Tool 8.1 CARE Model: Planning Tool
Identify Concerns that must change (look to the future)
(Assign points to concerns from 1 to 3 in the order of the most important issues to consider.)
1. School rated as low performing by the state.
2. African American males are the lowest performing group on campus for math and science.
3. High drop out rate of low performing students.
Identify Affirmations that must be sustained (look to the present)
(Assign points to affirmations from 1 to 3 in the order of the most important issues to consider.)
1. There is a mentoring program available to students who failed at least one exit level TAKS exam.
2. Availability of grant funds to maintain the mentoring program.
3. Support and commitment of all stakeholders.
SMART Recommendations that must be implemented:
(Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely)
(Assign points to recommendations from 1 to 3 in the order of the most important recommendations to implement.)
1. Implement a mentoring program for young men who are economically disadvantaged who have failed at least one exit level TAKS exam.
2. Identify students who meet this criteria and get them to commit to being an active part of the program and find mentors in the community who are willing to commit to once a week mentoring sessions for one semester.
3. Give routine assessments to students to monitor progress and growth.
EVALUATE – Specifically and Often
(Identify the best ways to evaluate the implemented recommendations.)
1. Surveys, mentor observations.
2. TAKS assessments, teacher observations, mentor observations, group discussions.
3. TAKS assessments, teacher observations, mentor observations, group discussions.