Data-Driven School Improvement


Making the Grade for Students Experiencing Homelessness

We all share the same mission, to provide the best services we can and help students succeed. It is easy to get swept away in the day-to-day of running a district, or Coordinating Title I, Title III, and McKinney-Vento programming or becoming caught up in an overwhelming amount of data without knowing where you can make a further positive impact. 

We co-hosted a workshop-webinar, Data-Driven School Improvement: Making the Grade for Students Experiencing Homelessness, with two special presenters from the Montana Office of Public Instruction: 

  • Heather Denny, State Coordinator for Homeless Education, State Coordinator for Title I Family and Community Engagement, and Title I Specialist
  • DJ QuirinMai, Data Analyst

This workshop-webinar will help building and district leaders to create school improvement plans aimed at impacting those students who are often among the lowest-performing and the most at-risk of dropping out; students experiencing homelessness.

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The presenters reviewed the types of data that schools collect for state and local governments, and school climate surveys. This interactive workshop will help you take a more detailed look at your data and find some quick wins for impacting student achievement. The presenters offered best practice approaches to creating programming that meets the unique needs of these students and families, including rural and American Indian populations.

Use your data to drive improvements in the following areas: 

  • school climate
  • academic achievement
  • attendance
  • program collaboration

Use the button below to access the recorded webinar, Data-Driven School Improvement: Making the Grade for Students Experiencing Homelessness. This live webinar was recorded on October 24th, 2019 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET.Download the Webinar Recording

We are proud to provide free, informational webinars on 21APR, ESSA, McKinney-Vento, and other federal requirements to support our customers and the community in the work they do to increase program and participant growth and achievement. Subscribe to our blog and follow us on your favorite social media platform to hear about additional educational opportunities.

Alyssa Thornley

About The Author

Alyssa Thornley has spent her career working to support schools and communities in providing opportunity to all students. In positions as a teacher, professional development coordinator, and as a volunteer, she has focused on the community’s role in education, and in designing efficient programs that work for diverse needs. Alyssa leads TransACT’s customer engagement and market strategy efforts, and works to ensure innovative programs, guidance, and thought leadership from across the country’s districts are being shared and spread.