I’d say this was envisioned as one of our main priorities/projects for this new school year, and @larry_jerome, @angela_morgan, @angie_martinez did a lot of work getting us to where we are now. We didn’t re-invent the wheel on this - we started from what research (Balfanz, primarily) told us around absenteeism, core course failures, etc and added in a piece around very low MAP percentiles and so on. We then developed a one pager that we’re aiming to roll out soon - this one pager will indicate which domains a kid is flagged in.
We worked very closely with our SPED and intervention teams on developing this tool. I’d say that was a critical piece of this, actually, to make sure it was actually a usable tool, rather than just another collectino of data points. I’m also aiming to tie this more closely to our overall absenteeism and truancy intervention efforts, which are really led primarily by our social workers and school-based teams. It’s a big lift all around though, especially when we’re really right now just dealing with the pain/joy/frustrations/fun of starting a new school year.
I’d say our SPED/intervention team is well aware of this work. We’ve also been talking with our CAOs, who may be talking to the principals. We have not really discussed directly with principals/teachers - I think we’re focused more on getting this tool to the intervention teams that would actually be working with the kids flagged. We’ll certainly loop in school staff much more once we’re further along.