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CDDRE teaches a data-driven decision-making process.

The Center for Data-Driven Reform in Education (CDDRE) conducts research into how school districts can use data-driven reform to improve student achievement. CDDRE provides the following services to state, district, and school leadership teams through its Raising the Bar program:

  • training in and coaching on using a
    data-driven decision-making process
    for planning and achievement,

  • information on research-proven solutions to student-achievement challenges, and

  • training in and coaching on instructional leadership and achievement monitoring.



"We are looking forward to our second year working with Raising the Bar.  Both schools made AYP in 2009-10 and through our continued efforts we hope to achieve this again.
I whole-heartedly support Raising the Bar."

David Jenkins
Title I Coordinator
The School District of Newberry County, SC

"We thoroughly pleased with the work that our Raising the Bar consultant has done for us at Rivelon Elementary through the Raising the Bar Process."

Paulette H. Faust, Principal
Rivelon Elementary School, Orangeburg , SC

"This goal-focused approach for data-driven school change has allowed us to see our strengths and weaknesses. Raising the Bar has showed us how to keep the main thing the main thing and that is teaching with a purpose, passion, and a priority."

Timothy B. Hunter, Principal
Boundary Street Elementary, Newberry, SC


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