slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Improving Mathematics Performance

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 30

Improving Mathematics Performance - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 94 Views
  • Uploaded on

Improving Mathematics Performance. February 14, 2013 Suffolk Public Schools. Focus Area I - Instruction. Implemented Strategic Staffing Model Created Opportunities for Greater Collaboration across the District and Region Sharing of Best Practice Lessons

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Improving Mathematics Performance' - jola


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
improving mathematics performance
Improving Mathematics Performance

February 14, 2013

Suffolk Public Schools

focus area i instruction
Focus Area I - Instruction

Implemented Strategic Staffing Model

Created Opportunities for Greater Collaboration across the District and Region

Sharing of Best Practice Lessons

Developed Curriculum Reference Guides (9-12)

Conducted Lesson Studies (Gr 7)

Developed additional Technology Enhanced Items

Beginning to implement Guided Math groups

Expanded flexible grouping practices

focus area ii professional development
Focus Area II – Professional Development
  • Analyzing Student Performance by Question data
  • Guided Math
  • Concrete Representational Abstract Approach to Teaching
  • Using the M-Scan Framework to plan and conduct walkthroughs
  • Effective Use of Resource Folders
focus area iii assessment
Focus Area III - Assessment

Increased local assessment rigor

Incorporated more open-ended items

Developed quarterly mathematics pre-assessments

Created additional opportunities for online testing at the local level

Created quarterly content review notes for student and teacher use

focus area iv accountability
Focus Area IV - Accountability

Increased the monitoring of mathematics instruction by principals and central office staff

Increased collaboration within each school and across the district

Increased instructional support to schools

new assessments in english and science
New Assessments in English and Science

Preparing Students for Success

February 14, 2013

standards implementation timeline
Standards Implementation Timeline

English/Writing:

  • Adopted 2010 and Infused in 2011
  • Fully Implemented in 2012
  • Field tested new online writing tool in 2012
  • Field tested new reading/writing content and Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs)in 2012
  • New standards assessed in 2013

Science

  • Adopted 2010 and Fully Implemented in 2012
  • Field tested new content and TEIs in 2012
  • New standards assessed in 2013
action steps
Action Steps
  • School Improvement Plan Reviews
  • Academic Reviews
  • Mid-year conferences with principals
  • Curriculum revisions
  • Comprehensive Literacy Plan revisions
  • Assessment revisions
  • Literacy Reviews (Elementary)
  • Monthly Principals’ meetings
curriculum revisions
Curriculum Revisions
  • Beginning 2010, committees revised
    • Action plans and timelines
    • Pacing guides
    • Scope and sequences
    • Crosswalk comparisons
    • Lessons and labs for curriculum guides (science)
    • Content review notes and vocabulary
    • Local assessments
reading
Reading

Suffolk Public Schools’ Literacy Committee

Representation from elementary schools and middle schools

Literacy Reviews

Conducted over the past two years as needs arise

Curriculum Development

Classroom Teachers, Academic Coaches, and

Lead Teachers serve

Ongoing Reading Assessments (K-2)

Cumulative Reading Assessments (3-5)

reading1
Reading

Interventions/Response to Interventions

PALS, Words Their Way, Foundations K-2

Professional Development

Principals, Classroom and Title I Teachers, Academic Coaches, and Paraprofessionals

Monthly Steering Committee Meetings (K-5)

writing
Writing

Two formal monitored writings each nine weeks (Expository, Persuasive, Narrative)

Internal and external monitoring occurs throughout the year

Online writing tool practice

Computer access for TEIs

VDOE Grade 5 Writing Reviews, Standard Settings, Prompt and Scoring Committee

Teacher/Lead Teacher representatives

science
Science
  • Professional Development
    • VDOE Standards Presentations
    • VISTA – Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching & Achievement
    • Paraprofessionals, Teachers, and Principalswith emphasis on “Inquiry” based instruction
    • Sample lessons and experiments
  • Pre-assessments for grade 5 used as a diagnostic tool
  • Full Implementation and Assessments of New Standards
reading2
Reading
  • English Implementation Committees

Two years focusing on infusion and implementation

  • Format Change of Assessments

One or paired passages and stand alone items without a passage

  • English Curriculum Overviews

Focused on resources starting at pre-service

  • Virginia Department of Education Presentations

At principals, vertical, city-wide, and school-based meetings

  • Online Practice Items--VDOE samples and locally developed TEIs
writing1
Writing
  • Monitoring of Student Writings

Quarterly reviews and feedback from teams of teachers

  • Online Writing Tools

Practiced across grade levels (started spring 2012)

  • Mock WritingSessions

Mirror the state approach

  • Writing Process Modification

Writings per quarter have changed from two topics to one topic to better develop skills and deepen understanding of the process

writing continued
Writing Continued

Writer’s Workshop

Based on informal writings, areas of improvement become a focus of intervention

Virginia Department of Education Presentations

At principals, vertical, city-wide, and school-based meetings

science1
Science
  • Science Summer and Steering Committees

Compared crosswalks, developed lessons and labs, updated content review notes for parents and students

    • Format Change of Assessments

Practiced TEIs in 2012 Field tested TEIs in 2012TEIs count in 2013Local assessments reviewed and updated

  • Science Curriculum Overviews

Focused on resources starting at pre-service

science continued
Science Continued
  • Community Instructional Materials (e.g. Green Living Guides, Chesapeake Bay Foundation)
    • Participation in Region II Math and Science Coalition

Industry leaders, local divisions, and colleges partner to provide training and student experiences

reading3
Reading
  • Review of 2010 Standards
    • Instructors critiqued the draft of the 2010 standards and sent revisions/comments to VDOE coordinator for review
  • Updated Resources
    • English Curriculum Reference Guides, Assessments, and Content Review Notes for grades 9 and 10 were revised during summer curriculum of 2011
    • Standards were implemented in grades 9 and 10 during the 2011-2012 school year. Grades 11 and 12 continued to operate on the 2002 standards. Resources updated in 2012 for grades 11 and 12
    • Teachers created simulated TEI for reading this year
reading4
Reading
  • Assessments
    • Local assessment items have been revised to include more non-fiction passages
  • Professional Development Activities (PDA)
    • Media Literacy PDA held for all English teachers
    • Representatives from each grade level attended VDOE English Summer Institute and presented to all English staff during pre-service
    • VDOE resources were shared with instructors at monthly meetings which included: online reading tools, ESS, vocabulary resources, practice items through TestNav, etc
  • Use of Technology
    • Articulate software has been purchased for the development of online TEI – updates currently being made
writing2
Writing
  • Implementation Process
    • Writing followed same process & timeline as Reading
    • Phased-in of grades 9-10 in 2011-2012
    • Full implementation of grades 11-12 in 2012-2013
    • Representative served on VDOE SOL Items and Test Review Committee
  • SOL Writing Rubric
    • Writing Rubric was included in all Curriculum Reference Guides for students and parents
    • Teachers have used the rubric to score writing samples throughout the year
writing3
Writing
  • Writing Prompts
    • VDOE writing prompts are used for district quarterly writing prompts
    • Teachers also have access to released prompts
  • District Resources
    • English Curriculum Reference Guides, Assessments, and Content Review Notes
    • Teachers have created TEI for writing – also drag and drop and hot spots
    • Articulate software has been purchased for development of online TEI - currently being updated
science2
Science
  • VDOE Resources
    • Instructors have reviewed the Enhanced Scope and Sequence from VDOE and have been encouraged to use the activities in class
    • Reviewed/Analyzed VDOE Released Practice Items
  • Increase Laboratory Experiences
    • Instructors are required to keep Laboratory Logs and increase the number of laboratory experiences for students
  • Representative served on VDOE SOL Items and Test Review Committee
science3
Science
  • Implementation of TEIs
    • Added to local assessments (paper/pencil) and teacher made assessments
      • Articulate software has been purchased for development of online TEI , currently updated
  • Science Instructional Support in each high school
    • Conducted PDA on writing assessment questions with increased rigor
    • Analyzed data and identifying low performing areas
    • Created TEI for all teachers to use based on the data
    • Revised Curriculum
new assessments in english and science1
New Assessments in English and Science

Preparing Students for Success

ad