Dr. Gatta Published in AASA’s School Administrator Magazine

Dr. John Gatta, President and CEO of ECRA Group was recently published in the August 2023 edition of School Administrator by The School Superintendents Association (AASA). The article, “Integrating AI as an Analytics Collaborator,” can be read in it’s entirety below. Integrating AI as an Analytics Collaborator The excitement surrounding generative artificial intelligence brought on by…

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A Guide to Understanding and Using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in a School District

In the realm of data-driven decision making, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) become a district’s most valuable asset. But what does this look like in a school district setting? This post delves deep into understanding and effectively using KPIs in a school district setting. With an emphasis on K12 data & analytics, monitoring and measuring success…

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The Importance of Goal Setting in Education: Driving School Improvement through Data and Analytics

As a school district administrator, you understand the critical role that goal setting plays in shaping the success and achievements of students. In today’s data-driven educational landscape, goal setting can be enhanced by leveraging the power of data and analytics. By utilizing data-driven approaches to measuring student success, setting goals, and monitoring progress, school districts…

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Data Rich, Information Poor: How K12 Data and Analytics Can Improve Student Outcomes

School districts are collecting more data than ever before, from student performance to behavior, attendance, and more. Despite this abundance of data, many district leaders struggle to use it effectively to improve student outcomes, and to make an impact on overall school district improvement. This results in a phenomenon known as being data rich, information…

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Curriculum Leadership: How to Utilize Data and Analytics to be More Effective At Your School District

As a curriculum leader in a school district, your role is crucial to ensuring the success of students. One of the most effective ways to achieve success is by understanding how the use of data and analytics has the potential to impact school improvement efforts. Whether you are a district level assistant superintendent or a…

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The Process of Measuring Academic Return on Investment (ROI): A Guide for School Districts

Academic Return on Investment (ROI), is a valuable tool for school districts to use in evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs or interventions. Measuring ROI should be considered a crucial component to evaluating a district’s continuous school improvement efforts. The process of academic ROI uses a disciplined method of inquiry that leverages the scientific method…

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Why is Evidence-Based Practice Important for School District Leaders?

As school district administrators, the principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) provides a framework for making informed decisions and maximizing positive outcomes for students and staff. As a district leader, promoting the concepts of evidence-based practice can have a positive impact on all district and school improvement efforts. A common misconception is that data is only…

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