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Sophomore Parent Night The Portfolio process. Rhode Island Diploma System. Adopted by the RI Board of Regents in January of 2003 (updated 2008) Move from Carnegie Units to a new system based on Proficiency using multiple measures Old Carnegie unit is based on seat time units

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Sophomore Parent NightThe Portfolio process


Rhode Island Diploma System

Adopted by the RI Board of Regents in January of 2003 (updated 2008)

  • Move from Carnegie Units to a new system based on Proficiency using multiple measures

    • Old Carnegie unit is based on seat time units

    • SKHS requires 24 units


Multiple Measures Requirements for Graduation

  • Complete courses

    • 24 credits

  • Portfolio

  • Comprehensive Course Assessments

  • State Tests – NECAP


Portfolio Requirements for all students

  • 24 submissions –linked to 8 SLEs

  • 5 Formative reflections

  • One summative reflection

  • Exit Oral presentation


Comprehensive Course Assessments (CCAs)

  • Students submit 8 proficient CCAs

    • 2 math

    • 2 ELA

    • 2 science

    • 2 social studies

  • Performance Based part of the final exam

    • Proficiency = 3

    • Most students will fulfill this requirement by the end of junior year


NECAP TestsNew England Common Assessment Program

Take Junior Year

  • October (Math & ELA)

  • May (Science)

  • Score ≥ 2 in both Math and Reading meets state proficiency

    • Remediation will be offered to students who do not score a 2 or better

  • Students will be given the opportunity to retake the exam as a senior


Portfolio requirements (continued)

Students complete an assortment of assignments that link to the school’s 8 Student Learning Expectations (SLEs).

Four academic: A1, A2, A3 and A4

Two civic: C5, C6

Two social: S7 and S8


Four Academic SLE’s

SLE 1

  • A1 Critical thinking and problem solving

    • 6 submissions

      SLE 2

  • A2 Communicate effectively through

    reading, writing and speaking

    • 6 submissions and an exit presentation

    • List of 10 favorite books read during high school with reflective summary


SLE 3

  • A3 is technology literacy

    • students submit 4 examples of work demonstrating proficiency in 4 different software applications

      SLE 4

  • A4 is fine arts proficiency

    • Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in at least one of the three fine arts

      • visual, music, or theatre (dance)


Two civic

  • SLE 5 - C5 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of human rights and diversity

    • 1 submission from any course or

    • may choose a pre-approved self-generated project

  • SLE 6 - C6 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of political, environmental, social and economic issues affecting our world

    • 1 submission from any course or

    • may choose a pre-approved self-generated project

    • may use community service


Two Social

  • SLE 7 -S7 requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the connection between appropriate choices affecting their physical, social and emotional well-being

    • 1 submission from any course or

    • may choose a pre-approved self-generated project

  • SLE 8- S8 requires students to identify goals, set priorities and manage their academic progress

    • Create and manage their portfolio

    • Complete an ILP with school counselor

    • 2 recommendations


How can students keep track?

Portfolio Opportunities

  • Link courses to portfolio assignments

  • Review assignments uploaded to Richer Picture

  • SK 102 Checklist


Richer Picture

  • Richer Picture

    • Web based portfolio system

    • Allows access to student work at home

  • Students use the digital portfolio in SK 102

    • Students will write 2 Formative Reflections

    • Teachers assign tasks for student submission

    • School counselors guide students as they complete their Individual Learning Plan using “Way to Go Rhode Island”


How do students submit work to the Portfolio on Richer Picture?

  • Complete assignment in class

    • Example: persuasive essay, A2

  • Teacher grades the work

  • Proficient work is uploaded to the Richer Picture Portfolio

  • Teachers assess work on Richer Picture – verifies submission


Student Support in the School

  • SK series classes - one per year (quarter class)

    • SK 101 introduction to life at SK and the portfolio process

    • SK 102, 103 and 104 – portfolio

  • In classes

    • From teachers who provide assignments linked to the school’s 8 SLE’s

  • In Advisory

    • From Advisors who review the portfolio process and requirements


Provides support and instruction around new graduation requirements

SK 102 (.25 course)

  • Pass/Fail

  • Mid- Quarter – 3/15/13

  • 2 submissions SLE 1 and SLE 2

  • 5 book summaries

  • Pass SK 102

  • 7 Submissions

  • 5 Book summaries

  • 3 Formative Reflections


Communication between school and home

  • Parents can access a student’s portfolio on Richer Picture.

  • Information is sent out on the listserv

  • Information is on the school website

  • Parent nights (one per year)

  • Parent notification (junior year) if student has not met the CCA requirement at the end of 10th grade


South Kingstown High School Website http://hs.skschools.net/

Graduation Portfolio

http://hs.skschools.net/GraduationPortfolio/


Questions ?

Contact information

kklenk@skschools.net

rmccarthy@skschools.net

School website

http://www.skschools.net/

click on High School,

click on School Links

click on Graduation Portfolio


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