STORIES BEHIND THE DATA
Our reading intervention program is leading to some great success, including exiting from special education. Click here for the full story.
SWIS Data Impacts school programming
Our district uses SWIS (School Wide Information System) data to inform decisions around individual behavior and overall school climate. SWIS was developed by researchers at the University of Oregon to support data-driven decision making regarding school behavior. Behavior referrals entered in SWIS provide a wealth of information to building-level teams. SWIS provides graphs about referrals building-wide, such as where behaviors are occurring, at what time of day and in what environment. This specificity allows teams to address school climate issues proactively, setting specific goals for improving the climate in targeted areas.
In addition, SWIS provides individual behavior reports. Intervention teams use an individual’s data to create proactive behavior plans and follow up by checking the data to verify whether or not a particular intervention is making a difference. The data informs the next step in moving a student toward success.
The Legacy Continues
An Example of Excellence based on teacher and student partnerships.
The Society for Science & the Public is proud to announce that Alyssa Rawinski has been named a top 300 scholar in the 78th Regeneron Science Talent Search—the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors. This is an extraordinary accomplishment deserving of much celebration. We hope you will choose to share this good news in your community,
We hope that Alyssa Rawinski is highlighted as a role model for others and inspires more students from your area to participate in scientific research. Thank you for your support of this student, and again, congratulations.
Director, Regeneron Science Talent Search
This success is a direct result of the caring, focused and expert mentoring of our science department staff, in this case especially Loree' Harvey.