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Orientation to HSTW Goals and Key Practices. High Schools That Work. HSTW Goals. Having 85 percent of students meet college- and career-readiness standards – reading, mathematics and science

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High Schools That Work

SC 2010 Orientation

hstw goals
HSTW Goals
  • Having 85 percent of students meet college- and career-readiness standards – reading, mathematics and science
  • Graduating 90 percent of students entering grade nine and graduating them prepared for college, advanced training and the workforce
  • Teaching most students the essential content of the college-preparatory academic core and a career or academic concentration

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Key Practice #1Have students complete a challenging program of study with an upgraded academic core and a major.

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completing a challenging program of study matters
Gives focus

Prepares students for the next step

Makes high school count

Values students

Students choose based on interest

Completing a Challenging Program of Study Matters

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recommended academic core for all students
Recommended Academic Core for All Students
  • Four credits in college-prep/honors English
  • Four mathematics credits – Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II and above
  • Three science credits at the college-prep level
  • Three years of social studies
  • Career or academic concentration

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recommended core and meeting reading and mathematics readiness goals
Recommended Core and Meeting Reading and Mathematics Readiness Goals

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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top 100 implementation sites vs all other sites percentages of students meeting readiness goals
Top 100 Implementation Sites vs. All Other Sites: Percentages of Students Meeting Readiness Goals

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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Key Practice #2Increase access to challenging career and technical studies, with a major emphasis on using high-level mathematics, science, language arts and problem-solving skills.

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quality career technical courses matter
Increase understanding of academic content

Give meaning to school

Motivate students

Improve retention ofacademic skills

Intellectual development

Quality Career/Technical Courses Matter

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quality cte studies and higher achievement
Quality CTE Studies and Higher Achievement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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Key Practice #3Give students access to a system of work-based and school-based learning planned cooperatively by educators and employers.

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quality work site learning and higher achievement
Quality Work-site Learning and Higher Achievement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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key practice 4 set high expectations and get students to meet them
Key Practice #4Set high expectations and get students to meet them.

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raising expectations matters
Communicate that high school counts

Give students a sense of self-worth

Help students see that the school believes in them

Help students be more focused, motivated and goal-oriented

Raising Expectations Matters

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high expectation practices and higher achievement
High Expectation Practices and Higher Achievement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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key practice 5 have teachers work together to integrate academic and career technical studies
Key Practice #5Have teachers work together to integrate academic and Career Technical studies.

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teachers working together matters
Makes learning count

Helps teachers “grow”

Changes teachers’ perceptions of students

Promotes professionalism

Contributes to a climate of Continuous improvement

Teachers Working Together Matters

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Key Practice #6and #7Engage students actively in learning and increase access to academic studies that teach college-preparatory content through functional and applied strategies.

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literacy experiences across the curriculum and higher reading achievement
Literacy Experiences Across the Curriculum and Higher Reading Achievement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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numeracy experiences across the curriculum and higher mathematics achievement
Numeracy Experiences Across the Curriculum and Higher Mathematics Achievement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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Key Practice #8Involve students and parents in a guidance and advisement system that ensures completion of an accelerated program of study and a major.

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effective guidance system and higher achievement
Effective Guidance System and Higher Achievement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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Key Practice #9 Provide a structured system of extra help to enable students to meet higher standards.

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quality extra help and higher achievement
Quality Extra Help andHigher Achievement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student Survey

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Key Practice #10 Use student assessment and program evaluation data to continuously improve curriculum, instruction, school climate, organization and management to advance student learning.

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leadership practices and higher achievement
Leadership Practices and Higher Achievement
  • Goals and priorities are clear.
  • The school maintains a demanding yet supportive climate.
  • Teachers meet to examine student work.
  • Teachers search for new ideas.

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Top 100 Implementation Sites vs. All Other Sites: Faculty Perceptions on Continuous School Improvement

Source: 2010 HSTW Assessment and Student and Teacher Survey

SC 2010 Orientation

key condition 1 continuous improvement of curriculum instruction and student achievement
Key Condition 1: Continuous Improvement of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement
  • A clear mission statement – Graduate students prepared for postsecondary study and a career
  • Teach all students an accelerated curriculum
  • Believe students’ learning is first
  • Assess, prioritize, plan, do, evaluate and plan

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Key Condition 2:District and School Leadership Focus on Using Key Practices As a Guide to School Improvement
  • School leadership teams
  • Instructional teams that focus on core groups of students – on what is taught, how it is assessed and how students become independent learners
  • Broader definition of rigor
  • Feedback from students

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key condition 3 school board support for replacing the general track
Key Condition 3:School Board Support for Replacing the General Track
  • Improve the middle grades to high school transition – refocused ninth grade
  • Improve high school to college and career transition – revitalized senior year
  • Have all students complete challenging academic core and focus
  • A career-focused program of study
  • Make co-curricular activities an essential part of the high school curriculum

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key condition 4 district leaders support school leaders and teachers to carry out key practices
Key Condition 4:District Leaders Support School Leaders and Teachers to Carry Out Key Practices
  • Financial support for materials
  • Time for teachers to plan together
  • Support at least 10 days of staff development annually focused on educators’ needs to improve student learning
  • Encourage planning among academic and technical teachers; high schools and career centers; and between high schools, middle grades schools and postsecondary schools

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key condition 5 allow schools to adopt a flexible schedule
Key Condition 5:Allow Schools to Adopt a Flexible Schedule
  • Allow students to earn more credits
  • Adopt policy to recognize hands-on, interdisciplinary and experiential learning
  • Reduce teacher load to no more than 80 students per day
  • Make greater use of off-site learning opportunities
  • Adopt policy to embed academics into CT courses

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Technology Centers That WorkSchool Improvement Initiative Specifically for Shared-Time Technology Centers
  • Champlain Valley BOCES
  • Franklin, Essex and Hamilton BOCES
  • Just completed a series of Literacy workshops
  • 2011-12 Numeracy workshops planned
  • Districts are invited to send teams
hstw participation
HSTW Participation
  • Join High Schools That Work NYS Consortium
  • Direct Services with SREB
  • Work in collaboration with BOCES
  • Any combination of the above

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25 th annual hstw staff development conference
25th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference
  • July 20 – 23, 2011
  • Opryland Hotel and Conference Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Over 600 Breakout sessions
    • Leadership
    • Guidance
    • Career & Technical Education
    • School Improvement
    • Project Based Learning and Embedding Academics
questions
QUESTIONS??

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on behalf of high schools that work thank you
On behalf of High Schools That Work; Thank you.

Dave Leavitt

518-858-5591

[email protected]

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