October 9-12, 2016
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Data-Driven Approach to Eliminating Middle School Equity Gaps through My Brother’s Keeper
200 Communities across the country have joined, yet struggle with how to actually succeed with, the national My Brother’s Keeper initiative. Haven’t we been trying to close equity gaps for decades? How is this any different? After months of discussion, E3 Alliance and the Greater Austin Area MBK effort have developed a unique and powerful way to leverage detailed objective data to provide focus and drive effective action to finally “move the needle” on MBK outcomes in middle schools.
Susan Dawson, Executive Director & President, E3 Alliance
Dr. Rey Garcia, Director of Operations for Middle Schools, Austin Independent School District
From Research to Practice: RAISEup Texas
Dr. Mike Hock will present the importance of literacy instruction in the middle grades while also highlighting RAISEup Texas, a collaborative effort to transform middle school teaching and learning. It is changing how middle school students learn and meet high standards for college and career-readiness by implementing instructional strategies, focused on literacy, in every subject and every classroom. We will detail the compelling data from the demonstration project, where struggling students had ten times as many point gains compared to their nationally-normed peers from across the country. The expansion of RAISEup is currently implemented and will potentially impact 28,000 students.
Matt Pope, Senior Program Director of RAISEup Texas, E3 Alliance
Elizabeth Anderson, Principal of Hutto Middle School, Hutto Independent School District
Dr. Michael Hock, Senior Scientist, KU Center for Research on Learning