Pathways to Engagement: Covid-19 Recovery Through Attendance
Step 4: Reflect, Learn and Apply
After each phase of work (spring, summer and fall), step back and take stock of what your team accomplished and gather insights into how the work could be strengthened immediately as well as over time.
Designate two or three people to take the lead in analyzing your impact and documenting lessons learned. These leaders can also determine who should be involved in this reflection process.
This analysis and reflection group can determine how to best gather quantitative data (numbers of students and families involved, any data on outcomes such as enrollment, participation and chronic absence), and qualitative data (surveys or interviews with students, families, school staff, expanded learning staff, mentors and other community partners). This data can be used to examine the following questions:
Based on the data gathered, the analysis team could compile an initial analysis that is reviewed and discussed by a larger group of stakeholders, including people representing various perspectives from within the school community, such as students, families and key community partners.
Once the group has had a chance to develop a shared picture of what has happened during this phase, they can consider: What is essential to maintain, expand or revise especially for the next phase of work?
Finally, be sure to celebrate improvements in attendance and engagement! Thank your team and encourage them to take what works and build upon it.