Helping all students graduate ready for college, work and citizenship NCSL Annual Convention, Denver CO, 7/23/02 Helping all students graduate ready for.

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Helping all students graduate ready for college, work and citizenship NCSL Annual Convention, Denver CO, 7/23/02 Helping all students graduate ready for college, work and citizenship NCSL Annual Convention, Denver CO, 7/23/02 Slide 2 Budget crisis in 40 states No Child Left Behind questions Focus on elementary literacy With a full agenda Why high schools? Least effective Gross inequities Most intractable High stakes Students that dont leave high school college ready are unlikely to enter economic and civic mainstream Slide 3 Slide 4 Slide 5 Ineffective and inequitable U.S. Student Relative Performance of 41 Countries Taking TIMMS U.S. High School Graduation Rates U.S. has high-performing elementary and higher education But, high schools are among worst in the world, especially in serving disadvantaged students Source: US Dept. of Education; NCES; Common Core of Data; Manhattan Institute Slide 6 Slide 7 Slide 8 Transforming our secondary schools from anonymity &amp; incoherence to rigor &amp; relationship Grade &amp; test focused Command &amp; control Independent struggle Passive coverage Isolation &amp; anonymity Instruction Assessment Progress Relationships Climate Advocate for every student Professional learning community Frequent &amp; varied performance assessment Demonstration Focused, relevant, &amp; rigorous A lab subject Teaching Load 70-80 students Teaching Technology Curriculum Expectations 140-160 students Credit accumulation Unfocused, irrelevant &amp; inconsistent Varied by track Common goals and high expectations for all In-depth active inquiry Integrated &amp; accessible Respect &amp; responsibility Slide 9 4 types of schools Start with: Example:Denmark: Start with: Example:Denmark: 1. Academic Content Bard EC,Gymnasium F. Douglas 2. Applied Work HTH/NTH*,HTX/HHX, Art, CES100 voc. paths 3. Alternative StudentMet, MNC*,Production school, Diploma+Individual options 4. Affiliated WorldviewCatholicMuslim Every secondary portfolio needs diverse options that prepare all students for college, work &amp; citizenship *High Tech High (San Diego), New Tech High (Napa), Met (Providence), Minn. New Country (Henderson, MN) Slide 10 What states should do 1. Standards, assessment &amp; accountability: Adopt college-ready/linked standards Develop online standards-based tests Use multiple accountability measures &amp; robust intervention strategies 2. Provide adequate need-based funding 3. Promote college awareness, access &amp; aid 4. Start new secondary schools &amp; remove incentives for mega-schools Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 </p>

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