Florida districts monitor early warning indicators

By Laura Devaney
June 4th, 2015

Performance Matters solution aims to help administrators identify struggling students

early-warningIn Florida, all schools that include grades 6, 7 or 8 are now required to implement an early warning system to identify students who need additional support to improve academic performance and stay engaged in school.

The early warning system must include the following indicators: attendance below 90 percent, suspensions, and course failure or a Level 1 score on state tests in English language arts or mathematics. When a student exhibits two or more of these early warning indicators, a school-based team must convene to determine appropriate intervention strategies.

To quickly and efficiently identify students who exhibit early warning indicators, Florida school districts are implementing the Early Warning System from Performance Matters. Among recent districts to launch the Early Warning System are Indian River County, Brevard County, and Marion County.

Next page: How the early warning system works with administrators’ needs