Our School System 20/20 series of briefs, Data Decisions, highlights common opportunities school systems have to yield big results for students by adjusting their current resource use. It is based on ERS' 10 years of close partnership with district leaders across the country and our extensive comparative database. We believe that when districts consider these crucial resource issues, they can move closer to the School System 20/20 vision.
In the fourth brief, learn how school systems can close the gap between college eligibility and college readiness in 12th grade students by promoting more engagement.
This video introduces the problem of the college readiness gap for 12th graders and serves as a primer for how this data decisions brief can be used to help school districts analyze unscheduled student time and identify schools that could take a more rigorous approach to engaging 12th graders.
Other briefs in the series:
Data Decisions Brief #1: Prioritizing 9th Grade Math: Learn how districts can find more resources for 9th grade math, typically a make-or-break hurdle for student success. Published May 2015.
Data Decisions Brief #2: Matching Teaching Talent to Student Need: Learn how to use data to match teachers to the students who need them the most. Published July 2015.
Data Decisions Brief #3: Investing in Teachers in the Age of Common Core: Learn how districts can target resources to better support teachers through job-embedded professional growth. Published August 2015.
Data Decisions Brief #5: Do All Students Get the Learning Time They Need?: Get six strategies for providing extra learning time within the school day. Published August 2015.