Data, Implementation - Mount Baker School District

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Toby Marston

School Counselor

Mount Baker High School


Anacortes High School

December 3, 2008

Questions and Concerns to Consider



How best to prepare students for their conference


What can advisory do to maximize the support of SLCs?


The logistics of SLC night


What night or nights work best ?


What hours are best to get high attendance rates?


What about the process were teachers most frustrated
with?


How long should SLC’s be?


What is PRIDE 101?


MBHS’s version of the state
approved Navigation 101
program.

What is PRIDE?


P
erformance through Preparation

R
espect

I
ntegrity

D
etermination

E
xcellence through Effort


Navigation 101 is a program that helps
students & families understand what they
need to know & need to be able to do to
be successful in high school, post
-
secondary job training & education.



-

developed by the Franklin Pierce School District


Key components are based on
best practice & research

FIVE KEY ELEMENTS

1. Personalizing:

Curriculum
-
Delivered Advisories

2. Planning:

Portfolios

3. Demonstrating:

Student
-
Led
Conferences

4. Empowering:

Student
-
Driven
Scheduling

5. Evaluating:

Data

What’s been going on at Baker?


Continuous School Improvement

-
data driven

-
process oriented

-
second order change

-
collaboration


Implementation

Maintaining a

comprehensive high school

(not becoming a “WASL” school)

We have had one goal the last few years:

Reading

Philosophy, Implementation

Mount Baker’s Comprehensive High
School provides an educational program
of instruction and expertise essential for
successful academic, vocational, creative
and athletic outcomes for our students
and community who reflect a broad variety
of skills, talents, and interests.

Developed by the Comprehensive


High School Team, 2005

Philosophy, Implementation

Post
-
WASL Statement

Students with their families will have the
knowledge
,
skill &
understanding

to prepare for the student’s
chosen academic and/or career & technical post
-
high
school plan.


Information, services & programs will be
systematically

provided to students &
families

for students to meet
individual needs.


Philosophy, Implementation


Cool statements.


Now what?


Let’s Look At The
DATA….

Staff Beliefs & Attitudes….


41/43 teachers surveyed think student achievement can
increase by close personal relationships between students &
teachers.





Narrative Statements from Data Carousel Fall 2005


What does the data say?







Data, Implementation

What does the data say?






Staff Beliefs & Attitudes….


42/43 staff members surveyed believe student achievement
can increase through effective parental involvement.




Culture of poverty

Narrative Statements from Data
Carousel Fall 2005

Data, Implementation

Staff Beliefs & Attitudes….


Majority of staff strongly disagree that they communicate with
parents often.


Narrative Statements from Data Carousel Fall 2005


What does the data say?



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Improvement to student
portfolios…

The portfolio was poorly organized & I didn't
always know what was going in to my portfolio.
It was difficult to organize because I didn't
have access to it before my senior year.


Comment from 2006 Senior Exit Survey






What does the data say?






Data, Implementation

Improvement to student
portfolios

I did not like the portfolio projects... they did
not help me in any way to plan for my future.



Comments from 2006 Senior Exit Survey


What does the data say?






Data, Implementation



45% of MBHS receive free or reduced lunch




What does the data say?






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Culture of poverty…



“In practical terms, because children living in
persistent poverty appear to be at greater risk for
serious academic failure, their potential
contribution to society remains limited.”



From Ruby Payne’s
A Framework

for Understanding Poverty

What does the data say?






Parent Connections…


On average 30
-
35% of our parents
come to parent conferences.

(data collected from last few years of conferences)



What does the data say?



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Student goals & post
-
high school choices….


What are our kids doing after high school?

What does the data say?







23
23
16
28
5
5
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
4 Yr Coll
CC-
Trans
CC-Tech
Work
Other
Military
Percent
Based on averages collected from data in
the last 10 years

Collected by Sandi Madison through the Senior Exit
Survey

Data, Implementation

Number of Mount Baker High School Students
attending
any

CC or TC in WA

taking pre
-
college math

37%
54%
47%
44%
38%
47%
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
State
Pre College Math
Data collected from OSPI 2/13/06

Data, Implementation

Number of Mount Baker High School Students
attending
any

CC or TC in WA

taking pre
-
college writing

13%
13%
26%
6%
13%
20%
0%
5%
10%
15%
20%
25%
30%
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
State
Pre-College Writing
Data collected from OSPI 2/13/06

Data, Implementation

Post
-
WASL Statement

Students with their families will have the
knowledge
,
skill &
understanding

to prepare for the student’s
chosen academic and/or career & technical post
-
high
school plan.


Information, services & programs will be
systematically

provided to students &
families

for students to meet
individual needs.


Philosophy, Implementation


According to our staff the
data didn’t match what
we wanted.





Data, Implementation


In fact, trying to get all of
this done was kind of like
herding cats.





Data, Implementation




Piloted student
-
led conferences with
9
th

graders 2006
-
2007

Implementing 9
th
-
11
th

2007
-
2008

Used rubric aligned with

senior PRIDE Presentations

3. Demonstrating:

Student
-
Led
Conferences

SLC, Logistics


What actually happens at
a SLC?




Data, Implementation


20 minutes in the
spring


Rubric is aligned
with our Senior


Presentation Rubric





Clear Targets


Use “WASL”
Language



Template focus on:


Academic Strengths
and Weaknesses


Post High School
Interests


Graduation
Requirements


Course selection for
the following year.









Clear connection to
academics, but NOT
grades.



WASL, skills, WASL,
skills, WASL, skills.






Post High
School Plan


Brief overview



Do students’
performance
and/or skills
line up with
where they
want to go?






Does this
conference
format meet the
needs of our
stakeholders?


Parents


Students


Staff

Attendance

Conference days: 90%

By end of May: 98%


Remember, we were averaging 30%

Family

Perception

Did the SLC help you understand about
your student's academic strengths and
weaknesses?
Not at all
4%
Somewhat
19%
Yes
76%
I don't know
1%
Not at all
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Family

Perception

Did the SLC help your student to
better explain their post-high school
goals to you?
Not at all
3%
Somewhat
16%
Yes
80%
I don't know
1%
Not at all
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Family

Perception

Did the SLC help you better
understand your student's
graduation requirements?
Not at all
5%
Somewhat
12%
Yes
82%
I don't know
1%
Not at all
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Family

Perception

Did the SLC help you better understand
what courses your student will be taking
next year?
Not at all
3%
Somewhat
9%
Yes
88%
Not at all
Somewhat
Yes
Family

Perception

Did the SLC help you learn more about
areas your student is working on to meet
standard on WASL?
6%
15%
75%
4%
Not at all
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Family

Perception

Was your child's SLC worthwhile?
No
3%
Yes
93%
Somewhat
4%
No
Yes
Somewhat
Was you child's SLC worthwhile by Description of
student's typical grades
.857
.951
.943
.850
.667
0
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.7
0.8
0.9
1
A's
B's
C's
D's
F's
Typical Grades Earned in School
Yes Responses (Percentage)
Family

Perception

Student

Perception

Did your SLC help your family
understand academic strenghts &
weaknesses?
No
3%
Somewhat
18%
Yes
75%
I don't know
4%
No
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Did you SLC help you explain your PHSP
goals to your family?
No
4%
Somewhat
20%
Yes
75%
I don't know
1%
No
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Student

Perception

Student

Perception

Did your SLC help your family
understand your graduation
requirements?
No
2%
Somewhat
18%
I don't know
2%
Yes
78%
No
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Did you SLC help your family
understand what course you will be
taking next year?
3%
11%
86%
0%
Not at All
Somewhat
Yes
I don't know
Student

Perception

Was your SLC worthwhile?
No
16%
Yes
67%
I don't know
17%
No
Yes
I don't know
Student

Perception




Student

Perception

Did you SLC help your family
understand what courses you will be
taking next year by Typical grades
(self-report)
.858
.849
.852
.762
.875
0
0.2
0.4
0.6
0.8
1
A
B
C
D
F
Typical Grades by Self-Report
Yes Responses
(Percentage)
What did participating staff
think?



Were you well prepared to be
a supporting teacher?


49% prepared

51% very prepared

0% not prepared


Were students, on average,
prepared for their SLC ?


31% somewhat prepared

51% prepared

17% very prepared





Were the SLC’s worthwhile?


8% Somewhat

31% Yes

61% Without a doubt



Should the school hold
SLC’s next year?

No 0%

Maybe 5%

Yes 32%

Without a doubt 63%




What about the 30% of
parents that want to talk to
their kid’s teachers?








Questions?

www.mtbaker.wednet.edu/101