School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) K-12 A School Focus On Student Achievement Wednesday, December 2nd
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 • Network with your TLTT
21st Century SkillsScience • 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)
21st Century SkillsMathematics • 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)
21st Century SkillsCanadian & 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)
21st Century SkillsTechnological 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)
School Improvement Planning (SIP) • EDU Ministry expectations and core priorities: (1) increase student achievement (2) close the gap (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
SEF K-12 (Draft) 7 Essential Components 26 indicators (at present)
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 29th – October 1st, 2009
What is the K – 12 SEF? • A resource that: • 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).
What SEF is not… • Not evaluative (not part of TPA) • Specific to individuals (‘school as a unit’) • A secret process • A look back to see how you did • A wide & narrow view • A single event • The end point • Extra stuff to do
Evidence Based Improvement • What does student work tell us about what we are doing (ie. teacher’s practice)? • What does effective teaching practice look like or sound like in a school? • Evidence = Indicators of Success • Gap Analysis
School Leadership Teachers are the #1 contributing factor to enhanced student achievement School leaders are #2 as contributors to student achievement Reaching Every Student
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
Student QuestionnaireGrade 9 Applied Level Math Attitudes Toward Mathematics a. I like 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.
Evidence • 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.
What did we believe occurred? • A change in instructional practice shaped an increase in both student achievement and attitude toward mathematics. • Hypotheses: • There is a pattern indicating that since the inception of the TIPS 4RM format (2005-06), applied-level EQAO results have increased substantially.
Moving ForwardPersonalization and Precision • By focusing on student work we incorporate Personalization and Precision into the SIP process • Begin with the end in mind • Backward design • Evidence of progress • How will you know it’s working? • School alignment and moderation • SEF School & District Review • (ie. GECDSB example, Provincial trend – 25% increase)
BIP & School Alignment “The educational success and well-being of students will be the cornerstone of every decision.” (GECDSB Continuous Growth Plan)
Data Analysis Focused & Strategic Increasing Focus What specific questions, skills and/or knowledge are students struggling with? Gender, Spec Ed, ELL Student Attitudes (ie. Student Voice), Teacher Survey OSSLT, EQAO, Success Rates
OSSLT Scores • Expectations – Close the gap (51%) between Applied & Academic OSSLT scores by June 2011
Specific Focus SIP Planning • What are the greatest needs of your school? • How do you know this? (ie. What data supports this? Gap analysis? Disaggregation of data?) • What will be your school-wide focus? (ie. Which SEF indicator will you identify?) • What types of interventions and instructional strategies will you use to support your focus? (ie. evidence-based research) • What will this look like and sound like in your classrooms? (ie. Should someone walk into a classroom what will they see? Hear?) • How will you know its working?
Essential Components & Indicators2009-10 • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Practices 1. Instructional practices reflect a continuum of knowledge and skills that are innovative and progressive 4. There is a clear emphasis on literacy and numeracy achievement. • Assessment for, as and of Learning 1. A variety of valid and reliable assessment data is collected, disaggregated and used to inform planning. • Interventions and Closing the Gap 2. There are shared and clearly understood processes and practices in place for monitoring, tracking and analyzing student data to improve student achievement.
Specific Focus SIP Planning • What are the greatest needs in your school? • How do you know this? (ie. What data supports this? Gap analysis? Disaggregation of data?) • What types of interventions and instructional • What will be your school-wide focus? (ie. Which SEF indicator will you identify?) • What strategies will you use to support your focus? (ie. evidence-based research) • What will this look like and sound like in your classrooms? (ie. Should someone walk into a classroom what will they see? Hear?) • How will you know its working?
Next Steps… • As a school, what will you do to align your SIP with Board and Ministry goals and targets? • How will feedback from the data and your students inform your instruction?