Small, Rural New Mexico School District Increases Student Achievement, Educator Effectiveness With Personalized Professional Development

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New case study by school improvement network shows Artesia Public Schools’ growth with educator effectiveness system.

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...[E]ducators need a holistic system to support them in everything from observations and evaluations to personalized professional development and classroom resources.This is exactly what the Educator Effectiveness System is designed to give.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new case study detailing how a small, rural New Mexico school district achieved 85% expected or above average student growth and increased educator effectiveness with School Improvement Network’s Educator Effectiveness System, an end-to-end professional learning solution that offers personalized professional development, complete support for core standards implementation, effective observation and evaluation tools, and more.

“We applaud Artesia Public Schools on their progress towards making every educator effective and helping every student graduate college and be career ready,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “To truly increase educator effectiveness and have a meaningful impact on student achievement, educators need a holistic system to support them in everything from observations and evaluations to personalized professional development and classroom resources. This is exactly what the Educator Effectiveness System is designed to give.”

The Educator Effectiveness System is powered by a web-based, on-demand platform that delivers professional learning resources to any educator, anytime, anywhere. It’s expansive enough to cover every situation educators face, yet flexible enough to be customized to individual needs.

All of the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System—from content to management—are tightly integrated, giving educators a comprehensive, single sign-in professional learning solution.

The Educator Effectiveness System includes the following products:

  •     PD 360 – the most widely used online, subscription-based professional development solution in the US. It offers a library of more than 3,000 expert-produced training videos, powerful support tools and resources, and an online professional learning community of nearly one million educators.
  •     Common Core 360 – walks educators through every step of Common Core implementation, with standard-specific video instruction, downloadable lesson plans, crosswalking tools, a learning progressions guide, a roadmap to the standards, and more.
  •     Observation 360 – an observation platform that turns the observation and evaluation process into a meaningful educator growth experience. It offers administrators every tool they need to conduct effective observations and evaluations, create personalized professional learning plans, and track results.
  •     LumiBook – an e-reading platform that surpasses the static information of any other reading experience. It enables real-time author updates, collaborative conversations between readers and authors, and a rich content experience that is enhanced by all the resources available on the web.

Click here to see the case study of Artesia Public Schools.

Click here for more information about the Educator Effectiveness System.

About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

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