Measuring Academic Return on Investment (ROI): AASA Webinar

Dr. John Gatta from ECRA Group and Dr. Erika Schlichter from Huntley 158 presented on the topic of Academic Return on Investment (ROI). In this webinar, Dr. Gatta explained best practices for measuring Academic Return on Investment (ROI) and Dr. Schlichter presented a case study from her school district. This livestream was presented in conjunction…

How to Measure Academic Return on Investment (ROI)

Documenting the Academic Return on Investment (ROI) for programs and school improvement efforts is the essence of evidence-based practice. When evaluating the success of a particular program, districts often ask: “How did students in the program grow?” While this question is important, the answer does not reflect academic ROI. Instead, academic ROI asks:  “How did…

Goal Setting for School Improvement

The fundamental purpose of setting school improvement goals is to assess the effectiveness of improvement efforts. The utility of the school improvement process rests on the inferences one can draw from meeting a goal. For example, a typical school improvement goal may be “increase the percentage of students meeting standards in grade 4 reading by 5%. While this type of goal is specific and concise, the results will provide little to no information as to the effectiveness of improvement efforts. Why? Because increasing grade 4 reading by 5% is likely an arbitrary goal that is unrelated to school performance and not evidence-based.

Equity and Student Growth: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Download Research BriefAt ECRA Group, we celebrate educational leaders and school districts across the nation and their response to a once-in-a-hundred year pandemic. The overnight innovations while under immense pressure and the willingness of all educators to adapt is remarkable. Despite the seemingly insurmountable challenges, significant progress was made. Educational leaders have observed, first-hand, the…