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Overview of the Academic Review Process for High Schools that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate. Virginia Department of Education Office of School Improvement Kathleen Smith, Director Lynn Sodat, School Improvement Specialist

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Overview of the Academic Review Process for High Schools that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

Virginia Department of Education

Office of School Improvement

Kathleen Smith, Director

Lynn Sodat, School Improvement Specialist

Jo Ann Burkholder, Student Assistance Systems Coordinator


Welcome and introduction
Welcome and Introduction that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Dr. Kathleen Smith, Director, Office of School Improvement

  • Dr. Lynn Sodat, School Improvement Specialist

  • Jo Ann Burkholder, Student Assistance Systems Coordinator

  • Regional Liaisons

    • Frank Ehrhart

    • Courtney Graves

    • Steve Sage

    • Dr. Greg Wheeler

    • Melanie Yules


The academic review process first steps
The Academic Review Process: First Steps that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Read the State Board of Education agenda item outlining the Board approved academic review process for high schools provisionally accredited or accredited with warning-graduation rate:

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/boe/meetings/2011/07_jul/agenda_items/item_h.pdf


First steps verification form
First Steps—Verification Form that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Submit Verification form to OSI (due today) to include:

    • Division central office level contact person

    • Data technology contact person

    • Principal contact information

    • Other personnel that you wish to include on correspondence (optional)


First steps division team
First Steps—Division Team that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Determine membership and meeting schedule for DIVISION LEADERSHIP TEAM

    • Will review data from VEWS and other sources to make decisions about resources, policies, and strategies that will impact high school achievement at all grade levels

    • Must include:

      • The high school principal

      • The division’s top elementary, middle, and secondary leaders

      • Title I

      • Special Education

      • Recommended: Student Support Coordinator


First steps division team1
First Steps—Division Team that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Will meet monthly, and will submit agendas and minutes to Regional Liaison following each meeting

  • One representative from the division team must attend the school team’s monthly meetings and participate in technical assistance offered by OSI

  • If you already have a division leadership team comprised of the required participants, you may incorporate K-12 graduation rate into the meeting agendas instead of forming a new team:

    • Principal must attend meetings

    • Meeting agendas and minutes required


First steps school team
First Steps—School Team that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Determine membership and meeting schedule for SCHOOL TEAM

    • Will execute the 7-step VEWS implementation process in order to identify and provide interventions for students at-risk of failure or drop out.

    • Must include:

      • The high school principal

      • The division representative

      • Guidance and/or other Student Support Staff

      • Special Education

      • Instruction


First steps school team1
First Steps—School Team that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Will meet monthly, and will submit agendas and minutes to Regional Liaison following each meeting

  • Monthly meetings will focus on early warning system data and other pertinent data, with a goal of providing effective interventions to identified students to prevent failure and drop out:

    • 9th through 11th grade students—ongoing and consistent focus

    • 12th grade students—immediate and intense focus

  • Select members of this team will participate in technical assistance offered by OSI


Continuum of Ongoing Strategies that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate


First steps vews pre hs upload
First Steps—VEWS Pre-HS Upload that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Upload VEWS Pre-HS data no later than October 20, 2011

    • Flags incoming 9th graders as on-track or off-track

    • Technical assistance webinars offered to high schools that need assistance uploading data on Wednesday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

    • For more information, go to:

      http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/school_improvement/early_warning_system/index.shtml


First steps regional meeting
First Steps—Regional Meeting that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Prepare to attend your first face-to-face meeting on a day occurring between October 24-28 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    • HELP NEEDED—we are looking for divisions to offer meeting locations and to provide light refreshments for a reasonable cost

    • Minimum of 3 attendees per school team: division representative, principal, additional person

      • May be data person, guidance/student support staff, instruction

    • Focus of first meeting will be analysis of VEWS data


The year ahead early warning system
The Year Ahead—Early Warning System that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Determine which Early Warning System (EWS) you will use this year

    • Required for all 9th grade students—data must be updated and analyzed at a minimum after each marking period

    • School divisions decide which system they will use:

      • VEWS

      • “The Virginia Dashboard”/DataCation

      • Locally developed EWS


The year ahead vfel webinar series
The Year Ahead—VFEL Webinar Series that are Accredited with Warning-Graduation Rate

  • Eight Elements of High School Improvement—webinar series

    • Participation in each of 5 webinar sessions as assigned

      • Principal, division contact, and additional team member(s) must participate

      • Completion of related assignments

      • Importance of attention and participation in webinars


The year ahead frequent communication with regional liaison
The Year Ahead—Frequent Communication with Regional Liaison

  • Regional liaisons will communicate with division contact and school principal primarily through:

    • Phone calls

    • Webinars

    • Email

      It is important that you treat these contacts seriously. We have minimized face-to-face interaction for your convenience and expect your attention as we communicate electronically.


The year ahead school level on site academic reviews
The Year Ahead—School-level On-site Academic Reviews Liaison

  • It is likely that warned high schools will participate in an on-site academic review

  • Reviews will be held over multiple days and will be scheduled by OSI

  • Review categories include:

    • Implementation of curriculum aligned with the SOL

    • Time and scheduling practices

    • Use of data

    • Professional development

    • School improvement planning

    • Research-based instructional interventions

    • Organizational systems and processes

  • For more information, go to: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/school_improvement/academic_reviews/index.shtml


The year ahead vfel webinar series1
The Year Ahead—VFEL Webinar Series Liaison

  • Eight Elements of High School Improvement—webinar series

    • Participation in each of 5 webinar sessions as assigned

      • Principal, division contact, and additional team member(s) must participate

      • Completion of related assignments

      • Importance of attention and participation in webinars


The year ahead indistar training
The Year Ahead—Indistar Training Liaison

  • By May 1, 2011, each warned school will submit an actionable, three-year school improvement plan

  • Plans will be developed using the Indistar web-based school improvement planning tool

  • Webinar training for Indistar is scheduled on January 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10:00 a.m.

  • The principal and division contact must participate in this training


The year ahead additional technical assistance
The Year Ahead—Additional Technical Assistance Liaison

  • Spring face-to-face regional meeting week of April 16-20, 2012

  • Differentiated Technical Assistance Team– DTAT

    • Webinars on selected topics developed by OSI

    • Regional liaisons may assign schools to attend webinars on specified topics

  • BRIM – Breaking Ranks in the Middle

    • November 15-16

    • Contact Lynn TODAY if you wish to register ([email protected])


  • The year ahead technology grant
    The Year Ahead—Technology Grant Liaison

    • VPSA Technology Grant

    • $26,000 per school over 3 years

    • Restrictions

      • Hardware

      • Software

      • No salaries, etc.

  • More information to come via Superintendent’s email


  • Questions Liaison


    Osi contact information
    OSI Contact Information Liaison

    • Kathleen Smith

      • [email protected]

      • 804-786-1062

    • Lynn Sodat

      • [email protected]

      • 804-786-7018

    • Jo Ann Burkholder

      • [email protected]

      • 804-371-7586


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