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Practices with Promise Success Story

Submitted By: Mitch Rosin, BACAE

Data and Curriculum Alignment

  • Consortium: Barstow Area Consortium for Adult Education
  • Type of Practice: Data & Accountability
  • Objective(s):
    Respond to short-term data reporting needs required by AEBG
    Foster regional and local system integration efforts pertaining to assessment and intake of adult students.
    Support data sharing efforts to bolster performance accountability and program evaluation.
    Leverage statewide efforts to build a federated and aligned workforce and education performance accountability system
  • Organizations that were involved: Baker Valley USD, Barstow Community College, Barstow USD, Silver Valley USD

The Challenge

Until the Data & Accountability funds were allocated, each Member District used their own assessments, data management system, and curriculum.

The Solution

BACAE purchased CASAS, TOPSpro, computers, and common curriculum to align assessment and instruction across all Member Districts. The goal was to create cohesive instructional and assessment platforms which would result in increased performance outcomes, data driven instruction, and program cohesion.

Outcomes

All Member Districts are now aligned for assessment, data collection, data reporting, and data-driven instruction. Consortium-wide professional development is now consistent across all Member Districts.

The Data

Ongoing Work Groups regularly review DIR reports, performance reporting on formative curriculum assessments, and use data from both curricula and CASAS tests to inform program design and instructional methodologies.


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