Format: PresentationsEquity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Creating Educational Systems That Meet the Needs of All Groups of Students
Many schools and districts have been identified as low performing or disproportionate because of disparities between subgroups on a variety of success measures. Other schools and districts are proactively trying to address identified success gaps. Presenters from IDC demonstrated IDC's Success Gaps Toolkit that can help schools and districts 1) prepare all of their students for success in college and careers by addressing success gaps, 2) collect and use quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of root-cause analysis of those success gaps, and 3) focus attention on those root causes for the benefit of children and students in the lowest performing subgroups.
Format: PresentationsEquity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Getting SSIP Results by Addressing Success Gaps
The presentation provides a self-assessment rubric that can help states and local districts view their school/district programs and practices with an "equity" lens and help states and LEAs understand the reasons for discrepancies in outcomes between certain groups of students. Helpful handouts are included.
Format: PresentationsWhat Data Can Tell Us – and What It Can’t: How to Be Sure We Know What Our Data Means
Validity is about more than results—it is determined by the question asked, the data collection design, and analysis. In this session, presenters led a discussion on what the data can, and cannot, say about outcomes, using examples from a selection of Part B and Part C indicators. Questions posed included: What is the difference between student outcomes and program performance? Can your data tell you which states, districts, or programs are performing better? What policy questions would you like to know about that your data currently cannot answer?
Format: PresentationsIdentified Significant Disproportionality – Now What?
After a State determines that a district has significant disproportionality, what are the next steps? Presenters and session participants discussed how states can identify technical assistance and available tools and resources to help LEAs identify root causes and implement action steps, including CEIS, to make substantive improvement.
Format: PresentationsEquity, Inclusion, and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps via the SSIP Process
Presenters introduced a research-based guidance document and self-assessment rubric designed by OSEP's Disproportionality Priority Team to help districts and schools identify the root causes of "success gaps" for some groups of students, thereby helping to improve and equalize results for all students. As an example, presenters used Georgia's SSIP process, focused on graduation for students with disabilities.
Format: PresentationsEquity, Inclusion and Opportunity: Addressing Success Gaps
The presentation introduces a research-based guidance document and self-assessment rubric designed to help districts and schools identify the root causes of "success gaps" (for example, in test scores, suspension or graduation rates, or course credits) for some groups of students, thereby helping schools to improve and equalize results for all students.