2Please sit by SIP goal area 1.) Find the SIP goal area that matches the Action Research area you work on at school2.) Only 2 people from each school per table3.) Each table should have representatives from at least 3 schools
7Agenda Sharing: Implementing the 4 Quality Levels Action Research/PDSA (in the classroom)Wrap-up/Evaluation
8The Continuous Improvement Classroom Ground rules created by studentsClassroom mission statementsClassroom and student measurable goalsQuality tools and PDSA used regularlyThe Continuous Improvement ClassroomClassroom data centersClassroom meetings facilitated by studentsStudent-led conferencesStudent data folders
9The CRCSD Continuous Improvement Classroom (Read this first ) Student data folders are used to represent student progress.--> Students maintain their own data folders (or portfolios) and share them with parents during “student led conferences”
10Expected Outcomes of the continuous improvement classroom Student ownership, responsibility and accountability for learningIncreased academic achievementCustomer/student focusedResults driven
12Earlier today you completed the Continuous Improvement Self-Assessment… Let’s Reflect!
13SharingAs you reflect upon your progress with continuous improvement & the 4 Quality Levels…What were your key accomplishments? Success stories? Challenges?What changes did you observe in achievement, attitude and climate?What are your plans to continue implementation? What are your key focus areas for next year?
14Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: The World is Changing
15The World is Flat Permanent Change! ”The long-term opportunities and challenges that the flattening of the world puts before the United States are profound. Therefore, our ability to get by doing things the way we’ve been doing them…will not suffice any more.”Permanent Change!Thomas Friedman
16Learning From Dramatically Improved Schools! What process do they use to improvement their district, schools and classrooms?
17Reading Test Scores - Brazosport ISD 98%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%96.6%93.9%White93.8%92.3%82%All StudentsHispanicAfricanAmerican70%64%60%EconomicallyDisadvantaged50%91–9292–9393–9494–9595–9696–9797–9898–9999–00
18Writing Test Scores - Brazosport ISD 98%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%White96.7%All Students95.6%94.1%93.2%Hispanic80%EconomicallyDisadvantaged70%AfricanAmerican60%59%57%91–9292–9393–9494–9595–9696–9797–9898–9999–00
19Math - Aldine ISD White Hispanic Students African American 30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%93.5%White90.9%89.1%Hispanic88.1%84. 4%AllStudents56.2%AfricanAmerican55.0%49.4%EconomicallyDisadvantaged47.2%42.2%93–9494–9595–9696–9797–9898–9999–00
20What The Successes Have in Common A total systems frameworkAligned processesData-driven decisionsStrong leadershipA customer focusPDSA as “the” improvement process
21Why Quality and Continuous Improvement? Answer: It’s Research Based!
22Sharing PDSA / A.R.Talk about your school’s PDSA/A.R. efforts this yearTalk about what’s worked wellTalk about areas that your Action Research team has struggled withData & in-process measures?
25As a school improvement model PDSAAs a school improvement model
26After reviewing vocabulary assessment data, teachers discuss options at a team meeting and use the PDSA processThey define how they are currently teaching vocabulary (flowcharts)The team determines what other in-process measures they could use to see how students are doing in vocabulary and they collect data (run charts & pareto diagrams) to get baselineThe team reviews the baseline data they collected and discuss root causes for the results they see (cause & effect diagrams & relations diagrams)Once root causes are identified, each member researches articles and best practices related to vocabulary instruction and submits the best to the group (improvement theory)
27Teams continue to use the PDSA cycle to make improvements in the realm of their professional learning communityMembers reflect, observe, practice, receive feedback, gain expertise and standardize the new vocabulary instruction practice (new flowchart)Members monitor student data to determine effectiveness of strategies (compare to baseline)Members coach each other & may go into each others classroom to observe and provide feedbackThe team writes an action plan to carry out the improvement theory in their classrooms. Members practice newly-learned strategies (improvement theory), and measure the effectiveness of the strategies
28From High Stakes Assessment to In-Process Measures Mistaken Belief: “It’s the adults who use assessment results to make the most important instructional decisions…”Mistaken Belief: “The most important decisions are made annually based on annual high-stakes tests”18:05-24:27
38Let’s figure out what’s causing the problem PlanAnalyzeCauses
39Analyze Causes Force Field Analysis Driving ForcesWe have good ideasSometimes we rememberRestraining ForcesWe get excitedWe have a lot to sayWe forgetWe don’t like to wait
40Let’s try something different to improve the behavior PlanDoTry OutImprovementTheory
41DO Try Out Improvement Theory IF we try hard to remember to raise our hands, and hang the run chart in a place we can all see to help us remember,THEN, we will remember to raise our hands before we speak instead of talking out.
42Let’s see how our theory worked. Did we make improvements? PlanStudyStudy theResultsDo
43Study the Results Run Chart- Data after trying out our theory
44If it worked, let’s standardize our improvements. Plan forContinuousImprovementStandardizeImprovementActPlanStudyDo
50SharingHow could you involve students in the PDSA process in your classroom?What are the “probletunities” that students could help solve?How could data folders and data centers help involve students in PDSA?
51Continuous Improvement Across America – Mountain View, CA
52Next Steps! Spend a few minutes at your table sharing your next steps! Continue implementing the 4 Quality Levels in your classroomUse the document to plan and guide your effortsSeek out other professional development opportunities and classes to learn moreNetwork with your colleagues (and your Quality Liaison)Spend a few minutes at your table sharing your next steps!