StudentTracker® Catapults Riverside County High Schools toward Improvement Goals
Clearinghouse Staff Provide Additional Assistance with Hands-On Training for More Than 400 School Personnel
By Penny Kubly and Catalina Cifuentes, Leadership Institute, Riverside County Office of Education, California
As part of our commitment to increase the percentage of students enrolling in postsecondary education from 54 percent in 2014 to 70 percent by 2019, the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) provides StudentTracker reports for all high schools in our county – more than 100 schools. Our partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse since 2012 has catapulted our efforts to engage our county school districts in a continuous improvement process to increase postsecondary enrollment and persistence.
“Our relationship with the Clearinghouse is beyond business. Clearinghouse staff care deeply and share our commitment to positively impact the lives of students here in Riverside County.”
Penny Kubly and Catalina Cifuentes
Leadership Institute, Riverside County Office of Education
The StudentTracker reports – which show us where our graduates go to college, how long it takes them to earn their degrees, whether they transfer schools, and more – have served as a critical tool to measure the success of this initiative. They provide accurate and timely data to help us monitor and evaluate our work and the work of our districts towards this common goal.
With a large number of stakeholders participating, it was necessary for our schools to receive training to increase awareness and knowledge of how to read and utilize these reports. The Clearinghouse enthusiastically supported us by sending a team this September to provide multiple in-depth, hands-on workshops over three days to more than 400 participants, including diverse audiences of county and district office personnel, high school counselors, and high school administrators. The willingness and professionalism of the Clearinghouse staff were exceptional. The presentations were engaging. Participants left the workshops eager to utilize the reports to assist them in their college readiness work.
Our relationship with the Clearinghouse is beyond business. Clearinghouse staff care deeply and share our commitment to positively impact the lives of students here in Riverside County.
Learn more about StudentTracker® for High Schools.
The Clearinghouse’s Colin Hutchison and Samantha Dowd (left) provided training to more than 400 RCOE personnel in September.