United Township High School District #30 in East Moline is the first district in Illinois to purchase and implement the Performance Matters assessment and data management system.
“We have a large amount of student data, but getting it into teachers’ hands was difficult. Most of our data analysis was done by hand, so the only way to get the information to teachers was through paper copies,” said Terri VandeWiele, Ed.D., assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for United Township High School District #30. “We were looking for a data system that would increase our efficiency and give teachers the data they need to make instructional decisions in a timely manner. That’s why we decided to partner with Performance Matters.”
Operating on a single, web-based platform, Performance Matters provides integrated solutions for data-driven decision making, from the individual student level to the district level. Using interactive dashboards and color-coded reports, educators can slice and dice data to monitor student performance and growth in real time, evaluate instructional impact, and analyze policies and programs. With these data, districts can differentiate instruction and professional development, identify and share best practices, and invest their resources where they have been proven to have the greatest impact.
“Performance Matters will allow us to review and analyze data more effectively, which will enable us to make better decisions,” said VandeWiele. “This information will not only help us make placement decisions when students enter our schools, but it will provide teachers with a more complete picture of what’s going on with each student. We will also be able to disaggregate student data to more quickly identify areas of concern or to identify students who need extra assistance.”
Educators can analyze historical performance on state tests, track current progress on local assessments for students or groups, and continuously monitor and predict Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) outcomes.
United Township High School District #30 serves students from Barstow, Carbon Cliff, Colona, East Moline, Hampton, Silvis, portions of Moline and upper Rock Island County. Five elementary school districts and two private schools send students to further their education at United Township High School.