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ERIC Number: ED567852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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Moving Every Child: Building a Data Culture to Promote Academic Growth. A Case Study of McKinney (Texas) Independent School District
Northwest Evaluation Association
Since 2000 the population in McKinney, Texas, has almost tripled. Remarkably, the school system has kept apace, opening a new school building almost every year. As the population of this Dallas-Fort Worth area bedroom community has diversified in recent decades, so has the student body of McKinney Independent School District (ISD). Despite the challenges inherent in a rapidly growing school district, McKinney ISD is one of the highest performing public school systems in the nation. The graduation rate is above 97% and SAT/ACT scores are consistently above the national average. A guiding principle in McKinney ISD is that students from all economic backgrounds can and should reach high levels of academic achievement. To that end, McKinney ISD has built a strong district culture around the use of assessment data to make informed decisions around curriculum and instruction. In four years of using Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessments, they have expanded their use of test data to guide all levels of district planning, from individual student goal setting to norms-based national comparisons. This report presents how the McKinney ISD has built data culture to promote academic growth.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Evaluation Association
Identifiers - Location: Texas