Introduction to Making Money Matter 3 (M ) and Results Driven Accountability Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education IDEA State Monitoring and General Supervision Core Concepts Improving educational results and functional outcomes for all students with disabilities Ensuring that LEAs are meeting IDEAs procedural requirements Monitoring LEAs Quantifiable indicators in priority areas compliance indicators and monitoring
Qualitative indicators to measure performance 2 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Reflecting on Outcomes In 2012, the U.S. Department of Education acknowledged that the educational outcomes for children and youth with disabilities have not improved as much as expected, even with intensive Federal regulatory oversight and significant funding provided to address closing achievement gaps through programs such as No Child Left Behind and IDEA. 3 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Shifting the Balance to Results Driven Accountability
Vision Aligning components of accountability to support States and LEAs to improve results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, and their families. Prioritizing improvement of outcomes Movement from a one-size-fits-all, compliance-focused approach to general supervision to a more balanced system that looks at results and outcomes. 4 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Results Driven Accountability in MA MA is an outcome-oriented state The system for making special education determinations is aligned with the States accountability system
Outcome data inform state special education determinations and policy Improving positive outcomes for students with disabilities is critical 5 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education MA Special Education Determinations States must assign special education determination levels based on compliance and student performance Meets Requirements Provisional (MRP)
Meets Requirements (MR) Meets Requirements At Risk (MRAR) Needs Assistance (NA) Needs Intervention (NI) Needs Substantial Intervention (NSI) Federal IDEA regulations allow states to direct use of funds for districts identified as NA, NI, or NSI 6 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education M Purpose NA, NI, NSI Districts redirect at least 2% of the 240 Grant allocation target use of funds to improve educational results and functional outcomes for students with disabilities 7
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Vision for M3 work General and Special Education work together to blend and braid knowledge and resources More than Professional Development Reorganize systems for results and efficiency Innovative & difficult work break down silos You have already started the work leverage what you are already doing Think outside of the box 8 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
The M3 Framework District: DESE: Multi-year collaborative systems improvement process: Framework for collaborative systems improvement Conduct self-assessment & root cause analysis Identify evidence based practices and needed system improvements Create multi-year plan and a 1-year action plan
Use new Planning for Success process and tools Support assessment of strength and needs Facilitate access to resources Deliver individualized assistance through the Statewide System of Support (SSoS) Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education 9 M Project Process (Repeating) (Re) Assess Needs
Create Aligned Plan Blend Resources Implement Plan Monitor Progress Assess Results 10 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Starting Connect with your districts Improvement
Leadership Team Contact SSoS Liaison Align with improvement planning for all students within your local context Choose a complementary planning process Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Self Assessment Identify areas that will make the biggest impact for students with IEPs Target areas data suggests is concerning Data source examples
SPP/APR Indicators DESE Profiles Edwin DART RADAR Local Student Information System Stakeholder input Examine root causes Consider infrastructure analysis Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Root cause analysis & evidence-based practice examples Improve K Readiness Improve
Disciplinary Practices and Reduce Removals Promote Inclusive Education Improve Literacy Development Root cause analysis & evidencebased practice examples Improve Performance
on Statewide Assessments Support Appropriate Identification and Eligibility Improve Engagement in School 13 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Self-Assessment Resources Assessment Literacy SelfAssessment and Gap Analysis Tool Behavioral Health in Public Schools Conditions for School
Effectiveness Coordinated Program Review Criteria District Data Tool Kit Disciplinary Removals Inventory District Curriculum Mapping District self-assessment tool ESE Educator Evaluation SelfAssessment Form Expanded Learning Time Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity ILP Implementation Inclusive Practice Tool: Superintendent Self-Assessment Learning walks Professional Development SelfAssessment Promoting Student SelfDetermination High Quality Kindergarten
Technology Self-Assessment Tool MTSS Self-assessment tool Turnaround Practices Organizational Assessment and Reflection Tool Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education District Considerations What evidence-based practices make the most sense within your district context? What systems improvement are needed? Create new special education systems and practices Redesign for collaborative general and special education systems and supports Enhance current systems and goals How can this work complement improvement goals and current district priorities?
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Fund Use Examples Consultation Facilitator to guide the strategic planning process Student outcomes analysis Program Review Fiscal analysis strategic use of funds Climate and culture analysis Targeted assistance External/community partnerships High Quality Professional Development
(HQPD) and individual coursework Stipends Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Planning Create a Multi-year Improvement Plan AND Create an Annual Action Plan for the district and participating schools Plans should be: Inclusive Flexible Simple Accessible
17 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Steps in Creating the Plan Envision the future Analyze district performance, educator evaluation, and community feedback data for trends and patterns Backward-design the improvement strategy from specific, desired student outcomes, researching effective practices 18 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Resources for Creating the Plan
Planning team Envisioning the future Analyzing data for root causes Analyzing district planning practices & culture (SWOT analysis) Identifying strategic objectives & initiatives Reviewing the district draft plan for quality Using the DESE Planning for Success (PfS) template, rubric, & model Involving the SSoS Regional Liaison 19 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Steps for M Plan Alignment Connect to district
improvement/turnaround/action strategies, plans, & goals Connect to school improvement/turnaround strategies & plans Connect to educator development strategies & goals Leverage budget, grants, and resources in support of the plan Build community commitment to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education 20 Resources for System Alignment M3 Project District Improvement or Turnaround Plan School Improvement Plan or Charter School Action Plan Educator Development & Evaluation Systems
School Day & Year Scheduling Systems District and School Budgets District/School & DESE Data Systems General Education & Special Education Systems Instructional Support Team, Instructional Leadership Team, & Parent Groups with M Planning Team SSoS Regional Liasion 21 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Steps to Multi-Year Plan Implementation Create an annual action plan with progress & impact benchmarks Create an internal communication plan Monitor & report on progress Make mid-course changes as needed Re-assess & re-design the plan as needed 22
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Deeper Planning Defining the task Focusing on its importance Laying out a timeline and responsibilities Selecting protocols Notes for facilitators Developing agendas and slide content Using results to keep moving forward Communicating the plan to others
23 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Examples of Protocols Visioning Root causes Back to the Future 5 Whys Planning practices SWOT Analysis Action planning
Implementation benchmarks Resources needed (who/what/when) 24 Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Resources for Plan Implementation Tools for creating action plans Including implementation and early evidence of change benchmarks Monitoring and reporting on action plan progress Setting meaningful outcome measures Guiding questions Suggested measures Comparative outcome data SSoS Regional Liaison 25
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