This newly designed module is currently being used by 18 school districts in Ohio to help manage their schools and gauge their academic achievement by each school. The achievement measurement is derived from seven aspects of data measurements and the method is called 7 Pillars philosophy. The 7 Pillars measure includes: (1) data driven decisions, (2) educational/instructional leadership, (3) targeted professional development, (4) effective elements of instruction, (5) Onsite coaching, mentoring and support, (6) community resources/involvement, and (7) positive school culture.
Each of the aspect provides a performance index each month. The roll up data from each 7 Pillars forms the aggregated performance index for that month. Hence, by measuring seven aspects of data that will affect the learning environment; teaching and delivery; effectiveness of staff, parents or community involvement, your school will gain a better sense of how effectively the school being managed.