TESTIMONIALS

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School Consultant

Bobbie Gideon, Austin ISD

Dr. Bobbie Gideon has been a consultant at several schools that have received a MAPSS visit. She leveraged the MAPSS reports to assess campus needs and found great value in the recommendations and resources provided by the MAPSS team.

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School Improvement Director

Heidi Wagner, Big Spring ISD

Ms. Wagner works in Big Spring ISD, a rural west Texas school district. The MAPSS process helped improve instruction at three improvement required (IR) elementary schools. Additionally, the MAPSS report helped guide staff professional development plans. Heidi is now proud to say two of these campuses are no longer in improvement.

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School Consultant

Mary Alice Deike, Waco ISD

Dr. Mary Alice Deike encouraged several schools she works with to receive a MAPSS visit. She recommended MAPSS to both high-achieving and schools in need of improvement.

Dr. Deike found the MAPSS student and teacher surveys to be particularly useful data sources to spur conversation about school culture and classroom rigor during staff meetings.

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Principal

Wayne Morren, Floydada High School

Wayne Morren had three MAPSS visits at his high school over a period of three years. Drawing on MAPSS data to drive his improvement efforts, Floydada High School has seen consistent growth after each MAPSS visit.

Due to Mr. Morren's success using MAPSS, Floydada ISD has pursued a MAPSS visit for every other campus within the district.

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School Improvement Consultant

Penny Curry, Somerville ISD

Penny Curry is a consultant for Improvement Required (IR) districts and schools. She used MAPSS as a tool to assess campus improvement planning efforts. Many of the schools that she works with have received a MAPSS visit during the spring semester.

Second semester visits allow campuses to compare MAPSS data with their campus improvement plan goals. These spring semester visits also let schools gauge the effectiveness of their improvement strategies.

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