Ed Direction Insights

See below for our latest research on education and school transformation.

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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Trent Kaufman Keynote Address: Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

January 18, 2017| Michelle Call
Trent Kaufman, Cicero Group CEO and founder of Ed Direction, discusses how "Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch" at a 2016…

The Rationale for Coaching Principals

January 5, 2017| Annika Quist
Could I have a coach? Principals who witness the correlation between coaching and improvements in teaching and learning may ask…

Parent Engagement in Student Success

December 13, 2016| Keith Allred
School leaders who want to improve student performance can tap into a combination of these elements. In this paper—the fifth…

Meet Kalisi Uluave, Ed Direction School Improvement Coach

November 17, 2016| Jason Richards
Note: Over the next months I'll be posting interviews with a number of key members of the Cicero team here…

Evidence-based Interventions in ESSA Comprehensive Plans

October 11, 2016| Phil Krichilsky
Many states are currently in the process of writing, revising and perfecting their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) comprehensive plans.…

Leadership in School Turnaround

August 12, 2016| Keith Allred
Since student learning depends so heavily on visionary leadership, we believe it is vital to address the principal’s role in…

Participating in Your Child’s Education: Three Questions Parents Can Ask

August 11, 2016| Mavis Snelson
Parents have incredible power when it comes to the education of their children. Not only do parents serve as their…

Developing Teacher Leaders: A Transformative Process

August 2, 2016| Annika Quist
Today’s students are far different than the students sitting in classrooms not even two generations ago. In response to the…

Implementation Science: From the Page to the Classroom

July 25, 2016| Erik Pfeiffer
Considering that implementation is where so many evidence-based instructional strategies fall short, how can we make sure our best research…
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