Voices from the Region spotlights stakeholders in Region 11 and their work to improve educational opportunities and outcomes. The R11CC is privileged to collaborate with and share the insights of Dr. Greg Carlson. Dr. Carlson is an institutional researcher with the North Dakota University System who assists the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI)
By Erin A. Chaparro, Haley E. Johnson, Dylan Kriescher, and Brad Rentz Most educators are aware of the steep decline in student performance levels due to the pandemic. They have either observed the skill deficits in their schools or read the most recent results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report, which details declines in
The Region 11 Comprehensive Center team, in collaboration with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI), is sharing how North Dakota schools are working to accomplish effective systems change to improve student achievement through an interactive poster that was presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting. The poster, which features text,
When a school district in North Dakota began having hard conversations about its struggling status, a simple, yet crucial, contributor to academic success became abundantly clear: “We’re never going to make academic improvements unless the kids are here to learn,” the Parshall School District elementary school principal recalled. That conversation laid the groundwork for a
By Kirsten Naomi Rogers Chapman and Ben Cronkright After three months as the school improvement team lead for South Lake High School, Louisa has hit a brick wall. Her team is meeting consistently, collecting and analyzing data on student progress, implementing changes to classroom practice, and generally getting along, but Louisa feels like they’re going
This video from the Region 11 Comprehensive Center defines improvement science and explains how it is being used to support school success in North Dakota.