2012–2014 Commissioner's Schools – Dissemination Grant

Carle Place Union Free School District

District Overview

The Carle Place Union Free School District is located in the Town of North Hempstead, in Nassau County. The District was identified by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) as having one of the highest performing middle/senior high schools (grades 7-12) in New York State. The Carle Place UFSD proposes to disseminate its instructional practices aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), including a multi-tiered approach to data analysis.

District-Identified Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

The Carle Place UFSD posits that one of its most effective strategies to improve achievement for all students has been the creation of multi-level data inquiry teams. Data-fluency for all stakeholders is the goal, and information is communicated in ways that have enhanced student success. The district reports that multi-level data inquiry teams and related strategies for increasing student achievement can be replicated in low performing schools. The district strategies include:

  1. A multi-tiered approach to assessment and data use that enables ongoing monitoring of student progress, and adjustment of curricular, instructional and professional development practices;
  2. Supporting educator teams (inclusive of district-level staff) for systematic interaction to collaboratively plan, evaluate and refine practices through common vertical and horizontal planning time;
  3. Data inquiry sessions that replace the typical Board of Education, administrative, faculty, department and grade level meetings; and
  4. Targeted ongoing professional development that ensures fidelity to core practices.

Proposed Outcomes
As a Dissemination Grant School, the Carle Place UFSD intends to share and disseminate the practice of building and utilizing multi-tiered data inquiry teams to drive instructional decisions. As the result of partnership through this grant, the Carle Place UFSD suggests a replication school should expect:

  1. A site-specific implementation plan;
  2. Access to the Carle Place UFSD five-year curriculum plan, instructional units aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and model interim benchmark assessments;
  3. Guided support and technical assistance; and
  4. Creation of multi-tiered data-inquiry teams with expertise in data-analysis with broad-based leadership representation from multiple stakeholders.

Dissemination Plan

The Carle Place UFSD will provide the following to each Replication Grant School with which it has partnered:

  1. Analysis of Replication Grant School assessement data and assistance in the development of data-driven goals;
  2. Assistance in the development of protocols to share data at various levels (e.g., administrative cabinet meetings, building, grade, department, and individual teachers meetings);
  3. Access to its five-year curriculum plan, instructional units aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, and interim assessments;
  4. Guided assistance in the development of interim assessments;
  5. Quarterly goal setting meetings;
  6. Four one-half day professional development events (quarterly);
  7. Two Superintendent conference full-day professional development events (annually);
  8. Two onsite school visits from Carle Place administrators for feedback and peer coaching in data meetings; and
  9. Four thirty-minute teleconferences; weekly email conversations for ongoing support and technical assistance.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Carle Place CSD Commissioner’s Dissemination Grant proposal and partnership opportunity as a Replication Grant School, please contact:

David J. Flatley, Superintendent
Carle Place Union Free School District
168 Cherry Lane
Carle Place, NY 11514
(516) 622-6575


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Last Updated: December 27, 2012 2:25 PM