Deciding On Discipline
Advanced Analytics in the Education Arena
We reviewed and compiled information from hundreds of student incident reports and daily suspension lists. We also administered a school safety survey. This data revealed important patterns in student behavior and teacher responses. It also had important implications about student needs. Administrators attended a thought leadership session and the resulting insights became the basis for a comprehensive school-wide behavior support plan. View the report here.
The behavior support plan suggested research-based alternatives to suspension and calculated interventions for students and teachers. Students with an excessively high number of referrals participated in student leadership training and later helped draft a set of school rules. Teachers with high volumes of referrals received classroom management training before crafting the escalation criteria adopted by the school. Over the next two months, teachers received on-going training, coaching, and modeling.