St. Mary’s County improves student performance on state tests and graduation rate with data-driven instruction

Prior to 2005, SMCPS used a spreadsheet system to track student performance, but that left data siloed and difficult to cross tabulate. In 2005, the district made significant changes in the way it manages student assessment data, moving from spreadsheets to the Unify assessment platform.

St. Mary’s County improves student performance on state tests and graduation rate with data-driven instruction 2018-05-21T16:18:31+00:00

The ‘Jefferson experience’ — Creating a culture that fosters educator effectiveness and student performance

Educational barriers and challenges often vary by region, yet at districts where odds seem disproportionately stacked against student success — such as Jefferson County Schools (JCS) in rural West Virginia — school leaders know that delivering excellence in education requires vision, strategy and, sometimes, complete process overhaul.

The ‘Jefferson experience’ — Creating a culture that fosters educator effectiveness and student performance 2018-04-25T09:55:15+00:00

How to prepare for ESSA

Many teachers have come to expect change as a routine part of their occupation. Not only do classes change every semester or year, but education requirements are constantly evolving as policymakers try to determine the best way to educate and evaluate the nation’s children.

How to prepare for ESSA 2018-05-21T19:25:14+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 2018-05-23T13:31:42+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 2018-01-21T18:17:06+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 2018-01-21T18:17:54+00:00
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