center also conducted a curriculum audit and used survey data from teachers and students to evaluate our math and science programs. Bellevue is in the process of making significant changes as a result of our work with Bill Schmidt and his organization. Bill recommends four years of math and three years of science as a requirement for all students.

5 Partnership For Learning To encourage Washington students to sign up for more challenging courses and preserve their options for the future, Partnership for Learning launched Washington Opportunity Scholars in 2003. Bellevue is one of four districts participating in the first phase of the initiative. Notice the organization’s suggested course of study in math and science.

6 Pathways To College Network The Pathways to College Network is a national alliance of organizations committed to using research-based knowledge to improve postsecondary education access and success for the nation’s many underserved students, including underrepresented minorities, low-income students, those who are the first in their families to go to college, and students with disabilities. Bellevue is hoping to work closely with Pathways as it creates its “Student Support Curriculum.”

7 Standards for Success explains what students must know and be able to do in order to succeed in entry-level university courses. David Conley and his team conducted a curriculum audit of Bellevue’s English, social studies, math, science, world languages and arts programs beginning in 2003-04. The results, just released, point out areas we can improve to make all of our students college-ready. Standards for Success

8 Bellevue Community College and The University of Washington Nearly fifty percent of Bellevue’s graduation classes attend Bellevue Community College and the University of Washington. The relationship between Bellevue and both BCC and UW has been excellent for many years. Through the work of this most recent partnership, we are now able to do a much better job determining what programs at the K-12 level lead to success at the college level. The Compass Placement test was administered to all our juniors and seniors this year and taught us some valuable lessons.


10 General Conclusions and Recommendations College-Prep and Work-Prep Are the Same All Kids, One Curriculum Four Years of English Four Years of Math Three Years of Science Three Years of Social Studies Two Years of World Language

11 Mathematics Require four years of math Require math in senior year Require completion of Pre-Calculus as minimum standard Align standards provided by TIMSS (PRIM/SE) and Achieve (done) Organize curriculum around standards Blend concept development, problem solving, and computational automaticity Eliminate redundancies in coverage Eliminate gaps in coverage Define where mastery needs to occur Increase assessments Pick up the pace (two years behind by middle school) Support mastery of basic skills early Align math instruction and science instruction so two directly complement and support each other

12 Science Require three years of science Require biology, chemistry, and physics Develop the “Story Line”: Find Standards Organize curriculum around standards Consistently support three strands: biology, chemistry, physics Decrease life science coverage, increase chemistry and physics coverage Teach knowledge (content) as well as process Blend hands-on instruction with direct instruction Increase assessments Strive for more consistent use of instructional time Align math instruction and science instruction so two directly complement and support each other


14 Graduation Course Requirements: Number of Mathematics Courses

15 State Course Requirements for Graduation in Math

16 The Tests Achieve Analyzed State Grade Given ReadingWritingMath First Graduating Class Facing Requirement Florida10 th 2003 MarylandEOC 2009 Massachusetts10 th 2003 New Jersey11 th 2003 Ohio10 th 2007 Texas11 th 2004 Washington 10 th 2008

17 What does it take to pass math exams on the the TIMSS International Grade Placement (IGP) Scale? * Not required for graduation.

18 Washington State Community Colleges Within Two Years48% Community College, Pre-College Math50% Community College, Pre-College Writing20% Community College, Pre-College Reading10% Community College, Any Pre-College Course57% Pre-College Math = Math Through Intermediate Algebra, Algebra II, Integrated Math II

19 Several Eastside Districts, Pre-College Rates Class of 2002 Attending Washington Community Colleges Six Eastside Districts Enrolled Math Writing Reading Any District A264319 551 District B253917 646 District C1131 6 334 District D3045 9 650 District E355116 459 Bellevue2433191047


21 Bellevue’s Demographics African Americans 2% Asians23% Hispanics 9% Multi-Ethnics 5% Whites61% F/R Lunch20% 2 nd Language20% ESL10% IEP10% College Plans Class of 2004 4-Year Schools66% 2-Year Schools23% Tech Schools 4% Military 2% Work 4%

22 Bellevue Class of 2004 Kindergarten40% First Grade 9% Second Grade 7% Third Grade 4% Fourth Grade 3% Fifth Grade 5% Sixth Grade4% Seventh Grade4% Eighth Grade6% Ninth Grade9% Tenth Grade4% Eleventh Grade4% Twelfth Grade2% They Entered Bellevue Schools In… 68% 14% 19%

23 Academic Credits Average Credits Per Graduate28.3 Number/Percent of Class Who Earned349 Credits in Middle School36% Average Credits Earned by These Students1.76 World Language Credits277 Math Credits234 Science Credits 11 English Credits 7 Social Studies Credits 7 Look For This Trend To Continue and Expand

24 Academic Credits English98%Completed Four Years 4.48Average Credits Earned 42%Completed AP/IB English Social Studies48%Completed Four Years 3.86Average Credits Earned 62%Completed AP/IB Social Studies Mathematics66%Completed Four Years 100%Completed Three Years 4.11Average Credits Completed 22% Completed Pre-Calculus, No AP/IB 52%Completed AP/IB Mathematics 74%Completed “Advanced” Mathematics

25 Academic Credits Science44%Completed Four Years 78%Completed Three Years 3.47Average Credits Earned 90% Completed Biology 64%Completed Chemistry 65%Completed Physics 50%Completed Biology, Chemistry, Physics 39%Completed AP/IB Science 62%Completed AP/IB OR 3 Sciences

26 Academic Credits World Languages91%Completed At Least One Year 82%Completed At Least Two Years 2.93Average Credits For These Students 12%Completed AP/IB World Language Music49%Completed At Least One Year 2.43Average Credits For These Students 1%Completed AP/IB Music Fine Arts58%Completed At Least Two Years Visual Arts77%Completed At Least One Year 1.42Average Credits For These Students 6%Completed AP/IB Art

27 Academic Credits Physical Education94%Completed At Least Two Years Career-Tech99%Completed At Least One Year 60%Completed At Least Two Years 2.48 Average Credit For These Students

28 Advanced Academic Levels Percent Completing One or More AP/IB Courses81% Those Completing … 0.5 to 1.918% 2.0 to 2.911% 3.0 to 3.911% 4.0 to 5.918% 6.0 or More24% Four in the Core18%

29 Advanced Academics For All Students Percent Completing One or More AP/IB Classes… All Students81% African Americans67% Asians89% Hispanics57% Multi-Ethnics86% Whites79% F/L Recipients60% ESL Students60% IEP Students30%

30 Graduation and Dropout Rates Percent of Students Who Graduated On Time85% Percent of Students Who Returned For Fifth Year 5% Percent of Students Who Dropped Out 7% Percent of Students Who Left – Status Unknown 3%

31 Graduation and Dropout Rates Students Here In Students Who Entered September, Ninth Grade After This Date Graduated On Time 91% 64% Returned For Fifth Year 4% 10% Dropped Out 4% 18% Left, Status Unknown 2% 7%

32 The Recommendation The current graduation requirement for math will be increased from three credits to four. These four credits must be earned in grades nine through twelve. Students who complete calculus successfully will satisfy the requirement regardless of the number of credits earned in grades nine through twelve. The current graduation requirement for science will be increased from two credits to three.

33 Your Advice Changes Apply to Class of … Community Process Timeline

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