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1 At a Glance Review: No Child Left Behind Title I School Improvement Requirements Charleston Marriott September 18, 2008 Presented by: Karen Davies, Title I School Improvement Coordinator Jan Stanley, State Title I Director WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

2 Requirements for School Improvement No Child Left Behind §1116 Overview of Workshop Title I School Improvement Resources Timeline for LEA Reporting Requirements NCLB School Improvement Requirements Public School Choice /Supplemental Educational Services NCLB School Plan Revision Requirements Introduction to School Plan Navigation School Needs Assessment Review & Root Causes Strategic Plan School Team Work Sessions

3 Title I School Improvement Resources No Child Left Behind Act of Section 1116 (b)(2) (A)-(C) Non-regulatory Guidance (www.ed.gov) School Improvement, January 7, 2004 Public School Choice, February 6, 2004 Supplemental Educational Services, June 13, 2005 The New Title I: The Changing Landscape of Accountability by Kristen Tosh Cowan, Esq. (Revised May 2007) Title I Handbooks, Volumes I and II Title I Website Calendar, School Improvement Section, etc.)

4 Title I School Improvement Resources Title I School Improvement Tool Kit Is now available on-line vementtoolkit Purpose: to provide models and resources to assist LEAs and schools with implementing school improvement according to the requirements of NCLB.

5 Timeline for LEA Reporting Requirements District Report for Title I Schools Identified for Improvement - Sept.30 District Report for School Choice – Sept. 30 Copy of letter sent to parents for school choice – Sept. 30 District Report for Supplemental Educational Services – Nov. 1 Copy of letter sent to parents for SES – Nov. 1 The following must be submitted to verify LEA school plan revision approval: School Improvement Assurance Checklist Title I Rubric -before or approximately Dec. 1 (LEA has 45 days to review) Title I School Improvement Toolkit -Reporting forms & sample parent notification letters are now available on-line:

6 NCLB School Improvement Requirements 101 After two or more consecutive years of not meeting AYP standards, the LEA shall: Identify the school for improvement Provide notice to parents of all students in the school Develop or revise the school improvement plan Ensure that 10% of the schools allocation is utilized for professional development each year the school is identified for improvement Provide technical assistance from LEA and SEA

7 NCLB School Improvement Requirements 101 And, in addition, must offer the following sanctions: Year two: Public School Choice (PSC) Year three: PSC & Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Year four: PSC, SES, and Corrective Action (CA) Year five: PSC, SES, CA, & Planning for Alternative Governance Year six:PSC, SES, CA, & Alternative Governance

8 NCLB School Improvement Requirements 101 Year four and beyond: Defining Corrective Action The term corrective action means action consistent with State law, that substantially and directly responds to: Consistent academic failure of a school that caused the LEA to take such action; Underlying staffing, curriculum, or other problems in the school; and Designed to increase the likelihood that each subgroup will meet or exceed the States proficiency levels of achievement.

9 NCLB School Improvement Requirements 101 Year four and beyond: Corrective Action The LEA must choose at least one of the following: Replace staff that is relevant to failure to make AYP Institute and implement a new curriculum providing appropriate professional development Significantly decrease management authority at school Appoint outside expert to advise the school Extend the school day or school year Restructure the internal organizational structure of the school

10 NCLB School Improvement Requirements 101 Year five and beyond: Restructuring Options The LEA shall implement at least one of the following arrangements: *Reopen the school as a public charter school Replace all or most of the school staff relevant to the failure of the school Enter into a contract with an entity with a demonstrated record of effectiveness to operate the school Turn the operation of the school over to the State Any other major restructuring that makes fundamental reforms *There are no charter schools in West Virginia. Therefore, this is not a viable option.

11 NCLB School Improvement Requirements According to NCLB LEAs are required to notify parents of: School improvement status (all SW parents) must include: subject, subgroup(s), LEA and school response, how parents can become involved School choice option(s) (all SW parents) prior to the first day of school must offer at least 2 choices (if possible) all transfers must be in place by September 15 Supplemental Educational Services (all eligible students) Must begin asap after the first day of school Must offer as many providers as appropriate for identified school SES information, sample letters on Title I website:

12 There will be a separate meeting with the Title I Directors of the two schools offering supplemental educational services this afternoon

13 NCLB School Improvement Plan Requirements According to NCLB section 1116, a Title I school identified for improvement must develop or revise a school improvement plan which must be approved by the LEA.

14 NCLB School Plan Revision Requirements LEA establishes a process for the peer review of the Title I plans Within 45 days of receiving the plan, the LEA must review the school plan If needed, the LEA must work with the school to make necessary revisions The LEA shall approve the school plan if it meets the requirements of §1116 Complete and return the Title I rubric and the SEA assurance checklist (both are on the on-line SI Tool Kit listed under LEA Reporting Forms

15 NCLB School Improvement Plan Requirements The plan must... be developed or revised not later than three months after being identified for improvement (Due date to LEA: on or before December 1, 2008); cover a two-year period that specifically addresses the academic issues that caused the identification for school improvement; be reviewed and approved within 45 days using the LEA Peer Review Process (Due date: on or before January 15, 2009); and be implemented immediately upon approval by the LEA.

16 NCLB School Improvement Plan Requirements Consultation The school must engage in significant consultation during the development of this plan specifically with: parents school staff the LEA (county support team) outside experts Documentation must be maintained and will be reviewed during monitoring to demonstrate that the LEA (county) has provided technical assistance.

17 NCLB School Improvement Plan Requirements Specifically, according to NCLB section 1116, the plan must address: core academic subjects measurable goals and objectives research based instructional strategies sustained professional development *teacher mentoring program *technical assistance from LEA and SEA parent involvement extended learning time *Indicates not specifically requested within five year strategic plan

18 NCLB School Improvement Plan Requirements Teacher Mentoring Program High quality, structured mentoring programs have a positive effect on the retention of qualified teachers. Therefore, all schools identified for improvement must incorporate a teacher mentoring program. Mentoring programs pair novice teachers with more experienced professionals who serve as role models and provide practical support and encouragement.

19 NCLB School Improvement Plan Requirements How can a school meet the teacher mentoring program requirement? Employ a literacy, numeracy, or academic coach Contract services for a literacy, numeracy, or academic coach Utilize a school level Title I specialist as a coach within the school Ask yourself these questions: Is mentoring/coaching already being implemented in your county/school? If yes, how can current mentoring/coaching practices best be incorporated into your school?

20 NCLB School Plan Revision Requirements A Title I school (regardless of the program – SW or TA) identified for school improvement must spend 10% of the schools total allocation, for each year that the school is in improvement (to provide the schools teachers and principal(s) high quality professional development).

21 The plan must specifically describe how the funds will be used (10% professional development requirement and school improvement grant funds) in order to remove the school from school improvement status. NCLB School Plan Revision Requirements Documentation should be maintained to verify 10% professional development expenditures

22 School Improvement Grants Status of grants... One more thing...

23 15 competitive school improvement grants awarded for $50,441 in June 2008 Additional round of competitive grants available for those schools not receiving a grant and newly identified Title I improvement schools USDE provides that grants must be of sufficient size and scope to support the activities required under NCLB section 1116 and 1117 Grants must be issued for at least $50,000 for each participating school School Improvement Grants Information will be forthcoming to the following eligible schools: Philippi Elementary (Barbour), Enslow Middle (Cabell), Doddridge Elementary (Doddridge), Nutter Fort Intermediate (Harrison), Mason-Dixon Elementary (Monongalia), Mt. View Elementary/Middle (Monroe), Cherry River Elementary (Nicholas), Kingwood Elementary (Preston), & George Ward Elementary (Randolph)

24 16 School Improvement TIS grants awarded for $85,000 in June additional School Improvement TIS grants awarded for $85,000 in August 2008: Phillippi Elementary (Barbour) Mason-Dixon Elementary (Monongalia) Enslow Middle (Cabell) Cherry River Elementary (Nicholas) Doddridge Elementary (Doddridge) George Ward Elemetnary (Randolph) Pt. Pleasant Intermediate Mason) School Improvement Technology Integration Specialist (TIS)Grants All schools now have a TIS grant.

25 Questions?

26 Lets visit the new five year strategic plan website... https://wveis.k12.wv.us/wvfiveyearonlinestrategicplan/

27 School Needs Assessment and Determining Root Causes Question to Consider Why Use Data?

28 School Needs Assessment and Determining Root Causes Data Analysis Four types of data to be examined: External Trends Achievement Data Other Outcome Data Data about Culture/Conditions

29 School Needs Assessment and Determining Root Causes External Trends Outside factors that affect achievement Age distribution of county population Socio economic status of district Family structures Drug abuse Crime rate Technology trends

30 School Needs Assessment and Determining Root Causes Achievement Summative tests Benchmark tests Formative assessments OF learning Formative assessments FOR learning

31 School Needs Assessment and Determining Root Causes Other Outcome Data Attendance Discipline Drop out rates Graduation rates

32 School Needs Assessment and Determining Root Causes Culture –Conditions-Practices Monitoring reports Walk through summaries Making Middle Grades Work Reports OEPA Reports SREB Reports School self assessment of high yield strategies

33 Examine Possible Reasons for Not Meeting Objectives TeacherLearnerCurriculumClassroom Teaching strategies Student engagement Aligned with testInstructional materials ExpectationsSelf-efficacyMapping sequencePhysical environment Understanding of CSOs and content area Understanding of CSOs Appropriate to grade level Daily interruptions Teaching experience Prior learning experiences Test administrationLearning climate Classroom management skills Parental supportAccommodation for learning styles Disciplinary problems Determining Root Causes

34 Establish Priorities Review the root causes Prioritize the major concerns Focus on what you can actually change

35 Lets Summarize the Utilization of Data Student Achievement Data Goals and Objectives External Trend DataStrategies Other Student Outcome Data Strategies Culture, Conditions, and Practices Strategies

36 Lets Summarize WHAT to ImproveHOW to Improve GOALSSTRATEGY ObjectiveAction step ObjectiveAction step

37 Thank you for your continuous contribution to improving the lives of children throughout West Virginia!

38 For further or specific technical assistance contact... Karen Davies, West Virginia Department of Education Title I School Improvement Coordinator (304) or your Title I State Representative


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