College Readiness Action Team


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College Readiness Action Team



College Readiness Action Team 2028 Goal

100% OF MARIN COUNTY SENIORS WILL MEET THE UC/CSU APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Who is on the Team?

Marin Housing

Novato Unified School District

Novato Unified School District

San Rafael Board Member & Heads Up

San Rafael City Schools

Saulsalito Marin City School District

Shoreline High School

Tamalpais Union High School District

10,000 Degrees

Aim High

Boys & Girls Club/Marin S. Sonoma

Bridge the Gap College Prep

Canal Alliance

College of Marin

Educational Excellence & Equity (E3)

Marin County School Board Association

Marin County School Volunteers

 

How are they taking action?

The Action Team for Graduating Ready for College & Career has so far identified 5 key areas of focus:

ACADEMIC SUPPORT. STUDENT LEVEL DATA COLLECTION. SOCIOECONOMIC SUPPORT. COLLEGE READINESS INTERVENTION. POLICY.

By engaging community efforts around these areas, we believe that we can create the ecosystem of support needed to ensure that every student in Marin has the choice to go to college or into a successful career.

 

The Details

In order to effectively address each of these areas the College Readiness Action Team has taken or will take targeted action within each area. The following are what has been undertaken or planned to date.

 

Academic Support


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Academic Support


ACADEMIC SUPPORT: 2014-2015

GOAL

Support a targeted group of students close to being on track to meet "a-g" by the end of their 11th grade year.

Results

  • Guidance for the Data Committee to work on gathering additional data needed.
  • Partners from Canal Alliance and Bridge the Gap advocated for students who were not enrolled in ‘a-g’ courses with district counselors to place them in the proper courses.

Actions

  • Reviewed a total of 32 transcripts from Novato Unified, Canal Alliance, Bridge the Gap to determine student progress towards ‘a-g’ achievement.
  • Tallied the number of courses needed in senior year and placed students into categories of on tracknot on track or borderline.

Barriers

  • Data does not exist on how many students are meeting individual 'a-g' requirements. 
  • County-wide system does not exist to collect data on how many or which 9th -12th grade students are accessing ‘a-g’ coursework.
  • County-wide system does not exist to collect data on how many or which 9th -12th grade students are succeeding in ‘a-g’ coursework.

Learnings

  • No standard criteria currently used for on track, off track or borderline classifications of students.
  • Additional data on ‘a-g’ achievement is required.

Academic Support


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Academic Support


ACADEMIC SUPPORT: 2015-2016

GOAL

Provide academic and counseling support for a targeted group of sophomore students at San Rafael High,  Terra Linda, Tam High and Novato in meeting ‘a-g’ requirements in order to better understand the challenges and track interventions in order to determine what is working.

Results

  • Establishment of clear criteria by team about what is considered on track for ‘a-g’ as a  sophomore

Actions

  • Reviewed a total of 120 transcripts from San Rafael, Novato and Tam
  • Determine common definition for ‘a-g’ readiness by the end of sophomore year
  • Determine common interventions partners will track
  • Track interventions

Barriers

  • Student motivation
  • Collecting data consistently from partners
  • Time constraints from school district partners
  • Extrapolating conclusions from the targeted group to a larger group of students
  • Limited time for academic intervention before the end of the school year

Learnings

  • Several course patterns were observed at all three districts through the transcript review

Data Committee


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Data Committee


DATA COMMITTEE ENROLLMENT AND GRADE DATA: 2015-2016

GOAL

Use internal or external data systems to answer three questions:

  1. How many students at each grade level are on track to meet each individual 'a-g' requirement?
  2. How many students at each grade level had access to classes in each requirement? Which students had access and which did not?
  3. How many students at each grade level did not pass with a C- or better in each requirement? Which students did not pass with a C- or better? 

Results

  • Novato and Tam have provided enrollment and grade data; analysis in progress

Actions

  • Each district provides enrollment and grade data based on subject area (Data Question 2 and 3)
  • Analyze data results to present to partners
  • Examine potential tools (ie: Schoolzilla) to answer data questions 1-3 on an ongoing basis

Barriers

  • Time constraints from school district partners
  • Resource constraints for potential software tools

Learnings

  • TBD (will be based on data analysis)

Policy Committee


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Policy Committee


POLICY COMMITTEE: To Be Launched 2016-2017

PROPOSED VISION

Use data to effectively challenge, address and navigate all systemic barriers so that every student graduates from high school with the option to attend college.

Results

  • TBD

 

 

 

 

Actions

  • Research on ‘a-g’ gathered by Education Trust West
  • Ed Trust West presentation to College Readiness Action Team
  • 10,000 Degrees community engagement with Ed Trust West
  • Marin Youth Commission managed by Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) focusing on ‘a-g’ in educational equity committee

Potential Barriers

  • Resourcing the committee with the right decision makers

Learnings

  • ‘a-g’ requirements do not match high school graduation requirements in the county

Other Efforts


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Other Efforts


Other Community Efforts:

Marin CAP - Curriculum Alignment Project