Monday, December 10, 2012
REL Midwest hosted this webinar designed to provide educators and stakeholders with information from research and practices emerging in the field on using data to prepare students for college and careers. The webinar provided participants with a forum to learn about research-based strategies from the field on how to use data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers. It also gave audience members an opportunity to ask a content expert and panelists specific questions about the use of data that will prepare students for college and careers.
The event featured Chrys Dougherty, Ph.D., senior research scientist at ACT, Inc., and the National Center for Educational Achievement. Dr. Dougherty discussed his report, Using the Right Data to Determine if High School Interventions Are Working to Prepare Students for College and Careers, which focuses on identifying students who have large academic preparation gaps upon entering high school and developing databases that can be used to identify promising interventions. In addition, Dr. Dougherty talked about his current research on closing academic achievement gaps over two four-year periods.
The event also included a panel discussion featuring Jeffrey McGonigal, associate superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota, as well as Wendy Skibinski, principal of Ben Davis University High School in Indiana, who focused on how they are using data in their district or school.
Chrys Dougherty, Senior Research Scientist
ACT, Inc., and National Center for Educational Achievement
Jeffrey McGonigal, Associate Superintendent
Anoka-Hennepin School District, Minnesota
Wendy Skibinski, Principal
Ben Davis University High School, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dougherty, C. (2010). Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers. National High School Center at American Institutes for Research. Retrieved from http://www.betterhighschools.org/docs/NCEA_CollegeCareerReadiness.pdf