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Utilizing Data to Facilitate Academic Growth in Middle School. Presented by: Joseph R. Villarreal – Principal Resaca Middle School Los Fresnos, TX. RESACA MIDDLE SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS. Located in Los Fresnos in the Rio Grande Valley Population – 872 students (6-8) African American - .3%

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Utilizing Data to Facilitate Academic Growth in Middle School

Presented by: Joseph R. Villarreal – Principal Resaca Middle School

Los Fresnos, TX


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RESACA MIDDLE SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS School

  • Located in Los Fresnos in the Rio Grande Valley

  • Population – 872 students (6-8)

    • African American - .3%

    • Hispanic – 95%

    • White – 5%

    • Economically Disadvantaged – 78%

  • Advanced Academics – at least 50% of all students are enrolled in at least one Pre-AP class

  • Accelerated Reader is a curriculum requirement



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DATA IS EVERYWHERE School

  • School data is everywhere.

  • Lexiles

  • Quantiles

  • Vertical Scale Scores

  • Raw Score

  • Schools have enough data to clearly define their strengths and weaknesses.

  • THE CHALLENGE IS NO LONGER GETTING DATA.


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DATA IS EVERYWHERE School

  • The challenge now is using data to improve school and classroom practices and to raise students’ achievement while they are in school.

  • It is easy to obtain end-of-the-year data, such as state assessments results; however, schools need to take a proactive approach in obtaining data throughout the school year.

  • This includes data obtained from formative assessments and classroom practices.

  • This data will allow schools to diagnose early and provide immediate remediation.



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DATA IS EVERYWHERE School

  • Collecting the data should be a planned, purposeful process. Valuable data will guide the school in developing improvement goals for the benefit of all students.

  • State Assessment Data

  • Formative Data

  • Instructional Data



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STATE ASSESSMENT DATA School

  • Class rosters are mostly determined by utilizing quantiles and lexiles. This includes placement in General Ed. and Pre-AP classrooms.

    • Reading and Math Enrichment classes are a part of the master schedule. Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student who does not pass TAKS Reading or Math is placed in these classes. Collaboration between the Enrichment teachers and the general education teachers occurs so that the enrichment teachers emphasize certain skills in the classes. The class size is small to ensure one-on-one instruction.

  • Goal-setting occurs with the teachers and within each department utilizing this data.

  • Goal-setting occurs with students utilizing lexiles, quantiles, benchmark scores and AR.

  • With the advent of STAAR, TAKS item analysis data has become crucial in identifying our weakest areas.


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STATE ASSESSMENT DATA School

  • The disaggregation of data from the beginning of the school year is a key indicator of instructional support.

  • A two year comparison of every student’s TAKS performance is made and is a reflection of a teacher’s performance.



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LEXILE School DATA

A student’s lexile measure determines his/her reading grade level and sets forth a goal for the student in the AR program.


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LEXILES School

Lexiles provide a common, developmental scale for matching reader ability and text difficulty.


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RESEARCH-BASED GOAL SETTING School

AR goals are set utilizing research-based data. Students are expected to accumulate a certain number of points based on their grade and reading level. Students with below grade reading levels are graded based on reading level improvement, rather than point accumulation.


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TAKS ITEM ANALYSIS School

2011 TAKS data was analyzed and weak TAKS objectives were correlated with STAAR Readiness and Supporting Standards to identify campus weak spots. Instruction is designed to address these hotspots.


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QUANTILES School

  • Quantiles measure both a student’s math ability and the difficulty of math tasks



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DIAGNOSTICS School

  • Throughout the school year, periodic assessments efficiently provide immediate results of student performance on key TEKS.

  • Diagnostic Exams – ascertain student placement and determine students afforded early intervention through tutorials

  • Comprehensive Diagnostics – semester exams, keyed to the state assessment and district timeline, track students’ progress and their strengths and weaknesses. Tutorials are readjusted according to the data collected.


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DIAGNOSTICS School

  • Periodic assessment data should be collected and used during the school year.

  • During CTLs (Cooperative Teachers Learning), assessment data is shared among teachers and ideas are generated on how to improve instruction.


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DIAGNOSTICS School

  • Even if teachers are implementing a variety of assessment methods, these assessment options are meaningless unless their results are used to make decisions for improving student achievement.

  • Meaningful data is charted and displayed with students.



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DATA COLLECTION WALKTHROUGHS School

  • A data system exists that manipulates information from walkthroughs into percentage of curriculum engagement, identification of instructional practices, identification of grouping formats, and identification of research-based instructional strategies. There is also a focus on the learner, which includes an identification of student actions, identification of instructional materials, percentage of usage of HOTS, and percentage of level of class engagement. This can then be compared to student data to see correlation and areas that need attention or professional development.


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INSTRUCTIONAL MEETINGS School

  • From the data collected, CTLs are held by department. Instructional implications and strategies are discussed based on the data collected.

  • Each teacher who had the highest performance on a certain TEKS teaches a lesson at a CTL.

  • Teachers enter assignments into the grade book and identify each TEKS assessed. This enables teachers to see curriculum gaps and trends.




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DATA IN THE AGE OF STAAR School

  • MATH AND SCIENCE

    • Increase in number of open-ended items

    • Process skills will be assessed in context

    • 4 hour time limit

    • Implication

      • Assess students on open-ended questions on each test

      • Formulate questions to include process skills as identified by the standard

      • Each test is timed and additional time is not given


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DATA IN THE AGE OF STAAR School

  • READING

    • Greater emphasis on critical analysis

    • Increased focus on expository text

    • 4 hour time limit

    • Implications

      • Assessments reflect the changes

  • WRITING

    • Assessed in two days

    • Two essays (personal narrative and expository)

    • 4 hour time limit

    • Implications

      • Every assessment includes a form of a personal narrative or expository short answer or essay


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DATA IN THE AGE OF STAAR School

  • Each STAAR blueprint provides a breakdown of the assessment which should be reflected in every test that is given, including the diagnostics.


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DATA IN THE AGE OF STAAR School

  • Students scoring commended on the TAKS will pass the STAAR.

  • Data from students who did not score commended should be scrutinized.

    • Curriculum gaps

    • Level of rigor

    • Depth and Complexity

    • Teacher level commended growth.

  • Compare teacher data looking at scores and SE with and without commended


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HAVE A GREAT YEAR!! SchoolFor more information, email me at [email protected]


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