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Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement. Management Team Meeting. March 2, 2010. Colorado Department of Education. In the Next 15 Minutes…. Overview of Office Snapshot of Local Education Providers in need of technical assistance and support Recommendations from the Group. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Slide 1Colorado Department of Education
Overview of Office
Snapshot of Local Education Providers in need of technical assistance and support
Recommendations from the Group
Colorado Department of Education
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Creates the Office, which was launched 10/2009 with State Fiscal Stabilization Funds/ARRA
Requires that designated local education providers complete “practices assessments” and adopt “Graduation and Completion Plans”
Creates the Student Re-Engagement Grant Program (not currently funded)
Requires SBE rules to calculate Student Re-Engagement Rate…
Colorado Revised Statute: 22-14-101
Colorado Department of Education
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What: To provide focus, coordination, research and leadership in assisting and cooperating with stakeholder groups
Who: Local education providers, CDE internal groups, state agencies and community organizations
Why: To reduce the dropout rate and increase the graduation and completion rate in Colorado
Based on C.R.S. 22-14-101
Colorado Department of Education
Coordinate efforts across CDE, state agencies and community organizations
Provide technical assistance to local education providers designated in “need of support”
Identify and recommend best practices, effective strategies and policies to reduce student dropout rates and increase student engagement and re-engagement.
Secure resources to develop a grant program to fund research-based strategies and services that address social, emotional and academic needs.
Colorado Department of Education
Snapshot of LEPs in Need of Assistance
As stated in statute and rules, the office annually identifies local education providers in need of assistance and support based on the following criteria:
Accreditation: “Does not meet" or "approaching" graduation rate indicator
Graduation and completion rates are significantly below state averages (AYP Target – 59.5%)
Reflect Indicators highly correlated with the likelihood that students will dropout, such as dropout rates, truancy rates, suspension or expulsion rates that are significantly above state averages (2009-10 – over 2x the state dropout rate)
Colorado Department of Education
Overview of the rate calculations for graduation, completion, and dropout
Time period
# of students receiving a regular diploma during the past year
# of students finishing 8th grade four years earlier + transfers in – verified transfers out
Graduation Rate
74.6% - State Avg.
The graduation rate will be calculated as a 4-year (on-time) rate beginning in 2009-10
Notes
Numerator
Denominator
Annual (July 1 to June 30)
Number of reported dropouts and “age outs” during the past year
# of students that were in membership at any time during the past year
Dropout Rate
3.6% - State Avg.
Students transferring to a GED program are not counted as dropouts in the dropout rate
Adjusted longitudinal high school cohort (Class of…)
# of students receiving a regular diploma, GED certificate, or designation of high school completion during the past year
The completion rate will be calculated as a 4-year (on-time) rate beginning in 2009-10
# of students finishing 8th grade four years earlier + transfers in – verified transfers out
Colorado Department of Education
Technical Assistance to…
Collect, Report, Analyze and Use Data
Review Policies, Practices, Partnership and as part of the “Practices Assessment”
Develop and “Unify” Graduation and Completion Plans
Evaluate Plans and Track Progress
Professional Development and Training for Administrators, Teachers and Specialists
Prevention Network to support peer learning and exchange of information and experience
Resource Mapping to align assets with need, identify funding sources and in-kind support
Colorado Department of Education
Results:
15 Local Education Providers in significant need of assistance to increase graduation rates
Colorado Department of Education
County
# of middle and high schools
VILAS RE-5
Year 1 Local Education Provider* Identified through Accreditation Process that are MOST in Need
County
% Change in Grad Rate from 07-08 to 08-09
# of middle and high schools
VILAS RE-5
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Year 2 Local Education Provider* Identified through Accreditation Process as in significant need
County
# of middle and high schools
ADAMS 14
Feb
March
April
May
June
SBE Rules Data Review Internal group review
Selection of LEPs Internal Process to Integrate work with LEPs Year 1: Notification of LEPs
Orientation of LEPS Technical Assistance - Practices Assessment Prevention Network Webinar
Review of Policies and Partner-ships Technical Assistance continued Year 2: Notification of LEPs Webinar
Complete Practices Assessment
Colorado Department of Education
Notification protocols and suggestions
“Identity” – What should the work be called?
Recommendations
Colorado GradNation (CGN)