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May 18 2013 academic success for immigrant youth cmsd transformation plan

Presentation CGCS BIRE Conference

  • MAY 18, 2013

  • ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR IMMIGRANT YOUTH

  • CMSD Transformation Plan

  • International Newcomers Academy


Cleveland s plan for transforming schools

Cleveland’s Plan for Transforming Schools

Reinventing public education in our city

and serving as a model for the state of Ohio

Principal Focus: Significantly increase the number of high –performing schools while reducing and eventually eliminating low-performing schools


May 18 2013 academic success for immigrant youth cmsd transformation plan

Grow the number of high-performing

district and charter schools in

Cleveland and close and replace

failing schools.

  • Focus district's central office on

  • key support and governance

  • roles and transfer authority

  • and resources to schools.

  • Cleveland's Portfolio

    • Schools Strategy

  • Create the Cleveland

  • Transformation Alliance to ensure

  • accountability for all public schools

  • in the city.

Invest and phase in high-leverage

system reforms across all schools

from preschool to college and career.


Becoming a portfolio district choices that children deserve

Becoming a portfolio district: Choices that children deserve

The Cleveland Plan

  • Promote and expand high-performing schools

  • Start new schools

  • Strengthen mid-performing schools

  • Repurpose low-performing schools


Cmsd s ceo legal obligations under hb 525

CMSD’s CEO: Legal obligations under HB 525

Corrective Action schools

  • Identify schools each year in need of corrective action, what corrective action is warranted for each school, and when the plan should be implemented

  • Invite all labor organizations to form Corrective Action Teams to make recommendations on implementation of the corrective plans


The time is right for cmsd

The Time is Right for CMSD


It is not enough to become a premier school district

It is not enough to become a premier school district.

Key message

CMSD must become a district of premier schools.


We must accomplish two goals simultaneously

We must accomplish two goals simultaneously


We examined cmsd schools across multiple criteria

We examined CMSD schools across multiple criteria


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Research base: High performing, high poverty schools

1. Safety, discipline & engagement

Students feel secure and inspired to learn.

4. Shared responsibility for achievement

Staff feel deep accountability and missionary zeal for student achievement.

readiness to LEARN

readiness to TEACH

2. Action against adversity

Schools directly address the challenges faced by students living in poverty.

5. Personalization of instruction

Individualized teaching based on diagnostic assessment and adjustable time on task.

3. Close student-adult relationships Students have positive and enduring mentor/teacher relationships.

6. Professional teaching culture

Continuous improvement through collaboration and job-embedded learning.

readiness to ACT

7. Resource authority

School leaders can make mission-driven decisions regarding people, time, money, and programs.

8. Resource ingenuity

Leaders are adept at securing additional resources and leveraging partner relationships.

9. Agility in the face of turbulence

Leaders, teachers, and systems are flexible and inventive responding to constant unrest.

Mass Insight Education, The Turnaround Challenge


Investing what is possible in the cmsd investment schools

Investing: What is possible in the CMSD Investment Schools?

People

  • Selection of principal for 2013-14

  • Selection of teachers and staff for 2013-14

  • Investment Commitment letters to be signed by all staff

Time

  • Extended instructional time

  • Extended planning/preparation/collaboration time

  • Restructured use of existing time

  • Pilot CMSD initiatives (student-weighted funding, differentiated compensation)

  • Increased budget autonomy to invest in positions, programs, partners best suited to a specific school

Money

Programs

  • Intensive coaching and professional development to support specific school needs and goals

  • Intentional alignment of student and family supports

  • External supports for programs and operations


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Investment Schools Year 1: Focus on Readiness to Learn

  • Robert H. Jamison

  • Luis Munoz Marin

  • Mound

  • Kenneth Clement Boys

  • Leadership Academy

1. Safety, discipline & engagement

Students feel secure and inspired to learn.

2. Action against adversity

Schools directly address the challenges faced by students living in poverty.

readiness to LEARN

3. Close student-adult relationships Students have positive and enduring mentor/teacher relationships.


May 18 2013 academic success for immigrant youth cmsd transformation plan

Investment Schools Year 1: Focus on Readiness to Teach

  • Case

  • Robinson G. Jones

  • Walton

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

4. Shared responsibility for achievement

Staff feel deep accountability and missionary zeal for student achievement.

5. Personalization of instruction

Individualized teaching based on diagnostic assessment and adjustable time on task.

readiness to TEACH

6. Professional teaching culture

Continuous improvement through collaboration and job-embedded learning.


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Investment Schools Year 1: Focus on Readiness to Act

  • Collinwood HS

  • Anton Grdina

  • Carl & Louis Stokes

  • John Adams HS

  • Lincoln-West HS

7. Resource authority

School leaders can make mission-driven decisions regarding people, time, money, and programs.

8. Resource ingenuity

Leaders are adept at securing additional resources and leveraging partner relationships.

9. Agility in the face of turbulence

Leaders, teachers, and systems are flexible and inventive responding to constant unrest.

readiness to ACT


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CMSD Investment Schools = Positive Change

We will not do business as usual; this is unusual business.

We will not repeat old mistakes.

What SU CCESSFUL turnaround IS:

What school turnaround is NOT:

  • Dramatic, fundamental change

  • Recognition of the challenge: Our kids deserve better

  • Requiring additional improvement plans

  • Settling for incremental improvement

  • Supportive operating conditions

  • Urgency to make every minute a learning minute

  • Multiple programs implemented without intentionality

  • “Every man for himself”

  • Working smarter, not harder

  • Collaborative community of professional educators

  • Infrequent coaching

  • Additional mandates without support


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What visible changes must we see in Investment Schools?

  • Building students’ Readiness to Learn:

  • Clean, attractive, inviting classrooms and public spaces

  • Every adult in the school using consistent, positive language

  • to set the tone of high expectations for everyone

  • Curriculum and resources to support high-quality instruction for

    English Language Learners and Special Education students

  • Improved student and staff attendance and morale

  • Real-Time Coaching for teachers who struggle to manage

  • classroom behavior and keep students engaged

  • Extra time for student advisory and structured supports from

  • caring adults: mentoring, tutoring, etc.

  • Proactive solutions to empower students and families

  • Cooperation and communication between educators, families,

  • and providers of other student supports

1. Safety, discipline & engagement

Students feel secure and inspired to learn.

2. Action against adversity

Schools directly address the challenges faced by students living in poverty.

3. Close student-adult relationships Students have positive and enduring mentor/teacher relationships.


May 18 2013 academic success for immigrant youth cmsd transformation plan

What visible changes must we see in Investment Schools?

  • Building educators’ Readiness to Teach:

  • Extra time for teachers to collaborate, learn from one another, and

  • plan outstanding, relevant lessons

  • Holding every adult accountable for the success of every student

  • Integrated use of classroom technology to engage students

  • Targeted professional development and ongoing coaching on how to

  • use available data to meet individual students’ learning needs

  • Curriculum and resources to support high-quality instruction for

  • English Language Learners and Special Education students

  • All-school training to deepen staff commitment to a culture of

  • learning, high expectations, and every student graduating from

  • high school prepared for college and career success

4. Shared responsibility for achievement

Staff feel deep accountability and missionary zeal for student achievement.

5. Personalization of instruction

Individualized teaching based on diagnostic assessment and adjustable time on task.

6. Professional teaching culture

Continuous improvement through collaboration and job-embedded learning.


May 18 2013 academic success for immigrant youth cmsd transformation plan

What visible changes must we see in Investment Schools?

  • Building school leaders’ Readiness to Act:

  • Allowing principals more budget flexibility to be responsive to the

  • needs of students in their school including ELLs and special needs students.

  • Protecting schools from unnecessary bureaucracy so that leaders

  • can focus on the students and teachers in the school

  • Coaching Investment School principals in how to lead positive,

  • effective change processes

  • Expanding school partnerships that have worked in other CMSD

  • schools (i.e., New Tech Network)

  • Increasing cooperation and communication between external

  • partners to keep every program focused on the needs and goals

  • of the school and its students

7. Resource authority

School leaders can make mission-driven decisions regarding people, time, money, and programs.

8. Resource ingenuity

Leaders are adept at securing additional resources and leveraging partner relationships.

9. Agility in the face of turbulence

Leaders, teachers, and systems are flexible and inventive responding to constant unrest.


May 18 2013 academic success for immigrant youth cmsd transformation plan

Why were some high need schools not selected this year?

  • This is a long-term commitment to improve all of Cleveland’s underperforming schools.

  • Additional schools will be selected as Investment Schools for school years 2014-15 and 2015-16.

  • Some struggling schools will utilize this year to plan and prepare to enter Investment School status.

Investing in Our Children: CMSD’s Investment Schools


Lep modification plan may 2013 august 2013

LEP MODIFICATION PLAN MAY 2013 – AUGUST 2013

  • CMSD Internal Review Process of the design and instructional service delivery model for ELL’s is in progress.

  • Final recommendations to be aligned with the CMSD Transformation Plan and Portfolio of School Strategies.


Cmsd enrollment

CMSD ENROLLMENT


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IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

From 45 Countries

IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

IMMIGRANT STUDENTS

IMMIGRANT STUDENTS


Research findings

Research Findings

Current research identified six major challenges for improving the literacy of ELLs:

Lack of common criteria for identifying ELLs and tracking their academic performance

Lack of appropriate assessments

Inadequate educator capacity for improving literacy in ELLs

Lack of appropriate and flexible program options

Inadequate use of research-based instructional practices

Lack of a strong and coherent research agenda about adolescent ELL literacy

Report to the Carnegie Corporation of New York: Double the Work- Challenges and Solutions to Acquiring Language and Academic Literacy for Adolescent English Language Learners, published by the Alliance for Excellent Education in 2007, authored by Deborah J. Short and Shannon Fitzsimmons.


Alternative solutions

Alternative Solutions

Newcomers and Immigrant students need specialized programs to accelerate their learning of English, their acculturation to U.S. schooling practices, and access basic content knowledge.

Research based recommended program features include:

Intensive courses to integrate students and fill gaps in educational background.

Sheltered instruction or bilingual education coupled with content-based ESL classes

Length of enrollment based on individual needs

Staff selection process to ensure highly-qualified staff

Flexible pathways for graduation and careers


Cmsd international newcomers academy goals

CMSD International Newcomers Academy Goals:

Accelerate English language acquisition in the four domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing

Develop academic content vocabulary and higher level thinking skills

Deliver high-quality academic core content instruction

Promote the development of cross-cultural social and academic skills students will need when entering district mainstream schools

Develop a strong interdisciplinary foundation for long-term academic and socio-cultural success

Develops strong family and community links that will foster cultural acclimation and positive family school and community engagement


Program objectives

Program Objectives:

Students’ attainment of English as Second Language skills based on State Standards within one to two school years

Achieve academic gains of a minimum of one grade level in core academic content areas

Achieve Beginning and Intermediate levels in the Listening and Speaking Domains on the OTELA

Provide a flexible instructional curriculum that responds to students’ bilingual language and cultural needs

Increase cultural exposure through varied activities

Students will develop learning strategies and self-awareness for achieving success

Provide students a comprehensive support system in collaborations with internal and external providers to ensure cultural and emotional development.

Provide opportunities to effectively acclimate parents and families to the community and to it’s available resources


Cmsd newcomer definition and entrance criteria

CMSD- Newcomer Definition and Entrance Criteria

A newcomer is a non English-speaking student who scores at the beginning level on the English language placement test and has been in the U.S. for no more than one school year.


International newcomers academy student report by grades

INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMERS ACADEMY STUDENT REPORT BY GRADES


Student demographics newcomers

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS-NEWCOMERS


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STUDENT ENROLLMENT-NEWCOMERS

11

30


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STUDENT BY LAU CODES SY 2012-2013

INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMERS ACADEMY

13


Staffing

Administration 2

TESOL CERTIFIED TEACHERS 25

Pre-K- 1

Kindergarten 2

Gr 1-3-3

Gr. 4-5 -2

Gr. 6-8-2

Gr. 9-12-5

ESL Resource –2

Special Education- 2

Electives-5

Guidance- 1

Nurse – 1

Attendance Laison- 1

Classified Paraprofessionals-8

Staffing


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This is what we do


Instructional design

Instructional Design

Use of ESL research based practices and principles primarily utilizing sheltered English instructional methods and materials.

Use of Sheltered English instructional strategies and SIOP in the teaching of core content along with native language support.


In the classroom

In the Classroom

  • 5, 40 min. periods of ESL daily

  • Daily session on Imagine Learning software program

  • RIGOR English Reading Program- Gr, 5-12

  • Spotlight on English- Santillana Gr, K-4

  • SIOP Methods used in all content subjects

  • Marzano’s Teaching Basic and Advanced Vocabulary


Resources

Resources

Imagine Learning

RIGOR

RIGOR

Spotlight On English

Imagine Learning

English in a Flash

Accelerated Reader

First in Math


Instructional design1

Instructional Design

All students (Pre-K -12) follow an elementary program master schedule based on forty minutes instructional periods.

Students are also grouped into one of two ESL levels (A and B) based on their English proficiency levels and assigned to self-contained classes by grade bands

ESL Level A:

Students at pre-functional level in English language acquisition and/or read in English at the pre-literate level

Students receive 5 periods of ESL/ELA, 1 period of math, and 1 period of an elective

ESL Level B:

Students with native language literacy skills and/or read in English at the early literacy or above 3rd grade level

Students receive 4 periods of ESL/ELA, 1 period of math, 1 period of an elective, 1 period of Sheltered English instruction integrating science and social studies.


Instructional design2

Instructional Design

Project based learning and Global studies are integrated school wide in the academic subjects to build on students’ prior knowledge and experiences

Students move through the proficiency levels at varying rates based on classroom performance, motivation, ongoing assessments and teacher observations.

A balanced literacy program is provided during the ESL/ELA instructional block. Use of direct and indirect instruction, cooperative flexible grouping, learning centers, rich language and student interaction activities to supports vocabulary development

Use of technology lab and resources to support and practice reading, speaking and listening skills.


Challenges

CHALLENGES

NEW INCOMING STUDENTS DAILY

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

MEETING NEEDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS

GROWING PAINS

STAFFING:

RECRUITMENT/IDENTIFICATION OF QUALIFIED

TESOL TRAINED TEACHERS

CONTRACT ISSUES- TEACHERS ASSIGNMENTS

INTERVIEWS OF NEW HIRES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

EXIT CRITERIA:

PARENT PUSH BACK -WANT STUDENTS TO

REMAIN MORE THAN 2 YEARS IN SAME SCHOOL


Assessments

Assessments

District and State standardized tests: OTELA, OAA, OGT and CMSD Benchmark QuaterlyTests

Resource Specific Assessments: Imagine Learning and English in a Flash ongoing tests, STAR Reading, Accelerated Reader, First in Math skills logs.

Authentic Assessments: Portfolios, Video for reading fluency.


Video recording

Video Recording

  • Provides a way for evaluating reading fluency, pronunciation and intonation

  • Reading Fluency Rubric used for evaluation.


Exit criteria

Exit Criteria

The decision to exit a student from the Newcomer program follows a standardized procedure

Teacher recommendations

Formal and informal observations

English-Language Development Observation Checklist,

Standardized test scores , OTELA & Benchmark tests

Student’s portfolio of class work

Parent Conference/Contract


Paths to graduation for secondary newcomer academy students

Paths to Graduation for Secondary Newcomer Academy Students


Support intervention components

Support Intervention Components

Student Transition Activities

Support to schools, collaboration with staff, students, parents and administrators.

Discussion and end of year pre-preparation activities or conferences by all staff with parents and students.

Students make visits to the receiving school and classrooms. Students are transitioned into ESL/Bilingual classrooms at the designated home school.

Orientation activities provided by the receiving school to ensure that the newcomer students are provided appropriate information to allow them to access appropriate courses and make decisions about postsecondary options.


Support intervention resources

Support Intervention Resources

Parent Engagement

Outreach and parent engagement activities will be implemented to improve the whole family’s successful integration to the new community and culture. (Workshops, socials, community trips etc.)

Collaborations with community partners will be established to support and address the financial, educational and health needs of families.

Health screening and referrals to therapeutic services for all students who need additional care.

Support to break cultural barriers to help parents understand how schools function and provide them with the information and assistance they need to support their children’s education.


Support intervention resources1

Support Intervention Resources

Multilingual Welcome Center services- (in the same school location at Thomas Jefferson School)

Community Collaborations for student and family services

After school tutoring programs to support students' academic achievement and increase interactions with native English speakers

Summer enrichment school offerings in partnerships with community partners


Professional committed staff

Professional & Committed Staff

Commitment to a school wide philosophy of research best practices for English as a second language instruction and academic outcomes for ELLs...

Implement collaborative professional learning community standards focused on improved student learning .

Engage in common planning time (3 to 5 hours/week) to support team collaborations, curriculum development and alignment of curriculum based on student needs, and to monitor student progress using data.

Participate on ongoing job-embedded professional development on a monthly basis along with opportunities to evaluate student growth and progress effectiveness. ( 50 hours of summer pre-service & after-school)


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OTELA - District

SY 2010-2011

SY 2009-2010

SY 2011-2012

SY 2012-2013


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[email protected] JEFFERSON

SCHOOL YEAR 2009-10

SCHOOL YEAR 2010-11

SCHOOL YEAR 2012-13

SCHOOL YEAR 2011-12


Ohio test of english language acquisition otela percentage of students by proficiency level

OHIO TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (OTELA)PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS BY PROFICIENCY LEVEL


Ohio test of english language acquisition otela percentage of students by proficiency level1

OHIO TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (OTELA)PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS BY PROFICIENCY LEVEL


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OHIO TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (OTELA)PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS BY PROFICIENCY LEVEL

LISTENING

GR. 3-5

SPEAKING

GR. 3-5


May 18 2013 academic success for immigrant youth cmsd transformation plan

OHIO TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (OTELA)PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS BY PROFICIENCY LEVEL

LISTENING

GR. 6-8

SPEAKING

GR. 6-8


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OHIO TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (OTELA)PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS BY PROFICIENCY LEVEL

LISTENING

GR. 9-12

SPEAKING

GR. 9-12


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Proportional Change in Composite:

Year to Year Comparisons within Student


Questions

Questions?

  • Contact Information

  • Natividad Pagan, Ex, Director

  • Multilingual Multicultural Education

  • [email protected]

  • (216) 574-8584

  • Rhonda A. Corr Saegert, Principal

  • International Newcomers Academy

  • [email protected]

  • (216) 404-5111

  • Margaret Berrios-Brown, Academic Coach

  • [email protected]

  • (216) 224-1547

  • The International Newcomers Academy

  • 3145 West 46th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102

  • (216) 404-5098


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