Data for Student Tracking and Program Evaluation
Data is foundational to creating a support system for students. On a student level, data is a key component of an early warning and intervention system. At a system level, data can be used to identify trends, evaluate programming, inform decisions and measure progress. Key data sources vary from district to district and school to school. Below are four significant state data sources.
OSPI Data Analytics: Interactive worksheets, charts, and animations at state and district levels help measure performance and support data-informed decision making.
Healthy Youth Survey (HYS): The HYS is a collaborative effort of several state agencies that provides important survey results about the health and well-being of adolescents in Washington. It includes questions related to schools and community risk and protective factors. www.AskHYS.net
WaKIDS: The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life. http://www.k12.wa.us/wakids
Graduation Equity Survey: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Governor's Results Washington Initiative sponsors this annual survey of districts to collect information on district leadership, early warning systems, multi-tiered system of supports, district capacity and student and family engagement.