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Growing WICOR Strategies School-wide

Project Origins

Oxnard Union High School District adopted digiCOACH under Dr. Gabe Soumakian's leadership during the 2012-13 school year. After rolling out digiCOACH with a custom edition informed by the districts WASC finding, Kathleen Beckham, former AVID District Director at Oxnard UHSD, expressed her interest in developing an edition of digiCOACH to support the implementation of WICOR strategies school wide. digiCOACH worked with WICOR experts from Oxnard UHSD to develop our College Prep Edition.

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Looking for an app to observe, track, and coach classroom observations? digiCOACH is an app that is designed to conveniently manage this process. Through this app, users can quickly document and give feedback. Reports to support discussions and recommendations are also provided.

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The Process

With digiCOACH, District Directors, Coordinators, Principals, and Coaches are able to:

Conduct Walkthroughs

digiCOACH guides users through five Focus Areas allowing for data collection on WICOR compatible strategies during classroom visits.

Coach Teachers

Give quick, yet meaningful feedback to teachers with prewritten WICOR-aligned commendations and coaching tips.

Analyze Data

Utilize the powerful suite of cloud reports to support discussion and professional development needs.

Implementation

2012-13 School Year - Oxnard Union High School District first implemented digiCOACH Classroom Instruction edition.

2013-14 School Year - Development of custom WICOR compatible edition begins.

2014-15 School Year - Implementation of College Prep edition at Oxnard High School.

2015 - Present School Year - Ongoing data collection with College Prep edition.


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Results and Gains

District-wide Results

Administrators focused on WASC findings which identified the need to increase student engagement and student-teachers relationships.

  • Over 7,300 Walkthroughs Completed in 2013-14 School Year
  • 40% Reduction in Suspension Rates
  • 0.9% Increase in Average Daily Attendance
  • Nearly $1,000,000 in Additional ADA Funding Received by the District

Oxnard High School Results

The Oxnard High School admin team focused on increasing graduation rates, working towards school-wide WICOR implementation, and supporting positive climates with PBIS strategies.

  • Graduation rates rose to 96% in the 15/16 school year, outpacing the district by 12%.
  • Special Education API increased 78 points in first two years after implementation.
  • Number of suspensions dropped from 518 in 12/13 to 162 in 15/16.
  • A-G rates increased 7% from the 13/14 school year.

Download the Oxnard UHSD Implementation Results Infographic for more details.

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