Partnership for 21st Century Skills 2012 Best Practice Award Presented to the KSBE August 2012
Partnership for 21st Century Skills www.21stcenturyskills.org www,p21.org • Founded in 2002 by the USDE and 8 corporate and organization partners. • The Partnership is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. • The Partnership consists of 34 corporate & organization partners and 17 State partners. • Kansas became a State Partner in 2008.
P21 State Partners & Corporate Members 17 Partner States
KANSAS BEST PRACTICE AWARDS 2008 Feb 2008 Board Motions: Integration of Career and Academics 2009 2010 2011
Kansas Accreditation Model Milestones • Five Areas of Focus • Relationships: Staff, Students, Families, Community • Responsive Culture: Leadership, Early Childhood, School Climate, Nutrition & Wellness, Innovation • Rigor: College & Career Readiness, Career & Technical Education, Professional Learning, Resources, Data • Relevance: Curriculum, Instruction, Student Engagement, Technology • Results: Multiple Measures including Assessments
Three Areas of Performance • Implementation: What it takes for a District to begin growing in each specific category. • Transitioning: The District is showing growth in this category, but is not yet at the exceptional level. • Modeling: What a District would look like to be performing exceptionally in this category, and would be a model for other districts to follow.
College & Career Readiness • 21st Century Knowledge and skills that are embedded in high quality Academic and Career, Technical Education programs. • Assess individual student interests and needs, and customize an individual learning plan based on students interests and needs. • Rigorous college and career ready standards and curriculum that allows students to enter and to advance in College and Career fields. • The opportunity to: earn post-secondary recognized certificates; to be a concentrator for a Career Pathway; and earn post-secondary credit. • Flexible learning environment with strong comprehensive connections between school, business, community and post-secondary. • Educational, career and civic exploration programs so students can navigate the world beyond high school.
Quality Performance Accreditation (QPA) • 2012 was last “AYP” for QPA • Affect of waiver on 2013 QPA still under development • 2013 possibly use 4 new annual measurable objectives (AMOs) to measure student performance (“P” in QPA)
Board Recommendation • A school’s 2012-13 Accreditation status is not affected by the ESEA waiver. • The 2012 QPA Summary Report has each school’s 2012-13 QPA status, based on the 2011 AYP targets. • Any school, during the 2012-13 school year with a new Accreditation status (on watch, on improvement), will not be required to submit a new plan to the state. • No peer review or improvement plan is required, but districts are highly encouraged to examine data and make plans for improvement based on data. • A recommendation will be brought to the board on how the 4 new AMO’s will be used in accrediting schools beginning with the 2013 assessments.