Presentation on theme: "Designing and Implementing An Effective Schoolwide Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Designing and Implementing An Effective Schoolwide Program Summer 2008Marcus E. CheeksCamille ChapmanMississippi Department of EducationOffice of Innovative Support
2 Section 1114 (b)(2)(A)Any eligible school that desires to operate a schoolwide program shall first develop in consultation with the local educational agency (LEA) and its school support team or other technical assistance provider under section 1117, a comprehensive plan for reforming the total instructional program in the school.
3 Which schools are eligible? The Schoolwide Plan (SWP)option is available to schoolswith 40 percent or more of theirstudents from low-incomefamilies in the school orenrollment area—providedthe LEA has adequatefunding to operate aneffective program.
6 SWP Template Components Schoolwide Program PlanningComprehensive Needs AssessmentInquiry ProcessSchoolwide Program StrategiesFiscal Requirements
7 Schoolwide Program Planning Planning TeamMade up of Parents, Licensed and Non-Licensed Staff, Administrators, and OthersSecondary Schools may include StudentsProvides Leadership during Planning AND ImplementationAt least 1 Participant from Each Group
8 Schoolwide Program Planning Schoolwide Planning SummaryDescribe the process used to develop planUse the table provided to summarize the planning process to include:Team meetingsStaff work sessionsVisits to schoolsParent meetingsStaff meetings
9 Schoolwide Program Planning CommunicationDescribe the process used to communicate with stakeholdersDescribe the opportunities for feedback from stakeholdersIndicate the percentage of stakeholders supportive of plan
10 Schoolwide Program Planning Technical AssistanceUse the table provided to document technical assistance to include:Dates of meetingsTopic of assistanceWho provided assistance
11 Comprehensive Needs Assessment Provide a brief description of your school and communityDescribe the process used to collect and analyze data across the five schoolwide planning dimensions:Student AchievementSchool Context and OrganizationProfessional DevelopmentCurriculum and InstructionFamily and Community Involvement
12 Comprehensive Needs Assessment continued Strengths and Areas in Need of ImprovementSummarize key findings of the comprehensive needs assessmentUse data based on five dimensionsAttach data collection worksheets and data analysis summarySummarize the comprehensive needs assessment by describing strengths and weaknesses of your current program
13 Comprehensive Needs Assessment continued Prioritization of NeedsDescribe the process used to identify your highest priority areas needing improvementUse the table provided to list high priority areas needing improvement in each of the five dimensions(See page 7 of the Schoolwide Plan Template)Reference specific data to support identification of priority needsNote: If there are no needs in one dimension, indicate by entering “None at this time.”
14 Priority Need Chart Chart as shown on page 7 of the Schoolwide plan. DimensionAreas of Improvement/Priority NeedsData/Evidence to Support Identification of Priority NeedsStudent AchievementProfessional DevelopmentSchool Context andOrganizationCurriculum and InstructionFamily & Community InvolvementChart as shown on page 7 of the Schoolwide plan.
15 Inquiry ProcessDescribe how the team and staff investigated and selected the best scientifically basedresearch solutionsDescribe best practices and researchDescribe school visitations to monitor best practicesSummarize how your solutions match your priority needs
16 Schoolwide Program Strategies The Instructional ProgramDescribe key components of the math and reading instructional programDescribe how the math and reading instructional program will be organized and deliveredDescribe the research based or evidence of effectiveness that supports strategies you’ve selectedInclude the instructional schedule
17 Schoolwide Program Strategies Instructional Programs (continued)Describe the components of the math and reading instructional program that will meet the needs of special populations (during the school day or during extended opportunities)How will services be provided for special education students?How will services be provided for English Language Learners?How will timely assistance and services be provided for struggling students?
18 Schoolwide Program Strategies Action Plan TemplateMust be based on the results of the needs assessment and the inquiry processServes as an effective tool for integrating goals and resources needed to accomplish goalsIncorporates the use of a timelineMust indicate who will provide leadership for each component of the planMust address how progress will be monitored and evaluated
19 Schoolwide Program Strategies Action Plan Template (continued)Complete an action plan for math and readingUse report card found in Mississippi Assessment Accountably and Reporting System (MAARS) to determine the percentage of students proficient and above for math and readingSet at least a goal of 10% increaseUse local assessments to describe how students progress will be measured
20 Schoolwide Program Strategies Action Plan Template (continued)Components of plan:Strategy, method, or actionInstructional strategies to support goalWho is responsibleTimelineResourcesEvidenceEvaluation methodsProfessional DevelopmentParent involvement activitiesOther
21 Monitoring & Evaluation of Student Progress Schoolwide Program StrategiesMonitoring & Evaluation of Student ProgressDescribe the local assessments the school will use to monitor student progressInclude dates for assessmentFor each grade levelDescribe how the school will identify students experiencing difficulty mastering skills and standardsInclude timeline for timely assistanceInclude methods of support
22 High Quality Staff and Professional Development Schoolwide Program StrategiesHigh Quality Staff and Professional DevelopmentInclude the professional development plan for the entire school (regardless of funding source)Professional development plan should:Support the schoolwide program goalsInclude teachers, paraprofessionals, specialists, and administratorsInclude a tentative schedule
23 Parent and Family Involvement Describe the key strategies planned to increase parental involvement designed to improve student learningDescribe the process used to develop and implement the Parent CompactDescribe process used to meet with parents of students who have not met academic standardsAttach a copy of school/parent compact in relevant languages
24 CoordinationDescribe how the schoolwide program will coordinate transitions for:Preschool into primary (Headstart, Evenstart, Pre-Kindergarten must be addressed)Other transitions applicableElementary to middle schoolMiddle school to high schoolHigh school to post secondaryCommunity programs and agenciesDescribe district support for schoolwide program implementation
25 Evaluation and Ongoing Program Development Describe how and when the ongoing implementation of the schoolwide program will be evaluated and adjusted as neededDescribe the process to be used by the school and district to annually review and update the schoolwide program plan to ensure goals are being met
26 Fiscal RequirementsOne advantage of the schoolwide plan is the opportunity to combine funds and programsIn the chart provided, list all federal and state sources of funds allocated to this schoolwide program
27 Fiscal Requirements continued Include in the chart:General EducationTitle I, Part ATitle I, Part CTitle II, Part ATitle II, Part DTitle IIITitle IVTitle VTitle VIOther
28 Fiscal Requirements Uses of Funds Complete the Schoolwide Program Budget Summary (excel worksheet) for each school
29 Supporting Data for the Schoolwide Plan Data Collection SheetsSummary of Survey DataSummary of Relevant Assessment DataPrioritization of Relevant Assessment DataPrioritization of NeedsSchool Instructional ScheduleProfessional Development CalendarSchool/Parent CompactDistrict Parental Involvement PolicySchool Parental Involvement Policy
30 ResourcesDesigning Schoolwide Program GuidanceComprehensive Need AssessmentTitle I Fiscal GuidanceNational Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student TestingMississippi Assessment Accountably and Reporting System (MAARS)Office of Innovative Support
31 Next StepsSWP and Targeted Assistance Plans (TAP) are good for three consecutive years following last approval by the MDESWP and TAP evaluation will coincide with full on-site monitoring visitFall monitoring - Plans due October 1Spring monitoring - Plans due December 1Districts should continue to implement and revise plans according to Section 1114 (b)((2)(B)(iii) and Section 1115 (c)(2)(B) until further instructions are received.
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