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Welcome to Abbett Elementary!Curriculum Night 2015

1Arrival and DismissalSchool hours 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m.Doors open at 7:30 a.m.K-2nd grade children go to the gym3rd-5th grade children go to the cafeteriaThe students are tardy at 8:01. They will need to come to the office for a tardy slip.6 Weeks incentive for no tardiesOrder of Dismissal3:00 Daycare and Car Riders3:05 GISD Bus Riders3:10 Walkers

2Title 1 and Campus ImprovementsWhat is Title 1?A federal program that:*improves student achievement for all children*improves the quality of professional development*improves parental and community involvement3

Our Commitments to ParentsSchool Parent CompactEstablishes a partnership with families to ensure student successShould be reviewed with parents at Fall conferences and will be posted on the websiteThe school, parents, and students mutually agree to participate actively to support student learningParent Involvement PolicyThoughtful and regular communication between school and familiesProfessional development for staff to support familiesAuthentic parent participation in campus improvement effortsOpportunities for parental involvement in school activitiesPosted on our website

4Parental Notification of Teacher QualificationsAnnually, campuses notify parents of the qualifications of staff at each school, including:The status of the teacher certification as it relates to the teaching assignmentStatus of advanced degrees on the campusQualifications of paraprofessional staff who work with students5Campus Improvement PlanPrimary Areas of EmphasisDifferentiated and Small Group Instruction to meet individual learning needs

School wide Management Plan focused on developing positive relationships

Integrating Technology

Closing Achievement Gaps

Increase Student and Staff Recognition


In 2009, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3 that mandated a new school accountability system focused on the achievement of postsecondary readiness for all students, with the following goals:Improve student achievement at all levels in core subjectsEnsure progress of all students towards advanced academic performanceClose advanced academic performance gaps among groupsClose gaps among groups of students graduating on RHSP/DAP programsReward excellence for assessment and other indicators

The goal of this presentation is to share our campus accountability results from the 3rd year of this accountability system. 7ACCOUNTABILITY CAMPUS DEMOGRAPHICSCampus TypeElementary School

Campus Size_702___ Students

Grade Span KN 05

Percent EconomicallyDisadvantaged___36.5_%

Percent English LanguageLearners__19.4__%

Mobility Rate_11.2__%This slide provides an overview of our campus demographic under the accountability structure. These demographics were used in the accountability system in two ways: Setting the targets for Index 2 based on campus type, andDetermining similar campuses to be used for comparison in the awarding of Distinctions.

Capture data from 2015 Accountability Summary page 1.8Two SystemsState Accountability System: based on student performance - STAAR, high school graduation, and indicators of postsecondary readiness; components include: Performance IndexReports student performance based on STAAR assessment results and graduation results Basis for campus ratings

Distinction DesignationsIntended to acknowledge campuses for performing at high levels of achievement when compared to like campuses

System SafeguardsIntended to comply with federal regulations (NCLB)System Safeguard targets set to satisfy state AND federal requirements

Community and Student Engagement Evaluation: based on evaluation of nine programs using indicators other than student performance/test resultsThe accountability system is comprised of two systems:Student performance, and locally-developed assessment of factors other than student performance.

Outcomes in one component of the system do not impact outcomes in the other component.

[click] Campus ratings will come from the Performance Index.

Campuses that earn a rating of Met Standard are eligible to earn Distinctions based on student performance.

The System Safeguards are a response to the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), in hopes of consolidating separate state and federal accountability systems into a single system.

Well explore these separately. 9STATE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM:

Performance IndexComponent #1At the very basic level, an index system is simply a calculation of points earned for specific criteria. Then, those points earned are divided by the maximum possible points to determine the percentage of points earned. The resulting index score is the translation of the percentage to a whole number.

An index will always have a value somewhere between 0 and 100.

In an index system, indicators can be added to the system without changing the overall index score (because it will always represent the percentage of points earned out the points possible). Therefore, its possible to add/delete assessments, add/remove students, and include different performance level indicators (e.g., Level III) each accountability year without changing the range of possible scores. 10PERFORMANCE INDEXIndex 1: Student AchievementThis index provides an overall summary of the schools performance at the Phase-in Level II performance standard on the STAAR across all grade levels and subject areas tested.

Index 2: Student ProgressThis index credits schools for demonstrating progress on the student growth measure developed for the STAAR assessments.

Index 3: Closing Performance GapsThis index focuses on academic performance at the Final Level III Advanced performance standard of the economically disadvantaged student group and the two lowest performing race/ethnicity groups on the campus or district.

Index 4: Postsecondary ReadinessThis index includes indicators of secondary completion, such as graduation rates and percent graduating with recommended and advanced diploma plans. Beginning in 2014, Final Level II performance on STAAR is included in Index 4. There are four indices included in the Performance Index: Index 1 Student AchievementIndex 2 Student ProgressIndex 3 Closing Performance GapsIndex 4 Postsecondary Readiness

Its important to note that students, student groups, assessments, grade levels, content areas, and performance levels included in 2015 ARE different from 2014 and 2013. Therefore, as we explore our campus performance, we will talk about what is included/excluded during this accountability year, keeping in mind that comparisons between 2015 and prior years are limited due to some of the substantial changes. For example, in 2014 students that participated in an alternate assessment (i.e., STAAR-M or STAAR ALT) were included in the accountability calculations in 2015, the results for these students are excluded because the STAAR-M is no longer offered, STAAR ALT has been redesigned, and a new assessment STAAR Accomodated has been introduced.

In addition, because the math TEKS for students in grades 3-8 were realigned last year, all grade 3-8 math results were excluded from accountability calculations in 2015.11INDEX 1: Student AchievementOnly one group contributes points: All Students

Combines performance for all students and all subject area tests (i.e., Reading, Writing, Science, & Social Studies) administered on our campus

Includes the following tests:All versions of STAAR End-of-Course assessments (does include retests)STAAR and STAAR L

Includes tests administered Spring 2015

Our campus earned _84__ out of 100 possible points in Index 1 (_84_%)Index 1 Student Achievement

The focus of Index 1 is on how many students at the campus are achieving at Satisfactory performance levels. It is a snapshot of performance and collapses performance across all assessed grade levels, all assessed content areas, and all assessed test versions.

This index is based entirely on the performance of All Students. Each student that meets the phase-in 1 Level II standard (STAAR) or the ELL progress measure for ELLs in years 2-4 on each assessment contributes points to the index.

Other Details if asked: No minimum group sizeIncludes STAAR/EOC (primary & retest) STAAR, STAAR L only Does not include ELL students in their 1st year in US schoolsIncludes ELL students in years 2-4 in US schools, based on adjusted scale score expectations provided through the ELL Progress Measure

Based on the calculations, [click] our campus earned ____% of the points possible for Index 1. Lets look at the calculations and where the number comes from.

Capture data from 2015 Accountability Summary page 1.12INDEX 2: Student ProgressTen groups contribute points: All Students, seven race/ethnicity groups, Special Education student group, and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) student group

Calculates percentage of students meeting and/or exceeding STAAR growth expectationsOne point for students that meet growth expectationsTwo points for students that exceed growth expectations

Two types of student progress measures: STAAR Progress Measure points calculated/earned based on student change in performance in three content areas: a) reading progress from year to year, b) progress from grade 7 math to Algebra I, and c) progress from grade 4 writing to grade 7 writingELL Progress Measure points calculated/earned based on student performance relative to adjusted scale score expectations (applies to LEP students in years 2-4 in US schools) on the following EOC assessments: reading, Algebra I, and