K-12 Early Warning System Implementation

6 Keys to an Effective School-Wide Early Warning System Implementation

A K-12 early warning system is more than just a technology platform. For an early warning system (EWS) to truly change student outcomes, it’s essential to build human processes and protocols around taking action on the data to support at-risk students.

School leaders and educators at McDevitt Middle School (Waltham, Mass.) know this well. Over the last year and a half, school teams at McDevitt—led by Principal Mike Sabin—have operationalized the use of early warning indicators across the school. From structured EWS meetings to action planning protocols, McDevitt has taken a multi-pronged approach in order to equip educators with the knowledge and tools they need to change outcomes for each and every student.

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Client Appreciation Week

Announcing Panorama’s Client Yearbook Awards 2017-2018

It’s Client Appreciation Week here at Panorama: five action-packed days of expressing our gratitude for the work you do every day to support students.

Over the course of the 2017-2018 school year, we’ve had the privilege of witnessing the outstanding work happening in schools and districts like yours. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our first-ever Client Yearbook Awards—a spotlight on our partners who are using Panorama data in meaningful ways.

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Early Warning System Meetings

How to Lead an Early Warning System Meeting That Drives Impact for Students

Many schools and districts that have implemented an early warning system (EWS) build in structured time for educators and staff to review and collaborate on early warning data. Beyond using this time to identify at-risk students, educators find that EWS meetings are a valuable opportunity to create action plans for supporting these students.

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Redefining Ready: Panorama and AASA

Panorama Education and AASA Partner on New College, Career, and Life Readiness Initiative

Panorama and AASA, the School Superintendents Association, announced a new partnership today to help schools and districts across the country measure and support each student toward readiness for college, career, and life.

The partnership was created as part of AASA’s Redefining Ready! campaign, a national initiative launched in 2016 to introduce research-backed college and career readiness indicators that portray the complete picture of a student’s progress.

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5 Ways Districts Use Early Warning Indicators

5 Ways Districts Use Early Warning Indicators to Promote Student Success

The ways that educators use early warning indicators to support students have evolved over the last few decades.

Early warning systems (EWS) were originally developed for dropout prevention using the “ABCs” of student data: attendance, behavior, and coursework. With these strong indicators, schools and districts could identify students who were at risk of not graduating high school.

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How to Measure Social Emotional Learning

How School Districts Measure Social Emotional Learning to Support the Whole Student

There’s no question that social emotional learning (SEL) is essential to students’ success in school and life.

Extensive research has shown that students who participate in SEL programs demonstrate 11% gains in academics, improved classroom behavior, better stress management, and higher attendance. As the body of research on social-emotional learning grows, district and school leaders are focusing on infusing SEL into the classroom through different programs and activities.

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