ERS tools help districts restructure resources—people, time, and money—to improve student performance. Use them to explore resource opportunities in District Design, School Design, Teaching and Funding.
Resource Check helps you assess your district’s current resource use.
This web-based tool is designed to help you dive into the transformational strategies that lead to better resource use. Resource Check is a questionnaire that tallies and analyzes your responses to show how close you are to best practices and where you need improvement.
California-specific tools for resource use and budgeting
With increased budgets and more flexibility, now is the time for school districts in California to consider how all resources are used, not just the incremental funds. Explore two of our main online tools, School Budget Hold’em and Resource Check, which we’ve tailored for California districts.
School Budget Hold’em helps you change the budget conversation.
Hold’em is more than a game. It’s an interactive exploration of the thoughtful trade-offs school administrators must make in these challenging budget times. Each card offers an opportunity to invest or save. Select your budget target and then build your winning hand.
Find out if your school’s resources are being used strategically.
Improving your student performance starts with making sure your resource decisions are aligned with your goals for improving performance. School Check is a self-assessment survey designed to help you do a healthy school check-up.
Assess your district resource choices for school design.
A web-based self-assessment tool that helps you evaluate your resource choices around school design. By school design, we mean the deliberate organization of a school’s talent, time, money, and technology to optimize student outcomes. Does your district support and enable strategic, state-of-the-art school designs? Are your teachers able to be the best they can be?
Prioritize your school’s resources and think about what you want your students and teachers to experience. Start with the Pre-Scheduling Reflection Questions, and after using the Excel-based tool to create a new schedule, refer to the Post-Scheduling Review.
Assess your district resource choices for turnaround schools.
A web-based self-assessment tool that helps you evaluate your resource choices around turnaround schools. Answer these questions and start to see a path toward truly turning around your failing schools while supporting all schools and students in your district.
Assess your district resource choices for teaching.
A web-based self-assessment tool to help you evaluate your resource choices around teaching. Do your hiring practices get you the best pool of applicants? Do you have a reliable and sustainable evaluation system in place? Are your systems for teacher growth effective?
Assess your district resource choices for school funding.
A web-based self-assessment tool that helps you evaluate your resource choices around funding schools. Are your schools equitably funded? Are your systems transparent? Do your schools have enough resource flexibility?