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Concurrent Session #2 (Monday, July 21, 2014)

Evaluation

The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Team GEAR UP evaluation identified two major milestones MPS students must navigate successfully on the path to college/career readiness; (a) 9th grade promotion and (b) academic performance in high school algebra. Further examination of these data in collaboration with the MPS GEAR UP Evaluation Team resulted in a middle school Early Risk Indicator System. Attendees will learn how key outcomes were identified and utilized in the creation of risk indicators and how engaging in data-driven decision making resulted in innovation that is sustainable.

Steven L. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Marc Sanders, Research Manager, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI
Curtis Jones, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI