Aligning Your Strategic Plan with Your BudgetJim Warford, Executive DirectorFlorida Association of School Administrators www.LeaderEd.com To hear this webinar you will need to choose your audio mode. Go to the control panel in the upper right corner of your screen and click the button of how you will be listening. Your choices: Use telephone Use mic & speakers If using mic & speakers make sure your volume is turned up so you can hear If using the telephone Dial: 773-945-1010 Access Code: 314-928-165 Audio PIN: unique PIN shown in audio control panel on screen Technical difficulties? Contact Debra Light at (518) 723-2071. All participants are on mute.
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21st Century Learning and Skills Aligning Your Strategic Plan with Your Budget Jim Warford International Center for Leadership in Education
Improving Student PerformanceinTimes of Declining ResourcesorLinking Learning and Cost
Linking Learning and CostThree Priorities • Student Performance • Declining Resources • 21st Century Learning
What is your current focus? Collective Bargaining Agreement Categorical Funding Or Student Learning?
Unaligned Systems Produce Random Acts Of Improvement Vision = Programs
Aligned Acts of Improvement Vision In an aligned system ... … improvement efforts are focused and results-oriented
One District’s Journey Copyright Kuzmich, 2008
Florida Accountability System Began grading all schools “A–F”in1999 Grade based solely on FCAT scores Vouchers available to any student in “F” school Rapid expansion of Charter and Choice Schools
Marion County • 48 schools • 58% Free and Reduced Lunch • 34% minority • 3 “F” schools • “D” schools • Only 1 “A” school • Business Community up in arms!
First Step: Created New District Vision “Leading the State in Raising Student Achievement”
Marion County Action Plan Implement Continuous Improvement Model Professional Development for all staff Reading Coaches in all schools Create Curriculum Maps Create CIM Mini-Assessments Create CIM Focus Lessons
Developed the Continuous Improvement Model or CIM
CIM is Research Based Effective Schools Research - Larry Lezotte TQM - Total Quality Management - Edwards Deming Effective Schools + TQM = CIM
Practiced Total Transparency Brought all Stakeholders into The Strategic Planning/Budget Process Teacher Union was always the First and last conversation
We used TQM Quality Tools to… To become more data driven To become more process oriented To identify inputs and outputs
We used TQM Quality Tools to… Shorten the instructional day Flip school start times/bus routes Put the savings into teacher salaries and Increased teacher planning time
The Shewhart Cycle Plan Do Check Act
CIM Summary Aligned Strategic Plan and Budget to new District Vision through a systematic TQM process
CIM Summary Aligned curriculum, instruction and • assessment through a • systematic process • Marion County Public Schools Website, Ocala, FL • The Continuous Improvement Model Overview • http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/dept/cur/cim/index.cfm
Marion CIM Results Went from three “F”, eight “D” and only one “A” school in 1999 to twenty “A”, sixteen “B” and no “F” schools by 2003 Moved Marion from a low-performing district to an “A” district and above state average for first time in its history Helped close the achievement gap between student demographic groups
Reduced African-American students failing FCAT from 50% to 30% Reduced Hispanic students failing FCAT from 38% to 29% Cut the dropout rate almost in half… from 5.7% to 2.8%
Results Documented in: “Educators in Action: Strategic Improvement Efforts” Published by American Productivity and Quality Center 2007
In 2003, I was Appointed Florida’s First Chancellor of K12 Public Schools
And given responsibility For over 300 of Florida’s Lowest Performing Schools
One State’s Journey
DELTA = $18,000,000 Developing Educational Leaders for Tomorrow’s Achievers
DELTA has now become the William Cecil Golden Professional Development Program at: https://www.floridaschoolleaders.org/
Assistance Plus Action Plan DELTA CIM Professional Development for all staff Reading/Math Coaches in all schools CIM Mini-Assessments CIM Focus Lessons District Support Programs
Between 2003-2006 the Continuous Improvement Model was implemented in over 300 of Florida’s lowest-performing D and F Schools Through the “Assistance Plus Program”
In two years over80% Moved off the low-performing list.
What Principals said was most successful: • Continuous Improvement Model (CIM) 62% • Increased Instruction in Reading and Math 23% • Saturdays and After School 19% • Reading and Math Coaches 15% • School Improvement Facilitator 15% • Quarterly Reporting 12%
Florida was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of only five states in the nation effectively closing the achievement gap between white and African American students in reading. And one of only three states in the nation closing the gap between low- and high-income students in reading and one of two in math.
Quality Counts Report Education Week Student Achievement vs. Spending 2006 31 F 2007 14 F 2008 7 F 2009 10 F
K-12 Per Pupil Expenditure compared to Personal Income - 50th per capita K-12 Administration Expenditure - 50th U.S. Census Bureau
Florida schools have… doneso much, withso little, forso long, Weve now been asked to… doeverythingwith NOTHING!
I was often asked By the legislature… How much money is enough?
Linking Learning And Cost Return on Investment (ROI) Index Copyright Kuzmich, 2008
ROI Index Compares the financial Resources expended at each Florida Public School With measures of Student Achievement at that school Copyright Kuzmich, 2008
ROI Website http://roi.fldoe.org/ Copyright Kuzmich, 2008
Rigor and Relevance Framework Bloom’s C D A B 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 1 Application
20th Century 21th Century Bloom’s 6 C D A B 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 1 Application
Questions • Define Student Performance • How to Determine Cost • How to Compare Cost to Performance
Efficient and Effective Framework Tool vs. Formula A Guide to Decision Making
Efficient and Effective Framework Guide Local Decision Making Repository of Successful Practices Guide Policy Development
Efficient and Effective Framework High Cost Low Cost
Efficient and Effective Framework High Student Performance Ef fec t iveness High Cost Low Cost Low Student Performance
Efficient and Effective Framework High Student Performance Ef fec t iveness C D A B High Cost Low Cost Low Student Performance