December 3rd, 2014

Download Case Study PDF SITUATION: Douglas Primary School (Converse County School District #1, Douglas, Wyoming) 17 classroom teachers (9 Kindergarten and 8 First Grade) and 260 students Despite the district’s focus on benchmarking and progress monitoring, the data being collected was not stored or reviewed in a manner in which students’ deficits were targeted Although the district had many researched based programs for interventions there was no specific way to track which interventions were successful….   Read…

August 27th, 2013

Perennially high-achieving Moscow School District added Silverback Mileposts to their “technological support of instruction” package in 2010 to encapsulate per-student NWEA MAP assessment results along with Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) results and ISAT scores, and use that data to triangulate the basis for plans and interventions per student in Mileposts. Moscow not only formulated plans and interventions for RtI students but also General Education Support, English Language Learners, Gifted and Talented, 504, and a new…   Read…

August 27th, 2013

Caldwell School District, a medium-sized district located in the outskirts of Boise, Idaho is a migrant community serving 6500 students, over half of who are English- language learners and 69% of whom are eligible for free and reduced lunch. In 2007 all ten schools in the District failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Roger Quarles, then superintendent of the District researched Mileposts and realized it was created in large part to meet the needs…   Read…

August 23rd, 2013

Gooding School District Gooding School District, a member of the Mileposts consortium, was nominated for special recognition of academic achievement by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) group that sponsors the “High Schools and Middle Schools That Work” programs. Dr. Heather Williams, GSD superintendent, was asked to speak at the national conference in Tennessee in the summer of 2011 because they had virtually eliminated achievement gaps in economically disadvantaged and ELL populations, while significantly raising…   Read…

August 23rd, 2013

Download Case Study PDF SITUATION: Bonneville School District (Idaho School District #93, Idaho Falls, Idaho). 500 teachers and 11,000 students. Despite the state’s focus on testing and results, the District and its educators did not have accumulated data and insights into year over year student performance on state or district exams. Teachers lacked the ability to determine individual student skill area strengths and weaknesses. Teachers lacked ability to prescribe and track interventions targeted to specific…   Read…

August 22nd, 2013

Distinctive Schools, Chicago Distinctive Schools (Distinctive), a charter school organization located in Chicago, Illinois, was founded on the strong belief that given sufficient and customized support, schools can move from good to great, even in a climate of diminishing resources. They are focused on excellence across the board: in operational management, in classroom instruction, and above all, in student achievement. Silverback was brought in because Distinctive wanted better access to data to inform instructional decisions,…   Read…