Ready by Grade 3 State Board Presentation

Ready by Grade 3 State Board Presentation

1 PROGRAM UPDATE Nevada K.I.D.S. Read ~ Nevadas Read by Grade 3 Program October 12, 2017 Presented to: The Nevada State Board of Education Presented by: The Nevada Department of Education Brett Barley, Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement Karl Wilson, Assistant Director, Office of Student and School Supports Dr. Kevin Marie Laxalt, Read by Grade 3 Program Professional Agenda I. Opening: Video-Clip of Nevadas Read by Grade 3 Program II. A Quick Synopsis of the Program Purpose, Goals, & Scope Primary Program Requirements/Mandated Activities Retention Requirements Good-Cause Exemptions to Retention Requirements Nevada State Board of Education Requirements III. Section 15 - The Competitive Grant Component Phase I Grant-Funded Programs (January June, 2016) Phase II Grant-Funded Programs (August, 2016 June, 2017)

Transitioning from Phase I to Phase II IV. Phase II Findings Preliminary Data Reports from the Field ~ Understanding The School-Level Impact: The Carson City School District and the Clark County School District V. Transitioning to the Phase III Component (2017-2018): Key Points Status of the Phase III Grant Review Processes Rolling out the new assessments: Brigance & MAP Reading Assessment VI. Links to Supportive Documents * This presentation is directly aligned to the contents of: The Read by Grade 3 August 31, 2017 Preliminary Report 2 3 Opening Nevadas Read by Grade 3 Program designed is to provide effective early interventions for all K-3 students who are struggling in reading. Read by Grade 3 is really about establishing a solid groundwork for learning that will ensure a successful future for every child in Nevada.

Summer 2017 Video-Clip Product of Kellogg Foundation Grant Link: YouTube Video with Governor Sandoval Link: YouTube Video Cartoon Explaining the Program 4 The Purpose and Goals of Nevadas Read by Grade 3 Program Purpose: To dramatically improve student achievement by ensuring that all Nevada students are able to read proficiently by the end of third grade. To directly align to Goal #1 of the Nevada Department of Education: All students are able to read proficiently by the end of third grade. Goals: 1. To improve student achievement. 2. To improve K-3 literacy instruction. 3. To establish a statewide K-3 Reading Assessment Framework. 4. To develop cultures of literacy. 5. To ensure accessibility for all learners. 5 The Programmatic Scope of Nevadas Read by Grade 3 Program

Primary Programmatic Requirements (SB 391: Sections 5, 6, 8, and 9) (2015 present) 6 7 Mandated Program Activities Section of SB 391 Mandated Activities Responsible Party 5 Every K-3 program is required to create and implement its own local literacy plan (aligned to Nevada State Literacy Plan). The boards of trustees of public school districts and the governing bodies of charter schools who offer K-3 instruction. 6

Principals must designate a licensed teacher to serve as a learning strategist. The duties and responsibilities are defined in regulation (NAC Ch.388). Principals of K-3 public schools or charter schools. 8 Written notification is to be provided to the parents (or legal guardians) of K-3 students who have been identified as struggling in reading. Principals of K-3 public schools or charter schools. 9 Schools must establish a progress monitoring plan for students who have been identified as deficient in reading. The teacher of the student and any other relevant school personnel; this plan must be approved by the principal and the parent of legal guardian of the student. 15

Allocated funds appropriated by the Nevada State legislature are to be distributed to local programs via a competitive grant process. Reporting requirements for the grant component and the required external evaluation. Nevada Department of Education Primary Retention Requirements (SB 391: Sections 1,2,3,10,11,12,13, & 14) (To begin 2020-2021) What is the central retention statement provided in the Read by Grade 3 Act? A student enrolled in grade 3 must be retained in grade 3, rather than promoted to grade 4, if the student does not obtain a passing score on the criterion-referenced examination (as identified by the State Board) In the subject area of reading. (See 2017 Read by Grade 3 Guidance Document for complete details NDE Read by Grade 3 Website) 8 Good-Cause Exemptions to 2020-2021 Retention Requirements Any student is eligible for a good-cause exemption from a Read by Grade 3 retention decision if he/she: demonstrates an acceptable level of proficiency on an alternative standardized

assessment approved by the State Board. demonstrates proficiency in reading at grade level (through a portfolio of their work that indicates a mastery of the state standards). is limited English proficient & has received less than 2 years of instruction in a program of English as a second language. has received intensive remediation in reading for 2 or more years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading. was previously retained in kindergarten or grade 1 or grade 2 for a total of 2 years. is a student with a disability and his/her individualized education program (IEP) indicates that his/her participation in this exam is not appropriate. is a student with a disability who: participates in the exam, has received intensive remediation in reading for 2 or more years but is still demonstrating deficiency in reading, or he/she was previously retained in kindergarten or grades 1, 2 or 3. has been previously retained in grade 3 (under this circumstance, he/she must receive a good-cause exemption). 9 10 SB 391 Nevada State Board of Education Oversight Requirements Section 5: As part of the local literacy plan, the State Board approves valid and reliable K-3 reading assessments through regulation (approved by Board in spring of 2016, became part of state regulations on 9-16).

Section 6: The State Board approves by regulation the training requirements & duties and responsibilities of the Read by Grade 3 learning strategist & K-4 educators (approved by Board in spring of 2016, became part of state regulations on 9-16). Section 10: The State Board approves an alternative reading assessment for the end of third grade (for good-cause exemption) Section 15: The State Board reviews all formal reports submitted per statute by NDE and by external evaluator (annually). 11 Section 15 - The Competitive Grant Component Phase I Allocations (January-June, 2016) Awarded Applicant Amount Funded 1. Carson City School District

$400,000.00 2. Churchill County School District $191,222.73 3. Clark County School District $2,261,135.38 4. Douglas County School District $277,332.11 5. Elko County School District $100,995.40 6. Lyon County School District $274,475.38 7. Mater Academy of Nevada $139,656.00 8. Odyssey Charter School of Nevada

$80,000.00 9. Washoe County School District $1,000,000.00 10. White Pine County School District TOTAL $154,672.00 $4,879,489.00 Section 15 - The Competitive Grant Component Phase II Allocations (July, 2016 June, 2017) Awarded Applicant 1. Carson City School District 2. Churchill County School District 3. Clark County School District 4. Doral Academy Amount Funded $1,079,680.69 $191,770.49 $11,864,779.77 $81,375.00 5. Douglas County School District

$805,625.49 6. Elko County School District $783,134.00 7. Honors Academy of Literature $106,805.00 8. Humboldt County School District $463,512.45 9. Lyon County School District $937,046.40 10. Mater Academy of Nevada $272,400.00 11. Nevada Virtual Academy $11,412.00 12. Oasis Academy

$72,135.00 13. Odyssey Charter School $136,943.00 14. Pinecrest Academy of Nevada $105,600.00 12 13 Section 15 - The Competitive Grant Component Phase II Allocations (continued) (July, 2016 June, 2017) Awarded Applicant 15. Esmeralda County School District (The Rural Nevada Consortium) Amount Funded $45,331.06 16. Lander County School District (The Rural Nevada Consortium) $215,901.60 17. Lincoln County School District (The Rural Nevada Consortium)

$323,408.84 18. Mineral County School District (The Rural Nevada Consortium) $108,723.11 19. Nye County School District (The Rural Nevada Consortium) $452,814.50 20. Pershing County School District (The Rural Nevada Consortium) $201,386.52 21.Somerset Academy of LV $373,050.00 22. Washoe County School District 23. White Pine County School District TOTAL $3,239,316.20 $378,422.88 $22,250,574.00 The Transition from Phase I to Phase II

Read by Grade 3 Phase I Program (January June, 2016) 6 months of implementation A total of 10 grant-funded programs 64 Total Schools Mixed organizational design for learning strategist role NDE monitoring protocols: desk-top reports, and on-site NDE visits including classroom walkthroughs Programs using 2015 policy-approved assessments Read by Grade 3 Phase II Program (July, 2016 June, 2017)

12 months of implementation (First full year = baseline year) A total of 23 grant-funded programs 315 Total Schools Mixed organizational design for learning strategist role NDE monitoring protocols: program portfolios, desk-top reports, and on-site NDE visits including classroom walkthroughs Programs using 2015 policy-approved assessments 14 15 Phase I Schools 16 Phase II Schools 17

PHASE I Schools Greatest Improvement on SBAC 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency School Code Phase I Top Performing Schools Grade 2016 ELA Proficiency Rate Grade 2017 ELA Proficiency Rate Percentage Points Difference 02103 Earl B Lundy Elementary School 33.33% 100.00% 66.67% 02192

Joseph E Thiriot Elementary School 34.74% 55.79% 21.05% 2240 Ruth Fyfe Elementary School 15.79% 34.85% 19.06% 2235 Red Rock Elementary School 21.43% 34.26% 12.83%

3207 Gene Scarselli Elementary School 48.19% 60.61% 12.41% 18 PHASE II Schools Greatest Improvement on SBAC 3rd Grade Reading Proficiency School Code Phase I Top Performing Schools Grade 2016 ELA Proficiency Rate Grade 2017 ELA Proficiency Rate Percentage Points Difference

02103 Earl B Lundy Elementary School 33.33% 100.00% 66.67% 09203 Pioche Elementary School 12.50% 54.55% 42.05% 16923 North Star Online School 33.33% 66.67%

33.33% 11202 Schurz Elementary School 0.00% 28.57% 28.57% 02192 Joseph E Thiriot Elementary School 34.74% 55.79% 21.05% 19 Reports from the Field ~ Understanding the Site-Level Impact The Clark County School District

The Carson City School District School: David M. Cox Elementary Site Administrator: Tara Imboden School: Empire Elementary Site Administrator: Mike Paul Learning Strategist: Linda Beatty Other Presenters: Barbara Lindsay and Heidi Hoshibata (District Read by Grade 3 Leads). Representative Parent and/or Student. Change in 3rd Grade SBAC ELA Scores:

+2.87 Learning Strategist: Nate Brigham Other Presenters: 1st Grade Teacher Theresa Marler and Assoc. Supt. Sue Keema. Representative Parent and/or Student. Read by Grade 3 Classroom Deficiency Rate: Fall, 2016 56% Spring, 2017 21% Student average score on MAP Reading Assessment: Fall 20th % percentile Spring 53rd percentile 20 Program Impacts For additional detail, please see August 31, 2017 Preliminary Report Phase III of Read by Grade 3 (2017-2018) $20.5 million available $30 million requested Funding was prioritized to schools in need of additional literacy supports and plans that include ESSA evidence

based strategies 21 22 ESSA and the Instructional Core Connection 23 Status of the Read by Grade 3 Application Process Chronology July 31 Read by Grade 3 RFA was posted September 7 NDEs Read by Grade 3 Team provides four webinars for the preparation of the grant application Grant applications due date (Districts requested a one-week extension) September 12 20 Review team members conduct individual reviews

September 21 & 22 Review team members conduct all-day group reviews September 25 October 10 Final tabulations are made by NDE Early October Preliminary Awards are announced August Rolling out the New Read by Grade 3 Brigance KEA Assessment (per NAC, Ch. 388) Expert face-to-face professional development provided across the state NDE & Curriculum Associates establish collaborative team Multiple offices of NDE work with Curriculum Associates: OSSS, ADAM, and IT Ongoing collaboration between NDE and Curriculum Associates professional staff Long-term professional development plan under development Kindergarten students are assessed statewide Ongoing technical assistance is provided

Data management system under development 24 Rolling out the New Read by Grade 3 K-3 MAP Reading Assessments 25 (per NAC, Ch. 388) Contract between NDE and NWEA established August 8, 2017 Designated NWEA Programmatic staff located in Northern and Southern Nevada to provide technical assistance to schools NWEA provides expert face-to-face professional development and technical support for all school districts and charter schools across the state Ongoing collaboration between NDE and NWEA professional staff Long-term professional development plan under development 1st 3rd students are assessed statewide Ongoing technical assistance is provided NDE identifies the 40th percentile rank on the MAPGrowth Reading Assessments as its Read by Grade 3 Indicator. K3 students who score at or below the 40% mark on the MAP Reading assessment will be identified as struggling readers for Read by Grade 3. Thus qualifying them for additional services identified in SB 391. 26 Supporting Documents Electronic Links to Additional Documents SB 391 - Nevada's Read by Grade 3 Act NAC Read by Grade 3 State Regulations

NDE's SB 391 Guidance Document 2015 2015 Nevada State Literacy Plan Nevada K.I.D.S. Read Parent Flyer NDE Read by Grade 3 Website

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