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Slide 2 Presentation Overview What is QSP? Functions and Features of QSP QSP and NCLB Local Level Decision-Making Technical Requirements QSP Rollout Slide 3 What is QSP? Slide 4 The Quality School Portfolio (QSP) is a web-based Decision Support System for schools and districts A powerful new software tool to help educators access and make sense of data Funded by the US Department of Education A Tool for School Improvement Slide 5 Creates a longitudinal file for individual students Permits additional data to be added on a school, classroom or individual basis Designed for different types of users Supports flexible queries and instant results Displays easy-to-understand reports to guide practice Slide 6 Improving Student Achievement Slide 7 Bridging the Gap Slide 8 Slide 9 A Tool for School Improvement Store and retrieve data from a variety of sources Slide 10 A Tool for School Improvement Examine strengths and weaknesses Slide 11 A Tool for School Improvement Create and monitor Goals and Targets Slide 12 A Tool for School Improvement Facilitate communication Slide 13 A Tool for School Improvement Facilitate communication Slide 14 Functions and Features of QSP Slide 15 Groups - for disaggregation Reports - for displaying information graphically Goals - for monitoring improvement Gradebook - for keeping tabs on student progress Digital Portfolio - for examples of student work The Main Functions of QSP Slide 16 Database Custom state, district or local Variables may be added Slide 17 Groups Tab System Groups (male,female) Custom Groups (NRT Math>=75) Combination Groups (male, 8th grade,African- American students, and NRT Math>=75) Slide 18 Disaggregation Slide 19 Groups Tab Groups from a Variable for disaggregation Slide 20 Reports 23 different graphic reporting options Slide 21 Reports Tab Analysis based on any indicators Slide 22 Reports Tab Easily create Reports with the Reports Wizard Slide 23 Goals Tab Goals based on Group outcomes or background information Slide 24 Longitudinal records on students, teachers and parents Students Tab Slide 25 Gradebook Tab Standards-based profile integrated with the Gradebook Slide 26 Digital archive of classroom assessments Digital Portfolio Slide 27 Teachers can keep other assessment information in the digital portfolio that other school personnel can access Digital Portfolio Slide 28 QSP and NCLB Slide 29 Disaggregate data by subgroups View the performance history of individual students Present analyses in easy-to-understand reports Conduct longitudinal analysis for AYP Monitor Goals and Targets for improvement Slide 30 Example QSP NCLB reports Slide 31 Slide 32 Slide 33 Slide 34 Slide 35 Local Level Decision Making School Report on Local Level Assessment by Subscales on Reading Slide 36 Local Level Decision Making T-test Report Question: Do female students score higher on a test than male students? Slide 37 Local Level Decision Making Relational Report 3 rd grade students reading scores relative to their teachers professional development in literacy and their parents involvement in the home reading program Slide 38 Local Level Decision Making 3 rd grade teachers looked at students responses to the survey question: Am I a good reader? Slide 39 Technical Requirements Slide 40 A Secure System Multi-level password protection Data encryption at current industry standards An embedded data backup system SSL encryption certificate (128 bit) Slide 41 Web/Database server - $3000 Pentium III processor 1GB memory 80GB hard drive MS Windows 2000 Server - $700* MS SQL Server 2000 Standard Ed. - $600* MS Office 2000 - $200* Microsoft Client Access Licenses varies* 128-bit SSL Encryption service - $895 Minimum requirements and approximate costs Hardware Software Service *Software pricing does not account for academic discounts. Based solely on approximate general software bundle pricing to the public. Technology Requirements Slide 42 QSP Rollout Slide 43 Slide 44 Since 2003, User Base has Grown 120 districts implementing QSP Over 900,000 students Rural District Consortia Increasing interest in US and other countries Slide 45 Rollout Support Training program Training partners certification System admin support Slide 46 Online Training Slide 47 A Superintendents View QSP has given our district a tool that brings together data from a host of sources and allows us to combine them so we can better identify what we do well and what we need to strengthen. Raymond Yeagley, Superintendent Rochester School District, NH Slide 48 QSP Usage in Williamston John Endahl District Network Administrator Williamston Community Schools Slide 49 How we use QSP Mine MEAP data more effectively Cross-reference MEAP with other district evaluations (i.e. DRP) Develop more effective intervention strategies Slide 50 QSP Strengths MEAP data is loaded for us Easy to add district/building assessment data Good, responsive tech support Active development Slide 51 QSP Weaknesses Learning curve Takes time to generate useful results Complexity = Power Frustrations due to feature set Current data sets do not include state averages for PA 25 reports Slide 52 Our challenges Still learning to use QSP to its fullest potential Still learning how to ask the right questions Modify district procedures for easier QSP data inclusion (i.e. UICs) Slide 53 Contact Information For QSP implementation and training, contact: Margaret Heritage 310 794 5680 For technical information about QSP, contact: John Lee 310 794 9155 For information about how KRESA has implemented QSP: Adam duBois 269 488 2106 For information on how local districts have used KRESA implementation: John Endahl 517-655-4668 x6650