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1 FIVE KEY STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING HIGH-GROWTH SCHOOLS

2 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Leading the Webinar Dr. Bobby

3 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved About Battelle for Kids We are a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving opportunities for students by supporting the educators who work with them every day. We help teachers, principals, and systems bring clarity to their school improvement by focusing on:  The Right People— Finding, keeping, developing, and rewarding talented educators who make a difference in students’ lives.  The Right Measures— Identifying and using strategic measures to inform improvement.  The Right Practices— Supporting educators to improve their skills by responding to data and using research-based instructional practices.  The Right Messages—Communicating with and engaging stakeholders to champion, implement, and support change.

4 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved How to Participate in the Webinar  Use the chat box in the lower left corner.  Be ready to participate. We value interaction so we may call on you to respond.  This webinar is being recorded. We’ll send you a link to the recording after the webinar.

5 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Today’s Webinar  Research on High Growth schools  Hear specific practices that align with the strategies  All participants will receive a white paper concluding the webinar.

6 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved New State Standards High Stakes Assessments Graduation Rates Teacher Evaluation Systems Formative Assessments Student Learning Objectives College & Career Readiness Student Growth Measures Blended Learning Teacher-Based-Teams New Accountability Systems Performance-Based Compensation 21 st Century Skills Principal Evaluation Systems Educator Preparation Metrics Performance Assessments AMOs Gap Closing Value-Added Analysis

7 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Our Objective for You: Help filter everything that is going on in education and develop a FOCUS on the Strategies and Practices that will accelerate student learning in your building and/or district. Compliance vs. Commitment

8 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Where Are Your People? Leading change requires disturbing people, but at a rate they can accommodate. Comfort Zone Risk Zone Fear Zone Flight Fight

9 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Limit Goals and/or initiatives to focus on what really matters. 5 High-Leverage School Growth Strategies

10 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Too many initiatives?

11 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Create a “Stop Doing” List “Most of us have a never-ending “to do” list, trying to build momentum by doing, doing, doing–and doing more. And it rarely works. Those who built ‘good-to-great’ organizations, however, made as much use of ‘stop doing’ lists as ‘to do’ lists. They had the discipline to stop doing all the extraneous junk.” — Jim Collins Author of Good to Great

12 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved  Which are truly embedded practices or new initiatives?  Which ones have been in place for a long time and have had little impact on student learning?  Which ones replicate or are similar to other initiatives?  Which ones are software that is no longer being used?  Prioritize new initiatives that have a direct effect on student learning. Weed the Garden

13 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Establish important structures & routines. 5 High-Leverage School Growth Strategies

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15 Developing a Schedule that Allows:  Intervention  Enrichment  Job Embedded Professional Development  Longer Periods for Literacy & Math  Additional Instructional Time for students who need it  Collaboration Time  Team Planning Time  Time to review student data

16 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Developing Process that:  Monitor student learning  Focus teachers’ collaboration time  Identifies students who need additional time and/or support  Identifies students who need “stretched”  Identifies teachers and teams that need additional support

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19 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Develop a Balance Assessment Approach by embedding formative instructional practices and common/short cycle assessments. 5 High-Leverage School Growth Strategies

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21 Core Components of FIP Using clear learning targets Collecting and documenting evidence of student learning Providing effective feedback Student ownership of learning

22 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Maintain a Focus On Improving High Leverage Classroom Practices High Quality Instruction paired with Assessment Literacy = Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) FIP

23 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved How Much Do We Spend? “A study will soon be released highlighting that the U.S. spends about $18 billion on professional development for educators annual, and much of that money is spent ineffectively.” Barnett Barry, founder and CEO of Center for Teaching Quality

24 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Need More Support for Formative Assessment?

25 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Use multiple measures of data for improvement and accountability 5 High-Leverage School Growth Strategies

26 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved 4 Lenses of Data Short Cycle/Formative Assessments/FIP Student Growth Qualitative Data/Surveys Achievement Data

27 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Multiple measures can help reduce error. Measure #1 Measure #2 Measure #3 Measure #4 Measure #5 Total Error Rate 10% 1% 10% 5%.05% 10% 5%10%.01% 10% 5%10%5% % 10% Lesson: When you use multiple measures you reduce or soften the measurement error.

28 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Implementation with Fidelity

29 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Empower teachers and Develop leaders system-wide. 5 High-Leverage School Growth Strategies

30 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved What this looks like in schools:  High Performing Teams  Teachers assuming leadership positions  Teacher Autonomy  Principals as “Lead Learners”  Opportunities for aspiring principals to lead  Principals & teachers collaborating and learning

31 © 2014, Battelle for Kids. All Rights Reserved Our Tools and Resources  Limit Goals: Strategic Planning, Initiative & Program Audits, School Improvement Consulting, New Standards Vertical Progression Guides, Academic Vocabulary Guides, Unit Organizers  Establish Structures & Routines: Leadership Academies  Balanced Assessment: FIP Blended Learning Modules, Assessment Literacy Courses  Multiple Measures: Student Voice Survey, SLO Management Tool, Student Growth Consulting, Roster Verification Software  Empower Teachers & Develop Leaders: Coaching Academy, Leadership Academy, BFK CONNECT

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