CA School News Report

Ed Results Lauds Principal’s Exchange for Data Analysis, Collaboration Tools

The Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit agency that honors higher-performing schools, has recognized Principal’s Exchange for its approach to improving student outcomes at East Whittier City School District.

The California-based educational consulting organization is cited five times for inspiring best practices for how teachers gather and respond to student performance data – considered a success factor for college and career readiness.

“It’s truly gratifying to see that the work we do to support teachers and leaders is recognized by an organization that is as dedicated to promoting student success as we are,” Principal’s Exchange CEO and President Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle.

ERP creates an annual Honor Roll of high-performing schools and districts, presenting best practices in an online report in collaboration with the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. The Honor Roll uses state standardized test scores to measure success.

Students at East Whittier City School District, a former Principal’s Exchange client, performed strongly on the 2014-15 state standardized tests in English language arts (ELA) and math cited in ERP’s 2015-16 Honor Roll.

The District also showed substantial improvement in recently released 2015-16 test scores. The exams, created by the multi-state Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, assess writing, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills aligned with the new, highly rigorous California Standards.

Principal’s Exchange is credited with helping the district apply tools for teacher reflection on student data results and creating a protocol for data reflection by grade level. The consultant also provided tools for capturing class summary results for standard and intervention groups, and a tool for ensuring reports on student data followed adhered to consistently high standards.