Phase 1: Analyze Data District and school demographics Student performance (graduation, dropout, course completion, AYP) District/school infrastructure Assessment, curriculum, and instructional systems Current initiatives and partnerships Professional development Parent/family engagement
Data Analysis Essential Questions: Is your examination of relevant data complete? If yes, are you able to identify which factors are influencing dropout in your district? If not, what additional data will you need to make this determination Is the data available to you – or will you need to collect the data?
Data Analysis Essential Questions: Did your data analysis include interviews with a cohort of youth who dropped out of school or post-hoc examination of educational records? If yes, what additional information did learn? Does the information support your conclusions from the data?
Data Analysis Essential Questions: What strategies/tools were used to examine the following: School climate Parental involvement Community factors
Phase 2: Identify Target Areas for Intervention Academic content and instruction (reading, math, science, writing) Behavior (classroom management, behavior support) Attendance and truancy prevention School climate Self management (self determination, problem solving) Mentoring (employment, service learning) Family engagement
Identifying Targets for Intervention Essential Questions: After your team completed examination of relevant data, what are the top four major factors associated with dropout/ school completion in your school? How did your team prioritize these factors? What initiatives and partnerships are in place within the district or region to address priorities?
Phase 3: Develop Improvement Plan Select evidence-based practices List one evidence-based strategy for each factor you prioritized. Determine level of intensity (Universal, Selected, Targeted) for each strategy. Who are the recipients ? What criteria was used for selection
Phase 3: Develop Improvement Plan Contextualize to setting Essential Questions: What will I need to do to make these practices work in my school? What are my strategies for but in of other staff? How do I communicate this information?
Professional development Essential Questions: What training is needed? Who needs to be trained? What is your strategy for training? What additional information and/or support will you need to move forward?
Are you Ready to Make A Plan? Homework Group Examples Team Practice