AMO Freeze - Alabama Department of Education

Report
PLAN 2020
The Vision
Every Child A Graduate – Every Graduate Prepared
for
College/Work/Adulthood in the 21st Century
Priorities
ALABAMA’S
2020
LEARNERS
ALABAMA’S
2020
SUPPORT SYSTEMS
ALABAMA’S
2020
PROFESSIONALS
ALABAMA’S
2020
SCHOOLS/SYSTEMS
Alabama State Board of Education
AMO Freeze
June 21, 2012
What Does It Mean?
1. 2011-2012 AYP determinations will be based on AMOs from
the 2010-2011 school year.
2. 2012-2013 AYP determinations will be based on AMOs from
the 2010-2011 school year and no status assigned – baseline
year for new accountability plan.
Bottom line it gives us a two-year window to transition to a new
balanced and meaningful accountability system without the
threat of sanctions and status and time for implementation of
our Alabama specific ESEA Waiver.
Waiver Components
1. Do you want to be able to waive AYP for state-developed, ambitious but achievable, annual measureable objectives based
on growth rather than status with a focus on continuous improvement?
2. Do you want to waive School Improvement sanctions and budgetary and programmatic requirements based on the School
Improvement status of the school?
**For #1 and #2, replace with a state-developed assessment, recognition, accountability, and support plan
3. Do you want to be able to remove the 40% poverty rate for designating a school as Title I Schoolwide for schools identified
as priority or focus schools?
4. Do you want to be able to flex 1003(a) School Improvement funds to serve any priority or focus school identified as most in
need of additional support?
5. Do you want to be able to utilize Title I Reserve funds to recognize Reward Schools that show high-performance and/or
high-growth progress?
6. Do you want to be able to waive the Highly Qualified Improvement Plan and replace it with a state-developed system of
meaningful evaluation and support focused on informing professional development and improving practice?
7. Do you want to be able to transfer 100% of Title I funding among applicable programs?
8. Do you want to be able to flex 1003(g) School Improvement funds to serve priority schools in the most need of support?
Optional—Do you want to be able to flex the use of 21st Century Community Learning funds to support expanded learning
time during the school day?
Conditions to Receive Waiver
I would support adopting college- and career-ready standards.
I would support developing and administering annual, statewide, aligned, high-quality assessments that measure growth.
I would support the development of a state-specific and differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support Plan.
I would support the development of guidelines for local Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Support System.
I would support the reduction of any duplication and unnecessary administrative and reporting requirements from the State
Department of Education (SDE).
I would support annually reporting the college-going and college credit-accumulation rates for all students and subgroups of
students.
I would support the development and administration of alternative assessments for the most significantly cognitively impaired
students.
I would support the development and administration of assessment for English Language Proficiency.
I would support reporting to the public a list of Reward, Priority, and Focus Schools based on the state-developed Recognition,
Accountability, and Support Plan.
I would support annually reporting to the public and to the SDE the aggregate distribution of teachers and principals by
performance level.
I would support reporting student growth in reading and math for teachers of subjects as required under the State Fiscal
Stabilization Fund.
Alabama College- and Career-Ready Assessment System
Grade
Assessment(s)
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
K
End-of-Course
WorkKeys
English 9, 10, 11, 12
ACT w/Writing
Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II w/Trig, Pre-Cal
PLAN
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Transition
U.S. History
EXPLORE
ARMT+
ARMT+ (Reading/ELA, Math, Science and
ARMT+
Writing/Social Studies Based) aligned to College
ARMT+
and Career Readiness Benchmarks
ARMT+
ARMT+
Developmentally Appropriate Assessments(s)
Developmentally Appropriate Assessments(s)
Kindergarten Screener(s) for all entering Kindergarten students
All assessments will
be offered in online
or paper-and-pencil
format with a
standards-based
reporting format that
will be immediate.
All assessments will
be formatted for
“through course” or
single-setting use.
Formative, Benchmark and/or Interim Assessment Repository with Resources
Grades 3-12
A pool of aligned items to each standard at each grade level within each assessment content area will be available for teacher, school or
system use for formative, benchmark and/or interim assessments to be used to inform instructional practice. Included will also be links to
instructional resources aligned to the standards for use by teachers, schools or school systems.
Project-Based Assessments
Grades 6-12
These assessments are designed to foster research inquiry skills, persistence, independence and intercommunications in ways that are not
accomplished with more traditional summative and end-of-course assessments. Project-based assessments are scored based on templates or
rubrics that produce rich, multileveled evaluations of student work.
Career Interest/Career Aptitude Assessments
Grades 6-12
These assessments are designed to inform student, parent, teacher, counselor and principal decisions about appropriate coursework and cocurricular opportunities for students culminating in a comprehensive and annually updated four-year high school plan of study.
Alabama College- and Career-Ready Assessment System
Timeline for Implementation
Grades 8-12
School Year
Grades K-2
Grades 3-7
End-of-Course
Assessments
College- and CareerReady Assessments
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
ARMT+ (Grades 3-8)
English 9
English 10
Algebra I
Geometry
Biology
(AHSGE Grades 11-12)
New
Above assessments plus
English 11
Algebra II
Chemistry
(AHSGE Grade 12)
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
ACT w/Writing (Grade 11)
2014-15
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
New
Above assessments plus
English 12
Pre-Calculus
Physics
U. S. History
(AHSGE for exited students)
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
ACT w/Writing (Grade 11)
WorkKeys (Grade 12)
2015-16
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
New
Above assessments
2012-13
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
2013-14
Formative/Interim/
Benchmark Assessments
(LEA Determined)
EXPLORE (Grade 8)
PLAN (Grade 10)
ACT w/Writing (Grade 11)
WorkKeys (Grade 12)
NOTE: State-provided formative/interim/benchmark assessments aligned to college- and careerready standards will be available August 2012 for Grades K-12.
• Weight 40
• Effective
teachers and
leaders as
measured by
EDUCATE
Alabama,
LEADAlabama,
and multiple
measures of
student
performance
• Weight 50
Alabama Schools and Systems
• Weight 100
• Program
Reviews
• Graduation
Rate
• Attendance
• Participation
Rates
• Other
Measures
Alabama Professionals
• Achievement
• Growth
• Gap
• College and
Career
Readiness
Alabama Support Systems
Alabama Learners
Overview of Proposed
Alabama Accountability Model
• Local
Indicator(s)
from
School/System
Improvement
Plan
• Weight 10
To be implemented in two phases over the next three years.
DIPLOMA COMPARISONS
UNITS OF CREDIT
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Mathematics
Science
Physical Education
Health Education
Arts Education
Computer Applications
Foreign Language
Electives
Career and Technical Education
Advanced
Advanced
Career &
Alabama
Alabama High
Alabama High
Academic
Career &
Technical High School School Diploma School Diploma
Endorsement
Technical
Endorsement Diploma
w/Credit-Based w/Work Training
“FIRST CHOICE" Endorsement
Endorsement
Endorsement
4
4
4
4
1
0.5
0.5
0.5
4
4
4
4
1
0.5
0.5
0.5
4
4
4
4
1
0.5
0.5
0.5
4
4
4
4
1
0.5
0.5
0.5
4
4
4
4
1
0.5
0.5
0.5
not required
not required
not required
not required
not required
1.5
3
1.5
3
5.5
not required
4.5
1
Community-Based Work Training (non-paid)
Cooperative Education Seminar/(Work-Based
Experience) or Life Skills Occupational
Preparation
not required
not required
not required
not required
not required
1.5
2
max of 120
hours*
Online Course or Experience
WorkForce Essentials or Transition Services II
Additional Requirement*
Total Credit Hours
x
1
x
1
x
x
x
not required
not required
not required
not required
not required
1
x
1
24
24
24
24
24
24
ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
4
4
4
4
1
0.5
0.5
0.5
2
3.5
Pass Graduation
Exam (5/5)
Pass Graduation
Exam (5/5)
Pass Graduation
Exam (5/5)
Pass Graduation Pass Graduation Exam
Exam (5/5)
(3/5)
Pass Graduation Exam
(3/5 –Credit-Based
Endorsement; 4/5 Alabama High School
Diploma (Exception
Rule)
ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
This one approach to the Alabama High School Diploma removes the need for endorsements or the Alabama
Occupational Diploma. The focus will be on the coursework taken that necessitates a clearly articulated and
individualized four-year high school plan built for each student based on the results from the EXPLORE academic
and career interest assessment and middle school coursework.

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