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2 Sponsored by the Kansas City Area P-20 Council and REL Central at McREL in partnership with the Kansas City Area Research Consortium (KC-AERC)

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5 1970 NOW Source: Education Equality Project

6 PRESIDENT OBAMA’S GOAL “Education is the issue of our time.” Increase the college graduate rates in the United States from 40% to 60% by Produce 8 million additional college graduates among year olds. LUMINA FOUNDATION’S BIG GOAL “Increase the proportion of Americans with high quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.”

7 National Context & Research Kansas City Metropolitan Context & Research

8 Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Support  Contracted with Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium (KC-AERC) to Conduct Asset Map of Region Collected core asset information  10 educational sectors  9 regional counties  Missouri – Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Ray  Kansas – Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte Compiled information into database Conduct a SWOT Analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) of collected data

9 1.Increase the number of high school graduates successfully transitioning to post-secondary institutions. 2.Increase the number of post- secondary students attaining degrees and other credentials needed for career employability.

10 Focus on five counties including: Jackson, Clay, Platte (in Missouri); Wyandotte and Johnson (in Kansas). Create a large, comprehensive coalition comprised of business, civic, labor, government, political, educational and nonprofit leaders in the five county region to address two work on focus areas.

11 Partners with P20 Council for today’s event  YOU as the participants  Greater Kansas City P20 Council Steering Committee  Honorable Cindy Circo, Thalia Cherry, Debbie Goodall, Laura Loyacono, Linda Washburn  Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium (KC-AERC)  Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Dr. Joseph Heppert & Sarah Frazelle  Central Region Educational Laboratory (REL Central at McREL)  Susan Lopez & Heather Hoak Dr. Jeff Williams Vice President for Higher Education, Kauffman Scholars, Inc., and Member, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) Board of Directors

12 Bob Marcusse President and CEO Kansas City Area Development Council

13  Terry Akins, Business Manager, IBEW Local 124  Scott Anglemeyer, Executive Director, Workforce Partnership  Dr. Terry Barnes, Assistant to the Provost, Community College Partnerships and Workforce Development, MU  Cindy Circo, Kansas City, Missouri, Councilwoman  Laura Evans, Talent Strategist, Cerner Corporation  Greg Graves, Chairman of the Board, Greater KC Chamber of Commerce, and President and CEO of Burns & McDonnell  Bob Marcusse, President and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council

14 Regional Educational Laboratory System

15 To serve the educational needs of designated regions—using applied research, development, dissemination, and training and technical assistance—to bring the latest and best research to school improvement efforts.

16  Provide analytic help to states and districts in each of ten regions  REL Central serves Kansas and Missouri, along with Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming  RELs conduct:  Rigorous Studies  Fast Response Project Reports  Bridging Research to Policy and Practice Events

17 Create opportunities for practitioners and policymakers to learn about the latest evidence- based research Provide a forum for educators to engage with researchers and each other to improve practice Inspire the development of communities of practice as a strategy for providing on-going technical assistance Bridging Research and Practice Events

18 Purpose To provide practical recommendations for educators to address everyday challenges Practices Guides: Are developed by a panel of nationally recognized researchers and practitioners Provide a systematic review of research on topics challenging to educators Include actionable recommendations, concrete how to steps, roadblocks and solutions, and indicators of the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation

19 Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tier Intervention in the Primary Grades Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

20 Levels of Evidence

21 Publishes Practice Guides In-Depth Research Reviews in Critical Areas Quick Reviews of Recently Released Studies Resources for Supervisors and School Leaders and Classroom Teachers

22 Recommendations for use by educators to develop practices to increase access to higher education Target audience is individuals who work in schools and districts Dr. William Tierney is the chair of the expert panel for this Practice Guide

23 Improving Access to College William G. Tierney University Professor, Wilbur Kieffer Professor of Higher Education Director, Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis

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26 Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (2003)

27 In today’s dollars, bachelor’s degree recipients can expect to earn about 1 million more during working careers than high school graduates.

28 Median income of workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher is about double the income for those with only a high school degree.

29 Source: The Kansas Commitment/Georgetown University

30 Source: Kansas System Enrollment Report to Regents January 19, Kansas System of Higher Education: Fall 2010 Preliminary Report Headcount Enrollment by Percentage

31 Kansas System of Higher Education: Fall 2010 Preliminary Report Headcount Enrollment Source: Kansas System Enrollment Report to Regents January 19, 2011.

32 Percent of adults age with an associate’s degree of higher: United States and Kansas Source: Jones & Kelly (2007) based on U.S. Census Bureau 2005 American Community Survey

33 Percent of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher: United States, California, and Kansas Source: U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, Year Estimates

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35 There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know. Donald Rumsfeld

36 Known Knowns

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38 Offer courses that prepare students for college-level work.

39 Ensure that students understand what constitutes a college-ready curriculum by 9th grade.

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41 Utilize assessment measures throughout high school.

42 Assist students in overcoming deficiencies as they are identified.

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44 Surround students with adults and peers who support college-going aspirations.

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46 Assist students in completing critical steps for college entry.

47 Recommendation 5

48 Increase financial awareness.

49 Help students apply for aid.

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51 Recommendation 1 Offer courses that prepare students for college-level work.

52 Implement a curriculum that prepares all students for college.

53 Include opportunities for college-level work for advanced students.

54 Ensure students understand what constitutes a college- ready curriculum. Develop a four-year course trajectory with each 9th grader.

55 Recommendation 2 Utilize assessment measures throughout high school.

56 Utilize performance data to inform students about their proficiency.

57 Create an individualized plan for students.

58 Offer courses and curricula that prepare students for college-level work.

59 Recommendation 3 Surround students with adults and peers who support college-going aspirations.

60 Provide mentoring for students.

61 Facilitate student relationships with peers who plan to attend college.

62 Provide hands-on opportunities for students to explore different careers.

63 Recommendation 4 Ensure students prepare for, and take, the appropriate college entrance exam.

64 Assist students in their college search.

65 Assist students in completing applications.

66 Assist students in completing critical steps for college entry.

67 Recommendation 5 Increase families’ financial awareness.

68 Help students and parents complete financial aid forms.

69 Organize workshops about college affordability, scholarship, and financial aid.

70 Roadblocks on the Road to Reform

71 Teachers may not be trained to teach advanced courses. Enrolling students who are not prepared for academic rigor in college prep classes is seen As counterproductive.

72 Mentoring relationships between students and mentors do not last; the availability of mentors changes over time. Ninth-grade students are not interested in discussing their career interests.

73 The school already offers many extracurricular activities.

74 There are insufficient resources to offer college access programs, or that bring together college-going peers.

75 Counselors have large caseloads

76 The time and distance required to travel to test prep sites is a problem.

77 Staff do not have current information about college requirements.

78 Parents have limited time to participate in college visits

79 The school does not have staff who are trained on financial aid policy.

80 Unknown Knowns

81 Prepare students for cultural and social challenges in college.

82 Foster relationships with middle schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions.

83 Known Unknowns

84 Understand how technology is transforming our lives – and education

85 Unknown Unknowns

86 Accept the Importance of Innovation

87 Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis st Century Scholar.org

88 Q&A

89 Schools and School Districts Over thirty public school districts, as well as additional private, parochial and charter schools, spread over the five-county Kansas City metropolitan area Collaborating Universities KC-AERC has early-stage funding from the Kauffman Foundation.

90 Mission Statement Our shared goal is to improve P-20 education for all students in the Kansas City metropolitan area by providing powerful tools for data-driven educational research, evaluation and implementation. Leading Community Organizations Collaborative efforts are ongoing with local education agencies, foundations, chambers and economic development entities, as well as the state education departments of Kansas and Missouri.

91 Two parallel studies linking district data to college attendance and attainment data provided by the National Clearinghouse.  Blue Valley School District—KU  Olathe School District-UMKC Questions developed by key personnel within the two participating school districts.

92 How do patterns of college enrollment and persistence vary by gender, ethnicity, and free/reduced-lunch status? How do these patterns compare to national data? How do these patterns vary for students who have participated in the 21 st Century Program?

93 What are academic factors (courses taken, grades) that determine the selectivity of the post-secondary institution that students attend? What are the academic factors that predict persistence at highly selective institutions?

94 Dr. Gretchen Sherk Director of Secondary Programs Olathe Public Schools Dr. Elizabeth Parks Director of Assessment & Research Blue Valley School District

95 Beth Collins KCMSD A+ Coordinator & MCAC Site Supervisor Paseo Academy of Fine & Performing Arts Cherelle Washinton MCAC College Adviser Paseo Academy of Fine & Performing Arts Meaghan Brougher MCAC College Adviser Van Horn High School

96 No forgone conclusions Research to inform Local context  Identify collective issues and ideas  Next steps: Actionable items at individual sites and as a metropolitan community

97 1.Increase the number of high school graduates successfully transitioning to post-secondary institutions. 2.Increase the number of post- secondary students attaining degrees and other credentials needed for career employability.

98 Rate the Focus Areas Identify Actions Needed to address Focus Areas Identify one or all of the following:  Resources  Gaps  Other Key Stakeholders  Strategies YOU want to see employed at your site and/or in the metropolitan area

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