Florida Accountability System Began grading all schools A–F in 1999 Grade based solely on FCAT scores Vouchers available to any student in F school Rapid expansion of Charter and Choice Schools
Marion County 48 schools 34% minority 58% Free and Reduced Lunch 11 - Low-Performing Schools 3 - F schools 8 - D schools Only 1 - A school Business Community up in arms!
Developed the Continuous Improvement Model And implemented Rigor and Relevance Training
Marion CIM Results Went from three F, eight D and only one A school in 1999 to twenty A, sixteen B and no F schools by 2003 Moved Marion from a low-performing district to an A district and above state average for first time in its history Helped close the achievement gap between student demographic groups
Reduced African-American students failing FCAT from 50% to 30% Reduced Hispanic students failing FCAT from 38% to 29% Cut the dropout rate almost in half… from 5.7% to 2.8%
Results Documented in: Educators in Action: Strategic Improvement Efforts Published by American Productivity and Quality Center 2007
In 2003, I was Appointed Floridas First Chancellor of K12 Public Schools
And given responsibility For over 300 of Floridas Lowest Performing Schools
Between 2003-2006 the Continuous Improvement Model was implemented in over 300 of Floridas lowest-performing D and F Schools Through the Assistance Plus Program
In two years over 80% Moved off the low-performing list.
Lessons Learned The story of Americas public schools is NOT a story of failure! We educate more students today to a higher standard than ever before in our history! But the world is changing even faster than we are. Todays students are wired differently!
Apex Learning- Paul Allen (Microsoft Co-Founder) AP Course Offerings 2003….. 8,400 2006….. 30,200 Growth Rate = 50%
What Do Virtual School Students Say They Like Best About It?
What Do Virtual School Students Say They Like Best About It? Individual Attention One-on-One Instruction
Some Good News: They Want to Come to Your School….
Some Good News: They Want to Come to Your School…. But They Want It To Be Very Different!
How we educate our children in the future will be more important than how much we educate them.How we educate our children in the future will be more important than how much we educate them. - Thomas Friedman World is Flat 2006 Lessons Learned
Source: USA Today Todays Students Are wired DIFFERENT!
Does This Remind You of Someone At Your School?
Student Survey Percentages Survey Statement TotalMaleFemale I enjoy being at school 50.247.453.2 Teachers make school an exciting place to learn 33.032.932.6 Teachers have fun at school 38.539.837.6 Learning can be fun 63.559.069.3
Student Survey Percentages Survey Statement TotalMaleFemale At school I am encouraged to be creative 58.856.461.3 My classes help me understand what is happening in my everyday life 39.839.340.9 I learn new things that are interesting to me at school 66.363.869.9
Student Survey Percentages Survey Statement TotalMaleFemale Teachers care about me as an individual 51.050.152.7 Teachers care if I am absent from school 49.547.752.1
Survey Tools International Center for Leadership in Education We Learn Student Survey We Teach Instructional Staff Survey We Lead Leadership Survey
Application Model 1. Knowledge in one discipline 2. Application within discipline 3. Application across disciplines 4. Application to real-world predictable situations 5. Application to real-world unpredictable situations
Is it Application? If NO If NO If YES - Is it real world? If NO and one discipline If NO and one discipline If NO and interdisciplinary If NO and interdisciplinary If YES - Is it unpredictable? If NO If NO If YES If YES Application Model Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
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