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Syracuse City Schools Urban Forum District Share. Middle Level Learners. MIDDLE LEVEL GOALS. Develop all students intellectually and academically. Meet the personal and social needs of each student. Prepare students to be successful in the high school program and beyond. .

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Syracuse City Schools Urban ForumDistrict Share

Middle Level Learners


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MIDDLE LEVEL GOALS

  • Develop all students intellectually and academically.

  • Meet the personal and social needs of each student.

  • Prepare students to be successful in the high school program and beyond.


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K - 8 & MIDDLE LEVEL PROGRAMS

  • Looping

  • Teaming

  • Common Planning Time

  • International Center for Educational Leadership Successful Practices Network (SPN)

  • Accelerated Courses

  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) – Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College and LeMoyne College


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K - 8 & MIDDLE LEVEL PROGRAMS

  • Community of Caring – Character Education

  • Inclusive Education

  • Peer Mediation

  • Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)

  • Reading Intervention Programs – READ 180, Fast ForWord and Scholastic Reading Inventories (SRI)

  • Response to Intervention/School Based Intervention Teams (SBIT)

  • S.U. Literacy Corps


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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

  • After School Programs

  • Band & Chorus

  • Clubs & Intramurals

  • Liberty Partnerships Program – Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College, and LeMoyne College

  • Modified Athletics

  • Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME)

  • National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE)


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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

  • Student Council

  • Supplemental Education Services (SES)

  • Summer School Programs

  • Syracuse CHOICE Program

  • 21st Century After School Tutorial Program

  • Upward Bound – LeMoyne College

  • Yearbook Club


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What are we most proud of in Middle Level Education?

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID


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AVID

What AVID is……..

  • AVID is an in-school academic support program for grades 4-12 that prepares students for college eligibility and success.

  • AVID places academically average students in advanced classes.

  • AVID levels the playing field for minority, rural, low-income and other students without a college-going tradition in their families.


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AVID

What AVID is……..

  • AVID is for all students, but it targets those in the academic middle.

  • AVID is implemented school wide and District wide


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AVID

What AVID isn’t……..

  • AVID isn’t a remedial program.

  • AVID isn’t a free ride.

  • AVID isn’t a niche program.

  • AVID isn’t a college outreach program.

    Want more information?

    Come to our Roundtable Discussion on AVID

    or

    www.syracusecityschools.com

    or

    www.avidonline.org


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How do we measure effectiveness?

  • Acuity Formative Assessment System

    -Predictive and Diagnostic

  • Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)

    -Lexile Scores

  • School Improvement Plans

  • School Quality Reviews (SQR)

  • Internal Site Review Teams

  • NYS Assessment Results Analysis

  • Grades


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How do we measure effectiveness?

  • Discipline Referrals

  • Student and Teacher Interviews

  • My Voice Student Surveys

  • Organizational Health Inventory results

    (OHI staff surveys)

  • AVID Teacher Surveys

  • AVID Data Collection


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Contact Information

Gwen McKinnon

Director of Middle Level Education

725 Harrison Street

Syracuse, New York 13210

(315) 435-4640

gmckinnon@scsd.us