At a school board meeting tomorrow (Thursday), Superintendent Gregory Hutchings is docketed to present a proposal for ACPS to develop and adopt the new system.
“ACPS will develop and implement an Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) as a division-wide monitoring strategy that utilizes key performance indicators to proactively engage interventions for students in grades placed at risk of experiencing poor academic outcomes,” said Anthony Sims, executive director of school improvement, in a memo. “The EWIS represents ACPS’ focus on innovative strategies to transform structures and systems that perpetuate racial and educational inequities that lead to marginalization and disparate achievement outcomes for certain student groups.”
The memo said EWIS focuses on student performance data collected at multiple intervals throughout the school year to assess which students are considered at-risk.
“Traditionally, early warning indicator models use similar data variables, including absence/truancy events, behavioral referrals, discipline data, course grades/failure, mobility, grade retention, and local and state performance assessments,” Sims said. “Some districts have expanded the early warning indicator concept to monitor student progress relative to ‘college and career readiness’ benchmarks established across the elementary, middle, and high school continuum.”
The idea isn’t exactly new — a 2016 report indicated that over half of all high schools had similar programs — but the strategy at ACPS pushes that assessment beyond just the high school range. The memo said this approach allows educators to intervene to push students to achieve certain milestones throughout their education at ACPS as early as fourth grade.
Sims indicated in the memo that development of the new early warning system would have several stages, including identification of those indicators and milestones.
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Peace in Gaza: Prayer Liturgy and Community Discussion for Peace in Arlington VA, Sunday, Feb. 11, 10:15 AM
Prayer, liturgy, and community discussion for peace in Gaza, an immediate cease fire and resumption of humanitarian aid will be hosted by Nova Catholic Community. The focus will be Pope Francis’ call for an immediate ceasefire, the release of all hostages, resumption of humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza, and peace talks for a lasting and just peace for all people in the region.
Discussion will follow at Noon on US military role in the conflict and appropriate steps the US should take to foster peace and rebuilding. Light lunch served.
Again this year, The Critical Mass, LLC, the Made in ALX store and local Ukrainian-American artists are throwing a Pysanky Party — and partnering on a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Razom for Ukraine.
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