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  • What has been happening at the district over the last several years (i.e. - College Readiness coaches, Cleveland Goes to College curriculum, Senior Seminar curriculum, etc) that has played into an increased focus on college and career readiness?Portfolio of new and innovative schools were created and are now producing larger numbers of graduates that are prepared for and have access to highly selective colleges across the country. (Students in the last few years have gotten into Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Cornell).Ambition and expectation has been growing but persistence and completion have remained low. (Show CMSD Nation, State and CMSD college going and completion chart).
  • Based on what was happening at the school district with career and college-readiness and funders increased interest in this area, the district looked at Naviance and decided it was the system/infrastructure piece of the puzzle that could bring all of the work together. As in other district, it could create such efficiencies for counselors, put data at the fingertips of principals and adminstrators and help simplify the multitude of work students and families have to do in the college-going process.Implemented Naviance in the 2011-2012 school year across all district high schools - about 13,000 students, 9-12 had access to it. Created grade-level milestones for each grade to keep kids on track (show graphic of grade level milestones)
  • Implementation has been as expected with the typical buy-in challanges of any new system. But those that use it, love it. It is becomming more and more the tool we use for more of that case management approach to college search, acceptance and enrollment.
  • The School district implemented career and college planning software Naviance Succeed last year across all high schools. It is a robust system aimed at assisting students and families with the college search, application and selection process. First year implementation went well and College Now was an integral part of making sure students were utilizing the system regularly. As you can see, usership among juniors and seniors was good but more work needs to be done to make this an expectation for all students. We know that Naviance is a tremendous resource for students, families and guidance counselors. We need to make it more a part of the daily routine for everyone.
  • Building systems and structures first is important. We asked hard questions of higher education and the school district to find out what was happening with kids after high school. We worked hard to collect and analyze the information we needed to tell the story. Once that was done, we knew where holes/gaps existed that we needed to fill in order to track students’ progression through high school and college. We then purchased software to help us do that and gave everyone access to that tool so that they too could support student success at every level. Quality data and data analysis is critical. Using National Student Clearinghouse data alongside institutional data we were able to track on an individual student level what was happening and where kids were falling out of the pipeline. Building trust and strong relationships is vital. The Compact spent time in the first year convening like partners to grow our relationships with them but also their relationships with one another. We also tried to cross-pollinate institutions that would not necessarily interact with one another but work on different parts of the education pipeline to get students to degree completion. All Compact partners talk about the value they place on the convening and sharing that takes place at meetings. Be comfortable with ambiguity. This network structure of organizations aligning their efforts toward a common goal is challenging and uncomfortable for many. Stick with it and keep in mind the person at the center of all the work is the student.
  • We Can Work Together

    1. 1. Cleveland Metropolitan School District Working Together to Create a College-Going Culture Karen Thompson, Maggie McGrath, Jeff McKissick
    2. 2. Agenda and Overview • Cleveland Metropolitan School District Implementation of Naviance • Mayor's Call to Action and the Higher Education Compact • Using Naviance to support the creation of a college-going culture throughout a large urban district
    3. 3. Naviance Implementation in the Cleveland School District
    4. 4. Career and College Readiness in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District • Cleveland Goes to College, Career and College Readiness Coaches, College Now • New and Innovative Schools • College ambition and expectation has been growing but persistence and completion remain low.
    5. 5. Historical College Going and Completion Numbers Chart for CMSD Students
    6. 6. College-Going at New and Innovative Schools in the Cleveland School District 71% 68% 72% 63% 56% 59% 94% 90% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 4-Year High School Graduation Rate College Enrollment within 1st Year Nation Ohio All CMSD Schools New & Innovative Schools
    7. 7. College Completion Rates in CMSD 1% 1% 4% 5% 5% 5% 4% 4% 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 2005 2006 Time to College Graduation within 6 Years (Associate's, Bachelor's and Higher) Graduated in 2 years or Less Graduated in 3 Years Graduated in 4 Years Graduated in 5 Years Graduated in 6 Years
    8. 8. CMSD Naviance Implementation • System to bring all of the pieces together • High quality data on college access • Improved interface with students and families around college process • Integrated well with other student information systems
    9. 9. CMSD Naviance Implementation • Student Usage Rates on the Rise • College Applications on the Rise • eDocs introduced in half of schools with full roll out in 13-14 school year • Planned implementation of course planner for 13-14 school year
    10. 10. Student Usage Rates On the Rise • Senior usage rates went from 6.1 Logins/Student in 2011-12 to 10.6 in 12-13. Usage amongst seniors stayed steady at 73% with at least one login. •Junior usage rates have also increased from 3.8 in 2011-12 to 4.8 in 12-13. 2011-2012 2012-2013 # of Logins 25,090 33,090 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 NumberofLogins Naviance Usage All Grade Levels 2011-2012 2012-2013 College Applications 5,565 7,172 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000 CollegeApplications College Applications Submitted
    11. 11. Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland
    12. 12. Focused Foundation Investment Capacity Building/System Impact • Support the introduction of a college planning and tracking system in CMSD • Provide specialized college guidance services to high performing CMSD students – Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars Program • Create a college-going culture in targeted CMSD high schools • Create a community plan
    13. 13. Background: Development of a Community Plan • December 2010: Mayor appointed a small group to develop recommendations to create a community action plan to increase college readiness, access and persistence in Cleveland. • December 2010-July 2011: Group collected data, reviewed existing efforts, completed research and conducted interviews, developed a white paper - developed four recommendations to create Higher Education Compact. 1. Publicly launch the Higher Education Compact 2. Adopt a Dashboard to Measure Progress 3. Develop an efficient and effective organizational structure 4. Continue planning for expansion of initiative and scholarship • October 2011: Launched Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland.
    14. 14. Foundation of Higher Education Compact Three Factors to College Success Does the student have the content knowledge, critical thinking and research skills, and academic habits to successfully complete college work without remediation? Does the student have the awareness, opportunity, support, and financing necessary to select and attend a college that is the “right fit?” Does the student have the academic and self-management skills, resilience, resources, and institutional support to successfully navigate and persevere through college?
    15. 15. Progress to Date • Launch – Launch event with more than 300 people on October 6, 2011 – Ten funders committed $300,000 for operating budget – Branding and marketing materials developed: www.highereducationcompact.org • Recruitment /Participation of Compact Partners - Higher Education Institutions: 17 higher education institutions which enroll 80% of CMSD students share data and create proactive plans - Cleveland Metropolitan School District: Launch Cleveland Goes to College Program - Practice Partners: Data sharing and use of Naviance Succeed • Activities – Annual Symposium held in June 2012 and 2013 with over 300 participants at each – Raising the Bar: Dashboard Report released in December 2012
    16. 16. First Annual Dashboard Report Released • High School Graduation Rates are rising • CMSD College Readiness Rates are low • CMSD is aggressively addressing college readiness • More CMSD graduates are enrolling in college • Community Partners are aligning their work • College completion rates for CMSD graduates are low but rising • Compact colleges and universities are focused on intervention 16
    17. 17. College Success: Outcomes & Goals
    18. 18. Using Naviance to create a college-going culture in a large urban school district
    19. 19. 19 Average Number of times Students take the ACT 1.67 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 2009 2010 2011 Percentage of On-Time Graduates Taking the ACT Nation Ohio CMSD College Access in CMSD
    20. 20. 20 Percentage of Students Completing at Least One College Application by Feb. 15 50% Average Number of Completed College Applications per Student 4.31 College Access in the CMSD
    21. 21. 21 Percentage of Students that completed the FAFSA in 2012 59% 47% 59% 57% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 2011 2012 CMSD FAFSA Completion Rates CMSD Nation College Access in the CMSD
    22. 22. Naviance Milestones Tracking Worksheet Goal Actual 9th Grade "On track" (Naviance User) 4 100% 50% 10th Grade "On track (9th + OGT) 8 50% 50% 11th Grade "On track" (10th + ACT) 4 60% 50% 12th Grade "On track" (11th +College+FAFSA) 8 75% 63% Last, First Name School Grade On-Track Off-Track Student #1 East Teach Campus-9th 9 Y  Student #2 East Tech-Engineering 9  Student #3 Jane Addams Business Careers9 Y  Student #4 Jane Addams Business Careers9  Student #5 East Tech-Community 10 Y Y  Student #6 East Tech-Community 10  Student #7 East Tech-Engineering 10  Student #8 East Tech-Engineering 10 Y Y  Student #9 John Adams Financial Services10 Y  Student #10 John Adams Campus-College Board10 Y Y  Student #11 New Tech@East Tech 10 Y  Student #12 New Tech@East Tech 10 Y Y  Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland Insert Practice Partner's Name Student Success Tracking Report Insert Date NavianceUser* DoWhatYouAre CreateResume PassOGT* SearchColleges TakeACT* ApplytoCollege* CompleteFAFSA* Year End Goals: % Students Completing All Key Milestones=* Naviance: Career and College Readiness Tasks AttendCollegeFair Student Success Milestones
    23. 23. Lessons Learned Along the Way • Building the systems and structures that you need to do the work must be done first. •Quality data and data analysis is critically important. •Progress happens at the speed of trust – build trusting relationships amongst stakeholders. • Be comfortable with ambiguity. • Communicate constantly.
    24. 24. Contact Us for More Information Karen Thompson Deputy Chief Curriculum and Instruction Cleveland Metropolitan School District karen.h.thompson@cmsdnet.net Maggie McGrath Armour College Success Consultant The Cleveland Foundation mmcgrath@clevefdn.org Jeff McKissick IT Manager and Naviance Implementation Manager College Now Greater Cleveland jmckissick@collegenowgc.org
    25. 25. Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: http://go.naviance.com/evaluations