Using Proving Ground to Impact Chronic Absenteeism

Using Proving Ground to Impact Chronic Absenteeism

Housed within Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy & Research, Proving Ground is a program designed to support capacity building around the use of data and analysis in continuous improvement efforts. Districts participating in Proving Ground receive support from Harvard staff within three broad categories:
  • Peer Networking;
  • Data and Analytics; and
  • Change Management. 

Ohio is entering its second year of collaborating with Proving Ground to address Chronic Absenteeism. During the 2017-2018 school year, two Ohio school districts -– Canton City and Maple Heights City – joined the initial cohort of Proving Ground districts in Ohio. Through Proving Ground, these two districts are receiving coaching on needs assessments, researching and selecting evidence-based practices, piloting their proposed solutions through adaptive evaluation and examining results to understand what is working for their students and families.

Districts interested in joining the second cohort of the Ohio-Proving Ground collaboration – which will kick off during the 2018-2019 school year – can do so by submitting a completed Intent to Apply to heather.boughton@education.ohio.gov by Friday, December 14th.  

LEARN MORE:  Proving Ground Informational Webinar Recording

Districts with schools identified as focus, priority or warning schools are eligible to apply for funding support for Proving Ground through the School Quality Improvement Grant.

Intent to Apply Documents

Additional Resources

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