Chapter 4 Review

Report
CHAPTER 4
PHASE 3 DISTRICTS SESSION
HIGHLIGHTS
April, 2014
CHAPTER 4 - STANDARDS
 Effective March 1, 2014
 PA Core Standards
English Language Arts (ELA)
Mathematics
Reading and Writing
Science and Technology
History and Social Studies
 Applicable to school districts, charter and cyber charter
schools, AVTS and IUs
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CHAPTER 4 - CLARIFICATIONS
 PA is not requiring to utilize a statewide
curriculum or reading lists
 PA will not participate in the development of a
national assessment (unless for Special
Education)
 PA will not expand collection of student and
personal family data due to implementation of
the standards
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CHAPTER 4 - KEYSTONE EXAMS
 Keystone Exams
 Algebra 1, Literature, Biology
 Composition – Class of 2019*
 Civics and Government – Class of 2020*
 Keystone Exams – voluntary use:
 Geometry* ’16-’17
 U.S. History* ‘17-’18
 Algebra II* ‘18-’19
 Chemistry* ’19-’20
 World History* ’20-’21
*subject to funding
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CHAPTER 4 - KEYSTONE EXAMS, CONT.
Serves as dual purpose
Graduation req’s
State accountability
Will not be counted as one-third of grade
Student Transcripts
PSSA Scores
Keystone Exam performance level beginning
’16-’17
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CHAPTER 4 – KEYSTONE EXAMS, CONT.
Supplemental Instruction
If not proficient, must receive
supplemental instruction prior to re-take
Continue until proficiency or until
starting a PBA
No limit on re-take for Keystones
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CH. 4 – HS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Class of 2017
Course completion and grades
Proficiency or higher on Alg 1, Biology and Lit
Keystones, or PBA
Demonstrate proficiency determined by LEA in each
academic standard not assessed by a state
assessment
Elimination of the Graduation Project
Class of 2019 – proficiency on Composition Keystone
Class of 2020 – proficiency on Civics and Govt. Keystone
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CH. 4 – HS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS,
CONT.
School boards required to adopt new HS grad
requirements if they are not aligned by 9/1/2014
Post and provide copies
Project-Based Assessment (PBA)
Below Gr. 12 are eligible after 2 unsuccessful
attempts at proficiency of a Keystone or
parents opt out
Have taken the course related to the Keystone
exam
Seniors – same req’s, except eligible after 1
8
attempt
CH. 4 – HS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS,
CONT.
Waivers for 12th grade
May be granted for not completing a PBA Superintendent
Extenuating circumstances – Secretary
Waiver Process
If more than 10% of seniors did not complete a
PBA:
Submit to Secretary no later than 10 days prior
to graduation
Submit action plan of improvements to each
waived course
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CH. 4 – HS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS,
CONT.
Two alternate pathways for CTCs:
Proficient on Keystone Exams or NOCTI
If not proficient on Biology, may complete
PBA without retake
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Effective Planning for School Reform & Improvement in a Digital Age
School Entities
The Pennsylvania Comprehensive Plan
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CHAPTER 4 - SCHOOL LEVEL PLANS
School Improvement Plans
Title I Schools Only
“Priority” or “Focus” Designation, OR
Implementing a School-wide Title I
program
Can use web app AND addendum
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CHAPTER 4 – COMPREHENSIVE PLANS
Web app meets all requirements for Chapter 4 revisions
Plans that are required for submittal to PDE MUST use
the web application
Plans not required for submittal to PDE can choose
own format
Web developers are currently labeling Required*
sections
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SUMMARY OF CHAPTER 4 PLANNING
REQUIREMENTS
Plan
When
Approval Process
Professional
Education
3 years
28-day public review, Board
approval, submit to PDE
Teacher Induction
6 years
28-day public review Board
approval, submit to PDE
Special Education
3 years
28-day public review, Board
Approval, submit to PDE
Gifted
6 years
28-day public review, Board
approval
Student Services
6 years
28-day public review, Board
approval
Technology
E-rate
Submit to PDE
Pre-K Program*
3 years
28-day public review, Board
approval, submit to PDE
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COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
Professional Education Plan
• Minimum of 2 PD Action steps
• 1 aligned to improving language and literacy
acquisition
• 1 aligned to teaching diverse learners in an
inclusive setting
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COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
• Gifted Plan
• Within the Action Plan:
• Identify strategies and/or Action Steps
that detail the Gifted Programs offered
• Pre-K Program
• Complete if planning to implement
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COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING
• Technology Plan
• Complete if applying/intending to
apply for Priority 2 E-Rate funds
• 1 goal
• 1 strategy related to technology
• 1 action step must be tech-related PD
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DUE DATES AND WORKFLOW
• May 1st, 2014 - Special Education Plan due
• With 28-day public review and Board
approval prior
• Phase 3: November 30th, 2014 – Final
Submission of District Level Plan (3-year
plans)
• July 1st, 2015 – Implement Year 1
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
PHASE 3 DISTRICTS SESSION
April, 2014
IMPLEMENTATIONS
PHASE 3 DISTRICTS SESSION
SHARING
April, 2014

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