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Discover a variety of thought leadership and other MTSS/RTI and data resources.

Using data insight platforms to improve SEL strategies

Delonna Darsow, Ph.D., Sourcewell Product Champion

A platform that both tracks the delivery of SEL interventions and brings them together with other data into one whole-child view can add a measure of simplicity to educators’ lives. Discover how an easily navigable student data insights platform gives teachers more time to focus on how they’re incorporating SEL in their classrooms.

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White papers & guides

Untangling student data integration platform implementation

In this guide, we offer insights and best practices for choosing the right student data solution implementation partner for your district.

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Maximize your district’s data

Discover practical examples of best-practice implementation and ways districts can utilize data management platforms to drive continuous improvement and student success. 

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American Rescue Plan Education Funding Guide 

The American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund may be used to address the many impacts of COVID-19 on pre-K through 12th grade education.

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Choosing a district data system: questions and considerations 

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Presentations & articles

4 key elements of a whole-child education framework

By Beth Shermoen, Northland Learning Center

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Is Your School's MTSS Data Collection in Good Health? Three Essential Questions You Should Be Asking

EdCuration by Louise El Yaafouri

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Northland Learning Center Introduces Proliftic to Ten School Districts

Students data insights platform will help educators address individual needs of the students and deliver effective interventions.

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4 Steps to Evaluating ESSER Program Effectiveness

Delonna Darsow, Ph.D., Sourcewell Data Product Champion

To conduct the robust evaluation required to report on student outcomes in such detail, school systems will need to prioritize data management across all sites. Here are four important steps that K-12 leaders should take to do this effectively.

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Utilizing Data Retreats to Improve Instruction

Amy LaDue, Ph.D. & Matt Rega, Ed.D., Minnetonka Public Schools

Using data retreats as a key component to deepen the systematic implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework, Minnetonka Public Schools is on a journey to improve instruction. Learn how this midwestern suburban school district established data literacy among their staff through a variety of assessment and data tools. The retreat format empowered Minnetonka’s teaching staff to dig deeper into monitoring and improving the outcomes of individual students as well as to establish a scalable system for addressing all students’ needs within their MTSS framework. In this session participants will learn how to lead data retreats within their organization to help staff leverage data to improve instruction. Participants will also learn how to use longitudinal data to help with future instructional programming needs.

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Data “Strategery” for Any Classroom

Delonna Darsow, Ph.D., Sourcewell Data Product Champion

Having a hard enough time getting through your curriculum map, let alone collecting other data for your PLCs and improvement plans? This short presentation shares practical tips to help you focus on those data elements that will most impact your student achievement while they're with you.

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Getting the Most Out of Your MTSS Framework — a look into Proliftic (formerly edSpring)

Kerry Bollman, Ed.S., Proliftic Product Manager, Sourcewell

Proliftic is a data platform that aggregates your data, builds a cohesive student-centered MTSS framework, and increases its effectiveness through insightful reporting on key outcome metrics.

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Virtual Practice on Reading Fluency

Kerry Bollman, Ed.S., Proliftic Product Manager, Sourcewell

Learn practical tips for increasing student engagement in a virtual learning environment. See a repeated reading practice session conducted online, and learn practical tips for increasing student engagement in a virtual learning environment in Kerry’s ISTE20 Live presentation.

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How Proliftic can help your district

Proliftic increases time management and efficiency by compiling all of your existing student data resources and systems.

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Podcast: ISTE 2022 - Sourcewell-Proliftic-FilterED

The EduTechGuys interview Corey Tramm, Mary Mehsikomer, and Delonna Darsow of Sourcewell at ISTE 2022.

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