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Title: In This Together: Region One ESC and College Board Preparing Students for College Success

In This Together Region One ESC and College
Board Preparing Students for College Success
  • GEAR UP State Conference
  • May 7, 2008

Region One Education Service Center GEAR UP
Bridge to the Future Partnership
  • Serving 22 high schools in 21 school districts
  • Offering the following programs
  • Web-Plus Tutoring (Surescore, Inc.)
  • Math Initiative (Texas Instruments)
  • Abriendo Puertas (Texas AM University)
  • SpringBoard ELA to 14 school districts (College

Who is the College Board?
  • Over 100 year old educational organization
  • Committed to preparing all students for college
  • SAT
  • Advanced Placement Program
  • SpringBoard

Region One/College Board Partnership
  • Third year of partnership with Region One ESC
  • SpringBoard being utilized in 9 Middle Schools
    and 15 High Schools within 14 districts
  • Partnership serving over 17,900 students

Impact of AP students with a score of 3 on
5-year college graduation rates
  • Comparisons made among students with the same
    abilities and backgrounds (test scores, family
    income, school poverty index)

Source Camara, Wayne. College Persistence,
Graduation, and Remediation Source Dougherty,
Mellor, Shuling. The Relationship between
Advanced Placement and College Graduation
Why Region One districts chose SpringBoard
  • Closing the achievement gap among AYP subgroups
  • Increasing the graduation rate
  • Increasing enrollment and diversity in AP
  • Providing academic rigor challenge for ALL
  • Empowering teachers with tools to improve
    instructional practice.

  • SpringBoard is a College Board program used in
    the classroom to raise the standard of rigor for
    all students.
  • 6th 12th grade English/Language Arts
  • 6th 11th grade Mathematics
  • Prepares all students to succeed in AP and
    college-level work
  • Challenging and engaging all students to meet and
    exceed state standards

What makes SpringBoard a rigorous curriculum?
  • SpringBoard is based on the College Board
    Standards for College Success
  • College Board Standards MEET and EXCEED state
  • Curriculum, backmapped from
    College Board
    Standards provides

  • Knowledge skills

    essential for entry-level college

  • Higher order, critical thinking skills
  • Advanced vocabulary
  • Culturally relevant activities
  • Learning Strategies to support all learners

What makes rigor attainable by all students?
  • Collaborative and rich interaction with text,
    peers, and teachers
  • Culturally relevant, activities that engage
    students in
  • Problem solving
  • Academic discourse
  • Personalized strategies allow students to
  • Take responsibility for learning
  • Engage in self-reflection

Program components at a glance

Student Editions Teacher Editions Online
Resources including - Assessment Reporting
- Correlations to Standards -
Correlations to textbooks Sustained
Professional Development Year One 4 Day
Training Administrator Training Years 2 3
Advanced Workshops Customized Workshops
New Teacher Workshops
Mathematics Grades 6-12 Middle School Math I
Middle School Math II Algebra I Geometry
Algebra II Pre-Calculus Statistics
English / Language Arts Grades 6-12 Grade 6 -
Level I Grade 7 - Level II Grade 8 -
Level III Grade 9 - Level IV Grade 10 -
Level V Grade 11 - Level VI Grade 12 -
Senior English
What makes SpringBoard unique for Region One ESC
  • Understanding by Design Starting with the End
    in Mind
  • Embedded assessments inform instruction
  • Teaching Strategies, not scripted lessons
  • Proven effective
  • Prepares students for AP course expectations
  • Examples include
  • Socratic Seminars
  • SOAPStone
  • Flexibility to combine with other resources
  • Rich Professional Development

Online teaching resources
  • Correlations to state standards textbook
  • Printable teacher student pages
  • Additional literature selections links to
    multimedia resources
  • Online professional learning community

Districts report initial evidence of increased
student achievement
Hobbs, New Mexico Significant improvement among
ELL and Special Education Students DeKalb
County, Georgia 20 gain in middle grade
writing test scores Orange County, Florida
SpringBoard middle school students show greater
gains in reading and math than non-Springboard
Orange County, FL SpringBoard students
outperform non-SpringBoard students in reading
and math
  • Increases in the percent of proficient students
    at SpringBoard middle schools exceeds proficiency
    gains at non-SpringBoard middle schools
  • Data Source Orange County School Board

Jones High School, FL Bottom quartile students
make dramatic reading gains on FCAT
  • Dramatic increases in the percent of students
    making yearly learning gains among bottom
    quartile students at Jones High School
  • Data Source Florida Department of Education
    School Accountability Report

DeKalb County, GA Increased writing scores in
year 1
  • SpringBoard students in 13 Title I middle schools
    post impressive writing proficiency gains on the
    state writing assessment
  • Data Source DeKalb County Public Schools

Hobbs Municipal School District, NM ELL and
Special Education students show significant
reading gains
  • Percent of middle school students in AYP
    subgroups reaching reading proficiency on state
    assessment improves dramatically
  • Data Source New Mexico 2006-2007 School
    Accountability Report

La Villa ISD A SpringBoard for Success
  • 2004 TAKS 7th Grade Writing 80 Met Standard
  • 2005 TAKS 7th Grade Writing 91 Met Standard
  • SpringBoard ELA not implemented
  • 1st Year Implementation of SpringBoard ELA Level
  • 2006 TAKS 7th Grade Writing 97 Met Standard
    (GEAR UP Cohort)
  • 2nd Year Implementation of SpringBoard ELA Level
  • 2007 TAKS 7th Grade Writing 97 Met Standard

Region One ESC GEAR UP SpringBoard Summer
  • July 28-31
  • 4 day Initial Training for 1st Year
    Implementation of SpringBoard ELA Levels I-VI,
  • 2 day Advanced Training for 2nd-4th Year
    Implementation of SpringBoard Levels I-VI, Senior
  • Stipend offered to English II GEAR UP high school
    teachers (cohort grade level)
  • Teacher editions, student workbooks, and
    ancillary materials purchased by Region One GEAR
    UP/Ford PAS Grant
  • Quarterly teacher videoconferences, follow-up
    training, and coaching

Region One GEAR UP and the College
Board A Partnership
  • SpringBoard ELA Summer Institute
  • SpringBoard Administrator Training (1 day)
  • SpringBoard Teacher Videoconferences
  • College Board Data Review Sessions
  • PSAT Overview Session
  • My Road Access for SpringBoard districts

Upcoming Activities PSAT/NMSQT
  • Administering the PSAT/NMSQT
  • Schools will receive training on ordering
    material and reading results
  • Students receive
  • Score Report Plus (sample in folder)
  • My College QuickStart with MyRoad
  • Parents receive
  • Score Report Plus Tutorial (English/Spanish)

How to begin the process of working with College
  • Contact Southwestern Regional Office
  • Phone 512 721-1800
  • E-mail
  • College Board Educational Manger will respond to

Region One ESCGEAR UP Bridges to the Future
  • Contact
  • David W. Hernandez
  • Senior Education Specialist
  • Office (956) 984-6115
  • E-Mail