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Getting Ready for Fall Conferences - Parent-Friendly RSA - •SB 346 – Third-Grade Graduation •HB 2511 – Amendments to SB 346 •HB 2516 – Amendments to SB 346 •HB 2306 – Amendments to SB 346 http://tinyurl.com/okcps-rsa
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Getting Ready for Fall Conferences - Parent-Friendly RSA - SB 346 – Third-Grade Graduation HB 2511 – Amendments to SB 346 HB 2516 – Amendments to SB 346.

Dec 22, 2015

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  • Getting Ready for Fall Conferences - Parent-Friendly RSA - SB 346 Third-Grade Graduation HB 2511 Amendments to SB 346 HB 2516 Amendments to SB 346 HB 2306 Amendments to SB 346 http://tinyurl.com/okcps-rsa
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  • Oklahoma Third-Grade Graduation Requirements 2
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  • RSA requires that a specific group of third-grade students be retained. It does not prevent the teacher or administrator from retaining any K-12 student. All OKCPS teachers will follow the district Safety Net Procedures for each student they believe may benefit from retention. OKCPS Retention
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  • Safety-Net District Retention Form
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  • OK Requirements for Third Grade Graduation The Reading Sufficiency Act now provides four methods through which third-grade students may satisfy the proficiency requirements for promotion to fourth grade. 5
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  • OK Requirements for Third Grade Graduation 1. Proficiency Demonstrated through a Reading Screener 2. Score of Limited Knowledge (or higher) on the Reading OCCT 3. Good-Cause Exemption 4. Conference- Based Promotion* * This promotion is only allowed for 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
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  • Proficiency Demonstrated through a Reading Screener The screening instrument used in OKCPS is easyCBM. A third-grade student whose composite risk level is low/white for the Fall, Winter, or Spring Benchmark has satisfied the requirements of the Reading Sufficiency Act for promotion to fourth grade. 7
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  • The Oklahoma Criterion-Referenced Tests a.k.a the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests are designed to measure students progress on the Oklahoma Academic Standards. Students in Grade 3 (and above) take the Reading OCCT each spring. 8
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  • How Reading is Graded on the Oklahoma State Test SB 346 does not require retention of students who score Limited Knowledge.
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  • A student who scores Proficient or Advanced on the third-grade Reading OCCT has satisfied the requirements of the Reading Sufficiency Act for promotion to fourth grade. 10
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  • A student who scores Limited Knowledge on the third-grade Reading OCCT may qualify for promotion to the fourth grade. In this situation parents are provided the option of retaining their child. 11
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  • A student who scores Unsatisfactory on the third-grade Reading OCCT are at-risk for RSA Retention. 12
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  • Some third graders who score Unsatisfactory on the Reading OCCT can be provided a Good-Cause Exemption and be promoted to fourth grade. 13
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  • Quick Reference for RSA Good-Cause Exemptions Good-Cause Exemption #1 pertains to ELL students Good-Cause Exemption #2 pertains to OAAP students Good-Cause Exemption #3 involves the alternative assessment (ITBS) Good-Cause Exemption #4 requires a 3 rd grade mastery portfolio Good-Cause Exemption #5 pertains to students who have an IEP and have been retained once (PreK-3) Good-Cause Exemption #6 pertains to students who have been retained twice (PreK-3) Good-Cause Exemption #7 pertains to students who have a medical waiver from SDE
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  • Good-Cause Exemption #1 Good-Cause Promotion is available to English Language Learners who have less than two years of instruction in an ELL program. 15
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  • Good-Cause Exemption #2 Good-Cause Promotion is available to students with disabilities who are assessed through the Oklahoma Alternative Assessment Program (OAAP). 16
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  • Good-Cause Exemption #3 Good-Cause Promotion is available to students who demonstrate proficiency on an alternative standardize d reading assessment. All OKCPS students at-risk for RSA retention are provided multiple opportunities to take the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. 17
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  • Promotion from third-grade does not depend on one test, one day.
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  • Good-Cause Exemption #4 Good-Cause Exemption is available to students who demonstrate mastery of third-grade state standards for reading through a student portfolio. 19
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  • Promotion from Third-Grade does not depend on passing a test.
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  • Good-Cause Exemption #5 Good-Cause Promotion is available to students with disabilities who take the OCCT, who have an Individualized Education Plan, who have received intensive remediation in reading for more than two years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading; and who were previously retained or in a transitional grade during pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, second, or third grade. 21
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  • Good-Cause Exemption #6 Good-Cause Promotion is available to students who have received intensive remediation in reading for two or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading; and who were previously retained or in a transitional class during pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, second, or third grade for a total of two years. 22
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  • Good-Cause Exemption #7 Good-Cause Promotion is available to students who have been granted an exemption for medical emergencies by the State Department of Education. 23
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  • A student not otherwise qualified for promotion may be evaluated for "probationary promotion" by the Academic Team. The students Academic Team is composed of: (1) the students parent(s) and/or guardian(s) (2) the students primary reading teacher (3) a teacher in reading who teaches in the subsequent grade level (4) the school principal (5) a certified reading specialist 24
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  • The student will be promoted to the fourth grade if the Academic Team members unanimously recommend "probationary promotion." 25
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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be the Week of September 2. At these conferences K-4 teachers will provide: -A Review of the Academic Progress Folder -A Review of Student Assessment Data -An Explanation of the Academic Progress Plan -Information about Third-Grade Graduation -Home-Connect Strategies 27
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  • Setting Up the Academic Progress Folder 1) Student Name on Tab PRINT CLEARLY Last Name, First Name Middle Name 2) Grade-Level Document List Stapled inside the tab side of the folder 3) Early Literacy Proficiency Checklist Stapled inside the front side of the folder
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  • Replace Last Years List
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  • Keep Existing List Use New List Going Forward
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  • What Documents Will We Discuss at Conferences? 1)Academic Progress Plan - Home Connect Strategies 2)easyCBM Student Benchmark Report 3)BOY Independent Writing Sample
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  • Academic Progress Plan
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  • BOY Writing Sample
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  • Edusoft Benchmark Student Performance Report 3 rd Grade ONLY
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  • Parent Notification of Qualification for RSA Promotion A third-grade student whose composite risk level was low (white) for the Fall easyCBM Benchmark has satisfied the promotion requirements of the Reading Sufficiency Act. 3 rd Grade ONLY
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  • Completing the Academic Progress Plan
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  • Red High Risk
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  • Diagnostic Assessments Used as Necessary
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  • IEP School-Wide or School List Based on WIDA
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  • The purpose of the Reading Sufficiency Act is to ensure that each child attains the necessary reading skills by completion of 3 rd grade to succeed throughout school and life. 70 O.S. 1210.508B(B)
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  • Indicate All Applicable
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  • Requirements for RSA Retained Students Supplemental after-hours tutoring three hours per week provided by a qualified individual using a program from the OKCPS List of Approved Programs Parent-guided Read at Home assistance plan OR After-hours mentor or tutor with specialized reading training 47 3 rd Grade ONLY
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  • Most Significant Area of Need
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  • Based on Most Significant Area of Need
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  • Required
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  • Initial (BOY) Parent Notification Methods 1) Academic Progress Plan Signed during a parent/teacher conference This is the preferred method of notification. The parent/teacher private conference may be scheduled in writing, email, or by phone. Attempts to schedule should be documented. An administrator or designee, teacher, parent/guardian, and other available Academic Team Members should attend the conference.
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  • 2) Emailed Use the OKCPS initial notification letter. If notice is sent by email, a read receipt must be requested, printed, and stapled to Academic Progress Plan when received.
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  • 3) Mailed via certified mail Use the OKCPS initial notification letter. If written notice is sent by certified mail, staple the receipt to the signature section of the APP.
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  • Additional Documents to Discuss at Conferences 1)Compliment Sandwich 2)Math Data 3)Attendance Review 4)Daily Schedule / Reading Blocks 5)District RSA Parent Meetings
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  • OKCPS will offer Informational RSA meetings for Parents and Community Members September 8, 201 9:00 am 10:00 am 6:00 pm 7:00 pm at the OKCPS Board of Education Auditorium
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  • Hosting Parent & Community Meetings This year, each school site will be required to provide a session for parents. At these meetings parents will be: - Informed about the RSA instructional changes - Informed about the Third-Grade Graduation Requirements - Provided an opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns. 60