Boston Plan for Excellence and Boston Public Schools
This annotated version of the graduation progress tracker helps high school students understand how to use their own progress data to get on track for graduation and success in college. The document is intended as a poster (20 x 24) and can also be printed on letter-sized paper.
This special report describes the biggest challenge facing Boston's schools: the large percentage of students who are off-track to successfully completing high school. A new approach, data-informed inquiry, is helping schools to track student performance and implement targeted interventions that get more students on track for success.
Synthesis report from the REAL (Respecting Everyone's Ability to Learn) initiative implemented in four high schools. Lessons from REAL inform Boston's current data-driven inquiry approach, in particular the approach to using early warning indicators to improve outcomes for struggling students.
Over several years, Brighton High School staff implemented professional learning communities where they used student data to drive improvements, with help from BPE. This summary of a case study included in Harvard's Achievement Gap Institute 2009 Conference Report describes the process that led to improvements in outcomes for previously struggling students.
School Clips is the Boston Plan for Excellence's monthly update on school reform work in Boston. The e-newsletter goes to 5,000+ corporate and civic leaders, as well as to principals, teachers, and other district staff.