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1 Denver Math Fellows Program Critical Growth Year Model Introductory Overview © Blueprint Schools Network – 2013

2 Background on DSSN Math Fellow Program Model Blueprint’s Fellow Program Model Impact on Student Achievement The Benefits of Tutoring Profile of Current Cohort Denver Math Fellows Program Critical Growth Year Model Organizational Structure Roles and Responsibilities Overview Math Department Head and Teachers Fellow Program Team and Blueprint Schools Network Collaboration Closing Outline 2

3 Fellows deliver minute tutorials in ratios of 2:1 and 3:1 in critical growth years. Tutorials are built into students’ daily schedules. Tutorials consist of four parts: 1)A “Do-Now” Exercise to warm up students and review skills from the previous lesson (5 minutes); 2)Foundational Skills practice as delivered by a vetted curriculum (20 minutes); 3)Grade-level content instruction and reinforcement (20 minutes); 4)An “Exit Ticket” to check for student mastery of delivered content (5 minutes). The Blueprint Fellows program is an intervention that allows students to receive individualized, standards-based academic support by skilled and dedicated instructors every day during school hours. Photo Credit: Blueprint Schools Network Background Blueprint’s Fellow Program Model 3

4 4 pp Growth23% pp Growth14% pp Growth11% Five Year Math Proficiency Trends in DSSN Phase-in/Turnaround Schools, In math, DSSN turnaround and phase-in schools outpaced the district in growth in Each grade level achieved the greatest number of students scoring proficient or advanced in five years. Percent Proficient or Advanced Background Impact on Student Achievement

5 Math MGPPercentile Rank in DPS 4 th at Green Valley Ranch Elementary9199% 4 th at McGlone Elementary74.593% 6 th at DCIS at Montbello Middle School6166% 6 th at Noel Community Arts Middle School7277% 9 th at Collegiate Prep Academy High School6984% 9 th at DCIS at Montbello High School6781% 9 th at High Tech Early College High School7692% 9 th at Noel Community Arts High School7086% All tutored grades saw accelerated growth in mathematics after one year, with MGPs ranging from 61 to 91. Background CO Median Growth Percentiles 5

6 All principals who have been surveyed by DPS for an internal audit of the Program say the same thing – the Fellows Program is changing student perspectives on math. “This is the most effective intervention I’ve ever seen. Very time and staff and budget intensive intervention, but this is what is needed.” “The program works so well I am looking to expand it into other content areas. Students respond so well to the attention that classroom management becomes a non-issue.” “Teachers begin to collaborate more about students and their success. It is a program well worth the investment in time, people, and students.” Principal responses to internal evaluation of the Fellows Program Background Principal Perspectives 6

7 Student responses to end-of –year surveys on the Fellows program “Having math fellows really helps me in math.” “I love my math fellow…” “My Fellow is Superman…” “My fellow has given me a chance to believe there's still a chance to go to college…“ “I want to be just like my fellow when I grow up…” “My fellow is the best…he helps me understand my math better then I have in the past….” Background Student Perspectives Students surveyed have been overwhelmingly positive about their experiences with the Program. 7

8 8 Our model of “high-dosage” tutoring has been shown to have a stronger impact on student learning and school effectiveness than traditional resource inputs such as reduced class sizes and increased per pupil expenditures (Dobbie and Fryer, 2011). Background The Benefits of Tutoring Individualized instruction: Fellows use daily and interim assessment data to provide intensive academic support targeted to each students’ individual learning needs. Mastery-Based Lessons: Tutorial lessons build students’ foundational skills and accelerate their progress towards mastery of classroom learning objectives. Relationship-Building: Through daily meetings and small-group interactions, Fellows develop strong, positive relationships with students and families. Pipeline of Teachers into High Need Content Areas: The Fellows Program has served as a pipeline for instructional talent in DSSN and Houston ISD Schools. Photo Credit: Blueprint Schools Network

9 9 Our selection criteria and recruitment procedures are highly competitive and rigorous. We recruit applicants nationally and locally and our selection rate is approximately 21%. All positions for DSSN Fellows positions were filled by June Background Profile of Current Fellows Cohort 1 Data as of November Fellows Number of Applicants397 Number of Hired84 Selection Rate21% Average 4-Year College GPA3.44 % Male29% Diversity16% Local Representation50%

10 Background on DSSN Math Fellow Program Model Blueprint’s Fellow Program Model Impact on Student Achievement The Benefits of Tutoring Profile of Current Cohort Denver Math Fellows Program Critical Growth Year Model Organizational Structure Roles and Responsibilities Overview Math Department Head and Teachers Fellow Program Team and Blueprint Schools Network Collaboration Closing Outline 10

11 45-60 minutes of daily 3:1 or 4:1 tutoring in 4 th, 6 th and 8 th grades. Tutoring is in addition to daily mathematics instruction. Tutoring is a pull-out intervention. Program utilizes “Do the Math” at 4 th grade, and “Do the Math Now/Navigator” at 6 th and 8 th grades. Lesson sequence is standards-based with a clear objective, “do now”, “exit ticket” and adaptive instruction based on student mastery of objectives. Students are assessed five times per year via the Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI). Denver Math Fellows Program Critical Growth Year Model While slightly different from the DSSN model, the mill levy tutoring framework is designed to scale this proven tutoring model across the district. Photo Credit: Blueprint Schools Network 11

12 Tim Johnson Director Jamie Spears, Assistant Director 9 Coordinators (15 middle schools) Michelle Thomas, Assistant Director 9 Coordinators (25 elementary schools) Tracy Smith, Fellow Recruiter Seth Vander, Data Manager Antwan WilsonDebbie Backus / Blueprint Darlene Rosas, Program Coordinator Denver Math Fellows Program Organizational Structure The Critical Growth Year Model will be supported by a group dedicated entirely to its implementation. 12

13 Math Department Head and Teachers’ Role Regularly communicate unit and lesson plans with Coordinator/Fellows Schedule regular check-ins with coordinator. Coordinate data sharing with Coordinator/Fellows Provide Fellows with supplemental materials as needed to conduct the grade-level portion of tutorial effectively, e.g. lesson plan changes, relevant vocabulary, specific methods, etc. Ensure Fellows are included as part of the regular staff e.g. social events, staff meetings Include Fellows in conversations about their students when possible Roles and Responsibilities Math Department Heads and Teachers Photo Credit: Blueprint Schools Network 13

14 Fellow Program Team and Blueprint’s Role Support and monitor effective implementation Provide ongoing professional development for Coordinators and Fellows Facilitate monthly Coordinator meetings Conduct Fellow Coordinator evaluations Coordinate recruitment and selection processes Hire and Provide summer training to Fellows and Coordinators Provide targeted school visits for support and program fidelity Provide on-going assistance with data tracking and analysis where needed Roles and Responsibilities Fellows Program Team and Blueprint Photo Credit: Blueprint Schools Network 14

15 Background on DSSN Math Fellow Program Model Blueprint’s Fellow Program Model Impact on Student Achievement The Benefits of Tutoring Profile of Current Cohort Denver Math Fellows Program Critical Growth Year Model Organizational Structure Roles and Responsibilities Overview Math Department Head and Teachers Fellow Program Team and Blueprint Schools Network Collaboration Closing Outline 15

16 The success and fidelity of the Fellows Program depends on effective leadership and collaboration among all stakeholders. Significant growth in students’ content proficiency is a direct result of school leaders diligence to ensure effective collaboration and communication among all stakeholders. Together We Can! Do you know someone who may be interested in being a fellow? Have them apply online at 16 Photo Credit: Blueprint Schools Network Closing


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