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1 Darlene J. Ruscitti, Ed.D. Superintendent DuPage County Regional Office of Education 421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton IL School Improvement Status Informational Meeting September 7, 2004 For more information contact Guy Todnem ROE Professional Development Center 1519 S. Grace Street Lombard IL

2 Which schools are represented here?

3 Schools in 'Preliminary' School Improvement Status The total number of Title I schools in School Improvement status is 694, with some schools entering their first year of restructuring under the No Child Left Behind Act. Letters were sent to the affected districts on Thursday August 19 regarding these schools. The breakdown of the 694 schools includes: CH=Choice 216 CS=Choice and SES 213 CA=Corrective Action 242 RS=Restructuring Year 123 ISBE.NET on August 23, 2004

4 Of the schools represented here… What gains in student performance has your school achieved? What caused your school to be identified for school improvement status?

5 How Illinois Calculates AYP Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) calculations in Illinois are now based on three factors, beginning in 2003:three factors 1- The percent of reading and math scores that meet or exceed standards, compared to the annual state targets; 2-The participation rate of students in taking the state tests, which must meet or exceed 95%; and 3-The attendance rates of students in elementary and middle schools, and the graduation rates of students in high schools, which must meet or exceed the state's annual targets.

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7 Illini Equal Steps

8 Meeting Targeted Math & Reading Scores The percent of reading and math scores that meet or exceed standards, compared to the annual state targets. Year Reading and Math Score Targets % % % % % % % % % % % %

9 Elementary and Middle Schools: The school must have an 88% attendance rate overall and for each subgroup. Performance Targets for Attendance Rate YearAttendance Rate % % % % % % % % % % % %

10 High Schools: Overall, and within each sub-group, 65% of students must graduate from high school. Performance Targets for High School - Graduation Rate YearGraduation Rate % % % % % % % % % % % %

11 What do schools in status need to do now? 1.Notify all parents within your school of your status 2.Offer school choice 3.Develop and implement an approved school improvement plan

12 RE gional S ervice PRO vider, or RESPRO Regional Service Provider Area 1-C Will County Regional Office of Education Grundy/Kendall Counties Regional Office of Education Lake County Regional Office of Education Kane County Regional Office of Education DuPage County Regional Office of Education Illinois State Board of Education System of Support Competitive Grant

13 Network of Schools and Services Support Services and Technical Assistance for Network Schools Funding for Network Services School Improvement Planning (SIP) Data Collection and Analysis Illinois Assessment Frameworks (IAF) Curriculum Matching with Illinois Assessment Framework Standards Aligned Classroom (SAC) Administrator and Teacher Leadership Training Standards and Assessment Skills Series (SASS) Research-Based Instructional Strategies System of Support for Schools in Status

14 ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION Non-Regulatory Policy Guidance Access to Student Information by Military Recruiters Answers questions about the requirement that military recruiters be given access to secondary school students and students' information. Access to Student Information by Military Recruiters Calculating Participation Rates in Assessments New policies for calculating "participation rates" under No Child Left Behindthe percentage of enrolled students who participate in an assessment program. Calculating Participation Rates in Assessments Charter School Program Guidance Addresses questions about provisions the Charter Schools Program related to student admissions, the use of lotteries, private school conversions, and the involvement of for-profit organizations.Charter School Program Guidance Education of Migratory Children How state and local education agencies can use Migrant Education Program funds to develop and implement supplemental educational and support services for migrant children.Education of Migratory Children English Language Learners Two policies give states and school districts greater flexibility to assist Limited English Proficient students.English Language Learners Even Start Family Literacy Programs Guidance Assists states and local projects in understanding, administering, and implementing Even Start family literacy program.Even Start Family Literacy Programs Guidance

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16 DuPage ROE GOAL: Every student in DuPage County will meet or exceed Illinois Performance Standards. Areas of Service I. STANDARDS AND CURRICULUM II. INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS & PRACTICE III. LEADERSHIP AND CAPACITY IV. USE OF DATA V. INTERVENTIONS AND MODIFICATIONS VI. COMMUNITY

17 Meet the Professional Development Specialists of the DuPage County Regional Office Of Education

18 For more information, technical assistance, and to hear what schools are doing, contact… Guy Todnem ROE Professional Development Center 1519 S. Grace Street Lombard IL Phone


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