The Art of Embracing Data

Menomonee Falls

To make the best decisions for their students, Menomonee Falls School District tracks all available information related to school operations—including grades, visits to the principal’s office, even details as seemingly mundane as lunchroom preferences and enrollment in school activities. Teachers meet regularly to discuss the data and look for trends. Parent Erica Schellhaas said she is in favor of knowing exactly where her daughter stands: “I find it really helpful. I know she’s learning and she’s on track.”

Source: The New York Times