OHS Early Warning Systems
- Frequently, building data is analyzed to determine the health of our systems and to support data-driven decisions for implementing targeted interventions for students.
- Data Analyzed: Attendance, Behavior, Course Performance, Credits earned.
Micro Level Systems
- Attendance and Tardy Expectations are CHAMPed regularly.
- Juniors and Seniors can earn off-campus lunch by meeting attendance and grades expectations.
- Students who are in class, on-time entered into CASH drawing.
- Strive-for-Five campaign - End of year incentive for students who have five or less absences.
Big Three: Attendance
- Chronic Absenteeism is monitored by the state, Average Daily Resident Membership (ADMr) implications.
- Legal consequences for students and families. (Last resort)
- Data Rich: Readily Measurable through Student Information Systems (SIS)/Third Parties
- Strong relationship between attendance and graduation
- Bottom Line: If students are absent, they are not learning (excused or not)
- District-wide implementation
- Outside Management of all Attendance Data, Reporting, & Frontline Parent Contact with local control as needed
- Automated Letter Generation with Parent Meetings and progressive in-house consequences
- OHS Results: Increased parental contact, decreased absenteeism across the board, increased academic outcomes for all students
Year-to-Year UA Periods of Instruction Comparison
Year-to-Year Average UA Periods of Instruction Comparison
Big Three: Behavior
- Safety, Safety, Safety
- Tremendous impact on school culture.
- Improved Behavior systems lend to improved Academic Systems
- Helps uncover inequalities and social justice gaps within the student discipline system.
Behavioral Expectations: CHAMPs
- CHAMPs - Based on Dr. Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools work
- CHAMPs is our vehicle for building school-wide culture around common language and expectations that promote the desired outcomes.
- All students get the same message, the same way, at the same time.
- Students are then frequently reminded of the expectations.
- New/returning students receive CHAMPs instruction & remediation.
- CHAMPs mitigates the majority of undesirable behavior proactively, instead of reactively.
- Progressive Discipline Matrix
- Behavior expectations are CHAMPed
- All ODR data is tracked
- Points are assigned based on severity of behavior and prior student history.
- Individual interventions are put in place as needed: Check-in-Check-out sheets, etc.
- Students who do not exceed the point threshold can earn privileges, i.e. off campus privileges at lunch.
Year-to-Year ODR Comparison
Year-to-Year ODR Average per Day Comparison
Big Three: Course Performance
Why Course Performance?
- Direct relationship between earning credits and graduation
- 9th Graders with lower than a ‘C’ Average are more likely to drop out than graduate* (University of Chicago Consortium on School Research)
- Multiple Supports/interventions/resources for students long-and-short term
- Clear connection to classroom instructional practices, added staff buy-in
- Bottom Line: If students are not passing classes, they will not graduate
- Weekly, the OHS EBIS team meets and analyzes student and classroom data
- More specifically, our team examines building trends and aggregate data using grade-related metrics to inform school-wide, classroom, and individual interventions as needed
This year we focused on disproportionately of students failing in certain classrooms and subjects:
- Sometimes the best student intervention is making sure that teachers are receiving adequate support from administration in their classrooms.
Extended Academic Support Opportunities
- Math Labs (Tier II & Tier III)
- Language! for students below grade-level (Tier II & Tier III)
- All teachers available after school until 3:30 three days a week.
- Night School (not punitive, voluntary, tutoring-oriented)
Alt School Programs:
- Tier III - Behavior (Ontario Transitions Academy)
- Tier III - Academic (Bridges)
- Tier III - Other (Quest)
Semester 1 Core Subject F Distribution
Freshman Historical Aggregate Core Subject Fs
Historical Aggregate Core Subject Fs - Entire Student Body