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1 Utilizing TAP to Build a Collaborative Culture District Representatives: Dr. Steve Westbrook-Assistant Superintendent Amy Dunn-Instructional Leadership Partner Laura Roussel-Executive Master Teacher

2 This session will describe a process of collaboration at the district and school level that has produced significant results. Participants will hear the story about how the utilization of TAP in the most at-risk schools in Ascension Parish has provided a scalable model for data-driven, results-oriented teacher collaboration across the district.

3 Outcome – collaborative goal attainment By the end of the session, participants will be able to tag processes and structures that Ascension utilized to support collaborative goal attainment across the entire district.

4 Every Child Successful In An Ever -Changing World Ascension Parish School System Every Child Successful In An Ever -Changing World Over the course of the last 6 years, TAP has provided a scalable model for Ascension. TAP supports collaborative structures and processes that support collaborative goal attainment.

5 “One of education’s best kept secrets is that kids learn what we teach them.” ~Larry Lezotte Teachers Principals Supervisors District Leaders Superintendents

6 The Guaranteed Curriculum Experience Result End Goal Outcome

7 The Guaranteed Curriculum


9 What is the difference between guaranteeing that all students are taught and guaranteeing a culture in which all students learn at high levels? The difference is student, teacher, and leader efficacy.

10 Ascension asked… What are the critical attributes that are needed to reach this kind of efficacy? 5 Domains of Professional Learning Communities – Shared and Supportive Leadership – Shared Values and Vision – Collective Learning and Application – Supportive Conditions-Relationships and Structures – Shared Personal Practice

11 Meanwhile… TAP was implemented in Ascension’s 2 schools that faced severe challenges. Rated Academically Unacceptable School Choice offered for these students TAP implementation was expanded over the course of 6 years Currently TAP is being implemented in our 8 Turnaround Zone schools. These schools entered into the zone with a D or F status. Beginning in 2014-2015, TAP will be implemented in 2 of our Tier II schools. Tier II includes the remaining Title I schools. Ascension will have a total of 10 TAP schools.

12 Grade* School Name SPSGrade* SPS Dutchtown Middle Prairieville Middle Dutchtown High Dutchtown Primary Oak Grove Primary Spanish Lake Primary Galvez Middle St. Amant High Prairieville Primary St. Amant Primary Lake Elementary Galvez Primary 113.7112.8112.2111.5109.3107.4105.9105.4105.1104.1103.0102.4 Lakeside Primary St. Amant Middle Central Middle East Ascension High Duplessis Primary Pecan Grove Primary G.W. Carver Primary Central Primary Sorrento Primary 98.598.598.196.795.994.69289.286.6 Gonzales Primary Gonzales Middle Donaldsonville High 84.580.776.4 Lowery Middle 64 Donaldsonville Primary Lowery Elementary 46.546.5 APSB District Performance Score = 104.9 | Letter Grade = A | State Ranking = 3 rd Student Achievement School Performance Scores and Letter Grades 2012-2013 *The grades are based on a 150-point system SPS score: 100 – 150 = A; 85 – 99.9 = B; 70 – 84.9 = C; 50 – 69.9 = D; 0 – 49.9 = F. Symbol denotes Top Gains school. District Score = Grade =

13 District Performance -Ascension Parish Schools 104.9 A - Ranked 3 rd in Louisiana A  182 Schools in Louisiana with A status - 12 are in APSB A A  APSB has the 2 nd highest number of A schools; APSB has 45% of its schools at the A status as compared to the next leading district with 36%  7 schools improved by one letter grade; 18 maintained previous letter grade status; 2 dropped one letter grade due to formula changes (HS formula)  14 of our schools earned Top Gains status (51.9%) A  APSB has the 2 nd highest number of schools earning Top Gains among the A districts; APSB was ranked 5 th for Top Gains out of all the districts  APSB has the 4 th highest Graduation rate in the state at 87.1%

14 “People without information cannot act. People with information cannot help but act.” ~Ken Blanchard

15 Return on Investment (ROI) In economics, investment means creation of capital or goods capable of producing other goods or services. Expenditure on education and health is recognized as an investment in human capital, and research and development in intellectual capital... ROI is a key measure of an organization’s performance.

16 School Performance Scores School Performance Scores Turnaround Zone Growth Over Time

17 TAP Performance Levels TAP Performance Levels Number of TAP Schools School Year Significantly more than 1+ year’s growth 1+ year’s growth Total # TAP Schools 2009 - 2010 22 2010 - 2011 24 2011 - 2012 317 2012 - 2013 618 DOUBLEDtop performing schools DOUBLED the number of top performing schools with NO NO schools in the lowest performance band!

18 DistinguishedProficientBasicBelow Basic TAP 20120%29%42%29% TAP 20130%37.5%62.5%0% TAP 201412.5%37.5%50%0% Tier II 20130% 37.5%62.5% Tier II 20140%12.5%75%12.5% Tier I 20140%33%42%25%

19 Teacher Effectiveness Ratings o Louisiana Value-Added Model (Act 54) o Four Levels of Effectiveness: Highly Effective, Effective Proficient, Effective Emerging, Ineffective District Highly Effective Effective Proficient Effective Emerging Ineffective Statewide 2012 9.02%41.73%40.99%8.26% Ascension 2012 12.89%52.94%31.37%2.80% Ascension 2013 32%39%27%1.4% Ascension TAP 2013 51%32%16%1%


21 21 MathELA

22 TAP created the culture in which all students are learning at progressively higher levels. Why TAP? What would happen if one of these elements would be eliminated? How would that impact the ability to leverage collaborative practices to a level that quickly and directly impacts student achievement?

23 TAP created the culture in which all ADULTS are learning at progressively higher levels. Why?

24 The Guarantee In our TAP schools when it comes to _______________, we are assured that it will happen. What is one new practice or one area of focus that your schools strive to achieve in order to impact student achievement ?

25 District Leaders Tagged Effective Collaborative Structures Student-centered Goal-setting Student-centered Goal-setting Tracking Progress Tracking Progress Leadership Teams Leadership Teams Evaluation practices and processes Evaluation practices and processes

26 Evidence Student Teacher PLC Principal School Yearly Goal(s) Student Learning Target (SLT) Yearly Goal/SLT Student Learning Target (SLT) Examples of Student Self-Assessment & Goal Setting Q4 Short- term Win Student Work Samples Structures & Processes Post Observation Feedback

27 Student-centered Goal-setting Goals 3-5 years agoCurrent Goals Increase Teacher content knowledge in the area of early phonics for effective instruction 80% of Kindergarten cohort will reach benchmark on phonics measure.

28 How does the student-centered goal setting promote efficacy at student level, teacher level, principal level, and district level?

29 Individual Growth & Tracking Plan




33 District Leaders Tagged Effective Leadership Team Behaviors

34 D ata I ndividual C ollaboration E valuation Key Point: Everyone must understand what data sharing looks like and sounds like so all stakeholders are collaborating in ways that will move them toward goal attainment.

35 How do SLTs, Steps for Effective Learning in Leadership teams, and DICE support Shared and Supportive leadership?

36 Evaluation Data Score Distribution by Content Areas & Over Time

37 Evaluation Data

38 Area of Refinement Over several observations, refinement was not aligned and conflicting messages were given. Consequence: Teacher didn’t improve over the course of four observations.

39 Evaluation Data Inter-rater Reliability and Scoring Disparities

40 40 Teacher Effectiveness (Classroom Value-added) Evaluation Data

41 How do evaluation structures foster Supportive Conditions and Shared Personal Practice?

42 Reflection What collaborative practices does your district currently have that directly impact positive student gains? How do those collaborative practices create efficacy at all levels? How do your collaborative practices align with the 5 Domains for Professional Learning Communities? What are some next steps for your district based on today’s learning?

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