Are You Making a Difference, How Do You Know?


Educators are always striving to improve. But how do we know if we are truly making a difference? Victoria L. Bernhardt has developed an effective tool for setting up and measuring school improvement programs. She describes how educators must look at the data and truly understand their students, the processes, and what is being done to achieve student learning results. Bernhardt, author of Measuring What We Do in Schools: How to Know If What We Are Doing Is Making a Difference, is the executive director of the Education for the Future Initiative and professor emeritus in the College of Communication and Education at California State University, Chico. Host Kyle Hamstra is a STEM Specialist at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, North Carolina and ASCD Emerging Leader 2016. Listen to Are You Making a Difference, How Do You Know? on ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio.