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1 Dropout Prevention EDSTAR, Inc.

2 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Answer Key = Website

3 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Answer Key = Website

4 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. SMART Outcomes / PP presentation on SMART Outcomes Sample SMART Outcomes for Academics and Behaviors Handout

5 5 © 2010 EDSTAR Analytics, Inc. SMART Outcomes Important Language Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound Below grade Failing core courses Suspensions Excessive absences BaselineOutcome Data Results

6 6 © 2010 EDSTAR Analytics, Inc. SMART Outcomes BIG CHANGE in Language Previously generalized to subgroup data Low-income Lived with single parent Minority How many days a week served

7 2008 EDSTAR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. All rights reserved. © 2010 EDSTAR Analytics, Inc. Classifies students as at-risk (or not), based on many factors that may include assumptions about demographic groups. At-risk Model

8 © 2010 EDSTAR Analytics, Inc. She gets free lunch and is in a high- poverty school

9 © 2010 EDSTAR Analytics, Inc. She is Level IV and Academically Gifted

10 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. SMART Outcome By August 30, 2011, 85% of participants who needed additional credits to be promoted to the next year in high school will have earned those credits.

11 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Algebra 1 pass rates of students served By_____ the end of spring semester, 2011 Percent or Number___ 85% Students Who___ had either taken and failed Algebra 1 or had not yet taken it What outcome do you want?__ Will pass Algebra 1

12 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Improved competencies and social skills By_____ end of spring semester, 2011 Percent or Number___ 100% Students Who___ Attended all of the Conflict Resolution classes What outcome do you want?_ An improved score on the survey regarding social skills and competencies for resolving conflict.

13 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. SMART Outcomes … remember the Answer Key… / Walked through 2 examples in this PP Sample SMART Outcomes for Academics and Behaviors on website They are also on the Handout

14 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Website

15 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Logic Models Explanation of a Logic Model (PP) Blank Logic Model 4 Samples

16 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. The Question your Logic Model answers… How are the students you served different as a result of the interventions?

17 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. Why is it so complicated?

18 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc.

19 Program Description In School Year , 50 youth will be served in the grant-funded program. The After-School program is a tutoring and mentoring program designed to help students pass 9 th Grade Algebra. The program will serve high school students who scored Level I or II on their 8 th grade EOG Math test, and have either not yet taken or have taken and failed Algebra 1.

20 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. Inputs Grant funds School and grant-funded program personnel Staff and volunteer screening Training materials/programs EOG math scores Algebra course grades Collaborative agreements

21 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. Activities Planning Monitoring Training Contracting Service delivery Reporting

22 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. Outputs Number of youth served Demographics of youth served Schools attended by program participants Number of family events

23 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. Outcomes Algebra I pass rates for students served Improved competencies Course grades End-of-Course test scores

24 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. Planned Activities Recruit staff then screen and train them Identify participants using 8th grade math EOGs and Algebra 1 grades Recruit identified participants Deliver research-based interventions designed to promote the math skills needed for Algebra 1 Conduct family and student activities designed to promote social competencies and improve attitudes toward school.

25 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. Effects of Planned Activities Number of 9th grade repeaters reduced Algebra 1 pass rate increases

26 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc.

27 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Logic Models … remember the Answer Key… Walked through 1 example in this PP Explanation of a Logic Model (PP) Blank Logic Model 4 Samples

28 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Website

29 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Evaluation Plan Presentation on Evaluation Design Sample Evaluation Design

30 Process Evaluation Record – Family events, Professional development events, descriptions, and number of attendees served – Students served with prevention services – Targeted students served with intervention services – Demographic information about students served Describe implementation – Number of events – Number of participants – Number of teachers trained – Description of students served – Description of prevention activities and number of attendee

31 Explain Data Collection Outputs – Logs of events – Sign-in sheets documenting who participates – Demographic information about students – Etc. Outcomes – EVAAS – NC WISE – Report Cards – Suspension data

32 © 2008 EDSTAR, Inc. What if I decide to just use the traditional definition of at risk, then find out in the end that…

33 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Website

34 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Find the right Data 2009 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rates by School 2009 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rates by LEA NC School Performance Data NC School Crime Data Reports, Suspension and Expulsion Reports NC Dept of Public Instruction Reports on: Longitudinal Dropout Data, AYP Reports, Title 1 Data,Turn-Around School Reports NC Teen Pregnancy Rates NC Children in Poverty Statistics

35 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc Grade 9-12 Dropouts by Race/Ethnicity

36 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Additional Support 3 Year Cohort Report (Promising Programs Identified) Interim Evaluation Report of 2008 Grants Progress Final Evaluation Report of 2007 Grant Programs (Individual Budget Information)

37 © 2009 EDSTAR, Inc. Website


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