We empower education leaders to use data for better outcomes.

We evaluate grant-funded programs, develop data-management systems, and provide professional development for implementing data-driven decision processes. Our specialty is education. We can build your team’s capacity to use technology to to be more productive.

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Services

Our Services Help Your Program Succeed

PROGRAM EVALUATIONS

Edstar has conducted large and small evaluations of federal, state, and local grant-funded programs for nearly three decades.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EDSTAR Analytics, Inc. conducts professional development (PD) sessions for principals and administrators, for teachers, and for school counseling staff. Click to read more about our Professional Development.

DATA MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING

We can customize a data-management and record-keeping system for your needs.

GEAR UP!

Edstar has experience with both Partnership and State-wide GEAR UP grant evaluation. We have customized data management systems for GEAR UP data collection and reporting.

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

We can configure a Moodle Learning Management System for you.

GRANT WRITING SERVICES

We write grants for school systems, universities, and non-profits write grants for decades. We have created a Grant-Writing Toolkit for the team that wants guidance, but does not want to pay what grant-writing generally costs.

SMART SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Our staff has worked with the ASCA National Model for over a decade to help school counselors make RAMP.

BULLSEYE

Our technical experts can build you a website with customized tools that can help you reach your goals for readiness and access.

Publications

White, C. C., & Johnson, J. (2018). Change management in K-12 education for data-driven decisions: Moving from professional judgment to evidence. In E. G. Mense & M. Crain- Dorough (Eds.), Data leadership for K-12 schools in a time of accountability (1st ed., pp. 54–74). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, Information Science Reference. Retrieved from Book.

Publications

Stiff, L. V. & Johnson, J. L. (2011). Mathematical reasoning and sense making begins with the opportunity to learn. In M. E. Strutchens & J. R. Quander (Eds.), Focus in high school mathematics: Fostering reasoning and sense making for all students. Reston: Va.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Publications

Stiff, L. V., Johnson, J. L., & Akos, P. (2011). Examining what we know for sure: Tracking in middle grades mathematics. In W. F. Tate, K. D. King, & C. R. Anderson (Eds.), Disrupting tradition: Research and practice pathways in mathematics education (1st ed., pp. 63–75). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc.

Publications

Sparks, E., Johnson, J. L., & Akos, P. (2010). Dropouts: Finding the needles in the haystack. Educational Leadership, 67(5), 46–49. Retrieved from http://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&btnG=Search&q=intitle:Dropouts:+Finding+the+Needles+in+the+Haystack#0

Presentations

Dr. Janet Johnson, EDSTAR Analytics, Mr. Keith Sutton, Chairman, Wake County Board of Education, Dr. Marvin Connelly, Jr., Assistant Superintendent Wake County Public Schools. The Inequity in Education of the African American Male, Social Equity Leadership Conference. June 2013

Publications

Sparks, E., Johnson, J, Akos, (2010). Using Data to Target Dropout Prevention Efforts. Educational Leadership. Februrary, 2010.

Publications

Spires, Hiller, Lee, John,Turner, Kim, Johnson, Janet (2008). Having Our Say: Middle Grade Student Perspectives on School, Technologies, and Academic Engagement. Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Volume 40. Number 4.

Publications

Johnson, Janet L., Carruthers, William L., Campbell, Bernice V. (2007). Building Capacity in Faith-Based Organizations and Community-Based Organizations. National Grants Management Journal, Volume 14, Number 2, Winter 2007.

Publications

Sparks, Eric, Johnson, Janet L., Effective Strategies for Supporting Long-Term Suspended Students. AERA.  Division H First Place Outstanding Instructional Research. 2006

Publications

Johnson, J. L., Sparks, E., Lewis, R. G., Niedrich, K., Hall, M., & Johnson, J. M. (2006). Effective counseling strategies for supporting long-term suspended students. Professional School Counseling, 9(3), 261–264. Retrieved from http://jyd.pitt.edu/ojs/jyd/article/view/374/360

Publications

Johnson, Janet L, Olsen, Donna . Effective After-School Program Practices: Project SOAR. Raleigh, NC Wake County Public Schools. AERA. AERA Division H Outstanding Research Summary. 2004

Publications

Sparks, E., Johnson, J. L., & Lewis, R. (2005). Reforming the role of the school counselor. ASCA School Counselor, 42(5), 10–15.

Publications

Johnson, J. L., Campbell, B., et al. (2005). North Carolina’s school counseling program review: A statewide survey and comprehensive assessment (Vol. 2006). Raleigh: Edstar, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/studentsupport/counseling/resources/informationsheet.pdf

What our clients are saying

“Our partnership with EDSTAR Analytics is a strong one.  I partner with EDSTAR because they really understand education data.”

Bill McNeal

President of NC Association of School Administrators, Former Supt. for Wake County Public Schools

“We can’t thank EDSTAR enough. They interpreted SAS data about our school and based on the data encouraged us to challenge more of our students. We’ve literally changed the culture of our school!”

Elaine Hanzer

Principal of Wake Forest Rolesville M.S

With EDSTAR’s help from 2008 to 2010, East Garner Middle School 8th grade Math proficiency increased from 52.5% to 73.5% proficient for all students and 47.4% to 73.7% for African American students.

Jessica Burroughs

Assistant Principal, East Garner Middle School

Edstar’s work has always been completed satisfactorily and has led to additional work being offered to Edstar by WCPSS E&R department. (Click here for full recommendation.)

David Holdzkom

Assistant Superintendent, Evaluation & Research Wake County Public Schools

Visit our new blog!

Written by Dr. Janet Johnson, this blog is intended to share her observations about fundamental assumptions changing in our American culture, and in education.  It is meant to be read in order, starting with the earliest posted blog.

Check out what’s new

Is your school looking to get RAMP certified? Edstar Analytics offers a web application that makes it easier then ever to align with ASCA National Model. Use it on your phone or computer to get nicely formatted PDFS.

Janet Johnson, Ph.D.

Contact@Edstaranalytics.com

EDSTAR Analytics, Inc.

919-624-5107

800 Park Offices Drive

Durham, NC 27709