June 2014 — The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation was asked in 2011 by the State of Idaho to fund a pilot that would integrate an instructional improvement system (IIS) with the state’s longitudinal data system, the Idaho System for Educational Excellence (ISEE). The goal was to positively impact classroom instruction and ultimately student success by making data useable and easily accessible to teachers. Unfortunately, a successful interface between an IIS (Schoolnet) and ISEE proved to be very challenging.
Due to the Albertson Family Foundation’s substantial investment and feedback from schools, it commissioned a third-party evaluator, the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), to conduct an external review of the pilot.
Thanks to open and honest feedback provided to IEBC during the review, key points emerged about what was and was not working with the proposed pilot, Schoolnet and ISEE.
For more information or to review the key findings, read: Lessons Learned from Idaho’s IIS: Executive Summary.
To read a past review of the pilot also conducted by IEBC, click here.
To read a past statement from the Albertson Family Foundation regarding the pilot, click here.