PLAN 2020 The Vision Every Child A Graduate – Every Graduate Prepared for College/Work/Adulthood in the 21st Century Priorities ALABAMA’S 2020 LEARNERS ALABAMA’S 2020 SUPPORT SYSTEMS ALABAMA’S 2020 PROFESSIONALS ALABAMA’S 2020 SCHOOLS/SYSTEMS Alabama State Board of Education
AMO FreezeJune 21, 2012 What Does It Mean? • 2011-2012 AYP determinations will be based on AMOs from the 2010-2011 school year. • 2012-2013 AYP determinations will be based on AMOs from the 2010-2011 school year and no status assigned – baseline year for new accountability plan. Bottom line it gives us a two-year window to transition to a new balanced and meaningful accountability system without the threat of sanctions and status and time for implementation of our Alabama specific ESEA Waiver.
Waiver Components 1. Do you want to be able to waive AYP for state-developed, ambitious but achievable, annual measureable objectives based on growth rather than status with a focus on continuous improvement? 2. Do you want to waive School Improvement sanctions and budgetary and programmatic requirements based on the School Improvement status of the school? **For #1 and #2, replace with a state-developed assessment, recognition, accountability, and support plan 3. Do you want to be able to remove the 40% poverty rate for designating a school as Title I Schoolwide for schools identified as priority or focus schools? 4. Do you want to be able to flex 1003(a) School Improvement funds to serve any priority or focus school identified as most in need of additional support? 5. Do you want to be able to utilize Title I Reserve funds to recognize Reward Schools that show high-performance and/or high-growth progress? 6. Do you want to be able to waive the Highly Qualified Improvement Plan and replace it with a state-developed system of meaningful evaluation and support focused on informing professional development and improving practice? 7. Do you want to be able to transfer 100% of Title I funding among applicable programs? 8. Do you want to be able to flex 1003(g) School Improvement funds to serve priority schools in the most need of support? Optional—Do you want to be able to flex the use of 21st Century Community Learning funds to support expanded learning time during the school day?
Conditions to Receive Waiver I would support adopting college- and career-ready standards. I would support developing and administering annual, statewide, aligned, high-quality assessments that measure growth. I would support the development of a state-specific and differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support Plan. I would support the development of guidelines for local Teacher and Principal Evaluation and Support System. I would support the reduction of any duplication and unnecessary administrative and reporting requirements from the State Department of Education (SDE). I would support annually reporting the college-going and college credit-accumulation rates for all students and subgroups of students. I would support the development and administration of alternative assessments for the most significantly cognitively impaired students. I would support the development and administration of assessment for English Language Proficiency. I would support reporting to the public a list of Reward, Priority, and Focus Schools based on the state-developed Recognition, Accountability, and Support Plan. I would support annually reporting to the public and to the SDE the aggregate distribution of teachers and principals by performance level. I would support reporting student growth in reading and math for teachers of subjects as required under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.
Alabama College- and Career-Ready Assessment System Grade Assessment(s) 12 WorkKeys 11 ACT w/Writing 10 PLAN 9 Transition 8 EXPLORE 7 ARMT+ 6 ARMT+ 5 ARMT+ 4 ARMT+ 3 ARMT+ 2 Developmentally Appropriate Assessments(s) 1 Developmentally Appropriate Assessments(s) K Kindergarten Screener(s) for all entering Kindergarten students All assessments will be offered in online or paper-and-pencil format with a standards-based reporting format that will be immediate. All assessments will be formatted for “through course” or single-setting use. End-of-Course English 9, 10, 11, 12 Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II w/Trig, Pre-Cal Biology, Chemistry, Physics U.S. History ARMT+ (Reading/ELA, Math, Science and Writing/Social Studies Based) aligned to College and Career Readiness Benchmarks Formative, Benchmark and/or Interim Assessment Repository with Resources Grades 3-12 A pool of aligned items to each standard at each grade level within each assessment content area will be available for teacher, school or system use for formative, benchmark and/or interim assessments to be used to inform instructional practice. Included will also be links to instructional resources aligned to the standards for use by teachers, schools or school systems. Project-Based Assessments Grades 6-12 These assessments are designed to foster research inquiry skills, persistence, independence and intercommunications in ways that are not accomplished with more traditional summative and end-of-course assessments. Project-based assessments are scored based on templates or rubrics that produce rich, multileveled evaluations of student work. Career Interest/Career Aptitude Assessments Grades 6-12 These assessments are designed to inform student, parent, teacher, counselor and principal decisions about appropriate coursework and co-curricular opportunities for students culminating in a comprehensive and annually updated four-year high school plan of study.
Alabama College- and Career-Ready Assessment System Timeline for Implementation • NOTE: State-provided formative/interim/benchmark assessments aligned to college- and career-ready standards will be available August 2012 for Grades K-12.
Overview of Proposed Alabama Accountability Model To be implemented in two phases over the next three years.
ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS • This one approach to the Alabama High School Diploma removes the need for endorsements or the Alabama Occupational Diploma. The focus will be on the coursework taken that necessitates a clearly articulated and individualizedfour-year high school plan built for each student based on the results from the EXPLORE academic and career interest assessment and middle school coursework.