Closing the Gap Digital Toolbox

The Toolbox contains a collection of resources developed in collaboration the K-12 educators. Included are district videos, on-demand webinars and Google Hangouts, conference presentations, work samples and other practical tools used by district and school leaders to improve classroom instruction and student achievement.

Professional Development Toolkit

The Toolkit provides educators with a curricular plan for using educational data to strengthen instructional practice and improve student achievement. It offers a cadre of professional development resources designed for district and school leaders to facilitate their training of other district and school leaders.

Selection & Implementation Templates

Some key themes emerged from the lessons learned by school districts striving to use data to enhance instructional efforts. These include: the importance of involving a variety of stakeholders in the process and delivering comprehensive role-based and systemic training. The tools and templates will help guide districts in addressing these and other lessons learned.