Fresno Systemic Program
Fresno Schools –
Making A+ Difference
For Every Student, Every Day
Dr Santiago V. Wood, Superintendent
National Science Foundation
USP Mid-point Review and Accomplishments
February 10, 2003
FSP Senior Leadership Team
• Dr. Carole Sarkisian-Bonard
– Associate Superintendent, Assistant to the Superintendent
• Jerry Valadez
– Science Coordinator, K-12
• Caran Resciniti
– Mathematics Coordinator, K-12
• Dave Calhoun
– Administrative Analyst, Lead Evaluator
Fresno Unified School District
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4th Largest in California (80,000 students)
92 Schools (61 Elem., 19 MS, 8 HS, 4 Alt.)
10,000 Employees
District Budget: $858 million
3rd in U.S. in Child Poverty Index
City of Fresno: 1st in U.S. in per capita
people age 0-17
Challenges Facing FUSD
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74% Free or reduced lunch
75% Qualify for Title I
11.5% Special Education
101 Identified languages
32% English Learners
2,400 Homeless
FUSD Success Stories
• NRT Scores are increasing
• Achievement Gaps are closing
• 64 Schools showing growth on the
California Accountability Model
– 6 of 8 Comprehensive High Schools
– 10 of 15 Middle Schools
– 48 of 60 Elementary Schools
The Context
• California State Budget Deficit
• Fresno Unified: $30 million in cuts over
past 30 months
• Fresno Unified: An additional $30 million
in cuts in the next 18 months
• Two Bond Measures passed since 1998
Student Achievement: 5-Year FSP Goals
• 50% Increase in enrollment in advanced
coursework (80% for minority population)
• 20% Increase in successful completion of core
coursework (35% for minority population)
• 25% increase in students scoring a 3+ on AP tests
in mathematics and science
• Increase in overall achievement test scores
• Reduction of the achievement gap between white
and traditionally under-represented groups
• 85% of schools will show an increase in the
average NCE score
Access to Advanced Mathematics Coursework
Enrollment in Trig., AP Calculus AB/BC & AP Prob/Stat. as
a Percentage of 11-12th Grade Population
30%
20%
10%
0%
99-00
01-02
Afr. Am. Asian Am. Hispanic
7.3%
9.0%
23.3%
22.1%
6.5%
7.1%
White
23.4%
24.4%
7.6% increase overall (1,194 to 1,285)
12.8% increase for minority groups (675 to 762)
Access to Advanced Science Coursework
Enrollement in Biology AP, Physics AP, Chemistry AP, Env.
Sci. AP as a Percentage of 12th Grade Population
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
99-00
01-02
Afr. Am. Asian Am. Hispanic
2.8%
8.4%
6.9%
15.3%
3.2%
5.7%
White
6.4%
18.8%
145% increase overall (174 to 427)
128% for minority groups (108 to 246)
Success in Algebra IB Among Middle School
Students (Grade of A, B, or C)
White 01-02
440
White 99-00
154
375
Hispanic 01-02
42
472
Hispanic 99-00
173
249
49
Asian Am 01-02
340
Asian Am 99-00
194
Afr Am 01-02
120
Afr Am 99-00
59
0
79
12
45
31
100
200
300
400
A, B or C
500
600
D, F or Inc.
71.7% increase overall, 115.7% increase for minority groups
700
800
Success in Geometry Among High School
Students (Grade of A, B, or C)
White 01-02
776
White 99-00
373
630
Hispanic 01-02
297
999
Hispanic 99-00
1104
648
Asian Am 01-02
540
766
Asian Am 99-00
403
594
Afr Am 01-02
236
Afr Am 99-00
151
0
337
207
162
500
1000
A, B or C
1500
2000
D, F or Inc.
37.2% increase overall, 43.6% increase for minority groups
2500
Success in Biology Among High School
Students (Grade of A, B, or C)
White 01-02
775
White 99-00
278
564
197
Hispanic 01-02
1117
Hispanic 99-00
550
Asian Am 01-02
456
768
Asian Am 99-00
370
Afr Am 01-02
284
Afr Am 99-00
943
202
84
197
128 101
0
500
1000
A, B or C
1500
D, F or Inc.
81.8% overall, 107% increase for minority groups
2000
2500
Success in Chemistry Among High
School Students (Grade of A, B, or C)
White 01-02
500
White 99-00
95
376
Hispanic 01-02
85
355
Hispanic 99-00
142
191
67
Asian Am 01-02
382
Asian Am 99-00
222
Afr Am 01-02
101
Afr Am 99-00
63
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91
49
46
22
100
200
300
A, B or C
400
500
D, F or Inc.
66.2% increase overall, 96.3% increase for minority groups
600
700
Students Receiving a 3+ Score on a
Mathematics/Science Advanced Placement Test
Student G roup
W hite
A frican-A m erican
H ispanic
A sian-A m erican
T otal M inority
T otal (incl. “N ot Stated”)
2000
118 of 178
3 of 11
15 of 56
55 of 133
73 of 200
248 of 463
2002
164 of 230
10 of 30
36 of 103
49 of 181
95 of 214
295 of 617
% Increased
Passing
39%
233%
140%
-11%
30%
19%
Fresno Unified School District | Research, Evaluation & Assessment
National
Percentile
Rank
MATH: District Average Stanford 9 Achievem ent Test Scores By Grade Level
Based On National Percentile Ranks (NPR)
60
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
50
47
45
43
40
41
39
39
38
35
40
38
37 37
36
35
34
33
30
29
44 44 44
41
39
36
47 47
44
38
38
39
36
34
44 44
42
41
40
38
38 38
36
39
36
34
30
28
28
25
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1998
29
28
25
28
38
34
34
38
36
42
1999
36
35
30
30
41
37
38
41
40
47
2000
40
39
33
34
44
37
40
44
38
47
2001
39
41
35
36
47
36
39
44
38
44
2002
43
45
38
39
50
38
36
44
39
44
1998-2002 Change
+ 14
+ 17
+ 13
+ 11
+ 12
+4
+2
+6
+3
+2
NOTE: Scores f rom st at e f ile f or
St anf ord 9 result s as provided by
Harcourt Educat ional Measurement .
D e m ogr a phi c s
FU S D
English Learners (EL)
32%
Economically Disadvant aged
73%
Minorit y
81%
Special Educat ion
10%
Fresno Unif ied School Dist rict | Research, Evaluat ion & Assessment
National
Percentile
Rank
SCIENCE: District Average Stanford 9 Achievem ent Test Scores By Grade Level
Based On National Percentile Ranks (NPR)
60
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
42
39
39
39
39
40
39
37
35
39
38
36
34
33
9
10
11
1998
33
34
36
1999
35
39
40
2000
39
39
42
2001
39
37
39
2002
39
38
40
1998-2002 Change
+6
+4
+4
NOTE: Scores f rom st at e f ile f or
St anf ord 9 result s as provided by
Harcourt Educat ional Measurement .
D e m ogr a phi c s
FU S D
English Learners (EL)
32%
Economically Disadvant aged
73%
Minorit y
81%
Special Educat ion
10%
40
Comparison of Mathematics CST Scaled
Scores: 2002
350
325
300
275
250
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Gr 6
Gr 7
Alg. I
Geom.
Alg. II
California
343
332
332
323
328
320
312
318
318
Fresno
306
296
302
293
308
300
290
287
303
Oakland
316
300
302
299
297
293
279
273
291
Los Angeles
324
317
321
303
301
296
290
287
294
San Bernardino
314
306
311
297
306
300
280
288
283
San Diego
338
329
322
311
322
320
283
291
304
Comparison of Science CST Scaled
Scores: 2002
350
325
300
275
250
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Earth Sci
California
334
328
321
314
Fresno
315
308
304
298
Los Angeles
312
310
312
270
Oakland
302
298
NA
NA
San Bernardino
304
309
NA
NA
San Diego
322
313
290
NA
Average '98 to '02 SAT-9 Mathematics NCE Reduction in
Achievement Gap Between Minority and White Groups
11th
Grade Level
10th
9th
8th
7th
6th
5th
4th
3rd
2nd
Gap Increased
-4
AVG NCE Change
-2
0
Gap Reduced
2
4
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th 11th
Asian (11,256)
3.4
3.9
5.1
3.5
0.4
1.1
1.1
2.8
1.9
1.5
African Am. (7,419)
3.5
-2.6
0.4
1
-1.2
-0.1
-1.3
1.8
0.5
3.8
Hispanic (31,834)
3.6
2.2
1.1
1.8
0.4
0
0.4
2.8
1.9
0
Average '98 to '02 SAT-9 Science NCE Reduction in
Achievement Gap Between Minority and White Groups
Grade Level
11th
10th
9th
Gap Increased
-3
-2
AVG NCE Change
-1
0
1
Gap Reduced
2
3
9th
10th
11th
Asian (11,256)
1.1
3.3
3.1
African Am. (7,419)
2.6
2.1
2.9
Hispanic (31,834)
1.9
3.1
3
4
School Improvement Since 2000
• Between 2000 and 2002, 63 of 89 (71%)
Fresno schools have evidenced an increase
in the average NCE in mathematics.
• Between 2000 and 2002, 53 of 89 (60%)
Fresno school have evidenced an increase
of 1.0+ in the average NCE in mathematics.
Connecting Professional Development
with Student Achievement
SAT-9 Grade 3-6 Math NCE Avg Gains by # of PD Hours in 01-02
5
4
3
AVG NCE Gain
2
1
0
0 Hours
1 to 14 Hrs
15 to 29 Hrs
30+ Hrs
1st Qtr
2.9
2.4
4.7
3.9
Connecting Professional Development
with Student Achievement
Grade 3-6 Math Standards Test Avg Scaled Score by TEKI 2001
Participation
312
309
306
AVG NCE Gain 303
300
297
294
Non-TEKI
TEKI Participant
Avg Math Scaled Score
300
311
Totals for 429 students in classrooms with TEKI graduates, and 20,220 students with non-TEKI teachers
Connecting Teacher Collaboration with
Student Achievement
Grade 3-6 Math Avg SAT-9 NCE Gain by Survey Response: "I have
time during the regular week to work with my peers on mathematics
curriculum and instruction"
6
4
AVG NCE Gain
2
0
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
No Opinion
Agree
Avg Math Scaled Score
0.4
3.4
3.2
5.5
FSP: Quality of M/S Teaching
• Education Leadership
• Standards-based alignment between curriculum and
instruction
• Reflective practice as an effective coaching strategy
• English Learner strategies
• Literacy connections
• Environmental Education
• California Accountability Model
• Educational Decisions Based on Data
FSP Increasing the Opportunity to Learn
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Intergenerational tutorial and mentoring programs
After School Programs & Family Nights
Energy Conservation Education Fairs
Summer Academies
District/City Partnership to expand Community
based Science Workshops
• Multi-Lingual Parent Education Opportunities
FSP Partnerships
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Collaborative Summer Institutes with IHEs
Teacher preparation partnership
Early induction experiences for future teachers
University content coursework designed for
teachers
University M/S courses for high school students
Masters in Math/Science Education established
Doctorate in Math/Science Education in planning
Research in Math/Science Education
Fresno Systemic Program
Fresno Schools –
Making A+ Difference
For Every Student, Every Day
Dr Santiago V. Wood, Superintendent
National Science Foundation
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