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1 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Section 2: Historical Perspective of Policy 2320 Dr. Donna Davis Deputy Director, OEPA

2 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Overview – Section 2 West Virginia Constitution charges WVBE with the general supervision of public schools. – Duties subject to many factors: Pauley vs. Bailey landmark case Legislature adopted §18-2E-5 Waiver to No Child Left Behind Act of Congress

3 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Accreditation Background Pauley v Bailey Opinion (1982) -Master Plan for Public Education -Senate Bill 15 Senate Bill 14 (1988) Senate Bill 300 (1990) Tomblin vs. Gainer Agreed Order (2001) House Bill 4306 – A Process for Improving Education (1998)

4 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Accreditation Background House Bill 4674 (2000) House Bill 4319 (2002) House Bill 4301 (2004) Senate Bill 359 (2013) Waiver NCLB

5 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Standards-Based Accountability System Accountability Accreditation

6 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Section 6: School Accreditation Accreditation System Measures and Levels

7 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Operating Principles Focus on Student Performance – create school and classroom conditions reflected in Policy Transparency and Clarity – communicated in advance and reviewed and validated through annual and cyclical reviews. Vehicle for Local Decision-Making – school uses available tools to reach consensus on improvement priorities.

8 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Policy Role Statutory Role W. Va. Code Article 5. COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. SECTIONS THROUGH – Authority of Boards Generally. – Policies to Promote School Board Effectiveness. Policy. Standards for High-Quality Functioning Boards.

9 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education STANDARDS FOR HIGH QUALITY FUNCTIONING BOARDS Five Standards 1.Leadership and Advocacy 2.Relationship 3.Accountability 4.Quality Improvement 5.Board Operations

10 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education County Board of Education Responsibilities for School Accreditation Implementation – Develop understanding of accreditation processes – Establish local direction – Monitor school responsibilities Completion of School Monitoring Report Review and verify accuracy of School Monitoring Report. School strategic planning process considers annual feedback. Ensure audit review findings are addressed.

11 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education County Board of Education Responsibilities for School Accreditation Establish supports and expectations that impact student performance – Expectation - principal is instructional leader and all schools are student-centered and learning-focused. – Structures for school self-assessment and goal setting leading to improved performance – School-based PD for unique needs of staff and students – Differentiated support based on performance grade and school need

12 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education SCHOOL SYSTEM SUPPORT (18A.2.1.) The county board of education, through the county superintendent or designee, has the responsibility to work with all schools with a D performance grade to improve student performance.

13 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education SCHOOL SYSTEM SUPPORTS Determine Root Causes. Determine Improvements. Modify the School Strategic Plan and Monitor Progress. Evaluate Results.

14 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Section 9: Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning

15 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education School System Continuous Improvement Model quality improvement processes expected of schools. – Clear beliefs about teaching and learning that guide decisions – Focused mission – Goals derived from organized process of data analysis

16 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Ultimately, the school system’s improvement process must determine how school system leadership, resources, services, supports, and policies can be best utilized to improve the school and classroom learning conditions that impact student performance.

17 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education School System Continuous Improvement Requirements – Analysis of accountability data – Support for schools earning a D or F performance rating – Support for schools with accreditation findings

18 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education County Board of Education Supports Schools with Two Consecutive D Performance grades. Schools with Three consecutive D Performance Grades. Schools with an F Performance Grade. – Intervention and Support Schools with Two Consecutive F Performance Grades.

19 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education School System Strategic Planning Development Process 1.Analysis of accountability data (WVAS) 2.Strategies to provide targeted support and technical assistance for schools with a D or F performance grade 3.Support for schools with findings and directives from the WVBE resulting from an accreditation review 4.Strategies for improving overall performance of all schools

20 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Contents of School System Strategic Plan The contents of the plan are determined by the school system under the direction of the county superintendent. At a minimum, the plan includes the following: Core beliefs Mission Goals Measurement evidence Action steps Professional development Technical assistance

21 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education Revisions and Approval School System Plan revisions are made – annually as new data and information indicate and – when directed by the WVBE as outlined in Policy The school system Strategic Plan is approved through formal action of the county board of education. Submitted to WVDE for review and presented to the WVBE for approval.

22 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education School Continuous Improvement The improvement process is facilitated by the principal but involves teachers, staff, and stakeholders in decision-making and leadership roles. The principal makes improvement a focus by developing staff collective knowledge of needs and by developing an understanding of and commitment to the school’s improvement priorities.

23 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education School Continuous Improvement At a minimum, every school MUST utilize: School Monitoring Report, and Summary employee evaluation data to guide improvement efforts.

24 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education School Strategic Planning Development Process – The school electronic strategic improvement plan is the culmination of : School’s self-study of student performance School’s self-study of school and classroom learning conditions

25 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education School System Responsibilities Establish direction and expectations through school system goal-setting grounded in analysis of student performance data. Review and approve school Strategic Plans. Differentiate school system supports and assistance according to the school needs in order for each school to meet a C or higher level of student performance. Verify to the WVDE that all school plans have been submitted, reviewed, and approved by the county superintendent or designee.

26 OEPA West Virginia Board of Education SCHOOL SYSTEM MONITORING School’s Strategic Plan School Monitoring Report Local School Improvement Councils Annual Reports Superintendent reports on school performance Superintendent reports on school grade.


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