Moving Your Numbers. An NCEO Technical Assistance and Dissemination Initiative. Presented by: Martha Thurlow , Deborah Telfer , and Laurene Christensen July 11, 2012. Poor Performance of the Students with Disabilities Subgroup: 08-09.
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Moving Your Numbers
An NCEO Technical Assistance and Dissemination Initiative
Martha Thurlow, Deborah Telfer, and Laurene Christensen
July 11, 2012
Poor Performance of the Students with Disabilities Subgroup: 08-09
Heavy Solid Bar = Students with disabilities percent proficient
Dashed Line = Gap between students with disabilities and regular students. For some states the “regular students” comparison group may include students with disabilities, because states report data differently.
Middle School Mathematics Performance on Regular Assessment, 2008-09
From NCEO, Technical Report 59
Poor Performance of the Students with Disabilities Subgroup: 02-03
Middle School Mathematics Performance on Regular Assessment, 2002-03
From NCEO, Technical Report 40
States with Flexibility Applications
Declining School Finances
National Governors’ Association and National Association of State Budget Officers, 2012
Frequent superintendent turnover not uncommon
School district leaders average 3 years in position
Photo by Brian Ray.
New Measures for Results at OSEP…
Needed new existence proofs – districts where students with disabilities really were improving!
With considerations for states, districts & schools, and parents and families
Improving outcomes for students receiving special education services:
Source: Blasé, K., Fixsen, D., & Duda, M. (2011). Implementation science: Building the bridge between science and practice. University of NC at Chapel Hill/NIRN.
“Accessibility of data has changed the conversation across the district.”Cynthia Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction, Brevard Public Schools
“There are two overriding messages from the district to all staff – that our systemic focus on instruction is non-negotiable and that I’m a critical part of it.”
Principal, Alberta Rider Elementary School
Tigard-Tualatin School District
“We need to be able to connect results to specific action steps. We wouldn’t be able to do that if schools worked in isolation.”
Lake Villa School District #41, IL
“It’s not what we do, it’s who we are.”
Facilitated discussion: how does Moving Your Numbers relate to the work of OSEP?