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School Writing Programs Kentucky Department of Education October 2009. Goals of this Presentation. Understand Senate Bill 1 implications related to writing (development of writing program, program reviews, portfolio expectations, interim) Learn what you can do now to support your schools

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School writing programs kentucky department of education october 2009

School Writing ProgramsKentucky Department of EducationOctober 2009


Goals of this presentation
Goals of this Presentation

  • Understand Senate Bill 1 implications related to writing (development of writing program, program reviews, portfolio expectations, interim)

  • Learn what you can do now to support your schools

  • Understand resources available for support


Sbdm requirements related to writing
SBDM Requirements Related to Writing

  • SB 1 states, “Each school-based decision making council or if there is no school council, a committee appointed by the principal, shall adopt policies that determine the writing program for its school.”

  • Each school will submit the policy to KDE for review and comment.


Writing as defined by sb1
Writing, as defined by SB1

“Writing means a purposeful act of thinking and expression that uses language to explore ideas and communicate meaning to others. Writing is a complex, multifaceted act of communication.”


Writing programs
Writing Programs

Each SBDM council

shall determine the writing program for its school.

  • Components of a program:

  • Instructional practices

  • Aligned & enacted curriculum

  • Formative & summative assessments

  • Professional development & support services

  • Administrative support & monitoring

Writing plan


Writing policy
Writing Policy

Each SBDM council shall adopt policies that determine the writing program for its school.

Writing plan


School wide literacy beyond the writing program
School-wide Literacy:Beyond the Writing Program

A school’s writing program fits within the larger realm of a school’s literacy program. A school’s literacy program includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and observing.

Writing plan


Writing program review process
Writing Program Review Process

The writing program review is the process for analyzing components of a school’s writing program: the “instructional practices, aligned and enacted curriculum, student work samples, formative and summative assessments, professional development and support services, and administrative support and monitoring.”

Writing plan


Timeline
Timeline

  • Now through fall 2010 - Writing Plans and Policies—schools may develop interim plan for transition period

  • 2010-2011 Writing Program Review Pilot—schools have access to pilot program review process

  • 2011-2012 Writing Program Review—results included in accountability for each school


Best Practice recommendation: SBDM appoints a committee to develop the school’s writing program & policies

Suggested Committee Representation

Literacy lead

Teacher council member

Parent council member

Assistant Principal of curriculum/instruction

Additional teachers

Additional parents

Classified staff

Community members

Students (at secondary level)


Portfolios per sb1
Portfolios, Per SB1

“Writing portfolios, consisting of samples of individual student work that represent the interests and growth of the student over time, shall be a required part of any writing program in primary through grade twelve.”


Portfolios per sb11
Portfolios, Per SB1

Portfolios are part of the required criteria for the program review and audit process.

A writing portfolio shall be maintained for each student and follow each student from grade to grade and to any school.


A school s policies for the writing program shall address

A school’s policies for the writing program shall address :

the use of the portfolio for determining student’s performance in communication

grading procedures and feedback to students regarding their writing & communication skills

the responsibility for review of the portfolios and feedback to students

other policies to improve the quality of an individual student’s writing & communication skills


Individual learning plans 6 12 and writing
Individual Learning Plans (6-12) and Writing

Students can collect documents in their ILP

Students can now journal in their IL P


What can you do now to support the schools in your district
What can you do now to support the schools in your district?

Take advantage of the luxury of time you have before accountability.


Take a snapshot
Take a Snapshot

of your school’s writing

program as it is NOW


Create future snapshots
Create Future Snapshots

What does the snapshot of your school’s writing program look like

  • next year?

  • in 3 years?

  • in 5 years?

Your planning should be long-range


A school s writing plan
A School’s Writing Plan

A school’s writing plan and policy may not encompass all the components of a school’s writing program. Therefore the program review process may certainly reach further than what is included in a school’s writing plan.

Writing plan


Requirements of a writing plan
Requirements of a Writing Plan

  • Multiple opportunities for students to develop complex communication skills for a variety of purposes

  • Access to and use of technology tools

  • Access to and use of language resources

  • Procedures for developing and monitoring portfolios

  • Feedback to students regarding writing and communication skills


A closer look at this document

A closer look at this document

Task: Read from the perspective assigned to your team.

Decide the implications for the assigned perspective:

What needs to happen for you to do your part in implementation and/or development of your school’s writing plan?

(i.e. What do you need to do and what support will you need? )


Another resource taking a look at your school wide literacy program
Another Resource: Taking a Look at your School-wide Literacy Program

Literacy PERKS

model

Writing plan


Perks essential elements
PERKS Essential Elements Program

Academic Performance

  • Aligned Curriculum

  • Multiple Assessments

  • Instruction and Targeted Intervention

    Learning Environment

    4. Literate Environment

    5. School/Family/Community Partnerships

    6. Professional Development

    Efficiency

    7. Literacy Team

    8. Valuable Resources

    9. Literacy Plan


Literacy program effectiveness review for ky schools perks
Literacy Program Effectiveness Review for KY Schools (PERKS) Program

  • Structure of PERKS

    • Literacy Team

    • 9 standards with indicators

    • Review model and support

    • School-leveling planning based on review

http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Literacy/Literacy+PERKS/


Kde resources
KDE Resources Program

Developing a Schoolwide Writing Plan

http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Literacy/Kentucky+Writing+Program/Writing+Planning+Guidance+-+Developing+a+Schoolwide+Writing+Plan.htm

Literacy PERKS

http://www.education.ky.gov/KDE/Instructional+Resources/Literacy/Literacy+PERKS/


Kde contacts
KDE Contacts Program

Cindy Parker—Language Arts Branch Manager [email protected]

Writing Consultants

[email protected]

[email protected]

[email protected]


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