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1 South Washington County Schools World s Best Workforce Summary Report This comprehensive plan is intended to serve as a foundational document to align school district educational initiatives that serve to ensure reaching intended student outcomes from pre-kindergarten to post high school graduation. It illustrates how the various existing district plans fit together and serve as a blueprint to create a quality workforce equipped with necessary skills for the 21st century. Part I: Overview of Local World s Best Workforce Plan Requirements Performance Measures Alignment/Information Measures to determine school district and school site progress in striving to create the world s best workforce; specifically progress towards: closing the identified achievement gap(s) in the district all students ready for kindergarten all students in third grade achieving grade level literacy all students attaining career and college readiness before graduating from high school We will narrow the achievement gap by 50% within the next three years by the year These specific goals for math and reading are included in the District Equity and Integration Plan. We will increase the percentage of students meeting District fall cut scores for both Letter Sounds Fluency (10) and Letter Naming Fluency (13) from 52.9% in the Fall of 2013 to 66.9% in the Fall of 2017, a total increase of 14% and an annual increase of 3.5%. Increasing the rate of literacy by 3 rd grade for all students. We will increase the percentage of students of meeting spring state proficiency targets in 3 rd grade from 65% in the Spring of 2013 to 75.5% in the Spring of 2017, a total increase of 10.5% and an annual increase of 2.6%. Increasing the rate of college readiness in all subject areas for all students. We will increase the percentage of students meeting fall PLAN college and career readiness benchmarks in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. For English, we will increase benchmark attainment from 76.9% in the fall of 2013 to 83.8% in fall of 2017, a total increase of 6.9% and an annual increase of 1.7%. For Math, we will increase benchmark attainment from 49.2% in the fall of 2013 to 58.4% in fall of 2017, a total increase of 9.2% and an annual increase of 2.3%. South Washington County Schools and the World s Best Workforce Page 1

2 For Reading, we will increase benchmark attainment from 48.3% in the fall of 2013 to 57.8% in fall of 2017, a total increase of 9.5% and an annual increase of 2.4%. For Science, we will increase benchmark attainment from 45.4% in the fall of 2013 to 55.8% in fall of 2017, a total increase of 10.4% and an annual increase of 2.6%. *NOTE: These goals will likely change with the state transition to a new college and career readiness assessment. all students graduating from high school Measures to assess progress must include at least: (1) student performance on the National Association of Education Progress (2) the size of the academic achievement gap by student subgroup (3) student performance on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Increasing the rate of students graduating on time from high school for all students. We will increase the percentage of students graduating from high school within four years of starting from 89.6% in 2013 to 92.7% in 2017, a total increase of 3.1% and an annual increase of 0.8%. Note: Other relevant local standardized assessments may be used to supplement measures listed above (e.g., assessments used to determine kindergarten readiness or achievement in grades K-2). Districts do not receive specific results for districts or schools, so these goals are not possible Included (50% reduction in gaps by 2017) Included (achievement gap and 3rd grade literacy) (4) high school graduation rates; and Included (4-year rate) (5) career and college readiness under section 120B.20, subdivision 1. District Plan Components and Activities Included (PLAN, will be replaced when state makes a decision on high school testing) Accomplishments and Supporting Data Clearly defined district and school site goals and benchmarks for instruction and student achievement for all student subgroups identified in section 120B.35, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), clause (2) Strategic Objective #1 Determined by Statute/World s Best Work Force School Improvement Plan Process Department Improvement Plan Process Vision Cards/Strategic Planning Process Annually, results are reviewed by the Research, Evaluation, Assessment Department and presented to the school board and District leaders (Adequate Yearly South Washington County Schools and the World s Best Workforce Page 2

3 Specific information on a process for assessing and evaluating each student s progress toward meeting state and local academic standards and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of instruction in pursuit of student and school success and curriculum affecting student s progress and growth toward career and college readiness and leading to the world s best workforce Strategic Objective #1 Description of a system to periodically review and evaluate the effectiveness of all instruction and curriculum, taking into account strategies and best practices, student outcomes, school principal evaluations and teacher evaluations Strategic Objective #1, #3, #4, #5 Progress/Multiple Measures Report, Minnesota Assessments, Growth, College & Career Readiness, Vision Cards) Effective Problem Solving Teams/Response to Intervention Process Professional Learning Communities Implement consistent benchmark/screening assessments for early literacy and numeracy Use of Naviance to help develop individualized student plans for college and career readiness Develop a process to evaluate response to intervention/program evaluation processes (and ways of tracking within data systems over time as part of students trend data) Alternative Teacher Professional Pay System Annual Report process School Improvement Plan Process Department Improvement Plan Process Vision Cards (updated to be more useful) Curriculum Advisory Committee District Data Advisory Committee Teacher/Principal Evaluation Program Profiles Ongoing Classroom Walkthroughs Design Thinking Professional Development (Collecting User Feedback) Best Practices Studies Staff Development Plan Advisory Staff Development Committee Professional Learning Communities Evaluate T3 District-wide professional development continued to focus on technology integration and the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model of technology adoption over the course of the academic year Initiating June Tech Week for 240 district staff featuring a combination of outside professional development facilitation and internal Professional Development support Create 833 Online Academy to provide hybrid/online courses and additional learning opportunities for students 2013 Work Place Satisfaction and Feedback survey implemented Principal evaluation system implemented South Washington County Schools and the World s Best Workforce Page 3

4 Specific information on strategies for improving instruction, curriculum, and student achievement Strategic Objective #1, #3, #5 Description of education effectiveness practices that integrate high-quality instruction, rigorous curriculum, instructional technology, and a collaborative professional culture that develops and supports teacher quality, performance, and effectiveness Strategic Objective #1, #3, #4, # New teacher development and evaluation process implemented school year School Improvement Plans Department Improvement Plans Staff Development Plan Advisory Staff Development Committee Professional Learning Communities EdCamp professional development sessions focused on instruction, curriculum and student achievement including digital curriculum and instruction Provided training for secondary classroom teachers to support digital content creation and delivery District Academic Achievement Gap Leadership Team Decision-Making Calendar + Updated Reporting Systems + Data Use Protocols + Marketing (Research Evaluation and Assessment) Revision of English Language Arts frameworks documents Review and revise instructional practices in mathematics Review STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction at middle and high schools Implement a District grading policy committee to review current practices Develop a system to evaluate effective response to intervention programs School Improvement Plans Department Improvement Plans Staff Development Plan Learning Leaders Meetings Implementation of the District Transforming Thinking through Technology (T3) initiative. Digital Social Studies Curriculum and implementation AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Implementation and training Teacher/Principal Evaluation Paraprofessional mentorship program implemented in addition to existing Custodial mentorship program Expand online professional development offerings South Washington County Schools and the World s Best Workforce Page 4

5 An annual budget for sustaining implementation of the district plan District Reporting Requirements Continued participation in the Minnesota Collaborative Curriculum Project (MCCP) District 833 uses a Service Level Matrix to determine appropriate levels of funding based on annual priorities for our district Service Level Matrix aligned to district Strategic Plan The school board shall publish a report in the local newspaper with the largest circulation in the district, by mail, or by electronic means on the district website October (align with Annual Report timelines) The school board shall hold an annual public meeting to: review and revise where appropriate, student achievement goals, local assessment outcomes, plans, strategies, and practices for improving curriculum and instruction review district success in achieving the previously adopted student achievement goals and related benchmarks and the improvement plans leading to world s best workforce The school board must transmit an electronic summary of its report to the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education each fall. Annual Review for is May Others, TBD Annual Review for is May Others, TBD October (align with Annual Report timelines) Summary report to be titled: #833, South Washington County Schools World s Best Workforce Summary Report, submitted in a manner that is accessible and relevant by October 1, Each school district shall periodically survey affected constituencies about their connection to and level of satisfaction with school. The district shall include the results of these surveys in the summary report. Strategic Objective #2, #4, #6 Committees and Roles (District Advisory Committee and School Site Teams) Each school board shall establish a District District school climate surveys (students, parents, staff) District T3 surveys (students, parents, staff) Design thinking procedures (PD developed in Spring 2014) Survey businesses/schools/ parents/community to increase collaboration with all partners in education South Washington County Schools and the World s Best Workforce Page 5

6 Advisory Committee to ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and improving the instruction and curriculum affecting state and local academic standards. The district advisory committee, to the extent possible, shall reflect the diversity of the district and its school sites, and shall include teachers, parents, support staff, students, and other community residents. Strategic Objective #6 Strategic Planning Committee Curriculum Advisory Committee District Data Advisory Committee Equity Committee Advisory Staff Development Committee Community-District Partnership ToolKit Whenever possible, parents and other community residents shall comprise at least twothirds of advisory committee members. Community application process to join district committees established via Communications Department Strategic Objective #6 The district advisory committee shall provide recommendations to the school board regarding rigorous academic standards, student achievement goals and measures consistent with subdivision 1a and sections 120B.022, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c ), and 120B.35, district assessments, program evaluations. The district may establish school site teams as subcommittees of the district advisory committee. A school may establish a school site team to develop and implement strategies and evidence-based practices to improve instructions, curriculum, and student achievement at the school site. The school site team may advise the board and the district advisory committee about developing the annual budget and revising the school site improvement plan that aligns curriculum, assessment of student progress and growth in meeting state and local academic standards and instruction. Annual Review Process (May 15-16, 2014) School SITE Teams School SITE Teams School SITE Teams South Washington County Schools and the World s Best Workforce Page 6

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