We are experienced teachers and school leaders dedicated to supporting our colleagues in schools. We help them meet their students’ needs.
ANet is a nonprofit founded on the premise that every child in America deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.
The information you need to support learning, at your fingertips
There's been a data revolution in education. But while mountains of data have resulted, little is practical and actionable. End-of-year assessments can answer important questions, but they look backwards. Teachers see results for students who have moved on to the next grade, so they can’t take action to address student needs.
Timely, practical, actionable data, on the other hand, can inform instruction so that it's more targeted, differentiated, and powerful. To get this kind of data, you need excellent, standards-aligned formative assessments. To use it effectively you need tools, knowledge, and systems to manage, interpret, and act on it. We've developed deep expertise with both that we want to share with like-minded schools.
We believe the next decade can be about using data and standards to give educators the tools they need as professionals to meet the needs of all students throughout the school year.
Setting a high bar, meeting it
Data not only shows when schools are succeeding or struggling; it reveals qualities that successful schools share. Strong leadership and the use of interim assessment emerge as core practices of the best schools.
ANet helps school leaders use data to set, measure, and meet goals. With strong leadership and a culture of continuous improvement, schools can support and empower their students, teachers, and communities.