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Office of Shared Accountability Reports

Evaluation of the Implementation of Linkages to Learning: Status of the Initiative in MCPS

Description:

Short Report Description (2-3 sentences): The implementation of the LTL initiative in MCPS was examined over three years—2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014. During each of the three years, more than 3,000 students and family members received mental health or family case management services through LTL. In addition, a variety of community education and development activities were provided for the whole school community at LTL sites, including adult education programs, parent support, health and nutrition programs, recreation programs, and community service and volunteer activities. Stakeholders—including school staff, LTL staff, and parents—reported positive experiences and high levels of satisfaction with the initiative.

Recommendations:

  • Continue to share best practices among LTL sites and explore additional ways that these ideas can be systematically made available to LTL staff.
  • Revise the needs assessment survey and explore ways to reach out to all families, not only those currently served by LTL.
  • Identify ways to increase and improve communication between MCPS central office and LTL site staff.
  • Develop an electronic data base that will link records of parent and child.

    File Name: FINAL LTL Implem Q1 Evaluation_Jan8_16w2ndprogfeedbackandjc_edits de_jw.pdf (1.4MB PDF)

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