Intelligent Redesign American HS

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Every Child a Graduate: 

Every Child a Graduate MASSP – Keynote Presentation Governor Bob Wise 2008

The Facts (Nationally): 

Three of these students will not graduate from high school. Three of these students will not graduate from high school with the skills necessary for success in higher education or the modern workforce. Seven out of ten eighth-grade students cannot read at grade level. The Facts (Nationally)

The Graduation Gap - Nationally: 

53% 58% 76% 80% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Black Hispanic White Asian The Graduation Gap - Nationally About 70% of all students in the nation graduate on time from high school with a regular diploma. 27% Gap Swanson/Ed Week, 2007

The Graduation Gap - MN: 

The Graduation Gap - MN MN DOE, 2007 42% Gap About 73% of all students in MN graduate on time from high school with a regular diploma.

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Black Hispanic White 8th Grade NAEP Reading Scores - National Below Basic Proficient Advanced Basic 70% of all 8th grade students read below grade level 86% below proficient 62% below proficient 88% below proficient

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Black Hispanic White 8th Grade NAEP Reading Scores - MN Below Basic Proficient Advanced Basic 64% of 8th grade students in MN read below grade level 81% below proficient 59% below proficient 87% below proficient

Economic Impacts: 

Economic Impacts

Who Pays When Students Fail to Graduate?: 

Who Pays When Students Fail to Graduate? The Students Themselves The Rest of Us…

Educational Attainment & Annual Salary (2,000 hour/year) : 

Educational Attainment & Annual Salary (2,000 hour/year) HS Drop Out ($8/hr) HS Graduate ($13/hr) Bachelor’s Degree ($25/hr)

The Economic Impact: Earnings Projections: 

The Economic Impact: Earnings Projections Some High School High School Diploma Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Who Makes the Money? 2005 Average Income by Educational Attainment $17,299 $26,933 $36,645 $52,671

The Economic Impact: Society’s Bill: 

The Economic Impact: Society’s Bill Each class of high school dropouts costs the MN economy: Nearly $4 billion in lost wages over the students’ lifetime About $224 million in Medicaid and uninsured medical costs over their lifetime Almost $89 million in community college remediation costs per year A 5% increase in male graduation rate would save more than $77 million in incarceration expenses and lost wages per year.

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1,000 More Graduates For example, in a public school district with about 60,000 students, roughly 2,000 are lost from each graduating class. What would be impact be if we were able to graduate 1,000 of them? 157 would most likely not pursue college coursework 489 would probably receive some college education but not a BA 354 are projected to obtain at least a BA In this example, based on median annual earnings by level of education, 1,000 additional graduates would yield almost $20 million dollars in increased income.

America’s secondary schools are obsolete: 

America’s secondary schools are obsolete

1964 Mustang: That was Then: 

1964 Mustang: That was Then

2006 Mustang: This is Now: 

2006 Mustang: This is Now

Then and Now: 

Then and Now

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Sources: Levy and Murnane; Schleicher, 2007 Mean task input as percentiles of the 1960 task distribution The U.S. economy’s demand for skills has changed Nonroutine interactive Nonroutine analytic Routine manual Routine cognitive Nonroutine manual

Dropout Factories: 

Dropout Factories System is failure is epitomized by the nation’s 2,000 dropout factories. About 15% of high schools – produce half of the nation’s dropouts. Who attends Dropout Factories? Minority students Students who live in poverty

A national problem requires national solutions: 

A national problem requires national solutions

U.S. Olympic Rankings: 

U.S. Olympic Rankings Ranked #3, Athens 2004 Ranked #1, 4x400 Relay, Athens 2004 Ranked #1, 4x100 Medley Relay, Athens 2004

How do American 15-year-olds compare to their international peers?: 

How do American 15-year-olds compare to their international peers?

How do we address the crisis?: 

How do we address the crisis? We look to best practice and research, and we replicate and support what we know works.

Ten Elements of a Successful High School: 

Ten Elements of a Successful High School Challenging Classes Personal Attention for All Students Extra Help for Those Who Need It Bringing the Real World to the Classroom Family & Community Involvement A Safe Learning Environment Skilled Teachers Strong Leaders Necessary Resources User-Friendly Information

Good policies: 

Good policies Public Will LOCAL STATE FEDERAL

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Governor Bob Wise Alliance for Excellent Education 1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 901 Washington, DC 20036 T 202 828-0828 F 202 828-0821 www.all4ed.org

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