In a large suburban district in financial and organizational disarray, the school board asked the Ed Direction team to help them through a large reorganization and re-alignment of the district’s vision with its goals, priorities, and initiatives. Few operations in this large district were not impacted by Ed Direction staff.
Additionally, by developing and implementing a new district-wide instructional framework that prioritized evidence-based, high-yield instructional practices, providing job-embedded professional development and coaching, and establishing new data protocols to monitor progress, the district experienced student achievement gains during each of the six years that Ed Direction was its main improvement partner.
At the beginning of the partnership, the student achievement at most of the district’s 45+ schools was at or below state averages. However, after three years of the partnership, the district was named to the College Board’s annual AP honor roll for substantially increasing both participation and pass rates in AP classes. Moreover, 76% of the schools received an “A” or “B” grade in the sixth year of Ed Direction’s involvement, and no schools received an “F” grade. The district sustained double digit growth in proficiency in all tested grades and subjects.