Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
TMJH Attendance Initiative
Over the past 3 school years, TMJH administration has made an intentional effort to increase student attendance. We know based on the University of Chicago’s On-Track research that attendance is a key indicator on whether or not a student will finish high school. We also know that, according to John Hopkins University, 10-15% of students are chronically absent nationwide, but this can be mitigated at individual school sites with intentional attendance absenteeism mitigation measures. AT TMJH we have focused our attendance efforts in 3 areas. We have increased attendance tracking, increased attendance awareness through parent communication, and provided positive attendance behavior incentives. Our data has shown substantial improvement due to this effort. Attendance Data: ? Absences (Unexcused and Excused) for Q1 – Q3 o 2017-2018 There were 30,120 o 2018-2019 There were 25,773, down 14.43% o 2019-2020 There were 24,868, down 3.51% ? Tardies for Q1 – Q3 o 2017-2018 There were 7165 o 2018-2019 There were 5870 ,down 18.07% o 2019-2020 There were 5137, down 12.49%
Teacher Observation Initiative
During the 2019-2020 School year, TMJH administration set a goal to provide regular and timely feedback to teachers based on classroom observations. The goal of this work was 3 fold: -Increase administrative understanding of what is happening in the classroom for future goal setting -Improve Culture, through positive feedback and looking for what is working in the classroom -Open opportunities for constructive feedback and dialogue with the teachers at TMJH From Q1 to Q3 of the 2019-2020 School year TMJH Administration made 197 classroom observations with feedback regarding the observation.