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ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the premise that every child in America deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides. We pursue our vision of educational equality in America by helping schools boost student learning with great teaching that is grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country.

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As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, our primary concern is helping ensure equitable opportunity for all students.

Working alongside schools, we’ve learned that great teaching is grounded in standards, data, and insights shared among educators. We believe a blog can help us make a difference by spreading the ideas and effective practices of educators we work with.

We’re proud of the expertise our team has built over our ten years, and we'll be featuring contributions from ANetters across the org on topics in which they’ve immersed themselves.

Help us spread opportunity for all students: please share posts that you find valuable with your colleagues. And please add your thoughts in the comments: we would love this blog to facilitate knowledge-sharing in all directions.

Filtering by Tag: data

Using anecdotal notes to differentiate instruction

Becky Frutos

Teachers at Mary Walsh Elementary School use qualitative data to differentiate instruction for students. In this video, a 3rd grade teacher explains her system and how she adapts her lessons. Then, watch her speak to students in her classroom to gauge their needs!

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Using data to help students and teachers

Becky Frutos

If you ask Mission Achievement and Success Charter School for the secret to success, you’ll likely hear “data.” But it’s not just about collecting data. It’s about using data to enhance teaching.

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Math teachers target aspects of rigor at Gerena

Becky Frutos

“Rigor” is on every math teacher’s mind these days, and for good reasons. Rigorous teaching is key to improving student learning. At German Gerena Community School, an ANet partner in Springfield, MA, Math ILS Lindsey Lindequist developed an innovative approach to analyzing interim data that promotes rigorous teaching. 

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Analyzing student work for actionable trends in literacy

Jeff Odell

Teachers and leaders are spending more time than ever focused on improving student writing. But in order to develop strong writers, we need to have a clear picture of our students as readers, too.

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Watch our new video that explains our online resources.

Jeff Odell

Sometimes, when we try to explain our online platform, myANet, we overwhelm our audience in our enthusiasm to show all its features and how intuitive it is to use.

If you’ve been a victim of this kind of information overload, or if you’d just like to learn about myANet, then this video is for you. It’s less than five minutes, so it’s not comprehensive—but, hey—it’s less than five minutes!

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Our evolving approach to ELA data analysis

Jeff Odell

The Common Core’s emphasis on text complexity prompted us to change how we think about ELA data analysis, allowing us—and our partners—to draw stronger inferences about what students need next for instruction.

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Change is hard, but it can lead to great things for students.

Jeff Odell

Adapting to the Common Core is a daunting challenge, even when educators clearly see its value. They have full-time jobs already, after all! This is the story of how one school grappling with the transition took advantage of ANet’s expertise, resources, and support to make exciting changes that benefit students.

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