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DraftProposalforExpansion ofAdvancedAcademic LevelIVCenters

School Board Work Session December 10, 2012

IssuesandChallenges
EnrollmentincreaseinFCPSAdvancedAcademicProgramshas ledtoovercrowdingatsomeLevelIVcenters Studentsareassignedtocentersoutofpyramidandcluster Equityofaccessissuesforstudentswhomaynotwanttoleave theirschoolcommunity NeedverticalarticulationinK 12pyramids

StateRegulationsGoverningEducational ServicesforGiftedStudents
Virginia'sRegulationsGoverningEducationalServicesforGifted StudentsrequireeachschooldivisiontosubmittotheDepartment ofEducationaplanfortheeducationofgiftedstudents. Thisplan includestheschooldivision'sphilosophy,goals,proceduresfor identification,andservicesprovidedtostudents. FundsprovidedfromstatearebasedontotalFCPSstudent population.
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/gifted_ed/index.shtml
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StateRegulationsGoverningEducational ServicesforGiftedStudents
"Giftedstudents"meansthosestudentsinpublic elementary,middle,andsecondaryschools beginningwithkindergartenthroughtwelfthgrade whodemonstratehighlevelsof accomplishment orwhoshowthepotentialforhigher levelsofaccomplishmentwhencompared toothersofthesameage,experience,orenvironment.

StateRegulations FCPSLocalPlanfortheGifted
Developedwithinputfromcentralofficestaff,school administrators,teacherswhoworkwithadvancedlearners, parents,andcommunityrepresentatives ApprovedbytheAdvancedAcademicProgramsAdvisory Committee(formerlyGTAC)andtheFCPSSchoolBoard accordingtostateregulations. http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap/pdfs/localplan/FinalLocalPlan.p df
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AdvancedAcademicPrograms

BestPracticeinGiftedEducation CascadeofServicesModel:Multipleforms ofgroupingateachstageofdevelopment


ThissummarylookedattheAAPmobilityover5years(0405thru0809).
Level2 Level3 Level4 Level2 Level4 Level3 Level4

298

2,633

831

Dr.JoyceVanTasselBaska

LevelIVServices

LevelIVcenterslocatedin24elementaryand11middle schools Highlychallengingcurriculumandinstructionofferedinthe fourcoresubjectareas accelerationinmathematics Approximately22%ofthetotalFCPSpopulationingrades38 served

Two paths to Level IV Screening

Approximately 19% of total second grade

3.1% of total population grades 2 - 7

InformationConsideredbyFCPSinLevelIV PlacementDecisions(38)

Abilitytestscores Achievementtestscores(ifavailable) GiftedBehaviorsRatingScalewithCommentary ProgressReportsandComments Additionalinformation(optional)


Parent/GuardianQuestionnaire Worksamples(5pgs)plusone atleastonefromschool Certificates/Awards/Letters(5pgs) Additionaltesting
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CentralSelectionCommittee ReadsALL information. Considereachcaseonitsownmerit. LookforevidencethatsupportsLevel IVplacement.

EnrollmentinLevelIVCenters Grades3 8 20002013


Year TotalFCPS PopulationGrades3 8 NumberofLevelIV Students Percentageof 38studentsin centers 19992000 20012002 20032004 20052006 20072008 200092010 20112012 20122013

71,799 4,290 6%

74,570 4,641 6.2%

74,700 5,826 7.8%

73,568 7,158 9.7%

74,800 8,686 11.6%

76,842 10,514 13.7%

78,947 12,044 15.3%

80,233 13,339 16.6%

NumberofCenters

16 ES centers 10MS centers

17 ES centers 10MS centers

23 EScenters 10MScenters

23ES centers 10MS centers

24 ES centers 11MS centers

24 ES centers 11 MS centers

24 ES centers 11MS centers

24 EScenters 11MScenters

Newcentersopened

New center Sangster

Newcenters 1. Clearview 2. ColvinRun 3. Lorton Station 4. Mosby Woods 5. OakHill 6. Riverside

NewCenter JacksonMS

Newcenter McNair

Overcrowded LouiseArcher Hunters Woods Haycock NewMS centerfor FY13 SouthCounty

ThecapacityofschoolswithLevelIVcentersto physicallyaccommodatehighnumbersofeligible studentsisbeingstretchedbothatthe elementaryandmiddleschoollevel.

LOUISEARCHERELEMENTARY
450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 June 200708 319 June 200809 338 June 200910 345 June 201011 376 June 201112 374 October 201213 427

LOUISEARCHERELEMENTARY

Membership=824
1000 900 800 700 GenEd, 397,48% AAP,427, 52% 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Capacity=102OverCap

824 722 Capacity Current Enrollment

LOUISEARCHERELEMENTARY

HAYCOCKELEMENTARY
500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 June 200708 367 June 200809 380 June 200910 365 June 201011 332 June 201112 377 October 201213 437

HAYCOCKELEMENTARY

Membership=956
1,000 900 800 700 AAP,437, 46% 600 500 400 300 200 100 0

Capacity=180OverCap
956 776 Capacity Current Enrollment

GenEd, 519,54%

HAYCOCKELEMENTARY

HUNTERSWOODSELEMENTARY
600 500 400 300 200 100 0 June 200708 405 June 200809 429 June 200910 445 June 201011 452 June 201112 479 October 201213 520

HUNTERSWOODS ELEMENTARY

Membership=1,122
1,200 1,000 800 AAP,520, 46% 600 400 200 0

Capacity=196OverCap
1,122 926 Capacity Current Enrollment

GenEd, 602,54%

HUNTERSWOODSELEMENTARY

AAPTaskForce
Background&Context AAPTaskForcewasconvenedinSpring2012 EssentialQuestion:
HowdoweprovideLevelIVcurriculumand instructiontoeveryeligiblechildwhohasthe potentialtosucceed?

AAPTaskForce
Background&Context ContextforTaskForcesWork
GrowingstudentenrollmentinFCPS GrowingAAPstudentenrollment
Centersareovercrowded
Threecentersarecappedandunabletoacceptmorestudents AdditionalCentersprojectedtoreachcapacityinfutureyears

ProvideaccesstoLevelIVinallpyramids
StudentscurrentlyareunabletoaccessAAPCenter programmingin6Pyramids Somestudentsdonotacceptplacementbecausetheydonot wanttoleavetheirpyramid/cluster

AAPTaskForce
FacilitatedbyDr.JoyceVanTasselBaska,anationalleaderin giftededucation,formerDirectoroftheNationalResearch CenterforGiftedEducation Teachers,Principals,Facilities,Transportation,Human Resources,PLA,SpecialServices,andInstructionalServices personnel Reviewedenrollmenttrendsandprojections,historyofgifted educationinFCPS,researchbasedbestpracticesingifted education,andcurrentdeliverymodels Metovera6monthperiodtoformulaterecommendations Identifiednextsteps:collectingfeedbackfromkey stakeholdersincludingparents,communitymembers,and schoolstaff

AAPTaskForceMembers AAP TaskForceMembers


Facilitator:Dr.JoyceVanTasselBaska
CraigHerring KarinWilliams CarolHorn AndyCamarda CherylMcCullough SusanSavage DianeKerr KatieBaxter CaroleZendle MarieLemmon MartyMarinoff KirstenMaloney DeniseJames TomItaliano

DeirdreMiles JesseKraft JamesKacur BarbaraBurke MatthewNorton KathyOliver RachelCharlton KevinSneed DonnellFisher MichelleMakrigiorgos AmyGoodloe SteveHockett DeirdreLavery

AAPTaskForceRecommendations
CreateandalignaK12continuumofadvancedacademic servicesinallpyramidsinordertoexpandaccessinevery cluster(sixpyramidscurrentlywithoutAAPcenters).
MiddleSchool Beginwith7thGrade,andexpandCenter servicestoall middleschoolstocreate continuityofservicesinpyramids Groupcentereligiblestudentswith teachersthathavetheAAPendorsement. ElementarySchool Beginwith3rd Grade,assigncentereligible studentstoLevelIVcentersthatarealigned bypyramid. Opennewcentersinordertohaveacenter ineverypyramidandtoalleviate overcrowdingincertainexistingcenters (e.g.,LouiseArcher,Haycock,andHunters Woods).

AAP TaskForce
RecommendationRationale
K12continuumofadvancedacademicservicesinallpyramids providesequityofaccesstoallstudents. ThecapacityofcurrentLevelIVcenterstophysically accommodatehighnumbersofeligiblestudentsisbeing stretchedbothattheelementaryandmiddleschoollevel. SomeCenters(e.g.,Haycock,HuntersWoods,andLouise Archer)arecurrentlycappedandarenotableto accommodateadditionalstudents.

AAPTaskForce
Fall2012Actions
FCPSstaffbeganexploringTaskForcerecommendations, including: Identifyingsitelocationsfornewcenters
Considerationoffacilitiesneedsandissues Considerationoftransportationissues

Preliminarysiteshavebeenidentified
Collectingparentandcommunityfeedback

AAPTaskForce
Fall2012Actions
FCPSstaffbeganexploringTaskForcerecommendations, including:
DevelopedReadinessChecklisttoensurehighqualityprogram
HighlyqualifiedteacherswithlevelIVtraining CriticalmassofstudentsidentifiedforLevelIVservices SchoolplanforLevelIVservices&extracurricularactivities(e.g.,MathCounts, ScienceOlympiadetc.) Facilityreadiness Transportation

Implementationtimeline
PrincipalInput Parentandcommunityinput

AAPTaskForce
ProposedRecommendations
Beginimplementationat3rdgradeinelementaryschools
Grades46grandfathered

Beginimplementationat7thgradeinmiddleschools
Centereligiblestudentswillbeinseparatecenterclasses Honorswillcontinueaspartofthecontinuumofadvancedacademicservices Grade8grandfathered

TransportationwillbeprovidedtoAAPCenterstudents Pupiltransfersfollowcurrentguidelinesasoutlined
http://www.fcps.edu/dss/osp/StudentRegistration/studenttransfer/index.shtml

Providedschoolreadinessisassured,beginimplementationofnewAAP CentersinFall2013

CommunityMeetings
November26th atWestfieldHS
Approximately300attendees

November27th atLeeHS
Approximately150attendees

November28th atKilmerMS
Approximately500attendees

CommunityFeedback:Themes
Timelinetoofast Needacriticalmassofstudents Separatingcohortsofstudents Teacherqualifications Maintaincenterqualityofexistingcenters Readinessofnewcenterstoprovidehighqualityprogram Concernaboutlongtermprojections Concernaboutaccuracyofdata

MiddleSchoolRevised Recommendations
OptionOne: ImplementnewMiddleSchoolCentersinFall2013 TheReadinessChecklist willbecompletedbyeachschoolandsubmittedto FCPSLeadershipTeambyJanuary18,2013. TheFCPSLeadershipTeam(LT)willdetermine,basedontheReadiness Checklist,whichschoolswillopenanewLevelIVCenterin2013with attendancebygrade7studentsandgrade8grandfatheredtocurrent schools. Beginninginfall2014,newCenterswillservestudentsingrades78.

MiddleSchoolRevised Recommendations
MiddleschoolsnotidentifiedtoopenasaLevelIVCenterin

Fall2013willreceiveadditionalsupportforprogram implementationtobuildcapacitytobecomeaLevelIV CenterinFall2014orbeyond. MiddleschoolsnotidentifiedtoopenasaLevelIVCenterin Fall2013willreceiveadditionalsupportforprogram implementationtobuildcapacitytobecomeaLevelIV CenterinFall2014orbeyond.Untilthenewcenteris established,studentsareeligibletoattendtheircurrently assignedAAPCenter.

MiddleSchoolRevised Recommendations
OptionTwo: DelayimplementationofadditionalMiddleSchoolCenters until2014inordertofurtherrefinetheplan. SchoolscontinuetoprovideLevelIVservicestostudents wishingtoremainattheirbaseschool.

ElementarySchoolRevised Recommendations
OptionOne: OpennewCentersinordertohaveaCenterineverypyramidandpromote continuityofservicesinpyramids TheReadinessChecklist willbecompletedbyeachschoolandsubmittedto FCPSLeadershipTeambyJanuary18,2013. AssignstudentstoLevelIVCentersthatarealignedbypyramid. Yearoneofimplementationtoincludeonlygrade3studentswithgrades 46studentsgrandfatheredtocurrentschools.

ElementarySchoolRevised Recommendations
Newcenters: Cluster2:Camelot,LemonRoad,Westbriar Cluster3:Braddock Cluster5:BushHill,Silverbrook Cluster6:OakView,Fairview Cluster8:Crossfield,VirginiaRun SchoolscontinuetohavetheoptionofopeningLocalLevelIV programstoservetheirbaseschoolstudents

ElementarySchoolRevised Recommendations
OptionTwo: OpennewCentersFall2013toalleviateovercrowding;opennewcenters inremainingpyramidsFall2014 InFall2013,opennewCenterstoimmediatelyalleviateovercrowding. Yearoneofimplementationtoincludeonlygrade3studentswithgrades 46studentsgrandfatheredtocurrentschools. LouiseArcherandHaycocksolution:NewcentersatLemonRoadand Westbriar HuntersWoodssolution:NewcenteratCrossfield

ElementarySchoolRevised Recommendations
InFall2014,openadditionalCentersandassignstudentstoCentersbased onpyramids.TheFCPSLeadershipTeam(LT)willdetermine,basedon schoolreadiness,whichschoolswillopenanewLevelIVCenterin2014 withattendancebygrade3studentswithgrade46students grandfatheredtocurrentschools. Cluster2:Camelot Cluster3:Braddock Cluster5:BushHill,Silverbrook Cluster6:OakView,Fairview Cluster8:VirginiaRun SchoolscontinuetohavetheoptionofopeningLocalLevelIVprogramsto servetheirbaseschoolstudents

ElementarySchoolRevised Recommendations
OptionThree DelayimplementationofanynewElementaryCentersuntil 2014inordertofurtherrefinetheplan. SchoolscontinuetohavetheoptionofopeningLocalLevelIV programstoservetheirbaseschoolstudents