SSET Grant (Student Services Every Time Grant). Tucson Unified School District. SSET Grant. What is it? U.S. Department of Education, Safe and Drug Free Schools Demonstration Grant to expand counseling programs in elementary schools $1.2 million for 3 years Funding period includes 2007-2010
Tucson Unified School District
Percentage of respondents
(students, parents & staff) in
agreement with statements
regarding student behavior,
safety & respect. For
example: Students behave in
class. My classroom is a
comfortable place to learn.
Teachers treat students with
respect. Students treat
teachers with respect.
Students who were at risk of failing, improved attendance over the three years of the project.
Established Gap groups for at- risk students improved attendance.
Continue Gap groups
Develop strategies for students in attendance most of the time and address absences for students who are ill in order to bring the schools’ attendance rate to 95%.
4th grade students improved significantly by 5.6% in reading.
A change in the Math content areas and format resulted in new norms being created and a drop in math scores.
A complete analysis of reading scores in 5th grade to look at content in the tests compared to performance objectives.
Restructure math curriculum to include new content included in the tests.
Selection process – Student selection based on attendance, academic scores listed as at-risk, and number of office referrals
Interventions – Parents contacted, daily check-ins, weekly meetings, tutoring, increased teacher contactsClosing the Gap Group Criteria
*M=Meets the standard A=Approaching the standard
F=Falls far below the standard
Fully implemented ASCA National Model programs was utilized in classrooms and small groups.
The program includes academic, personal/social, and career lessons.
Continue use of ASCA National Model program in classrooms and small groups.