Title

Use of Early Warning Systems to identify and program for At Risk Students

Location

Harborside Center

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Establishing an Early Warning Systems using a new system or a current system to identify students at risk in the areas of attendance, grades, or discipline. The presenters will share ideas and actual programs they have created / designed that provide interventions to decrease these risk factors. These interventions were put into action to increase academic achievement, and provide emotional and social support allowing for increased school success.

Brief Program Description

Learn how to use Early Warning Systems to design programs, identify students at risk, and create interventions to remove risk factors allowing for greater school success. These systems may be new or already part of your schools current system.

Summary

The team will share the current system they use and how it drives programing for interventions, identifies student with risk factors, drives master schedule decisions to provide support to incoming freshman and current students to return them to an on-time graduation status. Both past models, current models, and future models will be discussed and shared with the audience. Participants will leave with strategies and interventions Kentwood High School has designed using information they gained from their EWS. They will receive practical information to develop and use their current systems to create an E WS.

Evidence

Kentwood High school is entering their second year using EWS to establish student risk factors in the areas of attendance, grades, and discipline referrals. Many of those students are currently still engaged in the school system, and gaining high school credit. Current research in the areas of attendance, strong freshman year in gaining credits for on-time graduation, along with the power of establishing a relationship with an adult in a school setting. All of this sets up students to stay in school and gain a diploma.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

John Kniseley is at his third high school as principal. He is a retired Navy Officer with a passion and background to reach out to establish programs for at-risk youth.

Jay Hirst has a background in Special Education and at-risk students with experience in Virginia and Washington State.

Keyword Descriptors

Early Warning Systems

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 5:30 PM

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Use of Early Warning Systems to identify and program for At Risk Students

Harborside Center

Learn how to use Early Warning Systems to design programs, identify students at risk, and create interventions to remove risk factors allowing for greater school success. These systems may be new or already part of your schools current system.