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Supporting College and Career Readiness through Partnerships & Community Catalysts

New York City Case Studies

5.1.08


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Framing Questions

  • What do your kids need? What is their performance telling you?

  • Are your schools supporting college and career readiness?

  • What are key processes to begin to leverage existing assets and drive towards transformation?

  • How can the facilities better support this process?


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Learning Objectives

  • Define college and career readiness in Reynolds

  • Work with a diagnostic process and student performance data to discern where to direct your efforts

  • Map and leverage existing assets; apply models around community partnerships to support your efforts and improve college and career readiness


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About New Visions

  • New Visions is the largest education reform organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in New York City's public schools.

  • Working with the public and private sectors, New Visions develops programs and policies to raise the level of student achievement.

  • Over the past four years, New Visions has worked with over 225 community organizations to create a diverse portfolio of 91 small New Century high schools, and has additional new schools planned over the next year.

  • In addition to its agenda of seeding innovation and reform, recently New Visions was selected as a DOE Partnership Support Organization and works closely to help support 63 NYC public schools across the 5 boroughs.


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Why Small Schools?

  • Providing Choices for Families

  • Personalized Learning Environment

  • Academic Rigor for All Academic Levels

  • Designed for Multiple Learning Styles

  • Co-Constructed and Co-Led with Community


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Case One: Creating Small Partnership Schools

New Visions Schools

  • 35 Small Schools

  • K-5, K-8, K-12, 5-12, 6-12, 9-12

  • Begun in 1993

  • Enrollments of 200-800

  • Community Partnerships

    New Century High School Initiative

  • 91 Small Schools

  • 6-12, 7-12, 9-12

  • Begun in 2002

  • Enrollments of 375-550

  • Co-Created with Community Partnerships

Partners support and deepen schools’ effectiveness


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Partnership SchoolBrooklyn Academy for Science and Environment

Model Implementation

Data

Co-lead partners the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and theProspect Park Alliance:

  • Play a key role in co-teaching and developing the curriculum for the school’s field studies course. This credit bearing class conducted at BBG and PPA enhances learning in Living Environment. Students are introduced to real-world science research skills, methods, ways of thinking, equipment.

  • Representatives from the institutions serve on the School Leadership Team

  • BBG and PPA staff participates in and lead staff development workshops

  • BASE parents are invited to workshops and events hosted by both partner institutions.

    http://www.bbg.org/edu/base.html or http://basehighschool.net/

98% of their seniors have already passed the Living Environment Regents with a 55 or higher


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Partnership SchoolEagle Academy

Model Implementation

Data

Lead partner100 Black Men:

  • Every student in this all male school in the Bronx is matched with an adult male mentor who meets with the students on a weekly basis and plays a critical role as an advocate and overall source of support for the student.

  • The school credits the mentor relationship with its solid attendance and a more disciplined approach to learning

    http://www.eagleny.org/home.aspx

School has average daily attendance rate of 90%


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Who are New Century Students?

  • 84.8% Free and Reduced Lunch

  • 91% Black and Latino

  • 76.3% Levels 1 & 2 in 9th grade*

  • Currently ~33,000 New Century students

  • Full Initiative projects 38,000 New Century students

    Initiative Wide Performance Data

  • Attendance - 86% NCHS** vs. 82% City-wide**

  • Graduation Rates –

    Cohort 2006- 78.5% vs. ~58% City-Wide***

    Cohort 2007- 77% vs. ~ 59% City-Wide***

    *Based on 8th grade test scores for ELA and Math

    ** 2005-2006 year

    *** 2006/ 2007 figures respectively


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Impact?

A look at the data suggested improvement towards higher attendance rate

100.0%

90.0%

NCHS average (85%)

Citywide average (82%)

80.0%

2001 Attendance

at high schools replaced by NCHS

(75%)

70.0%

60.0%

50.0%

Attendance at New Century High Schools in ’05–‘06, excluding transfer schools (n = 72)




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Is high school graduation a sufficient goal?What innovations are necessary for college and career readiness?


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Understanding College & Career Readiness:

Who Is Our Target Population?



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The New Visions PSO serves students at every grade level

35 students are not assigned a grade

Grade

Class


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The Challenge in Context: Success for 100% of the Students

% Matriculated in College***

59% On-Time HS Graduation*

% Not in College

ElementarySchool

MiddleSchool

HighSchool

Transition to college / workforce

Pre-school

% Employed

Age

14

18

5

11

% Matriculated in College

41% Not Graduate On-Time

% Employed

14.6% Dropout**


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11%

Your Challenge in Context:Critical Engine of an Economically Competitive East County

Growth Industries

Construction/ Green Industries

Health Careers

Hospitality

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Training Needs

According to theBureau of Labor Statistics, between 2004 and 2014,80 percent of the fastest-growing occupations will require some postsecondary or advanced training.*

In 2004, 24% of jobs in the U.S. required a BA; by 2010, that figure will climb to 36%.**

* Source: Southern Regional Education Board (2005), High Schools That Work: An Enhanced Design to Get All Students to Standards http://www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/publications/2005Pubs/05V07_enhanced_design.pdf

** Source: National Commission on the Economy and Education, Tough Choices or Tough Times


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Understanding College & Career Readiness:

What Can Data / Metrics Tell Us?


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Creating College Readiness Benchmarks

Students Meeting Multiple Benchmarks of College Readiness

Class of 2007

Class of 2008


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Looking at Progress Towards College Readiness

Goal: 80% College Readiness

Notes:

*Includes only active students.

*Excludes transfer schools.

*Students in schools that annualize their credits may appear off track now, if they were not awarded any credits in the first semester.


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Arraying the Class of 2008 portfolio of schools across the college readiness metric

Goal: 80% College Readiness

*School annualizes credit accumulation


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Understanding College & Career Readiness: college readiness metric

Incubating New Models with Community


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Case Two : Partnering for New Career Schools college readiness metric

Partners will support a spectrum of attainable post-secondary and career opportunities for New Visions CTE schools.


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College/Career Readiness Skills college readiness metric

To succeed in high-wage jobs and higher-education students need sound Core Skills, higher-order Cognitive Skills, and a new set of Professional Skills. New Visions Career Schools will develop an integrated approach to the delivery of these skills.

Core Skills

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Arithmetic

  • Speaking and listening

Cognitive Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Acquiring and interpreting information

  • Communicating

  • Reasoning and making decisions

  • Effective planning and implementation

  • Research skills

Professional Skills

Soft Skills

  • Time and resource management

  • Teamwork

    Hard Skills

  • Technology Proficiency

  • Industry and career specific competencies


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4-Year college readiness metric

Post-Secondary degree

New Visions

Career

High School

2-Year

Post-Secondary degree

Regents Diploma

Partial Industry Sequence

Industry Pre-Training or Certifications

Career Training Program

Regents Diploma or GED

Partial Industry Sequence

Industry Pre-Training or Certifications

Employment

Career Pathways - a Spectrum of Opportunities

The New Visions Career School Model ensures a common core and a differentiated set of opportunities leading to clear and promising pathways towards college and careers

Advanced Regents

w/ 75s Required

Full Industry Sequence

Industry Pre-Training or Certifications

Advanced Regents

Full Industry Sequence

Industry Pre-Training or Certifications


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Role of Industry Partners college readiness metric

These schools will not be successful unless they achieve a new type of partnership with industry, where roles are clearly defined and both school and partners clearly understand the benefits

9th Grade

New Visions

Career

High School

10th Grade

  • Student-Employee

  • Mentorship

  • Internships

  • Equipment

  • Co-development of curriculum

  • Instructional materials

11th Grade

  • Student-Employee

  • Mentorship

  • Paid Apprenticeships

  • Employment Opportunities

12th Grade

  • Job talks

  • Job shadow opportunities

  • Co-development of curriculum

  • Instructional materials

  • Student-Employee Mentorship

  • Job talks

  • More targeted job shadow opportunities

  • Co-development of curriculum

  • Instructional materials


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Understanding College & Career Readiness: college readiness metric

Model Development & Strategic Planning Process


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What does College and Career Readiness Look Like in Reynolds?

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On-Track Metric for College/Career Readiness


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How does Reynolds drive forward Reynolds?

around this process?

Develop Success Metrics

Implement & Evaluate

Problem /

Goal

Identification

Systems Mapping

System Diagnosis & Gap

Analysis

Identify Leverage Points

Prioritize Leverage Points

Create Action Plan

Define the problem and/or goal for the project

Align multi-sector stakeholders around a set of common success metrics, including specific performance indicators

Identify causal relationships among factors that drive outcomes

Assess current system to understand root causes of system ineffectiveness

Based on gap analysis, use targeted tools to identify specific leverage points

Consider impact, resource requirements, and stakeholder motivation in prioritizing actionable leverage points

Utilize a diverse collection of tools and strategies to activate priority levers for change


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How do existing partnerships and internal capacity currently feed into your school/districts’ issues and goals?

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EXISITING RELATIONSHIPS AND INTERNAL CAPACITY

Certification Course Parent Association

Elected Official School StoreInternships

Community College Computer skillsAlumni

Guests Speakers Finance Background Job Shadowing

Owned a small business in the past


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What does your school/district need for student success? feed into your school/districts’ issues and goals?

Academic

Courses

After School

Programs

Internship

Opportunities

College/Career

Pathways

How can existing/potential partnerships and internal capacity operationalize solutions to those needs?

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Mapping Assets to Student Success feed into your school/districts’ issues and goals?

Job shadowing In-Kind Donations

School Volunteers Job Placements

Grants Guest Speakers

Internships Career “Mentors”

Larger Corporations

Small/Medium-sized

Businesses

Foundations

CBO’s/

Universities/

Culturals

State/ Federal

Job shadowing In-Kind Donations

School Volunteers Job Placements

Grants Guest Speakers

Internships Career “Mentors”

Grants Research Projects

Guest Speakers Loans

School Volunteers

Classes for MBA students

Professors co-teach at MBA

Business School Tutors

Mentors

Grant Programs

CTE

Small Business Loans


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Creating an Action Plan feed into your school/districts’ issues and goals?

Community Asset Map

Academic Integration

Partnership Strategy

  • Asset Mapping

  • Student & Community Data

  • Mapping Templates

  • Partnership Assessment Criteria & Pathway Alignment

  • Partnership Protocol

  • Partnership Tracking Tool

Potential Tools

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Relevant Users


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Sample Tool : Partnership Assessment Criteria feed into your school/districts’ issues and goals?


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Sample Tool : Partnership Tracking feed into your school/districts’ issues and goals?


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