During the summer of 2010, Denver Public Schools was awarded $14.4 million in federal funds to turn around the district’s lowest performing schools. Rachel B. Noel Middle School was awarded $2.4 million, or $800,527 per year for three years to ensure its students are performing at the same level of students throughout the district. The funding comes from a Tiered Intervention Grant (TIG) from the Colorado Department of Education. To read the full TIG for Noel, please click here.
Overview of Rachel B. Noel’s Grant
To ensure success for Noel’s students and teachers, critical steps must be taken to address the current gaps that exist. The transformation action plan is organized into three levers that develop the level of capacity necessary for improvement. The three improvement levers include:
Improvement Lever 1: Building Instructional Structures, Systems and Processes
Improvement Lever 2: Human Capital Development
Improvement Lever 3: Community Involvement and Engagement
As Rachel B. Noel is working towards ensuring that all students are proficient and/or advanced in their grade level, we have set goals that will be monitored throughout the year. Please check back often for additional information. The following chart shows the percentage of students that were proficient or advanced at the beginning of the year, an update based on testing for October 2010 and the school’s goal for the end of the year.
*2010 Baseline data include how current students performed on previous year CSAP and/or a “body of evidence” selected by the school using multiple data points
**October 2010 data may include Acuity data, benchmark assessments, teacher formative assessments, end-of-unit tests that comprise a “body of evidence” that includes multiple data points