THE RIGHT INFORMATION EMPOWERS SCHOOL LEADERS AND TEACHERS TO INNOVATE THEIR PRACTICES AND TRANSFORM THEIR SCHOOLS INTO HIGHLY EFFECTIVE INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING
Schools need the right information to improve. We provide the data infrastructure, human capital, policies, and practices roadmap to get there. To learn more about how data-driven best practices look in excellent schools, check out our highly-regarded Diagnostic Rubric for Data-Driven Culture
Small school systems, including many charter management organizations, often have their data siloed in disparate systems unable to talk with each other and capture holistic performance of students, teachers, and schools. We build secure data warehouses for schools based on the Ed-Fi Alliance infrastructure to help schools create data dashboards that enlighten staff and drive continuous improvement.
We create and then train school staff to use school, classroom, and student level dashboards for continuous improvement. Dashboards include multiple sources of data like academic, attendance, behavior, assessment, and demographics. Our more sophisticated dashboards even run statistical significance testing to flag for leaders when results are important. Student level dashboards often include multivariate performance indices and projections. Deep dive training is required for proper analysis of these more data-driven approaches, and as former teachers ourselves, we know how to provide that as well.
We also create education data dashboards for public consumption. Check out our DC EduDashboards as an example!
We analyze the current state of data usage and provide the appropriate professional development to build data capacity for all staff levels, including CMO chiefs, Board of Directors, principals, data managers, and teachers. Coaching also includes training on running effective school data meetings. Our process is to train, co-facilitate, and then observe data meetings with feedback to ensure schools are empowered to continue having data-driven discussions long after our engagement ends.
Part of the continuous improvement process is to step back and evaluate the quality of services provided. We offer schools and school support organizations data science evaluation services. Our analyses dig deep into the data to find statistical significant results while controlling for variables that can influence outcomes so that we isolate the impact of programmatic quality.
We want to partner with you to help improve student outcomes using data-driven best practices!