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Welcome!. Closing The Gaps Focus School Support. Spring 2014 Regional Education Service Center. Expectations of your Regional Education Service Center. Today’s meet ESC20 Focus Schools https://todaysmeet.com/FocusforYou. Who do we have in the room today?. Norms for the Day.

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Welcome!

Closing The Gaps Focus School Support

Spring 2014

Regional Education Service Center


Expectations of your Regional Education Service Center

Today’s meet ESC20 Focus Schools

https://todaysmeet.com/FocusforYou


Who do we have

in the room today?


Norms for the Day

-Fully participate and ask questions

-Limit side conversations

-Honor the schedule

-Take care of your needs

-Silence electronics

-Be open to learning and problem solving


Today’s Agenda

  • Introduction and Objectives

  • Identification and Interventions

  • TAIS Process overview

  • Identifying instructional interventions

  • Tools, Resources, and Support


Today’s Objectives

  • Enhance your understanding of requirements and processes for the Texas Accountability Intervention System (TAIS)

  • Gain further clarity on the identification and interventions of a focus school

  • Receive a process for identifying and implementing a strong instructional intervention focused on closing achievement gaps

  • Learn about available tools and resources to support your work


What it means to be a Focus SchoolIdentification and Interventions

How were performance gaps calculated to identify Focus schools?


Where You Find the Data


Subjects & Groups Evaluated

  • All Students

  • Eco Disadvantaged

  • Hispanic

  • White

  • African American

  • ELL

  • Special Ed

Minimum size = 25 tests


What You Need to Know

% met standard

All Students Group-Reading

% met standard

All Students Group-Math

% met standard of Student Groups that meet minimum size-Reading

% met standard of Student Groups that meet minimum size-Math


For the All Students group and each group that meets minimum size, find the difference between the target of 75 and actual percent meeting standard.

Example 63% of all students group met standard in Reading

63

12

75

Repeat for each group with Reading and Math


Let’s try an example:

Texas School


Count number of student groups in Reading and Math that meet Minimum Size

Ensure each student group has a minimum of 25 tests and is at least 10% of the “All Students” group.

12 meet minimum size


Target is 75


ADD

288


Sum of all “Distance to Targets” for groups meeting minimum size

295

24.00

12

average gap between student performance groups and the 75% federal target

Total of all groups meeting minimum size


Now Let’s Look at Your Campus


Interventions

  • Designate a district contact and

  • Engage in TAIS

  • Review ESEA TurnaroundPrinciples & Critical Success Factors

  • Address at least 1 INSTRUCTIONAL INTERVENTIONin 2013-2014 SY to target deficiencies and close achievement gap

Reasons for identification and intervention are to be included in CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Work collaboratively with local Education Service Center (ESC) for support and guidance


Texas Accountability Intervention Systems


District Commitments


Support Systems


Critical Success Factors

Improve

School

Climate

Family

Community

Engagement

Teacher

Quality

Increase

Learning

Time

Leadership

Effectiveness

Utilize

Data

Academic

Performance

Leadership

Effectiveness


CSFs & Turnaround Principles

Critical Success Factors

Turnaround Principles

Strengthen the School’s Instructional Program

Use of Data to Inform Instruction

Provide Strong Leadership

Redesigned School Calendar

Ongoing Family and Community Engagement

Improve School Environment

Ensure Effective Teachers


CSF/Turnaround Principles Activity


School Improvement Process

What does this model mean to you?

Where are your campus areas of strength in this model?

How effective is your campus in each of the individual processes?

What is the biggest challenge of this model for your campus?


Intervention

  • Address at least 1 INSTRUCTIONAL INTERVENTION in 2013-2014 SY to target deficiencies and close achievement gap

  • Reasons for identification and intervention are to be included in CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN


Improvement Plan Process

Include in 2013-2014 CIP & Begin Implementation

Determine Achievement Gaps

Identify Needs

Set Goal to Address Closing Gaps

Determine Strategies/ Interventions

Include in 2014-2015 CIP & Fully Implement

Four key questions when identifying needs

  • Why is the need occurring?

  • Where is the need occurring?

  • How big is the need?

  • What are the biggest drivers of the need?


Revealing Root Cause

  • 10 – 5 – 5

  • 5 Why’s Analysis

    Use when:

    • Multiple failed solutions

    • Stuck in complex problem or issue


10 – 5 – 5

List 10 reasons for the problem statement that you created.

List 5 more

List 5 more


5 Why’s Analysis


5 Why’s Analysis


Problem Statement

The African American group is significantly lower in mathematics than the other sub-groups.


5 Whys - Example

Why 1

  • Why is the gap more significant between the African American student group and other student groups in math?

    • Because African American student needs are ignored in the classroom.


5 Whys - Example

Why 2

  • Why are African American student needs ignored in the classroom?

  • Because African American students have under developed language skills.


5 Whys - Example

Why 3

  • Why do African American students have under developed language skills?

  • Because there is a lack of opportunity to practice and apply academic language in the classroom.


5 Whys - Example

Why 4

  • Why is there is a lack of opportunity to practice and apply academic language in the classroom?

    • Because teachers do not use differentiated questioning techniques for all students.


5 Whys - Example

Why 5

  • Why do teachers not use differentiated questioning techniques for all students?

    • Because teachers lack the skills to effectively differentiate.


Your Turn…


Establishing Goals

  • Multiple goals may exist for one problem

  • The goal should relate to the purpose and problem it is attempting to solve


The Importance of Setting Goals


S.M.A.R.T.

Time-Bound

Measurable

Attainable

Relevant

Specific


SMART Goal Example

Problem Statement:

A 50 point gap exists between African American student scores in math and the target in the 2012—2013 school year.

SMART Goal:

By the end of the 2013-2014 school year, African American scores in math will have increased by 20 points as indicated by the STAAR system safeguard report (Lagging indicator).


SMART Goal Example

Root Cause:

Teachers lack the skills to effectively differentiate.

SMART Goal:

In the next 30 days (leading indicator), 95% of campus staff will implement 2 new differentiation strategies in the classroom as evidenced by classroom walkthroughs and student course grades.


Deciding on a Strategy

  • Record all of the identified solutions

  • Brainstorm and discuss additional ideas

    • Option A - facilitate an exercise where everyone can offer any solution – viable or not – then scale to reality

    • Option B – use a tuning protocol for sharing information, create a matrix or rubric to help narrow down solutions

  • Document your solution


Implementing the Strategy

The plan should:

  • be assessed

  • align with the campus mission

  • be clearly stated

    • tasks, time frames, involvement

  • be communicated effectively


90 Day Strategy

  • As a campus, consider the activities you will need to engage in over the next 90 days that could address your problem statement.

  • Use chart paper to outline your campus’ next steps in meeting a 90 day strategy.


Expectations of your Regional Education Service Center

Today’s meet ESC20 Focus Schools

https://todaysmeet.com/FocusforYou


Now Let’s Look at the Grant Application


1003(a) Grant

  • 2/13/14 – Opening date in eGrants

  • 3/17/14 – Closing date in eGrants

  • 6/16/14 – Amendment deadline

  • 9/30/14 – Grant period ends

    Focus Schools = $20,000


1003(a) Sample Grant

Will be pre-populated based on campus

Percentages must add up to 100%

Must address both components

May allocate up to 40% for LEA-level activities


Important Grant Information

Grant Funding

  • NOGA will have two “pots” on money

    • 2013 Allocation

    • 2014 Entitlement

  • Amount labeled 2013 Allocation (50%) must be spent by September 30, 2014, or will be returned to USDE

Allowable Costs

  • Costs must be reasonable and necessary to carry out grant

  • Capital outlay and supplies/ materials combined cannot exceed 75%

  • Personnel expenses cannot exceed 30%

  • Ensure activities/supplies identified through CNA and CIP


Important Grant Information

  • Remember supplement, not supplant – even to Title I, A

  • Follow guidelines on Grant Administration Link

  • In Part 10, use generic description – don’t say “Smart Board” say “interactive white board”

  • On the Equitable Access and Participation (PS3400) section, if don’t check “ALL”, you must put at least one check mark in a column or cannot save schedule


School Support Contacts

  • Samantha Gallegos, [email protected]

  • Stephen [email protected]

  • Cheri [email protected]

  • Jill [email protected]

  • Cyndi [email protected]


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