We are pleased to announce that the OCID team will be presenting a series of 3 webinars highlighting our latest research on Oregon’s High School Class of 2020. Throughout the series, OCID will share a detailed look at 3 student experiences that were each found to be strong barriers to 4-year graduation.
Mark your calendars to join us for one or more of the webinars!
- Midyear School Transitions: March 22, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm – registration open
- Juvenile Justice Contact: April 26, from 12:00 -1:00 pm
- Severe Chronic Absenteeism: May 24, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Our series begins March 22nd with a look at midyear transitions, which are defined as instances when students changed schools during an academic year. OCID’s analysis identified midyear school transitions as strongly associated with lower chances of 4-year graduation, one measure of educational success.
Here are a few key findings from OCID’s analysis of the class of 2020:
- More than 11,000 students (36%) changed schools at least once midyear.
- The 4-year graduation rate for students who ever experienced a midyear school transition was nearly 30 points lower than it was for their peers without a midyear transition.
- Many of the students who experienced a midyear transition interacted with other public programs, highlighting potential opportunities to provide support or intervene earlier.
We invite you to join us as we provide a forum for discussion about the policy implications and opportunities of OCID’s findings with our team and other interested colleagues.