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Alignment and Focus: How School District U-46 Improved Achievement. School District U-46 Ken Kaczynski, Board President Dr. Mary Jayne Broncato, Interim Superintendent Dr. Barb Bonner, Chief Academic Officer John Prince, Chief Financial and Operations Officer. District Background.

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Alignment and focus how school district u 46 improved achievement

Alignment and Focus:How School District U-46 Improved Achievement

School District U-46

Ken Kaczynski, Board President

Dr. Mary Jayne Broncato, Interim Superintendent

Dr. Barb Bonner, Chief Academic Officer

John Prince, Chief Financial and Operations Officer


District Background

  • Second-largest school district in Illinois

  • 41,000+ students

  • 11 diverse communities (urban & suburban)

  • 53 schools in Cook, Kane, & DuPage Co.

  • Student Demographics:

    • 42.7% White

    • 41.0% Hispanic

    • 7.6% Asian/Pacific Islander

    • 6.8% African-American

    • 42.5% Low-Income

    • 19.9% Limited English Proficient


State of the District in 2002

  • Budget Crisis - $56 million shortfall.

  • NCLB begins - Only 48% of elementary schools making AYP. No middle schools making AYP. No high schools making AYP.

  • Site-based management - Little alignment of curriculum, instruction, or finances.

  • Superintendent search underway due to the retirement of popular leader.


Board Actions

  • Selects new superintendent after extensive search.

  • Collaborates with outside organization (Stupski Foundation).

  • Implements budget cuts to address shortfall.

  • Approves the District’s first District Improvement Plan.


District Improvement Plan (DIP)

  • One page, Board approved document. Short and easy for all to understand

  • Posted throughout district

  • Superintendent goals tied to DIP

  • Public reporting on progress at Board meetings (Improved public accountability)

  • Board begins to use data in decision making

  • Annual planning cycle/continuous

    improvement


How the DIP Works

District Improvement Plan

Interdependent Focus on Priorities / Pillars

Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Alignment of Budget/Resources to Support Priorities

Improved Student Achievement


Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

  • Alignment of Curriculum & Instruction

  • Professional development

  • Assessment/evaluation throughout the year

  • Results and re-evaluation


Curriculum Roadmap &Academic Vocabulary

  • Curriculum roadmap is a research-based, data driven resource for educators that serves as a guide for improved instruction and learning. (www.u-46.org/roadmap)

  • Academic Vocabulary implemented at all grade levels to help students improve language skills and reading comprehension.


Alignment of Resources

  • Budget/resources aligned to support the District Improvement Plan

  • Investment in programs that are sustainable

  • Continual reviews and audits of programs

  • ISO 9001

  • Alignment of all operations to support DIP



The Results

  • Improved academic achievement

    • 39 out of 40 elementary schools making AYP

    • Dramatic increase in middle school performance

    • IMAGE performance (for English Language Learners) has shown dramatic improvement relative to NCLB standards

    • The achievement gap was cut in half between 2003 and 2006.

  • Improved Finances

    • Fifth consecutive balanced budget

    • Improved Moody’s ratings




Our Focus Today

  • Continued assessment and evaluation of elementary school performance.

  • Further alignment of secondary education:

    • Middle and high school U.S. History

    • High school civics and economics

    • High school language arts (writing intensive)

    • Increased high school graduation requirements

    • Full review of middle school education

  • Continued professional development.


Key Elements of Our Success

  • Include teachers in development process

  • Provide a common set of goals for all stakeholders. Not a binder, but an easy-to-understand guide.

  • Connect the dots…continue to align curriculum and instruction

  • Improve transparency of programs and increase accountability (audits, reviews)

  • Align resources to support your plan

  • Human resource development

    and investment

  • Ongoing assessments of results



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