P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809    540-863-1804 fax

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:          August 21, 2017

 

INFORMATION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

SOL retakes and SOL scores compared with chronic absenteeism

RATIONALE

The School Board requested information on the number of students taking expedited retakes who passes and the number of students missing 10% of the school year and SOL scores.

ESTIMATED COSTS

 

BUDGET CATEGORY

 

LEGAL REFERENCE

 

STAFF CONTACTS

Jan Hobbs, Director of Assessment and Accountability

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION 

 

 

Documents related to the Board’s discussion of the:

 

 

Alleghany High School               expedited retakes            89/274 passed = 32.4%

 

SOL scores compared to chronic absenteeism

Alleghany High School – 11 students taking SOLs missed 18 or more days

 

No. students

No. SOLs taken

No. SOLs passed

Percentage pass rate

1

1

0

 

1

2

0

 

1

2

1

 

2

3

0

 

1

3

1

 

1

3

2

 

1

4

0

 

2

4

3

 

1

4

4

 

Totals

11

 

26

 

11

 

42%

 

Students eligible for retests

1.     Identify students who are eligible for a retest by August 28, 2017, including students who are eligible for a writing retest.  The list of eligible students will be submitted to Mrs. Hobbs for review and verification.

2.     Individual retest plans for each student will be finalized and submitted to Mrs. Hobbs by September 11, 2017, for review and verification.

3.     Intervention strategies will include:

a.     Identifying areas of intervention using student performance detailed report (SPDR);

b.     Providing targeted intervention; and

c.     Practicing higher level thinking skills.

 

Students eligible for expedited retakes

1.     Expedited retest remediation plan submitted to Mrs. Hobbs for review by November 20, 2017,

2.     Identify students who are eligible for expedited retests by the end of the day as listed below

a.     English – December 5, 2017

b.     Science – December 6, 2017

c.     Social Studies – December 7, 2017

d.     Mathematics – December 8, 2017

3.     Staff who are providing the remediation shall be provided individual student SPDR reports the next day after the test dates listed above.

 

 

 

Clifton Middle School       expedited retakes            64/134 passed = 47.7%

 

Clifton Middle School – 66 students taking SOLs missed 18 or more days

 

No. of students

No. SOLs taken

No. SOLs passed

Percentage pass rate

1

1

0

 

7

2

0

 

11

2

1

 

24

2

2

 

3

5

0

 

7

5

1

 

2

5

2

 

1

5

3

 

5

5

4

 

5

5

5

 

Totals

66

 

37

 

18

 

49%

 

1.    Parents will be notified and a conference requested regarding our remediation plan to ensure that the students will be present for all remediation sessions and retake testing sessions.  The student and parent will sign a contract stating they have received this information and will adhere to the plan.

2.    Remediation will take place over a four to five-day span

3.    Each subject will have a minimum of 6 hours of remediation in all tested areas.  The students will receive remediation during their 66 minute class periods as well as Falcon Time.

4.    Students will be homogeneously grouped based on:

a.    reporting category

b.    strand and standard

c.    individual detail by question

5.    Students will be remediated by the teacher of record as well as another teacher within the department using the data listed above.  Special Education teachers will be utilized as needed to meet the needs of any students with Individualized Education Plans.

 

 

 

 

Callaghan Elementary School    expedited retakes            19/29  passed = 65.5%

 

Callaghan Elementary School – 6 students taking SOLs missed 18 or more days

 

No. of students

No. SOLs taken

No. SOLs passed

Percentage pass rate

2

2

0

 

2

2

2

 

1

4

2

 

1

4

3

 

Totals   6

12

7

59%

 

CES will-

-address and provide remediation in the weak areas as indicated by the Student Performance by Question data

-provide a minimum of 5 hours of remediation in the subject

-talk personally with parents about the importance of the retake

-provide extra practice at appropriate websites such as IXL, and IA

 

Mountain View Elementary School                 expedited retakes 34/74  passed = 45.9%

 

Mountain View Elementary School – 32 students taking SOLs missed 18 or more days

 

No. of students

No. SOLs taken

No. SOLs passed

Percentage pass rate

1

1

1

 

7

2

0

 

6

2

1

 

10

2

2

 

3

4

0

 

5

4

4

 

Totals    32

15

8

54%

 

This past school year, we found that one team had a higher success rate with re-takes.  We want to use that model for next year at each of the grade levels.

·       Students were grouped during instruction time in three groups with all the retake students in one group.  

·       During the instructional time, students would remediate in the SOL during the hour of instruction in addition to power-up time.  These students actually received close to 10 hours of remediation this way.

·       By keeping the instructional rotations, the students could also review for upcoming SOLs while the students who needed remediation could get both.

·       The teachers used the performance by question to review and reteach. 

 

 

 

Sharon Elementary School        expedited retakes            13/24  passed = 54.10%

 

Sharon Elementary School – 4 students taking SOLs missed 18 or more days

 

No. of students

No. SOLs taken

No. SOLs passed

Percentage pass rate

1

2

0

 

2

2

1

 

1

4

4

 

Totals   4

8

5

63%

 

 – Provide at least 5 hours of individualized remediation, more if teacher feels that student can benefit and needs it.

- Collaboration/co-teaching of staff outside of the normal subject matter teacher

- Use of remediation and other expert staff to assist in remediation of students

- Pull out for small group or 1:1 instruction with weak area focus that doesn’t come from a time period in which the child would normally be involved in more “interesting” activities/electives