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1 Central Middle School and Prime Time Closing the Achievement Gap Through Collaboration By Principal Pablo Sanchez and Jon Goldman, Prime Time Coordinator

2 A Brief Overview of Central Middle School’s Enrollment, Demographics, and Historical AYP and API Test Scores

3 Central Middle School’s Enrollment

4 Demographics EthnicityGrade 7Grade 8Total EthnicityGrade 7Grade 8Total Hispanic or Latino of any race American Indian or Alaska Native 2 2 Asian, Not Hispanic Pacific Islander, Not Hispanic Filipino, Not Hispanic African American, Not Hispanic White, not Hispanic Two or More Races, Not Hispanic

5 Academic Performance Index (API)

6 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) 2006No17 of No16 of No16 of No (SH)17 of No16 of 21 Program Improvement Status, Year 5

7 With decaying fiscal resources for interventions, Primetime has become a critical to meeting the needs of our targeted students. Prime Time is now viewed and treated as an extension of the school day, an integral part of the school plan for leaving Program Improvement.

8 Step 1 Raise the Status of the Prime Time Coordinator Administrative Designee with ability to administer discipline according to Ed. Code Administrative Designee with ability to administer discipline according to Ed. Code Include in Administrative Support Team Include in Administrative Support Team Include in Leadership Team Include in Leadership Team Move Coordinator into School Office Move Coordinator into School Office Coordinator appears and speaks at all school events where parents are present (Open House, Back to School, Trimester Awards Assemblies) Coordinator appears and speaks at all school events where parents are present (Open House, Back to School, Trimester Awards Assemblies)

9 Step 2 Raise the Status of the Prime Time Program with Teaching Staff Careful selection of tutors with strong Math and ELA skills Careful selection of tutors with strong Math and ELA skills Prime Time Coordinator actively meets with Math and Language Arts departments Prime Time Coordinator actively meets with Math and Language Arts departments Coordinator uses the same pacing guide and curricular materials as the math and Language Arts departments Coordinator uses the same pacing guide and curricular materials as the math and Language Arts departments Staff recognizes raised status of Prime time through Principal discussing its importance Staff recognizes raised status of Prime time through Principal discussing its importance Staff recognizes that Prime Time is well organized, disciplined, and helpful to students Staff recognizes that Prime Time is well organized, disciplined, and helpful to students Staff buys into at a deeper level than before Staff buys into at a deeper level than before

10 Step 3 Data Driven Decision Making AYP data indicated a “No” for proficiency in ELA and a “Yes” for proficiency in Mathematics. Collaborative Decision of Administrative Support Team: Prime Time would focus on both Language Arts and Mathematics instruction during the academic hour in the school year.

11 Step 3 (Continued) Data Driven Decision Making AYP data indicated a “Yes” for proficiency in ELA and a “No” for proficiency in Mathematics. Collaborative Decision of Administrative Support Team: Prime Time would continue to focus on mathematics during the academic hour and also create 2 specialized Language Arts and Math classes of targeted students during the academic hour of the school year.

12 Step 4 Academic Hour of Regular Prime Time Segregate classes by grade and sex (7 th grade boys in one classroom, 7 th grade girls in another). Segregate classes by grade and sex (7 th grade boys in one classroom, 7 th grade girls in another). 45 minutes of homework help 45 minutes of homework help 15 to 20 minutes of instruction led by Prime Time tutors (tutors delivering curriculum in lesson format daily). 15 to 20 minutes of instruction led by Prime Time tutors (tutors delivering curriculum in lesson format daily). Using the same Math and ELA curricular materials as the regular school day program, the Prime Time Coordinator provides the tutors photo copied ancillary curricular assignments based on the 7 th and 8 th grade pacing guides. Using the same Math and ELA curricular materials as the regular school day program, the Prime Time Coordinator provides the tutors photo copied ancillary curricular assignments based on the 7 th and 8 th grade pacing guides. The curriculum provided by the Prime Time Coordinator follows a week behind what is being taught in the classrooms. The curriculum provided by the Prime Time Coordinator follows a week behind what is being taught in the classrooms.

13 Step 4 (continued) Academic Hour of Regular Prime Time (Tutor Training) Tutors are trained to deliver 15 to 20 minute curriculum lesson using direct instruction, guided instruction, and partner work/independent practice model. At Central Middle School, all 7 th and 8 th grade students have a netbook. During the 45 minute Homework help time, tutors have been trained on how to check the Aries grade book for each student. Tutors can check for missing or incomplete assignments in regular day classes.

14 Step 4 (continued) Academic Hour of Regular Prime Time All Prime Time students at Central Middle School have access to Myskillstutor.com through their net books. All Prime Time students at Central Middle School have access to Myskillstutor.com through their net books. Myskillstutor.com is a web based learning program that assesses student skill levels in Math and Language Arts and then provides highly motivational curriculum at their specific level of academic need. Myskillstutor.com is a web based learning program that assesses student skill levels in Math and Language Arts and then provides highly motivational curriculum at their specific level of academic need.

15 Step 5 Targeting and Enrolling Students for Academic Hour “Specialized “ classes Using data such as students scoring below 350 on the CST in ELA and/or Mathematics, identified English Language Learner, and teacher recommendations, lists were generated and students were actively recruited into Prime Time using : Using data such as students scoring below 350 on the CST in ELA and/or Mathematics, identified English Language Learner, and teacher recommendations, lists were generated and students were actively recruited into Prime Time using : –Calling students into the office for application with Principal generated cover letter to parents strongly recommending child joins Prime Time –Parent phone calls to follow up when no application was returned

16 Once enrolled into Prime Time, targeted students are placed into “specialized “ Prime Time Math or ELA classes with a tutor or a time carded aide leading instruction for a full hour of supplemental instruction in ELA or Mathematics. Once enrolled into Prime Time, targeted students are placed into “specialized “ Prime Time Math or ELA classes with a tutor or a time carded aide leading instruction for a full hour of supplemental instruction in ELA or Mathematics. Step 5 (continued) Targeting and Enrolling Students for Academic Hour “Specialized “ classes

17 Step 6 Instruction for Students in Academic Hour “Specialized “ classes Targeted ELA students receive a combination Study Island, a web based interactive learning program, and curriculum created collaboratively with Central’s Language Arts Coach, Tom Corcoran Targeted ELA students receive a combination Study Island, a web based interactive learning program, and curriculum created collaboratively with Central’s Language Arts Coach, Tom Corcoran Targeted Math students receive a combination of ALEX, a web based interactive learning program, and curriculum created collaboratively with Central’s Math Coach,,Janet Brown Targeted Math students receive a combination of ALEX, a web based interactive learning program, and curriculum created collaboratively with Central’s Math Coach,,Janet Brown

18 Step 7 A Robust Activity Time After the Academic Hour Guitar Club Guitar Club Flag Football, Soccer, Basket ball, Nation Ball, Hockey, and Tennis Flag Football, Soccer, Basket ball, Nation Ball, Hockey, and Tennis Art room activities every day Art room activities every day Lego Eduventure Science Club Lego Eduventure Science Club Game room, movies, and fun events Game room, movies, and fun events Guest teachers in Art, music and dance. Guest teachers in Art, music and dance.

19 Central Middle School and Prime Time Thank You!


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