turnaround schools in california who are they and what strategies do they use n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Turnaround Schools in California: Who Are They and What Strategies Do They Use? PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Turnaround Schools in California: Who Are They and What Strategies Do They Use?

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 17

Turnaround Schools in California: Who Are They and What Strategies Do They Use? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 142 Views
  • Uploaded on

Turnaround Schools in California: Who Are They and What Strategies Do They Use?. Mette Huberman, AIR CERA Conference December 2, 2011 . Study Background. Study part of California Comprehensive Center One of 16 regional centers; AIR subcontractor to WestEd

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Turnaround Schools in California: Who Are They and What Strategies Do They Use?' - dusan


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
turnaround schools in california who are they and what strategies do they use

Turnaround Schools in California: Who Are They andWhat Strategies Do They Use?

Mette Huberman, AIR

CERA Conference

December 2, 2011

study background
Study Background
  • Study part of California Comprehensive Center
    • One of 16 regional centers; AIR subcontractor to WestEd
  • Federal and state focus on turnaround schools
    • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
    • School Improvement Grants (SIG)
  • SIG schools lowest 5% of schools; no definition of turnaround
  • Four turnaround models
    • 1) Transformation; 2) Turnaround; 3) Restart; 4) Closure
study background cont
Study Background (cont.)
  • A need for definitions of both low performance and turnaround
  • Different definitions and strategies identified in the literature
  • Purpose of current study
    • Definition of low performance and turnaround in California (not SIG schools)
    • Identification of strategies in sample of schools
school selection methodology
School Selection Methodology
  • All CA schools, including charters
  • Seven year period
    • Pre-turnaround, 3 years (2003-2005)
    • Turnaround, 3 years (2006-2009)
    • Sustainability, 1 year (2009-2010)
  • Use of average ELA and math standardized California Standards Test mean scale scores
  • Ten criteria for defining turnaround
summary of selection criteria
Summary of Selection Criteria
  • Low-performance
    • Start in lowest third of school performance
  • Turnaround
    • End in middle third of school performance
    • Overall and subgroup growth
  • No substantial change in student population
    • Subgroups and enrollment
  • Sustained performance
    • Overall and subgroup performance
selection of school sample
Selection of School Sample
  • Ordered the 44 schools from highest to lowest growth
    • 35 elementary schools
    • 4 middle schools
    • 5 high schools
  • Selected 10 schools: 4 ES, 3 MS, 3 HS
    • Demographic diversity
    • Excluded one high school from analysis
data collection process
Data Collection Process
  • One-hour phone interviews with principals
  • Ask about three most important factors in process
  • Probe on answers around strategies from literature
    • Strong leadership and staff
    • Cohesive instructional strategies
    • Use of data to change instruction
    • Teacher collaboration
    • Extended learning time
    • District/external support
eight strategies across schools
Eight Strategies Across Schools
  • Instructional strategies focused on student subgroups
    • Shadowing of English learners (Mountain View MS)
  • An emphasis on teacher collaboration
    • District-wide Professional Learning Communities (Del Rey ES)
  • Strong instructional leadership
    • In classrooms, doing walk-throughs, providing feedback
school strategies cont
School Strategies (cont.)
  • Regular use of assessments and analysis of data
    • Special project teachers (Prairie Vista MS)
  • Increased parent involvement
    • 40 hours of parent service per year (St. Hope PS7 Charter)
  • Guidance and support provided by the district
    • District Executive Directors (Silver Wing ES)
school strategies cont1
School Strategies (cont.)
  • Use of student engagement strategies
    • Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) (Silver Wing ES)
  • Use of extended learning time
    • After school, Saturday, and support classes (Sweetwater HS)
school profile 122 nd st elem lausd
School Profile: 122nd St Elem, LAUSD
  • Demographics: K-5; 674 students; 86% poverty; 53% ELs
  • Performance: PI Year 2; 2010-11: CA Distinguished School and Title I Awards
  • Strategies
    • Quick wins (school facilities and parent involvement)
    • Professional development
    • Coaching
    • Teacher collaboration
  • Challenges
    • Layoffs; tutoring program cut; low morale
challenges across schools
Challenges Across Schools
  • Budget cuts (8)
  • Negative perceptions of school (5)
  • Lack of teacher buy-in to improvement efforts (4)
  • Having staff who were not “right fit” (4)
policy and practice implications
Policy and Practice Implications
  • Clearly define both low performance and turnaround
  • Too much emphasis on replacement of staff in current SIG models
  • Focus on how to assist and improve existing staff instead
  • Define role of district in turnaround process
  • Create structures for sharing best practices
  • Study turnaround schools that are able to sustain performance versus schools that are not
webinar
Webinar
  • Webinar on Schools Moving Up
  • December 8, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Strategies for School Turnaround: School and District Level Perspectives
  • Two research perspectives and reflections from practitioner
  • http://www.schoolsmovingup.net/webinars/turnaround
questions or comments

Mette Huberman

American Institutes for Research

mhuberman@air.org

California Collaborative on District Reform

Questions or Comments?