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Data Strategies to Grow at NBOA 2020

Posted by Scott Barron on Feb 23, 2020 2:05:34 PM

The most valuable assets of a school aren’t on the financial balance sheet. So how do you measure and leverage them to grow?

We're sharing a deep-dive course on, "Data Strategies to Grow," at the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) 2020 Annual Conference in Orlando this week to answer that question and provide guidance on how to create an integrated approach for more effective strategic planning.

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Tags: Data Analytics, Strategic Plan, Growth Plan

The Danger of School Vanity Metrics

Posted by Scott Barron on Oct 10, 2019 7:52:51 AM

Schools are notorious for promoting vanity metrics such as a list of "prestigious" universities to which graduates have been accepted, the total dollar amount of college scholarships (a most dubious number), and standardized test scores.

Vanity metrics aren’t totally useless, but they do pose a danger to school leadership and to families who are trying to make the best education decision.

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Tags: Marketing, Data Analytics

Polaryis is the Next Gen Data Tool for Educators

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 23, 2018 9:56:38 AM

ReContext has developed a data analysis tool (Polarys) for school administrators that demystifies the process of using student assessment and demographic factors to compare school performance within context. That's been a missing piece for far too long, which is why we're so enthusiastic about Polarys and the difference it can make for educators who need to develop context-specific school improvement solutions.

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Tags: School Growth, School Improvement, Data Analytics

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