MIDDLE STATES COMMISSIONS ON

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

TECHNICAL REVIEW OF OBJECTIVES

Date of Review

5/29/2018

School Name

Nanuet

School Code

Review Number

1

Staff Reviewer

Pat Impreveduto

Projected Visit Dates

November 2018

Protocol

Systems

Next Steps:

X

Objectives are approved as submitted. This approval denotes that the objective(s) meet the technical criteria. Please include this document, objectives, and Action Plans as an appendix of your self-study.

The Visiting Team will conduct the Second Level of Review (see the Guide for Self-Study and Accreditation for the criteria) during the Team’s visit.

     

Minor modifications recommended.

Modifications required. Please make changes and resubmit as soon as possible.

     

Call me at [insert phone number] or email at [insert email address] to discuss.

        

General Comments about All Objectives

Yes

No

1

Has the school identified three, four, or five objectives for accreditation purposes?

X

     

Comments:      

Yes

No

2

Do the objectives focus on growing and improving areas of student performance and/or organizational capacity, as expressed in the school’s Foundation Documents?

X

     

Comments:      

Technical Review of Objectives

Objective #1: As submitted by the school

By the year 2025 Nanuet School District students will demonstrate a raised awareness of the Core Values as identified in the Belief Statements of our Mission.

Baseline g=Grades 8-12:

Middle States Survey 2016

 

Do Not Agree

Partially Agree

Agree

Strongly Agree

 

Agree and Strongly Agree

8th Grade

14%

30%

44%

12%

 

56%

9th Grade

8%

21%

57%

14%

 

71%

10th Grade

36%

20%

28%

16%

 

44%

11th Grade

9%

22%

55%

14%

 

69%

12th Grade

8%

18%

50%

24%

 

74%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-12 Grade

16%

22%

46%

16%

 

62%

A) We will raise mission awareness for 8th Grade students 20% more who Agree and Strongly Agree?

A. Perseverance

B. Creativity

C. Self-reliance

D. Personal Meaning

E. Deep Knowledge

F. Perspective

G. Personal Responsibility

B) We will raise mission awareness for 9th Grade students 20% more who Agree and Strongly Agree?

A. Perseverance

B. Creativity

C. Self-reliance

D. Personal Meaning

E. Deep Knowledge

F. Perspective

G. Personal Responsibility

C) We will raise mission awareness for 10th Grade students 20% more who Agree and Strongly Agree?

A. Perseverance

B. Creativity

C. Self-reliance

D. Personal Meaning

E. Deep Knowledge

F. Perspective

G. Personal Responsibility

D) We will raise mission awareness for 11th Grade students 20% more who Agree and Strongly Agree?

A. Perseverance

B. Creativity

C. Self-reliance

D. Personal Meaning

E. Deep Knowledge

F. Perspective

G. Personal Responsibility

E) We will raise mission awareness for 12th Grade students 20% more who Agree and Strongly Agree?

A. Perseverance

B. Creativity

C. Self-reliance

D. Personal Meaning

E. Deep Knowledge

F. Perspective

G. Personal Responsibility

Technical Review Criteria

Yes

No

1

Is the objective stated derived from the findings of the Self-Study analysis of Student Performance data or results of the self-assessment of the Standards?

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

2

Does the objective address expectations for as many of the school’s students as possible?

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

3

Does the objective have an impact om the Profile of a Graduate?

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

4

Does the objective comply with the following:

  1. Is the realization of the objective stated as seven years from the year of the team’s visit?

X

  1. Have multiple measures been identified to determine achievement of the objective?

X

     

3) Are baseline data and collection year included for each assessment?

X

     

4) Is a challenging and appropriate end goal set for each assessment

X

     

5) Are periodic benchmarks that will be used to measure achievement of the objective?

X

Comments:       

Yes

No

7

Are disaggregated data included where appropriate?

X

Comments:

Yes

No

8

Is the objective measured by both external and internal assessments when appropriate and available?

X

Comments:      

Suggestions for Revising Objective:

None

Objective #2: As submitted by the school

By 2025, Nanuet students will improve their academic and lifelong, learning skills, allowing them to successfully pursue post-secondary options as measured by the following

Measurable Goal:

a) A 10% increase in the number of AP students in grades 9, 10, 11, & 12.

Baseline: 2015-2016 School year 110 total students took AP classes.

b) A 10% increase in number of AP exams administered at Nanuet Senior High School.

Baseline: 2015-2016 school year 168 AP exams were administered.

c) A 3% increase in the number of students scoring 3 or higher on AP exams.

Baseline: 2015-2016 school year 95 students taking AP exams scored 3 or higher.

d) A % in the number of students scoring proficient or advanced in NWEA assessment. Baseline: Zero, this is a new assessment.

Technical Review Criteria

Yes

No

1

Is the objective stated derived from the findings of the Self-Study analysis of Student Performance data or results of the self-assessment of the Standards?

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

2

Does the objective address expectations for as many of the school’s students as possible?

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

3

Does the objective have an impact om the Profile of a Graduate?

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

4

Does the objective comply with the following:

  1. Is the realization of the objective stated as seven years from the year of the team’s visit?

X

  1. Have multiple measures been identified to determine achievement of the objective?

X

     

3) Are baseline data and collection year included for each assessment?

X

     

4) Is a challenging and appropriate end goal set for each assessment

X

     

5) Are periodic benchmarks that will be used to measure achievement of the objective?

X

Comments:       

Yes

No

7

Are disaggregated data included where appropriate?

X

Comments:

Yes

No

8

Is the objective measured by both external and internal assessments when appropriate and available?

X

Comments:      

Suggestions for Revising Objective:

None

     Technical Review for Organizational Capacity Objectives

Organizational Capacity Objective #1: As submitted by the school

 

Objective #1 

Nanuet Organizational Objective

By 2025 the Nanuet School District will develop K-12 so that 20% more students participate in the 4Cs of Learning, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.  

  1. Student Communication - Student Communication includes receiving feedback from others in class, receiving feedback online from someone other than a teacher, using chat or video, using web tools to receive online information, writing online, and student created digital portfolios.

Baseline Year 2018

12% of students on average participated monthly in Communication lessons

  1. Student Collaboration - Student Collaboration includes collaborating online with classmates, collaborating online with teachers, collaborating online with students at other schools, and use of an online space for documents.

Baseline Year 2018

27% of students on average participated monthly in Collaboration lessons

  1. Student Critical Thinking - Student Critical Thinking includes collecting and analyzing data, conduct experiments or perform measurements, conduct research, identify and solve authentic problems.  

Baseline Year 2018

32% of students on average participated monthly in Critical Thinking lessons

  1. Student Creativity - Student Creativity includes creating art, music, and movies, creating animations, demonstrations, models, or simulations, develop and present multimedia presentations, and use a digital camera.  

Baseline Year 2018

17% of students on average participated monthly in Creativity lessons

Organizational Capacity Objective #1:  Technical Review Criteria

Yes

No

1

Is the objective stated as a desired end result in organizational capacity? (What does the school system have to do better or differently in its programs, services, activities, and/or operations to produce the levels of student performance desired?)

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

2

Does the objective address one or more areas addressed by the Middle States Standards for Accreditation in need of growth and/or improvement in order for the school system to be able to achieve the desired levels of student performance?

X

Comments:      

Yes

No

3

Is the realization of the objective stated as seven years from the year of the team’s visit?

X

Comments:

Yes

No

4

Has the school identified how it will measure progress toward the objective over the next seven years, i.e.:

  1. Have measures been identified to determine achievement of the objective?

X

     

  1. Are baseline data included for each measure? (MSA requires that at least one measure has baseline data in place by the time the team arrives.)

X

     

  1. Is a baseline year in which the data sets for each assessment were collected included?

X

  1. Are challenging and appropriate seven-year performance targets set for each assessment used to measure achievement of the objective?

X

     

Comments:

Yes

No

5

Has the school identified multiple forms of assessment to measure accomplishment of this objective when appropriate and available?

X

Comments: 

Yes

No

6

Are disaggregated data included when appropriate?

X

Comments:      

Yes

No

7

Is the objective measured by both external and internal assessments when appropriate and available?

X

Comments:      

Suggestions for Revising Organizational Capacity Objective #1:

None