University – Community Partnership to Expand p

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O BJECTIVES
•
Describe the university community partnerships
to support P-12 access to higher education.
•
Demonstrate the effectiveness of community
based participatory research in developing
strategies to address educational and social
needs.
•
Discuss action plans developed from five
structured focus groups that address issues in
access to education.
PARTNERSHIPS
FOR
S UCCESS :
C ENTRAL I NDIANA’ S P-20 C OMMUNITY A LLIANCE
Vision:
Success for every learner from cradle to career linking inextricably
the improvement of educational outcomes and economic
development and well being of the entire community.
Mission:
Our mission is to provide needed support for individuals in central
Indiana to:
Enter school healthy and ready to learn.
Advance successfully through elementary and secondary
education.
Graduate from high school.
Graduate from college and enter a career.
G OALS FOR THE P-20
C OMMUNIT Y A LLIANCE
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Define and increase reading and math literacy.
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Fine tune the 21st Century Scholars Program.
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Develop commitment to the common goal to increase
high school graduation rates.
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Promote coordination of all state agencies to address
early childhood issues.
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Mobilize human and fiscal resources to improve
health and safety standards for early childhood
education.
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Provide internships for experiential learning with pay.
P ROCESS FOR E FFECTIVE
E NGAGEMENT
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Reciprocity among partners.
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Relevant programming.
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Program flexibility.
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Program accountability.
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P-20 C OMMUNITY A LLIANCE
S IX W ORKING G ROUPS
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Prepare Children for School (Birth to grade 3).
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Support Students In and Out of School (all ages and
grades).
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Help students succeed academically (Grades 4-8).
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Encourage and Enable Students to Enroll in College
(Grades 9-12).
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Post Secondary Transitions and Further Education
(Grades 13-14).
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Pathways to Citizenship, Leadership, and Careers (Grade
15 and beyond).
P-20 C OUNCIL
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Groups co-chaired by community representative
and university faculty.
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Priorities set by working groups.
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Performance indicators identified by working
groups.
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Monthly meetings for each group.
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Development of a program database to address
P-20 priorities.
S TATE D ROPOUT AND G RADUATION R ATE
2006-2008
Indiana Department of Education Graduation Data
Year
Class of
2008
Class of
2007
Class of
2006
Dropout Undetermined
10.3%
11.9%
11.2%
Graduation Rate
4 years or less
77.8%
76.4%
76.1%
Still in School
8.5%
7.3%
7.6%
GED
1.6%
2.7%
3.2%
Course Completion
Certificate
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
Special Education
Certificate
1.2%
1.0%
1.1%
Overview of Data
Indiana’s Existing Education
System
K-12 English and Math Skills
Goal:
Significantly increases
the numbers of students who
succeed academically
ISTEP percentage pass
both English and Math
across all tested grades
(based on average
across all public Marion
County Schools,
excluding charter)
Current
Indicators
Desired
Outcomes
56.50% of
Children
Increase numbers of
students who pass
both English and Math
sections of Indiana
Standardized Tests
that are currently
under development
(state average). TBD
by network
*2006 data; ** 2003 data; otherwise 2007 data
High School
Goal: Significantly increase the
numbers of students who graduate and
enter a career.
Current
Indicators
Desired
Outcomes
Not attending school and not
working
9% of teenagers
Reduce drop-out rates
TBD by network
Drop out of High school
9% of teenagers
Reduce drop-out rates
TBD by network
Graduation rate (in 4 years, based
on IDOE’s current definition of
graduation rate, across all county
public schools, excluding charter
schools)
Rates of expulsion per 1000
student in school
Rates of out-of-school suspension
per 1000 students in school
Goal:
Significantly increases the
numbers of students who enroll in
college
Percentage of graduates pursuing
higher education (Across all
county public schools, excluding
charter schools
71.90% of
teenagers
Increase graduation rates
TBD by network
10.1 of 1000
Decrease expulsion rates
TBD by network
216.1 of 1000
Current
Indicators
78.60% of
graduates
*2006 data; ** 2003 data; otherwise 2007 data
Decrease suspension rates
TBD by network
Desired
Outcomes
Increase percentage of
students enrolling in postsecondary education
TBD by network
Health/Social Support
Goal:
Significantly increases the
numbers of students who are
supported in and out of school.
Children with access to medical
and dental care ()
Overweight children
Goal: Significantly increase the
numbers of students who are
supported in and out of school.
Current
Indicators
61% ()**
16% compared
to 15% Nat’l
Avg **
Anticipated
funders and
existing
partnership
Community Foundation
Lumina Foundation
United Way (Bridges to Success,
Success by 6, Ready to Learn,
Ready to Earn)
Indianapolis Mayor’s funding
TechPoint Foundation
Lilly Endowment
Annie E. Casey Foundation
*2006 data; ** 2003 data; otherwise 2007 data
Desired
Outcomes
Health tracking system
Decrease number of
overweight children-TBD by
network
Desired
Outcomes
Funding coordination by the
Central Indiana Community
Foundation
Workforce
Goal: Meet the needs of changing
workforce with
21st
Century skills
Current
Indicators
Desired
Outcomes
Over 25 with high school degree
81.60% of
adults
Increase percentage
TBD by network
Over 25 with Bachelors degree or
higher
21.40% of
adults
Increase percentage
TBD by network
*Ages 18-24 not working and not
attending school and no degree
beyond high school.
19% of adults
Decrease percentage
TBD by network
In, 960,000 to 1.2 million people
have a literacy level below
minimum standard required for
successful employment. (2008)
*2006 data; ** 2003 data; otherwise 2007 data
TBD by network
O UTCOMES F ROM W ORKING
G ROUPS
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Preparing Children for School
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Strengths: Awareness of importance, professional development for early childhood
educators, quality early child care.
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Challenges: Lack of systematic regulation, fragmented resource system to support the work.
Support Children In and Out of School
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Strengths: Community schools model, Learning Well, Ready by 21, Summer Learning, after
school initiatives.
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Challenges: Central access to data for tracking indicators and program outcomes. Effective
and efficient delivery of sustainable services in communities.
Help Students Succeed Academically
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Strengths: Magnet programs, excellent public libraries, Indy Parks, community centers.
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Challenges: Troubled urban schools, poverty, access to safe environments. City’s focus has
been building and supporting sports venues.
O UTCOMES C ONTINUED :
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Encourage and Enable Students to Enroll in College
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Strengths: 21st Century Scholars program, Upward Bound, Access and Success.
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Challenges: Low high school graduation rates, inaccurate reporting of data, lack of
expectation, lower than desired 4-year graduation rate from college, management of
financial resources.
Post Secondary Transitions and Further Education
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Strengths: Business community interested, support from Indiana Higher Education
Commission related to state university funding formulas.
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Challenges: Low income students need to work, many students academically
underprepared, lack of community understanding of challenges presented to educators.
Pathways to Citizenship, Leadership and Careers
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Strengths: Community College and University career placement programs, emphasis on
internship and experiential learning throughout the college experience, service learning
experiences.
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Challenges: Need to identify measures of success, avert the brain drain, track outcomes of
experiential and service learning.
C ONCLUSIONS N EXT S TEPS
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Evidenced Based Decision Making
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Community level outcomes – Report Card and
Baseline Indicators.
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Identify benchmarks for the six working groups
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Determine challenges to be overcome in getting a
comprehensive data management infrastructure.
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Identify methodology for identifying priority
strategies from the baseline data.
C ONCLUSIONS N EXT S TEPS
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Collaboration and Capacity Building
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Create a network of providers around the selected priority.
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Narrow the initial focus to 1-3 priorities for each subgroup.
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Develop and implement action plans.
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Provide the resources to monitor implementation and
assure quality of services.
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Integrate academic and partner data at the student level
to provide evidence based decision making and action
planning.