ECRA Group is a premier research and analytics consulting firm that helps educational leaders improve student outcomes by adopting more evidence-based practices. ECRA Group has partnered with over 1,000 school systems nationally and works in partnership with many state and national professional organizations such as the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).
ECRA Group started its journey over 40 years ago as an academic research and psychometrics firm. Initially, ECRA led and supported large contracted research studies related to strategic planning, program evaluation, norming, and scaling. Over the years we have learned that while academic research plays a critical role in shaping educational policy and best practice, it is often too slow and too costly to have immediate impact at the local school district level.
Today, ECRA offers local school districts the scientific rigor of a top university through simple and accessible analytic models directed at quantifying the impact of improvement efforts. We combine consulting, professional development, and advanced analytic technology to empower educational leaders at the local level with solutions to ensure energy and resources are directed toward what truly matters for students.
ECRA is focused on helping schools embed evidence-based practices via predictive models that empower schools with the information needed to ensure all students reach their full potential. Through a partnership model and collaborative philosophy, ECRA Group helps school leaders operationalize their vision in a way that inspires and engages stakeholders, aligns resources, and provides a framework for continuous quality improvement and governance. With ECRA, rigorous program evaluation and student monitoring is a way of doing business.
ECRA organizes its work with school systems around four main areas.
- Strategic Leadership
Professional development, leadership coaching, and community engagement services to help leaders strategically focus on what matters to promote an evidence-based culture
- School Improvement
Professional development and analytic tools to increase the rigor of school improvement process by targeting improvement efforts and quantifying the impact that school improvement plans are having on student outcomes
- Student Success
Consulting and personalized learner profiles to help districts operationalize their vision at the student level, measure the whole child, and move toward a more modern definition of readiness
- ECRISS Platform
A secure single sign on (SSO) technology platform to consolidate software applications and facilitate data integration, validation, and advanced analytics.