Practices with Promise Success Story
Submitted By: Thatcher Weldon, Kern Adult Education Consortium
Student Data Tracking Procedures
- Consortium: Kern AEBG Consortium
- Type of Practice: Data & Accountability
Respond to short-term data reporting needs required by AEBG
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: Kern Adult Education Consortium
In California's largest geographical consortium, we currently have 13 K-12 district and County Office of Education Partners, 3 Community Colleges, and 1 Community College District Office. We also range in size from one of the largest Adult Education Schools in the state to Adult Schools in rural areas that are run by 1 - 2 staff and faculty. This presented a huge challenge in the way that data was collected and used.
Based off of what the state and CASAS were focusing on in terms of student data in webinars, we put together student data tables that tracked on going numbers and percentages on how each member and the consortium was doing throughout the year. We also put together Standard Operating Procedures for student intake and reporting, so that all members would be on the same page when tracking student data.
We have a renewed focus on student data in our consortium. All members are currently following reporting guidelines from the state and CASAS in terms of student data. We are becoming uniform in our practices as a consortium, and we have seen increases in our reporting in terms of outcomes. We will continue to work on reporting student outcomes and updating our student data.
Our student outcomes and many %'s have improved this past year as a consortium. Many members have improved overall student numbers, gains, and outcomes.