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The School Board of Volusia County

VISION STATEMENT: Through the individual commitment of all, our students will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be successful contributors to our democratic society.

Dr. Margaret Smith, Superintendent December 10, 2010

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Document / Work Plan / Title

Race to the Top ­ Required Assurances / Forms

Table of Contents Form DOE 100A ­ Project Application Program-Specific Assurances Three-Party Assurances Acronyms and Definitions Used in this Race to the Top Application

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Section A ­ OVERARCHING PROJECT PLANS

A. A.1. Section A Overarching Project Plans - Narrative LEA Student Goals and Measurements 7 20 A3- A11 A12-A34

Section B ­ STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS

B.3.1. Expand Lesson Study - Low Performing Schools B.3.4. Expand STEM Career and Technical Program Offerings B.3.5. Increase Advanced STEM Coursework B.3.6. Bolster Technology for Improved Instruction and Assessment N/A

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Section C ­ DATA SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT INSTRUCTION

C.2. Improve Access to State Data C.3. Use Data to Improve Instruction (i) and (iii)

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Section D ­ GREAT TEACHERS AND LEADERS

D.1. Providing high-quality pathways for aspiring teachers and principals (ii) D.2. Improve Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems (i)(ii)(iii) D.3. Use Data Effectively in Human Capital Decisions - including

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D.5 Focus Professional Development - including (B)(3)2. and 3., (C)(3)(ii),

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Section E ­ TURNING AROUND LOW-ACHIEVING SCHOOLS Section F ­ GENERAL F.2. Charter Schools in Volusia RTTT Planning BUDGET Budget Summary Detailed Budget Information ­ Uploaded via DOE Website ­ Print Version ­ Detailed by Year, by Quarter APPENDIX Appendix ­ Table of Contents 1

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Acronyms and Definitions AFT Innovative Fund Grant ­ The Volusia Teachers Organization received an AFT (American Federation of Teachers) Innovation Fund grant to determine fair and accurate ways to use evidence of student learning in a teacher development and evaluation system. APEP - Annual Program Evaluation Plan for Educator Preparation CAPE ­ Florida Career and Professional Education Act ­ created to provide a statewide planning partnership between business and education communities in order to attract, expand, and retain targeted, high-value industry and to sustain a strong, knowledge-based economy. EPI - Educator Preparation Institute - Program currently in place through Daytona State ILDP ­ Individual Leadership Development Plan: Similar to the IPDP for teachers, this is a professional development plan for principals that support their improvement in leading their school. IPDP ­ Individual Professional Development Plan: Described in Section 1012.98, Florida Statutes, this is a professional development plan created for each teacher with his/her principal at the beginning of the school year and is a component of the school improvement plan. LEA: Local Education Agency, which is Volusia County School District. Milestone Career Event - the year prior to, during, and year after a teacher or administrator has been awarded a promotion, multi-year contract, or a significant increase in salary. MOU - Memoranda of Understanding - Volusia County School District's strong committment to Florida's Race to the Top plan and effective implementation of reform in the four education areas. TIPA - Teacher Induction Planning Advisory Council - Comprised of: Beginning Teacher of the Year, VTO President, School Administrator, Local College Representatives - PD Department, Curriculum Services - Council meeting to review, monitor and suggest revisions for Teacher Induction activities. Volusia Proficiency Model - Career Academies and CTE have been implemented in Volusia County as a vehicle to sustain secondary education change ­ using integrated curriculum, staff development, professional learning communities, industry certifications, and project based learning. VCTAS - Volusia County Teacher Appraisal System VTO - Volusia Teacher Organization, Teacher Union

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A. OVERARCHING PROJECT PLANS 1. Describe Volusia's comprehensive reform plan that connects and coordinates all of the assurance areas. Include (a) how the reform plan will support the state's Theory of Action (b) how the reform plan will contribute to the state's student achievement goals and (c) Volusia's current status with respect to the various reform elements, including strengths and challenges. (a) how the reform plan will support the state's Theory of Action Florida's Race to the Top initiative challenges the district to invest in human capital to improve student achievement. The Volusia County plan addresses how the district will ensure that the teachers and leaders are well-selected, well-prepared, well-supported, well-respected, and accountable for student learning. The emphasis on "learning communities" or "communities of practice" provides structures to address the social and cultural factors that nurture the human capital of the educators. The Volusia Proficiency Model (VPM) strives to develop the human capital in students so that the district can contribute to the ambitious goals for student learning set forth by the state in its Race to the Top plan. Previous reform strategies focused on changing school structure. As Smylie and Hart (1999) argue, "instructional improvement and enhanced student learning have less to do with changing school structure than with the changes that can occur within school structures." And according to Little (1999), "when the participants in an educational reform are preoccupied with the structural aspects of the reform, their attention is clearly drawn away from the teaching and learning conditions needed to make the new structure effective." In communities of practice, learning and work coincide and learning is an inevitable part of participation in the social process of work. Communities of practice play an important role in the interpretation of educational reforms by the teachers involved. As the district commits to Florida's comprehensive reform under Race to the Top, there is an emphasis on systems thinking. Looking at the system as a whole, the district must adopt mechanisms that provide more coherent infrastructures, increased interdependence, and better communication networks so that high levels of learning are the norm. Two mechanisms that foster teacher workplace learning are feedback and collaboration. Information and data must be readily available to provide feedback to stakeholders on the quality of instruction and its impact on student learning. Through collaboration, the data are utilized to assess needs and make adjustments to instruction. The data become the early warning system of stagnation in student learning. Currently, the evaluation of data is centered on student learning. Under the systems developed through the Volusia Race to the Top Plan, data will also include evaluation of the quality and the effectiveness of instruction. The school district aims to democratize data and make its use frequent and focused on student achievement. The prime system to be developed through Volusia's Race to the Top plan will be an integrated data system. The funding will be used to research and develop a new assessment and evaluation system to integrate data across multiple measures of student achievement. The Volusia Proficiency Model, implemented in 2008, operationalizes the concept of proficiency. District curriculum maps aligned with state standards serve as the pathways for learning. The curriculum milestones guide teachers and students toward teaching and learning proficiency. Item banks and district-wide interim/benchmark assessments will be developed to create a powerful formative assessment system. Quality assessment is to student performance what a caliper is to a machine shop. With an improved data system, the district will be able to assist its human capital in achieving greater precision in measuring student progress, understanding the effect of interventions, and providing help-in-progress toward learning. Using an integrated data system to make the assessment feedback cycle more productive using collaborative models is the heart of the Volusia 7

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Proficiency Model. Educators and students will benefit from an efficient and accessible data system that will increase teacher capacity to access data, eliminate tedious manual creation of data reports of student learning, and reduce duplication of data entry on multiple forms.

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Volusia's Human Resources division will set clear standards and expectations for teacher and school leader performance by aligning all data systems and policies to improve effectiveness and base evaluations on evidence of successful classroom and school practices. Human capital will be supported by tools and systems that set high expectations for students, teachers, school leaders, and administrators. Just as with student assessment, a continuous improvement feedback loop will promote purposeful collaboration and leadership among all participants and stakeholders within the education community and the wider community of our citizens and leaders. To ensure that educators have ample and differentiated opportunities to continuously improve their effectiveness, the district Professional Development Department will incorporate components for professional learning opportunities for educators at all career levels. The ultimate goal is to provide learning opportunities that promote research-based and/or evidence-based instructional practices, which are proven to support student learning and raise student achievement. An extensive review of current practices and procedures is planned to bring the district in full compliance with the Florida Department of Education Professional Development Protocol. Race to the Top funding will be used to make revisions to the Teacher Induction Program for 1st and 2nd year teachers. A robust mentoring program will be developed to provide supportive and collaborative ongoing professional learning for new teachers and more experienced teachers. The Professional Development department will coordinate support for Professional Learning Communities, STEM activities, formative assessment practices, standards-based grading, the Florida Digital Educator resource, and other areas supported by data to enhance learning. The district will purchase a professional learning system which will be linked to the evaluation system. The system will afford differentiated learning opportunities for educators to support their IPDP or ILDP. As the district revamps the Professional Learning System, it will work closely with groups developing the teacher and principal evaluation systems. The local teacher union and the school district were awarded a national American Federation of Teachers (AFT) grant and are part of a national study. The grant has a three year timeline for development and implementation of a new teacher evaluation system based on multiple measures, including student performance. Work groups composed of teachers selected by the union and administrators selected by the superintendent are researching assessment systems, teacher appraisal systems, and how to attribute student learning to teachers. District staff members serve as technical advisors and assist the group's research efforts through a wiki dedicated to relevant research. The work groups are working collaboratively with the Human Resources staff and Professional Development on this critical aspect of the reform plan. The Development Team will share information with and solicit input from all stakeholders. This communication is vital to build capacity among stakeholders. Finally, the district will develop a process for making human capital decisions for recruiting, hiring, placement and retention of teachers and principals. This will involve collective bargaining agreements. An advisory committee will review current staffing plans and procedures. This will include the implementation of a centralized selection process and staffing plan for hiring and placement of highly effective teachers and principals. (b) how the reform plan will contribute to the state's student achievement goals The highly functioning learning system for educators and students described in the previous section will contribute to achieving the state's goals. A robust data system is critical to improvement in the areas of student achievement in reading/language arts and mathematics, decreasing achievement gaps between subgroups, increasing high school graduation rates, and increasing college enrollment. Instead of a narrow focus on summative data (FCAT), the users of the system will be able to concentrate on two types of organizational learning. The types of learning are "learning how" to transfer and improve existing skills 9

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and routines and "learning why" which includes investigating the causes of difficulties and problems. The Volusia Race to the Top plan is closely aligned with the state goals. To address the goal of increasing the number of college ready students and implementing a new career and technical program that provides training for occupations requiring science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM), the district will create three fully integrated STEM Career Academies at University High school utilizing the Career Connections CADRE and District criteria and planning resources. The three academies will be Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Plant Biotechnology. A STEM Curriculum Coach will be hired to coordinate the development of integrated curriculum that links to either a mathematics or science core course that has a state required end of course exam. A second STEM Academy modeled on University High School will open at a different school location during the third year of the grant. Career Academies may be open to students through out-of-zone variances. Volusia County School District already has a robust dual-enrollment program with Daytona State College; therefore our emphasis will be placed on building teacher capacity to provide accelerated STEM courses through the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and STEM Academy programs. The STEM curriculum coach and district science coach will coordinate and facilitate a STEM Leadership Team. This team will be comprised of successful teachers who will facilitate a summer academy and monthly training to increase teachers' content knowledge. The team will collaborate with local universities to provide learning opportunities and lab experiences for teachers. In order to have successful accelerated programs, the preparation of students for advanced work needs to begin in elementary and middle school. Volusia's Race to the Top plan includes initiatives to support improved instruction and increased student achievement in mathematics and science, increase the number and percentage of females and minority students enrolled in and successfully completing mathematics and science courses, and encourage high schools to blend rigorous academic studies in the STEM areas with intellectually demanding career and technical education (CTE) courses. With the system-wide emphasis on use of data and effective teaching, the district will contribute to the state's goals of increasing student achievement and reducing the gaps in performance among subgroups. The data systems must capture data from the primary grades as well as from the accountability grades, 3-10. In order to ensure that students meet requirements to graduate, the system must identify at-risk students early and provide a means to monitor local assessments as well as interim assessments provided by the state by subgroups. All elementary students in Volusia are assessed with the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR). The local data system must link easily with the Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network (PMRN) to take advantage of the information available regarding reading performance. A team from the district attended the state RtI facilitator training and plans incorporate the strategies in local training on the interpretation and use of data. The data system must have the capability of producing graphical representations of learning to satisfy the requirements of PS/RtI and the SLD rule. The team is comprised of representatives from K-12 curriculum, reading specialists, Exceptional Student Education, school psychological services, behavior specialists, and coaching/mentoring leaders. The team operationalizes many of the tenets of the Volusia Proficiency Model by aligning procedures, documents, and processes to monitor student achievement. An integrated data system will allow proficiency in learning to be more quickly realized with higher levels of core instruction. Interventions and resources may be brought to bear in the process of learning. The integrated data system will be a primary component of our system-wide focus on continuous school improvement. District and school staff can manage the process more effectively using a rapid response 10

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model. Acquiring tools for this purpose are built into the RTTT plan. The district will be implementing the Performance Matters assessment management system in elementary and middle schools during 2010-11 and expanding to high schools in 2011-12. The Pinnacle grade book is implemented in high schools this year and will be expanded to middle school during 2011-12, and elementary in 2012-13. This grade book has the capability of linking standards to assignments and assessments. The goal is to shift to a standardsbased grading system with an aligned formative and summative assessment system. Volusia County is well-positioned to meet the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and transition to Common Core Standards as they are introduced. Curriculum departments provide maps and other supports to teachers to ensure there are clear learning goals and high expectations for learning. The district has developed interim assessments in reading, mathematics and science and Differentiated Accountability assessments that are fully aligned with state standards. The district plan includes professional development on formative assessment development and its use in a standards-based system. Using the research of experts in the field of assessment and standards-based grading, the district has initiated discussion in professional learning communities to prepare teachers for this foundational shift in practice. By embedding this learning in the work of our communities of practice, the learning coincides with the work of teaching. The teacher and principal appraisal systems will be designed to value this collaboration and to reward teachers and principals who demonstrate the ability to effectively use data to achieve high performance from students. (c) Volusia's current status with respect to the various reform elements, including strengths and challenges. Although Volusia demonstrates strengths in our current reform process under the Volusia Proficiency Model, the district faces challenges in achieving all of the reform elements. Creating high quality assessments remains a challenge. Although many district Interim Assessments have been developed, access to item banks to facilitate creation of additional formative assessments is needed. The state deliverables will help in this challenge. Current data systems are somewhat cumbersome and not fully capable of producing timely, integrated data reports. Currently data may reside in one of several data banks which require separate log-ins. The implementation of Performance Matters data management system in K-8 will improve access to classroom data and the ability to integrate classroom data with archival data from FCAT and FAIR. Data systems for Human Resources and Professional Development must be acquired or built to deal with the vastly different evaluation system. High schools are implementing the Pinnacle Gradebook. K-8 does not yet have access to a system-wide grading software program. All grade levels need an integrated system that allows alignment of assessments with standards and a means to monitor growth in student performance. A gradual implementation of the program in middle school and then elementary is planned. The challenge will be in building capacity for all teachers to fully utilize a grade book as a tool to monitor student progress in a more meaningful way. Discussions of standards-based grading are ongoing, but a long term plan for building capacity on formative assessment and grading practices must be implemented as noted in the Professional Development work plan. Computerized assessment is a great challenge. The district is working on providing sufficient access to technology to support online assessment. Providing access to enough computers and limiting the disruption to instruction during assessment windows are concerns. Other technology challenges are access to electronic devices and tools that enhance learning. 11

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The district must revamp the Professional Learning System and develop a new teacher and principal evaluation system. The local teacher union and the school district were awarded a national AFT grant to begin the work needed to develop an evaluation system. Work groups composed of administrators, teachers and district staff are researching assessment, evaluation systems, and how to attribute learning to teachers. The collaboration has been very positive. Career academies offer STEM courses and activities. The mathematics and science departments also offer STEM activities. The challenge is to improve integration of content in all academies. The grant will provide a focused analysis of the effectiveness of existing STEM programs and provide resources for the development of a new program at University High School. This new high school has created partnerships with both the University of Central Florida and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Volusia is fortunate to have so many post-secondary institutions within the county or region that are willing to collaborate with K-12. The district will have a tremendous challenge realigning policies, procedures and forms associated with evaluation of teachers and principals. The district uses technology to communicate with stakeholders. There is a need to continue seeking ways to enhance communication through new technologies. The district also needs to use technology to engage students and to provide just-in-time training for adult learners.

2. Provide a detailed LEA-wide management plan for implementing Race to the Top. The plan should include but is not limited to: Involvement of all stakeholders (e.g., parents, teachers, administrators, local institutions of higher education as appropriate, teachers' unions, business leaders, community organizations, etc.) Identification of the leadership/management team(s) Strategies for monitoring implementation An overall implementation timeline (i.e., Summary of Year One, Year Two, Year Three, Year Four). Detailed timelines are required in each Work Plan Table. Unless otherwise indicated in the MOU, all timelines shall reflect a complete implementation for all schools before the end of the grant period. A summary budget is required for all years of the grant period as well as detailed budgets for each activity within each reform area (submitted in web-based system). The release of funds will be contingent upon the successful progress toward completion of identified deliverables in the management plan and detailed budgets.

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Involvement of Stakeholders Throughout the Race to the Top activities, stakeholders are involved as advisory groups providing input, as active participants, utilizing the tools and supports available, and as end users interpreting the data. Communication will be accomplished through websites, reports, newsletters, and direct access to data. Internally, the Race to the Top Implementation Team and staff use a Sharepoint Collaborative site (pictured below), where team members share documents, calendars, timelines, and tasks. Throughout the work plans, advisory groups and leadership teams, cadres, business groups, and university partners are prominently involved in development or evaluation of programs. The teacher union is actively involved in the preliminary work on the teacher evaluation system. A wiki has been developed to provide access to many resources for the work groups.

Internal Sharepoint Site: http://vshp03/sites/racetothetop/default.aspx - requires authentication - Volusia user ID and password

Presentations by the Superintendent, district staff and VCO were shared with the School Board (10/26/2010), principals (11/4/2010), and the public (invitations, media announcements) (11/5/2010) for feedback, comments, and suggestions. The presentation was added to the district's website.

Management / Monitoring / Evaluation: The success of changing to a systems thinking approach will depend on the approach of the leadership / management team. Bureaucratic hierarchies should not stifle the efforts of the individual schools, yet leadership cannot tolerate through its silence any ineffective practices at schools that hinder student learning. The schools within the district system must be supported as an interactive and interdependent network with common values and beliefs. Communication within the system must be coherent and purposeful. 13

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The management team includes leaders from curriculum and assessment, support services and the schools. It is important that the school leaders are included as partners in this reform effort. The hub of the management system is the research and evaluation team. The team's purpose will be to monitor data and communicate with the other leadership teams. They will ensure that deliverables are completed on time. They will evaluate annual progress and recommend course adjustments. The following diagram provides a visual representation of the district's management plan.

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The entire management team will work closely with the Florida Department of Education on Florida initiatives and the interaction of all Florida deliverables, as they pertain to the goals and objectives of the Volusia plan. Input from parents, staff, the community and students is vital to the success of the project. A Blackboard site has been created ­ a direct link from the Volusia School District website ­ and is updated regularly, getting feedback and communications from all stakeholders. The following is a snapshot taken from the Blackboard discussion site on October 1, 2010.

The overall timeline includes these strategies: Summary of Year 1: 2010 -2011 RTT Leadership Team completes application ­ getting input from School Board, community, staff, teachers, VTO, schools, charter schools ­ draft review by DOE, submits final application Ensure that communications model is in place Collect baseline data for all key data elements designated in application Review policies and processes that align the collection of data with access and use of local / state data resources Review systems to build an integrated student achievement information infrastructure Conduct a comprehensive program review of the current criteria for selecting supervising teachers for teacher intern candidates to ensure full alignment with the FLDOE Protocol Standard 3.1.6, Educator Accomplished Practices, Florida Principal Leadership Standards and the district's teacher and principal evaluation system Plan and develop systemic professional development to support all strategies in promoting highly 15

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effective administrators and teachers Collaborate with local colleges/universities and district stakeholders to discuss the development of a standard cooperation agreement for the assignment of supervising teachers Plan for determining qualifications for selecting effective and highly effective teachers and administrators, including clinical educator training, as supervising teachers and peer mentors for teacher and principal leadership candidates Review and update the district's alternative certification plan to provide an exemplary alternative certification program Research the criteria needed to develop an administrative / teacher evaluation system aligned with educational reform criteria, including student achievement and highly-effective principal and teacher indicators Begin professional development and writing of curriculum integration projects for University High School's Career and Technical STEM academies Include VTO, Charter Schools in LEA Planning

Summary of Year 2: 2011-2012 Reorganize positions / update responsibilities to reflect new educational reform activities Expand STEM Program Offerings - each high school will offer an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced International Certificate of Education program, or at least four courses in dual enrollment or Advanced Placement including one course each in English, mathematics, science, and social studies New STEM CTE Career Academy and school will be identified by Career Connection CADRE for implementation in year 3 Continuation of professional development and writing of curriculum integration projects for University High School's Career and Technical STEM academies Begin purchase and implementation of technologies indentified to support infrastructure necessary for all reform strategies Create and maintain a formal quarterly review process to include appropriate district management personnel Technology infrastructure operational, analyze future capacity to support online testing Begin collecting data for teacher and administrator evaluation system in place district-wide Integrate and maintain systems that provides data to improve instruction Integrate and maintain systems that provide reporting for the effective use of data for human capital decision-making Integrate and maintain a professional development system that provides multi-faceted and multi-mode delivery of professional development for district-wide staff Maintain a formal quarterly review process to include appropriate district management personnel Summary of Year 3: 2012 ­ 2013 Elementary and Middle School courses integrated into STEM Program Offerings Advanced STEM Coursework integrated in all high schools New STEM CTE Career Academy implemented at identified high school Continuation of professional development and writing of curriculum integration projects for University High School and newly identified high school Career and Technical STEM academies. Continue the implementation of all technologies indentified to support infrastructure necessary for systems put in place to achieve RTTT goals and objectives 16

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Simulate teacher and evaluation system for analysis and evaluation Integrate and maintain systems that provides data to improve instruction Integrate and maintain systems that provide reporting for the effective use of data for human capital decision-making Integrate and maintain a professional development system that provides multi-faceted and multi-mode delivery of professional development for district-wide staff Maintain a formal quarterly review process to include appropriate district management personnel

Summary of Year 4: 2013 ­ 2014 Elementary and Middle School courses integrated into STEM Program Offerings Advanced STEM Coursework integrated in all high schools Continuation of professional development and writing of curriculum integration projects for University High School and newly identified high school Career and Technical STEM academies. Infrastructure operational, future capacity in place for online testing Teacher and administrator evaluation system in place district-wide Fully integrated systems that provides data to improve instruction Fully integrated systems that provide reporting for the effective use of data for human capital decisionmaking Fully integrated professional development system that provides multi-faceted and multi-mode delivery of professional development for district-wide staff Maintain a formal quarterly review process to include appropriate district management personnel Publish relevant research, evaluation, reports, and information relevant to progress and procedures The summary budget includes:

Section DOE Code 2nd Quarter B.3.4 2 B.3.5 3 4 5 C.3 6 D.1 7 D.2 8 D.3 9 D.5 10 A.1 14 F. 14 Project Management / Research and Evaluation In-Direct Costs / General 4.72% $32,780 $32,780 $34,037 $103,639 $108,537 $103,639 $108,537 $103,639 $109,074 $103,638 Improve Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems Use Data Effectively in Human Capital Decisions Focus Professional Development $10,000 $0 $392,847 $25,000 $377,844 $92,064 $32,500 $190,000 $575,000 $562,150 $70,000 $475,000 $477,150 $70,000 $475,000 $482,150 Provide Support for Educator Preparation Programs $20,000 $40,000 $90,000 $15,000 $15,000 Use Data to Improve Instruction $20,000 $206,000 $735,000 $735,000 $735,000 B.3.6. C.2. Expand STEM Career Programs and Offerings Increase Advanced STEM Coursework Bolster Technology Improve Access to State Data $0 $13,000 $496,174 3rd Quarter $12,000 $62,000 $10,000 4th Quarter $13,000 $39,000 $0 $235,000 $159,000 $306,000 $669,000 $160,000 $471,000 $306,000 $110,007 $160,000 $209,000 $237,000 $110,007 $160,000 Work Plan Area 2010-11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 Totals

$864,000 $963,000 $1,395,188 $715,000 $2,431,000 $180,000 $1,110,691 $1,642,064 $1,553,950 $425,745 $414,555

TOTAL $11,695,193

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3. Steps that Volusia will take to evaluate progress in implementing the project (in addition to participating in the statewide evaluation efforts). The Research and Evaluation Team will be responsible for maintaining systems thinking [the big picture] throughout the project. This group will coordinate and monitor project activities overall, collecting and interpreting data for the use of work plan teams and schools. The Research and Evaluation Team will serve as liaison to the Project Manager. This group will develop reports to stakeholders on a timetable determined by the Superintendent of Schools and the Project Manager. The Research and Evaluation Team will coordinate communication among the subgroups and greater community. The team will also serve as research body for the system by maintaining a database of relevant research and evidence to support professional and student learning. Each section of the work plan has a designated leader to oversee the completion of specific plan objectives and deliverables. The work plan leaders will meet at least quarterly to discuss progress and challenges. 4. Overview of how the Volusia will ensure sustainability of RTTT reforms beyond the grant period. In a systems approach, learning becomes embedded in the culture of the system. Building teacher capacity to provide effective instruction is one of the prime ways to achieve sustainability. There will be an emphasis on data analysis to enhance student learning. Coaching and mentoring systems will sustain professional learning. Professional learning will be supported by the general fund and Title II. Training for the teachers in the STEM Career Academies will be funded by district funds, Carl Perkins, supplemental funding, industry partnerships, and CAPE FTE awards. The district will begin to charge fees for alternate certification for teachers. Some of the personnel hired through the RTTT plan are specifically needed during the development phase of the project and they will be hired with that understanding. If those positions are still needed beyond the scope of the project, The salary costs will be covered by Title II funds and/or realignment of district funding sources. During the school year 2010-11, the district MIS staff will build capacity in the number of computers and infrastructure needed for future computerized testing. MIS will maintain the computers through routine maintenance. Initial funding from the RTTT plan will be used to build the infrastructure for the data system. When the integrated data systems that provide ready access to information are in place, the cost of the fragmented, outdated systems will be eliminated freeing up funds to maintain the new system. In addition, the data system will include multiple measures of student achievement. Supports provided by the state will enhance district ability to access valid and reliable assessments or item banks thus reducing development time and costs. The data system will allow a stronger research and development system, provide quality data for intervention, and reveal trends and patterns. The data system will increase teacher capacity to access data, eliminate tedious manual creation of data reports of student learning, and reduce duplication of data entry on multiple forms. Local funding and personnel will be used for Human Resources data integration. The Volusia Race to the Top (RTTT) plan will reform many of the processes currently in place. The goals of the Volusia RTTT plan support the state goals to align all data systems and policies, to increase student achievement, to improve effectiveness of instruction and evaluation, and base decisions on evidence. 18

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Instituting a continuous improvement feedback loop for strategy and policy actions with mechanisms to include stakeholder groups will be crucial to ensure that system processes developed through the RTTT plan are applied consistently, pervasively, and with high quality throughout the district. By creating more effective processes the district will achieve the goal of system reform. The ultimate measure of sustainability will be the capacity of the people in the organization to adapt and grow with the change. 5. Funding sources that will be integrated with Race to the Top funds during the four-year grant period (e.g., Title II-A, School Improvement Grant). Amounts are not necessary in this description. The economic climate has forced districts to adjust priorities, streamline processes, reduce staff, and eliminate duplication of efforts. As the district develops or acquires new systems for data management, old systems will be eliminated. The cost savings of dropping ineffective and out-dated systems will be applied to more efficient replacement systems. Race to the Top funding will provide an initial boost to professional learning priority areas. Investment in professional learning communities training, coaching and mentoring, and leadership development will continue with current sources from Professional Development, Title I, Title II-A, and other sources. The on-demand professional learning system will provide wide access to quality training, support professional learning, and reduce the need for high-cost outside consultants who can provide limited benefit to teachers due to the small number of people who actually attend training. Most of the funds for the Race to the Top project are slated for development of systems to improve student and professional learning. Once the systems are developed, the costs of maintaining them will be lower. The preliminary work on the teacher evaluation system is funded by a national AFT grant awarded to the local teacher union and school district.

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LEA Student Goals and Measures

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Florida set goals for student achievement on NAEP. Since all districts and schools do not administer NAEP, LEAs will need to track performance and set targets on the statewide assessment (FCAT 2.0) at a minimum. Since FCAT 2.0 will be administered for the first time in 2010-11, and standards will not be set until the fall of 2011, LEAs do not need to set overall targets and annual goals on FCAT 2.0 at this time. However, when standards are set and scores are available, districts will need to set targets at that time, keeping in mind the statewide goals established for NAEP. LEAs may provide additional student achievement goals using other measures, as noted below. Please provide additional tables to capture the other measures, if the LEA so chooses. 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 (Baseline) % Scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT 2.0, 4th Grade Reading TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 (STATE GOAL: 50% AT OR ABOVE PROFICIENT ON NAEP BY 2015) % Scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT 2.0, 4th Grade Mathematics TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 (STATE GOAL: 60% AT OR ABOVE PROFICIENT ON NAEP BY 2015) % Scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT 2.0, 8th Grade Reading TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 (STATE GOAL: 45% AT OR ABOVE PROFICIENT ON NAEP BY 2015) % Scoring Level 4 or 5 on FCAT 2.0, 8th Grade Mathematics TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 (STATE GOAL: 55% AT OR ABOVE PROFICIENT ON NAEP BY 2015)

These objectives and benchmarks were taken directly from the Volusia County School District 2008-2013 District Strategic Plan: http://blackboard.volusia.k12.fl.us/bbcswebdav/xid-26213_3 A data analysis was presented to the Volusia School Board in September, and the graphs and charts can be found in the Appendix ­ pages A12 ­ A44. The Fall Review of the Strategic Plan, 2009 can also be found in the appendix, pages A36-A67. The current Volusia County School District Strategic Plan (pages A36-A67) includes the Fiscal years of 2009 through 2013. Objective 3 covers the goal of increasing the graduation rate to 95 percent in 2013; the development of this benchmark incorporated the Florida rate, which is no longer the official rate as Florida High School accountability components have changed. Volusia will be updating its graduation rate goals in the early part of 2011 to align with the Race to the Top goals of reaching 87 percent by 2015, two percent above the state goal of 85 percent. The Superintendent, staff, and stakeholders annually review the strategic plan with the School Board in the Spring, overtly pushing towards higher standards. Year 1 plans include revising and updating objectives and benchmarks, to meet new Race to the Top initiatives.

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Objective 1: Supports Goals 1, 2, and 3 100% of all graded schools will achieve "A" or "B" status. (Curriculum & School Improvement Services) Benchmarks: Baseline: By the end of the 2007-2008 school year, 78% of graded schools achieved "A" or "B" status. 2008-2009: By the end of the 2008-2009 school year, 85% of graded schools will achieve "A" or "B" status. 2009-2010: By the end of the 2009-2010 school year, 90% of graded schools will achieve "A" or "B" status. 2010-2011: By the end of the 2010-2011 school year, 95% of graded schools will achieve "A" or "B" status. 2011-2012: By the end of the 2011-2012 school year, 100% of graded schools will achieve "A" or "B" status. 2012-2013: By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, 100% of graded schools will achieve "A" or "B" status.

Baseline 2007-2008 data: Distribution of Grades among Volusia County Schools A B C D F Elementary Middle High Combination* Totals 42 12 30 9 3 10 2 0 8 1 5 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 48 12 8 1 69

*Taylor Middle-High serves middle and high school students but receives only one grade.

Baseline 2007-2008 Status: 2007-2008 Benchmarks met for 54 of 69 schools. 78% of schools reached "B" or higher status. No schools received a "D" or "F" rating. 2008-2009 data:

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Distribution of Grades among Volusia County Schools A B C D F Elementary Middle High Combination* 37 8 0 0 10 5 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

Total 47 13 8 1

45 18 3 3 0 69 Totals *Taylor Middle-High serves middle and high school students but receives only one grade. 2008-2009 Status: 2008-2009 Benchmarks met for 63 of 69 schools. 91% of all graded schools achieved "A" or "B" status exceeding the 2008-2009 benchmark by 6%.

Objective 2: Supports Goals 1, 2, and 3 60% of 24 credit standard diploma students in each high school will successfully complete one or more Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or academic dual-enrollment courses. (Curriculum & School Improvement Services) Benchmarks: Baseline: See chart under Baseline 2007-2008 data. 2008-2009: 40% of 24 credit standard diploma students in each high school will complete one or more AP, IB or academic dual-enrollment courses. 2009-2010: 45% of 24 credit standard diploma students in each high school will complete one or more AP, IB or academic dual-enrollment courses. 2010-2011: 50% of 24 credit standard diploma students in each high school will complete one or more AP, IB or academic dual-enrollment courses. 2011-2012: 55% of 24 credit standard diploma students in each high school will complete one or more AP, IB or academic dual-enrollment courses. 2012-2013: 60% of 24 credit standard diploma students in each high school will complete one or more AP, IB or academic dual-enrollment courses.

Baseline 2007-2008 data: # with Credit in One % with Credit in or more IB, AP, or One or more IB, # of Graduates Dual Enrollment AP, or Dual Courses Enrollment Courses 250 91 36.4% 554 22 330 59.6%

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Deltona High Mainland High New Smyrna High Pine Ridge High Seabreeze High Spruce Creek High T. DeWitt Taylor High District Totals 2008-2009 data:

502 255 293 399 360 553 67 3233

204 118 137 128 166 382 40 1596

40.6% 46.3% 46.8% 32.1% 46.1% 69.1% 59.7% 49.4%

School Atlantic High DeLand High Deltona High Mainland High New Smyrna High Pine Ridge High Seabreeze High Spruce Creek High T. DeWitt Taylor High District Totals 2008-2009 Status:

# with Credit in One % with Credit in or more IB, AP, or One or more IB, # of Graduates Dual Enrollment AP, or Dual Courses Enrollment Courses 212 73 34.4% 534 425 289 288 365 410 549 79 3151 311 171 131 137 113 204 394 54 1588 58.2% 40.2% 45.3% 47.6% 31.0% 49.8% 71.8% 68.4% 50.4%

Benchmark met in 7 of 9 schools.

Objective 3: Supports Goals 1, 2, and 3 The graduation rate for each high school will increase to 95% and will exceed the state graduation rate. (Curriculum & School Improvement Services) Benchmarks: Baseline: See chart under Baseline 2007-2008 data. 23

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2008-2009: The graduation rate for each high school will increase to 85% and will exceed the state's graduation rate. 2009-2010: The graduation rate for each high school will increase to 88% and will exceed the state's graduation rate. 2010-2011: The graduation rate for each high school will increase to 90% and will exceed the state's graduation rate. 2011-2012: The graduation rate for each high school will increase to 92% and will exceed the state's graduation rate. 2012-2013: The graduation rate for each high school will increase to 95% and will exceed the state's graduation rate.

Baseline 2007-2008 data: School Atlantic High DeLand High Deltona High Mainland High New Smyrna Beach High Pine Ridge High Seabreeze High Spruce Creek High T. Dewitt Taylor High Volusia Florida 2007-2008 Graduation Rate 77.2% 82.3% 77.4% 75.6% 82.2% 78.1% 90.3% 90.9% 74.3% 81.9% 75.4%

2008-2009 data: School-by-school graduation data for 2008-2009 is not yet available. Objective 4: Supports Goals 4, 5, and 6 The percentage of African American, Hispanic, and low socio-economic students enrolled and academically successful in advanced programs of study will be within 3% of the racial, ethnic, and socio-economic distribution of the district as a whole. (Curriculum & School Improvement Services) Benchmarks: Baseline: See chart under Baseline 2007-2008 data. 24

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School Year 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 Baseline 2007-2008 data:

African American 10% 11% 12% 13% 15%

Hispanic 10% 11% 12% 14% 16%

Low SES 15% 20% 28% 37% 45%

Percent of School Population Advanced Placement Advanced Technology Center Dual Enrollment Gifted Honors & Pre-IB Middle School Advanced Math & Science 2008-2009 data:

Black Hispanic White 14.3% 15.3% 64.5% 9.1% 7.0% 7.4% 7.0% 9.6% 7.8% 9.6% 14.1% 8.6% 7.0% 10.2% 8.8% 76.1% 75.1% 80.4% 79.1% 75.1% 74.9%

Low SES 44.3% 11.3% 20.0% 15.8% 17.7% 21.2% 23.3%

Percent of School Population Advanced Placement Advanced Technology Center Dual Enrollment Gifted Honors & Pre-IB Middle School Advanced Math & Science 2008-2009 status: 2008-2009 Benchmarks were met in 8 of 18 areas.

Black Hispanic White 14.2% 15.5% 63.8% 9.9% 3.8% 4.9% 6.3% 5.8% 5.3% 10.9% 16.4% 8.9% 7.3% 8.7% 9.3% 73.2% 73.2% 81.1% 78.6% 79.8% 78.0%

Low SES 49.0% 26.3% 22.4% 16.9% 20.9% 15.9% 24.1%

All academic and system-wide performance benchmarks are outlined in the strategic plan (pages A36-A67)

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Student Achievement ­ Key Focus Areas

(Graphs and Charts ­ Appendix, page A12 ­ A34) Key Focus Areas Reading o Performance plateau, goal to exceed state average of 71% and move to a goal of 80% o Grades 9-10 ­ 50% reading on grade level, reduce students at Level 1 o Re-energize the focus on non-fiction district-wide Mathematics o Performance plateau, move to goal of 75-80% of students at Grades 3-5 at grade level o Move to % of students in Level 1 to single digit o Increase STEM-related, advanced coursework in Mathematics for High School Students Science o Grade 5 ­ currently at 54% - goal to maintain and ultimately enhance that level through middle and high school o Currently data isn't available on EOC (end-of-course) exams, but goal will be to improve baseline data Writing o Focus on 4 and above as the standard AYP o Sub-groups (Performance by Demographics) o DA Status, 80 percent or above School Grades o Lower Quartile: Learning Gains o Yearly Growth by Student: Learning Gains Other Areas of Emphasis/ Measures Senate Bill 4 (SB4) o Math and Science Requirements Volusia Proficiency Model o From Sort and Select to Proficiency o From summative to balanced assessments o From time as a constant to learning as a constant Strategic Planning Tools o Data Sources FCAT Data: All Curriculum Groups AYP Data: Sub-Group/DA Status School Grade Data Post-Secondary Readiness Data (i.e. ACT, SAT, IB, AP, Dual-Enrollment, CPT o Growth Documents o Areas of Focus for Each School o School Improvement Plans/Planning

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FORM (A)1. LEA Student Goals and Measures

CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Florida set goals for closing the achievement gap on NAEP. Since all districts and schools do not administer NAEP, LEAs will need to track performance and set targets for closing the achievement gap on the statewide assessment (FCAT 2.0) at a minimum. Since FCAT 2.0 will be administered for the first time in 2010-11, and standards will not be set until the fall of 2011, LEAs do not need to set overall targets and annual goals for closing the achievement gap on FCAT 2.0 at this time. However, when standards are set and scores are available, LEAs will need to set targets at that time, keeping in mind the statewide goals established for NAEP. LEAs may provide additional closing the achievement gap goals using other measures, as noted below. Please provide additional tables to capture the other measures, if the LEA so chooses. 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 (Baseline) % Reduction in White/African-American achievement gap on FCAT 2.0 (STATE GOAL: REDUCE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN HALF BY 2015) 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 4 Reading TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 4 Mathematics TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 8 Reading TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 8 Mathematics TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 % Reduction in White/Hispanic achievement gap on FCAT 2.0 (STATE GOAL: REDUCE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN HALF BY 2015) FCAT 2.0 Grade 4 Reading TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 4 Mathematics TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 8 Reading TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 FCAT 2.0 Grade 8 Mathematics TBD, when standards are set in the Fall of 2011 (OPTIONAL) Other District-Determined Closing the Achievement Gap Goals Examples: Other FCAT 2.0 Grade Levels and Subjects End-of-Course Assessments AP, Dual Enrollment, IB, AICE, and/or Industry Certification Performance and Participation PSAT, PLAN, SAT, and/or ACT Participation and Performance

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STATE and VOLUSIA GOALS

State Goals for the Class of 2015: For the every 100 incoming high school freshmen in 2011-12, 85 will graduate from high school in 2015. Of the 85 students who graduate, 63 (or 74%) will go on to college by 2017. Of the 63 students who went on to college, 44 (or 70%) will earn at least a year's worth of college credit by 2019

High School Graduating Class of: Graduation Rate College Going Rate College Credit Earning Rate Percent of 9 Graders Who Eventually Earn at Least a Year's Worth of College Credit

th

2005 (Baseline) 59 58 63 22

2006 59 58 63 22

2007 60 60 64 23

2008 63 61 64 25

2009 66 62 64 26

2010 68 63 65 27

2011 69 64 65 29

2012 72 65 66 31

2013 76 67 67 34

2014 80 71 68 39

2015

85 74 70 44

VOLUSIA GOALS

Note: The un-shaded boxes will be prepopulated for each LEA by the DOE. High School Graduating Class of: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (Baseline) Graduation Rate 60 59 57 59 59 65 71 College Going Rate 55 56 59 60 60 60 61 College Credit Earning Rate 60 60 60 60 62 64 66 th Percent of 9 Graders Who Eventually Earn at Least a Year's Worth of College 20 20 20 21 22 25 29 Credit

2012 75 63 68 32

2013 79 68 70 38

2014 83 73 72 44

2015

87 78 74 50

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Project/MOU Criterion: Expand STEM Career and Technical Program Offerings ­ (B)(3)4. Volusia School District point of contact for this Project: Name: Tom Besaw Title: Coordinator, Career and Technical Education and The Arts Phone #: 386-734-7190, ext. 20641 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia will implement at least one additional high school career and technical program that provides training for occupations requiring science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM). Volusia will pay, or secure payment for the industry certification, and/or examination for graduates of such programs. These programs must lead to a high-wage, high-skill career for a majority of graduates that supports one of the eight targeted sectors identified by Enterprise Florida and result in an industry certification. Volusia will ensure that these programs will include at least one Career and Technical Education course that has significant integration of math or science that will satisfy core credit requirements with the passing of the course and related end-of-course exam. Deliverables (minimum required evidence): 1. Submission of a 4-year LEA timeline and implementation plan based on the analysis of employer needs in the community to initiate one of the RTTT-approved career and technical programs. Baseline data for the plan should include documentation of the STEM career and technical programs that meet the requirements of RTTT available to students in your district for 2009-2010 including for each school site: name of program, courses offered as part of the program, student enrollment in each course, and number of students for 2009-2010 who were awarded industry certifications. 2. Evidence of funding allocated to provide for the costs associated with student candidates' industry certification exams. 3. Documentation of implementation of a complete program that results in industry certification including for each school site: name of program, courses offered as part of the program, student enrollment in each course, and number of students for 2013-2014 who were awarded industry certifications. Key Personnel by Title: 2nd Quarter X X X X X 2010-11 3rd Quarter X X X X X X X 29 2011/12 4th Quarter X X X X X X X 2012/13 2013/14

Coordinator, Career and Technical Education Specialists, Career and Technical Education Career Connection Business CADRE Coordinator K12 Curriculum Specialists, Math and Science Teachers of identified CTE STEM Programs Teachers of integrated Math and

X X X X X X X

X X X X X X X

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Science Center for Business Excellence (WFDB) Colleges and Universities District MIS Department Principals, guidance, and School Administrators FORD PAS Curriculum Protocol Consultants District Testing and Evaluation Team Deliverable 1: Submission of a 4-year district timeline and implementation plan (this document) based on the analysis of employer needs in the community to initiate one of the RTTT-approved career and technical programs. Baseline data for the plan should include documentation of the STEM career and technical programs that meet the requirements of RTTT available to students in your district for 2009-2010 including for each school site: name of program, courses offered as part of the program, student enrollment in each course, and number of students for 2013-2014 who were awarded industry certifications. (Appendix pages A69-A70, ) Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. District will follow the action steps of the Career Connection Business CADRE Strategic Plan for Career and Technical Education and Career Academies (Appendix A68), which identifies programs, based upon employer and Volusia County Economic Development needs and objectives in the development of the district 4-year timeline and implementation plan. 2009-10 Baseline data for the plan is submitted (Appendix A70)

X X X

X X X X

X X X X X

X X X X X X

X X X X X X

X X X X X X

2010-11 2011/12 2nd 3rd 4th Quarter Quarter Quarter X X

2012/13

2013/14

X

X

2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter

nd

2012/13

2013/14

X

X

X

X

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District CTE Team, Business CADRE · Ongoing activity · Perkins and community funded B. District will create three fully integrated STEM Career Academies at University High School utilizing Career Connection CADRE and District criteria and planning resources for Career Academies (Appendix A7274) linked to the Three Strands of the FORD PAS Next Generation Learning Community Protocols (Appendix A80) and meet the criteria for CAPE. The three academies will be 1) Aerospace Engineering; 2) Biomedical Science; 3) and Plant Biotechnology. Each academy will have a 9th grade STEM component for students to survey and explore the STEM academy options to assist them in making their STEM academy choice for grades 10 ­ 12. · District CTE Team, University High School Guidance and Administration, CTE STEM Program teachers, Career Connection CADRE, Academy advisory committees, Science and Math Specialists · Ongoing activity · Perkins, District, and community funded C. Beginning in the 3rd quarter of the 2010-11 school year and through the 2013-14 school year CTE STEM Program teachers and identified Math and Science teachers will develop integrated curriculum that will at a minimum link the students, activities, and lessons of either a math or science core course necessary to a state required end of course exams with the 9th grade STEM survey course and the first three courses of each identified CTE STEM program. A STEM

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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Curriculum Coach will be hired (job description (Appendix B ­ page A86) to coordinate the development of integrated curriculum. Students will be scheduled in such manner to take advantage of the integrated curriculum beginning in the 2011-12 school year. · CTE District Team, Math and Science Specialists, CTE and Core Math and Science Teachers, Principal, Guidance, and school Admin., FORD PAS Consultants · Ongoing activity · Year 1 teacher substitutes, stipends, staff development $25,000 · Year 2 teacher substitutes, stipends, staff development $25,000; curriculum coach $60,000 · Year 3 teacher substitutes, stipends, staff development $25,000; curriculum coach $60,000 · Year 4 teacher substitutes, stipends, staff development $25,000; curriculum coach $60,000 D. Each identified CTE STEM program will require program completers to take a CAPE funding list approved industry certification exam. · CTE District Team, District Testing and evaluation Team, CTE teachers, Principals, Guidance, and school admin · Ongoing activity · Year 3 industry exams $8,000 · Year 4 industry exams $9,000 E. The Career Connection CADRE efficiency and effectiveness committee will track the success of the academies · CTE District Team, CADRE, District testing and evaluation team, District MIS · Ongoing activity 32 X X X X

X

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Year 3 portion of MIS/testing evaluation position $10,000 Year 4 portion of MIS/testing evaluation position $10,000 X X X

F. Purchase STEM vendor curriculum training for CTE program teachers · CTE District Team, CTE STEM Teachers · Ongoing through year 4 · Year 2 training $15,000 · Year 3 training $15,000 · Year 4 training $20,000 Purchase small equipment and supplies for STEM integrated and CTE curriculum based activities for the first 4 years of the academies. · CTE District Team, School · Ongoing through year 4 · Year 2 purchases $55,000 · Year 3 purchases $45,000 · Year 4 purchases $40,000 G. District, Career Connection CADRE, Center for Business Excellence, Economic Development Agencies, and Post Secondary Partners will determine which STEM programs would meet the economic needs of Volusia County and create one additional fully integrated STEM academy modeling the plan for University High School. The STEM Academy and school location will be determined and opened as follows: TBA STEM Career Academy and designated high school to open 3rd year of grant; · CTE District Team, Math and Science Specialists, Career Connection CADRE, All other key players listed above · Completed by the end of year 4 33 X

X

X

X

X

X

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TBA STEM Academy year 3 curriculum and equipment $275,000 · Year 3 integrated curriculum development $12,000 · Year 4 integrated curriculum development $18,000 · Year 4 industry certification exams $4,000 · Year 3 STEM vendor program training for CTE program teachers $5,000 · Year 4 STEM vendor program training for CTE program teachers $10,000 · Year 3 small equipment and supplies for STEM integrated and curriculum based activities $15,000 · Year 4 small equipment and supplies for STEM integrated and curriculum based activities $10,000 H. The District, STEM Career Academy Advisory Committees, and the Career Connection CADRE will develop career pathways, articulation agreements, and partnerships with post secondary technical centers, colleges, and universities · District CTE Team, Academy Teachers, Academy Advisory Committees, Career Connection CADRE, post secondary partners · Ongoing · District, Carl Perkins, and Workforce funding

X

X

X

X

X

X

Deliverable 2: Evidence of funding allocated to provide for the costs associated with student candidates' industry certification exams. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable):

2010-11 2011/12 nd rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter 2010-11 2011/12 nd rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter 34

2012/13

2013/14

2012/13

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A. District will allocate portion of Carl Perkins Grant, RTTT Grant, and CAPE FTE awards to the cover the costs associated with student candidate's industry certification exams. · CTE District Team, Finance · Ongoing · Year 1 allocation $0 · Year 2 allocation $0 · Year 3 allocation $10,000 · Year 4 allocation $13,000 B. District will allocate portion of Carl Perkins Grant and CAPE FTE awards to cover the costs of training CTE teachers to deliver the material and earn the designated industry certification exam. · CTE District Team, Finance · Ongoing · Year 1 allocation $0 · Year 2 allocation $4,000 · Year 3 allocation $1,000 · Year 4 allocation $3,000 Deliverable 3: Documentation of implementation of a complete program that results in industry certification. (Appendix B-5) Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Each STEM academy will meet Career Connection CADRE, District, and CAPE criteria. Each STEM academy will be registered as a CAPE academy during the second year of implementation. · District CTE Team, Career Connection

CADRE, School Administration, District evaluation and testing team

X

X

X

X

X

X

2010-11 2011/12 nd rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter 2010-11 2011/12 nd rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X

2012/13

2013/14

2012/13

X 2013/14

X

X

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District, Carl Perkins, and Community funding

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criteria will be monitored annually by the efficiency and effectiveness committee, which will report results to the CADRE and school board. · District CTE Team, Career Connection

CADRE, School Administration District evaluation and testing team

·

District, Carl Perkins, CAPE FTE awards, and Community funding,

Project Budget Summary:

2010-11

2nd Quarter $0 3rd Quarter $12,000 4th Quarter $13,000

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

$159,000

$471,000

$209,000

Budget Detail: ACTIVITY

Integrated Career Development Integrated Curriculum Coach (TOA) Teacher Industry Certification Training Industry Certification Exams Teacher STEM Curriculum Training Professional Services - Data Management Small Equipment / Labs (software, courseware, supplies) STEM LAB Bundles (Curriculum, workstations, lab equipment ­ configured with online resources, supplies) $55,000

QTR 2

QTR 3

$12,000

QTR 4

$13,000

2011-12

$25,000 $60,000

2012-13

$37,000 $60,000

2013-14

$43,000 $60,000

TOTAL

$130,000 $180,000

$4,000

$1,000 $8,000

$3,000 $13,000 $30,000

$8,000 $21,000 $65,000

$15,000

$20,000

$10,000 $60,000

$10,000 50,000

$20,000 $165,000

$275,000

$275,000

TOTAL

$0 $12,000 $13,000 $159,000 $471,000 36

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Sustainability Factors: The STEM Career Academies will sustain themselves via district funding, Carl Perkins supplemental funding, industry partnerships fostered by the Career Connection CADRE, and CAPE FTE awards earned by each academy student successfully completing the industry certification for the given academy. Supporting Narrative: Volusia County Schools has been recognized as a national leader in the development of career academies by the Ford Motor Company Fund through its FORD PAS program (FORD Partnership for Advanced Studies). The Volusia District was the third in the nation to be honored as a Next Generation Learning Community (NGLC) at the Leadership Level. NGLC strands for leadership communities include transforming teaching and learning, redesigning secondary schools, and sustaining change through business and civic leadership. Volusia provides technical assistance to school districts through Florida and the nation. Volusia recognizes that a valuable strategy to improve student achievement, raise high school graduation rates, and prepare more students for post secondary education and a career is to encourage high schools to integrate STEM curriculum through Career Academies.

Title and Page Number of Appendices for this Project: Section B ­ STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS CTE Strategic Planning Conceptual Framework - Career Connection Cadre's Five Year Strategic Plan Goals Strategic Plan for Career and Technical Education and Career Academies Programs offered in Volusia County Schools - 2009-10 Career Academy Evaluation Cycle Career Academy Application and Evaluation Rubric Ford PAS Next Generation Learning Community Strands STEM Programs offered 2010-2014 (Baseline) Relevant Section (B) (3) 4 (B) (3) 4 (B) (3) 4 (B) (3) 4 (B) (3) 4 (B) (3) 4 (B) (3) 4 Page A68 A69 A70 A72 A74 A80 A81

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Project/MOU Criterion: Increase Advanced STEM Coursework ­ (B)(3)5. Volusia School District point of contact for this Project: Name: Allene Dupont Title: Director K-12 Curriculum Phone #: 386-734-7190 ext. 20657 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia will increase the number of STEM-related acceleration courses, such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AICE, dual enrollment, and industry certification. Deliverables: 1. Submission of a district timeline and implementation plan to increase the number of STEM accelerated courses. Baseline data for this plan includes documentation of courses provided at each high school in 2009-2010. This plan should also take into consideration 2010 legislative requirements (Senate Bill 4) requiring that by 2011-2012 each high school offer an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced International Certificate of Education program, or at least four courses in dual enrollment or Advanced Placement including one course each in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. (Appendix ­ page A81) 2. Documentation of increased STEM accelerated course offerings, including a comparison of baseline data to end-of-grant period data. Baseline Data - (Appendix ­ Page A83) Key Personnel by Title:

2nd Quarter

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3rd Quarter 4th Quarter

2011/12 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

2012/13 X X X X X X X X X X X X X 2012/13

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Director, Curriculum Coordinator K-12 Curriculum K-12 Math Specialist K-12 Science Specialist Coordinator Career & Technical Education Coordinator Professional Development K-5 District Math Coaches (2) 6-12 District Math Coach K-5 District Science Coach 6-12 District Science Coach (NEW) District STEM Coach (NEW) School-Level Administrators School-Level Teachers Deliverable 1: Submission of a district timeline and implementation plan to increase the number of STEM accelerated courses. Baseline data for this plan includes documentation of courses provided at each high school in 2009-2010. This plan should also take into consideration

X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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2010 legislative requirements (Senate Bill 4) requiring that by 2011-2012 each high school offer an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced International Certificate of Education program, or at least four courses in dual enrollment or Advanced Placement including one course each in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. (Appendix ­ pages A81-A83) Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Add a district science coach to provide support for all grades 6-11 science teachers whose courses feed into accelerated courses. The coach will work with the teachers to create common lesson plans, common assessments; common lab performance tasks; and coordinates with the STEM Coach on the STEM Leadership Team. (Job Description in Appendix ­ A84) B. Add district STEM coach to provide specific support for accelerated STEM course teachers and facilitate the district STEM Teacher Leadership Team. The STEM coach will also work to provide support for recruiting more female and minority students into higher math and science courses, developing student support groups, and support college and financial aid planning for these students. (Job Description in Appendix ­ A86) C. Develop a district STEM Teacher Leadership Team Teachers selected based on their success in the classroom Provide summer academy, monthly trainings and field experiences for the team D. Provide opportunities for teachers to increase their content knowledge and confidence in ability to deliver

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accelerated STEM course offerings. Develop detailed training plan for STEM teachers Provide teacher training in content and instructional strategies Provide vertical teaming opportunities for teachers Collaborate with other school districts to share AP Reader experience Collaborate with local universities to provide learning opportunities/lab experiences for teachers E. Increase teacher participation in math/science/technology professional organizations Provide institutional memberships to schools for National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Science Teachers Association, College Board, International Baccalaureate Organization Provide support for membership and attendance/presentations at state math/science/technology meetings Provide support for membership in local professional/community organizations related to math/science/technology F. Develop common guidelines for placement criteria, course requirements and course resources across the school district Work with the STEM Teacher Leadership Team to develop common guidelines for student recruitment and placement into accelerated STEM courses Work with the STEM Teacher Leadership Team to create common labs and lessons designated for each course Work with the STEM Teacher Leadership Team to create incentives for students who take advanced 40 X X X X X X

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courses, e.g. special area to study, admittance to events, field experience in their area of interest Create field studies for teachers to learn about real-world applications of STEM in their community, e.g. Kennedy Space Center Lab Days, Marine Discovery Workshop, Radon Industries tour G. Increase awareness of accelerated STEM course offering opportunities Provide opportunities for the STEM Teacher Leadership Team to meet with school principals, assistant principals for curriculum and guidance directors to discuss the benefits and challenges of accelerated STEM course offerings Provide opportunities for the STEM Teacher Leadership Team to meet with district math/science/technology teachers to share experiences and opportunities Deliverable 2: Documentation of increased STEM accelerated course offerings, including a comparison of baseline data to end-of-grant period data. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Compile baseline data report that includes IB, AP, dual enrollment and Industry Certification courses offered and number of students enrolled in 2009-2010 B. Compile and monitor data on STEM accelerated course offerings and adjust plan as needed. C. Submit end of grant report X X X X

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Project Budget Summary:

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2013/14

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$306,000

$237,000

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ACTIVITY District Science Coach(11-month TOA) District STEM Coach (11-month TOA) STEM Teacher Leadership Team summer academy and monthly training Consultants and/or webinars for teacher training Curriculum materials and supplies for workshops and curriculum development activities Targeted on-line professional development (building licenses for Defined STEM) TOTAL QTR 2 QTR 3 QTR 4 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 TOTAL $13,000 $13,000 $14,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $280,000 $80,000 $42,000 $80,000 $42,000 $80,000 $42,000 $240,000 $126,000

$10,000

$20,000

$60,000

$60,000

$30,000

$180,000

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

$10,000

$5,000

$35,000

$34,000

$34,000

$34,000

-

$102,000

$13,000

$62,000

$39,000

$306,000

$306,000

$237,000

$963,000

Sustainability Factors: Emphasis will be on building teacher capacity that can be sustained through teacher mentoring and on-going professional learning opportunities that are funded through the general fund and Title II. We will be using a teacher coaching model with the addition of a district science coach and a district STEM coach.

Supporting Narrative: Volusia County Schools already has a robust dual-enrollment program with Daytona State College, therefore our emphasis will be placed on building teacher capacity to provide accelerated STEM courses through the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and STEM Academy programs. In order to have successful accelerated programs, the preparation of students for advanced work must begin in elementary and middle school. In order to prepare our students, we must also prepare our teachers. Though the focus of the supporting activities is on the advanced courses, the district will also be providing support to the teachers of courses that feed into the advanced courses. 42

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Volusia's RTTT plan includes initiatives to support improved instruction and increased student achievement in mathematics and science, increase the number and percentage of females and minority students by enrolling in and successfully completing mathematics and science courses, and encourage high schools to blend rigorous academic studies in the STEM areas with intellectually demanding career and technical education (CTE) courses.

Title and Page Number of Appendices for this Project: Section B ­ Increase STEM Coursework 2009/10 -STEM ­ High School Accelerated Courses Science Coach ­ Job Description STEM Coach ­ Job Description Relevant Section (B)(3)5 (B)(3)5 (B)(3)5 Page A83 A84 A86

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Project/MOU Criterion: Bolster Technology for Improved Instruction and Assessment ­ (B)(3)6. Volusia School District point of contact for this Project: Name: Don Boulware, Ed.D. Title: Coordinator, Program Accountability and Evaluation Phone #: 386-734-7190, extension 20695 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia County Schools will ensure that each school possesses the technology to provide sufficient access to strategic tools for improved classroom instruction and computer-based assessment (both local and state-mandated). Deliverable (minimum required evidence): 1. Readiness for computer-based testing (FCAT 2.0, End-of-Course Exams, Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading) was certified through completion and submission of Florida's online certification tool. 2. The first phase of the Florida Department of Education online certification tool for online testing was completed and submitted on September 24, 2010 by 5 p.m. 3. The second phase of Volusia certification will take place after resources are in place in late fall of 2010. 4. The third phase of certification will include a testing of all the resources (new and existing) to ensure that TestNav 6.9 will work with our infrastructure, which includes technology support services as well as networking and other required systems. 5. The final phase will result in a stable online testing infrastructure with future technological capacity in the district that will allow for the expected FLDOE expansion of End-of-Course assessments-- as well as FAIR and FCAT 2.0 testing. Key Personnel by Title: 2010-11 2011/12 2nd 3rd 4th Quarter Quarter Quarter X X X X X X X X 2012/13 2013/14

Coordinator, Program Accountability and Evaluation Specialist, Testing and Measurement (Designated District Testing / Assessment Coordinator) Specialist, Performance Measurement Executive Director, Management Information System (MIS) Assistant Director, MIS Operations and Support Assistant Director, MIS Technical Services Director, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, K-12 Curriculum

X X

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X X X X X X

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2010-11 2011/12 Deliverable 1: nd rd th First Phase: Completion and submission 2 3 4 of computer-based testing readiness Quarter Quarter Quarter certification through Florida's online X X tool. A. Second Phase of Online Testing X Certification: Addition of Resources B. Third Phase of Online Testing X Certification: Systems Testing C. Infrastructure Operational/Future X X X Capacity in Place D. First Live Testing: April and May X E. Administer Florida Biology and X Geometry Baseline End-of-Course Assessments in May 2011-12 in addition to Algebra I (scaled) F. Administer the U.S. History Baseline assessment in addition to Biology, Geometry, and Algebra I (all three scaled) G. Develop long-term plans for future X X CBT assessment to include elementary and middle schools 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and 2nd 3rd 4th include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. Site Visits of all Ten High Schools X B. Pre-certification exercise for middle X and high schools C. Completion and submission of X computer-based testing readiness certification through Florida's online tool. D. Release FLDOE Algebra I ePAT X practice test to stakeholders, especially teachers and students. E. Purchase additional computers to X X close current deficit. F. Set-up new computers in Volusia X X X technology environment. G. Run tests of the Pearson Test Nav X 6.9 system in the Volusia technology environment H. Team members will attend Project X Management Training (PMP) to develop 45

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stronger skills in this area H. Develop support system issue resolution. I. Go live with the testing of 10th grade mathematics and EOC Algebra I along with field tests of Biology and Geometry. J. Develop a yearly plan for feedback and improvement, including resource alignment.

X X

X

X

X

X

Resources to Support Technology Literacy and Integration 2010-11 2011/12 Deliverable 2: Completion of Teacher and Student 2nd 3rd 4th Tools for Technology Literacy and Quarter Quarter Quarter support for Technology Integration in X X X X Instructional Management 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each nd rd th year activity will be conducted and 2 3 4 include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. Expand the Florida Digital Educator X X X X Program (EETT grant recipient to train elementary teachers as Florida Digital Educators) to the middle schools and high schools, using Volusia Master Digital Educators as trainers, documenting in Volusia PD system B. Support technology integration in X X X X instructional management and assessment, using DOE surveys (ITTS ­ aligned with NETS) to align teacher needs to professional development opportunities. C. Ensure that all 8th graders take the X X X X FL DOE Student pre-test for Literacy (2T2L ­ aligned with NETS) and ensure that pre-requisite skills are integrated in K-7 curriculum to support the required standards by 8th grade. D. Continue funding digital content that X X X X supports research, instruction, and curriculum aligned with the FL standards. E. Continue to integrate Blackboard X X X X 46 2012/13 2013/14

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X

2012/13 2013/14

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courses as communication and collaboration tools for teachers, as they design online courseware to support instruction.

Project Budget Summary:

2010-11 2 3rd Quarter Quarter $496,174 $10,000

nd

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th

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2013/14

$669,000 $110,008 $110,006

Budget Detail: Project Management PD for Specialist, Testing & Measurement Project Management PD for Assistant Director, MIS Operations and Field Support Purchase of 407 Laptops (see Deficit Analysis) Additional lab of 25 computers for every middle and high school Additional Hardware Resources for Geometry, Biology, U.S. History, and Civics(Increase based on 25 schools and additional FLDOE requirements and 20 % increase in demand) Laptop Specific Infrastructure (Carts, Cases, and Power Supplies Wireless and other Infrastructure Needs/Requirements 10% for Equipment Replacement and Repairs Totals $5,000

$5,000

$295,482

` $450,000 $59,096 $59,096

$75,000

$25,500

$25,500

$25,500

$88,645 $37,047 $496,174 $10,000 $0

$135,000 $58,500

$17,729 $7,683

$17,728 $7,682

$669,000 $110,008 $110,006

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Sustainability Factors: The online certification tool allows the district to forecast its needs for the future. For Volusia, we have predicted the technology resources to handle computerized testing using this tool through the required process. The description of deliverables and request for funding in this section directly addresses the following sustainability factors: 1) Future capacity will be built in 2010-11 to include enough computers to handle online testing for Geometry, Biology, U.S. History, and Civics, as well as the Baseline year for Algebra I in 2011 and 10th grade Mathematics in April 2011. 2) A full assessment of network infrastructure to ensure a seamless flow of data from the student testing stations back to testing company will occur. 3) A knowledge-base among school leadership and testing coordinators will be created to facilitate learning about these testing systems. This knowledge-base will exist through user experiences but any documentation or artifacts will be loaded onto a central storage location on a Microsoft Sharepoint server. 4) A systems approach for the resolution of issues related to computer-based assessment will be developed, one that will involve members of the testing office, Management Information Services division, and school testing coordinators. 5) VCS will modify its existing district technology plan to incorporate computerized assessment and associated costs into the ongoing general and capital allocations. The district will continue to investigate business partnerships, college and university partnerships, and grants, collaboratively working to share resources and ultimately maximize funding. Administrator and staff will be surveyed and data analyzed to ensure cost-effective decisions. E-Rate will continue to support approved technologies as long as the program exists to support school districts under the USAC (Universal Service Administrative Company) guidelines.. The district's technology plan will be modified to support technology requirements of RTTT activities, during and beyond the project. Supporting Narrative: The funding request outlined above will help address the increased demand on technological resources associated with computer-based testing (EOC, FAIR, FCAT 2.0, and 10th Grade Mathematics and retakes). The Volusia School district does have sufficient computing resources for our current curriculum needs. Technology resources are centrally budgeted and distributed; therefore, computers are strategically and purposefully placed to facilitate curricular and instructional programs. Volusia wants to augment its current computing capacity and reduce the negative impact on instruction by purchasing additional laptops. These funded laptop computers would have long lasting batteries of seven hours or more to facilitate a mobile, un-tethered by power and networking, computer based testing environment that can be speedily deployed. In conclusion, with the requested funds above, VCS would be able to create an adequate and purposeful technology environment to facilitate the computer based testing as mandated by state requirements. Volusia continuously analyzes the district's bandwidth, ensuring sufficient resources for assessments and priority applications. 48

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Title and Page Number of Appendices for this Project (if applicable): Section B ­ STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS Resources Deficit Analysis and Planning Transition to Next Generation,ComputerBased Tests Relevant Section (B)(3)6 (B)(3)6 Page A88 A89

Includes projected expenses for ensuring that enough resources are in place to handle online computer-based testing.

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Project/MOU Criterion: Improve Access to State Data ­ (C)(2) Volusia School District point of contact for this Project: Name: Bill Tindall Title: Executive Director, Management Information Services Phone #: 386-734-7190, ext. 20114 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia will integrate with the Department to provide single sign-on access to statelevel applications and data by their users. Volusia will incorporate state-level data into local instructional improvement systems to improve instruction in the classroom and operations at the school and district levels, and to support research. Deliverables (minimum required evidence): 1. For teachers, principals, and other LEA staff, provide a report on the following: a. Number of each type of staff in the district b. Number of each type of staff accessing state resources via single sign-on Baseline report based on 2009-10 is due by December 31, 2010. Reports based on the prior two quarters completed are due by September 30 and March 31 of each year. Bi-annual reporting shall begin the first applicable period after single sign-on integration with the Department. The Department will provide a report template. 2. Single Sign-on Integration Readiness Certification. Certification forms will be provided by the Department for LEA signature. 3. Single sign-on integration with the Department. 4. For state-level data downloads, provide a report of the following: a. Name of the download b. Date of most recent download Reports are due by September 30 and March 31 of each year and based on the prior two quarters completed. Reporting shall begin the first applicable period after receipt and incorporation of statelevel data into local instructional improvement systems. The Department will provide a report template. Note: Additional evidence regarding the state-level data downloads is collected with Section (C)(3)(i).

Key Personnel by Title: 2nd Quarter X X X

Executive Director, Management Information Services Assistant Director, Technical Services Assistant Director, Application Services

2010-11 3rd 4th Quarter Quarter X X X X X X

2011/12

2012/13 2013/14

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Deliverable 1: For teachers, principals, and other LEA staff, provide a report on the following: a. Number of each type of staff in the district b. Number of each type of staff accessing state resources via single sign-on (will be completed upon notice of guidelines/specifications) Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. The district will conduct a review of each position title to determine a methodology to enhance the district's present role-based access to local applications in preparation for possible extension to include applications made available by the FLDOE.

2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X X

nd

2012/13 2013/14

X

X

2010-11 2nd 3rd 4th Quarter Quarter Quarter X X

2011/12

2012/13 2013/14

X

Deliverable 2: Single Sign-on Integration Readiness Certification (will be completed upon notice of guidelines/specifications) Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. The district will analyze, and then determine the resources to complete the Single Sign-On Integration Readiness Certification document provided by the FL DOE. B. The district will submit the Single Sign-On Integration Readiness Certification document to the FL DOE.

Deliverable 3: Single sign-on integration with the Department Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include

2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter

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2012/13 2013/14

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2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X X

2012/13 2013/14

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collective bargaining, if applicable):

Quarter

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A. The district will modify the existing role-based application access methodologies to integrate with FLDOE specifications as they are developed and in compliance with requested timelines to insure that district personnel can navigate from district to state provided applications as seamlessly as possible. B. The existing Stoneware application access modules will be examined to determine their ability to integrate with FLDOE requirements in order to provide access from inside the district network and from remote locations. C. Integrate single-sign on capability between resources identified by the DOE, district developed resources, and applications supported by subscriptions and approved vendors.

X

X

X

X

X

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X

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X

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2010-11 2011/12 Deliverable 4 For state-level data downloads, provide 2nd 3rd 4th a report of the following: Quarter Quarter Quarter a. Name of the download X X b. Date of most recent download 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each nd rd th year activity will be conducted and 2 3 4 include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. The district will develop X X X methodologies to acquire usage metrics for all data downloads from FL DOE and appropriate applications to support reporting requirements and to determine effectiveness and usability of systems as developed/acquired. A formal quarterly review process will be implemented and will include the appropriate district management personnel, from 2010-11 throughout life of project.

2012/13 2013/14

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2012/13 2013/14

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Project Budget Summary:

2 Quarter $0

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2011/12

2012/13

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Budget Line Item

2010-11 2nd Quarter

2010-11 3rd Quarter

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RESEARCH Determine Scope from DOE directions /Research Applications DESIGN Integrate Scope Requirements and Applications IMPLEMENTATION Install Purchase and Install Software /Hardware for Project Completion ADDITIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESOURCES Totals: Project Total

$58,750

$58,750

$117,500

$160,000 $235,000 $160,000

$160,000 $160,000

$160,000 $160,000 $715,000

Sustainability Factors: Once developed, systems and processes will be maintained and supported as a part of routine maintenance activities. Existing capital and operating fund budgets will be adjusted to support future maintenance and development activities to support this goal. It is expected that expenditures in this area will continue to exist, as well as staff realignment.

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Supporting Narrative: The accommodation of single sign-on integration of systems is highly desirable and will benefit all users at the school and district levels. It is, however, dependent upon systems design and their ability to manage highly flexible roles that exist in school districts. To accomplish these tasks, Volusia requires additional resources to integrate, program and manage the data systems in place and the future data systems required to improve the systems-wide approach to data management. Continuous monitoring and management of data systems, as they support the state-wide data integration model will be a priority, Volusia plans to partner with other education stakeholder groups to collect requirements and collaborate with the DOE to design and implement a Web-based interface that will ultimately provide a single location for access to aggregated data and information and serve as the entry point for authorized users to enter a single username and password to access state data resources containing confidential student and/or staff data. Volusia continues to incorporate the security, ease of access, and usability of all present systems and strives to provide data systems that align with state data requirements.

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Project/MOU Criteria: Use Data to Improve Instruction ­ (C)(3)(i) and (iii) Volusia School District point of contact for this Project: Name: Don Boulware, Ed.D. Title: Coordinator, Program Accountability and Evaluation Phone: 386-734-7190, extension 20695 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia County Schools will use systems that are easy for students, teachers, parents, principals, and district staff to use and that show growth of students, teachers, schools, and districts disaggregated by subject and demographics. VCS leadership will ensure that the system is being fully utilized. VCS will provide requested data from local instructional improvement and longitudinal data systems to the Department as requested. The primary goal of this project is to build a usable, democratized, highly-sophisticated, and agile student achievement information architecture. Deliverables (minimum required evidence): 1. For local instructional improvement systems, provide a report that includes the following: a. Name of the system b. How the system has been adopted and used in the classroom, school, and at the district level to support instruction in the classroom, operations at the school and district levels, and research c. How the system is accessed and used by students and parents d. How state-level data downloads are accessed and used in the classroom, school, and at the district level to support instruction in the classroom, operations at the school and district levels, and research [Ref. to Section (C)(2)]. This section should be included when it becomes applicable. e. A description of the student growth data available to users on the system f. How frequently students, teachers, parents, and principals are accessing the system The baseline report for 2009-10 is due by December 31, 2010. Subsequent reports are due annually by September 30 for the prior year. 2. The LEA will provide timely, accurate, and complete information in Department technology assessments and surveys to verify the LEA's local instructional improvement system meets the minimum standards. LEAs will provide the name, title, phone number, and email address of a staff member responsible for receiving such requests from the Department. 3. The LEA will provide data from local instructional improvement and longitudinal data systems to the Department, as requested. LEAs will provide the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of a staff member responsible for receiving such requests from the Department.

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Key Personnel by Title:

Coordinator, Program Accountability/Evaluation District Testing Specialist Performance Measurement Specialist Assistant Director, Application Systems, MIS Director, MIS Director, Curriculum Coordinator K-12 Curriculum Curriculum Specialists Coordinator Professional Development Representative School-Based Personnel VTO Representation

Deliverable 1: For local instructional improvement systems, provide a report that includes the following: a. Name of the system b. How the system has been adopted and used in the classroom, school, and at the district level to support instruction in the classroom, operations at the school and district levels, and research c. How the system is accessed and used by students and parents d. How state-level data downloads are accessed and used in the classroom, school, and at the district level to support instruction in the classroom, operations at the school and district levels, and research [Ref. to Section (C)(2)]. This section of the report should be included when it becomes applicable e. A description of the student growth data available to users on the system f. How frequently students, teachers, parents, and principals are accessing the system

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Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable):

A. The VCS Data Warehouse is in wide use among teachers, guidance counselors, and with school leaders as well as district administrators. It is used for instructional planning, course placement, and day-to-day assessment of student context. The Data Warehouse has another component called the Parent Portal, in which Parents can access studentlevel data. The district also utilizes the Pinnacle Gradebook system for high schools and plans to expand this application to middle and elementary schools during the life of this project. This product provides access for students and parents to view student grade book-level information. State-level student achievement data is loaded onto the VCS Data Warehouse, which includes raw FCAT data, school grade learning gains and DSS growth data. DSS scores are posted on the system and used in the learning gains reports. Reports are accessed on a daily basis by teachers, guidance counselors as well as school and district leadership.

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B. Research and acquire new assessment and evaluation system C. Prepare data downloads from VCS and other existing assessment systems D. Pilot assessment and evaluation system with elementary and middle schools E. Implement HR functions of assessment and evaluation systems F. Implement new assessment and evaluation system for whole school district G. Gather and develop applicable item banks (also mentioned in D.2. Deliverable 1F ­ pages 73-74 H. Develop a comprehensive interim/benchmark assessment plan for secondary schools I. Continuous training on rapid response assessment feedback cycle; system navigation; analyzing data using system J. Establish channels for feedback and suggestions to improve system

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Deliverable 2: Volusia will provide timely, accurate, and complete information in Department sponsored technology assessments and surveys to verify the Volusia's local instructional improvement system meets the minimum standards. Volusia will provide the name, title, phone number, and email address of a staff member responsible for receiving such requests from the Department. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. VCS will provide reports on an ongoing basis as requested. B. Volusia's Coordinator, Program Accountability/Evaluation, will provide the name, title, phone number, and email address of a staff member responsible for receiving DOE requests Deliverable 3: Volusia will provide data from local instructional improvement and longitudinal data systems to the Department, as requested. Volusia will provide the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of a staff member responsible for receiving such requests from the Department. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Volusia will verify data accuracy B. Volusia will provide reports / data on an ongoing basis as requested. C. Volusia's MIS Director will provide the name, title, phone number, and email address of a staff member responsible for receiving DOE requests

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Project Budget Summary: 2nd Quarter

$0 2010-11 2nd Quarter Project Management Training: Coordinator, Accountability/Evaluation Specialist, Performance Measurement Assistant Director, MIS Applications Six Sigma Training (Process Improvement Training): Coordinator, Accountability/Evaluation Other Training: Continuous Training Needs for Teachers and School Leadership Assessment and Evaluation Tool: Research and Development/Piloting of Applications Implementation of New Assessment and Evaluation System Item Bank and Assessment Development (referred to in D2 ­ page XXX) HR Assessment System FASTE Systems Budget for Systems Implementation/Assessment and Evaluation Tool/Data Warehouse Expansion for System Integration: Database Administrator Programmers (2) Totals $0

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Sustainability Factors: (or description or list of factors that will contribute to the sustainability of the results of this Project after Race to the Top funding ends) Initial funding will help create a sustainable infrastructure for using data systems to bolster student achievement. More importantly, the practice of adjusting and improving instructional practices and increasing student achievement will become more refined. The following sustainability factors will ensure that this project extends beyond the life of its implementation phase as the system, once implemented will: 1) Bolster information quality in the Volusia Proficiency Model (VPM) 2) Improve the assessment feedback, intervention, and response processes system-wide 3) Improve the quality of district interim/benchmark assessments as well as school-based formative assessments 4) Build a more comprehensive model of interim/benchmark assessment in Volusia secondary schools 5) Promote real-time, rapid response models of addressing student learning gaps 6) Promote a systems approach to school and district research and development of curriculum concepts, programs, and system-wide issue resolution 7) Build school grade and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) predictive models into school improvement planning 8) Strengthen the collaborative processes around student achievement data 9) Create a more strategic, more refined and targeted focus for district and school decisionmaking 10) Promote organizational learning around the ideas of multiple measures of achievement (types of assessments), using quality data for interventions (what data is best to use), and finding patterns among numbers from multiple sources (sense-making) Supporting Narrative: The school district aims to democratize data and make its use frequent and focused on student achievement. Barriers to accessing data for teachers, parents, students, school leadership, and district leadership will be eliminated through the use of easy-to-access and navigate systems. Currently, the school district employs the VCS Data Warehouse, which was developed in-house, and provides access to easy-to-read reports. The school district is currently piloting with Performance Matters, a company based in the metro Orlando area, to provide an analytical solution for teachers and school and district leadership. The funding requested above provides support for the following: 1) Research and development for a new assessment and evaluation system to integrate data across multiple measures of student achievement and other contextual factors 2) Development and data handling resources 3) Yearly costs of new assessment and evaluation system, including HR functions to improve teacher quality 4) Development of teacher item banks and district-wide interim/benchmark tests

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The student achievement information architecture will allow for a streamlining of reporting systems, so that teachers and school leaders can together share views and reports in the system. As a result of this streamlining, dialogue around data and student performance will become more meaningful when both teachers and school leaders can be viewing the same well-organized, detailed information, working toward the goal of greater student achievement, as indicated by formative and summative assessments. In its efforts to standardize the philosophy of learning proficiency for all students and instructional proficiency for all teachers, the Volusia Proficiency Model (VPM) was implemented in 2008. A piece of this model includes a primary goal that VCS curriculum maps, developed by curriculum staff and teachers, will create pathways along the state standards. These curriculum maps contain curriculum milestones, which help guide teachers and students toward teaching and learning proficiency. This project goal of using data to improve instruction will help further define the measurement milestones to go along with the curriculum maps to ensure that classroom practices align with instructional changes and promote increased student performance. The idea of using an integrated data system to make the assessment feedback cycle more productive using collaborative models is tantamount to this project. Student performance by demographics, class, school, and district will more be easily assessed in an expeditious manner. Student learning will not wait--learning opportunities only go away if not taken, and with an integrated data system, proficiency in learning will more quickly realized with higher levels of quality instruction. Interventions and resources may be brought to bear in the process of learning, not when it's too late, at the end of the unit, or semester, or year. The integrated data system will be a primary component of our system-wide focus on continuous school improvement. District and school staff can manage the process more effectively­with more focused intervention using a rapid response model. Tools for this purpose are now more advanced that can create a more purposeful focus to build proficiency. Systems integration must include data criteria for all student populations, supporting pre-K through 12 instructional and assessment, and the criteria necessary to provide reporting options that support all programs and services. (i.e. Title 1, ESE, ESOL) Quality assessment is to student performance what a caliper is to a machine shop. With this improved data system, the district will be able assist its human capital in achieving higher levels of accuracy in measuring student progress, understanding the effect of interventions, and providing help-in-progress toward learning. The goal of this project is to make information out of data, decreasing down-time for data searching, and this is all possible with the benefit of more efficient technologies. Through an integrated data system, Volusia will continue to refine understandings of the context of student achievement, such as past performance and demographic factors, while developing a highly agile assessment feedback cycle that builds student achievement during the process of learning, not after the fact. Using the science of assessment to build better assessments and the language of data to help teachers make teaching more an art form, more of a craft, with better information, is the vision for this project. The largest benefit of all of this will be the teacher, as this system will assist in the traditional teaching environment--as well as newer, emerging environments, such as those with online testing and virtual education.

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Project/MOU Criterion: Provide Support for Educator Preparation Programs ­ (D)(1)(ii) Volusia School District point of contact for this Project: Name: Peromnia Grant Title: Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources Phone #: (386) 734-7190, ext. 20188 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia will improve the support of candidates in teacher preparation programs by collaborating with providers in assigning effective personnel as mentors and supervising teachers and using candidate performance data for program improvements. Deliverables: 1. Plan for collaboration with institutions or other program providers (include list) to assign supervising teachers. 2. Plan for determining qualifications for selecting effective and highly effective teachers and administrators, including clinical educator training, as supervising teachers and peer mentors for teacher and principal leadership candidates. 3. Description of qualifications to supervise program interns or serve as a peer mentor. 4. Reporting teachers and principals who are selected for these positions (the staff database will be updated with a data element for this purpose). 5. Annual District Program Evaluation Plan (DPEP) reports for district alternative certification programs and annual reports for School Leadership programs reflect requirements met for Continued Approval Standard Three (regarding use of data for continuous program improvement and the assignment and training of peer mentors). Key Personnel by Title: 2010-11 2011/12 2012/13 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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Deliverable 1: Plan for collaboration with institutions or other program providers (include list) to assign supervising teachers. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Collaborate with local colleges and universities (including, but not limited to Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, Stetson University, University of Central Florida) and district stakeholders to discuss the development of a standard cooperation agreement for the assignment of supervising teachers for clinical experience programs. B. Review and revise the criteria for assignment of supervising teachers to address state mandates. Appendix: Volusia Student Internship Placement Procedures (Appendix D ­ Weblinks, p.A102) C. Develop a standard district cooperation agreement, based on recommendations from the collaboration team and state mandates, to address the placement of interns. D. Implement the new standard cooperation agreement. E. Meet annually with the aforementioned collaboration team to

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review the process of assigning supervising teachers and the effectiveness of internship experiences. F. Monitor the effectiveness of the standard cooperation agreement and make revisions to ensure alignment with state mandates and district initiatives. 2010-11 2011/12 Deliverable 2: nd rd th Plan for determining qualifications for 2 3 4 selecting effective and highly effective Quarter Quarter Quarter teachers and administrators, including X clinical educator training, as supervising teachers and peer mentors for teacher and principal leadership candidates. 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and 2nd 3rd 4th include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. Continue to use the current X X X qualifications for selecting effective and highly effective teachers as supervising teachers and administrators as peer mentors, until the new teacher and administrator evaluation system is implemented. Appendix: Volusia Student Internship Placement Procedures (Appendix D ­ Weblinks, p.A102) B. Conduct a comprehensive program X X X review of the current criteria for selecting supervising teachers for teacher intern candidates to ensure full alignment with the FLDOE Protocol Standard 3.1.6, Educator Accomplished Practices, Florida Principal Leadership Standards and the district's teacher and principal evaluation system. Appendix: Volusia Student Internship Placement Procedures (Appendix D ­ Weblinks, p.A102) C. Conduct a comprehensive program X X X X review of the current criteria for selecting peer mentors for principal leadership candidates to ensure full alignment with the FLDOE Protocol 65

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Standard 3.1.6, Educator Accomplished Practices, Florida Principal Leadership Standards and the district's teacher and principal evaluation system. Appendices: The Plan for Developing and Supporting Quality Leadership (Appendix D ­ Weblinks, p.A102) Volusia Comprehensive Teacher Assessment Systems (Appendix D ­ Weblinks, p. A102) Administrative Appraisal System(Appendix D ­ Weblinks, p. A102) D. Collaborate with district and schoolbased stakeholders to revise the selection criteria for supervising teachers of teacher intern candidates and peer mentors of principal leadership candidates, based upon the review of the current practices and new evaluation program, to ensure that interns and principal leadership candidates are placed with effective and highly effective teachers and administrators. E. Review current supervising teacher and intern learning communities as well as other initiatives for the purpose of making internships more effective. F. Review current informal assessments used to determine effectiveness of supervising teachers and administrators for the purpose of making internships more effective. G. Implement revisions, or new informal assessments, to determine effectiveness of supervising teachers and administrators. H. Train school leaders and district administrators to recognize effective teachers and administrators through a variety of evaluation metrics. I. Review process of assigning supervising teachers of teacher intern candidates and peer mentors of principal leadership candidates as it relates to 66

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revised qualifications for selecting effective and highly effective teachers and administrators. J. Obtain professional services to assist in developing strategies which utilize technology for global outreach in mentoring, training, and coaching district and school based administrative leaders. K. Implement revised process for assigning supervising teachers of teacher intern candidates and peer mentors of principal leadership candidates as it relates to revised qualifications for selecting effective and highly effective teachers and administrators. L. Provide training or updates for stakeholders regarding the revisions. M. Evaluate the revisions through formal and informal surveys. Deliverable 3: Description of qualifications to supervise program interns or serve as a peer mentor.

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years) in the subject on which the intern will be placed Have demonstrated consistent academic success Appendices: o VCTAS Summative o District's Student Internship Placement Procedures (Appendix D ­ Weblinks A102) B. Review requirements for supervising teachers of teacher intern candidates and peer mentors of principal leadership candidates to ensure alignment with new state standards for Instructional Coaching Standards and FLDOE training. C. DOE training for district staff regarding new Instructional Coaching Standards. D. Discontinue the current model of Clinical Education and implement the new Instructional Coaching training as a model for supervising teachers, mentors and school leaders. Deliverable 4: Reporting teachers and principals who are selected for these positions (the staff database will be updated with a data element for this purpose.) Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Human Resource Data Systems will be modified or created to include a mechanism for tracking the selection of supervising teachers and mentors. Deliverable 5: Annual APEP reports for district alternative certification programs and annual reports for school Leadership program reflect requirements met for Continued Approval Standard Three 2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X

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(regarding use of data for continuous program improvement and the assignment and training of peer mentors.) 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each nd rd th year activity will be conducted and 2 3 4 include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. Continue partnership with Daytona X X X State College and their Educator Preparation Institute (EPI). Daytona State currently submits the annual APEP report to the state. Daytona State EPI Contact: Ms. Ana Blaine, Certification Ombudsman, [email protected], (386) 5063188. Appendix: Daytona State College's 2008-09 APEP (Appendix D ­ Weblinks, p. A102) B. Review and revise the district's X X alternative certification plan with the assistance of FLDOE and Daytona State College. Appendix: VCS Alternative Certification Plan ­ p. A102 C. Review alternative certification X X models from the American Board of Certification for Teacher Excellence and the district's former Transition to Teaching in Florida Program. Appendix: VCS Transition to Teaching in Florida Program- p. A102 D. Determine whether to implement the X district's alternative certification plan or create another partnership with an outside agency to provide an alternative certification program. E. Implement the district's alternative X certification plan or begin partnership with an outside agency to provide an alternative certification program. F. An annual report for school X leadership programs that reflect requirements met for Continued Approval Standard Three will be submitted. 69

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Project Budget Summary: 2 Quarter $0 Budget Detail: ACTIVITY Evaluation metric training for school leaders and district administrator. Obtain professional services for technology for global outreach. Provide training or updates for stakeholders regarding revisions for assigning supervising teachers and peer mentors. DOE training for district staff on new Instructional Coaching Standards. Implementation of the district's alternative certification plan or begin partnership with outside agency. Totals QTR 2

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competency-based, professional preparation for teachers who have demonstrated subject area expertise, but who have not previously completed an initial teacher preparation program. Daytona State's alternative certification program will be ending at the end of 2010-11. Immediate needs are to plan, implement and monitor the district's alternative certification plan that provides alternative routes to certification for teachers and principals, including partnerships with local colleges and universities and/or providers of Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) programs.

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Project/MOU Criteria: Improve Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems ­ (D)(2)(i)(ii)(iii) Volusia School District point of contact for this Project: Name: Peromnia Grant Title: Assistant Superintendent Phone #: 386 734-7190 ext. 20188 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia will design and conduct teacher and principal evaluations through systems that meet the requirements of law and of the MOU. Deliverables: 1. A completed teacher appraisal system that reflects the inclusion of and implementation process for each of the content and design requirements listed in s. 1012.34, F.S., and in the MOU in (D)(2)(i)-(iii). See combined checklist at the end of the template document. 2. A timetable for implementing the teacher evaluation system. 3. A completed principal appraisal system that reflects the inclusion of and implementation process for each of the content and design requirements listed in s. 1012.34, F.S., and in the MOU in (D)(2)(i)-(iii). See combined checklist at the end of the template document. 4. A timetable for implementing the principal evaluation system. 5. Annually report evaluation results for teachers and principals through the regular student and staff survey. 6. Submit revisions to the teacher and principal evaluations annually, if revisions are made. Key Personnel by Title: 2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X X X X

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Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Area Superintendent Representative of Volusia Association of School Administrators (VASA) Chief Counsel Director of Human Resources/Operation Assistant Director of Human Resources/Ops Assistant Director of Human Resources/Equity Coordinator of Human Resources/Assessment Coordinator of Human Resources/Recruitment Coordinator, Professional Development Specialist Assessment and Development Educators K12 Schools Representative VTO Representative MIS

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Principals Office Specialist (new hire) Consultants (new hire) Deliverable 1: A completed teacher appraisal system that reflects the inclusion of and implementation process for each of the content and design requirements listed in s. 1012.34, F.S., and in the MOU in (D)(2)(i)-(iii). Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Plan for developing and implementing the AFT grant- a national grant awarded for Volusia and the VTO to collaboratively design a teacher evaluation system. B. Professional / Technical services to assist the various committees listed below with the research, development and implementation of the new evaluation system. C. Additional staff / services to assist the various committees listed below with the daily work of the research, development and implementation of the new evaluation system. D. A development team focused on student learning and attributing such learning to teacher evaluations will divide into three (3) sub-committees listed below. E. The first sub-committee will focus on existing student assessments and will conduct research on quality assessments for student learning using multiple formative and summative assessments. The committee will evaluate the assessments which already exist in our district to determine how they are currently being used and whether or not they are a valid measure that accurately demonstrates student learning.

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(Referenced in C3 Deliverable 1G funds budgeted in C. refer to page 58. F. The second sub-committee will focus on non-tested subjects that currently have no formal or standardized testing. The goal of this committee will be to utilize current research in an effort to devise ways to accurately assess student learning in those subject areas. G. The third sub-committee will focus on attributing student learning to teacher evaluations and how to utilize multiple measures of student learning over a period of time to demonstrate teacher effectiveness. This committee will examine various value added methods currently in use and how these methods can be utilized in our evaluation system or if there is another way to better relate student performance measures to effective teaching. H. Between January and May 2011, the three (3) sub-committees and the Development Team will work to develop a fair and effective measure of student learning and the methodology to relate that measurement to teacher evaluations. This work will require the guidance of consultants who are skilled in the area of measuring student learning. The team will have to determine how many assessments are needed for an accurate depiction of student learning, the period of time needed to show student growth, whether a teacher's use of student data is an important component to student success, how to collect and use that data and how to relate this information to a teacher's evaluation. I. It is expected that during the research and development phase, the Development Team will share information with and solicit information from all stakeholders. This

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communication is vital throughout the process in order to build capacity among stakeholders. J. The district has an established joint committee, referred to as the VCTAS committee, charged with the responsibility for reviewing the teacher observation instrument and providing recommendations to the superintendent and school board for possible amendments. The committee is comprised of teachers appointed by the VTO, and principals and district staff selected by the superintendent. This committee will review effective research based methodologies for conducting classroom observations and the core of effective practices that promote student learning. K. The VCTAS committee along with a consultant will revise or develop a new formative observation instrument based on the research analyzed in the second quarter. L. An assigned staff member will coordinate the activities of a joint committee in the research of other evaluation metrics. M. The joint committee on other evaluation metrics will develop at least one (1) additional evaluation instrument. N. All committees will report to the VCTAS committee the metrics developed for each of the three (3) components. The VCTAS committee will tie all three (3) components into one (1) evaluation system that basis at least fifty percent (50%) of the overall evaluation on student growth, and includes a comprehensive rating system beyond a simple satisfactory or unsatisfactory. O. The VCTAS committee will also identify the schools for a pilot program. Ideally, schools from each level,

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elementary, middle and high, will be identified. The schools identified must have the support of at least 80% of the faculty and the support of administration. To build this support, the VCTAS committee will have to send team members out to various schools to describe how the student performance system will work. P. The VCTAS committee will develop the training for these components. This training will be provided to each of the pilot schools in August 2011, with ongoing support and training throughout year two of the project. Q. The evaluation system will be piloted in identified schools with review and revisions as needed by the VCTAS committee. R. The union and the district will negotiate an MOU for the pilot implementation. S. The union and district shall negotiate any aspects of the plan that have implications on the collective bargaining agreement. T. The evaluation system will be implemented, including training, in all schools with continued monitoring by the VCTAS committee. Deliverable 2: A timetable for implementing the teacher evaluation system (this may be adjusted annually). Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. The VCTAS committee will also identify the schools for a pilot program. Ideally, schools from each level, elementary, middle and high, will be identified. The schools identified must have the support of at least 80% of the faculty and the support of

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administration. To build this support, the VCTAS committee will have to send team members out to various schools to describe how the student performance system will work. B. The VCTAS committee will develop the training for these components. This training will be provided to each of the pilot schools in August 2011, with ongoing support and training throughout year two of the project. C. The evaluation system will be piloted in identified schools with review and revisions as needed by the VCTAS committee. D. The union and the district will negotiate an MOU for the pilot implementation. E. The union and district shall negotiate any aspects of the plan that have implications on the collective bargaining agreement. F. The evaluation system will be implemented, including training, in all schools with continued monitoring by the VCTAS committee.

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2010-11 2011/12 Deliverable 3: A completed principal appraisal 2nd 3rd 4th system(**) that reflects the inclusion of Quarter Quarter Quarter and implementation process for each of X the content and design requirements listed in s.1012.34, F.S., and in the MOU in (D)(2)(i)-(iii). (**principal appraisal system includes district staff with supervisory responsibilities for student learning) 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each nd rd th year activity will be conducted and 2 3 4 include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. Professional / technical services to X X X assist the committee(s) with the research and development of the new principal evaluation system. (**) 77

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B. Additional staff / services to assist with the daily work of the research and development of the new principal evaluation system. (**) C. A committee will review the work of the development team (which focused on student learning and attributing such learning to the new teacher evaluation) as it relates to the new principal evaluation. (**) D. During the research and development phase, the committee(s) will share information with and solicit information from all stakeholders. This communication is vital throughout the process in order to build capacity among stakeholders. E. The pilot for the new principal evaluation system (**)will mirror the pilot schools for the new teacher evaluation system and will be reviewed and revised as needed. F. Training will be provided regarding the new principal evaluation system (**) in August 2011, with ongoing support. G. The principal evaluation system(**), including training, will be implemented at all sites with continued monitoring and support.

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the new principal evaluation system(**) in August 2011, with ongoing support. C. The principal evaluation system(**), including training, will be implemented at all sites with continued monitoring and support.

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Project Budget Summary:

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Sustainability Factors: (short description or list of factors that will contribute to the sustainability of the results of this Project after Race to the Top funding ends Many factors will be monitored and reviewed to process the redirection and reprioritization of existing funds. Such factors will include, but not be limited to: Allocation and Expenditure of Title II-A funds Implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes related to described deliverables Analysis of results from systems' evaluation processes pertaining to their impact on teacher and principal performance On-going analysis of changes in Federal Law, State Statutes, and State Board Rules Continued planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Professional Learning activities to ensure that system processes are applied consistently, pervasively and with high quality throughout the district State FEFP Funding; Continued development of the infrastructure to support assessment and performance evaluation processes Collective Bargaining outcomes Supporting Narrative: Volusia School District plans to set clear standards and expectations for teacher and school leader performance by: Aligning all data systems and policies to improving effectiveness and basing them on evidence of successful classroom and school practices (i.e. including preparation, recruitment, placement, tenure, career options, performance appraisal, professional development, and compensation) Providing tools and systems to support high expectations of students, teachers, school leaders, and administrators; Instituting a continuous improvement feedback loop for strategies and policy actions, with performance measures related to student achievement and supporting objectives to inform educators, administrators, the profession, and the public Promoting purposeful collaboration and leadership among all participants and stakeholders within the education community and in the wider community of our citizens and leaders. The evaluation features will include, but are not limited to: Annual evaluations of teachers and principals that include timely and constructive feedback Providing teachers and principals with data on student growth for their students, classes, and schools Uses of these evaluations are to inform administrators, principals and teachers regarding: Evaluation data, including formative and summative data from observations, relevant coaching, induction systems, and professional development systems; Compensating, promoting, and retaining teachers and principals, including by providing opportunities for highly effective teachers and principals to obtain additional compensation and be given additional responsibilities Whether to grant certifications, promotions and future contracts to teachers and principals using rigorous standards and streamlined, transparent, and fair procedures Removing ineffective teachers and principals after they have had ample opportunities to improve, and ensuring that such decisions are made using rigorous standards and streamlined, transparent, and fair procedures. 81

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Project/MOU Criteria: Use Data Effectively in Human Capital Decisions ­ (D)(3), including (D)(2)(iv)(b)(c)(d) and (E)(2)4.-5. Please indicate one LEA point of contact for this Project. Name: Peromnia Grant Title: Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Phone #: 386 734-7190 ext. 20188 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia will use results from teacher and principal evaluations to inform each of the human capital processes listed in the MOU. Deliverables (minimum required evidence): 1. Annually submit the teacher and principal salary schedules that reflect the basis of determining the pay scale and supplements. The salary schedule will reflect the use of evaluation data and the requirements of the MOU based on the district-determined implementation timeline. 2. Submit a revised teacher and principal evaluation system that reflects the process for using evaluation data to make each of the human capital decisions listed in the MOU (date submitted will be based on the district-determined implementation timeline.) 3. Submit a staffing plan that reflects the assignment of effective and highly effective teachers and principals as defined in the grant notice to the district's schools that have the highest percentages of low income students and minority students. Revisions to the plan, if made, should be submitted annually. 4. Annually submit the district's collective bargaining agreement. The agreement that shows the use of teacher evaluation data to inform human capital decisions listed in the MOU will be submitted based on the district-determined implementation timeline. 5. Submit documentation of the accountability process for administrators to utilize evaluation results for teachers and principals in human capital decisions (list the documentation and the timeline for submission in Related Activities). 6. Report all bonuses and salary augmentations by teacher through the regularly-scheduled student and staff survey. 7. Annually report terminations through the regularly-scheduled student and staff survey. 8. Report and update as necessary during the school year the assignment of teachers and principals through the regularly-scheduled student and staff surveys. Key Personnel by Title:

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Assistant Director of Human Resources/Equity Coordinator of Human Resources/Assessment Coordinator of Human Resources/Recruitment Coordinator Professional Development Specialist Assessment and Development Educators K12 Schools Representative VTO Principals Director of Payroll Teacher Union President Identified Teachers and Instructional Support Staff Budget/Staffing Director Budget/Staffing Specialist Identified Management Information Services Staff Consultant (s) New staff members Deliverable 1: Annually submit the teacher and principal salary schedules that reflect the use of evaluation results. The salary schedule will reflect the use of evaluation data and the requirements of the MOU based on the districtdetermined implementation timeline. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Seek professional services to assist in the research, development and implementation of a comprehensive performance pay compensation system that reflects the use of the new appraisal system. B. A committee will focus on developing a compensation system for teachers. Committee members will seek input from parents, teachers, district staff, and representatives of the business community.

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The committee will evaluate the current salary schedule and develop a compensation system that will tie the most significant gains in compensation to effectiveness demonstrated by annual evaluations. The compensation system will include differentiated pay as required by F.S. 1012.22(1)(c)4 through bonuses, salary supplements, etc. Categories for differentiated pay will include but not be limited to additional academic and student activity responsibilities, school demographics, critical shortage areas (including STEM areas in Exceptional Student Education), in level of job performance difficulties (including working in high-poverty, high-minority, or persistently lowest-achieving schools). The compensation system will include promotional opportunities for effective teachers to remain in the classroom. A simulation will be run using the piloted new appraisal system that will compare to the present salary schedule to the newly developed compensation system to determine the monetary impact, including the differentiated pay categories, and evaluation of its effectiveness {two additional staff members are needed to assist in testing and in verification during implementation}. C. The teacher compensation committee will also identify schools for a pilot program- ideally, schools from each level, elementary, middle and high. D. The union and district will negotiate an MOU and ratify as required for the pilot implementation. E. The teacher compensation system will be piloted in identified schools with 84

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review and revisions as needed by the compensation committee. F. The union and the district shall negotiate the final compensation system in accordance with collective bargaining requirements. G. Obtain board approval and implement the new salary schedule for instructional staff. H. A second committee will focus on developing a compensation system for principals. Committee members will seek input from parents, teachers, district staff, and representatives of the business community. The committee will evaluate the current salary schedule and develop a compensation system that will tie the most significant gains in salary to effectiveness demonstrated by annual evaluations. The compensation system will include differentiated pay as required by F.S. 1012.22(1)(c)4 through bonuses, salary supplements, etc. Categories for differentiated pay will include but not be limited to additional academic and student activity responsibilities, school demographics, critical shortage areas (including STEM areas in Exceptional Student Education), in level of job performance difficulties (including working in high-poverty, high-minority, or persistently lowest-achieving schools). A simulation will be run the piloted new appraisal system that will compare to the present salary schedule to the newly developed compensation system to determine the monetary impact, including the differentiated pay categories, and evaluation of its effectiveness. I. Board approval and full implementation of new salary schedules 85

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for principals. 2010-11 2011/12 Deliverable 2: Submit a revised teacher and principal 2nd 3rd 4th evaluation system that reflects the Quarter Quarter Quarter process for using evaluation data to X make each of the human capital decisions listed in the MOU (date submitted will be based on the districtdetermined implementation timeline). 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each nd rd th year activity will be conducted and 2 3 4 include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. Conduct a comprehensive review of X X the current evaluation system and placement procedures of teachers and principals. B. Work collaboratively with key X X stakeholders to create a process to use data driven decisions for the placement of teachers and principals. C. The union and the district will X X negotiate any aspects of the process for the replacement of teachers that impact the collective bargaining agreement. D. Implement, monitor and evaluate the process for teacher and principal placement based on evaluation data. Deliverable 3: Submit a staffing plan that reflects the assignment of effective and highly effective teachers and principals as defined in the grant notice to the district's schools that have the highest percentages of low income students and minority students. Revisions to the plan, if made, should be submitted annually. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Conduct a comprehensive review of current recruitment plan and procedures 2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X

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that indicate the recruitment of highly effective teachers and principals: Explore current practices, both inside and outside the field of education Identify effective recruitment practices based on review Solicit input from stakeholders Determine financial impact B. In an effort to help identify, build relationships with, and recruit highly effective teacher and principal candidates, seek professional services to: Develop marketing strategies Implement technology (including on-line social networking) C. Revise the recruitment plan and procedures to include an emphasis on highly effective minority teachers in collaboration with school based and district level personnel. D. The union and the district will negotiate any aspects of the recruitment plan and procedures that impact the collective bargaining agreement. E. Implement the revisions to the recruitment plan and procedures. F. Evaluate the current HR data systems to determine additional data elements necessary to make effective human capital decisions. G. Determine future evaluation report needs based on legislation and DOE guidelines. H. Create/purchase a HR module that is accessible to administrators which reflects HR data necessary to make effective human capital decisions. I. Identify low performing schools to be used in the simulation of the HR module. J. Establish an advisory committee to review current staffing plans and procedures. Survey current stakeholders to

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identify strengths and weaknesses of the existing staffing plans and procedures. Conduct a comprehensive review of current staffing plans and procedures to ensure that students in high-poverty and/or high-minority schools have equitable access to highly effective teachers and principals. Ensure that students in high-poverty and/or high-minority schools are not served by ineffective teachers and principals at higher rates than other students. K. Identify staffing plans that other school districts are effectively using as they relate to human capital decisions. L. Identify the specific needs of low performing high minority schools. M. Correlate teacher and principal evaluations to the specific needs of low performing high minority schools. N. Seek professional services/additional staff to develop a centralized selection process to ensure the hiring of highly effective teachers and principals. O. Propose a staffing plan that addresses the needs of students and low performing high minority schools that assigns and/or transfers teachers and principals according to the evaluation system identified in (D)(2)(i)(ii)(iii). P. The union and the district will negotiate all aspects of the staffing plan that impact the collective bargaining agreement. Q. Deliver training to district and school based administrators on the staffing plan, and focus on how to identify and select highly effective teachers and principals. R. Begin implementation of the centralized selection process and staffing plan for the hiring and 88

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placement of highly effective teachers and principals. Deliverable 4: Annually submit the district's collective bargaining agreement. The agreement that shows the use of teacher evaluation data to inform human capital decisions listed in the MOU will be submitted based on the district-determined implementation timeline. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. The District will establish policies and procedures that use teacher evaluation data to make informed human capital decisions to include the award of employment contracts for teachers and principals, the reduction in staff, and the dismissal process for removing ineffective teachers from the classroom. B. Negotiate revisions to the district's collective bargaining agreement to include the use of teacher evaluation data to make informed human capital decisions as describe 4.A above. C. VCS collective bargaining agreement will be submitted annually. Deliverable 5: Submit documentation of the accountability process for administrators to utilize evaluation results for teachers and principals in human capital decisions (list the documentation and the timeline for submission in Related Activities). Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Conduct a comprehensive review of 2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X X

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our current accountability process for administrators and revise according to the new teachers' and principals' evaluation process to ensure effective human capital decisions. B. Administrators will be trained in, held accountable to and monitored regarding utilizing evaluation results for teachers and principals in human capital decisions.

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Employee Termination form. B. Local Human Resource Data Systems will be modified to include appropriate codification and tracking capabilities to support local management and evaluation activities as well as reporting to the DOE through the staff database reporting processes in accordance with established reporting timelines. C. Monitor data during survey periods 2-5. D. Submit annual termination data through Surveys 2, 3 & 5. Deliverable 8 Report and update as necessary during the school year the assignment of teachers and principals through the regularly-scheduled student and staff surveys. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Continue to capture employee data as presented on Notice of Personnel Action (NPA) form which merges with existing assignments of teachers and principals. B. Local Human Resource Data Systems will be modified to include appropriate codification and tracking capabilities to support local management and evaluation activities as well as reporting to the DOE through the staff database reporting processes in accordance with established reporting timelines. C. Monitor the assignment of teachers' and principals' data during survey periods 2-5. D. Submit annual assignment of teachers' and principals' data through Survey 5. X X X X

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Project Budget Summary: 2 Quarter $0 Budget Detail: ACTIVITY Professional services to assist in the research, development and implementation of a comprehensive performance compensation system. Professional Services to develop marketing strategies and implement technology for recruitment. Professional services/additional staff to develop a centralized selection process. Train district and school based administrators on the staffing plan, and focus on how to identify and select highly effective teachers and principals. TOA: Training Module Development HR Data Programmer HR Data (Systems Analyst) Report/Data Output Programmer Academic Data Programmer Financial Programmer Systems Integrator (Senior Analyst) $0 QTR 2

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Sustainability Factors: The annual cost of educator preparation and professional development will be funded in part by local funds and federal Title II-Part A funds. · Principal leadership program is funded by local funds · Alternative Certification (ACE) program will be paid for by the participants and the funds will be used to pay for the facilitators of the classes

Supporting Narrative: Volusia plans to establish clear approaches to measuring student growth design and implement rigorous, transparent, and fair evaluation systems for teachers and principals that: Differentiate effectiveness using multiple rating categories that take into account data on student growth as a significant factor Include administrator, teacher, principal, and VTO involvement

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Title and Page Number of Appendices for this Project: Section D ­ GREAT TEACHERS AND LEADERS Volusia Teacher and Principal Tools - Weblinks Relevant Section (D) Page

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Project/MOU Criteria: Focus Professional Development ­ (D)(5), including (B)(3)2. and 3., (C)(3)(ii), (D)(2)(iv)(a), (D)(3)(ii)2., and, if applicable, (E). Key Personnel by Title: 2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarte Quarter r

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Deliverable 1: A revised district professional development system that meets the requirements of Florida's Protocol Standards for Professional Development and reflects the inclusion of each of the content and design requirements in the MOU section. Supporting Activities ­Deliverable 1 A. Conduct a comprehensive review of the District Professional Development System to assess the quality of the system, and the system's alignment with the FLDOE Protocol Standards, Educator Accomplished Practices, and the Volusia Proficiency Model initiative. Emphasis will be placed on Standard 3.1.5 when determining professional learning needs and providing support for school improvement plans. B. Derive data from integrated data sources (i.e., teacher and principal evaluation system, IPDP, ILDP, district teacher assessment system, Data Warehouse, and other emerging state-developed systems) to determine the types of researchedbased and/or evidenced-based professional development needed to support highly effective teachers and leaders. C. As part of the Volusia Proficiency Model and the Race to the Top initiative, expand professional learning opportunities in the areas of formative assessment, STEM, standards-based grading, professional learning communities, and the use of data to improve

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instruction. The research of national leaders in education will serve as the framework of these opportunities. (i.e., Dufour, Marzano, Danielson, and O'Connor, etc.) D. Collaborate with the Volusia Teacher Organization to continue the VTO professional development program. E. Devise and implement professional development to support the implementation of the common core standards in the areas of reading and mathematics. F. Expand the utilization of the Florida Digital Educator web site. G. Integrate the principles of lesson study as part of the ongoing PD for professional learning communities. The DOE manual, "A Guide to Implementing Lesson Study" will serve as the model for the development and delivery of the training. H. Review and revise the Teacher Induction Program to include professional learning that is fully aligned with the Educator Accomplished Practices, FLDOE Protocol Standards and the Volusia Proficiency Model. I. Devise a Teacher Induction Program for Year 2 educators to provide ongoing assistance for the purpose of improving and refining practices that increase student achievement. J. The District and Volusia Teacher's Organization will negotiate any changes that impact the collective bargaining related to the Teacher Induction Program. K. Develop a 30-hour professional learning program to prepare highly skilled mentors to support teachers

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and school leaders. L. Revise the language in all professional learning documents to emphasize the collective responsibility among all members of the school community and to be in line with the language in Section 1012.98, Florida Statutes. (i.e., professional learning instead of professional development; the term facilitator instead of trainer, designer, provider; the term educator instead of teacher). M. Meet with the Professional Development School Consortium to review the current program. The review will include: Clarifying expectations and roles; Improving collaboration among the partners; Reviewing policy and procedures. N. Purchase and implement an ondemand professional learning system to provide differentiated and/or individualized training to all district educators. Deliverable 2: A timetable for implementing the new elements into the professional development system for teachers and principals in the district. Supporting Activities ­Deliverable 2 A. Review current Master Inservice Plan and correlate all inservice components with the specific content areas listed in Protocol 1.2.2. B. Identify the inservice components that meet the requirements of Protocol 3.1.5 and modify inservice plan as needed. Standard 3.1.5 states that PD must

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support federal, state, and district priorities through integrated and coordinated professional development in the areas of content, instruction, and intervention strategies (i.e., RTI, Lesson Study, Coaching, ELL, NGSSS, etc.). C. Review the current components of the Master Inservice Plan to identify research and/or evidence that supports each component as an effective practice for increasing student achievement. Based upon findings, add or delete professional learning components from the inservice plan. D. Begin the revisions of all professional development documents and communications to reflect the language of Section 1012.98, Florida Statutes. (i.e., professional learning instead of professional development; the term facilitator instead of trainer, designer, provider; the term educator instead of teacher). E. Integrate the principles of lesson study into the professional learning system; expand the utilization of technology rich lessons plans through the Florida Digital Educator. F. Devise and implement training for common core standards. G. Develop a Teacher Induction Planning Advisory Council (TIPAC) comprised of: the beginning teacher of the year, a teacher in the modified program, VTO representative, school site administrator, district level administrator, local college representative(s),Professional Development Department TIP Team, and Curriculum Services. H. Conduct a needs assessment of the Teacher Induction Program

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(TIP), surveying the beginning teachers and administrators. I. TIPAC reviews the results of the needs assessment and makes recommendations based on data and current research in the following areas: professional learning opportunities offered during pre-service; program requirements for 1st year teachers; create a meaningful evaluation tool for pre-service. J. TIP documents will be modified based on the recommendations from TIPAC. K. Plan the TIP pre-service for 2011, including the recommendations from TIPAC. L. Plan and develop support tools for teachers, mentors and administrators to improve communication and the effectiveness of TIP (website; online training calendar; online PD, newsletter). M. Train administrators working with the TIP program on the revised program requirements and documentation. N. Implement the revised Year 1 TIP program requirements. O. Implement the support tools for teachers, mentors and administrators, such as TIP online training calendar, TIP newsletter, and TIP mentor program. P. Provide new teachers with follow-up professional development designed to bolster their knowledge of ongoing district initiatives and effective instructional practices (i.e., Technology rich lesson plans through Florida Digital Educator, Data collection, teacher assessment system, Pinnacle gradebook, PLCs, 99

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formative assessment, standardsbased grading, etc.). Q. Research, plan, and develop a Year 2 TIP program for new teachers. R. Train administrators, who work with TIP program, on the Year 2 program requirements and documentation. S. Implement Year 2 TIP program. T. After implementation of the Year 2 TIP program, gather and analyze student achievement data from the participating teachers to determine effectiveness of the professional development and ongoing support. U. IPAC reviews the data results to recommend further program modifications or support to new teachers. V. TIPAC reviews and monitors all TIP program components for continuous program improvement. W. Conduct a needs assessment of the current Mentor Program for Year 1 teachers. X. TIPAC reviews and provides input towards improving the quality of the mentor/coach program based on the needs assessment results and current research. Y. In collaboration with TIPAC and the Human Resources Department, devise a 30-hour mentor program that will include: new selection criteria for coach/mentor teachers; developing classroom observation skills; establishing collaborative relationships; understanding the needs of teachers (academic, professional, social); a system of recognition for mentors/coaches;

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ways of allocating time to the process. Z. Implement all elements of the 30-hour mentor program designed to support teachers and school leaders. AA. Using multiple data sources and the newly adopted Instructional Coaches Standards, review and revise the professional development for mentor/coaches. Areas of focus will include: communication skills; effective mentor/coach relationships; formative assessment and observations skills; assistance in the use of student data to improve instruction; utilization of "booster sessions" to make suggestions for improved classroom instruction. BB. Revise the current format of the IPDP and ILDP forms to include multiple data measures. These measures will assist in providing a more concrete method of establishing goals linked to increasing student achievement and the identification of professional learning needs. Appendix: Current IPDP and ILDP Forms (Weblinks ­ page A64) CC. Review and revise the current Professional Development School (PDS) partnership agreement to ensure: professional learning opportunities area aligned with Protocol standards; professional learning opportunities are driven by the student data of each participating school; field experience requirements correspond with the requirements set forth in the district educator preparation program. 101

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DD. Implement revisions to the PDS Partnership agreement. EE. Evaluate the PDS program to determine effectiveness of the professional learning opportunities. FF. Evaluate the PDS field experience process and make necessary revisions to reflect state and district mandated changes in the supervising teacher qualification/selection program. GG. As a part of the protocol for the district Professional Development System, review the PDS partnerships on an on-going basis and revise as needed. Deliverable 3: A revised teachers and principal evaluation system that reflects the use of evaluation results to plan and provide professional development. Supporting Activities ­ Deliverable 3

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A. Develop training for the revised IPDP and ILDP forms, SMART goal setting, and the use of data in creating IPDPs and ILDPs. B. Deliver training to administrators and teachers on: the importance of the IPDP and ILDP process; using data to establish IPDP and ILDP goals; using data to determine if goals are met; using data to determine individual professional learning needs. C. The Professional Development Office analyzes IPDP and ILDP data to determine district-wide professional learning needs for upcoming year. D. Upon completion of the district's

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new educator's evaluation system, devise and implement a revised format for the IPDP and ILDP forms. E. Continue Clinical Education training to: support teachers supervising interns; assist mentors and school leaders with the formative classroom observation process; reinforce appropriate methods of providing effective feedback and coaching to teachers. F. Add a component to the Clinical Educator training that will support district and school leaders in the use of the Formative Observation Tool. The Formative Observation Tool is based upon the classroom walkthrough research by Robert Marzano and the suggested guidelines from FLDOE Differentiated Accountability Indicators of Effective Instruction. Appendix: Formative Observation Tool (D-5, page A98) G. Review new state standards for Instructional Coaching and FLDOE training. H. District staff will attend DOE training on instructional coaching. I. Discontinue the current model of Clinical Education training and implement the new FLDOE Instructional Coaches' training to support teachers supervising interns, mentors, and school leaders. Deliverable 4: A component of the district's professional development system reflecting a revised process for evaluating the district's professional development in accordance with Protocol Standards, the requirements of the MOU, and as described in the X X X X X

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grant. Supporting Activities ­ Deliverable 4

A. Research exemplary professional learning evaluation systems (state/national) and develop a more indepth evaluation system that will guide district and school educators in setting priorities for effective professional development content and processes. B. Establish a Professional Learning Advisory, which will serve as a leadership team to assist in the development and implementation of an annual review of the district's professional development system. Devise protocol guidelines for annual reviews. The protocol must address and measure both implementation efforts and desired results. Deliverable 5: A timetable for implementing the evaluation of professional development in the district. Supporting Activities ­ Deliverable 5

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A. Identify members of the Professional Learning Advisory and define the duties and responsibilities of the committee. Membership will include representation from the following: district educators, educators of community colleges and state universities, business and community representatives, local education foundations, consortia, and professional organizations. B. Work with the Professional Learning Advisory to devise a protocol for conducting a professional development evaluation. Closely examine the requirements of the FLDOE Protocol Standards and the

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requirements of the MOU to determine evaluation areas. C. Develop a timeline for implementing a professional development annual review. D. Conduct the annual evaluation using the new checklist/rubric to assess the quality of the Professional Development System. E. Gather and analyze data from the annual review to determine program strengths and areas for improvement. F. Reflect on the evaluation method to determine if revisions to the process are needed. Deliverable 6: Annually report evaluation results of the professional development for teachers and principals as part of the review of the district's professional development plan. Supporting Activities ­ Deliverable 6

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A. From the results of the annual review, devise a written annual report to be shared with the Superintendent of Schools. B. Share the results of the written annual report with the Professional Learning Advisory, district administrators, school leaders, and school-based educators; provide opportunity for input/feedback. C. Analyze input/feedback to make necessary revisions to the Master Inservice Plan.

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Deliverable 7: Submit revisions to the professional development system annually, based on the district-determined timetable for implementation.

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A. Revisions to the Professional Development System will be annually submitted to the Coordinator of the Professional Development Office. B. The Coordinator of Professional Development will compile the revisions and forward to the Deputy Superintendent. C. Deputy Superintendent will send the revised plan to the Department of Education as deemed appropriate.

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Project Detail: 2010-11

2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter $2,500

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

Stipends for teachers serving on the professional development advisory committees Teacher Induction Program Materials and Supplies for Development of Year 2 Program Materials and Supplies for the Development of Mentor Program for Year 1 and 2 Teachers Stipends for Training Highly Effective Mentors (2-3 teachers per school) Stipends for Training Highly Effective Mentors (additional 2-3 teachers per school) Stipends for Training Highly Effective Mentors (additional 2-3 teachers per school) Materials for Development of Mentor Program for School Leaders Purchase / Renewal On-Demand System to Support Differentiated Professional Development Media Technology Services Technician to Manage/Support On-Demand PD Program Stipends and Consultant Fees for teacher assessment system training Professional Development for Lesson Study (Materials and Consultant Fees) 2 Teachers-on-Assignment to Assist in the Implementation of 4Year Professional Learning System Revision Process TOTALS

$0 $0

$2,500

$2,500

$2,500

$15,000

$15,000

$81,000

$81,000

$81,000

$10,000

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$188,650

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$50,000

$50,000

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$155,000

$155,000

$160,000

$32,500

$562,150

$477,150 $1,553,950

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Sustainability Factors: Title I Funding Title II Funding General Funds SAI Funds Human Resources (i.e., Facilitators of Professional Learning, committee members, office staff, etc). Allocation of Time (i.e., researching, planning, devising, delivering, evaluating, etc.) Compensation for participants of professional development outside of the school day.

Supporting Narrative: The Volusia County School District is committed to providing high-quality professional development for all district-level educators, school-based educators, and support staff. The ultimate goal is to offer learning opportunities that promote research-based and/or evidence-based instructional practices, which are proven to support student learning and raise student achievement. Race to the Top funds will enable the district to conduct a carefully planned program review of the current Professional Development System. Areas of focus will include: differentiation of professional development to meet the needs of participants; providing ongoing support during implementation; improve program sustainability; and, refine the program evaluation process. The impetus behind the program review was the information obtained from the Florida Department of Education Professional Development Evaluation Protocol. When comparing the district's current system with the protocol standards and DOE protocol updates, several areas for improvement surfaced. The Professional Development Office decided to establish a process, utilizing the support from Race to the Top, to reform the current professional development plan by creating a system that mirrors the standards set by the state. Highlights of the plan for section (D) are outlined below: More involvement from local colleges and universities in the development and implementation of the Professional Development System Full compliance with the requirements of Protocol Standard 3.1.5 Revisions to the Teacher Induction Program for Year 1 teachers Development of a Teacher Induction Program for Year 2 teachers Revise the current mentoring program to include a 30-hour training module for teachers and leaders 108

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Revisions of the current IPDP forms and the ILDP forms to more closely reflect the Educator Accomplished Practices and the use of multiple sources of data to make informed decisions regarding student achievement Better utilization of data sources to identify professional learning needs (district and schoolbased) Integrating the principles of lesson study into the district Master Inservice Plan. Targeted professional development to support the implementation of the common core standards Expanded support for Professional Learning Communities, STEM, Formative Assessment Practices, Standards-based Grading, and Florida Digital Educator. Reform the current professional development evaluation process to make it more datadriven and effective in determining the professional learning needs of all educators within the district.

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Item from RTTT MOU and corresponding Protocol standards

Page shown in Final Scope of Work

1. Teacher content knowledge with a focus on the common core state standards (aligns with Protocol 1.2.2; 2.2.2; 3.2.2) 2. Instructional strategies and methods for implementation of the common core state standards (aligns with Protocol 1.2.2; 2.2.2; 3.2.2) 3. Methods, strategies, and the conceptual background appropriate to differentiating instruction (aligns with Protocol 1.2.3; 2.2.3; 3.3.3) 4. Use of formative assessment and the principles of lesson study to guide instruction [Ref. MOU criterion (B)(3)2.] (aligns with Protocol 1.2.1; 1.4.2; 1.4.4; 2.2.1; 3.2.1) 5. Effective use of common planning time to focus on teaching and learning improvements (aligns with Protocol 1.2.6; 2.2.6; 3.2.6) 6. Teacher and principal use of data systems involving assessment information on student learning (aligns with Protocol 1.4.4; 2.4.4; 3.4.4) 7. Methods for using student learning data to formulate targets for improvement in IPDP and ILDP (aligns with Protocol 1.1.3; 2.1.5) 8. Effective beginning teacher support programs based on evaluation data of student learning and teacher performance (aligns with Protocol 1.3.1; 1.3.2; 2.3.2; 3.3.2) 9. Instructional practices that target high-needs students (aligns with Protocol 1.2.3; 2.2.3; 3.3.3) 10. Training administrators and other school leaders on methods of classroom observation, feedback and coaching for improvement, and using lesson study and related protocols to focus and support teacher work on improving instructional and assessment practices (aligns with Protocol 3.1.6) 11. A comprehensive plan to deliver professional development to teachers, principals, and administrators on how to access local instructional improvement and state level data systems for the purpose of improving instruction. [Ref. Section (C), Data Systems] (aligns with Protocol 1.2.5; 2.2.5; 3.2.5) 12. If the district has schools in the 5% of persistently lowest performing schools and is participating in the Leadership Academy, include the Academy in the plan [Ref. Section (E), Struggling Schools].

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Project/MOU Criterion: Include Charter Schools in LEA Planning ­ (F)(2) Please indicate one LEA point of contact for this Project. Name: Dr. Chris J. Colwell Title: Deputy Superintendent, Instructional Services Phone #: 386-734-7190 ext. 20696 E-mail Address: [email protected] Project Goal: Volusia will offer charter schools located within their district the opportunity to participate in the grant on the same terms as any other district school. Consistent with federal requirements, Volusia will ensure that participating charter schools receive a commensurate share of any grant funds or services funded by the grant. Volusia will provide data and reports necessary for the evaluation of the grant conducted by the Department's evaluation team and will require charter schools to provide Volusia with the data necessary for such evaluations. Deliverables (minimum required evidence): 1. Volusia will provide documentation of its efforts to engage and include charter schools in discussions of its RTTT efforts. The documentation must include dates, times, and attendees of any and all RTTT meetings with charter schools. (Quarterly as appropriate ­ whenever discussions are held) 2. Volusia will provide signed statements from each charter school that they have been fully informed of their opportunity to participate in the RTTT grant, and their decision to participate or opt-out. (Quarterly as appropriate) 3. Volusia will submit documentation that participating charter schools have been invited to participate in RTTT-funded activities. (Quarterly as appropriate) 4. Volusia will submit a budget that provides commensurate share of grant funds to participating charter schools. (Quarter 1) 5. Volusia will submit expenditure reports that demonstrate that participating charter schools have received their commensurate share of funds or services. (Quarter 4) 6. Volusia will provide a signed agreement from each participating charter school that states that the charter school will provide all necessary data and reports. (Quarter 1) 7. Volusia will provide documentation that FDOE was notified if any charter school fails to provide the necessary data and reports. (Quarterly as appropriate) Key Personnel by Title: 2010-11 2011/12 rd th 2 3 4 Quarter Quarter Quarter X X X X

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Deputy Superintendent, Instructional Services Director, K-12 Curriculum Volusia County Charter Schools (see Addendum (F.1 pg XX for complete list with contact information) Boston Ave. Principal / Director Easter Seals Principal / Director Ivy Hawn Charter School of the Arts Principal / Director

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Richard Milburn Academy Principal / Director Richard Milburn Academy West Principal / Director The Chiles Academy Principal / Director Reading Edge Academy Principal / Director Future Charter School Principals/Directors Deliverable 1: Volusia will provide documentation of its efforts to engage and include charter schools in discussions of its RTTT efforts. The documentation must include dates, times, and attendees of any and all RTTT meetings with charter schools. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Letter of Introduction to all Charter Schools (listing on A103)- dated 9/9/10 ­ sent by Deputy Superintendent (Appendix F- Page A104) B. Charter School RTTT Workshop­ 9/17 (Sign-In Sheet ­ Appendix F, Page A105) C. Charter School Workshop ­ Discussion of 1st Draft, Q&A D. Updated communications between Charter Schools, Race to the Top Research and Evaluation Team, and District Liaison E. As new Charter Schools are approved, documentation will substantiate updates with directors and principals on all RTTT activities, via multiple modes of communication. Deliverable 2: Volusia will provide signed statements from each charter school that they have been fully informed of their opportunity to participate in the RTTT grant, and their decision to participate or opt-out.

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Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Memos of Understanding were sent to all approved Charter Schools on October 29, 2010 ­ with more detailed information concerning the RTTT application (Appendix F ­ A106) B. RTTT Website is maintained with drafts / final updated files ­ for review by public, including Charter School staff and parents (www.volusia.k12.fl.us) C. Letters of Intent signatures were requested from all charter schools ­ (Appendix F ­ A106) D. Responses were sent to Deputy Superintendent (listed in Appendix F ­ A111)

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Deliverable 3: Volusia will submit 2010-11 2011/12 documentation that participating charter 2nd 3rd 4th schools have been invited to participate Quarter Quarter Quarter in RTTT-funded activities. X X 2010-11 2011/12 Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and 2nd 3rd 4th include collective bargaining, if Quarter Quarter Quarter applicable): A. Formal Letter of Intention X (Appendix F, Page A106) B. Documented signatures from Charter X X School's "Letter of Intent (Appendix F, Page A111), new charters if applicable C. Race to the Top Goals and X X Activities and the "Intent to Participate" (Appendix F - page A106) will be included in the contracts packets for the newly approved Charter Schools for the Fall, 2010-2011. The Intent to Participate Form must be signed, declaring their intent, if applicable

2012/13 2013/14

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Deliverable 4: Volusia will submit a budget that provides commensurate share of grant funds to participating charter schools. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Volusia Finance Department will maintain budget information concerning all services and systems purchased with RTTT funding and ensure that participating charter schools are receiving equitable services and support. B. Records and reports will be submitted, as requested, to the DOE, maintaining equitable funding for participating charter schools ­ as presented in this application. Deliverable 5: Volusia will submit expenditure reports that demonstrate that participating charter schools have received their commensurate share of funds or services. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable): A. Commensurate services, systems, professional development, and courseware provided through this application will be documented and appropriately allocated to those participating charter schools. Deliverable 6: Volusia will provide a signed agreement from each participating charter school that states that the charter school will provide all necessary data and reports. Supporting Activities (indicate each year activity will be conducted and include collective bargaining, if applicable):

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A. Identify Charter Schools planning to participate in RTTT, in the original application, and new charter schools, as applicable. (initial signed letters of intent - Appendix F - page A106) B. Develop a timeline based on DOE reporting guidelines, data requirements, and district reporting guidelines. Share with participating charter schools, and new charters if applicable C. Identify the deliverables that Charter Schools must meet, and document monitoring and progress.

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Sustainability Factors: Once developed, systems and processes will be maintained and supported as a part of routine maintenance activities. Existing capital and operating fund budgets will be adjusted to support future maintenance and development activities to support this goal. It is expected that expenditures in this area will continue to exist, as well as staff realignment.

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Supporting Narrative:: Charter schools have been involved to the same degree as all other public schools. Charter Schools were also invited to special workshops, in which they had opportunities to review the application, ask questions, and discuss all application areas. Several communications were made, with personal calls, documented emails, and access to website resources, to initially market the application and timelines.(Appendix F, pages A103-A111)) The charter schools will be given a Letter of Intent (Appendix F, page A106) to indicate an initial choice of whether to participate with the Volusia Race to the Top initiative or whether they plan to develop their own plan. This decision will enable Volusia to propose an appropriate budget as part of its application to the Department (no later than November 9). Once the specifics of a teacher evaluation system or LIIS are available, the charter school must make its final choice and stick to that choice. If a Volusia Charter schools signs a Letter of Intent, the Charter will receive an equitable share of the budget, in the form of products and services. Volusia plans to allocate funds to charter schools to ensure the charter schools have the technology, hardware, connectivity to provide teachers and student access to tools for instruction and computer-based assessment. Charter schools will be provided with a commensurate share of what is spent by the district to make sure its schools meet this requirement. (Signature pages ­ Appendix F ­ page 111)

MSI D 7961 7841 Grade Level Pre K -5 6 - 12 Principal / Director Doug Jackson Anne Ferguson/ Harold P. (Pat) Card - Board Chair Ms. Krista Barringer / Lynn Sinnott Ms. Krista Barringer/Principal Peggy Comardo, Principal Peggy Comardo, Principal Sam Smith/ Art Sands-Director Catherine Elgey/ Art Sands-Director Carol Kelley, Principal

Name Boston Avenue The Chiles Academy

Signature Shawn Viecelli Harold Card, Board Chair Janet Sinnett, Presiden, CEO Janet Sinnett, Presiden, CEO Peggy Comardo, Principal Peggy Comardo, Principal Catherine Elgey, Director Catherine Elgey, Director Carol Kelley, Principal

Intent Not Participating Not Participating Fully Participate Fully Participate Not Participating Not Participating Not Participating Not Participating Not Participating

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11/4/2010

The Reading Edge Academy Samsula Acadmey (addendum to Reading Edge) Richard Milburn Academy E Richard Milburn Academy W Ivy Hawn Charter School of the Arts

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11/4/2010

7951

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11/4/2010

7891

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11/8/2010

7892

9 - 12

11/8/2010

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K-8

11/4/2010

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Title and Page Number of Appendices for this Project :

Section F ­ GENERAL Volusia Charter Schools ­ Contact Information Charter School ­ Letter of Introduction ­ Charter School Workshop ­ RTTT Overview ­­ Agendas and Sign-In Formal Letter of Intention

Charter School Responses

Relevant Section

(F)(2) (F)(2) (F)(2) (F)(2) (F)(2)

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Section DOE Code 2 nd Quarter 2 3 4 5 6 C.2. Improve Access to State Data C.3 Use Data to Improve Instruction D.1 Provide Support for Educator Preparation Programs D.2 Improve Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems D.3 Use Data Effectively in Human Capital Decisions D.5 Focus Professional Development A.1 Project Management / Research and Evaluation F. InDirect Costs / General 4.72% $235,000 $20,000 $206,000 $20,000 $40,000 $160,000 $735,000 $90,000 $160,000 $160,000 $735,000 $735,000 $15,000 $15,000 $715,000 6.11% $2,431,000 20.79% $180,000 1.54% B.3.4 Expand STEM Career Programs and Offerings B.3.5 Increase Advanced STEM Coursework B.3.6. Bolster Technology $0 $13,000 $496,174 3 Quarter $12,000 $62,000 $10,000

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$392,847 $377,844

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$575,000 $562,150 $108,537 $103,639

$475,000 $475,000 $477,150 $482,150 $108,537 $109,074 $103,639 $103,638

$1,642,064 14.04% $1,553,950 13.29% $425,745 $414,555

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$32,780

$32,780

$34,037 $103,639

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Detailed Budget Information ­ Uploaded via DOE Website Detailed by Year, by Quarter

The Florida Department of Education hosts at online reporting system for the Race to the Top Application at: https://app1.fldoe.org/grants/reporting/ The initial Race to the Top (RTTT) budget covers the four-year grant period and is established on a quarterly basis. After completion of the budget, the initial budget was verified and submitted on to the FL DOE in October, updated for the final submission in November, and the additional detail before submitting on December 10, 2010. The budget will be regularly updated as budget amendments are required, following guidance from the Florida DOE. For an updated budget report, please contact the Dr. Chris Colwell, Deputy Superintendent and Race to the Top Project Leader, at (386)734-7190 ext. 20696.

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