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IDRA Ready Texas Pre Survey Results

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IDRA’s Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening presentation: Stakeholder Survey Findings and Scan, by Dr. Sofia Bahena, IDRA Senior Education Associate and Researcher, Ready Texas Project

This presentation is from IDRA’s Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening held on February 10, 2016. We have a roomful of policymakers, education, community, business and family leaders to discuss the current status of HB5 implementation, and research, to gather input on key questions about implementation of HB5 to inform the design of a comprehensive study, and to connect cross-sector leaders who are studying or working on various facets of implementation.

The Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening, made possible through a grant from Greater Texas Foundation, is a project of the Intercultural Development Research Association, hosted in collaboration with the UTeach Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

IDRA’s Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening presentation: Stakeholder Survey Findings and Scan, by Dr. Sofia Bahena, IDRA Senior Education Associate and Researcher, Ready Texas Project

This presentation is from IDRA’s Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening held on February 10, 2016. We have a roomful of policymakers, education, community, business and family leaders to discuss the current status of HB5 implementation, and research, to gather input on key questions about implementation of HB5 to inform the design of a comprehensive study, and to connect cross-sector leaders who are studying or working on various facets of implementation.

The Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening, made possible through a grant from Greater Texas Foundation, is a project of the Intercultural Development Research Association, hosted in collaboration with the UTeach Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

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IDRA Ready Texas Pre Survey Results

  1. 1. Stakeholder Survey Findings and Scan Dr. Sofía Bahena, IDRA Austin • February 10, 2016
  2. 2. Respondents Business 10% Community 5% Higher education 30%K-12 education 5% Non-profit 10% Policy 40% We requested your input before today in regards to your thoughts and concerns re the new high school graduation requirements and their implications, as well as ask about any studies you were aware
  3. 3. Implementation Challenges
  4. 4. Student Support 0 00 0 1 3 13 14 8 5 0 5 10 15 20 25 Adequate counseling, support for students to choose Sufficient information to help families, students Extremely challenging Very challenging Somewhat challenging A little challenging Not challenging at all How challenging will it be to implement HB5 in terms of student support, school capacity, college and career preparedness, and data and monitoring?
  5. 5. School Capacity 0 0 1 0 0 00 0 2 0 0 0 3 3 4 4 2 5 7 10 10 5 6 8 12 9 5 13 14 8 Equitable course access Offer endorsement courses Offer advanced courses Funding resources Counselor-student ratios Counselor training Extremely challenging Very challenging Somewhat challenging A little challenging Not challenging at all
  6. 6. College- and Career-Readiness 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 4 6 0 3 4 13 9 14 8 8 4 4 7 9 10 Meet workforce needs Satisfy admission reqs (any IHE) Satisfy admission reqs (4-year IHE) Succeed in post-secondary education Meeting the THECB's 60x30TX Extremely challenging Very challenging Somewhat challenging A little challenging Not challenging at all
  7. 7. Data and Monitoring 0 0 0 2 2 0 8 9 8 9 8 7 3 3 7 0 5 10 15 20 25 Collecting data on implementation Monitoring data on implementation Using data to inform and improve local school district policy Extremely challenging Very challenging Somewhat challenging A little challenging Not challenging at all
  8. 8. Most Vulnerable Subgroups
  9. 9. Research Priorities
  10. 10. Existing and Future Research Baseline Trends Implementation Outcomes
  11. 11. Baseline Trends • Studies examining the relationship between graduation plans under the previous law (4x4) and outcomes. E3 Alliance • Found a strong, positive relationship between highest level of math and post-secondary outcomes, particularly for low-income students. AIR • Student outcomes under the previous graduation plans (i.e., minimum, recommended, distinguished) showed improvement in college readiness and high school graduation.
  12. 12. Implementation • Studies that examine how HB5 is currently being implemented in practice. AIR • Districts are most likely to consider current offerings and staff capacity in selective endorsements Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium, George H.W. Bush School at Texas A&M • Qualitative study examining implementation in districts, such as endorsement offerings, opt-in decisions for the distinguished plan, and best practices. Findings pending.
  13. 13. Implementation (cont) • Studies that examine how HB5 is currently being implemented in practice. Ray Marshall Center • Aimed at examining counselor capacity. Findings pending. RGV- Equal Voice Network • Surveyed parents in the RGV and found that majority are not familiar with the policy or its implications.
  14. 14. Implementation (cont) • Studies that examine how HB5 is currently being implemented in practice. Austin Chamber of Commerce • In partnership with Austin Community College and partner school districts, Austin Chamber of Commerce is surveying high school juniors and seniors to aid students and the schools supporting them in the college process. Will also track earnings and postsecondary outcomes for high school graduates.
  15. 15. Outcome • Proposed studies to examine secondary and post- secondary student outcomes Charles A. Dana Center • Aims to examine alternative math pathways and courses related to student outcomes. Findings pending.
  16. 16. Takeaways • Leaders in the policy, business, and education sectors share deep concerns about the implementation of HB5 and its implications for educational equity. • Even though it is too early to examine the long- term effects of HB5 on student outcomes, there is already promising research underway that can inform policy, practice, and research.
  17. 17. Intercultural Development Research Association Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, President & CEO 5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101 San Antonio, Texas 78228 210-444-1710 • contact@idra.org www.idra.org Ensuring that educational opportunity and success for all students are guaranteed

Editor's Notes

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  • We requested your input before today in regards to your thoughts and concerns re the new high school graduation requirements and their implications, as well as ask about any studies you were aware.
    Now I will take the next 10 minutes or to present the results of that survey. ..set the backdrop for the converstation to follow after the break.
    Of the XX invitations we sent out, 23 respondents from a diverse group of sectors. Mostly policy and higher education, but also from the business, nonprofit, k-12 education system, and community.
    Researchers
    Policy analysts
    CEOs
    Deans
    Superintendents
    Majority were from Austin (60%), but there was also strong representation from South Texas
  • Student support, school capacity, college/career, data/monitoring
  • We also asked respondents to rate how challenging it would be to implement HB5 in terms of student support, school capacity, college and career preparedness, and data and monitoring.
  • Responses changed when the question switched from asking about any IHE in general to a 4-year IHE.
  • These findings are related to another question that asked resondents to ID vulnerable groups.

    Low-income = most cited (14x)
    First gen and minority = second cited (7x)

    Not mentioned as often, but equally important are students living in rural communities and in special education programs.
  • In the second section of our survey, we asked respondents to identify their top three research priorities and share any knowledge of existing studies…

    College-career readiness= by far the most cited ((18x); was a critical question to look into.
    Course alignment between HSs and IHEs
    Student remediation rates
    Preparedness to succeed
    Followed by school capacity (9x)
    Communication with families/students
    Funding
    Teachers and counselor PD
    To offer variety of endorsements
    Tracking (8x), esp for students from low-income families
    How students are being informed

    Graduations rates and Postsecondary outcomes (6x)
    -
    Regardless of theme, there was a heavy emphasis on disagregation of outcomes by subgroups (s.a., race and income) and by endorsements
  • CAVEAT:

    Review is not meant to provide the full nuances of studies, or even introduce all aspects of each, but simply to provide a birds eye view of the landscape. This is in hopes that it will provide a __ point for the conversations to follow in the latter half of the morning.
    Fortunately, several of the researchers of the studies noted are present here today and we hope they will be able to share more in the roundtable discussions.

    2) this not comprehensive. Not meant to be exhaustive. We encourage you to please bring up any other studies you’d like to add during your conversations so they can be documented and added to the evolving list.

    That said…the studies reported in the survey fell under one of three categories: x, y, z
  • - Even though not examinng HB5 specally, it can inform resaerch about it.
  • AIR surveys districts, got 81% response
  • AIR surveys districts, got 81% response

  • Emphasis on real time
  • One big takeaway of all this is that
    Even though it’s too early to empirically examine the impact of HB5 on student outcomes right now, there is already promising research underway that will can inform policymakers and researchers.

    With that, I’ll now hand it over to Mike Schiefert, Network Weaver for the Rio Grande Valley EVQ who will discuss his work specifically addressing family and community engagement.

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