The Mentor Practice Profile (MPP)
Check: Focus on alterable variables
Focus on alterable variables
Core Components and Essential Elements
Contribution to Outcome
Needs Improvement (N)
CHECK: Focus on alterable variables
The mentor focuses on attendance, behavior, and course performance data to analyze risk level for the student.
Increase academic and behavioral engagement
The mentor analyzes check data on at least a monthly basis to determine the level of risk and identify the area(s) of focus.
The Mentor inconsistently assesses and identifies high-risk areas and correlating focus areas (required monthly).
The Mentor needs assistance with analyzing data for high risk and focus areas on a monthly basis.
The mentor does not analyze check data for high risk and/or does not identify focus areas based on risk level.
The mentor focuses on status variables only.
- You analyze each student’s check data at least once a month or more often for certain students.
- When you analyze check data, you determine the level of risk and identify area(s) of focus for each student who demonstrates high risk.
- You analyze each student’s check data less often than once a month, or only analyze some students’ data monthly.
- When you analyze check data, you are unable to determine the level of risk and identify area(s) of focus.
- You never get around to, or do not know how to, analyze check data for risk.
- You can identify the level of risk, but do not use that assessment to identify focus areas for further interventions.
- When you analyze risk level, you focus on students’ home lives or financial situations rather than maintaining a focus on alterable risk variables.
What are your strengths in focusing on alterable variables?
Where do you have room for growth?
What support do you need in order to improve in this area?