OnTrackCA is envisioned as a partnership among CA districts concerned that all students graduate and that none drop out. The core service of OnTrackCA is a free online software application. This free service is a data-driven student support program management system designed to help schools identify at-risk students and to increase the effectiveness of the interventions designed to support them.
How it works
The free software system makes it easy for people to provide the right supports to the right students at the right time, all in one system, across the entire organization. Using a simple data format, you import information on academic, attendance, and behavior indicators aligned to your key objectives. Identify students in need of support based on your indicators, and enroll those students in the right support while keeping all staff in the loop. Keep track of how students are doing in all of your support programs, and make critical and timely decisions about increasing supports or exiting students from the program . Finally, you assess the results of those actions and scale what works.
Elk Grove Unified School District is the founding partner of OnTrackCA. Through a $1MM EETT ARRA Competitive Grant, Elk Grove is funding the development of the software service and the scaling of the organization statewide. CSIS will lead the statewide implementation, and School Loop will develop and host the software system. The partnership established a set of co-founding districts, and is also building advisory groups to inform a set of decisions on indicators, data integration, and other critical operating areas.
We launched v1.0 at the start of school, 2012, and over the course of five years, plan to bring 1000 districts into the partnership. The system is currently in BETA in Elk Grove, and ready to take on other implementations. In the 2012-13 school year, more than 10 district partners used OnTrack.
We have taken feedback from the first year of implementation and designed OnTrack v2.0, which will be released early 2014.
Call for Districts
OnTrackCA is expanding to include more districts. If you are interested in considering this opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.