R e d a c t e d. Florida’s Race to the Top. Florida’s Courage to Reform. School and district grades A – F Differentiated Accountability High School Grades 50% on test / 50% on access to rigor, college readiness, graduation rate Internationally benchmarked curriculum standards
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R e d a c t e d Florida’s Race to the Top
Florida’s Courage to Reform School and district grades A – F Differentiated Accountability High School Grades 50% on test / 50% on access to rigor, college readiness, graduation rate Internationally benchmarked curriculum standards Choice and charter options 137,918 students in 410 charter schools 154,125 course enrollments in Florida Virtual School Statewide Longitudinal Data System Long-standing pay for performance
Governor’s RTTT Working Group Mission Collaborative, open, and transparent review of the State’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) required for the RTTT grant. School Board Members Teachers Superintendents Parents State Legislators Business & Community Activists Chair: Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Composition Outcome Revised and strengthened MOU that passed with unanimous consent. Also recommended establishment of diversely composed Task Force to monitor implementation of RTTT grant.
Florida’s Commitment to Reform • 85 letters of support • 96% of LEAs signed MOU • 93% students • 94% students in poverty • 94% schools • 79% districts’ local unions signed on
Florida’s RTTT Theory of Action An investment in human capital will improve student achievement. Teachers and leaders must be: • Well-selected • Well-prepared • Well-supported • Well-respected • Held Accountable
Graduation Rate/College Enrollment/College Credit EarnedClass of 2005 Of every 100 high school freshmen in 2001-02: • Fifty-nine eventually graduated from high school. • Of the 59 students who graduated, 34 (or 58%) went on to college within two years of high school graduation. • Of the 34 students who went on to college, 22 (or 63%) earned at least a year’s worth of college credit within two years of enrollment in college.
Graduation Rate/College Enrollment/College Credit EarnedClass of 2015 GOAL: Of every 100 high school freshmen in 2011-12: • Eighty-five will graduate from high school in 2015. • Of the 85 students who graduate, 63 (or 74%) will go on to college by 2017. • Of the 63 students who went on to college, 44 (or 70%) will earn at least a year’s worth of college credit by 2019.
Growth in the Number of AP Exam Takers Florida vs. the Nation, 1999 to 2009 Disaggregated by Race FL US FL US FL US
Growth in AP Participation and Performance Florida vs. the Nation, 1999 to 2009 FL US FL US
Florida’s NAEP Achievement to 2009and Goals to 2015 Percentage of Students Scoring At or Above Proficient
Florida’s 2015 NAEP GoalsCompared to the 2009 Performance of Floridaand the Top Performing States Percentage of Students Scoring At or Above Proficient
Florida’s Achievement Gap and Goals to 2015NAEP Grade 4 Reading Percentage of Students Scoring At or Above Proficient
Florida Will Sustain Reform: Race to the Top Becomes the New Way of Work • Use grant to develop systems and tools to build capacity • Require district plans to address sustainability and alignment/reallocation of existing funds • Collaborate with other states for economy of scale • Use monitoring and project management • Redefine new compensation system within existing resources
Union Commitment • For Phase 1, 8% of local unions signed on (5 LEAs) • For Phase 2, 79% of local unions signed on (54 LEAs) • These 54 districts: • Serve 84% of FL students (2,211,703) • Employ 84% of FL instructional staff (159,729)
Where we were • On the verge financial insolvency • At impasse with all labor unions • Low community approval rating • Unaligned & unsustainable school reform initiatives Where we are • Strongest financial posture in over a decade • No teacher has been laid-off • Improved credit rating • Signed contracts & improved relationships with labor unions • Exceptional Board and community relationships • Partnered with union to transform lowest performing schools, demonstrated by higher student achievement • Drastically improved academic results • FCAT: Growth outpaced State, and in Math matched State average despite much poorer and diverse student population • NAEP: Outperformed large district peers in both Math and Reading, including highest Hispanic scores nationwide
NAEP 8th Grade Reading Scores Miami-Dade’s NAEP TUDA scores are higher than peer Districts across the board
Where we are going • A united and collaborative strategy focused on the core elements of human capital: • Create a more robust and comprehensive data system to drive instruction and inform personnel decisions • Develop human capital at administrative and teacher level to sustain and accelerate student achievement • Refine compensation system to reflect and reward demonstrably effective performance R e d a c t e d Teacher Effectiveness Principal Effectiveness Compensation Systems