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Assessment to Achievement: Improving Student Performance Through Assessment Data

Posted:February 12, 2018 Authors: Hollie Pettersson and Jo Ellen Shaeffer
Despite our intensely data-focused society, using student data to improve learning outcomes remains one of the least understood practices in…
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High-Stakes School Transformation: 6 Keys to Producing Real Results

May 30, 2018| Mavis Snelson and Jessica Vidal
It happens all the time: A historically successful organization begins to falter, whether financially—like Ford Motor Company in 2006—or culturally,…

Ed Direction Featured in Field Trip Podcast by Frontline Education

May 24, 2018| eddirection
Earlier this month, Ed Direction’s Co-Practice Lead Dr. Hollie Pettersson joined Frontline Education’s Field Trip podcast to discuss the story…

Partner Spotlight: Dr. Jo Ellen Shaeffer

April 6, 2018| Dallin McKinnon
Dr. Jo Ellen Shaeffer is the former Director of Assessment and Accountability for the Utah State Board of Education and…

Leading the Way: Native American-Led School Transformation

March 13, 2018| Carrie Miller, Athena Nadeau and Kimberly Dee
Given troubling national trends around the quality of education provided to Native American students, it’s clear a fundamental shift is…

Report Highlights States’ Shift to Personalized Learning

February 26, 2018| Spencer Bryson and Dallin McKinnon
One of the fastest growing movements in education is the shift toward personalized learning, an instructional model that leverages technology…

Assessment to Achievement: Improving Student Performance Through Assessment Data

February 12, 2018| Hollie Pettersson and Jo Ellen Shaeffer
Despite our intensely data-focused society, using student data to improve learning outcomes remains one of the least understood practices in…

Needed: A New Strategy to Promote Social and Emotional Learning in Public Schools

January 31, 2018| Trent Kaufman
Common Einstein lore indicates that he kept a sign in his office that read: “Not everything that counts can be…

Ed Direction CEO Dr. Trent Kaufman to Deliver Keynote Address for the United Way of Salt Lake

January 30, 2018| eddirection
Dr. Kaufman, CEO of Ed Direction, will present Transforming Organizations for Impact at the United Way of Salt Lake’s upcoming…

Needed: A Long-Term Approach to Principal Recruitment, Development, and Retention

January 19, 2018| Trent Kaufman and Hollie Pettersson
There is strong evidence and little debate about the impact of school leadership in creating effective schools with excellent student…
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