Educator evaluation, teacher growth, and student achievement

Research and Data Analysis

Every district, every school, and every classroom is unique. Our research-based programs, data- and policy-analysis, and customized school improvement programs will ensure that your schools and districts meet all their goals for educator evaluation, teacher growth, student achievement, and whole-school improvement.

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Get a clearer picture of the impact that district- and state-level policies have on your district. The Learning Sciences research team conducts administrative, stakeholder, community, teacher, parent, and student surveys around these policies, but it doesn’t stop there. We’ll also help you use your administrative data, focus groups, and media reviews to analyze the results, ensuring that you fully understand the large-scale effect of a specific policy.
You work hard to ensure that every teacher receives fair observations that lead to growth. We’ll help you maximize your use of the data from these observations. The Learning Sciences research team is well equipped to help you analyze the results and provide specific recommendations to improve the overall effectiveness of teachers in your district.
Whole-school improvement takes a steady commitment to continuous adjustment. It also requires a deep understanding of how all the pieces fit together in alignment with the overall vision. Our research team will help you use your data to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs you have in place so teachers and administrators can recalibrate and make improvements that are in the best interest of all learners.
To generate meaningful educator and student growth, teacher evaluation must involve multiple measures. Common assessments, end-of-course exams, benchmark exams, student surveys, and student response systems are part of the mix—but keeping it all organized can be a challenge. The Learning Sciences research team will help you customize iObservation with precision to gather and analyze all your valuable data for fair and accurate teacher effectiveness summative scores. We’ll also provide specific recommendations, based on your data, to improve performance throughout your district.
Get a more comprehensive understanding of your community, while giving your teachers targeted, actionable feedback about the effectiveness of specific classroom strategies. Ensure accuracy in your evaluation scores. The Learning Sciences research team designs and administers top-quality surveys for parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to help everyone collaborate in the name of student growth. We conduct surveys focusing on school culture, school leadership, and student perception, and then analyze your data to provide explicit recommendations for whole-school and district-wide improvement, as well as targeted feedback for individual teachers.

EFA Professional Development

Formative assessment is one of the most powerful ways for teachers to improve student learning. Give your teachers the practical tools they need to embed it into their classroom practice.

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Essentials for Achieving Rigor

These essential strategies move instruction toward a student-centered pedagogy, where students have increased autonomy and responsibility for their own learning.

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Hierarchical Evaluation Systems

Our evaluation models, developed based on nearly five decades of K–12 education research, produce the real specificity of desired results that educators need to be successful.

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Demonstration Schools for Rigor

Showcase schools to foster rigorous learning, collaboration, and achievement in standards-based classrooms.

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Regional Trainings

Our in-depth regional trainings offer vigorous mental workouts to teachers and observers alike, helping administrators stay synched as educators line up their game plans for the next school year.

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  • Over 30 highly qualified staff developers
  • Provides vigorous mental workouts to teachers and observers
  • Helps administrators stay synched
  • Helps educators line up their game plans for the next school year

Socratic Seminars: The Big Leagues of Student Questioning.

One of the tenets of the Common Core and its related next generation standards is the idea that students should be able to question just as skillfully as they can answer. Nothing should be out of bounds. They should be able to rigorously question everyone in the classroom—including the teacher.

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