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1 New Deal High School WELCOMES PARENTS EOC Open House Meeting August 27, 2012 Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

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5 You NEED Your Child to Get Post Secondary Education!!!! We need to explain clearly that the jobs of tomorrow demand post-secondary training. We need to explain clearly that the jobs of tomorrow demand post-secondary training. 80% of jobs by 2020 will demand some form of post secondary college. 80% of jobs by 2020 will demand some form of post secondary college. A college degree means a million dollars over the course of a lifetime in income. A college degree means a million dollars over the course of a lifetime in income. Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

6 Economic Realities Half of all new jobs in the U.S. will require postsecondary degree. Fastest growth will occur in jobs requiring an associate’s degree. 1/3 of all job openings in the U.S. will require a postsecondary degree. 80% of the top 20 growth occupations in Texas will require education above the high school level. Occupations Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

7 Assessment in Texas Is Changing The 15% grading issue will impact grades in a negative way. The 15% grading issue will impact grades in a negative way. Many kids will be retesting and that is okay given the changing nature of instruction. Many kids will be retesting and that is okay given the changing nature of instruction. Parents must understand that we are going to assess your kids and not just “test” them. Parents must understand that we are going to assess your kids and not just “test” them. Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

8 Grades 3-8 Reading – Gr. 3-8 Math – Gr. 3-8 Writing – Gr. 4 & 7 Science – Gr. 5 & 8 Soc. Studies – Gr. 8 High School COURSES MathEnglishScienceSoc Studies Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Eng I Engl II Eng III Biology Chemistry Physics World Geo. World Hist. U.S. History The high school level STAAR tests are COURSE tests, NOT grade level tests What tests will students have to take? Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

9 STAAR is an assessment of ACADEMIC READINESS Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

10 What does it mean to be an assessment of academic readiness? Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

11 Rigor Is Not A Disease Many people associate rigor with more work. Many people associate rigor with more work. The bottom line is classrooms will expect more this year and schools are going to need parental support throughout this process. The bottom line is classrooms will expect more this year and schools are going to need parental support throughout this process. Expect that teachers demand rigorous, challenging work from your child. Expect that teachers demand rigorous, challenging work from your child. Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

12 What does rigor mean? STAAR will be significantly more “rigorous” than TAKS Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

13 What does “more rigorous” mean? The questions are more complex and require more thinking. The questions are more complex and require more thinking. What is most important for a student to learn in a grade level will have more questions on the test. What is most important for a student to learn in a grade level will have more questions on the test. The test will be longer. The test will be longer. But it will have a 4 hour time limit … But it will have a 4 hour time limit … Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

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22 So, How Are We Doing? Supporting Data.pdf Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

23 Students will develop skills essential for achievement in the classroom and success in college and at work. Not to mention: PLTW students achieve significantly higher scores in reading, mathematics, and science. PLTW students achieve significantly higher scores in reading, mathematics, and science. PLTW graduates earn higher GPAs as college freshmen. PLTW graduates earn higher GPAs as college freshmen. PLTW graduates are 5 to 10 times more likely to study engineering and technology. PLTW graduates are 5 to 10 times more likely to study engineering and technology. The PLTW middle and high school STEM education programs provide the inspiration for a new generation of innovators, the practical skills and hands-on experience to make students’ knowledge count in the real world, and the basis for the next generation of leadership in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. PLTW develops motivated, well-rounded students by instilling confidence, stressing the importance of self- discovery, encouraging innovative problem solving and critical thinking, teaching team building, and rewarding creativity. Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

24 High School Program – Pathway to Engineering (PTE) Designed as a four year course sequence Designed as a four year course sequence Foundation Courses include Foundation Courses include Introduction to Engineering Introduction to Engineering Principles of Engineering Principles of Engineering Digital Electronics Digital Electronics Specialization Courses include one of these Specialization Courses include one of these Civil Engineering and Architecture Civil Engineering and Architecture Received National Certification for PLTW program in 2012 (only district between Amarillo & Abilene) Received National Certification for PLTW program in 2012 (only district between Amarillo & Abilene) Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

25 PLTW Enrollment CourseGrade Level Introduction to Engineering Design 9 th Principles of Engineering 10 th NA1815 Digital Electronics 11 th NA 12 Civil Engineering Architecture 12 th (To be introduced ) NA TOTAL Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

26 Cumulative Score – for HS only A cumulative score is calculated for each core content area … A cumulative score is calculated for each core content area … – English – Writing English 1, English 2, English 3 English 1, English 2, English 3 – English – Reading Comprehension English 1, English 2, English 3 English 1, English 2, English 3 – Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics Biology, Chemistry, Physics – Social Studies World Geography, World History, US History World Geography, World History, US History – Math Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

27 So, How Will This Impact Graduation? 15% Rule 15% Rule Graduation Graduation – Passing required courses – Maintaining attendance for credit – EOC Cumulative Score Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

28 Calculating Cumulative Score Let’s say a scale score of 2100 is passing … For math … For math … – Algebra 1 = 2100 – Geometry = 2000 – Algebra 2 = 2100 – Cumulative Score = 2066 Let’s say the student retakes the Geometry EOC at the next retest opportunity after receiving these results … For math … For math … – Algebra 1 = 2100 – Geometry = 2150 – Algebra 2 = 2100 – Cumulative Score = 2116 Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

29 But that might not be enough … Let’s take the same cumulative score after the student passed the Geometry retest … For math … For math … – Algebra 1 = 2100 – Geometry = 2150 – Algebra 2 = 2100 – Cumulative Score = 2116 If the Recommended High School Graduation Plan requires a cumulative score of 2150 … For math … For math … – Algebra 1 = 2100 – Geometry = 2150 – Algebra 2 = 2200 – Cumulative Score = 2150 Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

30 EOC Testing Dates December, 2012 (Retest) English 1 Writing – December 3 English 1 Writing – December 3 English 1 Reading – December 4 English 1 Reading – December 4 Algebra 1 – December 5 Algebra 1 – December 5 Biology – December 6 Biology – December 6 World Geography – December 7 World Geography – December 7 Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

31 EOC Spring 2013 Testing Dates Spring Testing (& Retest) April 1 April 1 – English 1 Writing – English 3 Writing April 2 April 2 – English 1 Reading – English 3 Reading April 3 April 3 – English 2 Writing April 4 April 4 – English 2 Reading Spring Testing (& Retest) May 6 May 6 – Algebra 1 – Geometry May 7 May 7 – Algebra 2 – Physics May 8 May 8 – World Geography – World History May 9 May 9 – Biology – Chemistry Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

32 High School EOC 2013 Summer Tutoring Results from TEA expected by June 7 th Results from TEA expected by June 7 th Dates for tutoring: Dates for tutoring: – June 24 – 28; July 1 – 2 Times will be determined at a later date Times will be determined at a later date Please make sure the school office has your current mailing and contact information Please make sure the school office has your current mailing and contact information Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

33 EOC Summer 2013 Testing Dates Summer Testing (& Retest) July 8 July 8 – English 1 Writing – English 3 Writing – Chemistry July 9 July 9 – English 1 Reading – English 3 Reading – Geometry Summer Testing (& Retest) July 10 July 10 – Algebra 1 – English 2 Writing – Algebra 2 July 11 July 11 – English 2 Reading – Biology July 12 July 12 – World Geography – World History Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

34 Apex Learning Web-based instructional program Web-based instructional program – Original credit for courses – Intervention for courses – Supplemental instruction in classrooms Access from anywhere there is an internet connection through student password Access from anywhere there is an internet connection through student password Students assigned to technology lab for one of their daily classes Students assigned to technology lab for one of their daily classes Preparing Student to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Life Ready !

35 Graduation Plans MINIMUM GRAD PLAN 22 CREDITS Students entering 9 th grade in the school year and thereafter shall enroll in the courses necessary to complete the Recommended (RHSP) or the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP). No student will be permitted to graduate under the Minimum High School Program without parent/guardian and administrative approval. RECOMMENDED GRAD PLAN 26 CREDITS The Recommended High School Program (RHSP) fulfills entrance requirements for colleges and universities in the state of Texas and provides challenging academic courses. DISTINGUISHED ACADEMIC PROGRAM 26 CREDITS The purpose of the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) is to recognize students who demonstrate levels of performance equivalent to college students or to work done by professionals in the arts, sciences, business, industry, or in community services. The DAP requires an additional foreign language credit and four advanced measures. Requires Spanish 3 Requires 4 Advanced Measures which include: * College academic courses and tech-prep articulated college courses with a grade of B or higher. * Test data by which a student receives a score of three or above on the AP exam. * A score on the PSAT that qualifies the student for recognition as a commended scholar or higher by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. * Participation in the National Hispanic Scholar Program of the College Board. * Participation in the National Achievement Scholarship * Program for Outstanding Negro Students of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. * Original research/project. STAAR REQUIREMENT A minimum standard score on all EOC exams must be met. STAAR REQUIREMENT In addition to meeting a minimum score on each of the EOC exams, a cumulative score in each of the core areas must be obtained. STAAR REQUIREMENT In addition to meeting a minimum score on each of the EOC exams & the cumulative score in each of the core areas, a qualifying EOC score in Algebra 2 and English 3 must be obtained.

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