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How to Track Progress & Growth with an Accountability Dashboard

How to Track Progress & Growth with an Accountability Dashboard

Why did we build an Accountability Dashboard? Despite what you’ve heard in the news, ESSA is still around. Even our U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is saying that we should honor the timeline that was already set in place. So, we’re going to keep moving forward, and all the individual states are still moving forward … Continue reading How to Track Progress & Growth with an Accountability Dashboard

Why You Need to “Think Different” About Your SIS

Why You Need to “Think Different” About Your SIS

The state of student information systems (SIS) has changed significantly over the past decade. Traditionally, the focus of a student information system was to ensure users can manage different aspects of student data like attendance and grades, and report that data back to the state. The main goal for most districts was compliance. In recent … Continue reading Why You Need to “Think Different” About Your SIS

How a Low-Achieving School Uses Data to Drive Success

How a Low-Achieving School Uses Data to Drive Success

Santee Education Complex is a high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), located in South Central Los Angeles. It was built in 2005 with the special distinction of being the first new four-year high school to open in LAUSD in over 35 years. Immediately after its opening, Santee dealt with issues around … Continue reading How a Low-Achieving School Uses Data to Drive Success

Teacher Burnout vs. Data System

Teacher Burnout vs. Data System

Teacher attrition rose significantly over the last two decades. Now more than 41% of teachers leave the profession within just five years of starting, and about half a million U.S. teachers (which amounts to 15%) leave the profession every year. In short, teachers are burning out, which means they are exhausted from the prolonged stress and/or … Continue reading Teacher Burnout vs. Data System

3 Keys to Unlocking School Improvement

3 Keys to Unlocking School Improvement

Someone once said that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. School improvement is a process that takes planning and careful attention. Just like any process, there are systematic ways to approaching and enhancing it. In today’s global economy, school improvement is essential to help people grow into all that they can be. … Continue reading 3 Keys to Unlocking School Improvement

Quick Summary of California’s New Accountability Measures

Quick Summary of California’s New Accountability Measures

The State Board of Education will be voting on the state’s new accountability measure on Thursday. Here’s a sneak peak at what they’ll be voting on. What will the board adopt on Thursday? They’re called “evaluation rubrics,” which is basically an accountability tool with several components: A set of statewide and district performance indicators measuring … Continue reading Quick Summary of California’s New Accountability Measures

Free Request for Proposal (RFP) Template for K-12 Assessment and Data Services

Free Request for Proposal (RFP) Template for K-12 Assessment and Data Services

K-12 education technology budgets have increased to $10.2B in 2015 according to the Center for Digital Education. But is it being used effectively? One most critical pieces of educational technology for school is the system used to create, administer, report on and analyze all student assessments. Having this type of system is foundational to being able to … Continue reading Free Request for Proposal (RFP) Template for K-12 Assessment and Data Services