Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/19/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Report of the Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation
Type: Action
Subject: 2. Report with Possible Action on Credit Recovery and Acceleration Online Course Development
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.01 - Teaching and Learning Goals
Attachments: Attachment 1: Asynchronous CR ACC Development Outline
Attachment 2: Administrative Recommendations
File Attachment:
Attachment 1 Asynchronous CR ACC Development Outline.pdf
Atachment 2 Administrative Recommendations.pdf
Background: At the August 2020 Committee on Student Achievement and School innovation, the Committee directed Administration to convene small groups of high school teachers in English, math, science and social studies to develop online courses for credit recovery or acceleration that are culturally relevant, self-paced, standards based and engaging.

An online application was developed asking for basic information from interested teachers. The application included a couple of open-ended questions related to curriculum, cultural relevance, and student outcomes. The application questions were as follows:
• First Name
• Last Name
• Employee ID Number
• MPS Email Address
• Current School Assignment
• Content Area
• Teaching Licenses
• Number of years of teaching Experience
• Please list any previous experience with writing and/or reviewing curriculum. If no experience, please respond NA.
• Please describe any culturally responsive instructional strategies you have used and how it improved student outcomes.
• Please use this space for any comments, additional information you wish to share, or questions you may have regarding this committee (this is optional).

The application window was 25 days. The recruitment timeline was as follows:
• Posting in the September 10, 2020 Thursday Update
• High School Regional follow-up September 11, 2020
• Posting sent to Milwaukee Teachers Education Association September 18, 2020
• Posting in the September 24, 2020 Thursday Updates
• Application closed October 5, 2020

Grades and professional development transcripts requested for all applicants for review the week of October 5, 2020.

A draft plan was developed outlining the steps needed for the creation of an asynchronous credit recovery and credit acceleration system.

Additional research was conducted on the use of Edgenuity and grading trends in Milwaukee Public Schools.
Fiscal Impact Statement: N/A
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommendation: Your Committee reports having received the foregoing report from the Administration. Although this item has been noticed for possible action, no action is required.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jacqueline M. Mann, Ph.D. - Board Clerk/Chief Officer