Results don’t lie: From Good to Great

From Good to Great: School Transformation Case Study

Ed Inquiry Executive-in-Residence Program 2017-2023

Dr. Sherley Bretous, Executive Director
Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School

As a long-term client of  Ed Inquiry’s  Executive-In-Residence Service, The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School undertook a multi year program to turn-around enrollment, enhance communications in the school community and most importantly focus on moving student’s math achievement from good to great. The result of which has contributed to recognition by the US Department of Education as a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School.  We are proud to present Banneker as one model of what can and should be in elementary education.

Ed Inquiry client Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2023

The leadership of the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School recognized the importance of a multi-pronged approach designed to transform and enhance their school to become one in which achievement is the norm and high expectations are intrinsic to the school’s day-to-day operations. Banneker’s leaders embraced the organizational transformation needed to enhance and modernize instruction.  After years of building a stable school community with highly qualified teachers, a capable technology infrastructure, and an academic program proven successful, the school leaders of Banneker wanted to “leap frog” to best practices in data driven decision making, personalized/blended learning and the use of learning analytics.  

Benjamin Banneker partnered with Ed Inquiry, acting as a change agent, to build on past successes and accelerate institutional growth in data literacy, analytics and marketing. Tools such as iReady, IXL, Lexia, Powerschool and others were integrated to create robust and individualized learning pathways for students, instructional insights for teachers and robust ongoing assessments for subject coaches.  

The results were enhanced student outcomes and broad recognition for a turn-around and a wait list of parents ready to enroll.  Ed Inquiry designed and developed the Executive in Residence partnership creating an affordable and practical alliance for the school