PBL CUSD 10 sought a platform that would allow them to compare their student data against both national, state, and local norms.
Increase the rigor of the school improvement process by targeting improvement efforts and quantifying the impact that school improvement plans are having on student outcomes
The fundamental purpose of the school improvement process is to drive innovation and assess the effectiveness of improvement efforts. The utility of the school improvement process rests on the degree to which schools can quantify the impact and return on investment of programs and school improvement plans. ECRA helps schools by providing professional development and advanced analytic tools to quantify impact.
School Improvement App
ECRA’s School Improvement app provides analytic tools to project individual student performance and calculate effect sizes to assess the return on investment of programs and school improvement initiatives. The school improvement app is powered by ECRA’s proprietary analytic cloud infrastructure and delivered through its single sign on ECRISS platform.
- Data Warehousing
- School Improvement
- Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Program Evaluation
- Board Reporting
- Create custom student groups
- Calculate effect sizes for school improvement initiatives, programs, and interventions
- Track longitudinal achievement by student groups
- Automate personalized goals for students
- Standardize aggregate achievement targets
- Identify students for special programs and interventions
- District level administrators
- Building level administrators
- School improvement teams
- MTSS and RTI teams
Measuring the impact that school improvement initiatives, interventions, and programs have on growth recovery requires moving beyond merely reporting standardized test scores.
ECRA’s Growth Recovery Solution is aligned to the priorities of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) fund and provides school leaders with the framework and tools to drive growth recovery within their district.
Student Growth and Predictive Models
While raising proficiency levels of students is the long-term goal of schools, its use as an annual school improvement metric is inadequate.
To scientifically and equitably assess improvement efforts, one must focus on measuring student growth, not aggregate improvements in proficiency. ECRA uses predictive analytics to project achievement at the individual student level, which provides personalized achievement benchmarks for individual students. ECRA then expresses the degree to which students outperform or underperform personalized projections as an effect size.
Effect sizes are then linked to district resource allocations so informed decisions can be made regarding programs and other investments and their effect on student outcomes.
Insights: School Improvement
“We utilize ECRA data to measure the impact that our programs and initiatives are having on student achievement. We are able to measure student growth across multiple assessments at the district level, building level, and the individual student level. We’re excited to use ECRA analytics across our district to improve student learning.”
Mr. Cliff McClure – Superintendent Paxton Buckley Loda CUSD10