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1 Academic Services Update with Focus on RttT and the Legislature C & I Leadership Team April 18, 2011 Academic Services Staff NCDPI

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1 Academic Services Update with Focus on RttT and the Legislature C & I Leadership Team April 18, 2011 Academic Services Staff NCDPI Slide 2 2 NC RttT Quick Facts $399,465,768 for use over 4 years 50% $ 165 m to Districts & Charter Schools $35 m pooled for NC Education Technology Cloud $ 199 m spread over 15 State initiatives & time-limited, project- specific RttT management Slide 3 3 NC RttT Quick Facts RttT dollars to be focused on Building Capacity Developing Infrastructure Creating Sustainable Reform Moving NC FurtherFaster Slide 4 4 NC RttT Overarching Goals High Graduation Rates Strong Student Achievement Career- & College-Readiness Statewide Slide 5 5 NCs Aligned Plan Slide 6 6 Quality Standards & Assessments Angela Quick, Pillar Lead Slide 7 7 Status Transition to new standards and new assessments Smarter Balanced & PARC, Common Core PD this summer Proposals in house for assistance in creating specifications for instruction improvement system (IIS) for teachers that supports diagnostic, curriculum monitoring, and summative assessments to inform daily instruction to improve student outcomes Provide technology infrastructure and guidance to support effective use of the IIS Slide 8 Assessments House Bill 48 eliminated US History, Civics & Economics, Physical Science, and Algebra II House Bill 766 (companion in Senate) Establishes Explore, Plan & ACT WorkKeys 8 Slide 9 High School Accountability Measures Student Growth Student Achievement College & Career Readiness Math Course Rigor Graduation Rates Where do we go from here? 9 Slide 10 Diagnostics K-5 Reading and Math Progress Monitoring and Intervention Out of House Budget Explore Grade 8 Plan Grade 10 ACT Grade 11 10 Slide 11 College and Career Promise Consolidation of Programs with Community Colleges Career Articulation Early College Options leading to Transfer Certificate or Associate Degree Early College High Schools Students Assisted with Securing Tuition 11 Slide 12 12 Turning Around the Lowest Achieving Schools Dr. Pat Ashley, Pillar Lead Slide 13 13 Evidence of Prior Success in High School Turnaround Slide 14 14 Goal of Race to the Top: No School in North Carolina Below 60% Lowest 5% of schools Schools with 4-yr grad rate below 60% (2 of last 3 years) 118 Schools Districts with aggregate performance below 65% (16 districts and 224 schools) Slide 15 Goal of Race to the Top: No School in North Carolina Below 60% Below 52.4% Performance Composite Elementary Below 53.0% Performance Composite Middle Below 58.1% Performance Composite High 15 Bottom 5% of Conventional Schools Slide 16 Status Recruiting in process House Budget eliminates 13 permanent positions 25 schools that might not be assisted in Turnaround Fewer adults in LEAs in target schools and Central Offices to support improvement 16 Slide 17 17 Technology Infrastructure Peter Asmar Phil Emer Slide 18 18 Objectives of Cloud Provide: Equity of access to computing and storage resources Efficient scaling according to aggregate NC K-12 usage requirements Consistently high availability, reliability and performance A common infrastructure platform to support emerging instructional and data systems Sustainable and predictable operational cost Slide 19 Status LEA input being gathered for Cloud Pearson purchased AAL code for NC Wise Possible move to Power School in future 19 Slide 20 20 Great Teachers & Principals Dr. Lynne Johnson, Pillar Lead Dr. Rebecca Garland, TE Co-Chair Jennifer Preston, TE Coordinator Slide 21 21 Tackling Complex Issues Measuring teacher and leader effectiveness in North Carolina Increasing teacher and leader effectiveness in North Carolina Slide 22 22 Teacher Evaluation Standards Teachers demonstrate leadership Standard One Teachers establish a respectful environment Standard Two Teachers know the content they teach Standard Three Teachers facilitate learning for their students Standard Four Teachers reflect on their practice Standard Five Slide 23 23 Adding Standard Six Teachers demonstrate leadership Standard One Teachers establish a respectful environment Standard Two Teachers know the content they teach Standard Three Teachers facilitate learning for their students Standard Four Teachers reflect on their practice Standard Five Teachers facilitate student academic growth Standard Six Slide 24 24 Standard Six Principals must use at least two sources of student growth data Current options include: ABC growth measures EVAAS data CTE assessment system Measurable LEP objectives Piloted LEA measures Measurable IEP goals Slide 25 25 The Sixth Standard for Teachers No teacher will be formally evaluated on the new system until he or she has three years of valid student growth data. Principals already consider student performance annually when evaluating teachers and making renewal decisions. During the 2011 2012 school year, LEAs decide which sources of growth data to use. Slide 26 26 The Eighth Standard for Leaders Student growth will become the eighth standard on the principal evaluation rubric. Superintendents must use three years of valid student growth data when evaluating principals on the new system. Superintendents already consider student performance annually and when renewing contracts. Slide 27 Effective Teachers 27 Student Growth Meets Expectations Proficient or Higher on All Standards Effective Teacher Student Growth Exceeds Expected Growth Accomplished or Higher on All Standards Highly Effective Teacher Slide 28 Required Data Collection By School the number and percentage of teachers in each rating category By LEA the number and percentage of principals in each rating category All data recorded by June 30 for teachers and July 15 for administrators Annual evaluations required 28 Slide 29 29 Teacher Effectiveness Work Group Diverse group of teachers, school administrators, central office staff, NCDPI staff, research scholars, and external partners Goal: Develop recommendations for the long-term integration of student growth into the evaluation system for educators Slide 30 30 Potential Teacher Effectiveness Measure Slide 31 Perception Data Teacher Working Conditions Survey Student Survey Dr. Ron Ferguson, Harvard 31 Slide 32 32 Effectiveness of New Teachers Teach For America Expansion: Increase number of corps members in the eastern region of the state to 550 North Carolina Teacher Corps: Recruit graduates from North Carolina colleges and universities to teach in high-need LEAs not served by Teach For America Slide 33 Improving Equitable Distribution UNC Induction Program Strategic Staffing Performance Incentives for Low Performing Recruitment Efforts Distinguished Leaders in Practice Initiative 33 Slide 34 34 Effectiveness of New Principals Regional Leadership Academies: Train teachers to become administrators in high- need LEAs Northeast Leadership Academy Sandhills Leadership Academy Piedmont-Triad Leadership Academy Slide 35 Effectiveness of Principals More training in using the evaluation instrument Introduction to Modified Teacher Evaluation Process 35 Slide 36 36 Questions? Dr. Lynne Johnson Director, Educator Recruitment and Development [email protected] Jennifer Preston Race to the Top Project Coordinator for Teacher and Leader Effectiveness [email protected] Slide 37 Major Career and Technical Education Initiatives Development of CTE Essential Standards To State Board in May 2011, implementation 2012/13 Implementation of Elements statewide Piloted Spring 2010, now in full implementation Initiation of statewide Microsoft IT Academy 2,739 certifications earned as of April 14, 2011 Collaboration with First Gentlemans Office and the NCBCE for [email protected] Week More than 17,000 middle school students served Articulation agreement with Community Colleges Slide 38 What the data show about CTE 2010 CTE concentrators who graduated within four years (members of 2010 cohort) 89.2% Students who earned CTE postsecondary credit while in high school during 2009-2010 17,860 High school students who took at least one CTE course in 2009-2010 71.4% 2010 high school graduates who earned a concentration 52.9% 2009 CTE concentrators who continued further education and advanced training 74.2% Slide 39 Exceptional Children Updates April 18, 2011 Slide 40 09-10 Schools Participating in PBIS Initiative Slide 41 PBIS Slide 42 North Carolina Math State Improvement Project Slide 43 K-12 Curriculum & Instruction Division New Director: Maria Pitre-Martin [email protected] 919-807-3817 43 Slide 44 Career & College: Ready, Set, Go: Race to the Top? 44 Common Core ELA & Mathematics Essential Standards Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Arts Education, Guidance, Healthful Living Instructional Tools Posted: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/standards/support-tools/ Standards Documents Crosswalk Documents Unpacking Documents Slide 45 Additional Legislative Concerns Reduced capacity in LEAs and fewer adults in school buildings No state professional development No mentor funds Reduced instructional supplies No textbooks until 2013 Elimination of Teacher Academy and NCCAT 45 Slide 46 Legislature, continued Elimination of School Improvement Plan and AIG Plan Cuts to DPI Transfer of More at Four to DHHS Rapid expansion of charter schools Changes to athletic programs Fitness Testing 46