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New Jersey districts to implement cost effective
Challenge: Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission in New Jersey
wanted to implement a strategic data-driven instruction and evaluation system to
accelerate student performance gains and automate time-consuming data capture
Solution: The Commission selected LinkIt! to bring data-driven education
solutions to schools in Hunterdon County and throughout NewJersey. LinkIt!
will offer school districts a way to benchmark student performance and will assist
teachers in preparing for evaluations by providing constant feedback through reporting and data-warehouse
Florida schools are using
technology to assess teacher
Challenge: Florida schools, in accordance with Senate
Bill 736, the Student Success Act, need to revamp their
evaluation systems for teachers and school leaders.
Solution: Twenty-two of Florida’s sixty-seven districts
are using FASTe, the Formative Action System for Teacher
Effectiveness, from Performance Matters. FASTe is a Webbased
solution for assessment, data management, and teacher effectiveness. “We needed a tool to match the
state’s new standards for teacher effectiveness and we wanted one integrated tool to serve our needs across
the district. FASTe offered us a tool to measure teacher effectiveness, to connect that data with our student
data, and to provide differentiated resources to support our teachers and extend their abilities,” says Patrick
Simon, director of research and accountability for Citrus County School District.
Columbus City creates
Challenge: Ohio’s Columbus City School District
wanted to improve the way they used data to gauge
Solution: They found Learning Circle, an ondemand
business intelligence product, that allows them
to search through years of quarterly assessment data to
assess academic performance.
Using data helps a
California high school
improve results on state
Challenge: Cesar E. Chavez High School in
California set out to help a greater percentage of
its students pass the state’s high school exit exam.
Solution: After implementing Revolution
K12’s intervention programs—adaptive learning
software that lets teachers monitor and assess the
progress of each student— for one year, the math
pass rate went from 85 percent to 93 percent, the
English language arts pass rate improved from
77 percent to 91 percent, and English language
learners’ pass rates increased from 34 percent to
In Colorado, schools
are using LoudCloud to
Challenge: Jefferson County (Colorado) Public
Schools were looking for software to mine data
to improve teacher-student engagement, identify
at-risk learners, and track student outcomes.
Solution: The district selected LoudCloud
Systems, a learning management system, that
will let teachers and administrators use tools to
capture and analyze teacher-student engagement
information. Jeffco will use it to identify
profiles and patterns of best practices including
instructional strategies, content, and teaching
styles that match various learners’ needs.