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  1. PACT Charter School Annual Report November 2001

  2. Annual Report Goals • Background/History of PACT Charter School • Achievements/Accomplishments related to tenets • Operations • Replication • Vision for Future

  3. PACT Mission Statement Partnering together as Parents, Students and Teachers I. To prepare students for college and life-long learning through a combination of rigorous core academics and innovative teaching methods. II. To promote strong moral values thereby developing considerate, responsible citizens who contribute to society. III. To pursue a community atmosphere of mutual respect that will cultivate a positive outlook on school, family, and life.

  4. PACT History Some “very exciting elements of your proposal” Intergenerational Learning Personalized Education Plan Multi-grade Levels - Senator Paula Hanson

  5. PACT History “… Exactly what the Legislature had in mind when they created the opportunity for the development of charter schools.” - Rep. Charlie Weaver

  6. Africa Symposium

  7. Improve Student Learning

  8. Improve Student Learning “...A small school fosters a sense of community among teachers and students alike. “... By keeping enrollments small, students receive more personalized attention. “... Students are more satisfied in their school environment so they are more academically productive, better behaved, more likely to participate in after school activities and less likely to drop out.” Summary of Research, Small, Safer, Saner Successful Schools , National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Center for School Change

  9. Improve Student Learning

  10. Improve Student Learning

  11. Improve Student Learning

  12. Improve Student Learning McCall-Crabbs Reading Comprehension Test ScaleNationally Normed2000-2001 School YearGrade Level Equivalency Test ScoresNo Pre-test Given Trimester 1 Trimester 2 DifferenceClass - 16-3rd, 7-4thRange of Grade Level 2.3-4.5 3.2-7.0Cumulative GL 3.3 4.7 1.4 Class - 14-5th, 12-6thRange of Grade Level 2.2-12.5 3.1-13.0Cumulative GL 6.8 7.5 0.7

  13. Improve Student Learning District: PACT CHARTER SCHOOL (4008-07)Date of Test: February 2001 Grade 8 Test Score InformationReadingMathematics Percent of Grade 8 Students At/Above Scale Score 600 86% 80%Average Score for All Students Tested 35 of 40 56 of 68Average Score for All Students Enrolled As of 34 of 40 57 of 68 Jan. 1 of the Prior YearAverage Score Not Including LEP Students 35 of 40 56 of 68 Grade 8 Test Participation InformationReadingMathematicsNumber of Students Enrolled On Day Of Test 31 31No. of Students Tested 29 30 No. of Students Absent 0 0 No. of Students Not Tested 2 1

  14. Improve Student Learning Increase in Percentage of Student Achieving the Honor Roll School Year 2000-2001 Semester 1 Semester 2 A Honor Roll 22% 22% B Honor Roll 53% 40%

  15. Improve Student Learning Increase Numbers of Students Enrolled in Post Secondary Education Option School Year 1999-2000 Three Students 2000-2001 Four Students 2001-2002 Ten Students with additional 3-5 students in Jan. 2002

  16. Improve Student Learning • PACT Charter School • Special Education Student Population • Elementary Secondary • # of Students Receiving • Special Education 47 22 • Percentage of population 28% 15% • MN Average Special • EducationPercentage11% 11%

  17. A Few Secondary Students

  18. Learning Opportunities Enrollment Opportunities For Concerned Families For Small School Preference For Comprehensive K-12 Plan Prior Settings & Future Options

  19. Prior Settings Public School 41% Homeschool 20% Private 13% New Student 24% Future Options District 11 33% Homeschool 27% Private 13% Other Public 12% Don’t Know 14% Learning Opportunities Totals more than 100% to reflect multiple responses on some surveys.

  20. Learning Opportunities Enrollment Opportunities For Concerned Families For Small School Preference For Comprehensive K-12 Plan Prior Settings & Future Options

  21. Learning Opportunities Opportunities for Students Individualized Options Students choose Honors components PEP; Self-Directed; Community Service Placement Testing; Ability Grouping across Broader Range Small Breakout Classes (early grades)

  22. Girl’s Soccer

  23. Teaching Methods 1. Different Methods School-wide Curriculum Multiple Learning Styles 2. Innovative Methods Unit Studies: Theme & Character Multi-Age Grouping Program-wide K-12 Symposiums Honors Options at Secondary

  24. Africa Symposium

  25. Different and Innovative Forms of Measurement Forms of Measurement at PACT Charter School

  26. Different and Innovative Forms of Measurement

  27. Different and Innovative Forms of Measurement Testing: Norm-Referenced: ITBS, TAP, MCA/BSTPre- & Post-Testing: Reading & Spelling

  28. Different and Innovative Forms of Measurement

  29. OutcomesInnovative Measurement

  30. Different and Innovative Forms of Measurement

  31. OutcomesInnovative Measurement Students, teachers, and parents are able to ASSESS their PROGRESS by having ACCESS to their work on a daily basis.

  32. Different and Innovative Forms of Measurement Forms of Measurement at PACT Charter School

  33. Individual Projects

  34. AccountabilityParents as Consumers “… In an increasingly competitive educational market, satisfied parents will be a marker of any such program’s success.”

  35. Accountability

  36. Accountability “The daily presence of parents in the classroom creates much greater feedback relative to the teacher, the course content, and the environment than would ordinarily be possible in a setting where parents were less active day-to-day”

  37. Accountability

  38. Accountability • Addressing Access to: • Teachers • Steering Committee • PACT School Board

  39. Accountability • Indicators of Success: • Stable Enrollment • Lower Turnover Rate • Teachers as Satisfied Parents

  40. Accountability • Professional Accountability: • Program Steering Committees • Curriculum Development • Annual Performance Reviews • Key Decision Makers

  41. Accountability • Student Accountability: • Portfolios • Student-Led Conferences • Senior Presentations

  42. Elementary Class

  43. Opportunities for Teachers Program Development and Oversight • School Board • Committees Individual and In-Service Training Collaboration • School-wide teaching peers • Parents

  44. Development: Committees

  45. Opportunities for Teachers Program Development and Oversight • School Board • Committees Individual and In-Service Training Collaboration • School-wide teaching peers • Parents

  46. Development: Collaboration

  47. Operations Fiscal Management • Annual Audits • Report Models • Highly Cost Efficient

  48. Operations Board Operations • Bylaws, Policies, Procedures • Committee and Job Descriptions • Attorney Comments • Professional Memberships

  49. Operations Facilities and Resources • Leased Building • Site Options • Budgeting • Technology Plan • Crisis Plan • Volunteer Hours