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Everybody seems to have a strategic plan… Experts like the Wallace Foundation and others have shown that great school districts must establish a strategic vision. And most school systems we talk to have a strategic plan, or are working on one. …yet most of us do not act on our plans. Despite all of […]
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As data and academic leaders, how can you ensure the reports you’re rolling out become an integral part of your stakeholders’ practice? In our November webinar, Caroline Galindo and Mariel Matze from Schoolzilla shared strategies for how to successfully roll out reports that make an impact, with a focus on the following: Using roll out […]
The district CTO’s growing data privacy challenge: According to the Teacher Knows Best survey of over 4,000 teachers, “Virtually all teachers (93 percent) now use some sort of digital tool to help guide instruction.” Given education technology tools’ sudden rise to near ubiquity, it is not surprising that “for the fourth straight year, state legislatures […]
With the release of new state assessment results, district and school leaders are anxious to use their data and make decisions that will impact student achievement. In our September webinar, LaKeshia Richardson and Steve Taylor from Schoolzilla focused on the essential questions district leaders, school leaders, and teachers are asking when reviewing their data: Do […]
Building a healthy data culture is essential to using data effectively in schools. From leading principals’ meetings to hosting a district-wide data day, school leaders need to consistently explore, analyze, and share data to drive action. In our August webinar, Sarah Shoff and Jason Dolan from Schoolzilla focused on the key elements to building a […]
2013–2014 — Challenge: St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) was working hard to regain their full accreditation, after showing enough progress to regain provisional accreditation the previous year. But, despite SLPS’ strong data culture, district leaders recognized that their data tools were insufficient to provide “the right data on the right timeline,” leading them to issue […]
Using data in a district context is deceptively difficult—a classic case of “data-rich, information-poor.” According to a recent survey of over 4,000 teachers across the United States, over two-thirds of teachers (67 percent) indicated that they were not fully satisfied with the effectiveness of the data and tools they had access to on a regular […]