Hero Smart Data

Tier 1 data analytics

HERO Education delivers an automated data dashboard system designed to assist school personnel in efficiently extracting and analyzing the district-level and school-level discipline data necessary for identifying Universal (Tier 1) school-wide behavioral trends as well as discipline composition indices outcomes (i.e., percentage of unduplicated students falling into a specific discipline category) and disproportionality rates among student groups. In addition, the automated Early At-Risk Identification System offers an effective tool for quickly identifying the approximately 15%-20% of students who may require formal, tiered behavioral supports. These automated tools may be used by school administrators, Response to Intervention (RtI) Teams, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Teams and other school-based teams (e.g., Teacher Support Teams, Student Assistance Teams) and other school personnel.

Universal Discipline Dashboard

A paramount feature of the Behavioral RtI model is to obtain and utilize meaningful discipline data at the Universal or Tier 1 level so that staff may employ data-based problem-solving strategies to effectively address the status and trends in school-level or district-level student discipline. As such, the Universal Discipline Data Dashboard tool is designed to provide school personnel with the following discipline-related data features presented in table formats and related graphic displays:

  • Office Discipline Referral (ODR) rate per day. These data allow school personnel to evaluate their overall ODR rate per day in comparison to national norms.
  • Cumulative percentage of student enrollment (unduplicated student count) receiving one or more Office Discipline Referral (ODR) during the school term. These data allow administrators and teams to effectively monitor and assess their school-wide discipline effort as annual expected prevalence rates for the percentage of students receiving one or more ODRs annually is 20% and 30% for elementary and secondary school buildings, respectively.
  • Top 5 most frequently reported discipline concerns (e.g., noncompliance, fighting, etc.)
  • Aggregation of the frequency of administrative actions taken to address ongoing discipline concerns.
  • Aggregated time periods (usually in 1 hour blocks of time) across the school day that problem behaviors occur most frequently.
  • Aggregation of the frequency problem behaviors occur across specific settings in the school building and/or other areas on campus (i.e. hallways, classroom, commons area, etc.)
  • Aggregation of the frequency problem behaviors in relation to possible behavioral functions/motivations
  • Cumulative frequency of individual staff completing Office Discipline Referrals (i.e., How many ODRs are written by each staff member for a particular time frame?)

In addition, the discipline data dashboard system will also capture the following data related to discipline composition indices and disproportionality at any point in time during the school term:

  • Cumulative percentage of student enrollment experiencing one or more partial day in-school detention (ISD), full day In-School Suspension (ISS), full day Out of School suspension (OSS), ISS/OSS combined, 10+ cumulative days of OSS, Alternative School placement, expulsion or arrest event. These data are also useful in helping school-based PBIS teams and administrators gauge the effectiveness of their Tier 1 (i.e., school-wide) discipline programs.
  • Percentage of student enrollment experiencing a specific number of cumulative discipline outcomes. For example, school personnel may determine the percentage of student enrollment that has experienced two or more ODRs, experienced 3 or more ISS/OSS days/events, and other relevant discipline data outcomes. These data help teams and school administrators assess the number of students who are not benefiting from Tier 1 discipline strategies and students who potentially require Tier 2 or Tier 3 supports.
  • Cumulative rate of disproportionality among racial/ethnic groups and/or among general education/special education students experiencing various discipline outcomes (e.g. ODR, detentions, ISS, OSS, alternative placement, expulsions, etc.). These data are very important for schools to capture and understand to maintain equitable discipline across all student groups/categories.
  • Cumulative frequency of individual staff completing Office Discipline Referrals (i.e., How many ODRs are written by each staff member for a particular time frame?)