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1997-98 BELLINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOL (ISD #371) SYSTEMS ACCOUNTABILITY & ANNUAL REPORT ON CU RICULUM INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT PERFOR (formerly called the RE.R: REPORT) Fifth Graders at Bellingham School have achieved a rank of third in the state of Minnesota Basic Standards tests in mathematics and are tied for tenth on the reading tests. 1997-98 BELUNGHAM PUBMC SCHOOL (ISD # 371 ) SYSTEMS ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT & ANNUAL REPORT ON CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT PERFORMANCE (Formerly called the P.E.R. REPORT) The purpose of this report is to fulfill the 1997-98 intent of the Reporting Legislation which required local districts to disseminate information and activities carried out by the District Systems Accountability Committee. -The information will be published in "The Ortonville Independent" and reported to the School Board and all district residents. This report was approved at the September 21, 1998 School Board meeting. ITEM # 1 ANNUAL REPORTING: B e I I i n g h a m S c h o o I Curriculum, Instruction and Student Performance Policy As part of the District's Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Performance, the local board has adopted curriculum goals which provide a broad direction for curriculum and instruction. Further, Learner Outcomes for each area will be developed and reviewed by the district staff according to the curriculum review cycle. These outcomes will be presented to the Systems Accountability Committee for input and approval. State Board of Education core curriculum will be integrated into the learner outcomes. The District's Systems Accountability process will include procedures for review and evaluation of the curriculum. Where weaknesses are found to exist in the district's programs, improvement plans will be developed and implemented by the staff. Where applicable, the-district will work to integrate educational effectiveness and technology programs into the district Systems Accountability procedures to maximize resources. The Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Performance will be prepared annually by district staff and submitted to the Board of Education for adoption and dissemination to District residents. A District Systems Accountability Committee is authorized to represent the community and provide curriculum advice to the Board and staff. The requirements of the Graduation Rule will be met through several channels. Implementation will follow the state recommended process. Services will be provided through revisions of existing programs and, where remediation is required, students will be assisted through Titles 1, 2, and 6 (Chapter I, Math and Science funds, and Block Grants). Oversight o1 these funds and programs will be the responsibility of the Systems Accountability Committee. ITEM # 2 SYSTEMS ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS The committee is responsible to fulfill the intent of the Legislation. Any district resident who would like to be a member of the Committee for the 1998-99 school year is asked to contact the school. The Bellingham Board of Education makes it known to all interested parties that the terms of the active members will expire by September 1st of each year. All interested candidates should notify the school officials of their interest to serve on the Committee. Selected members of the Committee will serve for a three year period of time and may be selected as a first time member or as a continuing member. The Committee members selected prior to the state requirement were members of the Parent Advisory Committee. The Parent Advisory Committee members were selected on a cross sectional basis of the school district. Interested parties were requested to respond if interested in serving on the committee. interest in educating young people, community involvement, betterment of the Bellingham School, and a good working relationship are considerations in the selection process. The PER legislation was repealed and the Graduation Standards Rule and Educational Excellence legislation have been adopted to provide Minnesota school districts with a framework called "Systems Accountability". The new legislation includes a definition of "Instruction" as methods of providing learning experiences to enable students to meet graduation standards and "Curriculum" as written plans for providing learning experiences that lead to knowledge, skills and positive attitudes. Under the Systems Accountability process there are changes in Policies, Advisory Committee make-up and Reporting Procedures. Policies will include: (1) district goals for instruction and curriculum (2) process for evaluating each student's progress toward standards (3) system for periodically reviewing all instruction and curriculum (4) plan for improving instruction and curriculum (5) instructional plan including educational effectiveness processes (pursuant to section 121.6608) and integration of instruction, curriculum and technology. Advisory Committee: ( 1 ) shall ensure active community participation in all phases of planning and improving instruction and curriculum affecting graduation standards. (2) to the extent possible, the committee shall reflect the diversity of the district site. (3) shall include teachers, parents, support staff, pupils and community residents; whenever possible parents and community shall comprise 2/3rds of the committee. ( 4 )the committee shall make reqommendations to the school board on districl standards, assessments and program ealuation (5) building teams may be established as subcommittees. Learning sites may expand on district evaluations. Reporting: (A) By October 1st of each year the school board shall report the following: (1) student performance goals for meeting graduation standards (2) results of board assessment dates (3) district improvement plans ( 4 }progress on previous improvement plans (5) AOM matching funds program information (6) periodic reports of constituent and/or student surveys (7) biennial evaluation of the district testing program and AOM. (B) The board shall publish the report in a newspaper or distribute by mail and a copy shall be sent to the commissioner by October 15th. (C) The report title shall contain the district name and number and read "Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Performance'. The report must include: (1) name of advisory committee members and the date their term expires. (2) method and criteria used by the board to select members (3) application date. On October 1, 1996, carry over members of the "PER" Committee with a 1997 expiration date were automatically placed on the Systems Accountability Advisory Committee. Other members of the new committee were selected to include teachers, parents, support staff, pupils and community as required. The Advisory Committee members were selected on a cross sectional basis as to status. All Advisory Committee member terms will not expire until October 1, 1999, with the exception of the student members.  Student members are sixth graders and will move on to other secondary schools each year. THE SYSTEMS ACCOUNTABILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 1997-98 ADV. COMM. MEMBERSHIP TERVl Stanley Krogsrud96-99 Eugene Brandt 96-99 ! CarOson 96-99 Community Bonnie Can 96-99 Community Jane Asche 96-99 Teacher/Aide Gloria Larson(DeWayne) 96-99 Parent Betty Wittnebel 96-99 Parent Mary Karels 96-99 Paraprofessional/Parent Kelli Sis 97-98 Student Craig Murk 97-98 Student By September 1st, 1999, the BelUngham Board of Education will make it known to the public the terms that will expire. All interested candidates should then notify the school's ITEM # 3 T h e C u r r i c u I u m Review/Development Cycle (CRC) officials of their interest to Advisory Committee. Selected Advisory Committee will serve for period of time and may be selected time member or as a continuing THANKS TO P.E.R. COMMITTEE Thanks is extended to all the mernbe! P.E.R. committee for the time activities to fulfill the requirementS legislation. Your involvement appreciated. BEWNGHAM CURRICULUM REVIEW CYCLE 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 YEAR1 Prepare Art MCGF Ran Lang. Arts Business Math W. Lang. Ind. Arts Science . Health/PE Home. Ec. Music Spec. Ed. Agdculture Social St. Media Art lVtCX Plan Lang. Arts Business YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 Wdte LO's Implement Evaluate Report _ Social St. Music ,Science Math Media Spec. Ed. HealtWPE W. Lang. Agriculture Home. Ec. Ind. Arts _ Art Social St. Music Science MCX Ran MedEa Spec. EcL Health/PE Agriculture Home. Ec. _ Lang. Arts Art Social St. Music Business MCGF Ran Media Spec. E(L Agriculture Math Lang. Arts Art Social St. W. Lang. Business  Ran Media Ind. Arts Sdence Health/PE Home. Ec Math W. Lang. Ind. Arts Lang. Arts Art Business MCGF Plan Music Science Math Lang. Arts Spec. Ed. Health/PE W. Lang. Business Agriculture Home. Ec Ind. Arts Social St. Music Science Math Media Spec. Ed. HealtiVPE W. Lang. Agriculture Home. Ec. Ind. Arts Art Social St. Music Science Ran Media Spec. Ed. HealtlVPE Agriculture Home. Ec Development Bellingham .CURRICULUM CYCLE - Activities OLK(X)lVES = knowledge (concepts, processes, procedures),i;sldlfS& attitudes a student must know. 1997-98 Music Spec. Educ. Agriculture Science Health/PE Home Econ. Mathematics World Lang. Ind.Arts/T&l Lang. Arts Business Ed. Art Distr. Educ. Social St. Media YEAR1 -RESEARCH &PREP, N:E -Order & review  documents on MLO/ELO for the subject area -Review current research & related workshops (try pilot programs) -Site visits to other schools to see exemplary programs -Staff to share matedals found (short sessions after school YEAR2 - WRITE LEARNER  - PU - INSEFNK;E -Wdte, proof & field test a procedural guide for the subject area -Select textbooks (aligned to outcomes) & support matedals -Arrange training/inservice in sidll areas needed to carry out the program -Assess implications of integration indusion IVICGF, etc. YEAR 3 - IMPLE]VENT -Put the procedural guide into action - teach to the established outCOmeS -Evaluate and grade on the student's demonstrated mastery of outcomeS -Edit the Procedural Guide as appropriate to reflect age appropriate -Review all matedals ( YEAR4 - PROGRAM EVALUATION -Administer the state ELO tests (& other appropdate evaluations) -Review & analyze test results as soon as they get back & play to improVe -Survey (at least once in 6 years) of students, staff or public in area -Explore alternative assessment procedures (i.e. rubdcs, YEAR5 -SYSTEMS REPORT & FOLLOW UP -Prepare, publish and disseminate the report on performance & curriculum -Have policies, Procedural Guides, etc. available for public review -Additional staff development based on program evaluation YEAR6 - ASSESS & FOLLOW UP -Informally assess program performance & identify areas for change -Have the Graduation Standards been met ? -Compare student performance to year 4 (Are results visible ?) -Are students evaluated onperformance or seat time ? -Develop notes on curricular areas that need attention and/or st RELATED TASKS & ACTIVmES: 95-6 -> School Climate 96-7 -> At Risk/Media Technology 97-8 -> Instructional Improvement 98-99 -> School & Community 99-00 -> Student Services 00-01 -> Philosophy, Goals, & Outcomes ITEM# 4 Bellingham's Educational Goals EDUCATIONAL GOALS FOR BELLINGHAJ ELEIVENTARY SCHOOL (NOTE: Since these have been circulated several times the list has been shorted in the interest of space. Anyone wishing to see the full list may do so in the distdct office.) CATEGORY Elem.Coord/Teacher/Parent ContractedCurr. Coord. In order to achieve this philosophy the Bellingham Public School has adopted the following district-wide curriculum goals. Special emphasis has been placed on implementing an education the so each learner can skills, attitudes, values, and each goal to the maximum extent These learner goals are a emphasizing the purposes and student should experience school career. The professional with providing an educational to meet the goals as adopted board. Page Sb INDEPENDENT TuesdaY,