We empower education leaders to use data to guide school-level decisions.

We evaluate education programs, and provide accountability in terms of data that funding agencies require. We can help educators design programs for school transformation.

Learn how to use technology to identify student needs using data, and use our research-based planning tools to differentiate services, lessons, and interventions to meet students’ needs.

Using data, you can provide students with services and opportunities that research says will help them achieve specific objectives. This strategy will result in significant measurable improvements benefiting the student and school.

Our 25 years of experience working with education data has informed us that data is relevant for specific educational goals.

Our Services Help Your Program Succeed

Data Management

For nearly three decades, Edstar Analytics has managed the data and given digestible analysis for many state and federally funded programs.

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Program Evaluations

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

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Using Data for Leadership

We help education leaders develop strategies for using data to make leadership decisions that support instructional outputs to better align with student needs.

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Grant Writing Services

Edstar Analytics has been evaluating and writing grants for over two decades! We have worked both for grant recipients, and for the funding agencies. Let us help you!

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We have a proven process to help program leadership customize capacity, evaluate the program, review activities, set benchmarks. We also will interpret and collect relevant program data.

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Smart School Counselor

Edstar Analytics offers an ASCA National Model web application that prompts you to plan to RAMP standards. Use it on your phone or computer to get nicely formatted plans in an easy to read PDF.

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Professional Development

EDSTAR Analytics, Inc. conducts 3.5 hour professional development (PD) sessions for principals and administrators, for teachers, and for school counseling staff to help them learn to make data actionable in a big-picture context. 

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A Parent Handbook / Kindle Edition

Understanding How to Use Data to Advocate for Your Child

This book will provide parents with a way of using information from the tests their children take in school to ensure that they have access to opportunities in school that will help them reach their true potential. Click here!


Testing Matters | Kindle Edition

The objective of this book is to empower parents and guardians to better support the needs of their children in schools.

Specifically, this book will help parents and guardians of low-income children and children of color use test data to advocate for their children in any school setting. Rigorous instruction and courses are the cornerstone of all student success. Historically, students’ access to rigorous, high-quality classes has been based on social factors, such as race, income, and the social standing of their parents (Cratty, 2014). Whether intentional or not, schools frequently reproduce social strata that exist in society in the way they assign opportunities for children. With a new call to prepare all students to work in the 21st century, public schools should be changing their unstated missions from maintaining the status quo to providing greater access to academic opportunities.


Shift!: A Guide for Designing Programs that Align Services to Student Needs and Promote Success (Research-Based Data-Driven Educational Decisions) Kindle Edition

This book provides a step-by-step guide to planning educational programs to support students for success. It is designed to be used by school counselors, staff on grant-funded programs, School Improvement Teams, and community agencies that serve students.

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We’ve Expanded Our Services to Meet A Real Need

We continue to offer our services as evaluators, but we have expanded into the capacity-building business, because we know what works. We provide resources agencies can use to design programs that target the population that needs services, are aligned with research on best practices, and support progress toward the overall program objectives. We provide capacity-building resources and support for designing the program, writing grant proposals, implementing the programs, and documenting outcomes.

“I have been working closely with Dr. Janet Johnson and the Edstar staff for many years. We helped school systems use data to identify students who had high academic potential, but who were not being challenged. Edstar’s knowledge of school system data proved invaluable. Dr. Johnson and her staff are passionate about education, and we share similar goals.”

Howard N. Lee, M.S.W., former senator, Executive Director of the North Carolina Education Cabinet, Founder of Howard N Lee Institute for Equity and Opportunity in Education