Streamline compliance monitoring and improve planning and implementation processes.
What it Does
Tracker addresses the challenges inherent in educational improvement efforts, including compliance monitoring and program planning and implementation.
What it Does
For Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Tracker is a powerful tool in helping plan, implement, and track improvement efforts. For State Education Agencies (SEAs), Tracker supports an efficient process for following the progress of district and school improvement plans and monitoring the implementation of categorical programs. SEAs and LEAs store and manage work in a common space, easily sharing data and communicating more efficiently.
Tracker transforms burdensome, paper-driven processes into an easy-to-use system of documentation, technical assistance, and program improvement.
Tracker helps improve coordination within a State Education Agency (SEA) as well as between an SEA and Local Education Agencies (LEAs). It supports SEAs in providing context-sensitive information to LEAs during monitoring and planning activities; it enables schools and districts to focus more on the implementation and effectiveness of their programs and less on the paperwork and process of monitoring for compliance or improvement planning.
Tracker is not a one-size-fits-all system. It is designed to work within state and local contexts.
A team of WestEd staff, comprised of technical, content, and design experts, works with each State Education Agency (SEA) and its Local Education Agencies to ensure that Tracker is integrated with established processes and models, such as statewide systems of support and desktop audits. WestEd uses an iterative planning process that tests assumptions and recommendations through piloting and ongoing, consistent stakeholder engagement. Currently, seven SEAs use Tracker.
- Improve reach and efficiency and eliminate redundancy
- Reduce staff travel time and facilitate transparency and data sharing
- Expedite resolution of non-compliance issues
- Operationalize continuous improvement planning
- Improve allocation of resources and increase accountability
- Manage multiple requirements and focus on implementation