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Holding schools to high standards CA Public School Accountability Act (PSAA) 1999 Academic Performance Index II/USP (Immediate Intervention/Underperforming Schools Program) Later the High Priority Schools Grant Program (HPSGP) NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
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PSAA Assigns an API to each school Schools ranked by score: 200 to 1000 and ranked by comparable schools School also ranked by deciles Decile 1 - 5 eligible for II/USP Decile 1 for HPSGP
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II/USP and HPSGP Assistance II/USP schools receive $200 per student for three years HPSGP schools receive $400 per student for three years. If schools improve, they move out of program
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Sanctions If, at the end of three years, schools had not made improvement targets, could face sanctions Targets meant 5% increase between schools score and by each subgroup and 800. Sanctions ranged from state interventions in curriculum (SAIT) to firing principal,
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Unformatted text preview: reassigning teachers, closing school Participation Requirements Schools in II/USP and HPSGP must develop an Action Plan. Needs to include professional development, alignment of curriculum with state standards, include community/parents in planning Are schools better? Are policymakers asking the right questions? Some are, but no systematic results. Evaluations of II/USP and HP show no difference between participating and non-participating schools Low performing schools are demographically different from high performing schools What have we learned? What matters Stability in teaching staff and leadership Organizational coherence: planning and collaboration Assessment and evaluation Organizational learning External support Stable source of funding What can you do?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course EDU 120 taught by Professor Timar during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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