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90 For All:
Using High-Quality Data to
Ensure Students are On T...
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Brennan McMahon Parton
Associate Director
State Policy and Advo...
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MEASURE WHAT MATTERS
Be clear about what
studentsmust achieve a...
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There can be skepticism about the
reliability of data and uncer...
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BRIGHTSPOTS: Data to Support Graduation and
Post-Secondary Succ...
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Brennan@DataQualityCampaign.org
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Jenny Nagaoka
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UChicago Consortium on
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• Brief background on the Consortium on School Research and
the...
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• Clarify and define priority issues
• Identify students and sc...
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Freshman OnTrack Indicator
What is it?
A 9th grader is on-track...
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An effective indicator:
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[WEBINAR] 90 For All: Using High-Quality Data to Ensure Students are On Track for Success

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This GradNation webinar discussed the importance of having and leveraging high-quality data to monitor overall progress, identify struggling students, inform effective responses, provide accountability and how to use it to track students’ success.

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[WEBINAR] 90 For All: Using High-Quality Data to Ensure Students are On Track for Success

  1. 1. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation 90 For All: Using High-Quality Data to Ensure Students are On Track for Success Thursday, March 28th 3:00-4:00pm ET
  2. 2. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation Brennan McMahon Parton Associate Director State Policy and Advocacy Data Quality Campaign
  3. 3. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation
  4. 4. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation MEASURE WHAT MATTERS Be clear about what studentsmust achieve and have the data to ensure that all studentsare on track to succeed. MAKE DATA USE POSSIBLE Provide teachers and leaders the flexibility, training, and support they need to answer their questions and take action. BE TRANSPARENT AND EARN TRUST Ensure that every community understands how its schools and students are doing, why data is valuable, and how it is protected and used. GUARANTEE ACCESS AND PROTECT PRIVACY Provide teachers and parents timely information on their students and make sure it is kept safe.
  5. 5. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation There can be skepticism about the reliability of data and uncertainty around how data can and should be used. Can I trust the data I have access to? Is this data an accurate reflection of reality? Where can I go to find reliable information?
  6. 6. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation BRIGHTSPOTS: Data to Support Graduation and Post-Secondary Success
  7. 7. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation Brennan@DataQualityCampaign.org
  8. 8. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation Jenny Nagaoka Deputy Director UChicago Consortium on School Research
  9. 9. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation • Brief background on the Consortium on School Research and the To&Through Project • Characteristics of effective indicators in general Overview
  10. 10. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation • Launched in 1990, conductingplace-based research focusing on Chicago Public Schools • Mission: To build the capacity for school reform by conducting research that identifies what matters for student success and school improvement • Basic research designed to be rooted in problemsof practice • Careful attention to defining the problem– not moving immediately to solving it • Indicator developmentto guide complex improvementefforts Background on the UChicago Consortium on School Research
  11. 11. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation RESEARCH TRAINING DATA Freshman On Track HS Graduation College Enrollment College Persistence College Graduation FIVE MILESTONES
  12. 12. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation • Clarify and define priority issues • Identify students and schools for support • Develop and evaluate school strategies • Signal to school practitioners about priorities • Signal to students and their families about where students and schools stand Indicators Can Be Used for Improvement
  13. 13. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation Freshman OnTrack Indicator What is it? A 9th grader is on-track to graduate if he/she has:  At least 5 credits by the end of the year  No more than one semester failure in a core class Why is it important? Students on-track in the 9th grade are almost four times more likely to graduate than off-track students.
  14. 14. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation An effective indicator: • Addresses a problem or issue that is considered to be a priority by district leadership, school staff, students and their families. • Is predictiveof the outcomeof interest. • Provides information that school practitioners can take action on and have an impact on (e.g., it is both a malleable and actionable factor). • Is availableat the right time for practitioners to act. • Is based on research evidence of a direct causal linkage to the outcome of interest. Characteristics of an Effective Indicator
  15. 15. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation 57% 59% 61% 64% 59% 61% 61% 61% 62% 65% 70% 74% 76% 81% 84% 85% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 1999 2003 2000 2004 2001 2005 2002 2006 2003 2007 2004 2008 2005 2009 2006 2010 2007 2011 2008 2012 2009 2013 2010 2014 2011 2015 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 On-track 9th grade -> Grad year -> On-Track Rates in Chicago have Risen Dramatically
  16. 16. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation 57% 59% 61% 64% 59% 61% 61% 61% 62% 65% 70% 74% 76% 81% 84% 85% 54% 55% 57% 57% 59% 59% 61% 61% 65% 67% 70% 73% 74% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 1999 2003 2000 2004 2001 2005 2002 2006 2003 2007 2004 2008 2005 2009 2006 2010 2007 2011 2008 2012 2009 2013 2010 2014 2011 2015 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 On-track Graduation 9th grade -> Grad year -> HS Graduation Rates have also Risen Dramatically
  17. 17. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation 57% 59% 61% 64% 59% 61% 61% 61% 62% 65% 70% 74% 76% 81% 84% 85% 54% 55% 57% 57% 59% 59% 61% 61% 65% 67% 70% 73% 74% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 1999 2003 2000 2004 2001 2005 2002 2006 2003 2007 2004 2008 2005 2009 2006 2010 2007 2011 2008 2012 2009 2013 2010 2014 2011 2015 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 On-track Graduation 9th grade -> Grad year -> Since 2003: OnTrack indicator included in CPS accountability system OnTrack Rates in Chicago have Risen Dramatically
  18. 18. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation 57% 59% 61% 64% 59% 61% 61% 61% 62% 65% 70% 74% 76% 81% 84% 85% 54% 55% 57% 57% 59% 59% 61% 61% 65% 67% 70% 73% 74% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 1999 2003 2000 2004 2001 2005 2002 2006 2003 2007 2004 2008 2005 2009 2006 2010 2007 2011 2008 2012 2009 2013 2010 2014 2011 2015 2012 2016 2013 2017 2014 2018 2015 2019 On-track Graduation 9th grade -> Grad year -> Since 2003: OnTrack indicator included in CPS accountability system OnTrack Rates in Chicago have Risen Dramatically 2009: Data reports introduced, some schools receive staff or partners to help use new data
  19. 19. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation Cammy Lehr, Ph.D. GradMinnesota Project Manager Minnesota Alliance With Youth Melany Wellnitz Director Southwest Prairie Regional Center of Excellence Jackie Blagsvedt School Improvement Program Specialist MN Department of Education John Gimpl Implementation Specialist MN Department of Education
  20. 20. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation
  21. 21. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation Questions & Answers
  22. 22. www.americaspromise.org | www.gradnation.org | #GradNation Visit these websites for more information about: The GradNation campaign: http://gradnation.americaspromise.org/ The To&Through Project: https://toandthrough.uchicago.edu/ The Minnesota Alliance With Youth and GradMinnesota: https://mnyouth.net/ The MEIRS System: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/drop/MEIRS/

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