Learn along with us!  As we do our research and data work, we learn new things every day about what helps all kids succeed in Brown County.  We will put some of the highlights of our learning on this blog page.  We plan to have 2 to 3 new blog posts each month. Sign up for notifications by clicking the button below!


February 22, 2018

Color Blindness

Article written by Joan Connelly, Equity Data Analyst According to the National Eye institute, humans can have defects in photopigments responsible for responding to blue, green, and red light. Most people have normal color vision, or trichrome, in which all three types of light cones in the eyes are used. However, there are inherited color deficiencies that cause certain colors to look like others, or not be seen at all. The most common color deficiency
Article written by Joan Connelly, Equity Data Analyst In his book “Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement,” John Hattie, a professor of education and Director of the Visible Learning Labs at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, documents the results of 15 years of research and in-depth analysis of over 50,000 existing studies relating to what influences achievement in school-age students. Hattie researched the effects of hundreds of factors including

February 22, 2018

GED Option #2

Article written by Joan Connelly, Equity Data Analyst There exists a myriad of reasons why a student would not complete enough credits to graduate on time, some include mental and physical illness or disability, having to work long hours to support their parents, poverty, and other issues that may be outside of the student’s power. While most students graduate the traditional way, our public schools offer options to ensure that no one falls through the

October 24, 2017

Data Into Action DEC 2016

This is an exciting time to be doing data work for Achieve Brown County!  We just finished supporting a round of Outcome Teams with data they needed for their work. Next, we will be supporting the Action Teams with their data needs.    The transition from Outcome Teams to Action Teams gives us the opportunity to evaluate our own data work.  Did the Outcome Teams get the data they needed?  Was it valid and reliable? 
Brown county high school graduation rates have seen an exciting upward trend over the last few years. For the classes that graduated in 2010, the 4-year rate was 84.3%. By the time the classes of 2016 graduated that rate had risen to 90.2%. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, there was an increase of 1.6%. Also notable is the fact that the 2016 Brown County graduation rate, at 90.2%, had surpassed the state rate of 88.7%.