Presentation on theme: "Doing Whatever It Takes Pasadena ISD Expectation Graduation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Doing Whatever It Takes Pasadena ISD Expectation Graduation Student Success:Doing Whatever It TakesPasadena ISD Expectation Graduation
2 Demographics 51,000 students 61 campuses: 85.8% minority 34 elementary 26% LEP70.3% economically disadvantaged7.8% special education1 to 22 student/teacher ratio61 campuses:34 elementary8 middle schools10 intermediate5 high school4 alternative campuses
3 The mission of Pasadena Independent School District, which requires the commitment of all employees,parents, business and community members, and studentsis to guarantee that all students will:Acquire the knowledgeMaster the skillsMaximize the talents necessary to fulfill their potential as responsible citizens in the ever-changing world of the 21st century.
4 OUR CHALLENGEWith a broadly held passion for school improvement and a true commitment to high levels of academic and social success for each child, the Pasadena Independent School District sought to reinvent its high schools to meet the needs of 21st century learners.Take out 60% and 40% and 15% match? Maybe use this for grant award amounts.The district has now broadened the challenge to a Pre K – 12 reformation.
5 Rigor and Relevance Process DataThe superintendent along with the district’s Expectation Graduation Team used assessment data, attendance and dropout rates to drive systemic change. The data revealed a critical need for intervention at the 9th grade level.InterventionThis intervention led to a comprehensive overhaul from Pre-K through 12 based on the guidance of the International Center’s highly effective coaching, processes, and procedures.
6 District Action: Establishing Need and Gaining Buy-in :A Year of AnalysisDistrict Action: Establishing Need and Gaining Buy-inThe district spent one year studying the “why” of the need for change.Input was gathered from focus groups to establish a district-wide Expectation Graduation Team composed of all stakeholders.The Expectation Graduation Team reviewed survey results, focus group feedback, research on dropout initiatives, and the nine characteristics of successful high schools provided by the International Center.Campus ActionHigh Schools created their own Expectation Graduation Task forces that included the feeder school principals. These groups were facilitated by the International Center for Leadership.
7 2005-2006: A Year of Development Dr. Daggett’s keynote presentations to all district leaders and administratorsestablished a sense of the need for change and set the stage for the creationof a shared vision about what 21st century students will need to be successful.District teams developed a multi-year improvement plan that identified common issues for each school’s improvement plan and recommended processes for sustained improvement.Staff development was provided on the Rigor/Relevance Framework, academic teaming, data-driven instruction and differentiated literacy strategies.The district’s graduation plans for high school completion were presented to the school board and the District Education Committee.All high schools became members of the Successful Practices network.
8 :A Year of EmpowermentPre-K - 12 administrators participated in staff development on instructional leadership.Each high school was provided with an International Center consultant who met with campus teams on a monthly basis to design, monitor, and evaluate progress on both student academic performance and engagement.
9 Dr. Daggett addressed all 9th grade students on preparing for the 21 century.Academic teaming and advisory periods wereestablished for 9th graders.An early start date was implemented for all freshmenhigh school students.Both students and parents were provided withopportunities to visit the high school in the springprior to enrollment.Based on a review of achievement data, each campus developed three researched based instructional practices such as cooperative learning, note taking skills, and questioning skills for implementation campus wide.
10 Year of Empowerment… continued… A system to monitor the Expectation Graduation Plans on a monthlybasis was implemented.Pre-K -12 professional development continued on the Rigor/RelevanceFramework, including Quadrant D lesson planning, instructional leadership ,and academic teaming.The district organized study tours to International Center modelschools, including Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach,Fla. and Brockton High in Brockton, Mass.Over 100 district administrators and teachers have attended theModel Schools Conference each year for the past three years to observeand draw inspiration.
11 Rigor and Relevance Training With ICLE Center Consultant, Lin Kuzmich
12 : A Year of ExpansionA robust, laser-like focus was given to research based strategies and literacy strategiesData teams establishedon each campusData teams regularly review and report on periodic student assessments, attendance, discipline, and stretch learning.Walk-through classroom training for administratorsSupports the team academically by completing the academic support activities?Ray McNulty provided a keynote address to all district teachers and administrators on relationships.Academic Teaming expanded to 10th grade.
14 Teams of master teachers PreK-12 are developing Quadrant D chunk plans forall grade levels under the directionof Lin Kuzmich.Monthly meetings continue with highschools and consultants.Approximately 70 days of professionaldevelopment or consulting wasprovided by the International Center.The number of advanced placementtests taken by studentsincreased from 350 to 1400.Planning is underway for the implementationof career academies in grades 11 and 12.A data base of Quadrant D lessons is kept on Eduphoria so that all teachers have access.4: AssessmentUnit TestsQuizzesBenchmark TestsInformal Assessment“Are we off course?Have we lost anyone along the way?Do we need to go back?”Based upon your assessment data, some are ready for enrichment and others will need reteaching. How will you group students to meet their needs…..to reteach….to tutor? What will your plan be?5: Tutorials6: EnrichmentNew adventureBandage & repair“Crystal clear water, sunny skies and breezy palm trees, isn’t that a great picture of success for all!”7: MaintenanceSteer in the right directionDon’t forget what you have learnedQuick Starts“Hang on to the wheel – the student’s future is in your hands and all eyes are upon you.”8: MonitoringProvide SupportEveryone has a job to doMonitoring by everyoneProvide the needed tools“The ROCK is a symbol of strength”Lessons Learned Along The WayGoalStudent Achievement & SuccessMapPlan for getting what you wantDetoursCandy IslandClover IslandSleepy IslandShip Wreck IslandResultsKnowledge is a treasure and teachers hold the map.
15 Course completion and promotion rates Measuring Up!AttendanceDisciplineCourse completion and promotion rates
30 Intermediate campus boasts 28% gain in Science Intermediate campus boasts 28% gain in ScienceLimited English Proficient gains across the district in Math and ReadingHigh School campus sees double-digit performance increases in grade 9, 10, and 11 mathNine elementary campuses expected to be rated Exemplary (increase of 7)
34 What We Learned About the Process Campus Data Teams are powerful inhelping teachers to be laser focused.The process requires one full yearof planning and study prior toimplementation.Instructional development is critical for all principals and assistant principals.Ongoing monitoring of plan is crucial.Implementing two research-based strategies district- wide per year improves instruction.Providing Walkthrough Training for all administrators creates a common vision and vocabulary.
35 Next Steps Continued focus on academic teaming Add two additional research-based strategies to be implemented district-wideContinue Quadrant D lesson planning across all grade levels and curriculum areas. Place all on eduphoria! Forethought as a tool kit for teachersWeekly planning meetings with math and science teachers for lesson design to work through teacher and student expectations for the weekSustained training and mentoring for new teachersWalkthrough training and emphasis on monitoring for all administrators
36 High school students turn cafeteria cooking grease intobio-diesel fuel.
37 Thank You to our Pasadena ISD Board of TrusteesMr. Marshall Kendrick Board President Mrs. Vicki Morgan Vice President Mr. Jerry Speer Secretary Mr. Frank Braden Assistant Secretary Mrs. Carmen Orozco Board Member Mr. Fred Roberts Board Member Mrs. Nelda Sullivan Board Member
38 We thank our consultants from the International Center Dr. Bill DaggettTodd DaggettLin KuzmichDistrict and South Houston High SchoolRay McNultyDistrict and Sam Rayburn High SchoolJim Miles - The SummitSam Houston – Dobie High SchoolDale Eggebraaten – Guidance Center and Skill CenterHelen Branigan – Pasadena Memorial HSJim Causby –Pasadena High SchoolJoe Hochreiter – Tegeler Career Center