The platform’s effectiveness in visionary Ohio districts such as Hilliard City Schools leads to adoptions across the state
Sandy, Utah — Oct. 19, 2016 — Helping students achieve state education standards can be a challenging process, but it is even more so when a state mandates the use of new high-stakes tests. Such is the case in Ohio where several school districts are turning to the Performance Matters Platform to help boost student achievement on the new assessments implemented just last year. The Performance Matters Platform is an integrated portfolio of Student Growth Solutions and Educator Growth Solutions, all supported with robust data analytics.
Ohio districts that have started implementing the Performance Matters Student Growth Solutions include Hamilton, Olentangy, Indian Hill, New Albany-Plain, and Canal Winchester Local School Districts, among others. Using the Student Growth Solutions, which are powered by the Unify student assessment platform, educators can create and administer assessments, analyze student and educator data, and act on that data to improve teaching and learning.
“Hilliard City Schools has been using Performance Matters for several years and we continue to be impressed with how well the system keeps pace with the increasingly sophisticated ways we use data to drive student achievement,” said Rich Boettner, chief technology officer at Hilliard City Schools. “We’re now using Unify to create classroom assessments, district benchmark tests and department assessments, and we’re beginning to create teacher-led verbal assessments for early elementary. Our fellow Ohio districts are going to be amazed at how quickly Performance Matters helps them identify the actionable insights they need to shape curriculum and deliver effective, personalized interventions.”
“The end-of-year tests in Ohio have changed three times in the last four years. This makes it challenging for students to prepare themselves for these exams and even harder for their teachers to help them prepare. These Ohio districts knew that they needed an assessment and reporting system that was agile enough to meet this challenge,” said Woody Dillaha, president and co-founder of Performance Matters. “Performance Matters’ Unify provides a robust formative and interim assessment platform that integrates Ohio’s Learning Standards with real time data and reporting that teachers and students can use to guide instruction and improve learning.”
About Performance Matters
Performance Matters accelerates student success by combining powerful student and educator growth solutions with real-time analytics. The Performance Matters Platform includes tools for student assessment development and delivery, as well as educator professional learning management, performance evaluation and observer calibration. Together these solutions, leveraged with a real-time analytics engine, provide specific, actionable insights that boost student performance and build educator capacity. Performance Matters was formed through the integration of two best-in-class education solution providers: Truenorthlogic, the leader in educator professional growth tools, and Performance Matters, an authority in student assessment and data analytics. For information, visit www.performancematters.com.
Leslie Eicher, APR, Eicher Communications Inc.