Karen Ridgeway, Detroit Public Schools’ Superintendent for Academics, will present details of the district’s 2012-13 Academic Plan to parents in a series of workshops.
The plan’s focus is on Building Academic Excellence and Four Core Strategies:
- Providing a high-quality, well-rounded educational experience to all students that is rigorous, relevant, and engaging
- Building strong relationships with students, families, and the community to increase trust and shared responsibility
- Ensuring that every classroom has a high quality effective educator, supported by high-quality effective administrators and support staff
- Aligning resources to accomplish priorities within a balanced budget
When and Where:
Wednesday, May 30
10 a.m. to noon – Priest Elementary Middle School, 7840 Wagner
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts – West, Langston Hughes, 19501 Berg Road
Thursday, May 31
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Marcus Garvey Academy, 2301 Van Dyke
About the 2012-13 Academic Plan/The DPS Education Advantage
What we offer:
- Fine & Performing Arts including instrumental/vocal music and dance
- Take-home Netbooks in the fall of 2012 for students in grades 8-12
- Access to Netbook computers for ALL students in grades 6-12
- Millions of dollars in school building upgrades district-wide
- Three state-of-the-art buildings opening in the fall of 2012
- Advanced placement courses at every high school
- Safety and security enhancements district-wide
- Business partnerships for every school
- Renowned athletic programs
- Expanded time for Reading/Math
- Pre-Algebra for 7th graders
- Nine different languages
- Robust ESL Programs
Our Five Pillars of Student Achievement in the plan will be based on the following:
- Talent management
- High quality teaching and learning
- Rigorous, transparent and continuous improvement cycle
- Customer service approach to community and each other
- A secure, inclusive and dynamic culture
As part of the plan, we will assess outcomes through:
- MEAP/MME proficiency rates for students who have been in the district for at least three consecutive years and less than three consecutive years.
- NAEP passing rates for students in grades 4 and 8.
- Graduation rates – the number of students in a 9th grade cohort who graduate within four years of their enrollment in 9th grade.
- College readiness – the number of graduates who meet or exceed ACT College readiness criteria.
- MME writing scores – the number of 11th-graders scoring 1 or 2.
- Postsecondary enrollment – the number of seniors who enrolled in a four-year or two-year college or university or in a technical school within the first year after graduating.
- Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses – the number of students enrolled in AP courses and completing dual enrollment courses.
- Performance in AP courses – the number of students with AP test scores of 3, 4, or 5.
- District and campus accountability ratings – based on the district, the number of schools achieving Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
- Number of schools performing in the lowest 5 percent of schools statewide.