Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting Minutes – September 17, 2013
GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Leadership Team/Department Heads Meeting
Marcus called the meeting to order at 11:15am. The meeting was held in Room 450.
Marcus introduced Jan Link and Steven Newton from the district. He gave an overview of the data we would be discussing today and at next week’s meeting when Ritu, an Assistant Superintendent in charge of data will come.
Marcus said we are comparing ourselves to 4 schools. He listed them and gave scores for the schools. They are:
Lincoln 772-778 +6 pts. (6-4)
Washington 786-774 -12pts. (7-5)
Balboa 780-759 -21 pts. (6-8)
Wallenberg 801-799 -2pts. (7-7)
Our Goal: 785-758 -27 pts. (7-4)
All scores dropped except Lincoln, and ours was the longest drop.
We will look at Grade Comparisons. He divided the members into 4 groups.
Math and Science; Special Ed and World Language; English, ELL and Social Science; and PE and VPA.
Marcus distributed some sheets that he asked the groups to review and make predictions about grade and student performances. He asked the groups to provide written answers.
Marcus then called for answers from the group. This will be a 3-point discussion. The more comprehensive discussions will take place in several weeks.
Next Marcus and Lisa distributed data for the members to review.
Marcus then told the group to check the courses that are included in the data. He explained each part of the distributions. He asked everyone to focus on his or her own content area. Administrators and Jan Link and Steven Newton circulated during the discussion to help the members understand and process the data.
He also passed out an exit slip to get the members’ thoughts on this activity.
Marcus and Lisa passed around EAP and CHSEE results for the group to review.
Marcus encouraged everyone to review the data so everyone will be prepared to discuss what we will do with this data during the next 2 meetings.
Meeting adjourned at 12:15pm.