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KHS In-Brief

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Kaiserslautern High School Overview Dr. Barriett Smith Principal
Mr. Dana Francis Assistant Principal
Ms. Linda Ricker Assistant Principal
February 5, 2013 777 Student 1/7/2013 Grades 9-12 Student Demographics Student Demographics 51.5 – Classroom Teachers -Host Nation, JROTC
5.5 - Other Professionals - Guidance Counselors, Information Specialist, School Nurse
4.5 - Special Education
13.5 - Support Staff
5.6 – DSO Managed Positions School Level - Psychologist, Educational Technologist and Substitutes Teacher Demographics Teacher Demographics Teacher Demographics Future High School Future High School Future High School TerraNova
Continuous
Improvement One subject is in the 80’s

One subject is in the 60’s

Three subjects are in the 70’s TerraNova Two subjects are in the 80’s

Three subjects are in the 70’s TerraNova Two subjects are in the 80’s

Three subjects are in the 70’s TerraNova Three subjects are in the 80’s

Two subjects are in the 70’s TerraNova Four subjects in the 80’s
One subject in the 70’s TerraNova TerraNova Kaiserslautern High School
TerraNova Cohort
(SY 09-10- SY 11-12) SRI Scores 2011-2012 AP Scores
Continuous Improvement KHS increased the number of AP students from 86 to 159!
KHS increased the number of AP exams taken from 146 to 226! In 2013 we are expecting 318 exams!

Overall KHS students exceeded the:
DoDEA average
DoDEA pass rate
National pass rate At KHS KHS has the potential to grow even more scholar awards with the new offerings they have included in the curriculum and the upward turn of participants and numbers of exams being taken. These numbers WILL grow! PSAT 10th Grade 2011-2012 PSAT 11th Grade 2011-2012 SAT Data used to select the current goals
SRI
Terra Nova
PSAT critical thinking
The goals were selected in 2010, modified in 2011 and reaffirmed for 2012. Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Data used to measure increases in student performance
Local Assessment:
Cornell Notes
Costa Level Three Questions
The analysis of data indicates that our two strategies are effective, but a weakness is noted in summarization of Cornell notes. Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Increases since the goal was selected

Continuous growth in all subject areas, except for math.
A specific intervention was developed for math: Polya's four step formula – I CAN. Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Kaiserslautern High School’s Data
What Does It All Mean? Exemplary programs or processes at the school:

1 to 1 Laptops
Flipped Mastery Math
Beginning Project Based Learning in some classrooms
Mentoring Program
Teen Clinic
Tech ed. (STEM)
JROTC
PE program
Beginning discussions of a movement to PLC’s Kaiserslautern High School
You Are Here 1 to 1 Laptops in use
Cornell notes being taken or used
Costa Level Type Three Questions
Hypothesizing, explaining , analyzing, making predictions, compare and contrast type questions

Students engaged in active learning

Model citizens in a diverse and global society. What you will be seeing and hearing throughout your visit: This is the Big Picture of Kaiserslautern High School.
Preparing students for their Future. Kaiserslautern High School Summary Mr. Dana Francis
Ms. Linda Ricker
Dr. Cynthia Jackson
Mr. Andrew Dager
Mr. Swink Patterson
Mr. Glenn Pearrow
Ms. Jen Arnold
Ms. Paola Berdecio
Mr. Mitch Tobias
Ms. Deborah Standiford
Mr. Corey Sullivan Our Continuous Improvement Team (CSI) members will now take you on a tour: Making the AdvancED Standards come Alive. SILT Overview
Where we WERE
Where we ARE
Where we are GOING…. GOALS
1) All students will increase their critical thinking skills across the curriculum. At KHS critical thinking skills means the process of determining the authenticity, accuracy, or value of something; characterized by the ability to seek reasons and alternatives, perceive the total situation, and change one’s view based on evidence.

INTERVENTION: Modified Lecture and Active Learning

2) All students will increase their literacy skills across the curriculum. At KHS literacy skills means developing reading skills focused on summarizing, question generating, clarifying, and predicting.

INTERVENTION: The 5 Why’s/Questioning (Costa) Overview
“Then & Now” GOALS
1) All students will increase their critical thinking skills across the curriculum. At KHS critical thinking skills means the process of determining the authenticity, accuracy, or value of something; characterized by the ability to seek reasons and alternatives, perceive the total situation, and change one’s view based on evidence.

INTERVENTION: Modified Lecture and Active Learning

2) All students will increase their literacy skills across the curriculum. At KHS literacy skills means developing reading skills focused on summarizing, question generating, clarifying, and predicting.

INTERVENTION: Costa’s Questions Overview
“Then & Now” S.M.A.R.T. GOALS

1) By June 2012, all students will continue to increase their critical thinking skills by developing and explaining strategies, modeling problem situations and solutions, and explaining the solution process across the curriculum as measured by the selected system-wide and school based assessments.

INTERVENTION: Modified Lecture and Active Learning

2) By June 2012, all students will demonstrate increased literacy
skills across the curriculum. At KHS, literacy skills means
developing reading skills focused on summarizing, question
generating, clarifying, predicting, and following multi-level
direction as measured by the selected system-wide and school
based assessments.
INTERVENTION: Costa’s Questions Overview
“Then & Now” Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING.....
2010-2011 Overview
“Then & Now” Overview
“Then & Now” CSI Leadership changed from 1 CSI Chair to..
CSI Leadership Team of 7 +1 = 8 People (including the FRS)

WHAT CHANGED?????
Incentive: Syllabus (college credit)
Everyone invited to attend the district level training
Utilized district & area ISS (all content areas)
PD during the duty day for collaboration
Accountability for monitoring, evaluating, & documenting local assessments Overview
“Then & Now” Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING....
2011-2012 Overview
“Then & Now” Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING....
2012-2013 Overview
“Then & Now” Kaiserslautern High School’s (KHS) Mission Statement:
To provide a challenging, comprehensive education for students to become model citizens in a diverse and global society.

Everything we do is for our students--they define the purpose and direction for the school
Bridges from high school skills and knowledge to being successful in the 21st century
Guides everyday teaching, learning, leading, & planning Standard 1: Purpose and Direction DODEA/DoDDS/DSO
Administrative leadership
Principal – Dr. Smith
Assistant Principals – Mr. Francis, Ms. Ricker
Growth of Leadership Team
PLTs/Collaboration
Focused on leadership in each classroom
Stakeholders
Parents, students and teachers

NEXT STEPS:
Increase stakeholder collaboration and involvement Standard 2: Leadership and School
Governance Collaboration in an effort to determine what excellence looks like at KHS.
A shift to a culture of vertical and horizontal collaboration is in process..
Common assessments in Math, Foreign Language and Government courses
Comprehensive 3-step vertical fitness plan in PE
Music & Foreign Language vertical collaboration with KMS
Robotics partnership with Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Department PLTs/PLCs Cross-Curricular collaboration
The development of purposeful common assessments is in process across departments. Standard 3: Teaching and
Learning 1:1 laptop initiative 21st Century learning environment Project based learning
Formative assessments are nearly universal
DoDEA Curriculum Standards drive instruction
Support from district ISS personnel
Curriculum trainings provided by DSO Standard 3: Teaching and
Learning Support systems for students of KHS are varied and extensive

Assistance for academic and social support through the KHS mentorship program
Deployment support for students with parents serving down range
Psychological support through the school psychologist and counseling office
After school tutoring program for all students
Comprehensive student health support through the teen clinic
Technology support for students and teachers
Support for high achieving students
Scholarship support
ASACS counselor support Standard 4: Resources & Support
Systems Resources are acquired and utilized in accordance with DODEA standards and practices to allow for the most efficient and effective performance at KHS
Administrative officer full time position to ensure systematic upkeep
NEXT STEP:
Continue and expand the supports we have in place for students Standard 4: Resources & Support
Systems Data from comprehensive assessments is used to drive instruction at KHS
Multiple standardized assessments
Rubrics for Cornell note taking used across all curriculum
Standard based classroom assessments
Frequent opportunities for discussion and data analysis
Common assessments
Projects, PBLs and Unit exams Standard 5: Using Results for
Continuous Improvement Assessment data is used to evaluate our needs and improve our School.
Stakeholders understand the importance of using assessment data to drive our interventions and improvement goals.

NEXT STEPS:

Teachers would like to increase their use of assessment data in lesson planning (through increased collaboration assessment data will become more comprehensive).
Common Semester Exams, Cross Curricular Team meetings, more Professional Development. Standard 5: Using Results for
Continuous Improvement .....On to the tour....
Collaborative analysis of curriculum and instruction
Collaborative development of a true instruction/assessment/data analysis
Providing shared time for professional development and the opportunity for teachers to work together collaboratively
Continuing development of Professional Learning Communities Challenges and Opportunities Mission/Purpose: To provide a challenging, comprehensive education for students to become model citizens in a diverse and global society.

Vision/Direction:
Respect for self and others
Academics first
Integrity
Dedication and determination
Enthusiasm for learning,
Excellence, Ensuring success for all
Responsibility
Skills in the academic and technical arenas

Goals:
Goal 1: Students will increase analytical skills.
Goal 2: Students will increase skills in comprehension of written and oral language Look at the Continuous Improvement!!!!
Reductions in the bottom quarter increases in the top two quarters. ....each year, a BETTER step towards IMPROVEMENT! Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING.....
2007-2008 Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING.....
2008-2009 Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING.....
2009-2010 Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING.....
2010-2011 Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING.....
2011-2012 NEXT STEPS:

Common summative assessments
Project Based Assessments
School-wide participation in vertical and horizontal collaboration Where are we now/Where are we going?
We are focused on building:
Collaboration within Professional Learning Communities
Leading to the use of formative and common assessments which will help guide our instruction
Our Evidence: CSI Leadership changed from 1 CSI Chair to…………..
CSI Leadership Team of 5 People

WHAT CHANGED?????
Incentive: Syllabus (college credit)
Independent choices
Research-based best practice
Utilized district & area ISS (all content areas)
PD during the duty day for collaboration
Planning/pacing guides February & October 2012 January 2013 Standard 4
Self-Assessment
(Average Rating) February & October 2012 January 2013 Standard 5
Self-Assessment
(Average Rating) February & October 2012 January 2013 Overview AdvancED
Self-Assessment
Average Rating: Dr. Tony Wagner has identified what he calls a "global achievement gap," which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have skills of the future:

Critical thinking and problem-solving
Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
Agility and adaptability
Initiative and entrepreneurialism
Effective oral and written communication
Accessing and analyzing information
Curiosity and imagination
Critical thinking
Problem solving Standard 1: Purpose and Direction Goals and Strategies were determined from the breakdown of data and were selected to ensure we accomplish the mission:

Engage all students in active learning
Address every type of student
Support their individual needs
Help them be successful

NEXT STEP:
Get a larger and more diverse group of parents and students involved when we revisit the mission statement Standard 1: Purpose and Direction February & October 2012 January 2013 Standard 1
Self-Assessment
(Average Rating) February & October 2012 January 2013 Standard 2
Self-Assessment
(Average Rating) February & October 2012 January 2013 Standard 3
Self-Assessment
(Average Rating) Where we WERE, Where we ARE, Where we are GOING......

2011-2012
Success is HERE............ Overview
“Then & Now” Staff decision to select Cornell Notes as a Powerful School-wide Strategy because of a study on what successful students did that led them to success
1st year of total “buy in” by whole staff and
Full implementation across the school. 3.3 2.67 3.0 2.75 3.0 2.71 3.0 2.4 2.85
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