Engagement Identification Tool: Dr. Arauz, developed this tool under the guidance of Larry Rosenberger, who is the former CEO of Fair Isaacs, the acclaimed risk-scoring company. With this unique tool, we are able to identify students' college readiness and the most effective engaging strategies for them, which is based on data collected of 12 variables (4 academic, 3 behavioral, and 5 demographic).
Educational Strengths Assessment Tool: Cultural resilience is what we call the competencies acquired through diverse life experiences, which then become the foundation from which students can develop essential 21st century skills: innovation, adaptability, critical analysis, cross-cultural communication, and teamwork. Combining quantitative data with qualitative narratives, we can assess students' cultural resiliency to further refine the engagement strategies to be implemented at each school site.
Administration & Teacher Training: Included with the Engagement Identification Tool and the Cultural Resiliency Assessment services, we provide workshops for both administration and teachers on how to understand and implement these tools. In addition, we offer teachers a summer institute to further refine their teaching pedagogy to include a reflective practice in order to create 100% engagement with their diverse student populations.
Student Learning Labs: Through creative long-term partnerships at select schools, we put our research into practice via a student empowerment program (focused on the most vulnerable in-risk students), which provides us with on-going data and experience to help us refine our strategies as needed.