Middle and high school local education agencies (LEAs) are invited to join DC’s Bridge to High School Data Exchange and Kid Talk for the 2020-21 school year!
With DC students choosing among a wide landscape of high school options, schools can face logistical challenges as they enroll students from dozens of different DC Public Schools (DCPS) and charter middle schools, but lack important quantitative and qualitative information upfront to serve incoming ninth graders well. In addition, students continue to transfer between DCPS and charter schools throughout their high school career, and high school staff are often in a similar position for many incoming 10th and 11th graders.
In response to this challenge, LEAs, Raise DC and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) collaborated to launch the Bridge to High School Data Exchange and Kid Talk. Now in its fourth year, this Data Exchange offers a standardized process for transferring key student-level data quickly, securely, and consistently for students as they move from middle through high school, particularly across LEAs. This data is then used by schools to promote early interventions, plan resource placement, and establish supportive relationships among middle and high school staff. Additionally, as an extension of the Data Exchange, the Kid Talk offers middle and high schools the opportunity to connect in person to review shared eighth-grade data and offer insights to guide student-specific planning for rising ninth graders.
To sign up, complete the following tasks by Friday, April 17, 2020:
- Review the detailed Bridge to High School Data Exchange 2020-21 school year timeline and activities.
- Sign and submit the LEA data consent form to Janae Eason at [email protected].
- Complete the Bridge to High School LEA Participation Form.
To learn more about the Bridge to High School Data Exchange and Kid Talk, including timelines and data elements, download this fact sheet.
For more information or questions, please contact Janae Eason at [email protected].