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DEER LAKES MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLNMSIS COLLEGE READINESS PROGRAM

2Which measure does Deer Lakes High School rank 46th in the greater Pittsburgh area?

Student AttendanceB. SAT scoresC. Keystone scoresD. Number of Extra-curricular activities offeredWhat do you think?According to the 2014 Pittsburgh Business Times, West Allegheny ranked 48th in average SAT scores in the greater Pittsburgh area.

23Which percentage of students in the class of 2017 is on track to be college and career ready?A. 42.8%B. 52. 9%C. 65.6%D. 78.9%What do you think?The PSAT/NMSQT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks represent the scores that a student should meet or exceed to be considered on track to be college and career ready

34WHICH ONE OF THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A PREDICTATOR OF COLLEGE READINESS and COLLEGE PERSISTENCE? TAKING AN AP COURSE 3.0 GPA OR ABOVE 95% ATTENDANCE PROFICIENCY ON KEYSTONE EXAMSWhat do you think?Discuss what college readiness means???45True or False: Over $530,000 is a lot of money.

Total District Investment in preparing students for success in AP Courses is $________What do you think?TRUE!! West Allegheny was recently awarded a $729,128 grant by National Math + Science Initiative to support student college readiness

56This money will help to enhance the effect of the career and college readiness SYTEM already taking place

Career and College Readiness Indicator SystemGraduation Course Requirements ModificationsPaying for all Advanced Placement ExamsMeaningful Professional Development for StaffMore Rigorous Course Offerings in Program of Studies at the middle school and high school$530,000

7WHY DID WE PURSUE THIS GRANT?SUPPORTS OUR DISTRICT PRIORITY OF ACADEMIC RIGOR, EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE FOR ALL STUDENTS PROVIDES MORE TIME ON LEARNING FOR STUDENTSREMOVES BARRIERS FOR STUDENTS TO ACCESS HIGHER LEVEL COURSESTEACHER SUPPORT AND RESOURCES $530,000

8What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

Who is the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)?

What is NMSIs College Readiness Program?

How will NMSIs College Readiness Program benefit the West Allegheny Community?

Introduction

9AP courses are college-level courses offered in high school.Courses reflect what is taught in top introductory college coursesStudents take an AP exam at the end of each course, measuring their mastery of college-level workA score of 3 or higher on an AP exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced college courses

What is AP?10We should have a list of current and next year for both high school and middle schoolEnglish: AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & CompositionHistory and Social Sciences: AP Government & Politics, AP Economics (Micro & Macro concurrently), AP PsychologyMathematics and Computer Science: AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science Principles*, AP Computer Science*Sciences: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2*beginning with 2016-17 school year

AP Courses at DLSD11Students learn rigorous college-level content and skills:Taking an AP course helps students build critical thinking skills, confidence, and the essential time-management and study skills needed for college successNationally, research shows that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP exam typically earn higher grade point averages in college and have higher graduation rates than their non-AP peers

Benefits of AP12Taking AP is valued in the college admission process:85% of selective colleges and universities report that a students AP experience favorably impacts admission decisionsColleges rank grades in college-preparatory courses and strength of curriculum as the two top factors in the admission decisionAP courses tell college admission officials that students are challenging themselves and preparing for the rigors they'll encounter in their college careers

Opportunity to earn valuable credit and placement in college

Benefits of AP(continued)13Benefits of AP at Ohio State University ExamMin. Score Req.No. of Credits

Physics 2 35

Psychology 33

Spanish Lang. 38 412 515

Statistics 33 46

Studio Art: 2-D 33

US Gov. 33

US History 36ExamMin. Score Req.No. of Credits

Biology 3 4 44 58

Calculus AB 35

Calculus BC 310

Chemistry 35 45

English Lang 33

English Lit 33

Macroecon 33

Physics 1 3514Benefits of AP at all Universities www.collegeboard.org/apcreditpolicy15AP & College Grade Point AveragesSource: College Outcomes Comparisons by AP and Non-AP High School Experiences Hargrove, Godin and Dodd, 2008 AP students who scored a 1 on AP Exams outperformed students who had taken neither AP nor dual enrollmentAP students who scored a 2 or higher on AP Exams outperformed all studentsour studies consistently demonstrate that standardized tests are helpful in predicting Harvard grades.We have found that the best predictors at Harvard are Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate Exams, closely followed by the College Board subject tests.

William R. Fitzsimmons, the dean of admissions and financial aid at Harvard College, The Choice, New York Times blog, September 11, 2009

1516NMSI is a nonprofit organization, launched in 2007 by top leaders in business, education and science to transform education in the United States.Our Mission: Improve teacher effectiveness and student performance in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)Our Approach: Identify effective, efficient programs; create replication protocols to ensure fidelity; then take them to scaleCollege Readiness ProgramLaying the Foundation Teacher Training ProgramUTeach Expansion ProgramNational Math + Science InitiativeWho We Are, What We Do, and How We Do It 17Historic CRP Footprint

725+ schools across 25 states and DC

18First-Year Increase in Qualifying AP Scores for U.S. and NMSI SchoolsSource: College BoardCRP: Dramatic Impact in One Year

CRP: Sustained Improvement19Three-Year Increase in Qualifying AP scores for U.S. and NMSI SchoolsSource: College BoardAP Performance Comparison20Source: College Board, PADOE

Scores of 3 or Greater in AP Math, Science, and English Coursesper 1,000 Juniors and Seniors enrolled inDeer Lakes HS, All U.S. Public HS, and PA Public High SchoolsAP Performance Comparison21Source: College Board, PADOE

Scores of 3 or Greater in AP Math and Science Coursesper 1,000 Juniors and Seniors enrolled inDeer Lakes HS, All U.S. Public HS, and PA Public High Schools

College Readiness Program:Elements of Success22NMSIs College Readiness Program:

Dramatically increases the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on AP math, science, and English exams

Expands access to traditionally underrepresented students

23Elements of Success:Student SupportStudent Study Sessions:The College Readiness Program includes at least three AP extracurricular study sessions per subject, which are typically held on Saturdays and are led by state and national AP experts while the students classroom teachers observe. Provides additional 2-3 weeks of instructional time.

Mock Exams: Students will take mock AP Exams in the Spring that will be professionally graded and will allow them to gauge their performance in the course about 8 weeks prior to the AP Exam.

Equipment and Supplies:Each school receives $35,000 for equipment and supplies over a three-year period.

Student Financial Support: Given WASD is paying for the cost of all AP exams, NMSI will reimburse the district half of the cost of all math, science and English exams.$100 for each score of 3 or greater

Extra Tutoring Sessions:Students may receive after-school tutoring conducted by their teachers, at a minimum of 40 hours per teacher per year. 24Student Study Sessions (SSS)6.5 hours with registration8:30 am to 2:30 pm, but can be adjusted

Four 75-minute topic sessions

AP teacher(s) participate in all Saturday Sessions with students

NMSI-provided presenters

Snack/lunch for the students

Raffle prize(s) to encourage students to attend

Printing and shipping of NMSI study session materials

Logistical planning and organization for the day25Sample Study SessionSSS #1 SciencePresenterAP CourseSession I 8:30-9:45Session II 9:55-11:10Session III 11:50-1:05Session IV 1:15-2:30Margarita P.BiologyBacterial & Viral GeneticsCell RespirationCell Membranes & TransportProtein SynthesisSusan H.ChemistryEquilibrium General KSPThermodynamics- Enthalpy, Entropy, etc.Kinetic-Rate MechanismsKinetic- Integrated RateNorm L.Physics 1Newton's Forces & LawsCircular Motion, Gravity, OrbitsWork & EnergyMomentum & EnergyPhilip B.Environmental ScienceOverview of Multiple ChoiceNonrenewableEnergyRenewable EnergyGeological Resources & Soils26Student Study Sessions

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation SSS #1 ScheduleEnglish: Oct. 24thScience: Feb. 6thMath: Mar. 12th27Content AreaNumberDateLocationEnglish1October 24, 2015West AlleghenyEnglish1November 14, 2015Brashear English2January 9, 2016BrashearEnglish2January 30, 2016West AlleghenyScience1February 6, 2016Peters TownshipScience1February 20, 2016BrashearEnglish3February 20, 2016West AlleghenyMath1February 27 2016Sci-TechEnglish 3March 12, 2016BrashearMath1March 12, 2016Chartiers ValleyScience2March 19, 2016Peters TownshipMath2April 2, 2016Chartiers ValleyMath2April 9,2016Sci-TechScience3April 9, 2016Peters TownshipScience2April 16, 2016BrashearMath 3April 23, 2016Sci-TechMath3April 23, 2016Chartiers ValleyScience3April 30, 2016BrashearStudy Sessions: Save the Date28Elements of Success: Support for TeachersAP Teachers:AP Teacher Summer Institute (APSI) - AP Teachers attend four-day training sessions prior to the first year of the program and in subsequent summers during the program years. Two-Day Workshops - AP Teachers attend two-day teacher workshops during the fall to reinforce summer training. Mock Exam/Reading Training - AP Teachers attend one-day teacher trainings to learn how the exam is graded in sessions led by NMSI readers.Support of AP teachers - AP Teachers receive support provided by NMSI mentors AP teachers who have achieved excellent AP results.8 years of Online access to hundreds of rigorous lessons and assessments across all content areas

Grades 6-10 English, Math and Science Teachers (Pre-AP):Training for Pre-AP teachers - NMSI provides its Laying the Foundation Teacher Training for four days during the summer for three consecutive years to increase rigor in their classrooms to build the pipeline of students ready for AP. Total of 12 modules of training developed and presented by teachers for teachers!8 years of Online access to hundreds of rigorous lessons and assessments across all content areas NMSI mentors available for all/selected teachers in each school to provide one-on-one support throughout the school year.

NMSI mentors are subject area AP teachers/consultants with a proven record of success in AP exam score results.

A collaborative relationship between the teacher and his/her mentor based on a shared vision of strengthening AP results through the resources and training provided by the NMSI College Readiness Program.

The NMSI mentor will provide weekly communication via email, phone call, Skype, etc., for curricular support, pacing guidance, and resources.

2829Elements of Success:Online ResourcesAccess to the most current and effective materials:Instructive materials include AP course information, AP exam information, teaching resource materials, curriculum modules, articles, and monographs.

The NMSI Teacher Portal: NMSI AP Teacher ResourcesEach subject has a separate section for teachers with details regarding successful implementation of AP programs, targeted toward the most important information for increased achievement on AP exams.

The Quest Homework System:An extensive knowledge bank of over 60,000 questions and answers covering Math, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics that provides a user-friendly, formative assessment system that allows teachers to customize their instruction and homework assignments toward a students individual learning needs. Mort Orlovmorlov@nms.org | 617-504-9637Vice President, College Readiness Program and OperationsQUESTIONS?All SME Exams32154135

&C&"Times New Roman,Bold"&20AP Exams Taken in Math, Science and Englishin DISD&L&8SOURCE: The College Board32

Raw DataGEORGE WALTON COMP HIGH SCHOOLDeer Lakes3232US154154ALLATOONA HIGH SCHOOLPA135135

Estimated based on trend data

All SME Exams49290

&C&"Times New Roman,Bold"&20AP Exams Taken in Math, Science and Englishin DISD&L&8SOURCE: The College Board

Raw DataGEORGE WALTON COMP HIGH SCHOOLDeer Lakes44US9292PA9090

Estimated based on trend data

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