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There is nothing quite like springtime in upstate New York.

It’s mid-April, the sun is shining, the grass is greening and the flowers are budding.  It is a time where people are filled with energy to “get out there” and confront obstacles and make the changes they know they need to do.  It’s the Season of Renewal.

Screening & Referral to Improve Outcomes

Complete screening of three-year-olds to identify needs early and refer children for proper professional care and timely intervention.

Complex Spreadsheet - source: https://sams.net.au

You know who you are. You may be a small but expanding organization, using the original way you developed to track data for your business. You may be a medium-size nonprofit that has been awarded a grant that now needs a way to regularly provide outcome reports. You may be a large organization that has access to tracking software at a national level, but it doesn’t track what you need, so you found a way to do it. Often, that way is Microsoft Excel. And it is making you tired.

Screening intervention starts with identification

How can you determine the most effective approach to provide kids support for their specific needs?

Education professionals understand that immediate assessment of evidence-based programs is the key to delivering quality outcomes. Student pre and post assessment is one of the key tools in education. Student screening is a critical step for early identification of children who are at-risk. Screening intervention starts with identification; with accurate screening data you are able to identify those children who need additional help. Immediate feedback allows you to adapt your approach and develop timely plans and interventions. An effective screening program uses timely feedback to inform global policies implemented at all levels of your organization or district.  Individual pre-post assessments support instructional adaptations and adjustments.  Pre-post assessments also evaluate which programs work best for which groups.  

What’s the most important step to any evaluation? Data collection? Choosing a system? Hiring the right evaluator? No, no, and no. The most important step is defining your question, and the more specific you can be, the better.

Fred & Susan, members of the COMET engineering and customer support teams.

The COMET Team has worked hard to release many new features this year.

The COMET Team has spent many years developing our system with all the features and functions it needs to support the use of data to improve outcomes. In the last year, in particular, we have rolled out a long list of features requested by our customers.

Brighton Central Schools: Social-Emotional Wellness Linked to Graduation
Social-Emotional Wellness Linked to Graduation

The Brighton Central School District used COMET and the T-CRS to improve student outcomes through a better understanding of social-emotional health.

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester NY: Improving School Attendance
Improving School Attendance

Demonstrating impact: Boys & Girls Club of Rochester links club attendance to increased school attendance!

Westmoreland Central School District: Bringing COMET and Primary Project Together
Bringing COMET and Primary Project Together

School districts must choose with care when investing scarce resources in programs designed to help students succeed.

COMET Overview: Attendance - Assessment - Accountability
Attendance - Assessment - Accountability

This provides a summary of COMET capabilities: Attendance - Assessments - Accountability.

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