NKYEC Attendance Matters Presentation 11-8-2013

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NKYEC Attendance Matters Presentation 11-8-2013

  1. 1. Attendance Matters Action Team 1/Attendance November 8, 2013 Convening on Chronic Absenteeism
  2. 2. • The Northern Kentucky Education Council is the backbone organization for alignment of education initiatives in Northern Kentucky.
  3. 3. • The Council serves as a catalyst for collaboration, change and progress toward regional education goals in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties. 18 public school districts 3 postsecondary institutions 85,504: number of students enrolled in the Talent Continuum
  4. 4. CEO Leadership Board Community Advocacy and Funding Board of Directors Policy Development, Oversight and Guidance Equal Representation of Education, Business and Community Executive Director Organizational Leadership, Direction and Daily Operation Regional Education Goals Reducing Barriers to Student Learning College and Career Ready Educator Excellence Education Accessibility and Lifelong Learning Business Involvement and Service Learning Advocacy NKY will ensure successful transition for every child and student along the continuum from birth through career. Academic rigor and relevance of the curricula in NKY P-20 schools will meet student educational career goals and employment needs in the community. Educators in NKY meet or exceed national standards for educator excellence. NKY has system and outreach programs to make educational opportunities available, accessible and affordable to every community member, no matter what age. NKY is recognized for culture of contribution, through service learning in schools and full engagement of business community in schools. All education institutions in NKY have the financial resources and program alignment necessary to support the needs of the region. Team Co-Chairs Leshia Lyman Shelli Wilson Team Co-Chairs Karen Cheser Christy Petroze Team Co-Chairs Kathy Burkhardt Susan Cook Team Co-Chairs Angie Taylor Dave Schroeder Team Co-Chairs Melanie Frey Ray Hebert Team Co-Chairs Brigitte Ramsey Anthony Strong
  5. 5. Why take a collective approach to improving outcomes?
  6. 6. Northern Kentucky Education Outcomes • • • • • All children are prepared for kindergarten All 3rd thru 8th grade students are proficient in reading and math All students graduate from high school All students are ready for college and career All adults are ready for career • All schools promote a culture of contribution • All students are hopeful, engaged and thriving
  7. 7. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Grade-Level Reading Campaign • 100% of 3rd grade students reading on grade-level by 2020 • 8-year initiative • 7 counties • 19 public school districts • 70 cross-sector leaders
  8. 8. National Movement • Grade-Level Reading Communities Network • 124 communities • Developing comprehensive strategies to: – Improve school readiness – Reduce chronic absence – Promote summer learning
  9. 9. NKY 3rd Grade Reading According to 2012-13 K-PREP scores 50.65% of our 4,923 3rd grade students are reading at the profient and distinguished level. 2,413 3rd graders were not reading proficiently by the end of the 2012-13 school year
  10. 10. Campaign Co-Chairs
  11. 11. We have five regional strategies to reach 100% 1. Kindergarten Readiness 2. School Attendance (Pre-K to 3rd Grade) 3. Summer Learning 4. Literacy Support 5. Community Will and Parent Engagement
  12. 12. Community Will & Parent Engagement Kindergarten Readiness: Amy Neal Rebekah Duchette of specific work Action Team 1 Co-Chairs Leshia and Shelli Summer Learning: Amy Razor Tammy Weidinger Attendance: Mary Burch Mike Ford Transitions: Shelli Wilson Brett Zyromski
  13. 13. Unpacking Attendance Terms Average Daily Attendance (ADA) :The % of enrolled students who attend school each day Truancy Truancy: typically refers only to unexcused absences Chronic Absence : Missing 10% or more of school for any reason
  14. 14. Is Chronic Absenteeism a Problem? • Nationally an estimated 5 to 7.5 million students are chronically absence each year. • Locally, more than 2,300 K-3 students missed 10% or more of the school year. (2011-12 data) Chronic Absenteeism can be masked by only tracking ADA and truancy.
  15. 15. Current Strategies and Resources • • • • • • • Data Collection Attendance Messaging Open Airways Program Head Start Highest Attendance Day Boone County FAST Program Attendance Works www.attendanceworks.org
  16. 16. Convening-Key Questions • What is the focus on chronic absenteeism in your school? How is data tracked, reviewed and analyzed currently? • Are there consistent “root causes” that are key contributors to absenteeism? • What strategies are working to address absenteeism in your school? Which have had greatest impact? • If resources were not the issue, what are your recommendations to address absenteeism? • What further information & resources do you need? How can Action Team 1 best support this work?
  17. 17. Next Steps • Identify potential pilot schools – Attendance “teams” – Data tracking and analysis – Regional sharing and networking • Action Team 1/Attendance meeting Monday, December 9, 9:30-11:00 Central Bank
  18. 18. Thank You! • To The Kidz Club for providing lunch today!

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