21st CCLC Reports

21st CCLC


Project Alaka’i was submitted in June of 2010 for McKinley and Kaimuki complexes. Upon the award, the grant was split into two separate projects by complexes. McKinley Complex consists of eight schools: six elementary schools, one middle schools and one high school. The complex has utilized the grant well to provide extra support in Math, Language Arts, Science and enrichment, as well as, build community partnerships and opportunities for Parent interactions with the schools.

In the 2013-14 school year, a total of 1103 students that participated in CCLC of those, 39% were regular attendees (attended for 30 days or more). All but one site that had a late start this year served 20 percent or more of their school population in CCLC. Of the students served, 52% percent or more were educationally disadvantaged.

While the program business, payroll, and contacts were centrally monitored and managed by the District, each school site had a level of autonomy in establishing and meeting the needs of their school community. Each school had a site coordinator who was at CCLC during all CCLC hours to oversee the daily management of the program, staffing, management of site fixed assets and enforcing school safety and policies.

The last two years of the project was Directed by Pam Kohara a Complex Area Resource Teacher for both Kaimuki and McKinley complex’s CCLC Programs. Like the prior directors, she worked with sites to ensure that the sites were targeting students most in need of support. However, these final two years, the emphasis shifted to refining the program’s weaker areas, such as, increasing parent involvement, increasing partnerships, and systematizing sustainable supports. Ms. Kohara could do this because each school and the former directors were able to put into place many of the systems of support and defined procedures that laid the foundation for afterschool and/or intercession programs at each site.

The project goals are:

Goal 1: To provide expanded learning opportunities for students at risk that will result in improved academic achievement in core academic areas with emphasis on reading and math;

Goal 2: To increase parent involvement at the school and participation in educational activities; and

Goal 3: To collaborate with school staff and community organizations to provide and sustain services in a safe environment provided by CCLC.

This is the fifth and final year of the grant. Each of the schools provided CCLC services throughout the grant period. All schools provided academic and academic enrichment programs. Some of the notable accomplishments are as follows:

Some of the notable outcomes over the 2013-14 grant period are:

· For five schools, the percent of regular attendees that met/exceeded standards in math was higher than the percent that met/exceeded for the whole school

· In reading, three of the schools’ regular attendees had a higher percentage of students that met/exceeded standards than the school as a whole

· The percent of regular attendees that improved their HSA scores in reading was 38% or more (range 38.5%-63%)

· The percent of regular attendees that improved their HSA scores in math was 30% or more (range 30.8-65.8%)

· Parent involvement in the final year was the highest of any years with 770 incidents of parent participation

Some of the notable outcomes over the five years period of the grant

· Increase in partners from 3 to 12

· Reading, math, science and arts/music were offered by all schools every school year

· The project director worked closely with schools to utilize their data and target instruction to students in need

· 100% of partners strongly agreed that they were satisfied with the partnership and would want to continue the partnership

· Parent-reported involvement increased from 87 to 292 as reported on the student survey. When other participation numbers were added, there were a total of 770 incidents of parent participation in the final year counting all records.

· There was an increase each year in the number of students that were regular attendees (from 200 to 408)

Based on the evaluation results, the following recommendations are made:

1. Continue efforts to target the students most in need of support and utilize available resources to help meet their needs.

2. Since the grant is ending, schools should take advantage of the CompassLearning program that is now available to the sites for use during the school day. Encourage principals to have their staff get PD and incorporate the tool into their instructional practices.

3. Sustainability of programming would continue to benefit students and with the end of the grant, it is recommended that sites do what they can to continue the elements of the program found to be effective at their sites.

A continued focus on data is recommended so that schools are utilizing all programming and resources to strategically plan how they can improve student outcomes. Although this is the last year of the grant, there are practices that could be of benefit to the site and should be considered

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