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Jackson Public School District Holistic Accountability in Action. JPS Contract with Our Community. The Seven Goals For Greatness Improve Academic Performance for All Students Improve State and Federal Standing of Each School Ensure Safe and Healthy Schools Increase Average Daily Attendance

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JPS Contract with Our Community
  • The Seven Goals For Greatness
    • Improve Academic Performance for All Students
    • Improve State and Federal Standing of Each School
    • Ensure Safe and Healthy Schools
    • Increase Average Daily Attendance
    • Attract and Retain High Quality Teachers and Staff
    • Improve Parental and Community Involvement
    • Implement and Maintain Strategic Planning
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Goal #1: Achievement
  • Improve Academic Achievement for all Students
    • Implemented Holistic Accountability as an ongoing process to monitor student achievement
    • Established Performance Bold Targets for each and every school
    • Developed District Wide Instructional Model (communicated in content area/assessment roadmaps)
    • Implemented Aligned, Sequential Curriculum
    • Increased Consistency of Instruction District-Wide
    • More than Doubled Enrollment in College Prep Classes
    • Provided full time literacy, mathematics and exceptional education coaches with on-going professional support
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Goal #2: School Performance
  • Improve State and Federal Standing of Each School
    • Implemented intervention plans in struggling schools
    • Use data analysis to improve instruction
    • Actively monitor school spending
    • Allocate district resources so that“money follows need…”
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with

The Key to Effective Instruction:

TO HARNESS

with the wisdom of what we learn from practice.

The power of what we know from research,

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The Purpose and Impact of Holistic Accountability

in JPS

  • Holistic Accountability systems increase the quality of teaching and learning for each and every student by:
  • Maintaining a laser like focus on student learning, the actions that caused it and the changes needed to improve it.
  • Setting high expectations that motivate adults and students
  • Creating a high degree of clarity
  • Ensuring all levels of public education systems are accountable
  • Providing educators with integrated standards, curriculum, assessment data and the support/training needed
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Holistic Accountability makes the work real and gets results through courageous conversation and action.
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The Data Inquiry Process

6

Steps to Insure

Academic Prosperity

for all JPS Students

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Step One

Review of MCT/SATP data and other data sources (9-week tests) at grade/student level to identify student level and teacher level strengths & weaknesses

(By 1st week of August & at conclusion of each 9 weeks)

Summative Data

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Step Two

Teachers identify specific strategies to remediate and advance students. Track through lesson plans, classroom observations, learning walks

Intensive/strategic students pulled out for specific programs

(Language!, Read 180, Tutorial Services)

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Step Three

Common Weekly Assessments designed against curricula objectives – SPMS and/or Teacher constructed at elementary level ;

Middle &High Schools: design content – area common assessments by course to be administered every two weeks.

Formative Data

Ongoing Progress Monitoring

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Step Four

Required Administrative/Coaches/Team Leader Meeting to discuss results of weekly assessments using the following questions:

1. Using the available MCT & SATP data, the pacing guide, and 9 weeks testing blue prints, how are teachers selecting the appropriate teaching strategies and what is the teacher’s reference point for selecting the strategy?              

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Step Four continued

Required Administrative/Coaches/Team Leader Meeting to discuss results of weekly assessments using the following questions:

  • How does the teacher know that a particular strategy worked?
  • How will teachers’ assessment results be used at the classroom level?
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Step Four continued

Required Administrative/Coaches/Team Leader Meeting to discuss results of weekly assessments using the following questions:

4.    Are these results being used to determine:

-which teachers are getting better results; which strategies are they using?

-what work is being given?

-which students need more?

-what is the responsibility for teachers to learn from one another?

-which students need intervention?

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Step Four, continued

Required Administrative/Coaches/Team Leader Meeting to discuss results of weekly assessments using the following questions:

5. What supports are in place for students? How do schools make sure that students get access to the supports?

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Step Five

Required Grade-Level Data Team Meetings to study results and plan next week’s instruction & interventions using Data Inquiry Implementation Form

Step Six

MONITORING

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JPS is driving toward Results for All

From

To

Varying degrees of academic rigor across schools and classrooms

Inconsistent adult accountability for student performance

Inconsistent allocation of teaching & learning resources

Student outcomes that vary widely by school, grade level, and student population

District-wide standards of instruction adopted by all JPS teachers

Tight system of accountability monitoring student and school performance

Strategic use of resources to support district priorities

Every student by name meets or exceeds academic standards

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A Two-fold Mission for our Office of Instruction:
  • Develop a core curriculum/assessments in literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies
      • Publish and provide on going curriculum support (Curriculum CDs)
      • Provide high leverage objectives for each content area and homework packets to schools to support teaching and learning
      • Quality supporting materials/anchor writing items
      • Common assessments for tracking progress and informing practice
  • Increase the capacity of teachers & administrators through administrative monitoring (Asst. Supts/Executive Directors) and professional development
      • District-wide trainings supporting the curriculum
      • School-site capacity-building through the effective use of literacy, math and exceptional education coaches
      • Targeted support for schools that are struggling or in transition (Observation Support Teams/ Demonstration Schools)

Curriculum/

Assessment

design

(high demand)

Professionalsupport

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Holistic Accountability Creates the Conditions
  • in Which Quality Teaching Thrives in JPS by Keeping
  • Everyone Focused on being Resourceful in the Use of Time, Staff, Technology, and Resources.
  • Examples

JPS Teacher and Administrator Portals for E-filing and storage purposes

Hiring of 30 Academic Tutors across the district to:

    • Plan a program of study that will meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the assigned students
    • Assist in creating a classroom environment conducive and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
    • Cooperate with the classroom teacher in guiding the students’ learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, in establishing clear objectives, and in communicating these objectives to students
    • Provide ongoing assessment and progress reports for assigned students.

Hiring of an Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at every High School

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Demand+

Support=

Results!

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