Resources

1/3/2018

School choice, technology, and other factors have created a competitive environment for student enrollments in public education. How can you effectively compete for students and attract new families to your district?

This complimentary ebook can be your guide to fending off competitive threats and maintaining an edge. Get your copy today to start competing for your student enrollments.

Type: White Paper
1/3/2018

What’s your "wow" factor?

What separates you from every other K-12 educational institution? This tip sheet includes seven ways you can embrace marketing, tweak your messaging, and empower your staff in order to maintain and increase enrollment.

Type: Member article
1/3/2018

Building a positive brand image is critical for districts and schools that want to attract and retain top administrators, quality teachers and students. Just like local businesses, schools are integral to community identities. Educators and parents have options when choosing schools, and it’s your brand that will attract them to your district. A positive brand image instills pride in your staff and students. It showcases the good work being accomplished by your district and schools, driving goodwill throughout the community you serve.

Type: White Paper
1/2/2018

California’s Mountain View Whisman School District partnered with Thoughtexchange to engage more people and come together around school boundary changes.

Challenge: Engage more people on a difficult topic to learn what’s important to everyone. Make informed district boundary changes that receive community support.

Type: Case Study
10/23/2017

Dr. Melissa Saunders, the Executive Director of Student Achievement for Manassas City Public Schools in Virginia, speaks with Alex Grodd, BetterLesson's CEO, about the theory vs. the practice of adopting technology. Melissa discusses empowering teachers to drive student learning, and retaining teachers through high-quality professional development.

Type: Podcast
10/10/2017

The Challenge: Build community trust and pass a bond referendum after 10 years and two failures
The Solution: An exchange that let the community easily share and prioritize each other’s thoughts
Results: increased trust and involvement from the community - Passed bond referendum with 67% in favor

Type: Case Study
10/6/2017

Three communities, two aging school buildings, one conversation. Pentucket partners with Thoughtexchange® to discover common interests and bring people together around a facilities vision.

Type: Case Study
10/2/2017

Current college and career readiness standards target deep content knowledge and complex skills in reading, writing, language, and mathematics. These qualities are essential building blocks for the knowledge, skills, and abilities students need to be prepared for higher education or career training.

Type: Additional Resources
10/2/2017

This eBook aims to do two things. First, it’s to help you understand the components of a comprehensive balanced district assessment program. Second, this resource will outline the steps to creating an intelligent, efficient, cost-effective system of assessments that can support stakeholder decision-making and enhance student outcomes at all levels.

Type: White Paper
10/2/2017

See how teachers at Statesboro High School in Georgia increased their students’ geometry proficiency 84 percent using PLC’s, item banks and Illuminate DnA

Type: Case Study
10/2/2017

The following checklist features the functions and capabilities that should be evaluated in a data reporting and assessment delivery system.

Type: Additional Resources
10/2/2017

This eBook provides a basic overview on how social and emotional learning (SEL) impacts student achievement. It also gives tips on how to gather data, recommendations for evidenced-based programs, and other considerations related to SEL.

Type: White Paper
9/21/2017

The 2016-2017 Impact Report highlights the sustained success our district partners continue to see in student achievement, student engagement, and teacher efficacy. The Report looks at how districts over challenges to meet the needs of all learners.

Type: White Paper
9/7/2017

Build Customized Assessments and Grow Local Capabilities

Work with our assessment experts to:

  • Audit your existing assessment program or system
  • Create affordable, customized district-wide assessments based on your objectives and curricula scope and sequence
  • Build NGSS*-aligned district-wide common science assessments
  • Provide professional development for scoring and interpreting data.
Type: Additional Resources
9/7/2017

You need effective assessment items to provide data to inform instruction and help you make important classroom decisions. Learn the 7 key elements of a strong assessment when you download our infographic.

Type: Additional Resources

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