January 23, 2017

Impacting instruction, offering flexibility: Diocese of Madison implements a student growth solution

Michael Flanagan’s parents were educators—music teachers, to be precise—and while that fact shaped his early life, he never imagined he would become one himself. “It wasn’t that I disliked the idea—I just never imagined going the same route,” he says. […]
January 3, 2017

Better data, better decisions: building an assessment portfolio to energize achievement

Administrators in the Hartford School District in Hartford, Vermont, appreciate the equitable-outcome and access objectives of standards-based education. The difficulty, they say, comes in implementing assessments that not only measure student performance against those standards, but also provide the timely, […]
December 16, 2016
Lexington Elementary

Community + collaboration + celebration = National Blue Ribbon merit at Lexington Elementary

The mere suggestion of a trip to the principal’s office can strike fear into the hearts of elementary students. But at Lexington Elementary School in southern Indiana, that response seems rather old school, harkening back to a time before reading-goal […]
December 13, 2016
snake river

Measuring up: how good data galvanizes growth in Snake River School District

Potential is a terrible thing to waste. Due to a lack of reliable data about individual students’ skills and progress, schools can miss golden opportunities to help struggling readers succeed or inspire advanced learners to do even more. However, ensuring […]