Meet Allison Jordan, the Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation for the Newton County School System located in Covington, Georgia. She works with teachers and administrators to administer and utilize assessments in order to measure student success and instructional effectiveness. She’s also responsible for assisting schools with data analysis as it relates to the State’s accountability … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Allison Jordan
Meet Kate Goedeker, the Assistant Principal at Oakland Unity Middle School. As a recent project, the school just completed their founding year and are gearing up for another year with 80 new students and 5 new staff members. We asked Kate a few questions to learn about what’s happening in Oakland. What led you to teaching/education? My interest in education … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Kate Goedeker
Meet Ramaa Ravi. Ramaa is the Research and Evaluation Technical Analyst for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In her role, Ramaa works with teachers and administrators to utilize assessments, surveys, reporting and data analysis (just to name a few). In only her district’s initial year of implementation, Ramaa has taken Illuminate reporting to the next level using … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Ramaa Ravi
This article was originally written by John LaPlante, Executive Director of ACCESS, on LinkedIn Pulse and is republished with his permission. In Ohio, we have something called the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG). This is a program through which schools ensure that all third graders have a standard level of reading comprehension. All schools need … Continue reading Use Technology to Manage your Reading Improvement Processes
Meet John LaPlante. He is the Executive Director of ACCESS, one of sixteen Information Technology Centers (ITCs) in the state of Ohio. Less than a year into implementing Illuminate, John has made significant strides in his work with districts. Tell us about ACCESS and your current role as Executive Director We provide core services in the area of … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: John LaPlante
In the spirit of giving, what better gift to get your teachers than the gift of x-ray vision! Obviously I’m not talking about Superman’s x-ray vision, but the type of x-ray vision that allows your teachers to see things about their students that they had previously been unable to see. As an example of this … Continue reading Create an Early Warning System and Give Your Teachers X-Ray Vision!
Mitch Fowler Director of School Data Services at the Calhoun Intermediate School District (ISD) Tell us about your current role in Calhoun ISD. I work with 20 school districts across three counties in Michigan. We spend time exploring why data should be collected, what data to collect, and which tools are available to assist us. … Continue reading Illuminator Spotlight: Using Data Warehouse to Help Make Data-Informed Decisions