Instructor: Maggie Ekrem
Maggie Ekrem is the Data Assessment Coordinator in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, located in the outer ring of suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. She works with teachers, principals, and district leaders to deliver a variety of assessments and analyze these results. From school-specific analysis to achievement-gap evaluation, Maggie uses data to help classrooms, buildings, and the district determine the impact of curriculum, initiatives, and student-support systems.
Previously, she taught language arts, science, and computer technology, served as a building Technology Integration Specialist for four years, developed several co-curricular activities to increase student engagement in the areas of chemistry, physics, and computers, and collaborated with special education staff and students to determine the appropriate assistive technology as needed. Maggie was also a member of a school board for three years and is a member of the Metro Assessment Group.
Maggie earned her teaching license at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin, and completed a Master's Degree in Education at Hamline University in St. Paul. She is currently enrolled in the administrative licensure program at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.
Classes by this instructor
Though today's schools are putting increasing emphasis on the use of data to guide action and improve academic achievement for all students, the process of utilizing this information can be overwhelming; correct use of data to inform instructional planning can have a profound influence on learning, while data that are used ineffectively provide little benefit. This course reviews several student data assessments and sources describes the effects of accurate and effective data analysis on the school environment and examines issues surrounding assessment for English Language Learners.October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2023