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2 Presentation Overview What is QSP? Functions and Features of QSP QSP and NCLB Local Level Decision-Making Technical Requirements QSP Rollout

3 What is QSP?

4 The Quality School Portfolio (QSP) is a web-based Decision Support System for schools and districts A powerful new software tool to help educators access and make sense of data Funded by the US Department of Education A Tool for School Improvement

5 Creates a longitudinal file for individual students Permits additional data to be added on a school, classroom or individual basis Designed for different types of users Supports flexible queries and instant results Displays easy-to-understand reports to guide practice

6 Improving Student Achievement

7 Bridging the Gap

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9 A Tool for School Improvement Store and retrieve data from a variety of sources

10 A Tool for School Improvement Examine strengths and weaknesses

11 A Tool for School Improvement Create and monitor Goals and Targets

12 A Tool for School Improvement Facilitate communication

13 A Tool for School Improvement Facilitate communication

14 Functions and Features of QSP

15 Groups - for disaggregation Reports - for displaying information graphically Goals - for monitoring improvement Gradebook - for keeping tabs on student progress Digital Portfolio - for examples of student work The Main Functions of QSP

16 Database Custom state, district or local Variables may be added

17 Groups Tab System Groups (male,female) Custom Groups (NRT Math>=75) Combination Groups (male, 8th grade,African- American students, and NRT Math>=75)

18 Disaggregation

19 Groups Tab Groups from a Variable for disaggregation

20 Reports 23 different graphic reporting options

21 Reports Tab Analysis based on any indicators

22 Reports Tab Easily create Reports with the Reports Wizard

23 Goals Tab Goals based on Group outcomes or background information

24 Longitudinal records on students, teachers and parents Students Tab

25 Gradebook Tab Standards-based profile integrated with the Gradebook

26 Digital archive of classroom assessments Digital Portfolio

27 Teachers can keep other assessment information in the digital portfolio that other school personnel can access Digital Portfolio

28 QSP and NCLB

29 Disaggregate data by subgroups View the performance history of individual students Present analyses in easy-to-understand reports Conduct longitudinal analysis for AYP Monitor Goals and Targets for improvement

30 Example QSP NCLB reports

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35 Local Level Decision Making School Report on Local Level Assessment by Subscales on Reading

36 Local Level Decision Making T-test Report Question: Do female students score higher on a test than male students?

37 Local Level Decision Making Relational Report 3 rd grade students’ reading scores relative to their teachers’ professional development in literacy and their parents’ involvement in the home reading program

38 Local Level Decision Making 3 rd grade teachers looked at students’ responses to the survey question: “Am I a good reader?”

39 Technical Requirements

40 A Secure System Multi-level password protection Data encryption at current industry standards An embedded data backup system SSL encryption certificate (128 bit)

41 Web/Database server - $3000 Pentium III processor 1GB memory 80GB hard drive MS Windows 2000 Server - $700* MS SQL Server 2000 Standard Ed. - $600* MS Office $200* Microsoft Client Access Licenses – varies* 128-bit SSL Encryption service - $895 Minimum requirements and approximate costs Hardware Software Service *Software pricing does not account for academic discounts. Based solely on approximate general software bundle pricing to the public. Technology Requirements

42 QSP Rollout

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44 Since 2003, User Base has Grown 120 districts implementing QSP Over 900,000 students Rural District Consortia Increasing interest in US and other countries

45 Rollout Support Training program Training partners’ certification System admin support

46 Online Training

47 A Superintendent’s View QSP has given our district a tool that brings together data from a host of sources and allows us to combine them so we can better identify what we do well and what we need to strengthen. Raymond Yeagley, Superintendent Rochester School District, NH

48 QSP Usage in Williamston John Endahl District Network Administrator Williamston Community Schools

49 How we use QSP “Mine” MEAP data more effectively Cross-reference MEAP with other district evaluations (i.e. DRP) Develop more effective intervention strategies

50 QSP Strengths MEAP data is loaded for us Easy to add district/building assessment data Good, responsive tech support Active development

51 QSP Weaknesses Learning curve Takes time to generate useful results Complexity = Power Frustrations due to feature set Current data sets do not include state averages for PA 25 reports

52 Our challenges Still learning to use QSP to its fullest potential Still learning how to ask the “right” questions Modify district procedures for easier QSP data inclusion (i.e. UICs)

53 Contact Information For QSP implementation and training, contact: Margaret Heritage For technical information about QSP, contact: John Lee For information about how KRESA has implemented QSP: Adam duBois For information on how local districts have used KRESA implementation: John Endahl x6650


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