EHT Administrators, Thanks and Congratulations!
You Accomplished! • Pacing guides based on NJCCS! • Quarterly tests! • Whole School Reform efforts! • K –12 Curriculum Committees • Professionalism!
For the FIRST time in the history of EHT schools…. An EHT School beat NCLB!
Congratulations! Intermediate School!
Miller School • Beat NCLB in Mathematics!
EHT High School • Beat NCLB in Language Arts Literacy!
Spring 2007, EHT beat NCLB: 97% district-wide!
The Ultimate Compliment!? • October 2006, visit to Middle School by NJDOE • Top six schools in the state for improvement in test scores • Increase in LAL – 1 in a 1,000! • Increase in Math – 1 in 10,000!
Congratulations! Middle School! You beat overwhelming odds!
EHT vs. NCLB! Subtitle: David vs. Goliath! (Don’t count out David just yet!)
NCLB is simple! • States, develop standards in LA, Math and Science • Test in grades 3 through 8 and 11 on those standards And…..
NCLB Goal is: • All students meet state standards by June 2014!
Building Must Make AYP(Adequate Yearly Progress) • Language Arts Literacy ParticipationProficiency 10 subgroups 10 subgroups • Mathematics ParticipationProficiency 10 subgroups 10 subgroups • Attendance/Graduation Rate
Safe Harbor: • A subgroup significantly increases the proficiency level of a subgroup, but does not meet the benchmark. • NCLB will give credit for meeting benchmark.
NCLB (Goliath) sets rules! • Schools win or lose! • 100% of goals or nothing! • If you lose, you get called: a) “Names”: – SINI b) $ consequences - $99 K
EHT vs. NCLB Building detail!
Pacing guides/Quarterly tests • Teach less, not more! • Focus on NJCCS! • Test standards 3 times before D-Day! • K to 8 in LAL and Math
Increased benchmarks! Yikes! • What if…….
Adopt a building “attitude”! • We all are taking the state-test! • Art, music, PE, social studies, business, industrial arts, parents, students, etc.
The Big Stuff! Analyze our tests at classroom level! • State-test results! • Quarterly tests, mid-terms
“Small Stuff”! What if we.. • Included one difficult ASK “test directions” word on our weekly spelling tests? • Asked social studies, Art, etc. to score one assignment using HSPA rubrics? • Periodically used PA/Channel 2 to focus on state tests?
Academic Services for: Suspended Students
If student is suspended: • 0 to 4 days – No “extra” services • 5 to 10 days – After school academic services • 11 days or more – Home instruction
Home Instruction • Temporary or Chronic Health Condition • Reasons Other than Temp. or Chronic Condition
HI – Temporary Health Condition • MD note for absence > 10 days (consecutive or > 15 days cumulatively • Verified by EHT physician • 5 hours per week
HI – Temporary Health Condition • > 30 days, IPP must be developed • >60 days, mandatory referral to CST
HI – Other reasons • 11 or more days suspension • Must be board approved through Phil or Joetta • 10 hours per week
Thank you! Have a great school year!