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1 Quality Education Investment Act of 2006 (QEIA) Principal Informational Meeting February 26, 2007 Oakland Unified School District in collaboration with Oakland Education Association [EDITED EDITION]

2 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 General Information about QEIA Established in S.B and enacts agreement for use of Proposition 98 Full Minimum Funding Guarantee Intended for school improvement activities, primarily class size reduction, high quality professional development, experienced teacher distribution, and reduction of student-to-counselor ratios in high schools. Total funding = $2.7 billion to selected schools over a seven year period.

3 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Goal of QEIA Improve the quality of academic instruction and the level of pupil achievement in schools in which students have high levels of poverty and complex educational needs Develop exemplary school district and school practices that will create the working conditions and classroom learning environments that will attract and retain well-qualified teachers, administrators and other staff

4 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Funding Eligible schools: Ranked in decile 1 or 2 per 2005 base API HPSG schools are eligible provided they agree to meet requirements for both programs 1,455 schools are eligible, but funds will serve only about one-third of those schools Funding levels are based on the recent CBEDS. Kindergarten and grades one to three receive $500/student Grades four to eight will receive $900/student Grades nine to twelve receive $1,000/ student (1 st year: K-3 $333; 4-8 $600; 9-12 $667) Funding levels will be adjusted annually based on the prior years CBEDS number and allocated by CDS code Schools breaking up: only the school with the original CDS code and its students will be eligible for further funding

5 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Timeline and Selection Process The selection process Was developed based on substantial stakeholder input All eligible and applying schools will be included in a random selection process Individual schools will be selected based on each districts prioritization of all of its QEIA-eligible schools Timeline is quick! Application released February 2007 School applications due March 19 signed by SSC chair Presentation at March 28 Board Meeting District Assurances and list to CDE March 30 Participating schools selected May 2007 Initial funding released July 2007

6 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Core Requirements-Standard Program There are five core requirements 1.Lower class sizes 2.Lower the pupil-to-counselor ratio 3.Ensure highly qualified teachers 4.Ensure teacher experience is equal to or better than district average 5.Meet student outcome requirements – API growth targets, increased attendance, increase graduation rates **Also school must meet all Williams regulations

7 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Standard Program – Core requirements Schools must meet the five requirements by Interim benchmarks include: By the end of schools must be one-third of the way toward meeting the core requirements: 1.Class size 2.Pupil-to-counselor ratio 3.NCLB highly qualified teachers 4.Teacher experience 5.API growth targets By the end of , be two-thirds of the way

8 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Requirement 1. Class-Size Reduction The school must participate in existing K-3 CSR – no more than 20 pupils per class For self-contained classrooms in grades 4-8, the lesser of: Five pupils fewer than average per classroom, per grade 25 pupils per classroom average, per grade Classes of more than 27 are prohibited For classes in ELA, reading, math, science, history and social science in grades 4-12, the lesser of: Five pupils fewer that average per classroom per grade 25 pupils per classroom average, per grade Classes of more than 27 are prohibited

9 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Counselors + HQT_ Requirements Lower pupil-to-counselor ratio for high school participants No more than 300 to 1 Each counselor must hold a services credential with a specialization in Pupil Personnel Services Ensure each teacher is highly qualified in the subject area In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act Must include intern teachers

10 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Professional Development_ Requirement 3 continued QEIA schools must ensure that teachers and instructional paraprofessionals participate in a program of PD The PD must be developed collaboratively, detailed in the SPSA, and include 40 hours per year per teacher. (at least one third of the teachers are to participate in PD each year, so that all teachers have participated by the end of the 3 rd year of full funding) PD can also include: Teacher collaboration time to develop new lessons Time to analyze pupil data Teacher mentoring and coaching projects Extra support to improve practice

11 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Teacher Experience_ Requirement 4 Teaching experience for a QEIA school must equal the average for the school district for this type of school….Must exceed for first 3 years; must equal in the fourth year

12 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 API Growth Target_ Requirement 5 Exceed the school-wide API growth target (on average) during the first three years of full implementation, and at least meeting it in subsequent funding years Both subgroup and schoolwide growth targets will be a minimum of 5 points until an API score of 800 (the current statewide target) is reached or exceeded. (In prior years, the minimum schoolwide target was one point until an API of 800 was reached.)

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17 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Alternative Program Options SB 1133 (EC ) authorizes districts and chartering authorities to apply to use Alternative Program requirements Limited to 15% of total (statewide) pupils funded Districts that apply for the Alternative Program on behalf of a regular school may not apply for funding for the Standard Program at that school Based on reliable data and consistent with sound, scientifically based research Costs do not exceed funding Funding alternative schools Must agree to comply with the Alternative Program requirements Must exceed API targets every year Are subject to the same termination procedures

18 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Alternative Programs - Criteria What is consistent with sound, scientifically based research? Current (based on contemporary standards) Confirmed (has been replicated) Replicable (can be reproduced) Generalizable (results can be applied to the population from which the sample was drawn) Source: EC (j)

19 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 District Responsibilities & Assurances Ensure that school administrators have exemplary qualifications and provide high quality professional development for each administrator Provide fiscal and evaluation data requested by the CDE for annual reviews Assist in developing a comprehensive seven year professional development plan that can prioritize need in the areas of the Nine Essential Components Ensure teacher experience levels are met

20 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 OUSD Ranking Schools Needs for QEIA These current conditions will impact the ranking of OUSD schools: OUSDs Tiered Support and Intervention categorization of schools Student demographics, performance levels, transient rates, academic challenges, including high CAHSEE failure rate Teacher and administrator retention and experience School culture and physical conditions Schools instructional context, curriculum, history of improvement efforts, lessons learned Are the needs of the school aligned with QEIA benefits Whether the physical and resource capacity of the school is sufficient for successful implementation

21 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 Next steps Public meeting Each school participating in QEIA must hold a public meeting The SSC, ELAC, OEA representatives, community members would be invited You will need to submit to Accountability: flyer, agenda, sign ins, and minutes from this meeting The purpose of these meetings is to inform parents and community members about the requirements of the program and to discuss plans for improving academic achievement at your schools For the district to sign off on the Assurances, additionally we will present at the March 28 Board meeting School application (signed in blue); Drug Free Workplace Certification

22 OUSD_QEIA Information Feb_March 07 QEIA Resources OUSD management: OEA/CTA leadership: Resources and Application Academic Program Survey (APS) Essential Program Components


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