Improvement
Projects & Teams

Goal 1: Early Care and Education

Children have access to quality, affordable early care and education

Indicators

  • % of working parents with children 0-4 have access to child care

Strategies

  • Transform early care and education systems to increase access and improve quality

Improvement Initiatives

  • Childcare Accessibility Info System (Phase 2)
  • ECE Workforce Development Website Career
  • Project to address ratios in TK and align curriculum and assessment (TBC)

Goal 2: Kinder-Ready

Children are prepared for kindergarten

Indicators

  • Share student-level data, tracking and reporting

Strategies

  • Improve screening, treatment and support for parents’ mental health

Improvement Initiatives

  • Baseline Assessment of Maternal Mental Health in Monterey County
 

Strategies

  • Expand access to playgroups

Improvement Initiatives

  • Expansion of parent-child playgroups
 

Strategies

  • Implement an integrated, holistic, family-centered support system of screening, care coordination, referrals, and services

Improvement Intitiatives

  • Integrated Service Collaborative for families and children 0-5 (five pilots)
 

Strategies

  • Scale up home visiting programs for families with young children

Improvement Intitiatives

  • Expansion of home visiting
 

Strategies

  • Expand paid family leave, protect and support breastfeeding, and increase other family-friendly business practices

Improvement Intitiatives

  • Family-Friendly Business Project
 

Strategies

  • Embed parenting and child development supports in health and other public services

Improvement Intitiatives

  • Embedding additional ECD and parenting supports in Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Pediatrician supports for ECD and parenting (Health Steps)
 

Strategies

  • Support family, friend and neighbor caregivers

Improvement Intitiatives

  • Family Friend and Neighbor Play Groups & Support Network
 

Strategies

  • Provide more effective parenting programs

Improvement Intitiatives

  • Family Friend and Neighbor Play Groups & Support Network

Goal 3: Language and Literacy

Children read, write and achieve language proficiency in the elementary grades

Indicators

  • % of students performing at or above Level 3 as measured by the Smarter Balanced Grade Three Summative Assessments

Strategies

  • Develop Data informed Reading Systems

Improvement Initiatives

  • Early Reading Pilot (MCOE Language and Literacy Team)

Indicators

  • Establish baseline for # of students participating in Reading Rewards Challenge

Strategies

  • Increase Reading and Language Development through Extended Learning Opportunities

Improvement Initiatives

  • Reading Rewards Challenge (MCOE Region 5 Expanded Learning, Boys and Girls Club)

Indicators

  • Establish baseline for # of Literacy Toolkits adopted by local families and community engagement organizations

Strategies

  • Extended Family and Community Resources**

Improvement Initiatives

  • Literacy Toolkit (CSUMB Reading Center)

Indicators

  • % of students performing at or above Level 3 as measured by the Smarter Balanced Grade Three Summative Assessments

Strategies

  • Develop Data informed Reading Systems

Improvement Initiatives

  • Early Reading Pilot (MCOE Language and Literacy Team)

Indicators

  • Establish baseline for # of students participating in Reading Rewards Challenge

Strategies

  • Increase Reading and Language Development through Extended Learning Opportunities

Improvement Initiatives

  • Reading Rewards Challenge (MCOE Region 5 Expanded Learning, Boys and Girls Club)

Indicators

  • % of teachers self-assessing as “full prepared” on Language and Literacy Preparedness Surveys.

Strategies

  • Maximize Professional Learning Supports for Teachers in Grade PK-3

Improvement Initiatives

  • Language and Literacy Institutes (MCOE)
  • Early Learning Network (MCOE/QRIS, Bright Beginnings)

Indicators

  • Establish baseline of Dual Immersion programs available for Monterey County youth

Strategies

  • Accelerate Growth and Quality of Multi-Lingual Learning Programs in Grades PK-8

Improvement Initiatives

  • TBD _____ (MCOE)

Goal 4: Critical Thinking

Middle school students collaborate to solve real world problems by applying critical thinking, math and technology.

Indicators

  • Percent of students entering and succeeding in college level math after graduating from high school.

Strategies

  • Develop and offer a 4th year high school math class that emphasizes modeling, problem solving and applications of mathematics to the real world that provides an alternative to Precalculus/Calculus pathway.
  • Provide professional development to support teachers of the TCLM course as well as other secondary teachers, especially in Complex
    Instruction

Goal 5: Youth Connectedness

Youth experience caring relationships, high expectations and meaningful engagements.

Indicators

  • Youth Connectedness

Strategies

  • Utilize Interns and project sponsor staff to inventory all of the youth agencies on this list (and more!) via email, phone and in-person meetings.

Improvement Initiatiaves

Goal 6: College or Training Ready

Students graduate high school prepared to enter a college or job training program.

 

Strategies

  • Share student-level data, tracking and reporting

Improvement Initiatives

  • National Student Clearinghouse (All HS’s, BtG )
  • Shared Data Warehouse (MCOE, Hartnell)
  • TBD scope/solution: (BtG)

Indicators

  • % Complete A-G +1

Strategies

  • Promote “A-G for All students”

Improvement Initiatives

Indicators

  • % Complete Career Tech +1

Strategies

  • Improve school/district A-G operations and practices

Improvement Initiatives

Indicators

  • % Met or exceed standards ELA and Math assessment
  • % Complete 2 semesters Dual Enrollment

Strategies

  • Improve transitions from HS to CC to CSU

Improvement Initiatives

  • Trio programs (all colleges)
  • Dual enrollment: HS to CC (BtG)

Indicators

  • % Pass 2 Advance Placement exams

Strategies

  • Align curriculum cross-institution

Improvement Initiatives

  • HS to College Curriculum alignment – Math, English, Science, CTE (HS’s, Hartnell, CSUMB, BtG)
 

Strategies

  • Academic pathways with cohorts

Improvement Initiatives

  • HS to College Portion of integrated academic pathways/cohorts

Indicators

  • % Complete FASFA by March
  • % Complete California Dream Act

Strategies

  • Assist students in completeting applications

Improvement Initiatives

Goal 7: Career Pathways

Young adults are ready for promising careers

Indicators

  • %  of young adults who complete a career pathway, program or degree that qualifies them to enter a promising career. 

Strategies

  • Working with Santa Cruz County and Monterey County Offices of Education, our team is sharing Monterey Bay Career Connect with middle school, high school, alternative and adult education learners.
  • Attending local college campus events (i.e. career and resource fairs), our team is sharing Monterey Bay Career Connect with college students and career centers.
  • A quarterly e-newsletter was sent to ~ 300 educators and workforce development contacts in the Monterey Bay region to promote use of the site and share resources.

Improvement Initiatives

 

Strategies

  • In 2018, increase cumulative internships posted to 520 -accomplished
  • In 2018, increase registered employers to 1,000-accomplished
  • In 2018, increase registered students to 2,600-accomplished
  • By November 2018, host student and MBEP Member Mixer
  • By December 2018, increase site visits to Monterey Bay Internships by 20%
  • By January 2019, increase social media engagement by 50%
  • By February 2019, bring Monterey Peninsula College into consortium

Improvement Initiatives

 

Strategies

  • Remove cost barriers

Improvement Initiatives

  • Salinas Valley Promise (Hartnell)
 

Strategies

  • Multi-faceted placement criteria

Improvement Initiatives

  • Multiple Measures (Hartnell, CSUMB)

Indicators

  • % students enroll

Strategies

  • Integrate remediation support into courses

Improvement Initiatives

  • Stretch & Co-requisite Courses (CSUMB, Hartnell, MPC)

Indicators

  • % students who persist
  • % students who complete

Strategies

  • Academic pathways with cohorts

Improvement Initiatives

  • New meta majors with guided pathways (Hartnell, MPC, Cabrillo)
  • More 2+2, employer integrated academic pathways/cohorts (Hartnell, MPC, Cabrillo, CSUMB, MBEP)
 

Strategies

  • Create social belonging & peers supports

Improvement Initiatives

  • Expand MILE (young men social cohort; Hartnell)

Indicators

  • % hired within x date of completion
  • % still employed by same employer after x date
  • % employees earning a livable wage

Strategies

  • Indicators not yet active/measured

Improvement Initiatives

Indicators

  • % demand met by local supply
  • % employers satisfied by local talent supply

Strategies

Improvement Initiatives