Developing A Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Blended and Personalized Teaching and Learning in Nebraska

The Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council (ESUCC) coordinates statewide efforts with all 17 Educational Service Units (ESUs) serving 245 school districts employing 22,000 teachers, educating 307,000 students. During the 2016-2017 school year, ESUCC developed the “Data-Driven Ecosystem Enhancing Teaching and Learning” project, integrating multiple state data systems and resources into an ecosystem of support, tools, resources and data designed to enhance an environment centered around blended and personalized learning. The project will develop an integrated technology ecosystem and enhance comprehensive data tools supporting instruction for at-risk and high-needs students and software for the visualization and rapid analysis of data to direct professional development and instructional practices. RMC Research serves as external evaluators of this innovative project conducting a mixed method quasi-experimental study to assess the implementation and impact of the grant.