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RI High School Diploma System Requirements January 2013
Overview of the Diploma System Requirements Class Requirements: 20 coursesPerformance Assessments: Chosen by LEAState Tests: Partial proficiency The 2011 Secondary Regulations set up a multiple measures system that requires students to meet all of the measures in order to earn a RI HS Diploma. It is important to communicate to students and families that the NECAP assessments in Reading and Math are just one of those required measures.
RI 2011 Math NECAP Scores The purpose of the progress plan and associated interventions are to move students from a score of 1 (substantially below proficient) to a level of proficiency that indicates progress.
State Assessment Opportunities and Alternatives Junior Year: October NECAP Senior Year: October NECAP Demonstrate Progress Senior Year: Spring NECAP Modified Version Senior Year: Approved Alternative Assessment Accepted in Lieu of NECAP *Senior Year: Option of additional time until proficient for graduation Progress plan Summer math programs virtual math program (VLMM) Parent engagement Progress plan After school programs and tutoring Additional math programs Parent engagement School support for alternative assessment completion Provide additional support or alternative pathway for student to continue toward high school diploma or other credentialing System Level Safety NetsStudent Level Supports * Waiver Eligibility Considered with school documentation of medical illness or other rare instances of student inability to access standardized tests
According to the 2011 Secondary Regulations, students taking the NECAP for a second time are required to score partially proficient (2) or demonstrate progress. See Secondary Regulations Initial Guidance document, pages 13 and 14 of the guidance.Secondary Regulations Initial Guidance The chart below illustrates the difference between a student earning a 2 on the second administration of the NECAP test and a student demonstrating that they have made progress toward partial proficiency.
The question below represents the level of cognitive difficulty of the types of math problems that students must complete in order to demonstrate Partial Proficiency (level 2) or show progress toward proficiency. In the graph on the previous slide, a student would have to successfully complete 6 -7 of this type of problem to reach the required level of progress. Sample NECAP Question
Examples of LEA/School Math Intervention Strategies
Mount Hope High School | Bristol Warren Intensified Algebra I Course Double block Algebra I class, supplemented by online program Written communication with parents, students and PD for teachers Coursework throughout 9 th grade year For 9 th grade students only; placement based on NECAP, NWEA & teacher recommendation Results: - Average student grade level improvements = 2 grade levels - 96 students enrolled at the beginning of the 2011-12 SY - 84% completion rate for enrolled students - For students who completed Intensified Algebra, 80% pass rate in College Prep Geometry Other Interventions at MHHS: Summer Ramp Up Math Program Jump Start Summer Program Virtual Learning Math Modules Extended Day Program Credit Recovery Program Other Interventions at MHHS: Summer Ramp Up Math Program Jump Start Summer Program Virtual Learning Math Modules Extended Day Program Credit Recovery Program Contact: Wayne Lima Teacher Leader of Mathematics firstname.lastname@example.org
North Kingstown High School Algebra Lab 90 mins. of algebra instruction & basic math remediation everyday Guidance counselors send letters to parents; direct communication via phone calls Coursework throughout 9 th grade year For 9 th grade students; placement based on data review, guidance input & teacher recommendation Results: - 70% completion rate for students completing the Algebra 1-Geometry-Algebra 2 sequence at a college prep level within 3 years - 43 students enrolled at the beginning of the 2011-12 SY - Of Algebra I failures in the 2011-12SY, 31% were Lab students vs. 69% non-Lab students. Other Interventions at NKHS: Blended Learning Instruction Summer Program Virtual Learning Math Modules Success Academy Other Interventions at NKHS: Blended Learning Instruction Summer Program Virtual Learning Math Modules Success Academy Contact: Barbara Morse Mathematics Department Chair Barbara_Morse@nksd.net
North Providence High School Math RTI Algebra remediation Guidance counselors send letters to parents; direct communication via phone; follow up calls to parents Quarterly Benchmarks For incoming 9 th grade students; participation encouraged based on at risk/ failing/ 8 th grade NECAP score “1” status Results: -90 students participating in 2011 -92 students participating in 2012 -Record low Algebra I failure rate due to Math RTI, Summer Program and other initiatives Other Interventions at NPHS: Interim Assessments Data Analysis Piloting interactive content (iPads) in Geometry and Algebra II NECAP prep afterschool Credit recovery program Differentiated strategies Other Interventions at NPHS: Interim Assessments Data Analysis Piloting interactive content (iPads) in Geometry and Algebra II NECAP prep afterschool Credit recovery program Differentiated strategies Contact: Maria Branco Mathematics Department Chair MBranco@northprovschools.org
Smithfield High School Numeracy Course Basic math remediation, pre-algebra instruction, NECAP prep & support for regular math coursework Guidance counselors send letters to parents; communication with students through guidance and teachers One semester coursework per grade For 9 - 12 grade students; placement based on NECAP, NWEA, teacher recommendation & course achievement Results: -90 students participated in both 2011-12 SY -Maximum class size of 10 students per class -Students have personal Numeracy Plans Other Interventions at SHS: NECAP released item practice in regular instruction Other Interventions at SHS: NECAP released item practice in regular instruction Contact: Renee Palazzo Assistant Principal email@example.com
What is RIDE doing to provide support to LEAs ?
RIDE Supports Communication toolkitstoolkits Virtual Learning Math Modules/tutoring VLMMVLMM Progress plan workshops and modelsworkshops and models Published list of alternative assessments and required cut scoresalternative assessments NECAP Annotated Released ItemsAnnotated Shared intervention strategiesintervention strategies Secondary Regulations 2011 and GuidanceRegulations 2011 and Guidance
Contact Information Lauren McCarthy – 222-8484 – Lauren.firstname.lastname@example.org Lauren.email@example.com Or Stacy Mello – 222-8944 – Stacy.firstname.lastname@example.org Stacy.email@example.com