How to Use Data to Move the Needle on Student Achievement

How to Use Data to Move the Needle on Student Achievement
L to R: Bryant Wong, Devin Dillon, Gregory Firn, Alix Guerrier, and Mary Jo Madda

On August 4th, 2015, in Davis, California, superintendents and high level district teams from around California assembled for a day of exploring edtech solutions, networking with colleagues and learning from other educational leaders. The EdSurge California Edtech Summit featured panels throughout the day, and we’re now bringing you those talks in podcast form.

Our third focus panel of the day asked, “How can we use data to make sure that we’re improving student achievement?” Our panelists discussed how to make data actionable for students and teachers, how qualitative data can be used in the classroom, and debated the question, “How do you even define student achievement?”

Panelists for this event included Bryant Wong (CTO, Summit Public Schools), Devin Dillon (CAO, Oakland USD), Gregory Firn (Superintendent in Residence & Director of Strategic Partnerships, Dreambox Learning), and Alix Guerrier (President/Co-Founder, LearnZillion). Our very own Mary Jo Madda moderated the panel. Take a listen!

Big thanks to all of our panelists for participating. If you enjoyed this EdSurge Extra, check out our other panels from the Davis Summit, up on iTunes and SoundCloud now:

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