Instructional Support Services Update April 2012

DISTRICT 4 WEBSITE: www.lausd.net/District_4 The District 4 website may be accessed directly by using the address above. DISTRICT 4 MOODLE SITE: http://ol2.lausd.net The District 4 moodle site may be accessed directly by using the address above.

Dale W. Vigil, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Elaine H. Kinoshita
Administrator of Instruction

ELEMENTARY LITERACY
Katherine Stehr (213) 241 - 0148 mCLASS®: DIBELS® Next Data Analysis for Instructional Leaders Session 2 - Closing the Gap: Date: April 20, 2012 Location: Harbor Building Time: two morning sessions / 25 participants in each session and one afternoon session / 27 participants Participants: School site Administrator (a designee may attend but it is highly recommended that the administrator of the school site attend) Focus: This session elaborates on the data analysis and data conversations begun in the previous session. Participants explore the kinds of aggregate data reports available to them in the Reporting and Analysis Suite and apply an action research process using these aggregate reports to identify students not making adequate progress to advance class and student performance. This session continues to demonstrate the importance for instructional leaders to establish clear processes to analyze assessment data. During this session, participants focus implementation and evaluation of differentiated instruction, on how to sustain differentiated instruction from one year to the next. Participants also use Reporting and Analysis Suite data to investigate school needs. Registration on the Learning Zone began on March 29, 2012. Instructional Seminar: April 26, 2012 AM and PM Sessions Harbor Building Focus: Constructed Response on the Literacy Periodic Assessments (LPAs). Two sessions will be offered on that day; a morning and an afternoon session. Registration is required on the Learning Zone and it is available beginning April 10, 2012. Search for Local District 4 Professional Development. The course name is LD4-TA/Instructional Seminar. Note - date and venue change. Literacy Periodic Assessment (LPA) Windows: Please note the changes in the dates for administering the periodic assessments:  April 9 - 13, 2012 Multiple Choice  Should be completed by May 4, 2012 LPA #3 Constructed Response (Writing) Teachers will input writing scores online when writing assessments have been completed. o Grade K: Draw & Write o Grade 1: Drawing and Narrative o Grade 2: Expository Description o Grade 3: Description o Grade 4: Summary o Grade 5: Persuasive Letter

LOCAL DISTRICT 4
Page 1 of 6

o Grade 6: Response to Literature * *Please note – Grade 6 only administers the extended constructed response (no multiple choice) Textbooks: If you plan to order the Kindergarten Activity books or the Decodable books, please contact Astrid Longo at (310) 729 - 8438 to place your order. Thank you to everyone for submitting the textbook orders. Important links for DIBELS/MClass: www.mclasshome.com/wgen/lausd General Information: www.wirelessgeneration Assessment Reports: www.mclasshome.com/assessment IDEL: The benchmark assessment in Spanish is available for students in Waiver to Basic and Dual Language Classes. Assessment Resources:  MEM-5518.2 2011-2012 Comprehensive Assessment Program assessment schedule. Elementary Schools K - 5/6  REF-5515 Procedural Guidelines for Administering Periodic Assessments and DIBELS for Elementary Schools (K-5/6) in Literacy, Mathematics and Science Both of these resources contain valuable information on procedures for administering assessments and calendars of when each assessment is to be administered. Treasures online resources: CA TREASURES PUBLIC WEBSITE http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/california/teachers <http://treasures.macmillanmh.com/california/teachers> CA Treasures implementation modules (listed on the left side of the screen) http://macmillanmh.com/CA/treasures_econsultant/ ConnectED WEBSITE – Includes all print resources purchased for LAUSD http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do <http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do>

SECONDARY LITERACY
Janet Saito Furukawa (213) 241 – 0142 Extended Constructed Response MS Training Session (Response to Literature): April 25, 2012 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Beaudry Building / 11th Floor - Lake Tahoe Conference Room 11-132 Participants: Selected Middle School Teachers and Representative Extended Constructed Response 9th Grade Training Session (Literary Analysis): April 26, 2012 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Location: Beaudry Building / 11th Floor - Lake Tahoe Conference Room 11-132 Participants: Selected High School Teachers and Representative Periodic Assessment Level Grade Instructional Window Assessment End Date Middle 6-8 January 30 - April 20 April 20, 2012

Genre Response to Literature

LOCAL DISTRICT 4
Page 2 of 6

High Middle

9-10 6-8

March 26 - June 15 April 23 – June 15

June 15, 2012 Optional

Literary Analysis Persuasion

MATHEMATICS
Amneris Gonzalez (213) 241-1930 Harbor Building/Room 212 ALEKS Training: April 13, 2012 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Focus: How to best use the software Presenters: ALEKS Representatives

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Training: April 19, 2012 Location: Beaudry Building / Room 19-123 Focus: CCSS Math – Kindergarten, First and Sixth Grade Presenters: Amneris Gonzalez and Mary Ann Sullivan REMINDER: Mathematics Periodic Assessment #3 is due on April 20, 2012.

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Algebra 1 Year-Long Course: Please review REF-5717 (dated March 19, 2012) for the guidelines on the new Algebra 1 year-long course. Students in middle school and students who are taking Algebra 1 for the first time high school will earn 10 credits for the entire course rather than semester by semester. Semester classes will continue to be offered for students currently in Algebra 1AB sequence. For assistance please contact the Mathematics Branch of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School Support at (213) 241 – 6444 or by e-mail:  Shirley Guzman shirley.guzman@lausd.net  Caroline Piangerelli caroline.piangerelli@lausd.net  Philip Ogbuehi philip.ogbuehi@lausd.net For assistance regarding:  ITD - Dean Parker, Chief Informational Systems Architect at (213) 241-2881 or by e-mail at dean.parker@lausd.net  SIS - Secondary Student Information System at (213) 241-4850.  High school graduation credits - Nader Delnavaz nader.delnavaz@lausd.net Mathematics Placement for Secondary Schools: The new policy described in REF-5720 (dated March 19, 2012) provides the 2012 – 2013 guidelines to ensure that all students transitioning to Grades 8 and 9 are placed in appropriate mathematics courses based on multiple sources of data. If a school decides to use their own data-driven placement policy, please submit a waiver (Attachment A/REF5720) for approval to the Local District Superintendent and to the Executive Director of OCISS by June 15, 2012. For assistance please contact the Mathematics Branch of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School Support at (213) 241 – 6444 or by e-mail:  Shirley Guzman shirley.guzman@lausd.net  Caroline Piangerelli caroline.piangerelli@lausd.net  Philip Ogbuehi philip.ogbuehi@lausd.net Algebra 1 End-of-Course Examination Requirement for Granting Graduation Credits in MS: Middle school students who receive a final grade of “C” or better in Algebra 1B or Algebra 1AB and pass the Algebra 1 End-of-Course, or earn a score of proficient or advanced on the CST in Algebra 1 will receive high school graduation credit for mathematics. Students in middle school who did not meet the two criteria will not earn high school graduation credit, and might need to repeat Algebra 1. Please review BUL-5325.1 (dated march 19, 2012) for implementation guidelines and changes in the policy:

LOCAL DISTRICT 4
Page 3 of 6

1. Students who receive a grade of “D” and meet one of the assessment criteria may be enrolled in Algebra 2 or Geometry. 2. All middle school parents and guardians must be notified regarding this policy change. Schools are directed to send the parent notification (Attachment A/BUL-5325.1) to all parents and guardians of the students enrolled in their schools. Diagnostic Assessments in Grades 5 and 8: Elementary schools will continue to administer the fifth grade Diagnostic Assessment to all 5th grade students. Middle schools will administer the eighth grade Diagnostic Assessment to all 8th grade students enrolled in Algebra Readiness or in Algebra 1A. Schools will receive testing materials from CoreK12 two weeks prior to the assessment window:  April 24 – 26, 2012 Fifth Grade Single Track and Tracks A & C at Four-Track Schools Eighth Grade Single Track Schools For instructions on the administration, scoring and accessing the data from the diagnostic assessments, please review MEM-5722 (dated March 19, 2012).

RESPONSE to INSTRUCTION and INTERVENTION (RtI2)
Sandra Miller (213) 241 – 0913 Professional Learning Opportunities Open to Personnel from All Schools April 13, 2012 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Harbor Building, 2nd Floor Participants: Out-of-classroom Support Personnel, Teachers, Administrators Please note: The following three sessions are repeats of the sessions that were originally offered on March 2: Elementary  “DIBELs Data Dig-In Session” (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m./Room 204) In this session, we will review the updated Now What? Tools, explore beginning of the year (BOY) and end of year (EOY) comparison reports as well as other pertinent reports and practice accessing both on our own.  “Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in Kindergarten” (1:00 - 3:00 p.m./Room 204) This session will explore the content of the CCSS for Kindergarten in depth in preparation for full implementation. Our driving questions will be: What do the CCSS want students to learn? How will we know they have learned it? Secondary  “Implementing ALEKS” (1:00 – 3:00 p.m./Room 212) The purpose of this session is to improve implementation of the ALEKS math intervention program. ALEKS representatives will be available to answer questions. Sign up through the Learning Zone. Space is limited. Sub payment is not provided. April 19, 2012 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Beaudry Building, 2nd and 19th Floor Participants: Out-of-classroom Support Personnel, Teachers, Administrators Elementary and Middle  “Common Core State Standards for Math for Grades K, 1 and 6” (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m./ Room 19-123) This session will explore the content of the CCSS in depth in preparation for full implementation. Our driving questions will be: What do the CCSS want students to learn? How will we know they have learned it?

LOCAL DISTRICT 4
Page 4 of 6

Elementary  “Small Group Instruction” (1:00 – 3:00 p.m./Room 2-131) (NB: tentative: pending availability of consultant) The purpose of this session is to make universal access a productive time for all students. Using the Treasures program and its resources will enable teachers to differentiate instruction based on student needs. Sign up through the Learning Zone. Space is limited. Sub payment is not provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Miller.

PreK – 12 SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES
Michelle Hernandez (213) 241 – 1928 Mandatory Transcript Training: Each high school is to send a team of personnel (administrator, counselor and clerical staff) who work with paper cumulative records and electronic transcripts to this mandatory transcript training. Attendees should register for their preferred session on the Learning Zone. Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 Place: Harbor Building, 2nd Floor, Room 204 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Save the Date: APSCS Meeting on April 26, 2012 Time and location TBA Early Start Reminder: In order to prepare for Early Start, please plan to start all phases of the master schedule development, including student programming, earlier this year.

CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS
Lupe Inabu (213) 241 – 1924 2012 – 2013 Assurances & Justification Pages Due: April 13, 2012 The Assurances and Justification pages are found on the Federal and State Education Programs site on Inside LAUSD. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the pages, please contact Lizza Irizarry or Lupe Inabu. Program Improvement Single Plan Due Date: April 13, 2012 Each Program Improvement (PI) school is required to evaluate, revise, update or re-write their single plan based on the PI Year:  Year 2 SPSA Annual Evaluation (online) and the single plan update pages to address the Performance Meter Goals.  Year 4 Entire single plan including the School Restructuring Decision page.  Year 5 SPSA Annual Evaluation (online) and the single plan update pages to address the Performance Meter Goals. The current single plan template and resource guide are posted on the Federal and State Education Programs site on Inside LAUSD.

LOCAL DISTRICT 4
Page 5 of 6

District Wide Title III Coach Meeting #4: April 27, 2012 (please note change of date) Time: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Location: TBD Participants: Title III Coaches assigned to Program Improvement 5+ Schools Single Plan Annual Evaluation: The School Site Council (SSC) must annually evaluate the effectiveness of categorical expenditures described in the single plan. The annual evaluation must be completed online. Please review MEM-4631.4 (dated November 10, 2011) for specific steps and instructions to follow. A copy of the Evaluation must be included in the Assurances and Justification Pages. Elementary Transfer Data to Middle Schools: The Office of Data & Accountability will automatically transfer student data from the elementary schools (grades 5/6) to the receiving resident middle schools. The data for matriculating students must be entered into SIS at the elementary school for the electronic transfers on:  May 4, 2012 Please review REF-3490.7 (dated February 13, 2012) for specific directions and assistance. Reminder: first day of school on the early start calendar is tentatively scheduled on August 14, 2012. Assessment of 5th/6th Grade ELs for Placement in MS ELD/ESL Curriculum: For appropriate placement in English Language Arts or English Language Development middle school curriculum, all fifth/sixth grade matriculating English Learners (ELs), ELD levels 1 – 5, will take the Diagnosis and Placement Inventory (DPI):  April 2 – 20, 2012 Tracks A & C Exception: EL who has a current CST/ELA score of Basic, Proficient or Advanced and a current CELDT overall level of 3, 4 or 5. The DPI date and level must be entered into SIS after the students are tested but no later than one week after the close of the testing window:  April 27, 2012 Tracks A & C For assessment procedures and guidelines, please review MEM-5707 (dated February 10, 2012). Maze Measures Diagnostic Assessments for 5th/6th and 8th Grades: To provide a uniform and systematic assessment system for students preparing to move from elementary to middle and middle to high school, LAUSD developed the Maze Measure as a diagnostic assessment in ELA for 5 th/6th and 8th grade students. MEM-5425 (dated March 2, 2012) provides the guidelines in the administration and scoring of the Maze Measure diagnostic assessment. The Diagnosis and Placement Inventory (DPI) for English Learners remains in effect as outlined in REF-3490.6 (dated February 13, 2012). For assistance please contact the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School Support at (213) 241 – 6444 or by email:  Debra Conejo debra.conejo@lausd.net  Dharma Hernandez dth3022@lausd.net  Alison Pickering alison.pickering@lausd.net Advisory Committee Meetings/Conference Training Sessions:  April 13, 2012 ELAC #6/Last Meeting Shatto Building  April 25, 2012 CEAC Spring Conference Training Harbor Building (Last meeting was held on March 28, 2012)

LOCAL DISTRICT 4
Page 6 of 6

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful