WASA Summer Conference
2009
Who's Failing School
Who Are Schools Failing
Everett Public Schools
Terry Edwards
Chief Academic Officer
[email protected]
(425) 385-4050
JoAnne Fabian
Director of On-Time Graduation
[email protected]
(425) 385-4070
The Problem
– How do we ensure that every student
graduates from high school ?
– In 2004 OSPI reported Everett’s graduation
rate as 53%
The Answer
• Graduation Task Force 2003-04
• On Time Graduation Committee 2004present
Graduation Rates reported by OSPI
including this year’s preliminary numbers
Everett
School
District
CHS
EHS
JHS
SHS
2003-04
53%
64%
59%
71%
3%
2004-05
61%
64%
69%
78%
10%
2005-06
67%
67.4%
82%
80%
8%
2006-07
79.6%
80.2%
86.1%
87.7%
36.6%
2007-08
79.2%
79.2%
84.1%
86%
40.8%
2008-09*
81.1%
87.2%
77.3%
88.4%
32.0%
Year
*Graduation rates are based on the prior year graduation class i.e. 08-09 data
is based on graduation class of 2008. Data for 08-09 is preliminary.
Graduation Rate =
Graduates (N)
Cohort (D)
Active students currently enrolled
+ Dropouts
= Class Cohort
Students On Track
+ Students Off Track
= Active Students
+ Completers (C-1)
+ Dropouts
+ Unknowns (P210)
= NCBL Drop Outs
Myths of Student Achievement and
Their Impacts on High School
Graduation Rates
Myth 1: The data we provide to OSPI and
the reports generated from that data are
accurate
Summary of C’s, D’s, U’s
2004-05 through 2008-08
04-05
Cs
2
Ds
15
Us
148
Total: 165
Decrease
from prior
year
Increase
from prior
year
CHS
05-06 06-07 07-08 04-05
5
1
2
8
3
0
1
26
119 95 85 22
127 96 88 56
38
31
EHS
05-06 06-07
3
1
35 20
37 57
75 78
07-08
0
16
84
100
04-05
1
16
65
82
JHS
05-06 06-07 07-08 04-05
2
2
0
7
20 44
9
72
39 16 17 251
61 62 26 330
8
21
19
3
22
*Others = 7th & 8th Grades & Home School. Doesn't include Goal, PASS and Denney.
Above information is extracted from the P210 Enrollment Reports.
36
1
SHS
05-06 06-07
6
5
24
5
96 119
126 129
204
Others*
07-08 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 04-05
5
0
1
0
0
18
28
5
1
0
1 134
94
24
33 10
5 510
127
29
35 10
6 662
2
3
25
6
4
Total
05-06 06-07
17
9
83 69
324 297
424 375
238
49
07-08
7
55
285
347
28
• Myth 2: Students that fail classes are
unmotivated and impacted by non school
issues
All Schools
FINC Summary for Non Duplicated Individuals
Semester 1 2009
CHS
EHS
JHS
Total
1
270
215
217
703
2
133
115
89
339
3
48
69
50
170
4
24
44
29
101
5
28
45
14
92
6 Total
21
524
38
526
21
420
86
1491
• 1491 individuals received at least 1 F
• 47% of these individuals (703) only received 1 F
• 23% of the individuals (339) received 2 F’s
3/26/09 Pentamation
• Myth 3: Students that fail do not work in
class
First Semester 2009
% of F
# of F's
% of F's
59-55
353
54-50
218
49-45
165
44-40
168
39-35
150
34-30
130
29-25
86
24-20
91
19-15
82
14-10
50
nine - five
57
four-zero
93
Total
1643
Given
21%
13%
10%
10%
9%
8%
5%
6%
5%
3%
3%
6%
First Semester 2009
% of F
# of F's
59
93
58
69
57
74
56
65
55
52
54
49
53
44
52
43
51
42
50
40
Total
571
% of F's
Given
16%
12%
13%
11%
9%
9%
8%
8%
7%
7%
• Myth 4: Students grades are directly
related to student attendance
Attendance and F Data
Semester 1 2009
Days Absent Number of F's Percent F's
0 Days
31
1%
1-5
260
11%
6 - 10
344
15%
11 - 15
294
13%
16 - 20
259
11%
21 - 25
216
9%
26 - 30
163
7%
31 - 35
121
5%
36 - 40
105
5%
41 - 45
89
4%
46 - 50
78
3%
Over 50
321
14%
2281
• Myth 5: Discipline is a significant factor in
school failure
Discipline Incidents and F Data
Semester 1 2009
# of FINC
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Total
Discipline
0
4941
594
258
128
77
54
41
6093
1
173
43
35
14
7
8
8
288
2
102
20
14
8
10
10
8
172
3
21
7
2
3
0
5
6
44
4
18
0
4
2
4
1
0
29
5
4
0
1
3
0
0
2
10
6
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
3
7
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
3
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9 Total
1 5262
1 665
0 316
0 158
0
98
0
78
0
67
2 6644
• Discipline:
– Emergency Expulsion / Expulsion
– Short & Long Term Suspension
– In-School Suspension
• 1382 Individual students received at least 1 F
– 83% of the students that got at least 1 F had no serious discipline
incidents
• Myth 6: Students that fail classes lack
basic skills
Board Procedure 2410 allows students that have previously failed a course in the
same academic area to recover credit by meeting mastery on a WASL subtest.
WASL Credits Retrieved by Year
English
Math
Science
Total Credits
6/15/09 Pentamation
2007
165.5
51
19.5
236
2008
152.5
34.5
14
201
2009 Total Credits
180
498
83
168.5
14.5
48
277.5
714.5
• Myth 7: The WASL is a significant Barrier
to Graduation
– WASL is a destroyer of Electives
Everett School District
Class of 2009
1176 Active Students
27
BASIC
58%
9
ELL
20%
10
SPED
22%
05/12/09
Reading
25%
46
NOT MET
124
181
BASIC 92%
15%
135
MET
974
MET
98%
NOT
MET
85%
2%
BASIC
927
11
BASIC
52%
1%
ELL
12
4
ELL
19%
4%
SPED
35
6
SPED
29%
95%
District Data May 12, 2009
21
995
3
ELL
8
SPED
2%
75%
6%
Everett School District
Class of 2009
1176 Active Students
25
BASIC
60%
9
ELL
21%
8
SPED
19%
05/12/09
Writing
23%
42
NOT MET
127
181
BASIC 91%
15%
139
MET
967
MET
97%
NOT
MET
85%
3%
BASIC
927
11
BASIC
39%
0%
ELL
10
6
ELL
22%
8%
SPED
30
11
SPED
39%
%
District Data May 12, 2009
28
995
4
ELL
8
SPED
2%
77%
6%
Everett School District
Class of 2009
1176 Active Students
77
BASIC
76%
11
ELL
11%
13
SPED
13%
05/12/09
Mathematics
56%
101
NOT MET
181
74
BASIC 93%
2
ELL
4
SPED
15%
80
MET
866
MET
87%
97%
District Data May 12, 2009
BASIC
129
995
NOT
MET
85%
13%
841
96
BASIC
75%
1%
ELL
9
8
ELL
6%
2%
SPED
16
25
SPED
19%
2%
44%
5%
• Myth 8: If you increase academic Rigor
student performance will decline.
Enrollment in MS Algebra &
Geometry
2004-2009
900
Number of Students
800
700
600
2004
2005
500
2006
2007
400
2008
300
2009
200
100
0
MS Algebra
MS Geometry
Courses
MS Algebra
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
364
418
489
379
826
774
21
64
43
70
510
443
869
844
MS Geometry
Total MS Challenge
Math
364
418
HS Enrollment in Basic (Regular) Math
2004-2009
2500
Number of Students
2000
2004
2005
1500
2006
2007
1000
2008
2009
500
0
HS Algebra
HS Geometry
Algebra II
Courses
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
HS Algebra
817
1140
848
1722
2045
1061
HS Geometry
713
1058
1061
1602
1502
1589
Algebra II
442
760
804
989
1099
1096
Total HS Basic Math
1972
2958
2713
4313
4646
3746
Enrollment in Advanced
Math at High School
2004-2009
600
Number of Students
500
400
2004
2005
2006
2007
300
2008
200
2009
100
0
Precalculus
Calculus/AP
Statistics/AP
Courses
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Precalculus
205
340
377
376
472
510
Calculus/AP
47
145
141
163
167
219
Statistics/AP
0
48
37
59
119
122
364
418
510
443
869
844
Total HS Advanced
Math Enrollment Trends
2004 - 2009
MS Challenging Math
Algebra & Geometry
HS Basic Math
Algebra, Geometry &
Algebra II
Advanced Math
PreCalculus, Calculus &
Statistics
4000
4000
4000
3746
3000
2000
1000
851
2000
3000
Student Enrollment
Student Enrollment
Student Enrollment
3000
1972
1000
2000
1000
844
364
252
0
0
0
2004
2009
Enrollm ent Years
2004
2009
Enrollm ent Years
2004
2009
Enrollm ent Years
Everett Public Schools
Comprehensive High Schools
Class of 2010 (Fall 2008)
Mathematics Class
SPED - Math
Algebra
Algebra Support
Enrollment
57
76
11
Total & Percentage
144
10%
Geometry
197
197
14%
Algebra II
COE
SAT
625
66
15
706
51%
College Review Albegra
Precalculus
Calculus (AP)
Statistics (AP)
8
263
43
13
327
24%
Total Enrollment
1374
2009 Student Cohort
• Challenging Course Offerings:
Course Enrollments 2005 - 2009
CHS
EHS
JHS
SHS
Total
AP
585
216
725
0
1526
COL in HS
1366
773
910
27
3076
Honors
411
1295
587
0
2293
Run Start
204
206
289
2
701
Tech Prep
300
284
338
67
989
Pentamation data 5/18/09
2009 Student Cohort
• College Ready Status:
Four Year Washington State College
Total
Population
English
4.0
Credits
% English
Ready
Math 3.0
Credits
% Math
Ready
Science
2.0
Credits
%
Science
Ready
Social
Studies
3.0
Credits
% Social
Studies
Ready
World
Language
2.0
Credits
% World
Language
Ready
CHS
395
276
70%
352
89%
362
92%
348
88%
191
48%
EHS
292
209
72%
270
92%
269
92%
250
86%
107
37%
JHS
426
309
73%
372
87%
411
96%
379
89%
199
47%
SHS
50
17
34%
27
54%
32
64%
14
28%
2
4%
1163
811
70%
1021
88%
1074
92%
991
85%
499
43%
Total
Population
English
4.0
Credits
% English
Ready
Math 3.0
Credits
% Math
Ready
Science
3.0
Credits
%
Science
Ready
Social
Studies
3.0
Credits
% Social
Studies
Ready
World
Language
2.0
Credits
% World
Language
Ready
CHS
395
276
70%
352
89%
341
86%
348
88%
191
48%
EHS
292
209
72%
270
92%
150
51%
250
86%
107
37%
JHS
426
309
73%
372
87%
318
75%
379
89%
199
47%
SHS
50
17
34%
27
54%
3
6%
14
28%
2
4%
1163
811
70%
1021
88%
812
70%
991
85%
499
43%
District
District
Pentamation data 5/18/09
• Myth 9: Students make up missing credits
during summer school.
R-Y-G Summer School 2008
11
111
4-5.5 6.0↑
14
86
18.0↑
37
36
15.5↓ 16-
192
265
18.0↑
11
33
30
93
64
366
523
30
85
52
386
523
Green
Zone
Total
Enrolled
30
18↑
0
15.5↓ 16-
17.5
117
Yellow
Zone
15.5 ↓ 1617.5
17.5
117
Red Zone
Total
Enrolled
Green
Zone
Yellow
Zone
15.5↓ 16-
9.5↓
111
1012.0↑
11.5
30
8
79
Red Zone
Total
Enrolled
Green
Zone
Yellow
Zone
Red Zone
Total
Enrolled
Yellow
Zone
Green
Zone
77
1012.0↑
11.5
30
9
78
Total
Total
Enrolled
After Summer School
3.5↓
19
9.5↓
Class of 2008
Green
Zone
Number of Credits
15
4-5.5 6.0↑
Class of 2009
Yellow
Zone
Before Summer
School
3.5↓
Class of 2010
Red Zone
Number of Credits
Class of 2011
Red Zone
High School
Tracking 9/4/08
19
18.0↑
17.5
202
265
11
0
19
• 70% of summer participants are not credit
deficit.
• Of those credit deficit only 13% recovered
enough credit to get out of credit deficit.
9/4/08 Pentamation
• Myth 10: Principals can not impact
graduation rates
Everett Public Schools
On-Time Graduation Task Force
2008-09 Goals
1.
2.
3.
4.
All high schools will fully implement the Academic Tracker
system including 4-year plans, course requests and
scheduling functions.
All high schools will implement the new Transcript Evaluation
form and all Red/Yellow students will develop Graduation
Plans which include one-on-one conference with the student
and when possible, the parent.
Each comprehensive high school will have at least 100
students not at standard in mathematics take the SAT/ACT
Math assessment or submit a completed Collection of
Evidence Portfolio to OSPI. Sequoia High School will submit
50 complete collections of evidence portfolios to OSPI.
Each high school will develop and implement a plan to reengage super seniors and help them graduate during 200809.
Everett Public Schools
On-Time Graduation Task Force
2008-09 Goals
5.
6.
7.
Each Comprehensive High School will reduce the number
of non-graduates by 10% for the Class of 2009. SHS will
achieve a 50% extended graduation rate.
The district graduation rate for students classified as special
education, low income and ELL will each reach 75% and
each Comprehensive High School will be 80% and SHS will
be 50%.
All high schools will implement an Academic Support Center
that will serve to focus on on-time graduation efforts at the
school.
Everett Public Schools
High School Graduate Goal*
2009
District’s
Target
Goal
School’s
Target
Goal
H.M. Jackson
High School
378
411
Cascade High
School
362
363
Everett High
School
240
262
Sequoia High
School
27
43
Home School
Program
N/A
3
TOTAL
1007
1082
School
June 2009
Graduates
402
364
253
49
3
1071
*January 7, 2009 On-Time Graduation goal estimate for June 2009 graduates
Final
August
2009
Grads
Graduation Rates reported by OSPI
including this year’s preliminary numbers
Everett
School
District
CHS
EHS
JHS
SHS
2003-04
53%
64%
59%
71%
3%
2004-05
61%
64%
69%
78%
10%
2005-06
67%
67.4%
82%
80%
8%
2006-07
79.6%
80.2%
86.1%
87.7%
36.6%
2007-08
79.2%
79.2%
84.1%
86%
40.8%
2008-09*
81.1%
87.2%
77.3%
88.4%
32.0%
Year
*Graduation rates are based on the prior year graduation class i.e. 08-09 data
is based on graduation class of 2008. Data for 08-09 is preliminary.
Steps to Improve Your Graduation Rate
1.
Verify data
Your Process / Your Data
2.
Intervene with active students
Communication / Data Systems / Program Assistance
Credit Recover / Partnerships
3.
Drop-out recovery with inactive students
Who / Where / Why / How
Questions?
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