Data-Driven School Improvement: Making the Grade for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Effective school improvement programs use data to drive decision making, but where do you look when the data doesn’t seem to be getting to the heart of the problem? This workshop will help building and district leaders to create school improvement plans aimed at impacting those students who are often among the lowest performing and the most at-risk of dropping out; students experiencing homelessness. Use your data to drive improvements in school climate, academic achievement, attendance, and program collaboration. In this session we will review the types of data that schools collect for state and local government, and through school climate surveys, to help you take a more detailed look at your data and find some quick wins for impacting student achievement. The presenters will also offer best practice approaches to creating programming that meets the unique needs of these students and families, including rural and American Indian populations.
Download Session Materials
- ESEA Conference Data-driven school improvement.pptx
- ESEA Conference Westeros Public School District Spreadsheet.xlsx
- Casterly Rock HS Student Level Data.xlsx
- YRBS Homeless Special Report.pdf
Heather Denny is the State Homeless Coordinator for Montana and has served in that position since September of 2011. She has an MEd in School Counseling from Montana State University, and is a licensed classroom teacher and school counselor. Heather also has experience as a district level liaison, and as a classroom teacher at the middle school and high school level.
DJ QuirinMai • Educator for over twenty-five years o Classroom teacher lowest level PreK highest level graduate o State Mathematics Curriculum Review Committee Member –Idaho o Director of Institutional Research for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities o Instructional Technology Coordinator for a community college o Mentor of PhD candidates o Research with medical facilities with cognition, retention, and brain activity o Other Educational research • Statistical and Data Research and Analysis for over thirty years o Worked for state/federal agencies currently MT OPI State EdFacts Coordinator State CCD Coordinator Data Analyst for Federal Programs o Worked in Health Care Industry International organizations Research Clinics Pharmaceutical companies Advocacy Companies • Degrees in Statistics, Mathematics, Education, Health Care