Student Achievement Initiative
Preparing Students for the Journey Ahead
Currently, 54% of students in grades 10 through 12 are enrolled in a college level or Advanced Placement course.
The class of 2022 had a 95% graduation rate! Compare this to a state average of 82 %.
For the class of 2018, 48% have already earned a post-secondary degree or credential.
In 2013 only 20% of W.F. West graduates went on to complete a postsecondary credential.
According to Washington Roundtable, which is a non-profit organization of senior executives from major employers in the state, more and more, the jobs available in our state are being filled by workers who have completed a postsecondary credential. (see http://waroundtable.com/washington-kids-for-washington-jobs/)
In 2013, the Chehalis School District established a vision to improve student achievement, modernize instructional practices, and prepare students for careers and college.
The Student Achievement Initiative aims to prepare students for opportunities after high school graduation. Our primary goal is to increase the percentage of Chehalis students going on to earn college degrees and certifications from 20 percent to 60 percent beginning with the W.F. West High School graduating class of 2022.
How we’re going to do it!
We can reach this goal if we maintain a high graduation rate, increase postsecondary enrollment of high school graduates in colleges, military, or trade-schools, and if we re-engage students who leave the education system.
A Partnership with the BERC Group
The BERC Group is an educational evaluation, research, and consulting firm focused on putting research into practice. This partnership is designed to strengthen instructional practices in Chehalis classrooms, focus on college and career readiness, and instill a culture of data use throughout the district.
The BERC Group works with the district to create a culture of data use. A district data team convened and developed a data use framework. This team worked with The BERC Group to identify metrics for custom data dashboards at the district and school levels. Click the reports below to learn more about the BERC Group’s findings.
The BERC GroupCTE Audit
Click Here to download the W.F. West High School CTE Audit Career and Technical Education Needs Assessment
The BERC GroupSummer Melt
Click Here to download the BERC Report on Summer Melt June 2019
The BERC GroupPostsecondary Re-engagement Study
BERC REPORTS Table of Contents
01 Chehalis School District Needs Assessment District-Wide Synthesis Report
02 W.F. High School Chehalis School District STEM Education Report
03 Chehalis January 2015 Newsletter
04 Chehalis School District Education Initiatives Project Research Report
05 Centralia College Student Services and Academic Program Audit Research Report
06 BERC report on Summer Melt June 2019
07 W.F. West High School CTE Audit Career and Technical Education Needs Assessment
Chehalis School Districts’ commitment to Instructional Improvement for our teaching staff results in students prepared to collaborate, learn together, and respect the perspectives and values of others.
The key ingredients for the SAI has been teachers willing to take risks and try new things plus unprecedented community support to do great things for students.
Because of the support from the Chehalis Foundation and community donors, we are able to provide unprecedented opportunities for all students in Chehalis.
Stories of Achievement
Engaging thinkers at Orin Smith Elementary
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