Presentation on theme: "LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS System Accreditation Overview of Standards March 3-6, 2013 Susan Moxley, Ed.D. Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh Chief Academic Officer."— Presentation transcript:
LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS System Accreditation Overview of Standards March 3-6, 2013 Susan Moxley, Ed.D. Superintendent Hugh Hattabaugh Chief Academic Officer Kathleen Farner Thomas, Ph.D. Director of Evaluation and Accountability LAKE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Kyleen Fischer, Chair Debbie Stivender, Vice-Chair Rosanne Brandeburg Dr. Tod Howard Bill Mathias
Lake County Schools Standards Overview A Process of Continuous Improvement
VISION & MISSION STATEMENTS Vision A dynamic, progressive, and collaborative learning community embracing change and diversity where every student will graduate with the skills needed to be college and/or career ready. Mission The mission of Lake County Schools is to provide every student with individual opportunities to excel.
AdvancED SYSTEM ACCREDITATION 2005 – Awarded Seal of Best Financial Management Practices by the Florida Legislature and Department of Education after completing an intense district-wide audit by the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (3rd district in Florida to receive this distinction. Only 8 districts out of 67 awarded the Seal.)
DISTRICT ACCREDITATION July 1, 2005 – School Board approved pursuit of district accreditation July 15, 2005 – Submitted letter to Dr. Mark Elgert to notify AdvancED of this approval September 2007 – Completed the Accreditation Review of the District, Awarded District Accreditation. 19th District in Florida to obtain District Accreditation Among the first 200 districts in the Country to obtain district accreditation
SYSTEM ACCREDITATION System of Continuous Improvement to Meet the Accreditation Standards District facilitator Accreditation contacts in every school Annual Accreditation Updates for the School Board, district leadership, district staff and schools AdvancED Stakeholder Surveys AdvancED training for Chairs Summer Leadership Conference (All principals and district managers, supervisors, directors and cabinet members) Introduced new standards Began work as standard teams Annual Training for school accreditation in October (all school contacts) Annual Training for system accreditation in October (key district leaders)
SYSTEM ACCREDITATION Principal Meetings —Self Evaluation of Standards Rating Identified strengths and areas in need of improvement Identified evidence Meeting with District Staff —Self Evaluation of Standards Rating Identified strengths and areas in need of improvement Identified evidence Standard Teams submitted standard summaries for entry into ASSIST Meetings and work sessions with school contacts —Training to work in ASSIST —Provided summary documents for entering information in ASSIST Established online system for evidence —District Accreditation Resources and EvidenceDistrict Accreditation Resources and Evidence Regularly reviewed and monitored work in ASSIST system to ensure all reports and documents were completed by February 1, 2013
Standard 1 Purpose and Direction 3.25 Strengths: Continuous Improvement System Areas in need of improvement: Continued focus on communication at all levels, documentation and ongoing quality assurance of purpose and mission
Standard 2 Governance and Leadership 3.33 Strengths: Teacher and Leader evaluation systems, transparent and purposeful leadership that is focused on continuous improvement throughout the district. Areas in need of improvement: Continued focus on comprehensive professional development for ALL staff.
Standard 3 Teaching & Assessing for Learning 2.5 Strengths: RUC 2 Ready initiative, resources, expectations, instructional reviews, mentoring and coaching, support for teaching and learning. Areas in need of improvement: Culturally embedded collaboration, professional development for ALL staff, addressing unique learning needs, advocates for ALL students, feedback and communication, development of model lessons and exemplars to build capacity, implementation of instructional management system to meet RTTT requirements.
Standard 4 Resources and Support Systems 3.0 Strengths: Continued implementation of innovative programs to meet the needs of all students. Areas in need of improvement: Reductions in funding continue to create challenges to provide programs to meet the needs of all students.
Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement 2.6 Strengths: Teaching and Learning Department and system of continuous improvement, Psychometrician and development of valid and reliable end-of-course exams, data systems to provide real time data for progress monitoring. Areas in need of improvement: Implementation of new data warehouse, student information system and data dashboard/report system, and implementation of assessment platform to meet RTTT requirements.
Desired Accreditation Renewal Outcomes Valued input from Accreditation Team to identify strengths and areas in need of improvement. Accreditation Renewal!