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Program review update ovec august 24 th 2010

Program Review UpdateOVEC, August 24th, 2010

Carol Franks, KDE Literacy Consultant

[email protected]

Program review
Program Review

A systematic method of analyzing components of an instructional program, including instructional practices, aligned and enacted curriculum, student work samples, formative and summative assessments, professional development and support services, and administrative supports and monitoring.

KRS 158.6453 (1)(i)

Senate Bill 1 (March 2009)

Program reviews for 3 areas
Program Reviews for 3 areas

  • Arts & Humanities

  • Writing

  • Practical Living/Career Studies

Program reviews
Program Reviews . . .

  • provide a tool for on-going discussion and reflection

  • lead to on-going improvement in the program

  • lead to student success in the program

Program review document
Program Review Document

Let’s glance through sample pages of the Writing Program Review early draft.


  • Curriculum & Instruction

  • Formative & Summative Assessments

  • Professional Development & Support Services

  • Administrative/Leadership Support & Monitoring


  • Standards – 4 as defined by Senate Bill 1

  • Demonstrators – statements that describe what is happening in a school considered to be fully functioning

  • Fully Functioning Characteristics – for a demonstrator, specific occurrences in a school considered to be performing at high levels

  • Examples of Evidence – schools may use to support decisions

Sample questions for pilot schools
Sample Questions for Pilot Schools

  • Is this doable?

  • Do PR allow for diversity between schools?

  • Do PR encourage innovation?

  • Are the characteristics measureable?

Revisions after the pilot process
Revisions after the Pilot Process

  • Decreased size

  • Less repetition, redundancy

  • Clearer characteristics

  • More evidence listed

Program review process
Program Review Process

  • Compose team

  • Using analytic method to determine Level of Implementation at the characteristic and demonstrator levels

  • Identify evidence

  • Determine Performance Rating at the standard and program levels

Program review process1
Program Review Process

  • Teams use their professional judgment

Program review process2
Program Review Process

Not This

But This

Purpose of the program review
Purpose of the Program Review

  • To inform the school’s program in order to develop a process of on-going improvement and growth

  • Schools develop a plan for improvement and may include in School’s Comprehensive Improvement Plan

But This

We asked pilot schools
We asked pilot schools. . .

Does the program review process provide valuable information about a school’s program? (needs/successes)

Where to learn more
Where to Learn More

Go to KDE’s website

Select Instructional Resources

Select Program Reviews

What can you do now to prepare your schools for program reviews?

Contact Information

Arts & Humanities Program Review

Robert Duncan at [email protected]

Practical Living/Career Studies Program Review

Nancy Graham at [email protected]

Writing Program Review

Carol Franks at [email protected]

Program Reviews

Rae McEntyre at [email protected]