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Data Projects/Action Plans

Each year we are asked to do a research project and report on the results.  For these we select a target group of students who are struggling in our school and devise a plan to help them progress and succeed.  The last few years we have focused our data projects on our Native American/American Indian students.  When we analyzed the data* we found that they were falling behind the rest of our student population.   

The first year we did this we saw a huge jump in their achievement, end-of-level scores and attendance.  The second year we did not maintain those same numbers and saw a slight drop from the first year.  The third year things really seemed to settle in and we saw great increases in our students' scores and attendance again. 

We are currently still focusing on this population and hope to continue to help these students achieve at a high level.  This is how our program works:
    • Data on CRTs and attendance is collected on each American Indian student at the beginning and end of each school year.
    • Student’s team placement is identified and counselors assigned.
    • Counselors introduce “Support and Activity” group to students. Permission to participate is sent home to parents.
    • Counselors track students weekly and consult with teachers at Team Meetings. Counselors meet with students 2-3 times per quarter or more as needed.
    • Quarterly activities are planned for students to get together and share unity and culture.
    • Counselors plan a field trip to local higher learning institutions (Dixie State University and Dixie Applied Technology College). Awareness of scholarships, programs and support is introduced to our students by their student advisers at the DSU Cultural Center and directors at the DXATC.
    • At the end of the academic year we collect data on end-of-level scores, grades and attendance and compile it into a report that is submitted to the state offices.

In addition to the academic success we have seen in our Native American/American Indian students we have also seen other great things happen here though we don't have data to back it up.  They have become more involved and interested in the school community and the role they have in our school.  Also, as you might have guessed with all this success, our students are excited to be here at school and have great attitudes about themselves as students.  


*This data was originally collected from the Utah Comprehensive Accountability System and our own student grade and attendance reports and is now collected from those same sources and the Student Outcomes Accountability Report (SOAR report).

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Brian Gunnell,
Jun 11, 2014, 6:26 PM