Learning Policy Institute, presented on methods to identify at-risk students
such as collecting census, foster care, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP) data. He also discussed why many states use FRL as a proxy
to measure poverty, as it's a good marker for school status as a whole,
but also noted how it often does not account for an individual student's
situation. Mr. Griffith shared how Massachusetts and Texas successfully
use other measures to identify at-risk students.
Mr. Griffith responded to questions from the committee regarding FRL data.