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1 A TRANSFORMED ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM TO SUPPORT COMPETENCY EDUCATION AND COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS FOR ALL STUDENTS Education in NH: A Time for Change

2 . We Need A New Goal-Line For Public Education in the U.S. A Conceptual Playing Field of Preparation for College, Career and Life CURRENT GOAL LINE INTERNATIONAL GOAL LINE REAL GOAL LINE

3 “What gets measured, gets done.” Where do the ways we assess student progress today fall inside this learning field? KNOW KNOW- HOW Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering GENERATIVE KNOW-HOW The ability to understand and integrate Resources Technology Information Systems Interpersonal To meet personal, civic, and workplace objectives Complex Authentic Non- Authentic Simulated Authentic DebatingInternships Jr. Achievement YearbookScouting Science Fair Science FairSports Term Paper Term Paper

4 Defining College and Career Readiness Knowledge – refers to mastery of rigorous content knowledge across multiple disciplines (including but not limited to reading/language arts and mathematics) that serve as a foundation for all learning. Skills – refer to the higher- order skills that students need in order to extend and apply rigorous content knowledge in the ways that evidence indicates are necessary for success in college and career. Dispositions – Socio- emotional skills or behaviors (sometimes referred to as habits of mind) that associate with success in both college and career. NH has adopted the CCSS in ELA and Math and has developed an implementation framework to drive state and local work (hardcopy provided). We have expanded our definition of CCR to include knowledge, skills and dispositions. This will inform our desired assessment and accountability system.

5 A New Kind Of Accountability ~ State Level Underlying Assumptions Every District, school, and educator has much to learn and demonstrate to accomplish the overall goal, every student college and career ready. “Shaming and Blaming” districts, schools, educators, or students will not accomplish the big lift we need to accomplish. “Readiness” means students exit high school prepared to succeed in high-quality postsecondary opportunities, whatever pathways they choose. The Common Core Standards are foundational to College and Career Readiness but there are additional important dimensions. Every student is entitled to an education that provides a foundation for success in lifelong learning, career, and citizenship. Causing consistently high levels of learning among young people from widely varying backgrounds and with diverse needs will require radical changes in current policy, practice and structure 5

6 Outcomes Goal 1. States define and systematize college and career readiness consistent with deeper learning Prepare every student for college and career 4. States anchor accountability systems with college and career readiness 5. States develop seamless pathways to college and career 3. States establish comprehensive assessment systems to measure college and career readiness 2. State education systems provide personalized learning to all students CCSSO Innovation Lab Network State Policy Theory of Action

7 New Hampshire’s Theory of Action 7 If we believe that all students must be college- and career- ready... Then our system must advance students as they demonstrate mastery of content, skills and dispositions… Which requires a comprehensive system of educator and school supports.

8 Supporting the New Hampshire Ecosystem NHDOE Internal Liaisons Knowledge Base “Talent Cloud” Organizing and leveraging assets to better support the overall strategy, with the ability to track and manage “progress” against milestones while remaining attuned to staff interests and needs 8

9 NOW NEXT FUTURE “Inventing the New” “Improving the Existing” NHDOE’s Vision & Challenge How do we build ONE aligned approach that perfects our existing model, while simultaneously building what our students need for the future? NCLBFuture Accountability System NH “Four Pillars” StrategyNH Future of Learning

10 A Truly Networked Strategy Three types of networks – supporting efficient access to information, expertise and targeted supports – link NH education professionals with local, state-wide, and national resources. Access to Networked Resources US/ Global NH NH Regions NH Districts EACH OTHER INFORMATION EXPERTISE – National Experts EXPERTISE – Within & Across Districts SUPPORTS – Technical Assistance Networks SUPPORTS – Knowledge Networks SUPPORTS – Innovation Networks

11 Building A Single, Integrated Model Improve Innovate Crisis Stable Good Learn Experiment (Existing) Prototype (New) Transform School Transform District Great Impact Time “Better for kids” is a continual process, not a destination… 11

12 Re-thinking Networks ImprovementInnovation Time-limited/ Rapid Prototype Traditional, Standing Network Building on existing structures, but being clearer about a continuum of options for districts and schools based on need and interest 12

13 Seeding and Growing an Innovation Cycle NHDOE Growing Demand Based on Interest and Need within the Networks Continually Driving Alignment to NHDOE “Four Pillars” Strategy 13

14 The New Hampshire Network

15 Benefits of This Push 15 All of this work will help accelerate our ability to build a new system to better meet your needs, which in turn removes obstacles and promotes better outcomes for kids MOVING FROMEVOLVING TOWARD ComplianceSupport PunishmentsRewards HierarchyFlexible Networks Test-based AccountabilityProfessional Responsibility StandardizedPersonalized ReactiveProactive StaticDynamic Supply “push”Demand “pull”

16 Understanding the New System - Waiver Four principles underpin the Federal Waiver. This offers states the opportunity to implement an alternative accountability system. 33 states have been granted waivers to date. Principle 1: College and Career Ready for All Students Principle 2: Differentiated Recognition, Accountability & Support Principle 3: Effective Instruction & Leadership Principle 4: Reducing Duplication & Unnecessary Burden

17 NH has adopted the College and Career Ready Standards in ELA and Math We believe that the CCSS and the SBAC are “necessary, but not sufficient” in helping to define and assess college and career readiness We are actively working with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to develop a competency- based approach to assessment and accountability. College Ready Standards and Assessment 17

18 All graduating students will demonstrate college and/or career readiness by 2017 A new definition of college and career readiness requires: Conversations with Higher Education ~ NH has engaged this conversation through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards across the NH IHEs Conversations with Business and Industry ~ NH has created a new Business Education Roundtable to advance this discussion as the system is constructed. 18

19 CCSS Progressions Curricular Progressions Instructional Progressions Learning Progressions 19  As we build evidence of alternative paths students can traverse, this provides empirical justification for offering students choices among alternatives  As students demonstrate that they have reached specific stages, we can assure them that they are on the path to success  As teachers gain a fine-grained understanding of the steps of learning and the problems students are likely to encounter, then they have a basis for identifying evidence in student work to locate where a learner is in the progression and for responding to this evidence in ways calculated to help them deal with any problems and keep moving ahead. Our Approach to Instruction ~ Learning Progressions: The significant stages students go through in order to reach a defined educational outcome

20 Networked improvement effort Connect sites around high- leverage problems of practice related to CCR Use different approaches in sites; share findings; refine progressions CPRE is leading this effort CFAT; Margaret Heritage, UCLA/ CRESST others serving as thought partners (Illustrative) How are we organized across the network to undertake this work?

21 Marge Petit Consulting, MPC 21 Additive Reasoning Equations and Expressions Proportionality Fractions Multiplicative Reasoning Functions and Algebra Calculus The Number System Operations and Algebraic Thinking Progression of Big Ideas K High School + Mathematical PracticesMathematical Practices Note: This model does not reflect all the mathematics at these grade levels or all the relationships

22 SBAC Proficiency-based Learning Report 22 The top two priorities are: 1. Prioritize increasing the number of assessments available in the SBAC interim assessment bank in order to make these “secure.” 2. Form a working group of experts and state representatives to create a detailed framework on how to implement competency-based learning and use the SBAC assessments to support this effort, to be published by June 2013.

23 Transition to Balanced Assessment System 23 NH is a governing state for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and will lead a task force focused on proficiency based assessments. A partnership with the Center for Collaborative Education and the National Center for Assessment is ongoing to develop performance/competency based assessments.

24 NH will adopt a balanced system to assess student mastery along learning progressions. Linda Darling-Hammond 24

25 Performance Assessment Timeline 25 Cohort 1: Early Adopters DisciplineGrade SpanLaunch Date Mathematics and English language arts Development Year K Science and Social Studies Development Year K Cohort 2: Middle Adopters DisciplineGrade SpanLaunch Date Mathematics and English language arts Development Year K Science and Social Studies Development Year K Cohort 3: Late Adopters DisciplineGrade SpanLaunch Date Mathematics and English language arts Development Year K Science and Social studies Development Year K

26 Defining a Methodology: Performance Assessment TA Network Paul Leather NHDOE staff team CCSSO ICCS ILN Linda Darling- Hammond, David Conley, Center For Assessment Available on NHDOE Website Portal & PD Centers Keene State College Center for Collaborative Education; Center for Assessment; Rose Colby Owner: Partners: Experts: “Talent Cloud” College & Career Ready Standards KnowledgeBase:

27 NH System of Educator Effectiveness 27

28 NH Teacher Evaluation Measurement Framework 28 Planning and Preparation Classroom Environment Instruction Professional Responsibility Student Performance

29 Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) 29 SLOs are content- and grade/course-specific measurable learning objectives that can be used to document student learning over a defined period of time. Educators establish learning goals for individual or groups of students, monitor students’ progress toward these goals, and then evaluate the degree to which educators help students achieve these goals. SLOs are designed to reflect and incentivize good teaching practices such as setting clear learning targets, differentiating instruction for students, monitoring students’ progress toward these targets, and evaluating the extent to which students have met the targets.

30 Defining a Methodology: Teacher Effectiveness TA Network Commissioner Barry Karen Soule NHDOE CCSSO SCEE Center for Assessment – Scott Marion --Charlotte Danielson Group Available on NHDOE Website Portal PD Centers IHEs Center for Assessment Comprehensive Center REL Owner: Partners: Experts: “Talent Cloud” Effective Educators KnowledgeBase

31 National Policy Recommendations 31 Approach policy decisions for education with the student at the center, supporting student performance  Personalization, including Move On When Ready  1:1 Computing  System of Supports for Students ~ Network the Nation!  Professional Development for all!  Systems of Accountability and assessment that support personalized progress  Data Systems ~ Mass Customization Equitable Funding!!!

32 To Recap: What Did We Learn Along The Way? 32 It is important to look outward, to other states, other countries to see what can work to accomplish the goal. You can’t expect innovative, groundbreaking practice if you don’t incent it through the larger system. A New Theory of Action is necessary. To succeed in today’s lightening fast environment, innovation and improvement must be completely connected. To integrate innovation and improvement, you need professionals who are treated like professionals on the ground. This reality becomes the basis of a new Theory of Action.


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