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April 18, 2011 Cadre Minutes
The meeting began at 5:15 with Mary Bendixen sharing the recommended goal statements that were developed by the administrative team after the April 4th meeting: Reading – increase the percentage of students scoring in the proficient . . . read more
April 4, 2011 Cadre Minutes
The meeting began at 5:15 with Mary Bendixen sharing the recommended goal statements that were developed by the administrative team after the April 4th meeting:
Reading – increase the percentage of students scoring in the proficient category by 1% in grades 3-8 and 11.
Math – increase the percentage of students scoring in the proficient category by 1% in grades 3-8 and 11.
Science – increase the percentage of students scoring in the proficient category by 1% in grades 3-8 and 11.
School Climate – continue the implementation of Olweus and utilize survey data to plan appropriate lessons for each grade level.
Technology – teachers and students will use technology to improve academic achievement in reading, math, and science.
Discussion followed regarding the 1% goal and whether or not this is high enough. It was agreed that 1% over time would be a significant improvement and this concept needs to be clearly explained to the school board when recommending a 1% gain. Options for data analysis and collection were debated. It was decided that we will use MAP scores for FAY cohort groups to determine if the goals have been met on a yearly basis. Spring 2011 scores will be the baseline. We will go back to MAP testing twice a year in all three buildings. We will rely on the percentile conversion on the MAP reports to track progress. Since the 11th graders do not take the MAP test, ITED scores will be used for that group instead.
After a few other details were reviewed, the goal statements were revised as follows:
Reading – increase percentage of students scoring in the proficient category by 1% in grades 3-8 and 11. (no change)
Math – increase percentage of students scoring in the proficient category by 1% in grades 3-8 and 11. (no change)
Science – increase percentage of students scoring in the proficient category by 1% in grades 6-8 and 11. (changed 3rd to 6th grade since 3rd and 4th don’t take the science test, 5th grade will be the baseline)
School Climate – continue the implementation of Olweus, analyze survey data, and plan appropriate lessons for each grade level. (reworded slightly)
Technology – teachers and students will use technology to improve academic achievement in reading, math, and science. (no change)
These recommendations will be presented to the school board on May 16, 2011.
February 21, 2011 Cadre Minutes
The Anamosa Community School District Cadre met on February 21, 2011 in the high school computer lab. Those present included: Mary Bendixen, Mary Sue Vernon, Linda Mazunik, Venita Loy, Carla Bowers, Curt Stewart, Ed Green, Tammy Green, Jenn Jones, Mary Martensen, Josh Lyons, Jan Kyte, Barb Kleis, Rob Robertson, Connie McKean, Linda Vaughn.
The meeting began at 5:15 with Mary Jo Hamre presenting information about the West Middle School Data Teams and how they are using this process to monitor student learning on specific areas of the Iowa Core curriculum. Linda Vaughn shared examples of curriculum maps and how teachers are using those to align our curriculum with the Iowa Core.
Mary Bendixen explained how the Strawberry Hill Social Studies committee used a highlighter activity to identify gaps and overlaps between our curriculum and the Iowa Core. In addition, she shared examples of resources the teachers evaluated including Junior Achievement and TCI. Junior Achievement is currently being implemented building wide as a step toward alignment with the Iowa Core. The committee hopes to obtain funding to purchase the TCI materials for next school year. These materials align very closely with the Iowa Core.
Josh Lyons explained how the elementary teachers used the Iowa Core as a guide to write a year-long plan for math instruction at Strawberry Hill.
The group agreed to have the next meeting on March 28, 2011.
January 24, 2011 Cadre Minutes
The Anamosa Community School District Cadre met on January 24, 2011 in the high school computer lab. Those present included: Steve Goodall, Linda Vaughn, Mary Bendixen, Brian Ney, Connie McKean, Nurit Finn, Catherine Wilcox, Mary Sue Vernon, Jan Kyte, Sherri Neofotist, Barb Cooper, Barb Kleis, Kim Noe, Tammy Green, Ed Green, Carla Bowers, Venita Loy, Linda Mazunik, Rob Robertson, Carmen Holub, Curt Stewart.
Mary Bendixen started the meeting at 5:15. Introductions were made and then Mary explained the purpose of Cadre. She also shared the recommendations last year’s group made to the school board in May 2010.
Steve Goodall facilitated the rest of the meeting. The focus was on learning about the Iowa Core curriculum. Each member was allowed to log onto the Moodle web site and work independently through a presentation on the Iowa Core.
In addition, Steve explained how the high school staff is working toward alignment with the Iowa Core.
Meeting adjourned at 6:45.
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2009-10 Cadre Agendas & Minutes
February 23, 2010: Cancelled
Cadre Meetings Scheduled for 2009-2010
The Cadre, which is comprised of teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members serves as the school improvement advisory committee for the district. The Cadre meets five-six times during the school year to monitor the progress Anamosa students are making and to learn what the school is doing to help them achieve at high levels. At the end of the school year, Cadre makes a report to the school board regarding district wide needs and priorities.
Topics that the Cadre will focus on this year include: Olweus, Adequate Yearly Progress, Iowa Core, Curriculum Mapping, Co-Teaching, and Data Teams.
During the 2009-2010 school year, Cadre will meet on the following dates:
May 3 OR 17 – Recommendations to the School Board
Meetings are held in the West Middle School Annex from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Agendas and minutes will be posted for each meeting.
Cadre Identifies District Priorities for 2009-2010
The final Cadre meeting of 2008-09 was held on April 28, 2009. The group received updates on each topic they had learned about throughout the school year. The Cadre is Anamosa’s “school improvement advisory committee” that is required by the state. The expectation is that this group meet at least once per year to discuss district needs and to make recommendations to the school board. This year, the Cadre met six times to learn about and discuss several topics: Data Teams, Olweus, Adequate Yearly Progress, Block Scheduling, Co-Teaching, and Curriculum Mapping. The Cadre members include community members/parents, teachers, students, school board members, and administrators.
Josh Lyons and Nancy Stout shared results of the Data Teams process that was piloted by the 2nd grade and kindergarten teams. Trent Jeffrey explained the impact that Olweus has made on bullying behaviors during its first year. Mary Bendixen described how teachers used the Revision Points process and their curriculum maps to identify adjustments that need to be made to curriculum. Linda Vaughn identified the efforts that are being made to improve student achievement in math and reading at the middle school. Steve Goodall shared comments about the high school schedule that he had gathered from staff.
After hearing the latest information about each topic, the Cadre discussed and developed these district priorities for the 2009-10 school year:
*Continue to use and expand data teams with time provided for this work
*Ideally time would be provided as a weekly early release or late start
*Continue components that are showing positive results
*Identify and address problem areas at each building
*Expand efforts to inform and involve parents and community
Adequate Yearly Progress
*Continue exploring improvements in at risk programming including programs such as Read 180, ALEKS math, and Reconnecting Youth
*Make adjustments at building level as needed to maximize opportunities for students
*Continue professional development focus on teaching strategies that impact student achievement
*Continue plan to gradually develop maps in each department
*Align maps with Iowa Core to meet state deadlines
*Continue scheduling co-teachers to best meet the learning needs of students
*Provide professional development opportunities to co-teachers
*Explore cross curricular opportunities
Nancy Lacey, Nancy Stout, and Jan Kyte presented the recommendations to the school board at the May 4th meeting. The board approved these recommendations and now the District and Building Leadership teams will develop professional development plans to address these priorities.