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<ol><li> 1. Grade Your College Readiness Initiatives Using College Readiness Assessment (CRA) TASA/TASB Convention Dallas, TX September 27, 2013 </li><li> 2. About Us Grand Prairie ISD Dr. Susan Simpson Hull Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Miller Executive Director of Post Secondary Readiness Cathy Shaver Director of College Readiness - Secondary </li><li> 3. Session Outcomes In this session, you will learn about how the CRA process helped Grand Prairie ISD High School communities evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of our college readiness academic programs. </li><li> 4. About Us Secondary Campuses 18 secondary schools including: Middle Schools Ninth Grade Center Comprehensive High Schools Career Development High School Alternative High Schools Secondary Campuses (grades 6- 12) Fine Arts Academy Collegiate Institute District Charter Young Womens Leadership Academy Elementary Campuses 21 elementary schools including: Early Childhood Center STEM Academy Environmental Science Academy Fine Arts Academies Fifth Grade Center Grand Prairie ISD boasts 39 campuses </li><li> 5. Who we serve 0 13 26 39 52 65 African American Native American Asian Hispanic Pacific Islander White Two or more races 17.1 1.2 3.1 63.1 0.2 14 1.3 12.8 0.4 3.6 50.8 0.1 30.5 1.7 Student Ethnic Distribution GPISD Texas </li><li> 6. Who we serve 9% 12% 4% 5% 34% 10% 26% Texas Student Demographics Bilingual/ESL Career and Technical Education (CTE) Gifted &amp; Talented Special Education Economically Disadvantaged Limited English Proficient (LEP) At-Risk 11% 12% 4% 4% 33% 12% 24% GPISD Student Demographics Bilingual/ESL Career and Technical Education (CTE) Gifted &amp; Talented Special Education Economically Disadvantaged Limited English Proficient (LEP) At-Risk </li><li> 7. Our Implementation High Schools Dubiski Career High School Grand Prairie High School South Grand Prairie High School </li><li> 8. Our District Goals District Goals Maximize Student Achievement Exercise Responsible Fiscal Oversight Develop Leadership Capacity Promote 21st Century Learners who are College and Career Ready College &amp; Career Readiness Goals Implement 5 keys to College &amp; Career Readiness to develop 21st Century learners who are eligible and ready to successful in the post secondary path of their choice </li><li> 9. How do we measure College &amp; Career Readiness? 0 25 50 75 100 2009 2010 2011 2012 </li><li> 10. Realizing GPISD College &amp; Career Readiness Potential </li><li> 11. GPISD College Readiness 0 8 16 24 32 2010 2011 26.3 30.327.9 32 19.3 23.4 Advanced Course/Dual Credit % Participation State Region 10 GPISD </li><li> 12. GPISD College Readiness 0 14 28 42 56 70 2010 2011 22.7 24 27.9 32 19.3 23.4 AP Results - % of Students Tested State Region 10 GPISD </li><li> 13. GPISD College Readiness 0 20 40 60 80 2010 2011 62.6 68.964.1 71.1 40.9 46.6 SAT/ACT % Participation Results State Region 10 GPISD </li><li> 14. GPISD College Readiness 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 2010 ELA 2010 MATH 2010 BOTH 66 64 52 68 67 55 58 60 43 2010-2011 College-Ready Graduates State Region 10 GPISD </li><li> 15. GPISD College Readiness 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 2011 ELA 2011 MATH 2011 BOTH 64 67 52 67 69 55 61 63 47 2011-2012 College-Ready Graduates State Region 10 GPISD </li><li> 16. Higher Ed Readiness 50 53 56 59 62 65 68 71 74 77 80 2011 2012 69 7372 75 70 67 Texas Success Initiative - MATH 50 53 56 59 62 65 68 71 74 77 80 2011 2012 66 61 70 64 66 61 Texas Success Initiative - ELA State Region 10 GPISD </li><li> 17. Our College &amp; Career Readiness Needs </li><li> 18. Our CCR Needs Consistent definition of College &amp; Career Readiness Improved accountability and support for College &amp; Career Readiness academic programs More comprehensive teacher support Clear standards of measurement for College &amp; Career Readiness academic programs Increased parent &amp; community engagement on College &amp; Career Readiness academic programs </li><li> 19. What is the College Readiness Assessment ? The CRA is a self-analysis tool that will assist secondary schools in assessing their college readiness academic programs in five key areas. The CRA is a tool that schools can use to help create goals, prioritize action items, and evaluate efforts to support a strong post secondary culture. </li><li> 20. Why CRA? GPISD chose to implement the process for the following reasons: To assist our schools in increasing the number of students prepared to enter and be successful in college and postsecondary careers To confirm that our school offers a course of study designed to prepare students for their future To allows all stakeholders to collectively review the college prep efforts and design a strategic plan for enhancement </li><li> 21. Who is involved? Principals assembled their CRA Research Teams to collect the necessary data and documentation required to complete the 5 sections of the CRA Scorecard. Data Administrative Processes Teacher Support Student Participation Parent/Community Support </li><li> 22. The CRA Scorecard All questions have yes or no answers, and some require supportive documentation. The threshold percentages in the DATA section are based on the latest research and best practices from programs with proven results. Nine bonus questions are presented at the end of the scorecard. They are considered elements that enrich your program and will supplement your total score. </li><li> 23. The CRA Scorecard Results CRA creates a CRA SCORECARD for each school. CRA Scorecard Results Possible Points Data 40 Administrative Processes 20 Teacher Support 20 Student Participation 10 Parent/Community Support 10 Bonus (9 points) Total College Readiness Score 100 </li><li> 24. IF SCHOOL SCORES 85 OR ABOVE Request CRA Validation Team CRA consultants will make a site visit to the school to verify the accuracy of the data collected. The documentation notebook must be sent to CRA personnel prior to visit. Apply for CRA College Readiness Designation Once accuracy is verified, the school is eligible to receive designation as a CRA Campus. Action Plans Each campus will be responsible for developing an action plan designed to improve its college ready culture. </li><li> 25. IF A SCHOOL SCORES 84 OR BELOW Study, Access &amp; Prioritize School research teams may use multiple resources to improve its program including those provided by CRA. Action Plans Each campus will be responsible for developing an action plan designed to improve its college ready culture. </li><li> 26. Our CRA Implementation Process School research teams collected and gathered the data. Schools had approximately three (3) weeks to complete the CRA Scorecard Worksheets. Campuses delivered all CRA documents to the Executive Director of Post Secondary Readiness. After reviewing campus documentation The Executive Director of Post Secondary Readiness submitted all completed school scorecards to the CRA website. </li><li> 27. CRA COMMENTARY &amp; STRATEGIES The CRA Scorecard results were sent to each school, the Executive Director of Post Secondary Readiness, and the Superintendent. The results included CRA Commentary and Strategies on low scoring items. These strategies as well as the supportive documents below were used to assist in designing a focused action plan that will be included in the campus improvement plan. Parents Guide Counselors Guide Checklists for Student, Teacher, Administrator Student Scorecard </li><li> 28. Our Results Dubiski Career High School </li><li> 29. Our Results Grand Prairie High School </li><li> 30. Our Results South Grand Prairie High School </li><li> 31. Reflecting on the CRA Process </li><li> 32. Reflecting on the CRA Process What was learned from the process? All stakeholders benefit from of the experience The process sheds light on expectations The process helps to prioritizes the use of resources CRA results clarifies district areas of need Conclusions Schools should be confident that they are providing opportunities and content necessary for students to be successful in their postsecondary pursuits without needing remediation. CRA College Readiness Assessment is a process that will help our high schools evaluate and improve their college-ready initiatives. </li><li> 33. Moving Forward Adminstrative Process &amp; Teacher Support College &amp; Career Readiness Framework Formalize Campus CCR contacts for promoting academic programs, college readiness testings, and CCR communication District-Wide CCR committee AP &amp; Dual Credit Programing Expectations Student Participation School Day SAT PSAT/ReadiStep Preparation College Advisors Parent/Community Support Targeted Parent Engagement Workshop Series </li><li> 34. CCR Framework </li><li> 35. Contact Us Grand Prairie ISD Dr. Susan Simpson Hull Superintendent of Schools Susan.Simpson@gpisd.org Jeffrey Miller Executive Director of Post Secondary Readiness Jeffrey.Miller@gpisd.org Cathy Shaver Director of College Readiness - Secondary Cathy.Shaver@gpisd.org </li></ol>