Implementing an Early Warning System
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)
The Office of School Improvement (OSI), in collaboration with REL Appalachia, is sponsoring a technical assistance opportunity for middle and high schools rated Accredited with Warning.
This technical assistance session is designed for teams that include division, high school, and middle school staff, the goal of the workshop will increase participants’ skills, knowledge, and use of early warning system (EWS) data from VEWS, DataCation, or other EWS tools to support students at risk of not graduating from high school. To do this, the workshop will focus on Steps 5 and 6 of the National High School Center’s EWS seven-step implementation cycle (Therriault, Heppen, O’Cummings, Fryer, & Johnson, 2010).
Divisions are encouraged to bring teams of no more than five people (middle and high school principals and central office staff) to the workshop.
The content of the workshop will provide critical information to move participants from the process of identifying at-risk students (with either the VEWS Tool or the DataCation Tool) toward acting on this information. It will describe a process for matching at-risk students to supports and interventions and how to use data to monitor the students’ progress.
- Partially completed Dropout Prevention Intervention Inventory Mapping Tool - Participants need to compile an inventory of any and all available interventions, programs, and supports, along with brief descriptions, then this information will be examined during the workshop. This will be emailed to all participants on November 1, 2013.
- VEWS Tool loaded or DataCation Tool loaded with student data.