Today more than ever, administrators are expected to demonstrate the results of programs and services. This means being able to determine how much progress specific groups of students are making, and which programs and services produce positive results. Often educators do not have the time for a full, formal program evaluation and simply need quick answers to their questions. To address this need, PCG Education offers FastTrack Analysis services that provide district and school leaders with key information on programs and student outcomes without having to engage in a lengthy, formal program evaluation.
FastTrack Analysis links outcome data to programs, services, and interventions so that administrators can make informed, data-driven decisions about program outcomes and program effectiveness. Our analysis identifies the programs and services that improve outcomes for specific student populations and those that do not, and what is working for which students and in which schools. Our approach includes longitudinal analyses for specific cohorts of students as well as analyses of literacy support needs.
We have found in our work that evaluation results are often only read by a few people in the district, and that more often than not, the results are not shared in a way that brings together the problem-solving capacities of key stakeholders. Results from the FastTrack Analysis are provided in a workbook format that facilitates collaborative discussions about the data. The FastTrack Analysis is designed to not only quickly provide information that answers Essential Questions, but to do so in such a way that gets the right people talking about taking data-driven action.
We have an off-the-shelf FastTrack Analysis module for Special Education. PCG Education has developed the data collection protocols, output displays, and workbook formats for this module. However, we can easily customize a FastTrack Analysis module for whatever set of questions your school or district might have.
Our FastTrack Analysis services build on PCG Education's expertise and long history in providing data-driven program evaluation and program improvement services.
For more information about PCG Education's Fast Track Analysis services please contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-210-6113.