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.
Our Services Help Your Program Succeed
Edstar has conducted large and small evaluations of federal, state, and local grant-funded programs for nearly three decades.
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.
We can customize a data-management and record-keeping system for your needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Sparks, E., Johnson, J, Akos, (2010). Using Data to Target Dropout Prevention Efforts. Educational Leadership. Februrary, 2010.
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.
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.
Sparks, Eric, Johnson, Janet L., Effective Strategies for Supporting Long-Term Suspended Students. AERA. Division H First Place Outstanding Instructional Research. 2006
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
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
Sparks, E., Johnson, J. L., & Lewis, R. (2005). Reforming the role of the school counselor. ASCA School Counselor, 42(5), 10–15.
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.”
“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!”
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.
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.
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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.