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1 Evaluating School Literacy Programs October 22, 2009 Presented by Pamela Wininger, Reading Consultant Carol Franks, Writing Consultant Kentucky Department of Education

2 Goals of today’s Session Provide context for school-wide literacy planning Overview of Senate Bill 1 implications Become familiar with Literacy PERKS model Prepare to implement PERKS

3 Norms/Agenda Parking Lot Restroom as needed Built in break Access to the PP Time for questions provided Silent cell phones please

4 SB 1 states, “Each school-based decision making council or if there is no school council, a committee appointed by the principal, shall adopt policies that determine the writing program for its school.” Each school will submit the policy to KDE for review and comment. SBDM Requirements Related to Writing

5 Best Practice recommendation: SBDM appoints a committee to develop the school’s writing program & policies Suggested Committee Representation Literacy lead Teacher council member Parent council member Assistant Principal of curriculum/instruction Additional teachers Additional parents Classified staff Community members Students (at secondary level)

6 Writing, as defined by SB1 “Writing means a purposeful act of thinking and expression that uses language to explore ideas and communicate meaning to others. Writing is a complex, multifaceted act of communication.”

7 “Writing portfolios, consisting of samples of individual student work that represent the interests and growth of the student over time, shall be a required part of any writing program in primary through grade twelve.” Portfolios, Per SB1

8 Portfolios are part of the required criteria for the program review and audit process. A writing portfolio shall be maintained for each student and follow each student from grade to grade and to any school. Portfolios, Per SB1

9 A school’s policies for the writing program shall address the use of the portfolio: for determining student’s performance in communication grading procedures and feedback to students regarding their writing & communication skills the responsibility for review of the portfolios and feedback to students other policies to improve the quality of an individual student’s writing & communication skills

10 Individual Learning Plans (6-12) and Writing Students can collect documents in their ILP Students can now journal in their IL P 10

11 Writing Programs Writing program Writing policy Writing plan Each SBDM council shall determine the writing program for its school. Components of a program: Instructional practices Aligned & enacted curriculum Formative & summative assessments Professional development & support services Administrative support & monitoring

12 Writing Policy Writing program Writing Policy Writing plan Each SBDM council shall adopt policies that determine the writing program for its school.

13 School-wide Literacy: Beyond the Writing Program Literacy Program Writing program Writing Policy plan Writing plan A school’s writing program fits within the larger realm of a school’s literacy program. A school’s literacy program includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and observing.

14 Writing Program Review Process Literacy program Writing program Writing Policy plan Writing plan The writing program review is the process for analyzing components of a school’s writing program: the “instructional practices, aligned and enacted curriculum, student work samples, formative and summative assessments, professional development and support services, and administrative support and monitoring.”

15 A School’s Writing Plan Literacy Program Writing program Writing Policy plan Writing plan A school’s writing plan and policy may not encompass all the components of a school’s writing program. Therefore the program review process may certainly reach further than what is included in a school’s writing plan.

16 Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes Access to and use of technology tools Access to and use of language resources Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills Requirements of a Writing Plan

17 An on-line resource available to you:

18 Now Through Fall 2010: Writing Plans and Policies—schools may develop interim plan for transition period Writing Program Review Pilot— schools have access to pilot program review process Writing Program Review—results included in accountability for each school Timeline

19 Taking a Look at your School-wide Literacy Program Literacy Program Writing program Writing Policy plan Writing plan Literacy PERKS model

20 Developing a Schoolwide Writing Plan acy/Kentucky+Writing+Program/Writing+Planning+Guidance+ -+Developing+a+Schoolwide+Writing+Plan.htm Literacy PERKS acy/Literacy+PERKS/ KDE Resources

21 Questions? Suggestions? What else do you need from us?


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