Moving Your Numbers highlights the journeys of selected districts from across the country, learning from them about the challenges they have encountered and actions they have taken to make—and sustain—improvement in the academic progress of all children and groups of children.
Each of the districts featured has redefined its focus on assessment and accountability—away from an externally imposed burden to a valuable policy lever for redefining roles, garnering critical support for essential work, and fostering collective ownership on the part of all adults for student and organizational learning.
As visitors to this site read the district achievement profiles and supporting documentation, they’ll begin to see common themes—regardless of district size and demographics—that highlight the core values, structures, and practices districts have put into place. While each is a bit different, the fundamental changes in the ways in which adults interact are the same. We encourage you to engage in the content and share your own story with us.
This section includes information about the assumptions and parameters underlying the work of the Moving Your Numbers initiative, a reminder about who struggling learners are, and the process used to identify the districts featured on this site.