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Improving Academic and Operational Performance: Pennsylvania MS Word - Pennsylvania's Interboro School District is using growing budget challenges as an opportunity to analyze spending against desired results. Starting from a premise that the district can redirect resources toward "spending differently, not more," Interboro follows a disciplined approach that relies on data from national, state and local sources to assess and compare operational and academic performance. (Education Commission of the States, April 2003)...

Improving Academic and Operational Performance: Michigan MS Word - The Grandville, Michigan, school district uses data extensively to address a number of operational and academic issues within its schools. Using a combination of internal reports as well as sources such as Standard and Poor’s School Evaluation Services, they have learned that using data transforms the way they look at and communicate about problems, and ultimately resolve them. (Education Commission of the States, December 2002)...

Strengthening Quality in Schools: New Mexico MS Word - New Mexico is using the Malcolm Baldrige Award criteria to create a climate of continuous improvement in its education system. This case study examines how one New Mexico school, Mesilla Park Elementary, is deploying quality principles in all its classrooms. Using data and communicating performance have proven effective strategies for improving academic performance. (Education Commission of the States, December 2002)...

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