Our efforts to democratize innovation around shared Network goals support our third focus area: improving systems. Ultimately, RISE members aspire to strengthen school systems to create lasting and scalable improvement. By piloting data-driven ideas and programs, we identify conditions, systems, and policies that support student achievement. And to improve outcomes at scale, we look to educators for ways to create enduring systems and structures in schools and districts.
As a Network, RISE educators are implementing strategies to systematically advance student outcomes and close opportunity gaps. For example, RISE teachers, counselors, and leaders collaboratively designed a suite of data dashboards to provide educators with information they need to help all students succeed. These secure and user-friendly tools deepen educator collaboration and student connections. Teams of educators meet regularly to review data and develop personalized student support plans. These strengths-based conversations focus on students' positive connections to school, improvement areas, and strategies to support student success. Additionally, educators meet individually with students every quarter for on-track conferences. Through these conversations, students discuss their goals, strengths, challenges, and progress toward graduation and college and career readiness.