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1 Developing Strategic Plans and Strategies to Increase Student Achievement in Science University of Maryland Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach Director: Davina Pruitt-Mentle DC Advancing Achievement in Technology and Science (DC ACTS) Fellows Summer Leadership Institute

2 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 2 General Comments Due to content to be covered and the time frame given: – we will start sharply at 9:00 AM each day – breaks will be “on own” – time must be utilized efficiently – “HW” will be assigned and brought back each following session to share

3 Introductions Use the card/sheet provided—find a buddy (pair up) – interview-and be able to record back by 10:15:

4 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 4 Overview Objectives, Goals, and Outcomes See Handout: Read Agenda Outline-what does this mean to you?

5 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 5 Goals …To define strategic issues, to chart their direction by developing strategic vision and plans, to define how they will implement these plans and to specify how they will evaluate how well they are implementing these plans. Participants will also explore systemic improvement strategies to curriculum planning, assessment, and instruction through utilizing data and data analysis via technology tools. DC ACTS Fellows will identify and use data that are most effective in assisting improvement of student achievement and system efficacy in science.

6 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 6 Objectives Understand strategic plan building blocks to develop a comprehensive strategic management model for a science department/unit –external analysis, –internal assessment, –strategic direction, –strategic plans, –implementation, and –performance evaluation.

7 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 7 Objectives Locate, explore and analyze school (organizational/unit/ DCPS) and other available data (i.e., standardized test scores, parent satisfaction inventories and surveys, staff PD needs, supply inventories and expirations dates etc…) Utilize "state" (DCPS /charter/private) and national content standards and benchmarks

8 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 8 Objectives Investigate and apply specific technology tools (e.g., Excel) for organizing the data available on a district, school, department/content area and classroom level Explore processes that facilitate the use of data in guiding instruction

9 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 9 Objectives Explore common curriculum, assessment, and instruction practices that (a) promote and (b) may interfere with the cultivation of student understanding Examine a continuum of methods for appropriately assessing the degree of student understanding

10 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 10 Objectives Investigate approaches to curriculum and instruction designed to engage student's in inquiry and promote student learning in science.

11 Develop a Comprehensive Strategic Management Plan Applicable to Department and/or Classroom Level

12 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 12 Connections Overview What is the difference between: –Strategic Planning –Strategic Management Model –Long Range Planning See Handouts: The Strategic Management Response in Education The Strategic Planning Process

13 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 13 Overview and Excel How Do Schools Improve Student Performance? Data: how to analyze/interpret system-wide down to classroom data

14 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 14 Overview

15 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 15 What is a Strategic Management/Plan Model? James Morrison and Ian Wilson’s Strategic Management Model (2004)James MorrisonIan Wilson

16 Ready?

17 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 17 Group Activity I In pairs, look at the three teachers’ final grade and be ready to share your findings See Handouts and electronic version of grades: 3_teachers_chem_graphing.xls So What? Difference between STDev and Variance /Average

18 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 18 Group Activity II In pairs, look at the class grades and be ready to share your findings. This is a Science Course at XYZ Junior High U.S.A. As a teacher looking over these grades what would be your interpretation of the results? What areas would you look at closer in future classes? The next time you teach this course what might you change? Any other trends you can find? See Handout & electronic files: science_grades_raw_data.xls PPT slide

19 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 19 Group Activity II: Feedback Analysis: 1) Race Largest category is Asians - might not have enough in the other categories for true statistical significnace. Hispanics did significantly worse than others Large falloff in HW (although only 10% of final). Do they have other commitments? Better in Labs, but can still do better (about same as Asians in Labs) Test and Finals are low - are there translation issues? 2) Gender Females out performed males in all categories except Labs. Are males better at hands-on? Is my course giving too high a percentage to Quizzes, Tests, and Finals to the males disadvantage? (65% of the grade) How else can I measure knowledge - could I do a practical in the lab.

20 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 20 What Does All This Mean? What Should I Do? And How Do I Do It? SD and Mean Teaching or Students? Teaching or Assessments? How do these same students perform on the “high stakes” tests What should we do with this teacher? What do we know? –How many years teaching? –What did they teach? –Do they know the standards? –Do they connect with standards and curriculum? –How to they measure student work if they have covered? –What PD is needed? If you were asked to mentor this teacher/teachers…what would be your next steps

21 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 21 Lesson Plan Analysis You ask to see an example of lesson plan or unit to learn more See Handout: Typical Science Lesson Plan with Standards See: for a variety of tools to help design lesson plans etc…http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/curriculum/dccurriculumhome.html

22 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 22 Standards-Based Lesson Plan See Handouts: Typical Science Lesson Plan with Standards Feedback Standards-Based Lesson Plan

23 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 23 Better Standards-Based Lesson Plan See Handouts: Better Science Lesson Plan with Standards

24 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 24 Process Overview Through this institute we will be addressing all of these in a systematic fashion to prepare you to walk away with: –A Comprehensive Strategic Management Plan and –Walk away with hands on experience with activities that you can later repeat in your own school

25 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 25 To Do This We Will Utilize TheComprehensive Strategic Management Model The Comprehensive Strategic Management Model External Analysis

26 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 26 Utilizing: Backward Design Understanding by Design and the Standards Achievement Planning Cycle (SAPC)

27 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 27 Standards Achievement Planning Cycle (SAPC) 5 Step Process –Identifying Standards –Analyzing Standards –Describing Student Performance –Selecting learning Activities –Evaluating Students’ Work

28 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 28 Combining: 5 Step Process –Identifying Standards –Analyzing Standards –Describing Student Performance –Selecting learning Activities –Evaluating Students’ Work External Analysis

29 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 29 External Analysis What type of data should you collect and why? Where should you go to get it?

30 Assessment and Design Strategies/Excel ETO COE UMCP 30 Homework Reading: –Skim worksheets/notes given in class –Read for detail excerpts from From Standards to Success –A System of Solution: Every School, Every Student Complete the External Analysis worksheet related to your school For tomorrow’s activities: Internal Analysis-Find a resource or resource location (i.e., ml ) that indicates student data ml

31 Questions? Contact Information: Davina Pruitt-Mentle Director: Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach University of Maryland 2127 TAWES College Park, MD (301)


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