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Pivot Learning Launches District Readiness Index: The First Tool to Connect Organizational Health to Student Results
As recent NAEP scores have made clear, districts everywhere face an urgent need to recover from the pandemic and accelerate learning. Pivot Learning’s new research-based tool, the District Readiness Index (DRI), launched today, demonstrates that some districts are far better positioned to do so. The DRI identifies a set of key organizational factors that determine a district’s readiness to improve student outcomes over the long-term.
NAEP shows how much learning America needs to make up. Some districts are better positioned than others.
“Today’s NAEP results, though unsurprising, are devastating. Every thoughtful voice in the country is talking about the enduring, substantial efforts that will be needed to recover. But some districts are far better positioned than others to deliver that improvement. What sets those districts apart isn’t mysterious, but now we have the data to show some of the organizational structures that correlate with stronger learning. Based on new research, which will be presented in a report in November, five characteristics distinguish districts with stronger learning outcomes: family and community engagement; strong financial management; exemplary leadership and governance; high-performing school personnel; and a positive work environment. If districts are serious about getting kids back on track, they need to be serious about the core foundations that influence their work. Knowing these factors can help.”
Pivot Learning and CORE Learning to Merge with UnboundEd
Today, Pivot Learning, CORE Learning, and UnboundEd announced they will merge this fall under the UnboundEd banner. The three organizations support teachers to drive long-needed changes in learning, especially in the highest-need schools. By joining, they’ll have the reach to support far more schools and districts to accelerate student learning and close gaps in a crucial moment for America’s students.
How to Build and Sustain Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in Mathematics: Key Elements and Considerations
Whether your district has already implemented MTSS for mathematics or is just getting started, tune in to this hour-long webinar with Dr. Ben Clarke for guidance to develop, implement, and refine math-focused MTSS.
Supporting English Learner Success with High-Quality Instructional Materials
In this fourth video conversation of our Curriculum Matters: Learning and Advocacy Series, Leyla Bravo, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives at English Learners Success Forum (ELSF) discusses how to advocate for the adoption of high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) that support the needs of English learners.
Our new Guidebook for the People offers a unique set of personal narratives, stories, and honest and open reflections from over twenty contributors from large urban school districts to small rural schools about their journeys to implement systems of support and restorative practices.