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1 Ensuring Accessibility to All Students Through Data Driven Programs K. Minn and L. Wolfe

2 Points to Ponder What is the AP culture at my school? What is the AP culture at my school? Do we wish to solely increase student enrollment, only to have the “cream of the crop” student, or are we looking for a healthy blend of students enrolled in our AP courses? Do we wish to solely increase student enrollment, only to have the “cream of the crop” student, or are we looking for a healthy blend of students enrolled in our AP courses? Who are my teammates? What district personnel can I count on to help us build a better program? What partnerships are available to me? Who are the fellow administrators, teachers and support staff that will help us grow? Who are my teammates? What district personnel can I count on to help us build a better program? What partnerships are available to me? Who are the fellow administrators, teachers and support staff that will help us grow? How are teachers involved in decision making? How much can I count on teachers to shift the culture? How are teachers involved in decision making? How much can I count on teachers to shift the culture? How are students given access to AP classes? What are we doing to recruit students? Are we successful with these efforts? How are students given access to AP classes? What are we doing to recruit students? Are we successful with these efforts? What do students know about the classes they are taking? How does our AP Program help students become college, career and life ready? What do students know about the classes they are taking? How does our AP Program help students become college, career and life ready?

3 Supporting Our Program Help teachers create measurable, achievable goals that will benefit students Help teachers create measurable, achievable goals that will benefit students Support professional development efforts for teachers Support professional development efforts for teachers Create a pipeline to support program growth and attrition Create a pipeline to support program growth and attrition Create mentor opportunities for novice teachers Create mentor opportunities for novice teachers Celebrate accomplishments of both teachers and students. Involve community stakeholders and use incentives when possible. Celebrate accomplishments of both teachers and students. Involve community stakeholders and use incentives when possible. Encourage collaborative conversations. Support and AP PLC if possible. Encourage collaborative conversations. Support and AP PLC if possible. Begin vertical conversations Begin vertical conversations

4 AP Potential Purpose: Helps to identify students who have a high propensity for success in specific AP courses based on skills for which they demonstrated mastery on the PSAT Helps to identify students who have a high propensity for success in specific AP courses based on skills for which they demonstrated mastery on the PSAT Increases access for all students Increases access for all students Determining whether a schools course offerings should increase, decrease, or stay the same Determining whether a schools course offerings should increase, decrease, or stay the same Time saver for recruiting students Time saver for recruiting students Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors can access the information on AP Potential: html Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors can access the information on AP Potential: html html html

5 Using AP Potential Data AP Potential Letter to Students and Parents Administration, Teachers, and the District Office mail home a letter to each student/parent informing the student/parent of the courses they would have a high likelihood of passing the AP Exam and being successful in the overall course Administration, Teachers, and the District Office mail home a letter to each student/parent informing the student/parent of the courses they would have a high likelihood of passing the AP Exam and being successful in the overall course Along with the letter is an invitation to our AP Night (could be run by College Board or on your own) Along with the letter is an invitation to our AP Night (could be run by College Board or on your own) See the bottom of the left column for Parent/Family resources: including a customizable parent night PPT See the bottom of the left column for Parent/Family resources: including a customizable parent night PPT

6 Using AP Potential Data (con’t) AP Potential Rosters Guidance Counselors receive administration approved rosters for future scheduling Guidance Counselors receive administration approved rosters for future scheduling Guidance collects information from students regarding the program Guidance collects information from students regarding the program Gives Guidance the opportunity to address misconceptions and answer student/parent questions Gives Guidance the opportunity to address misconceptions and answer student/parent questions Teachers create their own and distribute to help with course selection Teachers create their own and distribute to help with course selection Helps teachers select future courses for students Helps teachers select future courses for students Gives teachers an opportunity to motivate students who have the potential to be successful Gives teachers an opportunity to motivate students who have the potential to be successful

7 Consider with Reflection Review the rosters to see how well the predictions aligned Review the rosters to see how well the predictions aligned Before locking in your master schedule, check to be sure students were not missed from the AP Rosters Before locking in your master schedule, check to be sure students were not missed from the AP Rosters Compare the percentage threshold to that which College Board recommends and correlate your data Compare the percentage threshold to that which College Board recommends and correlate your data Return to the reasons students did not take courses and assess the validity of these excuses Return to the reasons students did not take courses and assess the validity of these excuses

8 Using SOAS Data What does SOAS provide for your benefit? Overall performance data Overall performance data Skill analysis Skill analysis Question analysis Question analysis Comparable group analysis Comparable group analysis /SOAS%20Tutorial.pdf /SOAS%20Tutorial.pdf /SOAS%20Tutorial.pdf /SOAS%20Tutorial.pdf

9 More Helpful Information Review questions Review questions See skill associated with the question See skill associated with the question See state standards associated with the question See state standards associated with the question State level summary reports available State level summary reports available Demographics are comparable Demographics are comparable College major College major

10 Create a Plan Use the handout provided to help plan the next steps for your program. Share ideas with those around you. Collaborate, encourage, inspire and ask questions of your experts and peers.

11 Big Future

12 Contact Information Louise Wolfe Kara Minn


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