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Data & Testing to Promote Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion | 2nd Edition

This books is written to help anyone who is in the position to advocate for a child to understand how to interpret academic test information.

Today, much is written and said about testing in education. Many of the recent education reforms have had an impact on the types and frequencies of tests given in schools. Achievement test data can be used to determine what content students have mastered and whether they are ready for what comes next. Parents and educators who understand how to interpret these test results can advocate to enroll children into classes historically offered primarily for socially or culturally privileged students. For some subjects, gender has played a role in access to more rigorous courses, and understanding test data can help parents advocate for their daughters, regardless of race or social status. 

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.

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.


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.

Edstar Analytics Case Studies

We have nearly three decades of experience helping the education sector with funded programs.

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Edstar Analytics worked with the School Improvement Team at Wake Forest Roseville Middle to help them use data.

Read: Expanding eighth-grade algebra participation: WFR Middle School tripled number of eighth-graders taking algebra, maintained 97% pass rate on state exam. 

Case Study

Dropout Prevention – Why ASCA National Model Foundation is Important

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Edstar Analytics Success Stories Presentation: Five Examples of Impact from Decades of Our Experience