While a lot of attention is rightly paid to helping younger children get ready to start formal education, and to preparing high school graduates for their next steps in school or career, it is also highly important to have the right systems and supports in place for students in elementary and middle school, including literacy focused resources. Future Ready Collier is dedicated to doing just that, bringing together best practices, resources, and ideas from across the network.
It can be complicated to determine how best to serve such a diverse set of students in terms of age, academic progression, and personal need. In keeping to its mission to measure data points, in order to inform appropriate action, Future Ready Collier partners assess the metrics and milestones that tell the story of school success.
Considerations, in addition to grade-level performance, include students’ resiliency, mental health, and personal development. A focus on how students thrive in the classroom also warrants bearing in mind how students spend their time outside of school hours and parent engagement. Key partners in the community include out-of-school time providers, healthcare providers, and organizations focused on families. All these components overlap to contribute to school success.