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MCAS 2010. A SUMMARY REPORT Prepared for the Duxbury School Committee by Edwin P. Walsh Assistant Superintendent November 3, 2010. 2010 ACCOUNTABILITY STATUS. District Exams Summary. Performance Summaries. District. Grade 3. Items On or Below State Average DHS.

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Mcas 2010

MCAS 2010

A SUMMARY REPORT

Prepared for the Duxbury School Committee

by Edwin P. Walsh

Assistant Superintendent

November 3, 2010


2010 accountability status
2010 ACCOUNTABILITY STATUS


District exams summary
District Exams Summary


Performance summaries
Performance Summaries

District

Grade 3



Proficient and Advanced Results

School Aggregate & Special Education Students

  • GRADE 6

  • Warning/Failure Results

  • School Aggregate & Special Education Students

GRADE 6


Writing Results

School Aggregate & Special Education Students

The numbers below are averages.

Writing Requirements and possible scores:

ELA Open Response (OR) – 4 points

ELA Short Response (SR) – 2 points (grade 3 only)

ELA Writing Prompt-Topic Development – 12 points

ELA Writing Prompt-Conventions – 8 points

Math Open Response (OR) – 4 points (2 points in grade 3)

Math Short Answer (SA) – 1 point

GRADE 5


Curriculum action planning
Curriculum Action Planning

ELEVEN STEP PROCESS

  • CAUSES

  • IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES

  • STRATEGIES & IMPLEMENTATION BENCHMARKS

  • OUTCOME BENCHMARKS

  • BEST PRACTICE DISCUSSION

Addresses:


Professional Development:

Best Practices & MA Frameworks

  • District professional development days and focus

  • DESE elementary workshop on Open Responses

  • Elementary Literacy Plan development with District & Schools Assistant Centers (DSAC)

  • DSAC Math Data Analysis and Planning Workshop (DMS staff)

  • BER workshops on DI

  • Co-teaching initiative

  • Revising elementary benchmarks

  • Math DI

  • Response to Intervention

  • Project-based workshop by Dr. Frank Locker

  • Elementary Science mapping and PD

  • Project Read Trainings

  • Revising professional development planning protocol by building and district


Growth model
GROWTH MODEL

  • Measures individual student progress from year to year

  • Details how much a student's performance has changed from year to year

  • Measured by comparing the change in MCAS performance from one year to the next to that of "academic peers," {students in the state with a similar performance history}

Growth Percentile Ranges

Lower Growth – less than 40%

Typical Growth – 40% - 60%

High Growth – greater than 60

Tutorial Links

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/growth/tutorial1.html

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/growth/tutorial2.html



The paradox
THE PARADOX

  • States with easy exams, like Wisconsin and Mississippi, DO NOT miss targets.

  • States with stringent exams, like Hawaii, Massachusetts and New Mexico have, 60 to 70 percent of schools miss goals.

  • South Carolina, which has what may be the nation’s most rigorous tests, 83 percent of schools missed targets.


Restructuring corrective action planning
Restructuring: Corrective Action Planning

The intent of ‘restructuring’ is to alter school governance and/or structures to ensure that student learning and performance results are sufficiently improved

  • Reconstitute the school

    • Replace all or most of the school staff

  • Contract with an entity

    • Private management company

  • Turn the operation of the school over to the State

    • If the State agrees

  • Re-open as a charter school

  • Restructuring the school's governance

    • An arrangement that makes fundamental reforms to improve student academic achievement

The statute provides the following options for restructuring:

NOTE:

Corrective Action Plans for Alden and DMS will be presented to SC in January. These Plans will address the AYP issue related to the Special Education subgroup.


Notable quotes regarding mcas
Notable quotes regarding MCAS

Mitchell Chester

(MA Commissioner of Education)

  • Due to NCLB, the growing number of schools out of compliance is “inevitable.’’

  • “A lot of people are questioning these federal targets.’’

  • “This (MCAS results) doesn’t mean we are slipping backwards.’’

  • “Chester’s decision not to dwell on the number of schools missing federal testing targets shows how little credibility remains in that system.”

  • “The fact that there are so many schools in sanction and testing data is being used as a weapon and not as a tool to improve student achievement is frustrating to a lot of people.’’

Glenn Koocher

(Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees)


Results summary
RESULTS SUMMARY

According to NCLB, Duxbury remains a high performing district.

  • ALDEN

    Positive Increase of students in the P+ categories in all three grades

  • DMS

    100% passing rate in grade 6 with positive increase in p+ categories

  • DHS

    100% passing rate in biology

  • DISTRICT

    performance rating remains very high & improvement rating is on target


Curriculum action planning1
CURRICULUM ACTION PLANNING

MOST IMPORTANTLY!!

FACILITATES BEST PRACTICES

  • Data Analysis

  • Instructional Practices

  • Goal Setting

  • Professional Reflection

11 STEP PROCESS

  • Causation

  • Improvement Objectives

  • Instructional Strategies

  • Implementation Benchmarks

  • Outcome Benchmarks


2009 mcas goal summary
2009 MCAS GOAL SUMMARY

  • CHANDLER

  • ELA

    • To accurately respond to open response questions at a success rate of 80% (building average)

  • Math

    • To accurately solve on single and multi-step word problems at a success rate of 80% (building average)

  • ALDEN

  • ELA

    • To achieve a building open response item average score of 2.5

    • To achieve average topic development score of 8.5 (grade 4)

  • Math

    • To decrease the number of students scoring in the warning category by 50%

    • To decrease the number of students scoring in the needs improvementcategory by 20%

    • To increase the number of students scoring above the proficient category by 15%

  • DMS

  • ELA

    • To increase the ELA Long Composition –Topic Development average score to 8.0

  • Math

    • To decrease the number of students in the High Warning, Low Needs Improvement and High Needs Improvement by 50%

  • DHS

  • MCAS Tests

    • To achieve a school-wide average of 3.0 in Open Response test items

    • To increase the percentage of special education students in the Proficient/Advanced category

  • ELA

    • To achieve a school-wide average of 7.8 in the Long Composition (conventions)

    • To achieve a school-wide average of 8.3 in the Long Composition (topic development)


  • 2010 mcas goals
    2010 MCAS GOALS

    • CHANDLER

    • ELA

      • To improve comprehension of all genres of grade level literature

    • Math

      • To improve competency with multi-digit addition and subtraction

    • ALDEN

    • ELA

      • To achieve an average score of 2.5 on open response questions

      • To achieve an average topic development score of 8.5 (Grade 4)

    • Math

      • To reduce the number of students scoring in the warning category of MCAS by 50%

      • To reduce the number of students scoring in the needs improvement category by 20%

      • To increase the number of students scoring in the proficient plus category by 15%

    • DMS

    • ELA

      • To reduce the percentage gap between the school’s correct percentage and the state’s correct percentage in Nonfiction, Poetry & Multi-Cultural Literature by 5%.

    • Math

      • To decrease by 50% the number of students in the High Warning, Low Needs Improvement and High Needs Improvement categories

    • DHS

    • Assessed Disciplines

      • To increase school-wide averages in all writing prompts to over 3.0 (OR); 7.8 (conv.) and over 8.0 (Topic)

      • To increase percentage of Special Education Students in Proficient/Advanced category


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