How data can improve K-12 instruction


In recent blogs posts, I discussed my tour of Mooresville Graded school district and the video project that we are working on with them. At that time I was only able to share the video interviews of Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent and Dr. Scott Smith, CTO from the project.

The remaining seven video interviews are now available. So you can learn more about their data driven culture from multiple viewpoints at all levels: their principals, teachers and technology facilitator. Through these videos the school employees share how:

  • The district culture has changed.
  • Data influences professional development.
  • Teachers use data in the classrooms.
  • Students have embraced the data use.
  • The school district achieved successful results.

It is amazing to learn about their best practices and how they have used data to become such a successful district. It is truly a breath of fresh air to see what they have been able to accomplish, especially in the wake of the economy and budget constraints. Mooresville Graded school district is a great example how a school district’s data use and the intelligence derived from it can be used to assess effectiveness and pinpoint areas of concern in order to catch issues early and resolve them to positively impact instruction.


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.

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