Jeffco Public Schools Partners with TeacherMatch® to Identify and Hire More Effective Educators

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The Colorado district will leverage data and predictive analytics to guide its teacher-recruitment process.

In Jeffco, we are most excited to use concrete, empirical data to make screening decisions.

Jeffco Public Schools and TeacherMatch, a leading provider of research-based K-12 talent management tools, are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership.

Located in Golden, Colorado, Jeffco Public Schools will use the comprehensive TeacherMatch solution, including a variety of data-driven capabilities such as applicant tracking, automated onboarding, and advanced reporting.

At the center of the TeacherMatch solution is the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI®), a research-based hiring tool that is designed to predict the impact that teacher candidates will have on student growth. Jeffco will use the adaptive screening instrument to help inform and support hiring decisions.

“Our selection team was impressed with the dynamic nature of the EPI tool. Over time, we are looking forward to it melding to our specific hiring needs and tendencies to further ensure we are interviewing the best candidates in each pool,” said Jim Baker, Jeffco’s Director of Employment Services. “In Jeffco, we are most excited to use concrete, empirical data to make screening decisions.”

“Our technology harnesses the power of data and research to help school leaders identify and hire the highest-quality candidates,” said Don Fraynd, TeacherMatch Co-founder and CEO. “Over time, the EPI gets smarter and adapts to the unique values of each school district. We look forward to our continued work and collaboration with Mr. Baker and his team to help them make the most of this data.”

Jeffco Public Schools will post all types of education positions in the TeacherMatch Quest system, where external teacher candidates will be asked to complete the EPI. Jeffco also plans to leverage data from the Professional Development Profile, a deep-dive analysis into an individual educator’s strengths and areas for improvement.

About Jeffco Public Schools
Jeffco Public Schools has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Approximately 9% of all the K-12 students in Colorado attend a Jeffco School. Their mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district has 154 schools on 168 campuses.

About TeacherMatch
TeacherMatch®, created for educators by educators, is committed to Advanced Education Talent Management™. Its proprietary TeacherMatch 360™ system facilitates all stages of the teacher hiring process, from recruitment and interviewing through onboarding and professional development. This all-in-one solution helps schools find, hire, and develop more effective teachers in an effort to give students the best opportunity to succeed. For more information, please visit http://www.TeacherMatch.org.

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