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ESSA, Student Assessment, and Small Data

By: MaryBeth Crissman Date: June 07, 2016

The implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has the potential to change the face of education dramatically. Many of the restrictions and requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) have been eased or eliminated. The transition from NCLB to ESSA will bring about significant changes to student assessment as well as how schools […]

Every Student Succeeds Act: What this means for teacher evaluations

By: Caroline Wynne Date: December 11, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama signed an overhaul of No Child Left Behind called the Every Student Succeeds Act. This comes after the House of Representatives and Senate voted to pass the overhaul. The original No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) emphasized standardized testing and consequences for states and schools that performed poorly. The law was widely […]

Reaching New Heights at National User Group

By: Caroline Wynne Date: November 10, 2015

“Believe you can and you’re half way there.” – Theodore Roosevelt Our school district clients are dealing with educator effectiveness and professional growth initiatives that can sometimes cause them to feel like they’re climbing a mountain. The goal of the Truenorthlogic 2015 National User Group Meeting was to help them feel like they’re not alone […]

True Partnership to Create a Professional Growth System

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 27, 2015

How Pasco County Schools and Truenorthlogic successfully work together Background Pasco County Schools is located just north of Tampa and serves Pasco County, including New Port Richey and Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Its 89 schools employ over 5,000 classroom teachers, serving over 71,000 students across the county. As stated in its Strategic Plan, the District’s […]

Will teacher evaluations tied to student test scores falter?

By: Caroline Wynne Date: October 08, 2015

The Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to states that agreed to adopt certain education initiatives, such as tying teacher evaluations to student test scores. In exchange, states would get flexibility from some of the core tenets of the law, such as the requirement […]

5 Ways to address the teacher shortage now

By: Caroline Wynne Date: September 04, 2015

Across the country, school districts are struggling with shortages of teachers, particularly in math, science, special education, and bilingual education – a result of the layoffs of the recession years combined with an improving economy in which fewer people are training to be teachers. Nationally, the number of people entering teacher preparation programs dropped by […]

Making the Evaluation Process Work

By: Caroline Wynne Date: August 20, 2015

How Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools ensures all employees are effectively evaluated Background Located in southwest North Carolina, near the South Carolina border, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the second largest school district in the state. This culturally diverse district is on a mission to provide all students with the best possible education, preparing them to lead rich and […]

Washoe County Schools: Supporting Employee Professional Growth

By: Caroline Wynne Date: August 05, 2015

How the Washoe County School District created a common platform to align professional development to evaluation results and compliance needs Background The Washoe County School District, the second largest school district in Nevada, is located in western Nevada on the California border. Encompassing the cities of Reno and Sparks, the District is also the largest […]

Supporting The Framework for Transforming Education Workforce Systems

By: Caroline Wynne Date: July 14, 2015

Improving Educator Quality State departments of education are focused on the most important factor in student achievement—effective teachers and leaders. Truenorthlogic recognizes there are many components and elements of change involved in measuring educator effectiveness. Our professional growth solutions help ease the complexity by increasing transparency and accountability, allowing districts to make important decisions as […]

How New-age Principals become Successful Leaders

By: Caroline Wynne Date: June 29, 2015

In a recent national survey, 69 percent of school principals said their responsibilities had changed in the past five years. Principals’ roles are shifting from building managers to instructional leaders. Additionally, principals are feeling more pressure as a result of accountability measures designed to ensure educator effectiveness and student achievement. With a higher emphasis placed […]