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The Westside Community School Strategy (WCSS)

The Westside Community School Strategy (WCSS)

Onondaga County Department of Social Services, City of Syracuse, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, and Syracuse City School District.

The WCSS was a comprehensive school improvement project in a high poverty, low achieving quadrant of Syracuse City Schools. The work scope for Apter & O’Connor involved the design of a multi-year internal evaluation plan, overseeing the design of a data collection system built upon the School District eSchool system, a comprehensive formative evaluation of the design and implementation of the model and preliminary analysis of early progress toward child and family outcomes. This project involved cross-sector data collecting and sharing, reporting to various and numerous stakeholders.