The Tracker: Connecting Early Warning Indicators with Interventions

The program itself allows teachers to analyze whole school, small group, and individual indicator and intervention data.  It provides teachers with data views that can be sorted, filtered, analyzed, and shared with appropriate parties.

  • To track how individual students were performing on each of the early warning indicators (Attendance, Behavior, and Course Performance).
  • To track the interventions that teachers designed to support their at-risk kids.

Teacher Centered: The Right Intervention, for the Right Student, at the Right Time

I designed, and continue to improve, the Early Warning Indicator and Intervention (EWI&I) Tracker at Johns Hopkins working for Talent Development Secondary (TDS).  It was created to connect indicators and interventions in a single database.

At its heart the Tracker is a teacher centered program. Designed to aide them as they discuss their greatest need students and develop a plan to get them to graduation day.  It was designed based on Early Warning Indicator Meetings developed at the Johns Hopkins Center for the Social Organization of Schools (CSOS).  The purpose of which, according to Dr. Robert Balfanz, director of  CSOS, is to “provide the right student, with the right intervention, at the right time.”

EWI Meetings are based on interdisciplinary teacher teams who share a common cohort of students.  They meet once a week, or at least bi-weekly, to discuss students who are at risk of dropping out of school (based on EWIs).  They develop and track the effectiveness of interventions designed to get that student back on track.

 

System Requirements

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The Tracker is based on Microsoft Access, a part of Office Professional.

  • Microsoft Access 2010 or 2013.
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or 7.

This program is under constant development and can be tailored to fit many needs specific to your school.

Please contact me at verstraete@edunerd.org with any questions.