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1 Carol Swingle, Facilitator 2011-12 Putting the Pieces of Title I & School Improvement Together: Schoolwide Title I Improvement Plan PreparationCarol Swingle, Facilitator
2 234519108761314151211HO#7 So how are you feeling about this process NOW???? Which figure best captures YOU?
3 What is a Schoolwide Program? A total school reformDesigned to generate high levels of academic achievement in core academic areas for all students, especially those who are not demonstrating proficiency in meeting the State’s academic content and achievement standards.
4 What will be different? Who can receive services and HOW? Who can receive Title I supported training?Who can receive Title I supported supplemental materials?Which parents are included in Title I supported activities and Title I notification?The DESIGN of the Title I program will be revamped. What do you see as ADVANTAGES. HO#3 Compare/Contrast SW and TA
5 Schoolwide means “ALL” If need be, go back to the PURPOSE statement of Title I.
6 Supplement NOT Supplant Even though it “BLENDS”, the Title I program is STILL supplemental and can NOT supplant any aspect of the basic education program…or a school or district’s basic responsibilities.
7 Schoolwide & School Improvement One Comprehensive PlanSchool Improvement Legislative Requirements (Public Act 25 of 1990)ALL Public SchoolsTitle I RequirementsCompliance with NCLBMDE Rubrics for SW and TADisplay the MDE SIF/C.N.A. Manual
8 Primary Documents Used in a School Improvement/Schoolwide PLANNING Process School Data Profile (Most of Comprehensive Needs Assessment)Four types of data must be analyzedIdentifies Strengths/ChallengesDetermines Priorities for GoalsSchool Process Rubric (Program/Process Data)40/90 Indicators – Program/Process DataSA/SARS reports (if NCA school)School Improvement Plan/Additional Requirements (What Gets Submitted)Identifies the Goals, Strategies, ActivitiesAdditional Requirement Section addresses 11 required components3 KEY parts of the SW Planning Process
10 Step 1: Select a Schoolwide Planning Team Recommended Members:LeadershipStaff RepresentationStudent RepresentationParent RepresentationCommunity RepresentationThese are the STAKEHOLDERSSuggested roles and responsibilities of schoolwide planning team members. Planning teams decide members’ roles and responsibilities depending on the needs of the planning process in the school. Take time to read the recommended planning team roles. They are broken down into leadership, staff, parent and community representation.
11 Step 2: Assess Needs (School Data Profile + Process Rubric = CNA)
12 Purpose of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Identifies strengths and weaknesses of a school from many aspects – Four types of dataServes as a starting point for prioritizing areas of concernFocuses efforts for improving student achievement and meeting challenging academic content standardsDrives decision making with data, not intuition, history or convenience. (If there is NO data, it’s just an opinion.)School Data Profile handout
13 School Data ProfileQuestions asking what needs for improvement have surfaced are identifying “Gaps”Questions asking what factors have contributed to the needs for improvement are identifying “Causes Contributing to the Gaps”
14 Questions to Explore GAPS Where are we now?Where should we be?Compared to AYP targetsCompared to StateCompared to DistrictCompared to standards set by our curriculumCompared to “best practice” or research?Is there a trend—are we heading in a direction that is not productive or positive?What subgroups or “targeted populations” are performing below the rest?Do we have aggregate issues?What specific skills or competencies are identified as deficient?Gaps help us identify our focus for GOALS and the Objectives for our goals
15 Causes—Digging Deeper What data can provide insights into the cause(s) for the gap(s)?Causes shed light on the research we need to examine.The research leads us to the strategies that need to be employed to address the gap(s).
16 Four Types of Data Academic Achievement Program/Process Perception (Teacher, Parent, Student)DemographicShare Sources of Data by Type handout
17 Academic Achievement Data MEAP/MMEReading & WritingMathScience and Social StudiesFeeder School InfoSubgroup DisaggregationOther AssessmentsK-2 AssessmentsPart of School Data ProfileTurn, Talk, Share….assessments to examine for YOUR school?
18 Program/Process Data School Process Rubric (SPR) 5 StrandsTeaching & LearningLeadershipPersonnel & Professional LearningSchool & Community RelationsData & Information Management90 Key Characteristics & Rubrics OR40 = Performance Indicators for Ed YES!Self Assessment (SA or SAR) (if NCA school)Results of On Site Reviews or other program “audits”The SIF & School Profile are the centerpiece of the needs assessment.
19 Perception Data Teachers, Parents, Students Surveys & Interviews What are your needs?Here’s what we’re doing.Are we meeting your needs?If not, why not?What do you think is missing?What should we continue?What should we stop/replace?Focus GroupsPart of School Data ProfileThe plan is about meeting needs and student achievement….so ASK the right questions.What would you ask…Teachers/Staff, Parents, Students, Community????? Depending on time, break up group to brainstorm some questions for one of the groups.
20 Demographic Data Students Community/Families Staff QualificationsTurnoverAttendance & Mobility PatternsLimited EnglishSpecial EducationRacial-EthnicEconomically DisadvantagedGenderPart of School Data ProfileIdentifying Subgroups is KeyPoint out the term “turnover” for teacher mobility.
21 Gaps and Causes GAPS Achievement Data Demographic Data Which content areas?Which skills or GLCE’s?Who is NOT meeting standards (subgroups or aggregate)?How big is the gap?How do we compare to other schools in district, county or StateWhat is lacking in our programs and services?CausesWhy is this happening?What is missing?What needs to be adjusted?What needs to remain?What needs to be added?Achievement DataDemographic DataProgram Process DataPerception DataTake a moment and reflect on what each type of data can contribute to the GAPS and Causes. Elicit comments from audience.
22 Gaps and Causes Keep in mind: Gaps inform our decisions about GOALS and the OBJECTIVES we must establish to meet the GOALS.Causes direct us to seek out the RESEARCH and STRATEGIES needed to address the “Gaps”.
24 Develop recommendations for improvement Use the schoolwide planning team to analyze the findings of the needs assessment, identify priorities, create goals based on the priorities, and identify scientifically based strategies to address needs.Develop recommendations for improvementWhat needs to change?What needs to remain?Who or What is the target?
26 Required Components of a Schoolwide Title I Plan In Michigan = SIP + Additional Requirements HO#5 Rubric
27 Required Components of a School Improvement Plan In Michigan Provide the PA Legislation and MDE Checklist
28 PA 25 of 1990 Requirements Michigan School Code Section 380.1277 MissionAcademic GoalsStrategiesCurriculum AlignedEvaluation ProcessesStaff DevelopmentDevelop & Utilize Community ResourcesRole of Colleges, Libraries & Adult/Community EdBuilding-level Decision MakingAlternative/Authentic AssessmentsTechnology UseOn the Job Learning--Career AwarenessParticipation of Required StakeholdersHO#4 Provide Copy of PA 25 Legislation and MDE Checklist
29 School Improvement Additional Requirements in Michigan (10 federal & 2 state Title I Requirements) Provide the PA Legislation and MDE Checklist
30 Index (State Requirement) Index now generated by online templateSchools may add their own Index if they want to direct the reader more specificallyOnline Index is sufficient to “pass”
31 #1 Comprehensive Needs Assessment Identifies the 4 types of dataProgram/ProcessAchievementDemographicPerception (Teacher, Parent, Student)Must document how needs assessment was conducted, findings and conclusionsGOALS must align with needs that have been identified & prioritized
32 #2 Schoolwide Reform Strategies =Your SIP Scientifically based research effective methods and instructional strategies that;Strengthen the core academic programIncrease amount and quality of learning timeInclude strategies for meeting needs of underserved populationsStrategies to address all children, yet target low-achievingRequires evaluation-determine effectivenessNds/Gls/Obj/Strat/act/Res handout The legislation states: “Scientifically based research effective methods and instructional strategies that; strengthen the core academic program of the school, increase amount and quality of learning time such as providing an extended school year and before and after school and summer programs and opportunities, and help provide an enriched and accelerated curriculum; and and include strategies for meeting needs of historically underserved populations.”
33 “Highly Qualified”#3 Instruction by “highly qualified” teachers & instructional paraprofessionals#4 Strategies to attract highly qualified teachers to high needs school (retaining teachers, also)“Highly Qualified”#3 Instruction by “highly qualified” teachersInstruction by “highly qualified” teachers. All core academic teachers should have met the HQ requirement by June 30, 2006.#4 Strategies to attract highly qualified teachers to high needs schoolStrategies to attract highly qualified teachers to high needs school. Title II, Part A funds may be used as incentives for attracting Highly Qualified teachers to high needs schools. Highly Qualified stratus must be reported in the annual education report/report card.
34 #5 High Quality and Ongoing Professional Development Teachers, principals and paraprofessionalsIf appropriate-pupil services personnel, parents and other staffDevote sufficient resources to carry out effectivelySupport the findings of the C.N.A. and the resulting goals & strategiesEmbedded in SIP as activitiesProfessional Development handout
35 #6 Strategies to Increase Parent Involvement Must involve parents in planning, review and implementation of the SW plan (Stakeholders)Must have a school-level parent involvement policy reviewed annuallyMust address the other requirements of Title I regarding parent involvementParent CompactRequired meetings & noticesDescribes how the school will provide individual student assessment results, including interpretation, etc.Parents must have input#6 Strategies to Increase Parent Involvement – Parent Involvement Checklist A schoolwide program must involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the schoolwide program plan. A schoolwide program must have a parental involvement policy that includes strategies, such as family literacy services, to increase parental involvement and describes how the school will provide individual student academic assessment results, including an interpretation of those results, to the parents of students who participate in the academic assessments. Parental involvement is best encouraged through regular, two-way, and meaningful communications about student learning and other school activities. Effective strategies may include (1) promoting the understanding that parents are true partners in their children’s education and communicating the need for parents to help their children succeed in school, and (2) providing parents with specific suggestions, on an ongoing basis, about ways to encourage learning at home and ways to be actively involved in their child’s education at school.
36 Parent Involvement State Requires NCLB Requires Title I Schools to: Parent Involvement PlanPublic DisseminationParent InputState EncouragesParent, Teacher & Student “Contracts”VoluntaryNCLB Requires Title I Schools to:Include ParentsInform ParentsGather Input from ParentsSupport ParentsCreate a School Level PolicyCreate Parent, Teacher & Student “Compacts”Conduct Mandated ActivitiesHO# 6 PROVIDE Parent Involvement CHECKLIST
37 #7 Transition Plans for Preschool Children Assist preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs to local elementary school programsHead StartEven StartEarly Reading FirstState-run preschoolDoes not apply to MS and HS programs or elementary programs not receiving PreK students into K#7 Transition Plans for Preschool Children Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs, such as Head Start, Even Start, Early Reading First, or a State-run preschool program, to local elementary school programs. We encourage transition between each phase of education but transition plans are only required from early childhood programs to elementary school programs.
38 #8 Teacher Involvement in Academic Assessment Decisions Include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of school-based academic assessmentsInclude teachers in the analysis of student achievement data to improve academic achievement of all students#8 Teacher Involvement in Academic Assessment DecisionsWhich is defined as “Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of academic assessments in order to provide information on, and to improve, the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program.” Engaging teachers in the process regarding selection of academic assessments and the use of these assessments in providing information on the individual student as well as the overall instructional program is a critical element in an effective schoolwide program.
39 #9 Timely Additional Assistance A process is in place to identify students who need additional assistanceEffective, timely, additional assistance for students having difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standardsDifferentiated instruction is an integral part of the schoolwide programShould speak to all four core academic areas#9 Timely Additional AssistanceActivities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standards shall be provided with effective, timely additional assistance which shall include measures to ensure that students’ difficulties are identified on a timely basis and to provide sufficient information on which to base effective assistance. This could be called a school safety net, catching students who are failing or risk of failing to meet the core academic standards.
40 #10 Coordination and Integration of Services and Programs Coordination and integration of Federal, State and local funds, services and programs including programs supported under NCLB, violence prevention, nutrition programs, housing programs, Head Start, adult, vocational and technical education and job training.Requires a listing of the resources available to the school and how they are used#10 Coordination and Integration of Services and Programs Coordination and integration of all programs or initiatives within the school building. This may include any programs under No Child Left Behind and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act such as; Reading First, 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Title IV, Safe and Drug Free.
41 #11 Evaluation (State Requirement) Annually evaluateImplementation of the planStudent achievement results using data from State assessments and other indicatorsModify Plan When Needed#10 Coordination and Integration of Services and Programs Coordination and integration of all programs or initiatives within the school building. This may include any programs under No Child Left Behind and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act such as; Reading First, 21st Century Community Learning Centers and Title IV, Safe and Drug Free.
43 Planning Considerations WHEN should this take place?WHO must be involved?HOW do we get input?4 measures of DataStudent Achievement/AssessmentProgram/ProcessPerception (Teacher, Parent, Student)DemographicWHERE will we find other information needed?Budget & Resources AvailablePoliciesStaff QualificationsTransitionsResearch-Based strategies/Best PracticeCurriculum & AssessmentHOW will we break up the work and distribute responsibilities?Some information requires the participation of central office. Let’s discuss those….
44 5 Required Meetings with Facilitator OverviewNeeds Assessment = Gaps and CausesGoal Writing (objectives, strategies, etc)Parent InvolvementOther sectionsFinal Sign Off by Facilitator
45 Expectations for the Staff Each participant supports the efforts of the school to solicit input from ALL stakeholdersTake on the role of a stakeholder/team member:Needs AssessmentGoal Writing and Research & Selection of BEST StrategiesParent InvolvementCoordinating all PartsBe prepared to review PLANBe accountable for the implementationParticipate in evaluationWHAT role will YOU PLAY?
46 DEADLINE for submitting SW Plan (SIP including Additional Requirements) to MDE for approval: May 15th, 2012Materials Districts Must Submit handoutThe Schoolwide Title I Plan will be submitted for review and approval. If we meet the deadline, we will have feedback by June 15th or earlier. Modifications may be required, but our goal will be to submit a totally approvable plan.
47 Annual SWP DEADLINE September 1, 2011 submission on MDE/AdvancEd website School Improvement/Schoolwide Plan Template handout The Schoolwide Title I plan and the School Improvement Plan will be ONE, single submission.