NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research shows that the culture of a school can have a profound impact on student learning and academic achievement. To plan for, create, and sustain a successful school culture, many forward-thinking schools and districts across Indiana are turning to the Kickboard school culture system.
Indiana schools that will next implement the Kickboard school culture system include Stephen Decatur Elementary in Decatur Township Schools, and Bon Air Elementary and Pettit Park Elementary in Kokomo Schools. Kickboard is a unique combination of technology and personalized leadership coaching that provides a sustainable, data-driven framework for leading culture change in K-12 districts and schools.
“Although we were implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), we were having difficulty making data-driven decisions, and we had an increase in discipline concerns,” said Katie Gordon, principal of Stephen Decatur Elementary, a Title I school located on the southwest side of Indianapolis. “Unlike our previous system, which only allowed us to track discipline referrals, Kickboard will give us the ability us to collect, analyze, and share real-time data about positive student behaviors as well as corrective actions. With this data, we will be able to make more data-driven decisions about the supports we need to put in place for our students. In addition, Kickboard will allow us to set up early warning triggers so we can be more proactive in addressing discipline issues and acknowledging positive interactions.”
Ideal for PBIS, Social Emotional Learning, and other culture-oriented programs, Kickboard’s total solution gives educational leaders and staff access to the tools and the professional support they need to plan for a successful school culture, establish school-wide systems to capture and use real-time culture data, and improve support systems for teachers and students. Kickboard includes a highly configurable, web-based platform and collaborative, research-based professional development services. This combination of technology and personalized leadership coaching allows schools and districts to directly impact student achievement, attendance, discipline, teacher satisfaction and retention, and many other areas.