Educational Plan for Student Success Revised ! New Mexico Public Education Department Budget Spring Conference April 2007 Priority School Bureau
Definition • The Educational Plan for Student Success is a long range plan each district is required to develop, implement, assess and evaluate for the purpose of student achievement and continuous school improvement (6NMAC22.214.171.124)
2007-2008 School Improvement FrameworkSCHOOLS IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENTSummary of PED Requirements and Recommendations • Training recommendation for all NM Districts: • Understanding and implementing NM Standards & Benchmarks based instruction to include: curriculum mapping, pacing guides, benchmark assessments, etc. • Using site assessment data to redirect instruction and program revisions. • Classroom management and expectations for student behavior. • Intervention strategies for students not meeting proficiency (based on standards deficits). • Writing individualized student goals & action plans for every student involving parents and students in the process. • (Principals) Using effective observation strategies of classroom instruction, such as “walkthroughs” for teacher evaluation, instructional feedback, meeting with teams/individuals to monitor student achievements on a consistent basis. • (Principals) Facilitation of effective instructional meetings with staff – focus on data, instructional strategies, and interventions. • Methodology and instruction in the content areas of math and literacy. • Additional recommendations for all NM Districts: • Develop a district curriculum guide that is articulated and produce for all teachers in elementary and secondary for literacy and math. • Use data to inform decisions, policy, and budgetary expenditures. • Monitor the participation of the School Advisory Council at each school site, and be able to provide evidence and schedule of those periodic meetings pertaining to issues of budget, student assessment, data, policy relating to instructional issues and curricula, parent and community involvement, and business partnerships (HB 212; NMSA 22-5-16). • Participate in Regional Baldrige Leadership Trainings and Institutes for Educators provided by the PED. Attendance is open to all district and school administrators, teachers, and educational assistants.
Complete a PDSA of the EPSS Process- What worked ? What didn’t ? What did the users say about the process? What were the original goals for the process? Need to document action; Need to show results; Need to have a plan that provided a “roadmap” for student success Request from the users of the process- you, principals, teachers; Request from the EPSS Coordinators to connect the assessment with the Improvement Plan Why Change?“Walk the Talk”
EPSS Alignment Committee • Participants met 4 times- December,2006 to March, 2007 • Included all PED Departments; representation from Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Federal Program Directors, Principals, JSA, and Education Partners • Made recommendations regarding format and content
We had lots of parts and pieces- all good, but not necessarily connected! Do we have enough money to travel? Where do we put the action steps? Problems with alignment How will we know if we are better ?
Annual Goals will be set at AMO level Districts will provide Technical Assistance for S1 & S2 schools Districts will appoint a person in charge of school reform to be PED Liaison Districts will report results to PED on a regular basis for S1 & S2 Principals and Superintendents will be invited to attend Leadership Training in School Reform What will Change For S1 & S2 Schools ?
PED will focus intensive service at this level; A Technical Assistance Plan will occur at the CA level that will include requirements for the Alternative Governance Plan CA,R1 & R2 schools must have intensive interventions in place that involve additional classes, after school, extended year and research based core programs in place; Teachers in CA,R1 & R2 schools must participate in training and coaching activities provided at the school level. Principals and Superintendents (or designee) will be required to attend Leadership Training in School Reform. What will change for CA,R1 & R2 Schools
Districts designate a person responsible for Reform who will serve as PED Liaison Districts report to PED for S1 & S2 Districts provide Technical Assistance to S1 & S2 schools Principal/Supt required Leadership Academy provided by PED Mandates ! What will change?
DAR or DAPR Systems Assessment Data Analysis Instructional Programs & Practices Student Support Services Student Learning Environment Ratings and Action Steps Needs Assessment : School Profile with demographics Data Analysis Systems Assessment Peer or Diagnostic Team Observation and Interviews Instructional Programs & Practices Student Support Services Student Learning Environment From DAR to Tech Assistance
Technical Assistance Plan will include: • Needs Assessment to identify Target populations • Development of Goals and Measures focused on increasing student achievement • Recommendations and Selection of Research Based Instructional Strategies and Intensive Interventions • EPSS site monitoring on a quarterly basis • Coaching provided by Educational Partners
Technical Assistance Plan will be used to …. • Develop the Educational Plan for Student Success that includes a PDSA cycle • Identify resource availability and needs • Establish Responsibilities &Timelines for service • Report ongoing progress (quarterly in CA,R1 & R2 schools)