What We Do

THE PROVING GROUND APPROACH

Education agencies have implemented data systems which collect and store student, staff, and financial data. Few, however, have been able to fully utilize these systems to support continuous educational improvement. Proving Ground has developed an innovative approach to supplement agencies’ capacity to effectively analyze their data to address educational improvement challenges.

DATA & ANALYTICS

Analysis of program impact
Determine program impact, both overall and by student characteristics, baseline achievement, and other relevant factors.
Rapid-cycle implementation analysis
Review implementation data to identify potential barriers to successful implementation.
Timely, accessible, and actionable reports
Education agencies are provided with an analytic dashboard and online reports.
Evaluation of interventions based on evidence
Receive support in the design, implementation, and evaluation of pilots.

PEER NETWORKING

Collaboration hub
Connect with other partners, share resources, and receive support from members of the Proving Ground community.
Jointly pilot programs
Participate in network-wide pilot programs in order to evaluate program impact.
Virtual webinars and in-person network meetings
Opportunities both virtually and in-person to learn from experts in the field, share practices, and engage in common problem solving.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

Action-oriented on-site workshops
Address practical problems using real data to work towards actionable solutions.
Transforming analyses into action
Learn to interpret analyses and develop tactical plans to improve program efficacy.
Continuous improvement
Engage in an evidence-based continuous improvement process.