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Contact: Caroline Wynne
Phoenix Union High School District Builds Educator Evaluation System to
Improve Student Achievement
Ensuring an Effective Educator for Every Student
Sandy, UT (May 17, 2011) – Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) selected Truenorthlogic, an award-winning provider of K-12 human capital management solutions, and Data Driven Software Corporation (D2SC), an experienced provider of curriculum, instruction, assessment and reporting needs, as their partners in deploying a new educator evaluation system. Like all Arizona districts, PUHSD is faced with the task of complying with the new Arizona Department of Education mandate; Senate Bill 1040, requiring all school districts and charter schools must adopt and maintain a model framework for a teacher and principal evaluation instrument that includes quantitative data on student academic progress. Incorporated in PUHSD’s new evaluation system are competencies, professional development courses, certification statuses, curriculum, instructional resources, national and state test results, student interventions, plus many more features all in one place with real-time access to data. The new evaluation system will manage the multiple evaluation measures and align professional growth for all staff based on evaluation results to impact practice, along with communicating performance results to stakeholders.
“PUHSD’s mission is to prepare every student for success in college, career and life. In order to accomplish that, our curriculum must be accompanied by an integrated learning management system, which provides immediate, real-time data for the purpose of improving instruction, providing early interventions, and developing a meaningful teacher evaluation process. D2SC and Truenorthlogic provide the system and processes needed to help us bring our mission to life,” says Dr. Kent Scribner, Superintendent, Phoenix Union High School District.
PUHSD began the first phases of the evaluation system implementation, introduced components of it to portions of the school district, and 1,700 teachers and leaders in the school system will utilize during the 2011-2012 school year. The end result will be a platform to leverage evaluation results and student data to impact the professional growth of teachers and leaders, which will in turn help students in the classroom.
Truenorthlogic is the leading provider of K-12 Education Human Capital Management solutions that solve complicated educator quality issues. Our award-winning solutions help State education agencies and districts link human resource management with sustainable, scalable strategies to ensure an effective teacher for every student, including teacher preparation and induction support, licensure and certification tracking, career planning tools, professional development management and system support for differentiated learning and incentive pay models. With more than one million licensed users, Truenorthlogic has a proven track record helping organizations achieve educational workforce excellence. For more information, visit www.truenorthlogic.com.
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ABOUT DATA DRIVEN SOFTWARE CORPORATION
Data Driven Software Corporation (D2SC) delivers a comprehensive K-12 software platform that meets the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reporting needs of school districts. The web-based modular, scalable, and fully integrated solution includes data warehousing and reporting, assessment management, curriculum and instructional management, student and parent access, and student intervention/program tracking modules.
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