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Postsecondary Planning System FAQ

What is the Say Yes Postsecondary Planning System?

  • It is a way to connect students and their families with services and programs. This support will help them on their path to success.
  • It tracks 30+ indicators for each student. These indicators give a picture of the whole student. Each indicator tells us if the student is on track to succeed.
  • If a student is not on track, he or she can be connected to helpful services. They also can receive extra support. The school will help make these connections. This school person is called the family support specialist.

Where does the information about the student come from?

  • It comes from the school system.
  • It comes from other organizations working with the students.
  • It comes from parents and guardians. Each year, they are asked to complete a survey about their student.
  • It comes from the students. Students in fifth grade and above fill out a survey each year.
  • It comes from the teachers who also complete a survey for each student.

To be ready for the upcoming school year, parents, caregivers, students, and teachers in Say Yes Cleveland support service schools are asked to complete their surveys online as soon as possible.

WHAT DO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS AT THE SAY YES SCHOOLS NEED TO DO?

  • Complete a survey online for each of their children at the school as soon as possible.
  • The survey should be completed online: https://cleveland.sytepps.org/.
  • If parents are unable to do the survey online, a number of paper copies will be available at the child’s school. Paper versions in Spanish, Arabic, and Swahili will also be available at the child’s school.

WHAT SHOULD PARENTS KNOW ABOUT THE SURVEY?

  • The survey should take about 30 to 45 minutes. Parents should complete the survey online (https://cleveland.sytepps.org/). If necessary, they complete paper versions of the survey from the school. (Spanish, Arabic, and Swahili versions are available on paper at each school.)
  • Parents need their student’s ID number. It can be found on the report card or by contacting the school.
  • Questions touch on many areas. These include health, social, and emotional topics. Research tells us these are key predictors of a student’s success.
  • Some questions are personal. They are asked to better understand the student’s life outside of the classroom. The information lets us know what support can help the student on a path to success in college, career, and life.
  • Parents also are welcome to respond to whatever questions they are comfortable with answering.
  • Parents must complete one survey for each child enrolled in the school.

CAN PARENTS COMPLETE THE SURVEY IN OTHER LANGUAGES?

ARE PARENT SURVEYS REQUIRED?

  • Parent input is important to better learn the student’s complete picture. However, students will be tracked in the system if their parents do not complete the survey.

WHAT DO TEACHERS AT THE SELECTED SCHOOLS NEED TO DO?

  • Complete an online survey (https://cleveland.sytepps.org/) for each student in their classroom.
  • If the student has multiple teachers, please contact school leadership to understand which teacher should complete the survey for a student.

WHAT DO STUDENTS AT THE SAY YES SCHOOLS NEED TO DO?

  • Students in fifth through seventh grades in K-8 schools and in ninth through 11th grade in high schools should complete an online survey (https://cleveland.sytepps.org/).

WHO SEES THE SURVEY ANSWERS?

The answers are private. The designated staff at the scholar’s school will only the results from all the information collected about the scholar. They will not see individual answers to the survey.

HOW IS THE STUDENT’S INFORMATION PROTECTED?

Privacy is important. No one at the school can see the answers. The designated staff will only see the results from the information collected about the scholar. This information includes the survey answers and other data. No individual scholar’s information will be shared with third parties, service providers or vendors.

WHY DO SURVEYS NEED TO BE COMPLETED NOW?

  • Without the surveys, we cannot identify which services would be most helpful. The information tells us what’s needed for a student or this school.
  • We need the information now to be ready to connect students to services at the start of the new school year.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE POSTSECONDARY PLANNING SYSTEM?

Read the PPS FAQ here.

Which schools will have the PPS?

All CMSD schools will have PPS by the 2022-23:

  • 15% will start in 2019-20
  • +25% will start in 2020-21
  • +30% will start in 2021-22
  • +30% will start in 2022-23

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