Kaneland School District 302
A Change In Perspective
Matrix allowed Kaneland to centralize the district’s Running Record data into one place and eliminated the amount of work it took in the past for teachers to enter the data. Mumm said Matrix’s gradebooks have helped the district achieve its key goal: Identifying kids who are ahead and need challenged and those who are behind and need extra support.
“This is so much more streamlined,” Mumm said. “It really has helped us find kids that we wouldn’t have found without it just sitting there staring at us.”
Because teachers and administrators can view reports once scores are saved, the analysis begins instantly. For example, a teacher could see immediately that a student at the beginning of the year is already reading 10 levels above his or her grade level, meaning that student is likely a candidate for advanced placement. The less time and work the data collecting process takes on the district’s part, the more time administrators and teachers can devote to actually strategizing and working to help these students, in turn improving the district’s performance.