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Was 2017 what you expected?

In 2016, TalentEd by PeopleAdmin surveyed hundreds of K-12 leaders and HR experts to create the K-12 Education TalentIndex, which shared their predictions for 2017 trends, such as:

Was 2017 what you expected? 2018-07-07T08:07:33+00:00

3 high-impact ways Phoenix #1 sources quality educators — despite overwhelming barriers

As a Title I district serving a large number of children from low-income families in the under-funded state of Arizona, leaders at Phoenix Elementary District #1 (Phoenix #1) face many challenges when it comes to placing a quality teacher in every classroom … but they refuse to let those challenges affect their students.

3 high-impact ways Phoenix #1 sources quality educators — despite overwhelming barriers 2018-07-07T08:08:29+00:00

Tips for implementing an assessment solution

Rolling out a district wide assessment solution is no small task. Williamson County Schools in Middle Tennessee has gone through the process multiple times with previous vendors over the years, so we’ve learned the hard way on what to do and what not to do.

Tips for implementing an assessment solution 2018-07-07T08:08:45+00:00

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 3

In Part 2, we discussed how to use technology to collect and analyze performance data that align with district priorities. But collecting and analyzing data isn’t enough. District leaders must use the information and insights gained to improve classroom instruction.

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 3 2018-10-15T11:51:57+00:00

What is observer calibration and why does it matter?

Calibration is a term used often when speaking about the need to ensure accuracy among observers, yet the multiple ways in which calibration is defined has resulted in various interpretations of what calibration is, and is not.

What is observer calibration and why does it matter? 2018-07-07T08:09:37+00:00

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we explained that educators and students realize the true value of performance management when evaluations contribute to a culture of continuous improvement that ultimately advances student achievement … and that means collecting and analyzing meaningful performance data to empower decision-making. 

Are you missing out on the real value of performance management? Part 2 2018-10-15T11:53:52+00:00

3 tips for choosing an assessment solution

Williamson County Schools in Middle Tennessee recently identified a need for an assessment platform. A simple search online or even a stroll through the vendor hall at a conference will reveal there are so many options that it can be overwhelming!

3 tips for choosing an assessment solution 2018-07-07T08:10:21+00:00
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