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1 Student Success Planning in Connecticut Cross Division Professional Development February

2 Legislation An Act Concerning Implementation Dates for Secondary School Reform … commencing July 1, 2012, and each school year thereafter, each local and regional board of education shall create a student success plan for each student enrolled in a public school, beginning in grade six. Such student success plan shall include a students career and academic choices in grades six to twelve, inclusive. Source: SDE

3 Purpose Prepares students for -postsecondary education, life, and careers -competition in a dynamic global economy Provides students -opportunity to design their own future with the support of critical adults and innovative school policies -opportunity to know and understand self in a positive learning environment Source: SDE

4 Student Engagement Source: SDE o Helps student stay connected in school o Helps students achieve post-secondary education and career goals o Begins in 6 th grade, continues through high school and beyond o Establishes an adult support team o Provides students with support in setting goals (academic and personal) o Explores career paths

5 Core Components Academic Development Career Development Social, Emotional and Physical Development. Source: SDE

6 Academic Development Rigorous Courses Linked to Interests, Skills & Career Pathways Courses For The Attainment of Education &/or Career Goals Successful Completion of Portfolio/Capstone Project Support & Assessment of Student Progress With Mentor/Advisor Timely Intervention & Student Support Learning Experiences Outside of the Classroom Source: SDE

7 Interest and Ability Inventories Career Exploration and Interest/Career Courses Post Secondary Education and Career Pathway Development Experiential Learning (i.e., Work-based learning, community service, capstone project) Career Development Source: SDE

8 Social, emotional and physical Self-Regulation and Resiliency Positive Peer Relationships Broadened Awareness of Self Within A Global Context Healthy and Safe Life Skills/Choices Identification of School & Community Resources Source: SDE

9 Secondary School Reform Student success plans (SSPs) are tools that integrate the best features of individual education plans (IEPs) and advisor- advisee programs that have been initiated in thousands of middle and high schools nationwide.

10 Implications for our Districts Must have a SSP in place for all students grades 6-12 by July 1, 2012 Intangible Beyond Guidance Department –Advisories –SSP Advisors/Mentors Accountability

11 Challenges for our Districts Electronic and Portable Computer Access Scheduling K-8 schools IEP-SSP Connection

12 Development of Resources A state-led team is in the process of developing supporting materials for districts –Process Flow Chart –Action Plan to facilitate self audit and planning –Web Site –Toolkit –Model SSPs from all regions of the state, urban/suburban models

13 Training & Technical Assistance Creation of modules to address SSP development within districts –Multiple overview workshops to provide expectations of SSP, model SSPs, and resources –Content specific workshops Special Education Implementing SSP into the School Day Advisor/Advisory programs Ongoing workshop development to address emerging needs of districts On site consultation as needed

14 Alphabet Soup SSP – Student Success Plan ILP – Individualized Learning Plan IEP – Individualized Education Program SOP – Summary of Performance 504 Plan – Provides protection under the Rehabilitation Act – Section 504 IHP – Individualized Healthcare Plan FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Source: SDE


16 SSP & Other Plans SSP can not replace other individualized plans (e.g., IEP, 504, IHP) Other plans are legal documents Students with disabilities/medical conditions must be included in the general education SSP process Integrated process between all students and adults SSP and individual plans can inform the development of each other SSP can be attached to individualized plans All plans should be student driven and include ongoing input from parents and professionals Source: SDE

17 SSP & Other Student Planning Comprehensive Developmental Guidance and Counseling Program (school counselors) Transition planning by the PPT Summary of Performance Advisor/Advisee – Mentor/Mentee Systems Work-based learning programs Source: SDE

18 Developing the SSP Ensure that the following personnel are actively involved in the development of the SSP as well as the implementation process: Special Education School Nurses 504 Coordinator School Counselors School Social Workers School Psychologists College/Career/Vocational Counselors Other related services personnel (e.g., OT, PT, Speech) Ensure that all students have an opportunity to work with a dedicated adult mentor/advisor and a group of integrated students Source: SDE

19 For More Information Look for the Secondary School Reform page of the Connecticut State Department of Educations website for information on: –Connecticut Student Success Plans –Model Criteria and Recommended Elements –Connecticut Career Pathways –Capstone Projects – essential and recommended practices

20 CREC C ONTACT I NFORMATION Community Education – Anne Raymond Teaching & Learning – Linda T. Darcy – Mary E. Clark Student Services – Rose McGurkin-Fuhr

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