K12 Inc. released two reports detailing new programs that were recently launched to boost teacher effectiveness and improve student academic achievement through a concentrated focus on Data-Driven Instruction (DDI). Authored by a team of our top educators, including K12’s Chief Academic Officer Dr. Margaret Jorgensen, the reports provide insight into academic initiatives launched as part of K12’s company-wide Students First effort.
The first report, “Data-Driven Instruction in the K12 Virtual Learning Environment,” illustrates how K12 teachers are continuously collecting and analyzing academic data to refine and improve instruction for every student. The second report, “Teachers Matter at K12 Inc.: New Efforts to Improve Teacher Effectiveness,” highlights the recent investments made by K12 to strengthen and support teachers and help them become even more effective educators.
They are the latest in a series of K12-published reports highlighting academics, instruction, and individual school performance. All of our academic reports, white papers, and success stories can be found at success.K12.com.
K12 Inc., which serves the largest network of K-12 online school teachers in the U.S., has created new jobs and opportunities for thousands of teachers. In 2015, we launched a teacher effectiveness program to attract highly skilled teachers, prepare them to succeed in an online learning environment, and support them through ongoing coaching and professional development. The program focuses on specific methods, policies, practices, tools, and competencies aimed at helping teachers grow and succeed. We also recently announced a new partnership with the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) to develop a new teacher evaluation rubric for online learning.
Our teachers are critical to improving student outcomes. As Dr. Jorgensen said, “We have a great team of teachers at K12, and we value their hard work, passion, and dedication. The investments made by K12 and the new academic initiatives we launched demonstrate our company’s total commitment to improving instruction, helping teachers succeed, and raising achievement for all students.”