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1 Welcome to our Wyatt Academy Parent Meeting Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2 Our Agenda 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Wyatt Academy’s academic performance 3. How did we get here? 4. What were our strengths? 5. What are we doing to dramatically increase achievement? 6. What is the district’s role in supporting Wyatt Academy? 7. What do we need from parents and family members? 8. Q & A

3 Why are we here?  We will discuss Wyatt’s SPF rating  We will share Wyatt’s plan to improve  We will create partnerships to achieve our plan.

4 Wyatt Academy’s Performance

5  DPS school report card  Identifies strengths and areas of that need improvement What is the School Performance Framework (SPF)?

6 What does the SPF measure? Performance is measured in the same areas for every school in Denver Public Schools  Academic Growth  Academic Proficiency  Student Engagement  Enrollment Rates  Parent Satisfaction

7 What are the SPF ratings?

8 Our School’s Rating Wyatt Academy’s rating  Our school is performing significantly below expectations  Schools with this rating receive a great deal of extra support and may undergo changes  Schools on probation may be eligible receive additional financial support from the state Accredited on Probation (25.4%) Up from 20.1% in

9 Schools on Probation  Work is needed  The state could step in and provide funding  Changes to staff and programming may be necessary

10 How is academic growth and proficiency measured in DPS? Transitional Colorado State Assessment Program (TCAP) – PARCC

11 TCAP  Standardized test required by Colorado state law  Measured how well students are doing on state standards  Indicated if students are performing at grade level  TCAP covered reading, writing, math and science  Multiple Choice and Open-ended questions

12 Who took TCAP?  Students in grades 3-10 took TCAP  Students in grades K-2 took the DRA2 to assess their reading skills

13 What did TCAP measure?  Grade-level Status – were students performing at grade level?  Growth – how were students growing from year to year compared to other, academically similar students?  Adequate Growth – were students growing fast enough to “catch up” if they were behind grade level or “keep up” if they were at grade level?

14 Are Wyatt students in grades 3-5 performing on grade level? 33% of students in grades 3-5 at Wyatt were reading on grade level in % of students in grades 3-5 at Wyatt were doing math on grade level in % of students in grades 3-5 at Wyatt were writing on grade level in Percentage of students on grade level on TCAP

15 Are Wyatt students in grades 3-5 demonstrating adequate growth? Note: TCAP growth measure how well students are growing compared to other students with similar academic scores. 50 represents ‘average’ growth. Anything above 50 is above average and anything below 50 is below average. Students at Wyatt Academy in Grades 3-5 are growing at a “below average” rate compared to other students with similar academic performance Student Growth on TCAP (50 is average growth)

16 How well are Wyatt’s 3 rd -5 th English language learners learning English? Note: ACCESS measure how well English language learners are learning English. 50 represents ‘average’ growth. Anything above 50 is above average and anything below 50 is below average. English language learners at Wyatt Academy in Grades 3-5 are growing at an “above average” rate as compared to English language learners in the district. Student Growth on ACCESS (50 is average growth)

17 Are Wyatt students in grades 6-8 performing on grade level? 36% of students in grades 6-8 at Wyatt were reading on grade level in % of students in grades 6-8 at Wyatt were doing math on grade level in % of students in grades 6-8 at Wyatt were writing on grade level in Percentage of students on grade level on TCAP

18 Are Wyatt students in grades 6-8 demonstrating adequate growth? Note: TCAP growth measure how well students are growing compared to other students with similar academic scores. 50 represents ‘average’ growth. Anything above 50 is above average and anything below 50 is below average. Students at Wyatt Academy in Grades 6-8 are growing at a “below average” rate as compared with other students with similar academic performance Student Growth on TCAP (50 is average growth)

19 How well are Wyatt’s 6 th -8 th grade English language learners learning English? Note: ACCESS measure how well English language learners are learning English. 50 represents ‘average’ growth. Anything above 50 is above average and anything below 50 is below average. English language learners at Wyatt Academy in Grades 6-8 are growing at a “below average” rate compared to other English language learners. Student Growth on ACCESS (50 is average growth)

20 How did we get here?

21 Historical Wyatt SPF Ratings 2010 Wyatt Edison experienced multiple leadership changes over a 5 year period SPF Suffered 2011 Achievement continued to decline under Edison Learning 2012 Wyatt Board made the courageous choice to fire Edison Learning DPS Board approved the restructuring plan 2013 First year as Wyatt Academy Wyatt Academy Board invests $500, in Wyatt Academy’s future New leader Curriculum Interventions Assessments ELD mentors School culture Family involvement W A W A

22 Strengths

23 Wyatt Academy Investment from The Wyatt Academy Board - $500, Teacher Observation and Feedback Data Driven Culture Curriculum Design RTI and Intervention Culture

24 Wyatt Academy grades K-2 showed above average growth in DRA Reading Scores Reading Growth – 68% of students taking DRA were considered to have made adequate growth Reading Proficiency: % of students taking the DRA were on grade level (Grades K-2) Student Growth on DRA

25 Wyatt Academy English Language Learners Grades 3-5 Note: ACCESS measure how well English language learners are learning English. 50 represents ‘average’ growth. Anything above 50 is above average and anything below 50 is below average. English language learners at Wyatt Academy in Grades 3-5 are growing at an “above average” rate compared to other English language learners. Student Growth on ACCESS (50 is average growth)

26 8 th Grade Literacy Proficiency Increased

27 Reduction in suspension rate by 30%

28 Graphic Wyatt Academy September 2014 Where Wyatt Academy Needs To Be In June 2015

29 Bottom Line This is why we come to school every morning… We Believe 100% of Wyatt Academy scholars will be college ready. We are a learning community united by great teaching, high academic standards, and rigorous accountability on the tireless pursuit of success for our scholars; preparing them for high school, college and beyond. Wyatt will close the gap in achievement!

30 The Reality There are two possible outcomes for Wyatt: 1.The DPS Board or the Wyatt Board could revoke or non-renew our charter 2.Wyatt could receive a short-term renewal in 2015 with continued support and oversight from DPS.

31 What is Wyatt Academy Doing to Improve Student Achievement?

32 Wyatt Academy Plan Strategic Action Plan – Great Teaching Observation and Feedback Intervention and Enrichment – High Academic Standards Curriculum Aligned to Common Core – Rigorous Accountability Accountability for Results: Leaders, Teachers, Staff, Scholars, and Families – Positive School Culture Positive school culture grounded on rigorous accountability and cultural sensitivity Community and family engagement Distributed leadership model Professional Learning Community

33 Wyatt Academy Literacy Plan Aug Curriculum Development Create grade level reading curriculum aligned with CCSS Aug Univeral Screening Complete DRA/STAR Sept. 2 Leveled Core Instruction Create leveled core reading classes within the grade level/Begin Reading Instruction Sept. 2-Oct. 17 Leveled Core Instruction Provide core reading instruction aligned with CCSS- Meet weekly to analyze data and determine reteach/reinforce ment Oct week universal progress monitor Oct Analyze Quarter I Data Determine effectiveness of Core/ Intervention structure.

34 Wyatt Academy Literacy Intervention Phonemic Awareness Word Study Phonics Word Level Decoding Weak Phonetic Processing Fluency Vocabulary Language Comprehension Word Study Comprehension Reading Knowledge Replacement of Core Scholars who need all targeted skills

35 Achievement Goals In order to reach our goal of preparing every Wyatt scholar for success in high school, college and beyond, we have set rigorous achievement goals to meet expectations on the School Performance Framework. Overarching goals:  60 MGP in Elementary School Reading  60 MGP in Middle School Writing  55% P/A in Elementary SchoolELA Subgroup Reading  55% P/A in Middle School Reading

36 Goals Wyatt Academy Goals Summary: Elementary School Reading33%3643%6053%65 Writing20%2530%6040%65 Math42%4452%6062%65 Middle School Reading36%4646%6056%65 Writing28%4138%6048%65 Math31%4841%6051%65 In order to close achievement gaps, Wyatt will increase proficiency by <10% P/A and growth to <60 MGP.

37 Family Plan Literacy – Home Literacy Packets – Read with Scholars – Set Growth Goals – Raise Expectations Volunteer at Wyatt Attend meetings – WAC – Family Conferences – Home Visits Ask questions and communicate – Parent portal – Thursday Folders – Request progress reports

38 DPS Role - Why Is OSRI here?  DPS Values  Students First – We put our kid’s needs at the forefront of everything we do  Equity - We celebrate our diversity and will provide the necessary resources and supports to eliminate barriers to success and foster a more equitable future for all our kids  Wyatt Academy Charter Review  What is a charter school?  What is the interim review process?

39 District Plan  Site Visit  Provide Feedback  Data Review  Support  Oversight and Progress Monitoring

40 Wyatt Academy Charter Review Process Timeline

41 Charter School Review Process The Charter School Review Process will look at: 1.Student achievement and progress (most important) 2.Quality of learning, teaching, and assessment 3.Curriculum 4.Leadership, management, and use of data 5.School culture 6.Links with parents and the local community 7.Board governance and financial oversight

42 How Can Wyatt Families Be Involved With The Process?  Participate in Wyatt Academy Family Groups (WAC and Collaborative School Committee)  Attend Family Meetings at Wyatt  Share your experiences as a parent at Wyatt with DPS Board  Superintendent and Board members to share your opinion on Wyatt’s interim review

43 Wyatt Academy Scholar Plan  Demonstrate REACH Core Values  Complete homework and classwork  Ask questions and participate  Be accountable  Have fun learning!

44 “… We must rise to the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew.” - Abraham Lincoln

45 8. Q&A


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