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[GradNation Webinar] Achieving a 90 percent Graduation Rate: Unlocking the Untapped Potential of Caring Adult Relationships


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This webinar dives deeply into the Caring Adult Relationships platform area. We explore lessons from communities, researchers, and a young person on how to sustainably increase the number and quality of caring adults, and the impact of these relationships on a student’s life.

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[GradNation Webinar] Achieving a 90 percent Graduation Rate: Unlocking the Untapped Potential of Caring Adult Relationships

  1. 1. | #GradNation Achieving a 90 percent Graduation Rate: Unlocking the Untapped Potential of Caring Adult Relationships Tuesday, March 27, 2018 3:00 – 4:00pm EST
  2. 2. | #GradNation Introduction Center for Promise: Web of Support Research A Youth’s Perspective on Caring Adult Relationships Communities in Schools: How Site Coordinators Are Caring Adults Colorado Panel: Colorado School Counselor Corps Program Questions and Answers Agenda
  3. 3. | #GradNation  Caring adult relationships promote positive academic, behavioral, and psychological development so that youth can succeed in school and life.  Partnering with AmeriCorps and other direct service providers leverages outside resources to bring more caring adults into schools. GradNation Action Platform: Increasing the number and quality of caring adult relationships in students’ lives.
  4. 4. | | #GradNation Defining Webs of Support: A New Framework to Advance Understanding of Relationships and Youth Development Shannon Varga, P.h.D Postdoctoral Research Fellow Center for Promise
  5. 5. | #GradNation Relationships are the foundation upon which all youth development rests Mentoring Parent-child Teacher-student Bus driver Custodian
  6. 6. | #GradNation Relational Resources Social Support: Informational Instrumental Emotional Affirmation Social Capital Bridging Bonding
  7. 7. | #GradNation Web of Support Youth are active agents in their own development All adults have the potential to provide at least one or more support to youth Interconnectivity amongst actors in the web is important for resilience Webs are dynamic and change over time depending on need Varga & Zaff, 2017
  8. 8. | #GradNation The Case of School Choice
  9. 9. | #GradNation
  10. 10. | #GradNation Q&A Alexis Creamer America’s Promise Alliance Youth Trustee
  11. 11. Michael Huang Vice President, National Resource Center & Connections Communities In Schools
  12. 12. Outline 1 About Communities In Schools 2 About the CIS Model What is the site coordinator’s role in executing the CIS Model? 3 Our Approach to Building Relationships (Case Management) 4 Our Evolving Understanding of Relationships Developmental Relationships with Search Institute 5 Results of Case-Managed Students
  13. 13. Our Students at a Glance* *Data collected based on case-managed students
  14. 14. © Copyright 2017 for Communities In Schools. All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. Site Coordinators In Schools A trained professional who works with school administrators to assess needs, develop a plan and build a team to provide supports to schools and students.. School-based coordinators remove barriers for vulnerable students by leveraging evidence, relationships and local resources to drive results. © Copyright 2016 for Communities In Schools. All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Data Collected • Referral + Parent Consent Form • Student Demographics • Student Attributes, Assets and Risk Factors • Student Baseline Data (Attendance, Behavior, Course Performance) + Case Management Intensity Data Sources • Developmental Assets • Standard Student Metrics Tools • Student Referral Form • Student Assets, Risk Factors, Attributes Inventory 1 Student Needs Assessment © Copyright 2016 for Communities In Schools. All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. • Site coordinators continuously monitor student and school progress and adjusts supports to optimize results. • Once the school support team has identified needs and put a plan in place, they continue to meet with students, families, teachers, and providers to make sure the supports are working. • By setting goals with students and the school, they are able to monitor progress and adjust support accordingly. 4 Monitoring & Adjusting (Web of Support) © Copyright 2016 for Communities In Schools. All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Power of Relationships Increase postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion Develop relationships with caring adults and others Develop social, emotional, and academic competencies Improve attendance, behavior, and coursework Reduce dropout rates Increase graduation rates © Copyright 2017 for Communities In Schools. All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. Developmental Relationships Framework Copyright © 2016 by Search Institute®, 3001 Broadway Street NE, Suite 310, Minneapolis MN 55413; 800-888-7828; Used with permission.
  20. 20. How to build a developmental relationship: An example
  21. 21. Consistent Annual Outcomes for Case Managed Students © Copyright 2017 for Communities In Schools. All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. | | #GradNation Colorado Panelists Rhonda Haniford, P.h.D Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Schools Greeley-Evans Weld County District 6 Eva Pugh Colorado School Counselor Coordinator CO Department of Education Christina Cloyes Lead Counselor Greeley Central High School
  23. 23. Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Goals • Decrease student/counselor ratio • Increase graduation rate • Decrease dropout rate • Decrease remediation rate • Increase postsecondary matriculation rate • Student connections w/ supportive adult • Licensed school counselors • Implement ASCA Model Source: 22-91, C.R.S.
  24. 24. Cohort 1-7 Colorado School Counselor Corps Districts Cohort 7 indicated in blue
  25. 25. Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Program Milestones • Over the nine-year history of the Counselor Corps Grant Program, 365 secondary schools in 98 of 178 districts have participated, representing all regions throughout Colorado. • More than 270 licensed school counselors have served Colorado students, schools, districts and BOCES through the grant. • SCCGP funded schools provide additional opportunities to attend career fairs, visit colleges and university campuses across the state. • The average School Counselor Corps Grant Program funded school student-to- counselor ratio is below the ASCA best practice recommendation of 250-to-1.
  26. 26. | | #GradNation Questions & Answers
  27. 27. | #GradNation The GradNation campaign: Communities In Schools Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Program Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6 Visit these websites for more information about: