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1 Program Improvement Unit Collaborating to increase student achievement and fundamentally improve the interaction between the teacher and the students to develop critical thinkers prepared to participate in a diverse and complex society.

2 Orientation to the NCLB Review Process Welcome Retired AALA Members Retired UTLA Members

3 Outcomes To understand how a school moves into PI Year 2 status To understand the NCLB Program Review process To understand roles and responsibilities of UTLA and AALA team members

4 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Federal accountability measure for public schools Establishes criteria for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Schools not achieving Adequate Yearly Progress for two consecutive years are designated Program Improvement schools

5 Adequate Yearly Progress Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is determined by accountability measures in four areas: Participation Rate (95%) Percent Proficient – Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO) Academic Performance Index (API) Graduation Rate (High Schools)

6 Proficiency Targets for AYP English Language Arts Mathematics Elementary / Middle Schools 24.4%35.2%26.5%37.0% High Schools 22.3%33.4%20.9%32.2%

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8 Program Improvement Year 2 The PI Unit leads schools through the NCLB School Review Process in collaboration with: Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) – the District’s external partner Central Office Instructional Support Staff Local District Support Personnel District/School Leadership Teams (DSLT) United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA)

9 NCLB Review Process It is: “Owning” Self reflection: mirror Validation Collaboration Continuous cycle Integrated It is not: “Gotcha” A window Audit A ‘do it to you’ A check-off Independent

10 Components of the NCLB School Review Process Training Self-assessment School Validation Visit (Day 1 & Day 2) DSLT Debrief (Day 3) SPSA Update (Day 4) On-going Support

11 Training Orientation for Principals and Directors District School Leadership Team (DSLT) Principal Assistant Principal Teachers (including UTLA Chapter Chair) Coaches / Coordinators Parents School Site Council Chairperson Local District Director of School Services Outcomes Understand the NCLB School Review process for Program Improvement Year 2 schools Understand the School Integrated Assessment Tool and be able to conduct a self-assessment at the school site

12 Self-assessment The school conducts a self- assessment using the School Integrated Assessment Tool

13 Areas of the School Integrated Assessment Tool Organization:Organization: Vision and Purpose, Governance, Leadership and Staff, and Resources Standards-based Student Learning:Standards-based Student Learning: Curriculum and Instruction Standards-based Student Learning:Standards-based Student Learning: Assessment & Accountability School Culture and Support forSchool Culture and Support for Student Personal and Academic Growth

14 Integrated Assessment Tool Standards-based Student learning: Curriculum and Instruction Standards-based Student Learning: Assessment and Accountability School Culture and Support for Student Personal and Academic Growth The tool is aligned with: Academic Program Survey Small Learning Communities Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Williams Legislation Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education (CRRE) Modified Consent Decree Education Code

15 Validation Team Team Composition LACOE facilitators LAUSD Program Improvement Unit facilitators Local District Director of School Services Content specialists from LACOE/LAUSD UTLA/AALA representatives

16 Validation Team Visit (Days 1 and 2) Team arrives at school site 7:00 a.m. Review of completed School Integrated Assessment Tool & other data Focus groups and interviews Classroom visitations (snapshot) Protocol Classroom Visitation Guide Shadowing students Protocol Debrief throughout two-day visit Develop validation team findings

17 Debrief with DSLT (Day 3) PI and LACOE Leads present validation team findings in order to: Facilitate collaborative conversation Develop agreement of Key Findings for SPSA Update Prepare DSLT to share Key Findings with Stakeholders

18 Develop SPSA Update (Day 4) Support the school team in developing action steps to address the agreed-upon Key Findings Facilitate completion of the school’s Update to the Single Plan for Student Achievement

19 NCLB Review Team Protocols Confidentiality Team debriefs and discussions are confidential Confidentiality extends after the visit is complete Communication Only team leads communicate with school administration All conversations between team members take place in the team work room

20 NCLB Review Team Protocols Classroom Visitations Visit classrooms assigned by team leads Enter classrooms quietly Be mindful of expressions and body language Observe instruction for minutes using Classroom Visitation Guide Make written notations about observations immediately after exiting the classroom Refer to classes observed by subject/course & grade level – teacher name is confidential Visits are non-evaluative

21 Roles & Responsibilities of AALA & UTLA Team Members To participate in Days 1 & 2 of the Validation Visit To follow all of the guidelines of the NCLB School Review process with fidelity

22 Activity Day 1 Team Meeting Review Day 1 Agenda Review protocols Review school AYP, CST & CELDT data Review School Profile Review completed School Integrated Assessment Tool Assign classes and focus groups Coordinate team debrief times Post classroom observation data

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