Role of Data to Support College and Career Readiness and Success for Students in Foster Care

Longitudinal data are important sources of information for assessing and improving educational priorities, initiatives, and investments, but these data can also support efforts to ensure all students are college and career ready. Specifically, states can use data to measure and track student progress, develop early warning indicators, provide access to information to multiple stakeholders, and encourage cross-agency data sharing to better support student success.

This webinar, co-hosted by the CCRS Center, the American Youth Policy Forum, the Data Quality Campaign, and the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, explores strategies for leveraging data to support college and career readiness and success (CCRS) goals for all students, with special emphasis on students in foster care. With access to quality data, education and child welfare agencies can work together to improve educational outcomes and promote CCRS for students in foster care. Presenters will discuss a set of emerging practices that serve as examples of how states can use and link data to support CCRS.

As states are working to fulfill the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), this webinar aims to provide concrete strategies to leverage the data collection and reporting requirements related to students in foster care to achieve CCRS goals.

Presenters include:
  • Susan Bowles Therriault, Director, College & Career Readiness & Success Center, American Institutes for Research
  • Elizabeth Dabney, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, Data Quality Campaign
  • Kristin Kelly, Assistant Director of the Legal Center for Foster Care, American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law
  • Lisa Guillen, Education Programs Consultant for Foster Youth Services, California Department of Education
  • Jenna Tomasello, Policy Associate, American Youth Policy Forum
  • Andre Smith, Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Data Systems, Florida Department of Education (invited)
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