The Education Alliance is dedicated to providing effective mentoring programs for public schools, along with tools and resources for communities intrested student success. Below you will find evaluation studies of our work along with resources to implement programs in your county.

 

Tools for Schools & Communities

SEEDS Success Stories

“It takes a special kind of person to be an outstanding principal. Successful principals are intelligent, ethical, and brave. In 2007, The Education Alliance created Student Educational & Economic Development Success (SEEDS) to build relationships and resources for school principals. Fifteen schools received up to $50,000 and expert guidance for their principal to create innovative program that addressed student achievement. Check out how these principals made a difference. ”


Frontline Network Success Stories

“In West Virginia, one out of every four 9th grade students will not complete high school within four years, and some never do. Through the Frontline Network, The Education Alliance mobilized communities to answer the question, “What will we do to ensure that more of our students complete high school ready for college and careers?” Check out success stories of West Virginia counties that are putting their plan into action. ”


Dialogue to Action Initiative: A Guide for County Leadership Teams

“This guide is designed for community leadership teams who are interested in hosting dropout prevention forms to aid in the creation of the counties dropout prevention plan. ”


How Can We Help More Students Finish High School? (DVD)

“A brief 7 minuet conversation starting video designed for communities using the Dropout Prevention in West Virginia dialogue to action process.”


Dropout Prevention in West Virginia: A Guide for Community Dialogue

“This guide provides an easy to follow community dialogue and action process for communities that want their young people to remain in school on track for high school completion.”


Dropout Prevention in West Virginia: A Guide for Moderators of Community Dialogues

“This guide is designed for moderators of Dropout Prevention in West Virginia: A Guide for Community Dialogue.”


Mentoring Matters (DVD)

“During the 2011-2012 school year, The Education Alliance had a unique opportunity to learn in-depth about six Walk the Talk participants. These students were willing to share their stories. Through their voices we learned about the struggles, dreams, and triumphs many teenagers face each year they are in high school.”


WV eMentoring Promotional Video (DVD)

“WV eMentoring is an online based mentoring program that links West Virginia high school students to caring adults across the state based on their future career goals and interests. For 10 weeks, mentors and students engage in career focused conversations that are geared toward the student's success, and mentoring takes as little as 15 minutes a week.”


Research & Evaluation Reports

2013 Q1 AmeriCorps on the Frontline Evaluation

“An independent evaluation of the AmeriCorps on the Frontline project and its impact on student's attendance, behavior and course performance. ”


In Their Own Voice: Walk the Talk Student Narratives

“During the 2011-2012 school year, The Education Alliance had a unique opportunity to learn in-depth about six Walk the Talk participants. These students were willing to share their stories. Through their voices we learned about the struggles, dreams, and triumphs many teenagers face each year they are in high school.”


An Evaluation of the SEEDS Project

“An independent evaluation of the SEEDS project and its impact on principals, schools and students. ”


2012 WV eMentoring Formative Evaluation

“This report provides analysis of two broad categories of data aimed at informing continuous quality improvement efforts for the WV eMentoring project. The first source is primarily quantitative, consisting of website and curricular materials usage statistics and related surveys. The second source is primarily qualitative, consisting of expert curricular reviews from a panel PERC assembled, as well as reviews from a grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health that featured the WV eMentoring curricular materials.”


On the Frontline in Cabell County, WV

“Findings from community meetings conducted on dropout prevention in Cabbel county during the 2011-2012 school year”


On the Frontline in McDowell County, WV

“Findings from community forums on dropout prevention conducted in McDowell county, WV during the 2011-2012 school year. ”