Assess and Improve

An early warning system (EWS) can be a powerful strategy to provide data to inform educators’ practices and help students get back on track. An EWS is implemented as a continuous improvement process, improving practices through review and refinement of practice. Through analysis of process, practice, and data, our clients receive recommendations to take action that improve student outcomes.

AIR researchers have expertise in evaluating the implementation of an early warning system. On behalf of the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, AIR researchers evaluated the implementation of the seven-step Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System in 73 schools across Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. AIR is also conducting an external, third party evaluation of an early warning system program in Philadelphia Middle Schools.

Contact Us today to learn more about how we can help our clients assess and evaluate early warning systems.

Related Resources

Webinar : Strategies for Delivering Required ESSA Reporting and Supporting Student Success

May 2018

Join Jenny Scala, Senior Researcher and AIR Expert and Kristal Ayres, Ed.D., Chief Client Services Officer at BrightBytes, for a webinar on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 12:00 p.m. Pacific for a discussion of one of the greatest recent challenges facing educational organizations: fulfilling the complex reporting requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) while simultaneously ensuring all students are prepared for graduation and postsecondary success. Local education agencies and schools have myriad challenges to making decisions based on a mountain of formative data. Learn from experts in data-based decision-making and data visualization on accessing and making decisions based on real-time data during this 60 minute webinar.

Follow this link to register for the webinar

Report : Early Warning Systems to Improve Student Outcomes: Supporting States, Districts, and Schools with Every Student Succeeds Act Requirements

January 2017

This brief from Early Warning Systems in Education at American Institutes for Research (AIR) describes how an early warning system can meet Every Student Succeeds Act, 2015 (ESSA) requirements for states to support the lowest performing high schools in the nation. AIR’s experts have provided direct aid and support to more than 100 school districts in more than 30 states to build, implement, and evaluate a variety of EWS initiatives. This support has resulted in improved graduation rates for schools, districts, and states.