One of the biggest benefits of being in education is seeing the positive strides students make on a daily basis. It's what most principals and teachers live for. While teachers get access to these moments every day, it can be harder for principals to know how all their students are performing all of the time. ThinkCERCA's administrator Insight dashboard was built with this challenge in mind. This tool gives principals a high-level perspective on how students at their schools are performing on strands by grade level. At any given moment, principals can access student performance and time-on-task data and monitor how students, in aggregate, are performing on reading information standards, writing standards, and reading literature standards. This information will ultimately help school leaders identify areas of need as well as areas of consistent mastery by grade level. This is just one of the many features we are working on to empower principals to be effective leaders at their schools.
Interested in trying out the Insight dashboard? Here's how principals can get started.
Elizabeth Riley Boyer is an experienced journalist, digital content strategist, and operations manager. Prior to joining ThinkCERCA, she was part of the founding team at Impact Engine, Chicago’s first social impact investment fund and accelerator. As Impact Engine’s Director of Operations & Communications, Elizabeth oversaw the company’s overall processes, day-to-day planning and finances, curriculum development, marketing strategy, and community outreach.
Elizabeth also spent three years at Chicago magazine, most recently as its Digital Engagement Editor, where she managed the organization’s social media and reader engagement initiatives. Elizabeth also works as a freelance content strategist, writer, and communications consultant. Her recent writings on impact entrepreneurship have been featured by the Huffington Post and Crain’s Chicago Business.
In 2007, Elizabeth helped open a private school for underprivileged children while volunteering for a nonprofit organization in the Dominican Republic. This experience inspired her to quit a paper-pushing job at an insurance brokerage firm to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Elizabeth also holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the University of Texas at Austin.