To: Curriculum Committee
From: Christian M. Elkington & Larry Malone
Re: SBD Timeline for Spring 2016 (final)
Suggested Next Steps/Timeline:
- February 8th: Updated “Frequently asked Questions” section
- February 22nd review at Curr. Com. Mtg.
*Approved recommendations and suggested adjustments *Updated Question Answers *Timeline approval
- By Feb 25, send District Instant Alert to Grades K-9 parents/guardians about 3-
14-16 District Mtg.
- The week of Feb. 29th through March 11th, school newsletters will include
information and another K-9 instant alert will be sent out - End of February: Update MHS’ SBD Page
- March 14th have short Curriculum Committee meeting and then from 6:30 – 8:00
PM have District Meeting update in MHS Aud.
- 3rd week of March send SBD Update to K-9 parents & guardians
- Sometime at an April school board meeting, discussion with full school board
about progress with SBD will occur
- By middle of May, public meeting update and Q & A meeting (date determined
by April Break)
- End of May, send SBD Update to K-9 parents & guardians
- End of June public meeting, update and Q & A meeting (date determined by end
- Middle of July, send SBD Update to K-9 parents & guardians.
Regular feedback & updates, along with suggested policy changes will go to the
Curriculum Committee at monthly meetings.
Posted Apr 5, 2016, 9:37 AM by Massabesic highschool
Date: 2-8-16 The following are the recommendations approved by the Curriculum Committee last year. If a change is being requested you will see it highlighted. Recommendations: 1.) Which class will graduate with a SBD? Approved recommendation: - Class of 2019 Requested changes: – Move to the Class of 2020. -- Start with the 4 core areas and the Guiding Principles as RSU57’s expectation for the Class of 2020. 2.) How will we report student proficiency to Students, Parents & Guardians? Approved recommendations: - Learning Targets to receive a score based on a rubric, reported by target in Empower. - A non-weighted 4.0 College Rubric Scale will be used. - LT scores will be based on evidence collected within a course. - LT progress will be reported by course/ semester. 3.) How will we assess content area/strand proficiency on the transcript? Approved recommendations: - To average the final LT’s under their Measurement Topic. - For Empower to show an in-progress average of the LTs so that teachers, students, parents & guardians can see overall MT progress. 4.) What will be our proficiency baseline score for the Class of 2019? Approved recommendations: - A student must earn an average score of 2.75 on each MT within a course and within each strand (subject) - That a student can’t receive any individual LT scores below a 2.0 Requested changes: - Overall MT/Course Score to be 2.5. - 80% of MTs must meet this expectation in each subject area graduation requirement for the Class of 2020. - For the Class of 2019 and all proceeding classes a course grade of a 2.5 is the minimum needed to ear credit. - For students with an IEP, the IEP Team will determine foundational knowledge expectations for those areas the student is identified w/a disability in. 5.) Do we allow for quarter points above 2.0? Approved recommendation: - No, only .5 increments will be used 6.) Will LT scores below a 2 be recorded? Approved recommendation: - No, student scores below 2 will be considered: o IP for In-Progress 7.) How will we assess Maine’s Guiding Principle proficiency? Approved recommendations: - To convert from the present three MHS Work Habits to the five Maine State Guiding Principles. - For each course to report progress in meeting 2 Guiding Principles (#s 2 & 4), by course as we did with the MHS Work Habits, using school-wide rubrics. - To earn the RSU 57 Standards-Based Diploma students for the class of 2019 and all classes thereafter must have an average of 2.75 on each individual Guiding Principle by the end of their 7th semester of their senior year. - That the remaining three Guiding Principles (#s 1, 3, & 5) be assessed through a student-developed, evidence-based portfolio supported through their Advisor in the MHS Advisory Program. Requested change: - The Guiding Principle score for each GP will be a 2.5 8.) What will progress reports look like? Approved recommendations: - The progress and report card will report out on LTs & Guiding Principles B & D by course - The transcript will report out on LT proficiency by reporting out on Measurement Topics (MTs) o The overall MT score will be determined by an average of the LT’s under that MT. 9.) Will students have the opportunity to earn advanced recognition? Approved recommendations: - Yes, using a college Dean’s List system after each semester - We will use the college Latin Summa, Magna, & Cum Laude process (Potential to have several students meeting Summa Cum Laude honors using a non-weighted 4.0 scale) - Students will be able to earn the Latin Summa, Magna, Cum Laude recognition in each of the eight content areas (math, science English etc.) - Students will be able to earn a Latin Summa, Magna, or Cum Laude Diploma 10.) What do we do about the State’s World Language expectations? Approved recommendations: - That we go with an immersion program in one language at MHS (Spanish because 1/5 of the world’s pop. speaks Spanish) - That we go with conversational expectations, to meet the state requirement - That we allow students to take alternatives to Spanish through online options - That we start to phase-out French starting in 17-18 (16-17 last year we offer French 1), as the state law expects us to have all students demonstrating some World Language proficiency in order to graduate and to have World Language expectations for students each year Requested changes – -That we continue to look at immersion options 6-12 & K-12. -That we wait to see what the state suggests before our next step. 11.) Will there be, one MHS Diploma or will there be diploma options for graduating students? Approved recommendation: - One diploma with four different levels of academic recognition/ distinction, where students can receive an MHS Standards- Based Diploma or a Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude Standards-Based Diploma 12.) Are there to be added expectations for a student earning a Standards- Based Diploma in RSU #57? Approved recommendations: a. Yes b. 50 Service Learning/Community Service hours c. For each student to complete a portfolio to demonstrate proficiency in meeting Guiding Principles 1, 3, & 5 i. A Sophomore Exhibition for the end of sophomore year ii. A culminating Senior Project/ Experience to be completed and presented in a student’s senior year
Posted Mar 4, 2016, 11:25 AM by Massabesic highschool
Hi All! It is clear from recent comments, questions and concerns that there is some confusion on the implementation process for RSU 57's and Massabesic High School’s, Standards-Based Diploma.
- The Class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 will NOT be asked to change to a new Standards-Based Diploma in their remaining years at MHS
- The Class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 will continue to use the transcript being used by the Class of 2014
- The Class of 2016 will not have adjustments made to the following:
A GPA based on a Zero to 100 Scale
The Top Ten Percent
A Valedictorian, Salutatorian and an Honor Essayist
Grades reported on their transcript using a Zero – 100 scale
Weighted grades for Accelerated (2015-2016), AP and College classes.
During the 2015 – 2016 school year each class will see one change with how student progress is reported on progress reports and report cards. These will look different, as they will be coming from the Empower/Educate Program used in grades K-8. Each report will explain progress based on the Learning Targets within each of course in 2015-2016. These reports will share student progress following a 1-4 rubric scale we have been using for several years at MHS. For students in grades 10 – 12 course rubric scores will be converted to a Zero to 100 scale on their transcript. Information about the new progress and report card will be available online and shared with all sometime this June. Informational Meetings will be held in the Massabesic High School Auditorium at 6:00 PM on:
Monday, June 15th
Tuesday, June 23rd
Early fall, follow-up dates will be shared shortly
Posted Jun 9, 2015, 5:32 PM by Massabesic highschool