Hybrid 4x4 Timeline


Assessment

  • What is the impact on Mid-Quarter DBA testing? Will there be an adjustment in the administration dates of these assessment and/or the number of assessments?

    Subtopic: DBAs Timeline: 2/22/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • What are the implications for mid-terms? Will there be an adjustment in the adminstration dates of these assessments?

    Subtopic: Exams Timeline: 2/22/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Done


  • When should fall SOL test administration occur? Fall SOL tests are pre-equated- almost immediate results. Need time for remediation prior to expedited retakes (and prior to exams to maintain equity with spring testing exam exemption policy).

    Subtopic: SOL Testing Timeline: 2/22/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • What are the implications for fall administration? How many days are needed for testing and what type of schedule should be used (adjusted schedule)?

    Subtopic: SOL Testing Timeline: 2/22/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Should we move away from the adjusted testing schedule in the spring at all schools to reduce lost instructional time? SOL tests scheduled during the regular school day may present issues with examiners and proctors for each test session.

    Subtopic: SOL Testing Timeline: 2/22/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Done

Athletics

  • What are the VHSL eligibility requirements for the hybrid 4x4?

    Subtopic: Eligibility Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Attendance

  • Will the student homework make-up policy need to change for the Hybrid 4x4?

    Subtopic: HW Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Review the section on p.2 of the handbook entitled, "Effects of Absences on H.S. Credits." If it is written in terms of classes missed, rather than days missed, may not require revision. School Administration should participate in this review.

    Subtopic: Student Absences Timeline: 3/1/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Done


  • What can teachers do to assist a student with absences?

    Subtopic: Teacher Absences Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: Principals Status Update: Follow-up

Bell Schedule

  • Determine the bell schedules for all schools, recognizing that THS and GHS also need new bell schedules and that students at THS and GHS attend BHS and YHS for SOA, ROTC, CST, and TV Production.

    Subtopic: Timeline: 1/27/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Done

Calendar

  • Do we need to schedule make-up days in the school calendar first semester for inclement weather - snow, hurricanes, etc. or do we push the start date for second term back if days are missed in the first term?

    Subtopic: Make-up Days Timeline: 2/1/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Done


  • Instructional time: Should we continue to adminstrer the PSAT during the school day for all sophomores?

    Subtopic: PSAT Timeline: 1/27/2011
    Task Owner: KR Status Update: Done


  • Should a teacher work day be inserted in the division-wide school calendar at the end of the first term? How feasible is this/how would this be achieved?

    Subtopic: Teacher Work Day Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Communication

  • How do we provide Hybrid 4x4 updates to current middle school students and parents of rising 9th graders.

    Subtopic: Middle Schools Timeline: 1/6/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Course Load

  • What are the implications for Governor's School students in terms of the number of courses they can take in a year?

    Subtopic: NH Gov School Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • What are the implications for SOA Practicum students? On the 4x4 schedule this would be a ninth class?

    Subtopic: SOA Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • What guidelines will be set regarding course selection and doubling up courses in one year? Will students be allowed to take multiple core classes in a given year?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Credit Recovery

  • If students fail the first semester, will they repeat the class the following semester or do they have to wait until the next year? Will students be allowed to take a failed 1st term course immediately in the 2nd term?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Curriculum Writing

  • Curriculum Writing for spring 2011 semester math courses to address off-sequence courses

    Subtopic: Math Timeline: 12/9/2010
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Done


  • Schedule curriculum writers for courses that have been modified from half- to full-credit (i.e trig/discrete math combo)

    Subtopic: Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Ongoing

Drop/Add

  • What guidelines will be set regarding the drop/add period since students in a 4x4 class will have covered the same amount of material in one week that students on an AB schedule cover in two weeks?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

GPA Calculation

  • GPA calculations are currently computed at mid-year for seniors. At the mid-year point, courses on the 4x4 are complete but courses on the hybrid are only half way through - how do we calculate to mediate this difference?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: IT Status Update: Follow-up

Grading and Interim Periods

  • Develop Report Card Summary Page for parents to explain differing grading periods.

    Subtopic: Grade Reports Timeline: 2/3/2011
    Task Owner: Guidance Directors Status Update: Done


  • Do we need an interim period at 2.25 weeks (11 days)? If so, how (what would it look like)

    Subtopic: Interims Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: Principals Status Update: Done


  • Should we consider a more official Edline template/report to replace Interim reports because of the ease and frequency of reporting? These can be auto-generated by a site reporter user.

    Subtopic: Interims Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: Principals Status Update: Done


  • Teacher verification report

    Subtopic: Reports Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: IT Status Update: Done


  • Do we need to change the calendar for grading windows to reflect multiple course terms for the purpose of posting grades?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Do we maintain the same calendar for AB and 4X4 courses, (4x4 classes would only get interims and semester grades) or do we issue four quarter grades for a full credit course regardless of schedule (grading periods would differ in length)?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • GradeQuick calendar modification (done by teachers or the school division). Can we centralize this process?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: IT Status Update: Done

Instruction

  • What are the implications for the Court Docent Schedule next year (we currently send two high schools in the spring and two in the fall)?

    Subtopic: Court Docent Timeline: 3/1/2011
    Task Owner: IS Status Update: Done


  • How do we reduce gap concerns in math and world language expressed by parents?

    Subtopic: Gap Timeline: 12/9/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Discussions among teachers and adminstration regarding the purpose, pacing, and management of course material and assignments given to students (tests, hw, projects)

    Subtopic: Pacing Timeline: 3/15/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Plan for curriculum review - pacing (professional development and time to review)

    Subtopic: Pacing Timeline: 3/15/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • How do we address/encourage participation in the science fair for students in 4x4 science classes in the spring?

    Subtopic: Science Fair Timeline: 3/1/2011
    Task Owner: IS Status Update: Done

IT

  • How do we ensure that software is ready to go in the beginning of the year so we do not create inequity for fall term courses?

    Subtopic: Software Timeline: 12/9/2010
    Task Owner: KR Status Update: Ongoing

Master Schedule

  • AP art students are typically mixed into Art 1, 2, 3 and/or 4 classes. Since AP classes will run year long and the ones they are mixed in with would be on a 4x4 schedule, which classes would they be mixed in with second semester?

    Subtopic: Art Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: Guidance Directors Status Update: Done


  • How do we ensure balance of heavy courses between term 1 and term 2?

    Subtopic: Course Load Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: Guidance Directors Status Update: Done


  • How do we address membership, participation, and eligibility in DECA and FBLA since students may only be scheduled in business classes during the first term or second term only?

    Subtopic: CTE Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: Principals Status Update: Done


  • Should Co-Op, COE and/or Career Mentorship classes be on the 4x4 or year-long AB schedule?

    Subtopic: CTE Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Guidance Check List: update the current checklist for Guidance Counselors as they review student schedules (course load balancing, prerequisites, etc.; broad timeline for managing registration and review process)

    Subtopic: Guidance Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: Guidance Director - YHS Status Update: Done


  • Prerequisites for courses: is there a way that the computer can help identify the courses and prereqs in advance?

    Subtopic: Prerequisites Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Follow-up


  • Can IT create a Course Request Comparison Report to help guidance resolve scheduling conflicts?

    Subtopic: Reports Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: IT Status Update: Done


  • How can we distinguish 4x4 classes from AB classes in ADM? Cannot give different course codes as that would impact course loading.

    Subtopic: Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: IT Status Update: Done


  • Report - identify reports needed to build master schedule

    Subtopic: Timeline: Ongoing
    Task Owner: Guidance Directors Status Update: Ongoing

New Horizons / CTE

  • With the move to the morning CTE Program at NHREC, what time will buses need to leave YHS and BHS to get to Butler Farm and Woodside campuses?

    Subtopic: Transportation Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Done


  • Transportation for students who need to go to NH in the afternoon (outside of the students who go in the morning): do they have to provide their own transportation)?

    Subtopic: Transportation Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Done


  • Morning CTE schedule will allow students to take four classes in home school - how do we accommodate students who need five classes to meet graduation requirements?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 12/9/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Program of Studies

  • What classes will be taught on the AB Schedule?

    Subtopic: AB Classes Timeline: 2/3/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Should ceramics be taught on the AB schedule to provide drying time for pottery?

    Subtopic: Art Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Will individual schools be able to select which visual arts classes are on the A/B schedule or the 4x4?

    Subtopic: Art Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Do Adv English 9 and 10 classes need to be on the yearlong schedule? If they are 4x4 classes, then what would we do with summer assignments?

    Subtopic: English Timeline: 1/20/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Since they are not performance based, should technical fine arts classes (Music Theory & Technical Theater) be on the 4x4 schedule?

    Subtopic: Fine Arts Timeline: 12/13/2010
    Task Owner: Principals Status Update: Done


  • Should geometry be a double block for struggling math students?

    Subtopic: Math Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Should we keep Algebra I Double Block? Should we revise to reflect Algebra prep class and then Algebra I?

    Subtopic: Math Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Should Algebra II/Trig be offered on both the hybrid and 4x4? We have a very small number of middle school students taking this course - needs to work with the middle school schedule?

    Subtopic: Math Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Current schedule will create some classes of Algebra A, Geometry A and Algebra II A this spring - need to make a decision regarding offering these "A" classes when we know that a "B" class will not be offered next fall.

    Subtopic: Math Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Do we continue to "rollback" students in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II at the semester (9 weeks on the 4x4) or do we make these yearlong courses now with the opportunity for credit recovery?

    Subtopic: Math Timeline: 11/18/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Should Physics and AP Physics be double blocked?

    Subtopic: Science Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Can we offer AP Chemistry and AP Biology every year on the hybrid 4x4?

    Subtopic: Science Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Should AP Biology and Biology be double blocked?

    Subtopic: Science Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Can we increase world language offerings to include a Conversational Spanish / French class?

    Subtopic: World Language Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • Do we pair semester courses to make them yearlong classes? How will this impact students?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 11/11/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Professional Development

  • Provide refresher professional development on effective instruction in the block.

    Subtopic: Block Timeline: 3/15/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Ongoing


  • What type of training will be required for teachers with respect to GradeQuick?

    Subtopic: GradeQuick Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Ongoing


  • Provide ongoing professional development for Guidance Staff on changes to the Program of Studies.

    Subtopic: Guidance Timeline: Ongoing
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Ongoing

Program Evaluation

  • How will the Hybrid 4x4 schedule be evaluated? What are the measures of success?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 3/15/2011
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Follow-up

Special Education

  • Review service minutes (currently says "every two weeks")

    Subtopic: Timeline: 3/1/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Done

Staff

  • Should department chair teaching load increase by one in the same fashion as with all teachers' loads? How will we accommodate a 5 of 8 teaching load?

    Subtopic: Dept. Chairs Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done


  • How might extended teacher absences and the quality of substitutes impact student learning? What can be done to recruit individuals to serve as content specific substitutes in upper level courses and speciality areas?

    Subtopic: Substitutes Timeline: 3/1/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Ongoing


  • How will split staff be handled?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 12/2/2010
    Task Owner: SC Status Update: Done

Student Fees

  • Can we develop a mechanism to collect all user fees at the beginning of the year rather than two collection periods for first and second term students so that orders may be placed in bulk to save money?

    Subtopic: Art Timeline: 1/13/2011
    Task Owner: Principals Status Update: Follow-up

Student Recognition

  • How will Honors and Highest Honors be calculated since 4x4 classes will have third and fourth quarter grades during the first semester/term and first and second quarter grades during the second semester/term?

    Subtopic: Honors & Highest Honors Timeline: 2/10/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Done


  • Honor roll typically occurs each nine weeks, but grading periods will vary based on whether the course is on the 4x4 or AB. Will the number of honor roll recognitions per year stay the same or double?

    Subtopic: Honor Roll Timeline: 1/27/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Follow-up

Transcript

  • Transcript Supplement - update transcripts to show that BHS, YHS, and YRA are on a hybrid 4x4

    Subtopic: Timeline: 2/15/2011
    Task Owner: DSI Status Update: Done

Transfer

  • How do we address transfer student issues for students with disabilities moving into or out of specialized programs within the division?

    Subtopic: Timeline: 3/10/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Done


  • How do we address transfer student issues within and outside the division? What is the extent of transfers within the division annually from (YHS and BHS) to (GHS or THS)

    Subtopic: Timeline: 3/10/2011
    Task Owner: CAO Status Update: Follow-up

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