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  1. Accelerating Achievement for Allwhile Closing the Achievement Gap Presented to the Twin Rivers Unified School District Board of Education On this Tuesday, September 7, 2010 By Ramona E. Bishop, Ed.D. Associate Superintendent, Educational Services Uve Dahmen Director, Assessment and Accountability

  2. Setting the Stage • Data • Vision – Mission – Goals • Research Basis – Twin Rivers Application • Progress Toward Meeting Goals • Promising Programs

  3. Setting the Stage - API

  4. Setting the Stage - AYP

  5. Setting the Stage - AYP

  6. Vision/Mission TRUSD Vision To inspire each student to extraordinary achievement everyday TRUSD Mission An unwavering focus on powerful and engaging learning experiences that prepare students for college, career, and life success Curriculum and Academic Achievement Mission To provide the support necessary to accelerate achievement for all students while eliminating the achievement gap

  7. Goals Goal #1 – By June 2011, TRUSD students’ 10th grade CAHSEE exam passage rate will increase 7 percentage points annually to reach at least 80% • By 2011 each pre-K through 8 school will increase the number of students demonstrating pre-requisite skills to pass the CAHSEE exam, as measured by proficiency on STAR Goal #2 – By June 2011, TRUSD student graduation rates will be commensurate with county rates (using the county’s calculation method), with A-G requirements met • By 2011 each pre K – 8 school will increase students demonstrating pre-requisite skills for A-g as measured by proficiency on STAR • By 2011, TRUSD will increase students meeting A-G requirements • By 2011, each secondary school site in TRUSD will increase the number of students graduating with A-G requirements met

  8. Goals Goal #3 – By June 2011, TRUSD will improve proficiency by annually meeting proficiency targets, as measured by the California Standards Test. TRUSD will make significant progress toward eliminating achievement gaps pre-K – adult • By 2011, TRUSD will increase the percentage of African-American, Latino-American, Southeast Asian-American, and students living in poverty scoring proficient or above in all tested areas on STAR, each year, by a measureable percent, until they exceed county rates Goal #4 – TRUSD will use data for proper/early identification of students who are struggling or need additional challenges Goal #5 – TRUSD will improve options for students pre-K to adult including alternative settings

  9. Research – P-16 Council Report Purpose for the P-16 Council To develop, implement, and sustain ambitious plan that holds the state of California accountable for creating the conditions necessary for closing the achievement gap Superintendent Jack O’Connell

  10. Research - P-16 Council ACES • Access • How do all students gain access to what they need? • Culture and Climate • How can schools offer the best learning environment for all students? • Expectations • Are high expectations for all students and teachers truly held? • Strategies • What practices have proven effective (or are promising) for closing the achievement gap?

  11. Access 1-Quality Preschool • Preschool student slots - approximately 850 to 1100 • Parent Services – 225 families attending workshops and receiving home visits • Dental Screening and Varnishing – 900 preschool students

  12. Access 2 – Align Educational Systems from Kindergarten • Linking Education to Economic Development • Linked Learning- Relevance

  13. Access 3 – Develop Partnerships • Afterschool programs • Mentoring/tutoring • Program implementation

  14. Culture and Climate 4 Culturally Relevant Professional Development • Survey • PI Principal/Leadership Team Coaches • Principal Practices • Teacher Leaders – SLCs, Department Chairs • Teacher Training 5 Climate Survey

  15. Expectations 6 – Augment Accountability System Assess, Review data by subgroup,

  16. Expectations 7 – Model Academic Rigor • Pacing guides • Assessment system • Core content instruction • Standards-based report cards

  17. Expectations 8- Focus on Academic Rigor • Quality Counseling -American School Counselors Association model • Expectation of A-G for all students • Increase AP Offerings

  18. Expectations 9 – Improve Awards System • Inspiring Schools Award • Similar Schools Award • Classified and teacher of the year recognition • Ongoing informal recognition

  19. Strategies 10 – Create a Robust Information System • CALPADS • Measures 11 – Provide Professional Development on Use of Data • One to Ones • Administrator/Teacher Leaders

  20. Strategies 12 – Share Successful Practices • Teacher presentations • Intensive Institutes • Lesson Study 13 – Implement California K-12 High Speed Network TRUSD connected – 57% of districts and 62% of schools in California

  21. Strategies 14 Create Opportunities for School District Flexibility • Strategic School Funding for Results

  22. How We are Doing • CAHSEE Passage

  23. How We are Doing • CAHSEE Passage

  24. How We are Doing • CAHSEE School Accomplishments

  25. How We are Doing • CAHSEE School Accomplishments

  26. How We are Doing • Graduation Rates

  27. How We are Doing • Graduates Meeting A-G Requirements

  28. How We Are Doing • AYP Gains

  29. How We are Doing • AYP Gains

  30. How We are Doing • Achievement Gap

  31. How We are Doing • Achievement Gap

  32. How We are Doing • API

  33. How We are Doing • API

  34. TRUSD Promising Programs • Algebra Project • Da Pac • Pearson Model Schools Project • Highlands High SIG Program • Refugee Summer School • SMART Project • Sacramento Area Youth Speaks • Science Fair Project • Senior Seminar

  35. Recap • Data • Vision – Mission – Goals • Research Basis – Twin Rivers Application • Progress Toward Meeting Goals • Promising Programs

  36. Questions??