Success Stories

West Feliciana Parish Schools (LA)

Special Education Opportunity Review Lights a Path to Improvement at West Feliciana Parish Schools (LA)

Read about the high-impact opportunities DMGroup identified to raise achievement for students in special education at West Feliciana Parish Schools (LA), and how the district prioritized the most impactful and feasible recommendations to better support students with the greatest learning needs.

Read More

East Baton Rouge Parish School System (LA)

Dramatic Improvements in Third Grade Literacy at East Baton Rouge Parish School System (LA)

EBR’s leadership had heard about the incredible results in literacy achieved with District Management Group’s Breakthrough Results program. Determined to do all they could to help their third-graders, EBR decided to try this new approach, and launched a 10-week Breakthrough Results Literacy Challenge.

Read More

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) South (CA)

Distance-Learning Breakthroughs: Getting Results and Building Capacity at LAUSD South

Michael Romero, superintendent of Local District South wanted to make sure students in his district continued to learn and make progress during this period of online learning. Romero reflected on the success the district had had in previous years using DMGroup’s DMBreakthroughTeams approach. Could something like this approach be carried out successfully online?

Read More

Sioux Falls School District (SD)

Setting the Course for Improvement with a Strategic Planning Process that Rallies the District

Facing myriad challenges including rising enrollment, a teacher shortage, an increasing population of English Language Learners, and falling graduation rates, SFSD, working in partnership with DMGroup, embarked on a strategic planning process that produced an actionable, results-oriented plan that has mobilized the district and community to work together toward shared goals.

Read More

Bibb County School District (GA)

Raising Achievement and Addressing Equity with Instructional Guidelines and Effective Scheduling

With support from DMGroup, BCSD established new instructional guidelines to help schools align to best practices and provide equitable learning and support opportunities for students. Implementing these guidelines required overhauling master schedules for all 22 elementary schools, a process accomplished through DMGroup facilitation and iteration on schedule drafts.

Read More

Boulder Valley School District (CO), Beaverton School District (OR), Tigard-Tualatin School District (OR)

A-ROI Institute: Three Member Districts Leverage Data to Determine What Works

Three districts participating in the 2017–2018 A-ROI Institute learned to conduct a rigorous A-ROI analysis using DMGroup’s 10-step process to assess both outcomes and cost. The A-ROI Institute provided a hands-on learning experience for district leaders through a combination of in-person workshops and personalized coaching for district teams.

Read More

South San Antonio Independent School District (TX)

Funding District Priorities Through Strategic Budgeting

As the fifth superintendent in three years, Dr. Abelardo Saavedra knew South San Antonio ISD was facing many challenges. In addition to facing a $4 million budget gap, the district needed to make new investments to raise student achievement and meet the many demands of its population. Learn how the district achieved these goals by taking a close look at general education and special education staffing.

Read More

Newport News Public Schools (VA)

A Systems-Thinking Approach to RTI: Improving Elementary Reading Supports Yields Significant Gains

When more rigorous state tests and standards yielded troubling results for NNPS, district leadership took action to examine current practices to support students who struggle, particularly with regard to elementary reading. Learn how the district within one year implemented a best-practice elementary Response to Intervention (RTI) model that is producing dramatic gains.

Read More