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Metuchen Public Schools. District Goals 2012-2013 Progress Update – January 23, 2013 Vincent Caputo, Superintendent of Schools. District Goals 2012-2013 Organized around four areas:. 1. College and Career Readiness 2. High Quality Instruction 3. Professional Development

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metuchen public schools

Metuchen Public Schools

District Goals 2012-2013

Progress Update – January 23, 2013

Vincent Caputo, Superintendent of Schools

district goals 2012 2013 organized around four areas
District Goals 2012-2013Organized around four areas:
  • 1. College and Career Readiness
  • 2. High Quality Instruction
  • 3. Professional Development
  • 4. Excellence for All
district goals 2012 2013 artwork commissioned for the four areas thanks to
District Goals 2012-2013Artwork “commissioned” for the four areas. Thanks to…
  • 1. College and Career Readiness: Joyce Browning and Metuchen High School Color Dynamics class
  • 2. High Quality Instruction: Gina Brusca and Edgar School eighth grade cycle class
  • 3. Professional Development: Linda Graf and Metuchen High School Portfolio Art students
  • 4. Excellence for All: Katie McKeown and Campbell School Art Club
college and career readiness
College and Career Readiness
  • To be college- and career-ready, high school graduates must have studied a rigorous and broad curriculum anchored in the demands of postsecondary and business that is grounded in the core academic disciplines, but also consisting of other subjects that are part of a well-rounded education. (Achieve.org)
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College and Career Readiness

Can be achieved through these activities:

  • Develop university/college, business, and community partnerships to increase student service opportunities and student achievement
  • Increase access to educational technology for students to ensure they are equipped to succeed in the digital world
  • Alignment of all courses to the Common Core State Standards
  • (and e. and f.) Expand access for students to college-level experiences (additional AP courses, internships, business instruction, and opportunities to enroll in college courses)
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College and Career Readiness

a. Develop partnerships to increase university and college course opportunities

By June 2013, we will have established at least one college/university partnership

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College and Career Readiness

b. Develop business relationships to increase internship opportunities

By June 2013, we will have established internship pilots and will have increased the number of students participating in internships

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College and Career Readiness

c. Develop community partnerships to increase service opportunities

By June 2013, we will have increased the number of community service opportunities and will have improved the communication of these opportunities

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College and Career Readiness
  • Increase access to educational technology for students to ensure they are equipped to succeed in the digital world

By April 2013, we will have expanded the “bring your own device” pilot to MHS

By September 2013, we will have established a district teacher grant program for devices and will have awarded teachers with top proposals

By June 2014, every student in grades 5-12 will be using Naviance

By June 2015, tablets will have replaced textbooks in at least one department or class or course

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College and Career Readiness

e. Alignment of all courses to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

By November 2012, we will have completed the NJQSAC Statement of Assurance and District Performance Review self-assessment

By June 2013, based on the county review of our self-assessment, we will have adopted either the CCSS “crosswalk” alignment documents or the state curriculum models

In June 2013, December 2013, June 2014, December 2014, and June 2015, the administration will provide updates on progress toward our five-year curriculum cycle

By September 2015, all guides will have been rewritten, Board approved, and implemented

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January 23, 2013 update
  • NJQSAC Alignment to the Common Core
    • Math – 32% (28 total guides, 9 aligned)
    • LAL – 59% (22 total guides, 13 aligned)
    • Summer 2013: complete LAL and math
    • Summers 2013 and 2014: science and social studies
    • Scheduled curriculum writing for summer 2013:
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College and Career Readiness

f. Expand access for students to AP courses and college level experiences

By December 2012, we will have presented recommendation for new courses

By September 2013, we will have an increased number of AP courses offered and an increased overall AP enrollment

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January 23, 2013 update
  • Recommendations for new courses for 2013-2014
    • Discrete Math, Engineering and Technology, American Foods, Global Social Issues, and a dual-credit college Business course.
  • A.P.
high quality instruction
High Quality Instruction
  • High-quality instruction (curriculum, instruction and assessment) is engaging and differentiated, standards based, data driven, and research- and evidence-based. Curriculum, instruction, and assessment that are grounded in the culturally responsive practices of relevance, identity, belonging and community will serve to best engage all students (Wisconsin RTI Center).
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by Sam Battaglia, Jonathan Hoffman, Alandra Lujan, Vicky MacAllister, Jazmynn Perez, Ben Pincus, Rhea Sali, Julie Stankiewicz, Nina Vick, Keaton Weidmaier, Rachel Wentnick

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High Quality Instruction

Can be achieved through these activities:

  • Consistent implementation of formative assessments to derive data to better inform differentiated instruction
  • Successful implementation of new programs, reflective of best practices, such as Metuchen Summer Institute, Balanced Literacy, Guided Math, Middle School Advisory, Investigative Science, Graphic Design, and CrossFit.
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High Quality Instruction
  • Consistent implementation of formative assessment for data driven instruction

By June 2013 we will have completed the program evaluation by analyzing data from the teacher evaluation system

By June 2014, we will have evaluated the success of implemented professional development and have evidence of formative assessment in all lesson plans

By June 2015, we will have implemented a data management system by which to assess student growth from formative assessment evidence

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High Quality Instruction

b. Implementation of new programs

By June 2013 we will have planned the Metuchen Summer Institute, assessed the first full year of institutional Balanced Literacy and Advisory, and assessed the effectiveness of our Cross Fit program

By June 2014, we will have evaluated the success of elementary guided math and graphic design and other half-year elective courses at MHS

By June 2015, we will have implemented a true STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,and Math) initiative

professional development
Professional Development
  • Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results, for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning (Learning Forward, Standards for Professional Learning).
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Professional Development

Can be achieved through these activities:

  • Engage all staff in the self-examination and self-evaluation necessary for on-going growth (observation/evaluation process, Middle States visit, and QSAC evaluation)
  • Implement new teacher evaluation system for increased teacher/administrator accountability and enhanced teacher practice through data-driven professional development with the goal of further-increasing student achievement
  • Establish formal New Teacher Induction program with monthly meetings (2012-2013 for year one teachers; 2013-14 for year one and year two teachers; 2014-2015 for year one, two, and three teachers)
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Professional Development

a. Engage all staff in the self-examination and self-evaluation necessary for on-going growth (observation/evaluation process, Middle States visit, and QSAC evaluation)

By November 2012, all employees will have contributed to our completion of the QSAC self-assessment

By December 2012, all MHS staff will have contributed to preparation for Middle States review

By June 2013, all staff will have used Stronge self-evaluation rubrics,and will have included self-evaluation data as part of PDPs.

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January 23, 2013 update
  • County QSAC review scheduled for Spring 2013
  • QSAC self-assessment
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January 23, 2013 update
  • MHS Middle States interim review (Ms. LaFauci to make presentation to Board on March 12th)
    • Currently in fifth year of seven year cycle (using AFG model)
    • Goals summary:
      • Academic Goals: to increase student performance on the HSPA.
      • Student Life Goals: to increase student involvement in community service, heighten career awareness, and increase communication both within the school and between the school and home.
    • Interim Report:
      • Middle States Association reacted very positively to self-evaluation
      • Communication goal has been met; sites set even higher now
      • Community service and career awareness goals still in progress
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Professional Development

b. Implement new teacher evaluation system for increased teacher/administrator accountability and enhanced teacher practice through data-driven professional development with the goal of further-increasing student achievement

By November 2012, all training for teachers and administrators on the Stronge model for teacher evaluation will have been completed

By June 2013, all staff will have been evaluated using the Stronge model; and teacher feedback and survey results will have been collected

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January 23, 2013 update
  • Training on the Stronge model for teacher evaluation
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January 23, 2013 update
  • Journal of Our Journey (www.metuchenschools.orgOur Teachers  New Teacher Evaluation System)
  • State’s Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (EPAC)
  • District Evaluation Pilot Advisory Committee (DEPAC)
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Professional Development

c. Establish a formal New Teacher Induction Program with monthly meetings

By June 2013, all new-to-Metuchen teachers will have completed the Year One Program

By June 2014, all first- and second-year teachers will have completed the Year One or Year Two Program

By June 2015, all first-, second-, and third-year teachers will have completed the Year One, Year Two, or Year Three Program

After each of the above school years, evidence of increased student achievement will be sought.

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Excellence for All
  • The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual (Vince Lombardi).
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by Charlie Sarkis, Teddy Sarkis, Erica Li, Pashmina Khan, Kyra Stolarski, Sophie Lunt, Ashanty Gil, Caitlin Waldron, Jason Aretino, Jocelyn Chou, Molly Malague, Isabel Lujan, Isabel Li

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Excellence for All

Can be achieved through these activities:

  • Improve performance of lowest performing subgroups with the goal of reducing the achievement gap in general and addressing the Focus school classification of Edgar School
  • Investigate and recommend changes to school schedules to maximize learning opportunities
  • Provide multiple opportunities to increase student participation in academic competitions
  • Establisha revised G&T program that addresses the unique abilities and talents of the truly gifted, while also providing enrichment for all children.
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Excellence for All
  • Improve performance of lowest performing subgroups with the goal of reducing the achievement gap in general and addressing the Focus school classification of Edgar School

By June 2013, NJASK scores and Student Growth Profiles will be used to assess an increased student achievement status for all subgroups

By June 2014, Edgar School will have been exited from the Focus School designation through the improvement of its lowest performing subgroups

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Excellence for All

b. Investigate and recommend scheduling changes that maximize student learning opportunities

By December 2012 and December 2013, we will have a clear reduction in the number of curriculum decisions driven by space, building configuration, staffing and scheduling (recommendations may include: changes to time, periods, grouping, staffing, etc)

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January 23, 2013 update
  • Reduction in curriculum decisions driven by space, building configuration, staffing and scheduling
    • Moss: extended-day K and additional balanced literacy time, push-in basic skills, mobile iPads
    • Campbell: Lang Arts block, future LAL scheduling, more efficient use of non-homeroom teachers
    • Edgar: future math time, math literacy, self-contained class, room reallocation
    • MHS: student-based schedule build, new courses, room redesign
    • Other: future G&T and enrichment programming, Metuchen Summer Institute
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Excellence for All

c. Provide multiple opportunities to increase student participation in academic competitions

By June 2013, with an update in December 2013, we will have increased district-wide the number of students participating in academic competitions, an increase in the number of students or groups placing in various competitions; we will have analyzed data from teacher and students surveys to help determine future endeavors

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Excellence for All
  • d. Establish a revised G&T program that addresses the unique abilities and talents of the truly gifted, while also providing enrichment for all children.

By April 2013 we will have a recommendation for a program

By September 2013 we will have an individualized approach for each of our truly gifted students

By September 2014, we will have established a plan/program to provide enrichment opportunities for all students according to their needs and/or interests

district goals 2012 2013
District Goals 2012-2013
  • 1. College and Career Readiness
  • 2. High Quality Instruction
  • 3. Professional Development
  • 4. Excellence for All
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Thank you

Next update: March 19, 2013