Lorain City Schools- the meeting- they said… The ODE- The district plan

January 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm 3 comments

PART ONE-https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/lorain-city-schools-the-meeting-they-said/
PART TWOhttps://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/lorain-city-schools-the-meeting-they-said-part-two/

PART THREE-http://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/lorain-city-schools-the-meeting-they-said-professional-development/


As I read the explanation of Professional Development sent my Mr. Ron Stewart ( LCS Consultant) the following caught my attention:

“Funding for activities are approved through the Ohio Department of Education grant review process that generally focuses on the goals of the activities articulated in the district continuous improvement plan

A plan and goals for this district’s improvement is a very welcome to those who have supported LCS. I asked to see the plan

( nothing is simple is it – the surface dweller that I am envisioned a plan with goals and the how are we going to reach those goals all set down on a few pages.



Well government is never simple. Mr. Stewart provided through Dr. Atkinson the steps to take . I can’t link to the actual pages to save the reader time you will have to go through the process as the pages “expire”. The Steps:

1- Website: www.ode.state.oh.us
2- Top of the page click on DATA; pull down to Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan;

3- Click on Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan; bottom of the page click on Here;

4- Upper left click on Search; Organization; Begins with Lorain City ; County Lorain ; click on Search;

5- Under organization click on Lorain City (044263);

6- Upper left, click on Planning Tool; click on District/Agency for overall plan and then click on School for each school plan; tabs at top for specific school plans.

7- Upper left, click on Funding Tool for grant information under Consolidated and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

District

/Agency LCS

1) Goal 1: By the end of the 2011-12 school year, 78% of all students will meet or exceed proficient level on the OAT and 90% on the OGT in the area of reading.
2) Goal 2: By the end of the 2011-12 school year, 78% of all students will meet or exceed proficient level on the OAT and 90% on the OGT in the area of mathematics.
3) Goal 3: By the end of the 2011-12 school year, the Lorain City School district will meet or exceed state minimum attendance standard of 93%.
4) Close the socioeconomic, ethnic and gender gaps in student achievement
5) Adult Basic and Literacy Education and EL/Civics
6) Expand college preparation course offering at the high school level
7) Career-Technical Education
8. FY 2010 Increase student achievement (Reading/Language Arts, mathematics, and science)
– Improving Teacher Quality, Title II-A


You can also access the goals for each individual school for example General Johnnie Wilson by clicking on the section School which will take you to the drop down list of all schools and their goals:
General Johnnie Wilson- LCS

1) Goal 1: By the end of the 2011-12 school year, 78% of all students will meet or exceed proficient level on the OAT and 90% on the OGT in the area of reading.
2) Goal 2: By the end of the 2011-12 school year, 78% of all students will meet or exceed proficient level on the OAT and 90% on the OGT in the area of mathematics.
4) Close the socioeconomic, ethnic and gender gaps in student achievement

In order to see the strategies for implementation you need to click on “expand all” and then grab yourself a long drink – you will need it

To be continued…………The conclusions of “that woman” from the surface dweller perspective

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Grammy  |  January 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Lofty goals indeed, only problem is that when the “report card” comes out (beginning of the 2011-12) school year is when we find out if the goals have been met. I’d imagine that each years goals is to reach that “magic” 75%+ number so as to be in the positive area. (Goals reached) We haven’t done a very good job so far yet no one seems to be asking why aren’t we changing tractics. Maybe the professional development should focus on the people who have actual contact on a daily basis with the students. Of course, we have tried that and look where we are – – bottom of the list. We have developed a method of “teaching” the test rather than teaching. We are only worried about making Columbus happy. The goal of “closing the gap” has been on the list for a long time and since it is still there, we have to assume that it has not been reached. Community involvement as well as parental involvement are areas to consider, not just organizations who stand up and say, this is how we should do this but that’s as far as it goes. Since the current method does not seem to be working, we should be actively looking for one that does. Perhaps we should have administrators and teachers from districts that have met the goals come in and show us how the did it. You would think we would be modeling after success instead of bringing in “experts” who talk the talk but don’t seem to be able to walk the walk!

  • 2. Grammy  |  January 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Sorry for the typos, guess I was typing faster than I was thinking.

  • 3. Loraine Ritchey  |  January 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    No problem re typos – flying fingers equate passion on this blog 🙂 and I agree . however they will say we do bring in those that have had success.. trouble is who decides “success”…. can hear it now I am putting up part five now and that too is a “problem” if you ask me 🙂

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