Powerpoint of Dec. 2/09 Presentation on Literacy Initiative
- 1. School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) K-12 A School Focus On Student Achievement Wednesday, December 2 nd
2. Goals for Today
- Introduce the School Effectiveness Framework (SEF)
- Select SEF indicators to assist in SIP planning
- Enhance SIP Planning the SEF
- Use specific and varied data to inform the process
- Develop a specific school literacy focus
3. 21 stCentury Skills 4. 21 stCentury Skills Science
- Literacy, mathematical literacy, and investigation skills are critical to students success in all subjects of the curriculum and in all areas of their lives.
- The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 & 10:Science (2008, p. 39)
5. 21 stCentury Skills Mathematics
- Literacy skills can play an important role in student success in mathematics courses. Many of the activities and tasks students undertake in math courses involve the use of written, oral, and visual communication skills.
- The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 & 10:Mathematics (2008, p. 27)
6. 21 stCentury Skills Canadian & World Studies
- Success in Canadian and world studies courses depends in large part on strong literacy skills.Many of the activities and tasks students undertake in Canadian and world studies courses involve the use of written, oral, and visual communication skills.
- The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 & 10:Canadian & World Studies (2005, p. 24)
7. 21 stCentury Skills Technological Studies
- Literacy, mathematical literacy, and inquiry/research skills are critical to students success in all subjects of the curriculum and in all areas of their lives.Many of the activities and tasks that students undertake in the technological education curriculum involve the literacy skills relating to oral, written, and visual communication.
- The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 & 10:Technological Studies (2009, p. 38)
8. School Improvement Planning (SIP)
- EDU Ministry expectations and core priorities:
- (1) increase student achievement
- (3) increase confidence in public education
- Sustained improvement based on aligning SIP with Board Improvement Plan (BIP)
- The way schools do business has changed in response to societal changes, action research (education and learning), evidence-based decision making
- SIP planning has also changed in response to this changing paradigm
9. SEF K-12 (Draft) 10. SEF K-12 (Draft) 7 Essential Components 26 indicators (at present) 11. Ministry Goal
- The goal for 2009-2010 is for all Boards and all their schools to become familiar with the new K 12 School Effectiveness Framework which provides an important lens through which schools in both panels may view their plans and progress toward improved outcomes for our students.
- School Achievement Division Symposium
- September 29 th October 1 st , 2009
12. What is the K 12 SEF?
- Supports school improvement planning;
- Focuses conversations on research-based best practices;
- Makes board and school improvement planning more strategic and focused;
- Provides a self reflective assessment tool for school and district reviews; and
- Supports a continuous process that move staff to specific actions related to student achievement goals in SIP and Board Improvement Plans (BIP).
13. What SEF is not
- Not evaluative (not part of TPA)
- Specific to individuals (school as a unit)
- A look back to see how you did
14. Evidence Based Improvement
- What does student work tell us about what we are doing (ie. teachers practice)?
- What does effective teaching practice look like or sound like in a school?
- Evidence = Indicators of Success
15. Evidence Based Decisions 16. School Leadership Reaching Every Student Teachers are the #1 contributing factor to enhanced student achievement School leaders are #2 as contributors to student achievement 17. Students Attitude & Achievement
- Grade 9 EQAO Applied Mathematics trends
- Relationship between student achievement and student attitude
- Relationship between student achievement, student attitude and instructional practice
- Use of data to improvement student achievement (trend analysis)
- Moving towards focused and precise intervention & strategies
- Example Grade 9 applied math
18. Student Questionnaire Grade 9 Applied Level Math
- Attitudes Toward Mathematics
- b. I am good at mathematics.
- c. I understand most of the mathematics I am taught.
- d. The mathematics I learn now is very useful for everyday life.
- e. I need to keep taking mathematics for the kind of job I want after I leave school.
- f. Mathematics is boring.
- g. Mathematics is an easy subject.
- Should the greater % of students who agree or strongly agree with the question:
- I understand most of the mathematics I am taught.
- You would expect scores to _________.
- Conversely, fewer % of students who agree or strongly agree with the question would result in _________ scores.
20. Trends School 1 21. Trends - School 2 22. Trends School 3 23. Trends School 4 24. What did we believe occurred?
- A change in instructional practice shaped an increase in both student achievement and attitude toward mathematics.
- There is a pattern indicating that since the inception of the TIPS 4RM format (2005-06), applied-level EQAO results have increased substantially.
25. What does it looks like?
- Students engaged, on task and interacting with teacher
- Use of read aloud and think aloud strategies to assist in the inquiry process
- SMART Board delivery of TIPS 4RM
- Daily use of MATCH template (handouts -TIPS) that incorporate scaffolded learning and slow gradual release of responsibility
- Student-centered activities through the daily use of: CPS, CBR, TI-83 graphing calculators, Geometers Sketchpad and interactive Internet-based math games and puzzles via SMART Board
- Smaller Gr. 9 math classes (in a.m.)
- Provide student mathematics profile for all feeder school students
- Use of technology to deliver TIPS 4RM
- Pragmatic & hands on activities
- Use of Think Literacy Strategy textbook search
- Early & frequent counseling to Grade 8 students and parents
- Secondary School Mathematics Professional Learning Team (PLT)
- Homework room support for students
In the classroom In the school 26. Moving Forward Personalization and Precision
- By focusing on student work we incorporatePersonalizationandPrecisioninto the SIP process
- Begin with the end in mind
- How will you know its working?
- School alignment and moderation
- SEF School & District Review
- (ie. GECDSB example, Provincial trend 25% increase)
27. Our Mission, Beliefs and Values 28. Board Improvement Plan (BIP) 29. BIP & School Alignment The educational success and well-being of students will be the cornerstone of every decision . ( GECDSB Continuous Growth Plan )
- Increase % success rate of MFM 1P students
- Increase % success rate of FTE students
Numeracy Literacy 30. Data AnalysisFocused & Strategic Increasing Focus OSSLT, EQAO, Success Rates Student Attitudes (ie. Student Voice), Teacher Survey Gender, Spec Ed, ELL What specific questions, skills and/or knowledge are students struggling with? Specific Focus Disaggregate Data Perception Data Trends & Patterns Overview of Data Graphs - Gr. 9 EQAO & Contextual Info 31. OSSLT Scores(WCI 79%) 32. OSSLT Scores