Whole Student Metrics and Infographics

Whole student development is changing the way Superintendents asses district performance. Student test scores have been the primary means of evaluating school district academic performance for decades. Superintendents have begun to question the adequacy of test scores as the sole measure of growth. They understand that teachers and principals do far more for students than build knowledge and thinking skills. …

How Much of Your Budget is Spent on Waste and not Education?

How much of your district budget is being spent on waste? You will never know until you start measuring the waste in your organization.  Chances are, however, that 5% to 10% of your budget is being spent on 7 possible sources of waste.  Lean, discussed in my last blog post, achieves improvement on costs and performance through the elimination of waste.  Waste …

Lean in Education

I have been in the data and performance management software business since 2010.  Districts that have been using data in the classroom are beginning to realize that data can be used to improve efficiency outside the classroom.  And while the focus appears to be on data, there is only a limited focus and capabilities in data firms to help districts …

Seminars vs. Systems

After being in the district analytics field for a few years now, we’ve become familiar with quite a few of the organizations, products, and services contributing to district-wide efficiency and effectiveness. From seminars for district business officials and administrators, to non-profits aiding in the cause for process improvement, awareness and opportunity to improve efficiency and effectiveness at school districts is …

School Leaders Learning Business Skills & Organizational Effectiveness

In November 2015, Education Week published an article entitled, Principals Go to School to Learn Management Savvy, about the wave of educational leaders intentionally building skills other than just curriculum-type pedagogy to add to their resume in pursuit of educational organizational success. What’s interesting is it may be easy to think principals and other school leaders do not have “organizational leader” as …

Enlīt Newsletter – Winter 2015 – Workshops, Grant, Consulting Services

Enlīt releases Winter 2015 Newsletter! President Steve Pereus shares with us about our relationship with Cuyahoga Educational Service Center and also digs into our efforts in applying for the Ohio Straight A Innovation Grant. The network newsletter will be a quarterly update from our president, Steve Pereus. He will address changes and enhancements to Enlīt products and services, as well as provide us with …

Lean, Performance Management, and Analytics in Education Workshop Series led by Enlīt’s owner, Steve Pereus

This week, we would like to announce a 4-date workshop series led by Steve Pereus, owner of Enlīt. The series is on the application of lean, performance management, and analytics in education. Held at the ESC of Cuyahoga County, the workshops will be starting this December, and run through May 2016. For more information, or to learn how you can RSVP, please click the “Read more…” link …

Our Observations at the 2015 ASBO Intl Trade Show in Dallas – Part 2

Last week, we touched on our experience at the 2015 ASBO Intl Show in Dallas. We reflected on our observations from years past to this year and how much of a difference there has been in the chatter and buzz about district analytics in education. We had said if at first, folks were scratching their heads about what performance management …

Our Observations at the 2015 ASBO Intl Trade Show in Dallas – Part 1

Last week, the Enlit team hit the road and miraculously arrived without a scratch in Dallas after a tenuous journey, avoiding the storms and Hurricane Patricia in the region. We are always excited to be a part of the annual ASBO Intl Conference, as it is a kind of reward for the work we’ve put in throughout the year. Having the chance …

“Peeling back” the Layers of Understanding in a District Department

When speaking with leaders and administrators, one insight we’ve gleaned in increasing efficiency and effectiveness is that districts don’t have easy access to critical information in the more granular areas within district departments. Due to limitations of state reports and other budgets, fund, function, and object code only get districts so far in understanding how well an area of concern …