Persistence to Graduation Toolkit
4/19/2013 1:42 PM
To support schools in meeting the mandates of Senate Bill 1 and the Commonwealth Commitment to College and Career Readiness, the Kentucky Department of Education has developed the Persistence to Graduation - Evidence-Based Strategies Toolkit. As part of this initiative, the PtGT, or Kentucky’s Dropout Early Warning Report, has been created. This application is an early warning indicator system for identifying students who may be “off track” for graduation, and is embedded in the Kentucky Student Information System (KSIS), Infinite Campus.
The hyperlinks below detail the weighted and unweighted risk factors. Within each link, resources from the Model Programs Database on the National Dropout Prevention website are available.
The PtGT provides critical student level data to identify specific students in need of additional intervention/support.
Student level data is pre-populated and the following items are weighted:
Unweighted risk factors include:
The application creates a report with a list of at-risk students ranked in descending order by the weighting of the indicators and the filtering functionality built into the tool. Districts received instructions in summer 2011 on how to navigate and utilize the tool and reports for their district, including Infinite Campus BOY (beginning of year) training sessions in July and the creation and archival of a training webinar. As schools conduct an analysis of the data, they can then provide targeted interventions by aligning the needs of the student with effective strategies that have the greatest potential to support the student. This toolkit will provide the resources to assist with identifying those appropriate strategies and interventions.