Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is working on implementing a new strategy that aims to create an “early warning system” for students at risk of dropping out of school.
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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Monarch Montessori School located in the heart of Del Ray is enrolling children 6 weeks to 6 years of age for our half day and full day program.
Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Monarch Montessori School is open year round, with intermittent breaks.
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You’ll get half off of the registration fee when you register and begin care with us before April 30, 2023.
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Del Ray Dog Fest & Yappy Hour
The 1st Annual Del Ray Dog Fest is a fun outdoor event that will include dog-centered activities, dog menu items, live music, vendors and food on Sunday, April 2 from 11am- 3pm at the George Washington Middle School parking lot.