Dr. John Gatta Published in AASA’s School Administrator

In the August 2022 issue of School Administrator magazine, published by The School Superintendent’s Association (AASA), Dr. John Gatta, CEO of ECRA Group, contributed an article on the topic of academic return on investment (ROI). The article can be viewed, in context, via AASA’s digital magazine. For your convenience, the article is also posted below.…

Education Talk Radio Interview: Academic Return on Investment

Listen to Dr. John Gatta, CEO of ECRA Group, in this interview with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio, discuss how districts can measure academic return on investment (ROI). Dr. Gatta helps define academic return on investment and outlines several examples and some strategies for measuring ROI. This interview was made possible because of ECRA’s…

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…

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…

Driving Student Performance with Systemic Analytics

Improving student performance is more dramatic when school leaders employ systemic analytics. Despite continued emphasis on systemic approaches to school improvement, schools struggle to use data and information in a manner consistent with systems thinking.  Systemic thinking requires an holistic approach, one that focuses on the total school system by examining and understanding the interrelationships…