Below are resources to assist your work
If you have questions regarding any of these resources, contact your regional coordinator
Oregon Data Suite
The "Nudge" Letter: Guidance
The Report is available in the Oregon Data Suite Toolkit by selecting the "Reports" tab after you log in, then the "Pilot/Test" folder from the list of folders on the left column.
For those schools/districts looking for a template outside of what ODS provides, you are welcome to use one of the templates below.
Mid-Year Nudge Letter (English) (Spanish)
Guidance for Creating Your CA reduction plan
Pledge to Attend: Pilot Project Data Review - North Santiam School District
- 20 Day Attendance Tracker (We can customize it! Send us your school or district logo)
- Parent Post Card for Pledges
- Spreadsheet for Tracking Participant Attendance for Attendance Teams
- Post Pledge Survey (Doc)
Collection of Post Cards to encourage and inform
Community of Practice Resources
Resources When Seeking Community SupportOur Three Objectives are:
Salem Keizer school district is approaching chronic absenteeism through their "Everyday 24j" campaign. District and school leaders are partnering with city programs and businesses to raise awareness about the cost of missing too much school.
The Oregon legislature set aside $1.55 million for the 2017-19 biennium to operate TAPP projects to reduce chronic absenteeism of native students in nine preselected Oregon school districts. TAPP specifically will enable participating districts to receive up to $155,000 for their family advocate position which has deep local connections to create school-wide initiatives to reduce chronic absenteeism.CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CTE teaches hands-on skills in fields like manufacturing, health sciences and construction. Students who complete two or more CTE classes are also more likely to walk in cap and gown after four years.COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES College-level educational opportunities like college prep courses, AP classes and dual credit programs help students to develop the skills, confidence and motivation to excel in higher education.
High School Success is a fund initiated by ballot Measure 98 in November 2016. The measure passed with 65% voter support, and allowed the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to disperse $170 million total, per biennium, among districts and charter schools that serve students in grade 9 through grade 12. The spirit of the measure was to provide funding to establish or expand programs in three specific areas:
• Dropout Prevention
• Career & Technical Education
• College Level Education Opportunities
Additionally, it is important to recognize that written inside the measure is how ODE is to evaluate the program. The intent of High School Success is to:
• Improve student progress toward graduation beginning with grade 9
• Increase the graduation rates of high schools
• Improve high school graduates’ readiness for college and career
In order to meet the high expectations of the measure, certain eligibility requirements were established. The eligibility requirements are:
• Teacher Collaboration Time around Data
• Practices to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism
• Equitable Assignment to Advanced Courses
• Systems Ensuring On-time Graduation
Research suggests that having these structures in place will aid in increasing graduation rates, and ensuring high school graduates are ready for their next step. Furthermore, providing time for teachers to look at specific student data, and use that data to inform decisions, will increase the chances that a student has to be on-track to graduate in four years by the end of grade 9.
All areas of eligibility must be fully in place by the end of the 2020-2021 school year.