For years, IASA has been promoting the importance of telling your district’s story. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents an opportunity for school districts to demonstrate local impact on the student outcomes that matter most to their communities.

I am excited to announce that IASA has partnered with ECRA Group to provide a complimentary strategic dashboard to all IASA member school districts. The strategic dashboard provides an infrastructure for local school districts to tell their story and define their success through your own school report card at the local level.

Evidence-based practice is the foundation of ESSA. The ability to rigorously document and transparently communicate the impact that public schools are having on student outcomes is quickly emerging as a critical skill of school leaders.

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Brent Clark, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA)