Aligning of improvement processes and district/campus practices

Report
Aligning LEA
Planning
Processes
A Systemic Design
Presented by
Linda Murphy, PSP
Dorothy White, PSP
The Big Picture
Aligning of
improvement
processes and
district/campus
practices
Goals by Stephen Covey
Goals
• Develop foundational understanding of
research based systems and needs
assessment processes
• Incorporate a variety of data sources in
the needs assessment processes
• Generate new ideas with colleagues to
create local systems of improvement
planning in compliance with state and
federal guidance
• Student Level Review
(SLR)
• TEA Accountability
Workbook: Data Analysis
• Approved Data
Disaggregation Tool
• ESC Led Data Analysis
• LEA tool
• PSP Progress Report
• Site Visit Reports
• Quarterly Implementation
Report (QIR)
• Student Level Review
(SLR)
• Targeted Student Analysis
(TSA)
• TEA Accountability
Workbook: Needs
Assessment
• Region 20 CNA Tool
• ESC Led Needs
Assessment
• Snapshot
• LEA tool
• CPE
Data
Analysis
Needs
Assessment
Implement
and
Monitor
Plan
• TEA Accountability
Workbook: Improvement
Plan
• 90 Day Strategy/ Plans
• LEA CIP/DIP Tool
Working Systemically
• SEDL Developed and tested a systemic model designed to improve
student achievement in low-performing districts and schools
• Collaborated with the Charles A. Dana Center in Austin
– 49 schools in 23 districts
– Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
– Rural, suburban, and urban settings
Options….
Fix the parts
Transfer innovations
Fix the people
Improve teacher/administrator knowledge and
skills
Fix the school
Apply organizational development approaches
to schools only
Fix the system
An approach informed by research…
What Working Systemically IS NOT
Empowered
Individuals/Schools
No Systemic
Approach
Working Systemically in Action, SEDL, 2008
9
What Working Systemically IS NOT
District’s Purpose
Clear
District
Schools
Schools’
Purpose Clear
Still No Systemic Approach
Working Systemically in Action, SEDL, 2008
10
What Working Systemically IS
Classrooms
Schools
Increased
Student
Achievement
District
 District’s Purpose Clear/Schools’ Purpose Clear
 Common Focus on Student Achievement
 Each Mutually Supportive
Working Systemically in Action, SEDL, 2008
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Bernhardt, Using Data to Improve Student
Learning in School Districts, 2006
Data Analysis- Demographics
Data Analysis- Perceptions
Data Analysis- School Processes
Data Analysis-Student Learning
Bernhardt, Using Data to Improve Student
Learning in School Districts, 2006
Bernhardt, Using Data to Improve Student
Learning in School Districts, 2006
Goals by Stephen Covey
CNA
Link: http://portal.esc20.net/portal/page/portal/NCLB/CNA.htm
CNA Spreadsheet
8 CNA Focus Areas
Data analysis should not be just about
gathering data. It is very easy to get
“analysis paralysis” by spending too
much time pulling data together and
not spending time using the data.
-Victoria Bernhardt
•Demographics
•Student Achievement
•School Culture and Climate
•Staff Quality, Recruitment and Retention
•Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
•Family and Community Involvement
•School Organization
•Technology
Staff Quality, Recruitment and
Retention
An empowered organization
is one in which individuals
have the knowledge, skill,
desire, and opportunity to
pursue success in way that
leads to collective and
organizational success
Stephen Covey
•Staff Quality, Recruitment and Retention refers to the school
organization’s level of high-quality, highly-effective staff, in highpoverty schools. This area is also focused on assessing the effect of
recruitment and retention strategies on staffing patterns.
CNA REFLECTIVE QUESTIONS
Reflective Question Activity
• Work in pairs or triads
• Respond to reflective
Questions from CNA
tool.
• Be prepared to share
Creating a School Profile
There are three kinds of curricula ;they
must be considered together and
improved together: written curriculum,
taught curriculum, and tested
curriculum. – Fenwick English
•Decide what you want to measure and report.
•Determine who will be responsible for organizing, developing and
updating the profile.
•Develop a management system for collecting and organizing the data in
the profile.
•Be selective about the type and amount of data to collect.
•Take a baseline assessment of the data available in each area of focus.
•Determine any additional information that is needed and the procedures
for collecting it.
•Write a narrative to support the story the data presents; use varied formats
for illustrating the narrative with charts, graphs, tables.
Process
Create the kind of climate in your
organization where personal growth is
expected, recognized and rewarded.
-Author Unknown
Step 1 – Review the purpose and outcomes for conducting the CNA
Step 2 – Establish committees for each area of the CNA
Step 3 – Determine which types of data will be collected and analyzed by
the committee to develop the school profile
Step 4 – Determine areas of priority and summarize needs
Step 5 – Connect the CNA to the district/campus improvement plan
development and review process
How can your LEA/Campus incorporate
alternative planning procedures in order to
implement a research based aligned
process that is in compliance with state
and federal guidelines and with a direct
connection to improvement initiatives?
Resources
TEA
•
•
Guidance for the Texas
Accountability Intervention System
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.a
spx?id=2147495563&menu_id=21
47483703&menu_id2=214748371
6 (HINT: TEA Accountability
Monitoring web page)
ESC 20 CNA tool
http://portal.esc20.net/portal/page/
portal/NCLB/CNA.htm
References
•
•
Cowan, D., Joyner, S., &
Beckwith, S. (2008). Working
Systemically in action: A guide
for facilitators. Austin, TX:
SEDL.
Bernhardt, Victoria L. (2006).
Using data to improve student
learning in school districts.
Larchmont, NY: Eye On
Education.
Contact Information
Dorothy White
[email protected]
281.748.6442
Linda Murphy
[email protected]
936.635.6911

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