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[GradNation Webinar] Achieving a 90 percent Graduation Rate: Meeting the Needs of Adolescents Who Face Poverty and Adversity

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This month's GradNation webinar discussed the impacts of poverty and adversity on academic achievement and to two research-based strategies for supporting students. Participants learned about the research base that sheds light on how poverty, adversity, and outside-of-school factors impact students’ academic success. Guest speakers included Turnaround for Children and City Connects, two organizations that are successfully addressing adolescent needs outside of the classroom. Presenters shared lessons learned and resources from their models and offered insights into how the models could be replicated.

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[GradNation Webinar] Achieving a 90 percent Graduation Rate: Meeting the Needs of Adolescents Who Face Poverty and Adversity

  1. 1. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation Achieving a 90 percent Graduation Rate: Meeting the Needs of Adolescents Who Face Poverty and Adversity Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:00 - 4:00pm ET
  2. 2. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation AGENDA ➢ Our Work: What does the research on poverty,adversity, and trauma tell us about high school age youth? ➢ Why must we act on lessons from child and youth development? ➢ TurnaroundFor Children:Building Blocks for Learning and implementation ➢ City Connects:Principles of Effective Practice for Integrated Student Support and implementation ➢ Questions and Answers
  3. 3. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation GRADNATION ACTION PLATFORM: Respond to the Non-Academic Factors that Influence School Participation and Performance • Research shows that non-academic factors such as chronic absenteeism, trauma, poverty, and adversity negatively impact academic performance. • Young people who experience these non-academic factors are more likely to drop out of high school.
  4. 4. ACGR (%) by income status, 2016 77.6 88.8 Low income Not low income Comparison of graduation rates and prevalence of poverty, by subgroup 71.9 76.4 79.3 88.3 90.8 34.0 36.0 31.0 12.0 13.0 American Indian or Alaska Native Black/African American Latino/Hispanic White Asian/Pacific Islander ACGR 2016 (%) Poverty Rate 2015 (%) To increase graduationrate equity, the data tells us which students need different supports
  5. 5. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation Our Work: A Framework for Accelerating Progress for Children and Youth in America. America’s Promise Alliance, 2017.
  6. 6. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation “Focusing our work on every child means we aren’t leaving groups behind just because they are hard to work with, or more vulnerable to the vagaries of life. Focusing on each child means we are focusing on the individual and particular needs of that child.” Hal Smith, National Urban League What does the child and youth science tell us? • Brain development is critical at 0-5 ages • The brain’s frontal lobe continues to develop through age 18 and even through age 25. We cannot stop supporting youth in their younger years. The realities of poverty and trauma in young people’s lives
  7. 7. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation An Ecological Systems Model of Children and Youth Poverty, trauma, and adversity occur at all levels of the ecological system. The ecological system must be primed to respond to the young person’s needs.
  8. 8. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation Turnaround For Children developed Building Blocks for Learning – a framework for student development for success in school and beyond. It provides a rigorous perspective on what it means to intentionally teach the whole child – to develop the social, emotional, motivational and cognitive skills in every learner. City Connects developed Principles of EffectivePractice for Integrated Student Support– a comprehensiveframework used to leverage a full range of services to meet students’ academic and non-academic needs. This model is used to providetailored approachesfor each child. What is the field doing to respond to poverty and adversity?
  9. 9. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation Turnaround for Children Gisele C. Shorter, M.P.A, Ed.D. Vice President, Policy and Partner Engagement gcshorter@tfcusa.org Turnaround for Children
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  29. 29. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation Mary Walsh, Ph.D. Executive Director Patrice DiNatale Director, New Practice City Connects For more information contact us at CityConnects@bc.edu Boston College Lynch School of Education www.bc.edu/cityconnects
  30. 30. City Connects An evidence-based and school- based practice for school counselors and school social workers that integrates education with existing social services, youth development, health and mental health resources Creates, for every student in a school, networks of support and opportunity Drives the right resources to the right child at the right time, over time Gets results, including reduced drop out rates
  31. 31. Developmental Science Every child is unique Development occurs across many domains Strengths and risks co-act Intensity matters Development occurs in different contexts and over time Development is malleable and can be disrupted
  32. 32. Where is City Connects? City Connects 2016-17 91 schools across 5 states •Public •Charter •Private 1 Model 4 adaptations •Pre-K •Elementary •Secondary •Community College (pilot)
  33. 33. Science + Planning
  34. 34. Landscape in Schools
  35. 35. Landscape Transformed
  36. 36. Leads to… Right Student Right Supports
  37. 37. City Connects Practice
  38. 38. Secondary Practice Add a domain ➢Career and college readiness Utilize additional data Whole class review involves a wider team Student directlyinvolved
  39. 39. Continuum of community/school services Prevention & enrichment Examples: • Art/music/drama • Sports/physical activity • Before- and after- school • Summer programs • Health and wellness • College and career information nights • School-supported internship program Early intervention Examples: • Mentoring • Tutoring • Small social skills groups • Behavior plan • Family outreach (support and assistance) • Health assessments • College financial aid assistance workshops Intensive/crisis intervention Examples: • Medical/health services • Counseling • Violence intervention • Special Education or other evaluation • Family stabilization • School-supported college visits
  40. 40. Student Support Information System • Name and ID • Demographic Information • Academic Information • Services and Interventions Child level information • Assessment re: Strengths and needs across multiple developmental domains • Personalized Plans • Status of assigned services • Follow up Personalized plans • Name and contact person • Location • Services offered • For whom intended • Intensity of services Resource information
  41. 41. Satisfaction with City Connects is high Data source: City Connects 2015 & 2016 satisfaction surveys Teachers Principals Community partners (N=826) (N=95) (N=142) Overall, are you satisfied with City Connects? 92% 94% 96% Would you recommend City Connects to a colleague? 92% 96% 97%
  42. 42. Does this intervention work?
  43. 43. Closes 2/3 of achievement gap on statewide tests (e.g. math) *Students leave City Connects after grade 5 0% 20% 40% 60% 4 5 6 7 8 Proficient/Advanced Grade State Overall BPS Overall CCNX Overall *
  44. 44. Closes half of achievement gap on ELA statewide test for ELL students 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 3 4 5 6 7 8 Proficient/Advanced Grade State Overall City Connects ELL Students Comparison ELL Students * *Students leave City Connects after grade 5
  45. 45. Lowers probability of chronic absenteeism 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Probability Grade City Connects students Comparison students * *Students leave City Connects after grade 5
  46. 46. Lowers rate of being held back in grade 0% 4% 8% 12% 16% 20% K2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Comparison Students City Connects Students * Grade *Students leave City Connects after grade 5
  47. 47. 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Proportion of students who drop out in grades 9-12 Comparison students City Connects 8% 15.2% Lowers Dropout Rate City Connects students are less likely to drop out of high school
  48. 48. Lowers Dropout Rates for Sub-Groups Black Males Comparison Black Males City Connects Latino Males Comparison Latino Males City Connects 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Black Males Comparison Black Males City Connects Latino Males Comparison Latino Males City Connects
  49. 49. Return on Investment A Columbia University study validates a unique approach to helping schools tap community resources Factoring in costs of City Connects only $0 $2 $4 $6 $8 $10 $12 Dollars invested Dollars returned Factoring in costs of City Connects and services $0 $2 $4 $6 $8 $10 $12 Dollars invested Dollars returned
  50. 50. Principles of Effective Practice Customized Individualized Universal Coordinated Intentional Organized Comprehensive Whole child Multi-tiered Continuous Systemic Accountable
  51. 51. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation Questions & Answers
  52. 52. | www.GradNation.org | #GradNation Visit these websites for more information about: The GradNation campaign: http://gradnation.americaspromise.org/ Turnaround for Children: https://www.turnaroundusa.org/ City Connects http://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/lsoe/sites/cityconnects.html

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