Discover the Data Triangle
Monitor progress against the research of what works in schools.
The Data Triangle is endorsed by superintendents, and used by hundreds of school leaders who have exited school improvement status.
Supported by the research of Kotter, Marzano, and Fullan, and aligned to the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness.
The Data Triangle Surveys
The Data Triangle Protocol is a collection of 3 surveys - the School Performance Scan, the Family Engagement Survey, and the Student Voice Survey. Together these allow leaders to:
- Measure internal systems and practices of schools
- Assess the perceptions and insights of families
- Provide an accurate indicator of student views and their insights on structure, instruction, and learning processes
32% point increase in Graduation Rate Subgroup population
13% point increase in Advanced Regents Diploma rate
17% point increase in Overall Graduation Rate
Districts Love Working with PLC
PLC Associations has collected more than a million responses to our surveys, and has worked with hundreds of schools and districts, and almost two dozen BOCES across New York.
Our clients love working with us because we make it easy to triangulate on successes, provide actionable insights, and focus specifically on key areas of school improvement: leadership, curriculum, instructional practices, student social-emotional, and family connections.
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Reporting & Analysis
- Principals and district leaders can quickly gauge where to focus
- Track progress over time and set goals for professional learning and improvement
- Progress against more than 100 performance benchmarks
PLC Associates' Areas of Expertise
Data Triangle Progress Monitoring Tool
The Data Triangle tool helps education leaders improve their school culture and drive better decision making by triangulating input from students, staff, and families.
It has been widely used by schools and has a response rate of greater than one million.
Designed to reflect the research and best practices, the protocol has been certified as an approved instrument for use in The Diagnostic Tool For School and District Effectiveness review, and includes more than 100 performance benchmarks for the key practices required for high performance.
Leadership Team Coaching
A program designed to give school leaders the specific competencies to impact teaching and learning, and establish the structures, practices, and systems that drive student achievement and school success.
Three levels, so that the district may benefit from complete, guaranteed implementation including - Level 1: Building Foundations, Level 2: Digging Deeper, and Level 3: Sustaining Systems.
We assign a PLC Coach to your school for the purposes of building the capacity of your school leadership team.
We will help your school leaders conduct targeted walkthroughs, engage in high-impact coaching conversations with staff, and become experts in the essential research and best practices that support excellence in instruction. This is a game changer for driving school-wide improvements.
High-Quality Instructional Support
High-impact content, based upon research and best practices. Includes Student ownership of learning and learning targets; High student engagement; Higher-order complex questioning; Checking for understanding and targeted feedback; Differentiated instruction and practice.
Strengthening the school district’s development of professional learning communities
PLC Associates can help your district “modify the very culture of the organization and the assumptions, roles, relationships, and norms that make up the culture.”
We provide best practices from field experts so that all are able to benefit from the works of contributors.
Our process includes: Laying the Foundation, Metrics to establish baseline, set goals and progress monitor, Organizing the Work of the PLC, Securing Culture and a Results Orientation
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This guide shares key practices and outcomes for establishing a shared instructional vision, selecting HQIM, prioritizing professional learning for educators, and ensuring that these improvements stick by fostering collaboration, internalization, and practice.
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