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3 High-Impact Ways Leadership Teams Use Data to Improve Their Schools

June 27, 2017 | Curriculum & Instructional ToolsProfessional DevelopmentStudent Achievement

Last month, we looked at how distributed leadership teams can create the conditions for positive change within schools. One of the key ways they do this is by studying data and using insights from that data to drive their improvement efforts. What does this cycle of data-driven improvement look like…

Data-Driven Change: A School Community Champions Growth Mindset

June 27, 2017 | Student Achievement

As Principal Scott Fleming prepared for his second year at MacArthur Elementary School in Long Beach, CA, he examined his school’s student data. He scanned the rows of numbers to get a sense of what he’d be working with the next year, taking in test scores, rates of absenteeism, and…

A Data Partnership that Supports Nashville Students Beyond the Classroom

June 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

Schools around the country are using key data on students’ performance in the classroom to inform how they can better meet the needs of individual students. In Nashville, data are also improving how students are served beyond the classroom and in the community, thanks to the Nashville After Zone Alliance…

How Tacoma Public Schools Used Data to Track and Empower Student Growth

June 26, 2017 | Student Achievement

In 2012, Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) set out to design a data tracking system that would empower educators and students and communicate important information to parents and the community. Since then, graduation rates have risen 23 percent and the percentage of students accepted to postsecondary schools has doubled at nearly…