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Forsyth PROPEL Summit September 10, 2010. Examine the Data for Education in Georgia. Academic Achievement Milestones. School Readiness. Literacy by 3 rd Grade. Numeracy by 8 th Grade. High School Graduation. Workforce and/or College Ready. Georgia 63%. United States 65%.

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Forsyth PROPEL Summit

September 10, 2010



Academic Achievement Milestones

School Readiness

Literacy by 3rd Grade

Numeracy by 8th Grade

High School Graduation

Workforce and/or College Ready


Georgia

63%

United

States

65%

NAEP 2009 4th Grade Reading At or Above Basic

Source: National Center for Education Statistics


Georgia

67%

United

States

71%

NAEP 2009 8th Grade Math At or Above Basic

Source: National Center for Education Statistics


High school graduation rates state by state rankings

Georgia

65.4%

United

States

74.9%

High School Graduation Rates: State-by-State Rankings

Source: NCES (2010). Public School Graduates and Dropouts: School Year 2007-08.


Georgia High School Graduation Rates

Source: The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, State Report Cards. *2010 data is preliminary.


Economic impact of georgia non graduates

Economic Impact of

Georgia Non-Graduates


Education Pays

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earnings & unemployment for full-time workers age 25 & older, not seasonally adjusted. Data given are 1st quarter 2010 averages.


Unemployment Rates by Education Level

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, February 2010.


Unemployment Rates by County, Feb. 2010

Source: Georgia Department of Labor



Economic Impact of High School

Non-Completion

How much could YOUR region benefit from this additional income currently being foregone?

Source: Isley, P. & Hill, J. “Updated Economic Impact of High School Non-Completion in Georgia: 2005 Estimate,” Georgia Southern University. April 2007. *According to GSU study, totals may not add due to rounding.


Compounded Impacts of

High School Non-Completion

Source: Levin, H., et al., (2007). The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for All of America’s Children.




Disparities in Early Vocabulary Growth

Professional Families 1,116 words

Working Class Families 749 words

Welfare Families 525 words

Source: Hart, B. and Risley, T. R. (2003). “The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3.”


Economic Benefits of Early Education:

Perry Preschool Study

Source: Schweinhart, L.J., et al. (2005). Lifetime effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool study through age 40.



6th Grade Outcomes Can Predict Failure to Graduate High School

Source: Balfanz, R. (2007). Preventing Student Disengagement and Keeping Students on the Graduation Path in Urban Middle-Grades Schools: Early Identification and Effective Intervetions.


Essential Building Blocks of High Performing States

  • Higher Standards

  • Rigorous Curriculum

  • Clear Accountability System

  • Statewide Student Information System

  • Leadership Training


3rd Grade Reading Achievement in Georgia:

Closing the Gaps

% of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards

Source: Georgia Department of Education.


8th Grade Math Achievement in Georgia:

Closing the Gaps

% of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards

Source: Georgia Department of Education.


High School Graduation Rates in Georgia:

Closing the Gaps

Source: Georgia Department of Education.



Are they college ready
Are They College Ready?

Educational Attainment of Remedial Coursetakers

Source: Nat’l Center for Education Statistics. “The Condition of Education: Student Effort & Educational Progress.” 2004


Participation performance in ap courses
Participation & Performance in AP Courses

Source: College Board, “The 6th Annual A.P. Report to the Nation: Georgia Supplement,” 2010.


The demands of america s new economy
The Demands of America’s New Economy

12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations require an associate degree or higher.

The number of jobs for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher will increase from 38 million in 2006 to 43 million by 2016 – a growth rate of nearly 15 percent.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2009.



Look at the Data for your Community

  • KIDS COUNT Data

    Georgia Family Connection Partnership

    www.gafcp.org

  • School and System Comparisons

    Georgia School Council Institute

    www.georgiaeducation.org


2009 CRCT Comparisons: 3rd Grade Reading

Forsyth County Schools

Source: Georgia School Council Institute


2009 CRCT Comparisons: 8th Grade Math

Forsyth County Schools

Source: Georgia School Council Institute


2009 SAT Comparisons: Average Total Score

Forsyth County Schools

Source: Georgia School Council Institute


2009 SAT Comparisons: Average Total Score

Forsyth County Schools

Source: Georgia School Council Institute


Improving the Pipeline:

Low Birth Weight in 2008

133

5.5%

GOAL: Reduce the number of low birth weight babies by 10 percent in Forsyth County.

RESULT: 15 healthier babies!

Source: Georgia Department of Community Health


Improving the Pipeline:

High School Graduation in 2009

1,711

96.2%

GOAL: Improve the number of graduates by 10 percent in Forsyth County.

RESULT: 156 more high school graduates!

Source: Georgia Department of Education


Random Acts of Improvement

Aligned Acts of Improvement

Aligning Educational Strategies

GOALS

GOALS


ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY SERVICES

Transportation Health Housing Financial

LEARNING & SOCIAL SUPPORTS

Childcare Providers

Afterschool Programs

Civic Opportunities

Academic Supports

Job Training

Insulating the Birth to Work Pipeline

K – 12 System

Early Childhood

Post Secondary

Work & Career

Source: The Forum for Youth Investment


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