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How will the data be collected?

What is the time commitment required by the schools?

Recognizing the demands on educator’s lives, the majority of the data collected is readily accessible.  The majority of the quantitative data will be accessed using Cal-PASS Plus (, a statewide organization that facilitates the sharing of data between k-12 and high education.  Participating schools must have their school districts participate in Cal-PASS Plus (over 500 districts already participate) that allows for data sharing with UC Santa Barbara, where the evaluation will take place.

Other student-level data not collected by CAL PASS (absences, suspensions and expulsions) must be supplied by the participating school districts.  The schedule for providing such data is:

Summer 2016 Data for 2015-16 8th grade students
Winter 2017  Data for Fall Semester 2016 9th grade students
Summer 2017 Data for Spring Semester 2017 9th grade students
  Similar schedule for subsequent years

For qualitative assessment, UC graduate students will conduct 20 minute interviews with key instructors and administrators up to three times per year the first year and two times per year the second year.

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Partners or collaborators
Foundation for California Community Colleges
George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative
California Community College Chancellor's Task Force on Student Success
Academic Innovations LLC
UCSB Graduate School of Education California Dropout Research Project
UC Educational Evaluation Center, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

Eastern Oregon University’s College of Education
California SB1070 Coordinators from select regions
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara City College Dual Enrollment Department
Carpinteria and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts
Santa Barbara County Office of Education’s Partners in Education