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May 02, 2024

Inventive ways Louisiana schools are driving growth

At LACUE TLS 2024, join OnCourse and other Louisiana educators for our Grow Together sessions.

Morgan Paese

OnCourse Communications

Let’s Grow Together!

Across Louisiana, districts using OnCourse are discovering effective new ways that technology can support student growth.

Join us at TLS as educators and the OnCourse team share new ways to bring data together, improve interventions, and raise your SPS.

Aiming for Growth with Standards-Aligned Assessment in OnCourse 

Tuesday, 10 am

Katy McCarthy, Lafourche 

Learn why Lafourche is partnering with OnCourse to help meet their district goals. We’ll dive into the 3-phase process, including crafting standards-aligned assessments and streamlining data tracking for everyone, from district leaders to teachers.   


Making the Most of Your DIBELS Data w/ Bossier

Tuesday, 11am

Mallory Cooper, Bossier & Tyra Starkey 

DIBELS is MORE than just a state mandated Literacy Screener! See how Bossier’s elementary schools are using DIBELS data in collaborative meetings to drive instruction, create benchmarks, plan RTI groupings, and tailor intervention strategies. 

Stress-Free Strength of Diploma & ACT/WorkKeys Tracking

Tuesday, 1pm

Tyra Starkey & educators from West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana

Tired of juggling spreadsheets to track Strength of Diploma and test scores? Let’s simplify! In this session, you will learn how to bring CLEP, AP, Dual Enrollment, IBCs, ACT, and WorkKeys into one easy-to-use dashboard. Hear how West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana are using data visualization tools to quickly spot areas of student opportunity and boost SPS.

One Screen -> 25 Dimensions of Student Growth: the Student Story! 

Tuesday, 2pm

Tre Gonzalez & Tyra Starkey

No student should ever be reduced to a test score! See how seven Louisiana districts have taken a “whole child” approach to data with the Student Story, a new dashboard designed by OnCourse. In one place, see 25 aspects of a student’s career, including Strength of Diploma, assessment scores, mastered standards, parent engagement, active interventions, and more.  

What’s New with OnCourse 

Tuesday, 3:30 pm

Wadeen Dean & Tre Gonzalez

Together as a community we’ve created dozens of innovative ways to streamline our schools. Join us to meet your colleagues in other districts, learn about what’s cooking in OnCourse Development, and share feedback on how we can continue to help your schools grow. 

Progress Monitoring with Google Sheets? Use this instead. 

Wednesday, 8am

Tre Gonzalez

With hundreds of isolated spreadsheets, inconsistent permissions, and unsecure student data, it can be difficult to tell if your interventions are successful with Google Sheets. OnCourse MTSS helps you easily coordinate interventions, swap notes, and monitor student growth all in one place. See it live! 

Raising CLEP Scores & SPS: How Loranger High Increased a Full Letter Grade 

Wednesday, 9am

Christina Verberne, Tangipahoa

Christina Verberne set out to help her high school students earn college credits through CLEP testing. With numerous passing results, Tangipahoa’s SPS improved through increasing their Strength of Diploma score. By building CLEP practice tests in OnCourse Classroom, Verberne made an even bigger impact across the district. Join this session to hear how she did it! 

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