Are our children on track for success?
THRIVE Santa Barbara County is releasing the 2015 Baseline Report showing data
regarding six key outcomes for student success along THRIVE’s cradle to career
pathway. The report shows both the critical needs and the bright spots regarding
education in the region. The data in the report is provided to everyone in our
community — parents, support organizations, businesses, public agencies, policy-makers,
educators, and children themselves — to serve as a common tool that communicates
shared goals; thus motivating action and driving change. THRIVE aims to follow-up the
Baseline Report annually, with report cards tracking the same six key indicators for
student success: from the percent of students deemed ready-to-go as they enter
kindergarten, up to the percent of high school graduates who complete a post-secondary
certificate or degree program within six years of graduating high school. To read the
Baseline Report, follow this link: THRIVE.sbceo.org.
Currently, representatives from four communities — Carpinteria, Isla Vista, Guadalupe,
and Santa Maria — are among the many partners working together to achieve the
common goals of success along the cradle to career pathway. THRIVE Project Manager,
Laura Camp asserts, “An essential part of THRIVE’s role is to improve our communities’
abilities to gather, analyze and act on data. The Baseline Report is a starting point — it
gives us all the same frame of reference. Improvement on each step of the pathway is
necessary to achieve our cradle to career goals.” THRIVE Santa Barbara County is part
of the national STRIVE Together Network and one of 50 initiatives in 26 states across
the country using data to support students from cradle to career. The partnership seeks to
identify what is producing positive educational results for children, how to improve and
expand upon the currently existing efforts, and how to effectively allocate resources to
ensure the greatest impact for each student.
THRIVE Santa Barbara County marks the first time public schools, government agencies,
public charities, businesses, private foundations and other key stakeholders have come
together in a long-term partnership to focus on achieving systemic change that will
ensure the success of ALL children in Santa Barbara County. THRIVE offers the leaders
of the many excellent youth programs and organizations throughout the county a
structured way to share data and align resources around common outcomes so that all
children will have the best opportunities in life.
Key outcomes for success on the THRIVE pathway: Kindergarten Readiness, English &
Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics Proficiency, College/Career Readiness, Post-
Secondary Enrollment, and Post-Secondary Completion.
For more information, contact Laura Camp, THRIVE Project Manager, 964-4710,
ext. 4400, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit THRIVE.sbceo.org.