Denver Public Schools Potential New Schools March 14, 2013
Progress Monitoring • What is it? • Progress monitoring is a systemic approach to determining current levels of performance and related goals. • Progress toward meeting the goals is measured regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) by comparing expected levels of performance to actual performance. • Why is it important? • Research shows that effective progress monitoring is key to increasing student academic achievement. • Progress monitoring is a key strategy among DPS schools with the highest growth on TCAP.
Progress Monitoring and Your UIP • Are we setting appropriate targets? Target Setting Interim Measures Implementation Benchmarks • How are students progressing towards the targets? • Are we implementing action steps? • Are we effective at implementation?
Progress Monitoring: Setting Appropriate Targets • How do we know we’ve set appropriate targets? • An appropriate target: • Meets the minimum targets set forth by the district • Adheres to CDE’s 5-year accountability clock (turnaround and priority improvement schools only) • Is based upon the school’s long term goals and major improvement strategies • Is set for disaggregated groups (if gaps exist)
Progress Monitoring: Setting Appropriate Targets • Revisit end of year TCAP target in relation to where you are mid-year. Setting Targets Interim Measures
Progress Monitoring: Action Steps/Implementation Benchmarks Action Step: What we said we would do. How we determine the Action Step was implemented and effective.