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Greenville Schools Progress Update. School Committee Presentation August 17, 2009. Measuring Our Progress. Administrative Goals > August Set Goals (School Committee, Superintendent, Principal) Benchmarks to achieve/indicators of success Academic Performance > September Student Grades

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Greenville schools progress update

Greenville Schools Progress Update

School Committee Presentation

August 17, 2009


Measuring our progress
Measuring Our Progress

  • Administrative Goals > August

    • Set Goals (School Committee, Superintendent, Principal)

      • Benchmarks to achieve/indicators of success

  • Academic Performance > September

    • Student Grades

    • NWEA Growth

    • MEA analyses & AYP


Gauging our progress the tool
Gauging Our Progress - the tool

  • Have been reporting using red, yellow, green

    • Red - @ a standstill; no progress/movement

    • Yellow - proceeding; making progress

    • Green - moving along as intended


Progress update administrative goals 2008 9
Progress Update :Administrative Goals 2008-9

  • Communication

  • Cultivating consumers of data

  • Common Understanding/Shared Visions

  • Comprehensive Programming = Curriculum > Instruction > Assessment

  • Cohesive plans for professional development

  • Capacity Building


Administrative goals 2008 9 communication
Administrative Goals 2008-9: Communication

  • Parent meetings GREEN-yellow

    • Create a new formatgreen

    • Conduct meetings that are well attended again yellow

  • Newsletters GREEN

    • Continue to create & distribute letters regularly green

  • PowerSchool access GREEN

    • Continue enabling access for all grade 6-12 parents green

    • Establish regular data entry deadlines for all grade 6-12 teachers green

    • Create a plan with elementary teachers for extending the tool to grade K-5 parents red

  • Staff meetings GREEN

    • Continue to have regular meetings green

    • Agendas are topics of mutually (administration & teachers) professional interest green

    • Engaged and interactive for productive outcomes yellow

  • Committees YELLOW

    • Maintain existing committees green

    • Increase membership and commitment yellow-green

    • Committee updates on a regular basis to all staff and School Committee yellow


Administrative goals 2008 9 consumers of data
Administrative Goals 2008-9: Consumers of Data

  • Continue collection of data GREEN

  • Use data for Title I, G&T, curriculum work, instruction GREEN-YELLOW

    • NWEA & MEA for screening and goal writing; MEA content analysis for curriculum revision & classroom instruction green-yellow

    • Explore ways teacher use of NWEA to inform classroom instruction green-yellow

  • Incorporate our other data sources (e.g., DIAL, observation survey, Lexia, administrative data) into the data pool YELLOW

  • Use data to help public understand what we do well and what we are working on GREEN

    • Publish in Principal’s Reports and Newsletters yellow

    • Press Release green

    • PR on website green

  • Create benchmarks and indicators for programs, plans, etc. to evaluate their effectiveness and plan improvement YELLOW


Administrative goals 2008 9 common understanding
Administrative Goals 2008-9: Common Understanding

  • Build better understanding among faculty as well as with students and parents GREEN

    • Course expectations green

    • Finals green

    • Conduct green

  • Maintain the progress on issues that worked well the past 2 years GREEN

    • course changes green

    • office detentions green-yellow

  • Monitor foci areas: GREEN

    • Attendance green

    • cell phones green

    • sportsmanship green


Administrative goals 2008 9 comprehensive programming
Administrative Goals 2008-9: Comprehensive Programming

  • Curriculum development and revision plan

    • Documenting current materials/expectations: implementations of TechPaths Curriculum Mapping software yellow

    • Evaluate for alignment according to MLR green

    • Create and institute a textbook and material selection process green

    • Outline/compare the instructional strategies currently used, what best practice suggests, what our current materials support red

    • Create an assessment plan: what we do for assessment, how it relates to the standards, how it relates to instructional practices, and how it relates to the materials we are using red


Administrative goals 2008 9 cohesive professional development
Administrative Goals 2008-9: Cohesive Professional Development

  • Continue the development of a professional development committee GREEN

    • maintain membership green

    • Explore ways to make it more aligned to teacher

      professional goals green

  • Create and implement a professional development plan that addresses YELLOW

    • System-wide needs and goals (refer to strategic vision) green

    • Self-development goals of individuals yellow

    • Identifies and builds capacity within yellow


Administrative goals 2008 9 capacity building
Administrative Goals 2008-9: Capacity Building

  • Identify among staff areas of professional interest beyond the classroom

    (i.e., leadership, mentoring, etc.) GREEN

  • Provide opportunities and training to support and develop these areas GREEN

  • Match people with interest and skills to existing committees and programs GREEN

  • Develop programs & structures to maximize

    the capacity withinYELLOW


Progress update summary administrative goals 2008 9
Progress Update Summary:Administrative Goals 2008-9

  • Communication

  • Cultivating consumers of data

  • Common Understanding/Shared Visions

  • Comprehensive Programming

  • Cohesive plans for professional development

  • Capacity Building


Administrative goals 2009 10 performance emphasis
Administrative Goals 2009-10:Performance Emphasis

  • Communication

  • Cultivating consumers of data

  • Common Understanding/Shared Visions

  • Comprehensive Programming = Curriculum > Instruction > Assessment

  • Cohesive plans for professional development

  • Capacity Building


Administrative goals 2009 10 communication
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Communication

  • Parent meetings

    • Personal contact and invitation for individual meetings K-12

  • Newsletters

    • Continue to create & distribute letters regularly

    • Explore more features and format

  • PowerSchool access

    • Continue access for all grade 6-12 parents

    • Maintain regular data entry deadlines for all grade 6-12 teachers

    • Create a plan with elementary teachers for extending the tool to grade K-5 parents

  • Staff meetings

    • Continue to have regular meetings

    • Agendas are topics of mutually (administration & teachers) professional interest

    • Engaged and interactive for productive outcomes

  • Committees

    • Maintain existing committees& Increase membership and commitment

    • Continue updates on a regular basis


Administrative goals 2009 10 communication performance emphasis
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Communication > Performance Emphasis

> ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Parent meetings

    > Review MEA Data, NWEA data, help parents understand how we use data

  • Newsletters

    • Continue to recognize successes on website and in newsletter while making sure parents know where to find NCLB report card

  • PowerSchool access

    > Continue access for all grade 6-12 parents

    > Maintain regular data entry deadlines for all grade 6-12 teachers

    > Create a plan with elementary teachers for extending the tool to grade K-5 parents

  • Staff meetings

    > regular meetings addressing topics related to: failure rates, data analysis and review, etc.

  • School Committee Reports

  • Committees

    > Curriculum Committee, Student Assistance Team (RTI)


Administrative goals 2009 10 consumers of data
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Consumers of Data

  • Continue collection & use of data for Title I, G&T, curriculum revision, classroom instruction

    • NWEA & MEA for screening and goal writing; MEA content analysis for curriculum revision & classroom instruction

    • Monitor teachers use data to inform classroom instruction

  • Explore our other data sources for RTI and create a system of assessment

  • Use data to help public understand what we do well and what we are working on

    • Publish in Principal’s Reports, Newsletters, website

    • Press Release

    • Parent Meetings

  • Create benchmarks and indicators for programs, plans, etc. to evaluate their effectiveness and plan improvement

    - Needs assessments & follow-up surveys for Prof Dev, staff meetings


Administrative goals 2009 10 consumers of data performance emphasis
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Consumers of Data > Performance Emphasis

> MONITORING PERFORMANCE

  • Continue collection & use of data for Title I, G&T, curriculum revision, classroom instruction

    > NWEA & MEA for screening and goal writing; MEA content analysis for curriculum revision & classroom instruction

    • Monitor teachers use data to inform classroom instruction

  • Explore our other data sources for RTI and create a system of assessment

    • Connect grade level expectations to means of assessing student progress

  • Use data to help public understand what we do well and what we are working on … accountability

    > Publish in Principal’s Reports (School Committee Reports), Newsletters, website

    > Press Release

    > Parent Meetings


Administrative goals 2008 9 common understanding1
Administrative Goals 2008-9: Common Understanding

  • Build better understanding among faculty as well as with students and parents

    • Expectations

    • Attendance

    • Chain of Command

    • Conduct

      • cell phones

      • Sportsmanship

      • dress code


Administrative goals 2009 10 common understanding performance emphasis
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Common Understanding > Performance Emphasis

> CLARIFYING EXPECTATIONS

  • Build better understanding among faculty as well as with students and parents

    • Course expectations with added dimension of articulated performance expectations

    • Working on a new evaluation tool for professional staff


Administrative goals 2009 10 comprehensive programming
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Comprehensive Programming

  • Curriculum development and revision plan

    • Continue documentation of current materials/expectations via continued implementation of TechPaths, Curriculum Committee

    • Encourage continued use of material selection process; revise process based on 2 years of implementation

    • Identify what we do for assessment, what else we need to do, how it relates to the standards & RTI, how it relates to instructional practices & RTI interventions, and how it relates to the materials we are using

    • Develop-pilot RTI process E/LA grades K-6


Administrative goals 2009 10 comprehensive programming performance emphasis
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Comprehensive Programming > Performance Emphasis

> CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, ASSESSMENT

  • Curriculum development and revision plan

    • Continue documentation of current materials/expectations via continued implementation of TechPaths, Curriculum Committee

    • Encourage continued use of material selection process; revise process based on 2 years of implementation

    • Explore, identify and provide support for staff around training for materials & training for assessment

    • Identify what we do for assessment, what else we need to do, how it relates to the standards & RTI, how it relates to instructional practices & RTI interventions, and how it relates to the materials we are using

    • Develop-pilot RTI process E/LA grades K-6 (monitoring progress and adjusting as needed and seen in the data)


Administrative goals 2009 10 cohesive professional development
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Cohesive Professional Development

  • Define the roles on the NEWLY formed Professional Development Committee that incorporates the Steering Committee

  • See that the NEW Committee continues the existing work of developing and implementing the professional development plan that addresses

    • System-wide needs and goals (refer to strategic vision)

    • Self-development goals of individuals

    • Identifies and builds capacity within


Administrative goals 2009 10 cohesive professional development performance emphasis
Administrative Goals 2009-10: DevelopmentCohesive Professional Development > Performance Emphasis

> MASTERING THE CRAFT

  • Define the roles on the NEWLY formed Professional Development Committee that incorporates the Steering Committee

    • Align staff development and coursework with school needs

  • See that the NEW Committee continues the existing work of developing and implementing the professional development plan that addresses

    > System-wide needs and goals (refer to strategic vision)

    ( differentiated instruction, hands-on learning, expeditionary learning, etc.)


Administrative goals 2009 10 capacity building
Administrative Goals 2009-10: Capacity Building Development

  • Continue to identify among staff areas of professional interest beyond the classroom (i.e., leadership, mentoring, etc.)

  • Continue to provide opportunities and training to support and develop these areas

  • Continue to match people with interest and skills to existing committees and programs

  • Continue to develop programs and initiatives that maximize the capacity within


Administrative goals 2009 10 capacity building performance emphasis
Administrative Goals 2009-10: DevelopmentCapacity Building > Performance Emphasis

> OWNERSHIP

  • Continue to identify among staff areas of professional interest beyond the classroom (i.e., curriculum leadership)


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