Small Urban Ohio Charter School Nearly Doubles Math and Reading Proficiency through Increased Educator Training to Increase Educator Effectiveness

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New School Improvement Network Case Study Shows the Transformation at Hope Academy Northwest Campus and How They Did It

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Just as students need personalized and differentiated learning... educators also need personalized resources to help them continually refine and master their craft, increase their effectiveness, and help raise student achievement.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new case study showing how a small, urban charter school in Ohio nearly doubled student achievement in math and reading through increasing educator effectiveness with School Improvement Network’s personalized resources for educators.

“Just as students need personalized and differentiated learning to progressively build skills and mastery as they work towards graduation, educators also need personalized resources to help them continually refine and master their craft, increase their effectiveness, and help raise student achievement,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “To this end, we’ve spent over two decades traveling the world visiting thousands of classrooms and developing the resources educators need to have personalized professional learning that drives them towards success—all available in a scalable, on-demand format that any school or system can access.”

Through using School Improvement Network’s tools PD 360 (now known as Edivation) and Observation 360, Hope Academy Northwest Campus in Ohio increased student proficiency in reading from 34.8 percent to 61.5 percent among 8th graders. At the same time, student proficiency in math jumped from 47.8 percent to 80.8 percent.

Independent, peer-reviewed research shows other schools that have utilized Edivation and Observation 360 have experienced similar significant gains and spurred other school-related successes, such as decreased dropout rates, fewer discipline issues, and improved teacher retention.

Click here to see the new case study on Hope Academy Northwest Campus.    

Click here to see independent research on how to raise student proficiency in math and reading through educator effectiveness.

Click here to learn more about Edivation and Observation 360.

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 Edivation, a personalized professional learning solution for educators. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in Edivation produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year when compared to neighboring schools. 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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