Alaka R. Rao-Kathi
Grand Canyon University
March, 09, 2011
Plan Do Study Act Cycle - Comparison of Data
Esperanza Alternate Programs, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1990. There are two campuses in South Texas consisting of nearly 500 students combined. Esperanza provides community based dropout recovery program services to students that are at-risk of dropping out of high school. The main purpose of the organization is to plan, develop, and implement dropout recovery programs that provide accelerated and compensatory instructional services for students from 14 to 21 years of age. Esperanza School District has created a Plan Do Study Act cycle to strategically focus its resources on identified wants, preferences, and needs of its community. The PDSA planning and thinking process will lead to a stronger and more vital school district. This process will be on-going as Esperanza Charter School moves into the future if it succeeds in accomplishing the PDSA cycle. This strategic plan is intended to help the school focus its resources in a manner that will benefit the enrolled students best. The following tables show the test scores for the 2009 and 2010 academic years. Test score information
District outcomes on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) results in the four content areas Reading/ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies are shown in Table 1 for the Esperanza District. Table1: Percent Students Passing in TAKS Content Areas with TEA Comments Subject| Year| State Average| District Average| TEA Comment| Reading/ELA| 20102009| 90%88%| 48%42%| Needs Improvement| Mathematics| 20102009| 84%80%| 21%13%| Needs Improvement| Science| 20102009| 83%78%| 26%18%| Needs Improvement|
Social Studies| 20102009| 95%93%| 66%58%| Needs Improvement| All Tests| 20102009| 77%72%| 12%10%| Needs Improvement| Source: Academic Excellence Information...